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(10 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

LOLOLOL Thanks DE. thats awesome!     

As per "Technique"  I use way more barr chords on electric, also the way you hold the notes and slight changes in muting.  I never really think about it.  Most the time I don't really notice a difference other than open v/s barr.  my acoustic gets beat as bad as a electric LOLOL     

Joe, look for a heavy/light set.  EB and GHS have one.
GHS Custom Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Features at a Glance:
Custom gauge    .010, .013, .017, .DY36, .DY52, .DY60
Roundwound  Nickel-plated steel wrap
**************************************************
Ernie Ball M-steel Electric Guitar Strings Features:
Set of 6 strings
For electric solidbody, hollowbody, and semi-hollowbody guitars
Gauges .010, .013, .017, .030, .042, and .052 for a skinny top and heavy bottom tone
Round wound Super Cobalt Alloy around Maraging Steel hex core wire

I think you will like that.

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(6 replies, posted in Electric)

WAY out there, maybe 5FDP, or some others, however I do dig the Kizoku.     

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(15 replies, posted in Electric)

Zurf wrote:
beamer wrote:

I could have used a weekend like that!  Had I enough advance notice (Zurf Really man you got my phone number!) I would have really tried to get there!
just send that Squire to get the intonation adjusted and you will be happier.

my Strat (Betty) is an Affinity Series HSS.

You'd have been on a plane each way for longer than we played. Next time I have a weekend gig like this, I'll let you know. Probably be until the Spring and I'll hopefully have a new camper by then and it will be outdoors.

We will just plan on Amy's house then big_smile  however your still close to a bunch of my friends in the VA area and WV,,, so looks like that would work also     

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(15 replies, posted in Electric)

I could have used a weekend like that!  Had I enough advance notice (Zurf Really man you got my phone number!) I would have really tried to get there!
just send that Squire to get the intonation adjusted and you will be happier.

my Strat (Betty) is an Affinity Series HSS.     

Still have not heard from you russ     

Eerr, what?  No, I should though.  My son uses it on drums.  It's not every day I'm pumping the volume up.     

I just decided to call us that for fun. Scott and Paul, with Cory.

https://soundcloud.com/beamer326/heroes-to-human 

Russell_Harding wrote:

I will reserve my opinion until I hear the recording it's hard to fathom by the chords and a few verses I do get the drift just want to hear it smile


here ya go, its a phone recording and we didnt have the 4th verse by Jets at the time. ist day of work on it so im pretty happy.

https://soundcloud.com/beamer326/heroes-to-human     

Phill Williams wrote:

I have conflicting thoughts about this...good ones, don't worry! I feel it's about servicemen returning home from conflict and struggling to find their way back to normality. So deep.
Server about to get a trio recording? I'd love to hear it.

As most writers will say "its open for your own thoughts."

When I wrote the initial song title that sparked the idea, it was the time frame when it seemed like all the childhood heroes we had (music film etc..) were dying off or killing themselves.  All in about 3 months we lost Chris Cornell, Robin Williams and seems like 4  or 5 others. Not to mention a fall from grace, IE Bill Cosby and some of the others.

So when this got put down it was about the ones you looked to to make you feel better, and have as a role model.  The ones we put on the pedestal, and then we found out they were  fallible and as imperfect as anyone else.  That unsung hero you could reach out for, that shoulder to cry on.

I must give my new friend, running buddy and vocalist Paul his credit, and of course my writing partner JETS.

This song has been unfinished since about 2012.  I came up with the hook and the 2 verses. Then it just sat.  I met Paul and he was "All In" on working it, and he wrote the 3rd verse.  At the same, time I wrote Jets, and told him what we were doing and asked him to write a verse also if he could. I figured between the two, we could get 1.  Both were great. Jets tied it all up with his 4th verse,     

BTW the TRIO wont have Jets in it as location and lack of editing skills. It will be myself, Paul and my son Cory on drums.  We would love to find a bass and lead guitarist.If I can get a bit of a multi track, maybe I can send it to Jerome to add bass.  Or just get him to haul his butt up to my house! lololol

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(29 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

neophytte wrote:
Phill Williams wrote:
neophytte wrote:

Thanks!

Richard. It is a beautiful guitar but the post is a prelude to spam, I think. I may be wrong? You may want to buy a fire squirty thing from Spain, I don't know. But be assured, if and when they return to add spam they'll be gone!
Hope you're enjoying that beauty?

I thought it might be, but was giving them the benefit of doubt ... Yes, the guitar is my 'go to' when I'm in the study (which was previously a red Ibanez Artcore) - keep thinking I have to do a "blues by candlelight" like Beamer(?) did ... smile

Cheers

Richard


Yep Blues by Candlelight is very relaxing, thanks for the compliment.     

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(10 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Thanks guys,
moving the 2x12 behind the drums has really helped my son and me lock in.  I just need to make sure the ohms are set correct so I don't damage the amp.  That stuff is still foreign to me.  I think I have it set correct, and running in Mono.     

I will fix formatting soon     

HEROES TO HUMAN
Scott Sailer / Paul Hylla / Jeff Gilpen 11-17-2018

D5                   D9sus4          D5           D9sus4      Bb4                  A6/B             Bb4          A6/B
Where do you run when you need to hide?        Where do you sleep so       you won't die?

D5                   D9sus4          D5           D9sus4     Bb4                  A6/B             Bb4                 A6/B
Where do you turn when you need to cry?        Who do you reach for when your tears are dry?

  A    E    F#m  Slide to G5 on 10th fret

Chorus: x2
A                                                     E
WHEN YOUR HEROES BECOME HUMAN
F#m
WHAT’S  THE LESSONS THEY

Slide to G5 on 10th fret

HAVE BEEN TEACHING YOU

D5                   D9sus4          D5           D9sus4                 Bb4                  A6/B             Bb4          A6/B
They kept you company when you were all alone.     They gave you courage when you faced the unknown.

D5                   D9sus4          D5           D9sus4                 Bb4                  A6/B             Bb4          A6/B
They gave you hope when you had none.                     Were they bulletproof or did they use a gun?

A    E    F#m  Slide to G5 on 10th fret

Chorus: x2
A                                                     E
WHEN YOUR HEROES BECOME HUMAN
F#m
WHAT’S  THE LESSONS THEY
Slide to G5 on 10th fret
HAVE BEEN TEACHING YOU

Speak to me again, Make me feel alive   Just to hear your voice, Brings me out of this dive

Come back to me from wherever you are  Hit the stage and strum the strings of my heart


Where will you be as the night closes in?
Where will you be when I need a friend?

When I still hear the music inside my head,
Will you walk along the Path where I’m led?

REPEAT 1st  VERSE
REPEAT CHORUS 3x

D5 = X577XX     D9SUS4 = X55555
Bb4 = X233XX      A6/B = X22222

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(10 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

I have not pulled the back off yet to find out, I am assuming  they are the Bugera, by the age and lack of the Turbosound tag on the front, that's what I am guessing.  I'm thinking of swapping the two TS speakers from the 2x12 into the 4x12 cab on the lower two positions

Jamming out with my son this weekend, he liked having the 2x12 behind him.  Now I defiantly can hear myself over the drums.

Here is the try at the attempted stack
https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46319948_10218775147789073_301278426667417600_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=f5a37c184a8f394f60d4c1b9213ab159&oe=5C6647A1 

And this is what I settled on:

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46418495_10218775147989078_8223151643416330240_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=fe6b602fce27e593a3e05505b6c28b73&oe=5C7C229E     

The demon music store got me yesterday.

They have had a used 200W 4x12 Bugera  top cab sitting in the store for about 6+ months or so.  well I said give me a free cable and ill take it off your hands.  So $80 for the cab and 20 for cable and OTD for 100.  I also got another music stand because Paul ( his new name at work is Paul Prime since we just got another Paul! LOLOL)

So now its a 3/4 stack.  I tried making a tower but it was too unsteady, so the 2x12 cab is now behind the drums.  Cory has had a hard time hearing me of er his drums so that is like a monitor now, but im running the cabs at 4 ohms and in mono.

ill edit in a picture in a bit. 

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(18 replies, posted in Poems)

Very cool poem,. I like it. We needed some fun ones to make up for all my emotional darkness big_smile     

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(0 replies, posted in Poems)

Starting this life with unrealistic expectations
even through my past transgressions,

Never forgiven and all this time away we have been driven,

Setting the bar that I never seemed to reach,
I grew tired, no more words to preach.

Repeating a vicious cycle and now our love is no longer a burning fire.

Just Cold ashes in a funeral pyre. 

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(3 replies, posted in Poems)

Written yesterday.
Tuning will be B standard, will record hopefully this weekend.
The offending words have been altered to meet guidelines.

D___ THE PAIN
11/13/2018

SEEKING A NEW LIFE
GREENER GRASS, LESS STRIFE
I CAN TELL YOU IT'S NOT THAT WAY
IT'S HARD TO LIVE THIS LIFE

GHORUS :
BLAME IT ALL ON ME,
IF THAT IS HOW YOU SEE IT
BLAME IT ON THE RAIN BLAME IT ON THE PAIN
Forget ALL THIS AND Forget ALL THAT AND…... Forget THE PAIN

FORCING YOUR FREEDOM IN MY FACE 
DAMN THE TORPEDOES, 
PUTTING ME IN MY PLACE
ALL YOU KNOW IS WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE

HINDSIGHT IS 20/20
THANK YOU GOD , ITS NOT FUNNY!
SPEND THE TIME  ALONE AT NIGHT
HUGGING A PILLOW THE FUTURE’ A FRIGHT!

GHORUS :
BLAME IT ALL ON ME,
IF THAT IS HOW YOU HAVE TO SEE IT
BLAME IT ON THE RAIN BLAME IT ON THE PAIN
Forger ALL THIS AND Forget ALL THAT AND…... Forget THE PAIN


FULL SPEED AHEAD, Dismissed MY APOLOGIES
TOSS OUT ALL I HAVE SAID,
LIVE YOUR FANTASY IN YOUR HEAD!
YET ALL I KNOW IS... TRUST WHAT I HAVE SAID!

WHEN THE SKY COMES CRASHING DOWN,
WILL I STILL BE AROUND
FORCED TO FIND A NEW LIFE
WELCOME TO THE STRIFE!

GHORUS : X2
BLAME IT ALL ON ME,
IF THAT IS HOW YOU HAVE TO SEE IT
BLAME IT ON THE RAIN BLAME IT ON THE PAIN
Forget ALL THIS AND forget ALL THAT AND…... Forget THE PAIN 

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(2 replies, posted in Poems)

You asked about the look I gave,
Not believing what I say,
Told me I should not be mad,
Do you think I’m feeling glad?

I can’t control my feelings for you
Yes, we both felt taken for granted
Used and abused and slanted
Yet you did unlock what you now don’t want to have

We sit and fill out the papers that will lead to an end,
The death inside me, creeps to to the skin.
Caught in this cycle, yet holding back what I always want to say
Because it drives you further and further away.

Looking at you I feel the longing inside
And the more I try to show you,
The deeper you hide.
I don’t want to say good bye

This need to be on your own,
To have someone else
To forsake what we have grown
Yes, now we both will face the unknown.

As bad as I have ever shown,
I love you still
And I tell you now.
Knowing it does no good, its too late anyhow.

You won’t unlock your door or
Drop the walls,
or give us a one-time more.
All of this was in that look...
I really do not like the story in this book.

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(0 replies, posted in Poems)

Young when we met,
We started gently, as new lovers do,
Building our trust
expanding our lust,

For all else that Was failed,
Maximum pleasure prevailed.
Im taking selfish pride,
Carnal Congress never died

While your love for me embed away
And no longer remains 
I send with you the pleasures wholeheartedly given,
Pleasures never before attained.

Young when we met,
Now older,
Expectations shattered
And and pretend none of it matters.

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(6 replies, posted in Songwriting)

I left you a note on SoundCloud.   My God man, this hits so close to home and mirrors what I'm going through and I've almost said these exact words the last 3 months to try and find out if there was any hope of saving my marriage and the woman I love and treated wrong. 

So thank you so much for saying something I very much want to say.   I like Jets version also this is just an amazing song.

I'm trying it tonight also!     

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(4 replies, posted in Poems)

Somehow that double copied but in reading it the repeat works.     

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(5 replies, posted in Poems)

Thank you so much.   Your encouragement means a lot to me.  That was written when I first met my wife and I just updated it to include current events .