Solo ov the Year: Revisiting 2015 // 3-5-16

A trendy looking guitar player during a heavy guitar solo selective focus on the musicians left hand photo

Sup? Having a good Friday morning? Me either, but these solos might help. Or they might make it worse. There’s only one way to find out!

Last week, Ted Nü-Djent took home the Glam edition win with some shitty Mötley Crüe riff. He also won first place for “highest number of annoying umlauts for Masterlord to deal with.”

So check it out. I was listening to some Tokyo Blade yesterday and thinking about how much better the 80’s were. You know, back when I wasn’t alive. So next week, I will only be accepting riffs from 1980-1989. We’ve done it before, but I’m super excited.

Send your 80’s riffs to toiletovhellriff@gmail.com. Include your name, a link to the riff, the time of the riff, and an explanation. Editors, writers, readers, commenters, and lurkers are all welcome to submit.

Okay… solos.

 

Masterlord

*dons armour* / *hides from Joe* 27:31.

 

Vegglampe

I’m not even that big on guitar solos, but 1:40 moistens me.

 

Brock Samson

Blast at 8:39. I have to much work due for a proper introduction.

 

Stanley

Speed Metaarrll! Ranger’s Where Evil Dwells hits all the right buttons. It’s got riffs, drums, riffs, crazy insane vocals, riffs and of course, solos. The solo at 5:03 has all you need without any of the “look how good I am at guitar” posturing.

 

Old Man Doom

I can never get enough of Ice Dale’s glorious soloing. And neither should you! Even though In Times failed to make it on to my Top 10 of 2015, I still unconditionally love the band because of moments like this (and other great solos on the record). 4:20. [blaze it lol — Masterlord]

 

Ellipsis

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn… @3:42

 

Defenestrator

5:48. I’ll let the solo do the talking.

 

Tigeraid

My immediate thought was to go right back to Judicator, but I’m starting to sound like a broken record (Of The Year….) So Sylosis it is. From my favourite tune off the album, which is mostly one big long celebration of THICK, the solo sorta-kinda starts with the tempo change at 2:01, Josh Middleton and Alex Bailey doing their thang, and then kicks into high gear at 2:40. Air guitar anyone?

 

Waynecro

If someone were to ask me for one song that epitomizes everything I love about metal, I’d play him or her Alkaloid’s “Alter Magnitudes.” The song has harmony, melody, groove, memorable hooks, emotion, blast beats and tempo changes, technicality, brutality, and dynamics. The solo from 1:22 to 2:21 is outstanding in every way (I don’t know whether the section from 2:21 to 2:54 is technically part of the solo, but it’s outstanding too). It’s catchy, memorable, and impressive, and it brings the feels and contributes significantly to the song—it has weedlies without wankery. “Alter Magnitudes” has become one of my favorite songs of all time, so it’s hardly surprising that it contains my favorite solo of 2015.

 

Boss the Ross

When tasked with Solo of the Year for 2015 my mind was flooded with an overabundance of sweet guitarlicks, I was drowning in a pool of weedles and dweedles, skwigileedees and doodilidoos. It was overpowering. I was saved when Turbid North through me lifebuoy. And on that lifebuoy were the words “Red Giant”. The song starts with a primal bass and drum groove and a mere 13 seconds pass before the solo starts to interject itself into the song. Superb guitar lines weaving in and out of the music and dueling with the vocals.This groove cuts off at 2:07 with the introduction of acoustic guitars. And so commences one of the best Gilmour tributes I have ever heard. Notes grace the fretboard like feathers on a pond, subtle yet full of emotion. At 3:04 the music fades into a single bass note and snare drum, paving the way for my favorite note on the entire album. At 3:19 you have reached nirvana, complete and total enlightenment. Close your eyes and float through life for the next minute. I suggest you continue with the next track on the album “The Burning Sky”, in which this excellent guitar solo continues to make its appearance. Majestic and graceful.

 

KJU

You already knew that my favorite band of 11 years was going to make the cut for riff of the year. The new one was good, got me through some hard times and was their best since Temple Of Shadows. Viva Brasil!

 

Ted Nü-Djent

The solo on Strange Gateways Beckon by Tribulation may not be my favourite solo of 2015 but it’s up there near the top in a year jam packed with tasty solos and it was the immediate one that sprang to mind when GORACK suggested the solo of 2015 theme. Whoever plays the lead never overplays their hand and umm, I’ve lost my train of thought so fuck it, skip to 3:12 and have a listen for yourself. It pretty much goes until the end of the song and also as an added bonus, the video includes interpretive dance during the solo. Enjoy.

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  • Boss the Ross

    Good morning my fellow flushers! I present to you bass solo of the year 2016 so far.
    https://unspeakableaxerecords.bandcamp.com/track/chromatic-fantasy-bass-solo

    • megachiles

      Slappin the bass guitar fast n loose is the way to my heart.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Replace “bass guitar” with “juicy ass” and I agree.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm
    • Waynecro

      That’s badass!

      • Boss the Ross

        I suggest you check out the rest of this album as well. High quality Thrash Metal.

        • Waynecro

          I’m not big on thrash, but I love a good bass solo.

    • Lacertilian

      Your submission of Red Giant was bound to secure at least one vote this week after the slide guitar RoTW discussion a couple of weeks back.

      • Boss the Ross

        Was this a facebook discussion?

        • Lacertilian

          hmmm… maybe, I thought it was on here too but I can’t find it. Although, it was mentioned in the comments of OMD’s cool Turbid North review back in November. Either way, that solo is all things boobs.

          • Boss the Ross

            Slide RotW would be pretty awesome.
            And yes, all things boobs. That solo is amazing. It blows my mind each time. And hearing it live is sublime.

          • Lacertilian

            Glad to hear they can pull that track off in a live setting, who did they tour with?

          • Boss the Ross

            I have the great pleasure of calling them a “local band”. They were opening for the Black Tusk/Royal Thunder tour when i saw them. Completely blew everyone out of the water and unfortunately not many people really understood them.

  • 365ChaosRiddenDays

    Great solo by Tribulation!

    • Stanley

      There are so, so many great leads on this album.

  • Spear

    Two Alkaloid entries? WHAT DO I DO NOW

    • Boss the Ross

      Vote Turbid North, obviously.

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        Turdtit North

  • Stanley

    There’s no time stamp on KJU’s riff and I’m certainly not going to listen to a whole Angra song.

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      Wouldn’t have got your vote anyway, then. My goof though, the riff starts at 2:30.

      • Waynecro

        I’m actually quite surprised by how badass some of the riffs in that Angra song are. If not for the singing, I could blast this.

        • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

          Fabio didn’t do too bad of a job on the new one, but I’d still rather have Edu back in there.

          • Waynecro

            I just have a hard time with that kind of singing in general. Some of the riffing in that song is strong as hell, though.

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler
          • Waynecro

            Awesome, man. Thanks! I can dig it. I’ve watched a bunch of Gilbert’s instructional videos. He’s pretty cool.

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            Ever heard Racer X?

          • Waynecro

            Yeah, I like some Racer X songs.

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            My dad actually got me into PG and Racer X.

          • Waynecro

            I heard about them from my brother.

  • Pentagram Sam

    Voted for Old Man Dooooom and Enslaved, which barely edged out Red Giant but got turned onto Alkaloid cos of these songs. Also dug the 335 and LP in Tribulations video as well as interpretive dance

  • Stanley

    ROTW suggestion. Have an “In Times” riff of the week. Everyone will be able to get it out of their system and then we can move on.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Be you do listen to Ranger’s EPs?

      • Stanley

        I’ve heard them, but I think I was put off a bit by the obnoxious snare drum.

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          I can see that, especially on Shock Skull (not so much on KoD).
          Myself, I think that’s the only thing better on the album, otherwise the riffs, the guitar-sound and the vocals seem to have been polished up so much they’ve lost a considerable amount of their edge.
          I wasn’t able to enjoy the full-length half as much as I wanted to.

    • dr.derelict

      I suggested this the week it came out. Got zero traction.

      • Stanley

        I was joking. I think we have all the riffs off this album already covered. Somehow somebody always manages to squeeze one, no matter the theme.

      • i know i’m SEVERAL months late, but i’ve been jamming “In Times” a lot lately. turns out……….. Howard Dean was right yet again, byah! such a great album

  • I really could care less about solos. So here is a thrashy no fucks one… 2:30.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTO4Xsw-j0E

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      Excellent CD, but lolbuttz as fuck artwork!

  • tigeraid

    What, no Turbid North?

  • tigeraid

    Oooh, I dig the Magic Circle, too.

  • tigeraid

    Luckily, I too am now enjoying the solos on that Turbid North album!

  • Brock gets my vote.That’s the solo I would have picked had I remembered to submit one.

  • Riffs yes, weedlies and deedlies not so much.

    • Boss the Ross

      Check out that Turbid North track…

    • KJM i liek your nickname. that a reference to Beyond the Black Rainbow??

  • Hubert

    GLORYHAMMER: It’s okay, but it could actually use a bit more, you know, wank. It feels like it should go on for an extra 30 seconds of nothing but sweep picking, it’s still good though, I enjoyed it.
    WILD THRONE: This one is great, chaotic, kind of sloppy, but it sounds fucking great.
    HORRENDOUS: Sounds like something of older Opeth, good shit though. A bit short but that’s alright. As long as needed to be.
    RANGER: It feels as if I’ve heard this solo in a hundred other tracks. It’s not bad, just replaceable.
    ENSLAVED: This one is great, not much else to say about it.
    ALKALOID: meh
    MAGIC CIRCLE: Pretty good I guess.
    SYLOSIS: Really boring
    ALKALOID AGAIN: A lot better then the other Alkaloid one, still meh.
    TURBID NORTH: I really dig this one, fits great with the track. Very soulful.
    ANGRA: I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. Very fun solo.
    TRIBULATION: Best solo of the year no question. Excellent finale to an excellent track.

    • Boss the Ross

      This was an excellent breakdown!

      • Stanley

        Except it was wrong in one very crucial aspect.

        • Hubert

          I’m wrong all the time, get used to it.

          • Boss the Ross

            I do appreciate it when people break it down and give their opinion on everything though. I try to do it sometimes, when i can.

          • Hubert

            I used to it on every RotW. Thinking about getting back to doing that.

        • Boss the Ross

          No love for Ranger and didn’t say Turbid North was number 1?

          • Stanley

            Close but wrong in one very crucial aspect.

          • Boss the Ross

            Haha!

          • Boss the Ross

            I’ve just had the chance to give everything a listen. That solo was ripping man! I’m digging their sound. I will be looking more into Ranger. Thanks!

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      I like it when someone does a track by track breakdown. I like it even more when the one I picked receives the most praise.

    • Lacertilian

      I’ve missed these..
      We’re supposed to be giving you the gifts today though, not the other way around!

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Man, I’m not much of a one for solos. I can appreciate a good one, and the change of pace it may bring, but most of them elude me and only few seem truly worthy of celebrating. So I’m voting for (ugh) Angra, at least it’s played on an acoustic guitar and the sweet, soothing sounds of an acoustic guitar being torn apart by fingers of flesh is something metal needs more of.

    And life death in general.

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      Woohoo, go me!!!!!

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    No one gets the Tapir vote.

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    This is the only real solo starting @ about 4:01
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9p9X_OHKtvg
    #HomoeroticPassionPop

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Upvoting for #HomoerticPassionPop

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        And for the killer solo, even though you won’t admit it.

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler
      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Steven Wilson is awesome. He loves prog and he makes good prog. I love his remastering work.

        • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

          Eh, I keep hearing Porcupine Tree mentioned when I listen to Riverside and check out the YT comments, so perhaps I need to revisit his PT stuff. Saw them live with Opeth ages ago, and simply didn’t do much for me. Same with his solo stuff.

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        Fuck off

        • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

          Chomp on my taint, ya hockey puck.

    • Hubert

      Sounds like Dream Theater.

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        FUCK OFF

        • Hubert

          You really need to get over your insecurities tapir.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I’ve no insecurities, just like you’ve no hearing.

      • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

        Mostly because he’s ripped of Dream Theater big time.

    • Waynecro

      You should have submitted that solo, man. I dig it. The title track off that album is really great.

  • megachiles

    I was gonna go for Gloryhammer, but my wife called me a nerd for listening to Absu and reading papers about bee ejaculate yesterday 🙁 Horrendous gets my vote to build back my credibility.

    For srs tho, that Gloryhammer album makes commuting home 10x more fun.

    • hate when the wife finds my bee ejaculate stash 🙁

      • megachiles

        “…in sickness and in health. Unless you are stashing bee ejaculate, in which case you’ll be ridiculed like the dork you are.”

        It’s cool tho, next time she listens to Dimmu Borgir or Cradle of Filth she’s getting a swirly.

        • by swirly you mean divorce

          • megachiles

            I mean, she also doesn’t get Donkey Dong memes, so it’s not like she didn’t see this coming.

          • doomed from the start

      • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

        This sounds like one of those anti-drug commercials from the 80’s.

        Mrs. Lord: “Honey, where did you learn to start doing this?”
        Masterlord: “I learned it from YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!” (runs away and cries into the pillow)
        Mrs. Lord: “Um, no you didn’t. Have you been hanging around that KJU kid again?!”

    • BobLoblaw

      You should have screamed as shrill as possible “I haaate you get out of heeere!!”

      • megachiles

        “Whyyyy do you haaaate me? :(”

        • megachiles

          To clarify, we both use this one to get attention. It usually works.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Bee ejaculate & chill

      • megachiles

        Unfortunately, after successfully mating with a young queen on her nuptial flight, the genitals of the male honey bee rupture (rather audibly) from his body, killing him in the process. The queen then goes to find another male to mate with to build up her sperm stores.

        Males of other bee species typically have it a little better and don’t die upon successfully mating. However, most never successfully mate and die cold, worn, and alone in the world. 🙁

        **~~THE MORE YOU KNOW!~~**

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Fucking hell, Gloryhammer might be one of the worst stereotypical PM examples ever. I’d rather get beat up at a Godsmack show than listening to melted cheddar cheese like that.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      That’s sort of the point.
      I mean, exactly the entire point of the band’s existence.

      Although it gets pretty tiring after a while when the only joke is “hey guys were power metal, get it. Get it, guys?”

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Yeah I’ve heard before that they’re a semi-joke band, but I just can’t bring myself to listen to it. There’s barely any power metal I can stand (save for the first wave US bands from the 80’s and some Iced Earth). For me stuff like that is almost on the same level as Limp Bizkit or Coal Chamber for ridiculousness. There, I said it. And now I’m gonna get ready for my crucifixion.

        • k spread your arms, please.
          melted cheddar cheese >>>>>

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Hahaha!

      • except the joke it doesn’t matter when the music is this good boiiiiiiii

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          I dug it much, but when my initial enthusiasm passed, I never felt like revisiting it. Much thanks to the new-found irritation at Bowes.

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      Sounds just like every Power Metal band to me. Terrible.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        I really dig Iced Earth’s Night of the Stormrider and Burnt Offerings. Much darker atmosphere than other power metal bands.
        I dig a few 80’s PM albums. Manilla Road’s Crystal Logic, Savatage’s Hall of the Mountain King, Metal Church’s S/T…but all of those albums can also be seen as straight up heavy metal instead of power metal.
        I really like Nevermore and I like some of Symphony X’ stuff, but these aren’t straight up PM either.
        Blind Guardian and Kamelot make good music for someone who’s into this genre, but they’re a bit too orchestral for my taste.

        I just feel a lot of PM bands, especially the ones doing the more ‘flowery’ type of stuff, is music metal fans are being made fun of for.

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          I can dig some Nevermore, because of Dubs.

        • Pentagram Sam

          I used to know a guy that liked the wimpiest Power Metal in existence. Imagine all the lame orchestrations and effete vocals you can muster and the more there were, the more he liked em. EG Aquaria, a horrible Angel’s Cry era rip off with absolutely no aggression.

          I think to him it made him feel like he was smarter and better than “simpletons” like myself who like meat and potatoes metal and like tits and saying fuck.

          Stuff like that makes me cringe when I hear it referred to as Power Metal cos THERE AIN’T NO POWER!

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Personally I think someone should just enjoy whatever he enjoys. Of course there’s stuff that sounds horrible to my ears, but that doesn’t mean it has to be that way for someone else. There’s a market for everything.

            I’m just not too big on metal that’s really “orchestral”, if that makes any sense. There’s very little straight up symphonic metal I like, if any. I love death metal, but I’m no fan of bands such as Fleshgod Apocalypse or SepticFlesh (even though I can dig a few of their songs) precisely because of the orchestral stuff. It just doesn’t click with me.

            I just prefer aggressive, psychotic, cathartic and/or trippy stuff. A foreboding atmosphere is always a plus as well.

      • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

        Eh, at least GH admits their cheesiness. There’s way too many PM bands that are just as cheesy, or worse, and take themselves dead seriously (I’m looking at you, Manowar, Iced Earth and Rhapsody Of Fire!).Then again, there’s fuckloads of that in any genre of metal.

  • Eliza

    It’s either Magic Circle, Turbid North or Tribulation for me.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      I hope you picked Tribulation 😀

      • Eliza

        …. Sorry, I haven’t. But I enjoy Tribulation a lot

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Method Man and Redman are coming to Poughkeepsie for a throwback music fest.

    • Boss the Ross

      You should go!

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I might.

        • Boss the Ross

          DO IT!!!

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      Is your cousin’s band opening?

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        No. He plays metal, not rap.

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          Join the band and start doing nu-metal. Problem solved.

    • I’d go.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I probably will.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Boss the Ross get my vote.

  • EsusMoose

    A lot of solid choices but Ted gets my vote

  • High on Vallenfyre

    I don’t know why I keep listening to everything when I almost always agree with Boss.

    • Boss the Ross

      Good to know.

    • EsusMoose

      An attempt at being fair but we all know being fair is for nerds

  • Stanley

    Looking for 80s riffs >>>>>>

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUxWnIcP5IM

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Did Ice Dale name himself after that D&D game?

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      His real name is Isdal, so probably not.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Ice Dale has died from dysentery

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        My perception is not high enough to see what you did there.

      • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler
        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I loved this show as a kid.

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            Guess what show my avatar is from.

          • I already know. It was one of my favorite shows of the 90s, even spun off another of my faves(one is a genius, the other’s insane…).

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Rescue Rangers

          • BzzzZZZZzzT!! WRONG. YOU ARE NOW THE WEAKEST LINK.

          • Stiff Bologna In The Corn Pipe

            Nope. The old one was Slappy The Squirrel from Animaniacs.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I was talking about the one you’re using now. The old one was Slappy from Animaniacs.

          • Stiff Bologna In The Corn Pipe

            The new one I got from a random GIS for weird foods.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I thought it was something else.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Budgie makes me expand. Metallica covering Breadfan makes me shrink.

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      I smell Dubs Dong Time coming on!!!! Brace yourselves!

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        Dubs Dong Time makes me expand beyond limits.

        • Lacertilian

          I made one last week you may not have seen on the group, may this raise (expand) your spirits until Dubs arrives.

  • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

    Speaking of Tokyo Blade, the original lineup from ‘Night Of The Blade’ is back together and working on a new album.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Yay! I hope they come near me!

  • Stockhausen

    Guitar solos are dumb, but some of these ain’t too bad. My vote goes to Wild Throne, because Wild Throne rules hard.

    • Boss the Ross

      Pretty killer live as well.

  • ME GORAK B.C.™

    SHIT!!!!!! ME NOT GOT ENTRY FOR OWN THEME!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    I already chose my rifferooni for next week. I’m looking forward to getting 0 votes.

    • DVRKBEVRD

      ill be happy to not vote for you, tapir

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        Thanks D-dog.

  • Akerskronks ov Steele

    (Deviously plots a Maiden riff for next week)

    • Scrimm

      There’s so many

    • Maik Beninton™

      It happened before.

      • Akerskronks ov Steele

        Yes…The Prisoner, Beast Over Hammersmith version circa 1982. Twas me.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Maiden is banned 😭

      • Akerskronks ov Steele

        It’s only banned if you believe it is.

  • Glory Hole Hammer.

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      Glory Hole Hummer

      • Óðinn

        Gory Hole Hummer

        …sounds like a song title for a Cannibal Corpse or Accüsed song.

        • more beer

          Upvote for the Accused!

          • Boss the Ross

            Upvote for more beer!

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Fucking hate that name.

  • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

    Crushed by the overwhelming and obvious lack of Carley Rae Jepsen riffs on here, but Ross (who we all know as the tough talkin’ bailiff from Night Court) got my vote:

  • Scrimm

    “Last week, Ted Nü-Djent took home the Glam edition win with some shitty Mötley Crüe riff” – They’re all shitty

  • Rob M

    Calling an audible and voting for this…that riff at the 3:47 mark completely slays

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJovSc3Cfo0

  • brokensnow

    Hail, Alkaloid!

  • CT-12

    2:52 Chris Monroy is one of the best lead guitarists in the game right now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6pdp7jTyfs

    • brokensnow

      vox sound like hes trapped in a well.

      • CT-12

        he’d probably be so stoked to hear you say that haha

    • 3/3 fire emojis

  • EsusMoose

    Changing bass strings<<<<<<<<<<<<<< This is pain

    • Lacertilian

      What gauge you running?

      • EsusMoose

        I should be running some 5 string set but I’m cheap so I’m using a 4 string set and just gonna use my aging b string for a little while longer. I’m running 105, 85, 70, 50 and I think my low b is like a 130ish but I can’t remember

        • Lacertilian

          Damn! You could almost djent with those bastards!

          • EsusMoose

            These are fairly typical for a bass, though I may see if I can get a lighter B sting to combat how sloppy mine sounds but I don’t think there’s much I can do

          • BobLoblaw

            If its sloppy then raise the action a bit (half turn or so to start) and/or go to a higher gauge.

          • EsusMoose

            I’ll look into thanks for the advice!

          • BobLoblaw

            Not a problem. I assume by sloppy you mean its slack and has a lot of fret buzz?

          • EsusMoose

            Yeah sounds like shit when it isn’t plugged in

          • BobLoblaw

            Raise the action on the saddle first to see if that clears it up. If it has to be raised to an odd level before getting rid of the problem then get a fatter gauge. After that you get into truss rod problems and adjustments.

          • EsusMoose

            I’d love to avoid truss rod stuff. I’ll probably do some work on the action later, I’m giving the strings some time to rest.

          • BobLoblaw

            I was worried at first too. Luckily i had an ibanez dg series to try it out on and it was fine. If they’re new go ahead and slack it and raise the action a bit. Dont want them to be stressed after they settle baby.

          • EsusMoose

            Guess I’ll play around with it after I eat my food then

          • BobLoblaw

            You do you.

          • BobLoblaw

            *SG

          • So glad that I have a kindhearted, affordable guitar tech in my neighborhood. In December my neck was deemed “acceptable” when the new strings were attached, probably means I’ll see him sometime in the Spring for adjustments.

          • EsusMoose

            Wish I knew one but I’ve liked learning how to set up my instruments and see where my failures lead me. Granted with my neck I barely touch it and only when I know for certain I need to adjust it. My fender is not in the best of shape and I never wanted to push it into a worse shape

    • Waynecro

      Indeed it is–especially for a six-string bass.

      • EsusMoose

        Mine’s a 5 but the tailpiece for my bridge was letting the strings just flop around and was pissing me off.

        • Waynecro

          I had a similar problem before. I had to raise the action a ton to stop the buzzing. Now it’s a bit hard to play, but it sounds great. You pretty much have to beat the shit out of it.

          • EsusMoose

            I don’t think I’ll mind murdering the string, or at least won’t mind getting my calluses back after a while of not using my fingers

      • BobLoblaw

        What do you play? Spector Legend 6 for me.

        • Waynecro

          Nice. My six-string bass is a cheap one I found at a music store that was going out of business. It’s a Johnson. I just wanted a practice six-string to learn how to play with six strings. I have a five-string ESP and a four-string Carvin.

          • DVRKBEVRD

            Carvin makes some cool stuff but ive never had one

          • Waynecro

            It’s a sweet custom Carvin too. Its the first bass I ever owned. I got it used for a really low price when I was a teenager.

          • BobLoblaw

            Nice. Started on an Ibanez DG series 5 string. Got the Spector from BestBuy oddly enough for under what they were going for on musicians friend or similar sites. Not knocking your buy by any means but playing a different 6 string will have a major learning curve.

          • Waynecro

            I don’t play all that often these days–I mean, I don’t sit down and practice hard core like I used to. Lately, I usually play guitar because I’m trying to write music.

          • BobLoblaw

            I do a lot of writing on mine. Been thinking of getting a cheapo guitar from the pawn shop since I have some decent recording software and used to play a bit. Jamming by yourself<<<<<.

          • Waynecro

            I haven’t played with an actual band in years. I miss jamming with a real drummer. Playing with an actual human drummer makes songwriting so much easier than when you’re using drum software.

          • BobLoblaw

            A real drummer can do seemingly magical stuff by changing the “feel” of a riff. I wish i wasnt so busy and judgemental.

          • BobLoblaw

            Im an idiot. I meant SG series.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    I have a good 80s riff.

  • DVRKBEVRD

    holy shit, i feel like i went to another time and place last night.

    anyway
    *votes masterlord. there are still vinyl of this album available i will pick up

  • Major Zim

    I never thought I’d have to choose between my long-time loves Turbid North and the newcomers into the inner sanctum of most-high and exalted amongst bands Tribulation. Can I choose them both? They both made basically perfect albums.

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      Welcome to the Toilet!

      PS, I’d go with Turbid North and already did.

    • Boss the Ross

      Welcome to the Toilet, fellow Turbidnorthian!

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    Thanks guys. I feel that last week was meant to be

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      Well, you got more votes than me (which was zero)!

  • How I spent my Monday night.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMfiItqJeJE

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      Richmond’s finest (please, Randy, don’t chime in)

      • Agree with both points.

        • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

          Hopefully them or Municipal Waste tour down here sometime! :-p

  • Boss the Ross

    I gotta go woth Stanley on this one. I love that old school Speed Metal flare.

    RAPID FIRST STRIKE!!!!!

    • Stanley

      Yes. Victory is mine!

  • DVRKBEVRD