Rig-Talk

Guitars, Gear, Tone!
It is currently Sun, Jul 23, 2017 5:35am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 200 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 4:14am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Joe Satriani: VH4
George Lynch: Herbert & VH4
Dave Meniketti: VH4
Richie Sambora - Bon Jovi: Herbert
Billy Corgan - Smashing Pumpkins: Herbert
Neil Zaza: Herbert
Brent Hinds - Mastodon: VH4
James Hetfield - Metallica: VH4
Rudolf Schenker - Scorpions: VH4
Tony Rombola - Godsmack: Herbert
Matt Bellamy - Muse: VH4
John Fogerty - Creedance Clearwater Revival: VH4
Ian Crichton - Saga: Herbert
Neil Schon - Journey: VH4
Adam Jones - Tool: VH4
Joel Stroetzl - Killswitch Engage: VH4
Jose de Castro: VH4, Einstein
Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti - Alter Bridge: Herbert
Jim Root - Stone Sour, Slipknot: Herbert, VH4
Jared Hartmann - Flyleaf: Einstein
Warren DeMartini - Ratt, Whitesnake: VH4
Chris Impellittieri: VH4
Bumblefoot - Guns 'n Roses: VH4
Scott Middleton - Cancer Bats: Herbert, VH4
Sacha Laskow, Divinity: Herbert
Jeremy Hiebert - Comeback Kid: Herbert
Chad Mosbey: Einstein
Rob Tahan - Ashes Remain: Herbert
Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit: VH4
World come down: Herbert
James Shaffer, Korn: VH4
Brian Bell, Weezer: VH4
Pin., Sikth: Herbert
(Dan Weller, Sikth: VH4)
James Lugo: Herbert
Andy Wood, Down from up: Herbert
Aaron Lewis / Mike Mushok, Staind: VH4
Alex Fluoros: "Custom" VH4
Robin Staps, The Ocean: VH4
Barry Stock, Three Days Grace: VH4
James ?, Against Me!: VH4 (Album: New Wave)
Ian D'SA, Billy Talent: VH4
Paul Young, Pan.a.ce.a: Herbert
Steve Harang: VH4
Kaoru, Dir en grey: VH4
Jacob Bunton of Lynam : 2xVH4
Nergal, Behemoth: Herbert
Shaun Lopez, Far + The Revolution Smile: Einstein
Tommy Lee, Methodes of Mayhem: VH4
Steve Segal: VH4
Steve Wilson, Porcupine Tree: VH4
Lee Richards, Another Animal: Herbert
Brett Garsed: VH4
Antonio Bernadini, Sober: Herbert
Shaun Lopez, Far: Einstein
Sugizo, Luna Sea: VH4
Buckethead: Herbert
Zach Myers, Shinedown:Herbert

Local acts - Germany/Austria:
Johannes Halbig, Killerpilze (Dillingen): Einstein, Herbert
Katharina Seitz, Debbie rockt!: Herbert
Oliver Varga, Christina Stürmer Band: Herbert
Tom Riepl - VH4
Oli(ver) Schmidt, Letzte Instanz: Herbert
Dave Mola, Effloresce: Herbert
Philip Treiber, Defy the laws of Tradition: VH4
Andre Karsten, Rockpilot: Einstein 100

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Last edited by scottph on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 6:00am, edited 31 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 4:30am 
Offline
Banned
User avatar

Joined: Thu, Jan 10, 2008 2:42am
Posts: 8722
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Hi,

Cool Post! :thumbsup:

edit for ya: Tremonti of Alterbridge does not use the Herbert he is Mesa/Bogner/Two Rock Guy. Myles Kennedy the signer in the band uses a Herbert though.

Best,
Brad


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 4:38am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Thanks Brad! Edited. :)

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 4:41am 
Offline
Plank Cranker
User avatar

Joined: Mon, Jul 24, 2006 4:55pm
Posts: 877
I've seen Sikth 6 times and Pin uses Diezel, I think Dan might have had one at one show but I'd never seen him use them otherwise I think. Pin has a Herbert (and a Blackmachine :D )

_________________
http://www.youtube.com/philosoful
7/8 string guitar/Uke/Mandolin/5 string Violin/Piano/Drums, Violin/Mandolin vids to come in time...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 4:47am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Hey Sam, thanks! Added Pin. :)

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 4:54am 
Online
Plank Cranker Trainee
User avatar

Joined: Mon, Dec 22, 2008 5:24pm
Posts: 482
scottph wrote:
Sacha ?, Divinity: Herbert


Sachas full name is: Sacha Laskow

http://www.myspace.com/divinitymetal

_________________
cheers - Piero :-)

finally its back

>>>> The Return of the Jedi Rack <<<<


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 4:57am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Thanks Piero! Edited. :)

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 5:02am 
Offline
Journeyman NOOB
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Aug 06, 2008 5:19am
Posts: 247
Location: Germany
I think Staind ist playing Diezel as well! But i don´t know if it´s Aaron Lewis / Mike Mushok or both :confused:

_________________
- 4 Custom Shop Guitars
- BC Rich Stealth Tribute to Chuck Schuldiner
- Gibson LP smartwood
- Fender Classic Baja Telecaster blonde
- Diezel Herbert
- Diezel VH4
- Diezel Schmidt
- Diezel Columbus
- Diezel 112R (G12T75)
- Diezel 412F (V30/G12K100)
- Diezel 412R (Hempcone)
- Diezel 212R (V30)
- Diezel 212R (Hempcone)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 5:05am 
Online
Plank Cranker Trainee
User avatar

Joined: Mon, Dec 22, 2008 5:24pm
Posts: 482
scottph wrote:

Richie Sambora - Bon Jovi: Herbert
Billy Corgan - Smashing Pumpkins: Herbet
Neil Zaza: Herbert
Brent Hinds - Mastodon: VH-4
James Hetfield - Metallica: VH-4
Rudolf Schenker - Scorpions: VH-4
Tony Rombola - Godsmack: Herbert
Matt Bellamy - Muse: VH-4
John Fogerty - Creedance Clearwater Revival: VH-4
Ian Crichton - Saga: Herbert
Neil Schon - Journey: VH-4
Adam Jones - Tool: VH-4
Joel Stroetzl - Killswitch Engage: VH-4
Jose de Castro: VH-4, Einstein
Myles Kennedy - Alter Bridge: Herbert
Jim Root - Stone Sour, Slipknot: Herbert, VH-4
Jared Hartmann - Flyleaf: Einstein
Warren DeMartini - Ratt, Whitesnake: VH-4
Chris Impellittieri: VH-4
Bumblefoot - Guns 'n Roses: VH-4
Scott Middleton - Cancer Bats: Herbert, VH-4
Sacha Laskow, Divinity: Herbert
Jeremy Hiebert - Comeback Kid: Herbert
Chad Mosbey: Einstein
Rob Tahan - Ashes Remain: Herbert
Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit: VH-4
World come down: Herbert
James Shaffer, Korn: VH-4
Brian Bell, Weezer: VH-4
Pin., Sikth: Herbert
(Dan Weller, Sikth: VH-4)


Local acts - Germany/Austria:
Johannes Halbig, Killerpilze (Dillingen): Einstein, Herbert
Katharina Seitz, Debbie rockt!: Herbert
Oliver Varga, Christina Stürmer Band: Herbert



:gethim: ...and damn, i can't believe it - you forgot: Andy Woooooooooood (downfromup)

_________________
cheers - Piero :-)

finally its back

>>>> The Return of the Jedi Rack <<<<


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 5:07am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
I sorry. ;)

Also added James Lugo. :doh:

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 5:09am 
Offline
Diezel Amplification
User avatar

Joined: Sun, Jul 02, 2006 5:43am
Posts: 4653
rareguitar wrote:
Hi,

Cool Post! :thumbsup:

edit for ya: Tremonti of Alterbridge does not use the Herbert he is Mesa/Bogner/Two Rock Guy. Myles Kennedy the signer in the band uses a Herbert though.

Best,
Brad


Hi Brad,

My last information is that he´s in the club again ...... my partner said :confused:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 5:11am 
Offline
Journeyman NOOB
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Aug 06, 2008 5:19am
Posts: 247
Location: Germany
Then we have

Alex Fluoros :rock:

_________________
- 4 Custom Shop Guitars
- BC Rich Stealth Tribute to Chuck Schuldiner
- Gibson LP smartwood
- Fender Classic Baja Telecaster blonde
- Diezel Herbert
- Diezel VH4
- Diezel Schmidt
- Diezel Columbus
- Diezel 112R (G12T75)
- Diezel 412F (V30/G12K100)
- Diezel 412R (Hempcone)
- Diezel 212R (V30)
- Diezel 212R (Hempcone)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 5:14am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Added Tremonti again, plus the Staind guys. Alex Fluoros is next. :)

If you know: Please let us know which model they play, not just the name/band. :)

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 5:17am 
Offline
Journeyman NOOB
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Aug 06, 2008 5:19am
Posts: 247
Location: Germany
:lol: :LOL: I think this will be a very convincing list of diezel users! :rock:

_________________
- 4 Custom Shop Guitars
- BC Rich Stealth Tribute to Chuck Schuldiner
- Gibson LP smartwood
- Fender Classic Baja Telecaster blonde
- Diezel Herbert
- Diezel VH4
- Diezel Schmidt
- Diezel Columbus
- Diezel 112R (G12T75)
- Diezel 412F (V30/G12K100)
- Diezel 412R (Hempcone)
- Diezel 212R (V30)
- Diezel 212R (Hempcone)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 5:27am 
Offline
Diezel Amplification
User avatar

Joined: Sun, Jun 25, 2006 3:52am
Posts: 7029
Location: Heisenberg knows it
some editing - and stickied

_________________
Diezel Amplification
Krampe Amplification


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 5:30am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Thanks Olaf! :)

I think this will be a very good resource for perspective owners who are after a certain sound, even though we all know it's not just the amp. :)

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 5:31am 
Offline
Journeyman NOOB
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Aug 06, 2008 5:19am
Posts: 247
Location: Germany
:doh: oh i´m sorry: Staind uses the VH4

_________________
- 4 Custom Shop Guitars
- BC Rich Stealth Tribute to Chuck Schuldiner
- Gibson LP smartwood
- Fender Classic Baja Telecaster blonde
- Diezel Herbert
- Diezel VH4
- Diezel Schmidt
- Diezel Columbus
- Diezel 112R (G12T75)
- Diezel 412F (V30/G12K100)
- Diezel 412R (Hempcone)
- Diezel 212R (V30)
- Diezel 212R (Hempcone)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 5:34am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Thanks! Edited. :)

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 6:16am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Trainee
User avatar

Joined: Thu, Jun 26, 2008 7:20am
Posts: 258
Location: Germany
Sacha from Divinity plays an ENGL SE EL34 now, although the guitar sound on their CD is a Herbert mixed with an Uberschall.

_________________
Markus

"A universe not without end but with an infinite number of endings."


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 6:25am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Like I said: Past users are included. :)

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 6:55am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Trainee
User avatar

Joined: Thu, Jun 29, 2006 8:03am
Posts: 448
Robin Staps of "The Ocean" also used to use a VH4. He still had it when I saw them in Marburg last year summer and he used it on the last record. In fall when they toured with Opeth I think he was using a Mesa Triaxis setup.

_________________
VHT / Fryette Deliverance 60 + Fame 4x12 w/ Eminence V12
Edwards LPC - TKustom Explorer - PRS Tremonti SE + 2 new Customs in progress
... and a bunch of other stuff
Check out http://www.bodybag-metal.de !!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 7:17am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Thanks Tobi! Edited. :)

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 7:50am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Trainee
User avatar

Joined: Thu, Jun 26, 2008 7:20am
Posts: 258
Location: Germany
scottph wrote:
Like I said: Past users are included. :)


Oups :doh: Sorry Scott ;)

_________________
Markus

"A universe not without end but with an infinite number of endings."


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 10:35am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Sun, Jun 22, 2008 10:04pm
Posts: 2096
Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
MourningEngine wrote:
Sacha from Divinity plays an ENGL SE EL34 now, although the guitar sound on their CD is a Herbert mixed with an Uberschall.


I do believe that it's correct, because my herbie came with the Divinity Flightcase :rock:

_________________
CUSTOM LIBERATORE "RANDY RHOADS" 7-STRINGS
CUSTOM CHICOINE FLYING-V
JACKSON DK2 PILE OV SKULLS
BAREKNUKLE WARPIGS
DIEZEL HERBERT and DIEZEL FL w/ V30's (sold :( ) ENGL e530 preamp bought back instead!
GRIND CUSTOM NOIZEGATE


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 11:42am 
Offline
Apprentice NOOB
User avatar

Joined: Thu, Aug 17, 2006 10:48am
Posts: 146
Location: Seattle, WA
How about Barry Stock of Three Days Grace. He uses VH4's as well. :rock:

_________________
http://www.machsociety
http://www.soundclick.com/machsociety
http://www.facebook.com/machsociety
http://www.reverbnation.com/machsociety

'72 Gibson SG Standard, '76 Gibson Les Paul Custom, '79 Gibson Silverburst Flying V, '73 Fender Telecaster Deluxe, Dean VMNT Mustaine V, Diezel Einstein 100, Mesa 4X12 V30/H30 X Cab


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 1:48pm 
Offline
Diezel Amplification
User avatar

Joined: Sun, Jul 02, 2006 5:43am
Posts: 4653
scottph wrote:
Thanks Tobi! Edited. :)


If it´s completed, we do it on the website.

Agree ?

:thumbsup:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 3:46pm 
Offline
Diezel Amplification
User avatar

Joined: Sun, Jun 25, 2006 3:52am
Posts: 7029
Location: Heisenberg knows it
When my rearloaded 4x12" arrives, can the webmaster put my name and my new VH4 to that list? :lol: :LOL:

_________________
Diezel Amplification
Krampe Amplification


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 10:33pm 
Offline
Diezel Amplification
User avatar

Joined: Sun, Jul 02, 2006 5:43am
Posts: 4653
Of course :D


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 15, 2009 10:57pm 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Peter Diezel wrote:
scottph wrote:
Thanks Tobi! Edited. :)


If it´s completed, we do it on the website.

Agree ?

:thumbsup:


Added Barry Stock.

Absolutely! :thumbsup:

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 12:31am 
Offline
Immortal Rock God
User avatar

Joined: Mon, May 18, 2009 10:40am
Posts: 15099
Location: I'm BACK in da saddle again.... I'M BAAAACK!!!!
VERY entertaining post!! Thanks for that...!!

And judging from all your ESP's, I guess there's no need in my telling you you'll love the H FR-II, they're awesome. My "incoming" is a NT-II DBSB :rock:

Of ALL the peeps mentioned in the list, believe it or not, it was my being a Tool/Adam Jones fanatic that brought me to Diezel... I bet he gets some pretty sweet shwag (eh Peter??) :lol: :LOL:

Avagoodnight!
V.

_________________
Professional Hobbyist
LESTERs | HORIZONs | BOGNER | DIEZEL | MAKO
...finding my tonal nirvana in what appears to be a chewy, grinding, saggy Bog.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 12:50am 
Offline
Apprentice NOOB

Joined: Thu, Oct 19, 2006 1:44am
Posts: 92
James from Against Me! uses a VH4 as well. He told me butch vig had them record most of their record New Wave with a vh4.

Ian D'SA from Billy talent uses a VH4 in the studio as well.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 1:02am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Edited. Thanks for that. :thumbsup:

@Ventura: The FR might be on hold - another custom in the works. :)

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 1:29am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Trainee
User avatar

Joined: Thu, Jun 29, 2006 8:03am
Posts: 448
I finally figured out that it would actually be quite nice to have me under local German acts :D

_________________
VHT / Fryette Deliverance 60 + Fame 4x12 w/ Eminence V12
Edwards LPC - TKustom Explorer - PRS Tremonti SE + 2 new Customs in progress
... and a bunch of other stuff
Check out http://www.bodybag-metal.de !!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 1:32am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
:D I'm basically making this list for, well, bands/artists with a CD out, a record-deal, etc. but yeah... ;)

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 1:47am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Trainee
User avatar

Joined: Thu, Jun 29, 2006 8:03am
Posts: 448
Well, we have a CD out (recorded with my VH4 and Diezel Cab), the only thing missing is record deal :cry:

_________________
VHT / Fryette Deliverance 60 + Fame 4x12 w/ Eminence V12
Edwards LPC - TKustom Explorer - PRS Tremonti SE + 2 new Customs in progress
... and a bunch of other stuff
Check out http://www.bodybag-metal.de !!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 1:51am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Send me the CD and we'll talk. :D

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 2:22am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Trainee
User avatar

Joined: Thu, Jun 29, 2006 8:03am
Posts: 448
Send me 11,44€ and I will send you a CD ;)

By the way: You can listen to some songs on myspace and our band website. And the best part, it is for FREE :lol: :LOL:

_________________
VHT / Fryette Deliverance 60 + Fame 4x12 w/ Eminence V12
Edwards LPC - TKustom Explorer - PRS Tremonti SE + 2 new Customs in progress
... and a bunch of other stuff
Check out http://www.bodybag-metal.de !!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 2:36am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Pfft...you wanna make the list, you send the CD for free...I mean c'mon this is _the_ list... :lol: :LOL:

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 8:40am 
Offline
Rock God
User avatar

Joined: Mon, Aug 07, 2006 10:00pm
Posts: 5149
Location: Dominican Republic
hey Jaymz...... seriously, in this day and age record contracts are overrated. Get yourselves out there, promote the fuck out of yourselves, play everywhere you can, use the power of the internet to create a fanbase...... you'll have MORE FUN, make some more cash than you would if you had a record deal. And If you create a fanbase large enough to pick the interest of a few record companies, you'll be in a WAAY better position to negociate record contracts.

there are tons of books DIY music career, I've read a few and they definitely have a point.

Of course we'd love to be touring arenas and playing in front of 15,000 people every night, but that doesn't happen over night, unless you're a "puppet-boy-band" and even those guys end up all burnt down just because they're a record company toy band.

_________________
I'm a singer-songwriter:
www.youtube.com/jtperezgautreau


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 9:14am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Trainee
User avatar

Joined: Thu, Jun 29, 2006 8:03am
Posts: 448
Thanks for your kind words Joey and don't worry. That is what we are doing. We played like 40 shows within the last two years, recorded a record we financed on our own and we try to be present on the web as much as possible.
You're are absolutely right, that is were you can find people who like your music and we finally have a quite respectable local fan base and even some good friends overseas.

The only thing that bothers my is, that possibilities are sometimes very limited if you are not signed to a label. For example the big mags here in Germany will always tread you records as 'demo recording' if you are not signed to a label. Or we were not allowed to play shows because we didn't have a record deal. That gets frustrating sometimes.

Still, we have fun with what we are doing and finally get some connections and friend in larger bands that help us a lot. For example: Through a friend we got the chance to play a festival nearby with Entombed headlining or got the chance to do a gig with Abandoned through a club we are member of.

And last but not least, we got to meet many many nice people and musicians and that is what is really great. Going to new places, meet nice people and have fun. :rock:
I surely don't want to miss that ever again.

_________________
VHT / Fryette Deliverance 60 + Fame 4x12 w/ Eminence V12
Edwards LPC - TKustom Explorer - PRS Tremonti SE + 2 new Customs in progress
... and a bunch of other stuff
Check out http://www.bodybag-metal.de !!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 10:10am 
Offline
Immortal Rock God
User avatar

Joined: Mon, May 18, 2009 10:40am
Posts: 15099
Location: I'm BACK in da saddle again.... I'M BAAAACK!!!!
I commend Trent Reznor for his non-establishment approach to fan-base/worldly success and music dissemination as of late.

Internet all the way - screw the suits at the companies! :rock:

V.

_________________
Professional Hobbyist
LESTERs | HORIZONs | BOGNER | DIEZEL | MAKO
...finding my tonal nirvana in what appears to be a chewy, grinding, saggy Bog.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 12:31pm 
Offline
Rock God
User avatar

Joined: Mon, Aug 07, 2006 10:00pm
Posts: 5149
Location: Dominican Republic
well then create a label yourself. It's not very hard, just some legal stuff to take care.


once again, it's all about marketing yourselves as much as you can, specially on the web.

one thing to REALLY Think about:



FREE music


seriously.... selling a CD for 12 bucks as a starting band might me too much for someone right now. give the music for free and make your money on the road. Obviously offer the CD at a higher quality for some cash (I'd go lower than 12.. how many songs are there on the CD? I'd charge 1 euro a song so 10 songs = 10 euros, if you have more than 10 songs make em so that the whole CD is NOT more than 10 euros. But you can offer half of the songs on the CD for FREE through download only and in a lowerquality (myspace quality for example). Believe me if people like the music they downloaded for free and they will pay to hear the rest of the album and specially at a higher quality.

Have cool little merchandise to sell at the gigs such as t-shirts and stuff.

another cool thing to do is include an Bonus download for people that buy the album, that bonus could have 5 extra songs that are not on the album, or even better 3 extra original songs NOT on the album AND 3 or 4 COOL ASS covers by your band. I doubt you'll get into trouble with said bands because you're not cashing in on them, you're giving them for free (of course as a free bonus for the people that buy the CD). You could make this bonus studio quality, or as a live recording (I'd do the originals as a recording, and the covers live, that way people can familiarize with how you play live and know what to expect when they go to a live show)


there are TONS of great marketing strategies man, honestly you don't need the record deal as much as you thing, or anybody things.

Of course the DIY route has a bit of a "limit" but when you hit that limit recording companies will be fighting to sign you, and you'll make your demands. What else could you loose at that point? loosing the signing opportunity? fuck them, you keem on the DIY route then.

_________________
I'm a singer-songwriter:
www.youtube.com/jtperezgautreau


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 3:46pm 
Offline
Plank Cranker Trainee
User avatar

Joined: Thu, Jun 29, 2006 8:03am
Posts: 448
Well, we have already done most of the stuff you recommend. We have recorded two demo records plus two extra demo songs you could get for free until we released the album.
The album is professionally recorded, produced and comes with a 8 page booklet and was produced by a professional CD maker company. It has 10 tracks and costs 10€ plus shipping which is fair imo. Three tracks are available as download from our website and on myspace. Additionally we have shirts, buttons and stickers. Everything is sold at gigs, through our own website and another shop.
Still it is very hard to sell the stuff. People come to our concerts and like our music but it is a success if we are able to sell more than a handful of shirts or CDs. It seems that people aren't willing to pay for music anymore. I thought that especially with metal people still like to buy CDs but I guess I was mistaken.
Don't get me wrong, we have fun with what we are doing and that won't change.

_________________
VHT / Fryette Deliverance 60 + Fame 4x12 w/ Eminence V12
Edwards LPC - TKustom Explorer - PRS Tremonti SE + 2 new Customs in progress
... and a bunch of other stuff
Check out http://www.bodybag-metal.de !!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 6:36pm 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Sat, Jun 24, 2006 7:24pm
Posts: 1067
Location: USA
Mark Tremonti is in the studio right now tracking the new Creed record and doing so with the VH4/Herbert and also using the G12K100 front loaded Diezel cabs. :thumbsup:

_________________
was Dich nicht umbringt, macht Dich härter

http://www.DiezelUSA.com
http://www.myspace.com/DiezelUSA


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed, Jun 17, 2009 4:42am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Trainee
User avatar

Joined: Thu, Jun 29, 2006 8:03am
Posts: 448
Duolos wrote:
Mark Tremonti is in the studio right now tracking the new Creed record and doing so with the VH4/Herbert and also using the G12K100 front loaded Diezel cabs. :thumbsup:


Great news :thumbsup: Although I must admit that I liked Alter Bridge a little better than Creed I'm really looking forward to their new record :rock:

_________________
VHT / Fryette Deliverance 60 + Fame 4x12 w/ Eminence V12
Edwards LPC - TKustom Explorer - PRS Tremonti SE + 2 new Customs in progress
... and a bunch of other stuff
Check out http://www.bodybag-metal.de !!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed, Jun 17, 2009 7:21am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Same here.

Added our very own Pauly. :)

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed, Jun 17, 2009 11:29am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Sat, Jun 24, 2006 7:24pm
Posts: 1067
Location: USA
Jaymz82 wrote:
Duolos wrote:
Mark Tremonti is in the studio right now tracking the new Creed record and doing so with the VH4/Herbert and also using the G12K100 front loaded Diezel cabs. :thumbsup:


Great news :thumbsup: Although I must admit that I liked Alter Bridge a little better than Creed I'm really looking forward to their new record :rock:


Agreed...Alter Bridge is much better then Creed. Mark and Myles will be on board for the next Alter Bridge record as well :thumbsup:

_________________
was Dich nicht umbringt, macht Dich härter

http://www.DiezelUSA.com
http://www.myspace.com/DiezelUSA


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu, Jun 18, 2009 6:54am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Trainee
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Jan 21, 2009 2:48pm
Posts: 521
Location: England
I saw pictures of Gallows using a VH4 in the studio, not sure if they use it live though.

_________________
Markbass - Sandberg - Diezel - Gibson - Phil Jones

Check out my country pop/rock band!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu, Jun 18, 2009 8:13am 
Offline
Plank Cranker Wanker
User avatar

Joined: Wed, Oct 18, 2006 4:09am
Posts: 1000
Location: Munich, Germany
Could you be more specific? As in who? :)

_________________
ESP H Custom, ESP M Custom, Diezel Einstein 50 combo, Rocktron Xpression


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri, Jun 19, 2009 11:18am 
duesentrieb wrote:
When my rearloaded 4x12" arrives, can the webmaster put my name and my new VH4 to that list? :lol: :LOL:


I was reading down the list and saw that Olaf's name was not on it, and I was going to ask that he be placed on it.
And lest we forget, the guitarist in the band Boys Voice!
His name needs to go on the list...preferably at the top of it. :thumbsup: :rock:


Last edited by C-4 on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 6:14am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 200 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group