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I am a C# developer and web designer.

I play guitar in Lynchburg (The band, not the city).

I have an unhealthly love of the Telecaster.

I'm a tech-nerd.

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Jun
25
comment Looking at the frets vs. not looking at the frets
On the subject of slides, I play a lot of "bottle" slide guitar. As there is no tactile feedback (i.e. I can't feel the fret-board) I have to keep one on the fret board all the time, especially at the start of passages :o
Jan
13
comment Why do people place amps on top of things?
But saying combo-amp when that is what you mean clarifies the question and answer and means we don't have to have this conversation in the first place.
Jan
13
comment Why do people place amps on top of things?
It makes a big difference to your question so you need to be specific.
Jan
13
comment Why do people place amps on top of things?
What is a simple amp? This is an amp head (no speaker) > dolphinmusic.co.uk/shop_image/product/… This is a combo (amp and speaker cab combined) > americanmusical.com/Item--i-MAR-JVM410C-LIST
Jan
13
comment Why do people place amps on top of things?
I'm with Carl, can we stop reinforcing the idea that an amp is a speaker in a big box. It really isn't.
Jan
13
comment Why do people place amps on top of things?
I'm guessing you mean combo-amps and/or speaker cabs not amp heads? You can put the amp anywhere you like it will make very little practical difference to the sound, where you put the speaker cab is important.
Jan
13
comment How often should I replace the strings on my guitar?
I find tuning stability usually increases with string age.
Apr
12
comment If Irish button accordions are typically B/C how and why are they often played in D or G?
Slim, you are a veritable smorgasbord of musical knowledge.
Jan
9
comment What factors affect a guitar's ability to sustain a note?
"Likewise an "ideal" electric guitar would be completely rigid, apart from the assembly of bridge and soundboard" - you mean acoustic right? (Too shy to edit what is already a great answer...)
Jan
1
comment Changing the strings: one by one, or by taking all strings off at one time?
Good answer this. May I just add, never cut the strings if they are carrying any tension, as this may damage your neck. A twisted neck is easily fixed by a good tech but it's not cheap (good excuse for a refret though...)
Dec
28
comment What makes the 4/4 back-beat rhythm of rock-n-roll so compelling?
That's a really nice answer. It would also tie in nicely with the work place or chain gang song, and of course running or rowing type activities to motivating music.
Dec
27
comment Effect of nickel cover on Telecaster bridge pickup?
I forgot about the old "ashtray" cover :)
Dec
24
comment Power chord: Can the lower fifth be used?
E:3, A:3, D:5, G:5, is my favourite way to play this power chord :)
Dec
24
comment Power chord: Can the lower fifth be used?
It's not a forth if the root is (using the original posted example) considered the C. Isn't G the fifth of C regardless of where they are played?? Every chord can be called multiple names depending on the usage. Like most things in music, context is key.
Dec
24
comment Power chord: Can the lower fifth be used?
It's not a forth if the root is (using the original posted example) considered the C. Isn't G the fifth of C regardless of where they are played?? Every chord can be called multiple names depending on the usage. Like most things in music, context is key.
Dec
21
comment What pickups should I install on my telecaster?
Also, Bareknuckle pickups are quality.
Dec
21
comment Hot guitar pickup
@Jduv, It is all about balance. I disagree that a high fidelity tone is necessarily more modern, but I don't think high output or high fidelity is the one defining characteristic of modern. But high output is a modern trend, read the description of these humbuckers from BareKnuckle. Their vintage range is "clear and smooth", vintage hot is "clear with extra output", and contemporary range uses terms like "For players looking for even more output", "masses of power", "stacks of output" bareknucklepickups.co.uk/main/…
Nov
27
comment What instrument is inexpensive and can be self-taught?
Why has this answer been down voted? I see nothing wrong with it (except the grammar).
Jan
14
comment How to accurately intonate a 3 saddle telecaster?
Excellent article!
Dec
10
comment Does this guitar tuning have a name?
Am going to call it "Fourths"