Guitar Store chops

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  1. sm49341

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    Do you practice any specific lines just for a guitar store, so when you grab one and play you have something super cool to play? Sometimes, Yes I do...:cool:
     
  2. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's

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    I've often wondered about that!
     
  3. RxFunk

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    Yep, I've always wondered if other people did it too.
     
  4. LazyGecko

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    I'm guilty of that. It's funny when people try to show off lines they HAVEN'T practiced or can even play at all xD
     
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  6. Chainsaw Willie

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    Oh yeah, I've got parts of Smoke On The Water, Stairway to Heaven, and Seven Nation Army, down perfect. I can repeat 'em for hours, and really loud too. Perhaps you've seen me.
     
  7. OEW3

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    Hey! Yes I have seen you...every single time I go to a guitar shop. Every time dammit. I hate you! ;)
     
  8. Stick_Player

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    If it were one's only gig... I guess they better.

    :D:D:D
     
  9. sm49341

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    I ask this Cruz I was in a store today. Its so easy on a regular guita
    R to play interesting and cool stuff. On bass I find it a little more challenging to be interrrsting. If or truly seeing if a bass fits your needs, you can't just hammer out some pentatonic boxy funk riff, or slap it the whole time. You need to play real stuff too, which can be a little lame at times. I might play marleys Stir it Up. aeroplave by rhcp, or other flea stuff. But I gotta check that country sound to. I always notice if I play the simple line of 'On Broadway'. People often times start singing it.
     
  10. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN" Supporting Member

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    on broadway?!!!:(
     
  11. ghostfather

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    I sort of freeze up when I try out gear at a guitar store. It is so weird. More comfortable in front of an audience than in a guitar store. So weird.
     
  12. Itzayana

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    This is only cool if it is non-stop slapping.
     
  13. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

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    I do my best Adam Clayton lines…

    GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

    The chicks dig it, then I whip out my best "Duff majik",

    GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

    works every time, then I get about 6 effects boxes, turn them all on at the same time and throw a curve…

    GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG……G

    It's awesome.
     
  14. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much Supporting Member

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    I play stuff that I'd actually play on stage. It's not likely to impress anyone else in the store but I'll know whether it's the right bass for me.
     
  15. Itzayana

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    I was checking out your riffs and they are like way super cool man.
    I know the D and G riff. My bass has those strings too. I also have E and A strings, but I don't have a C string. How do you get that sound?
     
  16. Mike in Chicago

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    A pick and straight downstrokes. No up / down method for me.
     
  17. Itzayana

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    I use only straight downstrokes too. The up strokes don't sound good. Not enough power.
    What kind of pick do you use?
    I use my old lucky 50cent piece. It's not all bendy like some other stuff I've tried. Definitely gets the power metal sound I like.
     
  18. charliefreak

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    I usually like to pop in at guitar stores and test equipment either with songs I'm actually playing, a solo I'm working on, or just anything that covers the full range of the instrument. Then I scoop out the mids and do the same thing with my thumb!
     
  19. ShonenCello

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    As soon as others hear me playing the non flashy stuff I always play, they ignore me and this is fine with me.

    When I want an audience I'll get in front of one.
     
  20. edencab

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    hah! I do ......Hamp's Hump - Lou Donaldson, A New Day Yesterday - Jethro Tull, Mr Big Stuff - Jean Knight, I'll Take You There - Staple Singers, Sun King - Beatles

    let's get a list of what people jam to in the store!
     
  21. kikstand454

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    I will typically play " soul to squeeze" first....because it uses alot of the fretboard and every string. If the bass feels/ sounds good after a verse/ chorus then I freeze up and don't know what to do. Lol. I'm not a flashy player.....so showstoppers won't try out the bass for me. Sometimes I play " what is and what should never be"........ one time a guy playing guitar across the way started jamming with me on that. That was pretty cool.
    We needed a singer.
    lol.
     

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