Guitar Messages by KJ Leichman

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  1. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Artists Forum · 100 Hits · 4/28/2003 2:51 PM
    I gotta agree with that...SRV's collection boasts a veritable four-course menu of classics. His official Greatest Hits album contains 11 tracks and could just as easily have included 15 or 20. But I think that his Little Wing cover does deserve...(more)
  2. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Theory Forum · 142 Hits · 9/29/2001 11:36 PM
    F blues should work just fine. Of course, you could also try to just noodle around on the neck and listen to what works. I think they call the "jazz" technique...
  3. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Equipment Forum · 206 Hits · 7/4/2001 9:56 PM
    Like everything else in the guitar world, strings are a very personal issue. I'm personally partial to Fender Super Bullets, but I've used almost every major brand (Ernie Ball, D'addario, Fender, Dean Markley, Gibson, Elixir, GHS, and possibly a...(more)
  4. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Equipment Forum · 115 Hits · 7/1/2001 10:33 PM
    Try scanning eBay for crap guitars. I'm not sure where else you would find anything for under $50. I actually know a guy who bought a guitar for $15, and it plays ok, but looks like hell. Not sure where he got it, but it must have been at some ...(more)
  5. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Equipment Forum · 103 Hits · 6/30/2001 11:58 PM
    Get a semi-decent mic premap and just run it from that into either an amp or a mixer (and into speakers). You may want to try the Aural Exciter for your preamp needs; it'll give your vocals enough subtle echo and punch to sound like you're not r...(more)
  6. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Equipment Forum · 98 Hits · 6/30/2001 11:54 PM
    Twanginess (if that's a word) of new strings usually depends on the materials. For example, I believe that bronze acoustic strings are generally warmer and mellower than their steel counterparts, although it may be the other way around (?). In ...(more)
  7. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Equipment Forum · 90 Hits · 6/27/2001 10:32 AM
    If you can spare the money, I think an Ibanez Tube Screamer (TS9) would be great. For $100, you get a classic tube-like overdrive pedal that is still used to today by big-name guitarists. It can even give you a satisfactory clean or semi-clean b...(more)
  8. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Equipment Forum · 108 Hits · 6/27/2001 10:21 AM
    Just to add to Danny's response... Most overdrive pedals have a volume control, and I know my Boss DS-1 can get pretty loud when it's cranked all the way up. The nature of pedal-based distortion, however, dictates that as you crank it, you'll l...(more)
  9. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Equipment Forum · 104 Hits · 6/27/2001 10:09 AM
    Similar to David's comments, I think you'll probably never be using the bridge pickup on any strat if you're playing jazz. You should really decide strat vs. fat strat based on your other musical interests. For example, if you like playing class...(more)
  10. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 115 Hits · 6/13/2001 11:24 AM
    That's accurate to a point. There were many deletions, but most of them were actually a result of censorship by the Church. In fact, most of what the Talmud wrote about Jesus was deleted by the Church, although there are still plenty of mentions...(more)
  11. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 28 Hits · 6/12/2001 11:11 PM
    Claiming to be the son of God is not heresy according to Jewish law. See my other response for more on what he was charged of. Where can I read about Ananias' resignation? I'd be interested to read about that... I should just point out one thi...(more)
  12. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 22 Hits · 6/12/2001 10:45 PM
    I'm not well-versed in the Gospel, but I know that Jesus was killed towards the end of the Second Temple, at which point the court system was in shambles and was certainly not conducting capital cases. But assuming that they were, the notion th...(more)
  13. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 25 Hits · 6/12/2001 9:39 PM
    Well, if your Judeo-Aramaic is up to snuff, I can point you to some Talmudic texts. If not, you'll have to take my word for it. I trust them the same way I trust a history textbook to tell me that not one British soldier was killed at Lexington.
  14. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 31 Hits · 6/12/2001 9:34 PM
    Assuming that they actually did (which is very questionable), it wasn't done under the auspices of the Jewish court system, since it was abolished by that time anyway. Plus, if the court had been around, it would not have been a capital case, si...(more)
  15. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 36 Hits · 6/12/2001 6:54 PM
    The question of justice for a mass-murderer is never an easy one. There's no question in my mind that a cold-blooded killer should be killed, but I agree that government executions are seriously flawed: the death is too painless, they cost taxpa...(more)
  16. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Equipment Forum · 36 Hits · 6/11/2001 8:18 PM
    Good catch Chris. I bet if you took a poll of what brand everyone's first effect was, almost all of them would say Boss. My first was a DS-1...
  17. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Equipment Forum · 48 Hits · 6/6/2001 3:28 PM
    I think we need a little more info to solve this. What kind of amp? What kind of guitar? Any effects or anything else in between? Are you using a high-quality cable or an el cheapo one?
  18. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Equipment Forum · 38 Hits · 6/4/2001 3:32 PM
    I'll tackle your questions one at a time... Generally, the best pedals are made by Boss, Danelectro, and other varied companies who have a certain niche. Ibanez, for example, makes the Tube Screamer, possibly the best overdrive pedal around. F...(more)
  19. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Artists Forum · 63 Hits · 6/4/2001 10:43 AM
    Like I said, the association of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic can be debated. It's just that my personal belief is that attacks on the Jewish state are just as devastating as attacks on world Jewry. It's no coincidence that hate crimes directed a...(more)
  20. KJ Leichman (1446)
    Artists Forum · 33 Hits · 6/4/2001 10:39 AM
    I'll respond to your message, but it's really for both you and Mark. Regarding the issue of proportionality, I have two things to say. First, NPR claims to be split 50/50 right down the middle, and backs it up with some highly manipulative stat...(more)