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Dec
17
answered Fretless rosewood fingerboard care
Dec
17
comment Learning to play bass guitar: Fretless vs Fretted
@BraddSzonye: that has a lot to do with what strings you use, though. Jaco used roundwound strings on a rosewood fingerboard (which was particularly vulnerable because it originally had frets in it). Flatwound or otherwise "unsharpened" strings on an ebony fretboard give much better longevity. On my fretless, I have black coated strings. I like a lot their feel and sound, plus they look pretty great (actually they're almost invisible) on fretless.
Dec
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
14
revised How does a DI box work together with guitar?
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Dec
14
comment What are some techniques to control feedback in a musical setting?
Most decent pickups you can get these days are wax-cast anyway by default, no need to do this yourself.
Dec
11
comment How does a DI box work together with guitar?
I guess I was being a bit harsh – this answer does, of course, still make some correct points, it just doesn't get to the gist IMO. In particular, the preamps in active DIs generally don't boost the signal voltage at all ("bring the output signal up to line level" – in fact they rather bring the signal down to mic level!), though they do in a sense boost the current. That, in turn, actually means that the signal is more immune to interference, though when the original source was low-impedance then the balanced connection after a passive DI is plenty stable for any realistic XLR connection.
Dec
11
revised How does a DI box work together with guitar?
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Dec
11
revised How does a DI box work together with guitar?
added 493 characters in body
Dec
11
answered How does a DI box work together with guitar?
Dec
10
comment How does a DI box work together with guitar?
Sorry, but that's totally not the crucial difference between a passive and active DI.
Dec
10
comment Putting a steel string on a classical guitar? (classical guitar with truss rods)
Agree too. Why would you want steel strings... though allright, if you want a brighter sound, extended bending range and/or magnetic pickups, then you can actually put steel strings on any classical guitar – just, definitely not the standard western-guitar kind, but specially designed low-tension rope strings, like the Thomastik Classic S.
Dec
2
comment Using an 8 Ohm amplifier output with a 16 Ohm cabinet
@Tetsujin: no, any solid-state amp is actually completely fine with headphone impedance.
Dec
2
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Dec
1
answered Why is bass note so important in harmonic analysis of music?
Nov
30
comment How low can a normal 6 string guitar be tuned?
DROP Q!!1!
Nov
29
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
24
comment How much does an electric guitar's body physics affect the tone, playability, etc?
Good idea to consider the vibrations of the pickup, but I don't think that really makes an audible difference on a solid-body.
Nov
24
comment What is a session musician?
I daresay B major is actually not that unusual (perhaps that's what you meant to say too, @Tim?) in styles such as pop, where pretty much full 12edo-enharmonicity is assumed, and keys are chosen almost exclusively to best match vocalists' ranges. And in particular on piano, such many-accidental keys needn't be a problem – in fact their pentatonic subset on the black keys could be considered a handy feature. My band's keyboarder loves to do glissandi on those scales (which I usually find rather annoying...).
Nov
22
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