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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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Dec
17
comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
@JürgenA.Erhard - Seriously, I'm primarily a guitar player, and to me, a bass is just another kind of guitar, even if a very specialized one. But that's just me, yes? :-)
Dec
17
comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
@JürgenA.Erhard - If this were still a guitar-only site, I'd agree with you. But... look, GIANT PICTURES OF A BASS GUITAR. :)
Dec
17
revised Vertical wall mount / Holding a guitar by the neck
added 10 characters in body
Dec
17
comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
Belatedly, I re-sighted the neck and it's slightly bowed and twisted (the octave fret is further away from the E string than the G string). So a truss-rod adjustment is almost certainly going to be in order, but I'd still like to know the answer to this for general knowledge.
Dec
17
comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
I used to play roundwounds and loved the sound, but flatwounds are kinder on my fingertips. If I could find what used to be called "groundwounds", I'd try those.
Dec
17
comment String buzz on bass guitar
Updated with a picture of the temporary fix. (I need to either replace the nut or level off the nut slot, I think.) And, for the bass-curious, here's another question about the same guitar: What does a setup entail on a bass guitar when increasing string gauge?
Dec
17
asked When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
Dec
17
accepted String buzz on bass guitar
Dec
17
revised String buzz on bass guitar
Added additional photo
Nov
26
revised How to be expressive?
Typo fixed
Nov
22
comment With sheet music, what happens with sharps and double sharps that are already sharped in the key signature?
Accidentals are nulled after the end of the measure they appear, but yeah, this is done. (According to Wikipedia, sometimes these courtesy accidental marks appear in parentheses, although I don't recall ever seeing this.)
Nov
22
revised Manufacturer claims guitar's sound will improve the more I play it. Is that true?
clarified wording, spelling
Nov
7
comment Acoustic guitar to a macbook?
This really belongs on the Audio-Video Production site. You may find this useful: How to hook up guitar to Mac Pro?
Nov
1
comment How do I identify the first 4 notes in this song?
To whoever left the downvote: Please consider commenting. Users can't learn to ask better questions if people don't indicate why they feel there's a problem.
Nov
1
revised How do I identify the first 4 notes in this song?
edited title
Nov
1
revised How do I identify the first 4 notes in this song?
edited body
Nov
1
answered How do I identify the first 4 notes in this song?
Nov
1
revised How do I identify the first 4 notes in this song?
edited title
Nov
1
comment How not to touch neighbouring strings?
I have to disagree with this. While touching other strings with your fretting hand usually isn't that big of a deal, the guitarist wants to be able to choose whether or not this happens or it can lead to sloppy fretting.
Oct
25
comment How can I prevent the noise my guitar pick makes?
These are good options. You can do a lot more with just your fingers than most people think.