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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Wah-Wah Pedal

Current mood: accomplished

The damn thing broke!

It's a Vox V847 and I had it sitting on my coffee table downstairs for a couple of weeks. I bought it on the 4th of March when I got my income tax back, so I was looking forward to it. Played it quite a bit, then decided not to overuse it because I would look like a fool. Today I finally decided to play it again and when I was rocking it back and forth - weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Basically my ear-drum shattered due to the high-pitch squeeling. And no, it didn't have any tempo or pitch to it, just one constant "weeeeeeeeeeeee," sound.

So I don't know what's up with it, but I'm pretty pissed. I changed the battery and everything, looked inside and nothing looks out of place. Given, I'm not an expert of technical and mechanical stuff, but I can usually tell when something looks broken. Urgh!

Well, it's under a month old, I haven't had it for 30 days so I should take it back and see if the warranty covers it. If not, even finding out what's wrong would be nice.
10:26 pm - 1 comments - 0 Kudos
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Learning Pentatonic Scales and More

Current mood: accomplished

Basically because Dimebag Darrell, Kim Thayil and Jerry Cantrell are Hell of guitarists, I want to be somewhat a replicate of all three-in-one.

First thing's first: learn the damn pentatonic scales that Dimebag is so well known for busting out in his solos in both Pantera and Damageplan.

Second: master alternate-tunings when it comes to playing and making songs like Kim Thayil of Soundgarden. He was and probably still is very experimental with the odd-tunings and odd-time fixtures. Something I want to do, as well.

Third: Riff the fuckin' Hell out of the guitar and play a mean solo that's short, sweet and gets to the point. Jerry Cantrell knows how to make them complicated and I can admire his ability just be listening to songs like Love, Hate, Love and Nutshell.

Here's to hoping.
10:21 pm - 1 comments - 0 Kudos
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Starting to Record My Own Music

Current mood: accomplished

Basically, I came up with a bunch of riffs, solos, etc. since I began playing guitar in June of 2008, so after listening over them and playing them since, I decided to modify quite a bit of them and fix them up so that they sound good.

Made a few songs, recorded them clearly rather than listen to the crappy demo-versions and I'm satisfied with the turn-out.

I might just end up uploading them on here eventually, it all depends on how I feel about them. I just love the mystery of them, having a private collection of my own personal music that nobody else listens to but myself. So by putting them out there might demystify and take away the meaning from a lot of them.

Quite the quandary...
9:29 pm - 1 comments - 0 Kudos