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

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Jun
6
comment Is it really necessary to have your thumb on the back of the guitar neck?
Sometimes, it's considered polite to hold off on accepting an answer until at least 24 hours after you ask a question. No judgement, and Matt's answer is decidedly fine. But this community lives across a lot of time zones and as a matter of courtesy, the lifespan of an un-accepted question should accommodate them all.
May
31
comment Recycling guitar strings
@Matt - and if he was only interested in recycling metal, why bother asking here? Why not just collect them and send or bring them to any metal recycling establishment? I think that the tacit intention was to reuse them as guitar strings, regardless of the use of the word "recycling."
May
23
comment Guitar tutoring software that listens to your playing?
@Eric Anastas - I have no idea how well it works at all, I've never used this one. But I can tell you that any software is going to have an easier time discerning single notes than chords anyhow!
May
19
comment Guitar tutoring software that listens to your playing?
@skystar - Right. The software can only tell you if you missed a note, not if you've got soul. But "you missed that note" is a form of critique, which is what the question asks for. Obviously no program that listens through a mic can deal with an out of tune guitar - but your tutor won't put up with that either!
May
17
comment Guitar tutoring software that listens to your playing?
@Eric Anastas - Well - that's not impossible, either. You can get a soundhole pickup for practically any guitar. If you're doing classical, that means nylon strings, and that means no magnetic pickups.
May
5
comment Rock power chords that sound good together
This is great - these "positional formulae" have been the seeds of zillions of songs! An excellent answer, Faza, I would +1 more if I could!
May
5
comment Does using a capo put you out of tune?
John McLaughlin is credited with saying, "Guitarists spend half their time tuning, and the other half playing out of tune." Tuning your guitar is something you'll have to get used to doing, whether you use a capo or not.
May
3
comment Glossary of Guitar Effects
@InternalConspiracy - I think you're onto something good. I would say that "broad is better than deep" and recommend that we keep the hierarchy to effects-chorus instead of going 3 levels deep.
May
3
comment Glossary of Guitar Effects
@Jduv - I can't imagine that he would take offense. Please update the answer - that's why this is CW, and is entirely in the spirit with which I asked the question!
Apr
29
comment Glossary of Guitar Effects
Thanks, Alistair! I figured this was destined to be CW, but some people are saying that CW is deprecated now, so I didn't want to put that in the question itself.
Apr
29
comment Glossary of Guitar Effects
I am creating some "stub" answers intended to be improved and updated by those more expert than I. This question is a result of discussion in the comments of another question.
Apr
28
comment What to look for in a budget guitar for home recording?
As an aside, I have never been unhappy with an Ibanez. I cannot imagine you'll find a better electric under $200.
Apr
28
comment What to look for in a budget guitar for home recording?
Excellent points, CyberFerret! You are right. My "how it feels is more important than how it sounds" bias is showing! I guess I assume a certain baseline of quality is established and then a choice is made!
Apr
22
comment Ibanez Edge III Tremolo has 2 'Zero' points
These nightmares (on top of the fact that I have enough trouble playing guitar without an extra input) are why I have hardtails!
Apr
21
comment Recycling guitar strings
@DRL - What makes you say that? It's still on his home page, it has it's own Facebook page...
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.
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
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.