The Water Cooler: Now a chain

The Water Cooler: Now a chain

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  1. maglev
    maglev
    I used to listen to hip hop when I was black.
  2. Jack Pschitt
    Jack Pschitt
    Then you bleached your skin. I warned you, Mikey, don't say I didn't.
  3. Hunter Blade
    Hunter Blade
    No, he fell into a vat of white paint.
  4. TheMissingno.
    TheMissingno.
    At least he didn't fall into a 55 gallon drum containing a mixture of turpentine, acetone and benzene otherwise known as "Dip".
  5. Jack Pschitt
    Jack Pschitt
    Hey, guys, this is a question I've been curious about and I figured since it's a pretty dumb question I'd dump it here.

    This question goes out to those of us who have electric guitars: what does your guitar sound like?

    I like making comparisons and sorting things into categories, so this is totally the kind of question I'd ask. See, the unique sound of a guitar depends on many things, such as your type of strings, your make of amp, the shape and make of your guitar, your type and make of pick-ups, and the list goes on and on, but for some reason or other people sorta meld their own sound that they feel comfortable with. I love all the different timbres an electric guitar can take on. So I just want you guitar owners out there to aliken the unique sound of your guitar to a certain band, and point out the details that your guitar and those guitars share. Explain why you chose that sound as a comparison over any other.

    Myself, I have an off-brand Stratocaster copy and I couldn't tell you anything about what I have in the way of strings but I'll have to pick out strings for myself some day and then I will have the scoop. If I had to compare its sound to that of a band y'all may know, I'd have to go with Deftones. Their guitars, ignoring the effects they apply to it sometimes (nu-metal bands will be nu-metal bands), are fairly low, but they also sound very gravelly and fuzzy as well as a bit trill despite its low pitch, which is how my guitar also sounds. If I played this song on my guitar, it would sound basically the same. However, this comparison of mine is really a toss-up between Deftones and Isis, and in many ways my guitar sounds more like Isis than Deftones. Just listen to the Deftones song, then this Isis song, and you'll have a good idea of what my guitar sounds like.

    Dorkgasm over, now it's up to you guys to humor me. Or not. Maybe you don't wonder these things like I do.
  6. Caprizant
    Caprizant
    You know that one 90's band you listen to who play guitar so horrible that it sounds half-good, and the amplification is too high and the sound is all buzzy and the riffs don't make sense at all, but occasionally they make one really beautiful and crisp and clean line that just sort of sticks in your head forever and it's the greatest thing you've ever heard?

    That's what my guitar sounds like. :I

    unless im messin around with different ways to play it
  7. Jack Pschitt
    Jack Pschitt
    Quote Originally Posted by Caprizant
    You know that one 90's band you listen to who play guitar so horrible that it sounds half-good, and the amplification is too high and the sound is all buzzy and the riffs don't make sense at all, but occasionally they make one really beautiful and crisp and clean line that just sort of sticks in your head forever and it's the greatest thing you've ever heard?

    That's what my guitar sounds like. :I
    Your guitar sounds like Phish?
  8. Pyradox
    Pyradox
    My guitar, as your standard Bullet Strat, sounds like pretty much anything you'd hear out of Deep Purple or Rainbow. I have exactly no idea how I'd explain it further.
  9. Jack Pschitt
    Jack Pschitt
    Quote Originally Posted by Taliesyn
    My guitar, as your standard Bullet Strat, sounds like pretty much anything you'd hear out of Deep Purple or Rainbow. I have exactly no idea how I'd explain it further.
    You've always had such a way with words. :P

    You know, I just remembered that members of both bands my guitar sounds like (Deftones and Isis) have come together to form a band called Palms that releases a self-titled album later this year. I bet my guitar's going to sound like theirs to a T. xD
  10. TheMissingno.
    TheMissingno.
    I have 3 electric guitars and each of them has a wide range of sounds depending on how I set the knobs and whatnot. I have an Ibanez Toneblaster amp and it has a great clean sound and a very nice crunch. I rarely use the distortion because the crunch gives me a much more satisfying sound and I don't like super large amounts of distortion.

    I have a Strat, which I modified so I can use any pickup combination that I want. I can get some good sounds out of that. I also have an Epiphone Les Paul and an Epiphone Dot (ES-335 ripoff). So yeah, I have a lot of sounds to choose from and I use different ones all the time depending on how I'm feeling.
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