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About QzarBaron

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  1. Bass guitar rig

    I have a friend who plays with a Kickback 15... it's nice, good sound, but he has to drive it pretty hard in order to be heard above his drummer and his two guitarists. It really isn't a problem if you don't have a loud band but if you do... it could be a little bit difficult to be heard properly. As for the bass... that Ibanez is hawt and it will not dissapoint you. As far as amps... I'd say look for something used. I found my bass cab (an Ampeg 410... which i'm planning to sell soon) on here: Talk Bass and the transaction was fantastic (the guy actually drove to my house and dropped it off). I haven't heard any horror stories from that site and it is a very tight nit bass community. Try to see if you can find any good deals there.
  2. Need some logo work? Salsa is your flavor.

    Did you get my PM salsa? I don't want to look like a deadbeat who isn't paying.
  3. Guess the money! [56k warning] Over!

    I wouldn't say more than 100 dollars... I had a piggy thing full of money and I only got 75 dollars out of it... and it was bigger than that (except his looks like it has more quarters than mine).
  4. Films: your favorite rarities

    Trainspotting is an amazing film... don't know if it fits in this thread though
  5. You are going to need money... and lots of it... mostly for transportation and somewhere to stay. Sadly hitchiking is no longer safe in most places in the world and you are going to have to rely on local transportation. If you don't have a lot of experience traveling in Latin America it could get extreamly difficult since this is a trip that is going to require a little "local sense". I'd avoid hitting the jungle area of Brazil... that can be extreamly remote... and very unstable... it would probably be the only place where you would encounter any sort of danger (aside from the dangers posed by every country in the world... ex: common street crime and scams). Paraguay, Bolivia, and Venezuela should be a breeze... just try to find someone who can explain to you where to get on a bus and then get on a bus and travel like that.... as for where to stay... here is an option: Couch Surfing
  6. Need some logo work? Salsa is your flavor.

    I don't know if you have time or not... but just incase you do... I don't want to miss out on this offer: Bursar Group, LLC... it's a serious type business entity... and I would want it to have a sort of marine theme to it... with a boat perhaps. I wish I was good at art/design... it would certainly make my life easier. Your work is impressive... I hope everything goes well with your endevour.
  7. Which musical instrument should I learn ?

    Quote:Original post by programmermattc Quote:Original post by QzarBaron The Ibanez GSR200 is a great bass for people who are starting out and don't know if they'll stick with it for long. It's good as far as 200 dollars goes and it will hold up to punishment. It isn't however a very good second bass (unless you made your first bass yourself out of old strings and a coffe can). I recommend the ones I listed. Carvin makes good instruments but sometimes the assembly can be daunting and the premade ones are a bit on the expensive side. The 200 was totally my first bass :) I went to these and haven't gone back. $100 for a bass isn't bad and I have yet to get a bad one (I've bought two SX's). A black SX Jazz Bass was my first bass. 89 bucks on sale. I dove for it and I never regret it... awesome instrument (for the price). I was going to get a 200 but I just dove on the SX after reading a really good review of them on TalkBass. I've seen pictures of people doing wonders with them (mod wise). They add all sorts of stuff and make them actually compete in quality to Fender instruments for a fraction of the price. I still wouldn't recommend them for a 2nd bass though... they're more of a starter instrument.
  8. Which musical instrument should I learn ?

    The Ibanez GSR200 is a great bass for people who are starting out and don't know if they'll stick with it for long. It's good as far as 200 dollars goes and it will hold up to punishment. It isn't however a very good second bass (unless you made your first bass yourself out of old strings and a coffe can). I recommend the ones I listed. Carvin makes good instruments but sometimes the assembly can be daunting and the premade ones are a bit on the expensive side.
  9. Quote:Original post by Toolmaker Quote:Original post by Thygrrr Apparently, you have never seen female genitals in real life before. ;-D Whoa, for a moment I wasn't sure whether that was Prey or .kkrieger ... until I looked at the HUD. :o) ... My girlfriend actually pointed it out to me. What was your girlfriend doing when you were playing?
  10. Porsche 356 1964 C Series: 'nuff said
  11. Which musical instrument should I learn ?

    Quote:Original post by jfclavette After much deliberation, I'm pretty much set on picking up bass again. Anyone have any tips about a cheap (-500$) that can get the job done ? I've heard good things about the Ibanez GSR200, but the very low price tag kinda puts me off. I'm also debating wether or not I should give fretless basses a try. I like the possibilities, but I've never actually played one and am not too sure how you can do tapping that sounds decent without frets. Please keep in mind that it's been a while since I've played the bass, and when I did it was on Fender precision that had been severly molested by legions of newbies. Well... I wouldn't really god fretless... I've seen some people who really like them but for me it just doesn't add enough sound to it to make it worth the disadvantages it has. For around 500 dollars there are some good basses you can look into. It's been a while since I've shopped around for a bass so I've forgotten a lot of the good models but from what I remember these are all good options: Fender Standard - These are good... not super amazing or anything... but decent. Yamaha RBX374 - I was going to buy one of these... and I really liked the sound... good if you are into more agressive styles (but it's also good for basically anything). Spector Legend - I've heard good things about these and I've played one of the 5 strngs and I thought it had great sound. Yamaha BB Series - Punchy and almost old school sounding. Weird looking but a great value. (I recommend any of the BBs noy just this one) Ibanez Semi Hollow If you are interested in a great looking semi hollow... this is it. These should probably get you started shopping for good basses. Also go and sign up at www.talkbass.com and read the forums there. Lots of great discussions about different basses and techniques. [Edited by - QzarBaron on August 4, 2006 11:22:07 AM]
  12. Post pictures of your hobby! (56k Beware!)

    My Gravity Mini Carve: <3 42" of love... I take it out in the parking garages in the area... and i'm planning a couple road trips to just drive around from hill to hill I'm also into independent film... but I don't have any pictures for that oh and i'm learning arabic... if that counts.
  13. Which musical instrument should I learn ?

    Learn solo bass... study the styles of Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan, Marcus Miller and the likes. If you invest some money and time as well as some effects pedals you'll be a god to anyone who sees you play. They'll have such low expectations for a bass player that when you start playing they will be amazed.
  14. where to [learn to] cook?

    I essentially learned everything I know about cooking from watching endless hours of the Food Network... and as far as I know I'm a pretty good cook. The main thing is just to find recipes and try them. It really isn't that hard once you have the basics down and most of the basics you can learn after watching a couple of hours of TV (don't you wish everything in life was like that?). On Foodtv.com there are also a bunch of really good videos on knife skills and different topics (that's mostly where I learned to chop and dice and sautee etc.) Epicurious has a great set of skills videos too as well as a large variety of recipes. On the Food Network the best shows to watch are Good Eats (great for learning little scientific facts and tricks), 30 Minute Meals (great for learning how to make meals fast and easy), Everyday Italian (I don't think I have ever tried to make anything that was on that show that didn't turn out amazing), Boy Meets Grill (grilling is a religon and you must learn the ways), and Food 911 (very simple... for dummies type stuff). Almost every show on that channel is good though and there is a lot to learn from them. The next step is definetly learning recipes and trying them out. Websites like Foodtv.com, epicurious.com, etc. are very good. Also your local library also has very good cookbooks and you can always find good recipes in magazines (at the grocery store you'll find a ton). If you fail on some recipes what matters is you learn from your mistakes. It's also very important to learn to follow the recipes perfectly. Another very important thing is to understand the ingredients. I think every good cook has to know what everything is in the grocery store and what it does and how it tastes. This is especially true in the spice rack. Knowing your way around spices and herbs can turn an ordinary chicken or pork chop into something quite fantastic. It is also very importnat for you to always keep your eyes open and look out for different ingredients you can learn to work with. Most importantly just practice and it will come naturally. It is important to have good tools though so definetly get yourself a nice chef's knife and a nice wooden choping board. It is also good to get some nice pans and I definetly recommend a Wok (they are very good for healthy stir frys and simple meals).
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