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Purple fan

Registered: 09-2003
Posts: 357
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Twin guitars.


I've recently joined a band for the first time in umpteen years (cough cough) playing lead guitar. The band are pretty cool about using a lot of my ideas but the other guitarist wants to make everything sound thrashy, wheras I try to take a more melodic approach. Now this can cause some problems, not least with the amount of volume I have to use just to be heard. Don't get me wrong, I like to play loud but not all the time and when I do the quieter stuff, he just sits there and listens with his eyes closed. Then when I ask him for an accompaniment, its straight back to the power chords and I have to crank the Marshall to keep the melody audible. The problem with this is it just turns into a hurricane of screaming overdrive. there haven't been any fall outs yet, but it could just be a matter of time. Has anyone encountered a similar situation? and is there a solution or compromise you can suggest? BTW he wants to call the band "Black Cobra" (?)

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Registered: 09-2003
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Re: Twin guitars.


I suggest a compromise: that you play some melodic songs and some thrashy ones. Melody and thrash don't go together (tried it). See if the rythym guitarist knows proper chords, and get him to play some backing appegios and stuff, or get him to turn it down, or buy a bigger more expensive, more powerfull amp and play with the volume down really low.

OR

find youself an organ player.


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Black Cobra= Thrash.
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