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


Aug
29
comment Putting steel strings on a cheap nylon guitar
Duplicate of music.stackexchange.com/questions/8122/…
Aug
29
answered On what should i pay attention when buying a guitar?
Aug
15
answered Correct process for replacing guitar strings
Aug
15
revised Correct process for replacing guitar strings
Change "trings" to "strings"
Aug
12
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Cziffra's cadenza in Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
Jul
30
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
22
comment Should I replace unwound strings on my acoustic guitar as often as the wound ones?
My SOP is that, if one string is far enough along so that tone change or metal fatigue make me change that string, the other strings are probably not too far from going, so I generally change 'em all, not just one. But if you don't feel that way, you can just change one.
Jul
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the patterns of the minor scales
Jun
28
comment Using bass strings on guitar
I'd wonder if the bass string would even fit in the bridge of a guitar....
May
29
comment With which strings would I have an easier time bending/sliding/vibrato on acoustic guitar?
We've covered the ups and downs of using electric strings on acoustic guitars ( music.stackexchange.com/questions/3570/… ). You want SOME mass to drive the string, so I wouldn't go much lighter than .010s for the strings. Beyond that, it makes more sense to just go electric.
May
29
comment With which strings would I have an easier time bending/sliding/vibrato on acoustic guitar?
I didn't think you wanted slide, but there was enough ambiguity that I felt I should cover it. There are magnetic soundhole pickups which are fairly easy to install and sound pretty good, so you don't have to get a new instrument.
May
28
answered With which strings would I have an easier time bending/sliding/vibrato on acoustic guitar?
May
13
answered How can I effectively secure guitar strings to the tuning pegs?
May
9
comment Learning how to be a good rhythm guitarist before becoming a lead guitarist, where to start?
Also, while you can throw chords together in all sorts of ways, be aware that popular music tends to use a few well-worn patterns. Look up "Axis of Awesome" on YouTube and you'll see now many songs are made up of root, fourth fifth and minor sixth.
May
9
comment Learning how to be a good rhythm guitarist before becoming a lead guitarist, where to start?
Barre chords are the shortcut here. Even more to the point, "power". Root and fifth to start. The third gives you major and minor, and eventually you'll get to sevenths and sixths and ninths and thirteenths and diminished and augmented, but if you do the low two strings of barre chords, that'll get you the basics of finding out the chord structure.
May
7
answered Learning how to be a good rhythm guitarist before becoming a lead guitarist, where to start?
May
7
comment String configuration on a bass guitar
I was just about to bring up the low-string saddle question. I'd also wonder if the B string would fit through the E string's hole. Otherwise, yeah, it should work.
May
3
awarded  Yearling
Apr
24
answered Which early danceband guitarists tuned to Eb rather than E?
Apr
16
comment Mute other side of String When Tapping (2-hand tapping style)
It was Greg Howe who sold me on using a scrunchie. He usually plays an orange guitar (about the color of the "Add Comment" button) and has an orange scrunchie, to match.