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by imalone
June 6th, 2013, 2:00 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Re-setup for switch to lower gauge?
Replies: 8
Views: 4764

Re: Re-setup for switch to lower gauge?

Short version: you can't damage the guitar changing from .010 to 0.009 and may not have to adjust anything. Longer version: changing gauge there are three things (that I can think of) to worry about: intonation, neck relief and nut slots. Intonation may be slightly different because string thickness...
by imalone
June 2nd, 2013, 3:59 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Strat with a humbucker
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Strat with a humbucker

Is that a grand in dollars, pounds or yen? (Not sure if they use the term in the US, but thought it best to ask.) Since there are plenty of humbucker fitted fender strats under that (for the first two anyway, yen might be a challenge) and even more strat-like guitars, are you looking for something s...
by imalone
May 27th, 2013, 3:12 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Feeling good? (Wilko Johnson interview)
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Feeling good? (Wilko Johnson interview)

Wilko Johnson (Dr Feelgood, The Blockheads, Game of Thrones... with a different kind of axe) interview on Radio 4, should be available in a few hours in the UK at least. Wilko's opinions on songwriting, effects pedals (I'm a guitarist, not a cyclist) and playing style (with some more fuel for the et...
by imalone
May 16th, 2013, 3:31 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: F major chord help
Replies: 3
Views: 2304

Re: F major chord help

This is the mini-barre (hmmm, mini bar...) F chord? The one that goes: x 3 3 2 1 1 ? There's no magic answer, your fingers will learn the right position given time, but a few things you can try to encourage them: 1. Try just your index finger on B & e. Once you have that clean then add the middle fi...
by imalone
May 16th, 2013, 3:11 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: ouch!
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: ouch!

Yes, Les Pauls are often heavy guitars. Are you sitting down with the strap? I normally wear one both sitting and standing; sitting it can still help keep the guitar in a good position (whenever I've tried electric guitars in shops I've often found it harder to balance them without a strap). Shoulde...
by imalone
May 16th, 2013, 12:44 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: space GAS
Replies: 2
Views: 888

space GAS

So, Probably quite a few people here have seen the space oddity video Chris Hadfield shot while on the ISS (if you haven't http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo ), but it turns out the guitar he played while on the station has been up there for a while. Before he went up he recorded a video abo...
by imalone
May 15th, 2013, 3:18 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Very Excited Newb
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Very Excited Newb

Welcome! I'm not very familiar with Seagull, but from what I hear they make good guitars, and it sounds like you're getting on well with yours which is pretty much the most important thing. Lesson plan wise, I'm not a guitar teacher (there are some very good ones on here though), but I think this so...
by imalone
May 8th, 2013, 12:37 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Pickup wires come off pickup
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Re: Pickup wires come off pickup

From the picture showing the other pickup it looks like the leads were soldered directly to the pickup coil (as opposed to having a connection point on the flatwork/pickup base), possibly under the tape. Though it seems a bit odd in that case that there isn't any pickup wire pulled off with the lead...
by imalone
May 3rd, 2013, 1:14 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Difficult Stretching My Pinkie to the 4th Fret
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Re: Difficult Stretching My Pinkie to the 4th Fret

Hi This is only my 2nd day of guitar playing ... too early to tell then. It'll get easier, whether it will ever get easy is another matter. Also depends on the neck and scale length of the guitar to some degree. For what it's worth after about two years I don't have any trouble with that stretch fo...
by imalone
May 3rd, 2013, 1:01 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Your favourite covers!
Replies: 18
Views: 5989

Re: Your favourite covers!

All Right Now - Free That's originally by Free isn't it? On the other hand: I'm a big Peter Green fan, and a big Carlos Santana fan....I think I just prefer Santana's version of "Black Magic Woman" to F. Mac's. I've always considered myself a Fleetwood Mac fan and never even realised that was origi...
by imalone
April 19th, 2013, 3:24 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Your favourite covers!
Replies: 18
Views: 5989

Re: Your favourite covers!

All the covers I like to the point where I'd listen to them again (not necessarily in preference to the original, but covers I'd just listen to the original instead) have done something to make the song unique. Rodrigo y Gabriela - Orion (they also do a good Wish You Were Here, but don't think there...
by imalone
April 9th, 2013, 1:41 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: N1/2GD (building a tele)
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: N1/2GD (building a tele)

s1120 wrote:Looks nice!
Thanks!
by imalone
April 9th, 2013, 1:38 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Excellent customer service from a great company
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: Excellent customer service from a great company

That's astonishing. Reminds me of the Royals Royce don't break down legend, with the minor difference of not being a legend.
by imalone
April 4th, 2013, 4:48 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: N1/2GD (building a tele)
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: N1/2GD (building a tele)

Well, that was a bit of a saga. I didn't get much time playing it in the end, since it's going to live with my parents (saves me flying with a guitar when I visit them). Things started off okay, http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8123/8619813529_590dda5aa5.jpg However when I got to fitting the bridge pic...
by imalone
March 26th, 2013, 10:37 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: The Jewel Thief Approach to Lead Guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 1546

Re: The Jewel Thief Approach to Lead Guitar

I think the new look forum needs a 'like' button for a string of excellent posts. Regarding clams, anyone know where the term comes from? I'm familiar with 'caught a crab' for rowing, where a stroke that goes too deep gets dragged down and throws your timing, but I try to keep water away from my gui...