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JimmyPage1977

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  1. I read your articles and actually found them to point towards the Boeing Dreamliner as the better plane for the future..... thanks for posting. The pics of the factories was a ridiculous comparison, BTW! The Boeing Plant is every bit as spic and span as the Airbus plant. You might note that the wings were on the Boeing plane, whereas the Airbus pic was taken in a "pre-wing" assembly area. I prefer Boeing's plant...in Everett, Washington, USA.
  2. Really? Can you explain why you think that? I'm fascinated by your comment. Please enlighten me!
  3. Cool....Pilot!! Good to see that you are still rockin'!
  4. Kris was the wrong choice for the final. Gokey would have faired much better on the last two picks (from Simon Fuller and Kara's song). Adam proved to be far superior at song interpretation and vocal skill. Too bad that it's just a popularity vote.
  5. You sure are nosy...leave me alone and mind your own business... Just kidding!!
  6. Danny is not hip.... but he smoked everybody vocally tonight! Kris was his usual hip self, but the least competent vocalist. Adam is getting old fast! I find that when he sings in the middle of his range that it sounds great, but the lows and "very" highs sound like poop! Yeah he can hit high "z", but if there is no emotion or quality...who really cares? I hope that Gokey and Kris stay. Adam will have a fabulous career as a Broadway Showgirl!
  7. I would have been OK with Kris or Danny. Danny, because he did so poorly last night and Kris because he is not as good of a singer as the rest. I know, girls......he has a nice smile!
  8. Allison is gone!! America got it wrong!
  9. Well... I watched it again and Adam was OK, but even Slash told him to do the lower pitched ad-lib runs and they would sound better. He sticks out his tongue in a weird way, makes a god-awful Michael Jackson type noise when he inhales, phrases the passages like a robotic fairy and that Elvis lip thing....what's up with that? Soulless high notes with no concern for taste. Allison was really good...I missed it the first time, because I was occupied while I was hearing it. She had the best performance of the night for me. She had some great soulful runs and hit every note. 17 years old and she's that good? WOW! Gokey sang THE WRONG SONG.....period. What the heck was he thinking? The guy has the best voice in the competition and is trying to be Steven Tyler? Can't even remember the other guy's name, edited to add KRIS. If it wasn't for the 12 year-old girls voting for him, he would be long gone, just my opinion. The kid has an OK voice, but not near as good as the other three. His intonation is bad, no support, awkward stage presence with the guitar (with the exception of the time that he sat on a stool with the acoustic), absolutely NO ORIGINALITY....how is he still there? OK...my vote to go....the teenybopper boy! Kris... sayonara!
  10. Whole Lotta Love...not that bad... Allison does Janis..... just ok for me!
  11. I'm not an expert and I do not use Ouiji boards, but this is what I've gathered about using them. It is a device that opens up the spirit world to the user. The Ouiji board has no majick power, but is a token of invitation. Malicious spirits can use this connection to possess the user. It's use is kind of like an invitation for spirits to "connect" with the user, who might usually be protected by ignorance or disbelief. The theory is that using the Ouiji board is like inviting the spirit to inhabit the users soul. Pretty scary stuff.
  12. I would disagree with that study. A Maple Strat sounds a lot different than a Swamp Ash Strat and the shape is the same. A Korean "plywood Strat" has a different sound as well. I would agree that the figured maple top on a Les Paul contributes greatly to it's sound. Have you ever played different acoustic guitars made from different woods? Take Martin acoustics; they are all shaped the same, but the woods used give them different tonal characteristics. Why do players pay more for certain woods? How about paint? I can hear the differences.
  13. Because I forget more than I remember these days, I'll have to check my facts, but I seem to recall that he had two switches under his pick guard. I don't remember their functions, but I thought that they were coil taps. I could be wrong.... Edited to add: According to a reliable source it is #2 that has the two switches under the pick guard and they were installed AFTER Led Zeppelin in the early 80's. One is a series/parallel and one is a phase switch.
  14. I'm finding them for $450 US all day long, right around $500 US with a case. They don't seem to be giving you a break on your euros.
  15. WOW!! That seems expensive for that guitar... Hold on...I'll do some research.
  16. There are pedal steel and regular guitar leads in the song. More than one lead track, kids.
  17. The fact is that the Republican Party has moved Left. Bigger government, increased spending and Conservatives would NEVER bail out a private business (see General Motors). Specter is just another old fool....it won't get him re-elected.
  18. Getting a "Les Paul" sound and getting a "Jimmy Page" sound are two totally different things. Jimmy quite often uses a coil tap, which splits the humbucking pickups and essentially makes it a single coil. He can also run "out of phase" (reversing the direction that the coils run) which was an old Peter Green trick that gets him that "thin" bluesy tone. Pagey was really trying to get different tones out of his Les Paul. I disagree with the fellow that claimed that a Les Paul is only a rock guitar. It can be just as versatile as a Strat. They are both Solid Body electric guitars and, aside from pickup configuration, are quite similar. The things that make them different are the woods used and the electronics. The electronics can be changed very easily on both guitars, but to the tone freak (which I have become over the years) the wood is critical. I used my Les Pauls to get certain groups of tones and Strats, PRS Hollowbody, Ibanez, etc. to get what each is designed to get. If you get a Strat with a humbucker in the bridge position, you can get pretty close to a"Paul tone", but the mahogony body and maple top is what makes a Les Paul sound like it does. Whatever you do just have fun experimenting with what you can get out of each guitar that you own.
  19. Scales can be more interesting if you add some components to them. Play with a drum beat or a metronome. Start a C major scale at D, go d to d in the C major scale, it's become a D dorian, keep stepping up and learn your modes. Change your picking, hit each note twice, skip every other note, skip strings, play groups of four and step up.... Scales are an important link to discovering your own identity, but like the others have said not the only thing. Developing speed is not a terrible thing, it's a great thing. Competence is measured by accuracy, speed and content, but not necessarily in that order. Learning scales and modes, discovering the uses for them by integrating them into your playing is essential to becoming a competent guitarist. Jimmy Page is a great example of someone who knows his scales and modes. My advice is to not be fooled into not learning and practicing the academic side of music and the guitar...it's a foolish romantic idea that it just comes by playing indiscriminately, but you'll end up wasting years by not focusing on figuring out why the great guitarists that we look up to are great. Take lessons from a qualified teacher, it will speed up your learning process dramatically.
  20. Well said!! Great logic....I wish I had said it!
  21. You say that I have three posts straight without discussing the issue and then quote my opinion on the issue ( which is in my last post) and disagree with it, with yet another BAD COMPARISON. Protecting the public from irresponsible people's second hand smoke is not the same as making you protect yourself with a seatbelt when riding in a car. The facts are that it IS unhealthy to inhale second hand smoke...100% OF THE TIME. Riding in a car without a seatbelt is only unhealthy if the car crashes (and gambling only hurts if you lose). I still like the seatbelt law even though it's a pain in the rear to wear one. The fact is that it saves lives and so will the smoking ban in bars. The rare occurrence where not wearing a safety belt is so rare that it's beneath consideration. I had a high school friend get launched out of her front windshield and her family will testify that a secured seatbelt would have saved her. Here's the bottom line: Can you say that being exposed to second hand smoke is healthy? If not, can you say that it's all right to expose others to unhealthy situations? Just don't go there, right? The best places to see live music is a bar, why should non-smokers be required to breathe second hand smoke in order to enjoy the benefits of that establishment when the simple (and fair) solution to that issue is to have the smokers step outside to smoke? You certainly are touchy... I thought that I was being fairly pleasant.
  22. That is not true! The posts were designed to show you how your generalizations and poor comparisons are not convincing anyone that your opinion is right. If you made a valid comparison that could be taken seriously it might help your argument, but the fact is, you're wrong on this issue. It's perfectly fine to have an opinion, but in order to convince others to come over to your way of thinking you would have to use logical points. I understand that you don't want the government involved in private business, but like I said before... it is government's business to ensure public safety and that is what this ban is all about.
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