Ooh, look what i got! A box! *small update*
on Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:05 pm
(...like a month ago)
Let's see what's in it shall we?
Hm.. A piece fabric, strings, input-jack and plate, more boxes?
" 'ello govnar!"
And another one
My sister helped me get some wood, look!
They cut the plywood up at the place for a fixed fee per cut. Well spent money as the only electric tool we have is a drill/screwdriver!
Time to get dirty!
Yeah, that's my ass applying pressure..
Damn, need something heavy.. I know!
The metal corners I had gotten turned out to be to long for the front so I had to come up with something.
Unfortunately these turned out to be insufficient, so I had to add yet another piece in each corner.. all that work
Frame for the back-panel added (+ some inside reinforcements, don't know if they're really good for anything but what the hell). You can also see the markings for the mounting-holes.
The (insufficient) corners added and this thing is ready for paint (I ended up painting it three times)!
Check that color out!
Edges sanded down...
..I also added a few screws as you can see.
Time to put on the vinyl..
..Which basically took an entire day. Folding in the corners was a real bit
Mounting holes pre-drilled. I was a bit nervous of going way to far right through the baffle, it all worked out just fine though.
Somewhere along it got caulked as well..
Funny story (I think) of when I got the screws for the speakers (the ones I used on the cab (By now I really do hope you have figured out it's a cab!) itself were too long. Those I got from my uncle who helped me cut the baffle-holes btw). I walked in to the hard-ware store, picked out a suitable screw and filled a little plastic bag with a whooping 16 screws. I go to the register to pay and the guy asks for 10 sek (about $1,5). I take out my credit card (didn't have any cash...
), and the guy goes "uh.. whatever, they're on me". Free screws!
Back on topic..
I just had to take a pic cause it was so damn cool to finally have the speakers in!
Ok, time for some more little things. Found rubber feet (yeay
), and bought four additional corners for the backside (I didn't plan to have corners on the back but I couldn't find anything else that actually looked good. I guess I'll just have to unscrew them if I ever need to remove the back-panel). Also got some smaller screws (history does repeat itself, i.e. same thing happened as when I got the screws for the speakers, chocking huh?
Feet installed (did the front corners right after)..
..(guess which finger
..and now that's on as well.
Now, I know what you guys are thinking right now: "Damn, I wonder what this thing looks like with an X2 on top of it!". Well, here you go!
Wires ready to be soldered.
Oh shoot, no solder at home. Hang on, I just gotta go to my uncle again and get some solder.. *leaves*
*re-enters* Right, there we go
cking do this!
All ready to begin..
IT WORKS!! HALLELUJAH!!
All there is left is fixing the back-panel up. It won't fit as it's too big, so I'm going to have to sand it down and put some vinyl on that too and THEN it will all be finished... after I've fitted the rear corners as well... AND I've found something fitting for a grill..
So there you have it! Lot's of time and glue (!!) later. Whaddya think?
So I finally sawed off enough off the back for it to fit in the cab a couple of days ago.
I covered it in the same vinyl I used for the box...
..wrote some random sh
it in the cab, took off the plastic from the speakers and cleaned it up a bit..
..and fitted the remaining corners. All done yesterday
(ok, so not all that much work but whatever..)
Here it is again with the amp (can't have too much pron ey?
Sounds pretty good to me, only needs a grill now (better safe than sorry, right..).. oh and some handles would be nice!
I just wanted to point out something that I've noticed in guitar, and life in general. Consistent practice breeds consistent results. If you're trying something, and it doesn't work, and you try the same thing again, then maybe you need to reevaluate the way you set about solving problems. Only insane people keep trying what doesn't work over and over again.
What this has to do with guitar playing is notice the way you play when you play fast. Then notice the way you play when you play slow. If they aren't the same, then you're going to run into a lot of problems. Like for me, I just noticed that when I play fast, I have a bridged wrist and I play a lot like Michael Angelo Batio and my picking motion comes from my elbow... But when I slow it down, I have to mute the strings because of distortion, and my playing changes according, and I pick using my wrist.
Ok, so the point of this is that because I practice slow a lot, in order to learn complicated runs, I practice with my wrist MUCH MUCH more than I practice with my elbow. Although tremolo picking, my elbow is much much faster than my wrist. And because I don't have sufficient practice with my elbow, alternate picking at high speeds is still very sloppy and slurred. I can play relatively quickly with my wrist, but it's not as fast as my elbow, and I just can't keep up sometimes.
As a result I have to focus on picking with my elbow, especially when I'm playing slower. Which also means I have to learn to mute with my left hand. All of this will probably make a lot more sense if anyone's seen Speed Kills, by MAB.
Overall, watch what you're doing, practice consistently, if something doesn't work, try something else. And most importantly, be honest with yourself. Don't let that rushed note fly when you're doing a cover of someone's solo. Perfection or attempting to reach for it really pays off in the long run. People will be hard critics, but you should be your own hardest critic. And I guarantee you will see results!
is there like a thing with deminished like there is with minor? where to take a major arpegio or chord or what not and flat the thired to get a minor is there some easy thing like that to get a deminished? if not how do you get the deminished?
and whats up with 9th chords and 7ths and 12ths and so on. i know the deal with your 5th chords or at least your power chord with chords. the fith is the fith note from the root.but i also know you need a root 5th and 3rd to make a full chord so how do you take a simple chord like C baring your d,g,and b string on the 5th fret with your root on your g string your 5th on your d string and your 3rd on your b string how do you make that chord a 9th or a 12th or 7th?
picking exersise (did i spell that right?)
on Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:15 am
tom13 asked me for this picking excersise (maybe that way???) but here is the tabs.
just do that till it hurts
after you get that down try it with barre chords for coordination
Jamming; amp squealing feedback
Dudes!...jamming with some new dudes out here. I'm going through my Peavey JSX head into a 2 12 cabinet. Here's the thing...this happened before, and I forget what you all said!
It's got 2 inputs...high and low gain inputs. Well, when I'm jamming, I need the master set to around 6 or 7 with the channel volumes around the same level.
With the bridge pickup engaged (Dimarzio Super Distortions, but it also happens on my Seymour Duncan JB), as soon as I turn up the volume I get a squealing feedback. I gotta work the volume knob to kill it.
I don't get the squeal at lower 'room' volumes, only at jam volumes.
I pointed the amp all different directions...no difference. Funny thing is, back when I used to jam with that same setup in my one big room, I could sit right next to the damn thing without issue...then again, I'm not sure I had the master volume past 2...although I'm pretty sure I got it up higher.
I first noticed the problem when I plugged in the wah....with toe down, I would get that squeal. Now, it happens all the time (using the high gain channel).
So...back then, and now, I'm plugging through the low gain input. No problems. Only thing is, somebody here once said that I'm losing tone and harmonics. I can vouch for the harmonics, but overall the sound difference isn't all that much.
Any solutions? Could this be a problem with my gear? Setup? Help, dudes!..thanks!
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Has anyone seen this yet?
If so, are there any known problems?
I am about to try it for a month, if I like it I'll give a review.
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