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a) Piano plays Bass and rhythm chords (accompaniment) guitar is soloing (melody or improvisations) b) Guitar plays rhythm chords (accompaniment), Piano plays Melody and Bass this means the guitar is functioning as Solo-G. (a) or rhythm-G. (b) c) the two instruments are playing in a dialogue: guitar is responding or playing fill-ins at the end of each ...


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The golden rule is "Stay out of each other's way" Some of the classic old 70's pop/country ballads do that quite simply, but I'm struggling to fill up an easy list that would give you a 'big picture' view. preliminary, not final. will add detail…


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Eventually I did 2 things I wrote to Laney and asked them, if it'll be ok to use higher impedance headphones with their combo, and the answer was: Yes it will be fine because the headphone out has a limiter! I bought the pair, plug into the combo out and it sounds pretty good! Way better than my old Grados. So I guess we can conclude - 250 Ohm ...


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In your situation, with antics involved, I wouldn't bother with anything but a completely fixed strap - screwed in with a large washer under the screw head. I prefer Dunlop straploks and use them on most of my basses - and guitars. Never had a problem, and feel they're easier to attatch and detatch than others. Generally, the top fitting is permanently ...


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This is the kind of question where there isn't a one size fits all answer. Not all straps (locking or otherwise) are created the same, nor are all strap locks or standard strap buttons. Some straps have really big, loose holes or slots for buttons while others are tighter. Some strap buttons are bigger than others. And so on. Personally, I prefer to use ...


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Also use masking tape all around the area of the crack so there's less to clean up. Maybe even lay it over the entire area and then cut the tape with a razor to expose the crack.


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It is where a join in the neck was made. Were it mine, I'd open it up gently to see how much it's become unglued. Being careful not to crack the fingerboard. There were quite a few guitars and basses made this way, not sure it was a brilliant idea, but a lot survive! Anyway, open up, and it should be possible to get two part epoxy into the joint, just ...


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There's a session bassist in London who years ago developed a muting method he uses constantly. Thus his playing is super tidy. Even on 5-string, it involves each finger being on each string at any given moment, with the note needed being played by one of those fingers, while the other four (inc. thumb) mutes the others. It looks very complex, and does not ...


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I've really never thought about this before, so I assumed I must be doing it automatically, without even thinking… so I tried to analyse what it is I may be doing. I normally play finger-style, rather than with a pick. With a pick you can always keep the rest of your hand ready to damp, so that's easy enough. Finger-style, on right hand unless I'm being ...


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