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  1. Abaddon9112

    Comedy war metal/bestial black metal-Mega Hate

    As the new big thing in metal seems to be abysmal, HM-2 fueled powerviolence, I've decided to start a project to offer a light-hearted, comedic send up of the genre. Its called Mega Hate, and this is our debut single, "Send Forth the Angels of the Bottomless Pit"...
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    Tips for writing/playing bass-only metal?

    I've played bass for a long time, but I've really only recently begun to appreciate how powerful a distorted bass can be as a solo instrument. Extended range guitars are mainly as popular as they are because they can retain the traditional tone of an electric guitar when tuned in bass registers...
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    I've fallen in love with Strat single coils (random discussion)

    Hey, so most of the time I've been playing I've pretty much avoided single coils like the plague. The first guitar I ever had was a Squire SSS strat, and I never enjoyed the "boingy", trebley tone of those single coils with any kind of distortion. I just couldn't get them to sound crunchy, and...
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    Tips for learning how to play and sing simultaneously?

    This is something I've always had a difficult time doing. I don't know if my brain is just terrible at multitasking or if this is something everyone actually needs to practice a lot to get adept at. But I basically can't play and do vox at the same time. I always want to either follow the rhythm...
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    Putting a neck with a Floyd nut on a non-floyd guitar?

    I'm not real into Floyd Rose trems, but I always thought it was cool how the locking nut is designed. I've been thinking that because the slots are V-shaped and wide, it might make it easier to experiment with different string gauges and tunings without having to file the slots bigger. If I...
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    Tool's "Vicarious" Bass Cover/Tone Test

    I've been on a serious bass kick lately, and this is a song I've been wanting to tackle for a while. I've been trying to cop the Tool bass tone on my Zoom G2Nu guitar effects pedal. I think it sounds fairly close for what it is. I basically hi-passed and EQed the crap out of the original track...
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    Any "heavy" modern alternative/indie?

    I've always been a huge fan of 90s alternative bands like Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction, and others of that ilk. It amazes me how aggressive and raw mainstream rock was in that decade. Even the more pop-oriented bands just had this dirty, punk-inflected...
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    Phil Rudd from AC/DC Charged with Attempting to Arrange a Murder

    Insert "Dirty Deeds" joke here: BBC News - AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd on New Zealand murder plot charge Smh. That's all I have to say. Edit: A little more info in this one: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/10711053/Serious-charges-for-AC-DC-drummer-Phil-Rudd
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    The Degenerate Goregrind Thread

    I'm not too heavily in to goregrind by most standards. But I went through a phase when I was a teenager where I listened to a lot of this stuff. I was seeking out the absolute most extreme and disgusting form of metal imaginable, and I found it in Gore. It is underground music in the truest...
  10. Abaddon9112

    South Jersey/Philly area, looking for band or just casual jams

    So I'm a 22 year old guitarist and bassist. I live in Vineland, NJ and I'd like to find some other musicians to play with on a regular basis. I'm open to jam sessions for fun or more serious engagements, not really involved in anything at the moment. I'm interested in stoner/doom/psychedelic...
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    Tone/mix test, djenty metal with all basses, no guitars

    This is a little song I wrote as a sort of proof of concept for something I've been thinking of doing. I've wanted to record some stuff with all basses playing the parts the rhythm guitar would normally. And I've got the tones pretty much where I want them at this point, just some minor tweaking...
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    Why aren't there more passive "rail" humbuckers?

    Just got wondering something while looking at some pickups. Why don't more passive, full-size humbuckers utilize the rail design? It seems to make more sense in terms of creating a powerful and evenly distributed magnetic field. They're also compatible with pretty much all string spaces...
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    Fender Mustang Floor?

    Basically the Fender Mustang Floor has the models from the Mustang amp series in a Line 6 style floor board. Fender Mustang Floor Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal | Musician's Friend Retails for like $199 and seems to have most of the features you'd expect a good multi effects unit to have...
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    How would ridiculously low notes work on regular cabs?

    I've recently had a weird idea of setting up a 5 string bass in such a way that it will produce a more guitar-like tone, and essentially become an enormous 5 string baritone guitar. I think by replacing the bridge pickup with an 8 string pickup like an EMG or a Lace Deathbar, and by using...
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    Favorite childhood toys?

    I got thinking earlier about the kinds of toys I used to play with when I was a kid. I was obsessed with Star Wars, and I had dozens of the action figures. Even the really obscure ones like Momaw Nadon (the weird hammerhead guy from the cantina) and Grand Moff Tarkin. And I had all the little...
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    Any South Jersey/Philly musicians into stoner sludge?

    I'm trying to get a stoner sludge/doom metal group off the ground. I'm into stuff like Weedeater, Bongzilla, Electric Wizard, Sleep (mostly Dopesmoker), and Melvins. More the super fuzz-drenched and sludgy kind of stoner metal than the real retro-sounding stuff. I've played guitar and bass both...
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    Help me get more serious about music

    I told myself 2014 was going to be the year I get serious about music. I'm 22. I've been playing guitar and bass for 9 years and it is without a doubt the most important thing in the world to me. I've been in a few bands, but nothing real professional or serious. But I want to finally get a...
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    Line 6 POD 2.0

    The Line 6 Pod 2.0 has been in continuous production for close to 14 years now. It was once a very well regarded amp modeler used (in either its "bean" format or the rackmount Pod Pro) by some big name bands like Meshuggah and Fear Factory, among many others. It has become so obscure with the...
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    Did Line 6 just discontinue the Pod 2.0?

    I recently bought a Pod 2.0 and was going to write a review in the Gear Reviews section. I went to check some info on it and noticed that it disappeared from Musician's Friend's multi-effects, and on several other websites (zzounds, AMS, Best Buy) it is marked as no longer being available. Did...
  20. Abaddon9112

    Drop Eb death metal mix

    You know what to do :hbang: https://soundcloud.com/jabaddon9112/an-obscene-hatred-of-life Hardware: Ibanez RGD321 tuned Eb-Eb-Ab-Db-F-Bb Diezel modded Boss MT-2 used as an overdrive Rocktron Hush noise suppressor Line 6 POD 2.0 Software...


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