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YouTube Cover of the Week (2/3): Nobody's Listening/Other Updates

Posted on February 3, 2020 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Finally getting back into recording YouTube videos again! I recently bought a PRS baritone guitar, so naturally I've decided to revisit some stuff from Meteora I haven't done anything with in a while. For this week, I've covered Nobody's Listening:


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Also, I have a new 7-string as well, so I re-shot With You, albeit with the audio from my previous video (I had been meaning to redo this one in 1080p for a long time but didn't have the guitar to do it with):


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Other than that, not much to report. I got a tip on the source of the photo set of Brad smashing a Les Paul copy (thanks Phil!), so I updated that entry accordingly. I'll have a couple more songs with the baritone guitar coming up the next two weeks!


-Anthony

1/20 - New Brad Guitar + Tab Updates

Posted on January 20, 2020 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Hey everyone! First update of the new year here, and I've posted a new guitar for the first time in a while. It's a Taylor acoustic that Brad used during his commencement speech for the UCLA class of 2009. I've been meaning to add this guitar to the site for a long time, but tracking down info on it was incredibly difficult. Better late than never, I suppose.


I've also been posting a LOT of tab updates lately, so here's a big list for you:


NEW TABS!

Blackout (bass)

Blackout (Renholder Remix)

Where'd You Go? (SOB Remix)

Across the Line (Alternate Mix)

Shadow of the Day (Alternate Mix)

20 Eyes

Bruiser

Closing

Fiends

Heavy (Disero Remix)

Issho Ni

The Young and the Hopeless (Remixed by Mr. Hahn)

The Instrumental

Rhinestone (Zomba Sampler Version)

Nest


UPDATED TABS!

Blackout - There's another guitar part in the breakdown that doubles the "stab" chords with distorted single notes.

Across the Line - There was something off with the doubling, I think it was when the octave guitar first comes in during the bridge, I had it doubled when it isn't on the first line (it's been a while and I can't remember).

Be Yourself - Updated some chord positions.


As you can see, I've finished the "Misc. Linkin Park Songs" section and made a lot of headway on the "Other Linkin Park-Related Songs" section as well! I'm actually at a point where I'm mostly finished with studio material (that's currently on the site anyway, I may take a stab at some other stuff like Hybrid Theory-era demos that weren't officially released but have been floating around for a long time), so I'm looking ahead at the monumental task of finally updating all the live versions...Be Yourself was a first taste of that. Still focusing on studio material before I really dive into that stuff though.


Obviously my plans of uploading regularly on YouTube didn't pan out for long. I went on vacation in the middle of December and I just haven't gotten back into things since then. My teaching job has really grown lately, so I pretty much spend my days taking care of my daughter and my evenings/weekends working. It's REALLY hard for me to block out a few hours of time to record anything (tabs are much easier because I can work on them a little at a time and being interrupted isn't a big deal). I don't get anywhere close to enough sleep as it is. But I'm still planning on doing it as I'm able, especially once I finally get a new nut installed on my SE 277.


Hope everyone's first few weeks of the decade are going well!


-Anthony

1/11: Small-ish Update

Posted on January 11, 2018 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey guys, haven't quite gotten around to finishing up the Misc. page yet but I have a smaller update today:


-Added one new guitar to Brad's page, which is actually Mike's Telecaster (Brad can be seen recording part of Guilty All the Same with it in a Youtube video).


-Removed the 1978 Gibson SG from the Misc. page, changed the date of it on Brad's page to reflect it being used as far back as 2013, and moved its position on the page accordingly. I still don't have a picture of Mike playing this guitar, but I figured a picture of Brad with it was good enough to warrant taking it off the Misc. page - note that I haven't done this with Chester and the MJT Telecaster copy though, as Chester wasn't what I'd call a "primary" guitarist. Basically from now on if it's photographed with Brad or Mike, it won't be on the MIsc. page, but otherwise it might still show up there.


-Updated tabs for two songs, Rebellion and Victimized.


-Anthony

11/30: Update to Brad's page/Tab updates

Posted on November 30, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Today's update brings much more positivity than the previous one!


First of all, I've switched to Imgur for photo hosting, and so far, they've been amazing (fingers crossed that it stays that way). I've updated Brad's page with new photo links, and from now on, all photos on a particular page will also be available in chronological order in a dedicated Imgur album as well (each photo on Imgur also has a short summary of the guitar model/finish and when it was used). The album for Brad's page is here: https://imgur.com/a/YkK8s


While working on this update, I've also acquired photos of two new previously-unknown guitars! One is an Ibanez RG2120X that was among many guitars that Brad smashed in 2003, and the other is an Ibanez RG470 that was briefly used as a backup guitar for baritone tunings in 2003...but also ended up being smashed! I've also discovered a LOT of new information on other guitars, so here's a quick summary!


-The Ibanez AX series guitar Brad was photographed with at one show in 2000 was actually an AX520, not a customized AX120 as I previously thought.

-The acoustic guitar Brad played on My December at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Xmas in 2000 was actually a Taylor 814ce, not a Takamine as I previously thought. Also, Brad surprisingly brought this guitar out of retirement to perform Sharp Edges at the Chester tribute show last month, so I added a second photo of it from that performance!

-I recieved confirmation that the Takamine guitars Brad and the rest of the band used for many years were Dragon series instruments, although I still don't know the exact model. I also changed the date of the guitar's last stage use from 2013 to 2014...I literally forgot that the Concert for the Philippines was a thing, lol. Whoops.

-I took a better photo of Brad's old Fernandes that I now have, since I'm working on getting photos of all my gear anyway.

-I found out that Brad actually played the customized Tim Mahoney SE on No More Sorrow for two shows in 2011, not just one like I previously thought.

-Made note that Brad's black PRS DC3 was used on Crawling at the Chester tribute show.

-Found out that the acoustic guitar Brad played for the Spotify headquarters appearance was a Gibson SJ-200, and found a better picture of it.

-Made small changes to information on various other guitars.


Lastly, on the tabs side of things, I've made updates to two songs. Multitracks for Forgotten have surfaced online, which led me to make a few small changes to strumming patterns throughout the song, and I made a small change to Sorry for Now, as I realized Guitars 5 and 6 follow the melody played by Guitar 7 at the end of the first part of the outro.


So that's a big chunk of work out of the way...but I've still got a LOT more to do to get caught up! Working on getting Mike's page updated with new links next.


-Anthony

7/11: Photos Update/New Brad Guitars/Talking to Myself Tab

Posted on July 11, 2017 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I finished up all of the photo hosting updates for Brad's page yesterday! Glad to have that out of the way, as it was by far the page with the most photos on it. I've uploaded all of the photos for Mike's page to Facebook, and I'll be working on updating the linked photos on his page over the next few days.


Speaking of Brad, I also added two new guitars to his page. One is his new Martin acoustic that he's been using for performances of Sharp Edges, the other is an old Les Paul copy that he smashed as part of a magazine interview/photoshoot way back in 2002 or 2003. I remember seeing those photos YEARS ago and had been searching for them for a while, as it seemed like none of the fansites had them uploaded anywhere.


I also uploaded a tab for Talking to Myself a few days ago, I just didn't post about it at the time because I knew this photo update was going to be posted soon anyway. I'm working on Nobody Can Save Me next! As for recording, I've kind of put things on hold while I deal with this photo hosting thing, along with a host of other things (taking care of my pregnant wife, working up to 15 hours a day 3 or 4 days a week, planning a vacation at the end of August, searching for a new apartment and getting ready to move in September, trying to find time to get ready for my last semester of college...). Recording, mixing, filming, and editing one song is usually a 2-day process for me now, so it's hard to fit in around everything else. I still have a few things in the works though - I know I've been avoiding anything involving acoustic guitar parts lately because I've never been able to get the sound out of my Ovation that I want, but when I visit my family I'm going to see if I can record some stuff with my brother's guitar (he has a BEAUTIFUL old Taylor jumbo acoustic that sounds incredible), and maybe finally get stuff like The Messenger, The Little Things Give You Away, A Light That Never Comes, Talking to Myself, and Castle of Glass recorded in a way that I'm happy with. We'll see!


-Anthony