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« on: May 16, 2018, 10:12:08 AM »
When we first moved in, I had the Music Room in one of the downstairs bedrooms. I figured it was a good enough size for me to poke around and play guitar. The lower living room (center between the two bedrooms) was set up to be the game room since Jeanne and I play more board games than anything.

However, over the past almost year, I've gotten a band together. Drummer (Jon) and Bassist (Eric). And recently a Rhythm guitarist (Jennifer) has expressed an interest in playing with the group and the Drummer is bringing a singer (Justin). Shit, now we're a five piece band and the bedroom really isn't big enough for everyone.

Okay, shift the Music room left into the downstairs living room and shift the games into the bedroom. I spent several days last week moving the music stuff out and into the other bedroom, then moved the games, game shelves, and game table into the bedroom, and then setting up the living room.

Sunday the guys came over (no Jennifer or Justin just yet), Jon got his drums set up to his satisfaction and we jammed.

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 11:12:10 AM »
Wow! Looks awesome!
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Re: Music Room
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 11:17:29 AM »
Lava lamp - fitting touch!


Fans? Does it get warm in the room with the full group?  Lower "Ned" temps to help.
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Re: Music Room
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 06:27:55 PM »
Lava lamp - fitting touch!

Two technically :)

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Fans? Does it get warm in the room with the full group?  Lower "Ned" temps to help.

It’s generally 15 or so degrees cooler here than down below. Still could be warm though. One of the benefits is the sliding glass door, four windows, plus the house is in the path of the canyon breezes. We were reasonably cool last summer. But we’ll see.

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Re: Music Room
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 07:32:13 PM »
Jeanne's an understanding woman.   :bigok:

So, inquiring minds want to know:  what's on your pedal board?
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Re: Music Room
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 09:13:06 PM »
Tuner, Overdrive and...  ?
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Re: Music Room
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 09:26:14 PM »
Jeanne's an understanding woman.   :bigok:


Heck yea. I was woodshedding La Grange and after, I apologized for the repetition but she said I sounded great  :inlove: She laughed and said she knows all the words to Breaking The Law, You Give Love A Bad Name, and Killing In The Name. :D

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Polychromatic tuner, boss distortion ds1, boss flanger bf3, digitech whammy.

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Re: Music Room
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 10:43:44 PM »
Two technically :)

I enjoyed the easy where's waldo.
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Re: Music Room
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 04:42:41 AM »
I wish I had a music room large enough to hold a band in my house. It would make putting together a new project a lot easier.
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Re: Music Room
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 10:16:50 AM »
SCHWING!

What pedal board are you using? I use a DIY because I don't expect to "gig", but...

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Re: Music Room
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 12:07:13 PM »
SCHWING!

What pedal board are you using? I use a DIY because I don't expect to "gig", but...

Gator I think it is. I'd have to find the cover (I know where it is :) ) to see the brand but I'm pretty sure that's correct.

I'm working toward gigging, at least once :D  The team is there for fun and looking forward to gigging as well. The local town (Longmont) has a street show every Friday in the summer. I'm not sure they'd appreciate our current Set List with Bon Jovi, Grand Funk, Rage Against The Machine, and Killswitch Engage :D :D

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Re: Music Room
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 01:51:47 PM »
Meh, there are like 20 classic songs you can learn with 4 chords and easily sing with or without the group.  Very little effort required.  Current set list can be quickly supplemented to appease the masses.

That's an amazing room. 

That's the one thing I miss about having connectivity to the outside world is the ability to look up how to play new songs.
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 02:22:51 PM »
Meh, there are like 20 classic songs you can learn with 4 chords and easily sing with or without the group.  Very little effort required.  Current set list can be quickly supplemented to appease the masses.

That's an amazing room. 

That's the one thing I miss about having connectivity to the outside world is the ability to look up how to play new songs.

Yep, I knew that too. Part of it of course is the rest of the "guys" need to agree as well. :)

On the plus side, other than Eric we've all had at least a little exposure to getting up on a stage and playing. Jennifer has actually gigged and has several songs she wants us to learn (hasn't passed them along yet but that's what she says) and she insists on only playing rhythm :)

Should be lots of fun :D

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Re: Music Room
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2018, 03:57:25 PM »
Meh, there are like 20 classic songs you can learn with 4 chords and easily sing with or without the group.  Very little effort required.  Current set list can be quickly supplemented to appease the masses.

That's an amazing room. 

That's the one thing I miss about having connectivity to the outside world is the ability to look up how to play new songs.


Yep, I knew that too. Part of it of course is the rest of the "guys" need to agree as well. :)

On the plus side, other than Eric we've all had at least a little exposure to getting up on a stage and playing. Jennifer has actually gigged and has several songs she wants us to learn (hasn't passed them along yet but that's what she says) and she insists on only playing rhythm :)

Should be lots of fun :D

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Think outside the box too.  I just watched Aaron Lewis do an acoustic version of When Doves Cry and it was kind of country.  He does some amazing covers but with that range, I guess he could. 

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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 06:41:18 PM »
Here’s our space.
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Re: Music Room
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2018, 09:02:10 PM »
I just watched Aaron Lewis do an acoustic version of When Doves Cry and it was kind of country.  He does some amazing covers but with that range, I guess he could. 


Back in the day I did an acoustic version of Days Go By by Dirty Vegas, acoustic Times Like These, and an acoustic version of I Wanna Be Sedated.  Fun and not too difficult.



We used to do an acoustic version of Godzilla -- I think just to see if anyone noticed. Dirty Vegas, by the way, has their own acoustic version of Days Go By that I like so much better than the electric version. It's on my zumo.

Anyway, I'm jealous of all of you with a room. I only recently managed to carve out a corner.

Can we make this the official STO let's-talk-crap-about-playing-music thread? I think we need one.
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2018, 10:26:51 PM »
I just watched Aaron Lewis do an acoustic version of When Doves Cry and it was kind of country.  He does some amazing covers but with that range, I guess he could. 


Back in the day I did an acoustic version of Days Go By by Dirty Vegas, acoustic Times Like These, and an acoustic version of I Wanna Be Sedated.  Fun and not too difficult.



We used to do an acoustic version of Godzilla -- I think just to see if anyone noticed. Dirty Vegas, by the way, has their own acoustic version of Days Go By that I like so much better than the electric version. It's on my zumo.

Anyway, I'm jealous of all of you with a room. I only recently managed to carve out a corner.

Can we make this the official STO let's-talk-crap-about-playing-music thread? I think we need one.

Do you have link to this version. I love Dirty Vegas!
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Re: Music Room
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2018, 11:04:43 AM »

Do you have link to this version. I love Dirty Vegas!

Amazon has it. Just search for "Days Go By (Acoustic)".

I just did, by the way, and it looks like they have several versions of it. Listening to the samples, I think they're all the same cut.
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Re: Music Room
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2018, 10:32:05 AM »
this is the version I used when learning it: 

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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2018, 01:18:08 PM »
^^^^
That's the same version I bought from Amazon and stuck on the zumo. Love it.
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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2018, 01:45:14 PM »
Best part of playing that song was watching people headscratch...  "Why do I know that song?" 

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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2018, 03:33:59 PM »
I tried. I really did. I even skipped forward several times. It never moves out of "Emo Rock".

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Re: Music Room
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2018, 10:14:37 AM »
New free toy:
Fender's Riffstation Pro desktop version is now free -- because of a rights issue.

You can play any song you own through it (won't work with streaming or youtube) and it will give you the chords. I pumped a couple of things through it and it seemed to do a decent, if not perfect, job. It at least gives you a starting point. Looks like it will transpose too.

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« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2018, 04:11:30 PM »
I downloaded it and have poked a bit at it. I'll need to go through the video and a couple of others to see how to make it work for me.

Thanks!

Note that I've downloaded ProTools and Reaper, both at recommendation. So more software to futz with :)

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« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2018, 06:38:06 PM »
ProTools looks like the bomb. It will be awhile before I'm trying to record again, though.

New amp day!  Well, yesterday was new amp day. But today is when I'll be futzing with it.  Fender Mustang GT100. Found a barely used one for $100 off.

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« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2018, 08:52:00 PM »
Cool. I’m gathering together mics and stands. I replaced the borked Pearl high hats with Sabian B8’s. Drummer likes them more. Looks like my Marshall might have blown a tube. Need to investigate. Meantime I have the Princeton.

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« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2018, 01:26:39 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2018, 01:54:37 PM »
Saw that yesterday. Hey, she's having a good time which is what matters :)

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« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2018, 11:49:44 PM »
Schelin like a Felon!

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« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2018, 09:03:21 PM »
Well, we were hanging out at a friends fish fry and I made the “joking” comment that I should have brought my guitar and amp.

And they said, sounds great!! Do it.

I checked with the band and we’re up for it. Sunday we settled on 6 songs and 1 for an encore if we get applause vs booed off :)

Setlist and newest song recordings are on the site above.

Gig is 4 to 6 weeks away. Next fry (they do fish, crawfish, shrimp).

We’re having an awesome time.

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« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2018, 10:51:03 AM »
 :clap: :bigok:

It's been over 20 years since I gigged out somewhere. That's going to be fun.
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« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2018, 11:18:57 AM »
Woo!

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« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2018, 12:30:21 PM »
As noted elsewhere, 7 songs and venue change to our house in the Gazebo (with a wrench :) ) on 9/2 (Labor Day/Sunday).

I just picked up a set of powered monitors after a discussion with one of the guys here who gigs regularly.

More and more fun :D

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« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2018, 10:44:44 PM »
New (old) guitar day!!!

I've been wanting to take on a project guitar just to learn a few new skills. And I've also been gassing for a semi-hollow for awhile. And a guitar popped up that scratched both itches.

It's a 2006 Ibanez Artcore AGS83B, bought from an online pawn shop for under $300 (incl shipping). Not a great deal but a very good one. When these were new to market, the reviews were great neck and body, okay hardware.

On the neck and body -- I think they're awesome. It fits me like I had it custom made. I love playing it. The hardware will all go -- not because it has to, but because I want to (the pickups -- well, they have to. They suck huge. I'm not sure they're the OEMs -- surely they weren't this bad.).  Tuners, pickups, wiring, pots, switch, pickguard, saddle, tailpiece -- replacement parts all ordered. I've already worked on polishing the frets and conditioning the fretboard. Once I'm done, I'll take it to a tech to replace the nut and do a final setup.

I'll post once the project is done. The target is Christmas.

I love new guitar day.  I rarely add a new one, but it's the second this year. I'm having fun.    :)

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« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2018, 09:20:26 AM »
Happy NGD! :)

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