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


Jun
5
awarded  electric-guitar
Jun
4
awarded  Custodian
Jun
4
reviewed Reopen What are the significant schools of 20th century music theory?
Jun
4
answered How are the passive pickups of an electric guitar powered when they are connected to an effects processor?
Jun
2
answered How can I recreate the guitar sound of Los Lonely Boys?
Jun
2
comment Different kinds of capos
Also, band-style capos need not be elastic; my old band-style capo has a non-elastic nylon band and is similar to this: sweetwater.com/store/detail/ProCapoCurv
Jun
2
comment Different kinds of capos
That's good, there's a distinction between the Kyser style, which use a spring (which will squeeze as tight as it's built and might pull the strings sharp, but are easy to take on and off) and a screw (Shubbs being the first to mind) which can be adjusted to squeeze only as tight as needed. I know of a screw-tightened capo that wraps around the neck and is left "tightened" to the nut when not in use.
Jun
2
comment Is it possible for a left hander to learn guitar right handed?
Would certainly add Steve Morse, Mattias IA Eklundh and Robert Fripp to the list of my favorite guitarists. Mattias is a freak.
May
29
answered Guitar bridge lifting should I take the strings off?
May
29
comment Is it practical (or even beneficial) to put pickup phase switch on Telecaster?
I have about the same doing serial instead. I'd say reverse the bridge leads, because otherwise you need to run a separate ground for the neck pickup cover.
May
27
comment Why does plucked and bowed string of violin produces slightly different pitches?
I would suggest that, if you're mostly going to play pizzicato, then that is correct, but if you're mostly going to bow (which is to be expected; if you're mostly picking, play a mandolin!) then making sure that's in tune is correct. Guitarists like me have a similar issue, where hard picking can drive you sharp. If you're going to do hard picking mostly, tune so the attack is correct, but if you're largely a lead player, tune so the sustain is in tune.
May
22
awarded  Custodian
May
20
comment Why are there many guitarists, but only one drummer in a band?
Come to think of it, during Colin Hay and John Waite songs, both Ringo and Sheila played the full kit.
May
20
revised Why are there many guitarists, but only one drummer in a band?
added 9 characters in body
May
16
comment Lack of sustain on guitar
Does the problem occur when plugged in direct? That would be my first test.
May
16
comment Which disco tracks were the most influential in electronic music?
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes.
May
14
awarded  Custodian
May
9
answered How do I set up a bass guitar?
May
9
answered Altering the sound of a guitar to match a sitar
May
9
comment How to check an acoustic guitar is solid top or not?
I'm getting less sure about this, but without looking at the grain where you can see through, you can't be sure. I'd say, if they painted over the top of it, it's less likely to be solid. Could be wrong. If you like your current guitar, it's a good guitar whether it's a solid top or not. I'd say don't worry about it, but check out your next guitar.