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I'm a developer for pay and a guitarist for fun.


Jan
28
answered Changing the strings: one by one, or by taking all strings off at one time?
Jan
28
answered What to do when we have back pain from playing guitar after a while?
Jan
23
answered How to devise a strumming pattern for a song
Jan
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How is counterpoint different from harmony?
Jan
14
answered What am I doing wrong when tuning the violin using a web application?
Jan
11
answered What can I do to learn violin before going to a teacher?
Jan
9
comment What factors affect a guitar's ability to sustain a note?
There is a trick you can do to increase the sustain of bolt-on necks. Tune up, then loosen the bolts holding the neck to the body a half-turn, then tightening back up. The string tension should pull the neck tighter into the pocket, which should help sustain. The more the guitar goes flat when you do this, the further you've moved the neck. It is my understanding that this is standard for making G&L guitars.
Dec
28
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
24
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
23
comment Can I use strings for bridge pins on a non-bridge pin guitar?
A tool comes with a purpose. A screwdriver is not a chisel, no matter how much they seem similar. A classical guitar seems similar to a steel string guitar, but the neck is built for playing melodies while the steel string guitar is built for strumming. Unless you listen to Willie Nelson, Segovia or Earl Klugh and say "I want to play like that", the classical guitar is likely not what you want.
Dec
23
comment Can I use strings for bridge pins on a non-bridge pin guitar?
An acceptable acoustic guitar starts at $100. Strings start at $4. Match the strings to the guitar, not the other way around.
Dec
22
comment Can I use strings for bridge pins on a non-bridge pin guitar?
I promise you, those strings are steel at the core, with phosphor bronze wraps to add mass without much affecting flexibility. It is neat stuff, but you have to build the instrument to account for it. Heavier bracing in the body and a truss rod in the neck. The tension between the bridge and neck on an electric guitar is about as many pounds as you are, so they need it. It'd probably sound amazing for the few moments before it falls apart on you.
Dec
22
comment Can I use strings for bridge pins on a non-bridge pin guitar?
Those are not the strings for this instrument.
Dec
22
answered Can I use strings for bridge pins on a non-bridge pin guitar?
Dec
21
answered Effect of nickel cover on Telecaster bridge pickup?
Dec
21
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
20
answered What is intonation and how can I find out if my guitar has correct intonation?
Dec
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there References on Whistling Technique?
Nov
26
answered 12 String Guitars - Some Information?