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Guitars are very subjective. I don't like it when sales people prey on people's ignorance to sell a guitar. I feel that this is what is happening. Here is my first problem with this assertion. The idea that a guitar will sound better after you play for a while is not provable. It's difficult enough to figure out what you like with a rack of guitars that are ...


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The old trick for getting cigarette smoke smell out of your stage suit was to hang it overnight over a bowl of vinegar. Don't suppose that would do a guitar any harm.


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Letting it "air out" afterward is probably the best suggestion so far. I wonder how much the smell is getting into the grain of the wood and how much it's actually in the fabric lining of your guitar case? During the gig, can you store your case somewhere safe from the smell? (At the weirdest, stuff it into a giant garbage bag?) I've have some ...


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Forgive me if this is basic stuff that you already know. If a string snaps, aside from the very rare manufacturing error, it usually means it was tightened way above its intended pitch (like, more than several notes higher). In this case, there's a good chance that although it was saying "go higher," you were already too high. It's as if you're ...


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Those numbers are indeed fret numbers. They tell which fret on the appropriate string/s to press and play.The chord names aren't necessarily reflecting what's played in each bar, but if you look at the 2nd bar, 2nd line, that's just what happens. Hold the whole chord down, and pluck accordingly. The chord names show what fits each bar, and could be used by ...


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