Guitar Messages by Karl Haikara

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  1. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Artists Forum · 109 Hits · 7/28/2005 2:19 AM
    I'd have to say Nile, for a current band, and Morbid Angel for back when they did their first three albums, as well as Deicide on their first two albums... Of course there are other greats but these are my favorites outside of the melodic death ...(more)
  2. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Instructional Forum · 28 Hits · 7/19/2005 2:26 AM
    Mental health is important too, stress doesn't seem to be conductive to creative playing, as I've found out. Even having a common cold can be oddly destructive, I was sick for about a month, and it took be almost as long to be able to write son...(more)
  3. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Artists Forum · 35 Hits · 7/19/2005 2:21 AM
    Into The Infinity of Thoughts by Emperor because in the first 30 seconds I was a black metal fan.
  4. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 67 Hits · 3/3/2005 9:32 PM
    Hi, I have some demos, if anyone is interested in the hearing them, send me your address to my inbox on here and I will mail them to you happily. Karl
  5. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Artists Forum · 71 Hits · 3/2/2005 12:16 AM
    Yeah Mastodon are cool, they have alot of talent.
  6. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Equipment Forum · 45 Hits · 2/25/2005 2:43 AM
    Thanks for the information, I'll keep that in mind.
  7. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Equipment Forum · 53 Hits · 2/25/2005 2:43 AM
    haha, that's very true.
  8. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Equipment Forum · 44 Hits · 2/24/2005 4:08 PM
    Heythanks, I'm good,I hope you are too. I'm not sure if I like fuzz much myself, sometimes I think it is useful, for the most part the best distortion I have is my amps disortion channel lol. Karl
  9. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Artists Forum · 45 Hits · 2/22/2005 11:56 PM
    i thought it was okay, I thought as a movie, it was kind of weak, though it captured the character of Ray Charles well, and it shed some light on a person I didn't know so well. I thought the way it ended was kind of half-baked, but all in all,...(more)
  10. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Equipment Forum · 37 Hits · 2/22/2005 3:00 AM
    Thanks for all the info everyone I need to find a store that carries them and try it out for myself.
  11. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Artists Forum · 57 Hits · 2/22/2005 2:58 AM
    The vocals are kind of like a strange bellowing kind of "death" sound, I suppose you could say, they're nothing like the kind of cookie monster sounds of alot of bands, but nor are they like the black metal sound. The guitars use some "chugga"...(more)
  12. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Equipment Forum · 73 Hits · 2/19/2005 11:24 AM
    Get a Gibson, USA made switch, and it will be much sturdier. My Epi SG is now in the process of crapping out on me, and I'm going to be getting all USA parts installed on it. I'd suggest doing that for yours. While you're at it get the whole ...(more)
  13. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Artists Forum · 79 Hits · 2/19/2005 11:19 AM
    Has anyone on here heard Mastodon's new cd Leviathan? It's unbelievably good, I think it really breaks out of "just a metal cd", it really has a sound that I think alot of alternative fans, or fans of bands like The Mars Volta would enjoy. Plu...(more)
  14. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Artists Forum · 87 Hits · 2/19/2005 11:12 AM
    I'm going to have to say for sure Jimi Hendirx's solo on Little Wing, which is so emotional and beautiful, combined with the emotional lyrics, it all becomes a great song. I also like the solo in the Smashing Pumpkins song Today. The solo on B...(more)
  15. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Equipment Forum · 20 Hits · 2/19/2005 11:06 AM
    I understand the Smashing Pumpkins used Big Muffs on their early albums, if it can get a sound that thick I'd be happy.
  16. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Equipment Forum · 115 Hits · 2/18/2005 11:16 PM
    Hi, I wanted to know what everyone who's used either kind of Big Muff to let me know if it is worth the 50 dollars or not. I've been thinking about getting one, I just want to know how good they are. Karl
  17. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Artists Forum · 25 Hits · 2/18/2005 11:13 PM
    Therion is the only band I know of that uses Both a full choir and full orchestra.
  18. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 19 Hits · 2/15/2005 11:54 PM
    Yeah, there will always be bad stuff in the top 40. Clear Channel is pretty bad, but there are nothing that a good, dedicated musician can't overcome.
  19. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 38 Hits · 2/15/2005 11:52 PM
    Hi, I just wanted to see if any one on here does non-guitar oriented music as well.. I do some industrial/gothic/electronic and neo-clasical projects, mainly using my voice and drum machine (that has bass and synth sounds as well) and a few peda...(more)
  20. Karl Haikara (2330)
    Instructional Forum · 18 Hits · 2/15/2005 11:45 PM
    Yeah, I guess.. I know people who use lots of effects, one player I've talked to uses like 20 pedals, and two amps. I'm more with the simple is better, mainly using a flanger, because I like that shoegazing sound alot. The main thing I use dis...(more)