Call for questions: Jasun Tipton of Zero Hour...

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  1. eaeolian

    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    ...I discussed this with Jasun over the weekend, and he's up for it, so I'm trolling for some questions!

    For those not familiar with the band, go here and here. Jasun's YouTube video is also floating around here somewhere, too. I cannot recommend these guys enough, and Jasun's a technique guy (he's a teacher) and a gear head, too...
     
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    You sir, rock very much!!

    1) Do you have any technical concepts that are specific to the sevenstring?
    2) What tunings do you tend to favour?
    3) What do you favour in terms of setup (action, strings etc.) on your guitars?
    4) Any tips for getting a great sevenstring tone live and in the studio?
    5) What was your initial incentive for picking up the seven?
    6) Describe your daily practice regime.
     
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    1) How do you bear walking among us mere mortals?
    2) Have you ever played in 4/4 time?
    :)

    Seriously, here's a couple:

    1) Any tips on getting better picking hand discipline? (Jasun's unreal this way)
    2) Which 7-string players have influenced you?
    3) Do you practice other types of music seriously, and if so do you play them on a 7-string?
     
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    1) Your approach to the seven doesn't seem like the 6+1 approach of most seven string guitarists. How were you able to incorporate the extra string so successfully into your playing?

    2) How did you and your brother wind up playing guitars from halfway around the world (for those who don't know, Manne is an Italian luthier)?

    3) How did having a twin brother affect your musical development, and how did you settle on guitar and bass respectively?

    4) Who are your biggest influences, both personally and as a band?
     
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    distressed_romeo F'king ............ Forum MVP

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    Oh come on! MORE QUESTIONS PEOPLE!!!

    1) How important are eartraining and sightreading to you?
    2) Do you teach guitar outside of the band?
    3) Any plans for a follow-up to your CFH video?
    4) Describe the band's compositional process.
     
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    1) What is your current signal path live?
    2) Are you a player who sticks his tried and true setup or more of an experimentalist in the studio?
    3) Do you have any production strategies yourself or do you leave it to the producer to capture a good sound?
     
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  8. eaeolian

    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Yeah, I know. I feel that way every time I listen to him. :lol:

    You guys are kicking ass. I'm going to put these together and send them out to him next week...
     
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    1) Do you improvise your solos, or do you prefer to plan them out in advance?
    2) Are there any unusual techniques that you and Troy have appropriated from each other's styles in the same way as Reggie and Victor Wooten?
     
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    Are you related to Glen Tipton?
     
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    He's not, and neither is his brother :wallbash:
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Awesome question.
     
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    I would like to know his influences as well as his bro's influences, what inspired him to go seven. Maybe a few questions about his guitars, those are very interesting. How long it took him to get as good as he is, which is impressive. :yesway:
     
  15. eaeolian

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    Last ping for questions - I'm going to collate, add some stuff of my own, and send them off to him tomorrow. Thanks for the contributions! :yesway:
     
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    1) Out side of prog metal what other bands/ groups do you listen to?
    2) What is your advice for building speed / technique at the guitar, any specific exercises that you do?
    3) What do you use for your live sound
     
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    The question have been sent off to Jasun. Thanks to everyone who contributed. :yesway:
     

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