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by timtheshredder
February 7th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How did you learn guitar?
Replies: 23
Views: 12132

Re: How did you learn guitar?

I largely taught myself how to play. I took lessons for about 6 months from a local guitar shop. After I surpassed the guitar teacher, I just bought books and watched as much instructional videos as I could. One thing that really helped me was to learn new songs. You learn a lot by learning someone ...
by timtheshredder
February 7th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Best way to speed pick?
Replies: 2
Views: 2095

Re: Best way to speed pick?

Speed picking is all about economy of motion. Trying to conserve every small movement, so you can attack the strings faster. I think the video has some pretty good tips. One more thing that I would add is to practice with a metronome. Make sure you are practicing the technique right before you try t...
by timtheshredder
January 28th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: I can't play guitar
Replies: 45
Views: 25452

Re: I can't play guitar

You can learn how to play guitar just like anyone else. Yes, you might not be able to do some crazy arpeggios that require you to stretch 10 frets, but you can still learn the basics. Look what Tony Iommi did without finger tips. I would recommend taking some lessons and working with your guitar tea...
by timtheshredder
November 16th, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Fixing a dull spot on my guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 3186

Re: Fixing a dull spot on my guitar

This turned out great other than a few scratches in the autograph. Post some pics of the before. I'd be interested to see how it looks before you started working on it.
by timtheshredder
November 16th, 2018, 9:11 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Abnormally high frets? How to fix this problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 3659

Re: Abnormally high frets? How to fix this problem?

I would suggest doing two things. 1. Setup You need to straighten the neck and lowered the bridge and nut to the ideal heights. Here's info about how to do those three steps: https://www.guitarrepairbench.com/electric-guitar-repairs/adjust-action-electric-guitar/ 2. Check for flatness of your neck a...
by timtheshredder
November 16th, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is this repairable?
Replies: 2
Views: 2400

Re: Is this repairable?

Post a pictures and we might be able to help a little more. Typically, I would say this is repairable, but it might not look that pretty depending on what type of guitar you have. Post a pic and I will have a little better idea of what you are working with.
by timtheshredder
November 16th, 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Straight Neck?
Replies: 6
Views: 4019

Re: Straight Neck?

Can't tell from the photo. Here a trick to see how straight it is. Put a capo on the first fret and hold the 6th string down on the 12th fret. Look at the distance between the string and the frets. Is there a gap or a bow? Repeat this at the 15th and 21st frets. This trick effectively turns your str...
by timtheshredder
November 16th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Luthier school ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

Re: Luthier school ?

Gallop School of Lutherie is one of the best in the country. Here's more info about it.

http://www.galloupguitars.com/school.htm
by timtheshredder
November 15th, 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Octave mandolin scale length with electric guitar neck?
Replies: 2
Views: 1811

Re: Octave mandolin scale length with electric guitar neck?

Yes, scale length determines the fret spacing. The longer the scale length, the further the frets are from one another. Think about a guitar versus a bass guitar. If you shorten the neck, the frets would have to follow. Just google fret spacing formula or fret calculator and you will be able to figu...
by timtheshredder
November 15th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Neuron Betrayal
Replies: 2
Views: 2586

Re: Neuron Betrayal

This is actually pretty common. You can think of it like playing a riff within the context of something else. In isolation, you can play it just fine, but when you play it around something else, it can get screwed up. That's why it's so important to practice to backing tracks or metronomes and not j...
by timtheshredder
November 15th, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Best guitar for playing metal
Replies: 4
Views: 2172

Re: Best guitar for playing metal

I would look at Ibanez Prestige, Carvin/Kiesel, or ESP custom guitars. Any of these make awesome metal guitars. They have a ton of different styles depending on what shapes you want.
by timtheshredder
November 14th, 2018, 5:21 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Question on practicing guitar
Replies: 10
Views: 5286

Re: Question on practicing guitar

I came across an interesting quote the other day about practice. "Practice doesn't make perfect; it makes permanent." That's something to keep in mind. Make sure you focus on what and how you are practicing. The types of techniques you are drilling into your system will stick. Good and bad. Whatever...
by timtheshredder
November 14th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Best Les Paul "Knock off"
Replies: 46
Views: 20349

Re: Best Les Paul "Knock off"

You kind of have to watch out for PRS guitars nowadays. They make awesome stuff, but they also make some really low end things as well. They are kind of diminishing their brand IMO. You can't go wrong with a Heritage or a Kiesel. Both of these companies pay attention to their quality and really buil...
by timtheshredder
November 14th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 5980

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

I don't use anything fancy. The Dunlop 1.5mm plastic pick works awesome for me. I figure if it's good enough for Yngwie, it's good enough for me. :lol: