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


Dec
9
comment Why do frets get closer as the notes get higher?
The over-arching rule for fret size is the Rule of 18, which states that a fret is placed 1/18th of the distance from the nut/previous fret to the bridge. Actually, 1/17.817. And that's not quite right in every case, as the G on the low E will tend to be sharp because of the string bending implicit in fretting and the width of the string. You can't really tune a guitar, but you can get closer...
Dec
5
revised What do you do when a string breaks or you drop your pick on stage?
slight grammar change
Dec
2
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Connecting Roland vb-99 to Personal Computer (USB)
Nov
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on C in Treble or Bass Clef
Nov
20
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Connecting Roland vb-99 to Personal Computer (USB)
Nov
18
revised How to learn to play guitar with a slide ?
grammar
Nov
14
answered How do I make funk rhythm guitar sound fuller and nicer?
Nov
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to achieve Jaco Pastorius' percussive effect
Nov
13
revised How to learn to play guitar with a slide ?
deleted 2 characters in body
Nov
6
answered What muscles are involved when playing guitar?
Nov
5
comment What do you do when a string breaks or you drop your pick on stage?
Addendum: I've taken Billy Gibbons' position and gone down to .008s on my #1 guitar. I tend to play light, so I haven't had breakage issues.
Nov
5
comment Beginner replacing guitar strings
@KeithS: light strings are a reasonable choice for acoustic. I still suggest mediums, but I won't argue strongly against lights.
Nov
5
comment Beginner replacing guitar strings
@KeithS In another question, I cover breaking a string on stage. In general, I agree, but you might not be able to switch guitars before the song ends. Or, you might just have one, so you tune up and carry on.
Nov
4
revised Beginner replacing guitar strings
edited body
Nov
4
comment Why is the guitar tuned like it is?
My further recollection is that it was Bob Brozman where I found that theory, but I can't recall if I read it or heard it.
Nov
4
comment Beginner replacing guitar strings
Well, sure, @Shevliaskovic, but if I write as to cover all bases, that'll mean that more people can use my answer.
Nov
4
answered Beginner replacing guitar strings
Oct
23
comment Why is the guitar tuned E A D G B E?
Already asked and answered music.stackexchange.com/questions/1723/…
Oct
21
comment Two electric guitars on one amp
There's ABY pedals. I used a friend's Morley, but really only as A/B. My worry would be that you'll have headroom problems, but I've not played with this, so I don't know.
Oct
21
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