I have been playing guitar for about a month now and I've had a total of 90 minutes of lessons. I own a classical guitar and an acoustic. Are there any easy songs that I should be able to learn and are recognizable? Links if possible?
This has been a piece that I started with by messing around on my looper and slowly evolved into something I really liked. I've been fine-tuning it over time and decided to finally record it with each part individually mic'd and would really like to hear /guitar's impression of it, what are your initial thoughts and what comes to mind when you hear it? Good, bad, cheesy ect.. I'd like to hear all kinds of feedback, thanks for listening!
Hey there. Sorry to do another of these "which gear should I get" posts, but I'm so lost when it comes to basses beyond the difference between p and j.
I've picked up bass again for the first time in a few years after switching back to mostly playing guitar for a band with a few friends of mine, all of whom are very musical, mostly multi-instrumentalists. It's hard to exactly describe the style, but I guess its best summed up as mathy noise rock. However, as I'd like to explore the instrument more, I'd like versatility.
I'm familiar with the distinction between a J and P bass, as I said. From what I gather the P bass has a "growl" whereas the J is a little smoother and I hear more versatile. Here lies my indecision. I tend to play pretty aggressively, therefore it would seem the P would work, however, also like to play mellower basslines at times that the P might overwhelm.
So, any suggestions from people who are more familiar than I? I'm pretty set on goingfor Squiers Vintage Modified series, because my favourite guitar is my Jazzmaster from that series and I love the value for money. I'm open to trying other brands, too, as long as it doesn't extend much beyond £200-300.
A few points at what I'm not looking for-
A five string- never really use the extra strings and I find the extra one just messes up my playing.
Jaguar bass or anything with a similar scale length- played one and found it weird. Might have been the amp but the shorter scale seemed to rob the guitar of punch.
TL;DR- Good bass thats cheap, good for aggressive and mellow playing?
About two months ago I decided to change my strings. I went from d'dario light to GHS very heavy boomers. I was not happy at first, but now after a truss rod and saddle adjustment and about 50 hours of abuse, i can say that I am very satisfied.
But after all this time I noticed that my fretboard Is bowing more on the E side than the G side. Just want to know if there is a way to remedy this or if it will eventually become a problem. It does not affect the playing capability. I have the strings very low and a truss rod adjustment will cause the strings to buzz.
Also for future reference, I would like to know if different string brands have different tensions? Or if steel strings have more tension than Nickel plated steel strings? Any info helps. Thanks.