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  • Sometimes, I just Don't Know

    What the Hell I'm thinking :s

    I used this instrument on 2 cds. Almost exclusively.. I obtained it in 2006. I absolutely loved this guitar for 5+ yrs I guess and then suddenly decided I could find better.. So off to storage she went.  So,,,, lately in preparation for the great thinning of the herd I cracked open the HUGE diamond plated flight case it came in and within 30 seconds I was embarrassingly in "WTF was I thinking" mode.. I've played every instrument I own recently.. Evaluated each in a few different categories..

    What the hell was I thinking? :#

     This IS undoubtedly my #1..

  • Reverb.com

    Y'know? In a moment of obvious clarity I've decided to drop those two down the list of instruments to be sold

    THIS, is MY Les Paul

    I just can't bring myself to sell the other two Gibsons quite yet.  They very well may end up in my top 10 keepers..

  • New Pedal Day!! Nux MG 300

    Thanks Haff!!!!!!
  • COVID Vaccine on the way?

    I'm getting my (first?) shot tomorrow. Don't know if it'll be Pfizer or J&J.  Will let you guys know.
  • Top Ten Scorpions riffs


    Jabs makes a lot of mistakes live, yes. I remember being quite surprised in an old video from the Love at First Thing era were he was all over the place in one solo. I think at one point he was even in the wrong key. I was very surprised. 
    Another unpopular opinion: I saw them live only twice: on the Blackout tour in 1982, and much more recently, in 2012. On both occasions, I thought they were an underwhelming live band. Not bad, but not particularly exciting either. I wish I could have seen them with Uli, but I'm too young for that  =) 
    That time I saw them that I mentioned above, they were part of a triple bill. Dio with Doug Aldrich as openers, Deep Purple with Morse and Airey (His first tour with them if I am not mistaken), and the Scorps as the closing act. 

    Keep in mind, of those three, the Scorpions was the band I discovered first as a kid. I loved them, along with Priest and Maiden. A lil after that I discovered Dio and even later DP.

    Dio and DP wiped the floor with them. It wasn't even funny. I was totally geeking on the fact that I had seen RJD live (I was at my absolute highest as a fan back then) Aldrich was on fire that day. He had a couple of Cameron modded Marshalls (Jose Mod)  and he had glorious tone. And while I have always been of the opinion that Morse is totally wrong for Purple, he is a hell of a player, plus I got to see Paice live (one of , if not my ALL time favorite drummer) and Airey just hitting it out of the park.

    In comparison, Meine, Rudi and company appeared pretty lame. One of my friends, a singer, told me he was very surprised Klaus had such a nasal voice (seriously, you had never noticed?). I saw them a couple years later again, and they were better, but still, nothing extraordinary, the way other bands can be. 
  • New Pedal Day!! Nux MG 300

    Bought  a nice little toy a few days ago. It's a multi-fx pedal, with IR loading (which is a must for me) it's like $150 US, so it's dirt cheap, and it doesn't have a million things (but it's got every amp model and effect a normal guitar player will need) but the sound is great for the price!!! 
    I went straight ahead and loaded a a Celestion IR I really like and went for my typical 80s modded/boosted Marshall. I settled on a Friedman model. After playing with that I did a quick dial of more low gain, crunchy tone and an 80s clean with compression, chorus, delay and reverb. So far, so good. It's pretty easy to operate, especially with the PC app which looks like any other VST, the unit itself might be more uncomfortable with it's tiny screen and menu scrolling, but I've had no problem so far.
    Over the last years I've done a lot of cover gigs and showing up to the gig with a little unit that you can plug straight into the PA is wonderful, no hassle, no carrying heavy amps, for that application I really recomend units like these.
    Here's a pic and a quick video




  • Top Ten Scorpions riffs


    Jabs makes a lot of mistakes live, yes. I remember being quite surprised in an old video from the Love at First Thing era were he was all over the place in one solo. I think at one point he was even in the wrong key. I was very surprised. 
    Another unpopular opinion: I saw them live only twice: on the Blackout tour in 1982, and much more recently, in 2012. On both occasions, I thought they were an underwhelming live band. Not bad, but not particularly exciting either. I wish I could have seen them with Uli, but I'm too young for that  =) 
  • Reverb.com

    OMG! :o

    It sold and the buyer paid :o :o
  • Top Ten Scorpions riffs

    I can say this: The first time I saw the Scorps live, 20 or so years ago, he was definitely playing, at least at times. I could tell cause during the songs for which he was playing the leads (Still Loving You and Big City Nights) he stopped doing all the silly stuff, stood really still and actually grabbed his V a bit higher. He actually looked very awkward, like someone not used to playing lead, which I found odd cause even by that point he had probably played those parts 2 million times. I remember thinking "Not all Schenkers are created equal" LOL. 

    Andy G said:

    Some things just get done for expediency. In those days, studio time was money, and if Jabs was faster, that would save money. 
    That's a very good point and is quite feasible. Also, with Rudy being the principal songwriter and being on record as saying he's never been interested in becoming a great guitarist, I don't think he would have any ego issues in just handing over the recording to Matthias. 

    Regarding Rudy miming live... again - that might not be impossible. He's always running around, throwing shapes and doing crazy stuff on stage - usually with his mouth wide open and it's visually entertaining - there may well be an off stage guitarist at least doubling his parts (Tony Iommi and Michael Schenker often did it). It would be very unprofessional to be charging about like a madman and botching your guitar parts, so maybe he mimes... It's easier to do and harder to spot (and arguably less heinous) than if the lead guitarist was miming. Matthias charges around a lot (or at least he used to), but he often made mistakes - not that most of the audience would notice.
    This is true of course. I remember an old interview from producer Neil Kernon were he said that in the studio, everything goes. The end result is the only important thing. In Megadeth Mustaine would record most rhythm parts for the songs Friedman couldn't get the right groove, so they did it to save time, in their own words. 

    Jabs makes a lot of mistakes live, yes. I remember being quite surprised in an old video from the Love at First Thing era were he was all over the place in one solo. I think at one point he was even in the wrong key. I was very surprised. 
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    I have a problem with that if he's miming.If you can't play the guitar & run around then don't run around. It's the Scorpions for fuck sake, not the Spice Girls.