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About calin_the_dream

  • Birthday 03/01/1980

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    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Interests
    Working as a researcher, in my few spare time: hiking, Speleology
  • Guitar
    Fender Stratocaster, Sterling by Musicman JP100D John Petrucci signature
  • Favorite Bands
    Dream Theater, Pink Floyd, Snowy White, Rhapsody of Fire, Iron Maiden, Gary Moore and many more

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  1. Happy Birthday calin_the_dream!

  2. Happy Birthday calin_the_dream!

  3. Amazing group and amazing work. I wanted to join as a Guest but it seems that the link is not good. Anyway I'll stiil try to follow you :) In this classic song list there is an epic one missing: The final cut (for the album with the same name from one of the most epic bands in the world)
  4. Hi there...When smth like this happens it is best to post also the cdlc that you have experienced problems with. Than you can see whether it is a general problem or it is just your system. Try at first the songs with huge amount of downloads >1000, as they definitely work Cheers mate and enjoy your guitar
  5. @@albatross213 only lists Progressive Metal in this thread, hence the title. Most bands you mentioned are in the Progressive Rock thread. Well, good point on that.
  6. Well, unfortunately, I was not able to do any song for the community but during the Easter holidays I hope that i can find the time to learn and do at least one. I'm happy to see that there is a page for progressive metal. I would have some suggestions for inclusion, in case people agree with my opinion. I did not see here Pink Floyd which, together with Dream Theater I would call no 1 as progressive bands, even if the styles are totally different. Then, we have Blind Guardian, Camel, Yes just to name a few. And many thanks for creating this page :) Cheers
  7. @@cozy1 thank you very much. Actually, I did read all the tutorials and I did my own version of the inverted strings fret notes, where, with the help of a good friend of mine which showed me how to work with Photoshop I added the notes on every fret (including the half tones). I will send it to you and in case you consider that it is good for others you can post it. Thanks again (by the way the tutorials were good as I was able to do my own inlay) Cheers mate Update: @@cozy1 I've sent you an email (took the address from the tutorials - the page with the inlays) with the files I've modified.
  8. Got a question for you Cozy: I downloaded your toolkit, used the 24 frets inlay (the one with the notes) and I was able to load everything. Now, my problem is that I use mirror settings in the display of the strings, so my low E is at the bottom. I searched among the available custom inlays but I couldn't find anything which might fit. I there a way to just flip everything around (tried the vertical flip but it doesn't work )... I haven't seen an answer yet for this, sorry if I missed it. If there is not an inlay, I should get the psd file switch the notes and this is it? Thanks
  9. Thank you. Well, it added a few points on the JP. Actually, that was also my no. 1 choice, but as I am a beginner and too old to play more than for myself, I asked some opinions and that's how I got to the Godin. All the reviews I read about the Sterling were pretty good but I wanted to hear "untainted" opinions here, as sometimes shops do tend to boost some reviews a little bit. So I guess I have to figure out how to get one here in Romania. I mean, how to get it at a decent price, cause there is one store which imports any guitar, but as there is not a big market for these models they will try to get a big profit on this. And even better, maybe I'll be able to get my hands on one JP before actually buying one to see how it feels, as Peter said. Thank all for your valuable infos :)
  10. Yeap, but here in Romania is harder to get your hands on such guitars....there are some shops which can bring the on pre-orders but most of the time you can find only several models. But I'll try to ask around and see if I can get my hands on either of them and see how they feel. Currently I'm having a Fender Strat (made in Mexico) which is really ok, but I wnat one more, with 24 frets and of course as close as possible to the JP models :)
  11. Hello everyone I have decided to buy me a new guitar. As I fell in love with Dream Theater and John Petrucci's style I thought about a Music Man JP Signature guitar, but my current income doesn't allow me to go near that. The alternative would be the Sterling by Music Man (one of the signature models) JP60-PRB or the JP100-PRB. The reviews I found were all amazing, but I met a guy which makes a living out of playing guitar and he suggested that instead of getting an Indonesia made guitar I should get a custom made Godin with 24 frets which are made in Canada and I could get it for around 500 Eur. (The listing prices are higher but he said that he can help me with that). So what do you guys think? A signature model from Sterling or a custom hand made Godin? I could go with my budget close to 900 Eur. Thank you for all your thoughts Calin
  12. Well, Definitely Dream Theater - Octavarium, as it must be something very profound, full, expressive, emotional and so on. (Don't judge me this is how I feel, not that other music does not have the same qualities, but for me they touch my soul) BUT I would not listen to it, I would play it (the lousy way I can) stepping one last time into that ocean of sound, becoming for the last time one with my guitar. As afterwards, I would like to have my ash spread from the top of a mountain, by my dearest friends to whom I will always be grateful that were always by my side when I needed help. At that moment I would choose to enjoy the sound of nature.
  13. Speedy recovery man, take good care of your hand.
  14. Thank you very much ASMO. What you've created here with your friends is something unique in the world and I hope that part of your heart will stay here with the community and in your free time you'll come by and download a few dlcs and enjoy them :) Good luck in the new chapter of your life. Cheers
  15. Sorry I was out of town for a few days...On my strat I have two single coils and a humbuck but aside from the slightly different tones, which might be do to their position I don't see a difference between them. I'm trying to use now the tones from Octavarium which, most of the time are excellent for this song. One possible dumb question, as I never attempted to do a custom (lack of time and skill) but could I change the tones on a cdlc or not?
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