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About davidmichael

  • Birthday 11/29/1962

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    Play pretty much by ear kick it off,let it rip, and see where it goes !!!
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    Satriani/gilbert/petrucci/vai/judas priest/zeppelin/rush/travers/acdc/lita/lots of metal bands

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    Music Wakeboarding Guns Nascar
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  1. Are you guys still not using the chatroom? Lol

    1. davidmichael

      no. we talk alot of music stuff but also some personal stuff that i wouldnt really want everyone seein. nothin terrible or anything like that , just stuff that wouldnt really relate to everyone else.

      hope your doing well

    2. john

      You can set up a private club, with a chatroom for just the pair of you, to get the benefits of a chat room in terms of conversation flow. Gimme a shout if you need help setting it up. :)

  2. Won't let me pm again, says *** Forbidden. Data submitted too often. Please wait a few minutes. ***

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    2. Darkstrike

      I thought the chat was gone?

      You're probably right about the pm's, if I remember correctly, it happened after I sent a few messages in a row.

    3. john

      Chat was only gone for about a month lol






    4. Darkstrike

      Dang, I should open my eyes more often.

  3. Been trying to post in the chat with an hour and it won't let me.

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    2. john

      When you say it won’t let you, what happens? What message do you get?

    3. john

      There was a bug, but it is all fixed now :)

    4. Darkstrike

      It was PM, cheers.

  4. They both opened right up for me Rudi. Got a little hillbilly thing goin on. Cool
  5. In my opinion,its a shame what Gibson has become. My first guitar was a Gibson SG which wound up getting stolen. Then I got a bicentenial edition Firebird,which like an idiot I let go. Then I got a '72 Les paul Custom,which I still have,along with a '73 SG and a '73 L6-S,which are all excellent guitars. I have played many of the newer Gibsons and have been dissapointed pretty much every time. As far as Im concerned,in their day they were the instrument of choice,but now i think they are a mediocre guitar that you are paying a top notch price for. I have many other guitars that will blow them away that cost half the price. Just my opinion..
  6. Very interesting !!!! I didnt think Id have a chance in hell of playing it until the end of the vid that showed the plexiglass neck shape. Without that Im sure iI would be all over the E strings as far as unwanted muting,as I do use the sides of the neck to lightly grip and keep position when changing positions on the neck. As far as do we really need a guitar like this?Probabbly not .But do we need a car with massive horsepower and handling to get from point A to B.Probabbly not but we all want one. Last but not least,speaking for myself anyways,I thought the sound samples sounded very good,so where does that leave us with all the discussion and debate over tonewoods? I still and allways will believe that as far as on an electric,99% of your tone comes from the components from the bridge to the nut,including strings,pickups,frets,electronics,and of course the overall set up. My two cents !!! One more thing that just occurred to me.I guess it would react somewhat like a scalloped neck,where if you press to hard,you would push your notes sharp. On the other hand I guess you could do a bend by just pressing down instead of pushing across the fret. LOL !!!
  7. For me ,that would be a toss up between Stu Hamm or Dave LaRue. I know there are many,many more that are awesome,but either of those would fit into a lot of what I play.
  8. Out of all the basses Ive played,I think the Peavy Cirrus was the most comfortable ,and sounded great. Although Im mainly a guitarist,I play enough bass to do my own bass tracks when recording. Ive also played a few Alembic's that were totally awesome,but Im nowhere close to justifying having one,as much as Id like to.
  9. Thats awesome Rudi !!!!! Sounds like an awesome adventure and I sincerely wish you the best. Im sure youll do just fine. Just keep it in the groove. And most of all , ENJOY!!!!! David
  10. Agreed. So much goin on and not missin a lick. Quite awesome.
  11. mine gave me that message yesterday trying to log onto this site.i did a clean up ,rebooted and everything was fine.
  12. Sounds a lot like Yngwie Malmsteen stuff. I love shred but a continious blur of notes can get monotonous, But in short bursts at the appropriate time,they can indeed be awesome.
  13. Hey Rudi Glad that you found a distortion that you like. I'd never heard of the "Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor" but after doing a little reading about it and listening to some demo's on youtube,it does indeed seem to be a nice,quality pedal.{bye the way for some reason the link you posted wouldn't work for me} The only complaint I read was what you said about the volume differential between the two drive settings. ​I'm sure its probably occurred to you,but in case it hadn't,a volume pedal could help you overcome that issue.I'd much rather pedal the volume to my liking than have to take my hands off the guitar to make an amp adjustment. It was amusing to me that after getting your jazz guitar you've been talking about for months,you start talking distortion,but I'm sure if your anything like me you play a wide variety of different styles of music. As for myself,I got a TC Electronics Corona chorus pedal for Christmas I planned on kinda reviewing at some point of time,but figured I'd use it for a while and really get to know it before I reviewed it,but so far I'm loving it.The TonePrint app is really cool and once again I'm amazed for the fact that something actually works the way its described. Anyways,best of luck in finding all the tones you desire !!!!!
  14. Hey Dog First ,you should understand that guitars like that come with "Vintage" style pickups,and arn't really considered to be a hot pickup. With pickups like that people would depend on high gain on their amps,or putting some kind of a effect pedal in front of the amp,which is what I'd do if you cant dial in enough crunch from your amps gain pushing the pre amp side into hard distortion. First off you'd come out a lot cheaper,and you could always hit the switch and be back to the original sound for playing mellower stuff if you ever decided to.Always nice to have options. I'm sure your local guitar store has your exact guitar,as its so new,and a display of effects you could try{preferably on an amp similar to yours}till you find one that suits your taste. If you are determined to purchase new pickups,be aware that your looking at roughly $200 plus roughly another $70 for the install. As far as recommending a certain pickup,their are so many out their,depending on what you want to pay,it's kinda hard to just say that's what you want. You can do research and many websites have sound bytes of pickups,but that doesn't necessarily mean that's what the'll sound like in your guitar or through your rig. You can also look up what other players you like use,but as before it might not sound the same. Personally I'd try a pedal first,You can find them all day long on C/L very cheap all day long. Best of luck and let us know how you come out. Just read what Tom said while I was typing my reply.He is !00% correct,but I still think a pedal would do the trick for you if you love everything else about the guitar.
  15. I own an E Bow and it is a very fun product to use. It does sustain forever as it was designed to. I usually run it over the neck pickup with the tone rolled pretty much all the way down to get a synth like sound,which is were it works best in the regular position on the E bow switch[no matter where the tone is]. If you switch it to position 2,it works pretty much everywhere and is more of a harmonic sound. I just wish it was as easy to use as the videos I watched that encouraged me to buy it. It's a tricky little rascal to get used to,but just like everything else,practice,practice.... You can do awesome volume swells by moving closer or farther from the pickup.I also get some cool sounds combining it with delay. The only complaint I really have is that it doesn't work as well on the upper registers or on the first E string,due to the increased string tension in these positions.In these cases it still works but needs a little help to get it going,like a hammer on,or starting lower on the string and working your way up as the string is vibrating. I've managed to get pretty decent moving from string to string,maintaining a smooth sound.The part i cant seem to get down is playing arpeggios,but I'm still working on it. All in all,a very cool product. The intro to this song is what got me interested as Andy Timmons is one of my favorites.
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