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by s1120
November 18th, 2014, 1:15 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What type of music do you play?
Replies: 25
Views: 11593

Re: What type of music do you play?

I play most anything. I guess most of my playing turns into something like folk/blues. Strangely I don't play the stuff I spent my life listing to. Weird how that happens. :D
by s1120
November 18th, 2014, 1:12 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Buying First Guitar for my girlfriend
Replies: 6
Views: 3414

Re: Buying First Guitar for my girlfriend

Is she looking for acoustic?? Has she played any other guitars? Everyone is built diferent, and a small lady might be able to play a bigger guitar fine. A friend picked up a Taylor it was a mini GS or something like that... Real nice, and a little smaller, and shorter scale then a "normal" acoustic....
by s1120
November 4th, 2014, 8:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: Where have I been?
Replies: 25
Views: 15436

Re: Where have I been?

Im so very sorry for your loss. Ive lost both parents in the last 5 years, and understand what your going through. I still have the email my dad sent the day before he passed saying he had a good night and felt better. Just jumps back to not taking anyone for granted. It could be the last time you s...
by s1120
October 26th, 2014, 4:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Obituary: Jack Bruce
Replies: 3
Views: 5011

Re: Obituary: Jack Bruce

What a loss. Its getting to that time where so many of our music heros from our youth, and the classic era of rock are all getting up there. I remember as a kid thinking if these guys would still be playing in their 60's and 70's... Never assumed they not only would, but that the time would come whe...
by s1120
October 18th, 2014, 3:46 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar neck warped
Replies: 3
Views: 2072

Re: Guitar neck warped

Well that part of the board that falls back from the neck body joint, to the sound hole is normal. Its hard to tell from the pic, but it does seem to have a hump at the point it hits the body, and it looks like the neck bows UP... First off it takes time for a adjustment to effect the neck. You shou...
by s1120
October 15th, 2014, 12:31 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Share Your Junkers
Replies: 4
Views: 3442

Re: Share Your Junkers

No pics right now, but I have a few. I was looking for a guitar to teach the kids on, and found a old 1/2 size guitar in a thrift shop. Had one string on it, and did not sound half bad. It was all wood, and pretty solid so I parted with 3 bucks and walked home with it. Tossed on some light electric ...
by s1120
October 12th, 2014, 4:45 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Electric guitar overtakes violin in music lesson boom
Replies: 6
Views: 3530

Re: Electric guitar overtakes violin in music lesson boom

In my kids school all kids learn recorder in music in the 4th grade. They can join band in 5th, but no stringed insterments. Brass, woodwind, percussion that's it. Any stringed insterments, you are on your own. Some other local schools have started up a string option, and its doing very well, so I h...
by s1120
October 5th, 2014, 5:14 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar refurbishment project - advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 1580

Re: Guitar refurbishment project - advice?

To start get yourself a long straight edge, and some feeler guages. that's probably the first "special" tool you will need. There are many others... but starting out being able to measure where you are at on the neck is vary important. As for info.. read whatever you can about repair, building, setu...
by s1120
October 5th, 2014, 5:03 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: CAN'T FIGURE OUT PROBLEM: shim, nut, truss bar, etc
Replies: 3
Views: 2249

Re: CAN'T FIGURE OUT PROBLEM: shim, nut, truss bar, etc

I would really recommend getting that full setup. Its a used guitar, that you really don't know any past history on. It played well till you changed strings, and now its buzzing. At this point you are not looking to just fix the buzz. You really need to get the guitar gone through with the strings y...
by s1120
September 10th, 2014, 10:35 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Bad Guitar choice???
Replies: 4
Views: 2265

Re: Bad Guitar choice???

Well first, low action isn't always better. Some like it low, some people like it a little higher. So it might not be a matter of wrong... Just not to your liking. That being said, defently ship it out for a pro to set it up. I do recommend reading up about a good setup, and watching some videos of ...
by s1120
August 11th, 2014, 12:21 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Stripped holes in guitar face.
Replies: 7
Views: 2744

Re: Stripped holes in guitar face.

Depending on the old screw, and how long it is, sometimes just switching to a screw a touch longer will do the trick. As was said, it kind of depends on how hogged out it is. As for plugging a hole in the edge of a bridge, or pickguard.. its a little harder, but ive offset drilled the hole, and then...
by s1120
August 7th, 2014, 9:51 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Stripped holes in guitar face.
Replies: 7
Views: 2744

Re: Stripped holes in guitar face.

Ashtray as in the bridge plate? A few ways you can go with fixing stripped screw holes in wood. Probably the most easy is if the bridge allows it, jump up a screw size. Quick, cheap, and easy. If the holes are REAL buggerd,, the right fix is to drill, plug the holes, and then redrill for the screws....
by s1120
August 5th, 2014, 5:20 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Switch from Electric to Acoustic
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

Re: Switch from Electric to Acoustic

I switch back and forth between a acoustic, electric, and a resonator. Each is different, and takes a few min to adapt. I think playing mostly the resonator, with its stiffer action improves my playing on electric. Its almost like you can "cheat" more on the electric. I have to be much more precise ...
by s1120
July 31st, 2014, 2:01 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Talk me into (or out of) this
Replies: 7
Views: 3598

Re: Talk me into (or out of) this

Interesting idea. So its not really a course.. but more a learning experience for the class. [and teacher] Id almost call it more a intern program. :) I would not worry about so much about your playing/theory skills, and more your skills at keeping things flowing, and running smoothly. Might want to...
by s1120
July 10th, 2014, 1:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Opinions of finger picking, with or without Flatpick
Replies: 3
Views: 1848

Re: Opinions of finger picking, with or without Flatpick

Great... Now you have me hooked on all his lessons. :) :) Im of no real help, but it is a different skill that as you said, takes time to build up the muscle memory. Remember Steve Howe has been, IMHO one of the best, most versatile guitar players for over 40 years now. He is going to make it look e...