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Anyone in Dayton Ohio who does jam sessions or plays?

Hey I’m from Dayton and I was wondering if anyone knows where and or already does jam sessions and doesn’t mind me tagging with them I’m a pretty shy person and I’m also wanting to boost my confidence and people skills as well as have a fun time with some musicians that love music I can play a lot of styles of music but I’m strongest in funk and metal

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Guitar Best way to clean your fretboard?

Hey all, I haven't been active on this website for a while and I have a question that seemingly everyone around me has a different opinion on. It's really simple, I just need to learn how to clean my fretboard, but yet I've gotten all sorts of different answers and I want to make sure I take extra care of my guitar. The fretboards are very dirty, as I had stopped playing for a while due to personal circumstances. Over the hiatus the fretboards for my guitars are caked in oil and soot and I want to get them looking brand new again. I initially spent about an hour or so rubbing off some of the more obvious dirt with a guitar pick, as to not scratch the wood, but there is still a considerable amount of residue left over. I heard to use steel wool, or lemon oil to get it out, but I don't want to damage the guitar. The frets are also not as shiny anymore, any recommendations on how to properly clean and take care of my guitars?

Thanks for the help!
-Luke

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Putting a right foot forward

Hi Everyone, just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the support on my last post and for helping me to realise that my practicing was all over the place. I have tried to narrow my focus to the things that are my weakest areas and areas which I am most interested in and thats theory.

Besides 1st position of the major scale and the minor pentatonic my theory knowledge was practically non-existent, even down to the notes on each fret. Thats all changing.

I have recently been trying to learn theory in digestible chunks which I think was the biggest issue in my approach to theory.

I have managed to slowly start learning the fretboard and as stupid as it sounds came uo with the idea to use spinners to reel of a note and string to help with recall.

The other thing I started to work on were the major scale shapes. I already knew the first 2 however I have been able to get 5 out of the seven so far and I am currently working on getting more confident recalling any position in any key.

The end goal is to hopefully start doing more improv and composition as I have been more and more interested in jazz and players like Guthrie Govan and Plini. Currently my melodies sound like ass but ss always, one step at a time.

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Help working out a song by ear?

Honestly, this song might be a bit above my skill level, but I'm still trying it anyway. I'm having a bit of difficulty working out the chords being played along with figuring out the tuning the song is played in.

The band usually plays in Drop G# (7 string) and this song seems to be on clean guitar + acoustic mix. Are they using jazz voicings for this? Is it a four-note chord? Maybe someone can help shed some light for me.

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Raw material

Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing great!
Is there any source of raw material of A7X songs (like Almost Easy, etc.), Everything separated into different tracks/files? I would really like to learn mixing and mastering on A7X songs, but I don't want to use tools to separate guitars, vocals, etc. because it would really ruin the sound of everything. Thank you everyone!

Sam (Possessed Sinner)

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Guitar Help a dude with his first pedal setup?

Currently, I have a Schecter Omen Extreme-6 going into an Orange Crush 20 (not the RT version). The only accessory I have for the setup is an Orange footswitch to change between the amp's clean and dirty channels, and honestly, it stays on the dirty setting except when tuning.
I really want to get a noise gate to deal with the extra noise that comes with high gain. For that, I'm thinking the Donner Noise Killer would work. I'd also like to get a Digitech Drop to play in more tunings without extra setup or gear.
Two questions:
  1. All the videos I've seen suggest putting both those effects before distortion. If the amp is handling the distortion internally, that counts as coming after the effects, right? My logic is that it's guitar → pedal → pedal → amp (with distortion circuitry), but maybe I'm way off. Total noob here.
  2. Second, any recommendations for the pitch shifter? I know the Drop is good, but it isn't cheap. I'm not looking for an octave pedal, nor a vibrato-ish pedal—just semitones. I'll buy the Drop if that's really the best option, but if I can save money, obviously that's preferable.
Thanks in advance for the input!

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Learning songs by ear

Hello, so this is my first time asking for help so I’m sorry if this question is confusing but I’ve recently been trying to learn songs by ear (for the past few months) I’ve gotten a few songs down by humming the song then playing it but I feel like there’s a better way are there any tips on how to do it? I also don’t have perfect pitch so I don’t know how to get “the next best thing”
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Older guitars

Okay, so after I went and talked to my counselor cause I have pretty stressful situations at home, he informed me that his dad had played guitar but he had to connect a hose or something to the guitar and wait for it to like power up or something but every 15 minutes he would get electrocuted… If anyone has answer what kind of guitars were there back then 😅

From a Skull bat, to a Heritic in Blood.. Life is But a Dream.

Hello everyone, die hard fan since City Also been playing guitar for about that long.. I am absolutely baffled it took me this many Years to realize, Syn and Pops have there own site/class. Anyway. Glad to be here. Syns been my favorite Guitarist ever since I heard his Solo on "Bat Country". City of Evil immediately became my favorite album. After that was Nightmare. It also came out at the perfect time for me to really feel it. (listened to "Buried Alive" for 2 hrs. straight when my Father was Passing Away) I have had a ton of bad stuff happen in my life and some how they have always had a song to help me through.. Between Matts Powerful Vocals and Syns masterful Playing, I have always had a song for a moment. Just glad to share it with other fans alike.

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Backing track for Little Piece Of Heaven?

So, me and my friend are playing Little Piece Of Heaven at our last day of school on guitar I play lead and he plays rythm, but i went on youtube and i couldn't find any good backing tracks that dont have horrible sound quality, is homemade or is for guitars. does anyone know of a backing track for it for guitars? its on tuesday/20.06.23
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Greetings Synners from across the globe, I have a question. If there are other tones from other bands that could be replicated, feel free to comment

Greetings Synners.

I have this AMP and a guiter. esp guitar (EMG pickups) I am not here to flex. I am only here to ask a question. What would be an appropriate tone to use if I were to replicate the Avenged sound of well, you know who. If there are any suggestions please let me know in the comments section down below. This setup is all I have at the moment. I recommend telling me the settings using the template below

template:

Gain: 1-10
High: 1-10
Mid: 1-10
Low: 1-10

I look forward to hearing some of your responses that could potentially help me create this Avenged tone.
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So, Im thinking about buying a synyster standard.

as the title says, im thinking about buying a standard, its a used 2012 but its a really good deal, little over 430 dollars with a case awell. But i dont like the fretboard cause its rosewood i think and i prefer the look of the ebony fretboards and it has the hb108 detonators instead of the invaders and im not sure if theres that much of a difference, and also its got a floyd rose special which i think all standards do and ive watched some reviews and looked around and it seems alot of people dont like them cause after a while they get bad from wear and tear and ive heard that the whammy bar gets loose eventually. but ive also seen some few good reviews so im really not sure if i should wait and see if i can find a custom/custom s, i kind of want a sustaniac cause im a really big fan of so far away and i would love to be able to learn the solo. any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

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