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Grey wrote:the thing i've been listening to most over the past couple months is "good kid m.A.A.d city" by kendrick lamar
this is legitimately one of the most masterfully crafted rap albums i have heard in fucking years
i read a review that summed it up perfectly in that it combines "straight-forward rap thrills" with amazingly poignant lyricism and beautiful artistry.
i hardly ever listen to a track from this album, i typically just listen to the whole album from start to finish.
Yoshi wrote:Well this is perfect. Grey, as someone who has not really found rap he likes apart from stupid things like "Because I Got High" or BoB's "Magic" what are good starter albums? I don't care for "thug lyfe" styled stuff. I am going to look into the album you are talking about because you've piqued my interest.
Yoshi wrote:In guitar news, does anyone have any experience with the G&L Ascari GTS or Fiorano GTS? On paper they seem to be perfect fits for me. Set neck, humbucker, push/pull, Gibson scale (Ascari), and so on. Unfortunately the nearest place that stocks them is a state away
Yoshi wrote: So I asked some friends to buy and learn/jam with me so we'd all feel motivated to actually play. The only friend that was really gung-ho was interested in bass. Well, you can't really have two bassists and no drummers or guitarists (We are not SMV!) so I decided to pick up guitar instead.
Grey wrote:Words of advice
Havoc751 wrote:I haven't had any experiences with that specific brand, I'm sorry to say. If you're looking to try one out, I know Guitar Center has them online. I don't know if they have them in a store near you, or even if there's a guitar center near you. But I thought I'd let you know. You could also try a few local pawn shops, who know you might just find one there.
Havoc751 wrote:By the way, what kind of amp(s) do you have, if any? I have a Fender Frontman 15G for my guitar, and a Peavey Max126 for my bass guitar.
Havoc751 wrote:So do you have a drummer and/or singer yet? The drummer can sometimes be the hardest one to find, trust me I know.
Also, alt. rock is a good way to go. However, a lot of people I know prefer to play pop-punk and hardcore pop-punk.
Tuor wrote:I was gonna say "So you mean...punk?"
Yoshi wrote:I'm running a Vox Pathfinder 10. I picked it for it's cleans. It has the nicest cleans of any practice (10W-ish) amp I tried. Unfortunately trying to play with anything above 1 degree of gain or overdrive sounds terrible. So I'm looking to do two things. First, buy a fuzz (Probably a Big Muff) cause, hey it's a fuzz and I play a lot of 90s stuff. Second is replace my amp when I have money. I'm eying either a Vox AC15 or Blackstar HT Club 40 or something along those lines. Then I'll probably grab a better guitar. But my guitars are pretty fine right now.
Havoc751 wrote:As far as an amp goes, I would recommend a Fender Frontman like I have. It's relativity cheap, but you get a lot for your money, at least as a good starter amp. But I've never tried using it at high volume, because I have neighbors. I've also tried a few Line 6 amps before, and they're pretty good.
90s stuff is the best way to start, just because it's all power cords, and also very simply. The first song I learned to play was Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. You should try learning Holaday by Green Day, and All The Small Thing by Blink182.
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