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  1. Steelskin

    Understanding "Take Five"

    Thanks! Ill have a peek at that! I knew that its 5/4. I didnt know that cadence is timing. I was just throwing those words out cause I dont understand them fully. Thanks for the input
  2. Steelskin

    Understanding "Take Five"

    Thanks Johnny V!
  3. Steelskin

    Why dont we play the smoothest guitars for us?

    Maybe its a primal thing..... The hunt... the tame..... :P
  4. Steelskin

    Understanding "Take Five"

    Jazzjoker Thanks for the great info! Making a lot of sense now. I think ill have to read the post a few more timeslol Thanks again! Now can anyone tell me what "comping" is? lol
  5. Steelskin

    Understanding "Take Five"

    Thanks fellas I originally learned it as Cbmaj7, I didnt think that was proper tho... OK so I think im understanding what your saying, Im basically transpoing into another key for the B section... I have done that with some grateful dead songs.... Gbmaj7 is basically the relative to...
  6. Steelskin

    Understanding "Take Five"

    So I have fallen into some (for me) uncharted musical territory. Im playing with Paul Desmonds Take Five. 1. Im playing AABA... Is this correct? 2. For the B section, IM trying to figure out the (not sure what its called) Cadence? Standard? Progression? Im playing in Eb- The B...
  7. Steelskin

    Anyone ever built a Ruby amp?

    I was kinda hopeing, cause i got so many parts, i could sell a few of them to my friends with kids that are jsut starting to play for like 20 bucks... gives me something to do, and gives the kids an amp that wont drive their parents nuts hahaha
  8. Steelskin

    Anyone ever built a Ruby amp?

    Thats how I got bit! lol So far so good, jsut got my board laid out and starting to connect the dots lol. Im using a shoebox as my enclousure till i know shes gonna be functional
  9. Steelskin

    Anyone ever built a Ruby amp?

    So I have all the parts together, i bought enough parts to build five amps for basically the price of buying the kit. Ive got lots of pics, and schmatics and a good plan. I was just curious if any of you folks have any experience with them, or pics of your finished amps.
  10. Steelskin

    AABBA? Help?

    Perfect! Thanks for the info!
  11. Steelskin

    AABBA? Help?

    Thanks for the response! I think that makes sense So just to confirm, we could say.... A-G-D (a) A-G-D (a) G-G-D (b) G-G-D (b) A-G-D (a) is that right?
  12. Steelskin

    What are some good slide songs?

    Mean ol frisco! EC
  13. Steelskin

    AABBA? Help?

    Ok so im trying to gain some understanding... So pregressions.. AB, AABB, ABAB, AABBA ect Im having a hard time relating that to building a pregression. Im not even really sure im on the right path or not. Im familiar with ionian and aeoleon, triads, intervals, relatives, modes. Im...
  14. Steelskin

    Any helpful hints on soldering

    As stated before, get a solder sucker, keep your tip clean :p scuff any surface you want to stick, tin everything, use the right solder, use pliers. Take apart lots of old electronics for practice!
  15. Steelskin

    Teaching an 8 year old guitar

    Yes I fully agree! The kid is tiny compared to the guitar! haha All in good time!
  16. Steelskin

    Teaching an 8 year old guitar

    So we met last night, had a great time. The most common comment I got was to have fun first, get him playing right away. He was pretty shy at first, but I broke that right away. first things first I made him aware of tuning a guitar, what and why its important. I encouraged him to explore and...
  17. Steelskin

    Teaching an 8 year old guitar

    So just an update... I turns out that the mom wanted to hold back due to other activities shes got the little guy in. Finally Tonight will be his first lesson, and my teaching debut. I have been re reading this thread, again thanks to all of you for your comments. Heeps of great info! Wish me...
  18. Steelskin

    Do you name your guitars? If so what?

    I call my main Fate, cause there isnt one part of her that wasent fate!
  19. Steelskin

    Tremelos - do you use them?

    My main is a hardtail, my two others have always been decked. Lots of bend and vibrato. I recently learned "3rd rock from the sun" theme song so i decided to lossen her up. Sooo friggin coOoOoOol hahaha
  20. Steelskin

    Hardtail double P90

    what does a body like that go for if ya dont mind me asking?
  21. Steelskin

    Hardtail double P90

    Wow that is beautiful. Great work! big fan of hardtails
  22. Steelskin

    Tricks on a Strat

    Tune it or lose it!
  23. Steelskin

    Might be going to heck. C.A.R. HH Gas

    Hey wassup, Im a Big Apple player, shes my main. HH and I LOVE it!
  24. Steelskin

    What do you like in a relic'd guitar?

    I play a 97 Big apple, The only earned wear on it is on the tip of head stock, its all chipped from over the years whacking into cymbols by accident ;)
  25. Steelskin

    In the case, or on the wall?

    Any guitars that did not perform have been sold. On my wall stands I keep a '62 Gibson 120T and an old 60's Hagstrum. My main guitars are 3 strats and a SG. I basically play one till im bored of it, I keep it on the stand right beside my amp. Ill play the flavor of the week guitar at home and...


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