Another breathing exercise to develop abdominal breathing to help singing.
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Steady beat is the heart of music. Monkey Machine is a fun way to practice this essential skill.
What Kind of Guitar Should You Get?
Perfect 10 Bich
I still can’t figure out what this guitar is for. I’ve used a twelve string acoustic, tried a twelve string electric (gotta love The Byrds!) but I’ve always thought that B.C. Rich guitars were usually designed with hard core metal shredding in mind.
The Perfect 10 has a baffling array of switches and knobs that are supposed to provide “total tonal versatility” the knobs consist of:
• Volume for each pickup (reversed like most Biches)
• 3-way pickup selector toggle (Neck, Both, Bridge)
• Master tone
• Mini coil tap switch for each pickup
This cuts out one of the pickups to make the humbucker sound like a single coil.
• Reverse phase mini switch
When this is switched and the pick up selector is in the “both” position it cuts out noise and makes adds midrange, kind of like humbucking your two humbuckers.
Construction: neck through
Body wood: nato (Eastern Mahogany)
Top style: beveled
Headstock style: traditional 3 to a side
Headstock color: Natural or Trans Red
Tuners: B.C. Rich die cast (10) 6 on the headstock, 4 on the body
Neck wood: maple
Back of neck: clearcoat
Neck profile: standard BC Rich C
Inlay: white pearloid cloud
Bridge type: B.C. Rich Quad
Pickups: 2 Rockfield black mafia humbuckers
Finish: natural or trans
Colors: AAA quilted maple veneer with walnut stringers or dragon blood AAA quilted maple veneer with ebony stringers
Rockfield Pickups – Mafia
The use of a ceramic magnet gives any pickup extra power due to the increased magnetic field that they provide. This feature makes the mafia pickups produce a hotter and thicker tone that’s really aggressive and full. Neck Pickups
The neck version of the mafia pickup is just as full sounding as the bridge position. A bit brighter with a little less output makes it smooth and warm while maintaining that balanced bite and in your face aggressive tone that the mafia is known for!
I always try an electric guitar unplugged, then clean then distorted. The Exotic Warlock is based on one of BC Rich’s most requested handcrafted configurations, It’s topped with exotic spalted maple and has only One big, bad, Rockfield® Fat Ass bridge pickup with a single volume knob for those of you who like to keep it simple.
Construction: neck through
Body wood: Mahogany
Top wood: Spalted maple
Top style: flat top
Tuners:B.C. Rich die-cast
Frets: 24 jumbo
Scale: 25 1/2”
Pickups: Rockfield Fat Ass
Controls: 1 volume
B.C. Rich is one of the pioneers in Neck Through construction. Many players believe it provides the best possible sustain, resonance, comfort and access to higher frets. Neck-through has long been considered the premium construction method for high end guitars. This construction starts with premium North American maple or Mahogany and runs from the tip of the headstock to the end of the guitar. This means that the headstock, fingerboard, pickups and bridge all are mounted
on this single sound foundation.
Neck-through construction also allows a deeper cut away of the body at the neck joint which makes it easier to play the highest notes than with a bolt-on or set-neck.
the Rockfield FAT ASS bridge pickup was designed for a specific group players in mind. These pickups have larger pole pieces that help transfer string vibration from pulls, bends and leads so the user gets less tonal drop off and better articulation and note definition. The Rockfield FAT ASS has a well balanced overall tone that is mean and bold with major sustain, huge bottom end and cutting mids and highs.
If you play clean, forget this guitar. If you like crunchy, driven rhythm and blistering hot shredding solos then this is your axe.
The Deluxe Roadhouse™ Stratocaster® guitar is reissue of one of Fenders most successful models; Features include three Texas Special™ single-coil Stratocaster pickups, brown shell pick guard, tinted C-shaped maple neck with maple fingerboard, and vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge.
- Arctic White (in video)
Neck Shape: Modern “C” Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo Position
Neck Material: Maple
Bridge Pickup: Texas Special™ Single-Coil Bridge Pickup Middle Pickup: Texas Special™ Single-Coil Middle Pickup Neck Pickup: Texas Special™ Single-Coil Neck Pickup Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Switch Tip: Parchment Switch Tip
Tremolo Arm/Handle: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm
$700 online, $539 at The Doo Wop Shop
Loud! Fat, ballsy Strat tone. Bigger and heavier than my American standard. Neck significantly thicker; feels slow. Would take some getting used to.