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


Aug
15
comment Tube screamer 808 with an ENGL Screamer 50W amp
I thought "warm" and "cutting" were contradictory descriptions of guitar tone, where "cutting" described an emphasis on the high end ("the Tele's twangy tone cut through the mix") while "warm" described an emphasis on midrange.
Aug
13
revised What is a 13th chord?
it was suggested I edit to have right answer, not to correct to the right answer.
Aug
13
comment What is a 13th chord?
gurney alex, you are right about what notes to drop. Thanks.
Aug
13
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
10
revised What is a 13th chord?
added 66 characters in body
Aug
10
comment What is a 13th chord?
Written on my phone. "jazz players" was the intended line.
Aug
10
answered What is a 13th chord?
Jul
31
comment How to keep guitar strings from breaking so quickly?
The core of a G string is often as light as the E string or lighter. I used to have problems with the G string for another reason. Being the G string and breaking at the nut, I'm definitely thinking this is a metal fatigue issue. If you're going through strings like that, I'd think twice about going to Elixirs or other coated strings. In the short term, you can get a bunch of strings the same gauge as your wound G and keep from having to swap out the whole set every two weeks.
Jul
30
answered How to keep guitar strings from breaking so quickly?
Jul
30
comment How to keep guitar strings from breaking so quickly?
Big question is: where are the strings breaking? If it is the retuning, the break should be at the tuner and acid finger should not be an issue. Either way, strings should last you much longer.
Jul
25
comment How do I improve my picking and fretting speed?
+1 on "Do not use metronome until it %100 gets into your muscle memory". Practice makes permanent; Perfect practice makes perfect.
Jul
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on chord-inversions tag wiki excerpt
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.