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Old September 16th, 2007, 10:50 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Maybe get a guitar with a Humbucker and single coil pickup, meaning you could get both clean and distortion stuff, instead of getting like a strat with just single coils (although some strats have humbuckers). If you want to play metal and clean stuff, or are you undecided? A price range and style of play would might generate some better responses.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Maybe get a guitar with a Humbucker and single coil pickup, meaning you could get both clean and distortion stuff, instead of getting like a strat with just single coils (although some strats have humbuckers). If you want to play metal and clean stuff, or are you undecided? A price range and style of play would might generate some better responses.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 02:33 PM   #53 (permalink)
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BAss guitar

Any recommendations for a beginner in bass guitart, what metal songs are easy to learn(not that easy) for somone who started lessons 2 months ago
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Old October 16th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #54 (permalink)
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recommendations? just keep practicing. most metal songs are pretty wasy bass wise, so pick one you like and just hammer on it
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Old October 28th, 2007, 01:19 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Try some Black Sabbath songs.

If you ever come to a part in any song (by any band) that you think you can't play, don't be discouraged; just take small parts and practice them at a slow speed. Once you feel comfortable with one speed, try it a little faster. Most people recommend a metronome for this purpose, but I've never felt the need for one.

A good free program to learn songs with is called PowerTab. It's a guitar/bass tab program that uses MIDI to play songs back while you try to learn them; it also has a built in metronome. While this program and others like it make it easier to learn songs, you should still try to figure out stuff using your ear.

I haven't actually tested this, but I thought about a technique to help with ear training. Learn all or part of a song using a tab, then stop playing it until you pretty much forget how to play most of it. Listen to the song again and see if you can figure out how to play it, by using both your ears and your memory.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 07:31 AM   #56 (permalink)
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I'd like to play bass because i assume most songs are pretty simple by watching bassists at shows, which means more time to headbang
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Old October 29th, 2007, 11:06 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Not if you play most death metal
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Old October 30th, 2007, 10:52 AM   #58 (permalink)
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older system of a down(pre-mezmirize/hypnotize) has alot of songs that are good for beginners
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Old October 30th, 2007, 04:32 PM   #59 (permalink)
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Thx

Ok guys thx for the advice, i began black sabbath songs on guitarpro to see tabs and its going gd although it takes time but practice shall do it
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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:29 AM   #60 (permalink)
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Yeah, I taught myself to play bass and started with songs like Sabbath's 'Paranoid' and Motorhead's 'Religion' and some punk songs ... I searched for tabs on the internet as I can't read music. ALso Guitar Pro helped my. Depends if you want to play with a pick or fingers. I use a pick because I need to sing too so can't multi-task all that good yet.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 01:54 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Not if you play most death metal
Right on! If playing bass is "easy" you aren't playing the right material! Of course a beginner can just pluck at a bass for a time, but the bass can be so much more.

All the same - follow the advise given above...and practice until you cannot do more...and then do more!
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 03:04 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Anyone have an experience with Behringer bass combos?
I was looking at the Ultrabass BXL3000 and it seems insanely good and it sounds too cheap to be true.Heres a link:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...mbo?sku=481097
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 10:34 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Anyone know a bass amp under $200 that has a heavy sound? I just want to recommend it to my friend.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 10:50 AM   #64 (permalink)
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What do you recommend for a good 100-200w amp?
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 03:40 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Try out some Laney products; good quality amps that are worth the money. But seriously you were right to think Berhinger is too cheap to be true, every product I've tried is complete crap. It'd be better to save up more money for something with better quality. Kind of like contemplating buying an LTD guitar when there's the ESP version available.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 05:33 PM   #66 (permalink)
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I was debating between, Ampeg, Gallien-Kruger, or possible a fender.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 06:00 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Ah ok, all I can suggest, as I don't really know much about either, is that you go try some of the models out at your local guitar store.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 02:17 PM   #68 (permalink)
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That's what I was planning. I'm trying to rule out unreliable brands, so I can pick which sounds best without worrying about picking one that's going to break on me.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 03:40 PM   #69 (permalink)
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I dont call myself a bassist but i can and have played bass quit a bit. I personlly like ampeg but peavey, has some good stuff. Whats your price range?
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Old November 5th, 2007, 06:18 PM   #70 (permalink)
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$350-400, somewhere in that area.A 100-200w will do fine for where I'm playing.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I use a 250-W Hartke combo VX 2500 = 1x15" Use it with a Death Metal band for rehearsal and it easily keeps up with a 100W half stack(guitar) and mic'd drum kit not even quite at half-volume. Has on-board eq, etc. sound can really be dialed in as desired. Just another suggestion. Price is 'bout $499 though...

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Old November 6th, 2007, 09:07 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestion but I only need to keep up with 2 50w guitars, so I was aiming for 150w but they seem to be rare so, I could go for 100w or 200w.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 10:47 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Ok I do not endorse anything fender makes however... this is a really good suprisingly powerful amp... its good for small jams. And believe me I do not support fender but I like this amp.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...Amp?sku=481138
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That's actually the one I had my eye on, I normally play through my friends 15" and it's very muddy. I thought this one looked good, thanks for the recommendation.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 07:09 PM   #75 (permalink)
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...so I was thinking about buying some advice
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