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Old 10-23-2012, 09:46 PM   #91
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BTW, figure while this thread is goin' on and titled "The Axe Thread," I'd post up a video I took of myself playing the first solo of "Orion" by Metallica. Things always sound different while playing them, so I found that by recording it, I can hear where I'm not getting the right pitch on bends, or where I need to improve technique.

...I never realized how bored I looked. Funny, because I wasn't bored...

Well, here it is. I'm no Kirk Hammett, but considering I didn't write it and I've only been working on it for a little while, I don't think it sounds too bad...


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Old 10-24-2012, 09:35 AM   #92
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Well I'm sorry (not really...) you feel this discussion is "crap" and a waste of your time. .
Nah... I didn't mean to give that impression... just didn't want to totally de-rail the thread giong back & forth on such minutia. Some guys tend to nitpick over the tiniest of details when it comes to their tones rather than just playing the f-in thing, you know?

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BTW, figure while this thread is goin' on and titled "The Axe Thread," I'd post up a video I took of myself playing the first solo of "Orion" by Metallica. Things always sound different while playing them, so I found that by recording it, I can hear where I'm not getting the right pitch on bends, or where I need to improve technique.

...I never realized how bored I looked. Funny, because I wasn't bored...

Well, here it is. I'm no Kirk Hammett, but considering I didn't write it and I've only been working on it for a little while, I don't think it sounds too bad...

Sounds good

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You've got a good grasp on the basic melody. Bends sound good & are in tune. (well, as in tune as Kirk, at least ). However, it sounds like you've missed the triplets & a few hammer-ons in the beginning. Keep up the good work.

& you don't look bored to me... focused maybe, but not bored. You remind a little of Devin Townsend, as a matter of fact.


Hey, we ALL make wierd faces when we play

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:36 AM   #93
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No idea what I'm doing here... singing along, maybe


Intentional silly face directed at my wife:


& I seem to do this 'Staring up at the sky' thing a LOT:
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:49 AM   #94
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Nah... I didn't mean to give that impression... just didn't want to totally de-rail the thread giong back & forth on such minutia. Some guys tend to nitpick over the tiniest of details when it comes to their tones rather than just playing the f-in thing, you know?



Sounds good

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You've got a good grasp on the basic melody. Bends sound good & are in tune. (well, as in tune as Kirk, at least ). However, it sounds like you've missed the triplets & a few hammer-ons in the beginning. Keep up the good work.

& you don't look bored to me... focused maybe, but not bored. You remind a little of Devin Townsend, as a matter of fact.


Hey, we ALL make wierd faces when we play
Apologies on misunderstanding you and getting a bit defensive. Sometimes it's tough to clarify what's being said through a screen. I should've asked before jumping the gun on ya.

Yeah, there are a few triplets and hammer-ons I think I'm missing, but the transcription (Guitar World) is a little bit hard to read. It's more than likely correct, but I just don't quite know how to read all the music yet. It's not something I'd put a whole lot of time into.

I've been trying to follow along with the music while reading the transcription but I'm either not "seeing" or "hearing" where the notes from the transcription are, if that makes any sense. It just seems like what's on the sheet doesn't go with what's being played.

It's taken me a while to get the bends down right, and I'm still a bit rough on some of the melody...but hey, I don't think it's too bad. I honestly didn't think I'd be able to do it, so the accomplishment is a good feeling.
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Check out the 2:35 mark of this video... gives a really clear picture of how it's played

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Check out the 2:35 mark of this video... gives a really clear picture of how it's played

Thanks for postin' that!
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I haven't done anything yet as far as checking out any issues with the guitar. I just keep playing it. I think the hum/buzz is normal the more I think about it. I may have jumped the gun and thought WTF is wrong with my brand new amp, lol. If I do get some motivation I might check out the copper insulation just to see whats up in there.

I have noticed that my neck pickup is "loose". I can wiggle it back and forth with my finger. It seems to be loose near the low E, and A strings. I can hear it vibrate when I play.
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I haven't done anything yet as far as checking out any issues with the guitar. I just keep playing it. I think the hum/buzz is normal the more I think about it. I may have jumped the gun and thought WTF is wrong with my brand new amp, lol. If I do get some motivation I might check out the copper insulation just to see whats up in there.

I have noticed that my neck pickup is "loose". I can wiggle it back and forth with my finger. It seems to be loose near the low E, and A strings. I can hear it vibrate when I play.
Perfectly normal for the p'ups to be loose in the bezels, but they shouldn't be so loose they're rattling around. Locate the two SIDE SCREWS in the "frame" and give them a little turn. This will stop them from rattling. Keep in mind when you are tightening them you are also raising them. While this will make the guitar louder, you will also pick up more disruptive noises; pick noise, unwanted vibrations, etc. the closer the p'ups are to the strings, the more sensitive they are to noise.

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