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Guinea Pigs: $, guinea pigs, christy
guinea pigs, christy, bedding: Hello Gina. Guinea pigs runs from about 15-30 dollars. They seem to be about 25 dollars on average. The cost to take care of them includes: Bedding: It depends on what kind you buy. It runs from 6 dollars to 25 dollars. Food: Lasts about a month...

Guinea Pigs: What is this?, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, pigmentation: Hi Michelle, I honestly have no idea why it is black and hard, although sometimes the nipples may be colored differently depending on how the pigmentation is genetically expressed. If you really feel that this is a hindrance to his health and makes...

Guinea Pigs: should I?, guinea pigs, 7 months
guinea pigs, 7 months, guinnies: It s necessary to get a bigger cage because guinea pigs need room to roam and play. A smaller cage poses problems because there is not enough room for two guinea pigs to play and exercise and they can actually become quite unhappy in a small cage. A small...

Guinea Pigs: ???, guinea pigs, new pig
guinea pigs, new pig, guinea pig: Hi Sniffing bottoms, walking around each other vibrating is normal and its a case of sounding each other out . If they really are fighting, stamping their feet and biting each other then you really must separate them. If you are watching them they...

Guinea Pigs: me again..., guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, high pitch: Sarah, No big deal on the questions, I don t mind at all. I read everything I could get my hands on when I first got my first 3 rescued girls and asked a ton of questions. I understand completely. Stanley s high pitch squeaking is just his voice. The...

Guinea Pigs: what to do, alfalfa hay, last month of pregnancy
alfalfa hay, last month of pregnancy, guinea pig: Chloe, I am afraid that Ruby is pregnant, a sure sign of her being so is that she isn t allowing Honey to mate with her and the fact that she has gotten bigger. Here are some other signs of a pregnant Guinea Pig so you can tell if Bunny and Ruby are pregnant...

Guinea Pigs: Being away, guinea pig, water bottle
guinea pig, water bottle, pellets: Krista, Make sure Hagar has plenty of pellets, so give him extra of that along with extra hay so that he ll have plenty while your away. If you have a 16 oz water bottle for him fill that all the way up, if not get a bigger bottle and fill it up or add...

Guinea Pigs: What do I do???, tang orange juice, guinea pig
tang orange juice, guinea pig, age thanks: If he s quite up there in age then I think you may have a tough decision to make. He seems to be greatly suffering and if he s eating less and less and you ve tried everything, I don t know what else can be done. She hasn t gotten better and if she is getting...

Guinea Pigs: about..., guinea pigs, thay
guinea pigs, thay, females: Hello Amy, It is safest to breed GP FEMALES at about 18 months old. There is a small chance that the female and/or young will not survive though this is comparable to a human s risk. Breeding females older than 3 years is not advisable. Thanks, Rya...

Guinea Pigs: ?????????????????, bran cereal, fresh fruit and vegetables
bran cereal, fresh fruit and vegetables, guinea pig: Hi Brittany Its best for guinea pigs to live in groups of two as they like company of other piggies, it just depends how big your hutch is at the moment. In terms of recipes, I tend to just give my piggies fresh fruit and vegetables but I know they also...

Guinea Pigs: what is he DOING, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, poig: You need to seperate the two guinea pigs that were fighting asap. You can try to put a young guinea pig in each cage with one of the older ones, but be sure to watch themm. I can t tell you why they were fighting, but since they were in an all out brawl...

Guinea Pigs: What is that???, guinea pig, ivermectin
guinea pig, ivermectin, mites: Hello Cathy, the orange bugs could be either ticks or a different form of mites. I would try buying some flea and tick spray. I d then call the vet and ask what are the options like Ivermectin or Advantage. Those two have been both used to treat parasites,...

Guinea Pigs: can we, guinea pig, exercise balls
guinea pig, exercise balls, play pen: Hello Bethany! No the exercise balls are not good at all for a guinea pigs spine! It can really damage their back and surgery will have to take place! You can get a play pen for animals and set it down on the ground, or build one, and they can run around...

Guinea Pigs: More then one, guinea pigs, half brothers
guinea pigs, half brothers, hutch: Hi Rebecca The character of the existing pigs is the key. If they are both quite docile and laid back then they may accept a third pig. However, males are often temperamental so I really would advise that you dont put a third male in the same hutch....

Guinea Pigs: More then one, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, neutral territory: Hello Rebecca, guinea pigs actually get along quite well. I d make sure to get a young guinea pig too. If you get another one place all three ooutside the cage in a neutral territory and let them find each other and sniff each other. Here is a website that...

Guinea Pigs: what to do!, guinea pig, male rabbit
guinea pig, male rabbit, adult male: Hi First of all, please separate the rabbit and piggy. These two animals should never be housed together as they have different diets and a rabbit can seriously injure a guinea pig. A baby male would be ok to put with the adult male but there is always...

Guinea Pigs: what should I do, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, milk mixture: Kathleen, I am so sorry for just now getting back to you with an answer, I ve been putting in a lot of over time at work and the internet has been down for a few days due to some storms. The babies can eat regular food at 1 week old. Powder milk doesn...

Guinea Pigs: What should I do?, upset stomache, guinea pigs
upset stomache, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Emma Yes, it does sound like diarrhea. Sometimes, if this is just diarhea on its own, its little more than an upset stomache that can be fixed with home remedies. However, as your piggy seems unwell in herself by the fact she is sitting in a corner,...

Guinea Pigs: EVERYTHING, guinea pig squeaks, pet guinea pig
guinea pig squeaks, pet guinea pig, guinea pigs: Rachel: Good questions -- I m glad you re concerned for the welfare of your new pet. Guinea pig squeaks can mean anything -- I m hungry , I m lonely, I m happy , I m in pain , etc. It depends on the situation. For example, when a guinea pig is really...

Guinea Pigs: how and what do i do?, guinea pigs, dry towel
guinea pigs, dry towel, umbilical cord: Hi Angie- To be honest, you don t do much! The mom takes care of most of it. She will cut the umbilical cord by biting it, it should never be cut because that causes hemmorage. The babies are born in a little sac, and as she cleans the sac off them so...

Guinea Pigs: Getting Another, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, new guinea: Arielle -- Here s how you should introduce your new guinea pig. First, you want to take the old animal out of the cage and clean it throroughly (with a non-irritating soap) to remove the scent of the current animal. Then, you can simply put them both...

Guinea Pigs: she just had..., guineapig, babys
guineapig, babys, few days: AllExperts site has been locking up for the past few days, can t this post through to you. You can hold them - congrats on the new litter! Just don t keep them out longer than a minute or so at a time, you don t want them to get cold. After they re about...

Guinea Pigs: why, aloe vera gel, fungal infection
aloe vera gel, fungal infection, sparkle: Hi Tracey Try applying some aloe vera gel onto sparkle. I am not sure how the vet managed to diagnose eczema as this is not a condition found in pigs. It is much more likely to have been a fungal infection. Sparkle obviously is still a little uncomfortable...

Guinea Pigs: Yapping/Squeaking, guinea pig noises, guinea pigs
guinea pig noises, guinea pigs, alex young: Hello Alex, Young pups tend to be quite vocal, especially when joining a new household. If he is alone, he may be calling out trying to find a friend. Guinea Pigs are social animals and get lonely when there are no other piggies around. I ll send you a...

Guinea Pigs: YOUNG GUINEA PIG, guinea pig, carnation milk
guinea pig, carnation milk, bottom lip: Hmm.. you can give your guinea pig a little milk but that is just so your guinea pig can gain weight. the tugging of the bottom lip could mean anything really. I m not too sure what it could mean. It could be curiosity, trying to estabilsh dominance or the...

Guinea Pigs: Young Guinea Pig - Urgent, vet asap, hind legs
vet asap, hind legs, piggie: Hi, I don t think it s scurvy, I suspect it could be stroke or trauma of the back legs. I recommend taking her to the vet ASAP. Because this is a serious matter. thanks for the question. Let me know how it works out. Have a good 4th. And tell your piggie from...

Guinea Pigs: Young males, guinea pigs, new pig
guinea pigs, new pig, new babies: Hello Lynne, Congratulations on your new babies! I and many of my friends have males and females all living in the same room and have no trouble. Males sometimes, as they mature, become incompatible. There s not alot that can be done about this and it...

Guinea Pigs: Very Young Pregnant Piggy, shavings, pet store
shavings, pet store, yesterday morning: Hi Rhonda I m not an expert on pregnancy, but I d say that 8 weeks is far too young to be pregnant. Regarding the blood, I doubt a small amount of bloodloss will harm your pig, but I am concerned about her being pregnant so young. Sorry I cant offer...

Guinea Pigs: Young pregnant female, dandelion greens, guinea pigs
dandelion greens, guinea pigs, alfalfa hay: Hello. I m so irritated with pet stores. They are not really experienced in sexing the pigs and send people off with these problems. My first pig i ever had came to be pregnant and had 4 babies. People aren t ready for these things. *Sigh* Sounds like...

Guinea Pigs: Youngster diet, store clerks, fresh veggies
store clerks, fresh veggies, wet tail: I ve always offered mine fresh veggies from the time they could eat them and have never had a problem. The problem they mentioned to you is wet tail . If they get it you will know as their tail will appear wet at all times and it is painful for them...

Guinea Pigs: yea i wrote you katie before,yea..., natural behavior, timothy hay
natural behavior, timothy hay, unlimited supply: but i can go to wal mart and get the hay but the only thing is that it comes in a huge bag and i don t need it all? but if i get it how much should i put in her bowl aday? Cavies need an unlimited supply of Timothy hay, it needs to be kept in their...

Guinea Pigs: yikes!, guinea pig, aubrey
guinea pig, aubrey, vet: Hello Aubrey, Yes, you are going to need a vet who knows piggies. Here is a website that may help you find one. http://www.vetlocator.com/ If you want to send me your location I may have a friend who can reccommend one in your area. -kkat www.geocities.com/abyssinianguineapig...

Guinea Pigs: young cavies, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, male pups: Hi again, You can send them to a new home as young as 4 weeks, some breeders even do it younger than 4 weeks. It is okay to wait if you want to - that is really up to you. Either way will not adversely affect the piggies. I guess the best idea would...

Guinea Pigs: young female + adult male = ????, new pig, food dishes
new pig, food dishes, food dish: Is your male neutered? Are you sure the new one is a female? If you got them from a pet store, they likely have mites and it is making them iritable. You should have introduced them on neutral territory. You can t just toss a new pig into your current pig...

Guinea Pigs: very young female gp, guinea pigs, calf manna
guinea pigs, calf manna, milk replacement: Hi Marie - IF she is pregnant, you are right. It is possible that she not survive the birth, or have a miscarriage. It takes about a month to show if a sow is pregnant, maybe sooner on a younger/smaller female. Hopefully she is not bred. Give her lots...

Guinea Pigs: putting a young guinea pig with an old one, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, brittany: It really depends on the older pig s personality, if you do get another younger guinea pig though it needs to have a ressesive personality and not want to pick a fight with the older one. The best thing if possible would be to ask a rescue or breeder in your...

Guinea Pigs: young mother, guinea pigs, pregnancy delivery
guinea pigs, pregnancy delivery, check ups: Hello Dani, Typically the pups will move less very close to kindling (delivery). They get larger and don t have quite as much room. As long as they are still moving, they are ok. Sometimes they will seem to stop a few hours before delivery. It s normal...

Guinea Pigs: young pregnant cavy, signs of pregnancy, guinea pigs
signs of pregnancy, guinea pigs, typical signs: Hi Carolyn You are right, it doesnt take long for a female to become pregnant when she is in season. Typical signs of pregnancy are increased thirst and appetite, weight gain and she may also lie flat when you pet her. I would advise you weigh her each...

Guinea Pigs: too young to get pregnant ??, guinea pig, x ray
guinea pig, x ray, vet: Hello Yvonne, I think your guinea is a little young to have babies but I cannot tell you if she is pregnant, keep feeling her belly and maybe call your local vet or get an x-ray taken. There is a higher risk of her dying but I hope she doesn t. If she has...

Guinea Pigs: A younger playmate, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, bottle water: a guinea pig shouldn t have crust around his eyes constantly, they should be clean and clear of discharge. having crust around his eyes could mean he s having respiratory problems or he could have something wrong with his eye. the baby one should have a hearty...

Guinea Pigs: Zippy not feeling well? HELP!!!, vet asap, heat exhaustion
vet asap, heat exhaustion, best bet: Hi Aymee I think you should take zippy to vet asap. The symptoms you describe could indicate a few different ailments. I am not surprised that the vicks has helped, that would have been what I would recommend. Its the lack of activity that most concerns...

Guinea Pigs: Zippy, thick pile, timothy hay
thick pile, timothy hay, soapy water: Hi Aymee I am so sorry to hear about zippy. I know how you must be feeling. Yes, I hope to that pepper has a healthy and happy life with you. The bedding you are using sounds fine to me, although you can easily use newspaper to soak up the urine....

Guitar - General: 1 more question.., harmonic minor scale, exact science
harmonic minor scale, exact science, chord progression: I would consider it too be it to be in A minor, however it really matters on the piece of music. Music isn t an exact science and there can be multiple answers for the same question. I would say the piece is in a minor because when i think of it like this...

Guitar - General: 1 last question.., minor pentatonic, jazz rule
minor pentatonic, jazz rule, blues scales: The blues scale that would fit best over it would be A minor pentatonic. Beyond that I would have to work with the scale and at the moment i dont have the time. But there is a jazz rule called triune substitution that states that if if a chord or a melodic...

Guitar - General: 1 question.., harmonic minor scale, cmaj
harmonic minor scale, cmaj, ps thanks: Without using the full extensions of the chords (meaning major minor, or diminished) It is hard to say positivley you are in one key or the other. If i was playing an A harmonic minor scale over those chords I would consider the music to be in A minor. I...

Guitar - General: 12 String Guild, d addario strings, s bridge
d addario strings, s bridge, string height: Dear Patrick, Choices for strings are usually a matter of personal preference that also depends on the guitar s setup for string height, the type of guitar, and the player s style and desired sound. You will have to experiment with several different...

Guitar - General: 12 String Mayfair, blue book of acoustic guitars, cheap guitars
blue book of acoustic guitars, cheap guitars, david sander: Dear Mr. Sander, Mayfair was a brand name used on inexpensive Japanese guitars marketed in the USA in the 1960s and perhaps into the early 1970s. The Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, 8th Edition, says only that further research is needed on this brand name....

Guitar - General: 12 string 3/4 size, gibson b25, tacoma papoose
gibson b25, tacoma papoose, nice models: hello Don, The Gibson B25-12 from the 1960s fits that description as well as, The brand NEW Mini Maton is a small-bodied guitar with a very big voice. Though it is a lot smaller than a standard dreadnought, this guitar packs a punch well above its...

Guitar - General: 12 string acoustic, string guitars, string sound
string guitars, string sound, slight difference: Mark: Not really harder, just a slightly different approach. Tuning a 12-string is much the same as tuning a regular guitar, but it does have it s own technique. A very, very slight difference in companion strings (microtones) lends to a natural chorusing...

Guitar - General: 12 string repair, guild guitars, guitar owners
guild guitars, guitar owners, personal preference: Ian: As you might know, Guild guitars are no longer made in Westerly (since I believe 2001 time frame) and are now produced as a division of the Fender company. A Westerly-produced Guild is truly a classic, and would by many be considered a highly-sought...

Guitar - General: 12th fret Part 2, squier guitars, squier fender
squier guitars, squier fender, 12th fret: Jacob: Without going into a book-length answer (there are whole books dedicated to proper setup!), here s a Fender link that will get you going in the right direction and get you better than most - Factory setups on Squier guitars usually are among the worst...

Guitar - General: 1921 1-21 martin guitar, george gruhn, guitar expert
george gruhn, guitar expert, insurance purposes: Dear Susan, The small-bodied I series Martins were discontinued in 1928, and surviving specimens are rather scarce. The non-original added pickguard would ordinarily reduce its value somewhat to a collector, but because of the scarcity of this model,...

Guitar - General: 1924 martin 1-17 parlor, fine guitars, parlor guitar
fine guitars, parlor guitar, hello bill: Dear Pat, You did the right thing by getting it professionally repaired. The 1-17 is an interesting model that is seldom seen today. Still, the market for these particular models is relatively narrow. Without seeing it, I d speculate on its value...

Guitar - General: 1926 CF martin 2-17. Worth?, local music store, mahogany style
local music store, mahogany style, cf martin: Dear LAcy, Surviving specimens of these models are very scarce, and it s difficult to place a current value on them. This is complicated by the fact that their main appeal today is to Martin collectors. Their small size makes them unsuitable to most modern...

Guitar - General: 1926 Martin, george gruhn, koa wood
george gruhn, koa wood, hawaiian guitars: Dear John, Martins from before WWII are highly sought after by collectors and players. The exact value of yours depends largely on the specific model and its condition. I suspect that yours is either an O-18K or O-28K, most of which were set up at the...

Guitar - General: 1935 guitar ?, first guitar, luthier
first guitar, luthier, stiles: Dear Sonny, I m not aware of of any luthiers named Styles, but it could have come from a small shop that only did business locally. An article on an obscure Florida luthier named G. L. (Lee) Stiles is at: http://www.vintageguitar.com/brands/details.asp?ID=244...

Guitar - General: 1955 Gibson Barny Kessel Custom, gibson serial numbers, fingerboard inlays
gibson serial numbers, fingerboard inlays, barney kessel: Dear Cheryl, This model wasn t introduced until 1961, and was discontinued in 1972. If you established the 1955 date from the serial number, you should check the following web site carefully: http://www.provide.net/~cfh/gibson.html Gibson serial numbers...

Guitar - General: 1956 Fender Telecaster, fender telecaster, george gruhn
fender telecaster, george gruhn, guitar guru: Dear Frank, Fenders from the 50s in all-original, excellent condition are highly sought-after by collectors. Assuming that your date and description are accurate, I d conservatively estimate a value of $8,000 - $10,000, and possibly considerably more...

Guitar - General: 1956 magnatone, vintageguitars, straight neck
vintageguitars, straight neck, mark iii: Hi Angela, without seeing the piece in question, it s impossible to tell you the value. I did find you a bit of info on them though: http://www.guitarplayer.com/story.asp?storycode=18889 And I m sure one of the guys on this site can help you out with...

Guitar - General: 1959 old kraftsman guitar ???, spiegel catalog, mother god
spiegel catalog, mother god, house brands: Dear Dave, Simply telling me it s an Old Kraftsman doesn t give me any information about the particular model or its condition. Old Kraftsman was a house brand for the Spiegel catalog sales company, and every Old Kraftsman guitar I ve seen was a product...

Guitar - General: 1960 x-350 Guild electric archtop., modern models, household appliance
modern models, household appliance, pickup configuration: Dear Cat, This is an interesting old guitar. If the varnish cracking you describe is only checking, and not cracking off or peeling, it s normal for a nitrocellulose finish of a guitar of its age, and does not affect the value. Most of these models...

Guitar - General: 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG Jr, sg body style, gibson les paul
sg body style, gibson les paul, ebay: Dear Dave, Actually, it’s not so unusual to have a neck like that on a Gibson. Gibson is notorious for making some individual instruments that don’t conform exactly to the particular model’s catalog specifications. Some people call these “sweeper” guitars,...

Guitar - General: 1961 Les Paul, vintage guitar magazine, fender models
vintage guitar magazine, fender models, gibson les paul: Dear Mike, Yes, it is funny, isn t it? Any used guitar is worth only what some buyer is willing to pay for it. Just because someone pays a certain amount for a single specimen, or because a dealer asks a certain amount, doesn t necessarily mean that s...

Guitar - General: 1961 Martin guitar, blue book of acoustic guitars, brazilian rosewood
blue book of acoustic guitars, brazilian rosewood, series letters: Dear Tesa, Martin has been the premier maker of flat-top acoustic guitars since the mid-1800s. Before 1928, most Martins were made for gut strings, but were not designed as traditional “classical” guitars. In 1936, Martin introduced its G series, intended...

Guitar - General: 1963 Kay Galaxay (k580)?, barney kessel, galaxay
barney kessel, galaxay, jimmy reed: Dear Aaron, Kay s truss rods were tempered steel, and were only broken by fools who over-adjusted them when they didn t really need to. Whoever told you Kay used weak truss rods was feeding you BS. From what you describe, my guess is that you re looking...

Guitar - General: 1965 Fender Jazzmaster, fender princeton reverb, blue book of electric guitars
fender princeton reverb, blue book of electric guitars, fender models: Dear Austin, Fender introduced the Jazzmaster model in 1958. It had pickups designed to provide a warmer tone than other Fender models, and was intended to appeal to jazz guitarists. Jazzers never took it seriously, but it became the preferred model for...

Guitar - General: 1968 Telecaster & 1968 Ampeg Gemini V amp, bigsby tailpiece, mint condition
bigsby tailpiece, mint condition, good shape: Hey Ed, Congrats! It s a shame to have to give up such a beautiful instrument, though. The Telecaster, depending on its condition, could fetch anywhere between $2,000 and $4,500 or so. It would have to be in mint condition (almost never played, original...

Guitar - General: 1968 Telecaster & 1968 Ampeg Gemini V amp, fender amps, vintage amps
fender amps, vintage amps, vintage fender: Dear Ed, An all-original 1968 Telecaster in excellent condition is worth probably from around $2500 - $7000, depending on the specific Tele’ version and finish. The refinish on yours greatly reduces its value as a colectible, but it would still be desirable...

Guitar - General: 1969 Federico Garcia Guitar, fabrica de guitarras, gibson electric
fabrica de guitarras, gibson electric, classical guitars: Dear Lawrence, Garcia guitars are not very well known in the USA, but are very well-made instruments with excellent tone and playability. Garcia classical guitars made in Spain were sold in the USA off and on through various distributors, at relatively...

Guitar - General: 1969 Garcia 1, acoustic guitar magazine, classical guitars
acoustic guitar magazine, classical guitars, mint condition: Dear Laura, I can t tell you the approximate value of your guitar, except that it s definitely worth more than $300 if it s in good condition. These are very nice guitars, but are fairly scarce, and not well known. I don t know the specifications of...

Guitar - General: 1969 Telecaster Bass, telecaster, headstock
telecaster, headstock, fenders: Dear Dane, Sure - anything s possible. The factory could have run out of Telecaster Bass decals, and just used a generic Fender decal. If you remove the neck, it may have a date stamped on the bottom of the heel block. For more info on dating vintage...

Guitar - General: 1969 takamine acoustic guitar, cheap guitars, takamine acoustic guitar
cheap guitars, takamine acoustic guitar, good shape: Dear Jill, No, I can t tell you the value of your guitar without knowing more about it. Takamine made some very nice instruments in the 60s, along with some that were merely cheap guitars. How do you know it s from 1969? Does it have a serial number?...

Guitar - General: 1970s Fender Precision Bass, fender precision bass, informative response
fender precision bass, informative response, decent prices: Kurt, Remember what I said about older Fenders often getting good prices even if not in perfect condition. If yours is worn, but still all-original, that alone adds collectible interest. You might be surprised at what someone might offer for it on eBay....

Guitar - General: 1972 Fender price, price questions, mike thanks
price questions, mike thanks, fender: Hey Mike, Thanks for your question. 72 Strats aren t all that rare and, judging from the condition (you mentioned it was pretty beat up), I d say your dad will probably fetch a little more than he bought it for - maybe $300-$400 or so. Hope this...

Guitar - General: 1976 custom om-45 martin guitar, george gruhn, banjo style
george gruhn, banjo style, dear tony: Tony, You d get the most exposure by listing it on eBay, but you have to set your minimum reserve price and a starting bid price. (You ll also have to deal with safely packing & shipping it and getting paid for it). You could also place it on consignment...

Guitar - General: 1976 Gibson Bicentennial Thunderbird, gibson thunderbird, battle scars
gibson thunderbird, battle scars, guitar designs: Todd, Here s more on your T-bird: Please forgive me if I sounded harsh about the design. While some players consider it an ugly and hard to hold design, it still has appeal to players and Gibson fans who appreciate the uniqueness of its style. ...

Guitar - General: 1976 gibson firebird, gibson firebird, american guitars
gibson firebird, american guitars, head stock: Dear Brian, It s difficult to put a precise value on guitars like this. Old Gibsons, as a group, usually command handsome prices. The Firebird is not as highly sought-after as the old Les Pauls, and because of its unique design (along with the Explorer),...

Guitar - General: 1977 les Paul, good shape, les paul
good shape, les paul, gibsons: Dear David, Any used guitar is worth only what some buyer is willing to pay for it. Although older Gibsons tend to command good prices, mod3els from the 70s are not in demand as much by players and collectors as earlier models. In all-original, excellent...

Guitar - General: 1979 gretsch guitar, gretsch broadkaster, bigsby vibrato
gretsch broadkaster, bigsby vibrato, sunburst finish: Dear Richard, Your friend’s guitar is one of Gretsch’s Broadkaster models. This series was introduced in 1975 and continued through 1980. The first Broadkasters were models 7607 in natural finish, and 7608 in sunburst finish. Versions were also offered...

Guitar - General: 1979 Les Paul, les paul forum, building guitars
les paul forum, building guitars, industry newsletters: Bob, Thanks for your question. I would get in touch with your local guitar shop and see if they can help. They ll usually get industry newsletters and classifieds and, even if they can t help you, odds are they ll know someone who can. Good luck...

Guitar - General: 1979 Peavey 4 x 12 Cab, exact model number, buck buck
exact model number, buck buck, bluebook: Buck, No, I don t have a clue about the speakers in your old Peavey. I m not an amp expert - there are others at allexperts.com you might try. You could contact Peavey directly. If it s a closed-back amp, open it up, and look at the labels on the speakers....

Guitar - General: 1980 Gibson SG Artist, moog circuit, gibson sg
moog circuit, gibson sg, elderly instruments: Dear Colin, A user of the allexperts site has provided the following response to your question about your SG Artist model: I have the answer to the following question from Colin W in Canada. This person has a Gibson SG R1, made in 1980. Only 200 were...

Guitar - General: 1980's squier,,wuts it worth?, fender squier, sam ash
fender squier, sam ash, nobs: Hey Mario, It s never easy pricing out fender squier s since they are very inexpensive to begin with, a standard model new is in the price range of $ 99.00 on up to $ 199.00 at Sam Ash and Guitar Centers. The real issue is since it is a 80 s model...

Guitar - General: 1984 Gibson Explorer, tremolo system, gibson explorer
tremolo system, gibson explorer, randy rhodes: Sounds like you have a Maestro tremolo which was Gibson s proprietary tremolo system. It was offered on the SG as well from the late 70 s on. The paint scheme is unique for the year, although there are examples of purpleburst on Les Pauls from about the...

Guitar - General: 1984 Gibson Explorer, gibson custom shop, gibson explorer
gibson custom shop, gibson explorer, randy rhodes: Hey, sorry my response to this question didn t get through to you the first time - technical difficulties. Anyway, what it appears that you have is a Maestro tremolo which is a Gibson proprietary system. You ll see that on some SGs too. The only experience...

Guitar - General: 1997 Fender USA Tele, blue book of electric guitars, fender usa
blue book of electric guitars, fender usa, ebay: Kevin: This one s sort of objective; there is usually no right price for an instrument, but there is a range. The Blue Book of Electric Guitars can give you estimated value, as can a search on Ebay or Craigslist to see what similar instruments are going...

Guitar - General: when was 1st bc rich bronze released, rich warlock, screamin demons
rich warlock, screamin demons, bronze series: Hi, Ray! Very good question! I also used to have an old B.C. Rich Warlock that I modded out; it was a WAY better instrument than the current Bronze series, I think. The new ones seem cheap by comparison. I m not sure when the first one was released,...

Guitar - General: 1st Guitar purchase for 7 year old boy, light gauge steel, nylon strings
light gauge steel, nylon strings, guitar purchase: for a seven year old, I would suggest nylon strings http://www.chrisbsmusic.com/tarchilguit.html has good guitars for the money, ask them about a book called guitar for the small fry excellent learning method for younger kids I would go with...

Guitar - General: 1968 Gibson Byrdland, gibson byrdland, blue book of electric guitars
gibson byrdland, blue book of electric guitars, clang quartet: Hi, Bill! I think you re on the right track by e-mailing the maker directly (I wish more folks would follow your lead!). You will usually get the best info from the horse s mouth. However, I will tell you that simply having a 68 Gibson Byrdland is a...

Guitar - General: Acoustic onstage setup?, bose l1, expression system
bose l1, expression system, sized venues: Hey Eric! Good timing man!We re actually looking into getting a new setup & I have been doing some research on the Bose L1 Model II systems. They replace an entire conventional setup, (Monitors & FOH PA as well as mixer) and are perfect for smaller to medium...

Guitar - General: Alvarez Acoustic Model RD10, light gauge strings, proper upkeep
light gauge strings, proper upkeep, ernie ball strings: Hi, Doug! I ve never owned Alvarez acoustics, although I ve used them both in the studio and in live performance. In my experience, these guitars, even in the starter models, sound great and tend to be well-made. I think they should have more clout in...

Guitar - General: Alvarez Regent Series RD10 model guitar, pawn shop, model guitar
pawn shop, model guitar, warps: Doug: In my experience, Alvarez instruments are of good quality and last a long time with proper care. The fact that this one needs strings is no big deal, as most guitarists change their strings quite often anyway (some every single night). As long as...

Guitar - General: acoustic strings, d addario, phosphor bronze
d addario, phosphor bronze, khaki king: Hi, Matt! I can tell you what string I use; in hopes that it will help you out, too. I use D Addario Phosphor Bronze in Light and Extra Light Gauges (depending upon guitar/tuning) and they work great. Check out their website, and they will hook you up!...

Guitar - General: about an amp, guitar amp, output transformer
guitar amp, output transformer, headphones: Hey Anthony, NO absolutely not, & don t try it cuz you ll blow your output transformer. A half stack is the head & the 4x12 cab that s hooked up to it. If you want to practice without the sound, you should get a Pod. You can plug into that & run headphones...

Guitar - General: my amp popping, soulution, machinegun
soulution, machinegun, problem thanks: Hi, Christian! First off, I d check all your cables/connections. The problem could be with the guitar rather than the amp. Play your axe through another amp using the same cables, if you can, and if the problem happens still, it s not your amp. If it doesn...

Guitar - General: antique lap steel, lap steel guitars, gibson guitars
lap steel guitars, gibson guitars, serial numbers: Carrie: Unfortunately, I m neither a pro appraiser nor an expert on lap steel guitars. These aren t really obscure per se, but more commonly treated as an instrument unto themselves rather than a true guitar. They carry their own special techniques and...

Guitar - General: Bass amplification, bass amplification, mag series
bass amplification, mag series, passive electronics: Hey Francis, your setup is all quality stuff, so I would try a few things first before selling stuff off, or buying new gear for nothing. First of all, try running your amp & your bass with all of their respective EQ s flat. Deep, bright, EQ & sub all out...

Guitar - General: building, gibson style, shop guitars
gibson style, shop guitars, bridge number: Hi, Nick! Well, it is something you could theoretically do yourself, but if you want it done properly you should probably have a professional do the job. You want to ideally practice on pawn shop guitars and cast-aways from repair shops, rather than making...

Guitar - General: Delinquent Tube Amp, power supply capacitors, amp input
power supply capacitors, amp input, power tubes: Abe: It sounds like you re doing a good job on troubleshooting and trying to narrow down the issue. (It also seems that you re pretty familiar with amp procedures, so I ll spare you the safety sermon!) Here are a couple placed you may want to check: -...

Guitar - General: Effect reversal, wah pedal, b box
wah pedal, b box, seagulls: Hi, Daniel! Interesting dilemma; I can see the issue is pretty frustrating. There are a few different possibilities here - depending upon how far you want to go and how much money you re willing to spend. The first, and possibly most expensive, solution...

Guitar - General: electric guitar, mahogany neck, medium output
mahogany neck, medium output, using a capo: http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-613087-10381297?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.musiciansfriend.com%2Fproduct%2FIbanez-Artcore-Hollowbody-with-out-Tremolo%3Fsku%3D519781&cjsku=519781.001 Ibanez Artcore Hollowbody without Tremolo Black With the Ibanez AFS75 hollowbody...

Guitar - General: Fretting Problem, custom telecaster, open strings
custom telecaster, open strings, squier: Stephen: This sounds like a setup issue, without being able to hold the instrument myself. It is possible that a simple setup from scratch can solve your issue altogether. I d have a good tech set it up. If the problem persists after this, drop me a line...

Guitar - General: 1968 Gibson Byrdland, larry meiners, guitar emporium
Guitar - General: 1968 Gibson Byrdland, larry meiners, guitar emporium, guitar story

Guitar - General: my amp popping, gun sound, capacitor
Guitar - General: my amp popping, gun sound, capacitor, resistor

Guitar - General: Guild F212XL-SB, date stamp
Guitar - General: Guild F212XL-SB, date stamp

Guitar - General: Mystery Bass, six string guitar, gorgeous piece
Guitar - General: Mystery Bass, six string guitar, gorgeous piece, prs

Guitar - General: About Goldtop Epiphones, gibson epiphone, china factory
gibson epiphone, china factory, p 90: Hi Emily, as far as I know all Epiphones are made in Gibson s China factory & every single Chinese made Epi that I ve ever played was top quality, so I wouldn t worry too much about it. I ve never seen an Epiphone that was made in Korea, so I don t really...

Guitar - General: Good amp?, guitar combo amp, fender frontman
guitar combo amp, fender frontman, frontman 15g: http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-613087-10381297?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.musiciansfriend.com%2Fproduct%2FFender-Frontman-15G-Guitar-Combo-Amp%3Fsku%3D480667&cjsku=480667 Fender Frontman 15G Guitar Combo Amp http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-613087-10381297?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.musiciansfriend.com%2Fproduct%2FMarshall-MG10CD-Combo-Amp%3Fsku%3D482798&cjsku=482798...

Guitar - General: Guild F212XL SB 1981, blue book of acoustic guitars, clang quartet
blue book of acoustic guitars, clang quartet, geezer lake: Hi, Mark! Guild s generally hold their value very well over time, as they re a well-made, versatile guitar that tends to mellow with age. Here are two places I ll point you to where you can get a dead-on estimate: -The Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars (make...

Guitar - General: Guild F212XL-SB, guild guitars, guild web
guild guitars, guild web, guiter: Leslie: Guild guitars are not only well-made and sound great, but they also have a good support network. I d like to suggest that you contact the company directly for what will probably be the best information, at this link: http://www.guildguitars.com/support/contact_us.php...

Guitar - General: Guitar Head Rigging, fender twin reverb, dunlop crybaby
fender twin reverb, dunlop crybaby, star spangled banner: Hi Barrett! Good question. Back in the 90 s it was more common to see multi-head rigs, but these days they re less common. They can be really useful, though. Man, as to using the Line 6: Good on you! I used to have an UNBELIEVABLY complicated setup,...

Guitar - General: which guitar, country singer songwriter, rockabilly groups
country singer songwriter, rockabilly groups, sound 3: Hi, Stuart! I first need to know a couple things to best be able to help you: 1. Have you played any guitar before, no matter how basic? 2. Would you prefer a more acoustic or electric type of sound? 3. Do you plan on having backing musicians or just...

Guitar - General: guitar and amp, patch cable, music store
patch cable, music store, amps: Hey Kev, you will need a 1/4 patch cable to plug the guitar into the amp. You can pick them up in any music store. All amps run off of 1/4 cable, so you won t have any problems. Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just drop me a line. Peace - J...

Guitar - General: guitar and amp, squire guitar, practice amp
squire guitar, practice amp, upstarts: Hi, Kevin! Yes, you can buy a separate amp. In fact, most folks from upstarts to professionals do this. The reason is that the package deals, while good to learn with, usually aren t the best mates for touring or recording and you d need a more specific...

Guitar - General: guitar appraisal question for ya, musician s friend, taylor guitars
musician s friend, taylor guitars, fret board: Dear Chad: I m by no means a pro appraiser, nor am I pretending to be, but guitars don t really follow the same rule as cars - the whole drive it off the lot, lose a lot thing. It s likely your contact is edging a couple dollars in there, OR that he did,...

Guitar - General: guitar buzzing, squier strat guitar, electric guitars
squier strat guitar, electric guitars, guitar store: Sounds as though an adjustment needs to be made on the bridge. Quite often on electric guitars this will happen. Without actually seeing it, I m guessing a bit here. All six strings must be raised or lowered to the proper height. I ve had a guitar or two which...

Guitar - General: what guitar is right for me?, strat style guitar, tone sunburst
strat style guitar, tone sunburst, aspiring musician: Hey Nate, here s some Squier Strats by Fender to check out: http://www.zzounds.com/item--SQU301200 http://www.zzounds.com/item--SQU321660 http://www.zzounds.com/item--SQU310600 http://www.zzounds.com/item--SQU301210 If you want to spend a little...

Guitar - General: guitar values, blue book of electric guitars, guitar values
blue book of electric guitars, guitar values, bass side: Paul: I like to make my answers perfect to the person asking; but your question gets a standard answer: Not being an appraiser myself, and not wanting to give you bad info, here are two VERY reputable places you can find your info: -The Blue Book of Electric...

Guitar - General: Half Stack vs. Combo!?, combo amps, mesa boogie
combo amps, mesa boogie, combo amp: Hey Mike, if you re into Metal, I d suggest a Marshall or a Mesa Boogie. Be prepared to shell out major bucks though as both carry a price tag around 3 G s. Some like to mix a boogie head with a Marshall cab too, so try that combo out when you re out playing...

Guitar - General: Left-hand or right, classical guitar player, finger chords
classical guitar player, finger chords, mark goffeney: You mentioned that it is your right pinkie , which means if you are playing right handed guitar, your right pinkie would be on your strumming hand. This would be a lot better than on your chording hand, as the pinkie is required for many, many chords. The...

Guitar - General: history of a flea market guitar., ross rock, cukoo clock
ross rock, cukoo clock, floating bridge: Brian: I m not sure I ve seen anything like that, either! Is there any way you might be able to send me pics of it so I can maybe figure it out? My personal e-mail is: j-ross@rock.com where you can send pics, get tips, find out about album/shows, and...

Guitar - General: insurance value for my Martin, insurance value, rough life
insurance value, rough life, martin guitar: I by no means will claim to be an expert on value of instruments or any type of equipment. With that mind the resale value is probably somewhere around $18,000 to $23,000. If your going to get insurance on an instrument like this I would strongly suggest getting...

Guitar - General: Learning guitar, 12th fret, sized hands
12th fret, sized hands, inferior materials: Tony: I m really glad you asked this - a lot of people wonder this, for similar reasons. The answer is - YOU CAN PLAY GUITAR! Quite well, in fact. Although Steve Vai and Jimi Hendrix have fingers about a Texas mile long, and this serves them well, this...

Guitar - General: learning guitar, fender squire, buying a guitar
fender squire, buying a guitar, guitar section: Hi, Kevin-- A Fender Squire is an ADEQUATE guitar for a beginner. Of course, one of the best things about it is the PRICE! Will you be happy with it for a long time? Probably NOT. As you progress, certain realizations and experiences will dictate to...

Guitar - General: Modding pedals?, robert keeley electronics, boss metal zone
robert keeley electronics, boss metal zone, dunlop cry baby: Mike: Good question! I m a big fan of modded pedals, when they can give you a little extra something on top of the intended purpose. What they basically mean is taking an existing pedal, like Boss s DS-1 distortion, that is popular and widely used, opening...

Guitar - General: Music.., minor pentatonic scale, b chord
minor pentatonic scale, b chord, theory sections: Hello, Sarah! Power chords are a bit tricky because they are NEITHER MAJOR NOR MINOR. The note (the third if the scale) which makes a chord major or minor is left out of the two note power chord. This means that you must compare the notes in the power...

Guitar - General: Music.., minor pentatonic scale, melodic minor scales
minor pentatonic scale, melodic minor scales, guitar questions: Hi Sarah-- Remember that scale and key mean exactly the same thing. Also, it is important to note that the melodic minor is normally used only in ASCENDING passages and then the key reverts to natural minor in descending passages. Therefore, the chords...

Guitar - General: Music.., minor pentatonic scale, key of g major
minor pentatonic scale, key of g major, scales over chords: Hi, Sarah! Well, there is actually an overall answer to your questions; it seems you would be best helped by an overall understanding of key signatures and modes/scales. The key signature is actually a kind of map that lets the musician know what scales/modes...

Guitar - General: Mystery Bass, custom job, questioners
custom job, questioners, guitar shop: Cody: Thanks for supplying a link - that s really helpful! As to info on your bass, I m not familiar with this type, either. I ll dig around and see what I may be able to turn up. It is possible that it s a custom build by someone who did a pretty good...

Guitar - General: new setup/ info, marshall mg100dfx, zak wylde
marshall mg100dfx, zak wylde, esp horizon: Hey Michael, I don t know if I m the right guy to answer your questions, as I really am not into metal at all & so don t know a thing about what amps/pickups etc to use to get the sound you re looking for. I do know that tube amps are ALWAYS the way to go...

Guitar - General: Petals, bc rich warlock, ibanez tube screamer
bc rich warlock, ibanez tube screamer, mesa boogie: Hi, Troy! Sorry it took so long. Now, to your question - Peter Frampton uses a TON of gear! He s a certified gear head who collects and uses all sorts of rack stuff and pedals. His main meat and potatoes come from a Marshall Super Lead or Mesa Boogie,...

Guitar - General: Pick one, body electrics, mail catalog
body electrics, mail catalog, jazz cats: Hi, Glenn: Try this out - here are a couple sites you can go to and search for the type of instrument you want that are in your price range (if you sign up, they ll send you a free mail catalog, as well) musicansfriend.com zzsounds.com samash.com I m...

Guitar - General: pots, volume pot, peavey bandit 112
volume pot, peavey bandit 112, prongs: Hi, Justin! Sounds to me like it might not be a bad pot at all, but a loosely-connected one. If it wiggles, as you describe, then it s definitely loose, and this is most likely the problem. If you tighten the connection, and then re-solder the connectors...

Guitar - General: Replacing pickups on a strat, squier strat, replacing pickups
squier strat, replacing pickups, noticeable difference: Hi, Relton! It is possible that you haven t done ANYTHING wrong; in fact, positions 2 and 4 are typically quieter than the others. These are relatively thin sounding positions, and that is one of their inherent qualities. Without being able to hear your...

Guitar - General: rig, guitar effects processor, preamp section
guitar effects processor, preamp section, eq settings: Kenny: It is mostly a matter of individual player preference whether one uses a designated EQ or not. Some folks like using an EQ to balance out a boomy room, for instance, and some use one as an additional gain box like Dimebag Darrell. It s hard for me...

Guitar - General: Squier, squier guitars, humbucker pickup
squier guitars, humbucker pickup, single coil: Hey Kev, if it s the one that has a humbucker pickup in the bridge, it should be fine. Strats are great, but the single coil ones aren t really a top choice for Metal. (IMO) From what I saw, the HSS has a humbucker, so you should be good to go! Hope that helps,...

Guitar - General: speaker cable, speaker damage, alien productions
speaker damage, alien productions, practice volume: Hi, John! The short answer is, YES!!!! This is a common mistake people make, even relatively good players. It won t really be an issue in the bedroom, but playing a show or at practice volume can be a bad, bad, thing. The insulated instrument cable will...

Guitar - General: Tuner problem or what?, 12th fret, buzz feiten
12th fret, buzz feiten, ap guitar: Dear Justin: I know EXACTLY what s happening. You can t tune a guitar in standard tuning perfectly to a digital tuner, no matter how hard you try - and have it sound right! It s not with you, or with the program...it s with the guitar. It s not your fault...

Guitar - General: Tuning Language, half a step, reference point
half a step, reference point, interprete: Justin: No problem, Bro, I ve got you covered! You may already be familiar with standard tuning: E, A, D, G, B, E. Anytime someone refers to a drop tuning, we use standard as our reference point, and work from there. Drop D , for instance, is simply...

Guitar - General: Value of guitar, blue book of electric guitars, gibson guitar
blue book of electric guitars, gibson guitar, rare instruments: Hi, Ivan! It s possible your guitar is worth quite a bit of money; not to mention that it has value of the family involved. You should go to one of these two places: -www.Gruhn.com (Gruhn s Guitars webiste; they rule when it comes to vintage/rare instruments...

Guitar - General: Westwood guitar, ebay co uk, studio music
ebay co uk, studio music, music lessons: Hi, Bradley-- I am afraid I can t be of much help. I found 3 URL s which mentioned Westwood Guitars. Maybe you could contact the owner of the guitars advertised on Ebay--they might have more info. Here are the URL s: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BRAND-NEW-STRAT-STYLE-ELECTRIC-GUITAR_W0QQitemZ320204126356QQcmdZViewItem...

Guitar - General: 1930's Harmony soprano uke, mahogany, Harmony ukulele
Harmony ukulele: Hi Mark: It would be impossible to evaluate it with that little information. What I tell you would be only a blind (literally) guess. Does it look like any of the ukes pictured on this page? http://www.catfish1952.com/harmony.html Even so, Harmony ukes...

Guitar - General: 4 chords max, folsom prison blues, free guitar lessons
folsom prison blues, free guitar lessons, chord songs: Hi, Robert-- Try these: As Tears Go By - The Rolling Stones Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash Your Cheating Heart - Hank Williams Horse With No Name - America House of the Rising Sun - The Animals These are just a few--You can find more by doing...

Guitar - General: Amp. sub?, practice amps, crate amps
practice amps, crate amps, elec guitar: I think that the main volume should be fine as long as you don t keep it cranked for too long. It would probably be best to practice for a little bit, then give it a break. It might be a paranoid thought of mine, but something to keep in the back of your...

Guitar - General: Avalon Guitars, Avalon archtop guitar
Avalon archtop guitar: Hi Chris: I do see in the VG Price Guide that they mention Oscar Schmidt as using that name. The only vintage instruments I have seen with that name were some banjo ukuleles. These were sold by Henry Stadlmair Co. Inc., a New York company. The Denver...

Guitar - General: Can you appraise my guitar?, Gibson ES-165 guitar
Gibson ES-165 guitar: Hi Justin: The word vintage has lost some of its meaning over the years. I suppose a 16 year old guitar can be considered vintage but generally I would not call it that. This, of course, is a Gibson which means that it is a rather nice guitar. I believe...

Guitar - General: Best guitsr books, guitar college, guitar books
guitar college, guitar books, severson: I think Mel Bay has good guitar books. But for intermediate and advanced, I would strongly recommend Guitar College by Rich Severson. The books are expensive but he sends CDs with each book and it s an entire course that he actually grades you on. His...

Guitar - General: no brand name guitar, no name guitar
no name guitar: Hi C.B. Probably best to send or post some pictures. There were plenty of guitars sold without labels but many were made by major companies. A picture might help with ID even better than a serial number. Send pics to me at: jimg@paperclipdesign.com ...

Guitar - General: Carl Fischer Guitar, Carl Fischer guitar
Carl Fischer guitar: Hi Ed: I honestly could not give you a value for this guitar. There are players and collectors who look for parlor instruments and while there is more interest for them recently, they are not in the mainstream for the most part. Then again, if yours is in...

Guitar - General: confused, finger dexterity, guitar teacher
finger dexterity, guitar teacher, first teacher: I would say your first teacher is right. Actually, I encourage my students to practice this way. It builds finger dexterity. Another good way to practice this is to play the first four notes on the E string by using index through pinky and keeping the finger...

Guitar - General: Fender acoustic F-95 (dated 1974), new paint, local company
new paint, local company, excellent condition: Hi Dale! I apologize for the delay! When I was given a 1950 s Anniversary Gretsch, it was in the same condition. Not only that, but new paint was definitely needed for it. I had it setup by a local company and have enjoyed it ever since. By all means...

Guitar - General: Fender acoustic guitar, fender, acoustic
fender, acoustic, dating: As my bio on here states, this isn t something in my realm of expertise. The best bet is to visit the product-dating page on Fender s website (http://www.fender.com/support/product_dating.php), and if you still cannot find the answer contact them directly...

Guitar - General: Avalon Guitars, oscar schmidt, avalon
Guitar - General: Avalon Guitars, oscar schmidt, avalon

Guitar - General: Carl Fischer Guitar
Guitar - General: Carl Fischer Guitar

Guitar - General: Fender acoustic guitar, support articles, acoustic instruments
Guitar - General: Fender acoustic guitar, support articles, acoustic instruments, msrp

Guitar - General: guitar, headstock, washburn
Guitar - General: guitar, headstock, washburn, serial numbers

Guitar - General: Marvin ukeleles, luthier, ebay
Guitar - General: Marvin ukeleles, luthier, ebay, uke

Guitar - General: Re-learning guitar after a hand accident, bluegrass banjo, chord shapes
Guitar - General: Re-learning guitar after a hand accident, bluegrass banjo, chord shapes, merle travis

Guitar - General: Sigma SE 183, ovations, hard case
Guitar - General: Sigma SE 183, ovations, hard case, eq

Guitar - General: Terada Guitars, manufacturers in japan, shenandoa
Guitar - General: Terada Guitars, manufacturers in japan, shenandoa, pup

Guitar - General: fender strat pick up noice, coil pickups, generic problem
coil pickups, generic problem, pickup selector: Hi Chris, Thanks for your question. Pickup noise can be a generic problem with single coil pickups, in comparison to relatively hum-free twin coil pickups. I believe that your model of strat has some hum-cancelling built into it to attempt to address this...

Guitar - General: my fingers lock, small hands, rubber band
small hands, rubber band, mother and father: For specific exercises, there isn t a ton you can do, but if you take 20 or 30 minutes a day, just moving your fingers, that will increase your dexterity. When I was learning from my mother and father how to play, the put a rubber band on my fingers when...

Guitar - General: Guitar sound, fender, noise
fender, noise, strat: Well, let s start by diagnosing WHAT noise it s making. Based on what you ve said though, I think it s probably a combination of problems. It s fixable, but we ll need to check a few things in order to get you fixed up right. Make sure and read this whole...

Guitar - General: guitar, Asian electric solid body guitar
Asian electric solid body guitar: Hi Ron: I don t know if I can help you either. It looks like it might be an Asian import that someone hot rodded. It sort of resembles one of these (tho not exactly): http://www.jayturser.com/jt-200pro.php It also looks like someone either amateurly...

Guitar - General: guitar modification, fender, action
fender, action, strat: I ve been asked this question a few times in the past, when I worked at a guitar shop. But the amazing thing I found out from at least two of the guys who asked me about installing a Floyd was that (are you ready?): they had no intentions of USING the tremelo....

Guitar - General: guitar modification, stetsbar, guitar modification
stetsbar, guitar modification, bronze series: Hey Joe, I m not sure if that guitar can be easily retro fitted with a whammy, but you should ask the guys at stetsbar if they have anything - they specialize in trem systems for Les Pauls amongst others & they re designed to fit without any modification of...

Guitar - General: guitar tuning, linkin, park
linkin, park, prs: I know (only from pictures) they use PRS guitars, one of the guys also uses an Ibanez and a McInturff custom made something-or-another. You honestly could get close sonically with just about any humbucker-equipped guitar and some EQ hatchetwork, but I guess...

Guitar - General: Ibanez or Dean guitars, dean guitars, musicians friend
dean guitars, musicians friend, zzsounds: I would personally go with the Ibanez. While both Dean and Ibanez are good guitars, it seems that the students I have had who played Ibanez had longer lasting, better sounding guitars. They stay in tune well and the sound is great, even the beginner Ibanez...

Guitar - General: WHAT KIND OF GUTIAR IS THIS ?, Airline guitar
Airline guitar: Hi Justin: It is an Airline brand resoglass guitar made for Montgomnery Ward in the 50 s/60s by Valco which was related to the National Company. Resoglass was a form of fiberglass molded bodies. Here is one just like your Dad s http://www.rocknrollvintage.com/prodimages/airline-white-bigsby%20s.jpg...

Guitar - General: locking fingers, guitar scales, scale exercises
guitar scales, scale exercises, practice guitar: Hi, Helen-- It must be your lucky day! I just happen to have two pages FULL of great scale exercises on my website. They are absolutely free--just go to http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/practicing-guitar-scales.html and http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/practice-guitar-scales.html...

Guitar - General: Marvin ukeleles, Johnny Marvin ukuleles
Johnny Marvin ukuleles: Hi Carol: I assume that you are referring to Johnny Marvin ukes made by the Harmony Company. I think most did come with the airplane-shaped bridge but there were some that had standard uke bridges. Here is one that sold at Elderly Instruments, a concert...

Guitar - General: mandolin, Gibson A-5L mandolin
Gibson A-5L mandolin: Hi Joe: Those are nice mandolins. Are you sure that you aren t leaving off a digit from that serial number? I think that there should be 8 digits. These A-5Ls would have been made from 1988-the present. In any case, I would say it would be from 1988 or...

Guitar - General: martin guitars, Martin guitars
Martin guitars: Hi Vicki: Yes, 70026 would be 1938 and 218413 would be 1967. The worth is dependent on what model you have and the condition. Generally tho a 1938 Martin could be worth a fair amount. You should be able to tell the model number by looking inside the soundhole...

Guitar - General: Oscar Schmidt OS1 mandriola partshttp://www.allexperts.com/expertx.cgi, Oscar Schmidt 12 string mandolin, mandriola
Oscar Schmidt 12 string mandolin, mandriola: Hi Cam: I am assuming that by mandriola you mean an old 12 string (4 courses of 3 strings) bowlback mandolin? Like this one: http://www.mockingbirdmusic.com/attic/images/guitars/OS1.jpg I believe that they actually used std 8 string tailpieces. I think...

Guitar - General: Pickups, floyd rose bridge, gibson lp
floyd rose bridge, gibson lp, floating bridge: Hi, Thanks for your question. You should be fine putting those pickups into a guitar with a trem. You re right that some pickups are specifically designed around the string spacing on a trem, but other pickups should work fine as well. I use PAFs (similar...

Guitar - General: Re-learning guitar after a hand accident, django reinhardt, finger exercises
django reinhardt, finger exercises, keyboard skills: No worries about it man. I am talking to some other friends of mine who are guitarists for ideas, as well as an old friend who is a physical therapist for ideas. I have some of my own as well. When I have something nailed down, I will give you the regimen....

Guitar - General: Ryoji Matsuoka M13 or 18 Classical Guitar, santa monica ca, classical guitars
santa monica ca, classical guitars, guitar values: Hi, Carolyne-- The Blue Book says this about Matsuoka guitars: Instruments currently produced in Japan since the mid- to late 1970s. Distributed by Tornavoz Music in Santa Monica, CA. Previously distributed by Unicord in Westbury, NY. Japanese luthier...

Guitar - General: Sigma SE 183, Sigma Guitar SE183
Sigma Guitar SE183: Hi Sal: I can t seem to find any SE 183. I did find this SE18: http://www.valvette.us/rique/92121200.html I would contact Martin and see what the status is. I am not at home at the moment and cannot access any of my research books. I will check later....

Guitar - General: Switching tone pots, fender tone, potentiometers
fender tone, potentiometers, pots: Hey Jason, I don t know about the pots, but I switch out the tone caps in my guitars for vintage ones. If you like the older sounds better, you ll probably dig the difference. Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just drop me a line. Peace - J...

Guitar - General: Another Takamine, Takamine 340 guitar
Takamine 340 guitar: Hi Rick: Unfortunately, I can t be an expert on every single brand and Takamine made hundreds of models of all sorts, but I will answer as best as I can. I highly doubt that someone offered $2500 for this particular model. This is an Asian import acoustic...

Guitar - General: Terada Guitars, Terada guitar
Terada guitar: Hi Norm: Sounds like this was a Japanese company that was making copies of American guitars, esp Gibsons. In the 1980s Gibson actualy joined with them to make copies of their own guitars. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orville_by_Gibson...

Guitar - General: Tone Capacitors, gumdrop, capacitors
gumdrop, capacitors, sprague: Hey Jason, I m not sure exactly what it is, but the older ones definitely sound better. If you buy a decent gumdrop from Sprague, that should do the trick though. I d suggest getting .22 s & .47 s & see which you like best. Hope that helps, if you need anything...

Guitar - General: tablature, free guitar lessons, thom moore
free guitar lessons, thom moore, carolina rua: Hi, Robert-- I think that it is a song by Mary Black. Carolina Rua (the Crooked Road) appears on Mary Black s No Frontiers album. It was written for her by Irish songwriter Thom Moore. I found these chords for Thom Moore s version. Maybe you can figure...

Guitar - General: vintage Kay guitar, Kay guitar
Kay guitar: HI Jimi: Kay made many models of guitars since they were in business since the 1920s. If you want to send a photo that might help at least in figuring out what decade it was made. Send to: jimg@paperclipdesign.com best Jim ============= HI Jimi: ...

Guitar - General: 1960's Gibson Guitar, Gibson J-50
Gibson J-50: Hi Thomas: What you have is a 1965 J-50. Tho the 1960s were not the real golden era for Gibsons, I would say that it is a nice guitar. Before you sell it tho, I would check around and see what less expensive guitar you would be satisfied with around these...

Guitar - General: 1961 Gibson LesPaul SG1 value, gibson, sg
gibson, sg, value: This may be a conflict of interest, because the sneaky SG-fan in me wants to say I d gladly give you a generous three-grand for that guitar. But my conscience gets the better of me. If the guitar truly IS 100% original aside from the tuners (which of...

Guitar - General: Aria Modell 9014, Aria Model 9014 guitar
Aria Model 9014 guitar: Hi Frigyes: I am generally not answering too many newer guitar questions and I am not sure how much info I can really give you. However... Aria has a listing: http://www.ariaguitars.com/int/00int_main/archives_acgtr01.html However I do not see that...

Guitar - General: ASPEN GUITAR, appraisal, vintage
appraisal, vintage, used: The best advice I can give you is to contact Gruhn Guitars (they re on the web, just Google them), tell them about your guitar s features, and send them some photos. I m sure they can give you a pretty decent idea as to just what you have, its approximate...

Guitar - General: acoustic guitar with no soundhole, rhythm guitarist, ross rock
rhythm guitarist, ross rock, personal mail: Actually, there is more than one type of guitar like this, so it s difficult for me to tell you exactly which model/make you saw. What s happening here is that the pickup is mounted either underneath or into the bridge (seems to me like you may ve already...

Guitar - General: Bolt-on pickup, thumb screws, acoustic pickup
thumb screws, acoustic pickup, steel rod: Hi Bruce, sorry man, but I haven t seen or heard of anything like it. The closest thing I could find to what you re talking about would be here: http://www.wdmusic.com/acoustic_pickup_humbucker.html What I d suggest is that you send the assembly into...

Guitar - General: buying a guitar, hollow body guitars, gibson es 335
hollow body guitars, gibson es 335, buying a guitar: Hi, Charlie-- G & L make several semi-hollow body guitars. You can find complete descriptions of their guitars here: http://www.glguitars.com/ Best Wishes, Lynne May Music Studio http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/free-guitar-resources.htm...

Guitar - General: El Degas MT-1, Youth-style, El Degas guitar
El Degas guitar: Hi Sherri: It would be hard to find a case for a guitar without knowing the dimensions. Most likely the safest thing would be a decent gig bag for a smaller size guitar. My suggestion is to give her a gift certificate to a local music store and she can...

Guitar - General: electro harmonix lpb, electro harmonix, melody lines
electro harmonix, melody lines, stomp box: Hi, Wilhelm! To me, it sounds perfectly feasible. What you re describing is a pretty straightforward modification/customization, since you re not really doing too much to the tone components themselves and just changing the switch. I d say go for it, as...

Guitar - General: Floyd Rose, floyd rose bridge, replacement bridge
floyd rose bridge, replacement bridge, string changes: Hi, Nick! Well, you have more than one option (as almost always); it boils down to how attached to the guitar you have become. I understand what you mean about the FR bridge and string-changes; this is an often-heard complaint. Unfortunately,...

Guitar - General: 1960's Gibson Guitar, wooden bridge, cleburne texas
Guitar - General: 1960's Gibson Guitar, wooden bridge, cleburne texas, luthiers

Guitar - General: ASPEN GUITAR, serial number, digits
Guitar - General: ASPEN GUITAR, serial number, digits, excellent condition

Guitar - General: acoustic guitar with no soundhole, acoustic electric, sst
Guitar - General: acoustic guitar with no soundhole, acoustic electric, sst

Guitar - General: grant guitar, rosewood neck, glasgow scotland
Guitar - General: grant guitar, rosewood neck, glasgow scotland, fountain valley ca

Guitar - General: Identification of Guitar, sunburst, mahogany
Guitar - General: Identification of Guitar, sunburst, mahogany, sgii

Guitar - General: Old Kraftsman, army buddy, mandolin
Guitar - General: Old Kraftsman, army buddy, mandolin, ussr

Guitar - General: old classical guitar, nylon strings, metal bridge
Guitar - General: old classical guitar, nylon strings, metal bridge, metal strings

Guitar - General: Peavey 6505 problem, bbe sonic maximizer, dbx 266xl
Guitar - General: Peavey 6505 problem, bbe sonic maximizer, dbx 266xl, fx loop

Guitar - General: Unusual Model # on Guild Guitar, reddish tint, 25m
Guitar - General: Unusual Model # on Guild Guitar, reddish tint, 25m, westerly rhode island

Guitar - General: Gretsch, Gretsch Tennessean 6119
Gretsch Tennessean 6119: Hi John: I am no expert when it comes to Gretsch guitars. According to the Gruhn book, the serial number should be on the label inside the back of the guitar and visible thru the f-hole. Specifically the Tennessean is mentioned as having small numbers impressed...

Guitar - General: grant guitar, vintage, used
vintage, used, electric: Till your question I d never heard of the Grant brand myself either. THANK YOU for attaching a photo of it though, so many people send me these kinds of questions and offer absolutely no visual resource. It s cool to actually SEE something for a change, so...

Guitar - General: guitar appraisal, Fender Coronado XII guitar
Fender Coronado XII guitar: Hi Audra: I can t really help you in finding anything locally. A quick Google search gets this: Here is your local craigslist: http://gainesville.craigslist.org And a local dealer that has vintage guitars -- I do not know them either: http://www.guitarden.com/...

Guitar - General: guitar cable, guitar cables, personal preference
guitar cables, personal preference, guitar cable: Hi, Stewart! This is an interesting question; you see, not all guitar cables are like this. The angled ends are an option. Some cables are just straight on both ends, some are angled on one end only, and some are angled on both ends. For connections...

Guitar - General: guitar chords, stringed bass, d tune
stringed bass, d tune, bar chords: Dear Wes: It is absolutely possible for him to play in standard tuning, so long as you re not required to double one anothers lines. It may actually enhance the tone and give it a unique character; drop-D doesn t just lower the register of your lower string,...

Guitar - General: guitars, Supertone guitar, Stella guitar
Supertone guitar, Stella guitar: Hi Dale: Supertone was a Sears brandname. Sears owned Harmony until 1940. The serial numbers you quote are both Harmony ones, as far as I know. The HXXX indicates the model number so the Supertone is an H974 or Ridgeway archtop. You can see it here: ...

Guitar - General: Hawaiian Steel Guitar, appraisal, vintage
appraisal, vintage, used: The best advice I can give you is to contact Gruhn Guitars (they re on the web, just Google them), tell them about your steel, and send them some photos. I m sure they can give you a pretty decent idea as to just what you have. Unfortunately vintage/used...

Guitar - General: Help!!, free guitar lessons, free translator
free guitar lessons, free translator, translation guide: Hi, Ludde-- I was able to find a really good FREE translator. You can find it here: http://www.translation-guide.com/free_online_translators.php?from=English&to=Swedish It will translate entire web pages for you. The only thing is that it does not...

Guitar - General: Hohner L5, concrete idea, professional appraisal
concrete idea, professional appraisal, insurance company: Hi, Peter! My advice to you, since you re already planning to get insurance (good idea) is to have a professional appraisal. There are other options, and you could have some pro s do it via online order, it would be best for you to see an in-person appraiser...

Guitar - General: heavy distortion, vox ad30vt, voodoo labs
vox ad30vt, voodoo labs, vox amps: Hi Dean, while you may be able to get close to the tone of Brad Delson s sound, it would be more in HOW you play than what you re playing through in my opinion. That guys has a guitar rig that needs to be carried around in a truck & trying to get it with a...

Guitar - General: Identification of Guitar, Gibson SG II, Gibson SG III
Gibson SG II, Gibson SG III: Hi Tom: I don t have lots of time to go into a deep research but a quick check in some references seem to turn up a SG II or SG III guitar introduced in 1972 and discontinued in 1974. The covered (no poles) pickups and the semi-circular control plate seems...

Guitar - General: What kind of guitar is it??, ross rock, personal mail
ross rock, personal mail, bear in mind: Hi, Bill! If you could send more pics, that would help a lot. Bear in mind, though, that it could also be a custom or off-beat job that doesn t lend itself to identification very well. I ll do my best. You can send pics to my personal mail at: j-ross@rock.com...

Guitar - General: Mystery Ukulele, Marwin ukulele
Marwin ukulele: Hi Charlie: I wish I could tell you that you have a Martin... but I can t. First of all it looks like it says Marwin to me. Second, Martin never used that sort of san serif type on their ukes... BTW Martin started making baritone ukes in 1960 and other...

Guitar - General: New Buzz!, xlr cable, balanced xlr
xlr cable, balanced xlr, instrument cables: Hey Michael, the situation you described sounds like a ground loop. Is the problem isolated to the club you were playing in or does it happen everywhere you play? If you were using the house PA, they could have a piece of gear badly grounded or it could be...

Guitar - General: Old Kraftsman, Old Kraftsman guitar, Kay archtop guitar
Old Kraftsman guitar, Kay archtop guitar: Hi Greg: Old Kraftsman was a brand used by the Spiegel catalog. These were usually made by other of the big Chicago makers: Regal and Kay. Yours looks almost identical to a Kay model K1-S which sold for $85.00 in my Grossman (distributor) catalog from...

Guitar - General: Ovation Breadwinner Ltd., value, estimate
value, estimate, vintage: Like my bio says, appraising vintage/used instruments is not my forte, especially if it s not a Gibson SG...my advice here is to go to Gruhn Guitars website, and search gbase.com and eBay. One or all of them can help you come up with some kind of estimate....

Guitar - General: old classical guitar, Arion guitar, parlor guitar
Arion guitar, parlor guitar, Lyon & Healy: Hi Mike: I have an 1898-9 Lyon & Healy Catalog that has a few guitar models with the Arion label. They all seem to have mahogany back and sides and were of two sizes: enlarged and concert. They were listed in the catalog priced from $10.63 to $21.25....

Guitar - General: Peavey 6505 problem, bbe sonic maximizer, amp output
bbe sonic maximizer, amp output, pick ups: Hi, Scott! First, we ll need to do some basic troubleshooting. First, try your rig with another cable. Does this still occur? If so, then try another guitar altogether. If it does not happen with a different axe, then the issue is based on the instrument...

Guitar - General: Purchasing a acoustic guitar?, epiphone les paul, acoustic electric guitar
epiphone les paul, acoustic electric guitar, guitar rules: Well, you don t want to jump in to the guitar with a super expensive instrument to find out you don t really enjoy it (not likely, since guitar rules!) However, I will say that there are some good guitar style with which to learn that are quite affordable,...

Guitar - General: peavey vk 212 amp, traynor amps, tube amps
traynor amps, tube amps, buttens: Hi Ray, it could possible be the input jack, but without actually seeing the amp it s impossible for me to say. I m assuming that you checked the cable & guitar in another amp & know it to be working for certain, & if you hear the amp switching etcetera, it...

Guitar - General: quitar strings, tuning the guitar, left hand side
tuning the guitar, left hand side, open string: Hi, Megan! Your question isn t difficult at all, so no worries there. First off, what you re using is just a simple form of tablature, otherwise known as tab. As you might already know, the numbers on the strings correspond to the fret at which you play....

Guitar - General: regal guitar, regal guitar, regal university
regal guitar, regal university, guitar models: Hi, Travis-- A bit of info about Regal guitars: Emil Wulschner was a retailer and wholesaler in Indianapolis, Indiana during the 1880s. In the early 1890s he added his stepson to the company, and changed the name to Wulschner and Son. They opened...

Guitar - General: the right guitar for me, nylon string guitars, maccaferri style
nylon string guitars, maccaferri style, django style: Hi Jolynn, unfortunately, I m not really familiar with 7/8 size classical guitars so much. I looked around the net, but couldn t really find anything except perhaps from this link: http://www.skylarkguitars.com/skylark-django-maccaferri-style-acoustic-901-0.html...

Guitar - General: tube amp + overdrive pedal, gibson les paul, bad monkey
gibson les paul, bad monkey, tube amp: Hi, Nido! I don t think you re doing anything wrong at all - you simply won t always like a certain pedal/amp combination or a certain setting. It doesn t mean that you re doing anything incorrectly - it just means you have some experimentation to do....

Guitar - General: Unusual Model # on Guild Guitar, Guild D-25M
Guild D-25M: Hi Jan: The only thing I can find is that this was called the D-25M in the 1970s and 1980s. It was essentially the same guitar. The only other thing I can figure is that around the time of your guitar they switched from a mahogany top to a dark-stained...

Guitar - General: Using external speakers with Roland JC-120, outdoor gigs, jc 120
outdoor gigs, jc 120, combo amp: Hi Josh, You can t connect a line out to a speaker cab because it s not an amplified signal. So in your case I think you d have to get a second JC-120. That being said however, if the JC-120 s not loud enough, instead of getting a 2nd amp that you have to...

Guitar - General: value of electric guitar, fender, strat
fender, strat, stratocaster: Okay, as my bio on here states, this isn t something in my realm of expertise. The best bet to figure out the date of manufacture for the guitar is to visit the product-dating page on Fender s website http://www.fender.com/support/product_dating.php), and...

Guitar - General: vintage mandola, Gibson H2 mandola
Gibson H2 mandola: Hi Michael: The serial number puts it at about 1917. In excellent condition,(all-original, no repairs) it would be wroth between $2500-3000. Mandolas are not in as much demand as mandolins since fewer players look for them in general. However, it is a Gibson...

Guitar - General: what's it worth, blue book of guitars, guitar experts
blue book of guitars, guitar experts, generic answers: Hi, Cerae! I don t like to give generic answers, but if you ll notice, most of the guitar experts here at AllExperts.com specifically request no value questions (I still accept them). There s a reason for this - value is so subjective and changeable from...

Guitar - General: 1968 Epiphone FT-120, 1968 Epiphone FT-120 acoustic guitar
1968 Epiphone FT-120 acoustic guitar: Hi Dustin: I am not sure what this guitar is. On one hand the FT-120 is one of the fanciest Epiphone flattops. By the 1970s Gibson had them built in Japan. Here is a 1967 FT-120 also called the Excellente: http://www.provide.net/~cfh/epi67exc.jpg Does...

Guitar - General: Amp buzzing, ground cable, coil pickups
ground cable, coil pickups, noise gate: Hi Daniel, buzzing when the strings aren t touched is totally normal man. All amps behave like that. If you have the gain set high and/or are using single coil pickups, it will buzz like mad. The only thing you can do is buy yourself a noise gate. Here s a...

Guitar - General: Amps 4 x 12" cab versus 2 x 12", real bad news, professional musician
real bad news, professional musician, loud band: Hey Matt, I d actually recommend that you try to talk some sense into your band. Having such a loud stage volume is real bad news for sound engineers when it comes to playing live in clubs. It s also a pain in the ass for vocalists who can barely hear themselves...

Guitar - General: arthritis, gauge strings, rheumatoid arthritis
gauge strings, rheumatoid arthritis, slide guitar: Since I have little experience with the condition I can offer little help. However, it would seem to me you could try using the lightest gauge strings you can find in hopes it will be much easier to play. I suppose another option is to start playing slide...

Guitar - General: Choosing an Amp, gibson amp, fender amp
gibson amp, fender amp, gibson les paul: Hey Josh, you can use any kind of amp with any kind of guitar. Some amp[s are better for certain types of music though, so I d base your choice from that. A good starter amp would be a Fender Blues Jr. It s good for Blues, Jazz, Funk, Classic Rock etc. No...

Guitar - General: Crate RFX 212 has low volume, time hope, jam session
time hope, jam session, amps: Hi Matt, it s really hard to say without actually seeing the amp. If you think that the cord could have been stepped on or tripped over during the time it was plugged in, then it s possible that is the problem. Unfortunately the only way to know for sure is...

Guitar - General: how to compose, speed metal band, metal riffs
speed metal band, metal riffs, minor chords: The best I can tell you is what most of us, including the greats like George Harrison, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, and even James Hetfield do. You just have to play with something that fits. So if you are in a black/speed metal band, I would recommend breaking...

Guitar - General: demo money, demo money, studio music
demo money, studio music, songs sound: Hi, Luke-- I would say that the A&R guy got the $ to pay for the studio time and then came to the studio to produce the songs, ie anything from helping with the the writing and recording to engineering to whatever it takes to make the songs sound good...

Guitar - General: effects, behringer v amp, speaker simulation
behringer v amp, speaker simulation, stereo amp: Hi Rick, I d actually try running the Rocktron either straight in the front, straight in the FX return or in the loop of the Marshal & forget the Behringer V amp. You don t need to run speaker simulation when you have speakers. Use the Behringer if you want...

Guitar - General: Fender Guitar, fender, acoustic
fender, acoustic, serial number: Since this particular guitar is kinda outside my area of interest and expertise, I would recommend for an accurate answer that you contact Fender via their website (they have a section on there that helps you determine year of manufacture, etc, and that would...

Guitar - General: hyostar guitar, gibson guitars, seagull
Guitar - General: hyostar guitar, gibson guitars, seagull, thousand dollars

Guitar - General: Re: Epiphone Guitar Value, student models, instuments
Guitar - General: Re: Epiphone Guitar Value, student models, instuments, spartans

Guitar - General: fender telecaster, 1973 Fender Telecaster
1973 Fender Telecaster: Hi Keith: I have a 72 Telecaster like yours. Book value (2009 Vintage Guitar Price Guide) in the US is $3500-4500. I take it by your spelling that you are in the UK? I am not sure what the value of it is over there but you can get an idea by that figure....

Guitar - General: fretless bass guitar, wood filler, electric bass
wood filler, electric bass, bass guitar: Hey Joel, the best way to learn is to buy a cheap shitty 100 dollar bass, yank the frets out (VERY carefully) & then fill them in with a light colored wood filler. (The lighter the better) Then you just put your fingers exactly over the top of where the frets...

Guitar - General: Gibson Invader, tune o matic, paint splatters
tune o matic, paint splatters, pink paint: Hey Ev, if the guitar is in good condition, then I d say it should be worth the money especially if it s all original. If it s been modded in any way, don t bother cuz you can get a LP studio 2nd hand for about the same price. Hope that helps, if you need...

Guitar - General: Guitars for beginners, ovation series, seagull guitars
ovation series, seagull guitars, acoustic sound: Hi Dave, I never liked the ovations to tell you the truth, they do slip all the time especially when sitting down. And, more importantly, their acoustic sound sucks. They sound ok plugged in, but are really nothing great all around. I d suggest you check out...

Guitar - General: guitar beginner, ross rock, guitar beginner
ross rock, guitar beginner, bass note: Hi, Michelle - thanks for choosing me for your answer. Just to remind you (in case you didn t already see it) there will be a CD relaese party soon for my newest record This Beautiful Mess and if you re an AllExperts reader, you ll get in FREE if you just...

Guitar - General: guitar problems, gibson sg, signature series
gibson sg, signature series, happy holidays: Hi Tony! I would first check your input jack. There is a panel on the backside of your guitar which unscrews to access the jack. The jack is usually soldered together, but may have come loose. If the solder joint is solid, check your volume and...

Guitar - General: Left hand, guitar arpeggios, finger speed
guitar arpeggios, finger speed, strength thanks: Hi, Alvin-- Your metronome should be your best friend! Here are some things that might help: 1. Got to http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/major-guitar-arpeggios.html and right click on the arpeggios image and save it to your computer so you...

Guitar - General: hyostar guitar, gibson guitars, studio music
gibson guitars, studio music, music lessons: Hi, Alice-- These guitars were made in Japan in the early to mid 70 s. There is no listing for them in the Blue Book and very little information on the internet. In fact, the information that I DID find was a slightly different model--the J972. From...

Guitar - General: Maton Guitar, medium light, christmas present
medium light, christmas present, studio music: Merry Christmas, John! I guess you must have been a good boy--nice guitar! I love the finish. I am thinking that the strings might be too heavy. Try some lighter strings. Elixir has a new Medium Light that might be perfect: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/ElixirMediumLight...

Guitar - General: Mesa boogie triple rectifier isnt making noise!, mesa boogie triple rectifier, tube failure
mesa boogie triple rectifier, tube failure, guitar one: Hi Jon, it s impossible to say without seeing & hearing the amp for myself, but it sounds like tube failure. I suggest you take the amp into a qualified service tech to have it looked at. Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just drop me a line. Peace...

Guitar - General: Mini-amp, mini amp, marshall ms
mini amp, marshall ms, shortcoming: Thanks for your question. I m sorry to say that you may just have found a basic shortcoming of your amp. i had a mini amp myself and while they re OK for the odd bit of practice away from home, the sound quality just isn t what you get from a more mainstream...

Guitar - General: music, free guitar lessons, high pitch sounds
free guitar lessons, high pitch sounds, work question: Hi, Harriet-- Sounds like a home work question but ok here you go: B major triad: B D# F# The answer is Harmonic Lynne May Music Studio Absolutely Free Guitar Lessons http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/free-guitar-resources.html ...

Guitar - General: Ovation Guitars/Help choosing guitars, acoustic electric guitars, ovation guitars
acoustic electric guitars, ovation guitars, sound holes: Hi, Davy-- I think that you have excellent taste! As for originality, you couldn t do better than these guitars. They are beautiful. I think that the AE148, being made by Applause , the low-end guitars from Ovation, may be a bit less in quality, but...

Guitar - General: old gibson guitar, Gibson, acoustic
Gibson, acoustic, age: If you re sure your guitar is a real Gibson and isn t a knockoff, you can probably narrow it down fairly close to find out the approximate age. Follow the link below, which is a comprehensive explanation of Gibson s serial number dating system. If you re still...

Guitar - General: Power chords blues key of G, 12 bar blues, couple of beats
12 bar blues, couple of beats, power chords: Hi, Thanks for your question. For a 12 bar blues in the key of G the chords are G5 (G-D-G, C5 (C-G-C) and D5 (D-A-D), played as follows: G5 | G5 | G5 | G5 | C5 | C5 | G5 | G5 | D5 | C5 | G5 | G5 | If you re looping the progression...

Guitar - General: Power Supply, pedal, effect
pedal, effect, ibanez: There are many reasons that things didn t quite pan out right this time around. The most obvious of which to me are: 1) Was the POLARITY correct on the adapter? Sometimes you can have the same voltage/rating/connector but a reverse polarity 2) Is it...

Guitar - General: Re: Epiphone Guitar Value, Epiphone Spartan guitar
Epiphone Spartan guitar: Hi Debbie: The Spartan is at the lower end of the Epiphone archtop line but not at the bottom. I have a 1934 one when they still made them with round sound holes. By the serial number is looks like your dad s is closer to 1949. Book value (Vintage Guitar...

Guitar - General: Size of Guitar, classical instruments, guitar neck
classical instruments, guitar neck, classical guitar: HI Martin, Thanks for your question. For a 7 year old, I d recommend a 1/2 or 3/4 size guitar as a fullsize one is most likely to be too big for him - there are some big stretches needed for some chords and he might not be able to play them on a full size...

Guitar - General: sign the band, album deals, happy new year
album deals, happy new year, studio music: Hi, Luke-- 1. Yes, you understand correctly. It costs a lot to record and produce and album and the record company must absorb those costs if they sign a band to contract for an album. 2.I presume that it means he wanted to sign a contract with the band....

Guitar - General: trouble reading music, dotted quarter note, eighth rest
dotted quarter note, eighth rest, melody line: I think what is confusing you here is that often in notated guitar music the melody line and bass line will be notated with different rhythms on the same staff. So the bass line is dotted quarter, eight note, eighth note, quarter note, eighth note and...

Guitar - General: 1994 anniversary edition, ross rock, vintage guitars
ross rock, vintage guitars, number 56: Kathy: Is there any way you could send some pics of these instruments to me so I can see them? It helps me to better help you. My personal e-mail is: j-ross@rock.com. With a visual, I might be able to give you better info. Looking forward to hearing...

Guitar - General: Amps tech, sears silvertone, silvertone amps
sears silvertone, silvertone amps, different animal: Hi, Joe! I LOVE the old Silvertone amps; you re right, their volume blows out lots of modern amps. They can get STUPID loud. You did right to replace the old tubes, but the speaker(s) and transformer play a part, as well. Since the Silvertone is so old,...

Guitar - General: amps, guitar combo amp, state amps
guitar combo amp, state amps, fender frontman: Hey Kev, to tell you the truth, I m not really a fan of solid state amps, so I wouldn t recommend either one.I would recommend that you spend a bit of extra cash & get yourself a Fender Champion 600. The 600 is similar to both amps, but is all tube & it sounds...

Guitar - General: buzz, first string, peg
first string, peg, sigma: There are a couple of options available to you. The first is to replace the tuner, which may be lose or the screw may be stripped out. This can cause the string to vibrate too much. The second option in to replace the strings if they are the ones that came...

Guitar - General: Carvin PA 620 stereo channel out, printed circuit boards, amp repair
printed circuit boards, amp repair, stereo channel: John: It may be cheaper to simply have a good amp repair shop take a peek. The shipping alone could get expensive...thanks a ton for your kind words and nomination, too! I love doing this to help out fellow guitarists, and meeting great people. I sincerely...

Guitar - General: Conrad Classical Guitar, david wexler and co, shell case
david wexler and co, shell case, japanese manufacturer: Hi, Nancy! You ve pretty much covered the info that I could give you; that these guitars were imported from the Japanese manufacturer during the 70 s. They do have a good name from the users I m aware of. It seems to be one of those guitars that is beginning...

Guitar - General: choosing a guitar, string gauge, gauge type
string gauge, gauge type, mesa boogie: DJ: It would help me to give you better advice if you let me know what your intended use is. If you were to plan to perform with it in large clubs, for example, it will be a very different scenario than if you re just looking to record studio tracks or to...

Guitar - General: D14N, blue book of acoustic guitars, martin dx1
blue book of acoustic guitars, martin dx1, dreadnought acoustic guitar: Hi, Karri-- Sorry to hear his guitar got broken. Sometimes a guitar becomes like an old friend, so it s value to your friend may not be measurable in terms of dollars. The market value, according to the Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars is: Excellent...

Guitar - General: Ear training, creativity and learning, honest assessment
creativity and learning, honest assessment, allexperts: Hi Emma! I must ask, have you asked this question before (or something similar)? I ask because there was a recent question that was much the same, and Emma was the questioner (here s the link): http://en.allexperts.com/q/Guitar-General-649/2008/2/Training-ear.htm...

Guitar - General: Epiphone Identification, epiphone les paul, classic bridge
epiphone les paul, classic bridge, sun burst: Hi, Paul! Here s a link to Gibson s Blue Book info to help you identify the serial number: http://www.gibson.com/Files/downloads/bluebook/GibsonSERIALNUMBERS.pdf (It s a PDF file, so you ll need Adobe Reader to view it.) The original pickups could vary;...

Guitar - General: electric tuners, buzz feiten tuning system, squier electric guitar
buzz feiten tuning system, squier electric guitar, exact pitch: Kevin: The chromatic tuner is always best. The tone tuner simply lets you know what a specific tone is, for instance: A=440. These were great back in the day , but now price and technology allow much more accurate tuning with chromatics. This type of...

Guitar - General: My Fender Stratocaster, serial number list, jimi hendrix
serial number list, jimi hendrix, paint job: Hi, Justin! Not bothering me at all. According to Fender s serial number list, your guitar was produced between 1994-1995. If you call their Consumer Relations line at: 480-596-7195 they will refer you to a dealer that can give you a good price range...

Guitar - General: Fender Stratocasters ... origin values?, fender stratocasters, combo amp
fender stratocasters, combo amp, strats: Hey Mark, Mexican Strats are great quality these days, but you can buy one brand new for that price. It should be about $450.00 Australian (About $400.00 Canadian second hand based on today s exchange rate) I played a few Mexican Strats a few weeks ago, &...

Guitar - General: Gretsch/Valco? Electromatic Lap steel, lap steels, lap steel
Guitar - General: Gretsch/Valco? Electromatic Lap steel, lap steels, lap steel, serial number

Guitar - General: Japanese "Lawsuit" Stratocaster?, body guitars, great guitars
Guitar - General: Japanese "Lawsuit" Stratocaster?, body guitars, great guitars, dagostino

Guitar - General: kids toy?, toy guitar, conrad
Guitar - General: kids toy?, toy guitar, conrad, good luck

Guitar - General: lap steel, basic woodworking, woodworking skills
Guitar - General: lap steel, basic woodworking, woodworking skills, string spacing

Guitar - General: radio interference, noise suppressor, questioneer
Guitar - General: radio interference, noise suppressor, questioneer, pre amp

Guitar - General: Gibson SG-Z pick ups, gibson sg, master yoda
gibson sg, master yoda, bridge pickup: Hi, Paul! Wow, thanks for the huge compliment - I ve never been called Yoda before (although a lot of less-fun sounding things I have been called...lol). The SG-Z is a pretty unique instrument: you have a collector s item for sure. It s really not uncommon...

Guitar - General: Gretsch/Valco? Electromatic Lap steel, gretsch electrics, lap steels
gretsch electrics, lap steels, specific s: Vaughn: I m not nearly as knowledgeable about the lap steel as other types of guitars. I must defer you to one of the other experts here that probably has better familiarity with this type of instrument than me. I apologize for not being able to supply...

Guitar - General: Grupo Liberacion - Con mariachi, grupo liberacion, studio music
grupo liberacion, studio music, mp3 file: Hi, Felix-- I could not find the tabs for this song so I was going to download the song and write the tabs for you. I found only one mp3 file of the song and it had some kind of error in in so it could not be played. Sorry--I tried. Best wishes, ...

Guitar - General: gig bags?, gig bags, cool stickers
gig bags, cool stickers, musicians gear: Hi, Kevin! You re in luck, Brother! The Stratocaster is a standard fit for just about every gig bag made. Here s a good link to check out: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation?q=gig+bags Now, here s the deal with pricing: if you re gonna use a gig...

Guitar - General: guitar amp setup, digitech rp200, power amplification
digitech rp200, power amplification, modulation effects: Hi Brian, Thanks for your question. The order that you link effects together is important. As a general rule... Envelope filters, wahwah, etc. come first Overdrive, distrotion, etc come next Then you plug into your amp for any onboard ooverdrive ...

Guitar - General: guitars, bridge pickup, classic choice
bridge pickup, classic choice, humbucker: Hey Kev, the color doesn t matter at all. Sunburst is a nice classic choice & one of my fave s. And yes, you can play any kind of music on the guitar. The only thing is, if you want to play really heavy rock or metal, get a guitar that has a humbucker in the...

Guitar - General: Harmonics, harmonic sequence, guitar harmonics
harmonic sequence, guitar harmonics, artificial harmonics: Hello, Emma, I apologize for taking a day to answer this. When I read your question, I realized that I had not included a lesson on harmonics on my site, so I took some time to write one and put it up so that I would have a place to send you for detailed...

Guitar - General: hand size, classical guitars, guitar shopping
classical guitars, guitar shopping, practice guitar: Hi, Cheryl-- In general, there are full-sized guitars and then some smaller ones like 3/4 size. For an adult, I would definitely recommend the full-sized guitar. There are, however, small differences in neck size among the different brands and models...

Guitar - General: Japanese "Lawsuit" Stratocaster?, fender strat, allexperts
fender strat, allexperts, exact copy: Morey: This is an interesting question; I was under the impression that D Agostino guitars were Italian in origin. I will have to do some reading up to find out more about your guitar. I will contact you as soon as I know something...Also don t forget to...

Guitar - General: kids toy?, electric variety, guitar models
electric variety, guitar models, toy guitar: Hello, Cindy, Should you give a guitar to your 4 year old grandson? DEFINITELY! Should you give him THIS guitar? Maybe not just yet. The Conrad guitars were made in Japan, as you say, from 1972-1978 and imported to the USA by David Wexler & Co. Chicago...

Guitar - General: knocking on heavens door, guns n roses, upward stroke
guns n roses, upward stroke, guitar questions: Hello, Poorna! You did not mention which version you are wanting to play--Guns n Roses, Bob Dylan, or Eric Clapton (those are the major ones). Since I had the Clapton version handy, I will use it and then if you need a different version, you can let...

Guitar - General: lap steel, lapsteel, lap steel
lapsteel, lap steel, art form: Mark: Of the little bit I do know about lap steel (not nearly as much as other types of guitars), I do know this - it would be far better to purchase a well-made instrument. Building instruments is an art form unto itself; building GOOD ones is even more...

Guitar - General: Martin OM-42, quilted maple, studio music
quilted maple, studio music, new guitar: Hi, Anton-- I went straight to the Martin Company and found some interesting information. Here is the URL for the main page on your guitar: http://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/choosing/guitars.php?p=i&m=OM-42%20Quilted%20Maple AND here is the URL...

Guitar - General: Music.., harmonic minor scales, minor pentatonic scale
harmonic minor scales, minor pentatonic scale, key of g major: Hello again, Sarah-- 1. The pentatonic minor scales which can be used in the key of C Major are C (if the progression is limited to I IV V) and A (any progression in the key of C Major). B pentatonic minor is NOT a choice. 2. In the key of A minor,...

Guitar - General: Music.., minor pentatonic scale, guitar scales
minor pentatonic scale, guitar scales, power chord: Hi, Sarah: I recommend you use this tool to help you out: http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php Use the scales-to-chords and chords-to-scales tool and you ll get a good outline as to what naturally works over what. If you need more assistance,...

Guitar - General: Music.., blues scales, harmonic minor scale
blues scales, harmonic minor scale, phrygian: Hello, Let me answer all of your questions with one answer: Regardless of what key you are in, you can play any note, scale, or chord that you want and you will still be in the original key; the out of key sounds that you introduce are simply brief...

Guitar - General: Music.., 12 bar blues, boogie woogie
12 bar blues, boogie woogie, blues scale: Abolustely you can do that. Actually, I highly recommend it because it can vary things up a little bit. If you are playing for a crowd, you can kind of give them the 12 bar blues or a little boogie-woogie and still stay within the same scale. The more creativity...

Guitar - General: Music.., harmonic minor scale, dark side of the moon
harmonic minor scale, dark side of the moon, phrygian: You can play any scale and remain in the original key, yes. The scale isn t going to change the key, it ll just nake it a minor or major chord. You might switch from A minor to A major but your sound will remain fresh and clean. It can be tricky to change...

Guitar - General: Pickups and Pedals, mxr phase 90, marshall mg100dfx
mxr phase 90, marshall mg100dfx, digitech rp80: Hi, Michael! Thanks for the compliment! Sorry this has taken so long to reach you; I was out of commission all last week, and it s taking me a bit to get caught up. Anyway...You should get F-spaced pickups for your axe. These will allow a better balance...

Guitar - General: Preamp tubes, penta labs, groove tubes
penta labs, groove tubes, preamp tubes: Hey Chad, I wouldn t go too overkill on tubes unless you have a point to point hand wired amp & are VERY picky about your tone. So long as you don t get tubes that are made in China, you should be fine. Mesa Boogie, Fender, Groove Tubes they re all great,...

Guitar - General: play guitar with bass amp, accoustic guitar, fender rumble
accoustic guitar, fender rumble, bass amp: Hey Michael, while the bass amp is voiced more for bass, you won t damage it playing guitar through it. I don t know how good it will sound, but you should try it anyways. Don t turn it too loud, start quiet & see how loud you can go gradually before feeding...

Guitar - General: price for guitar, rare guitar, guitar values
rare guitar, guitar values, acoustic versions: Hi, Cody! The best place I know of to research guitar values and info are the Blue Books (both electric and acoustic versions) of Guitar. These are a wealth of good info on production and value. It also can t hurt to research vintage guitar forums online;...

Guitar - General: production years, squier affinity, vintage gold
squier affinity, vintage gold, sheer lack: Sammy: The Squier Affinity was introduced in 2001. It actually is built quite well and has features found on much more expensive guitars. With proper care and maintenance, your axe can outlast you! It s reasonable to expect the instrument to sound great...

Guitar - General: Rattling String, electric mandolin, string gauge
electric mandolin, string gauge, chris answer: Chris: Thanks for your kind words and ratings! It s cool that you live in L.A., as there are a lot of options available to you round there. I actually live in San Diego, so if you d like to meet about halfway or so (say, Irvine area?), I could do it for...

Guitar - General: Relearning..., black hole sun, steve miller band
black hole sun, steve miller band, lefty guitar: Devin - First of all, the G chord is very easy to play and remember, as all you are doing is flipping the bird . Same position as giving someone the finger. Lead guitar or rhythm.....which way are you going here? Upside down and backwards playing left...

Guitar - General: radio interference, evh phase 90, krank krankenstein
evh phase 90, krank krankenstein, furman pl: Hi, David! The same thing used to happen to me when my band practiced in a loft and I was using a 100 watt Marshall combo. It sounds like you have a pretty good setup; a noise gate would definitely help out, though. What a noise gate does is to allow you...

Guitar - General: rare Fender contemporary 1986, guitar repairs, headstock
guitar repairs, headstock, fender: Dustin: I ve never had this type of question before, that s a very interesting thought. I know that it could be done, but I m not certain whether or not you really would want to do so. I ve contacted the master of all guitar repairs, Dan Erlewine, to ask...

Guitar - General: Soloing?, guitar scales, musical phrases
guitar scales, musical phrases, practice guitar: Hi Derek, Sorry this took me so long. I always answer promptly but did not receive an email about this question. Anyway--about soloing: Yes, SCALES are the ticket. You don t mention HOW you practice your scales. The thing is, you need to have these...

Guitar - General: speakers, heavy metal music, weber speakers
heavy metal music, weber speakers, tube amp: Hey Hunter, not really man, you ll just end up with more headroom, which means you can turn it up even louder! Make sure to use the same ohms rated speakers as yours are now so as to avoid mis-matching & potential problems wit the output transformer. Hope...

Guitar - General: Takemine guitar info, mahogany rush, takamine guitars
mahogany rush, takamine guitars, stock pickups: Hi, Alicia! I may be able to get you better than Blue Book info; here s a link to contact Takamine Guitars directly: http://www.takamine.com/?fa=contact The maker can give you some straight-up information that might otherwise be unattainable. Now, bear...

Guitar - General: Theory questions, from a budding Rocker!, passing tone, key signature
passing tone, key signature, professional lessons: Sean: AWESOME QUESTIONS!!! You re really getting into the good stuff, now. You ve just mentioned some of my FAV-O-RITE chords to use in a rock/metal context, for two reasons: they are rarely used in standard progressions, and they add soooo much color...

Guitar - General: Theory questions, from a budding Rocker!, c major scale, minor triad
c major scale, minor triad, scale degree: Hello, I ll provide a summarized glance at the subjects you mentioned in your questions. 1. How do these chord types function (with relations to major, minor, diminished, and 7th chords)? A) Sus. chords (sus 2 and sus 4). Chords are often built...

Guitar - General: Training my ear, level music courses, jingle bells
level music courses, jingle bells, good ear: Hi, Emma! Don t be embarassed; most of us could do better with our ear training. It s a skill that must be worked on a lot to get down. It s great that you realize you were taught bad habits and know that you need to strengthen in your weak areas; this...

Guitar - General: Trying to make sense of all these wires..., pick ups, pearly gates
pick ups, pearly gates, dream guitar: Hi again, Jimmy! What you re describing is the reason the H/S/H combination was invented! This gives you full-on humbucker tone for both bridge and neck, while allowing you to split coils and use the middle pickups for single-coil tone (with 5-way switch)....

Guitar - General: takamine EG40-C, african rosewood, fret board
african rosewood, fret board, anniversary model: Jack: Your dealer is either scamming you or just plain wrong (or both). The EG40C is a discontinued Takamine model, and the back/sides are Sepele Mahogany, not Rosewood as he told you. Rosewood is used for the fretboard, though. The top is solid Cedar,...

Guitar - General: should i get a tuner?, piano keyboard, digital tuner
piano keyboard, digital tuner, questioners: Hi, Justin! Yes, I do remember the trouble with tuning that you asked about. (It s weird; I remember questioners very well, but sometimes it s hard to remember what happened last week!) Well, if you use a digital tuner, your tuning will just be better all...

Guitar - General: tuners, whaz up, electric tuner
whaz up, electric tuner, parksons: Hey Kev, I just bought a really cool tuner that I ve been using for studio & live performances, & it really works well. It s a Parksons IMT-600. You just clip it onto the headstock of an guitar or bass & tune up. Here s a link: http://www.larsenmusic.ca/pm-14538-226-parksons-imt600-clip-on-chromatic-tuner.aspx...

Guitar - General: volume problem on amp, guitar cord, fender
guitar cord, fender, pots: Hi Ian, try changing your tubes, cleaning your pots & jacks & having the amp re-biased. If that doesn t fix it, then I d bring it in because it could be something more serious, but it probably just needs a little TLC! Hope that helps, if you have any other...

Guitar - General: The Last Waltz?, southern california area, rosewood sides
southern california area, rosewood sides, last waltz: You re quite welcome: I didn t at all mean to imply that Martin doesn t make a good instrument - they do, in fact, make one of the best! I did mean, however, to say that you can get the same playability and better function in a guitar that costs less. Some...

Guitar - General: Which one., yamaha rgx a2 electric guitar, tremolo bar
yamaha rgx a2 electric guitar, tremolo bar, musiciansfriend: Hey Joel, tremolos take a little more getting used to in terms of stringing & tuning than regular guitars, but it is fun to fool around with, so you might as well try it & see if you really like it or not. You can always lock out the trem so that it plays...

Guitar - General: 12-string Madeira, blue book of acoustic guitars, exact serial number
blue book of acoustic guitars, exact serial number, friend wes: Hi, Wes! I apologize that it s taken so long for you to get a response; I ve done some research into what I can find for you. Without an exact serial number, it is more difficult. I can, however, tell you that Madeira guitars were imported under license...

Guitar - General: Aria a551b serial number 3667, blue book of guitars, aria guitars
blue book of guitars, aria guitars, serial number: Sheldon: Man, this could be a tough one. Aria guitars have been marketed all over the world, and the serial number dating can be rough, as they re not as standardized as other makers. Where there s a will, there s a way, though - here s a link to Aria International...

Guitar - General: aria model ac7, blue book of guitars, great shape
blue book of guitars, great shape, substantial price: Hi, Emily! The difficulty with assessing value is that it tends to be so incredibly subjective. While one type of instrument might decrease in value over time, another will increase exponentially almost daily. So many factors influence this. They include:...

Guitar - General: arion sch-1, guitar pedal, longevity
guitar pedal, longevity, vicinity: Juan: The SCH-1 is known for being a good, lush, chorus with longevity. It sounds like you might want to visit an established repair shop with this one; the problem sounds like a very simple one to fix, but without having it in my hands, it s hard to say....

Guitar - General: arion sch-1, guitar pedal, pots
guitar pedal, pots, batteries: Hi Juan. Without seeing exactly what the problem is with the pedal, it s impossible to tell. I d check the batteries, plug it in with an adaptor, check the pots, the switch etc. It could be any number of things that s causing the effect to not engage. Sorry...

Guitar - General: Bass, squier bronco bass, yamaha rbx170
squier bronco bass, yamaha rbx170, bass amp: Hi Jake, yes it does change the sound. The strings are ground smooth, so they don t make a scraching sound when you slide your fingers up & down the neck, & they have a much warmer, mellow tone. Hope that helps, hope you like your new bass, & if you have any...

Guitar - General: Bass, squier bronco bass, ross rock
squier bronco bass, ross rock, yamaha rbx170: Mike: I apologize for it taking so long to get you a good answer; this week has been particularly busy, as I ve been traveling and working on the new record quite a lot. The value of and what type questions take a bit longer to answer, as they require...

Guitar - General: Broken guitar neck, gorilla glue, glue brush
gorilla glue, glue brush, string gauge: Jeff: I sympathize; I ve had one of my favorite RG s neck broken and repaired so many times that I stopped even trying to make the repair visually seamless, and have nicknamed it Scar due to the visible marring at the headstock. No sweat, though - it IS...

Guitar - General: Cort guitar Bridge., cort guitars, quality guitars
cort guitars, quality guitars, guitar bridge: Hi Earl, Cort guitars are pretty low quality, so as opposed to spending the money to get it repaired again, I d suggest you go out & buy a new one. Seagull makes very high quality guitars for under $400.00 that stand up to models more than double the price....

Guitar - General: chords in music keys, c chord, chord substitution
c chord, chord substitution, substitution rule: No you can not play a C chord and still be the key of A. Its hard to give a definite answer on how to solo over chords that are out of key. Any key that contains a C major chord will sound okay over it. However, which one you choose depends on the song....

Guitar - General: correct distortion, boss metal zone, celestion speaker
boss metal zone, celestion speaker, combo amplifier: Hey Niall, are you playing in a band? How much power do you need? If you re just playing by yourself, check out the Valve standard by Epiphone & maybe try sticking a Boss Metal Zone in front of it. If you re playing in a loud band & need a lot of volume, check...

Guitar - General: dimarzio trouble, dimarzio evolution, bridge pickup
dimarzio evolution, bridge pickup, best bet: David: Sorry, Bro - no, you CAN T! It s possible you might hit on it by total accident, but not probable (if you ve ever played poker, you know the difference between probability and possibility). Each major manufacturer uses a different color code for...

Guitar - General: Electric guitar purchasing, john butler trio, stevie wonder superstition
john butler trio, stevie wonder superstition, higher school certificate: Hi, Matt! Hope you re doing well. I m sending you a link to an article I recently wrote that might assist you in some way; although you have likely already made your purchase, you can relate this information to other gear you may shop for, as well. Here...

Guitar - General: Electric guitar volume problem, scratchy sound, active electronics
scratchy sound, active electronics, guitar volume: Hi John, more than likely the pot is just dirty. Get yourself some contact cleaner from an electronics store & spray some in the pots while turning them back & forth. That should resolve the issue. If it doesn t, then they re probably worn out & need to be...

Guitar - General: electric guitar, fender deville, tonal spectrum
fender deville, tonal spectrum, quality blues: Hi, Ray! Thanks for following up. The Fender DeVille is a ballsy little amp, and Gretsch is known for making good quality blues instruments, so I doubt it s a lacking in the equipment itself. The other players you re jamming with probably have more to do...

Guitar - General: 12-string Madeira, serial number
Guitar - General: 12-string Madeira, serial number

Guitar - General: Broken guitar neck, gorilla glue, broken guitar
Guitar - General: Broken guitar neck, gorilla glue, broken guitar, guitar neck

Guitar - General: Input jack, combo amp, jack hole
Guitar - General: Input jack, combo amp, jack hole, ross

Guitar - General: Les Paul Volume Pot, les paul, pots
Guitar - General: Les Paul Volume Pot, les paul, pots, nuts

Guitar - General: Old Electric guitar, vintage guitar, danelectro
Guitar - General: Old Electric guitar, vintage guitar, danelectro

Guitar - General: Science Project with guitars, gibson sg, science fair project
Guitar - General: Science Project with guitars, gibson sg, science fair project

Guitar - General: Spruce top vs. Solid spruce top???, center seam, acoustic guitars
Guitar - General: Spruce top vs. Solid spruce top???, center seam, acoustic guitars, guitar makers

Guitar - General: Takamine - ACT- help please., takamine, music
Guitar - General: Takamine - ACT- help please., takamine, music, rough shape

Guitar - General: fender help, fender stratocaster, fender logo
fender stratocaster, fender logo, mexican models: Dustin: You guitar was produced in Mexico between 1995 and 1996. I believe your model is most likely known as the standard Stratocaster, as these are ONLY produced in Mexico. The American Deluxe models are made in the U.S. (although, the Mexican models...

Guitar - General: foot switches, foot switches, combo amp
foot switches, combo amp, foot controller: Hey Michael, from what I ve been able to dig up, you ll need to buy the foot controller from Marshall. The model is PEDL 10031. Here s a link to it online. http://www.sonicprice.fr/prix/c.pedalier-ou-footswitch-midi,m.marshall,pedl-10031,p.15229.html ...

Guitar - General: Gibson, top notch, cfh
top notch, cfh, customer service department: Tammy: Sorry this has taken awhile; it s been a very busy week. Here s a link that will help you with your serial # search: http://www.provide.net/~cfh/gibson.html You can also call Gibson s top-notch Customer Service Department, and they ll get you all...

Guitar - General: Goya Guitar, digit numbers, studio music
digit numbers, studio music, music lessons: Hi, Linda-- I could not find the model 130 and the serial number was also strange because the serial numbers starting with 3 were not 7 digit numbers. I did, however, find a Goya specialist who offers to give information about Goya guitars based on what...

Guitar - General: goya guitars, studio music, hi john
studio music, hi john, music studio: Hi John, This model was made in Sweden in the late 1960 s--probably 1967. Here is a link to what I think is your guitar http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/n26.htm Here is the 1967 retail price list http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/price_list_67.htm...

Guitar - General: my guitar, ross rock, personal correspondence
ross rock, personal correspondence, perplexing question: Steve: I apologize for it taking so long to get you a good answer; this week has been particularly busy, as I ve been traveling and working on the new record quite a lot. The value of and what type questions take a bit longer to answer, as they require...

Guitar - General: guitar tab confusion, verbal notes, sure what this means
verbal notes, sure what this means, percussive notes: Hi, Justin! Sometimes TAB can get a little confusing, as it s pretty much a language only we speak! Unless it s otherwise annotated on the tab, though, the x marks in between strings denotes that you won t play that string. In the example you ve given,...

Guitar - General: Hooking up a Cabinet, http www youtube, fender blues junior
http www youtube, fender blues junior, gear cuz: Hey Seth, I d still suggest a tube amp. If you want to run a line 6 you can always run it directly into the Effects return of the amp. (Blues Jr. doesn t have fx loop, so you d run it right into the front of the amp with the gain turned down low. I have no...

Guitar - General: I have this horrible Hiss, rg, rp
rg, rp, amps: Hey Johnny, are you talking about a Randall RG-100? If so, when you re using the multi FX with it, use only distortion from one *OR* the other. Never both, as you will be cascading pre-amps & that will give you horrible hiss. Multi FX floor pedals are not...

Guitar - General: Ibanez, seagull guitars, musician s friend
seagull guitars, musician s friend, contemporary christian music: David: If you ve read any of my numerous postings in the archives, you ll know that not only am I an Ibanez FREAK, and totally biased toward these guitars - I have my favorite classic RG tatooed on my arm (to scale)! I love the exotic wood series; they re...

Guitar - General: Ibanez guitar, blue book of electric guitars, 6 digits
blue book of electric guitars, 6 digits, korean models: Hi again, Hamilton-- The new information helps a little bit. Here is what I found: Korea C - Cort P - Unknown S - Samick W-World Factory (new 2005) Note that the World Factory did not start production until 2005. When did you say you bought...

Guitar - General: Ibanez PF200 Electric Guitar, acoustic guitars, professional appraisal
acoustic guitars, professional appraisal, electric guitar: Tara: The best source I m aware of is the Blue Book of (electric and one of acoustic) Guitars, in the most updated edition(s). Short of a professional appraisal, this is the best information out there. Most larger bookstores (Barnes and Noble, Borders,...

Guitar - General: Ibanez vs. ESP Bass, sweep eq, esp bass
sweep eq, esp bass, thin neck: Trevor: It s REALLY hard for me to be objective on this, because I m a well-known Ibanez FREAK (I have my baby RG tattooed!). Both of these basses are versatile, but I do believe the Ibanez to be a better axe. I like the fact that it has 3-band sweep...

Guitar - General: Input jack, wire coat hanger, amp off
wire coat hanger, amp off, pliers: Samuel: I understand completely; I ve had it happen, too. Here s a ghetto way to get your jack out without too much trouble or cash: Unbend a wire coat hanger, and fashion a small hook on one end with pliers. Tilt the amp toward the opening, and use a...

Guitar - General: Issue with choosing the right effects processor., line 6 pod, currency conversion
line 6 pod, currency conversion, musicians friend: Stephen: Here s a price listing, and the prices are in USD, from Musicians Friend (musiciansfriend.com). Other direct sellers online have prices that are very similar, though, so you can shop around, but will most likely be able to find a very close price...

Guitar - General: interesting guitar, fred gretsch, ross rock
fred gretsch, ross rock, pick ups: Tim: I apologize for it taking so long to get you a good answer; this week has been particularly busy, as I ve been traveling and working on the new record quite a lot. The value of and what type questions take a bit longer to answer, as they require...

Guitar - General: Kay archtop Kantilever neck, ross rock, personal mail
ross rock, personal mail, archtop: Hi, Bubba! Can you please contact me via my personal mail at: j-ross@rock.com so I can research your question and get you the best information. Sometimes, it s easy to forget to follow-up to a questioner; so if I have you as a personal contact, I ll be...

Guitar - General: what kind of guitar is this?, visible hardware, old guitar
visible hardware, old guitar, labels: Lindsay: From the one pic I could open, it does appear to be (have been?) a hollow-body with electronics. From what little I can see, it is difficult to decipher a type as far as brand or label. It could possibly even be hand-made (with older instruments,...

Guitar - General: Les Paul Volume Pot, gibson les paul, ross rock
gibson les paul, ross rock, volume pot: Gary: There really shouldn t be any need to un-solder any but the pot you re actually working on. Double-check for washers, but it is entirely possible that the pot is just tightly mounted in the opening, and needs a little shove to get it out. There...

Guitar - General: Modes, guitar modes, tonal center
guitar modes, tonal center, f major: This can be a hard concept to understand. It also doesnt help that there are two different systems of modes. There are derivatives modes which is what is taught in colleges. And there are parrallel modes which are more of how the modes are actually used. ...

Guitar - General: Muddy distortion, line 6 podxt, pod xt
line 6 podxt, pod xt, effects processor: Hi Gaurav, if you replace the zoom with a Pod XT, it will very likely solve all of your troubles. Here s a link: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-PODXT-Guitar-Multi-Effects-Processor?sku=482197 Hpe that helps, lemme know what you think!...

Guitar - General: Muddy distortion, dimarzio pickups, laney amps
dimarzio pickups, laney amps, eq settings: Hi, Gaurav! The RG guitars boast clarity as one of their best qualities (it s one of the reasons I love all mine!). The Laney amps low power is likely one reason. While great for private practice, small amps usually mud out easily and therefore don t...

Guitar - General: Music.., 12 bar blues, blues scales
12 bar blues, blues scales, blues scale: It won t change the key. Using the 12 bar blues as an example, you can play those (which most rock and roll songs derive their groove from, see For you Blue by The Beatles for an example) and still not change the key. Hope this was helpful! Sorry it s been...

Guitar - General: Music.., melodic minor scales, blues scales
melodic minor scales, blues scales, little funk: You seem to be quite the fan of E phrygian! I ve never had a person ask me about that so much.... You must like my answers. Anyway, to your question. As for A,D,E blues scales over C majaor, yes you can play the blues scales. It should sound great! As for...

Guitar - General: Music.., blues scales, e blues
blues scales, e blues, power chord: Q: Just wondering, so, if I am playing an E and F power chord progression in E phrygian, then I could solo over it using the E phrygian scale, and then solo over it using the A harmonic minor scale..kind of switch between the 2 scales. But, when I play the...

Guitar - General: Music.., blues scales, blues scale
blues scales, blues scale, e blues: Q: Just wondering, if I play the A, D, and E blues scales over all of the chords in the key of C major, I would still be in the key of C major, right? A: Yes, you would. Q: What about, if I were to play the B blues scale in the key of C major or another...

Guitar - General: Music.., minor pentatonic scale, key of c major
minor pentatonic scale, key of c major, power chord: Q: If I were to play the A minor pentatonic scale over a B power chord, in the key of C major, would I still be in the key of C major? A: Yes you would Q: If I were to play the A minor pentatonic scale over a B power chord in the key of A minor, would...

Guitar - General: Music.., key of c major, key signature
key of c major, key signature, chord root: Hi, Sarah! Of course. The root note, B, is present in the Cmaj/Amin scale. It is naturally occurring in these contexts (diatonic). Therefore, a B power chord (root-fifth, also spelled as I-V or B no 3) will work perfectly well in either of these. The...

Guitar - General: Music.., minor pentatonic scale, key of c major
minor pentatonic scale, key of c major, blues scales: Q: Would I be able to play the A minor pentatonic scale, and the A, D, and E blues scales for a while over any chord at all, and still remain in the keys of C major and A minor? A: Yes. Q: For ex-play the A min pent scale, and the A, D, and E blues scales...

Guitar - General: Music.., key of c major, power chord
key of c major, power chord, g power: Q: Just curious, I wouldn t want to play a G# note over a G power chord, right? A: Correct. Q: If I did play a G# note over a G power chord in the key of C major, would I still be in the key of C major? A: The power chord would change your key...

Guitar - General: Music.., chromatic notes, strawberry fields
chromatic notes, strawberry fields, minor chord: Ok, so, it sounds like I would only play out of key chords for a little while in a song, and I would still remain in the original key. But, if I played out of key chords for too long, then the key would change. To an extent. It all depends on the chords...

Guitar - General: Does it matter if the pickups are too high or too low?, pole pieces, sound changes
pole pieces, sound changes, mountings: Jonathan: Yes! It absolutely does! This is why you ll find hex-key studs in pickups or slotted screw heads; so that the individual pole pieces can be raised or lowered as necessary for each string. The screws on the left and right center of the pickup...

Guitar - General: i need rig help to get the right sound., boss noise suppressor, marshall vs100
boss noise suppressor, marshall vs100, seymour duncans: Hey Sean, for pickups, I d go with Seymour Duncans, but in my opinion, that is only a VERY small part of the problem. I d lose the amp & the cab. Even a small all tube Marshall or Mesa 1x12 combo will make a huge improvement to your sound. You can also check...

Guitar - General: Old Electric guitar, blue book of electric guitars, danelectro guitars
blue book of electric guitars, danelectro guitars, personal collections: Pete: Is it possible you mean Danelectro? If so, here s a link that should help you out with your serial # info: http://www.provide.net/~cfh/dano.html#serial As far as value, I ve seen a wide range of prices for various Danelectro guitars, as they were...

Guitar - General: ovation setup, 12th fret, initial measurement
12th fret, initial measurement, string height: Hi, Jim! Sounds like a lowering of the nut might be in order. I do this to my Ibanez electrics pretty often; it s how I get ultra-low string height (just over 2/64 from the 12th fret, with string gauges .009-.042) and still good, playable intonation. What...

Guitar - General: Regarding the melodic minor scale, minor scales, melodic minor scale
minor scales, melodic minor scale, minor modes: Conor: Awesome question! The reason the melodic minor is different in its ascending and descending forms has many theories, like this one: during the development of the minor scales/modes, composers realized the awkward step for singers when adjusting to...

Guitar - General: Regarding the tuning of a guitar, studio music, g strings
studio music, g strings, music lessons: Hello, Conor! My best instinct is that the g and b strings are tuned that way because if the perfect 4th pattern were carried out, the top two strings would be c and f, which would make fingering of the most common chords difficult or nearly impossible.For...

Guitar - General: Removing guitar neck binding, neck binding, guitar neck
neck binding, guitar neck, fingerboard: Glen: If you remove the neck binding, it is going to leave a routing channel. You can t really remove the channel per se, but you could fill it with another material. You could possibly fill the rout with wooden binding, but this would basically defeat...

Guitar - General: removing binding, gretsch, stewmac
gretsch, stewmac, snags: Hi, Renato: check out this link for help - http://www.stewmac.com/freeinfo/Binding.html You can use the links to navigate free info from StewMac s experts that will really help you with this binding job. If you run into any snags or need more help, let...

Guitar - General: Science Project with guitars, digital analog, science experiments
digital analog, science experiments, science project: DJ: Sure thing! This is a way cool idea (and might change the perception that musicians are somehow less intelligent)! Here s some suggestions for a full band: - Feedback (How does it form? How is it started/stopped?) - Sound Pressure Levels (SPL s)...

Guitar - General: Screeching and radio signals coming through effects, boss chorus, state amp
boss chorus, state amp, tube amp: Hey Mitch, what you re describing is known as microphonic feedback. It could actually be a bad tube in your amp. (If you re using a tube amp that is) If you are using a tube amp, turn it on, unplug everything, & tap the tubes lightly with a pencil. If you...

Guitar - General: Spruce top vs. Solid spruce top???, brand models, initial sound
brand models, initial sound, exspensive: Hi, Steve! Just so happens, I m working on a book for just such a need - not the same-old you can play guitar book, either. A practical, outside the box publication for those who need instruction at street level. Until then, here s a couple more links...

Guitar - General: Stopbar bushing/insert removal tips?, tune o matic, aria pro
tune o matic, aria pro, cherry condition: Hi, Heath! Your question requires a much more detailed answer than what I normally post here; and as such, I would ask you to contact me via my personal mail at: j-ross@rock.com There, if I need to answer in segments or multiple parts, we can correspond...

Guitar - General: soloing over complicated chords, e.g sus chords, pentatonic minor, f blues
pentatonic minor, f blues, key signature: Hi, Thomas! A suspended 4th is spelled as such - 1, 4, 5. In the key of F major (one flat, Bb), this chord is: F, Bb(A#), C. This chord is diatonic to the major scale of F. As you may know, the scale goes as such: F, G, A, Bb(A#), C, D, E (we use the...

Guitar - General: songs, acoustic guitar songs, nils lofgren
acoustic guitar songs, nils lofgren, jimi hendrix: Hi Roshan, Thanks for your question. You might want to see if you can track down some of Nils Lofgren s stuff. He does a lot of acoustic guitar based work, and his stuff will certainly be challenging to learn. I believe he posts some stuff to YouTube in...

Guitar - General: Takamine - ACT- help please., takamine acoustic guitar, prime condition
takamine acoustic guitar, prime condition, precise detail: Hi, Braden! I prefer, in the case of used guitars, to refer readers to the source; they usually get the best, most accurate info that way. Here s a link for Takamine s customer support: http://www.takamine.com/?fa=customerserv Shouldn t take long to get...

Guitar - General: Takamine e30, ross rock, acoustic electric guitar
ross rock, acoustic electric guitar, takamine acoustic electric guitar: Hi, Bob! Nice to hear from the other side of the World! (I LOVE hearing from other nationalities! How are you and PLEASE write me at my personal e-mail at: j-ross@rock.com.) I would say go for the newer, TC132SC. The second guitar just sounds/feels better,...

Guitar - General: tube amp and stereo cab, peavey 412ms, tube amp
peavey 412ms, tube amp, costly repair: Hey Doug, the only thing you can do it plug it into one side running at 8 ohms. You ll only be running 2 speakers, but if you run it at 16 ohms mono, you run the risk of frying the output transformer on your amp & the transformer itself is worth a size-able...

Guitar - General: My tube amp, tube amp, guitar setup
tube amp, guitar setup, overdrive: Travis: It s possible that your amp simply doesn t have a good clean channel. The problems you describe don t necessarily point to bad tubes; most often just an amp setting issue. Having to turn down the bass isn t an uncommon thing. If you can let me...

Guitar - General: tube amps, 7 string guitars, ampeg bass
7 string guitars, ampeg bass, speaker cabs: Aaron: Although many will answer no, I say that it will work, and can even work well if you set it up right. In fact, with the trend of many heavy bands using 7-string guitars tuned way low and with heavy gauge strings, a lot of the guitar amps onstage...

Guitar - General: value of my guitar, ross rock, pearl inlay
ross rock, pearl inlay, personal correspondence: Joe: I apologize for it taking so long to get you a good answer; this week has been particularly busy, as I ve been traveling and working on the new record quite a lot. The value of and what type questions take a bit longer to answer, as they require...

Guitar - General: vintage parour guitar 1947, wood ladder, harmony one
wood ladder, harmony one, vintage guitars: Ian: From the info you ve given, it sounds like you ve done about as much research as could I; the fact that you haven t turned up much lets me know that you re going to need someone a bit more informed than either of us. It sounds like you may have something...

Guitar - General: whammy bar, whammy bar, stagg
whammy bar, stagg, peace: Hey Dylan, you can add one, but the whammy is likely to cost more than the entire guitar is worth after installation, so I would suggest instead that you buy a second guitar that has one installed already. Hope that helps, if you have any other questions,...

Guitar - General: Where to go from here?, rock guitarist, countless songs
rock guitarist, countless songs, valid goal: Hi, Sean! Very good question. It really is different if you are aspiring to be an original guitarist rather than just learn some songs for fun. Neither is a more valid goal than the other; some guitarists are very happy just playing along at their local...

Guitar - General: Where to go from here?, rock guitarist, countless songs
rock guitarist, countless songs, theory side: Hi Sean, Thanks for your question. You ve made a good start by learning some scales and chords. Personally, I d encourage you to continue to learn the theory side of things. Just learning songs by others can serve to extend your repetoir, but may not move...

Guitar - General: 1980 SG, gibson sg, banana yellow
gibson sg, banana yellow, acoustic models: Hi, Ivan-- Now that I see the guitar on the joetheguitarman site, I understand the banana yellow! I thought you meant that someone had refinished it! Anyway, as to the difference in prices--here is my best opinion: If all of the guitars are in the...

Guitar - General: 72 Fender Telecaster, fender guitars, fender telecaster
fender guitars, fender telecaster, tiger maple: Hi, Keith! You re absolutely right about looking under the neck joint; this location is a very common area where Fender marks their instruments. Now, to the label, it is possible it could ve come off (and they do), but when you consider that there are VERY...

Guitar - General: alvarez Guitar, alvarez guitar, wilson alvarez
alvarez guitar, wilson alvarez, fender telecaster: It s Alvarez, a guitar I swear by. My first guitar was a Wilson-Alvarez Yari classical guitar. Without being able to really see it, I think you have a quality guitar there. If it looks like a Telecasters, since it s an Alvarez, it ll sound like a Tele...

Guitar - General: amplifiers and cabinet speakers, bass amp, concrete knowledge
bass amp, concrete knowledge, output transformer: Hey Steve, you don t want the amp to be a higher wattage rating than the speakers. If you re suing a 200W RMS amp, I d say go for speakers that are 250W RMS at least. Now seeing as your amp is a combo unit, you would be adding the speaker to the already existing...

Guitar - General: buzz!, electronic interference, signal chain
electronic interference, signal chain, marshall avt275: Nathan: It sounds to me like you have a grounding/shielding issue. You should check the inside electronics of your instrument for proper grounding/shielding; it might need some upgrade/re-shielding. Also try using a different cable - does the problem stop...

Guitar - General: Conn Acoustic guitar, blue book of acoustic guitars, search ross
blue book of acoustic guitars, search ross, guitar willie: Robert: Thanks for the information; I ll definitely look that up. Now, as to your tuning machines, you really could get away without using a drill press, if you decided to use a regular drill and some clamps or a vice. Many times, the ideal tool(s) isn...

Guitar - General: chorus pedal, guitar effects pedals, guitar pedals
guitar effects pedals, guitar pedals, digital recorders: http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-613087-10388367?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.musiciansfriend.com%2Fnavigation%2Fboss-guitar-pedals-digital-recorders-modulation-chorus-flanging-phasing-tremolo-guitar-effects-pedals%3FN%3D100001+201078+338516 You can find both on page...

Guitar - General: Engraving a guitar, truss rod covers, acoustic guitars
truss rod covers, acoustic guitars, pickguards: Hi, Jessica! (I m going to assume you mean for your son rather than from - to make a guitar from your son would be rather different indeed! - Just messin with you, I know what you meant.) This is a really fantastic idea, though! I m sure it will...

Guitar - General: Epiphone guitar, case value, guitar case
case value, guitar case, studio music: Hi, Roz-- It looks like these guitar are selling for $250.00 to $500.00. If you like the sound of it, keep it and learn to play! You can get free lessons on my website: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com See you there! Best Wishes, Lynne...

Guitar - General: Fender Stratocaster, alvarez yari, wilson alvarez
alvarez yari, wilson alvarez, best bet: Again, it depends on the buyer, but $500-$1200 wouldn t be out of the realm of reality. The problem is, even though it is a Strat, it is not like have a 1958 Les Paul or an authentic Wilson-Alvarez Yari design from the 60s or 70s. Best bet would be to take...

Guitar - General: Fretboard conditioner, fret board, sheraton casino
fret board, sheraton casino, tung oil: Hi Abi, regular lemon oil is fine for cleaning & conditioning your fret-board. I ve been using it on one of my 12 strings for over 20 years now & it s never dried out my fret-board. You can also use linseed oil or tung oil & you can also get fret-board conditioner...

Guitar - General: alvarez Guitar, alvarez yairi, classicals
Guitar - General: alvarez Guitar, alvarez yairi, classicals, hiroshi

Guitar - General: Conn Acoustic guitar, fingerboard, sunburst
Guitar - General: Conn Acoustic guitar, fingerboard, sunburst, roy rogers horse

Guitar - General: floating tremolo, tremolo, cavity
Guitar - General: floating tremolo, tremolo, cavity, flap

Guitar - General: guitar dating, mid seventies, didgets
Guitar - General: guitar dating, mid seventies, didgets, fingerboard

Guitar - General: Sigma Martin DR7
Guitar - General: Sigma Martin DR7

Guitar - General: upside down and backward guitar, jimi hendrix, minor thirds
Guitar - General: upside down and backward guitar, jimi hendrix, minor thirds, sixth string

Guitar - General: floating tremolo, wilkinson tremolo, move hand
wilkinson tremolo, move hand, true zero: Chris: I m glad you ve chosen to keep your Wilkinson; it s a pretty fine piece of gear! I think once you ve learned the way around using it, it ll give you a lot of enjoyment and expand your talent for playing considerably. Now, you can definitely zero...

Guitar - General: Geting parts or fixed, guitar need, e 110
guitar need, e 110, guitar guitar: Sean: If you re asking what you can do to learn electric, please read a recent article of mine that may help you: http://www.musicouch.com/Instruments/String/Guitar/Guitar-Buying-Myths-Dispelled.105302 Here, you ll see my reasoning for suggesting learning...

Guitar - General: Guitar amp and learning by ear., guitar combo amp, line 6 spider
guitar combo amp, line 6 spider, musician s friend: Hi Jeff! Two questions is fine--20 would be fine! OK--about the amp. You can go to this page on my site for some helpful general information about buying amps. http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/buying-guitar-amplifiers.html The really...

Guitar - General: Guitar Chucking?, palm muting, open chord
palm muting, open chord, barre chord: Hi, Kevin-- Chucking or Palm Muting can be done when you play an open chord by muting the strings with your left hand. Just ease the pressure a bit with your left hand so that you are not pushing the strings down all the way. You will have to experiment...

Guitar - General: Guitar effects set up, fender stratocastor, whammy digitech
fender stratocastor, whammy digitech, boss dd6: Hey Shane, the answer is Yes & No. If you get a true Bypass box & leave the Kaos on all the time & use the box to switch it in & out of your chain, then yes you can use it & it won t affect your signal at all until you activate it. As for the No side of the...

Guitar - General: Guitar Problem, new guitar, bridge
new guitar, bridge, peace: Hey Zack, it s hard to say without actually seeing the instrument, but if you just purchased it, the store should have set it up properly, so bring it back & ask them to take a look t it. I m sure there won t be any charge. Hope that helps, if you have any...

Guitar - General: guitar dating, gibson les paul, vintage guitar
gibson les paul, vintage guitar, gibsons: I ll admit that vintage guitar dating isn t something I consider a forte or something that I fully understand the obsession for, but here s the general rule with Gibsons from 1977 - to now: 8 digit number : ydddynnn yy (1st. & 5th. digit)= year of manufacture...

Guitar - General: Hardcore metal sound, peavey jsx, fender amp
peavey jsx, fender amp, graphic eq: Hey Marco,I own a Blues Jr. as well, & while it s a great map, I doubt you ll get much of a metal tone out of it, as it just isn t voiced to make those types of sounds. You might try either using a Metal Zone instead or get yourself a Boss Graphic EQ & scoop...

Guitar - General: Kay Acoustic Guitar, gibson sg standard, old guitars
gibson sg standard, old guitars, guitar market: Problem here is without a serial number and actual photos it d be a crapshoot of a guess...or it d be a very wide range and no way (aside from holding it in person) of narrowing it down. Plus, dating vintage guitars aside from GIBSON SG s isn t my bag, and...

Guitar - General: Les Paul guitar, mr les paul, blue book of guitars
mr les paul, blue book of guitars, hand signature: Suzie: I typically shy from value questions, or advise folks to use the Blue Book of Guitars for their approximate value; but this particular guitar sounds really special. Mr. Les Paul s hand signature isn t on too many guitars out there that I m aware of,...

Guitar - General: Martin Guitar, correct serial number, martin guitar
correct serial number, martin guitar, studio music: Hi Deanna-- The answer to your question about what year it was made should be fairly easy to find, given the correct serial number. Unfortunately, the numbers you included are not the proper serial number. The 0-18 identifies the model. The rest of the...

Guitar - General: Music.., f minor chord, phrygian
f minor chord, phrygian, power chord: Q: If I played an A# power chord and an F# power chord for a few measures, or here and there throughout the song, would I be able to do this and still remain in the key of E phrygian? A: Yes Q: Would I be able to play those power chords for a few measures,...

Guitar - General: Music.., key of c major, diatonic scales
key of c major, diatonic scales, chromatic notes: Hi Sarah, Playing outside /chromatic notes in small amounts (e.g. as passing notes, or to move between one key and another). Playing them for extended periods (say more than a couple of bars or so) would probably be regarded as taking you away from the...

Guitar - General: Music.., key change, power chords
key change, power chords, scales: Also, what about if I played 1 or a few outside chords(including regular chords and power chords) for about half or 3/4 of a song, then would the original key change? Yes Or, if I used 1 or a few outside chords that are mixed in often throughout a song,...

Guitar - General: Music.., chromatic notes, best guess
chromatic notes, best guess, power chord: If I were to play out of key chords, and solo over it with chromatic notes(out of key notes), for about how many measures would I be able to do this, before the original key would change? It all depends on the chords you are playing. My advice is this. You...

Guitar - General: Music.., chromatic notes, music chords
chromatic notes, music chords, chromatics: Sounds to me like you re getting into musical theory moreso than what sounds right on guitar . Personally I know little to nothing about the rules as far as how long you can switch out in-key notes for out-of-key notes before officially changing keys. Although...

Guitar - General: New Album, clang quartet, silber records
clang quartet, silber records, sonic art: Dave: I m starting to ask myself the same question! The current tracks for the new record ( This Beautiful Mess ) are beginning their review for mixdown this week. I have photo shoots this week/next week (which will also be included in liner notes), and...

Guitar - General: My old acoustic guitar..., left handed guitar, guitar repairs
left handed guitar, guitar repairs, sorry man: Devin - I m probably not the guy to ask about guitar repairs, as this type of thing scares me a little. Although I am a tool guy , there is generally not much room for error. Too much up or too much down on the adjustments and you re screwed. For the few...

Guitar - General: old Martin guitar, blue book of acoustic guitars, blue book of electric guitars
blue book of acoustic guitars, blue book of electric guitars, martin guitars: Mary: Not being a pro appraiser myself, I m usually hesitant to answer “value” type questions, unless the instrument in question is one I m particularly familiar with or is commonly understood to be valuable. Instead, I ask folks to look in one of two places...

Guitar - General: Pickups and aging, oxidized metal, resale value
oxidized metal, resale value, guitar bass: Hey John, I doubt very much that cleaning up old pickups will do anything to harm the tone of them. The primary contributing factor to the aged tone of a pickup is the magnetic drift of the magnets. Oxidization has nothing to do with it. The only thing that...

Guitar - General: Pitch variation, pitch variation, blueridge
pitch variation, blueridge, style guitar: Hey David, it sounds to me like there could be a problem either at the nut or at the bridge. I d take it back where you got it & ask them to fix it. It should be just a bit of filing. Hope that helps man, if you have any other questions, just drop me a line....

Guitar - General: Playing metal-style guitar and upstrokes, personal liking, open chord
personal liking, open chord, metal style: My general rule for upstrokes and down strokes is as follows: A. I keep my foot taping to the beat and when my foot goes down I use a down stroke when the foot is coming I upstroke. I envision that my hand and foot are connected and what ever direction...

Guitar - General: Position markers, ross rock, personal mail
ross rock, personal mail, beautiful mess: Dave: I m so glad I could help, and thank you so much for your kind words and high rating. I would also like to tell you, that my personal mail is available for your class if they have any questions or just want to talk shop - j-ross@rock.com I m setting...

Guitar - General: How do I play cleanly?, guitar shred, shred guitar
guitar shred, shred guitar, finger strength: Evan: Great timing! I ve just published an article that may be just what you need. Here s a link: http://www.musicouch.com/Instruments/String/Guitar/Shred-Guitar-Simple-Exercises-to-Build-Technique.115685 After you ve had an opportunity to read it,...

Guitar - General: how to play two guitar pieces, classical guitar solo, guns n roses
classical guitar solo, guns n roses, youtube: I have goofed around a bit with the SOAD song, but never sat down and tried to learn all of it, and probably won t be much help. I CAN tell you, however, that the song is played in Dropped-Db (drop the entire guitar down a semi-tone, Eb-to-Eb, then tune the...

Guitar - General: playing by ear, guns n roses, tony iommi
guns n roses, tony iommi, upper registers: I too am a by ear player, and I will say that provided you know a few basics about scales (not even necessarily the technical jargon, but more or less for example where your blues scale boxes are and such), it s easy to develop an ear for picking up what...

Guitar - General: rhythm of songs, playing by ear, system of a down byob
playing by ear, system of a down byob, sweet child o mine: I answered your BYOB question in the previous post, however with the length of the notes question, the best thing I san say is listen to the song over and over and over and over. If you ve been playing for more than a few months, you most certainly can...

Guitar - General: Sigma Martin DR7, blue book of guitars, dr7
blue book of guitars, dr7, electric man: Gerrad: It is an unusual modification, although it might not necessarily damage the value. There are those guitarists who might find this a useful feature and would pay you full value for the instrument, although it may take a little research to find them....

Guitar - General: Strap knob screws, splitting hairs, handsoap
splitting hairs, handsoap, vintage instruments: Scott: I wouldn t worry too much about the lye damaging your wood. It seems to me you might be splitting hairs a bit; using light soap has long been used by woodworkers, luthiers, and techs for lube in screwholes. I ve used it on both new and vintage instruments...

Guitar - General: Strings...., d addario, 12th fret
d addario, 12th fret, phosphor bronze: Mark: No problem, Man! That settles it up nicely. I ll give you my suggestions for various guitars, just so you have it; you can feel free to save this or print it to keep in your case for further reference if you d like. Here goes: Electric: D...

Guitar - General: scratches, stevie ray vaughan, skull belt buckle
stevie ray vaughan, skull belt buckle, fender stratocaster: Unfortunately the little swirls on the back of the guitar are imminent if you re wearing jeans (the rivets and buttons will do that, yeah), just as large gouges are going to happen if you insist on wearing that huge iron cross or skull belt buckle. It s unavoidable,...

Guitar - General: single-coil pickups, epiphone les paul, fender strat
epiphone les paul, fender strat, stock pickups: Scott: Have you given any thought to adding stacked humbuckers to your guitar? I know you have some guitars that are already equipped with standard humbuckers, but the stacked version would fit great in your Strat and not require altering the pickguard....

Guitar - General: where to start?, guitar grimoire, guitar scales
guitar grimoire, guitar scales, buying a guitar: John: Everyone has to start somewhere! I m thankful you chose to ask me up front; I really hope I can help you get going in an enjoyable way. First off, what to start with. Here s a link to a recent article of mine about buying a guitar: http://www.musicouch.com/Instruments/String/Guitar/Guitar-Buying-Myths-Dispelled.105302...

Guitar - General: Takemine Jasmine, blue book of acoustic guitars, kaman music corporation
blue book of acoustic guitars, kaman music corporation, genz benz: Hi, Paul! Here s some info on your guitar (of course, it s a discontinued line): Top = spruce. Back/sides = rosewood. Neck = nato. Hardware = chrome. The body style was designated as standard Dreadnought. As far as the guitar being a higher spec...

Guitar - General: techniques, zakk wylde, hand fingers
zakk wylde, hand fingers, steve morse: Hi! Glad it helped. I think the stress ball is a wonderful idea; it can really help you strengthen your pinky. You should also do as many exercises as possible with your pinky that involve stretches to really increase dexterity in your left pinky. On the...

Guitar - General: upside down and backward guitar, typical guitar, guitar players
typical guitar, guitar players, whole life: Not too many of us out there. I have found that normal guitar players have a very difficult time following our unique methods and fingerings. I cheat on lots of chordings, but actually some of it sounds better. I have also found that some music, such as...

Guitar - General: Website, birdseye maple neck, stewmac
birdseye maple neck, stewmac, guitar necks: David: Wow. There are innumerable sites out there that come and go so rapidly that I really can t tell you which one it was. I can give you some great replacement part sites I know of: www.stewmac.com (A personal favorite! StewMac has TONS of stuff.)...

Guitar - General: Alvarez Regent, regent guitars, minor scratches
regent guitars, minor scratches, belt buckles: Hi Ben. Unfortunately it seems impossible to give you a specific starting price being as we don t know the model number of the guitar you ve mentioned. Most of the Regent guitars come in Mahogany so your best bet is to use a book to determine what...

Guitar - General: Applying theory, les claypool, finger positions
les claypool, finger positions, maximum efficiency: Hello, You are right, it certainly is scattered, though I will get right to the point, given what you have discussed in your message. The message is actually too long for me to reply to, though I ll go ahead and provide a basic summarized response covering...

Guitar - General: alvarez, alvarez, yairi
alvarez, yairi, martin: Bill, As I ve stated in my bio, if it s not a Gibson SG, I m not really much of an expert on guitar history, and I m definitely not much of a vintage fanatic, but I ll try to offer a little help here. I don t know a whole lot about Alvarez guitars unfortunately....

Guitar - General: amp problem, pitched sound, guitar sound
pitched sound, guitar sound, mono: Hey H.J. Without actually seeing & testing the speakers, it s really hard to say, but it sounds like one of the speakers might be blown. I d bring it in & have it looked at by a tech. Sorry I can t help you further, but if you have any other questions, just...

Guitar - General: B add 11 chord, chord encyclopedia, chord substitutions
chord encyclopedia, chord substitutions, chord construction: Sean: Great question! This chord is, in fact, a B Eleventh chord. The 11th tone, by the way, is the fourth of the scale at least an octave above the root (similarly, a 9th tone is the 2nd at least an octave higher). Now, there IS a difference between...

Guitar - General: B add 11 chord, chord encyclopedia, b major
chord encyclopedia, b major, triad: The chord you have shown is a B Major add 11. The particular voicing you depicted is spelled as: B F# B D# B E. The chord is derived from a B major scale. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 B C# D# E F# G# A# This chord is built around a B major triad, and with a...

Guitar - General: B add 11 chord, chord encyclopedia, chord formula
chord encyclopedia, chord formula, ninth chord: Hi, Sean-- A ninth chord MUST have a seventh. In fact ANY extended chord inherently includes a SEVENTH, either flatted or natural, as well as all of the extensions below the name of the extended chord. A B-eleventh chord therefore, is spelled...

Guitar - General: B add 11 chord, chord encyclopedia, music tutorials
chord encyclopedia, music tutorials, music link: Hi Sean, Thanks for your question. An extended chord is one that includes all the degrees from the root, up to the degree to which it has been extended. In the case of a major 11 chord this would have the formula 1-3-5-7-9-11. An add chord is one...

Guitar - General: behringer iaxe 393, whammy bar, orafice
whammy bar, orafice, piece of advice: Wow. This one caught me off guard. To answer your question...well...um...I m not sure what to say. If you re asking why your father decided to jam your whammy bar into the output orafice of your Behringer, I m going to avoid temptation to make a joke...

Guitar - General: buzz, guitar, amp
guitar, amp, hum: Hi Ryan, Thanks for your question. You could be right to suspect the amp, but there may be something else which is causing your problems...and I speak from experience. I have a guitar which I bought second hand which had a habit of buzzing a bit. In the...

Guitar - General: color, ibanez guitars, cheap spray
ibanez guitars, cheap spray, ebay: Brooks: Ibanez no longer does USA Custom paintjobs (I m really not sure why; I wish they still did). Buying a basic color and having it redone by a custom shop is one way to assure getting a pro paintjob. Another option is to order a different body for...

Guitar - General: Dating and value on an SG, gibson, sg
gibson, sg: DJ, Now this is a question right up my alley. If you could send me some photos of your guitar I could help you narrow your search. I can tell you from 50 feet away the era of an SG, from 20 I can tell you if it s a reissue or vintage 60 s model and from...

Guitar - General: dying a guitar fretboard, wood dyes, mineral spirits
wood dyes, mineral spirits, rubber gloves: Hey Mick, standard wood stain is totally safe to work with. Just make sure you do it outside or in a room with an open window, & wear rubber gloves if you don t want to get dirty. Stain will come off with varsol,& the small amount of stain & varsol you d get...

Guitar - General: Electro-Harmonix Knockout Attack Equalizer, electric guitar strings, nickel plated steel
electric guitar strings, nickel plated steel, d addario: Hey Jay, thanks for the compliments man! I m glad you like it. When the CD s done I ll send you a copy if you like. I d try to steer clear of EQ s altogether in a guitar rig. If you can t get the sound you re looking for straight of the amp, then use a different...

Guitar - General: Electric Tone, fender cyber twin, deluxe reverb
fender cyber twin, deluxe reverb, fender twin: Hey Toby, I would have to check to be sure, but my guess would be either one or both of 2 things: 1. The pickups in your guitar are either not wax potted or not potted properly. If it s a Gibson then this is not very likely. If it s an Epiphone then it...

Guitar - General: Epiphone Guitar, epiphone company, studio music
epiphone company, studio music, plastic film: Hi, Greg-- This is the info that I was able to find-- September 1965 Production Number: 6297 Excellent $225 - 275 Average $110 - 140 Of course the ACTUAL value of the guitar depends on what someone will pay for it. Try asking...

Guitar - General: alvarez, gold grover tuners, alvarez yairi
Guitar - General: alvarez, gold grover tuners, alvarez yairi, diamond inlays

Guitar - General: Epiphone Guitar, kalamazoo mi, korea
Guitar - General: Epiphone Guitar, kalamazoo mi, korea, sneaking suspicion

Guitar - General: Guitar Manufacturer is a Mystery, sears roebuck, two circles
Guitar - General: Guitar Manufacturer is a Mystery, sears roebuck, two circles, headstock

Guitar - General: National acoustic, resonator guitars, national guitar
Guitar - General: National acoustic, resonator guitars, national guitar, guitar company

Guitar - General: Getting rid of single coil pickup noise, preamp tubes, lonestar
Guitar - General: Getting rid of single coil pickup noise, preamp tubes, lonestar

Guitar - General: sears guitar, bridge pins, dreadnought
Guitar - General: sears guitar, bridge pins, dreadnought, music stores

Guitar - General: somthing stuck in my input jack, monster cables, fender twin
Guitar - General: somthing stuck in my input jack, monster cables, fender twin, local shop

Guitar - General: Value of 1973 Garcia Classical Guitar, classical guitar studies, speculation
Guitar - General: Value of 1973 Garcia Classical Guitar, classical guitar studies, speculation, goodwill store

Guitar - General: Gigson Les Paul, gibson les paul, double cutaway
gibson les paul, double cutaway, mahogany body: First off, read my Kay Guitar post for my feeling on vintage guitars, resale values, etc. I have a few gems in my collection (no more vintage stuff though, only some choice SG reissues/one-off Custom Shop/Historics), but trust me, they re not going anywhere...

Guitar - General: Guitar Manufacturer is a Mystery, harmony guitars, harmony demont
harmony guitars, harmony demont, sears and roebuck: This guitar is a Harmony guitar which was distributed by Sears and Roebuck. The logo is the Sears logo which was used beginning in 1970. You can see pictures of different models here: (click on each model name to see images so you can identify the particular...

Guitar - General: Left handed or right??, handed guitar, guitar books
handed guitar, guitar books, music teacher: If you make the mods on the guitar you mentioned it will work fine, it is always my advice to try to play righty....most people find it is not a problem....if she absolutely can t play righty, let her go lefty. http://guitargearnews.blogspot.com ...

Guitar - General: what kind of guitar should i get?, gibson guitars, fender guitar
gibson guitars, fender guitar, fender stratocaster: Hi, Bennett-- Welcome to the world of guitar! I am glad you are carefully considering your choice of instrument. The guitar that you choose depends largely upon the sound that you want. The Strat--or any Fender guitar, for that matter--has a powerful...

Guitar - General: Loud craclke. Loose connection?, loose connection, crackling
loose connection, crackling, 3 years: Hi Claire, you probably have to replace the input Jack. Sometimes when they re loose, they spin inside the jack plate & the wires start to twist & short out, so if the jack itself is loose, it should be replaced. When they install the new one they ll untangle...

Guitar - General: Martin Guitar, martin guitars, vintage instruments
martin guitars, vintage instruments, martin guitar: Hi Deanna-- Sorry--I was thinking I had responded to this part of your question. The Blue Book says: Excellent Average 1947-1959 $2,500 - 3,000 $1,650 - 2,000 The problem is the refinishing. One...

Guitar - General: Music theory and solos, diminished chords, music tutorials
diminished chords, music tutorials, music link: Hi Thomas, Thanks for your question. As you have suggested, scale choice depends on the scale used to write the song. The chords used for a piece of music are derived from the underlying key, and each chord has a number of scale options. I have a...

Guitar - General: music, how to read guitar tabs, metallica song
how to read guitar tabs, metallica song, guitar music: Guitar tabs are probably the most common (yet inaccurate) form of guitar music. The tab is made up of six lines (low E through high E) and numbers. The numbers represent the the fret number on the string that is to be played. Some tabs include rhythm...

Guitar - General: National acoustic, sunburst pattern, headstock
sunburst pattern, headstock, studio music: Hi Dunnigan-- I could not find ANY evidence that National ever made a guitar that was not a resonator. If there was one, it surely would be listed in the Blue Book. My thought is that maybe someone put a National headstock or neck and headstock on a...

Guitar - General: pickup installation, pickup, mount
pickup, mount, installation: Since Silvertone (and the other sub-tier brands from the 30 s to 70 s) had sooooooooooo many models at any given time, all with so many variations in electronics/hardware, it d be hard to give you a general answer to your question. If I saw the model I could...

Guitar - General: how do i play this song......., tab notation, youtube
tab notation, youtube, fret: If I m reading your question correctly, I take it you re simply asking how to read the tab notation? Obviously, the E A D G B E are the strings on the guitar. The E on the bottom is your low E, the numbers represent the frets you use in the song. So, for...

Guitar - General: requested arpeggio, chord positions, counting 1 2 3
chord positions, counting 1 2 3, open chord: Hi Brian-- Is this what you had in mind? If not, please explain more fully-- Picking pattern: root 2321232--makes it simple and the same for each chord A E Please don t tell, no-no-no D E Don t say that I told...

Guitar - General: Getting rid of single coil pickup noise, mesa boogie, coil pickups
mesa boogie, coil pickups, coil pickup: Hi Rob, Thanks for your question. Single coil pickups are inherently noisier than humbuckers, however there may be factors which are making the situation worse. If you are happy with the basic sound of your pickups then you might want to get a guitar...

Guitar - General: Sigma Martin, gibson sg, cgr
gibson sg, cgr, many thanks: Hi, Phil. I exhausted all my online resources, and cannot find anything either. Perhaps you should try contacting Martin directly at their website s consumer relations (www.martinguitar.com/) or even Sigma s site (http://www.sigmaguitars.com/) to find out...

Guitar - General: Supertone Pumpkinback sears&Roebuck mandolin, harmony, supertone
harmony, supertone, mandolin: John, I don t know a ton about the Sears brands, but I am comfortably familiar with them in all their quirky glory throughout the years, thanks to my tenure at my cousin s music store in the late 90 s. The Supertone brand was around from I believe 1914...

Guitar - General: sears guitar, guitar maker, studio music
guitar maker, studio music, mabye: Hi, Danielle- This is somewhat confusing because Sears Guitars usually bore the brand Silvertone . They were made by various companies--Harmony, Danelectro, and Kay. The WG would seem to indicate a guitar maker with with the beginning letter W as...

Guitar - General: somthing stuck in my input jack, best bet, casing
best bet, casing, tweezers: Hi, Joe-- HMMM That s a new one! I assume it is in there far enough that you can t grab it with tweezers. I think the best bet is to take it to a repair shop so that they can take the casing of and push it out from the other side. Sorry I can t be...

Guitar - General: Tuning Down 1 whole Step, string place, alternate tunings
string place, alternate tunings, guitar tuning: Hi, Scott-- Try this: Play your 4th string open and tune your 6th string to that note (one octave down). Then just tune your guitar as you normally would without the tuner. If you don t know how to do that, * Place your finger on the 5th...

Guitar - General: telecaster tuning, g chord, intonations
g chord, intonations, fret: Hey Jim, sounds like you need to have the intonations set on your guitar. You can try to do it yourself, it s not that hard & worth learning how to do cuz you ll save yourself a lot of money in the long run. Here s a link to check out: http://www.fender.com/support/telecaster.php...

Guitar - General: Value of 1973 Garcia Classical Guitar, james sherry, missouri kansas city
james sherry, missouri kansas city, yellow fur: Hi Michael-- I know--ALL of those guitars said the same thing and all had the stickers indicating the type of wood. To be sure, the guitars WERE hand made and JUST ASSEMBLED in Japan. Owners of the guitars say the same thing that YOU say--the guitars...

Guitar - General: Value Advice Danelectro U1 1958 Pink guitar, vg vg, pickup models
vg vg, pickup models, coke bottle: Hello, Margaret, U SERIES - single cutaway Masonite body with vinyl edging, one or two pickups three pickups available in 1957, stenciled D logo and perimeter stripe on clear pickguard, input jack on lower body edge, Coke bottle headstock, two- and...

Guitar - General: 1959 Fender Telecaster Appraisal, fender telecaster, custom colors
fender telecaster, custom colors, hi ed: Hi, Ed-- Here is the good news from the Blue Book: 1959 Mint $25,000 Exc.+ $19,000 Exc. $14,000 Avg.+ $11,000 Avg.$9,000 General $7,000 Add 25%-75% for custom colors (1956-1964). Best Wishes- Lynne May Music Studio http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.co...