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Oct
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comment Are there any (experimental) guitar strings whose cross-section is not a circle?
@M3NTA7 With triangular wires, you'd have a top and a bottom. With the edge up, they might be easier to bend; edge-down might be easier for stretches and gymnastics by improving the grip of the string on the fret, and a softer profile in contact with the fingertip. I'd expect a similar whip that I imagine ribbons would produce; but it might also be capable of springy whips, too (if the center of the string length were to rotate around the core, like a pendulum).
Oct
19
answered Are there any (experimental) guitar strings whose cross-section is not a circle?
Oct
19
asked Did any player pianos use card decks?
Oct
19
comment Are there any (experimental) guitar strings whose cross-section is not a circle?
Found a nice discussion about hex/round cores at music-electronics-forum.com/t19507 .
Oct
19
comment Are there any (experimental) guitar strings whose cross-section is not a circle?
I found a ghost story in The Theosophist where the second best violinist, continually overshadowed by Paganini, makes a set of strings from his own teacher's gut.
Oct
18
asked Are there any (experimental) guitar strings whose cross-section is not a circle?
Oct
16
comment Rhythm guitar techniques for a great Blues/Blues Rock player
@naught101 While I'm a fan in general of breaking the rules, here I think I'm just bending them. :) You're allowed to offer recommendations (if it supports the answer), but you're not allowed to ask for them (at least not as the primary focus of the question).
Oct
14
revised On the guitar, if I play a song which is in the key of D, where should I put the capo?
Apology for refering to 'Nashville' without knowing much about it.
Oct
13
comment Noise while not touching guitar strings or metal parts
terminology check: by lead, you mean the cable?
Oct
7
comment How to keep practicing to compose music when you're too picky to listen to yourself playing
I have worked that way in the past. But in a way it's exactly what OP doesn't want, being "too picky". Using a notebook means much more "music" gets discarded, only the themes, the seeds that led to compelling moments go into the book. The same "territory" can easily be found again by improvising on the theme. And the ability to scan should not be underestimated. Many music books contain thematic indices for much the same purpose. ... But combining these two methods may be ideal. How else are you gonna find that great solo that was somewhere between 'Untitled 32' and 'Untitled 97'?
Oct
6
answered How to keep practicing to compose music when you're too picky to listen to yourself playing
Oct
6
revised How to improve/train pinky dexterity for guitar playing (after long absence)
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Oct
6
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Oct
4
comment How to remove a rusted or stuck mouthpiece?
I'd expect to need some kind of solvent and precision tools (like dental tools) to get it in there, but if there's a shop you can get to, definitely prefer that.
Oct
4
comment How to identify the root note of a chord
Listen to some old U2, the Bass is always playing the root.
Oct
4
reviewed Approve What is good software for learning how to sight-read?
Oct
3
answered Which F to use on a bass?
Oct
1
comment Changing the strings: one by one, or by taking all strings off at one time?
It's conceivable that a problem might arise if you simply cut the strings off without detuning. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow ...
Sep
28
comment How to stop distortion from making minor chords muddy?
Tuning can also play a role, especially if you're trying to tune by ear. If you tune all the fourths to perfect, all the error accumulates in the G-B interval, which can give you a nice G chord because the third is very mild; but the Em sounds like hell.
Sep
28
comment Do distortion pedals work well with tube amps? Or should I use a tube screamer?
+1 Very cool! I never thought of putting volume there (it would seem there's enough volume controls in that part of the chain already).