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by NoteBoat
Today, 8:23 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Fixable? Neck snapped off body of guitar.
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Fixable? Neck snapped off body of guitar.

I haven't seen that specific construction before - it was doweled to the neck block (a wood support inside the body). Most guitars with a separate neck block use a dovetail joint with a lot more gluing surface and supporting wood. It's probably fixable, but not easy. And the effort probably isn't wo...
by NoteBoat
July 13th, 2018, 3:43 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Sound disconnecting as I play
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Sound disconnecting as I play

It's a broken wire (or insulation) somewhere. As you play, sometimes it's in a position to carry current to the amp, and sometimes it's not - either through a gap if it's a broken wire, or a short if it's insulation. First thing to try: use a different patch cord. Because they move around so much, t...
by NoteBoat
July 7th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Put on new strings, need guitar adjustment?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Put on new strings, need guitar adjustment?

When you changed gauges, you changed the string tension. The pitch of a vibrating string depends on three things: it's length, it's tension, and it's mass. The length part didn't change - your scale length is still 25.5 inches - but you've changed the string mass considerably. If your strings are th...
by NoteBoat
July 5th, 2018, 7:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: Time to let the cat out of the bag...
Replies: 45
Views: 15332

Re: Time to let the cat out of the bag...

Yeah, it's going to be 10 years on August 18th since we opened our doors. We've had quite a few ups and downs, the worst one being the reconstruction of the road we're on right after we moved to larger quarters, which took over 3 years to finish. That was pretty rough on us. But now that it's done w...
by NoteBoat
June 14th, 2018, 6:28 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Back In Black - what key
Replies: 23
Views: 22636

Re: Back In Black - what key

The choris ends in with a d chord back in black lyrics Yes, it does. And it doesn't feel like the song is over at that point, because the D leaves you hanging. You get that feeling because D is not the tonic (which means it isn't the "key"). The song ends on the album by fading out, but if you end ...
by NoteBoat
June 4th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Back In Black - what key
Replies: 23
Views: 22636

Re: Back In Black - what key

Actually this piece is in the key of d Maj relative b minor. It appears that the opening power chord of e is a minor chord. Iv-v-i progression. What angus has done here has switched the iv chprd gmaj for its relative e minor.A brilliant mive on his part . It moves from E5 to D5 to A5. If it were in...
by NoteBoat
May 13th, 2018, 2:34 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is this repairable?
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Re: Is this repairable?

A picture would help, because I have too many questions to imagine the damage.... is it an acoustic or semi-hollow body? Where is the knob mounted? etc.

But yeah, from your brief description it's probably repairable. The question is really whether it's cheaper to repair than replace.
by NoteBoat
April 26th, 2018, 3:08 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Learn by playing songs
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: Learn by playing songs

I've been a guitar teacher for a long time (next month it will be 40 years!). In that time I've taught thousands of people, many of whom became gigging guitarists, and at least three are currently making a living as guitar teachers themselves. I disagree with the statement, because it confuses the "...
by NoteBoat
March 31st, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitars Made For Fast Playing
Replies: 67
Views: 21612

Re: Re:

Megadethhead wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 12:42 pm
If you can play like Yngwie you can play anything
I strongly disagree.

Yngwie plays single note lines and nothing else. That's not being able to "play anything".

He does what he does very well, but that's all he does.
by NoteBoat
January 14th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar bridge lifted up
Replies: 6
Views: 1650

Re: Guitar bridge lifted up

Glad you found it useful. I do a lot more flute/sax/clarinet work than anything else (probably because those instruments need regular routine stuff like pad and cork replacement, and our students know I do all the work in-house). A lot of what I've figured out about guitar repairs actually comes fro...
by NoteBoat
January 14th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Difference between 7/4, 7/8, 7/16.
Replies: 1
Views: 948

Re: Difference between 7/4, 7/8, 7/16.

You won't hear any difference between them. Any meter with 7 beats per measure can be represented with any note as the beat. The identical rhythm can be written as 7/8, 7/4, 7/16, 7/32, 7/2, or even 7/1. The advantage of any one over another depends on how the beats are combined, divided, and subdiv...
by NoteBoat
December 31st, 2017, 6:11 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: What are the chances of repairing this 1940s/50s Harmony guitar?
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: What are the chances of repairing this 1940s/50s Harmony guitar?

It can be repaired. But if you pay someone to do it, the cost will be prohibitive, because you're looking at a ton of hours of labor. The back will have to come off, and be refitted together. That's no simple task on an arched back. The back binding will have to be replaced (part of it is missing). ...
by NoteBoat
December 23rd, 2017, 5:08 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar bridge lifted up
Replies: 6
Views: 1650

Re: Guitar bridge lifted up

+1 on the Titebond. Do NOT use Gorilla glue - Gorilla glue expands, and your bridge will never end up in the right place - you will ruin the guitar! I own a music school, and we do some repair work. At the moment I am working on exactly the same repair. As LessPaul said, you need to hit the exact sp...
by NoteBoat
November 23rd, 2017, 7:24 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Back In Black - what key
Replies: 23
Views: 22636

Re: Back In Black - what key

Musicus wrote:
November 22nd, 2017, 1:11 pm
It's in G.
No, it isn't.

There's a difference between a key signature and a key. You could make a case for the key of E minor, which shares a key signature with the key of G, but there's absolutely nothing about the song that would indicate it's in the key of G major.
by NoteBoat
August 25th, 2017, 4:47 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Complete guitar lessons for advanced level
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

Re: Complete guitar lessons for advanced level

You're making your first post, and claim to be a beginner learning guitar from a website. And you just happen to have chosen the name of that website for your user name?

I think this probably belongs in the site promotion category.