First beginners always have this wrong. Your strumming hand is the most important hand. That is why you play with your dominant hand. The hand you write with. The strumming hand is where everything…Continue
"Yep. I get em backwards.
If it's sharp you have to move the bridge back and make the strings longer
if it's flat you have to move the bridge forward to make the strings shorter.
No wonder it takes me forever to intonate my…"
"Sound is sound. And if you sound bad it doesn't matter how well you sing or play. I'd ditch the 2x12 and go to a one in the same amp line. And perhaps downsize the speakers on the PA.
It's also about first impressions. If folks…"
"Like Keith said. If you have a movable bridge try this.
If it's sharp you need to move it forward and make the string shorter
If it's flat do move it back to make the string longer.
Every time you move the bridge retune your string and try…"
"How long it takes you is totally up to you. When you get to the point where your comfortable picking slowly it's time to start getting the other hand into the mix. It is very important to get your picking down first. Please don't rush into…"
"Thank you Warren! Boy did I get that screwed up. Your right. It's a D, F and G. Made a second mistake as well.I should had written
First finger second fret third string. Second string open. And and Yes that's an A D so yes your right. It…"
" When your reduced to playing three strings turned to two notes you have to improvise. So a barred chord across all three strings can be major or minor depending on what is played before it. What notes you play will depend on the importance of…"
"An old cabinetry saying, "A little trim covers a multitude of sin." You could put the extra wood on the back of the headstock. Make it a different color so it'll stand out. Then tell everyone you wanted it that way. :) "
"Chickenbone's got it going on. But if you do find yourself with a bolt on neck with an angle problem aluminum foil is your best friend. You can make a wedge out of this stuff any size you need. And unlike the plastic wedging used by…"
"I'm not sure if anyone has ever come up with a full fretboard scale for major, minor or chromatic exercise. I have a few sadistic exercises that are meant to be moved around and played over the entire neck.
Pick any four frets around your…"
"Don't cheat yourself on this. Your dominant hand technique is very important. Getting comfortable with will allow you to both pic and strum your guitar with ease.
So lets go on to the strum stroke. Hold your pic the same way you would for…"
"Yes you can use a humbucker. Normal bass pickups are designed to be punchy. This helps the bass cut through the mix when playing with other people. Humbuckers are not quite as punchy. But will still give you a good sound. "
glad you were able to make the club meet today, everyone enjoyed your new guitar. Spoke with Russ this evening and he said he really enjoyed playing guitars with you and Clark. Hope your schedule works out next month.
Hey Rat, if you have a cordlees drill would you mind bringing it to the fest to use in building the kit guitars. Need #1 and#2 phillips bits if you have those as well. Be great if you can help with this. Oh yeah don't forget to charge the batteries the nite before.
Hey Rat, there's a website for the fest, it kinda long but you can see what last years fest looked like. www.stlcigarboxguitarfestival.com you may need to spell out st. Louis don't remember give it a try if it doesn't work let me know.