NoSmartz wrote:Yeah I listened to Staind when they came out but not recently.Not to difficult to learn em.He tunes WAY LOW!!I'll check out the Staind(Layne)here in a bit.Was at the cd store last night and they had a AIC Safe box set come in used.Love all their stuff.
Stp's progressions are difficult to me 'cause a lot of the time he uses "quirky chords".He uses the standards but he forms them differently.I guess he wanted to stretch his fingers the utmost but the chords have more ring to them.I suppose they are more "open" or "bright" sounding than regular.He'll throw in a A2 or C1 or a Absus4 or an Asus2 and throw you off completely.I think he does it to get the right sound out of his rig.Frustrating and satisfying at the same time.You'll know immediately when you hear one of those chords to.They are not hard to miss.When you learn one song you go to the next for a totally different reason.RIFFAGE!!!Check this riff from there 1st released "famous" song"
Stretches yer fingers don't it.That tune is "Sex Type Thing".When I learned that tune back in '92 I was so proud.He's not difficult like Petrucci but he throws curve balls all the time.Oddly unconventional to me.Maybe it's the tone that throws me off.
I like that term you just used,"Twister©"-ish .Very appropriate.I'll use that in every day language.Should be in the dictionary .He uses those "Twister©"-ish chords but gives you time to change them up.Slow progressions.He's not skilled like that.Love Peace Sells,Who's buying by the way.Mustaine just did too many downstrokes I guess.We all know he wrote all the best "early" Metallica stuff.If you have a chance,try lookin' for a band called"Diamond Head".You won't find it a the stores but if you find the mp3's ,grab em.You'll then know if you don't already that that's where Metallica's 1st album came from.Metallica has covered a ton of there tunes.They have so many riff changes and progressions in one song it's friggin' scary.Not hard mind you but WOW!!!Fun to learn.
I love everything Nirvana ever did.A genius songwriter.Shows you how a basic guitarist can succeed.Loved every last song.I Love that "In Utero" tone.Duncan Distrotion through a Boss os-1 followed by a Fender Bassman.That's it.Now his stuff is fun to play if your frustrated at a Petrucci tune!!!
Line 6 has some kickin' products.They have the stranglehold on the "every" sound amps and mods.Worth the money.If you want all kinds of tones and versatility,it's what you buy.Good Amps with a fair price tag.
Dimebag uses that 1 Dean guitar for everything but his key is the Randall Commander Amp head he uses,it's Solid State!!!Very old too.Don't make that model anymore.He's actually a mainstay in Arlington area where he lives.He's all over town all the time.Very Visible.Sux they're gone to.DAMN SUPERJOINT RITUAL!!!
Peavey have a bad rep for burnin' up.Very high octane but at a price.Great sound but only 1 sound you know.EVH.They tried the Soldano route but still can't keep em' from smokin'.MADE IN MISSISSIPPI!!!
Lynch is sort of blah,blah,What have you done lately.Hammett is good but again,how many times do I have to hear "One".OK, it was good now come up with a better tune.He throws those JMP-1's into a heavy process.Correct on the heavy processage!!Yeah he uses Marshall power amps if I'm not mistaken.200 watts or somethin'.You lost interest when everybody lost interest,"the black album".It was their last stand .Seems like these guys don't want to grow ya know.Stick with the same ole same ole'.
Dude that's way funny,the "dumpster" comment.It's also true.Man they are great sounding guitars but WOW,what do they have in those things,fishin' weights?I agree about Marshall.Somethin' has changed with them.They are tryin too hard to be like everybody else.Funny thing is,everybody wants to be like them.They need to step back to where they were.Everybody wanted a Marshall tone and now,ehhhh.PRS's are amazing but way out of my $range.Crisp and clear to play but mean and nasty to my wallet.ZZtop.Have to like em here in texas.It's a prerequisite to live her It's one guitar(59 les paul)with an bixonic expandora and a Marshall JCM800 and sometimes a Fender bassman(or twin).This setup is new in product but he had the one bixonic pedal made so he wouldn't have to tinker with his rig anymore.It's kinda like the Line6 for him.He's gettin old!!!!!!Check out Dusk til Dawn soundtrack for a song called"she's just killin me",If your not a believer now,listen to that track and you will be.
Fear factory is good stuff.They're Slayer,Sepultura like music but when you need a change,these bands pummel you with sound!!!!HEAVY SOUND!!!!
Mushoks playing isn't technical, though he is a good guitarist. Execution is clean and beautiful. I love his MMM1. It's a well built baritone guitar...nice sustain to it...awesome feel. I'm partial to Ibanez because of the feel. I was a hardcore Jackson and ESP fan. I'm not sure what guitar I'm getting next. It's a toss up between a PRS Tremonti or an Ibanez 7 string (I got rid of my other one ). I'd like to hear the MMM1 with EMGs in them. As it is,the stockers are nice...not farty or muddy at all. I tune down to an A, but that's getting old.
DeLeo structures nicely, but now that you mention it, it sounds like a pain in the butt! I can see myself playing one STP song, then walking off the stange in angst. LOL!
Yeah, Mustaine and Hetfield were a great pairing...both are into downpicking, which they're good at, but c'mon dammit...there's more to life. With the Diamond Head stuff, yep. I had their stuff, only because I was so into Metallica that I wanted to hear the original of the songs they played. I loved Garage Days Revisited, the $6.27 EP, or whatever it was called.
In Utero was my fave Nirvana CD. Dunno what it was about it. I wasn't a big fan, but I really liked that one CD.
Line 6 stuff is good, but at times needs tweaking. Using the POD as a direct record is tricky. I used to just PostQ the sound before the board. Now, I PreQ AND PostQthe Line6. It adds much needed color. The copany is definitely making waves. Slipknot (not one of my faves)and Evanescence (cool tone) uses them. I played through their new Vetta II amp...nice!!! Dino uses Line6 stuff as well. I believe he runs his EMG outfitted 7 string to it. He's fast, but not technical at all. To my ear, I hear a lot of questionable notes in his playing...not because I think it's structurally wrong, but it just sounds like mistakes. Still, I'm a Dino fan.
You know, I loved Anselmo in Pantera. He has a great voice for yelling and screaming, however, with Superjoint Ritual...not my cup of tea at all. And damn...Dimebag gets taht sound from solid state????!!!! What an insane sound! You know who had a really good sounding solid state? Crate. EVeryone raves about their Blue and Red Voodoo amps (Friedman plays them).
Heh...funny thing...the tone of Slayer and Sepultura sond the same.