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Old 09-23-03, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Any guitar players??

Hiya!

This is my newly purchased Vantage FV-575
<img src="http://www.magazoo.com/albumsphotos/snowsnake/Dcp_0261.jpg">

To all skilled guitar players: Do you have some tips for me or some things to practice to gain speed? I also have difficulty getting the right sound for my songs. I wanna try to play Du Hast by Rammstein but i can't get the right sound with my amp

Here is a picture of it: Fender Performer 1000, 100W treble, bass, reverb and distortion on 2 gains.
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Old 09-23-03, 08:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Any guitar players??

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[B]To all skilled guitar players: Do you have some tips for me or some things to practice to gain speed? I also have difficulty getting the right sound for my songs. I wanna try to play Du Hast by Rammstein but i can't get the right sound with my amp
Ooooo... Du hast. You must be a novice. That song uses one power chord and barely changes at all.

You want your distortion all the way up, and give it some reverb to make it sound better. I'd also recommend a death metal distortion pedal.

As for the speed, well... get your pick comfortable and practice, practice, practice!
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Im known to rock the crowd with my "air" guitar solos......lol:medgrimac

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Old 09-23-03, 09:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree, there are not tips for learning speed. Take that pick and practice practice practice like invictus says. I myself like older rock. My fav to play is led zeppelin with the badass solos. A little metallica here and there is pretty cool too.

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What i learned to get speed up was to learn to finger tap. It sounds strange but its probably the best way that i can think of to get your fret hand moving quickly. I studied and practised ( notice a theme here!) euruption by van halen for months. The speed of the song also taught me some pretty wild chord characters, hammer ons, vibrato and to a certain extent harmonic pinches. Once you learn these tricks the pick slides up and down your hand while your playing and adjusts itself almost as if magically to reach a tone or a desired speed. Power chords..full out...pick all the way as far from your hand as you can. Pinches and any sort of heavy harmonics...bring it in super close as if your trapping the pick with your thumb. Its hard to explain..it will just come after some time. The best advice to guitar is this..and trust me..im no master..but with this instrument, i hate to sound like a cliche..but you must walk before you can run! Good luck
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I should add...nice amp...i dont use fenders all that often..but i do have a fender bass man thats old..and a fender rockpro 1000..which is basically the larger version of that amp i believe...except i modified mine with Celestion Vintage P30 speakers I used to have a princeton 60 or 65..cant remember the exact model...for a practise amp..nice amps! But i still put my faith in God and in Marshall tube amps!!!
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i learned a great speed exercise. put your first finger (that's index, no?) on E4 and play the E string once. Then put the second finger on E5 and play the E string once again.

Repeat this process with the third finger E6, and fourth finger on E7, each time playing the E string once. So now you've played four notes. Do this four times. Each time you play the string, if you're using a pick, alternate between picking up and picking down.

Then, move down to the A string, and repeat the process, but with the A string. Keep doing this for D, G, b, and e. After you play the e cycle four times, go back up and play the b cycle four times. Then the G, then D, then A, then E.

I noticed significant improvement in my speed and ability to finger chords after starting and ending my daily practice sessions with a few runs of this excercise.

I hope this made sense to you the way I described it...it's awesome!
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I'm the proud owner of an ESP F-100 and a Fender Twin I dont have either at college at the moment since the amp is incredibly large and I dont have a small practice amp.
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This is cool, more tips please!
I am legendary for being able to play "most" of "many" songs - never got the hang of solos!
...and how do you remember the chords & riffs? I tend to learn something in great detail then pick it up again in a couple of days to find I can't remember where to start!
Maybe I just don't have that kind of brain, or I had a blow to the head when I was a kid! :hammer:
Nice V by-the-way.
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Woah, brings me back to my high school lifestyle...

Smoking _______ and playing my Washburn Acoustic...good times.

Lilyskip, great exercise, I used to use one quite similar...

Snowsnake, sweet 575 man, what a great guitar choice...
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I play a Aria STG (inexpensive but good quality copy of a strat), with a little peavy rage 158 (not the new model, but the oldest rage). I play mostly punk, so no tips on anything at all I've been playing for about 8 months now, me n my crappy band play turning japanese, dammit, blitzkrieg, and punk rock girl over and over again for hours and hours... lots of fun...

Nice guitar! and if thats the one I think it is, that is one sweet amp...

My friend plays a fender 112 stage SE, and its DAMN loud... but ther's almost no volume control on it, you can turn it halfway between 1 and 0, and you can hardly tell the difference if you crank it up to 8 or 9... very loud for its size, but again, no volume control...

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I agree with Shane. I started to get a little quicker when my friend showed me finger tapping. I have a Fender Strat and an Ibenez Jem. I'm looking for a Les Paul now. The one I really want is the Peavy Wolfgang. I'm outta luck on that one because they are not making it left handed or atleast they weren't last time I checked.
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Invictus: Lol yeah, im a novice! :P Do you know a web site where i can get all the amp settings for songs?? How much does a death metal distortion pedal cost?

Thanks to everyone for the tips!!! I'll ur exercise right away Lilyskip!

I want my next guitar to be a Ibanez Iceman 2

Any of you like to play Enter Sandman or Master of puppets bye Metallica? can you play the solos? :P

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OOH!! i SO want one of those!!! although i cant play guitar.... well i can play old macdonalds farm songy thing..... but thats no use!
my bro has a vantage copy of ...... something or other...
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I've just tried to do the slide at the start of Du Hast but I think my fingers aren't placed right. These are the notes of the first riff:

PART A [pm--------------] [pm--------------------]
1|-----------------------------------------------------|
2|-----------------------------------------------------|
3|-----------------------------------------------------|
4|--7\5--2--2--2-2-2--2-2-7\5--2--2--2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2-| play 3 times
5|--7\5--2--2--2-2-2--2-2-7\5--2--2--2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2-|
6|--5\3--0--0--0-0-0--0-0-5\3--0--0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|

Can someone explain to me or take a pic of what fingers should be where?

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