(3 replies, posted in Introduce yourself)

alright thanks how are you


yes. . . . if you want a guitar ( or any item of any worth )  to retain its value
restrain from any modification whatsoever unless it can be transparently
reversed  ie removing say a thumb print of the plec guard

if you want to experiment get a north korean strat or something worse


(1 replies, posted in Resources)

this would be a great tool for explaining the caged system to beginners
perhaps there could be a way of highlighting the 5 main voicing for each chord? 
it could well explain/demonstate the difference between say D. . .D/A . . .D/F# ....etc
well done ♪dbx♪


(3 replies, posted in Guitars)

tbuckland415 wrote:

Hi everyone. I’m new to the forum and was hoping for recommendations for guitar stores in and around Leeds carrying decent stock (looking at Fender specifically as considering investing in a US Strat, but also looking at decent alternatives offering a similar range of tones).

My closest store is PMT Leeds where I bought my last guitar from. They have a great range but I didn’t have the best experience trying to get a fault resolved on my new guitar last time I made a big purchase. I’m not ruling them out by any means but I’m looking around the area for other options.

I’m happy to travel around: Manchester, Wakefield and York are within easy striking distance but so many of my go-to stores 10 years ago seem to have sadly disappeared in the last 18 months.

Someone suggested the Gear4Music store in York which I hadn’t realised existed. Can anyone recommend this store or anything else in the area?


what fault was not resolved ?


(1 replies, posted in Amplifiers)

Is the pcb getting a well smoothed DC supply?


(1 replies, posted in Everything Else)

theres one or 2 guitars with computerised modelled sounds that can be edited
on a pc or mac via usb
never seen a git with a touch screen ?
if you find one please post a link


(12 replies, posted in Guitars)

there are loads of beginners vids on you tube
but one to one tuition is the best way to go

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inches-Classic … amp;sr=8-7

Google for one


(2 replies, posted in Guitars)

they are both acoustics ..they could be worth a bit
best thing is get them to a local dealer
it depends what condition they are in etc

do a bit of googling

try sorting a monitoring system using . CLOSED BACK headphones..you need to control what you're listening to
blasting a small room environment is definitely not the right way to go
with quality CLOSED BACK headphones most of the room noise
( esp live drums ) can be eliminated ( in the headphones )

damping the drum kits can also help + some nice tight sounds can be accomplished if done properly

personally i'd advise anybody starting from scatch to go the 'right handed' route
lets face it ..most of the complicated stuff is done with the left hand anyway???
it depends how far into it you are

would you play a ' left handed 'piano etc if such instruments existed??..doubt it

just make  sure the guitar has a good action and is set up right

i've played high end gits that are set up wrong and play shite..so setting up is the priority

use a firm pick and NEVER be tempted to use a capo when learning..EVER!!
although a capo can be useful for effect sometimes or as a quick fix for workflow
and key transposing issues

remove all the strings
turn the guitar over and restring as you would a left handed guitar

NOT FORGETTING....The nut slots will the wrong way round ( ie the thickest slot width will be at the bottom and
so on ) ...so you will need a ' left handed' nut
+there might be an issue with the slot widths at the bridge
the intonation will also need adjusting since the break points over the
bridge will be reversed

an acoustic style bridge intonation adjustment is very limited so
that would be the biggest issue..but not impossible to rectify

if you bought a git with a tunomatic bridge ( usually an electric git )  this wouldn't be an issue at all
since each strings intonation would be individually adjustable ( as would the height of the strings ( action )

garage band is very popular and totally free

its a practice amp..if you plug into it and you can hear your
guitar.....its probably as good as any other practice amp


(1 replies, posted in Guitars)

if it was a gibson it might be worth a small fortune...but its an epiphone
so its value wont be anywhere near...google the model for going values

most daws have a tempo track so tempo changes can be mapped out
a simpler solution would be to redo your guitar and vocals to the new drum/bass track
then submit it back to the studio..editing and arranging is straight forward if the contents
of the tracks are to a strict tempo ( or controlled variations )
all modern popular music is done in high end daws so when you do your next song
use a sequencer ( daw) and pick and select a tempo for the track..
if you want the song to speed up slow down or fluctuate you can program tempo changes if need be

always do your vocals and gits etc AFTER you have selected a tempo
and recorded a basic click or drum track

if you are passing takes to a studio keep them reverb free and as clean as possible

there are load of free daws to be downloaded..do a bit of googling

what daw are you using?


(13 replies, posted in Music Theory)

easiest way is to make a youtube vid or post it on soundcloud
or some other media streaming service...then just post a link
in the ' your recordings ' section of the forum


(13 replies, posted in Music Theory)

best of luck with your song..dont forget to post it ♪♪


(13 replies, posted in Music Theory)

its Em
its also  G6(no5)/E  ( not G6/E )....G6 needs a D note
and few more depending on what note on the Em chord
you want to use as the root note to base the name on

if i was you i'd call it Em esp if your going to write it down
and if you want it playing using that fingering explain the 'VOICING' to your session man

these are both the same chord but with different voicing

next time you want a git player to play Em
ask him to play Bsus4addb13(no5)/E......and watch the expression on his face


(13 replies, posted in Music Theory)

if you want to express how to play your song you
need to do it via TAB

G/E is not the way 

what is transpiring is that you're going from a Gmaj to an Em
Gmaj is G B D
Em is    G B E

IF you're writing a song get the chord structure sorted first
before you diverse into voicing

the only thing you've posted so far is an Em


(13 replies, posted in Music Theory)

Back to your first post..the chord described here is Em
G/E is somewhere you dont want to be... Em/G maybe
its just Em......all the notes in Em are included     E/B/G
and the lowest note is 'E'

G is doubled by playing the 4th string @ the 5th fret
anothe E is added by playing the 5th string at the 7th fret

so your playing

if you ' pronounce'   ' accentuate '  or ' lessen ' note velocities
it doesn't change what  the chord is

what you're dealing with is 'voicing' playing the same chord at numerous positions
but maintaining the triad EBG (Em)

explore the CAGED system all this will eventually become clear


(13 replies, posted in Music Theory)

Em is E/B/G no matter what string or position ( fret ) its played at....an octave higher or lower its still Em
there are many ways to play any chord
its the notes that make it the chord it is

if it a power chord sound you want play E(6th string) E(5th string 7th fret) B (4th string 9th fret)
you can play the rest open...or muted depending again on the feel etc

if you wanted to make it an E power chord you would have to make sure you didn't play the G open
since E maj would need it to be G#


(13 replies, posted in Music Theory)

Its em [email protected](fret)=G   [email protected]=E....Its just duplicating the open g ([email protected]) and playing open E an ocive higher ([email protected])
try playing [email protected] instead of [email protected] a typical power chord ...if you mute strings 1,2,3 it can be either
E or Em

fingering   E string open    A string.. first finger @7th(E)        D string... third [email protected](B)