Crawmerax the Invincible v Roland the Soldier [Heavy Gunner] – Playthrough 2

Made a huge oversight… wasn’t collecting elemental variants of my gear, so I was screwed in Playthrough 2. Playthrough 1’s Crawmerax wasn’t so tough since …

Downloadable sheet music: Roland – Heavy

Roland TD-9 V-Drums Heavy Metal Drum Solo

Visit for the best drum solo videos. Heavy metal drum solo on Roland TD-9 V-Drums, mistakes and all. Timing isn’t perfect, but it was on…

What is a good keyboard for heavy metal? I want to get into metal keyboarding. What model, brand, features would suit heavy metal the best?

Downloadable sheet music: Roland – Heavy

Hi, your best best would be either a Korg MS2000 or a Roland JP8000. These will offer you some seriously PHAT synth sounds that will cut through a Metal mix. They will also sound superb being played in unison with your bass player.

Why are there more blonde people in Wimbledon than in Roland Garros? Although both tournaments are attended by mostly white people, there seems to be more blonde audience in Wimbledon than in Roland Garros. Why is this, given both host countries are almost the same?global trotter:If the British are Anglo-Saxons, then the French are Franks and Burgundians, also of Germanic origin. If the British are mixed with Normans, so the French. One realizes both countries are pretty much the same.
British are Anglo-Saxons, of Germanic origin, fairer than the French. That’s why you see more blonds or light brown haired spectators.

Actually a lot of both the French and British populus are descended from nomadic Germanic/Celtic tribes. But in Britain there’s a much greater Scandinavian (Vikings/Normans) influence in the gene pool because in the distant past Britain had heavy Viking/Norman activity as for centuries there had been Norsemen raiding and settling the isle. This is also true with the French but to a much lesser extent.

Can you help me build the bare essential guitar rig? I am immensely enjoying an Epiphone Les Paul for making sounds in the classic rock and heavy metal genres. I currently use a Vox Valvetronix 40W to model lots of different amps and effects but am looking for a more “real” experience. So – let’s say I have $1,000-1,500 to spend. I want an amp suitable for the garage and at least six effects pedals you would consider absolute essentials – what should I buy?
To begin, let me say that for the best amp experience, you want a tube amp. You will not have the respect of true musicians in any guitar utilizing genre if you’re using solid state. That’s just fact. I’d say find a high quality tube amp, maybe a peavey half-stack? In addition, you could look into getting a multi effects pedal, one that has 3 or 4 small foot “buttons” that can programmed, offering you HUNDREDS of sounds, for minimal cost. So in summary:-Small tube amp-Effects processor or pedal. P.S single pedals are just obsolete. Touring musicians use effects processors ad large footboards Check sam ash, guitar center, or whatever music outlet you choose!I Wish you the best in you musical endeavors!

“Pedals are obsolete”? That is the silliest remark I’ve ever heard. If you want to buy a $1000 plus tube amp then you just need to go try some. Everyone has their own opinions on amps and they most likely won’t be the same as yours. You know who the big players are in the tube amp market I’m sure, Marshall, Fender, VOX, Mesa, etc. Just go play as many as possible. That is the only answer. I don’t see any pedal as being essential if you have a good tube amp. I cannot play without reverb but most tube amps have reverb. I will use a little chorus and delay on my leads but that is not essential to me, just nice to have.

You already have what you need except for maybe ONE good effects pedal that contains all the right sounds for your amp. Zoom or Vox is a good name in pedals. if you want to be louder then just plug into the PA or mike into the PA.

First off, don’t listen to mattsamarimba, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Going to Berklee doesn’t automatically make someone an expert. There are plenty of players out there that use solid state amps and get all the respect they deserve from their peers. Example 1: For most of his career, Dimebag Darrel used solid state amps, and I don’t see him not being respected. Example 2: A lot of jazz guitarists still swear by the Roland JC-120, which is a solid state amp. For classic rock and metal, you probably do want a tube amp. The Peavey Valve King is an economically priced tube amp that comes in half-stack form (a separate head and a cabinet with 4 speakers). It’s currently priced at 899.99 through Musician’s Friend. Second, single effects pedals are NOT obsolete. There are plenty of touring musicians out there who have pedalboards loaded with.single effects pedals. There are certain pedals, like the Ibanez Tube Screamer or the Pro Co Rat that just can’t be duplicated perfectly because of the nature of the circuitry in them. Digital effects just can’t perfectly replicate the almost random nature of vintage analog circuits. Nothing is really “essential”, but I would go with a selection of the classics. The Valve King has distortion that will be suitable for classic rock already, so for that style, you can ignore any pedals you have and just plug directly into the amp. You will probably want a pedal to get a more metal distortion. As it is a half-stack, it will be suitable for the garage and you won’t need to get a bigger amp to play with a band. Pedal-wise, I would go with: -A wah pedal (Vox, Dunlop, and Morley make good ones) -Metal distortion (I like the Digitech Hardwire Metal Distortion, but your taste may differ, try out a bunch of them before buying)-A delay pedal of some kind (There are a bunch of different types, try them out and get the one you like)-I like to have an EQ pedal in my rig, but it’s not strictly necessary. There isn’t much difference between brands in this case. -A Chorus pedal. You will probably not use it much, but it’s nice to have. -A phaser or flanger of some kind. Up to you which you want. Another thing you probably won’t use much, but again, nice to have available. Ultimately, what is in your rig is entirely up to your own personal taste. TRY EVERYTHING. If possible, try it with your own rig so you know exactly what it will sound like. There is a lot of buyer’s remorse stemming from music store staff plugging a pedal into a $3,000 amp for you to try. If you can’t lug your whole rig to the store, ask to plug any pedals you are interested in into the same amp you have or something as similar as possible. Most places will have no problem with that. Effects processors have advantages and disadvantages. They’re nice for giving you a wide variety of tones to play with. But, with rare exceptions, they do not perfectly duplicate the sound of the original equipment they are modeling. They also do not allow you to plug your effects in in a different order to change their sound. Example: Most players put their wah pedal at the beginning of their effect chain, and that is how an effects processor will do it automatically. I personally like plugging my wah pedal in AFTER my distortion, so the wah pedal modulates the already distorted tone of my guitar. I just like the dirtier sweep that produces (I play metal). There is no “right”: or “wrong” way to plug your effects in, but an effects processor doesn’t give you the option of putting things in a different order. The most important thing here is: Don’t take anything any of us say as absolute truth. We all have differing opinions. Even the guy I told you not to listen to has a valid opinion, I just happen to disagree with it. (He IS wrong about pedals being obsolete though) Your rig is YOUR rig. We aren’t playing through it, so what we like means jack squat. What YOU like the sound of is what is important.