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


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.
May
7
answered How to check an acoustic guitar is solid top or not?
May
3
awarded  Yearling
May
2
comment How can I develop mastery of polyrhythms in playing guitar?
Seems like you need to get it into your head before you can get it out of your instrument, so first tap it out with your hands, thinking percussion, before trying to play it on guitar.
Apr
27
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
23
comment Why are there many guitarists, but only one drummer in a band?
It was Paul. I know.
Apr
23
comment Why are there many guitarists, but only one drummer in a band?
Let's not bash on Ringo.
Apr
21
answered Why are there many guitarists, but only one drummer in a band?
Apr
18
comment How does a metronome help me play music better?
@KyleStrand, he explained it at a live event at Sweetwater Sound. Took some searching, but I found him explaining it here. youtube.com/watch?v=9X1fhVLVF_4
Apr
16
comment How does a metronome help me play music better?
1) standard rock guitar method: play a part at a tempo where you can play it without error and without tension. Speed it up. Practice until you can play the part without tension and error at the new tempo. This is for better speed. 2) Victor Wooten's suggestion: play a part at a tempo where you can play it without error and without tension. Drop the tempo by half and practice with the beats as 1 and 3, or 2 and 4. Drop by half again and have it be the 1. Then 2, etc. Then, from 1-and-2-and-3-and-4, put the beat on an "and". This is for a better sense of time.
Apr
6
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
26
comment Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
If it's more than an occasional try with drop tuning, you'll need to work on the nut slot, widening it so it doesn't bind. But, if you're just giving it a shot, don't worry.
Mar
25
comment Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
Honestly, though, I think detuning and drop-D is more intermediate guitar than the poster is looking for.
Mar
25
comment Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
Some have heavy low strings and light high strings, so that you can drop the low strings. They have different names, but if the low string on a medium set is .042, you could buy a .046 or .048 single string to swap out the low string so it isn't too floppy.
Mar
24
comment Guitar solo techniques
possible duplicate of What is the best way to learn scales in order to improve improvisation/writing of lead guitar parts?