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Guitar - General: 1970s Gibson SG Appraisal, gibson sg, tobacco sunburst
gibson sg, tobacco sunburst, satin walnut: Hi, Ed-- Here is the Blue Book info for your guitar. The replacing of the humbuckers with coil tapped pickups will affect the actual value. A serial number would be required to determine the exact date: SG STANDARD (1972-1987 MFG.) - similar to...

Guitar - General: 72 SG, Gibson, SG
Gibson, SG, action: Jack, I just did a semi-setup on a friend s 73 J-50 acoustic, and one problem on that particular guitar was a LOT of wear on certain frets on the high-strings which caused dead spots AND a loss of intonation. However, a minor neck tightening, shimming...

Guitar - General: Aspiring guitar player., free music lessons, free tabs
free music lessons, free tabs, little lamb: Hi, Andrew-- You sound like a very musical guy! I know that you will not regret your decision to explore the world of guitar. I am happy to be able to provide for you help with your questions about types of guitars and other concerns. Please visit my...

Guitar - General: amp set up, outdoor festivals, boss gt
outdoor festivals, boss gt, clock position: Hey Hector, it s hard to say exactly cuz I ve never played that amp & I don t know what your guitar sounds like or your playing style, but I can tell you that you should start out with everything in the 12 o clock position & then just start jamming. After...

Guitar - General: Beginning guitar player..., little lamb, beginner package
little lamb, beginner package, theory background: Hello, A solid beginner package for learning guitar could consist of: Guitar (acoustic or electric; if electric you ll need a cord & amp) Tuner (electric works, they usually have a mic built-in) Method book (self-instructional material helps quite...

Guitar - General: Beginning guitar player..., little lamb, theory background
little lamb, theory background, johnsonguitars: I think starting on an acoustic is a good idea, as you said, less gear to purchase right away....take a look at the Johnson line http://guitarsearcher.stores.yahoo.net/johnsonguitars.html very good quality at a good price. If you decide to go...

Guitar - General: Beginning guitar player..., musical scales, little lamb
musical scales, little lamb, theory background: Hi Andrew, I have heard of people picking up bargains on Ebay, but personally I don;t think that a guitar is something I d shop for there. For me, a guitar s feel is important so Ilike to try playing an instrument before I buy. How the neck feels, how the...

Guitar - General: bass killswitch, rage against the machine, kill switch
rage against the machine, kill switch, radio shack: Hey Colby, you can stick a kill switch on anything. Here s a full length tutorial on how to do it: http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Killswitch-Strat.-design/ As for best brand, just go with Radio Shack. Hope that helps, if you have any other questions,...

Guitar - General: century electric singing guitar, gibson sg, gruhn guitars
gibson sg, gruhn guitars, century electric: I ll spare you my usual If it s not a Gibson SG... rant, and will just get to the point that I honestly can t even find any information on a Century brand ANYWHERE. The only guitar dubbed Century I ve ever heard of is an old Epiphone hollowbody model....

Guitar - General: chords for chorus, minor c, time kind
minor c, time kind, studio music: Hi, Brian-- I cannot write the chords to your chorus 1)Because the chords have to go with the melody--which I don t know and 2) Because it is YOUR song. The chords that you have to choose from in the Key of A Major are: A major B minor C# minor...

Guitar - General: distortion problem, boss metal zone, local music store
boss metal zone, local music store, tube amp: Hey Julian, without actually hearing what s going on in person, it s very hard for me to diagnose. Maybe you can record a sound clip for me & post it? once you start playing, does the problem persist even if you play clean or distorted? Two things I can think...

Guitar - General: Electric Castilla Guitar, castilla guitars, model guitars
castilla guitars, model guitars, castilla guitar: Hi, Kevin-- I did considerable research and most of what I found was a LOT of people looking for information about Castilla guitars. It seems to have been a Japanese company who made guitars in the 80 s--student model guitars which were not and are not...

Guitar - General: epiphone or edwards or gibson, epiphone les paul, pick ups
epiphone les paul, pick ups, guitar teacher: Here is a nice epi b stock http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-613087-10381297?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.musiciansfriend.com%2Fproduct%2Fbuy_epiphone_les_paul_custom_electric_guitar%3Fsku%3D518350V&cjsku=518350V.001 check that page for customer reviews. I would...

Guitar - General: Fender Blues Jr, harmony central, guitar amp
harmony central, guitar amp, coil pickups: Hi, Hector-- Actually I HAVE played through the Blues Jr. One of my students has one. I really liked the amp. I was playing my Les Paul Goth through it--a good combination with the tubes and the exposed coil pickups on my guitar. I have not played through...

Guitar - General: Value of Ryoji Matsuoka Classical Guitar, best kept secrets, serial number
Guitar - General: Value of Ryoji Matsuoka Classical Guitar, best kept secrets, serial number, guitars

Guitar - General: Guitar amp with bass cab?, tube guitar amp, sonic maximizer
tube guitar amp, sonic maximizer, hard rock music: Hi, Jason-- My Guess is that the amp is not powerful enough for the 15 speaker. Bass amps with that size speaker normally have a lot more wattage and are solid state. You might want to look into a Sonic Maximizer if you are going for a signature sound...

Guitar - General: Guitar effects?, lexicon mpx g2, lexicon mpx1
lexicon mpx g2, lexicon mpx1, gibson les paul bfg: Hey Cary, Id actually go for the ground control system with the GCX & a Lexicon MPX1. It s only a little more expensive, while still coming in your budget & a much more professional setup. Here s a few links: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Digital-Music-GCX-Guitar-Audio-Switcher?sku=183401...

Guitar - General: guitar learning, basic chords, musical knowledge
basic chords, musical knowledge, guitar teacher: Hello Lachezar, Thanks for your question. I don;t think you have left it too late to learn guitar and if you find a good teacher and study/practice hard then itis possible that you could get to a standard whereby you can play guitar professionally. How...

Guitar - General: guitar learning, basic chords, guitar teacher
basic chords, guitar teacher, playing the guitar: Hello, Lachezar. In my opinion, it is NEVER to late to learn an instrument. Being 19 years old, you have plenty of time to play guitar professionally. I went to a community college to learn music theory, so if you want to pay a little less and maybe...

Guitar - General: guitar learning, tal farlow, brian setzer
tal farlow, brian setzer, warren haynes: Hey Lachezar, of course it s not too late man! It s never too late unless yer dead! If you study hard & practice your ass off, you can be playing live in under a year. My wife has been the singer for our band for over 10 years now, & we kept losing drummers,...

Guitar - General: guitar modeling processor, guitar processor, tandem
guitar processor, tandem, wit: Basically it s a super advanced effects pedal that you can use on stage, or in tandem with your computer. It is USB compatible. I am including a link to one that might answer any further questions you may have. http://www.musiciansnews.com/guitars/90/digitech_rpx400_modeling_guitar_processor_wit.shtm...

Guitar - General: Kaoss Pad + guitar, battery power supply, stomp boxes
battery power supply, stomp boxes, guitar signal: Hey Kyle, sorry man, but I ve never even seen a Kaoss pad up close, so I m not aware of any model specific issues or anything with that pedal. I m a real old school player so all my stomp boxes tend to be vintage or re-issues of vintage. There should have...

Guitar - General: who makes a certain type of guitar, obscure piece, luthier
obscure piece, luthier, history books: Sorry man, I ve looked all around the internet and beyond and I cannot find one example of that brand name. It s most likely either an obscure import that just never made it in the history books, or possibly the work of an independent luthier. Your best (and...

Guitar - General: needing a new guitar, gauge strings, quality guitars
gauge strings, quality guitars, guitar questions: Hi, Cody- I am so sorry that you got burned on the guitar. Unfortunately, there ARE those guitar makers to whom quality is a foreign concept. I frequently help my students find guitars and I would be happy to help you. I have access to some great deals...

Guitar - General: old harmony, musical instrument manufacturers, harmony company
musical instrument manufacturers, harmony company, old harmony: Hi, Corn Likker-- Your guitar was made for Sears by the Harmony Guitar Co. before WWII. The S-34 indicates that Harmony made the guitar for the Spring/Summer season of 1934. Here is some general info from the Blue Book: The Harmony Company...

Guitar - General: ovation 6868 elite standard, ovation, elite
ovation, elite, freddie mercury: A lot determines what one should pay for any used guitar, be it recent or vintage , such as cosmetic condition, structural condition, playability, scarcity (to a point, but you know I have a bitter taste for the vintage market), etc. As I find myself reiterating...

Guitar - General: Playing the guitar to a tune, guitar questions, theory basics
guitar questions, theory basics, theory section: Hi, Gary-- I think that now is the time for you to add more tools of the craft (art) of songwriting. You see, it is necessary to be able to communicate your musical ideas to others and even to yourself. Something as simple as knowing what a particular...

Guitar - General: playings style, metal artist, rock punk
metal artist, rock punk, play anything: A lot of it may have to do with your mindset. There are really two primary ways to write rock music, with a guitar and at a piano. If you are in a blues mindset, even if you want to write the next great rock song, the blues will come out. A bass is not really...

Guitar - General: Real Fender Stratocaster?, fender mexico, fender stratocaster
fender mexico, fender stratocaster, mexican strat: Hello, Patrick-- I think that if you like the guitar and you enjoy playing it, then the price was good. The Mexican Strats are decent guitars. Have fun with it and if you want some FREE lessons, please visit my site! Best Wishes, Lynne May Music Studio...

Guitar - General: Regarding arpeggios, guitar arpeggios, studio music
guitar arpeggios, studio music, music lessons: Hi, Conor! How are you? I happen to have a page on my website which addresses all of the issues you asked about. Please visit: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/major-guitar-arpeggios.html and then if you have more questions, I will be glad...

Guitar - General: Regarding buzz on my bass guitar, loose washers, gauge strings
loose washers, gauge strings, loose screws: Hello, The infamous mysterious buzzing noise... it drives us all mad. Have you checked near the tuning keys/pegs and their gears on the head/headstock for possible loose washers/parts? Have you checked all the parts on and around the bridge on the body...

Guitar - General: Restringing and tuning, gauge strings, electronic tuner
gauge strings, electronic tuner, string 6: Hello, It might help me in helping you if I have more information. Perhaps my questions, below, will help you find the answers you are looking for; or you can respond to this (with ask a follow-up question ) and you can answer my questions so that I have...

Guitar - General: Ryoji Matsuoka model 20, studio music, music lessons
studio music, music lessons, music studio: Hi, Glen-- I have no idea why there are no serial numbers. When I got your question, I looked again and I just cannot find any further information about this model. Yes, by all accounts, these Ryoji Matsuoka guitars are wonderful guitars. Sorry I...

Guitar - General: Value of Ryoji Matsuoka Classical Guitar, santa monica ca, classical guitars
santa monica ca, classical guitars, unicord: Hi, Sherrilyn-- I found this info in the Blue Book: 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 Ryoji Matsuoka...

Guitar - General: violin bass, hofner violin bass, floating bridges
hofner violin bass, floating bridges, higher hope: Hey Martin, there s no real rule for that kind of thing, just make sure that it s far enough away from the neck that there s no buzzing or rattling. Those measurements are just factory setup numbers & really have nothing to do with a proper setup. I play with...

Guitar - General: Warmer Sound on my Gibson Les Paul Classic?, gibson les paul, clean solo
gibson les paul, clean solo, string height: Hey Pete, compression & sustain aren t the same thing, but if you use a compression pedal on your guitar it will create a sustaining effect because a compressor does 2 things: It brings loud signals down to a lower volume & it brings quieter signals up louder....

Guitar - General: 1950 D-18 Martin, grover tuners, musician s friend
grover tuners, musician s friend, old guitars: Hi, Bruce-- As great as it is to have a 50 s Martin, the sad truth is that it is only valuable to collectors if it is all original. So basically, we are looking at monetary considerations unless you are particularly attached to the guitar. If you paid...

Guitar - General: amp setup, fender amp, matter of taste
fender amp, matter of taste, playing guitar: Hello Mitch, Thanks for your question. For the sound you are aiming to get I would suggest starting with the following settings and then making some tweaks around these until you get something you like. Set the gain relatively low...just a bit of...

Guitar - General: Chrome Dobro by Duoilan, dobro guitars, hawaiian steel
dobro guitars, hawaiian steel, studio music: Hi, Rich-- The serial number indicates that the guitar was made in 1977 and was the 84th guitar made that year. The B stands for metal . In 1970 OMI bought the Dobro name and manufactured their own Dobro guitars with the traditional Dobro peghead...

Guitar - General: chords, jazz rule, chord note
jazz rule, chord note, master of puppets: If those are your only chords the song can be thought of as being in the key of G minor / Bb major. However, since you are playing metal It is also possible that you are in the key of e minor. Often in metal the b5 interval will be implemented because the...

Guitar - General: difference between acoustic and studio guitars, word studio, nylon string
word studio, nylon string, electric guitars: Hello, Here s the short answer: There isn t a difference. Here s a more lengthy answer: Various models of acoustic guitars are considered studio guitars, be it steel string or nylon string. Likewise, various models of electric guitars are considered...

Guitar - General: Engraving on a guitar, headstock, fretboard
headstock, fretboard, engraving: Hey Rebecca, I wouldn t advise engraving the neck, but the back of the headstock or the top side of the heel should be fine. Engraving on the back of the neck could affect playability unless you made sure to only engrave on the top of the neck if you were...

Guitar - General: effect/amp setup, pedals, effects
pedals, effects, chain: It all depends on WHERE the noise is coming from. See, every pedal in your chain is generating its own noise. Compressors and overdrives are the most obvious, however your phaser, wah and delay can also attribute to excess noise in your signal path. There...

Guitar - General: 1950 D-18 Martin, playing guitars, vintage martin
Guitar - General: 1950 D-18 Martin, playing guitars, vintage martin, luthier

Guitar - General: Gibson Les Paul Custom 1961, serial numbers, serial number
Guitar - General: Gibson Les Paul Custom 1961, serial numbers, serial number, pots

Guitar - General: Upside - Down Righty, curtis blues, blues guitarist
Guitar - General: Upside - Down Righty, curtis blues, blues guitarist, handed guitar

Guitar - General: fender amps, fender hot rod deville, hot rod deville
fender hot rod deville, hot rod deville, fender amps: Hello Steve. Well there are a couple different ways you can go to solve this situation. One of the ways is to plug your guitar into Input 1, and connect Input 2 into Input 1 of the other amp. However, your signal will dull out. To what extent I m...

Guitar - General: Gibson Les Paul Custom 1961, gibson les paul, gibson les paul custom
gibson les paul, gibson les paul custom, studio music: Hi, Mike-- I am assuming that your guitar has the traditional Les Paul Body style. This guitar, known as the Black Beauty is quite in demand by collectors. Here is the Blue Book info: Mint $100,000 Exc.+ $75,000 Exc. $60,000 Avg.+ $50,000...

Guitar - General: Guitar, chord progressions, minor scales
chord progressions, minor scales, black sabbath: The simple answer would be just learn every solo you hear, and that would provide you with an assortment of licks. Nearly every rock solo comes straight out of the Diatonic Scale. If you don t know your major/minor scales this is the first thing you need...

Guitar - General: Guitar, guitar lover, mint condition
guitar lover, mint condition, studio music: Hi, Pam-- Unfortunately, except for certain models (DanElectro) the guitars distributed by Sears are not worth a lot of money--probably $200 MAX. Most of them will bring about $100 if in excellent shape. These guitars were mostly entry level guitars and...

Guitar - General: Guitar Binding, guitar builder, custom guitar
guitar builder, custom guitar, new guitar: Hey Hunter, you can get binding added to certain types of bodies but not others. For example it would be near impossible to put binding onto a contoured strat body. Any guitar builder can put binding on for you, but I suggest that you either buy a guitar that...

Guitar - General: Guitar bridge, guitar bridge, wammy bar
guitar bridge, wammy bar, first guitar: That s a rough one. This may not be a problem you can fix on your own. The only thing I can recommend (and I may be wrong because I have never once encountered that problem, especially from and Ibanez) is try filing down the frets. Aside from that, I would...

Guitar - General: Guitar Tuning - quick easy question, pretty crap, b major
pretty crap, b major, educated guess: OK - now I understand :-) The song has been transcribed so that it s in the KEY of B major, but that s not the tuning for the guitar. The guitar tuning is standard tuning, with all strings lowered by a semitone, so tune low to high: Eb, Ab, Db, Gb,...

Guitar - General: guitar buying, top drawer man, gibson martin
top drawer man, gibson martin, mguitar: lol Hey Jim, I don t want to sound rude, but is that a joke? That guitar is top drawer man!!! Honestly the next step up as far as I know is Gibson or Martin, & you are talking Thousands of dollars man. Like starting at 3 or 4 grand & up for the Gibsons & going...

Guitar - General: guitar equipment, acoustic electric guitars, ovation celebrity
acoustic electric guitars, ovation celebrity, moon shape: That sounds an awful lot like and Ovation Celebrity Delux. I will say that many of Ovation s acoustic/electric guitars feature the half-moon shape in them. And I cannot recommend a better guitar than Ovation. They sound amazing and look amazing and are just,...

Guitar - General: guitar tunings, guitar down, whole steps
guitar down, whole steps, guitar tunings: Hi, Richard-- If in fact you are supposed to tune the guitar down 2 whole steps, then the notes you indicated are correct and you should tune all of the strings DOWN (not up). This tuning is VERY rarely used. A more common tuning for metal songs where...

Guitar - General: Help with my sound, metal, amp
metal, amp, pedal: OK, I think we can get you started on the road to a livelier tone more suited to what you want. Keep in mind though, I m no expert on a lot of newer tones (I actually tend to use sounds from before my time even), but I think I can give you a few tips to...

Guitar - General: harlin bros multi-kord guitar, kord guitar, guitarsite
kord guitar, guitarsite, harlin: Hi, Jessie-- These guitars are not listed in the Blue Book and I could find NO information about pricing. I did, however, come across a very interesting story from a former student of the Harlin Brothers: http://www.guitarsite.com/database/Resources/rec/897/wwwboard/messages/89.shtml...

Guitar - General: Installing a bridge., screw holes, guitar body
screw holes, guitar body, intonations: Hey Trey, I d definitely go with a template. If the bridge is off, you ll never be able to get the intonations right on the instrument & in a severe case this can render the instrument unplayable. Hope that helps man, if you have any other questions, just...

Guitar - General: learning guitar, beginner, lesson
beginner, lesson, learn: See, you have it a lot easier than I did starting out, because with the internet s vast wealth of knowledge you don t even have to leave your house or go buying a bunch of books. With those bountiful resources, you can look up anything from simple chord...

Guitar - General: Music theory, studio htp, music pieces
studio htp, music pieces, studio music: Hi, Conor-- One example that comes immediately to mind is We re All Alone by Boz Scaggs. It is a wonderful example of how to use all of the chords (except the viio7) in the key of G Major. I will have to do some thinking to come up with some others,...

Guitar - General: I'm a beginner, alternate picking, easy songs
alternate picking, easy songs, beatles: As for your first and third question, the best advice I can give is to just keep on practicing. It can get frustrating, I know. But you ve got to train your fingers to get faster and stronger. As for songs you can learn. Something with relatively easy picking...

Guitar - General: I'm a beginner, john petrucci, pitch tone
john petrucci, pitch tone, natural harmonics: Hi James! I ll be glad to help you on your quest to learn to play the guitar. 1) I m not sure if you mean artificial harmonics or natural harmonics, so I ll go ahead and explain both. If you remember the song Spiderwebs by No Doubt, you will...

Guitar - General: I'm a beginner, free guitar lessons, guitar scales
free guitar lessons, guitar scales, guitar questions: Hello, James- I would love to help you! So let us begin-- 1. Yes, harmonics can be frustrating. I wish I knew EXACTLY what problems you are having, but I CAN direct you to a FREE natural and artificial harmonics lesson on my site. Check out the lesson...

Guitar - General: National ES 335 knockoff?, National, electric guitar
National, electric guitar, tune-o-matic: Hi Doug: I would love to see pics. Please send them to: jimg@paperclipdesign.com The patent number from the other post was granterd to Ted McCarty of Gibson in 1952 and is for the Tune-o-matic bridge. You can see and read the patent here: http://www.google.com/patents?id=VU9kAAAAEBAJ&dq=2740313...

Guitar - General: nirvana/ black sabbath/ linkin park guitar tone, tuning, tuners
tuning, tuners, strings: Your problem with tuning could be one of a couple issues. First off, if you don t stretch your strings when you string your guitar, this will cause them tuning instability. If you know that s not the case, then we re on to the next-easiest test. Make sure...

Guitar - General: Old String Box, Gibson, guitar strings
Gibson, guitar strings: Hi Harold: I would love to see a photo or two of this. You can send to me at: jimg@paperclipdesign.com. I believe that Gibson changed over to the squarish script around 1947-8 or so, so it is likely earlier that that. Those store fixtures are neat items....

Guitar - General: Pickups, squier jagmaster, stock pickups
squier jagmaster, stock pickups, kent armstrong: Hey Ryan, the wires on the stock pickups are used to tie 2 single coils together into one humbucker. As for wiring, you ll have to ask the Armstrong web guys, cuz I don t know what their pin out is. If I had to venture a guess, I d say Red is Hot & the White...

Guitar - General: Removing tubes from Marshall DSL100 Head, power tubes, head thanks
power tubes, head thanks, marshalls: Hey Abi, I know you could remove the outside tubes from older Marshalls, but I m not sure about the newer ones. Sounds like a question for their tech support dept. Tubes don t wear out that fast though unless you re pinning the amp, so it shouldn t be that...

Guitar - General: Strumming, matter of taste, middle finger
matter of taste, middle finger, playing guitar: Hey Jigishu, it s really a matter of taste & style, & ultimately, you ll have to decide what works for you. All I can really tell you is how I do it & you can try that out as your starting point. If you like it & it works for you, then great, but always keep...

Guitar - General: Taylor battery problem, safety goggles, battery problem
safety goggles, battery problem, great shape: Hey Andre, I m really not sure man. I d say replace the whole compartment. I m sure you can get one direct from Taylor if you call for an R.M.A. in the meantime, if you can get the whole assembly out of the guitar, you could try loosening the battery with...

Guitar - General: Tuning to B Major, tuning the guitar, b major
tuning the guitar, b major, using a capo: Hey Scott, it depends on what you mean by B Major. Are you talking about tuning the guitar normally but with the low E set to B, or the A set to B? Or are you talking about tuning to an open B Major chord? Here are the different possibilities: E string...

Guitar - General: takamine gx-100t, pick ups, emg pickups
pick ups, emg pickups, gretsch: Hello, Marcelo. I wouldn t mind having an oldie guitar fixed up. Several years ago, my step-father gave me his 1950s Gretsch, though it needed much repair. I put new pickups on it, and except for paint, was in great condition. I don t know what...

Guitar - General: Upside - Down Righty, creative block, chord charts
creative block, chord charts, creative process: Jim - Sorry for my delay in getting right back to you, but I have been out of town. Wow! You just have too much time on your hands. I actually tries to learn to play both ways, but my 53 year old body can t take the confusion. It will never happen for me....

Guitar - General: wah pedal problem, wah pedal, wahs
wah pedal, wahs, cog: Hey Ali, some wahs just do that man. My Vox does the same thing. As far as I know there s no way to tighten it, but it never really bothered me, so I haven t given it much thought. If you re looking for a fixed wah sound, you can get fixed wah filter pedals,...

Guitar - General: 1966 Gibson Barney Kessel Guitar, Gibson Barney Kessel
Gibson Barney Kessel: Hi Alan: I don t have a clue about the subtle differences in BKs. I would not, however, be surprised by a big difference. Gibson, even in its early years, was not very consistent in its Quality Assurance. I have played some flattops form the thirties that...

Guitar - General: 3 fingered righty of upside down lefty?, christian tunes, hand chords
christian tunes, hand chords, doubt play: Barry - No doubt. Play upside down right-handed guitar. Strum with the left and make chords with your right. You could do this even if you had no left hand whatsoever. Google Phil Keaggy and you will see that he s missing his complete middle finger on his...

Guitar - General: Amp problems, active, pickups
active, pickups, amp: I m not entirely sure I understand what you mean by break up (I m used to it being used in reference to overdrive), but I m guessing off the top of my head here that you mean it s clipping or farting out (creating an unpleasing squeezing sound). It would...

Guitar - General: Bass Buzzing, amp off, open strings
amp off, open strings, headstock: Hello, If you know the buzzing is definitely coming from the bass, there are a couple basic options that you can consider: 1. Try to find where the buzz is coming from and try to fix it yourself. or 2. Take the bass into a music shop and have a technician...

Guitar - General: BC Rich serial number identification, B.C. Rich, guitar
B.C. Rich, guitar, mockingbird: Hi Chris: I will admit that there may be folks on allexperts. com who are more knowledgeable on the brand of guitar. The only real info I could find is this article: http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/news/news-story/news_id/530 Unfortunately it looks like...

Guitar - General: banjo purchase, banjo
banjo: Hi Marc: The first thing you need to find out is what kind of music your son is interested and therefore what kind of banjo you should get for him. Basically, there are a few types of 4-string instruments (tenor and plectrum -- tuned differently) and a few...

Guitar - General: battery replacement, fender squire, volt battery
fender squire, volt battery, studio music: Matt-- Check the input jack and see if it is loose. If it has come loose--they often do--then tighten it (the nut around it) and see if that helps. It may be that the nut has been loose and has caused the wires for the jack to become disconnected. In that...

Guitar - General: Choosing my first guitar., buying a guitar, how to buy a guitar
buying a guitar, how to buy a guitar, electric vs. acoustic guitars: Hi, Marcus-- The choice between acoustic and electric is really a matter what kind of music you will be playing. My thinking is that you have a much wider variety of choices with electric. That is, you CAN play acoustic music on electric, but playing...

Guitar - General: Which combo Amp?, fender frontman 15g, free guitar lessons
fender frontman 15g, free guitar lessons, line 6 spider: Hi, George-- Yes, I think that the blemished item would be OK. Most of the time you can t even see the blemish unless you look for it. And remember, you can always return the amp if you are not satisfied. Guitar Center and Musician s Friend are the same...

Guitar - General: BC Rich serial number identification, control cavity, nagoya japan
Guitar - General: BC Rich serial number identification, control cavity, nagoya japan, dot inlays

Guitar - General: Which combo Amp?, reverb effects, fender strat
Guitar - General: Which combo Amp?, reverb effects, fender strat, state amp

Guitar - General: Gibson Mandolin, irish folk, folk blues
Guitar - General: Gibson Mandolin, irish folk, folk blues, orchestras

Guitar - General: Gibson SG ??, gibson, gibson sg
Guitar - General: Gibson SG ??, gibson, gibson sg, great guitars

Guitar - General: guitar repair, cosmetic damage, headstock
Guitar - General: guitar repair, cosmetic damage, headstock, missing pieces

Guitar - General: price question, les paul
Guitar - General: price question, les paul

Guitar - General: Supertone Guitars, guitar companies, supertone
Guitar - General: Supertone Guitars, guitar companies, supertone, silvertones

Guitar - General: No one seems to even know it exsists!, msr 300, bluebook
Guitar - General: No one seems to even know it exsists!, msr 300, bluebook, dreadnought

Guitar - General: Value of Jose Ramirez 'Segovia' Guitar, jose ramirez guitar, andres segovia
Guitar - General: Value of Jose Ramirez 'Segovia' Guitar, jose ramirez guitar, andres segovia, austin healy 3000

Guitar - General: Value of Kurosawa Classical Guitar, kurosawa, model number
Guitar - General: Value of Kurosawa Classical Guitar, kurosawa, model number

Guitar - General: fender malibu, Fender, Malibu
Fender, Malibu, acoustic guitar: Hi Richard: According to the Fender site, these were produced in California from 1965-1971. Are you sure that the serial number is only 5 digits. From my rather sketchy sources I see 6 digits and yours would be around 1968. According to Vintage Guitar Price...

Guitar - General: Gibson L-7 guitars, archtop guitar, Gibson L-7
archtop guitar, Gibson L-7, Epiphone: Hi Chamberlain: I haven t played too many L-7s but have played and owned a fair number of archtops, Gibson or otherwise. L-7s are nice workhorse guitars. I personally like the 1930s models of Gibsons, esp the 17 ones from the later 1930s when they had x-bracing....

Guitar - General: Gibson Mandolin, Gibson, mandolin
Gibson, mandolin, A-12: Hi Tilmon: I believe that these are the ones with the sort of F-shape with a solid scroll on the base side of the instrument? If so, it is not one of the more desirable of mandolins. General worth according the the Vintage Guitar Magazine Price guide is...

Guitar - General: Gibson SG ??, Gibson SG-II, Melody Maker
Gibson SG-II, Melody Maker: Hi Bill: After doing quite a bit of detective work I was about to give up and then, drum roll.... I found it!!! I believe that what you have is a Gibson SG-II, a Melody Maker variant, made between 1972-1979. Yours was probably made before 1975. Here...

Guitar - General: Guitar approx. value, Mansfield, fender F-65
Mansfield, fender F-65: Hi Mathieu-Julien: I had never heard of Mansfield guitars but did find two references on the Web: http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Mansfield/MD120/10/1 Looks like that one is a inexpensive guitar tho some were nicer and made by...

Guitar - General: Guitar value, guitar, value
guitar, value, fender: Like I say in my profile on here, guitar dating/values isn t something I m too keen on for a couple of reasons. For one, just about every major manufacturer s website has a serial number dating explanation, so it s easy to find the date of manufacture for...

Guitar - General: Guitars Bridge, samick interceptor, floyd rose
samick interceptor, floyd rose, tremolo system: Hey Dustin, unfortunately that guitar is really not worth upgrading, so I d advise you not to invest any more money into it & buy a guitar that has a Floyd Rose pre installed. You can also build a really nice custom guitar using Warmoth parts so you get exactly...

Guitar - General: guitar picup buzzing, gibson guitar, electrical problem
gibson guitar, electrical problem, soft foam: Hey Remi, the pickup shouldn t be moving in it s casing. I d suggest you first play with no amp. If you can still hear an actual buzzing coming from the guitar itself, then take the pickup out & look at it, make sure both springs are present & working properly,...

Guitar - General: guitar repair, martin guitars, martin guitar
martin guitars, martin guitar, garbage: Well, unfortunately, if your son actually split the head, the guitar is fairly well shot. It might, and I stress might, be able to be repaired, but the problem is, the repairs would probably run 300 or 400 dollars. See, with a split head, it would have to...

Guitar - General: Harmony Broadway, Harmony, guitar
Harmony, guitar, archtop: Hi Amy: As you probably have found out, Harmony was probably one of the largest makers of musical instruments in the world at one time. They made numerous models of guitars both under their name and for other stores and companies. Along with Kay, Regal and...

Guitar - General: Help with Am Scale and chords to play, minor pentatonic scale, e major
minor pentatonic scale, e major, f major: An A minor pentatonic Scale would typically be played over a I IV V in A so your chords would be A major D major, E major.. Often these chords are embellished as dominant chords; so you can also play A minor over A9, D9, and E9. A minor will also fit...

Guitar - General: Insurance value, Yairi guitar
Yairi guitar: Hi Aron: Well, that helps somewhat. In asking questions on this site, it is alaways a good idea to give as much information as possible. That would narrow it down somewhat for us to give you a more accurate answer. In any case, according to my sources,...

Guitar - General: Jim Dunlop Crybaby pedal not working, dc power supply, jim dunlop
dc power supply, jim dunlop, amp: Hey Javier, check to make sure the power s good, try running a battery & DC power supply to make sure it s not just a power issue, then check to make sure all the wires are connected inside & that none are broken. If that s all good, you ll probably have to...

Guitar - General: learning guitar .., guns n roses, classic rock songs
guns n roses, classic rock songs, learning guitar: Well there are some simple classic rock songs you could learn. Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young is a good example of a great song that is simple. You could try Lola or You Really Got Me by the Kinks. Much of the Beatles early catalog would work. Try I m Down. Also...

Guitar - General: Multi-Effect Pedals, multi-effects, digitech
multi-effects, digitech, whammy: I m not personally one to get into the multi-effects units (I ve owned a couple but have sinced dropped all effects in favor of straight guitar-into-cranked-amp tone), but if you re looking for one that includes the Whammy type effect as well as decent stompbox...

Guitar - General: picking out a guitar, free guitar lessons, studio music
free guitar lessons, studio music, guitar resources: Hi, Victoria-- I did some looking and some pricing and I came up with a couple of good guitars for you. I put the links to these guitars on a special page on my site--a page I made just for your question. Please go to: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/best-acoustic-guitar-for-a-beginner.html...

Guitar - General: price question, gibson les paul, gibson les paul classic
gibson les paul, gibson les paul classic, price question: Hi, Christopher-- Sorry I have looked and looked and there is no Les Paul Classic that was manufactured in 1965. The only thing I can think of is go here: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/vintage-guitar-values.html Then send me a picture...

Guitar - General: problem with electric guitar, bronze series, recomendations
bronze series, recomendations, warlock: Hey Jay, it s likely not the cord that is the problem, but rather the jack inside the guitar. Take it apart & see if the wires are all twisted up. If they are, un-twist them & check to see if there s a break anywhere in them. You might need to replace them....

Guitar - General: Schematics, charvel model 4, paris lights
charvel model 4, paris lights, westone: Hey Marcus, does your guitar look like this one? http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Lights/6961/pix/pam-1.jpg If so, you could just get a new pick-guard & replace the toggles with a 5 position switch. If you would like to leave the toggles, then the Charvel...

Guitar - General: Sigma Guitr Value, guitar, value
guitar, value, sigma: This is pretty much a copy-&-paste of the question of Pam s I just answered yesterday, edited for your specific question but pretty much relevant. Like I say in my profile on here, guitar dating/values isn t something I m too keen on for a couple of reasons....

Guitar - General: Supertone Guitars, Supertone guitar, Sears
Supertone guitar, Sears, Harmony: Hi Rob: I don t have any info on whether there exists any serial number list for Harmony. At least you have figured out that it is from the 1930s. You probably also know that Supertone was a Sears brand from around 1914-1941 and that most were built by some...

Guitar - General: Switching chords, diffrence, chord changes, electric guitar
chord changes, electric guitar, acoustic guitar: For the first part of your question, the only advice I can give is practice. There is nothing you can do to improve chord changes other than getting your fingers used to it. Chords are the same no matter if you are playing an acoustic, electric, acoustic/electric,...

Guitar - General: No one seems to even know it exsists!, Samick, guitar
Samick, guitar: Hi Josh: Enjoy your guitar. Frankly, who cares what it is worth, unless, of course you are ready to sell it? It sounds like it is very satisfying to play and you are enjoying it. Let s say that it is definitely worth what you paid for it. No doubt you...

Guitar - General: signed George Jones guitar Gibson epiphone, Gibson Epiphone guitar
Gibson Epiphone guitar: Hi Helene: I generally use the Vintage Guitar Price Guide. The most recent one is 2008 and there will probably be a new edition coming out soon. Depending on the model, year and condition, you can at least get an idea of the value of the guitar. As far as...

Guitar - General: strat, fender, cbs
fender, cbs, strat: Sounds like you ve got either an 83 or 84 post- Dan Smith Strat. This is, assuming yours is either a non-tremelo/hardtail or large-saddle, socket hole tremelo system, and that the jack is located on the pickguard where the 2nd Tone knob would typically...

Guitar - General: Tempo Guitar, Tempo, guitar
Tempo, guitar: Hi Linda: I was a little confused by your question since I found an older question with the exact wording -- then I realized that you were quoting that one. I am afraid that I can t really come up with any more info than you have about that guitar. There...

Guitar - General: Tips for soloing, guitar scales, musical phrases
guitar scales, musical phrases, word after word: Hi, Conor-- I must admit that I am a little confused by your question. So I will start at the beginning and explain arpeggios: You are correct--an arpeggio is am chord played one note at at time. For example, the minor arpeggio would be 1 b3 5 1 b3 5...

Guitar - General: Value of Jose Ramirez 'Segovia' Guitar, jose ramirez guitars, segovia guitar
jose ramirez guitars, segovia guitar, quality guitars: Hi, David-- This is a tough one. Jose Ramirez guitars -- The R Series feature guitars ranging in price from $1,659 to $3,299. The problem is in determining the originality of these guitars. It seems that Sherry-Brenner of Chicago,DBA Antiqua Casa Sherry-Brenner...

Guitar - General: Value of Kurosawa Classical Guitar, classical lessons, juan roman
classical lessons, juan roman, hi jack: Hi, Jack-- This is a tough one. I found a website that had a Kurosawa for sale and some pictures--but the guitar was sold and it didn t say for how much. The dealer said that he could find no information about the guitar. Here is the website: http://www.grouseguitars.com.au/sold/kurosawa.htm...

Guitar - General: Vintage Martin 2 1/2 - 17, Martin guitars before 1898
Martin guitars before 1898: Hi, Leslie-- Here is what the Blue Book says: Any Martin guitar made before 1898 almost has to be dealt with on an individual basis -- nearly all of them were rosewood construction; they featured different amounts of trim. From Style 17 at the low end...

Guitar - General: 1951 Gretsch Electric, Gretsch Corvette, Gretsch Twist
Gretsch Corvette, Gretsch Twist: Hi Cori: With a quick check on my references I would prob say that your Grandad may have purchease this new or just a few years old. I think you are correct that this is a Corvette single pickup. I believe that the candy-stripe guard was an option on a...

Guitar - General: Active and Passive Guitars, volume pedals, ernie ball
volume pedals, ernie ball, emg: Hey Keith, Ernie Ball makes a volume pedal designed specifically for active guitars. Here s a link: https://www.shopatron.com/product/part_number=P06181/574.0.23625.23625.0.0.0 Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just drop me a line. Peace -...

Guitar - General: Amp and speakers set up, tube amp, paul hey
tube amp, paul hey, 6l6: Hey Paul, which C-12 s are you running? The letter after designates wattage: R=25W Q=35W N=50W K=100W. Either way, you should be fine with the greenbacks. You won t get more breakup from the speakers if you use the attenuator though. You have to drive them...

Guitar - General: Aria acoustic classical guitar, 551B, sn#01742, Aria classical guitar
Aria classical guitar: Hi Jackie: Aria made decent instruments even back then. I can t really find any info on the value of this guitar or even any specs for this guitar. Essentially book value (VG Price Guide 2008) around $200-250 at tops and that is if it has a solid wood top...

Guitar - General: Arnold Hoyer Guitar, Arnold Hoyer guitar
Arnold Hoyer guitar: Hi Thomas: I am certainly no expert on these guitars or German-made guitars in general. However... you may or may not have come across these sites: http://grimmusic.grimfacts.org/hoyerguitars.html http://jazzgitarren.k-server.org/hoyer.html (some...

Guitar - General: Best practice amp for Metal?, esp kh 202, line 6 amps
esp kh 202, line 6 amps, peavey amps: Hi, Thanks for your question. I don t think you re being unrealistic in looking for a decenct practice amp on that sort of budget. You can t buy an amp without trying it out hearing how it sounds for yourself. I would suggets going around the music...

Guitar - General: Celestion speakers, watts rms, marshall 1974x
watts rms, marshall 1974x, celestion 12: Hey Chuck, the speaker that comes with that amp is actually designed specifically for that amp to drive it pretty hard, so if you buy a vintage 30, you may get less break up from it. I don t know that the amp will be louder, but it should clean up a bit better...

Guitar - General: Epiphone Lp 100, epiphone les paul, epiphone lp100
epiphone les paul, epiphone lp100, gotoh: How good a guitar is can be a very subjective question, as certain styles of guitar are more suited to certain styles of music than others. Personally I haven t played an Epiphone LP100 so can t really give a definitive comment but I believe that it s marketed...

Guitar - General: Fender Strat, fender, action
fender, action, strat: Ok, well, technically to slacken string tension you detune the guitar, but to improve the ACTION of the strings and bring them closer to the frets (which does also slacken them in a sense because it requires less force to fret), yes you would simply lower...

Guitar - General: Guild Guitars, headstock, serial number
Guitar - General: Guild Guitars, headstock, serial number, 60s

Guitar - General: guitar, dead ringer, martin d28
Guitar - General: guitar, dead ringer, martin d28, spruce top

Guitar - General: Hohner Acoustic 6 string guitar, martin hd, playing guitars
Guitar - General: Hohner Acoustic 6 string guitar, martin hd, playing guitars, brass pegs

Guitar - General: IDENTIFY, great shape, military store
Guitar - General: IDENTIFY, great shape, military store, body guitar

Guitar - General: Segovia guitar, segovia guitar, best guitars
Guitar - General: Segovia guitar, segovia guitar, best guitars, instrument company

Guitar - General: tremlo trouble, proper pitch, short periods
Guitar - General: tremlo trouble, proper pitch, short periods, fretboard

Guitar - General: Yamaha FG 300, yamaha canada, colour labels
Guitar - General: Yamaha FG 300, yamaha canada, colour labels, acoustic guitars

Guitar - General: GIBSON L3, i think...may be L7, Gibson L-30 guitar
Gibson L-30 guitar: Hi Cyndi: These would run around $1200-1500 in excellent condition. It sounds like yours is maybe good condition so the worth would be maybe $900-1200 depending on whether all original parts are there, if there are any cracks or warpage etc. These are...

Guitar - General: Good practice amp for metal?, VOX, Marshall
VOX, Marshall, tube: The two best (tone-wise) 30-watt amps that would suit metal but would still have good definition & character are either: The Marshall MG30DFX or The VOX Valvetronix AD30VT While I m a Marshall player, I m also a VOX fan, and they re both superb...

Guitar - General: Guild Guitars, Guild Polara S-100 guitar
Guild Polara S-100 guitar: HI Jeremy: According to Gruhn s Guide, there were two different guitars with that S-100 Polara name, one made from 1963-1970 and one made starting in 1970 which is still made today. I think you would have to figure out which one you had. The serial numbers...

Guitar - General: Guitar Amp Input Broken?, needle nose pliers, amp input
needle nose pliers, amp input, headphone jack: Hey Daniel, it s kinda hard to tell from the photo if anything is wrong with the input, but generally speaking, they should all have 3 prongs on them, but some do have 2. Check the board & see if there s holes for the missing tabs. If not then you should be...

Guitar - General: Guitar to bass, bass guitar strings, bass amps
bass guitar strings, bass amps, guitar amp: Hi Amir, sorry but the answer is absolutely not. Bass strings on your guitar won t fit first of all, & even if you manage to get them to stay in place, they ll warp or possibly even break your guitar neck. It s also almost certain that you d blow the hell...

Guitar - General: Guitar Lookup, e mail, fender
e mail, fender, serial number: Hey Darren, you can check the SN on fender s site. Here s the link: http://fender.com/support/product_dating.php As far as original specs, I m sure if you send them an e-mail, they d be able to help you out. Hope that helps, if you need anything else,...

Guitar - General: gibson acoustic, Gibson J-50 Deluxe
Gibson J-50 Deluxe: Hi Brian: This model is a natural version of the J-45. I believe from the serial number that yours was made 1974-5. Book value in excellent condition would be around $1200 however I can find no info about one labelled Deluxe and perhaps that might add some...

Guitar - General: guitar, Takamine f-360
Takamine f-360: Hi Dewayne: I am not all that familiar with this particular model but it sounds like it is a laminated rosewood-backed dreadnaught. It is probably worht in the vicinity of $250-350 in excellent condition, less if needingn work to make playable. Ji...

Guitar - General: guitars, acoustic electric guitar, quality specifications
acoustic electric guitar, quality specifications, first guitar: While I surely knowthat money does not grow on trees, be careful in buying the first guitar! The less you pay for a guitar, the more difficult is will be to play because the strings will be more difficult to push down on when practcing chords. The easier the...

Guitar - General: Hohner Acoustic 6 string guitar, Hohner guitar
Hohner guitar: Hi Bryan: I can t seem to find any information on an HG-230 but I see plenty on and HG-320. I am not sure of the value of your guitar. The 320 is all solid wood and from what people say sounds and plays very good. Did you buy it new? If you are planning...

Guitar - General: Hohner Acoustic guitar, Hohner Takamine connection
Hohner Takamine connection: Hi Terry: I have not heard of that connection but anything is possible in this age of global everything. A quick search does not reveal any connection that I can see. Hohner is a pretty well-established company dating back to the 19th century and I would...

Guitar - General: hiss sound on my guitar, emg pickups, open string
emg pickups, open string, gitar: Hi Yura, if your guitar is cheap, I definitely wouldn t recommend investing in new pickups for it. I m not sure what you can be hearing when you say you hear a hissing sound, all I can suggest is that you bring it in & have it looked over by a qualified repair...

Guitar - General: IDENTIFY, Jerace Les Paul Special copy guitar
Jerace Les Paul Special copy guitar: Hi Joshua: Sounds like you did some thorough research on this one. You are correct that the patent numbers refer to Leo Fender patents. The first is the combination bridge and pickup that is used on the Telecaster (1951) and the second is the Stratocaster...

Guitar - General: Learning to play, beginner, guitar
beginner, guitar, lessons: Hazel, Sorry for the delayed response, I forgot to set my vacation status on here. I think a lot depends on what you re wanting to play at your mom s wedding. If you re talking a few chords and nothing too fancy-schmancy, you can probably pull it off....

Guitar - General: Martin 2 1/2 17, Martin 2 1/2-17 guitar
Martin 2 1/2-17 guitar: Hi Jim: Regardless of what it is worth, I would say you have a sweet little guitar there. That guitar in excellent (non-refinished, all original) would be worth about $2500. However, generally with all the work done on yours it might be worth about 1/2 that....

Guitar - General: Martin Guitar - D1 or D18?, Martin guitar
Martin guitar: Hi Mo: I wish I could help you but if you are able to actually try out this guitar in person you have an advantage. Off the top of my head, I recall that the D1 is/was a guitar with A-frame bracing (see Martin site: http://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/features/bracing.html)...

Guitar - General: Martin Sigma Guitar DR-7, sigma guitar, squire
sigma guitar, squire, fender: I ll need to know what year it is. Unfortunately, you are probably only looking at a $200 or $300 (if you are really lucky) guitar. Sigma was a line Martin developed that was supposed to be a cheaper alternative to their regular Martin gear, kind of like...

Guitar - General: Multi-effects and Tube Amp Loops, stomp boxes, mesa boogie
stomp boxes, mesa boogie, boss gt: Hey Tyler, I would recommend that you stay away from any kind of multi-effect pedal like the GT-10 & instead build yourself a pedalboard. There s a couple of things to consider when setting up effects for a boogie. First of all, everyone buys a Boogie cuz...

Guitar - General: New Guitar - upgrades? what to do with it..., jackson rhoads, body shapes
jackson rhoads, body shapes, neck position: Hey Keith, I d check to see what kind of pickups are installed in it before changing them. Chances are if they aren t stock, they ve already ben upgraded to something better. If you do change the pickups & want a tone that is more leaning towards hard rock...

Guitar - General: notes, grace note, eighth notes
grace note, eighth notes, quarter notes: Hi, Bret-- If you are talking about the small notes that are directly to the left of and above other notes, the common name for them is grace note . The actual name is appoggiatura or accaciatura depending upon whether there is a slash in the stem of...

Guitar - General: numbered mandolins, Oscar Schmidt 12 string mandolin
Oscar Schmidt 12 string mandolin: Hi Joe: Thanks. The frontal pictures are the giveaway. These are made by the Oscar Schmidt Company of New Jersey. That is what the OS monogram means on the pickguard. The numbers are serial numbers since these were made during the mandolin craze around the...

Guitar - General: Pedals, tube screamer, noise suppressor
tube screamer, noise suppressor, hey jon: Hey Jon, first of all, I d try changing the order in which they re connected. I d run em like this: Noise suppressor Wah Tube Screamer EQ Delay this way you can set the noise gate to catch only the noise from your guitar pickups & therefore be much...

Guitar - General: Pick-up problem, I think, great guitar, tone control
great guitar, tone control, volume control: Hi Bruce, being that it s a Gibson & that it s approaching vintage status, I d send it straight into Gibson for servicing. You don t want some inexperienced or uninformed kid at some store sticking his hands in there man. It s worth the extra money in shipping...

Guitar - General: peavey valveking 212, traynor amps, boss gt3
traynor amps, boss gt3, noise suppresser: Hi Isara, try playing your guitar straight into the amp & see if it sounds good at high gain and/or high volumes. If it does, then you have nothing to worry about. When you said distortion pedal, I thought you meant a stomp box. A unit like the Boss GT-3 can...

Guitar - General: Question 4791461 Pickup problem, electric guitar strings, acoustic strings
electric guitar strings, acoustic strings, electrical noise: LOL wow, & I just finished answering your other questions! I never would have thought of that in a million years man! (Unless I had seen the instrument of course!) I m glad you figured that out man! Saved yourself a ton in shipping & heartache! Peace - ...

Guitar - General: Segovia guitar, segovia guitars, segovia guitar
segovia guitars, segovia guitar, style guitars: Hi, Vern-- I really could find no further information about Segovia guitars. I tend to think that it was just a brand name, as there were several companies during that period who were outsourcing their guitar manufacture to Japan and China and branding...

Guitar - General: Soloing in key, solo, guitar
solo, guitar, lead: I have one question for you. What do your ears tell you? That s a question to think about, because one common mistake made by new guitarist (or ANY instrumentalist, for that matter) is abiding by the rules and not paying attention to their ears. You know...

Guitar - General: Takemine Guitar, Takamine F340 guitar
Takamine F340 guitar: Hi Terry: Yours is from 1982 -- the first two digits are the year. I am not familiar with the exact model but from what I read they are decent all laminate guitars. Takamines are generally decent quality. The value is probably around $250-300 -- that is...

Guitar - General: tremlo trouble, whammy bar, tremolo system
whammy bar, tremolo system, gauge strings: Hi Nic, A rite of passage any Floyd Rose owner is learning the hard way that you should do string changes one-string-at-a-time.... Once you ve done an all-6-strings-at-once restringing job, it is largely a case of trial and error getting the guitar back...

Guitar - General: Having trouble progressing my guitar skill, free guitar lessons, finger dexterity
free guitar lessons, finger dexterity, guitar questions: Hi, Patrick-- I might have just the thing for you--Absolutely FREE Guitar Lessons. If you go to: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/free-guitar-resources.html You can take advantage of TONS of free lessons with graphics and mp3 files...

Guitar - General: i would like how much value a guitar has, zakk wylde guitar
zakk wylde guitar: Hi Michael: Sorry to say I haven t a clue about this guitar even if it weren t signed. Is this a Gibson or an Epiphone. In any case, it is very difficult to determine what an instrument is worth when signed by a famous person. I would imagine that there is...

Guitar - General: value of restored 1979 Les Paul custom, Restored guitars, Les Paul Custom
Restored guitars, Les Paul Custom: Hi Erron: I am no specialist in the world of LPs, but there is a difference between a collector s interest and a player s. I am not sure what you mean by functional piece of art hanging in an office . Does that mean that you don t want to play it? Aside...

Guitar - General: vantage guitar, Vantage, Japanese
Vantage, Japanese, Electric: Probably yours is one of the V_ series of guitars, I ve seen a few of those around...without a photo or better description of the type of cutaways, woods, finish and hardware it s a crapshoot though. I ll bet if you look at this website you ll see your model...

Guitar - General: Yamaha FG 300, Yamaha FG-300
Yamaha FG-300: Hi Damien: I wish I could answer your definitively, but in general I would say that your guitar is a decent laminated wood model. There is an eBay guide that has some info esp on the red labels: http://reviews.ebay.com/Selling-a-Yamaha-Acoustic-Guitar-on-eBay_W0QQugidZ10000000001148507...

Guitar - General: 1973 Ryoji, Ryoji Matsuoka
Ryoji Matsuoka: Hi Rey: I apologize that I do not have reams on information on this maker, but my main area of expertise is older instruments. I did find a link here with what looks like pretty reliable info: http://www.delcamp.net/forum/en/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3482...

Guitar - General: '76 Musicmaster Bass, fender musicmaster bass, blue book of guitars
fender musicmaster bass, blue book of guitars, guitar experts: Hi, Rob! 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: Acoustic Electric Guitars and Jumbo Guitars, acoustic, electric
acoustic, electric, acoustic/electric: Hi, Kyle! Awesome question. There are quite a number of differences in having any one of the three types: electric, acoustic, and electric-acoustic hybrids. First let s remember that the guitar is really the tool we use to do a certain job; in this case,...

Guitar - General: airline guitar, airline, guitar
airline, guitar, acoustic: Since Airline was one of those companies that had oodles of strange and unusual offerings, a few photos would be necessary in making any kind of determination to be honest. Also, since they re not in my area of expertise, I would probably recommend emailing...

Guitar - General: aria guitar, blue book of guitars, ross rock
blue book of guitars, ross rock, aria guitar: Hi, Dennis: 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: ballpark appraisal, 1973 Gibson L6S, 1967 Gibson SG
1973 Gibson L6S, 1967 Gibson SG: Hi BJ: Here are the book values for what you have: 1973 Gibson L6S: $1,000-1,200 1967 Gibson SG: (in Exc- all original) $6,500-8,000. I would devalue probably at least 30% from that from what you describe. Of course, if you are looking to sell you could...

Guitar - General: ballpark value of vintage strat, Dan Smith Fender Stratocaster
Dan Smith Fender Stratocaster: Hi Tim: I am no expert on the 100s of Strat variants but have educated myself just know on what a Dan Smith strat is. I hesitate to give you a hard and fast value for one of these since the small details (such as the input hardware) might impact the value....

Guitar - General: chord sequence, minor pentatonic scales, chord sequences
minor pentatonic scales, chord sequences, chord sequence: Thanks for your question. Typically you would expect to see chords which are diatonic to the key however you may, as you have noticed, from time to time find chords which are outside the key. Often such outside chords are used as passing chords, to add...

Guitar - General: Date Guitar, ebony gold, gold hardware
ebony gold, gold hardware, black ebony: Hello Richie. I believe www.bluebookinc.com can help you provide the information from the serial number you have provided. The website is of no charge, so you won t have to worry about losing any money. If it works, please provide feedback so I can...

Guitar - General: dobro tuners, Dobro, Resonator
Dobro, Resonator, Stewart MacDonald: Hi, J.W. I apologize that you didn t receive the original response (or even the initial follow-up). I ve replaced the computer I was using with a newer model and it seems to be working better now. Now, in theory, virtually any tuning key would work,...

Guitar - General: Effects Pedals and Mods, dunlop 535q crybaby, crybaby wah
dunlop 535q crybaby, crybaby wah, boss dd: Hi, Andy! First off, I’d say you have a pretty comprehensive setup for country. The compressor is probably one of your most important assets – Nashville lives by it! I really like the little MXR, by the way – it isn’t necessary to mod it, either; it’s great...

Guitar - General: How much is this epiphone worth?, Epiphone Olympic guitar
Epiphone Olympic guitar: Hi Emily: It looks like you folks lucked out on this guitar. It is an Epiphone Olympic. It is most likely from the mid-1960s. You can read more here: http://www.vintageguitars.org.uk/epiphoneOlympic.php Yours has the optional vibrato. They also made it...

Guitar - General: Floyd Rose Lock Nuts, Aria, Aria Pro
Aria, Aria Pro, guitar: Hi, Kyle! I’d suggest finding a small, construction/drafter’s ruler for your guitar kit, as it will prove indispensable for things like action, intonation, and pickup height. I use a thin, 6” stainless-steel rule that is marked down to increments of 1/64”...

Guitar - General: How much is this epiphone worth?, headstock, serial number
Guitar - General: How much is this epiphone worth?, headstock, serial number, guitars

Guitar - General: information about Aria AC 15, veneman, music shop
Guitar - General: information about Aria AC 15, veneman, music shop, best guitars

Guitar - General: information on my guild guitar, model number, korea
Guitar - General: information on my guild guitar, model number, korea, madeira guitar

Guitar - General: mahar guitars, squire, pick ups
Guitar - General: mahar guitars, squire, pick ups, gituars

Guitar - General: older Hohner Flying V guitar
Guitar - General: older Hohner Flying V guitar

Guitar - General: Tatay Guitar, spanish civil war, spain
Guitar - General: Tatay Guitar, spanish civil war, spain, england

Guitar - General: year and value, pawn shop, maria 12
Guitar - General: year and value, pawn shop, maria 12, santa maria

Guitar - General: fender guitar, Fender Jazz Bass
Fender Jazz Bass: Hi Annette: Your Fender Jazz Bass I believe was made in the mid-1970s and book value is around $2,500. You should have it insured. The value does depend on the condition and originality of the parts. I would take it to a reputable vintage dealer to get an...

Guitar - General: Guitar, vintage guitar shop, guitar model
vintage guitar shop, guitar model, accurate appraisal: The one thing I can guarantee is, the sound will be quite nice coming from that instrument. In this economy, it s tough to know the value of a guitar without having it in front of me. The best advice I can give you is, if you are looking to sell it, see if...

Guitar - General: guitar brand?, Harmony H15 Bobkat guitar
Harmony H15 Bobkat guitar: Hi Steve: I definitely agree that it looks like a Harmony H15 Bobkat. I am not so sure about the grooves being original, tho. From the photo they look kind of funky. More info and lots of photos here: http://harmony.demont.net/model.php?id=82 Check...

Guitar - General: Harmony Broadway Guitar, Harmony Broadway Guitar
Harmony Broadway Guitar: Hi Sue: Lots of info here and elsewhere on this site. http://harmony.demont.net/guitars/H955/259.htm I am not sure about the model number. it doesn t come up with a search. Does yours resemble the one on that page above? Value is probably $250-350...

Guitar - General: hi, fender twin reverb, tube saturation
fender twin reverb, tube saturation, state amps: Hi, Michelle! Good question; there are many who have the same one and haven t asked. There are actually multiple ways, and it depends upon what type of amplifier you re using. Many vintage tone guys like to use an old tube amp an max it out on volume...

Guitar - General: information about Aria AC 15, Aria AC 15 classical guitar
Aria AC 15 classical guitar: HI Rebecca: I probably can t tell you too much about this guitar. I did find this from this page: http://www.sulger.net/guitars/ The Arias are from 1977-1981. They both show normal wear for a 20-25 year old guitar that has been played. The AC-30 has...

Guitar - General: information on my guild guitar, Guild Madeira Guitar Model A-30R
Guild Madeira Guitar Model A-30R: Hi Patty: This was a budget guitar line imported by Guild called Madeira. I am not all that familiar with the specific model but a quick search seems to indicate that it is a dreadnaught size (large bodied) with solid top and laminated back and sides. It...

Guitar - General: jam, U2, improvisation
U2, improvisation, jam: I would ve written back sooner, but my notifications have been going to my SPAM folder. Anyhow... Try to keep in mind that musicians, for the most part, consider themselves artists, not technicians. So terminology is often interchangeable and loose. When...

Guitar - General: korg 1500 pedal problem, korg ax1500g, guitar processor
korg ax1500g, guitar processor, happy new year: My first instinct would be to blame the processor rather than the power supply. However, I think that this question is probably better posted to someone who is an expert in the field of electronics rather than myself as my area of expertise is music. ...

Guitar - General: MARTIN GUITAR, martin guitar, approximate value
martin guitar, approximate value, studio music: Hi, Phil-- The serial number indicates a late 1941 manufacture date. I can help you with the approximate value by providing information from the Blue Book. Be aware that the refinish will significantly affect the value: Here is is the Blue Book info:...

Guitar - General: Martin D18 - unusual inlay work, Martin D-18, custom pearl inlay
Martin D-18, custom pearl inlay: Hi Michael: I assume that it says D-18 on the neckblock? The only think i can think is that a third party inlaid that pearl as well as the fretboard. The fretboard looks like a D-45 and the top resembles some of the fancier guitars as well. The only part...

Guitar - General: mahar guitars, squier, mahar
squier, mahar, guitar: I ve never heard of that brand, personally. I guess it depends on a few factors when deciding which to buy: 1) How does it feel and sound? If it feels substantial, and has a good feeling neck/setup that s a start. Comparing it to the Squier in person would...

Guitar - General: National Bass, blue book of guitars, guitar experts
blue book of guitars, guitar experts, generic answers: Hi, Dave! 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: narrow neck classical, classical models, classical guitars
classical models, classical guitars, student models: Hi, Ron! I ve given a LOT of thought to your question to see if there s something that would suit you. I sincerely hope this doesn t strike you as bad news, but I believe you may have to make some adjustment in what you re looking for - classical guitars,...

Guitar - General: older Hohner Flying V guitar, hohner, gibson
hohner, gibson, v: You could always write the company (http://www.hohnerusa.com/) and see how well their records have been maintained over the past 30 years, but I ll tell you what has been my experience with Hohner stuff. Back in the mid 80 s Hohner was making all kindsa...

Guitar - General: pickguard, Les Paul, Epiphone
Les Paul, Epiphone, Pickguard: Hi, Edmund! This isn’t a really difficult modification to make; it’s just one that you need to ensure you’d like to undertake, considering that it will require drilling into the surface of the instrument and therefore altering the current finish. Once you’ve...

Guitar - General: pickup problem, volume switch, few days
volume switch, few days, ross: Hi, Brian! I need to ask if you’ve received my answer to your question; I’ve answered several within the last few days that are still showing in my “pending” column. I’m not sure if you’ve received the response or if this is a duplicated question. Please...

Guitar - General: question, guitar barre chords, bar chords
guitar barre chords, bar chords, open chords: Hi, Katy-- Bar chords are not that difficult and you can get free lessons at: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/guitar-barre-chords.html After you have studied the lessons, please feel free to ask me any additional questions. Good Luck with...

Guitar - General: Takemine, alvarez yari, guitar values
alvarez yari, guitar values, mint condition: $350 is a fairly average figure for that model. I have seen it as high as $650, but that is for a guitar that is mint condition. People tend to think Takamines should be one of the higher priced guitars, and some are, but they won t be as much as a Alvarez...

Guitar - General: Tatay Guitar, jose luis gonzales, vicente tatay
jose luis gonzales, vicente tatay, bonhams auction: Hi, Allan-- The Blue Book does not list these guitars. I was able to find information, however. This is a brief history of Vincente Tatay: Vicente Tatay was a guitar maker in Valencia. Vicente established his workshop in 1889. It was like most workshops...

Guitar - General: Tempo Guitar, blue book of guitars, string electric guitar
blue book of guitars, string electric guitar, sunburst finish: Hi, Karen! 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: Trouble restringing an old Yamaha, classical guitar restringing
classical guitar restringing: Hi Ali: I am not too familiar with that specific guitar. It looks like the tuners have some sort of metal core that either serves as a reinforcement for the plastic rollers or as a locking mechanism.That hole in the plastic bar should go right thru and you...

Guitar - General: tuning, concert pitch, acoutic guitar
concert pitch, acoutic guitar, sorry for the confusion: No problem, Shane! Digital tuners are almost always best, although with time and lots of training you ll get extremely close by ear. Don t put that tuner away, though - even seasoned pros have a good digital tuner onboard just to be sure. The standard...

Guitar - General: Vantage 12 String Acoustic, Vantage VS0-12 acoustic 12 string guitar
Vantage VS0-12 acoustic 12 string guitar: Hi Kathy: I could only find a few references to this guitar. One in the Netherlands for €199: http://www.bruunari.nl/for_sale.php?id=228 The same is on eBay by the same seller for $280. I also found one listed on Kijiji classifieds in Canada for...

Guitar - General: Vintage Martin D28, Vintage Martin D28
Vintage Martin D28: Hi Mike: According to my records that serial number would place it at 1945. I think the herringbone binding ended around 1947 so that would be consistent with your brother-in-law s guitar. One other highly-desired feature of the D-28 that changed over the...

Guitar - General: voxad30vt, wiring, ground
wiring, ground, guitar: Well, honestly if the problem s in your guitar, you re in luck cuz that s gonna be the easiest thing to fix (and FREE!). Most likely it was a crappy quick solder at the factory, I ve had the same thing happen on a couple guitars. Sounds like it s one of...

Guitar - General: Washburn D27s and Santa Cruz VA, Washburn D27s, Santa Cruz Vintage Artist
Washburn D27s, Santa Cruz Vintage Artist: Hi Dave: No comparison between the two in terms of value -- I think you probably know that. I can t really give you an actual exact value since I am not quite familiar with either guitar. I see the Washburn being worth in the area of $200-400 whereas...

Guitar - General: year and value, Fender Santa maria 12-string guitar
Fender Santa maria 12-string guitar: Hi Chris: By tyhe serial number I would say that this guitar was from 1990. Worth? Well it is a Korean-made 12 string, solid top and laminated back and sides. looks like the worth is not listed in any price book but it looks like they range from $150-250...

Guitar - General: 70's gibson sg, gibson, sg
gibson, sg, 70s: If I got a look at it I could help you narrow it down to within a couple years, if it s in fact the real deal. Sounds like a 73- 75 Special (they had the small blocks instead of dots---not the big blocks like a Custom, but smaller ones), but until I see some...

Guitar - General: Aria A-626 Twelve string, aria guitars, studio music
aria guitars, studio music, string guitar: Hi, Mikael-- This model is not listed in the Blue Book, nor could I find any info on the internet. None of the Aria guitars that I was able to find have that kind of tail piece. The best I can do is to give you the contact info for Aria--maybe they can...

Guitar - General: advice, epiphone emperor, fender 57
epiphone emperor, fender 57, musicians friend: Hey Razor, it depends on the model you re looking at. Some are made in china, Indonesia etc... Some are made in the USA. The ones made here cost more to make & are hand made by skilled & seasoned luthiers. The ones made overseas are likely made by automated...

Guitar - General: My amp, guitar combo amp, hot rod blues
guitar combo amp, hot rod blues, celestion speaker: Hey Randy, for starters, you re head is not tube, so that could be why it doesn t sound as warm as you think it should. It only has tube pre-amps for the dirty channel. The clean & the output are both solid state. I d say sell the whole thing & get yourself...

Guitar - General: Building a guitar, willow wood, guitar bodies
willow wood, guitar bodies, guitar construction: Hi Dylan, Thanks for your question. I can t recall ever having heard of willow being used for guitar building, so I m going to guess that it probably isn t that suitable. Guitar bodies need to be made of a good quality, well-seasoned hardwood. The type...

Guitar - General: basic steps for composing black metal, songwriting, metal
songwriting, metal, unique: My first question is, are you LIMITING yourself to a genre? If so, I would strongly suggest not doing it. Having a preferred genre or style is one thing, being a slave to one form of music is a mistake. Listen to a little bit of everything (from bluegrass...

Guitar - General: Chords??, luck frank, barre chord
luck frank, barre chord, quarter notes: Hi, Thomas! The best way to pick up switching from chord to chord is to practice slowly, perhaps with a metronome. Start with one note, then switch to the other after four counts. Keep doing this until you can do it with no problems, then half...

Guitar - General: Decal, hohner company, technology park drive
hohner company, technology park drive, ebay: Hi, Steven-- I could find no sources on the internet. The best thing to do would be to contact the Hohner company and see if they have any idea where you could locate the decal: Hohner, Inc. 1000 Technology Park Drive Glen Allen, Virginia 23059-4500...

Guitar - General: emg's 81, emg 81, bridge position
emg 81, bridge position, bridge one: Hey William, the way you fix it is by raising & lowering each of the pickups until they match in output on the clean tone. One test you can do is to measure the pickups outputs with a volt meter to make sure they re working properly & also to check to see...

Guitar - General: Building a guitar, linden wood, truss rod
Guitar - General: Building a guitar, linden wood, truss rod, great strides

Guitar - General: basic steps for composing black metal, chord progressions, metal guitars
Guitar - General: basic steps for composing black metal, chord progressions, metal guitars, metal musicians

Guitar - General: guitar question, prairie state, grampa
Guitar - General: guitar question, prairie state, grampa, grama

Guitar - General: Valencia Guitar, artesano, classical guitar
Guitar - General: Valencia Guitar, artesano, classical guitar, google

Guitar - General: Gibson SG RD series, seymour duncan pick ups, getting rid of the flu
seymour duncan pick ups, getting rid of the flu, gibson sg: Hi Kevin! Sorry for the delayed response to your question. Getting rid of viruses feels like getting rid of the flu during this time of season! Anyway, I think your best bet may be to check with Gibson. I checked eBay to no avail, but you may see...

Guitar - General: Good Guitar Solos, hotel california eagles, free guitar lessons
hotel california eagles, free guitar lessons, guns n roses: Hi, Gabriel-- First of all, the solos in Sweet Child sound a lot harder that they are. Here are some more ideas for you as far as great solos: Santeria--Sublime 2nd into solo--One--Metallica Hotel California--Eagles Beat It (Solo by Eddie Van Halen)...

Guitar - General: Guiltar Selection, local music store, classic guitars
local music store, classic guitars, beatles songs: Hey Kaz, that s a no-brainer man. I would never buy a guitar that I haven t played first. If you buy a guitar direct from the internet, you may end up getting a guitar that you really can t stand. If you go & play the eight guitars at your local music store,...

Guitar - General: Guitar Stands, hillsboro oregon, engineering design
hillsboro oregon, engineering design, guitars: Hi Will: Briefly, the problem stems from having a stand that is both stable and portable yet light in weight. I would definitely think there could be improvements. I haven t personally had guitars break when falling off a stand but i can easily see how it...

Guitar - General: Guitar Stands, shapes and sizes, hillsboro oregon
shapes and sizes, hillsboro oregon, thicknesses: Will - It s about time someone addressed this problem....and indeed it s always been a problem. Just last night I was setting my bass guitar into it s a-frame saddle, but the guitar sat too low in the saddle and the bottom of it rubbed onto the floor. The...

Guitar - General: Guitar Stands, guitar stand, hillsboro oregon
guitar stand, hillsboro oregon, engineering design: I ve not got a whole lot of experience with guitar stands - I have a couple which I ve used for ages and not really had any cause to change. One thought though - a guitar stand should have sufficient padding so that the guitar is cushioned. This should be...

Guitar - General: Could Guitar Stands be Better Constructed?, durable kind, inexperienced users
durable kind, inexperienced users, hillsboro oregon: Hi, Will-- I certainly support your research. In my opinion, the way that guitar stands are currently designed could definitely be improved. The swivel motion of the holder is prone to dumping guitars, especially those placed min the stand by inexperienced...

Guitar - General: Guitar Stands, two guitars, hillsboro oregon
two guitars, hillsboro oregon, ellipses: Hi Will, I do think guitar stands could stand to be improved dramatically actually. I think they need to be lighter, more compact but stronger & built in such a way so that the guitar is held firmly in place & the stand won t topple over when you pic your...

Guitar - General: guitar notes, guitar music theory, free guitar lessons
guitar music theory, free guitar lessons, guitar notes: Hi, Liz-- When you see the note Middle C written, play the note that is on your 5th string, 3rd fret. There is a chart of the notes in 1st position at: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/guitar-music-theory.html Also, you might want...

Guitar - General: guitar question, mid 1920s, body guitars
mid 1920s, body guitars, mid 1930s: Hi, Allen-- I also could find no information on this specific model. Is there any identification on the headstock? There was a guitar company called Prairie State . I might possibly be one of th3ese guitars except I could not find out whether or not they...

Guitar - General: Hohner, free guitar lessons, dreadnought body
free guitar lessons, dreadnought body, pensacola fla: Hi, Bill-- If you are thinking of buying this guitar, be sure to check out the neck thoroughly. It is not a good idea to leave too little tension on the neck for that length of time. Tune it and see if it eventually will maintain the tuning. As far as...

Guitar - General: which hand, left handed guitars, left hander
left handed guitars, left hander, finger work: Hi, Thanks for your question. If you re right-handed, then the accepted way to play is to strum/pick with your right hand and fret with your left (that might seem a bit counter-intuituve as you re asking your weaker hand to perform the generally more...

Guitar - General: Left hand guitar, lefty guitars, left handed guitars
lefty guitars, left handed guitars, left hand guitar: Kevin - You re correct. Left handed acoustics can be somewhat expensive. If you are a newbie player, my advice would be to purchase a right handed acoustic and change the strings around for left handed play. The vast majority of new guitar players quit within...

Guitar - General: id's, general idea, story news
general idea, story news, ebay: I couldn t really find any information by serial number, but I did find this website that may help: http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/news/news-story/news_id/530 I didn t see anything under BA but hopefully you ll find it! If all else fails, try to find a guitar...

Guitar - General: How do I improve my guitar playing ??, free guitar lessons, skill level
free guitar lessons, skill level, electric guitar: Hi, Charles-- I really cannot give you specific advice because I have no idea where your skill level is at this point. In other words, the thorough learning of chords, scales, etc. takes much more than one year of playing. Maybe if you asked yourself...

Guitar - General: locking nut?, spray lubricants, friction material
spray lubricants, friction material, soft pencil: Hi TJ, Thanks for your question. You probably could fit a locking nut to your guitar but there some other options which, if I were you, I d try before fitting a locking nut. Make sure that the string slots on your existing nut are cut correctly for...

Guitar - General: Major and minor Pentatonic Scales, minor pentatonic scales, free guitar lessons
minor pentatonic scales, free guitar lessons, pentatonic guitar scale: Hi, Evan-- Yes, you can use patterns to stay in the same key and start on any fret. The best thing to do is try to find a diagram of all of the notes in a C pent minor scale and the n you will see their relationships on every fret. Best Wishes, Lynn...

Guitar - General: Maton L202(SPECIAL), maton guitars, top bottom
maton guitars, top bottom, excellent condition: Hi Jaril: I don t have much info except that Maton guitars were built in Australia since 1946. They rarely get over here in the US. You are probably in better position in Australia finding out the info you want. They are still in business: http://www.maton.com.au/...

Guitar - General: mesa boogie dual rectifier, seymour duncan dimebucker, mesa boogie dual rectifier
seymour duncan dimebucker, mesa boogie dual rectifier, bridge position: Hey Donnie, standard wiring for a mono 4x12 speaker cab is series parallel. This means that you would wire 2 sets of speakers in series, then hook them up together in parallel. What I was talking about though, is the wood that the cab is made from, the type...

Guitar - General: noel gallagher amp setting, cover band oasis, noel gallagher
cover band oasis, noel gallagher, oasis tribute: It looks like you have good setting for a Noel Gallagher sound. I might recommend taking down the treble to 7, and upping the bass to around 4 or 5. Also, I would recommend a fuzzbox. Generally, as a rule, Oasis was big into fuzz, and that will go along...

Guitar - General: Should I Play Guitar Right Handed or Left Handed?, free guitar lessons, left handed guitar
free guitar lessons, left handed guitar, impossible feat: Hi, JJ-- I am totally confused. Are you now playing a left handed guitar? If not, I don t understand how you are fretting with your right hand unless you are playing the guitar upside down--in which case you are accomplishing an almost impossible feat!...

Guitar - General: pedal ogganizing & the fx loop, zakk wylde overdrive, digitech whammy pedal
zakk wylde overdrive, digitech whammy pedal, mxr zakk wylde overdrive: Hi Mario, I would chain them in this order: Tuner Volume Wah Rotovibe Whammy Overdrive The Delay is the only effect you have that I d run through the FX loop, & that s only if you re using the dirty channels on the amp. If you re running clean &...

Guitar - General: scratchy input jack, scratchy sound, guitar pedal
scratchy sound, guitar pedal, neutrik: Hey Shannon, I m not familiar wit that amp s topology, so I m not sure how tricky it would be to replace the jack. If I had to venture a guess I d say it d probably surface mounted to a PCB, so you better have a good iron & good touch or you ll be lifting...

Guitar - General: Off-set saddles and bridge cover, strat, stratocaster
strat, stratocaster, 80s: Strats aren t my forte so I can t really be of too much help in that department other than I would recommend that you visit the Fender.com forums and post your question there (along with some photos for reference). I ll bet they ll have you up and going in...

Guitar - General: Valencia Guitar, valencia guitars, parlor guitar
valencia guitars, parlor guitar, student model: Hi, Cory-- Valencia guitars are not listed in the Blue Book nor could I find any information about them. It sounds like a student model or a parlor guitar. Unfortunately, whatever value it might have had will be greatly reduced by the condition that...

Guitar - General: value, sigma, guild
sigma, guild, acoustic: Patti, Since neither of the guitars you mentioned are in my line of expertise, I really don t have a clue without a little research. I would recommend first a stop over at eBay.com, because sometimes the best way to determine the actual value of any instrument...

Guitar - General: volume problem, gibson sg, volume pot
gibson sg, volume pot, bad cap: Hi Yusya, I d say that it sounds like the volume pot needs to be replaced. If you have any experience soldering, it s easy enough to do yourself, just unhook one wire at a time & re-solder to the new pot. (Don t pull everything off at the same time unless...

Guitar - General: volume problem, gibson, sg
gibson, sg, pot: You very well could have a faulty or damaged volume pot on the bridge pickup. I usually only back off a hair when I use my volume control as a dynamic tool, so for me as long as it s all-on or all-off I could care less. But if you re using it for swells and...

Guitar - General: 11 fret not making sound, flathead screwdriver, truss rod
flathead screwdriver, truss rod, g string: Have you tried giving the guitar some relief? I m not sure if you ve had it setup yet or not, but one thing to do is adjust the truss rod enough so that it may help. If you do not feel comfortable doing this alone, try hiring a tech to do it for you. It...

Guitar - General: 1986 SG Gibson, gibson, sg
gibson, sg, value: Nigel, Your guitar is an SG Special model. In that time period the Specials lacked a pickguard and had the 3-knob/1-switch layout like that. As no-frills as they ever were, but a solid axe for sure! As far as the value is concerned, well, I ve seen them...

Guitar - General: Amps and cabs, watts rms, band rehearsal
watts rms, band rehearsal, watt amp: Hi Sam, Thanks for your question. 4x12 cabs aren t inherently louder, but those extra speakers help to project the sound more. I m afraid I m not really onto the electronics side of things, so I m a bit limited in what advice I can offer regarding...

Guitar - General: Analog Reverb, tube reverb, digital reverb
tube reverb, digital reverb, boss pedals: Hey Mark, I m not sure it s that big a deal. I use a Fender 57 Tweed Twin & just for convenience sake I run an EH Holy Grail Reverb with it & it sounds great. I wouldn t mind getting a tube reverb tank for it, but it s really just one extra thing to lug around...

Guitar - General: amps and cabinets, extension cabinet, parallel configuration
extension cabinet, parallel configuration, little knowledge: Hey Dustin, it has to be 16 Ohms. That doesn t totally limit you though, you can use one 16 Ohm speaker, 2 8 Ohms in series, 2 16 s in Parallel or 4 8 ohm speaker wired in standard Series Parallel configuration. Hope that helps, if you need anything else,...

Guitar - General: Dean Dimebonics ML Guitar, dean guitars, dean company
dean guitars, dean company, deanguitars: Hi, raj-- All Dean guitars are currently produced in Fla, Korea, Japan, or China. The best way to find out where this particular guitar is made is to contact the Dean company directly: 4924 West Waters Ave. Tampa, FL 33634 www.deanguitars.com questions@deanguitars.com...

Guitar - General: How to evaluate?, electric guitar players, music generes
electric guitar players, music generes, whammy bar: Singing with a microphone is an interesting point. The microphone would help, but only in certain ways. For example if I can t project my voice very well then a microphone would help me to deliver a performance better suited to a large auditorium. However,...

Guitar - General: 1986 SG Gibson
Guitar - General: 1986 SG Gibson

Guitar - General: notes, tube amp, gain input
Guitar - General: notes, tube amp, gain input, light strings

Guitar - General: Guitar amp + multiefects or digital amp?, vox pathfinder 10, fx boxes
vox pathfinder 10, fx boxes, digital amp: Hi Enrique, In my opinion, the best possible sound is achieved with a tube amp & stomp box pedals. I really can t stand the sound of multi FX boxes, so am really not the right guy to answer this question. I know that if you get yourself a nice tube amp combo...

Guitar - General: Guitar Cable Problem, local music store, guitar cables
local music store, guitar cables, cable problem: Have you tried withi with another cable? If the problem only happens wiht one cable, then it would indicate that there is a problem with the cable - possibly a bad/damaged connection in one of the plugs, or poor screening in the cable which is causing interference....

Guitar - General: Guitar care, mr sheen, light furniture
mr sheen, light furniture, sure what country: Hi Kevin, Thanks for your question. Dusting your guitar with a soft duster should be adequate in the way of routine care and attention. An occasional polish is no bad thing though if you want to keep your pride and joy looking good. You can generally use...

Guitar - General: Guitar theory questions, basic music theory, electric guitar lessons
basic music theory, electric guitar lessons, theory questions: Hey Jason. The 5 in the chord usually denotes that the chord is really just a fifth, with two roots in an octave apart. Each note in a scale has a number, 1 - 8, to show where it is in the scale. The 1, 3, 5, signify major third intervals...

Guitar - General: Guitar tuning dead spots, local music store, truss rod
local music store, truss rod, guitar neck: Hi Rod, Thanks for your question. This sounds to me like your guitar isn t set up quite right for the strings you are using. Inside the neck there s a steel rod (called a truss rod) and the purpose of this is to counter-balance the tension of the strings...

Guitar - General: guitars, treble staff, hertz
treble staff, hertz, pitch: Pitch is measured simply by the frequency of a vibrating string in Hertz. For example, the pitch A on the treble staff is 440 Hertz. All others also have a certain frequency, as well. However, 440 has been the only note thus far that I ve used frequently....

Guitar - General: Hoyer real?, hoyer, brand
hoyer, brand, guitar: To my knowledge, it should indeed have some logo or brand indicator on it. Your best bet is to try to get some decent photos of it and refer to Gruhn Guitars (just Google them), they are one of the more up-to-snuff places to authenticate such an uncommon piece....

Guitar - General: leslie affect, guitar effects pedals, black hole sun
guitar effects pedals, black hole sun, free guitar lessons: Hi, Duane-- The Leslie was a speaker system used extensively in the 1970 s on Hammond Organs. It utilizes a revolving horn and bass baffle to reproduce the Doppler effect. This speaker system has been hooked up to guitars in some cases. Some examples...

Guitar - General: Major chord shape, semitone, music link
semitone, music link, fret: Chords are made up of a series of notes from a scale. In the case of a major scale, the 1st, 3rd and 5th notes from the scale (so, in the case of B major, the chord contains B, D# and F#. The shape used for that chord is the one necessary to include these...

Guitar - General: Martin Guitar, couple options, guitar shops
couple options, guitar shops, martin guitar: You have a couple options. First, and probably best, is to take it to a local guitar shop. Vintage guitar shops are better, but a place like Guitar Center would be good, too. Second, if you feel comfortable determining the condition of the car on your own,...

Guitar - General: making it more complicated, classical guitar lessons, ultimate guitar tabs
classical guitar lessons, ultimate guitar tabs, christmas eve service: Hi Kara! Looking at this tab, the first thing that came to mind was maybe just playing the notes in an arpeggio. Another instinct was to finger pick the lead note and use your other fingers to harmonize with that note. There s a link to the SATB...

Guitar - General: National Guitar, national guitars, mid 1930s
national guitars, mid 1930s, body guitars: Hi, Shawn-- I am sorry to say that I can t tell anything about the guitar with the info given. A model name or number would possibly help. A date of manufacture would help more. National guitars have been manufactured by several companies over a period...

Guitar - General: notes, tony, iommi
tony, iommi, black: With those dark sounding early Marshalls and Laneys, Tony and a lot of other cats back then used a treble-booster pedal (the Dallas Rangemaster), which added some cut and clean boost to the amps. A similar effect can be acheived with an overdrive pedal...

Guitar - General: Prairie state guitar, mid 1920s, body guitars
mid 1920s, body guitars, mid 1930s: Hi, Rudy-- The Blue Book does not give prices for these guitars. Here is the information that is provided in the Blue Book: Instruments previously produced between the mid-1920s and the early 1940s. Also see Larson Brothers. The Larson brothers added...

Guitar - General: problem with capos?, d addario, epiphone les paul
d addario, epiphone les paul, two guitars: Hi Chris, Thanks for your question. That s a good capo that you ve got there, so I d expect it to work OK (although there is always the possibility that you ve lucked out and got one which has a problem). I m inclined to think that the problem may be due...

Guitar - General: Ranking musicians, electric guitar players, electric guitarists
electric guitar players, electric guitarists, unplugged album: Each guitar style is different and hard to rank against other people and other styles. However, I would flat out disagree with your assertion that electric guitarists are overrated. What you have to remember is, most electric guitar players started on an acoustic...

Guitar - General: Soloing, two sharps, key signature
two sharps, key signature, rhythm guitar: Hey Austin. To find out what key you re playing in, there is a key signature to tell you exactly what key you re in. When you look to the left of the piece you are playing (provided there is sheet music), you will see some characters that look like...

Guitar - General: speakers, pickups, sg
pickups, sg, les paul: Yes, the Iommi- buckers are a little steep, but you do get what you pay for with them. His signature pickup is supposedly based on a mix between his custom-made pickups in that old JayDee SG and the P-90 s in his original 64 Special (the old Monkey SG)....

Guitar - General: Using English Amplifiers in France, changeing, 50 cycles
changeing, 50 cycles, annoying problem: Hi, Charlie-- As you know,France has 220-volt 50-hertz electrical service. The current alternates at 50 cycles, not 60. This means that even though you can use a plug adapter to make your amp plugs fit the French type of outlet, your amp may not operate...

Guitar - General: valveking problem, amp, amplifier
amp, amplifier, valves: Unfortunately with tube/valve amps, they can be moody lil buggers and you never know what they re gonna do. Unfortunately, unless you re a savvy amp technician there aren t many consumer-friendly things you can do other than some basic steps to eliminate...

Guitar - General: wiring diagram, mini toggle switches, rr10
mini toggle switches, rr10, maintenance issues: Hello Bill! I found a website that may help you out according to the specs on your guitar. It is: http://www.guitarelectronics.com/category/wiringresources.3_pickup_diagrams/. I looked on Washburn s website and you can also reach them at 1-800-877-6863...

Guitar - General: 1981 Ramirez, estudio series, string height
estudio series, string height, guitar two: Hi, Tim-- The Studio series guitars all are built to a 650mm string length. As far as the 6th string height, if the low height is due to wear on the nut, then a new nut will correct the problem. It might be wise to contact the Ramirez company and ask...

Guitar - General: 2001 LES PAUL, free guitar lessons, pawn shop
free guitar lessons, pawn shop, les paul: Hi, Ben-- I left off the DW and did a search for the serial number 03101446. which indicates that your guitar was made at the Nashville Plant, TN, USA November 6th, 2001 Production Number: 146 Hope this helps. Best Wishes, Lynne Absolutely Free...

Guitar - General: What Age to Learn Guitar?, free guitar lessons, learning to play the guitar
free guitar lessons, learning to play the guitar, will find tons: Hi, Shu Hui-- I think that 12 is a perfect age to learn to play the guitar! Your previous musical experience will definitely be helpful. You will want to check out our Absolutely Free Guitar Lessons: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/free-guitar-resources.html...

Guitar - General: Attaching a Guitar Strap, free guitar lessons, valuable free resources
free guitar lessons, valuable free resources, will find tons: Hi Isobel-- Typically, a strap comes with a fastening cord if it is meant to be tied to the neck. If your strap does not have one, you could use a piece of leather cord. Thread it under the strings on the headstock near the nut. Alternately, you can...

Guitar - General: C-46 arch top Vega guitar, scatches, possably
scatches, possably, series models: Hi, Wendy-- The Blue Book does not list the C Series models separately. This series was manufacture from the 1930 s to the 1950 s. Unfortunately, there is no reliable source for Vega serial numbers. I was able to find information, however, that the model...

Guitar - General: Charvel Acoustic Guitar, Charvel, Acoustic
Charvel, Acoustic, 550: A question similar to this has already been answered elsewhere on the site ;) Follow the link to read the post to see what was written. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Guitar-General-649/Charvel-Acoustic-Guitars.htm I agree with Bill and would say that it...

Guitar - General: Damn pedal inputs, taking the time, oz
taking the time, oz, peace: Hi Oscar, it s really up to you man. If you know how to solder, it should be easy enough to fix, it s just a matter of taking the time. If you have to bring it in, then I d say don t bother. Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just drop me a line....

Guitar - General: esteban guitar: real or just another knockoff, home shopping network, little faith
home shopping network, little faith, guitar store: Unfortunately, I am not too familiar with the actual history of the Esteban brand, and information on them is limited to say the least. There is ALWAYS a possibility of another Esteban brand out there that might ve been around prior to the Home Shopping...

Guitar - General: C-46 arch top Vega guitar, vega, wendy
Guitar - General: C-46 arch top Vega guitar, vega, wendy, amp

Guitar - General: Using a Vox AC4TVH as a Pre Amp, ac4, poweramp
Guitar - General: Using a Vox AC4TVH as a Pre Amp, ac4, poweramp, speaker output

Guitar - General: guitar price, price, value
price, value, takamine: Your best bet for determining value of an instrument is one of two methods: 1) You should take several very high-resolution photos of the guitar (front, back, neck, headstock, and any notable wear/tear), and contact a well-known vintage/used specialist...

Guitar - General: hi....just need a general opinion of my playing, musical interaction, band situation
musical interaction, band situation, session work: I ve listened to some of your stuff and you certainly have a very broad range, and technical ability. I view AllExperts as a question/answer site, so please don t take offence if I don t spend a long time listening to your stuff and giving a detailed critique...

Guitar - General: New Treasure ! Harmony Guitar, musical instrument manufacturers, free guitar lessons
musical instrument manufacturers, free guitar lessons, valuable free resources: Hi, Bobby-- The number is most likely a serial number. Unfortunately, Harmony serial numbers do not identify the model. From the Blue Book: The Harmony Company of Chicago, IL was one of the largest American musical instrument manufacturers. Harmony...

Guitar - General: Pickup Repair Help!, copper wire, coil pickups
copper wire, coil pickups, single coil: Hey Mario, unless your pickup is antique & expensive, I d suggest you just replace it. They are near impossible to repair properly without the proper machinery. You need to unravel the wire till you find the break, repair the break, then rewind the pickup....

Guitar - General: Rogue guitar, gruhn guitars, mandolin bros
gruhn guitars, mandolin bros, google: There is a possibility that there was an old instrument manufacturer/distributor called Rogue ...look at brands like Cort, Epiphone, Silvertone, Danelectro and several others which have been born-again under new ownership/management. But I personally have...

Guitar - General: Strings on a bigsby., local music store, moveable bridge
local music store, moveable bridge, tune o matic: Hey Matt, I would just use some Carnauba wax. That should buff out the finish no problems. If you don t know how to change the strings on your own, I strongly suggest you get someone at your local music store show you how to do it. It would take too long for...

Guitar - General: speaker cabinet matching, power watts, optimum tone
power watts, optimum tone, excess stress: Hello, Short answer: match everything. You have power (watts) and impedance (ohms) at your disposal. If you mismatch impedance you introduce a number of problems. When you match impedance you allow for: 1) optimum volume, and 2) optimum tone (including...

Guitar - General: speed picking/pick positioning, pick, thickness
pick, thickness, material: First, before I answer your question, let me remind you (or preach to you) that while speed may be impressive to some, before you take on fast scales, sweep-picking, etc. you should make sure your accuracy is decent AND that there s some FEEL to what you...

Guitar - General: sweet guitar songs, cry baby cry, beatles cry baby cry
cry baby cry, beatles cry baby cry, stone temple pilots: OK. Here we go, buddy. Get out your pen and paper. Beatles: Cry Baby Cry, Norwegian Wood (This Bird has Flown), Do You Want to Know a Secret, Hey Jude, Get Back, Mother Nature s Son, Blackbird, I m So Tired. Oasis: Don t Look Back in Anger, Live Forever,...

Guitar - General: Tube amp, power attenuator, 4 ohms
power attenuator, 4 ohms, watt amp: Hey Guy, there s something you need to know about wattage. In order for an amp to be twice as loud as another as measured in dB s, it has to have TEN times the wattage. In other words, an amp twice as loud as yours would be a thousand watts. That means that...

Guitar - General: truss rod, alvarez rd10, repair time
alvarez rd10, repair time, zane: Hi Zane. Your acoustic will need to be sent to a local repair shop for a replacement truss rod. Unfortunately, this is something that is not exactly a Do It Yourself type repair. Time and labor varies, so you may get a bigger range on how much it will...

Guitar - General: all tube amp !, fender amps, dave gilmour
fender amps, dave gilmour, preamp tubes: I am not an amp tech, and my choice in amps is very specific (I m a Marshall guy, straight-up), so I m not going to be able to really help you on the subject of variations in tone based on power-tube (the real tone is going to be determined by the PREamp tubes...

Guitar - General: tuning up half a step, weather change, half a step
weather change, half a step, natural tone: Hey Tom, you will have to do a small set up if anything seems a little out of place, but generally speaking, if it plays fine & sounds good, don t bother with it till the next weather change. You won t hurt your guitar at all either man, so don t worry about...

Guitar - General: Using a Vox AC4TVH as a Pre Amp, free guitar lessons, pre amp
free guitar lessons, pre amp, peavey transtube: Hi, Zane-- I am not an expert on combining amp heads, but I think it would be OK to use the Vox as a pre amp to the Peavey being that the Vox is 4 Watts and the Peavey is 100 Watts. Since the output of the Vox is 16 Ohms, that is what the Vox cabinet requires,...

Guitar - General: vintage guitar?, vintage guitar shop, cowboys and indians
vintage guitar shop, cowboys and indians, tuning keys: It all depends on the model. Some Larks from the 1940s can go for around $1000 according to my research. It all depends on the stickers. If the previous owner put them on, your guitar is worthless. I am sorry, but that is the case. No collector or vintage...

Guitar - General: confused, gibson, epiphone
gibson, epiphone, les paul: Your guitar is an Epiphone then. Gibson owns Epiphone (the Les Paul Epi s are very close to their Gibson counterparts aside from the finishes, the beauty of the wood and the pickups), so it s technically a Les Paul but isn t technically a Gibson . It...

Guitar - General: Wondering on perserving autographs on guitar, autograph, guitar
autograph, guitar, preservation: I just recently got a chance to see the TSO and I was blown away. There were a few songs here and there that lent themselves a little too far towards Broadway, but boy did they make up for it when the huge bombastic numbers came back! Plus, I ll admit to a...

Guitar - General: My 1962 Gibson SG Guitar, SG, Gibson
SG, Gibson, date: About your guitar: Jimi played only one color of SG I ever saw (a white on white large-pickguard late-60 s Custom), but he played Strats of all colors and the occasional black Flying V (later painted up with a psychedelic paint job). The only thing I can...

Guitar - General: 1981 Jose Ramirez classical guitar, stringing a classical guitar, ramirez classical guitar
stringing a classical guitar, ramirez classical guitar, guitaras: Hi, Jane-- It is nice to hear from someone with a genuine Jose Ramirez. As far as re-stringing, I think that there is little danger of damage by a qualified repair person. If you are worried, why not restring it yourself? It is not that difficult. If...

Guitar - General: 70's Gibson SG Special, gibson, sg
gibson, sg, special: I don t understand what you meant by sort of a cream bound neck that does not extend past the frets , but by what you ve told me (dot neck, mini-humbuckers), and assuming it s most likely a walnut brown or cherry finish and has a single-ply pickguard it s...

Guitar - General: Alvarez Yari DY85, vintage guitar shop, mother of pearl inlay
vintage guitar shop, mother of pearl inlay, alvarez yari: I ve been doing some research for you over the last few days to get some info. From what I have seen, the buying price for that particular model varies wildly. But, seeing as it s an Alvarez Yari (I have a 76 model that I love), I would hold onto it. Yari...

Guitar - General: American Stratocaster Pick Guard, switch blade, pickguard
switch blade, pickguard, bare wire: Hi, Austin! The electronics are, in fact, connected to your current pickguard. The good thing about the Stratocaster is that with careful disassembly, you can leave everything wired up and just re-install into your new pickguard for mounting on your axe....

Guitar - General: Amps for Acoustic / Electric, fishman loudbox 100, wah wah pedal
fishman loudbox 100, wah wah pedal, little lanilei: Pretty much any distortion pedal is going to give you that effect. It all depends on what kind of overdrive sound you want. What I mean by that is, if you are looking for a heavy overdrive sound, you can get that out of a wah wah pedal, chorus, flanging or...

Guitar - General: amp ohms/cab ohms, 4 ohms, impedance values
4 ohms, impedance values, trace elliot: Hey Zack, if your cab switches impedance, it s probably because it can run mono/stereo, so I d set it to run mono & set the head to match. It seems a bit strange that it will run 4, 8 & 16 ohms - I don t know how they d have to wire that to get it to work...

Guitar - General: black sabbath tone, vox ad30vt, black sabbath
vox ad30vt, black sabbath, tube amp: Hey Dean, get yourself a tube amp & you ll have instant Sabbath tone. Try running the neck pickup too. It doesn t have to be an expensive tube amp either, I can get killer Sabbath tones from my Fender Blues Jr. Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just...

Guitar - General: brocken neck ?, flathead screwdriver, jerwin
flathead screwdriver, jerwin, truss rod: Hey Jerwin! From what you provided, it sounds like your action could need some work. Some guitars will allow you to adjust it using a flathead screwdriver. If you just bought it, you may want to seek advice about getting it set up , meaning pickups...

Guitar - General: My Dad's Alvarez, blue book of guitars, guitar experts
blue book of guitars, guitar experts, generic answers: Hi, David! 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: Electric guitar volume problems, volume pot, volume problems
volume pot, volume problems, cable problem: Hey Dave, it could be anything from a cable problem or cold solder joint to a bad pedal or electrical connection. Plug the guitar straight into the amp without using any pedals or anything & see if the problem persists. If so, swap the cable. If it still...

Guitar - General: Fender Strat Squire with Floyd Rose, stewart macdonald, stew mac
stewart macdonald, stew mac, floyd rose: Hi Dave! You’ve come to the right place – I’m a long-time user of Floyd Rose systems and I absolutely love them. This system is still, in my opinion, the best one for keeping you in tune with heavy trem use; it does have its own set of rules, though. ...

Guitar - General: Fender stratocaster, blue book of guitars, guitar experts
blue book of guitars, guitar experts, fender strat: Hi, Mike! First off, I d like you to peruse my archived answers to see how I feel about the whole American made conspiracy, and why I think companies use this as a marketing tag for profit rather than it translating into any real value. There was a point...

Guitar - General: 1981 Jose Ramirez classical guitar, jose ramirez, luthier
Guitar - General: 1981 Jose Ramirez classical guitar, jose ramirez, luthier, acoustic guitar

Guitar - General: 70's Gibson SG Special
Guitar - General: 70's Gibson SG Special

Guitar - General: Amps for Acoustic / Electric, billy gibbons, tube amp
Guitar - General: Amps for Acoustic / Electric, billy gibbons, tube amp, dirty blues

Guitar - General: guitar value, brazilian rosewood, guild f30
Guitar - General: guitar value, brazilian rosewood, guild f30, gentelman

Guitar - General: What is my guitar worth?, california music company, southern california music company
Guitar - General: What is my guitar worth?, california music company, southern california music company, southern california music

Guitar - General: help! my son wants to trade guitars again..., even compromise, emgs
Guitar - General: help! my son wants to trade guitars again..., even compromise, emgs, luthier

Guitar - General: Technique hindered by inflexible ring finger?, shapes and patterns, barre chord
Guitar - General: Technique hindered by inflexible ring finger?, shapes and patterns, barre chord, three strings

Guitar - General: Gibson acoustic J55, gibson guitars, sherbrooke st
gibson guitars, sherbrooke st, trust rod: Hi Gerry, I ve never seen a Gibson that uses a screwdriver for the truss rod myself, I d contact Gibson directly about it. The serial is a bit tough to go on, it sort of sits either in the 1967 category, or the 1973 category, (More likely 73 due to the A...

Guitar - General: Guitar accessories, guitar, cables
guitar, cables, splitter: I can give you the simple, shaky answer and say yes , and tell you that you can buy a 1/4 mono to split 1/4+1/4 mono at your local Radio Shack or similar electronics store, altough that s going to somewhat compromise your tone and maybe create ground/noise...

Guitar - General: Guitar Recommendation, dreadnought guitar, mahogany body
dreadnought guitar, mahogany body, yairi: Hi, Anna Marie! First off, let s look at some good sources for you: www.musiciansfriend.com www.zzounds.com Also, you might want to look at the build-it-yourself kits at: www.stewmac.com Now, since you ve said you would prefer a restored...

Guitar - General: Guitar warp, dave dixon, timber supplier
dave dixon, timber supplier, dear dave: I suspect that you may be able to do something about this, such as drying the wood in a controlled way. However, this is outside my area of expertise really. If you consult with the repair guy at your local guitar store, or maybe even speak to a local timber...

Guitar - General: guitar value, carlo greco, guild f30
carlo greco, guild f30, refret: Hi, Ed! I normally discourage “value” questions and suggest that a little homework and research will suffice – your instrument, however, deserves further attention. My suggestion is to have the guitar professionally appraised (by an actual instrument appraiser)....

Guitar - General: What is my guitar worth? followup, california music company, southern california music company
california music company, southern california music company, southern california music: Hi, Terry-- Maybe a letter to Martin. I found the S. Cal. Music Company, but they don t sell guitars anymore. Here is the link if you want to check it out: http://www.socalmusicco.com/home.html Also--look at this: (interesting but no help really)...

Guitar - General: help! my son wants to trade guitars again..., zakk wylde, gibson
zakk wylde, gibson, epiphone: Leslie, Wow. I wish my mom would ve gotten ME a Flying V for Christmas...lol I m going to give you a truthful answer that will probably not help your case insomuch as it ll ease your mind if he absolutely insists on the Zakk Wylde Les Paul. Some Gibson...

Guitar - General: Ideas., free guitar lessons, practice exercises
free guitar lessons, practice exercises, will find tons: Hi, Tarrence-- I have just the thing for you--Absolutely Free Soloing Lessons! Please visit http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/free-lead-guitar-lessons.html There you will find TONS of soloing techniques, ideas, and practice exercises. Let...

Guitar - General: key off 2, u2, recording
u2, recording, techniques: One thing s for certain, and that s the fact that you re gonna be quite a U2 expert...you aren t by chance a psychology major, are you? Alright, down to business (you re lucky today in that I finished up my stuff early and actually had some desk-time here...

Guitar - General: key bass part off, noise gates, rhythmic elements
noise gates, rhythmic elements, playing the drums: To understand this sentence you have to understand what it means to key a bass part from the bodhran (a type of drum). Keying an instrument is done by sending the bass through a piece of equipment, or outboard gear, called a noise gate. In this case the noise...

Guitar - General: keys, keys, singing
keys, singing, songwriting: You really seem to have a lot of faith in my wealth of knowledge...lol OK, these are simple: 1) Singers tend to have a few keys that fit their range better, and in some cases you ll hear certain bands write a LOT of material with the same key in mind...

Guitar - General: Multi-Kord, Multi-Kord Pedal Steel Guitar
Multi-Kord Pedal Steel Guitar: Hi April: I think these were made by the Harlin brothers of Indianapolis from around 1930 until the 1960s. The only pricebook listing OI have for one of these is a 1950s single neck for $625-775. Here are a couple of places you ask real steel guitar...

Guitar - General: a question, u2, bono
u2, bono, edge: Hi again... I think you pretty much had that figured out. The all-caps sentences were Bono s self-affirmation/deprication screaming out loud in his head, and yes, for #1 I think while he knows that he is a limited guitarist, he wants his suggestion to be...

Guitar - General: removing vol knob, body cavity, hex key
body cavity, hex key, knobs: Hey Adam, from what I can see, the knobs on that bass have to be removed using a small allan or hex key. Once you get the knobs off, you just use a small wrench to loosen the nuts on the pot shafts, then the pots will just slip right into the body cavity on...

Guitar - General: it's a riff/sub-lows/distortion..., distortion, drums
distortion, drums, overdrive: You re gonna be quite the expert on terminology by the time we re through...lol Let s see. Answering your questions by number: 1) I think he means that he considers it less of a structured song and more of just a riff that sticks in your head. More...

Guitar - General: Sigma SG 3, sigma, martin
sigma, martin, acoustic: Sigma was its own company till Martin bought them out in the 80 s I believe. They weren t mindblowing instruments, but they weren t bad either. Unfortunately not a lot of info on the pre-Martin Sigmas is out there, but one place that might know more is Gruhn...

Guitar - General: a sink-spot disappeared, string tension, soundboard
string tension, soundboard, acoustic guitar: Hey Chad, it could be a humidity thing. You should buy a guitar humidifier & keep it in the guitar when it s not being used to keep the wood stable. It could also be a string tension thing, whatever the case may be, just keep an eye on it & if it starts to...

Guitar - General: switch box, switch box, port switch
switch box, port switch, guitars: Hi Karl, I looked around on the internet, but couldn t find anything like that, so I m afraid you ll have to either get it built custom, or do it yourself. This guys has something similar, maybe you can contact him & see if he can mod one for you: http://www.ivanrichards.com/doubleab.html...

Guitar - General: Technique hindered by inflexible ring finger?, sweep, picking
sweep, picking, technique: I myself suffer from small, weak fingers (well, not THAT weak from a fretting standpoint, more from an endurance and speed perspective), so I m no stranger to things impeding my ability to do things that I d love to be able to do. I find that sometimes I m...

Guitar - General: Technique hindered by inflexible ring finger?, barre chord, ring finger
barre chord, ring finger, three strings: Hi, Rob! I don t believe you are incapable of doing the technique, I just believe you re going to have to develop your own way. I d try altering the arch of your wrist. You might also have to rely on your pick hand to mute strings more than most. I...

Guitar - General: Tuning, Buzz Feiten tuning system, Buzz Feiten
Buzz Feiten tuning system, Buzz Feiten, Allen Wald: Hi, Sam! The first thing I should tell you is that tuning by ear is tricky even for the best in the business; this is why even the legends and professional studio players all have (at least) one good tuner in their setup! It’s money well-spent to purchase...

Guitar - General: toggle switch, volume pot, bridge pickup
volume pot, bridge pickup, push pull: Hey Marc, the wiring would be pretty much the same wit the exception that the switch won t be physically connected to the volume pot. It s probably more convenient to do it the way the diagram shows though; Less room for possible complications. Good luck &...

Guitar - General: Ukuleles, baritone uke, fret board
baritone uke, fret board, martin uke: Hi Brent: Yes, I would think that a concert uke is worth more than a std soprano. They made fewer of those. I will keep an eye out for that Ovation. You also might want to post your stolen guitar notice on one or more of the sites listed here: http://www.acousticmusic.org/Links-Stolen-Instrument-Registries-sp-70.html...

Guitar - General: Value of Guild G212NT, free guitar lessons, mahogany neck
free guitar lessons, mahogany neck, string configuration: Hi, Rick-- Here is the Blue Book General info on your guitar: G-212 12-STRING Add to Collection - 12-string configuration, dreadnought style, solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, round soundhole, tortoiseshell celluloid body binding, three-stripe...

Guitar - General: Vintage Guitar, rocker switches, black marker
rocker switches, black marker, vintage guitar: Hi Jamie: Not sure how much help I can be. This looks like a Japanese made guitar. From the photo, the pickups seem to resemble those on guitars labelled Zen-on probably made in the 1960s. These often had rocker switches as well, from what I can see. I have...

Guitar - General: value of a Gibson, Gibson LG-1
Gibson LG-1: Hi Jim: First of all, how do you know it is a 1958? Gibson was never consistent acrtoss the range but I think the serial number might indicate 1962. Also the fact that it says ADJ might indicate the 1960s adjustable bridge. it sounds like that this is...

Guitar - General: vintage gibson mandola, Gibson mandola
Gibson mandola: Hi Wanda: If it is indeed a 1924 mandola then it would be worth between $4,000-4,500 if in excellent condition (all original, no replaced parts etc. Best Jim ===================== Hi Wanda: Sorry for the quick answer this morning... I had to run off....

Guitar - General: 76 year old guitar, cowboy guitars, collectability
cowboy guitars, collectability, old guitar: Hi Scott: I am not sure what you want to know about this. It was an inexpensive guitar to begin with. These were novelty instruments. Collectability is based on wallhanger value rather than value as real instruments. They fall under the same category as...

Guitar - General: Acoustic Electric Guitar, local music store, acoustic electric guitar
local music store, acoustic electric guitar, quality guitars: Hey Tom, I d go buy an Epiphone if I were you. They make great quality guitars & are very affordable. You should also buy from your local music store or privately, that way you can actually play the guitar you are about to buy. Not all guitars are created...

Guitar - General: Amp/Fuses, marshall jcm 800, amp fuses
marshall jcm 800, amp fuses, mesa boogie mark: Hey Gary, there s not enough juice running through your pedals to cause a fuse to blow in an amp. I would think that the problem would be the electricity in the club seeing as it happened to both amps.A failing tube could also cause this, so if your tubes...

Guitar - General: Amp and stereo Cab impedance matching, stereo cabinet, speaker outputs
stereo cabinet, speaker outputs, manual states: Hey Jake, that s what it sounds like to me man. I would send an e-mail to Crate just to make sure, but from what you wrote, it sounds like it would work without any problems. Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just drop me a line. Peace - J...

Guitar - General: acoustic airline guitar, Airline 8286/7026 guitar
Airline 8286/7026 guitar: Hi Grant: Info here: http://harmony.demont.net/model.php?id=800 it says it is based on this harmony model: http://harmony.demont.net/guitars/H929/239.htm I would guess you did all right on it, assuming it is playable. I doubt it is worth much more...

Guitar - General: country guitar passing chords, guitar, electric guitar
guitar, electric guitar, bends: Hi, Gary! I believe what you’re interested in here are what we call “chromatic” notes/scales. This term can be synonymous with passing tones, or “blue notes” in jazz and blues. These are notes that are in between the normal scale being played or outside...

Guitar - General: Dead Marshall Amp?, Marshall, guitar
Marshall, guitar, electric guitar: Hi, Evan! It s a big help that you re (a) competent with circuits and (b) determined to fix it! I think you might ve already answered the question for me: those ceramic resistors that look fried would be the first place I d focus! Those are a great deal...

Guitar - General: dobro, gibson guitar corporation, dobro guitars
gibson guitar corporation, dobro guitars, gibson company: Hi, Evelyn I found this listing in the Blue Book--the only one I could find which mentions a green finish. The problem is that I don t have the details of your guitar, so don t know if this matches: HULA BLUES (DWHB) n - hollow style, maple top, two...

Guitar - General: drum machines, basic drum, drum machine
basic drum, drum machine, drum machines: Hey Derrick, I d get a copy of Ableton Live & just use that. It has a built in tutorial & then you just have to get loops, or use the built in drum machine that comes with it. Here s a link: http://ableton.com Hope that helps, if you need anything else,...

Guitar - General: Fix Loose Potentiometer Shaft, vintage gibson, onboard electronics
vintage gibson, onboard electronics, potentiometer: Hi Tom, change the pot man! It s not expensive & only takes a few minutes. If you re worried about keeping the guitar original cuz it s a vintage Gibson or something, just buy the original replacement part. Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just...

Guitar - General: dobro, phoenix az usa, 12th fret
Guitar - General: dobro, phoenix az usa, 12th fret, gibson company

Guitar - General: Harlin Brothers square neck slide guitar, pedal steel, kord
Guitar - General: Harlin Brothers square neck slide guitar, pedal steel, kord, brand name

Guitar - General: Old Tipaldi Bros. Guitar, history thanks, sixth avenue
Guitar - General: Old Tipaldi Bros. Guitar, history thanks, sixth avenue, neapolitan

Guitar - General: Para Rondalla Ramirez, minded customers, mahogany
Guitar - General: Para Rondalla Ramirez, minded customers, mahogany, factories

Guitar - General: Thumb Pain, hand rest, guitar store
Guitar - General: Thumb Pain, hand rest, guitar store, piano player

Guitar - General: fender guitar, guitar, electric guitar
guitar, electric guitar, Fender: Hi Jimmy! Rather than deem this a homework question, I ll provide you with a link to a short article I published earlier this week that may help you. Recently questions like how much is it worth and when/by whom was this made have made up the vast...

Guitar - General: Gibson L3 value and reccomendations, Gibson L3
Gibson L3: Hi John: The book value (VG Price Guide 2009) of this guitar if it were in excellent condition is $2,100-2,400. Two fine cracks would not downgrade the value of the instrument all that much. A good luthier should be able to fix those for a reasonable price....

Guitar - General: Guitar Amp Input, needle nose pliers, free guitar lessons
needle nose pliers, free guitar lessons, amp input: Hi, Shawn-- It s hard to answer without being able to see the situation, but maybe if you unplug the amp first, then try some needle nose pliers or even tweezers you could get a hold of it. Otherwise, you may have to take it to a repair person who can...

Guitar - General: gituar, Tany, insurance auctions, major bookstores
insurance auctions, major bookstores, gituar: Hi, Jim: This may seem a long answer, but I hope it assists you. Please follow-up with me if none of this helps you gather the information you need (I d start w/ the Blue Book in your situation). This is an adaptation of an online article of mine that I...

Guitar - General: global guitars, free guitar lessons, gibson dove
free guitar lessons, gibson dove, guitar product: Hi, Eddie-- There is VERY little information about these guitars. It seems that they were made in the early 60 s-70 s. They are not listed in the Blue Book. I did find a page of reviews and discussion which mentions the prices paid by some owners: ...

Guitar - General: guitar cleaners, fret board, household cleaners
fret board, household cleaners, lemon oil: Hi Justin, I only clean the fretboard with pure lemon oil. If there s a bit of rust on the frets, use lemon oil with a VERY fine steel wool & go at it slowly & gently so as not to scratch into the wood of the fret board. As for the rest of the instrument,...

Guitar - General: Harlin Brothers square neck slide guitar, Harlin Brothers square neck slide guitar
Harlin Brothers square neck slide guitar: Hi Ken: There is not too much out there on Harlin Brothers, esp on acoustics. They were mostly know as inventors and makers of early pedal steels. It is likely tho that these were built by another company Here are some pics of Oahu guitars which resemble...

Guitar - General: Headphones, hd 515, headphone jack
hd 515, headphone jack, playing my guitar: Hey Bill, any type of headphone will do the trick, Sennheiser HD 515 s are pretty good for the price. Here s a link: http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Sennheiser-HD-515-Headphones?sku=241473 Hope that helps, lemme know if you need anything...

Guitar - General: Hijos Vicente Tatay S.R.C No 13, vicente tatay, bonhams auction
vicente tatay, bonhams auction, studio music: Hi, Allan-- Sorry, the only pics I have seen are on the Bonhams site: http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r?sContinent=Eur&screen=lotdetailsNoFlash&iSaleItemNo=3651347&iSaleNo=15565# If you click on the small pics at the...

Guitar - General: Martin Guitar, 00-17 Martin guitar
00-17 Martin guitar: Hi Nick: The serial number indicated 1934. In excellent condition the book value (VG Price Guide 2009) is $2,900-3500. BTW some of those have tortoise plastic overlay on the headstock, but I am not sure of the year of those, perhaps 1940s. As for dealers...

Guitar - General: Model of Martin guitar vintage 1926, Martin 2-17 Guitar
Martin 2-17 Guitar: Hi Larry: By the dimensions I would say this was a 1926 2-17. Value depends on what work was done to it and originality. If all original and in excellent condition VG price Guide 2009 says 2400-2800. I had one of these many years ago. gthey are sweet guitars...

Guitar - General: martin truss rods, guitar, electric guitar
guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar: Hi, Craig! I think in this instance you may get the most valuable information straight from the manufacturer. They can advise you as to the exact specs of the truss rod; I could call for you, but this is really an additional step and will deny you the ability...

Guitar - General: Old Tipaldi Bros. Guitar, Old Tipaldi Bros. Guitar
Old Tipaldi Bros. Guitar: Hi Richard: Thanks for the photos. Well I can sort of hazard a guess, semi based on other examples out there in the world. It doesn t look to me like an imported Italian guitar but does resemble, in part more likely some New York area instruments. My first...

Guitar - General: my old guitar, harmony demont, silvertones
harmony demont, silvertones, collectability: Hi Ben: Info here: http://harmony.demont.net/guitars/H41/124.htm http://harmony.demont.net/guitars/H42/127.htm http://harmony.demont.net/model/123.htm These were not expensive guitars to begin with. Their collectability value depends on their being...

Guitar - General: I have an old Martin, 1961 Martin 0018-G guitar
1961 Martin 0018-G guitar: Hi Tesa: Made in 1961, it would have been called a 00-18G. They changed the name to 00-18C in 1962. Book value is about $1,500. Lots of people/businesses buy old guitars. You could sell it yourself and deal with people, sell it on eBay and have to ship...

Guitar - General: Para Rondalla Ramirez, ramirez guitar, honest answer
ramirez guitar, honest answer, acoustic version: Hi, Suzanne - I must say I m not incredibly familiar with this guitar; I will, however, do some research and see if I can t tell you more. A great source of information (that can tell you way more than just value) is the Blue Book (there s both an electric...

Guitar - General: pop/classic, Pop guitar, classical guitar
Pop guitar, classical guitar, style: Hi, Bita! Welcome to the family! Your question is actually a very good one. There are differences between classical guitar and what is considered “pop” guitar (mainstream rock & crossover), although these differences are starting to become less apparent...

Guitar - General: price, Peavey, 5150
Peavey, 5150, amplifier: Hi, Mike! This answer may seem only to apply to guitars (I originally adapted this for an online article), but it is pertinent to your amp question, as well: When attempting to find the value or selling price of a particular instrument, there are several...

Guitar - General: Question on fret position markers, twelth fret, c major scale
twelth fret, c major scale, fretboard: Hi William! The theory behind the dots on the fretboard is to help connect the dots so to speak as far as intervals, as well as scales or modes. The 1,3,5,7,8,10,12 is a C Major Scale on the E string, not an E Major Scale. Had it been an E Major Scale,...

Guitar - General: Takamine Bruno Parlor Guitar Replica from 1984, Takamine Bruno F-150 parlor guitar
Takamine Bruno F-150 parlor guitar: Hi Ciolin: Since this is a craigslist listing you linked to, I will answer quickly. Contact the seller and make him/her and offer if you are seriously interested in the guitar. The Harmony central site which you probably linked to had a wide range...

Guitar - General: Thumb Pain, thumb pain, barre chords
thumb pain, barre chords, best bet: Hi John! I m not sure if you re just starting out or have been playing for a while, but thumb or wrist pain is natural in learning to play guitar. Your wrist, fingers, and thumb are not used to this, so pain will come once and again. Thankfully,...

Guitar - General: takamine guitar, Takamine, guitar
Takamine, guitar, electric guitar: Hi, Tammy! You re just in time; I just published a short article this week dealing with resources available to folks in your situation. Please use this link: http://www.musicouch.com/Instruments/String/Guitar/Whats-my-Guitar-Worth.623525 If you still...

Guitar - General: my telecaster, Tremolo, Telecaster
Tremolo, Telecaster, Jaguar: Derek: First off, that’s not only a great question, but a really creative approach for which I applaud you – I think you’re on the right track. Secondly, it helps to be at least a little crazy when you’re a guitar player. (On a humorous note, think of it...

Guitar - General: Yamaha FG-411 BL, insurance auctions, major bookstores
insurance auctions, major bookstores, series updates: Hi, Ron! Your question comes just in time; I m posting several questioners a segment of one of my new articles that deals with value questions (many AllExperts panelists reject these up-front, as this is an often-changing and very subjective area). I hope...

Guitar - General: 76 year old guitar, cowboy guitars, collectability
cowboy guitars, collectability, old guitar: Hi Scott: I am not sure what you want to know about this. It was an inexpensive guitar to begin with. These were novelty instruments. Collectability is based on wallhanger value rather than value as real instruments. They fall under the same category as...

Guitar - General: Active vs. Passive pickups in guitar, active pickup, passive pickup
active pickup, passive pickup, humbucker: Hi, Jason! Well, the interesting thing about your situation is not whether it’s “wrong” to wire your guitar for both, but whether you are able to do so. You see, the active pickup will require its own designated power source (battery), as this is crucial...

Guitar - General: Advise, Gibson, Byrdland
Gibson, Byrdland, vintage: Hi, Lon. My sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in a rare circumstance; normally I refer value questions to one of my articles (you can check it at this link: http://www.musicouch.com/Instruments/String/Guitar/Whats-my-Guitar-Worth.623525),...

Guitar - General: AMP INPUT JACK Question, fender amp, fender amps
fender amp, fender amps, amp input: Hey Rob, you should actually replace the whole input jack. Desolder the old plastic one & jump a couple of wires from the circuit board so you can use an all metal input jack. This is actually pretty common in newer Fender amps & is a standard upgrade. Here...

Guitar - General: Amplifiers, amp, electric
amp, electric, acoustic: Yes, you CAN use the same amp, however it s going to respond differently to the electric s pickups. You will have to tweak the EQ to fit the different output/tone, and you would obviously need an overdrive pedal to get any rock tones from it. Ideally though,...

Guitar - General: amp changes channel on its own, electronic relays, fender twin
electronic relays, fender twin, voltage state: Hey Shane, most new amps switch from electronic relays that require voltage state changes to switch channels, so if your pedal board has a short in it somewhere & there s some voltage getting out to the amp it is possible that it would cause the amp to switch...

Guitar - General: BC Rich Virgo Bass, volt battery, active components
volt battery, active components, circuitry: Hi Ed, I would suspect a problem with the circuitry. I suggest you bring it in & have it looked at man. A standard 9 volt for active components should last at least 6 months if you unplug the instrument when it s not in use. Hope that helps, if you need anything...

Guitar - General: Connecting FM-212R to FM-412 speaker box, guitar cables, speaker cables
guitar cables, speaker cables, guitar cable: Hey Chris, first of all, NEVER use a guitar cable as a speaker cable. Guitar cables are shielded & speaker cables are not. You can actually cause damage to your amp connecting an amp & speaker cab together with a guitar cable. I ve looked that amp over online...

Guitar - General: cheap guitar, toni iommi, vox ad30vt
toni iommi, vox ad30vt, gibson les paul: Hey Dean, any of the Les Paul Studios or SG s will get that vintage Sabbath tone. Epiphone used to make an an amp called the Valve Special. It had GREAT Sabbath tones, but I think it s been discontinued, so you ll have to find one second hand. Other than that,...

Guitar - General: Domino Fireball, Domino Fireball guitar
Domino Fireball guitar: These were made in Japan around 1967 or so and imported into the US my Maurice Lipsky of New York. Book value is $300-400 in excellent condition for general models. I do not see any listing for specific models. The were made by Arai or Kawai. There is...

Guitar - General: Fender Bass, fender precision bass, fender bass
fender precision bass, fender bass, classic instrument: Hi Jeffrey: EBay is fine if you want the hassles of dealing with people, usually over a distance. Plus the fees have gone up a lot over the years. With an instrument like your friend s, I would find a local vintage dealer who probably has a list of people...

Guitar - General: Advise, nashville artist, studio musician
Guitar - General: Advise, nashville artist, studio musician, careful consideration

Guitar - General: Domino Fireball, guitar collector, fireball
Guitar - General: Domino Fireball, guitar collector, fireball, domino

Guitar - General: music man amp, musicman amps, standby switch
Guitar - General: music man amp, musicman amps, standby switch, guitar volume

Guitar - General: Gibson CO Classic, gibson co, classic guitar
gibson co, classic guitar, appointments: Hi Karen, I don t think they re making that model anymore, but if you contact Gibson s Custom Shop, I m sure they would put one together for you. As for price, I m not sure exactly how much it would run you, but I d say anywhere from $2000.00 to $5000.00 depending...

Guitar - General: guild mark5, string guitar, scratch
string guitar, scratch, ross: Hi, Steve! Please refer to my article at this link: http://www.musicouch.com/Instruments/String/Guitar/Whats-my-Guitar-Worth.623525. I think you ll find your answer here. If, after using the resources provided, you still have more questions, please let...

Guitar - General: Harmony Ukulele, Harmony ukulele
Harmony ukulele: Hi Joan: The photo came across as very small but it looks like the Harmony-made ukes with the plastic fretboard, similar to those labelled Roy Smeck. You probably have to buy a set of pegs. If you don t have a store nearby that carries such things, you...

Guitar - General: Jazzmaster, jason lollar, wound pickups
jason lollar, wound pickups, those guys: Hi Max, I m not really familiar with those guys, but I know that In general, hand wound pickups do sound better than factory installed. You can check out Sheptone s website to hear the difference. Here s the link: http://sheptone.com/ Hope that helps...

Guitar - General: music man amp, reputable repair shop, time tools
reputable repair shop, time tools, music man: Hi, Stephen! Well, it sounds as if you were right to look at two common problem areas. The issue now is that there are actually a number of places within the amplifier that could be continuing this problem. Without composing an entire chapter on troubleshooting...

Guitar - General: New Amp for Strat w/ Lindy Fralin pickups, lindy fralin pickups, fender strat
lindy fralin pickups, fender strat, state amp: Hey Curtis, there s a few things to think about when getting an amp. One important one is: How much do you expect or want to be transporting it. I have an awesome custom built hand wired point to point 57 Tweed Twin Reissue & it just sits in the studio cuz...

Guitar - General: need to know what I have Fredirico Garcia label, guitar grimoire, scales
guitar grimoire, scales, guitar: Hi, Mark! Recently, there have been a large number of what s it worth questions; you ll notice many panelists here at AllExperts request not to receive these. To better help folks in your situation and to provide information for questioners at this site,...

Guitar - General: how old is my gibson?, gibson serial number, studio music
gibson serial number, studio music, music lessons: Hi, Chad-- The serial number indicates that your guitar was made at the Kalamazoo Plant, USA in 1964. If you are interested, here is the Blue Book pricing: Excellent $2,500 - 3,000 Average $1,500 - 1,750 Best Wishes, Lynne May Music Studio...

Guitar - General: running effects on a rectifier mesa boogie, mesa boogie, studio music
mesa boogie, studio music, flanger: Hi, Jean Luc-- The problem with the sound when you run the loop before the amp distortion is that all of those effects are being distorted also. What you want is to have your distortion BEFORE the other effects. Try this: Chorus, Flanger, and Delay (any...

Guitar - General: Scales confusion and melody making, sharps and flats, scale degrees
sharps and flats, scale degrees, scale degree: Hello, Here is a direct response to the topics you discussed: You asked, ...how can I determine the scale here is Major and not harmonic minor or a whole host of others that have these notes within its scale... Given the specific reference you made,...

Guitar - General: All or no sound from guitar, bc rich mockingbird, logarithmic curve
bc rich mockingbird, logarithmic curve, faulty wiring: Hey Rich, I think you should bring it in & have the work done by someone who knows what they re doing. Linear or audio pots - it doesn t matter. They ll still function in much the same way, the only difference is the slope they ramp up from zero to full volume....

Guitar - General: stereo effects, marshall amps, stereo effects
marshall amps, stereo effects, effects pedals: Hi Atif.An amp is an amp & you should get sound out of it by plugging a guitar into it, otherwise it s not functioning. As for your question you might be able to get the stereo effects going by plugging the send of your main out into the input of your stereo...

Guitar - General: Tech question, Tele, intonation
Tele, intonation, Buzz Feiten: Hi, Greg! I totally understand your frustration; you’re not at all experiencing anything out of the ordinary. In fact, the bridge of the standard Tele is a real pain to keep in tune under almost any circumstance! (For more on tuning issues and intonation,...

Guitar - General: Tremelo's, gibson sg, bigsby
gibson sg, bigsby, tremelo: Hey Ken, it depends on playing style. If you want to do dive bombs & whammy acrobatics, then get something that has a double locking floyd. If you just want to do light tremolo effects & bending then a Bigsby would do just fine. It also depends on what kind...

Guitar - General: Washburn value, acoustic electric guitar, guitar product
acoustic electric guitar, guitar product, harmony central: Hi, Michael-- This model is not listed in the Blue Book. I did find a discussion including the prices paid by some owners at: http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Washburn/DM2000+Millenium+cutaway/10/1 Best Wishes, Lynne May...

Guitar - General: Yamaha Guitar, great guitars, hummingbird
great guitars, hummingbird, gibson: Hi Richard, I looked all over the web & couldn t find any replacement pick-guards for those guitars. My only suggestion is to go buy a couple of Gibson Hummingbird pick-guards, as they are probably the closest match. Sorry I can t help you more bro. If you...

Guitar - General: 1961 SG, grover tuners, alligator skin
grover tuners, alligator skin, soap bar: Ah, a trick question! ;) Well, yes, my passion for the 61 through 65 SG is strong of course, and I d love to have a Junior since I got rid of bothe my 63 AND my 99 reissue Juniors a while back (miss that ol P-90 snarl and bite). Am I interested,...

Guitar - General: 1965 EKO Florentine Guitar Wiring Diagram, guitar wiring diagram, resistors in series
guitar wiring diagram, resistors in series, switch system: Hi David, sorry man, but I was unable to find anything for you. I ve seen them around, but I ve never seen a wiring diagram for one. I would suggest you try to find someone who has one already in good working order & ask them if the could take a photo of the...

Guitar - General: 72 RI Fender Tele Deluxe for Ovation 6868, fender tele, hey craig
fender tele, hey craig, resale value: Hey Craig, off the top of my head I would say that whoever gets the Ovation will end up getting the better end of the deal in that trade. Now, that s without having seen or played the instruments. As far as resale value goes, I have no idea if a Mexican Tele...

Guitar - General: Amp, marshall jmp, new haze
marshall jmp, new haze, gibson sg: Hey Hans, if you want to really nail Angus guitar tone, you should buy yourself a Marshall. Angus plays Marshall JMP s straight into 4x12 cabs with no effects, so his sound is pretty easy to get, you just need the amp & you re done. I know Marshall s are...

Guitar - General: Amp Cabs, marshall avt 50, practice amp
marshall avt 50, practice amp, money man: Hey Garrett, you can get a 4x12 cab for your amp, but it s really not worth it in my opinion. If you want to go that route, save your money up & get a real Marshall half stack. (I know yours is still a Marshall, but it s solid state & really just a practice...

Guitar - General: Amp and head setup questions, line 6 spider, state amps
line 6 spider, state amps, watt head: Hey Brian, it s pretty simple: The impedance from head to cab has to match. So if you have a stereo out & each side is putting out 8 Ohms, then you re cab should be wired 8 Ohms per side. Any kind of mismatch will eventually damage the amp s output transformer....

Guitar - General: Aria AC25 Concert Classical Guitar, wood inlay, nickel hardware
wood inlay, nickel hardware, pearloid buttons: Hi, Justin-- Here is the Blue Book general info about the Aria Concert Classic Series: Instruments are made in Spain to Shiro Arai´s specs. All instruments in this series have classical-style bodies, round soundholes, wood inlay rosettes, mahogany necks,...

Guitar - General: Aria AC25 Concert Classical Guitar, concert guitar, classical guitar
concert guitar, classical guitar, aria: Hey Justin, sorry man, I don t know anything about Aria. I never liked them, so never bothered looking into them, & seeing as the only ones I ve ever played were old beater pieces of junk friends had lying around, my opinion is probably not very objective...

Guitar - General: Aria AC25 Concert Classical Guitar, flamenco guitars, tuning pegs
flamenco guitars, tuning pegs, flamenco guitar: Hi Justin! First off, welcome to the world of guitars! The guitar you ve chosen is a good candidate for a guitar is a good one. A search indicates that the guitar is made up of a few different woods: Solid Red Cedar for the top of the body, the back...

Guitar - General: acdc tone, vox ad30vt, marshall stack
vox ad30vt, marshall stack, reverb: Hi Dean, although it probably won t be exactly like Angus tone, I m sure you ll be able to get pretty close. Angus gets his tone by running straight into the front of a Marshall stack with no effects. So when you re setting up the sound, make sure not to...

Guitar - General: acoustic guitar string humming, yamaha l6, truss rod adjustment
yamaha l6, truss rod adjustment, adjusting the truss rod: Hello Bryan, Thanks for your question. Does the humming disappear when you fret the string? For example, no humming at all if string is fretted anywhere, or humming on open string or fretting up to fret x , but OK when fretting higher up the neck....

Guitar - General: Barre Chords, barre chord, barre chords
barre chord, barre chords, metronome: Hi John! The best advice I can give you is practice, practice, practice! Take it from one chord to the next slowly. Practice strumming the first chord (say, the Am) then the F barre chord twice so you have one measure. You can do this slowly (say...

Guitar - General: bass, brown recluse bite, bad habbit
brown recluse bite, bad habbit, g string: Bass isn t really my forte as it were, but raking the fingers in general is a bad idea. It s probably something you are just going to have to focus on NOT doing. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I had a brown recluse bite that had me in the hospital...

Guitar - General: boss me-30, good luck man, boss me 30
good luck man, boss me 30, electronic pcb: No probs bro! Sorry I can t help more, but I don t know what the part is & sometimes the SMT input jacks are a bit different from one another. Any certified Roland/Boss service center can get you the part as well, so that might be another route. Just find...

Guitar - General: buying a classical guitar, steel string guitar, free guitar lessons
steel string guitar, free guitar lessons, guitar company: Hi, Camille-- I had a look at the EG 128 SC. It looks like a very nice guitar. I like the cutaway design, which makes it easier to play higher up on the neck. This guitar is acoustic electric so you have the option of amplifying it if you wish. Takamine...

Guitar - General: Definition of 'Vintage ', Gibson, Les Paul
Gibson, Les Paul, Stratocaster: Hi, Anthony! Thanks for all your years of play; I d imagine you could teach us all a thing or two based on all your experience. I really think the interest in flamenco guitar is influenced by location. There are areas of the country where this style of...

Guitar - General: dating vintage gibson sg special, gibson sg, vintage gibson
gibson sg, vintage gibson, usa stamp: Keep in mind that a LOT of new old stock was lying around at any given point, so you may see even the older, wider necks on late-60 s models, along with different inlays, veneers, etc. The main rule to old Gibsons is there ARE NO real rules . Anything is...

Guitar - General: a guitar i just bought, harmony, guitars
Guitar - General: a guitar i just bought, harmony, guitars, indonesia

Guitar - General: UKULELE
Guitar - General: UKULELE

Guitar - General: Gibson LG2 or B25, george gruhn, plastic knobs
george gruhn, plastic knobs, cherry sunburst: Hi Nils: This is certainly a conundrum. I don t think that this is a regular production model. I have not seen any of vintage LG guitars with a rosette like that one. Is it possible that this is a more recent issue? It looks like it is in very good condition....

Guitar - General: Guitar amp, combo amp, boss gt
combo amp, boss gt, guitar amp: Hello, Victor! As a proud owner of a Boss GT-8, I can say that my pedalboard hasn t had any problems with my amp (a Crate DX212 combo amp). I think your best bet may be to just walk into a music store (GuitarCenter, etc.), find a Pod, and just start...

Guitar - General: Guitar Fretboard, barre chord, hi john
barre chord, hi john, classical guitar: Hi John! Getting a clear sound higher on the fretboard probably means you may not be pressing your fingers down enough. The frets get relatively smaller, so I can completely understand how you feel. I think the best way to get a clearer sound on...

Guitar - General: Guitar Value, 1968 telecaster candy apple red
1968 telecaster candy apple red: Hi Brian: That is a tough one. if all original and in exc cond, then book value says $9,500-12,000 for rare colors. Assuming the color is original and factoring in all the other modifications and wear: I would knock at least 50% off the price so range might...

Guitar - General: guitar, segovia guitars, guitar resources
segovia guitars, guitar resources, hi john: Hi John! Segovia guitars have been previously made in Korea and China, then distributed by the L.A. Guitar Works of Reseda, CA. I found a website that may be of more help for you. http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/free-guitar-resources.html...

Guitar - General: guitar, Sears National Duolian guitar
Sears National Duolian guitar: Hi Gordon: It certainly looks like a National duolian. According to Bob Brozman s National book: The R-prefix Duolians are from a 1930-32 batch of special cheaper grade models for Sears Roebuck. they have five large drilled areas around the coverplate,...

Guitar - General: guitar amps, marshall mg100dfx, guitar combo amp
marshall mg100dfx, guitar combo amp, state amp: Hey Cody, for any kind of hard rock or metal, Marshall is definitely the way to go. For your amp, I wouldn t advise you to try to fix it yourself especially if you have no experience with working on amps cuz some of those caps inside contain lethal voltages....

Guitar - General: a guitar i just bought, cheap guitar, oneonta
cheap guitar, oneonta, guitar bass: I haven t personally played that model of guitar. I think it is doubtful he would want to use that as his main instrument for performances. But its always nice to have a cheaper guitar lying around that doesn t need as much maintenance as more expensive instruments....

Guitar - General: Is this guitar salvageable?, ovation celebrity, guitar bodies
ovation celebrity, guitar bodies, electric jazz: Hi Willa, I think the guitar IS salvageable, but I also think that if you are going to fix it, you should bring it to a professional luthier who can do the job properly. They know how to take the top off & re-do the bracing & put it back together like it was...

Guitar - General: Old 'playtime' guitar, mid forties, budget brand
mid forties, budget brand, house brand: Hi, Brian-- Here is the Blue Book general info about Playtime Guitars: Guitars previously produced in Chicago, IL by either Kay or Harmony during the early 1940s. The Playtime trademark has been identified as a House Brand for Sears. Playtime guitars...

Guitar - General: Roland Micro Cube settings, roland micro cube, amp settings
roland micro cube, amp settings, guitar amplifier: Hi Seth, if you roll the tone control more to the left, (Counter-clockwise) you ll get more bass. If you roll it to the right, (Clock-wise) you ll get more highs. That s it, that simple. Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just drop me a line. Peace...

Guitar - General: ramirez guitar, studio htp, ramirez guitar
studio htp, ramirez guitar, studio music: Hi, Naomi-- These guitars are difficult to pin down. The best I can do without more information is to point you toward the Ramirez website. Maybe you can find some info there or contact them. http://www.guitarrasramirez.com/english/inicioEn.html Best...

Guitar - General: Sears Roebuck Guitar S1217 Grand Concert, harmony demont, sears roebuck
harmony demont, sears roebuck, value history: Hi, Charles-- There is not a lot of information about this guitar. The Blue Book does not list them. One thing I was able to find out is that it was likely produced in 1970 and was originally a Harmony H162. In 1970 Sears began using their own name...

Guitar - General: SG, gibson, sg
gibson, sg, value: Although it s still hard to tell without closeups or having it in-hand, through the right market that one may be worth between 6 & 7 thousand, since it s got the original vibrola (assuming you have the bar still for it). The fact that it s not faded and is...

Guitar - General: SG Standard Dead spot, buzz, fret
buzz, fret, notes: Guitars have their own personalities, I ve found, and just about all my guitars have SOME kind of issue, be it a dead-fret, slight-buzz-out, strange intonation issue, etc. A few possible issues are too deeply-cut nut or bridge-saddle, unlevel frets or...

Guitar - General: Single Coils, Humbuckers; Solid Body, Semi-hollow body, fender stratocaster, stewart macdonald
fender stratocaster, stewart macdonald, tonal qualities: Hey Alex, it sounds like one or both of 2 possible issues: 1. Your pickups aren t potted properly 2. You have one or more bad tubes in your amp that have gone microphonic. Because the Tele s not as bad, I d suspect option 1 first, so if you want to...

Guitar - General: set up, intonation, set up
intonation, set up, tuning: First off, if you paid for a set-up and the tech didn t tell you it still wasn t right , I d go back and demand a redux till it is. Most guitar store techs nowadays (at least half, to be fair) don t really know what they re doing (go into my local Guitar...

Guitar - General: UKULELE, plastic squares, rosewood fingerboard
plastic squares, rosewood fingerboard, pearl dots: Hi Bill: Sorry... I asked for dimensions but you had given them to me already. This is a soprano uke. it looks pretty nice and evenif it is not a Harmony it is at least the same quality if not better. Ukes are real fun. Have yourself a good time learning...

Guitar - General: value of gibson B-25 guitar, gibson B-25 guitar
gibson B-25 guitar: Hi Lois: Yours seems to be from 1974-5 by the serial number. I don t know that they were made with maple backs -- I thought only mahogany back and sides. Do you mean light-colored for the top also called natural ? That would make it a B25N. Book value for...

Guitar - General: value of original Martin D-18, free guitar lessons, blue book values
free guitar lessons, blue book values, guitar resources: Hi, Larry- The Blue Book values of these guitars are based on ORIGINAL condition--without alterations or repairs. Here is the Blue Book pricing info for the guitar: 1950-1952 Excellent $6,100 - 7,000 Average $4,300 - 4,850 Unfortunately,...

Guitar - General: My wrists hurt while i play guitar?, hands and fingers, jimi hendrix
hands and fingers, jimi hendrix, back spasms: My advice to you would be to play however is comfortable. The guitar is a highly adaptable instrument that can be personalized and tailored to your own specifications. So, like I said, just play however is comfortable. There is no harm in changing things around...

Guitar - General: wurlitzer 7742, Welson guitar 7742 Wurlitzer
Welson guitar 7742 Wurlitzer: Hi Nick: It took me a little while to figure out what you were talking about. I guess these were Italian imports by Welson sold by Wurlitzer. I can find no model 7742 listed but I just did a cursory look. I refer you to one of my favorite sites: http://www.fetishguitars.com/...

Guitar - General: 00-17 martin, 1948 Martin 0017 Guitar
1948 Martin 0017 Guitar: Hi Leslie: I don t know specific ones that I could recommend in Texas. These are the reputable dealers I would recommend: http://www.retrofret.com http://www.elderly.com http://www.mandolinbros.com http://www.bernunzio.com http://www.gruhn.com Here...

Guitar - General: Acoustic Amp, line 6 pod, acoustic amp
line 6 pod, acoustic amp, acoustic electric guitar: Hey George, you can use that amp no problem. If it has an effects loop. just use the return of that out from a Line 6 Pod & you should be fine. If it only has a mic in, you can still use a Pod & just get a 1/4 TRS to XLR cable & run your electric through...

Guitar - General: Acoustic Amplifiers, fishman rare earth, acoustic amplifiers
fishman rare earth, acoustic amplifiers, martin dx1r: Hi Ritchel, I d go with this man: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fishman-Rare-Earth-Blend-Soundhole-Pickup?sku=303115&src=3LFHWXX1 And if you can afford it, grab one of these too: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fishman-Aura-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar-Imaging-Pedal?sku=151036&src=3LFHWXX1...

Guitar - General: Electric Guitar Cable Repair, plastic sheath, balanced cable
plastic sheath, balanced cable, cable repair: Hey Robert, it can only be one of two things: a break, or a short. In either case, just re-solder the ends & it should be fine. Cables should last forever if looked after properly, so be sure to wrap them up carefully & neatly when finished with them & you...

Guitar - General: Emperador, bad habits, music store
bad habits, music store, japan: Hi Dan: These were imports from Japan from about 1966-1992. Book value is around $125-150. If you have a teacher, he or she can tell you whether it would be a good guitar to learn on. I don t have the guitar in front o=f me so i cannot tell you what condition...

Guitar - General: Gibson B-25-D, perfect shape, time jim
perfect shape, time jim, first guitar: Hi Bob: I am not 100% sure what a B-25 D is but I am familiar with a B-25. Book value of it in excellent condition (needs no work) is $850-1000. The model is not rare as in not many around, that is, it was a popular acoustic guitar. In any case, unless the...

Guitar - General: Guitar Purchasing, takamine acoustic guitar, reputable manufacturer
takamine acoustic guitar, reputable manufacturer, burst: Hi Melissa, the Takamines I saw of that model were going for 150.00. At that price, it s a bit hard to plead the case for quality, but Takamine is a reputable manufacturer & I think that it s great for a first step. If you really like to play & decide to...

Guitar - General: Guitar style?, grateful dead shakedown street, waka waka
grateful dead shakedown street, waka waka, burning of the midnight lamp: Hey Brannen, the style of the music Funk/Motown & the effect used is called a wah-wah pedal. Other tunes that have wah: Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile Jimi Hendrix - Burning of the Midnight Lamp The Grateful Dead - Althea The Grateful Dead - Eyes of the...

Guitar - General: guitar learning, strumming the strings, callouses
strumming the strings, callouses, calluses: Hi Lynn, you should always listen to the song you re trying to learn & try to get the strumming in time wit the song. You don t need callouses on your thumb, & the ones on your finger tips will form naturally over time by playing a lot. Basically play till...

Guitar - General: guitar learning, pick, chord
pick, chord, callus: Lynn, Teaching yourself via the internet isn t such a bad thing. In fact, I wish some of my now-former students would ve done a little more internet-research instead of World of Warcraft, and maybe they d have gotten somewhere. The best thing to do when...

Guitar - General: guitar learning, strumming the strings, learning to read music
strumming the strings, learning to read music, rubbing alcohol: Usually in tab you will play the chord on the word it is written above. However, tab is not always consistently done the same way. I would suggest learning to read music, or buying a tab book. No you do not need calluses on your thumb. Typically, it is...

Guitar - General: guitar learning, practice scales, strumming the strings
practice scales, strumming the strings, reading tab: Hey Lynn. When reading tab, usually the chord change goes right over the word as written (unless, of course it s written incorrectly). You really don t NEED to build up your thumb since it s mostly helping with hand position. There are times...

Guitar - General: hi, finger tapping, tap
finger tapping, tap: If I understand your question correctly then my answer would be yes. Finger tapping is primarily done with the right hand. So physically I would imagine it is possible. Although, I can perform finger tapping it has never become an important aspect of my repertoire,...

Guitar - General: Identification, photos
photos: Hi David: I could take a shot, but not sure if I can tell you anything much. You can send pics to me at: jimg@paperclipdesign.com Here are a few web sites that might be of more help: http://www.well.com/~wellvis/steel.html http://www.lapsteelguitar.com...

Guitar - General: Kay Jazz II Guitar, Kay Jazz II guitar
Kay Jazz II guitar: Hi Bill: I don t know how much help I can be to you. Kay was a huge company and made many of its guitars available for sore labels. I would think that this might have been one of those. it looks pretty close to other Jazz IIs I have seen with the exception...

Guitar - General: Kent Bari Uke, mahogany body, bridge neck
mahogany body, bridge neck, upper bout: Hi Renzo: My info say that most of these Kents were budget models with laminated construction. That does not mean that yours is not solid wood. You are correct that they were imported from Japan in the 1960s by Buegeleisen & Jacobson of New York, a distributor....

Guitar - General: Learning, songs, learning
songs, learning, memory: Larry, I think it really depends on how well you learn personally. If you have difficulty focusing on multiple songs and keeping parts separated in your brain, then you need to learn them one by one. If you re good at multi-tasking try learning a handful...

Guitar - General: Lessons, chord progressions, teacher costs
chord progressions, teacher costs, self tuition: Hello, Thanks for your question. I don t think there s any substitute for quality time spent with a guitar teacher, especially for physical stuff such as pick holding, fingering technique, etc. For some things you need someone watching you to show...

Guitar - General: looking for info for my strat, fender, fat
fender, fat, strat: Throughout the past 15 years or so, Fender has produced so many different sub-lines of the basic Stratocaster it s not even funny. If you re SURE the guitar is stock-equipped, it s most likely a Fat Strat Standard/Deluxe model, and if it were newer it also...

Guitar - General: Madeira A-35 CE Guitar, good shape, madeira
good shape, madeira, 1970s: Sounds like that is a reasonable price. The guitar is a rosewood-bodied imported by Guild in the 1970s. if it is playable and in good shape that is probably not a bad price. I think this model is one of the higher ones but this is still a budget guitar. I...

Guitar - General: Music theory specific to guitar, driven rock music, minor pentatonic
driven rock music, minor pentatonic, chromatic notes: 1) Although, I recommend learning how to move all your major scales up and down the neck to different keys. You can get by knowing the third scale pattern in the key of C (starting on the 6 string 5th fret. The notes are A B C D E F G A) By knowing this one...

Guitar - General: Mystery Guitar, gypsy guitar, grande bouche
gypsy guitar, grande bouche, nylon string: Hi Joe: Is this a steel string or nylon string? I can;t see much of it from that one picture. You can send additional pics to me at jimg@paperclipdesign.com it looks like a variant on the Selmer large soundhole (grande bouche) Gypsy guitar but with the...

Guitar - General: nack problem, treble side, ovation
treble side, ovation, warranty: Hi Harry, sorry man, but it s impossible to answer that question without actually seeing the guitar. If it s a twist in the neck, that s very hard to repair, so I d suggest bringing it back to the store especially if it s still under warranty. Sorry I can...