Guitar Messages by James Walczak

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  1. James Walczak (4510)
    Theory Forum · 27 Hits · 9/13/2009 9:26 AM
    This is just my $.02 worth as usual. I haven't read the other posts here so please forgive me if I add anything terribly redundant. Generally speaking, I think yes...tone will effect most peoples attitudes and as such, playing. Having several...(more)
  2. James Walczak (4510)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 59 Hits · 9/13/2009 8:42 AM
    Well...pretty much I've always considered myself just as an "animal person"...I have 3 cats and 3 dogs, my wife and I do occasional volunteer work for a local humane organization and I still do volunteer work at a nature center where I help take...(more)
  3. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 25 Hits · 9/2/2009 11:00 AM
    Brent brings up a very good point that I totally forgot to mention...just putting a MIDI pickup on your guitar and using a "module". The great thing about all of this is that the possibilities truly are endless...or at least as infinite as your...(more)
  4. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 23 Hits · 8/18/2009 5:28 PM
    First and foremost, I have to agree with you in regards to a guitar player...even a truly versatile one such as Cinda suggested (and being versatile is NEVER a bad thing), simply can't replace the sound of a good keyboard player. Even if you pla...(more)
  5. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 27 Hits · 8/15/2009 8:55 AM
    Ok...I will admit that from a visual perspective that guitar itself is rather interesting looking. I could even see someone devising a tuning system for it that mounts on the back of the headstock body...but that really doesn't appear to be the...(more)
  6. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 38 Hits · 8/15/2009 8:41 AM
    Well, in my case if it was just me and a bass player, that would probably mean I was doing an acoustic gig (which I've done from time to time) so for me that would mean -2- pieces of gear...an acoustic guitar (probably my Seagull) and an amp! ...(more)
  7. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 18 Hits · 8/14/2009 11:31 AM
    Hey Dan, Well since no one else has answered your question yet let me share what little I know with you. With guitar synths, you don't really have <i>a lot</i> of options...there's just not too many of them around. That said, Roland is by far ...(more)
  8. James Walczak (4510)
    Instructional Forum · 16 Hits · 4/11/2009 7:44 AM
    I just want to toss my own $.02 worth in here. This is obviously aimed at folks who are just learning to play. I agree that learning bar chords <i>after</i> learning more traditional open chords can be quite difficult for some people...bar cho...(more)
  9. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 38 Hits · 4/3/2009 9:16 PM
    To kind of give everyone an idea of what I <i>think</i> I'm going to do here, take a look at this.... <a href="http://s430.photobucket.com/albums/qq28/prank_sinatra/Yamaha%20Motion-B/">http://s430.photobucket.com/albums/qq28/prank_sinatra/Yamah...(more)
  10. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 25 Hits · 4/3/2009 9:06 PM
    LOL!!! Yea...I think it's that whole phallic symbol thing. I've actually thought about modifying the headstock...gluing in some extra wood and reshaping it but I guess I've decided that this is a "restoration" as this is a fairly rare instrume...(more)
  11. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 20 Hits · 4/3/2009 9:00 PM
    Hey Warren, That certainly would have been my first choice...something dark with a light satin finish reminiscent of some of the Warwick basses. Unfortunately there are a number flaws that I just can't "cover up". There were two extra control ...(more)
  12. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 22 Hits · 4/3/2009 12:30 PM
    Hey Danny, Sorry it took a couple of days to get back to you here...been kind of nuts around the house this week. I will certainly keep the Tranzport wireless in mind but to be honest, it's not really that big a deal for me. Now a days I do mo...(more)
  13. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 18 Hits · 4/3/2009 10:11 AM
    <i>"On a last note, puke green really doesn't work. Reminds me too much of pea soup (I love pea soup) and don't want to spoil that taste. Besides, the Exorcist needs that color to patented for Linda Blair's dramatic scene."</i> LOL!!!! Yea, no...(more)
  14. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 18 Hits · 4/2/2009 11:08 AM
    Honestly, I don't really mind hot pink...I do tend to like loud, obnoxious colors and it certainly would have beat that horrid green, LOL!!! I was looking at one of those pink Squire Bullets back around Christmas...until my wife gave me a -very...(more)
  15. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 19 Hits · 3/31/2009 8:25 AM
    Hey Warren, Actually the good folks over at Active Bass were able to nail it for me. It is in fact a Yamaha but it's a "Motion B" which was part of the BX line. They were kind enough to find another one for me that was all original...here's th...(more)
  16. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 56 Hits · 3/30/2009 8:10 PM
    Hey Ya'll, Well I managed to catch the Northeast Ohio Guitar Show yesterday and among other things, I snagged a bass for $30! It's ugly, but it works and is -very- playable and of course, is my newest restoration/refinish project. So before I ...(more)
  17. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 43 Hits · 3/27/2009 10:49 AM
    Hey Danny, You bring up a very good point (several actually, but one specific one that I will re-address) and that is the pre that goes into the recording before it ever goes to the mastering engineer. In my first post up there I had mentioned ...(more)
  18. James Walczak (4510)
    Artists Forum · 27 Hits · 3/24/2009 10:41 AM
    I gotta agree...I have a Kahler on my old Kramer and I love it! Granted it's a very old Kahler...I had bought it used at a guitar show many years ago but that thing is far better than any Floyd I've ever used, regardless of the guitar. As was ...(more)
  19. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 19 Hits · 3/22/2009 12:44 PM
    I'm not trying to debate your experience here, but...at the very least I'm not sure about something here. Ok...I'm certainly not an electronics guru and despite having owned one for many years, I'm not really a tube am aficionado either. I tho...(more)
  20. James Walczak (4510)
    Equipment Forum · 23 Hits · 3/19/2009 2:48 PM
    I have to agree with Michael here...it's more about the mastering engineer than it is the toys. Over the past 10 years or so as things have moved more and more towards home recording and project studios and such, a lot of people have gotten rea...(more)