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  1. THE most overrated GNR song?

    General public? Probably SCOM or November Rain despite being essential listening for Guns. Fandom? Probably Coma. For the praise it gets among die hards I've just never been able to get into it. Of the lengthy Illusions deep cuts, I much prefer Locomotive.
  2. Dizzy Reed Piano Parts

    Despite the simplicity of the piano parts in Guns, for all we know Axl might spend his free time playing some intricate Chopin and Liszt pieces and we'd be none the wiser!
  3. Dizzy Reed Piano Parts

    I'm not too well versed in what brands/models they are using, but most digital pianos have a transpose function so if you're using a digital piano just drop it a semitone. I know at the very least at least one of my other favourite bands (The Killers) also transpose their keyboards since most of their catalogue is a half-step down. I'm sure there are others too!
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2

    I must say, I took damn good care of Arthur. I had a bath regularly and kept my hair neatly parted with pomade at all times.
  5. Dizzy Reed Piano Parts

    The pianos are indeed tuned a half-step down to match the guitars. The back half of Estranged, for example, is in the key of B Major but you'll notice that Dizzy plays on all the white keys. Likewise, if you watch Axl play November Rain he's on the white keys. Definitely makes things easier when calling out the chords for guitarists!
  6. To be fair, that's 2322 more followers than I expected him to have.
  7. "What Movie Did You Watch?" - 2020 Edition

    There is technically some footage of Stoltz left in the film. And by some footage I mean it's his fist that punches Biff in the diner. Although I gather that basically any shot without Marty in frame was left alone to allow them to use as much that was already filmed as possible. Kudos to the studio for listening to Zemeckis and letting him recast. And yeah, Crispin sounds like a total nutter, but I guess he had a point when it came to the second film and them using his likeness without his permission. I think that incident is what sparked those laws in film. I have a huge soft spot for the third. Objectively, it is the weakest of the trilogy and yet I consider it my favourite.
  8. "What Movie Did You Watch?" - 2020 Edition

    If you're as big of a fan of the trilogy as I am, I highly recommend the book "The Ultimate Visual History" which came out for the 30th Anniversary. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the production until I read that book. Goes deep into the misgivings with Stoltz, abandoned script ideas, the Crispin Glover controversy, etc... plus so much more.
  9. The Gear Thread

    It might be, although I must say we've come a long way from the "Virtual Power Reduction" on the JCM 2000.
  10. Melissa worked on the soundtrack for The Last Of Us: Part 2 (and probably others too) so your point stands nicely. I suppose it's not all that surprising who the common denominator is.
  11. The Gear Thread

    I found that of the DSL series and some other self attenuating amps (EVH springs to mind). Fortunately, the Mini Jubilee still retains its sound at the 5 watt setting. I suppose it sounds a little darker (for lack of a better word) but I almost like it better.
  12. The Gear Thread

    Add me to the "used to have a JCM 2000" club. Also add me to the "complete overkill for at home" club. Although to its credit it performed well at lower volumes. I find that about Marshall's in general. You can typically still get great tone at controlled volumes, unlike say Vox where you have to crank it to really make it shine.
  13. The Gear Thread

    It's technology like this that makes me feel like an old man. I have zero interest, not because the technology isn't impressive but if I'm using headphones I just can't be bothered. As long as it sounds "good enough" for quiet practice then I'm satisfied. My Digitech RP360 is by no means the best in amp simulation technology, but when I can't plug into an amp I'm happy enough with it for headphone practice.
  14. NITL live videos on youtube

    It does seem rather silly. Imagine if KISS had canned the entire KISSOLOGY series because the focus is on older line-ups. I've always thought that a retrospective release along those lines (a package for each era) would be perfect for the history of Guns N' Roses. Give us a few remastered shows from each line-up and stick it out on Blu-ray with the highlights appearing on the band's YouTube channel. Make up for the takedowns by offering the content. That's not to say stop putting out the NITL stuff, but that can co-exist. Do both and sell it to the fans instead of the latest laundry bag or toy truck. They've hopped aboard the KISS train for merchandise so I wish they'd at least offer the concert content as well.