Share something about guitar you learned here at TGP, and it changed you forever

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  1. Clifford-D

    Clifford-D Member

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    Share something about guitar you learned here at TGP, and it changed your playing ..........................................forever
     
  2. Clifford-D

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    Steve Kimock has changed my musical world, and I ain't going back.

    In a nutshell;
    C, Ab and E major pent played over C7#9 or Ab7#9 or E7#9

    that will last a lifetime right there
     
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    That pedals can be used for good.
    :rotflmao
     
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    Yea, TGP opened me up to that for sure.
     
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    that there are a seemingly limitless supply of bikini-clad babes available on the internet...
     
  6. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Playing? Hmm...

    File Your Nuts Right. In a Pinch, Use Nut Sauce. Sayonara Pinging Strings.

    I guess that's the big one. TGP for me is more about the gear than how to play - I'll admit that the techniques subforum is one of my least visited.
     
  7. Lance

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    Most of what I've learned has been about gear. Especially from Kimock! But, this isn't one of them. Something that drove me absolutely crazy for about two years was a problem I was having with a strat. While playing clean or distorted, if I would gently move my fingers around over the pickguard between the control knobs, and the lower horn I would hear a crackling sound. I took the pickguard off, and the only thing under there was wood, of course. Tried this and that, checking ground wires and all manner of common solutions to rectify this crackling sound. Surfed around here, and noticed someone else was having the same problem, and started a thread. As it turns out, it was just static electricity that was coming through the pick-ups. The solution was to just take a Bounce dryer sheet, and rub it over the area where it was crackling. Seriously, this was such a huge help and relieved a great deal of frustration.
     
  8. Clifford-D

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    Yea, TGP opened me up to that for sure. :bong
     
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    'you know guitar players, they're a bunch of whiney bitches.'
     
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    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    See? now that's cool. Thanks TGP!

    Far more helpful than, say, this tidbit I found my first day on TGP:

     
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    if the pedal is under $150 is obviously isnt good. ;)
    just kidding!!!! =X ;)
     
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    I learned that the majority of my gear sucked.
     
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    Hmmm... I learned how to accept payment via Paypal from TGP. I learned a ton about the scouring the emporium and ebay, MIJ made guitars from the 80's, how to solder and how to move the tone control on a strat to the bridge pup, I learned about the AxeFX, learned how to change tubes/speakers, started to learn JZucker's approach to alternate picking, learned that I like both 25.5" scale and 24 3/4" scale guitars... I also learned EVH was just "okay" in retrospect (and he's a douche), lots of good stuff like that ;)
     
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    Tan pants and haunting mids,
     
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    Nothing comes to mind. But I have picked up some good books on recommendations.
     
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    yea, me too,

    The Randy Vincent books and Mick Goodrick books are the big ones for me this year
    in terms of hands on, those two are like east coast west coast guitar brainiacs lol
    also my Howard Roberts Super Chops that just lost its cover.
    And my Power Of 10 book that has recently split its binding apart after 30 yrs :/
     
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    That 3rds are a bitch and it wasn't my fault! Being aware of that helps me adjust accordingly.
     
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    One thing that has changed me is that I now have a huge perspective on who
    guitar people are compared to say twenty years ago before TGP.
    My window was Guitar Player and the people I listened to and who I played with.

    Now, my son has grown into this new com world and so am I, TGP has really given
    me a chance to talk to the world and even if it's not as good as sex, it often interupts
    it for the expected ongoing replies. (nobody gonna tell me my pedal sucks, grrrrr)
     

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