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Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by KOB, Feb 2, 2005.

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  1. KOB

    KOB Jedi Youngling star 4

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    There semm to be a lot of musicians in our little family, so I figured we could come here to discuss music stuff. (Those that aren't musicians can post here in worship! ;))



    Guitarists: Who is your favorite guitarist (besides yourself :p) and favorite solo? Mine is Nuno Bettencort (formerly of Extreme) and my favorite solo is also by Extreme in the song Play With Me.
     
  2. Darthtrader

    Darthtrader Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I like Dave Mustane and Jimmy Page Of course!
     
  3. Jedi_Commander_Faofa

    Jedi_Commander_Faofa Jedi Master star 4

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    Mark Tremonti is my favorite guitarist.
     
  4. KOB

    KOB Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Mark Tremonti is my favorite guitarist.

    :eek: Are you OK?
     
  5. Tovel_Cond

    Tovel_Cond Jedi Master star 1

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    Y'know, I was thinking of starting a very similar thread.

    Favorite Guitarist(s)

    David Gilmour from Pink Floyd, and
    Warren Haynes from Gov't Mule/Allman Bros. Band/Phil Lesh and Friends. (Busy man)

    My favorite solo is from Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd.

    ALSO - What is your favorite piece(s) of gear?
     
  6. Jedi_Commander_Faofa

    Jedi_Commander_Faofa Jedi Master star 4

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    Ken, I could answer your question about me being ok, but that would be off-topic here.

    I like bands. I don't necessarily go for one specific person of the band, and Mark was the first to pop into my mind. I really liked the band Creed (although a LOT of people didn't like them), and I thought he did very well in it.

    My favorite bands consist of Queen, Van Halen, that kind of stuff. But since they all play so well, it's hard for me to pick a fav. So, I listed one off the top of my head.
     
  7. quigon_brian

    quigon_brian Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The best guitarist, hands down is Jimmy Page. Eddie Van Halen is probably the most skilled guitarist ever. A couple of extremely underrated guitarists are Randy Rhoads (played for Ozzy in the 80s) and Tom Morrello (played for Rage Against the Machine).
    If you've ever heard some of the stuff Rhoads did outside of his stuff with Ozzy, you'll know what I'm talking about. Many of his solos and even main riffs have classical progressions in them. He was actually planning on leaving the music industry to study classical guitar before he died in a plane crash. There's a nice little history lesson, kids.

    One of my best friends says that Hendrix is the best. I totally disagree. He did some stuff that, at the time, nobody else was doing. That's revolutionary, but it doesn't make him a great guitarist.

    As far as favorite solos, my two favorites ever are in Jump and Stairway to Heaven. I cannot play either one all the way through. Just little bits and pieces.

    Edit: Mark Tremonti is actually a good guitarist, but there's no way I'd ever classify him as one of the greats.
     
  8. Jedi_Commander_Faofa

    Jedi_Commander_Faofa Jedi Master star 4

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    Eruption. That, is the best solo I have heard.

    I agree about Hendrix.
     
  9. DarthShoey

    DarthShoey Jedi Padawan star 4

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    guitarist - man that's tough, but while I'm thinking how about bass and drums?

    bass - I'm think'in Flea or maybe Chris Squire

    drums - hands down Neil Peart (sp) from Rush, that guy is a god!
     
  10. SteelLepp

    SteelLepp JCC NHL Playoff Bracket Winner star 3

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    My fav guitarists: Phil Collen/Steve Clark from Def Leppard, Brian May, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Prince, Gary Hoey.

    Fav gear: I'd love to get a Jackson PC-1 or a decent Les Paul.

    Fav solo: the outro Vivian Campbell does for "Love Bites" live.
    "The Green Room" from Hoey is one of my fav instrumental pieces ever.
     
  11. KOB

    KOB Jedi Youngling star 4

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    My fav guitarists: Phil Collen/Steve Clark from Def Leppard, Brian May, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Prince, Gary Hoey.

    You just won points with me! Hardly anyone gives Prince credit. He's my favorite OVERALL musician....

    Bass- Les Claypool, Flea, Stu Hamm

    Drummer-Gregg Bissonette or the guy from Slipknot. :p
     
  12. Tovel_Cond

    Tovel_Cond Jedi Master star 1

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    Fav Bass Players:
    John Entwhistle (The Who),
    Flea (RHCP)

    Fav Drummers:
    Keith Moon (The Who - If you've never seen him play, when he was alive, then you don't know what your talking about)

    John "Bonzo" Bonham" (Led Zeppelin)
     
  13. SteelLepp

    SteelLepp JCC NHL Playoff Bracket Winner star 3

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    Hardly anyone gives Prince credit.

    Yeah, I think that's because they let his image & his whole symbol as a name thing get in the way. But for me, the Purple Rain stuff sealed it as him being one of my fav artists.

    And while I don't listen for the bass & drums quite as much, I think Stu Hamm did some great work with Satrianni. And Rick Allen is a great drummer, especially since he has returned to the "accoustic" drum kits. (Yes, I do have a bit of a Def Lep bias...lol)
     
  14. DarthShoey

    DarthShoey Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I having a hard time picking guitarists. I agree, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Randy Rhodes, and Jimi Hendrix are all great guitarists.

    Also want to throw in Eric Clapton, Steve Howe, Steve Hackett, and B.B. King. Cause none of these are anything short of genius!
     
  15. Jedi_Commander_Faofa

    Jedi_Commander_Faofa Jedi Master star 4

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    None can top celloists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso. :D
    I lost faith in modern rock music a while back, I don't listen to the radio anymore, so I find stuff that is more my style. No bad lyrics (cursing OR poorly written, one doesn't top the other), no lame sounds, etc. Movie soundtracks and cello rock are for me. And older bands, the good bands.

    Lynyrd Skynyrd is good too, btw, as well as The Beatles, and Metallica (don't care for much of their lyrics though, the guitars just sound cool. Prince's guitar stuff is ok, I just don't like the sound of his voice. My parents like him a lot. Oh yeah, STYX is good too. And E.L.O.
     
  16. KOB

    KOB Jedi Youngling star 4

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    If you've ever heard some of the stuff Rhoads did outside of his stuff with Ozzy, you'll know what I'm talking about.

    I haven't heard him do anything aside from Ozzy except Quiet Riot? Did I release other stuff?

    I totally forgot to mention my favotite drummer right now. Arthur Latin II (Harry Connick, Jr.) He is AMAZING!!!!
     
  17. Tovel_Cond

    Tovel_Cond Jedi Master star 1

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    Did I release other stuff?

    Are you really Randy Rhoads? Your confusing me. First your were a guy, then a 60 year old lady, and now Randy Rhoads.

    Maybe you should seek psychiatric help. [face_worried] ;)
     
  18. Darthtrader

    Darthtrader Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Best bass player hands down had to be John Entwistle from The Who.Drummer I'll have to think about for awhile.
     
  19. yodaismygod

    yodaismygod Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ozzy released a best of cd a while back with a lot of Randy on it, yeah, Randy was amazing.
     
  20. KOB

    KOB Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Did I release other stuff?

    Are you really Randy Rhoads? Your confusing me. First your were a guy, then a 60 year old lady, and now Randy Rhoads.


    The ever-evolving KOB!
     
  21. Tovel_Cond

    Tovel_Cond Jedi Master star 1

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    Is anyone in here currently in a band that's been playing out?
     
  22. KOB

    KOB Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Not for a year or so. Now I just mess around in the studio.
     
  23. KOB

    KOB Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Gig Rules, Infractions and Fines


    DRUMMER OFFENSES


    NAME OF DRUMMER: __________________________________

    DRUMMERS REAL NAME: _______________________________
    (other than "sticks", "backbeat", "snake", "drowned-out" ... etc.)


    DATE OF OFFENSE(S): _____ / _____ / _______

    Setup / Equipment Offenses:

    [1] Brings a 36" bass drum........................................$25.
    [2] Has more than one bass drum...................................$100.
    [3] Brings a 10" deep snare (for a solid back beat) ..............$50.
    [4] Brings more than 2 mounted toms ..............................$25.
    [5] Has a tubular chrome bar that holds all his mounted toms .....$50.
    [6] Brings more than one floor tom................................$25.
    [7] Brings more than one crash cymbal ............................$25.
    [8] Doesn't bring a ride cymbal...................................$250.
    [9] Brings a 46" Chinese gong (for big endings)...................$75.
    [10] Brings two timpani (for really big endings)..................$100.
    [11] Doesn't bring any brushes....................................$300.
    [12] Has a hi-hat that is welded shut.............................$250.
    [13] Asks leader where he can plug in his headphones .............$200.
    [14] Wears old black Nike sneakers on tux gig.....................$50.
    [15] Tunes snare drum during the benediction......................$175.

    Playing Offenses:

    [1] Plays eighth note rock ballad style on "Stardust".............$150.
    [2] Pretends to read chart with big band..........................$25.
    [3] Actually reads drum part for big band (note for note).........$200.
    [4] Asks bass player "Where are we?" on "Happy Birthday"..........$100.
    [5] Plays disco beat on "A Train".................................$200.
    [6] Takes fours on "The Bride Cuts the Cake"......................$100.
    [7] Takes a break when the leader says "A request for Take 5".....$25.
    [8] Actually tries to play on "Take 5"............................$150.
    [9] Asks leader what brushes are..................................$250.
    [10] Plays breaks in "Cute" with sticks.............................$50.
    [11] Plays breaks in "Cute" on timpani............................$100.
    [12] Plays breaks in "Cute" on Chinese gong.......................$250.

    Other Miscellaneous Offenses:

    [1] Mentions to host that "DJs are the wave of the future.........$100.
    [2] Is first in line at the party's buffet........................$50.
    [3] Asks where the "go away bags" are at the buffet line..........$100.
    [4] Asks the bartender for 3 "Purple Shooters"....................$50.
    [5] Says to the bride "You've got a nice set of hooters"..........$25.
    [6] Says to the brides mother "Hey this is a f#%*in' good party"..$150.
    [7] Is ten minutes late for the next set..........................$25.
    [8] Is twenty minutes late for the next set.......................$10.
    [9] Never shows up for the next set...............................$1.

    BASS RULES

    NAME OF OFFENDER (Bass Player)_______________________

    INFRACTION DATE___________________________

    MUSICAL OFFENSES
    [ ] Playing loudly during warm up $10
    [ ] Sound-checking amp with funk slapping $25
    [ ] Loud cursing after mistake $10
    [ ] Playing high and fast after mistake $20
    [ ] Practicing 2-handed tapping between tunes $20
    [ ] Asking for "E" tuning note $25
    [ ] Playing E anyway when horns tune to Bb $50
    [ ] Playing written-out walking line $50
    [ ] Failure to play written walking line $75
    [ ] Writing note names over ledger-line notes $50
    [ ] Writing beat numbers under dotted figures $50
    [ ] Playing eighth notes $5 each
    [ ] Playing sixteenth notes $10 each
    [ ] Playing above 1st octave immediate dismissal
    [ ] Dragging fast tempo $75
    [ ] Dragging ballad tempo $100
    [ ] Blacking out during ballad $200
    [ ] Ignoring drummer's tempo $100
    [ ] Following drummer's tempo $250
    [ ] Asking to borrow Real Book for All Of Me $1000

    UPRIGHT PLAYERS
    [ ] Showing up before first d
     
  24. Tovel_Cond

    Tovel_Cond Jedi Master star 1

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    KOB - I'm sorry man, but I don't get half the stuff on here. Are you talking about a high school band, or a rock show. The ones I really don't understand are under the bass guitar categories. No sweating? Not allowed to be audible? No fretless bass guitar?.

    Where did you get this list?
    "Mr. Uptight's House of Boredom"?

    :p
     
  25. KOB

    KOB Jedi Youngling star 4

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    It's just a joke playing on the stereotypes of certain band members. The more you play out (and the more bands you play in), the more you get it... :p
     
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