I'm not sure when was the exact day but.. It's been 2 years from the day I bought my both ex-amp and ex-guitar. Don't miss them really. 2 years and I have to say, I've got much further in playing than what I ever imagined to. I would have never imagined that I could be able to play solos. Now, I enjoy playing them and I think I play them quite clean too.
|My gear, yeah, it has changed a lot. Got rid of my Line 6, sold my Ibanez, got a nice Blackstar HT-1 to be my home practice amplifier and got a Gibson LP Studio to be my main guitar for many years to come. I seriously enjoy the guitar, every single bit. The neck, the feel, the tone. Of course the pups could be better, but I'm quite broke at the moment.
My rehearsal amplifier however, changed from Marshall into.. Marshall. From a Valvestate model 8080 to a JCM2000 DSL401. The tone is tremendous and the amp totally delivers! I don't feel any lack of tone, I just need better pups and I think I already know what I'm getting for my LP. Oh, and of course, I bought the original Dunlop Crybaby, which I love to use when I play leads and definitely use it nearly all the time when I play solos. Hopefully Aimo or the other guys in the band won't kill me for that.
But don't worry, I won't be Kirk Hammett #2.
Now then, as my skills have improved a lot, my only goal that during this next year, they will improve EVEN MORE. I'm still not satisfied. The quest for my tone, before making any albums, is nearly over. The quest for improving my skills will never be. There's always something out there, something that I can get better at.
So, all in all, biggest accomplishments this year:
Gibson LP Studio BOUGHT
Blackstar HT-1 to replace Line 6 DONE
New awesome amplifier for rehearsals DONE
Improving skills MORE THAN DONE
Get critical of tone DONE
Buy the Coffin, the discography of Sentenced FINALLY
Learn to use wah-wah STILL IN PROGRESS So guys and girls... Time for me to end this blog, still waiting for the real winter to arrive... I hate hot weather... Keep on rotting and rocking in the free world!