High-end Epiphone or cheap Gibson? [NEWBIE]

I'm looking to pick up guitar soon, I have been playing bass for a couple years. Some of the guitars I've been looking at SG's and I was wondering if, at a similar price, is it better to get a higher end Epiphone or a cheap Gibson. Thanks in advance.

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Found an old Stone Temple Pilots bass cover I made, let me know what you think! [Feedback]

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Can a bass be tuned to drop B?

Hey, so bass isn’t my main instrument, it’s actually guitar, which I’ve been playing for about 6 years (then drums, then bass). However I’ve been learning it so I can write bass parts for songs. I really like writing in drop B for guitar and I was wondering if you can tune a bass that low?

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A Handheld Picture of the ISS taken w/ a 600mm Lens

A Handheld Picture of the ISS taken w/ a 600mm Lens submitted by /u/Angle1555
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[OC] Attention Grabbing Chord Voicings (Apply Color Instantly!)

Hi everybody,

In this video I'll be showing you 5 different chord voicings that are sure to grab attention when thrown in to your music, and sound very rich and piano-esque.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZG9l5G_LpMU2n3Nj-CVWog/videos?ab_channel=Jamsville

Voicing #1: This chord voicing is a sus9 chord, with a great sounding minor 2 interval right in the middle, between the 6th and b7 notes. There's no third in it, so you can use this as a substitute for minor chords, dominant chords, and as a suspended chord itself.

Voicing #2: This chord voicing outlines the Aeolian mode (AKA Natural Minor.) It's essentially a stock minor 7 voicing, but with the 5th raised a half step to the b6. This one note drastically changes the character of the minor chord. This chord is also very useful as a Major chord when you change the bass note.

Voicing #3: A HUGE 6 note voicing that spans over two octaves, this chord has a beautiful open, and resolved sound. This chord is reminiscent of the massive types of voicings you would be able to play on a piano, giving you the low bass note and high melody.

Voicing #4: This one is the easiest on the left hand to play, and with the least amount of notes. This simple but deceitfully sophisticated chord, is simply the II (major, as opposed to the normal minor ii chord) triad over I bass note. Here we are targeting all of the juicy color tones that work over the bass note(coming from the Lydian mode), and filter out the "basic" chord tones.

Voicing #5: Another very wide sounding chord, but that also has a piano like cluster quality to it, with a major 2nd interval in the middle. The upper structure of this chord is very useful in itself, and is worth experimenting with (the upper structure is actually a root position Minor 7 chord, with the 5th lowered to the 11, and can be used for it's own sake.)

I'd love to know if you guys have any other really cool sounding chord voicings you throw in to your music to spice things up!

Thanks!

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How does wood degrade in space?

I'm sure wood decays in space due to the radiation, but I wonder how far it would decay beneath the surface. For small, non air-tight applications that require a nice, spongy material (such as plugging a non-airtight hole), would it become brittle? Powdery? Is there any research on this available?

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