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


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.
Apr
11
comment Delay / Distortion pedals for electric violin with bridge sensor (Schertler)?
I'm in agreement with Dr. Mayhem, but want to add: You won't get the U2/Pink Floyd sound with delay on a violin, because your instrument is all about the sustain, but with say a 300-400ms delay, you can approach the big rock, echo off the back of the the arena sound. And, with distortion, few people use as much as you think they do, so start with the pedal set low, then build to what you need, instead of starting with it dimed. Good luck.
Mar
30
revised How are sharps and flats written in the nashville numbering system?
Description talked sharp/flat before the number, and the second example had it after.
Mar
19
comment Lead Guitar : How to get faster
Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.
Mar
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on four-mallets tag wiki excerpt
Mar
12
answered seymour duncan phase
Mar
11
comment Finding a balance point learning to pick a guitar at a right angle?
If you don't think my answer is helpful, that's fine. But I don't think either of the people I reference are particularly blues players. My take is my take -- there's no benefit to the pick angle you're trying to develop -- but if you make it work for you, so be it.
Mar
11
revised Finding a balance point learning to pick a guitar at a right angle?
added 5 characters in body
Mar
10
comment What methods are there to determine when a violin string should be replaced?
Usable for players of other string instruments