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  1. The DUDE

    I'm not sure what foot to use?!?

    Buy a second wah. Use both feet.
  2. The DUDE

    How important is the word "Gibson" on your headstock.

    The older I get, the fewer f*cks I give.... Both figuratively, and literally....:laugh2:
  3. The DUDE

    Hearing protection - looking for suggestions

    It is still good to practice at higher volumes sometimes - because it will change the way you sound, and thus, the way you play. But yeah, you don't need to play loud ALL the time. Maybe just leading up to gigs. Practice at the volume you're going to play at, I say.
  4. The DUDE

    What are some ways you avoid using cash building your guitars?

    Use sandpaper instead. :dunno: Sorry. :io:
  5. The DUDE

    oh man,..look at that bad boy!!

    It would be cooler if it went to 11.
  6. The DUDE

    new family addition at Castle Peekerskull

    wow...I can totally see an animal's face in his back. A zebra, maybe...or a gazelle... Good call on the name. EDIT: An anteater! If you include his tail as the trunk. lol
  7. The DUDE

    Been a while- Kauer Daylighter Bass

    Well done! I love the black binding and the marker layout on the fretboard. And just the right amount of white.
  8. The DUDE

    A good dental treatment can change the way people see you.

    Let us not emulate Japanese fashion trends....:shock:
  9. The DUDE

    Impressing the crowd

    I think it's all about tone, melody and groove. If it has a catchy hook, people will notice. Another reason Slash's solos are so good is because they build suspense. That's a big help. At least for me - I don't give a poop how fast you play if it sounds like a thousand other generic...
  10. The DUDE

    Why do we feed the world?

    "Feeding the world" is more about buying political capital than actually helping anyone. It's all about that quid pro quo.
  11. The DUDE

    Why a home studio?

    There are plenty of cheap USB interfaces on the market now, and most of them come bundled with an entry level version of some recording software. I used one of these when I first started recording: TASCAM US-200 | It comes with Cubase LE which is easy to use (much more...
  12. The DUDE

    Texas demands its physical gold reserves be returned by the Fed

    Dear President Obama, Okay. signed, Texas :laugh2: Seriously, none of those demands are the least bit intimidating.
  13. The DUDE

    Do you ever get to that moment when you can finally stop chasing tone?

    I stopped chasing tone as soon as I realized it was pointless. Any time you move your amp - even if you just tilt it back an extra inch - your tone is going to change. Walk 5 feet in any direction - you'll hear yourself differently. Play with a different drummer or bassist - your tone...
  14. The DUDE

    What Does Everyone Think Of The 490r/498t?

    I think they're decent for crunch and distorted tones, but don't really care for them clean. I agree with Malikon that they can be a little sterile and flat sounding.
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    What is the tone ratio ? Guitar / amp(cab) / pickups ? What say you ?!

    Yeah, but how much of that tone comes from the pickup and how much comes from the bridge? That bridge is pretty unique to a Tele. Where do the components stop and the "guitar" start? I don't even like separating pickups and guitar, because to me, pickups are an integral part of the...
  16. The DUDE

    Sweetwater Does It Again...

    And if you called Sweetwater and told them that, they probably would have given it to you for $640....:naughty: In my experience, Sweetwater has always been willing to match prices.
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    What is the tone ratio ? Guitar / amp(cab) / pickups ? What say you ?!

    Every setup has different ratios I think. The amp will play a huge role in any rig, but - for example - I haven't heard any other guitar/pickup combo that sounds like a Tele bridge pickup. So if your "tone" is that of a tele bridge pickup, the guitar plays a bigger role than if your tone...
  18. The DUDE

    Please help, confused with scale patterns

    Just realize that each pattern contains the same notes. They are just different ways to play the same scale. It's not important what you call each pattern, as long as you learn how they relate to each other, where the root notes are, and what the intervals are. And yes, you will be...
  19. The DUDE

    I need opinions!! Do I Need Single Pedals??

    If you're happy with the sounds you have now, just keep the Boss. Don't open Pandora's Box. Pedals are an addiction. There's endless temptation to swap out pedals for the next best, or just something different - trying to find something better. Then you'll want to get a decent board to...
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    "It Might Get Loud 2", which 3 guitarists?

    Wow, this is hard.... Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons, Derek Trucks Lead, rythm and slide.

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