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4/2 - YouTube Updates/New Mike Guitars

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

More video content for you today, I re-uploaded Valentine's Day. The 3 main guitar parts use the same audio as my previous version, but I also discovered a fourth guitar part, an acoustic that plays a few notes at the end of the outro. To cover this part in a way that was actually interesting, I improvised some acoustic work over the rest of the song. Check it out (as well as the other 3 videos if you haven't seen me cover this song before)! I'd normally include a link here, but the YouTube embedder on my site builder seems to be broken at the moment. D'oh!


Speaking of that acoustic part at the end of Valentine's Day, I've also slightly updated the tab to reflect that it's in standard tuning, and changed a couple notes of it.


In other fun news, there are two more new guitars on Mike's page! One is a studio shot of him with one of Brad's soldier PRS guitars from 2013 that I never knew about, the other is a cool baritone Telecaster that he's probably had for a while and I never noticed!


Four more songs from Minutes to Midnight for me to cover...including one with a solo that I should probably go practice for my next video!


-Anthony

3/10 - New Remix/New Mike Guitar/Tabs Update

Posted on March 10, 2020 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Lots of stuff to cover today! First of all, for anyone who didn't already see it, I premiered a special video on my YouTube channel the other day, my long-discussed remix of Cure for the Itch!


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I'm really happy with how this came out, I programmed the drums for it close to a year ago but didn't do any more work on it until a couple weeks ago. It took me about six days to finish. Lots of cool stuff on this one, ranging from weird music production techniques I'd never used before (ever copied a bass DI track and run it through 3 different EQ/compression/amp sim chains? I have now!) to getting to record strings/piano on my new Yamaha keyboard, to tracking most of the guitars with my new 7-string, to putting down a guitar solo I'm really proud of, to trying to figure out what to do for all the comedic stuff in the first half of the song (and hopefully succeeding)...this one was a lot of fun! Hope you all enjoy it.


Second of all, there's a new guitar on Mike's page! He has a really weird-looking D'Angelico Ludlow model in his guitar rack at his studio these days, and someone got a photo of it recently.


Third, an update regarding both tabs and my YouTube channel: I'm currently experiencing some difficulties with the LPLive server where my tabs are hosted. Everything's still there and accessible, I just can't post updates/new tabs until the situation is resolved. I'm sure it will get taken care of soon enough, but I'm holding off on posting new YouTube content until it is (my next couple videos are going to coincide with updates to their respective tabs). With that said, while I'm super appreciative of LPLive for hosting my tabs for the better part of the last decade, I've never been a fan of my work being at the mercy of another website's downtime/technical difficulties. I happened to be renewing my domain/hosting today and realized that my entire tabs archive would only use a small percentage of my web storage. Knowing this, I've decided that at some point in the near future, I'm going to be moving all my tabs "in-house" and hosting them directly on this website. Updating all of the links will be super annoying, but long-term it will give me more control over the availability of my work, which can only be a good thing. I'll be sure and keep everyone updated on when the switch happens (I'll probably keep everything in both locations briefly so there's no actual downtime involved).


-Anthony

10/3 - New Mike Guitar + Tab Updates

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

First new guitar in a while today, although it's one that took me almost 8 months to add to the site...whoops. It's a silver Telecaster Mike was seen in the studio with early this year. Go check it out.


Also, I've updated a bunch more tabs lately:


-Haflway Right/Sharp Edges: Both of these songs have been COMPLETELY redone. Lots of stuff that was wrong or completely missing before.


-Jornada del Muerto: Changed the chord shape that the song ends on.


-Robot Boy: Turns out the end of the song is actually three different guitar tracks playing single notes! The "test mix" version from LPU 11 has also been updated accordingly.


-Burning in the Skies: Added some additional feedback in a few spots, updated what Guitars 1 and 2 play under the solo, noted that most of the guitars are played on the neck pickup, and a few other misc. changes.


-Invisible: Deleted the tremolo-picked guitar part during the outro, I'm pretty sure that's actually a synth.


-Lockjaw: Split the harmonics into two guitar parts, as there are different effects/pickups used on them.


-One Step Closer: Changed the "2.7" harmonic notation to the 6th fret, the "2.7" is correct but this makes the notation simpler and is consistent with what I've done with songs like It's Goin' Down in the past. This also applies to 1STP Klosr, One Step Closer (Humble Bros. Remix), and Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer.


-Cumulus: Changed the clean guitar parts to harmonics (I've always known they were harmonics, just couldn't figure out a convenient alternate tuning to make them work), and changed all guitars to 6-strings.



I've also posted new bass tabs for Robot Boy and When They Come for Me!


-Anthony

12/18: Updates

Posted on December 18, 2018 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey guys! Sneaking in another update before the end of the year here. I've added one new guitar to the Misc. Guitars page (a red Telecaster that Matt Harris has been playing on Mike's solo tour), two new guitars to Mike's page (a Fender Bass VI he was seen with in the studio recently, and a Squier Strat that he did custom artwork on for a charity auction), and added new photos/updated information for two more guitars on Mike's page (his late '60s white Strat reissue and the Dragon series Takamine acoustic guitars, both of which have seen more use on recent solo tour shows). I also updated information for Mike's jumbo Takamine acoustic guitar on Chester's page, as I mistakenly had that photo dated as 2010, when it's actually from 2013.


In tabs news, I've also finished the remaining songs from the Stone Temple Pilots - High Rise EP! These were quite challenging, but they contain some very fun guitar work. My next tabbing project will more than likely be the LPU 14 through 16 songs, although I'm considering taking another crack at figuring out the Xero demo (it's been a thorn in my side for almost 15 years - the recording quality makes the guitar very difficult to make out in spots).


Recording-wise, I'm still in a holding pattern because I'm roughly 90% done with putting together my finalized pedalboard that I'll be using in the future. It's so close to done that I don't want to wire it all up in its present state just to have to take it apart again in the near future when I finally acquire the last couple pieces I plan to add to it. I DO have one video planned soon that involves acoustic guitar only (I'm sure you can figure out what song that is pretty easily), but other than that it might be a while longer before you see me posting regularly again. In better news, YouTube seems to have finally fixed their issues with people being unable to deal with copyright disputes, so I'm a little more encouraged to continue recording in the future.


Hope you're all doing well.


-Anthony

9/19: Latest Updates

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been a huge struggle to get anything done lately, but I've got a pretty significant update today. First of all, with it now being well over a year since Linkin Park was on tour, and no signs of that changing soon, I went through the site and added an "as of 2017" designation to any guitar that was still listed as being in "active touring use."


More importantly, I've also updated Mike's section with photos of all of the guitars being used on the Post Traumatic tour (by both Mike and touring guitarist/keyboardist Matthias Harris). None of them are new, but I've added the most recent photos I could find of them. Mike's Shoreline Gold Strat has also seen a second revision to its artwork, so there's another new photo of it, and I also added a photo of Mike playing his white PRS while guesting with Sum 41 at Reading/Leeds last month.


Lastly, I have a couple long-awaited tabs for you guys, the Ryan Giles and Beta State songs from LPU 13 are finally done! Moving on to some stuff from the Mall soundtrack next.


-Anthony