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


Jul
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What scale is used in the Morrowind theme?
Jul
11
comment Will changing the colour of my Stratocaster reduce its value?
Then, another bit of bluntness: Action #1 is going to have sketchy writing and sketchy art and is going to be in poor condition, to the point you feel uncomfortable reading it. The writers and artists DC has on today's comic will be much better, as will the printing and paper stock. Modern factory guitar are better and more consistent than what Leo put out in the 50s, too, and most of what you're getting when you get a more expensive guitar is flash.
Jul
11
answered Will changing the colour of my Stratocaster reduce its value?
Jun
4
comment Andy Timmons Carpe Diem fast vibration
I don't know what that is, but I have an idea. Consider the gap between the second and third strings. Here you go from G to B, which is a major third. One common lick is to bend the G string up to a note, not necessarily hitting it, with your middle and ring finger, then play that note on the B string, fretting it with your index finger. It is a canonical Chuck Berry move. Now, hold the notes and kick up the gain, and you'll get the difference between those two notes acting up. I think that's what he's doing, but I could be wrong.
May
24
awarded  Organizer
May
24
revised Andy Timmons Carpe Diem fast vibration
edited tags
May
24
answered Andy Timmons Carpe Diem fast vibration
May
24
comment When tuning a guitar, how should I strike the strings?
+slim, that's a great argument for relying on the amplifier for dynamics and picking evenly, which helps a lot in other parts of guitar playing.
May
23
answered Removing human voice from songs
May
23
comment Learning to play bass guitar: Fretless vs Fretted
I never knew he played fretless. Not that I've listened much since Ten. Good for him.
May
22
revised Learning to play bass guitar: Fretless vs Fretted
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May
22
answered Learning to play bass guitar: Fretless vs Fretted
May
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the meaning of “playing off the beat” and “playing on the beat”?
May
3
awarded  Yearling
Apr
16
answered Why did Lou Reed make Metal Machine Music?
Apr
6
comment What are the differences between an American and Mexican Fender Stratocaster?
I don't know that a side-by-side comparison really bears that out.
Apr
5
comment How to play a long sustained note on an electric guitar?
Yes, there's materials and design decisions that make, for example, the Les Paul sustain better than a Stratocaster, but there are things you can do to improve your sustain. There are two unmentioned tricks I can think of to improve your guitar's sustain. First is raising action, and the second is, when you have the strings on and tuned up to standard, loosen the neck bolts, one turn each, then re-tighten. This will pull the neck tighter to your body.
Apr
5
answered How to play a long sustained note on an electric guitar?
Apr
2
awarded  Revival
Mar
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on books tag wiki excerpt