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


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?
Nov
26
comment How can I train my ear for music?
Are you looking to be a better appreciator of music? Or are you seeking to be a better musician through listening to music with a more critical ear? They are different things and receive different answers.
Nov
26
comment Fingers Too Short for Barre Chords?
Angus Young of AC/DC is a pretty small guy with pretty small hands. He does alright. I don't see a problem with it, providing the right guitar is chosen.
Nov
6
comment What is a good solo to learn in the major scale?
I kinda went the other way, going through the major scale, first up and down so my fingers knew where to go, then skipping notes and such until I started recognizing things. "Oh, that's 'God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen'", and such.
Nov
6
comment What is a good solo to learn in the major scale?
I think it depends on the instrument. For guitar (which I play), yeah, it's scale patterns, and as long as you can say "This note is A, this scale pattern is a harmonic minor scale, that's where the anchor should be, so this flurry of notes is in A harmonic minor." But that scale pattern (except in the most abstract sense) is useless with the piano, and I'm sure it's all out the window with horns.
Nov
1
revised How can I evaluate the quality and value of a violin?
corrected spelling
Oct
31
answered Which online resources can I use to learn how to play the harmonica?
Oct
30
comment How can I evaluate the quality and value of a violin?
Ahh. 233 named Strad violins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Stradivarius_instruments
Oct
30
revised How can I evaluate the quality and value of a violin?
added 18 characters in body
Oct
30
comment How can I evaluate the quality and value of a violin?
I am talking volume. There are something like 150 known Stradavari violins, and the shop had been closed for centuries.
Oct
30
answered How can I evaluate the quality and value of a violin?