Session Guitar: The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Being a Session Guitarist

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gypsyblues73

Gotta love Ron's answer to #4 :D

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RonZabrocki

I wish it were different! But that's the way it goes and you really need a creative outside outlet! That's why I did my 1st cd and now I'm doing my 2nd. If I didn't, you could go c c c c c c crazy..... Ha! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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Darth Compton

This feels like such a noob question, but I can't seem to find a clear answer. Using the FX loop on the amp, should I use the instrument cables or speaker cables? I feel like the answer is the instrument cables...but I want to be sure before accidentally burning out my amp :P

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RonZabrocki

Intrument cables. I don't think anything would burn out but speaker cables aren't usually shielded. But thanks for reading and asking!

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Darth Compton

Thank you! Glad I finally got the nerve to finally ask that :)

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RonZabrocki

Hey! Ask anything anytime! That's how Iearned! Contact me directly anytime through my website if I can be of any help!
www.ronzabrocki.com

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RonZabrocki

Hey Eric! Would love to but here's the thing. I alter my setting constantly. I may have a starting point, but as I change guitars often I always change the settings and rarely use 2 of the same. On my pod XT I actually have 3 settings as starting points and alter from there! That being said, I just picked up the HD500! Love it! I think you have a great idea and someone else just emailed me the same question, so I may put a few together that I like on each and if my line 6 monkey doesn't give me problems, (I hate that Monkey),I'll post them for download. Thanks for the compliment and for reading and commenting. Will definitely get to it, but give me a week or 2. Which pod do you have?

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ericstrothers

I actually have an xt Pro, an xt Live and an HD500 (yeah, I *might* have a compulsion problem). I use the xt Live all the time, but I'm finally starting to tweak the HD500 a little. I have to find some time to dig into it to get the most out of it.

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RonZabrocki

Yeah....but I was away and there was guitar center! So I bought it, took it back to the hotel and dug in! The distortions and fx are way better from what I can tell. The amps are more real and feel more like real amps. I'm hooked!

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ericstrothers

Ron, I love your column. Any chance you would share some of your Pod tones with us?

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