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by s1120
March 17th, 2014, 5:54 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Heavy resonators!
Replies: 3
Views: 4418

Re: Heavy resonators!

I cant help you learn anything, But if you haven't already, check out Ry Cooder "Dark is the night" Sounds like the style your looking for.
by s1120
March 16th, 2014, 3:52 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Newb Dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 4355

Re: Newb Dilemma

I tell ya, it will be a wile before you will eaven get close to knowing the difference between a epi, and a Gibson LP. Try a lot of different ones, and im sure you will find one. I was playing that game. But I was looking for a hollow body.. After trying a lot, and going back to this nice cherry LP ...
by s1120
March 16th, 2014, 3:39 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Heavy resonators!
Replies: 3
Views: 4418

Re: Heavy resonators!

I have been playing my Regal resonator for a few years now almost exclusively. Oh ya, its a heavy one!!! But it is steel so that kind of comes with the game. I chuckle when people talk about how heavy their Les pauls are. :D Ive never seen a Parlor resonator before. Sounds pretty cool, because I do ...
by s1120
March 3rd, 2014, 4:30 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: HELP: strengthen stiffen guitar neck
Replies: 3
Views: 2541

Re: HELP: strengthen stiffen guitar neck

The truss rod is a adjustable reinforsment rod to counteract the force of the strings pulling up on the neck, so it does add strength in that plane. What way does the neck flex? In the plane that the strings pull, ( if guitar is laying on it back, neck moves up and down) or does it flex side by side...
by s1120
March 2nd, 2014, 6:55 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: HELP: strengthen stiffen guitar neck
Replies: 3
Views: 2541

Re: HELP: strengthen stiffen guitar neck

Ive never seen one, but does it have a truss rod of any type? Maybe its just real loose. As for strings, you would want thinner strings to ease the load on the neck. Other concerns.... the neck should fit pretty solid in the neck pocket without having to keep cranking the bolts more and more. Even w...
by s1120
February 16th, 2014, 4:48 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Learning Guitar Difficulties
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

Re: Learning Guitar Difficulties

Not sure you can build something that's going to convince a new player that its going to take time and work. I think most people give it up because they want to be a good player in a week, month, year, whatever... and when they don't progress as fast as they hope.... they give up.
by s1120
February 16th, 2014, 4:44 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Recommed Guitar for practicing setups
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: Recommed Guitar for practicing setups

Just shop fleemarkets, and garage sales, and pick up anything cheap. I started on my nephews junk ebay strat copy. It was a real piece, but it gave me something to work with. started with the book "make any guitar play well" and did a bit of youtube surfing. Spent many hours on that thing, and its s...
by s1120
February 16th, 2014, 4:28 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Learning and forgetting,not enough progress....
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Re: Learning and forgetting,not enough progress....

Every finger picking song you learn will work on the connection between your fingers, and brain... So you may forget the song..... but it will reap benefits in the long run by having better finger control. Ive been in the same boat though. ive forgotten a lot ive learned... but the real key is how f...
by s1120
February 16th, 2014, 4:21 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Am I guitarist?
Replies: 11
Views: 5004

Re: Am I guitarist?

Just as a thought... on the times you don't have any new stuff to learn, grab a song with just a chord sheet, and play it your way. Even a song you don't know well...well really probably better a song you don't know well... Just go at it from the chords, and make it yours. Even if it turns into basi...
by s1120
January 24th, 2014, 6:17 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar identification
Replies: 8
Views: 2201

Re: Guitar identification

The second one is really interesting. It's an ES-335 style body, with a peghead in Gibson's "book" shape. To me that just screams early 1970s Japanese copy. Gibson sued Ibanez (and several other manufacturers) over the use of their peghead shape in the late 1970s, so I'm guessing this guitar predat...
by s1120
January 13th, 2014, 11:09 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: new project guitar!! Old parlor sized..
Replies: 19
Views: 6867

Re: new project guitar!! Old parlor sized..

Nuno wrote:Awesome! I missed this thread...

A silly question: why do you use the iron? For hotting the glue?
Not silly at all. Yes, the iron is for heating the glue to soften it so the pieces will come apart.
by s1120
January 11th, 2014, 4:41 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: new project guitar!! Old parlor sized..
Replies: 19
Views: 6867

Re: new project guitar!! Old parlor sized..

Well its been a wile since I got around to working on the old girl. Since last I posted I saw that I realy needed to pull all the frets, and sand the board. It had a huge hump in it where the neck met the body. So I jumped in, and pulled all the frets, and then summer came...life got busy... and we ...
by s1120
January 11th, 2014, 4:14 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Beginning to play Electric Guitar With the correct method!
Replies: 10
Views: 2093

Re: Beginning to play Electric Guitar With the correct metho

I know that I should learn it with one who knows the guitar to recognize my mistakes, So don't mention it please! I have one! but he really doesn't know how to teach me!). Have you tried a new teacher? Everyone learns different. A good teacher might not be good for all students. As for what book as...
by s1120
January 4th, 2014, 3:59 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: New Year Resolutions
Replies: 8
Views: 3462

Re: New Year Resolutions

MAN I do hate resolutions, but you know... its better to make, one and try... then to give up before you even start. The last few months have been utter ciaos for me. I've have had woefully little time to touch a guitar. I really need to get way more playing time in. After a busy day at work, and th...
by s1120
January 2nd, 2014, 11:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Just thought I'd check in....
Replies: 16
Views: 12513

Re: Just thought I'd check in....

Its nice to see some of the old names back. Welcome back!