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by NoteBoat
Yesterday, 3:32 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: What’s the issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: What’s the issue?

Oh yeah... since you've changed out the bridge to give it more compensation, there's one more thing: Either the problem was caused by BOTH the nut and the saddle, which is possible due to wear, or you've now got too much compensation at the saddle end. The only way to check this is to get a really a...
by NoteBoat
Yesterday, 3:25 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: What’s the issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: What’s the issue?

Pitch is determined by the string mass, tension, and length. Since you're not changing the mass or tension when you fret, the issue is with the string length - and that means it's a problem that originates at either at the bridge saddle or the nut. When you tune the open string to pitch an fret, the...
by NoteBoat
August 29th, 2018, 6:26 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Bridge on Partscaster Not Installed Properly
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Bridge on Partscaster Not Installed Properly

You're going to need a solid substrate to properly secure the bridge. So first mark out where the holes are going to need to be. If they're too close to the existing holes, you've got a problem. You might end up needing to route a pocket, glue a solid inlay piece into it, and then drill into that. B...
by NoteBoat
August 18th, 2018, 5:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ten years
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Ten years

It's exactly ten years ago today I opened my music school. Tens of thousands of lessons later it's still a lot of fun. The best part of this past week? One of the students who was with us on day one was a nine year old girl who wanted to learn to play piano. On Thursday she came in for her lesson - ...
by NoteBoat
August 10th, 2018, 2:18 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Help with this Backing Track
Replies: 2
Views: 3415

Re: Help with this Backing Track

Minute/second isn't much use to a musician, because we don't think of time that way. We think of time in beats or in measures . Either one of those will tell you when the chord changes; minutes/seconds won't, unless you're looking at the clock - and if you are, you're not really thinking about the m...
by NoteBoat
July 18th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Fixable? Neck snapped off body of guitar.
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Fixable? Neck snapped off body of guitar.

Take the top of the guitar. If you're going to do it right, you need to be able to clamp the joint you're gluing. You're gluing two pieces together: the neck that's snapped off, and the neck block - which is inside the body. So... how are you going to clamp it? The distance from the sound hole to th...
by NoteBoat
July 16th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Fixable? Neck snapped off body of guitar.
Replies: 3
Views: 363

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: 2
Views: 446

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: 3
Views: 781

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: 16340

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: 24
Views: 24076

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: 24
Views: 24076

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: 820

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: 6
Views: 2065

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: 70
Views: 23249

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.