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« Reply #60 on: December 19, 2005, 10:40:11 AM »
i cant see how that makes it worse, stil amazing to listen to
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« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2005, 05:17:18 PM »
The Miracle Man Pickups sound amazing, I like how the guitar sounds like it is almost out of control.

I wish I new why this pickup is technicaly acting this way.  (componant wise)  .

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« Reply #62 on: December 21, 2005, 08:24:26 PM »
I'm afraid that's probably just the way I played it :lol: !!Glad you like the tone though..............component wise there's nothing revolutionary going on other than heavy scatterwinding and the result of winding literally 100s of prototypes before settling on the final wind for the Miracle Man.
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« Reply #63 on: December 24, 2005, 10:55:52 PM »
ive been trying to imitate this song(if its ok wiv ya tim). the first guitar that starts playing the first riff, how do i play the end bit of that riff? after the normal part where it has the high chord and high harmonic?
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« Reply #64 on: December 27, 2005, 08:44:19 AM »
The sliding chord section?Just dig in and split the harmonics on the middle two strings of the chord.
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« Reply #65 on: March 21, 2006, 04:57:06 PM »
heard a zakk lick in that solo, great sounding demo though.

not trying to say theres anything against using other peoples licks or being sarcy or funnny etc.

I've got a MM in the bridge of my strat now, use to have a VHII but thats been moved to me dads les paul..

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« Reply #66 on: March 21, 2006, 06:52:56 PM »
Zakk lick :lol: I should hope so, it was all pentatonic!
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« Reply #67 on: May 23, 2006, 02:25:24 AM »
Quote from: Erlend_G
Is it just me, or does the MM sound very fuzzy?

 :roll:


It's a loud ceramic, what do you expect? PAF articulation?
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« Reply #68 on: May 23, 2006, 02:26:04 AM »
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Just you Erland-I gig this one weekly and fuzzy is one thing it is not, it's tight as a nut!

Nah Tim, I think he's just used to PAFs or something else. ;)
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« Reply #69 on: May 30, 2006, 11:05:43 AM »
Yo tim, just heard yer clip, i like  :D Very Mr. Wylde, well done mate!

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« Reply #70 on: June 12, 2006, 04:25:39 AM »
Wow, this is an amazing clip - your lead guitar playing is phenomenal.

I'm a fairly amateurish lead guitarist from the old-school blues-rock school of playing - I have expression, emotion and decent composition skills, but severely limited chops. I've been trying to expand my influences, and your clip has revived my interest in Zakk Wylde and heavy metal guitar - thanks.

Could you offer any advice for a budding guitar player looking to explore this style of lead guitar? Also, do you have any recommendations in terms of music to listen to or online resources/tips/lessons etc?

With your solo stuff in the clip, is that pure alternate picking? I read online somewhere that Zakk primarily uses alternate picking, whereas I'm more of a mixed player with a fair bit of legato stuff. I'm sort of from the Clapton-Bluesbreaker-style school of playing and struggle to understand (let alone play!) the incredibly fast lead stuff as in your clip. I mean, how do you hold your pick? How did you learn to play like that (hours and hours of practice, surely, but practicing what)? Which scales and modes do you primarily use in your playing? How do you get those wonderful Zakk-style pinch harmonics with the vibrato (my style of music hasn't really called for me to ever learn pinch harmonics)?

Anything you could offer would be much appreciated. Comments and input from other forum members is also more than welcome.

Again, incredible playing - thanks for sharing. Also, BKP are the best - I bought a calibrated set of Mules a few months ago and they just sound incredible - precisely what I was looking for. I gave them a glowing review on Harmony Central and have been raving to all my musician friends here in New Zealand about BKP - it's the least I can do in return for such a great contribution to my tone.

As an aside, what speakers are in that 2x12 cab? It sounds brilliant. I play a Marshall Silver Jubilee 2554 1x12 combo, and though I love the tone of the amp, I've been irked recently by the harsh/shrill sound of the sole G12 Vintage 30 speaker in the amp - after about fifteen minutes of playing, my ears get a bit fatigued. I was set on doing the whole 4x12 half-stack thing, but after a lot of consideration, I think a 2x12 might be more sensible - less weight/bulk, and from the sounds of these clips, no sacrifice in tone. I want to tone down the highs a little - I've heard good things about the combination of a G12H30 (70th Anniversary) and Vintage 30 in a 2x12. Don't get me wrong, I love the V30's mids and tight bottom - however, some of my favorite tones are those of 60's and 70's classic rock, and the G12H30s' combination of Greenback and Vintage 30 characteristics sounds like it might be perfect for me. Can you or anyone else offer any advice?

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« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2006, 09:16:38 AM »
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Could you offer any advice for a budding guitar player looking to explore this style of lead guitar? Also, do you have any recommendations in terms of music to listen to or online resources/tips/lessons etc?

With your solo stuff in the clip, is that pure alternate picking? I read online somewhere that Zakk primarily uses alternate picking, whereas I'm more of a mixed player with a fair bit of legato stuff. I'm sort of from the Clapton-Bluesbreaker-style school of playing and struggle to understand (let alone play!) the incredibly fast lead stuff as in your clip. I mean, how do you hold your pick? How did you learn to play like that (hours and hours of practice, surely, but practicing what)? Which scales and modes do you primarily use in your playing? How do you get those wonderful Zakk-style pinch harmonics with the vibrato (my style of music hasn't really called for me to ever learn pinch harmonics)?


Listen and play......................eat up as much as you can of whatever it is you're aspiring to and play until your fingers drop off.Don't just play on your own either, mix with the best players you can find, get into jams, into bands, always set your targets way above your exisiting limits and don't just practice what you know.
As for lessons and online resources.........I've always muddled along without, prefering to get what I can from listening and playing with others but there's a wealth of good stuff out there.One of the BKP users Chris Broderick has a tutorial website you can sign up too, he's an awesome player and extremely well respected tutor too. Not sure of the web address but I'm sure it'll pop up on google.

Alternate picking-in that clip pretty much although there's a bit of legato in there too.
Pick-thumb and first finger, kind of hard to describe without seeing it but pretty normally I think.Splitting harmonics is just digging in with both the pick and side of yourthumb.........I first heard John Sykes doing it back in the '80s and have been doing it ever since.
Scales............in this clip it's all pentatonics ala Zakk.
Tim
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« Reply #72 on: July 06, 2006, 10:34:04 AM »
Good bit of 80's Thin Lizzy eh Tim? :)

Hey I've found some good resources on the net throughout my learning, Although some of the best stuff I used half a decade or so ago isnt on the net anymore , shame really because i swear it's all been dumbed down.

www.chopsfromhell.com
^^ Is full of technique based stuff, and I must admit this site was responsible for my obession with Technique a few years ago.

But getting a good tutor never hurts.

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« Reply #73 on: May 13, 2008, 10:42:34 PM »
I bought a used cold sweat off of ebay a few weeks ago and it rocks!

I just ordered a set of chrome covered MM's from this site and looking forward to installing it into my Les Paul.

Great sound clip!

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« Reply #74 on: December 11, 2008, 03:37:40 PM »
hey Tim
great job and those harmonics are bad ass man!!  :D