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I'm a software engineer by day....game designer by night!

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Apr
5
comment Position of white dots in guitar fretboard
@ledfloyd - You're obviously much more of a theory guru than I am. Would you please edit this answer to include your insights? @mrbuxley - I wouldn't want to play that guitar now, either. I'm used to the 9th fret mark by now. I just wish it were the other way. However, ledfloyd's answer explains why it is where it is.
Apr
4
answered Position of white dots in guitar fretboard
Apr
1
answered Recycling guitar strings
Mar
28
asked Tips for a New Teacher
Mar
23
comment Looking at the frets vs. not looking at the frets
Playing sitting down requires a proper place to sit. When I sit, I play on a relatively tall stool with a hard seat. I keep thinking I'll screw a footrest on it at the proper height for my left foot. But now I just use a shallow footrest designed for desk work. It can be a very comfortable way to play.
Mar
18
comment is there any free tab viewer for GuitarPro files?
I only have an iPhone, but TabToolkit was worth $10 on that platform, too. I love being able to carry a bunch of tabs in my pocket! Now that I have GP also, they work very well as complements to each other.
Mar
18
answered Building an electric guitar from scratch
Mar
16
comment Guitar Fetish Pickups - Can anyone describe their tone and quality?
This is the personal experience with GFS products that I am looking for, thank you. What is wrong with the sound through your practice amp? Does this guitar sound any worse than others on that same amp? Or is it just that your practice amp doesn't sound that great in and of itself?
Mar
15
comment Guitar Fetish Pickups - Can anyone describe their tone and quality?
@Neil Fein - yes, this is a much better phrasing of the question and it doesn't change my intent. I am after real information about these items that doesn't come from the vendor.
Mar
15
comment Guitar Fetish Pickups - Can anyone describe their tone and quality?
@bleakcabal and @Neil Fein - you guys are both totally right. I just had a guitar question and hit Guitars.SE before I even really thought about it. It's totally subjective.
Mar
15
asked Guitar Fetish Pickups - Can anyone describe their tone and quality?
Mar
14
answered What kind of guitar for big hands?
Feb
16
comment How to record the sound of an acoustic guitar with a magnetic pickup?
@John Assymptoth - Obviously I can't tell you anything about products I've never used. But $20 sounds like a really low bar. Here (bhphotovideo.com/c/product/800751967-USE/…) is the best price I can find on a product from a company and supplier that I've heard of. You'll still need some sort of software to deal with your sound once it's in your computer - that's a separate question. Hope this helps!
Feb
16
answered How to record the sound of an acoustic guitar with a magnetic pickup?
Feb
14
answered Resources for learning the Blues
Jan
28
comment How to begin learning the CAGED Method
Justin's stuff is great - his song lessons are great, he's a good person, a good player, and a good teacher. It's a real skill to be able to engage with students you never meet, and he's got it.
Jan
19
comment Cheap alternative to a SG Standard
@the Tin Man - I concur with you re: Ibanez. I have an SZ520QM that is the standard by which I measure guitars. When I decided I wanted to play, I went shopping for an SG and ended up buying the Ibanez. When I wanted a hollowbody, I went shopping for a Gretsch and ended up with an Ibanez. When I went shopping for a (cheap) acoustic, I just skipped the first step and started with Ibanez...
Jan
18
comment How can I practice in an apartment without annoying the neighbours?
@Frank Drake - I have your solution in an amp - a Vox Valvetronix! I love it, and when I need silence, I can just use the headphone jack. But my friend was looking for an inexpensive solution and this offered more than the Vox. I prefer the tube-infused tones of the Vox, but I would love the looper, drum machine, expression pedal, and USB interface of the DigiTech!
Jan
17
answered How can I practice in an apartment without annoying the neighbours?
Jan
14
answered is there any free tab viewer for GuitarPro files?