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2013-07-31 09:11:45 AM
Violin players yawn, what's so hard about a lack of frets?
 
2013-07-31 09:28:38 AM
That was sick, but, alas, no chords
 
2013-07-31 09:54:51 AM
What's with the metal neck? It that normal for fretless guitars, or is it a style thing?
 
2013-07-31 10:00:34 AM
Up that was cool all right, but does anyone else get tired of hearing some guy endlessly wank over a blues riff?
 
2013-07-31 10:10:46 AM

mysticcat: That was sick, but, alas, no chords


Yeah this, was hoping he would throw some in just to see how tough it was to get the intonation just right.
 
2013-07-31 10:17:51 AM

HoboCop: mysticcat: That was sick, but, alas, no chords

Yeah this, was hoping he would throw some in just to see how tough it was to get the intonation just right.


Yep
 
2013-07-31 10:18:48 AM

unitednihilists: Up that was cool all right, but does anyone else get tired of hearing some guy endlessly wank over a blues riff?



After hearing that stuff for 40 years straight, yes.
 
2013-07-31 10:25:41 AM

unitednihilists: Up that was cool all right, but does anyone else get tired of hearing some guy endlessly wank over a blues riff?


It was like a chocolate chip cookie with too few chips.  Sure, all the ingredients are tasty but I don't want to wait 30 seconds for the next real treat.  In this case, I'm referring to when he was exploiting the fretless aspect of the guitar for glissandos and "bends" as opposed to sweeps and arpeggios.  And I say this as someone that has gone to an "all fretless" showcase show a few years back and saw the really innovative (and downright crazy) sounds that dudes (only dudes, of course :-| ) get out of these guitars.

Also: when it is just two electric guitars, please stick to soft overdrive and not cranked-stack distortion.  The jam got a lot more tolerable when the rhythm player clicked his Metal Zone off.
 
2013-07-31 10:32:31 AM
Really makes a great sound.  Wouldn't be THAT difficult to play, assuming he's got markings on the side of the neck.  Certain chords would make it a bit more difficult.
 
2013-07-31 10:53:54 AM
I'm probably a bit biased given I've been playing music for a long, long time, but it isn't that hard to get used to a lack of frets.  Most of it is just muscle memory, no different than a beginning violinist develops.

Either way, the guy is still kickass.
 
2013-07-31 11:21:29 AM
Guthrie Govan is legit.
 
2013-07-31 11:22:25 AM
Lies.  the whole neck is a fret.
 
2013-07-31 11:28:50 AM
Cool innovation to a guitar neck, especially with the metal backing, but the sideman's guitar backup was grating as hell.
 
2013-07-31 11:32:40 AM

factoryconnection: unitednihilists: Up that was cool all right, but does anyone else get tired of hearing some guy endlessly wank over a blues riff?

It was like a chocolate chip cookie with too few chips.  Sure, all the ingredients are tasty but I don't want to wait 30 seconds for the next real treat.  In this case, I'm referring to when he was exploiting the fretless aspect of the guitar for glissandos and "bends" as opposed to sweeps and arpeggios.  And I say this as someone that has gone to an "all fretless" showcase show a few years back and saw the really innovative (and downright crazy) sounds that dudes (only dudes, of course :-| ) get out of these guitars.

Also: when it is just two electric guitars, please stick to soft overdrive and not cranked-stack distortion.  The jam got a lot more tolerable when the rhythm player clicked his Metal Zone off.


Ha! Metal zone... You'd think if you spent that much time learning technique you'd take five minutes and figure out how to make the thing sound good. There does exist something called the midrange. Good things happen in there.
 
2013-07-31 12:28:48 PM
done in one.
 
2013-07-31 12:41:14 PM
For a while it sounded like they were playing two different songs..
 
2013-07-31 12:58:44 PM
Yikes.

Those bozos should be flogged for the wretched tone.

Vigier is supposed to be good guitars/basses.

The left guitarist was all over the place. Less is MORE.
 
2013-07-31 01:18:39 PM
Did someone say Fretless
 
2013-07-31 01:33:16 PM
Didn't we watch this on the bottom of the link page?
 
2013-07-31 01:50:01 PM
The guy is good, but I was hoping for more of what makes a fretless guitar sound unique.  There was too much typical guitar wankery, not enough "hey, that sounds different".
 
2013-07-31 02:33:21 PM
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Begin Level 2!
 
2013-07-31 05:23:56 PM

HoboCop: mysticcat: That was sick, but, alas, no chords

Yeah this, was hoping he would throw some in just to see how tough it was to get the intonation just right.


Yeah, that was totally awesome, but it wasn't awesome enough so I can't fap to this.

/Am I doing it right?
 
2013-07-31 05:24:36 PM

unitednihilists: Up that was cool all right, but does anyone else get tired of hearing some guy endlessly wank over a blues riff?


Jealous much?
 
2013-07-31 07:22:09 PM
Done in one.

Go listen to a first-rank violinist, who does this endlessly-shifting constantly, playing lots of impeccably-tuned double-, triple-, and quadruple stops (i.e., 2/3/4-string "chords"), and DOESN'T LOOK AT HIS/HER HANDS.

The bar set by bowed/orchestral strings is a very high one; I don't think this plectrum player, with or without frets, comes at all close to that as a technical/artistic achievement.

/working guitar-mando-banjo player; former 'cellist
 
2013-07-31 09:28:09 PM

GrizzledVeteran: /working guitar-mando-banjo player; former 'cellist


In sales or marketing?
 
2013-07-31 10:12:28 PM
+1,  notsosilentbob--you gave me a knowing laugh. Since you asked, daytime gig is college teaching; this is the "weekend" jobbing that I started back in grad school, supplementing my salary by never-more-than 15%.

Making a _full_ time living as a gigging guitarist is, for most any player, a dream.
 
2013-07-31 10:14:09 PM
Also known as the bowless 6 string fiddle.
 
2013-07-31 11:10:19 PM
Trombones and violins. How the fark do they work?
 
2013-07-31 11:53:16 PM
Oh come on. That was terrible, painful to listen to. The dude playing "rhythm" was pretty mediocre (and off beat) and the noodler wasn't making any attempt to play something that might sound even decent with the other dude.
 
2013-07-31 11:53:43 PM
I wonder if you could pop off that metal plate and have a fretted guitar with slightly higher action.
 
2013-08-01 07:32:14 AM

NashMcNash: Really makes a great sound.  Wouldn't be THAT difficult to play, assuming he's got markings on the side of the neck.  Certain chords would make it a bit more difficult.


I've never played a fretless - is this a thing, or is it really without any markings at all?
 
2013-08-01 10:52:44 AM

Even With A Chainsaw: NashMcNash: Really makes a great sound.  Wouldn't be THAT difficult to play, assuming he's got markings on the side of the neck.  Certain chords would make it a bit more difficult.

I've never played a fretless - is this a thing, or is it really without any markings at all?



It's a thing.  I've only ever seen one that didn't have any markings.
 
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