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Offline loumt123

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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2005, 12:37:57 PM »
What kind of "Heavy Metal" does your son play?
 

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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2005, 12:39:40 PM »
And does anyone play the Lite-n-HEavy sets, where the higher strings are a little bit heavier..but the lower are standard lites?
 

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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2005, 01:55:30 PM »
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What kind of "Heavy Metal" does your son play?


I don't know . . . is there more than one kind?

That's how much I know. I do know that it's loud, extremely fast, the singer growls and cusses up a storm, and most of the songs sound alike - to me. However, they sound very good to me live (yes, he invites us to come and watch him play, and man, do I feel out of place). But I can't make it thorough an entire CD of theirs!

He plays for "The Venting Machine" out of the Bay Area, and he works at Guitar Showcase as a guitar teacher and in Sales.

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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2005, 08:31:03 PM »
Vince,
I have had the same thing happen with several brands of strings in the past. Three in a row does seem ridiculous though. If there are no rough and/or sharp spots on your saddle or nut then I would say you ended up with a very bad batch of strings. I would like to suggest that since you are a blues guy try DR Pure Blues strings. Read about them here.

http://www.drstrings.com/pureblues1.htm

Maybe this will help you out.



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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2005, 11:29:06 PM »
Thanks Kevin . . . I'll give them a try! Although I'll stick with Elixirs for my acoutics! Know anyone who has tried the DR Zebra's for acoutics yet?

Funny about the Elixirs though . . . none of them broke at the nut or the tuner . . . they broke right in between the nut and the tuner peg. Two of them in nearly the identical place.

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Fender Blues Junior-      modified
Kustom KAA 65TH acoustic amp
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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2005, 02:11:34 AM »
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Originally posted by vince a

quote:
Originally posted by cmpkllyrslf96

What kind of "Heavy Metal" does your son play?


I do know that it's loud, extremely fast, the singer growls and cusses up a storm, and most of the songs sound alike - to me.


yeah, that sounds like modern heavy metal to me.....[xx(]
it's amazing that old iron maiden albums now sound more like 'hard rock'
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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2005, 11:17:20 AM »
Yea modern heavy metal isn't my thing..My kind of heavy metal is skid row. I went to look for their site. I found some band by the name the venting machine..out of california. I do not know if that is your sons band or not. Typically not my cup of tea......To tell you the truth I didn't hear anything technical in any of those songs..
 

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« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2005, 10:51:41 PM »
That is their name,and they are in California.

I agree with 'no' technical on their first CD . . . pretty much straight forward screaming and cussing.

They are about half-way through the next CD, and they ARE getting a little more technical. First off, they stopped all cussing - even when they play live! This happened after the singer saw the movie, "The Passion."

Next, they are running two bass players . . . one regular bass and one 7-string on the mid and high ebd stuff. Then, Jeremy (son) is over-dubbing himself, and on one song over-dubs himself with a classical guitar. Hell, I even like it.
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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2005, 12:18:14 AM »
The whole point tho...is to love what your doing [:D]. As long as their heart and soul goes into their music..thats what its about
 

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« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2005, 02:09:24 AM »
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Originally posted by vince a

 . . . pretty much straight forward screaming and cussing.


LOL[:D][:D]
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« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2005, 10:04:36 AM »
I hope I'm not offending any heavy metal players, as it's certainly not intended . . .

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« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2005, 05:05:01 PM »
I finally picked up a set of DR black beauties, extra light guage. I was pleasently surprised. I usually use Daddarios. I almost didn't buy these strings...mainly because of the price. I thought...how much difference could a coated string make. I've tried elixer coated strings and hated them. And i also thought the color was a clever marketing plan...I wasn't about to buy into all the hype..But...WOW [:D]. These things make my parker sound ten times better. Everything is MUCH more defined. not to mention the strings are just over all easier to fly on. It's just a way better feeling when playing...and it sounds a hell of a lot better. Trust me...CHECK THESE OUT. Well worth the money. Also daddarios have given me trouble with the upper strings when playing fast...they sounded thin and weak. The b and e DR strings sound thick and defined.
 

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« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2005, 06:30:28 PM »
I had exactly the same experience. I tried them on a recommendation from DR. I ordered stock for my store and told them that I usually use Hi Beams 9-46 and when I put a set of the Black Beatuies on my Parker, WOW!!! I'm glad that you like them. They are very, very different from the other coated strings. Day and night difference IMHO.

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« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2005, 10:17:55 AM »
I know the (black) coating eventually wears off, but does any come off on your fingers???

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« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2005, 04:59:59 PM »
none have come off of my fingers. Ive been playing at least two hours every day and the coating hasn't worn off yet. It will in time..but its holding up quite well. Then again, im not a "heavy" picker...I'm usually pretty light...i dont like to dig into my strings. I highly suggest them though