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15 April 2017
Dark Overlord
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Anything I set my mind to, I currently own a left handed Fender Stratocaster, a left handed Epiphone acoustic, a left handed Ibanez Mikro Bass, 2 lefty conversions I plan on selling soon, a drum set built from 2 different drum sets, a digital keyboard, a tambourine, and a cowbell, as well as a microphone and a Marshall solid state amp so I can plug my guitar in, here are my settings for my Strat by the way.


On the guitar:

Knobs all rolled up to the max, such as the Bb5 during the end of the opera part of Bohemian Rhapsody

Bridge pickup

On the amp:

Gain 8

Bass 2

Mid 5

Treble 10

Reverb 50 on side B

Volume 25 or 50

Master 25, 50, or 100

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15 April 2017
Here, there and everywhere
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@Dark Overlord 

Haha, very detailed!

You should make a cover, at least with GarageBand (if you have an iOS device)

Kurt Cobain didn't die to be a cute t-shirt on Forever 21.

15 April 2017
sir walter raleigh
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@Dark Overlord do you always keep your strat settings the same and change tone through your amp?

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

15 April 2017
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I’ve played piano by ear for a number of years but I recently discovered it sounds better if I use my fingers.

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15 April 2017
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@Dark Overlord said
Anything I set my mind to 

Some might consider that statement audacious to the point of boastfulness. I approve. Anyone can play anything they set their minds to. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

As for myself, I still play guitar, a bit of bass, not much ukulele, almost no piano, and copious air-drums… and sometimes, as Johnny said, I play the fool. john-lennon-salute_gif

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15 April 2017
Dark Overlord
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sir walter raleigh said
@Dark Overlord do you always keep your strat settings the same and change tone through your amp?  

I keep both the same for the most part, although since there are channel switching options on my amp, I often switch between clean and distortion depending on whether or not the song needs a clean or distorted sound or for some songs, such as Taxman or I Want It All by Queen, I switch mid song. Also, my amp has built in effects, so I can use chorus for Something and delay for Brighton Rock by Queen.

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17 April 2017
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I play piano and bass the best out of all the instruments I play. I’ve dabbled with a large amount of other instruments, including the guitar, harmonica, lap harp, ukulele, flute, recorder, violin, accordion, and a few different types of drum. I have a lot of trouble playing instruments like the harmonica/flute/recorder now because of my breathing issues, but sometimes I still mess around with them for fun. I love trying new instruments even if I won’t play them very often.

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Mr Leslie T McDonald Says:
My first guitar was a ’53 Fender Strat but I started playing Gretsch guitars while learning songs by Chet Atkins. When the Beatles, George Harrison , had a Country Gentleman, I switched to an Orange, Chet Atkins 6120. This was in 1963. I was on the road with Johnny and the Hurricanes and recorded using the Orange Gretsch 6120. After retiring, I have seen similar Gretsch and Fender bandmaster amps in several collections of great performers. Lennon, Del Shannon, Chochran and Setzer. Seems to me I started an Orange Gretsch 6120 trend in early rock.
I traded my Orange Gretsch 6120 for a Gibson Firebrand 335, in the early ’70s and looked for my Orange Gretsch owner for 20 years.

Finally, the owner found me and we’ve been proud to be a part of the Chet Atkins, Orange Gretsch 6120 history.Lennon Les Gretsch GuitarImage Enlarger

Orange Gretsch

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