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Stupid Questions - and things you were afraid to ask

Discussion in 'LORD' started by pipsqeek, May 19, 2006.

  1. pipsqeek

    pipsqeek Musical Delinquent

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    I started this topic because I have some silly questions that are probably very simple to answer, but I just don't know. If you have one too, feel free to post it here.

    Here's mine;
    I've been playing guitar for a few years now. I'm self taught. As Ferris Bueller says "Never had one lesson".

    I picked up Bass about 2 years ago and am constantly learning how to play that.

    Though my silly question is, when tuning down in a metal band, would a bass player tune down the bottom string only (like lower E, drop D) or the entire 4/5/6 strings?

    pips
     
  2. StephenSLR

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    I would have thought that it is up to the individual but I know that Lee from Lycanthia tunes down all 5 strings by one tone - the guitarists likewise - all strings down one tone.

    As a guitarist it saves you having to re learn fingerings for chords, etc.

    s
     
  3. Pethical

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    depends on the tuning. if you wanted a drop d tuning then it would just be the bottom string to dadg. but if u wanted a d standard then u would tune all the strings down. so depends what sound u are after
     
  4. Fester

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    StephenSLR is right, its really up to personal choice. My old band had a song that was in Drop D, and the other guitarist tuned down, and so did the bassist, but i didn't. i just played the other 2 notes of the powerchords which were fairly basic... It's your own decision, if you want to re-figure all your fingering and parts to accustom to the song... or if you want to de tune, it's your decision
     
  5. Fester

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    oh i have a kinda dumb question too - when guitarists play galloping rythm, do you play down, down up down, down up down, down up down, etc. or just all as it comes? I find some fast gallops i am unable to do unless i play it all as it comes...
     
  6. StephenSLR

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    It depends on how you want it to sound, you can use all down strokes if you wish as well.

    Again it is up to personal choice and what sound you want to hear, down strokes have a heavier attack sound to them.

    Try playing up, up down up and you will notice a difference. :lol: it would make a good exercise I guess.

    If you play it all as it comes make sure it is consistent so that it doesn't sound sloppy.

    s
     
  7. Keeper of the Seven Cheese

    Keeper of the Seven Cheese Metallic Progressor

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    I once told DeadShkin I play it Down, Up Down Up, Down Up Down, Up Down Up etc.

    But I do it like you proposed.

    Stephen - The one starting on the up is only slightly harder to do.
     
  8. Fester

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    oh this leads me on to a 2nd dumb question... You play guitar?:OMG:
     
  9. flip`

    flip` Your mother was a hamster

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    I've got one... maybe not totally stupid though. :)

    When you peel stickers off CD cases often it leaves that sticky residue crap behind, what is the best way of removing it?
     
  10. cro4eva

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    If its just the sticky stuff use the sticker to take it off, or some sort of oil. Eucalyptus(spelling?) oil I think, or what DeakShkinmask said lol
     
  11. StephenSLR

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    It takes a bit of practice if you are used to the other way and it also has a different sound to it as most people pick stronger on the downstroke.

    The one I most prefer and easiest in my opinion is:

    down / down up down / down up down / down up down /

    The one you suggested

    down / Up Down Up / Down Up Down / Up Down Up

    doesn't sound like a traditional gallop, it is alternate picking and good to instill for practice purposes but it takes a bit of practice to master effectively and will never quite sound like a proper gallop - it can be used for effect if you want a different sounding gallop though.

    I wouldn't recommend a beginner to tackle it until they master the 1st one I mentioned.

    For the ultimate in heaviness use all downstrokes - it will take a bit of forearm strength/stamina though.

    s
     
  12. Keeper of the Seven Cheese

    Keeper of the Seven Cheese Metallic Progressor

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    Lol, yes. I am a better guitarist than singer. Been playing for 5 and a bit years.
     
  13. JonBonJovi

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    for the sticky stuff question....windex works well!
     
  14. salty

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    good way to get sticky shit off cd/dvd cases is to get a bit of gaff and stick the gaff over the sticky shit and tear it off quickly. usually gets it all off pretty quickly.

    There is some cheap gaff that leaves adheisive on everything it touches...so avoid that.
     
  15. Pethical

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    i hate trying to get the stickers off cleanly and in one piece off the cd wrappers so i can stick them on the cd cover itself. the sonata sticker was a bitch to get off.
     
  16. Scarifier

    Scarifier Kickbox kickboxing banana

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    I always end up buying new cd covers, i tried using Eucalyptus oil but it just swirled the sticky shit around when i tried rubbing it off :mad:
     
  17. LegionsOfTheDead

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    Shit, you'd hope so anyway.

    BURN!!1`
     
  18. TheDenimRager

    TheDenimRager Hats make things better.

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    I hate stickers on CDs, period. This is one for the "What pisses you off" thread, definitely :mad:
     
  19. Trephinator

    Trephinator The Mongrel

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    The best way I've found to get stickers of cd cases is to use a hair dryer.
     

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