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by berkstin
Thu May 21, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: Recording your own music
Replies: 19
Views: 6397

Re: Recording your own music

Scouring the junk shops and craigslist and so forth might be the way to go. I sprung for a Behringer B1 (http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/B-1.aspx ) which was $60 I think with the case and shock mount. It's been great for recording vocals into either GarageBand or Logic Express - nice transparen...
by berkstin
Sun May 10, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: LW in gas station
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: LW in gas station

Squid wrote:Ooops. Can't believe I left that there. My bad.

ps: this post is making me crave a pressure drop from Rudy's. espresso and guinness. mmmmmmmm.


How 'bout the Shakin' Jessie? All of the above plus peanut butter ice cream in a shake? Prep the defibrillator.
by berkstin
Fri May 08, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: LW in gas station
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: LW in gas station

Liesbeth wrote:I like this.
Have you ever struck up a conversation about it to the owner? There might a great story behind it.


It's crossed my mind, but there is just no conceivable way the owner knows who the LW are.

Plus, it's kind of nice to have a minor mystery like this around.
by berkstin
Fri May 08, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: LW in gas station
Replies: 4
Views: 995

LW in gas station

I can't believe I forgot to post this here... ...I live in Emeryville, CA (home of Pixar and not much else), and on the street I take to I-80 on a regular basis there is a standard-issue Chevron gas station/convenience store. I often pop in for smokes, gas, propane and propane accessories, etc. Over...
by berkstin
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: guitar tabs
Replies: 266
Views: 174699

Re: guitar tabs

Keith's famous for only playing five strings, but I love the extra wobble I get from those unison G strings. They're never quite exactly in tune once you hit them, so it's a weird light chorus effect. But Keith had other stuff to think about I guess. Indeed he did. I caught a chunk of "Let's S...
by berkstin
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: guitar tabs
Replies: 266
Views: 174699

Re:

Prom night is an open G tuning, GGDGBD capo'd at the second fret. Strum all the strings open, then make a chord with the "first" fret (allowing for the capo) of the B string and the "second" fret of the low D string with all other strings played open. Now barre that and move it ...
by berkstin
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: Question about Nabil's Drums on the DVD
Replies: 19
Views: 6066

Re: Question about Nabil's Drums on the DVD

That's ridiculous about Nabil's BPM variation, but is also a testament to his ability rock out with his chops out. I can't stand playing to a click, myself. It's the most unnatural and robotic form of playing music, ever, so I sympathize with JR's being "so far ahead". I'm interested to h...
by berkstin
Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: New Music from an old Long Winters Fan
Replies: 2
Views: 1600

Re: New Music from an old Long Winters Fan

junkyardtodd wrote:Genius is knowing who to steal from.


Or, as Bowie put it - talent borrows. Genius steals.
by berkstin
Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: Talk about your Guitar here.
Replies: 14
Views: 11175

this is what i have http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0961405021 Nice. A good friend of mine who's a singer/songwriter in Austin has had one of these for years and it's a solid axe - he beats the crap out of that thing, and it keeps its tune and even sounds nice enough for recording...
by berkstin
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: Tube Amps...
Replies: 32
Views: 20729

My Tech 21 Trademark 60 has close-to-tube warmth and tone BUT only weighs 30 lbs... I had never heard a Tech 21 (other than the sansamp modules) until I auditioned for a band over in San Rafael - didn't get the gig, but I got hooked on the tone the other guitarist was getting - luckily I scored one ...
by berkstin
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: Talk about your Guitar here.
Replies: 14
Views: 11175

My lineup- My main (and, honestly, my only "good") axe is a reissue (Mex-made) '72 Fender Tele Deluxe, black (natch) - this is the Keef model, 2 humbuckers, amp knobs, fat strat neck. I was always pretty staunchly anti-Fender (for myself, not as a political statement), but the first time I touched t...
by berkstin
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: E-lectric guitar petals.
Replies: 5
Views: 5643

You know, I've never really owned any cool pedals. I still have this old Korg ToneWorks multi-effects unit that's mildly good - it has an expression pedal, built-in chromatic tuner, etc. But noisy and I've never had much use for comb filters and that kind stuff. Currently all I have is a Fender tune...
by berkstin
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: Are Gibson guitars still good?
Replies: 17
Views: 13725

banjo wrote: But that's because I'm so damn metal I'm practically a robot.


\m/
by berkstin
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: Are Gibson guitars still good?
Replies: 17
Views: 13725

sour29 wrote:
and I haven't even mentioned some of the new Ibanez Artcore models
See: first post in the Recent Purchases thread. <3


Well done :)
by berkstin
Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Swoon
Topic: Death to the Encore!
Replies: 13
Views: 5751

If only more bands would subscribe to this practice. I've been to a lot of shows and 90+% of them have had encores, and MAYBE 5% of them were genuine encores, where the band was genuinely done and the crowd demanded more (the Frames at the Great American a year or 2 ago comes to mind...)
by berkstin
Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: Are Gibson guitars still good?
Replies: 17
Views: 13725

Of course if a guitar's nice I've never really cared who made it. Exacty. I recenty bought a First Act Paul Westerberg signature model for like $90 new, and its solid as a rock, sounds cool, looks cool (well, the plaid pickguard is a little cheesy: http://www.firstact.com/Artists/Paul_Westerberg.as...
by berkstin
Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: Are Gibson guitars still good?
Replies: 17
Views: 13725

I don't own a Gibson or an Epiphone (which ostensibly functions as their "budget line"), but I've played a ton both as loaners and in shops. What surprises me nowadays is the lack of quality control on "regular" (non-custom shop) Gibsons. It's to the point where the QC on Epiphones seems much better...

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