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I play guitar on my own, at open mic nights, and as part of a weekly get-together for guitarists, and as part a reggae band, for fun.


Jul
2
comment Using two microphones for vocals
@tim vaguely I suppose. Although the mic equivalent of the humbucker is the balanced cable. It's more like the stage version of noise-cancelling headphones.
Jul
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
1
comment What determines how hard it is to press a guitar string?
Good decision. I upvoted Tim.
Jul
1
revised What determines how hard it is to press a guitar string?
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Jul
1
comment What determines how hard it is to press a guitar string?
Yeah we're hovering between the practical and the hypothetical. Nylon is obviously lighter than steel. Other metals have different densities to steel - but AFAIK nobody's making non-wound strings from metals other than steel. And if they did, the difference would definitely be measurable, but I'm not sure it would be big enough to notice when playing.
Jul
1
comment What determines how hard it is to press a guitar string?
@Tim Width and weight aren't the same thing. Two strings could have equal weight and tension, but one could be wider (made of a lighter material).
Jul
1
answered What determines how hard it is to press a guitar string?
Jun
30
answered Suggestion on how to play triplets?
Jun
30
answered Using two microphones for vocals
Jun
30
accepted What is a “flat wrist”?
Jun
30
comment What is a “flat wrist”?
Convinced enough by this to insta-accept.
Jun
30
asked What is a “flat wrist”?
Jun
28
comment How to check an acoustic guitar is solid top or not?
Why do you care whether it's laminated? Because of the sound. So forget about the reasons for the sound. If you like how it sounds, buy it even if it's laminated. If you don't like how it sounds, don't buy it even if it's solid-top.
Jun
27
awarded  Custodian
Jun
27
comment Is a high A in the key of D flat still flat?
I don't believe that's the reason key signatures were invented -- they avoid unnecessary clutter for the reader.
Jun
25
comment How can I practice in an apartment without annoying the neighbours?
I can't see any reason to spend more. If that means I have cloth ears, then hooray for cloth ears. I've even been complimented on the tone of mine - playing crunchy chords through the Zoom to a clean amp.
Jun
24
comment How can I practice in an apartment without annoying the neighbours?
Yeah, I use a Zoom multi fx. It works through headphones. It works through a hifi. It works through a PA amp. Very flexible.
Jun
24
comment How can I practice in an apartment without annoying the neighbours?
It is necessary if you want to work on your tone.
Jun
20
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
19
awarded  Nice Answer