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Acoustic guitar player; here's my band's site with links to our music: Baroque & Hungry. Come visit! Buy our stuff, if you like!

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Mar
17
comment Looking for a specific device to secure a pick to your hand
@Paul - Perhaps this is useful - it obviously is to some people - but it's not what I'm looking for.
Mar
17
asked Skills needed for classical guitar
Mar
16
comment What kind of guitar for big hands?
An extreme solution to getting a guitar with a wide next would be to play a classical guitar (they have wide necks) or get a 12-string and string it with 6 strings (bad for the neck, but lotsa room). A guy I currently play with has large hands and plays mandolin quite skillfully, though, so I'm inclined to think this is mostly a matter of practice unless your hands are truly ginormous.
Mar
15
comment Guitar Fetish Pickups - Can anyone describe their tone and quality?
Have submitted a rewrite for review, but I'm not certain I didn't change the intent of the question.
Mar
15
comment Guitar Fetish Pickups - Can anyone describe their tone and quality?
This is a forum-style chatty question. Can you ask some specific questions about the tone of the pickup? It's difficult to answer "what did you think" in any useful way.
Mar
15
comment Looking for a specific device to secure a pick to your hand
This is more of a comment than an answer, isn't it?
Mar
15
comment How to hide a flat pick in the right hand when switching to finger picking, Warren Haynes style
@the Tin Man - I've used the toss-the-pick many times, generally for one particular song that had a fingerstyle ending. It works well with a brightly-colored pick.
Mar
15
comment Looking for a specific device to secure a pick to your hand
From the look I got at it, I suspect it was manufactured, but it was many years ago and memory can be fallible.
Mar
15
comment Can I wind my own pickups?
How's the third edition? Any different than the second?
Mar
15
comment How to stop distortion from making minor chords muddy?
Fascinating. I'd upvote twice if I could. Can you do all this to the sound and still preserve dynamic range?
Mar
15
comment How to stop distortion from making minor chords muddy?
Done, but @jduv's answer sounds even more promising than mine.
Mar
15
asked Looking for a specific device to secure a pick to your hand
Mar
15
comment Can I wind my own pickups?
The book Guitar Player Repair Guide by Dan Erlewine is also a great reference.
Mar
15
comment Can I wind my own pickups?
@Jimi - Agreed, question is unclear as it is; I'm not certain if the author wants to wind new pickups to experiment on, or try modifying the existing ones. While intriguing, I would vote to close if I could.
Mar
15
comment How to stop distortion from making minor chords muddy?
@Nerdfest - I would try using EQ next, possibly notching out frequencies until the chords become clearer. Also, are your presets adding reverb/echo? If so, that can make sounds muddier; try dialing that back.
Mar
15
answered How to stop distortion from making minor chords muddy?
Mar
13
comment Restringing a 12-string guitar with heavier strings - is it possible?
Have put a set of .014 strings on the guitar (six strings only for now), and they sound pretty good tuned to D-G-C-F-C-D. I'll play the guitar for a while and see if they stay in tune well. In the meantime, I'm ordering a couple sets of these .016 baritone strings, and I'll see about tuning down even lower to the C-standard-tuning above. Once I get everything sorted out -- I definitely need to widen the nut slots now -- I'll see about doubling up the strings.
Mar
13
comment Restringing a 12-string guitar with heavier strings - is it possible?
Truss rod adjustments are where I draw the line. I've never cut a nut on my own -- I don't have the tools -- but I'd be comfortable widening the slots in the existing one slightly. (I might have to special-order a nut if this works out well.)
Mar
13
comment Up-down strumming when playing fingerstyle
No fingernails at all, or very short ones?
Mar
13
answered Up-down strumming when playing fingerstyle