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Oct
3
comment Learning to play bass guitar: Fretless vs Fretted
I'm given to understand Robert Trujillo is custodian of Jaco Pastorius' Bass of Doom for the Pastorius Family and sometimes plays it out. Good for him and the family. Another name on the fretless rock bassist list.
Oct
3
answered Replacement Bridge for a Jackson Stealth Ex Guitar (Jackson JT580 Bridge)
Oct
3
answered What are the types of strings for an acoustic guitar, and which one is more appropriate for a beginner?
Oct
2
comment Should I get my guitar re-set up when changing string brands, but not gauges?
I just hit the up, but the core of a setup is setting the intonation, and you can do that (more than likely) with a long phillips-head screwdriver and an electronic tuner. The action shouldn't be too different, so you don't need to adjust saddle height or the truss rod, much less change the nut.
Oct
1
comment How to know if it's a mode or scale?
I'm thinking that there's nothing guitar-specific about this question, so "guitar" should be tossed off as a tag.
Sep
12
comment What frequencies should the violin and viola be tuned to?
I barely qualify as a beginner with the violin -- much more solidly in the "violin owner" category -- but it strikes me that when they talk about "intonation", they're really talking about what your fingers and ears do, not what the open strings are tuned to.
Sep
10
reviewed Approve How much does it cost on average to clean a clarinet?
Aug
30
comment Putting steel strings on a cheap nylon guitar
@awe Fair enough.
Aug
29
answered Putting steel strings on a cheap nylon guitar
Aug
29
comment Putting steel strings on a cheap nylon guitar
Duplicate of music.stackexchange.com/questions/8122/…
Aug
29
answered On what should i pay attention when buying a guitar?
Aug
15
answered Correct process for replacing guitar strings
Aug
15
revised Correct process for replacing guitar strings
Change "trings" to "strings"
Aug
12
reviewed Reject Cziffra's cadenza in Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
Jul
30
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Jul
22
comment Should I replace unwound strings on my acoustic guitar as often as the wound ones?
My SOP is that, if one string is far enough along so that tone change or metal fatigue make me change that string, the other strings are probably not too far from going, so I generally change 'em all, not just one. But if you don't feel that way, you can just change one.
Jul
10
reviewed Approve What are the patterns of the minor scales
Jun
28
comment Using bass strings on guitar
I'd wonder if the bass string would even fit in the bridge of a guitar....
May
29
comment With which strings would I have an easier time bending/sliding/vibrato on acoustic guitar?
We've covered the ups and downs of using electric strings on acoustic guitars ( music.stackexchange.com/questions/3570/… ). You want SOME mass to drive the string, so I wouldn't go much lighter than .010s for the strings. Beyond that, it makes more sense to just go electric.
May
29
comment With which strings would I have an easier time bending/sliding/vibrato on acoustic guitar?
I didn't think you wanted slide, but there was enough ambiguity that I felt I should cover it. There are magnetic soundhole pickups which are fairly easy to install and sound pretty good, so you don't have to get a new instrument.