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Guitar - General: 1966 Orpheus, insurance adjuster, guitar shop
insurance adjuster, guitar shop, orpheus: Hi Brian! First off I just want to say that I am SOO sorry about your loss of instrument, and the break in of your house. Hopefully you were gone when it happened. There are several types of guitars made from Orfeus (a Bulgarian brand), so it seems impossible...

Guitar - General: What to buy so that you can change the strings?, string winder, guitar shops
string winder, guitar shops, guitar strings: Hi Jonah! To change your guitar strings, you ll need these: hands, string winder (optional), and something to it your excess string off. Tools aren t really that necessary or an easy task like this. Hopefully this helps. If you have other questions, feel...

Guitar - General: Choosing acoustic strings, acoustic guitar strings, bronze hand
acoustic guitar strings, bronze hand, free strings: Hi Matt, Thanks for your question. There are differences in sound. Nothing necessarily sounds better than anything else - a lot of it is just personal taste. Also, some people have allergies to metals, and get rashes/discomfort from having their skin in...

Guitar - General: Gretsch USA Amp..., step down transformer, tube amplifier
step down transformer, tube amplifier, guitar amp: I am not an amp or electronics expert, but I would have thought a step down transformer would work, you would need a high quality unit to step down to the US 120v from the UK 240v. I have read stuff on the web about this & people say it works with no problems....

Guitar - General: guitar age, guitar values, vintage guitar
guitar values, vintage guitar, studio music: Hi, Earl-- I was also unable to validate the serial number. According tom the Blue Book, this guitar was manufactured between 1988 and 1994. Lynne May Music Studio Vintage Guitar Values http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/vintage-guitar-values.htm...

Guitar - General: Hard Case for Yamaha Gigmaker Deluxe Acoustic Guitar?, yamaha guitars, baggages
yamaha guitars, baggages, overhead compartment: Hi, Wo-- My best advice would be for you to go to the Guitar Center in Seattle and ask about Yamaha cases. You might find that Yamaha cases are the best fit for Yamaha guitars. There are several types of hard cases, even some made especially for air travel...

Guitar - General: Keeping time while playing standin up, foot tapping, keeping time
foot tapping, keeping time, paul gilbert: A useful approach is to pick so that you put an accent on string beats - then your picking pattern becomes your internal metronome This is a tricky one to answer through a text-based forum like AllExperts. Rather than me try to mangle a reply, it might...

Guitar - General: Keeping time while playing standing up, foot tapping, moderate tempo
foot tapping, moderate tempo, keeping time: Hello, If you feel comfortable tapping your foot, regardless of tempo, then continue doing that. At faster tempi, you could tap your foot with a half-time beat, so if it s in 4/4 then instead of tapping 1, 2, 3, 4, you would only tap on 1 and 3, or on 2...

Guitar - General: Martin D-28, indian rosewood, guitar values
indian rosewood, guitar values, hi tim: Hi, Tim-- The Blue Book prices are as follows: 1969-1979 Indian Rosewood Excellent $1,850 - 2,250 Average $1,250 - 1,500 I would recommend that you insure it for the highest value as it would be very difficult to replace. Lynne http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/vintage-guitar-values.htm...

Guitar - General: Michael Kelly Patriot, michael kelly, resale value
michael kelly, resale value, mks: Hey Paul, I m not really that familiar with those guitars, so I don t really have all that much to say about them. That all being said, a guitar is an investment & it s usually best to buy something that will not diminish too much in value over time, so I...

Guitar - General: National Dobro, head stock, brother in arms
head stock, brother in arms, palm trees: Brad; I need a little more information and as always pics help.. (1). is there a # at the top of the head stock? I would love to see this. GEM is well said! #2#. how many frets?.. I can tell you this it sold for approximately $100.00 oh but that was a little...

Guitar - General: Playing in time standing up, john petrucci, foot tapping
john petrucci, foot tapping, metronome: Hey Sean. I ve been playing many years and a musician I look up to (John Petrucci) had a good idea. When playing quickly, it can help you to accentuate the first note of each set of 16th notes. So for every first note out of 4, that one gets played with...

Guitar - General: A question about extra light gauge strings, light gauge strings, learning to play acoustic guitar
light gauge strings, learning to play acoustic guitar, nylon strings: Hey Michael, no they are no similar to nylon. Switching to extra lights will only help a little. Your fingers are going to be sore till you ve built up some calluses on them. All you have to do is not play for a day if your fingers are sore. They ll likely...

Guitar - General: A question about using capo, Chords, Music
Chords, Music, Transpose: Mike; YES! (Some) Chords Will Change. Your Key(#) word here is Transpose !!! As a vocalist as well as a musician I found times when I would ask the Band to play it in a lower key# or Higher whichever I ll never forget the looks on there faces# Making them...

Guitar - General: takamine model??, blue book of guitars, semi acoustic guitar
blue book of guitars, semi acoustic guitar, accurate price: Hi Jack! Without really knowing a model or general description, I can t really give you an accurate price. What you can do is go to a local guitar shop and see what they can appraise it at. You also didn t mention what condition it happens to be in, so...

Guitar - General: truss ajustment, string guage, prestige
string guage, prestige, wizard: Hey Cody, it could require an adjustment depending on how it s set right now, but you won t know till you change the strings. Change them up & if the guitar doesn t play the same afterwards, then you can take it in for a set up, or you can hit Ibanez s website...

Guitar - General: Using capo to transpose the chords?, chord shapes, open chord
chord shapes, open chord, guitar tuition: Hello Kevin, Thanks for your question. The thing that a capo allows you to do is to move open chord shapes to higher positions on the neck without changing the fingering, but alowing you to play different chords. Let s take Em as an example. You can play...

Guitar - General: Vintage Gibson, vintage gibson, hi matthew
vintage gibson, hi matthew, decent condition: Hi Matthew. What you have there ( I believe) is a Gibson Reverse Firebird. Without seeing it in person, it s not easy to determine what it s worth. Looks are one thing, but to be able to feel it and hold it is better. Your best bet is to take it to a...

Guitar - General: Brand troubles, J Ross Smith, guitar
J Ross Smith, guitar, electric guitar: Hi, Deanna! First of all, there are so many brands out there, that it isn t surprising the shop wasn t aware of the guitar. I m not too familiar with the brand, either. This was a Japanese-made brand from the 60 s and 70 s era, and didn t have a big price...

Guitar - General: Dobro, palm trees, current value
palm trees, current value: Hi Brad; Could not get pics;However I did extensive study of your Dobro HERE is the breakdown of its current value$$$ But First Brad i am going on your info that it is in very good condition this is without the case having the case would add about $300.00...

Guitar - General: A good theory textbook, elements of music, question day
elements of music, question day, music concepts: Turek s theory texts are among the best: The Elements of Music: Concepts and Applications Vols. I & II by Ralph Turek The books also come with workbooks, giving a total of 4 books (2 main texts and 2 workbooks). You can obtain the books from...

Guitar - General: Right amp!, J Ross Smith, www.jrosssmith.com
J Ross Smith, www.jrosssmith.com, Vox: Hi Eric! I d like to say that your problem is not at all uncommon; first of all, as much as the small combo amps sound great in a small room at low volume and tout big amp sound, when played in a band setting, they just can t seem to keep up with the volume...

Guitar - General: Takamine serial number, guitar values, vintage guitar
guitar values, vintage guitar, studio music: Hi, David-- The serial number that you provided is not the correct format. Takamine serial numbers have 8 numbers. I was able to narrow it down to a range of manufacture dates. This guitar was produced between 2004-2007. Best Wishes, Lynne Vintage...

Guitar - General: Theory questions, diatonic modes, minor scales
diatonic modes, minor scales, tonal center: “How many different types of scales(?)” Using Western music, there are over 20 types of scales, and over 200 actual scales, yet many more when considering additional variations. “How many different types of scales are available for use in a single...

Guitar - General: Crown Hummingbird, melissa blue, guitar shop
melissa blue, guitar shop, thanks a bunch: Hi Melissa. Blue Book Inc has a 24 hour service to see where you can see what your guitar is worth. The website is www.bluebookinc.com. The book is also available in the local library, or at your local guitar shop. An employee can tell you based on its...

Guitar - General: Dating a Guild, J Ross Smith, www.jrosssmith.com
J Ross Smith, www.jrosssmith.com, Guild: Hi Bradley! If I have your serial number correct, I d say your guitar was produced in 1990. While Guild s do-it-yourself chart does not explicitly list your D25SE designation, it puts the last serial number of D25 series guitars produced in the year 1990...

Guitar - General: German curve, J Ross Smith, guitar
J Ross Smith, guitar, German: Hi, LeRoy! This simply refers to the shape; a slightly more slender curve than the rounder American shape, used in the guitars of the style. I often see the term tagged in Internet searches mis-returned as German carve rather than curve ; this refers...

Guitar - General: Gibson Les Paul, Gibson, SG
Gibson, SG, AllExperts.com: Hi, Frank! Most experts here at AllExperts.com don t answer these value type questions, for a good reason: appraisal is a paid service! I do, however, accept these types of questions, while stating that I also accept donations. I can tell you that your...

Guitar - General: good first time guitar not to expensive., bundle packs, time guitar
bundle packs, time guitar, acoustic guitars: Hello Daniel; I almost jumped back with grab the bundle ? But considering you are already familiar,(agood bass-man) I hesitate; perhaps save you frustration!!! if you Never played before I recommend one of the bundle packs just to get your fingers prepared...

Guitar - General: Guild serial number and value, J Ross Smith, Guitar
J Ross Smith, Guitar, guild: Hi, Glen! I can definitely help you. This is a bit of a research question; in fact, I don t know of any other expert here at AllExperts that will answer these types of value questions any longer, as what this really entails is an appraisal - normally,...

Guitar - General: guild starfire, bigsby, good shape
bigsby, good shape, folly: It depends on why you wish to restore the guitar ! I would say if it is purely for your own satisfaction - then go ahead, as long as you have the funds & knowledge. If you are going to attempt the restore yourself, be aware that if you do not have the knowledge...

Guitar - General: improvising, improvisation, scales
improvisation, scales, chord progresssions: Hi, Sanders-- You can use the Bb major scale to improvise. You can also use the G natural minor or the g pentatonic minor scale. Your choice just depends on the color and mood that you want for your improvisation. You can get more free information about...

Guitar - General: Insurance on My Guild D40, J Ross Smith, Guild
J Ross Smith, Guild, Guitar: Hi, Michael! First of all, thanks for your understanding on the value questions. Most people either don t realize (or they do realize) that what they are asking for is an appraisal - which is a paid service, and they re asking for it for free. I do, however,...

Guitar - General: Nylon strings, J Ross Smith, guitar
J Ross Smith, guitar, classical: Hi, Lou! No, this is not a common practice, although it can be done. I ve seen other players do this to get a different kind of sound. It isn t something I d recommend doing long-term on a guitar designed for steel strings, but for a song or two it can...

Guitar - General: takamine hirade, J Ross Smith, www.jrosssmith.com
J Ross Smith, www.jrosssmith.com, guitar: Hi Paul! While I will accept this question, I will say that most (if not all) of the experts here no longer accept these, as (1) appraisal is a paid service, and (2) it is virtually impossible to give a good appraisal without actually placing hands on the...

Guitar - General: Tube amps, budda wah, fender vibrolux
budda wah, fender vibrolux, tube amps: Hey John it depends on your budget. My favourite way is the old Budda Wah. Nothing sounds or feels quite like it. I guess after that would be the Clyde Wah, then a standard Cry Baby. As for Overdrive, just turn the amp up! lol Those amps sound great cranked.If...

Guitar - General: Acoustic care and maintenance, cigarette smoke, lemon oil
cigarette smoke, lemon oil, life man: Hey Mike, I have never heard of that problem before in my life man. A few things you can do to keep your guitar in good condition are: Always wash your hands before you play. Scrub them well & if you smoke, don t smoke while playing cause the shit from...

Guitar - General: B.C. Rich Serial Numbers, J Ross Smith, B.C. Rich
J Ross Smith, B.C. Rich, guitar: Hi, Krissy! I think you can get the best information possible by going directly to the source; to obtain information to determine the year of manufacturer and general information on your B.C. Rich Instrument Please send pictures and serial number to: info@bcrich.com....

Guitar - General: baby come back solo, tube amp, rest thanks
tube amp, rest thanks, wah pedal: Hey Matt, the solo sounds pretty dry to me man, not much FX at all, just a driven tube amp. You could try using a Fulltone PlimSoul to get that sound. I think it would pull it off quite nicely. As for the solo, I think he s probably just in 2nd position...

Guitar - General: CLASSICAL GUITAR - Mehogany vs Rosewood, thin veneer, wood laminate
thin veneer, wood laminate, two guitars: Thanks for your questions & feedback. I must tell you that I am not a classical player, I just know about guitars, I am a semi pro that has been playing in bands regular for 35 + years. The answers to your questions are based on my knowledge about guitars...

Guitar - General: CLASSICAL GUITAR, steel strings, individual instruments
steel strings, individual instruments, tonewoods: Hello, Biplab! There are very few differences between Yamaha s C40 and C70 models. The tonewoods used in construction, string scales, and body sizes are identical. The C70 model has (according to Yamaha s homepage) been discontinued and the C40 is being...

Guitar - General: CLASSICAL GUITAR--Rosewood vs Mehogany, cg series, yamaha c70
cg series, yamaha c70, nylon strings: Hi again, Biplab-- I would definitely recommend the Rosewood. Mahogany is good for steel string acoustics because it helps to eliminate the highest overtones produced by the steel strings. Nylon strings do not produce the tinny overtones so Rosewood is...

Guitar - General: How Can I Improve My Guitar Playing When I have Limited Time?, own worst enemy, player one
Guitar - General: How Can I Improve My Guitar Playing When I have Limited Time?, own worst enemy, player one, good luck

Guitar - General: Figuring out guitar tabs, piano sheet music, guitar tabs
piano sheet music, guitar tabs, longest time: Hey Matt, while learning how to read is important, learning how to use your ears is even more so. I d suggest that you use quicktime or some other form of mp3 player to slow down the song & try to figure it out by ear. the tabs or sheet music won t likely...

Guitar - General: Guitar Advice, J Ross Smith, jrosssmith.com
J Ross Smith, jrosssmith.com, guitar: Hi, Ivan! I totally understand your situation; this is a very common problem. With the business of everyday life it gets hard to work practice in sometimes. The good news is you can still improve on a day-to-day basis amidst all this distraction - if you...

Guitar - General: Guitar Barre Chords, guitar barre chords, barre chord
guitar barre chords, barre chord, open chord: Hi, Utkarsh-- The open chords sound different from the barre chords because the voicing is different. For example,for the G major open chord, the strings are (From 6-1) G,B,D, G, B, G. The barre chord on the 3rd fret: G, D, G, B, D, G. For the barre chord...

Guitar - General: left handed bass guitar, long mcquade, left handed bass guitar
long mcquade, left handed bass guitar, fender jazz: Hey Anderson, what kind of music do you play? My first recommendation would be a Fender Jazz/P-Bass. It s pretty much the standard for Rock, Blues, & many other electric styles. I d say this one here might be your best bet: http://www.fender.com/en-CA/products/search.php/?partno=0326620500...

Guitar - General: How Can I Improve My Guitar Playing When I have Limited Time?, free guitar lessons, guitar scales
free guitar lessons, guitar scales, guitar practice: Hi, Ivan-- The only way that you will be able to maintain and improve your guitar skills is to spend time playing regularly. You might want to try allocating 15 minutes 5 days a week to technique. Use the time for scale practice, learning new chords,...

Guitar - General: playing by ear, basic music theory, key signature
basic music theory, key signature, playing by ear: Hi again! Long time no hear! :p I completely forgot to mention, by the way, that the VERY first chord usually tells you what key you re in. But the other way is to see what notes are in the song. Say its a repeating chord sequence of D, G, Eminor, D. I...

Guitar - General: Pro Martin, J Ross Smith, Pro Martin
J Ross Smith, Pro Martin, guitar: Hi, Greg! The Pro Martin W 300 is composed of the following: Top / Spruce Side and Back / Rosewood Neck / Nato (similar to mahogany) Fingerboard / Rosewood Bridge / Rosewood I believe it to be a more affordable style of guitar modeled after...

Guitar - General: YAMAHA c40 c70 classical guitar, buying a guitar, yamaha website
buying a guitar, yamaha website, steel strings: Hi again! So the difference is that solid tops are generally better sounding, but don t withstand the elements as well as a laminated top. The laminated seem to withstand weather, but take a bit out of volume. I think you ll be able to notice the difference...

Guitar - General: YAMAHA c40 c70 classical guitar, steel strings, c40
steel strings, c40, classical guitar: Hey Biplap, sorry bro, but I really don t know if there are any discernible differences. I went & checked the site & the woods & dimensions are all identical. As far as I can tell the only dif is the colour. Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just...

Guitar - General: 70s csl les paul, odd yrs, tim cooper
odd yrs, tim cooper, new mines: Hi Tim, Thanks for your question. If the guitar has been sitting idle for that long, then it probably needs a bit more TLC than just a new set of strings. To get the most out of it, you really ought to call into your local guitar shop and have the repair...

Guitar - General: Alvarez Yairi Guitar, DY-74C, Plate Mate, J Ross Smith
Plate Mate, J Ross Smith, guitar: Hi, Caroline; glad I could help you. The Plate Mate is a great product that not only can prevent further damage, but can improve tone in general, as it provides a more solid string contact with the body of the guitar. I d highly recommend the product for...

Guitar - General: Banjo's, mail list, appraisal guide
mail list, appraisal guide, allexperts: Hi, Keith! First of all, I cannot give an official appraisal via AllExperts, as this is a paid service. I do have a donations link set up on the site. I can, however, point you to an article I ve written on valuing instruments; the article may be found...

Guitar - General: Choosing an Epiphone Les Paul, epiphone les paul, deposit finance
epiphone les paul, deposit finance, guitar store: Hey John, if you re going to work your way up to a Gibson, I d suggest that you just go for it right away. The main reason being that a Gibson will retain it s value much more than an Epiphone. In fact if it s well looked after in 20 years it will appreciate...

Guitar - General: Fender 2000-2001 Corona, guitar fender, fender strat
guitar fender, fender strat, fender stratocaster: I cannot possibly tell you how much your guitar is worth without seeing it. From the serial number it was made in 2000, I would suggest taking the guitar to a retailer that provides a valuing service, alternatively you could put the info into auction sites...

Guitar - General: Guitar fret notes memorize usefulness, guitar fret notes, chord progressions
guitar fret notes, chord progressions, alternate tunings: Memorizing notes is a critical step toward learning anything else on the instrument. That includes alternate tunings and the use of a capo. There is nothing counterproductive about it. Once you learn the notes with standard tuning, you learn the notes with...

Guitar - General: Guitar Question, J Ross Smith, guitar
J Ross Smith, guitar, Knoji: Hi, Sean! I d like to direct you to an article I wrote some time ago that deals with researching the value of guitars; it also, however, may help you just get some general information on your instrument. You may find the article at this link: http://music-musicians.knoji.com/j-ross-smiths-appraisal-guide-how-to-research-the-value-of-your-guitar/...

Guitar - General: Ibanez Concord 758 Flattop One-piece, mail list, appraisal guide
mail list, appraisal guide, condition thanks: Hi, Jakes! First of all, I cannot give an official appraisal via AllExperts, as this is a paid service (Ibanez doesn t do that, either, unfortunately). I do have a donations link set up on the site. I can, however, point you to an article I ve written on...

Guitar - General: strat pickups, squier affinity, fender mustang
squier affinity, fender mustang, squier strat: I have a lil59 in a telecaster & would recommend them, I also have a set of Jeff Beck designed Fender hot noiseless in a USA Fender Bullet & would also recommend them, they will be out of your price range, but good to note for the future if the project goes...

Guitar - General: Takamine Classical Guitar, c model, ebay
c model, ebay, classical guitar: I have probably done the same as you & found no info either, I would keep trying using different words in the search engines. Perhaps some of the many acoustic guitar forums could lead you somewhere, maybe you could register with a few & post the question,...

Guitar - General: Takamine Classical Guitar, classical guitar, serial number
classical guitar, serial number: I found out that your guitar was manufactured on Tuesday May 18th 1982 & it was the 88th guitar made that day. Takamine guitar serial codes are 100% consistent & easy to decifer. The serial will not tell you the model, just when it was made. I hope this...

Guitar - General: Should I buy an electro - acoustic guitar?, amazon co uk, cheap guitar
amazon co uk, cheap guitar, better hope: Hey Lee, I would suggest against buying a really cheap guitar for a couple of reasons: 1. If you decide it s not for you & decide to sell it, you ll never even be able to get part of your money back cause no one will buy it. 2. It will suck to play...

Guitar - General: Should I Have a Classical Guitar Built for Me?, classical guitars, studio music
classical guitars, studio music, classical guitar: Hi, Biblab-- The best advice that I can give you is that IF you have access to already manufactured classical guitars, you might want to try that avenue first. YOU need to learn more about what sound YOU want before you have someone build a guitar for...

Guitar - General: Confusion in Major and Minor triads, chords and circle of fifth, minor chord progressions, basic music theory
minor chord progressions, basic music theory, minor scales: Hello again, Here we re covering quite a lot of music theory, so it s difficult to give a comprehensive answer in a forum like this, but here goes.... 1.If all the chord triads of the relative minor ie. a minor for c major are the same and formed in...

Guitar - General: Should I Have a Classical Guitar Built for Me?, 12th fret, bass side
Guitar - General: Should I Have a Classical Guitar Built for Me?, 12th fret, bass side, t pay

Guitar - General: Fender Strat, seriel number, bridge position
seriel number, bridge position, ebay: I am unable to give a valuation , there would be lots of factors to take into consideration & two of those would be seeing it in the flesh & playing it. I can give you some pointers in the right direction, but you will have to do your own online research,...

Guitar - General: guitar, free metronome, warm ups
free metronome, warm ups, guitaring: Hi, Diwakar! I m glad you ve asked me this, because I ve written numerous articles on it and focus on it a lot in my personal lesson-giving. First of all, you need to focus on the things that are DIFFICULT for you to do. Working on things you re already...

Guitar - General: Guitar Info, lots of fun, acoustic guitar
lots of fun, acoustic guitar, axe: Hi, Antonio! I m sorry to tell you that without more identifying information, it s virtually impossible to identify your guitar. What s most important is (1) does it sound good and (2) does it play well? If you can answer yes to these two questions then...

Guitar - General: wondering how much its worth, bluebookinc, best bet
bluebookinc, best bet, truss rod: Hey Aaron. Unfortunately it s very hard to gauge how much your instrument is worth without looking at it in person. There are things like the truss rod and any other damage that may cause the guitar to lose value. Your best bet is to take it into a guitar...

Guitar - General: airline acoustic guitar, mail order catalogues, google searches
mail order catalogues, google searches, pj harvey: This is not really my area of expertise, but you can probably find out as much as I could on the internet. From my google searches, it seems that your guitar may be a 1965 model, but I do not know enough about them to verify that, I do know that Airlines...

Guitar - General: Harmony H77, harmony demont, h77
harmony demont, h77, great shape: Hi, Roger! I believe your guitar was produced between 1963-1972, and retailed at around $250. I recommend a site for you for Harmony enthusiasts; it s not official but there s a lot of good stuff, here and it s just fun info. Check it out at: http://harmony.demont.net/...

Guitar - General: Identifing an unknown strat look a like, yellow stripes, guild guitar
yellow stripes, guild guitar, auction sites: Checking out the serial, I think the guitar is either a Guild S - 280 or an S - 281. I do not know much about them or their value, but looking around the web 500 seems around the going rate for these guitars if in very good condition. I would always say...

Guitar - General: injuries while using the windmill technique, Ross Smith, www.jrosssmith.com
Ross Smith, www.jrosssmith.com, guitar: Hi, Chaim! First of all, I must tell you that the Townshend s windmill is as much (if not more) for visual effect than actual tone. It s a very physical movement. In fact, it s about the opposite of what I usually teach - which is using very efficient...

Guitar - General: Replacement toggle switch with inrush limiter, inrush current limiter, dpst switch
inrush current limiter, dpst switch, curcuit board: Hey Max, I would just unsolder the limiter from your switch, & attach it to the new one. If that s not do-able, maybe you could find a suitable replacement here: http://www.ametherm.com You d likely want to begin your search in the Mega Surge section....

Guitar - General: Ryoji Matsuoka Luthier, Ross Smith, www.jrosssmith.com
Ross Smith, www.jrosssmith.com, guitar: Hi, Carolyn! Due to the extensive amount of research required and the difficulty in appraising guitars (it is actually a paid service), I d like to point you to an article of mine that might assist you in finding out the information you need. You can find...

Guitar - General: amplifier/guitar, zakk wylde guitars, worth alot
zakk wylde guitars, worth alot, store person: Hey Lin, all I can say is that if they don t let you try the equipment you want to purchase, then don t buy the gear from them. AND, if they have a bad reputation, NEVER do business with them. That way they ;ll go out of business faster & be replaced by someone...

Guitar - General: Dating My Gibson Guitar, gibson serial numbers, gibson guitar
gibson serial numbers, gibson guitar, studio music: Hi, Myles-- The serial number indicates that your guitar was made at the Kalamazoo or Nashville Plant, USA in 1974 or 1975. Unfortunately, Gibson serial numbers do not give us information as to the model of the guitar. Lynne May Music Studio http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com...

Guitar - General: Engraving on guitars, sound of the guitar, sound hole
sound of the guitar, sound hole, guitar company: Hey Nathan, if you find an engraver that uses a wood burning technique, the finish should be fine. I d leave those decisions to a guy who engraves for a living as opposed to the guitar company as he will undoubtedly know best.Send me a pic when you get it...

Guitar - General: Dating My Gibson Guitar, serial numbers, gibson
Guitar - General: Dating My Gibson Guitar, serial numbers, gibson

Guitar - General: My Guitar, idea what kind, headstock
idea what kind, headstock, acoustic guitar: Hi, Holly! The picture, though welcome, is a bit blurry on my end, so I cannot make out what is on the headstock. Is that writing of some sort, or just decoration? Also, if you can find a serial number, that would be a huge help. This can often be found...

Guitar - General: Segovia d71-EA, roman numeral format, abalone inlay
roman numeral format, abalone inlay, harmony central: Hi, Ike-- Here is the information from a Harmony Central Review: 2005-Segovia D71-EA . Full Size Steel String Acoustic Dreadnought Rosewood top, sides, back, Rosewood Neck,Bridge Synthetic shaped Saddle Handcarved Eagle Design implemented into the entire...

Guitar - General: static noise from amp..., quality tubes, filter caps
quality tubes, filter caps, combo amp: He Jay, I d try cleaning the pots first, then changing the tubes. Get some good quality tubes (Not Chinese ones) & see if that fixes it. If it doesn t, it could be the filter caps are on their way out & you ll have to take it in to get them swapped out. Hope...

Guitar - General: Chords changing
Hi, Wesley. The easiest way to get an understanding of keys and key signatures is to learn the notes of the major and minor scales. I ll use C as an example, since the C major scale has no sharps or flats and makes study simple. The C Major scale is C,...

Guitar - General: Help with this tabulature
Guitar - General: Help with this tabulature

Guitar - General: Intervals
Guitar - General: Intervals

Guitar - General: Guitar effect pedals
Hey Ryan, I m really not into death metal, so I don t really know the specifics of how those guys get their tone, but they both use Gibson Explorers, so that s a good starting point. One of them uses active pickups & the other doesn t, so you ll have to make...

Guitar - General: Help with this tabulature
If I m not mistaken that guitar chart shows the tonic (E) on the 7th fret on the A string which is the E. The 7 means that this is starting from the seventh fret. So you still have the root, you re just starting at another position on a different string....

Guitar - General: Intervals, pentatonic minor scale intervals
pentatonic minor scale intervals: Hi, Michael-- The (minor 3rd) refers to the interval between the root and the b3. In other words, the interval between E and G is a minor third. Similarly, the interval between G and A is a perfect fourth and so on. Best Wishes, Lynne Absolutely...

Guitar - General: What cabinet for my Redbear
Hi, Kyle! There are a number of cabinets you can use to fix your issues; they don t have to be expensive. My favorite 4x12 cabs are the B-52 cabs built for the AT-100 Triple Rectifier head; they handle a ton of power and have switchable impedance to run...

Guitar - General: Chords
Hi, Peter! I m not sure why, but some people write flat as bes instead of the regular, lower-case, English b. I think this just adds to confusion. The chord you have written as Bbes7 is simply a Bb7; or B flat seven. It s only a regular B7 moved...

Guitar - General: guitar chords
Ok, I will be honest with you from the start, I have been playing guitar in semi pro bands for 37 years. I am self taught never had lessons or learned music theory, I play by ear, that is I listen to what is to be learnt then work out what I need to play,...

Guitar - General: guitar recording
Hi Med! I can definitely understand your quandry, but I think the REAL solution here is quality, not quantity. I understand that you are on a budget, but it is my belief that you can get a good sound with a microphone near the sound hole for best results....

Guitar - General: recording guitar
Hey Med, I don t even know if you can get a USB guitar, but if you can, I m absolutely positive that a cheap ass classical guitar miked up with a toy computer mic running directly into your computer s cheap on board sound card would sound a million times better...

Guitar - General: Right Guitar Upgrade
Hey Zach, I ve never played Deans, so I can t really answer that question with any degree of certainty. I believe that you get what you pay for, & I also believe that if you re really serious about playing guitar that you should save up your money & get something...

Guitar - General: 2 amps or 1, acoustic amp, learning guitar
acoustic amp, learning guitar, accoustic: Hey Phil, unless you plan on performing live with your acoustic guitar, you don t really need an acoustic amp. I d go get an electric amp first & see if that sounds good before buying an acoustic amp. Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just drop me...

Guitar - General: How do I find out the model model number., notable guitars, gibson les paul
notable guitars, gibson les paul, cheap guitars: Hi Ellie, There is not much info around about Lark guitars, there have been a few electric versions sold on ebay over the last few years, mainly guitars from the 70 s, these did not sell for lots of money. Lark was probably a brand name for one of the...

Guitar - General: guitar volume issue, guitar volume, les paul
guitar volume, les paul, volume issue: Hey Willie, if it s the guitar for sure, then it most likely is dirty pots. Try getting some electronics contact cleaner & spraying out the pots. (Don t use WD-40) If that doesn t work, they could need replacing, but I d wager the contact cleaner will fix...

Guitar - General: Official guitar tab accuracy, jazz rhythm, wes montgomery
jazz rhythm, wes montgomery, official guitar: Hey Gene, that s a pretty hard question to answer. It depends who did the transcription. If you buy the book online or in a store, (Mel Bay, Hal Leonard etc...) then you re likely going to get a good transcription note wise. However, there s not always tab...

Guitar - General: Takamine Guitar--Where Manufactured?, blue book of guitars, japan china
blue book of guitars, japan china, guitar body: Hi, Path-- If you can determine the model name or number of a specific guitar then you can look in the Blue Book of Guitars to find out the country of manufacture. You could also try doing an internet search for the specific model and possibly find out...

Guitar - General: Building, minor c, chord progression
minor c, chord progression, minor key: Hi Tjay! Your question is kind of vague, but I ll give it a whirl. When you sit down and write a song, first thing you need to do is pick a key. If you already have a key picked out, there is a simple formula for which chords will go with a key. They are:...

Guitar - General: Chord quality, chord dictionary, chord type
chord dictionary, chord type, chord sound: Hi, Thanks for your question. There are lots of ways of playing the same chord - different inversions, different locations on the neck, and so on. If you don t have one already, look for a chord dictionary or similar sort of reference book which will...

Guitar - General: Huhner Guitar, blue book of guitars, model hw
blue book of guitars, model hw, ebay: Hello Brandi! This guitar seems to be sold at around $150 on eBay, granted it s not for the exact model but very similar. This is also granted it s in moderately used condition. I cannot in good faith give you an exact price without a thorough examination...

Guitar - General: Need to find pickup screws for my guitar, open coil, guitar shop
open coil, guitar shop, 20 bucks: Hey Josten, you can get pickup screws at pretty much any guitar shop. I d just have them fix it for you. Shouldn t cost more than 20 bucks & it ll save you the trouble of having to figure out how to get the screws in. If you decide to do it yourself, you ll...

Guitar - General: Tuning and setup, baritone guitar, concert pitch
baritone guitar, concert pitch, string tension: Hey Chad, Drop C is about as low as you can go on a 6 sting in my opinion. I actually find that it s too low & stopped using it many years ago. I found that the tone was lost in those lower registers & it stopped sounding like a guitar, so I d suggest that...

Guitar - General: Guitar Guru accuracy, guitar guru, different finger
guitar guru, different finger, truefire: Hey Mike, I don t use it myself & I find most tab on the net to be a joke. If you want to learn to play really well there s a site called Trufire that you should check out. I take the video lessons there myself & they are amazing. 15 bucks a month for all...

Guitar - General: Help choosing a guitar for acoustic blues, breedlove atlas, first heart attack
breedlove atlas, first heart attack, c dificile: Hey Dana, before I answer your guitar question, I d like to advise you not to invest too much faith in what the doctors tell you. When I was young I fell through a window & shredded my left hand. Sliced through the tendons & everything. Doc s said I d never...

Guitar - General: Singing and playing at the same time, stevie ray vaughn, guitar rhythm
stevie ray vaughn, guitar rhythm, pride and joy: Hi, Arjun-- The usual approach is to learn each part separately and then try to put them together. It helps to break the song into small sections and practice each section separately. If it is the difference in rhythms between the vocal part and the...

Guitar - General: Gavelston Patriot?, guitar shop, star spangled
guitar shop, star spangled, galveston: Hi Justin! After some research myself, I ve come up with the same results. I wonder if you contact Galveston, they may be able to help you. I think you can also go into a local guitar shop and they can look it up for you via serial number. Good luck and...

Guitar - General: Spanish guitar styles, federico moreno torroba, spanish composers
federico moreno torroba, spanish composers, fernando sor: A guitar recital may include a variety of works, e.g. works written originally for the lute or vihuela by composers such as... Luis de Narváez (b. Spain c. 1500)... or even Spanish-flavored music written for the piano by Isaac Albéniz (b. Spain 1860)...

Guitar - General: Guitar Slash Chords, plush stp, root note
Guitar - General: Guitar Slash Chords, plush stp, root note, bass note

Guitar - General: Guitar skills, john petrucci, rock discipline
john petrucci, rock discipline, pentatonic scales: Hi Glenn! Sorry to hear that you re feeling stuck in a rut*! Haha only kidding. As far as syncing your left hand with your right, I suggest using a metronome and picking along with it. Start with whole notes, say on the low E string. Pick one for four...

Guitar - General: Guitar Slash Chords, f chord, bass note
f chord, bass note, bass notes: This guy on youtube explains it much better than I could. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwzajmQZP28 Adding any bass note to any chord would not work, some bass notes would just be wrong to the chord you are playing, the bass note would have to sound...

Guitar - General: Bass Guitar, appraisal guide, busy schedule
appraisal guide, busy schedule, yard sale: Hi, Yuriy! Due to my super-busy schedule, I am no longer directly answering value questions. I can, however, point you to an article I wrote to assist folks with just such an issue. Here s the link: http://music-musicians.knoji.com/j-ross-smiths-appraisal-guide-how-to-research-the-value-of-your-guitar/...

Guitar - General: Dating a Dobro Duolian, maple fingerboard, national guitar
maple fingerboard, national guitar, guitar company: Hi, Peter-- I will try to give you some helpful information, though I was unable to date the guitar by serial number. The Duolian was actually manufactured by the National Guitar Company after they merged with the Dobro company. The Duolian was manufactured...

Guitar - General: Legato phrasing, rhythmic notation, sight reading
rhythmic notation, sight reading, trill: To know how long you need to hold/release a note, it is required that you look at the rhythmic notation that accompanies the tab (this is why I don t like TABs that don t include the rhythmic breakdown; they re almost worthless). It will be specific to each...

Guitar - General: Multi-Effect Units, judgement call, boss gt6
judgement call, boss gt6, boss pedals: Hi, Louis! I know what you mean about tone chasing with multi-FX units; this can be real challenge. In fact, I stopped really using them years ago and went back to separate stompboxes, for two primary reasons. (1) Although they have a ton of useful effects,...

Guitar - General: value of guitar, owners clubs, ebay
owners clubs, ebay, serial number: This is not my area of expertise, but I am able to offer the following help. I get a lot of questions on the value of guitars, it is a very difficult subject as any 2nd hand guitar is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. I can research no...

Guitar - General: 50K pots on bullet strat
50K pots are likely to sound way to treble-y. To be honest, you can pick up good replacement 250K pots for not a lot of money - it s worth spending the price of a couple of beers to get something that keeps your guitar sounding good, rather than compromising...

Guitar - General: Takamine guitar modelo, guitar questions, takamine
Guitar - General: Takamine guitar modelo, guitar questions, takamine

Guitar - General: Takamine guitar modelo, model number, blue book
model number, blue book, serial number: Hi, Glen! One option available to you is to look up your guitar in the Blue Book (http://bluebookofguitarvalues.com/). For the best information, though, and FREE(!) I d suggest contacting the manufacturer directly at askus@takamine.com. The manufacturer...

Guitar - General: frets
Hey Lee, although I ve never tried it myself, there are a lot of guys out there playing fretless guitar, so the answer is yes. Frets definitely make the instrument easier to play, but I can t say whether or not that is the reason why most guitars are actually...

Guitar - General: Not sure where to go
Hi Isaac! I don t know if you re mainly self taught or not, but a personal guitar teacher can help you increase your knowledge. There are a couple of ways that you can go about learning to do your own music: First you can get a guitar teacher....

Guitar - General: fender mustang
Hi, I own several vintage mustangs myself, they are always worth restoring, but the job must be completed very well, the idea being to maintain the guitars value as a vintage instrument. I cannot give much advice without seeing the guitar or at least viewing...

Guitar - General: Guitar value, Fender, Fender guitars
Fender, Fender guitars, value: Hi, Frank! Due to the high volume of value and appraisal questions I receive regularly, and how research-intensive and time consuming it can be to provide this information, I have written an article that is intended to assist readers in finding information...

Guitar - General: tabs
Hey Art, most of the tab sites on the internet are useless because the people writing out the tabs don t really know what they re doing or how to play. If you want a website that will reach you amazing stuff, got to: http://truefire.com Sign up for...

Guitar - General: Fender Telecaster
Hi Kenneth, Without seeing the guitar in the flesh, I can only make assumptions, you don t mention any other info. I am always skeptical concerning any guitar when a serial has been worn away, I would have to make the judgement as to whether I thought...

Guitar - General: Floyd rose bridges
Short answer: Most likely, yes. Long answer: You should never remove all of the strings at once, regardless of bridge type, especially on a Floyd Rose system. Necks are designed to allow for a certain amount of leeway in pressure, or variation...

Guitar - General: I found this old Hohner bass and would like to know it's value
Hi JP! Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to figure out if your diamond in the rough is worth restoring without a visual inspection. I think before any value or anything can be put on it, it would have to be looked over very thoroughly, just to make...

Guitar - General: guitar practice
Hi Ern! I apologize for the delay. I am currently searching for a full time job, so i have been neglecting my duties here. So to answer your question, I think the bottom line on your question is to practice as much as you can. Some people are able...

Guitar - General: Les Paul Mystery, Gibson, guitar
Gibson, guitar, electric guitar: Hi, Daniel! Thanks for including pictures with your inquiry; this really helps in most cases. You re totally right; Gibson has an extremely confusing serial number system. Even though they have readily-available information as to what years go with...

Guitar - General: Writing Original Music
Hi, Sarah! Great question. This is a problem many musicians face regardless of their chosen instruments. Fortunately, it s an easily solved problem. First of all, using the same notes that others have previously used is unavoidable. We only have one...

Guitar - General: Writing Original Music..
Hi, Thanks for your question - it s a very good one. First off, let me point out that I m answering this as a guitarist and not as a lawyer. Some of what you re asking, such as things relatign to copyright law, has a more legal slant so I ll respectfully...

Guitar - General: guitar serial number
Hi Don! I think that your best bet is to take it into a local music store and ask if they have a Blue Book for Guitars. With the serial number, you may be able to look up value. If you re interested in more (month and/or year it was made), you may be...

Guitar - General: Crate amp problem
Hi Fred, I don t know a whole lot about your amp, but I m going to assume that the channel switching is handled by relays? I d look there to see if there s something funny going on. If you unplug the amp, you could be resetting the relays & that could by why...

Guitar - General: Clueless
If you have the make or model of the guitar it should be reasonably easy to search, by typing the make & model into a search engine like Google. Unfortunately if the guitar is a lesser known make, you may not find any info, or very little info. If you...

Guitar - General: Effects pedals
Hey Sarah-Jane, yes you can use the two units together. If you record with a clean delay, changing over to a distortion sound will not alter what you have already recorded. All you have to do is plug the Digitech into the looper & you re good to go. I would...

Guitar - General: un capoing songs
Hey Jose, you check the actual notes in the chord itself. So in your case, if you re capped at the third fret playing a C shape, then you d be playing an Eb Major. Basically you have to learn all your note values for each string on your neck & then learn all...

Guitar - General: fender stratocaster year and est value
According to the serial number, it was manufactured in Mexico 2006-2007 (see http://www.fender.com/support/articles/mexican-instruments-product-dating/ ) As for value - I m afraid that, as it it says on my profile, I prefer not to do equipment assessments....

Guitar - General: Slash Chords
Hi Jesse, Thanks for your question. I thought that the easiest way to explain might be to put together a little video tutorial type thing. So I have, and it s on my YouTube channel here... http://youtu.be/M6z892JqkD0 Hopefully this will point you in the...

Guitar - General: Smaller hands affect potential to play guitar?
Hi, Tina-- Your hands are not too small to play guitar. I have had many students whose hands were not finished growing and they did fine with all of the chords. The strength that is required to play chords can be developed by simply playing the chords....

Guitar - General: Getting back to music
Guitar - General: Getting back to music

Guitar - General: first martin
Hi Rod, I wasn t able to find an ]]DH28 on Martin s website, but other than that, most of your answers can be found here: http://www.martinguitar.com/component/content/article/6-main-site/guitar-care/556-frequently-asked-questions-historical.html And...

Guitar - General: guitar
Hi Raja! Tuning is very important for the overall sound of the instruments, and yourself. Unfortunately, over time the strings will have more and more wear and will not be able to keep the same tension as when they were new. You will be able to play...

Guitar - General: Getting back to music
Hi, Thanks for your question. The creative proccess isn t something that can really be taught, but I can share a couple of ideas that I use when I want to explore creatively. The first is to take a starting point, say a familiar chord, and then look...

Guitar - General: About being a musical superstar and going about it .
Hi Abhinav! Your dream is not in vain and CAN be accomplished! It just takes a LOT of time and a LOT of work. I would like first just as a disclaimer that being a superstar is not an overnight process. Consider this really just a reality check. I m...

Guitar - General: Gagliano Guitar
Hi Danielle, this is outside my area of expertise, but interesting none the less. I can t find much info either, probably the same stuff as you found. It looks like Gagliano is a brand name of Hopf & made in Germany, these German parlour guitars usually...

Guitar - General: sixties our seventies Tempo, cool guitar
Hi Ken, apologies for the delay, I have been a bit busy lately. As far as I am aware Tempo was a brand name of the Merson company, they were an importer & distributor of musical instruments etc from Japan & Asia into the US & UK. The first tempo guitar...

Guitar - General: Chords that match leads
Hi, Stu-- Our website has free lessons to help you with both of your questions. Regarding how to improve your leads, please visit these pages: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/practicing-guitar-scales.html http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/practice-guitar-scales.html...

Guitar - General: Year my guitar was made., Fender, DG-7
Fender, DG-7, guitar: Hi, Nick! I m following up as promised. According to Paul Levesque of Fender Guitars, your guitar was made in April of 2001 and was originally in natural finish. I hope this helps! ...

Guitar - General: guitar publications, Classical Guitar Magazine, Fingerstyle Guitar
Classical Guitar Magazine, Fingerstyle Guitar, Acoustic Guitar: Hi again, David; thanks for giving me a little more info. As I pondered your question and tried to come up with a comprehensive list, it occurred to me how precious few really thorough studies I ve seen in relation to classical guitar in periodicals. Of...

Guitar - General: Harmony H64, electric guitar, harmony guitar
electric guitar, harmony guitar, H64: Hi, George! It s not unusual to find a lot of conflicting information on Harmony guitars. They weren t priced in the top-end market, and many were considered beginner models and/or copies of better guitars, so they weren t considered highly desirable by...

Guitar - General: help plz!
Hi, Matt! You re right; there is precious little information available on Dixon Guitars at-large. Here is what the Blue Book has to say: Guitars previously produced in Japan, Korea, and/or China between the 1960s and the 1990s. The Dixon trademark has...

Guitar - General: My odd tele
Hi James! If possible, could you send me a photo or two of your instrument? Also having the serial number and any logos on the guitar would be of great assistance in helping you find out. Without those things, it s extremely difficult to research guitars;...

Guitar - General: archtop guitar, Ovation, guitar
Ovation, guitar, Telecaster: Hi, Shaun! The Ovation guitars, particularly the mid-bowl size, are great instruments. Although easy to play right off the shelf, with a pro setup they can be extremely easy on the fingers compared to other acoustic instruments. While you may have heard...

Guitar - General: Guitar Improvisation
It helps to look at it for what it is, then determine how you want to go about performing it. Improvising is essentially a process of composing music on the spot. You can just go for it or you can analyze the process. You can also do both, which is more likely...

Guitar - General: guitar
Hey Andrew, it really depends on how far you want to go with your guitar playing. Acoustic is a good place to start for sure, but starting just with chords & strumming is not really the best way to go. I start my students with some finger exercises to develop...

Guitar - General: Which guitar to buy.
Hi Shaleen, if you plan on ever playing live with your new guitar, go for the Fender or the Epiphone, as they both have outputs on them for electric. If you want louder acoustic volume, go for the Hummingbird. If you can find any Seagull acoustics out there,...

Guitar - General: Choosing the right guitar
Hey Yazan, I m a Blues guy myself, so I m to really familiar with all of those bands, but I know Metallica used to use ESP guitars, a lot of people play Ibanez on the Rock scene. Anything from the higher end models of those two companies should suit your needs...

Guitar - General: guitar lookups
Hi Warren!! I think your best bet may be to individually e-mail (or call, whichever you prefer) Kramer and Fender for the information. An internet search may help as far as month/date/year, but I don t know if it helps too much as far as where. I think...

Guitar - General: Practicing?
Hi, Thanks for your question. This is a subject I get asked about a lot, and I ve done a couple of tutorials about elsewhere, so I ll point you towards those to look at... http://youtu.be/5PrWqnqxi6I http://www.phatphish.co.uk/Music_Practise.shtml...

Guitar - General: Learning a Song
Hi Matt! I apologize for the delay. Apparently I m not the only Expert not receiving the initial question e-mail when asked for help. I will be e-mailing AllExperts to let them know so you guys aren t waiting forever for answers. I really appreciate...

Guitar - General: learning chords
HI Chad, Thanks for your question. There are a couple of aspects to this. In one respect it should get easier, as chords that you learn later may be based on, or have something in common with other chords that you already know and are proficient with playing....

Guitar - General: Question about Antigua Casa
Hi Harry! Unfortunately it is never easy to make a conclusion of a guitar s value simply put in words. It is usually easier to find out what it s worth by looking at it for visual damage, as well as the neck and other pieces. I think your best bet...

Guitar - General: guitar make and model
Hi, John! I can understand your confusion; the Les Paul style has been copied countless times over the years and there are so many clones out there that just by looking at the skeleton alone it can be almost impossible to determine the actual origin of the...

Guitar - General: Need detailed comparison.
Hello, Ajinkya! With the limited information you ve given on what you re looking for in an acoustic, it s hard to recommend just one. Both of the guitars look great, but it s really up to YOU to decide which one you like better. Every guitarist has a...

Guitar - General: Standard Fender Telecaster Pick Ups
Hi Tracy, good you are in the Uk as it makes things easier regards to purchasing etc, I am in Kent. Usually both pickups are replaced, but sometimes one can be replaced, the reason is about balance between the two. You mention hotter pickups, this means...

Guitar - General: Standard Fender Telecaster
Hi Tracey, Thanks for your question. This is a really hard question to answer, as there is not a natural upgrade path for pickups - it all comes down to personal taste, and the type of sound that you (or your husband) are trying to achieve. Think...

Guitar - General: Looking for Smooth Jazz Guitar
Hi Kyla, I don t think there really are any real hollow-body Jazz guitars in the 300.00 range worth considering. In my opinion, if you re serious about playing guitar, it s well worth it to save your money & get something that you won t outgrow in a year....

Guitar - General: tec tunning
Hi Ron, yeah man, it actually sounds really serious & to tell you the truth, I wouldn t even know where to start without actually seeing the instrument. I suggest you bring it in to a luthier or repair shop to have it looked at cause a full half step out is...

Guitar - General: Keys of Songs
Ho Robbie, Thanks for your question. A key is more about note names than about specific pitches. For example, the key of C major contains C D E F G A and B, the key of A major contains A B C# D E F# and G#. Each of those notes could be played in any octave....

Guitar - General: Playing solos improvising shapes vs individual notes
To be a complete guitarist/musician you need to be able to see both. When you re thinking harmonically, i.e. how the notes you re playing relate to the underlying chords, you need to be able to think of the notes in terms of degrees of the scale. When...

Guitar - General: Airline acoustic guitar
Hello Nancy, Thanks for your question. The asymmetrical design of this guitar is what s known as a cutaway design. It s not very traditional, but it is reasonably common on acoustic guitars. As for this particular model....it s not one I m personally familar...

Guitar - General: hondo bass?
Hi, Thanks for your question. I think you re correct in saying that it s a Hondo bass - from the photograph it certainly looks like the Hondo logo on the headstock. Hondo were mostly active in the 70s to mid-80 s as manufacturers of entry-level guitars....

Guitar - General: playing fast
There are many ways to go about it. A common one is to simply relax and play what feels right, which could mean leaving some out, and if it s fast enough it could even mean flipping the timing upside down, where upbeat patterns would be played as downbeat...

Guitar - General: 50,s hoyer 12 string, 12 string guitars, hoyer guitars
12 string guitars, hoyer guitars, body joints: Dear Tom, I m sorry that I can t tell you anything specific about this model. My experience with Hoyers in general is that some are really nice instruments, while many others are just mediocre. If you haven t already tried searching for “Hoyer Guitars”...

Guitar - General: 50th anniversary deluxe strat, rosewood fingerboard, fender guitars
rosewood fingerboard, fender guitars, fret work: Dear Rick, The maple neck generally doesn t really have a fingerboard. It s just the top of the maple neck with the frets set into it, and a finish applied over the wood. The rosewood fingerboard is actually a fingerboard - a separate piece of rosewood...

Guitar - General: 6 way switch 1959 x350 Guild Straford, local music store, guitar repairer
local music store, guitar repairer, guitar market: Hi Edward, Thanks for your question. Before you replace the switch, you might want to consider seeing if it can be repaired. If the switch is old, it might just be a case of dirt and/or corrosion within the switch unit. The guitar repairer at your...

Guitar - General: 60 cycle hum?, ebtech hum eliminator, fender super reverb
ebtech hum eliminator, fender super reverb, light dimmers: Hi Phil, I get that trouble from a lot of clubs with bad power too. What I do is I bring a small tester around with me to check the outlet has proper polarity & ground, but even at that, sometimes I still have problems. The only thing you can do is find somewhere...

Guitar - General: 60 cycle hum, audible level, cycle hum
audible level, cycle hum, guitar cable: Well... granted a strat alone is a major hum machine, still you should not have an increase in hum over time. First, I would ask you to play a different guitar thru the amp and see what happens. Also try a new guitar cable. If nothing changes, I would suggest...

Guitar - General: 69 thinline tele upgrade, bridge pickup, humbuckers
bridge pickup, humbuckers, thinline: Adding a traditional humbucker would involve cutting some wood out of the body to make room for the larger size. You can do it, but first check out the single coil sized humbuckers made by Seymour Duncan. Go to www.seymourduncan.com to check out all the different...

Guitar - General: 77 re-issue of the 55 les paul model, kluson tuners, sunburst finish
kluson tuners, sunburst finish, blood plasma: Mike: If at all possible, sell the amp and keep the axe (blood plasma is replenishing and you can sell it every few days). Your guitar is only EVER worth what someone would pay for it, but it sounds like you have a fairly upgraded/customized axe that, whether...

Guitar - General: '84 Strat value, blue book of electric guitars, tiny ding
blue book of electric guitars, tiny ding, color sort: Dear Michael, The current edition of the Blue Book of Electric Guitars puts the value of an 84 American Standard Stratocaster at from $350 (60% good condition) to $800 (98% excellent). The serial number could be anywhere from 1984 to 1987. As an...

Guitar - General: Accidentally used a Speaker cable to connect guitar to amp, guitar cables, local radio station
guitar cables, local radio station, speaker cable: Hey Abi, it s fine man. Nothing to worry about at all. The reson we use guitar cables is because they re shielded & block out noise & radio interferance. The worst that would have happened is you guys would have picked up truckers passing by on the CB s or...

Guitar - General: Acoustic, inexpensive instruments, picador
inexpensive instruments, picador, headstock: Dear Mark, I m not familiar with the M or Picador designations. Takamine made a Picador model 12-string at one time, but I don t think that s yours. Without seeing it, or knowing more about it, I have to guess that it s most likely one of many...

Guitar - General: Acoustic Amps, fishman loudbox 100, acoustic amp
fishman loudbox 100, acoustic amp, acoustic amps: Hello, That amp could work well for gigs, though you might consider getting something with about 200 or 250 watts instead. It might have more muscle but that doesn t mean you have to be louder. Having more watts allows for a better quality sound even at...

Guitar - General: Acoustic archtops, acoustic archtop, jazz guitars
acoustic archtop, jazz guitars, jazz guitarist: Dan: Hey, Man! Thanks for writing. If you ve read any of my archived answers, you ll see I m heavily biased toward Ibanez gear cuz I love em; a lot of their newer full-bodied jazz guitars are awesome (though I don t know if I d consider any of the newer...

Guitar - General: Acoustic Effects, jason fryer, condenser mic
jason fryer, condenser mic, j river: Hi David, I think the best way to get a good tone live from an acoustic is with a good condenser mic, a good compressor & EQ, & just a bit of reverb. Don t compress or EQ to hard, just to balance the tone out & add some reverb till it s just noticeable, &...

Guitar - General: Acoustic Effects, school of thought, type of music
school of thought, type of music, acoustic guitar: It depends a lot on what type of music you re playing. There s a school of thought that says acoustic should sound acoustic, i.e. no effects at all. If you do want to lift the sound a bit (e.g. to make it sound distinct from another acoustic guitar) then...

Guitar - General: Acoustic Effects, dunlop crybaby, crybaby wah
dunlop crybaby, crybaby wah, string answer: No prob! Well, depending upon what equipment you add/change, start with the EQ off. Then compare the sound with it switched on and set flat across the spectrum. (Some EQ s actually color the sound just from being switched on.) Now, if you decide you even...

Guitar - General: Acoustic - Electric, acoustic tone, reverb
acoustic tone, reverb, amplifier: Dear David, The advantage of an acoustic electric is that you can plug it into an amplifier or sound system when you need to be loud (as when playing in a band or in a club or auditorium). Having a built-in pickup is preferable to playing into a microphone...

Guitar - General: Acoustic Electric, absolutes, drummer
absolutes, drummer, shopping: The best acoustic-electric for the buck is the Yamaha FGX423, though its price tends to hover just a bit over $400. The good thing about it is that you won t have to spend another $400 in five years to replace it. It s an amazing guitar that is built by...

Guitar - General: Acoustic Guitar Amp, acoustic guitar amp, electric amplifier
acoustic guitar amp, electric amplifier, combo amplifier: http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=5607334&siteid=39184836&bfpid=480282&bfmtype=gear good option at link above All the features at half the price! This acoustic-electric amplifier features hi-fidelity components, versatile EQ, and an extended-range...

Guitar - General: Acoustic Guitar Value, mansfield guitar, old harmony
mansfield guitar, old harmony, old kraftsman: Dear Chantal, I am not familiar with the Mansfield name, and haven’t been able to find anything on it. I strongly suspect that Mansfield was the brand name of the instrument’s importer, distributor, or retailer, and not the maker. If it was made before...

Guitar - General: Acoustic Guitars, electric guitar lessons, acoustic guitars
electric guitar lessons, acoustic guitars, shoddy construction: There is no difference between electric and acoustic in terms of how you play the instrument. Acoustic guitars are generally more of a chore to play from the hand-strength perspective, but with a decent guitar it shouldn t be that much of a problem. My first...

Guitar - General: Acoustic guitar, and amp, standby switch, online auctions
standby switch, online auctions, ebay: I am from RI, so I know Westerly very well, most people believe nothing compares to the RI made Guilds, I have never played the corona, so I can not judge You can see our Guilds here http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=5607334&siteid=39184836&bfpage=1744170&bfurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.musiciansfriend.com%2Fhome%2Fnavigation%3FN%3D100001%20201018...

Guitar - General: Acoustic guitar, and amp, standby switch, online auctions
standby switch, online auctions, ebay: I am from RI, so I know Westerly very well, most people believe nothing compares to the RI made Guilds, I have never played the corona, so I can not judge You can see our Guilds here http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=5607334&siteid=39184836&bfpage=1744170&bfurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.musiciansfriend.com%2Fhome%2Fnavigation%3FN%3D100001%20201018...

Guitar - General: Acoustic guitar pickup, acoustic guitar pickup, l r baggs
acoustic guitar pickup, l r baggs, piezoelectric pickups: Im not sure if anyone makes a sound hole removable pickup for a classical. I am not a fan of classical guitars through any kind of pick ups anyway, it sounds much better mic d in my book. Try searching for L.R. Baggs, Fishman, and Dean Markley, if there is...

Guitar - General: Acoustic guitar, best bet, guilds
best bet, guilds, hoboken: I don t recall when the last Westerly Guilds were made, I think it was the late 90s. It s my understanding they were made in Corona for a short while but I think they re now made by Tacoma, which Fender either owns or handles the distribution. The bulk of...

Guitar - General: Acoustic pickguard, acoustic pickguard, pickguards
acoustic pickguard, pickguards, acoustic guitar: Changing a pickguard is not a common practice, mainly because of a lack of unique replacements. Most pickguards are simply glued onto an acoustic guitar. Any glue-releasing agent (like something from Lowes) will quickly take it off. Otherwise, you could...

Guitar - General: Acoustic vs. Electric Guitar Amps, electric guitar amps, acoustic amp
electric guitar amps, acoustic amp, acoustic amps: Hey Rick, there s big difference between electric & acoustic amps, so what kind of amp you get is an important decision. If it s only for your own personal use, you can use a good tube amp for acoustic if you have a decent pickup system & don t play too loud....

Guitar - General: Acoustic, squier strat, playing guitar
squier strat, playing guitar, rh: Jenna - Take the acoustic, restring it and enjoy. I see that this makes no difference whatsoever. When I first started playing guitar, I had a LH brother and a RH sister. We had only one guitar, so both of them played RH, but would not let me change the strings...

Guitar - General: AD/DC, david shelton, talking music
david shelton, talking music, ok thanks: Hi, again. Well, I m thinking it s used as a progression A D D C, but what if they were talking about the group ACDC and you might have heard it wrong, or another possibility would be AC/DC current in electronics, and it was not AD/DC that was the subject....

Guitar - General: Adjustable or Fixed??, solidbody electric guitar, adjustable bridge
solidbody electric guitar, adjustable bridge, bronze series: Dear Carl, As far as I know, all BC Rich Bronze Series Warlock models have an adjustable bridge. I don’t believe a fixed bridge is offered as an option, and I would be surprised that anyone would want a fixed bridge on a solidbody electric guitar. ...

Guitar - General: Advice buying a guitar, paul reed smith, dearmond pickups
paul reed smith, dearmond pickups, ebay: Dear Sean, You didn t say what exact type of electric guitar you re looking for, nor what you ve been playing, nor your budget, but here are some thoughts: The Korean-made Paul Reed Smith (PRS) models are very well-made, and hard to tell from their more...

Guitar - General: Advice buying a guitar, stringent quality control, quality guitars
stringent quality control, quality guitars, buying a guitar: Hi Sean, Thanks for your question. Fortunately a couple of big name manufacturers also produce a more budget-friendly range of guitars. Fender have a range called Squire, and Gibson have the Epiphone range. These are generally good quality guitars at affordable...

Guitar - General: Advice on guitars, local music store, snail mail
local music store, snail mail, acoustic guitar: Dear Tracy, You and I both need a few more clues. How much do you want to spend? Do want an electric or an acoustic guitar for your boyfriend? Does he already know how to play? Does he already have a guitar, and if so, what kind? What...

Guitar - General: Ahh yes another beginner RIGHT HERE! lol, korg tuner, jack socket
korg tuner, jack socket, electric guitars: wants to play like they ve been playing forever? Be as comfortable as you possibly can with the guitar - and that means spending as much time as you can with it, practising and playing. Any techniques to practice other than practice, practice, practice...

Guitar - General: AIRLINE FLAME DESIGN ACOUSTIC GUITAR, harmony guitars, s sears
harmony guitars, s sears, old harmony: The serial number and date stamp identify it as a product of the old Harmony cSompany of Chicago. The 6-65 is probably actually S-65, indicating Harmony s Spring/Summer catalog lineup. Harmony model numbers usually follow the H in that long series,...

Guitar - General: Airline Archtop Question, sears roebuck company, harmony company
sears roebuck company, harmony company, cosmetic details: Dear Eoin, Airline was the “house” brand of the Montgomery Ward Co., a large retail catalog operator with stores throughout the USA. They were the principal rival to the Sears & Roebuck Company. For many years the Harmony Company and Kay Musical Instrument...

Guitar - General: Airline Guitar serial numbers, harmony guitars, kennedy assasination
harmony guitars, kennedy assasination, harmony products: Dear James, Airline was a Montgomery Ward house brand, and during the ‘60s, practically all Airline guitars were made either by the Harmony or Kay companies of Chicago. The date on the back of your Airline guitar s pickup suggests that it is a DeArmond...

Guitar - General: Airline Guitar, lipstick tubes, danelectro guitars
lipstick tubes, danelectro guitars, sears silvertone: Dear Troy, These amp-in-case guitars were marketed in the 1960s by both Montgomery Wards under their Airline brand name, and by Sears under their Silvertone name, and possibly a few other catalog/retail operations under their own respective names. Documentation...

Guitar - General: Airline Short Scale, pretty penny, fenders
pretty penny, fenders, serial numbers: Good Lord, an Airline!!! Man I am sorry, but you got me on that one. I have lists of serial numbers for Gibsons, Fenders, Gretsches, but I have no idea on Airlines. I ve actually only seen a few of them in my lifetime. I couldn t tell you when it was made,...

Guitar - General: Airline/Valco amps, vintage guitar magazine, vintage amps
vintage guitar magazine, vintage amps, tube amps: Dear Ric, Valco was originally a product line of the Doperya brothers’ National company. In the 1960s, it was acquired by the Kay Musical Instrument Company, and went out of business along with Kay in 1968. Valco amps were probably also sold as Silvertones...

Guitar - General: Alvarez 5022 questions, ebony fretboard, st louis music
ebony fretboard, st louis music, pearl dots: Dear Corey, The Alvarez brand name was established in 1965, and they are imported by St. Louis Music, Inc. (SLM). I realize you may have already found the following websites, but just in case... Owners’ reviews of Alvarez model 5022 (apparently not...

Guitar - General: Alvarez 5040, harmony central, grain pattern
harmony central, grain pattern, ford escort: Dear Fredrik, As you pointed out, there is little or no documentation available on this (and most other) Alvarez models. It’s also very possible that the specifications on this model changed over the years it was in production. You also can’t rely...

Guitar - General: Alvarez acoustic age, alvarez yairi, alvarez guitars
alvarez yairi, alvarez guitars, 12th fret: Dear Jarrod, I am sorry to inform you that there is no serial number information available for the regular Alvarez guitars, only for their higher-end Alvarez-Yairi models. I can’t find anything specific on your model 5023, but the way Alvarez numbers...

Guitar - General: Alvarez Dana bass guitar, acoustic electric guitars, dana bass
acoustic electric guitars, dana bass, st louis music: Dear Bryan, The Alvarez Dana “Offset” AE700 bass was introduced in 1992 and remained in production through 1993. It was designed by luthier Dana Sutcliffe for St. Louis Music Supply Co., which distributes the Korean-made Alvarez instruments. It was offered...

Guitar - General: Alvarez Electric Cutaway AES100 Serial# SL2090057, pick ups, electric guitars
pick ups, electric guitars, inlay: Dear Pat, Alvarez is not famous for their solidbody electric guitars. Most of these are made in Korea, Taiwan, or elsewhere in Asia. They make umpteen different variations, and what you ve told me isn t enough to have a clue. There s no documentation...

Guitar - General: Alvarez guitar, blue book of acoustic guitars, blue book of electric guitars
blue book of acoustic guitars, blue book of electric guitars, alvarez guitar: Dear Ron: I have a number of questions this week related to models/value/etc., so here is what I d suggest for you guys: The Blue Book of Electric Guitars/Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars offers a ton of info on pricing and different makes of guitars; also,...

Guitar - General: Alvarez telecaster copy, alvarez, serial numbers
alvarez, serial numbers, tuners: Dear Bruce, I m not familiar with this model, and there s no documentation available on serial numbers for the regular Alvarez line. I suspect it s a relatively recent model, probably made in Korea, or possibly China or Indonesia. Sorry I can t tell...

Guitar - General: Alvarez yairi, alvarez yairi guitars, harmony central
alvarez yairi guitars, harmony central, tonewood: Dear Marcus, Alvarez-Yairi guitars are of considerably better quality than the basic Alvarez line, and in my opinion, are undervalued as used instruments, although that is gradually changing. I am not aware of a source for serial numbers for these...

Guitar - General: Alvarez, alvarez yairi guitars, st louis music
alvarez yairi guitars, st louis music, sound holes: Dear Phil, I m not familiar with this particular model. If it s an Alvarez-Yairi, and not the more basic Alvarez, the serial number is from 1996. I don t know of a source for the regular Alvarez numbers. In my opinion, the entire Alvarez line of acoustic...

Guitar - General: Alverez 5064, dreadnought cutaway, st louis music
dreadnought cutaway, st louis music, number sequences: Dear Craig, I am not aware of any documentation on serial numbers for the regular Alvarez line, and they have not always been 100% consistent in their model number sequences. The St. Louis Music Company began importing the Alvarez line in the late 1960s....

Guitar - General: AMP CHOICE, marshall mg100dfx, valve amp
marshall mg100dfx, valve amp, tsl601: Hey Mike, if you re looking at Marshall combos, I d suggest you check out one of the following: TSL601, DSL401, 1962 Bluesbreaker or the Hand-wired 1974X. I would stay away from modeling/digital/hybrid amps. Chances are if you buy a modeling/digital/hybrid...

Guitar - General: AMP HEAD, marshall tsl, jcm 900
marshall tsl, jcm 900, hum bucker: Hi Brian, Yes,the JCM 900 will have a much louder and powerful tone, regardless of the wattage. Yes, don t waste time on another axe if you like the feel, just have a guitar repairman replace the pickups with a hum bucker style, replica Gibson hum bucker...

Guitar - General: AMPS, fender performer 650, amp manufacturers
fender performer 650, amp manufacturers, 4x10 speakers: Howdy again, Mike - You re welcome. Generally, a stack setup is a separate amp head and separate speaker cabinet. Half-stack usually means an amp head plus a 4x12 speaker enclosure. Add another 4x12 speaker enclosure, and you ve got a full stack....

Guitar - General: AMPS, fender performer 650, effect pedals
fender performer 650, effect pedals, pretty penny: Mike, Right now, the best half-stack amp for the price is the new Kustom Quad series 100W head with a 4x12 cabinet. This amplifier delivers awesome clean sound on the rhythm channel and a very unique distortion on the lead channel. It works great with...

Guitar - General: AMPS, fender performer 650, brand loyalty
fender performer 650, brand loyalty, killer sound: Hi Mike, Personally I don t have any real problems with half stacks, provided that they re decent enough amps (a good half stack is better than a bad full stack, if you see what I mean). A lot depends on your budget - if you want an awesome sound then you...

Guitar - General: AMPS, fender performer 650, line 6 flextone
fender performer 650, line 6 flextone, line 6 flextone iii: Ok, first and most importiant, half stacks are for punks (chump punks, not real punks). I have played Hard Rock Live, The House of Blues, and recorded many times with a 1x12 Budda Super Drive 30 combo. It is only 30 watts and it only has a single 12 speaker....

Guitar - General: Amp, local music store, blown speakers
local music store, blown speakers, american blues: The main thing is to be sure the speakers you put in can handle the output of the amp, in ohms and wattage. Check the output rating on the amp, and compare it to the new speakers. Also, be sure of the sound you are trying to accomplish with the new speakers....

Guitar - General: Amp, combo amps, bass distortion
combo amps, bass distortion, watt range: Hey David, Thanks for your question. If you don t use a PA or a mixing board to play through and you re playing with a drummer and other bandmates, you re looking for something around the 100 watt range. This is perfect because many producers make what...

Guitar - General: Amp Buzz?, crate amp, wattage bulbs
crate amp, wattage bulbs, wire cables: Rebecca, Amp Buzz can be caused by several things. Number one, a long series of pedals will cause a buzz. You didn t mention whether you used the pedals when you tested the Crate amp. Try it without the pedals. Also, the lighting in the playing area can...

Guitar - General: Amp information..., line 6 pod, thd hot plate
line 6 pod, thd hot plate, peavey classic 50: Hey Garry, I m sure you could have one installed, but for the price it would cost you, it wouldn t be worth it. I would suggest you get the amp that you re going to be most happy with, & then either get yourself a THD Hot Plate, or a line 6 Pod to practice...

Guitar - General: Amp input jack repair, solder sucker, amp input
solder sucker, amp input, printed circuit board: Hey Jay, jacks wear out with use, but sometimes you can just bend them back into place & they ll be fine for some time after. Eventually you will have to replace them, as the metal will eventually get fatigued & will either break when you try to bend it back...

Guitar - General: Amp Volume, fender princeton chorus, amp volume
fender princeton chorus, amp volume, peace: Hey Tom, the only thing I can tell you is to have ot looked at by a qualified technician. It s hard to say just like that what the problem could be, I would definitely have to open it up & take a look inside just to even get an idea. Sorry I can t help you...

Guitar - General: Amp, korg pandora, marshall ms
korg pandora, marshall ms, cort curbow: Howdy Chika - I m with the shopkeeper on this one - I think you d probably blow that poor thing out with a bass running through it. So bringing a huge Ampeg stack to school is out of the question, huh? Hmm. Well, you might consider the Korg Pandora...

Guitar - General: Amplification, overdrive channel, natural compression
overdrive channel, natural compression, master volume: Hey Mike, there are actually two master volumes on that amp, one for each channel. What you should do is set the gain & volume for the clean channel so that it s at a good playing level, then switch to the overdrive channel & set the controls for that one...

Guitar - General: Amplifier channel question, marshall jcm 900, preamp stage
marshall jcm 900, preamp stage, classic amps: Dear Tom: Yes, there are actually a few things you could do. The first and most totally obvious is to buy a distortion pedal and run it through a clean but loud amp setting (Kirk Hammett of Metallica prefers this type of setup, as do many pros). The beauty...

Guitar - General: Amplifier crackling, jason fryer, watt amp
jason fryer, watt amp, j river: Hey Greg, I had the same problem with my Custom built low power tweed & it ended up being the caps on the tone controls. (Crackling is usually capacitor related) Try changing them & let me know if that fixes the problem. Hope that helps man! If you have any...

Guitar - General: Amplifier recommendation, ibanez tube screamer, piece jazz band
ibanez tube screamer, piece jazz band, traynor ycv40wr: Hey Ben, I would recommend you check out the Traynor Custom Valve 40WR. I use 2 Traynors myself, & I Love the tone. I wouldn t trade em for anything. They go for between six & seven hundred, are 40 watts of all tube power (3 12AX7 s & 2 6L6 s) Both channels...

Guitar - General: Amplifier recommendation, piece jazz band, roland jazz chorus 120
piece jazz band, roland jazz chorus 120, roland jazz chorus: I d recommend a Roland Jazz Chorus 120. 120 total watts through 2 12 speakers. It s one of the best amps ever made for someone who wants good clean tones. It can handle any style. The built-in distortion isn t all that great, but the chorus effect is legendary....

Guitar - General: Amplifier recommendation, piece jazz band, epiphone g400
piece jazz band, epiphone g400, luck steve: Ben, Thanks for your question. Even though most serious guitar players scoff at the notion, I m actually a big fan of Brownsville amplifiers. They re much, much cheaper per wattage than other amps and the sound they produce (for their price) is really...

Guitar - General: Amps, fender amp, best of both worlds
fender amp, best of both worlds, url https: Hey Brandon, it depends on your budget, & how important good tone is to you. I would probably not be too interested in a cyber, & if I could afford one, I d definitely get one of the vintage reissues. (I like the piano Black one) There is also an alternative,...

Guitar - General: Annoying sound, velvet revolver, chord change
velvet revolver, chord change, annoying sound: That is called string talk. When you are not playing a string, dont touch it or mute it with either hand. The string talk can get really bad if you dont know you are doing it, maybe good songs have been blemmished because of string talk. Great guitarist like...

Guitar - General: Annoying sound, hair braid, scotch tape
hair braid, scotch tape, velvet revolver: Question is shown below Hi Schmange. I was recording a song I just wrote. During the play back, I noticed something about my playing that I ve never heard before. When there is a rest in the rythme before a chord change, or like wise in the...

Guitar - General: About ARIAN's restaurant., chahar rah, arian band
chahar rah, arian band, mail box: Hi Dear Sarah & Saeid; I don t know if you are a member of ARIAN BAND s Fan Club or not? it is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arianbandsfans2 There, you can join and read my Special notices; and be updated about ARIAN BAND s activities. You can find the...

Guitar - General: Aria acoustic, fret board, rosewood sides
fret board, rosewood sides, instrument info: Nikk: Value and specific instrument info is so subjective and changes so often that I hesitate to make guesses for fear of giving someone the wrong answer. About the best place I know of to find info like this is in the Blue Book for Acoustic Guitars (there...

Guitar - General: Aria acoustic guitar, nylon string guitars, aria guitars
nylon string guitars, aria guitars, string models: Dear Ron, I don’t think the “793” indicates a 1979 model. By the time that dating system was used, there were usually six or eight total digits in the number. I suspect this is an earlier model from the 1960s, before there were any systematic serial numbers...

Guitar - General: Aria Guitar, automobile blue book, guitar blue book
automobile blue book, guitar blue book, aria guitar: Hi, Ron! I typically refer questions about appraisals to one of two places: The Guitar Blue Book (from any major bookseller), or via pro appraisal from Gruhn s Guitars at: http://www.gruhn.com/ The Blue Book is much the same as an automobile blue book;...

Guitar - General: Aria Pro II jazz box, honduras mahogany, quality constraints
honduras mahogany, quality constraints, aria pro ii: Dear Karl: You ve just answered your own question. If YOU don t know the difference (having played/owned the instrument) why on earth would you rely on me or anyone else to tell you otherwise???!!! If you like the guitar, and it works for you, it doesn...

Guitar - General: Aria PW-65, guitar encyclopedia, laminate tops
guitar encyclopedia, laminate tops, comparable specifications: Dear Lisa, Those Arias and many of the other Japanese Martin copies of the 1970s are, indeed, very nice guitars. Unfortunately, they are not highly valued as players’ or collectors’ instruments. Even the best specimens of these kinds of instruments seldom...

Guitar - General: Aspen Guitar, blue book of acoustic guitars, fret board
blue book of acoustic guitars, fret board, decent utility: Dear Doug, The information on the A and AL series was all I could find, and may apply only to the later Korean production. If yours has a solid top, it would be in the up-to-$400 range, but remember what I said about what some buyer is willing to pay....

Guitar - General: Aspen guitar, blue book of acoustic guitars, metal pegs
blue book of acoustic guitars, metal pegs, gold tuners: Gary, Sorry, no, it doesn t. I believe the Blue Book s information only covered the Korean models. With a tree or vine of life fingerboard inlay, it would be a better-grade model with a solid top, and yes, maybe solid mahogany back and sides. Can you...

Guitar - General: how to acheive certain sounds, wahwah, music tutorials
wahwah, music tutorials, allexperts: Hi Neff, Thanks for your question. So far as telling you exactly what equipment you need to get certain sounds goes, that might be a bit difficult - especially through a forum such as AllExperts. I ll tell you what I could do though.... I have a website...

Guitar - General: acoustic guitar, inexpensive guitars, inexpensive instruments
inexpensive guitars, inexpensive instruments, usa market: Dear Gary, I m 62 years old, and vaguely remember the Kord name as a line of cheaply-made Japanese guitars from the 1960s, when I first started playing. Kord was probably a brand name of the distributor or importer, and not the actual maker, as was a...

Guitar - General: acoustic guitars, waverly tuners, acoustic guitars
waverly tuners, acoustic guitars, thin neck: Dear Tyler, Follow-up: I recently heard that the Martin OO-17CE is no longer in production. However, the model is recent enough that there are probably new ones in some stores inventory, and there may be some new used ones in circulation as well. _...

Guitar - General: acoustic pickup/amp buzz, acoustic guitar pickup, loud buzz
acoustic guitar pickup, loud buzz, dean markley: Hi, John. First of all, allow me to apologize for getting to this question so late. It s been a very hectic few days since I got back from visiting family for Christmas, and I ve been having problem after problem with my computer. The 12 Gauge is only...

Guitar - General: acoustic pickup on an electric guitar?, jason fryer, transducer pickups
jason fryer, transducer pickups, acoustic transducer: Hi Stephen, you might be better off getting a Boss acoustic simulator to get an acoustic sound from your guitar, or you could also have the bridge saddles fitted with ceramic acoustic transducer pickups. Although I ve never tried it, I doubt it will produce...

Guitar - General: acoustic strings, epiphone pr100, acoustic guitar strings
epiphone pr100, acoustic guitar strings, cf martin: Patrick, Yes, you can install them, no worries. I m not sure about softening the volume with strings but I like these: CF Martin M1100 Bronze Hand Silked Light (12-52) Acoustic Guitar Strings The volume is more of a function of the guitar itself...

Guitar - General: acoustic strings, epiphone pr100, acoustic strings
epiphone pr100, acoustic strings, d addario: Patrick, I recommend either Elixir or D Addario Acoustic strings to everyone. There is no such thing as strings that play at a softer volume, however there are a variety of soundhole mutes on the market that could help that problem. Also, if you have...

Guitar - General: acoustic strings, epiphone pr100, acoustic strings
epiphone pr100, acoustic strings, couple bucks: I would go with 10-46 strings on acoustic. They are nice and easy to fret and make playing alot easier. As for putting them on it wouldnt hurt to take your guitar to your local music shop and have them do it for you, chances are they will only charge you a...

Guitar - General: acoustic versions of metal, heavy metal fan, goo goo dolls
heavy metal fan, goo goo dolls, acoustic guitar player: Metallica has a number of acoustic-ish songs (most of which are on their selftitled album), as does Incubus. You might want to check out Incubus Morning View, as that album has a plethora of them. And I know they have a lot of acoustic versions of the originals...

Guitar - General: acoustic versions?, heavy metal fan, acoustic guitar player
heavy metal fan, acoustic guitar player, goo goo dolls: The best place to find acoustic versions are in acoustic music manuals in larger music stores. Not only can you find the songs, but it will show you the chord diagram to use. It s too time consuming to try and explain or research that kind of musical endeavor...

Guitar - General: action lowering, string height adjustment, bridge pins
string height adjustment, bridge pins, vise jaws: Hi Shawn, Good Question. The Bridge saddle ca be removed from the slot in the bridge and turned upside down in a vise and filed down. The best reason to use a vise is so that the flat bottom of the saddle can be filed flat. Any irregularities in the flatness...

Guitar - General: age of old alvarez, blue book of acoustic guitars, alvarez guitars
blue book of acoustic guitars, alvarez guitars, pawn shop: Matt: In my experience, the old Alvarez guitars sound great after time. Here s two places you can go to find appraisals: -the Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars -www.gruhn.com (for online appraisal application) Either of these will get you a good idea of the...

Guitar - General: alternate picking, alternate picking, kevin taylor
alternate picking, kevin taylor, scales: A couple of things will help. First, try a smaller, heavier pick if you aren t already. Soft, larger picks tend to flop around so it s hard to keep accurate. Second, if you don t know them yet, learn the 3 note per string scales. Not only backward and...

Guitar - General: alternate tunings on fender/gibson, gibson style, cheap guitars
gibson style, cheap guitars, parlor guitar: Dear lanz, A longer scale is preferable for baritone tunings or any alternate tuning significantly lower than the standard tuning. The added length provides longer sound waves with better tonality for the lower notes. That s why basses haver longer...

Guitar - General: alternate tunings on fender/gibson, baritone guitars, gibson style
baritone guitars, gibson style, alternate tunings: It is true that longer neck guitars do better for lower tuning, but not all alternate tunings in general. For example, bass guitars have a much longer neck for the lower tones it puts out, and some special guitars like baritone guitars, or the Yamaha Drop6...

Guitar - General: alternate tunings on fender/gibson, gibson style, alternate tunings
gibson style, alternate tunings, true thanks: Ianz, A longer neck allows for a longer string dividing the slack over a greater distance, thus less slack per inch. When you detune a string below normal, it will be a bit tighter as opposed to floppy. I suppose a 24 fret might affect your technique...

Guitar - General: alvarez 5228, alvarez yairi, alvarez guitars
alvarez yairi, alvarez guitars, st louis music: Dear Mike, A search at Google.com on “Alvarez Serial Numbers” revealed the following URL: If you go to: http://www.alvarezgtr.com/support.htm?PageID=54 and scroll down, you ll find “When was my Yairi Made?” It s not clear to me if this is for...

Guitar - General: alvarez guitar, alvarez guitar, 12th fret
alvarez guitar, 12th fret, recliner chair: YO, Hey Dude. You picked up a nice little guitar. This is a reltively recent model, and not nearly enough old to be vintage, even though it s based on an old design. It s not in Alvarez current model line, most probably because it wasn t selling....

Guitar - General: alvarez, functional electronics, acoustic electric guitar
functional electronics, acoustic electric guitar, cosmetic damage: Dear Matt, Without seeing the guitar, knowing the specific model, or knowing the actual condition, I can t really give you a very good idea of it s value. Your idea of good condition might not be the same as someone else s. The Alvarez models are not...

Guitar - General: alvarze model 5040, playable instrument, nearby store
playable instrument, nearby store, dear paul: Dear Paul, The Alvarez model 5040 was made with a laminated koa top and laminated mahogany back and sides, and, I think, at different times, with a laminated spruce top. These are strictly utility guitars, but of good quality, and of exceptional value...

Guitar - General: amp, quality amps, guitar amplifier
quality amps, guitar amplifier, spider line: Hey Jenny, I actually wouldn t recommend a modeling amp, cause eventually you ll get sick of it. (I know I did, & so did all the other guys that I know that were using them.) You should check out Traynor s Custom Valve 50 Blue. It sounds a lot like a Marshall,...

Guitar - General: amp, international queries, ross rock
international queries, ross rock, solid amp: Hi, Everyone! Just writing to let you know the latest update on my record and whazzup with the progress: I ve asked Todd at Rockfield pickups to design me a custom, signature line; no word back yet but this should be really exciting as Todd makes a...

Guitar - General: amp, krank amps, popularity thanks
krank amps, popularity thanks, watt amp: Good question, Mike. This answer will vary depending upon who you ask, simply because what some folks think is a great gain amp others will hear as too muddy. I tend to notice that as a player progresses, he/she will typically begin to use less and less...

Guitar - General: amp, losangeles craigslist, tube amp
losangeles craigslist, tube amp, 2x12 combo: Hey Will, I would actually recommend that you sell your gear & got for this instead: http://traynoramps.com/products.asp?type=1&cat=60&id=357 They are not that expensive, are MUCH better quality than Behringer s stuff, & they sound AMAZING. It s too...

Guitar - General: amp-buzz, amp tubes, pre amp
amp tubes, pre amp, tube problem: Hey A Bancroft, No you are experiencing a normal so to speak tube problem, If and I m not always 100 percent correct on mesa s they are very picky, but they do tend to have micro phonic tube issues, if you have a stand by switch on the head than you probably...

Guitar - General: amp for guitar and bass, fender tele, fender bass
fender tele, fender bass, tube amplifiers: Hey Jesse, a Fender Bass man is probably the best choice. It was originally designed for Bass, but became a guitar players amp, so it s a safe bet. You could also try a Peavey Classic 50, as it s based on the Fender Bassman & a little less expensive. (Looks...

Guitar - General: amp humming, marshall amps, marshall mg15cdr
marshall amps, marshall mg15cdr, marshall avt20: Hi, Alex. Wow... £30 just to open it up? Sounds like a serious ripoff to me. Anyway, it sounds like you ve pretty much tried to diagnose the problem as best as you can. Does it make the noise only when a guitar is plugged in, or whenever the amp is...

Guitar - General: amp noise, genz benz, shenendoah 100
genz benz, shenendoah 100, acoustic amp: Jason: The Genz Benz is a good-quality, well-built amp, and can withstand quite a lot of wear n tear. I d sincerely doubt you did any damage to the amp; I m sure it sounded disgusting while you had the popping, but I believe you re most likely just fine....

Guitar - General: amp parts, power resistors, right direction
power resistors, right direction, interchange: Jeff- Sorry it took so long, but after scouring my sources, I can find any diagrams on this amp. I am at a loss. Unfortunatly, I can t tell you anything on the resistors either, though I can tell you where you can buy them. Aha! Contact Leroy at www.prosoundrepair.com...

Guitar - General: amp question..., headphone output, headphone jack
headphone output, headphone jack, peavey valveking 212: Garry: I completely sympathize with your dilemma. Sometimes the one piece of gear you really love lacks that one thing that keeps it from being perfect. The short answer to your question is; yes, it is entirely possible to install a headphone output jack...

Guitar - General: amp questions, peavey amps, overdrive channel
peavey amps, overdrive channel, state amps: Hi Mark, Thanks for your questions. First of all, you won t find an amp that s suited to both guitar and vocals. Guitar amps are voiced so that a lot of the top end is actually missing. Vocals through these would sound a bit muddy. Likewise, playing a guitar,...

Guitar - General: amp questions, fender acoustasonic, outlet stores in california
fender acoustasonic, outlet stores in california, electric guitarists: Dear Mark, Three different amps come to mind for running vocals and guitar at the same time: the Carvin AG-100D, the Fender Acoustasonic, and the Fender Acoustasonic Junior. Amps designed to handle guitar and vocal microphones simultaneously are usually...

Guitar - General: amp repair, vox ac15, amp repair
vox ac15, amp repair, ebay: Hey, Bro...almost forgot: Check Ebay.com; you d be surprised at how cheap some folks are selling their gear (stay away from anyone selling at list price - why would you ever buy used for the price of new?). You might not find what you like, but it s well...

Guitar - General: amp repair, poor craftsmanship, google search
poor craftsmanship, google search, amp repair: First, I would look around on the internet for the fuse. Try a google search. Also call around to the local guitar stores and see if they can help. As far as what could be wrong, it is almost impossible to say without looking at it. Try the correct fuse, and...

Guitar - General: amp vol., power amp, power attenuator
power amp, power attenuator, room volume: Dear Mark: The most obvious and probably best option for you is to use a Power Attenuator (Marshall s Power Brake is the best-known). This will allow you to run your amp on full-blast but, placed between your amp head and speakers, will lessen the load on...

Guitar - General: About my amp, warranty coverage, best bet
warranty coverage, best bet, music shops: Alex: Without being able to play it personally, I d think the most likely problem is with the Effects Level control; if this is malfunctioning then you won t be able to hear any of them. Other things could be the cause, but I wouldn t suggest you dig around...

Guitar - General: amplification pour archtop guitar, neat appearance, piezo pickup
neat appearance, piezo pickup, acoustic instrument: Your best bet is to install a Piezo pickup under the saddle. The advantage there is that the pickup will not interfere with anything when you play acoustically. Just plug in when you want electric and unplug when you want acoustic. Of course the installation...

Guitar - General: amplifier input, amplifier input, guitar cable
amplifier input, guitar cable, golden colour: Dear Joyce, If there s an exposed nut around the input, unscrew it, and gently pull the input jack out far enough to get rid of the plug tip. If that doesn t work, take it to a pro. It shouldn t be an expensive repair, as long as there s no other damage...

Guitar - General: amps, state amp, tube amp
state amp, tube amp, mids: I have played with Oasis twice, Noels key to good tone is a tube amp pegged on 10. It would be hard ot get his tone from a solid state amp if your amp is solid state all you can do is get a compressor and slightly compress your signal then crank the mids on...

Guitar - General: amps, line 6 amps, marshall amps
line 6 amps, marshall amps, line 6 spider: It s my opinion that the more complex the equipment is the more risk you have of something going wrong. I personally don t favor the modeling amps or the modeling guitars. I ve found Fender amps to be pretty reliable--I ve owned 3 over the years. I ve never...

Guitar - General: amps, tube amps, spider line
tube amps, spider line, sound boards: Hello Amelia, I do understand that Marshall tone, lol, I have nothing else in my arsenal nor have for years, an interesting thing though... the modeling amps you named are simply that. They are modeled after the original with some drawbacks, the line...

Guitar - General: amps "return/loop?", modulation effects, amp section
modulation effects, amp section, guitar rig: Dear Ron: Welcome to the exciting (and oftentimes horribly frustrating) world of signal paths! Way back when, the process was simple just because there weren t a lot of choices: you had a cord from the guitar to a 1-channel amp, to a speaker box, and that...

Guitar - General: amps, combo amp, channel amp
combo amp, channel amp, watt amp: Howdy Lexi - See? Your parents should never have doubted your will to rock hard. Glad to hear you re dedicated to guitar, and I have no doubt you will progress as a player! Drums are usually difficult to compete with, even with bigger amps. I work...

Guitar - General: antique lap guitar, harmony company, sears roebuck
harmony company, sears roebuck, sound hole: Dear Rich, Lap guitars were very popular in the 1920s and 30s, and the vast majority were made by the original Harmony company of Chicago, and sold under many different brand names through Sears & Roebuck, Montgomery Ward, and other catalog retailers,...

Guitar - General: aria pro ii tri-sound (?thor?) ts-500 1979, aria pro ii, bridge pickup
aria pro ii, bridge pickup, refret: Dear Razi, You can t put a value on a guitar without taking condition into account. Aria was a successful Japanese maker that later moved production to Korea. While they made some very good instruments for their price, they have virtually no interest...

Guitar - General: authentic les paul, gibson serial numbers, gibson name
gibson serial numbers, gibson name, cheap guitars: Dear Marion, A real Les Paul model would be made by Gibson, and will have the Gibson name prominently displayed at the top of the headstock. Gibson serial numbers can be confusing, since they frequently changed numbering systems and even used the same...

Guitar - General: Background information for a book., composition books, theory composition
composition books, theory composition, david shelton: Hello, Tracy. That I just can t do in this limited venue. Go to any library and look at the music theory, composition books, or get a musician to help you. I d have to be there hands on to even see what areas you re writing about when you wish to write them,...

Guitar - General: Bad Habits, bad habbit, fret board
bad habbit, fret board, bad habits: Technically, your thumb is supposed to press against the back of the neck in order to provide leverage for your fingers on the fret board. I ve seen a lot of guitarists who don t follow that positioning and I myself am quite guilty of it for the most part....

Guitar - General: Bad Habits, bad habbit, beginner student
bad habbit, beginner student, kevin taylor: The generally accepted way of teaching a beginner student is to tell them to put the thumb behind the neck. However, depending on guitar and fret size, and the size of the fingers this isn t a hard and fast rule. Generally as you get better at playing you...

Guitar - General: Bad Habits, bad habbit, bad habits
bad habbit, bad habits, thumb: the only problem with playing like that is you may have trouble reaching the lower strings, if that is the case, I would try to slowly lower that thumb as you practice. If it does not bother your playing, leave it alone http://www.fretland.com all...

Guitar - General: Bad hum from new amp, new guitar!, roland micro cube, practice amp
roland micro cube, practice amp, electric guitars: Hi, George. I think you re most likely right about the source of the hum being the Hohner and not the amp. The Roland is way higher quality than the Hohner, frankly. Since you re pretty good with electronics, I think you should follow this link: http://guitarelectronics.zoovy.com/category/wiringresources/...

Guitar - General: Bass, warwick corvette proline, no screws
warwick corvette proline, no screws, circuitboard: Nice bass, by the way. I have a 6 string fretless Ibanez, active as well, and have had a similar problem. Mine turned out to be a loose connection on the circuitboard for the active. I would do a visual inspection, looking for cracks in the board, corrosion...

Guitar - General: Bass, local music store, korn songs
local music store, korn songs, google search: Sorry man, but I don t really listen to Korn, so I don t know what you mean. If you re talking about finger tapping technique, you can find all kinds of information on finger-tapping online by doing a google search or by going to local music store & asking...

Guitar - General: Bass amp, vintage guitar magazine, local music store
vintage guitar magazine, local music store, garden city park: Dear Gerry, I’m not familiar with the “eg” brand. It may have been a brand name of the importer rather than the actual maker. It would seem to me that a good amp technician would be able to identify a suitable replacement pot model. You might want to...

Guitar - General: Bass ampliciation, combo amp, rhythm guitar
combo amp, rhythm guitar, two guitars: Howdy Jamie - Well, you could always split your signal (with spitter box). Run one into your Hartke and another into the combo amp...use a volume pedal to bring the other one into action during solos. I won t recommend cutting your Hartke off and JUST...

Guitar - General: What Bass to Buy, fender aerodyne bass, fender precision bass
fender aerodyne bass, fender precision bass, musician s friend: Dear Tyler, If price doesn t matter, you have a very wide range of choices among many fine basses available today. I m mainly a guitar player, but do play bass a bit. If I were to buy a new bass, I d probably go for the made-in-Japan Fender Aerodyne bass....

Guitar - General: What Bass to Buy, fender precision bass, someones eyes
fender precision bass, someones eyes, disco dance: There are so many options for a great upgrade that it could make someones eyes pop out of their head. I m providing some links below that go to basses that I would choose from. It will take a lot of doing your homework on your behalf, so this should be a...

Guitar - General: Bass effects, bass effects, guitar bass
bass effects, guitar bass, ross: Hi, Ken! Since you formerly asked about effects/placement, I thought you might be interested in this link: http://www.indyguitarist.com/jamaffiliates/jrox.php?id=103 Check em out and see what you think! Ros...

Guitar - General: Bass Fret Numbers, guitar scales, open strings
guitar scales, open strings, bass strings: Kenneth: You re right with the notes/numbers for the strings. Keep in mind, though, that these numbers start from the THINNEST string (G) and work downward to the THICKEST (E). String #1 will be closest to the floor when you re holding the bass in playing...

Guitar - General: Bass Guitar, bass guitar players, sound differences
bass guitar players, sound differences, personal choice: Hi, It s mostly a matter of personal choice. There are obvious technical and sound differences, though the over all sound is effected by the instrument and equipment used. Using fingers provides a more fleshy sound and a pick gives more of an attack on...

Guitar - General: Bass Guitar..., different styles of music, professional musician
different styles of music, professional musician, substitution rules: First off I need to note that I haven’t played allot of bass, but I do know enough to get by. I m not sure how much you know so I may say things that seem obvious to you or I may say things that are new to you. The basic goal in playing bass is that you...

Guitar - General: Bass Guitar, hofner violin bass, bass guitar
hofner violin bass, bass guitar, modernization: Hi: It was a Hofner Violin bass (I believe the specific model # was 500). You re right, that is a very unique instrument, and you don t see hardly anyone using them these days. You can purchase one very similar to it (made also by Hofner but with some modernization)...

Guitar - General: Bass Guitar Beginner, local music store, bass guitars
local music store, bass guitars, insturment: Hi again, You are right, it is mostly up to the individual getting the instrument. However, some good options include Fender, Ibanez, and Yamaha. Ultimately it s up to you and it doesn t have to be one of those brands for it to be a good choice. Best...

Guitar - General: Bass Guitar Fret Board, bass guitar fret board, guitar fret board
bass guitar fret board, guitar fret board, bathroom mirror: Here is a copy of a previous answer; it should help you out a bunch, too! I ve a lot more tricks, though, so if you d like, feel free to write again. Here is the copy: One really great way to memorize the notes on the neck is to draw yourself a representative...

Guitar - General: Bass Guitar Strings, bass guitar strings, musical phrases
bass guitar strings, musical phrases, bass guitars: Hello, The present day bass strings, in order from thickest to thinnest (strings 4 through 1), E, A, D, and G, are a continuation of the same pattern established by the string bass or double bass (upright) used in classical and older music. In contrast...

Guitar - General: Bass Guitar Tone, warwick corvette fna, fna jazzman
warwick corvette fna, fna jazzman, pickup selector: Hi Ryan, sorry for the delay in answering, a death in the family caused the delay. You can utilize the eq yes, but you might want to get a processor that can do that with a preset dialup, that way onstage you wont have to risk any adjustments while...

Guitar - General: Bass Guitar, boss bass equalizer, graphic equalizers
boss bass equalizer, graphic equalizers, graphic eq: Howdy Chris - Sorry you re having this problem. In addition to experimenting with amp settings, have you also concluded that changing the graphic eq settings on your bass have no effect on the feedback problem? A lot of acoustic feedback issues are...

Guitar - General: Bass on a guitar amp, fender frontman, guitar amp
fender frontman, guitar amp, electronics specialists: Dear Ron, In my opinion, you can get away with playing a bass through a small guitar amp as long as you play fairly gently at low volume. I ve done it at times with no ill effects. Your Hot Rod could probably handle it better than your Frontman, but I...

Guitar - General: Bass guitar, sound fidelity, wood pickups
sound fidelity, wood pickups, bartolini pickups: Hi Shawn, I m sorry, but I don t understand your question. What sort of sound fidelity are you talking about? Are you asking about the sound quality of that specific instrument, or are you wanting to compare it to something else? I researched the model...

Guitar - General: Bass Pickups, quarter pounder, seymour duncans
quarter pounder, seymour duncans, replacement pickups: Howdy Eric - Scientists still aren t very clear what drives a man to pick up a bass and then make a conscious decision to stick with the instrument. Perhaps someday, there will be a cure. In the meantime, I recommend Seymour Duncans as replacement...

Guitar - General: Bass Playing & Guitar Picks, electric bass guitar, ultex
electric bass guitar, ultex, checkered pattern: Dear Anonymous (don t EVER be ashamed to ask a legitimate question! Someone else is wondering the same thing!): Technically, any pick whatsoever will do, however, some seem to work better than others. Stay away from the el-cheapo, plastic ones that will...

Guitar - General: Bass Quitar Questions, electric bass guitar, electric guitar strings
electric bass guitar, electric guitar strings, 11th fret: 1. Yeah your right. I was in a hurry to answer and i accidently wrote g=3rd because that is what it is on a normal guitar. This is the correct order for bass guitar E=4th string, A=3rd, D=2nd, G=1st 2. Bass guitars have anywhere between 20-24 frets....

Guitar - General: Bass in ska, major pentatonic, chord voicings
major pentatonic, chord voicings, tal farlow: Hi, Mike. I can t give you a definite answer as to why so many ska tunes have complex basslines, but don t forget that ska came from reggae, and reggae is itself a very bass-heavy form of music. A good reggae song has to have a lot of groove, which typically...

Guitar - General: Bass, 12 bar blues, patrick pfeiffer
12 bar blues, patrick pfeiffer, improvisation skills: Howdy Max - Take heart, soldier...there s hope. I have struggled with these same issues over time, but there are things you can do to overcome them. First, the preaching part. Get a professional bass teacher, Max, that s job one. Improvisation,...

Guitar - General: BC Rich, rich models, rich model
rich models, rich model, acoustic guitars: Dear Travis, I can t tell you anything specific about your particular model. Is it an acoustic guitar? (Most of the B.C. Rich acoustic guitars have a B prefix in the model number). The Korean-made models are utility instruments, and are not sought...

Guitar - General: BC rich Eagle Bass, bc rich eagle bass, eagle basses
bc rich eagle bass, eagle basses, harmony central: Dear Scott, If your bass is a USA-made model in excellent condition, it could be worth $1000 or more to the right buyer. If it’s a Korean-made version, it would be worth much less, probably no more than $400. It’s not quite old enough to be considered...

Guitar - General: Begginer Guitar., begginer guitar, silvertone guitars
begginer guitar, silvertone guitars, fender stratocaster: Your best bet is going to be getting a Fender Stratocaster. They are around $300 and they aer much better than the Silvertone guitars. As for a case SKB would work fine. They make great cases that are very durable and also they fit the guitar well. Good Luck!...

Guitar - General: Beginner, notes on the fretboard, mail direct
notes on the fretboard, mail direct, freeguitarlessons: Hi Barry, Well, at the risk of sounding like I m tooting my own horn....well... ok... I m not shy- TOOT TOOT: I have free beginner lessons set up that you can sign up for at http://freeguitarlessons.ws the book that goes with them is my guitar shop beginner...

Guitar - General: Beginner, bill watson, barre chords
bill watson, barre chords, open chords: Hi Jenna, You need to learn basic open chords and scales first: E major, C major, D major, G Major, A Major are good to start. After that the minors, same keys. Then 7ths. Then barre chords and more complex scales. Note that I have free beginner lessons...

Guitar - General: Beginner Guitar, greg bennet, 12th fret
greg bennet, 12th fret, possibility worth: Dear Tim, I advise beginners to buy a new guitar (rather than a used one) from a reputable dealer. Some music stores will also include a few free lessons with the purchase of a new guitar. If you can, shop with an experienced player who can help you evaluate...

Guitar - General: Beginner Guitar, backup guitar, suitable instruments
backup guitar, suitable instruments, german brand: Dear Mike, I haven t handled that particular model, but I suspect it will be fine for your needs. China has a growing guitar-making industry that is producing low-priced instruments of decent quality. Hofner is a reputable German brand. Other suitable...

Guitar - General: Beginner needs some help!, bill watson, strumming patterns
bill watson, strumming patterns, barre chords: Hi Mel, Vibrato- swivel the string slghtly back and forth rapidly. harmonic- at the fifth or twelfth fret lightly touch the string without pushing it down. pull up off the string just as you pick the note. That tone is the harmonic. Mute- press down...

Guitar - General: Beginner, good shape, guitar method
good shape, guitar method, method books: Hi, as far as the guitar, i would need to know the model number, but if it is in good shape, $50 for a guitar is pretty decent. As fas as books, Alfred s Guitar Method Book 1 is the old standard, I can also suggest maybe a video/dvd to go along with it,...

Guitar - General: Beginning Guitar Lessons, Left or Right, beginning guitar lessons, farming accident
beginning guitar lessons, farming accident, middle fingers: If your left hand is the weakest , it would be wise to play left handed, as your stronger hand would be available for chording. Even if you hand no left hand , I would suggest the same. I know of a fantasic right handed guitar player who lost his center...

Guitar - General: The Best (affordable) Cabinets on the market?, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music
heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, outdoor gig: Hey Mike, the cab isn t going to make that big of a dif man. Your buddy s amp is probably a tube amp & solid state amps just can t compete with tube amps. My 50 watt 2x12 tube combo will blow the windows out of my house on 7. In fact in all the time I ve had...

Guitar - General: Best guitarist !, best guitarist in the world, geoff whitehorn
best guitarist in the world, geoff whitehorn, blues saraceno: I really don t think it s possible to characterise some as best . If you look purely in quantative terms, such as speed of playing then you might point towards a rock/metal guitarist (I ave a few in mind) and whilst they are good their playing could be...

Guitar - General: Best Live Sound From Acoustic, digitech gnx3, takamine eg523sc
digitech gnx3, takamine eg523sc, boss ge: Hi David, I m a bit of a purist when it comes to acoustic instruments, so I would suggest miking the guitar & maybe adding a bit of compression & a bit of reverb at the board. I don t like the sound of an acoustic plugged in, it always sounds too brittle,...

Guitar - General: Best way to learn notes for lefties.., left handed guitar, local music store
left handed guitar, local music store, left handed guitar players: Mrs. Rivera First of all, I m glad you have in interest in your son s challange. That s the best thing that could happen. Most parents simply watch from the background which, most often, guarantees failure. Left handed guitar is a bit of a challenge,...

Guitar - General: Billie Joe Guitar, guitartricks, guitar model
guitartricks, guitar model, guitar tricks: Sorry but I don t have a clue. Have you tried asking your question in the Guitar Tricks forum? http://www.guitartricks.com/forum Somebody there should be able to help you. Kevin Taylor schmange@schmange.com Schmange Music U.K./Canada http://www.schmange.com...

Guitar - General: Binding, hardest thing in the world, guitar player
hardest thing in the world, guitar player, ouch: Dear Jamin: Ouch! That s not supposed to happen! But, mistakes do happen, and that s where the real learning takes place. I can tell you right now, that this is going to be a real JOB, not something you want to go into blindly. It isn t the hardest thing...

Guitar - General: Blues Guitar, accent marks, improvisational skill
accent marks, improvisational skill, barre chords: Dear Adam: Being a blues fanatic is a GOOD thing - me too! Eric Clapton and SRV were a big part of my influence when I started playing in my early teens, and just think of B.B.: my God, he s on tour almost every day of the year and the man is in his 80 s....

Guitar - General: Blues, bar blues progression, 12 bar blues
bar blues progression, 12 bar blues, blues scale: Hey David, 12 bar blues is the easiest progression to solo over because mostly any scale works. You can use dolorian, pentatonic, minor, major and any other scale you can think of. If the scale names I listed above don t mean anything to you, you should...

Guitar - General: Boss ME-5 and best pick ups, strat style guitar, orange county ca
strat style guitar, orange county ca, fender strat: Hi Mike, Thanks for your question. If you re experiencing hum, and you have a strat style guitar, then it s probable that it s coming from your pickups. Twin coil pickups can cancel out the hum (hence their name humbucker but they tend to be bigger...obviously,...

Guitar - General: Boss GT-8? ...amp setup?, traynor amps, fender amp
traynor amps, fender amp, amp sound: Hey Devin, you can get great Classic Rock/Metal sounds from a Fender, but I would recommend going with a 12 inch speaker setup as opposed to 10 inch. I use a custom built boutique amp that is a repro of an old 57 low power tweed (slightly modded - one GZ34...

Guitar - General: Boss Gt8, valve amps, fbv express
valve amps, fbv express, tube amp: Hey Mike, absolutely not man. I hate those multi floor boxes. If your tone is wanting, try getting a small tube combo & a couple of stomp-box pedals like an Ibanez Tube Screamer. Emulated amps are alright, but there s just no replacing the real thing. We played...

Guitar - General: "Bradley" Rickenbacker 4003 Bass, rickenbacker 4003 bass, gibson les pauls
rickenbacker 4003 bass, gibson les pauls, fret board: Dear Brett, I ve seen previous questions and discussion about the Bradley brand name, and it s subject to a lot of uncertainty and speculation among vintage guitar fans. I’ve also seen a string of discussion on the Web about this brand that I believe is...

Guitar - General: Brand of electric guitar, watt amp, bill watson
watt amp, bill watson, practice amp: Caitlin, There s not a huge difference in quality at that price range. I m not familiar with the guitars you mention but they re likely about the same in quality. The difference between a 12 watt amp and 15 is also very small. Both would fall in the practice...

Guitar - General: Brand of electric guitar, squier stratocaster, stellar reputation
squier stratocaster, stellar reputation, best brands: Yes, Ibanez is a pretty good brand. I think you ll be happier with it than a Squire....although Fender and Gibson are still two of the best brands, the Squire series has a less than stellar reputation. Best Regards, Bill http://www.billwatson.ne...

Guitar - General: Brice Basses, rondo music, chord formations
rondo music, chord formations, guitar background: Howdy Lance - Good for you...I m sure you ll find fretless a lot of fun. It certainly rewards the creative player with its flexibility, and your guitar background will come in handy. Don t forget to explore chord formations on the fretless...very cool...

Guitar - General: Bridge on Cort LCS-1, lcs 1, customer service link
lcs 1, customer service link, live chat: John: I m going to double-check on this, but, I would think your bridge is glued. In fact, pressure usually doesn t hold the bridge on a guitar in this style; they re normally held with some type of adhesive. I d suggest going to www.cortguitar.com and...

Guitar - General: Bridge replacement, fender style, adjustable bridge
fender style, adjustable bridge, bridge replacement: Rick: I ve been giving your answer a LOT of thought; and frankly, I m not sure this is even something you d really want to do. I can suggest some non-adjustable bridges for you if you want, but hear me out first: the reason I think this is a bad idea (and...

Guitar - General: Bridge, whammy bar, squire strat
whammy bar, squire strat, quality guitar: o.k., sounds like you got jipped on the whammy bar, but if you don t use one, forget it. they can really knock your tuning out of whack. as for the springs, try replacing all of them with new ones. i have to tell you that you are going to have alot of problems...

Guitar - General: Broken Amp Input, amp input, b 52
amp input, b 52, guitar chord: Sounds more like a broken cord than a broken amp, the input is pretty hard to break. Try a new cord first. If that doesn t work, you can crack open the amp and resolder the wire to the input, if that is what s wrong. I d be really careful though, if you...

Guitar - General: Building Guitar, jonathan kinkead, stewart macdonald
jonathan kinkead, stewart macdonald, william r cumpiano: Dear Aaron, I strongly recommend that your first guitar-building experience be with a kit. Working from a kit greatly reduces the need for the highly specialized (and expensive) jigs, fixtures, and tools used in guitar making, and will give you valuable...

Guitar - General: Building guitar, guitar repairman, stewart macdonald
guitar repairman, stewart macdonald, stewmac: Aaron. First, let me apologise for taking so long to answer your question. Now, right down to it. Stewart Macdonald or stewmac is the first resource I would suggest to you. Google it and all you questions will be answered. They sell all the supplies you...

Guitar - General: Burny Les Paul, burny les paul, best clone
burny les paul, best clone, lp models: Hello Michael, A bit of history on this company: Both Burny and Fernandes are the same company. Fernandes started off first in the 70 s making Fender replicas. The brand Burny was birth later by Fernandes as the division that made Gibson replicas....

Guitar - General: What to Buy!, cabin environment, acoustic guitars
cabin environment, acoustic guitars, string guitar: Hi Vanessa, Thanks for your question! Typically, acoustic guitars run from $100-$250 on the low end to well over $1000 on the high end. I suspect you ll want to shoot for a guitar that would be valued around $500 or so (new), which is why I d recommend...

Guitar - General: Buying acoustic guitar, rosewood sides, hawaiian koa
rosewood sides, hawaiian koa, indian rosewood: Wow - I m impressed with the fact that you realize there is such a difference in materials with regards to tone, and this is an outstanding question! You are right on all counts about the tone being subjective and the price being variable. Let s explore...

Guitar - General: Buying a guitar, crafter guitar, 12th fret
crafter guitar, 12th fret, electric acoustic guitar: Wayne: I ve never actually played or worked on a Crafter brand guitar, although some research of their company and products lead me to believe they have a good quality product. There are a few things I d suggest checking before making your decision, though:...

Guitar - General: Buying an inexpensive child's guitar, pam pam, nylon strings
pam pam, nylon strings, violinist: Pam, acoustic or electric? Are you looking to by one for both to use? http://guitarsearcher.stores.yahoo.net/childsguitar.html above is a nice acoustic, comes with either steel or nylon strings, I would go half sized for the 8, 3/4 for the older...

Guitar - General: Buying recommendation, greg bennet, yamaha models
greg bennet, yamaha models, yamaha fg: Dear Gary, In your price range, the Washburn, Alvarez, and Yamaha models are good values. I don t recommend buying a guitar on eBay unless the seller is close enough to you to try it and hear it. You can use the Advanced Search option on eBay to find sellers...

Guitar - General: Buzzing, squire strat, electrical nature
squire strat, electrical nature, dimarzio: Hey Chris, if the buzzing is of an electrical nature, then yes, replacing the pickups will help. I d also recommend that you replace the other components at the same time just to rule out any other problems. Also, make sure you get pickups of good quality...

Guitar - General: Buzzing strings, control cavity, observable evidence
control cavity, observable evidence, piece of crap: Not likely that it s that serious. Most probably something is loose either in the control cavity or tremolo cavity. Happens all the time. Take your knobs off and make sure the nuts holding the pots in place are torqued down good. If they are, then remove...

Guitar - General: Buzzing, local music store, squiers
local music store, squiers, e guitar: Shelly, With any guitar, it is important that it is in top playing condition. This includes the strings, frets, and knobs. To get the most out of playing the guitar, you should see that these items are repaired. As for the cost of the repair, that is dependent...

Guitar - General: Bzzzzz, local music store, noise suppressor
local music store, noise suppressor, randy rhodes: Hi, Erikmicheal. That definitely IS a sweet setup. Now if we can just figure out this buzz thing. You ve ruled out any grounding problems with the guitars themselves, as well as the amp. So let s try to narrow this down even further.... For starters,...

Guitar - General: ba salam, salam salam, hediyeh
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Guitar - General: background noise from amp, variax guitars, crate amps
variax guitars, crate amps, line 6 spider: Must be some sort of sheilding problem, either internally through the power outlet, or something external. Have you tried it in other rooms of your house? Other than that, I m at a loss. When it gets into that sort of thing, it s beyond my area of expertise...

Guitar - General: about baroon song, ahang, ke man
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Guitar - General: barr chords, jason fryer, bar chords
jason fryer, bar chords, j river: Hi Carol, finger picking or playing with a pick is really a matter of personal preference. I d say the best thing to do would be to master both & then go with whichever you prefer! Probably not the answer you were expecting, but I hope it helps somewhat anyhow!...

Guitar - General: bass, electric bass guitar, graphite nut
electric bass guitar, graphite nut, seymour duncans: Aftermarket simply means a bridge (or any part, for that matter) made strictly as a replacement/upgrade part and not necessarily by the manufacturer of the bass. For instance, if you have a Fender guitar but replace a component made by Floyd Rose, Schaller,...

Guitar - General: bass amp, fender bass amps, combo amp
fender bass amps, combo amp, bass amp: Dear Ethan, I have no direct experience with that model, but I am familiar with Carvin s consistent high quality and value. So, I expect the R1000 would be a good choice. I own a Carvin AG-100D 3-channel combo amp and am very pleased with it. I ve played...

Guitar - General: bass amp, bass amp, carvin
bass amp, carvin, umph: Hello, You could go with either the r600 or r1000 of the Carvin series. I do suggest going for Carvin over other brands. It is more consistent and reliable overall. I d say get the r1000, more power in it. However, make sure the umph isn t too much (or...

Guitar - General: Have bass...frustrated...how is bass made interesting, steve miller band, fender precision
steve miller band, fender precision, root note: Hi, Judy. Wow! You ve got an interesting story, and one that many guitarists-wanting-to-be-bassists can relate to. It s difficult to address something like this, because inspiration is different for everyone. It sounds to me like you re already inspired...

Guitar - General: bass guitar amp, guns and roses, bass amplifier
guns and roses, bass amplifier, guitar amp: Dear Shawn: Yes, it is possible, but not necessarily advisable, to run your bass through a guitar amp. Any amplifier simply magnifies the input signal it is given, so technically any amp would work for any instrument, at least to a point. The reason you...

Guitar - General: bass guitar/mandolin, electric mandolin, learning curve
electric mandolin, learning curve, string bass: Hey Taylor, the Bass is bigger than the guitar, but you can find some that are pretty easy to play. Also, if you get a 4 string bass, the strings are quite a bit bigger than on the guitar, so it s a bit easier to play. If I was you, I would choose whatever...

Guitar - General: bass guitar output, bass speaker cabinet, crate powerblock
bass speaker cabinet, crate powerblock, bass rig: It won t damage the head. But as they said, it s only 150w, which is VERY low to be used as a bass rig. Also, be sure it is paired with a bass speaker cabinet. That is where any damage can be done, by using a regular guitar cab with a bass guitar signal....

Guitar - General: bass guitar value left handed, handed models, special paint
handed models, special paint, market segment: Peter, You don t tell me enough about it to have a clue to its worth. Does it have a name, model number or serial number visible? What kind of condition is it in? What kind and how many pickups does it have? Does it have 4 strings or more? Is it a...

Guitar - General: bass guitars and amps, marshall combo, bass amps
marshall combo, bass amps, guitar amps: Howdy Thor - Yes, bass guitars really do require special bass amps...and no, I really can t recommend running a bass through your Marshall combo. Odds are you ll damage it sooner or later, as guitar amps weren t meant to handle the lower frequencies....

Guitar - General: bass pickups on a guitar, bass amp, guitar amp
bass amp, guitar amp, bass pickups: Dear Matt: Please forgive me, but I m a bit confused as to exactly what you re asking. I m not sure if you re asking about using bass pickups or just a bass amp. Please get back with me and explain what you re going for and I ll gladly hook you up! Looking...

Guitar - General: bass sound, timmy c, tom morello
timmy c, tom morello, killer tone: Howdy Jamie - While I m not really sure what effects or production techniques Timmy uses in RATM or Audioslave, the friendly folks at this website might be a bit more help if you d like to pose the question to them: http://www.audioslaved.com/modules.php?name=FAQ2&myfaq=yes&id_cat=2&categories=The+Equipment...

Guitar - General: bass?????, hofner violin bass, les claypool
hofner violin bass, les claypool, lectra: Hi, jr. This is a toughy. Well, without being able to see a picture of it, one name does spring to mind: Univox. They had a model in the 60s & 70s called the Lectra, and one version had a hollow body with f-holes and the stand-up-bass-style headstock...

Guitar - General: begginer question, buying a guitar, youe
buying a guitar, youe, ebay: Yep, tab is a method you may want to look into, especially if youÍre looking at learning songs. You might also want to look into something with chord charts because chords are easier to read using a diagram of the fretboard, rather than trying to figure it...

Guitar - General: beginner questions..., guns n roses, middle fingers
guns n roses, middle fingers, slow tempo: Hi, Thank you for writing. You asked some good questions on topics that many people don t consider while learning the instrument. Will it take a long time to learn how to play solos? This depends on your practice routine - how often you practice,...

Guitar - General: beginner, local music store, worthwhile purchase
local music store, worthwhile purchase, deady: I would suggest avoiding the really cheap end of the market, as these guitars can be pretty unplayable - and that ll just put you off the instrument. Fortunately the beginner/budget end of the market is pretty competetive nowadays, so you should be able to...

Guitar - General: Who to believe about worth of guitar?, first television broadcast, whk radio
first television broadcast, whk radio, screw holes: Dear Lisa, It s difficult to value a guitar like this. Martins from this period are recognized for superb workmanship and sound quality, and are highly prized by players and collectors. In a badly damaged state, it is definitely not worth $15,000,...

Guitar - General: bending strings, d addario, bending the strings
d addario, bending the strings, vibrato: It is nearly impossible to prevent a guitar from going out of tune when you bend the strings. But a few quick tips: - Make sure the strings have all of the new stretch out of them. - If you re really serious, you can replace the tuners (in case they are...

Guitar - General: best guitar?, electric acoustic guitars, yamaha apx
electric acoustic guitars, yamaha apx, poor sound quality: There are alot of really good electric-acoustic guitars on the market right now. There is not really any particular brand better than another, but a few you should avoid. Particularly Samick, Sigma, and Applause are all brands to stay away from. They re...

Guitar - General: best guitar?, acoustic electric guitars, greg bennet
acoustic electric guitars, greg bennet, electric acoustic guitar: You didn t mention your budget. The best acoustic-electric guitars are rather expensive, and include Taylor, Martin, and smaller boutique brands such as Breedlove. The Takemine line is very popular and has prices ranging from moderate to fairly expensive....

Guitar - General: best guitar?, ovation cc026, electric acoustic guitar
ovation cc026, electric acoustic guitar, acoustic electric guitar: http://www.music123.com/Ibanez-TCY10-i66867.music?affil=chrisb above around $200 http://www.music123.com/Ovation-CC026-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-i44877.music?affil=chrisb around $300 http://www.music123.com/Takamine-EG523SC-i101989.music?affil=chrisb...

Guitar - General: best guitar?, electro acoustic guitars, whammy bar
electro acoustic guitars, whammy bar, electric acoustic guitar: Well, the simple answer is, you can t go wrong by sticking with the best known brands. Buy anything by Fender and you ll pretty much be ok. Ibanez is another company that puts out some nice guitars. Gibson is another excellent brand and I use it myself...

Guitar - General: the best type of guitar and amp, manic street preachers, fender telecaster
manic street preachers, fender telecaster, rufus wainwright: Hi, Allison! The Telecaster is a classic, good guitar. My only gripe with these is that I feel they re overpriced for what you get (especially in the American versions, but that s a different article). I like folks to get the most bang for their buck!...

Guitar - General: big muff PI, big muff pi, ebay
big muff pi, ebay, dc jack: Dear Russ: I d say from your description you could start at about $100-150 and see where you get; it might not be a bad idea to post on Ebay and see what bids you get. You can always boost your price a bit (never hurts to try), and if no one bids, you can...

Guitar - General: blues guitar set up, rectifier tubes, eminence speakers
rectifier tubes, eminence speakers, victoria amps: Hey Mike, choosing a pedal setup is a pretty personal thing & what you end up liking will depend a great deal on amp & guitar combination. I play a combination of Blues, Jazz & Classic Rock with my band, so I ll list you my set up & how I use it, so you can...

Guitar - General: blues,Stevie Ray, stevie ray blues, vaughan stevie ray
stevie ray blues, vaughan stevie ray, texas flood: Howdy :) Don t know if this ll be of much help but have you tried just searching the net? Entering a few keywords like stevie ray blues texas flood etc. into Google.. gave me a ton of links to surf to... http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/v/vaughan_stevie_ray/texas_flood_tab.htm...

Guitar - General: boss br-86, boss br, bluesy sound
boss br, bluesy sound, foot switch: I am not familure with the Boss recording gear. For the most part a foot switch on a recorder will only start and stop the recording. Take it to a music shop and see what they say, who knows it might work. But honestly I cant help you out pal, sorry. I wish...

Guitar - General: bradley electric guitar, gibson les pauls, cheap guitars
gibson les pauls, cheap guitars, guitar models: Dear Sarah, I ve seen previous questions and discussion about the Bradley brand name, and it s subject to a lot of uncertainty among vintage guitar fans, but here s what I can tell you, largely from my own observations, and with some input from other knowledgeable...

Guitar - General: which brands?, local music store, ibanez guitars
local music store, ibanez guitars, quality models: Hi Erika, There are many brands of guitars in the current market that are long standing quality models, as well as several custom model brands that are very well made. In the end the top five really can t be accurately described by anyone else but yourself,...

Guitar - General: brands and sound (GIBSON/EPIPHONE), quality guitars, cheap guitars
quality guitars, cheap guitars, vintage market: Hi Tass, Thanks for your question. The pricing of guitars is staring to get silly these days, especially in the vintage market. Gibson have produced excellent guitars for years. Epiphone also had a string reputration, but maybe not in the same bracket...

Guitar - General: brands, squier strat by fender, gibson explorer
squier strat by fender, gibson explorer, guitar market: Howdy Lexi - The good news is, almost every guitar manufacturer in the world is putting out quality product these days...thanks, in part, to advancements in machine tooling and mass manufacturing techniques. It s really hard to find a bad guitar at any...

Guitar - General: bridge placement., 12th fret, bass bridge
12th fret, bass bridge, stewmac: Finally a tricky question. Alright, as far as I know, and I have done this before, put all the saddles at dead center of the posts that they move on. Use this as your scale marker. This will give you ample leeway for adjusting the intonation. But I will be...

Guitar - General: bridge/saddles?(strat), saddels, personal preference
saddels, personal preference, stratocasters: The position of the saddles is determined by how you have the action set up on your guitar. This should be done professionaly for the best results and should be tailored to the strings you have on the guitar and your personal preference. Thanks, Bra...

Guitar - General: bridge setting, gibson les paul, les paul
gibson les paul, les paul, cheers: Hi Greg, I ll have to be honest and say that I don t know why they point in different directions. However, I can tell you that I have Gibson Les Paul and the bridge is exactly the same, so I don t think that they ve accidentally been put in backwards. ...

Guitar - General: bridge, crooked bridge, bridge height
crooked bridge, bridge height, set screws: If your bridge is held in place with six screws going directly into the body, the bridge height isn t adjustable this way. You ll need to adjust each individual saddle to raise or lower the strings or possibly even shimming the neck if adjusting the saddles...

Guitar - General: broken amp or input cable or guitar, fender starcaster, fender strats
fender starcaster, fender strats, jack screw: Hi, KC. That s a very unusual problem. I need to know, though, did you get a new cable with the set? The cables in starter sets (like the SP-10) are usually one of the absolute cheapest elements; they frequently break and are almost useless even when...

Guitar - General: business, harris teller, guitar lines
harris teller, guitar lines, guitar store: Hi Robby Both..for some things, like accessories you can deal with jobbers, such as Kaman, Harris Teller, etc who sell a variety of smaller items from many different makers. For gear, you will need to deal with each company. I suggest you join NAMM,...

Guitar - General: buy guitar gibson byrdland and es5 natural, gibson byrdland, pointed cutaway
gibson byrdland, pointed cutaway, reissue models: Dear Patrice, The ES-5 is also known as the Switchmaster. The model was introduced in 1949 and discontinued in 1962, although I think Gibson may have made a limited number of reissue models since then. In excellent condition, market value in the USA...

Guitar - General: What I will buy, cort guitars, coil pickups
cort guitars, coil pickups, electric guitars: For that sort of music you ll need something with a fairly heavy sound, so the main thing you need to look for are humbucking (twin coil) pickups, which have a much thicker sound than single coil pickups. You will want a solid wood body. Mahogany/maple gives...

Guitar - General: buying a 67 - 70's telecaster?, vintage guitar magazine, old guitars
vintage guitar magazine, old guitars, oohs and aahs: Martin, I can appreciate your Tele-mania, but I don t recommend trying to find a vintage body for a parts-guitar for several reasons: 1. It will cost a lot, and the guitar you build on it probably won t be worth much more for resale, regardless of the...

Guitar - General: buying a new affordable guitar, washburns, little jazz
washburns, little jazz, music interests: Jonathan, Epiphones are great, versatile instruments that I absolutely love. I ve owned a few and I ve always been pleasantly surprised by the sound quality of the instruments, especially given how (relatively) cheap they are. One thing to note, though,...

Guitar - General: buying a new guitar, fender squire, gibson les paul
fender squire, gibson les paul, epiphone les paul: Dear Anthony, Yes, an Epiphone Les Paul would probably suit your needs. The Epiphone copies use less expensive materials and components and rely more on mass production techniques instead of the skilled hand work that goes into the real Gibsons. ...

Guitar - General: buying a new/used acoustic, fender squier stratocaster, washburn d100
fender squier stratocaster, washburn d100, acoustic models: Dear Pete, I think the best new acoustic for $100 is the Washburn D100. They re well made, look good, sound good, and play well. Another good value at the same price is the Jasmine by Takemine S35, although I think the Washburn sounds fuller and better....

Guitar - General: buzzzzzz, humbucker pickups, wire cables
humbucker pickups, wire cables, guitar center: Thats odd, Im not sure what could be causing that with humbucker pickups. Maybe it is the grounding in your house, or wherever you are plugging in your amp. You have great gear and there is no reason for this to happen so it has to be something simple. Sorry...

Guitar - General: Califone Guitar, string electric guitar, inexpensive instruments
string electric guitar, inexpensive instruments, stevemoore: Dear Bobby, I am not familiar with this brand. I very strongly suspect that the Califone name was the brand name of the importer or distributor, rather than the actual maker. Without seeing the instrument, I will hazard a guess that it may have been made...

Guitar - General: Capacitors, microfarad capacitor, capacitator
microfarad capacitor, capacitator, thunderchief: O.k. for the 100 microfarad capacitor, which I believe is the one you are asking about, electrolytic referrs to the actual substance that the capacitor is made of. So for that one, use one that specifically says electrolytic . For all the others, what they...

Guitar - General: Cervantes - Carlos Pina Flamenco, ed roman guitars, carlos pina
ed roman guitars, carlos pina, guitar retailers: I m not particularly knowledgable about classical guitars, but I ll tell you what I know about your particular guitar. It is definitely a high-end guitar and a particulaly good one at that. Ed Roman, one of the few guitar retailers on the net that I trust...

Guitar - General: Changing The Nut, flat head screwdriver, les paul
flat head screwdriver, les paul, graphite: To remove the old nut, I usually take a hairdryer and run it over the nut for a short time about five inches or more away, being very careful not to damage the finish. This loosens up the glue holding the nut to the neck. Once that is done, take a thin, wide...

Guitar - General: Channel Switching in stereo, amp store, midi controller
amp store, midi controller, channel selector: Dear Ryan: There are a number of ways you could do this that will work; the trick is finding the one that works best for you and is within your budget. You could use a designated patch bay and a MIDI controller (like you ll find in any number of top pro...

Guitar - General: Charvel Acoustic Guitars, grover jackson, roll guitars
grover jackson, roll guitars, wayne charvel: Dear David, Charvel was originally known for high-quality solidbody rock n roll guitars. Wayne Charvel also made a Jackson-branded line. In 1978, Grover Jackson bought Charvel and continued making solidbodies under both names. Since 1986, all Charvel-branded...

Guitar - General: Charvel jackson guitar, blue book of acoustic guitars, charvel jackson
blue book of acoustic guitars, charvel jackson, sunburst pattern: The “CSB” indicates a cutaway body with a sunburst finish (although all 625C’s are cutaways). This model was also offered in a natural (blonde) finish, (and I think in a few transparent color finishes toward the later model years). These were made in large...

Guitar - General: Choice Of Guitar, luck steve, ovation
luck steve, ovation, takamine guitar: Hi John, Thanks for your question. I ve owned a Takamine guitar for almost 10 years now and I still love it. It still sounds and feels great and I ve never had any major problems with it. I d recommend picking up the Takamine. Good luck! Stev...

Guitar - General: Choosing an acoustic guitar, sting guitars, choosing an acoustic guitar
sting guitars, choosing an acoustic guitar, professional flamenco: Howdy Steve - Classical nylon-sting guitars come in two general price categories. There are sub-$500 models, and then they quickly rocket up into the professional flamenco category which puts them at $3000 plus. Good news, though, Ibanez and Yamaha...

Guitar - General: Choosing a Guitar, guns and roses, music123
guns and roses, music123, american dollars: Thanks for the conversion. You might want to consider esp, especially for metal https://www.music123.com/ESP-MH-250-i125835.music?affil=chrisb https://www.music123.com/ESP-MH-400-i126067.music?affil=chrisb both above are in your rang...

Guitar - General: Choosing pick ups....., screamin demon, westone
screamin demon, westone, seymour duncan: Frank, Distortion-wise, the best pick-up on the market is the Screamin Demon by Seymour Duncan. It s heavy, but clean, and really pulls the most potential out of your guitar. As for the single-coils, look in the area of the Seymour Duncan 57 re-issues....

Guitar - General: Chord Progressions, satriani lessons, joe satriani
satriani lessons, joe satriani, guitar workout: Jason: There are definitely ways to increase your ability in moving chords. There are a lot of places to find these, too. Try getting Steve Vai s 10-hour (plus) guitar workout (you can find it online in various places and in a few magazines), as well as...

Guitar - General: Chords, barre chord, jazz chords
barre chord, jazz chords, minor chords: Hello dear Kamil Sorry I don t have any experience about jazz music. but about chords I can say there are different ways to play each chords and nobody can say it s wrong . if you like you can check this link and you ll see all the ways you can play chords:...

Guitar - General: Chords, chord progressions, exact scale
chord progressions, exact scale, guitar teacher: Dear Janet; For finding the chords of a song; first of all you should find out that the scale of the song is MAJOR or MINOR. the best way is finding the exact scale of the song. After that you should know the applicable chords of each scale. The following...

Guitar - General: Chords, playing the guitar, rest of your life
playing the guitar, rest of your life, mate: hey man, Yeah i know what your saying but thats completely normal. Guitar is like anything else that is new to you, for example, if i asked you to build me a house you wouldn t be able to do it. But someone who practises and learns how to do it would build...

Guitar - General: Chords, key of c major, whole steps
key of c major, whole steps, half steps: Chords names and qualites come from how they lie naturally in the major scale. For example in the key of C major the following chords occur naturally Cmajor, Dminor, Eminor, Fmajor, Gmajor, aminor, b diminished. To make a chord you stack a scale in thirds...

Guitar - General: Chords, bill watson, chord diagram
bill watson, chord diagram, decent speed: Hi Alana, The exercise I generally prescribe for this is: 1. Drop your hand to your side totally relaxed. 2. Visualize the chord diagram you are about to form. See where every finger goes. 3. Now slowly bring up your arm to the guitar and put...

Guitar - General: Circuit diagrams, marshall vs100, circut boards
marshall vs100, circut boards, guitar amps: There was a place called www.ampchasis.com but I think it is de-funked. Even if its still around it only held pictures of circut boards. Sorry man but if you dont get the diagram that came with the owners manual you are pretty much at the mercy of Marhshall...

Guitar - General: Classical guitar, andes mountain region, flamenco flavors
andes mountain region, flamenco flavors, borders books: Dear Marc: Absolutely! It s refreshing to see someone branching out and actively searching for something not on the top 40 chart for once. The genre you re looking for, South American, actually has a number of subdivisions within it: Argentine, Latin American,...

Guitar - General: Classical guitar, marc marc, truss rod
marc marc, truss rod, humidifier: Marc, Thanks for your question. A humidifier may do the trick, but I have a hunch that it was the move itself that s causing the problem. I d bring the guitar into a shop and have the truss rod adjusted. This will usually fix any problems you have with...

Guitar - General: Classical notation, classical guitar music, henry purcell
classical guitar music, henry purcell, ledger lines: Hello Carl, Thanks for your question. A text-only forum like AllExperts can be a bit frustrating when it comes to questions like this, but I ll give this my best shot based on how you ve described it. The 8a notation indicates that the bars from that...

Guitar - General: Cleaning gold Les Paul pickups, guitar hardware, peter dear
guitar hardware, peter dear, tuner buttons: Dear Peter, The bad news is that the gold plating on most guitar hardware is very thin, and is very prone to wearing off or permanently tarnishing after enough time and playing. Any abrasive type of metal polish may only wear more of the plating off,...

Guitar - General: Clip haye arian 3 (Sokoot va Telesm), arian 3, telesm
arian 3, telesm, ghashang: Salam REZAye aziz; mamnoon az zahamati ke keshide boodi. raftam clip haro didam kheili ghashang boodan. faghat moteasefane natoonestam peyghameto approve konam chon address e yek saite dige bood. age khasti mitooni TELESM ro ba mail befresti baram ta be...

Guitar - General: Coach, ali pahlavan, iran tehran
ali pahlavan, iran tehran, guitar coach: Dear APADANA; Hi; If you want to buy a guitar, I can propose one shop for buying a good guitar (but only please tell him that I m a friend of ALI PAHLAVAN and he will check my guitar) ANDULOS MUSIC (Mehdi Moosavi): 8088359 - 09121084851 but for learning...

Guitar - General: Coil Tapping, guitar periodicals, humbucking pickup
guitar periodicals, humbucking pickup, foot spot: Hi Clay, Good Question. It is kind of a mystery to many, so you re not alone. Coil tapping usually only applies to a Humbucking pickup, but it can also be available on some single coils. Coil Tapping is basically this: a pickup is a long coil of wire...

Guitar - General: Concerning My Fingers, harmonica players, acoustic strings
harmonica players, acoustic strings, horn players: Justin - It happens to every guitar player, but the good news is each finger will develop a callus (hardened skin) in about 4 weeks. That s if you keep practicing. Learning any instrument brings along it s own unique aches and pains. Piano players, horn players,...

Guitar - General: Concerns about my Fender..., strat pickguard, kirk hammett
strat pickguard, kirk hammett, fender strat: Dear Jason: OF COURSE NOT! Ever seen Kirk Hammett back in his early days? Or Judas Priest? Or to a degree, Yngwie Malmsteen? You can play anything you want ON anything you want. I would point out though, that metal guitarists seem to be from 2 camps:...

Guitar - General: Confused, bill watson, johnson guitars
bill watson, johnson guitars, how to play the electric guitar: Hello Caitlin, Some of the upper end Johnson guitars are pretty good, specifically the Solara and Catalyst models. Also, you can t go wrong w/ a Fender or Gibson. All three have player packs that include amplifiers and such. Once you get your...

Guitar - General: Confusion Among Guitars & How Do I Get That Better Sound?!, gibson sg standard, local music stores
gibson sg standard, local music stores, digitech rp50: Dear Daniel, There’s nothing wrong with your Peavey Bandit. The weakest link in your system is your guitar. The Epiphone SG Studio’s electronics and other components are vastly inferior to the “real” Gibson versions. You can get several Gibson...

Guitar - General: Converting guitar tab to bass, harmony and melody, bass roles
harmony and melody, bass roles, bass books: The guitar and the bass are in the same key, a bass is simply a few octaves lower but you still have E A D G for the top strings for a 5 string you have B E A D G. You re best bet even though a guitar is much like a bass, would be to get some bass tabs instead...

Guitar - General: Cort acoustic, fender squier, cort guitar
fender squier, cort guitar, maple back: Chris: Doggone it, why d ya have to mister me? I m just a regular dude like you, who gets pre-gig shakes and has to practice a lot and sometimes beat my head against a wall learning a passage. I m in NO way special, so you can just call me Ross, or...

Guitar - General: Cort MR-740fx, fishman prefix, jason fryer
fishman prefix, jason fryer, cort mr: Hey Russel, if you re sure of the model number, then yours does have Rosewood back & sides. As to whether or not it s solid or laminated, I m not sure. Try looking inside the guitar & se if the wood is as dark inside as it is outside. If it is, then it may...

Guitar - General: Country music, ross rock, chord progressions
ross rock, chord progressions, scale patterns: Dear Dustin: Hi! I m very glad we don t have to dumb it down. As to common tones/scales, I d think these would stick out: -Key of Gmajor (with the F#) -Key of Bb major -D minor and the following modes: -mixolydian -dorian And of course, chord progressions...

Guitar - General: Crooked Strap Buttons, undue tension, stage diving
undue tension, stage diving, joe pass: Hi, Brian! Quick question for you: if you recently bought it, could it still be under warranty (either store or manufacturer)? Or have you registered it? If so, you might be able to simply swap it for another. Unless, of course, it isn t bothering you...

Guitar - General: Crybaby DB01, bassy, dunlop
bassy, dunlop, cry baby: ok Mahbod, You can get the cry baby to sound similar but you must set your tone settings on the processor as well as amplifier to have a more trebly settings, release the mid some and lower bass, the dunlop has a tendency to sound more bassy than the model...

Guitar - General: c.g.conn, conn company, japanese makers
conn company, japanese makers, conns: Dear David, I ve had previous questions on these guitars, and done some research on the issue. Yes, Conn made band instrumesnts such as saxes, trombones, etc., but they never made any guitars. Conn imported guitars from probably several different Japanese...

Guitar - General: cable problems, cable problems, ecspecially
cable problems, ecspecially, guitar pickups: Hi Soren, It sounds like you are describing the Ground Wire which connects to the Tailpeice to ground the electronics. This is so that the guitar won t buzz when touchingthe strings. But, I can t tell for sure since the description is a little vague...there...

Guitar - General: i cant find my guitar anywhere, look alikes, original equipment
look alikes, original equipment, gibson: Dear Brandon, It s not a Gibson. Memphis was a brand name used for a line of cheaply made Gibson look-alikes from Asia that have no connection to Gibson whatsoever. If the tremelo unit is original equipment, it s probably not a Floyd Rose, but a cheap...

Guitar - General: Can I change my pickup to a humbucker?, professional guitar, coil pickups
professional guitar, coil pickups, humbucker: It should be possible, but unless you are competent with tools and electronics, I d suggest you get a professional guitar repairer to do the work for you. It will be necessary to rout a larger hole in the guitar to accommodate the new pickup, before fitting/wirin...

Guitar - General: can i change the pickups on my pacifica?, yamaha pacifica, fender style
yamaha pacifica, fender style, single coil: I don t see why not, but why would you want to? It d be much simpler to put in a coil splitter switch so you could select either single coil or humbucker mode. Of course, it wouldn t sound EXACTLY like a Fender style single coil, but it d be close enough....

Guitar - General: changes pitch, circular shape, single coil
circular shape, single coil, fret: That is normal. A fret is shaped like a half circle, so the harder your press down the tighter it pulls the string conforming to the circular shape of the fret. Making the string go sharp. As for the pros and cons of single coil and humbuckers there is...

Guitar - General: changes pitch, tonal variations, cycle hum
tonal variations, cycle hum, coil pickup: Dear lanz, Yes, a slight increase in pitch when you press extra hard is normal, and the effect is most noticeable if the guitar has jumbo frets or very high action. It s identical to bending a note upward slightly, by changing the length of the vibrating...

Guitar - General: channel switch, channel switch, pedalboard
channel switch, pedalboard, rfs: Clayton: This pedal has, I believe, been discontinued, and owner s manuals are tough to find; however, you can get the word from the horse s mouth if you call the tech support line at Morley at: 1-800-284-5172 Hope this gets you what you need, Bro! ...

Guitar - General: About your charity concert., ali jan, charity concert
ali jan, charity concert, kind message: Dear Sarah & Saeid; Thanks for your kind message.As it is mentioned in the NEWS section of our website; Nothing is predictable at the moment! Any upcoming events will be informed via NEWS section of our website (http://www.arianmusic.com). By reading that...

Guitar - General: choosing an acoustic guitar, nylon string guitars, steel string guitars
nylon string guitars, steel string guitars, choosing an acoustic guitar: Hello Steve, Nylon string (classical) guitars are not really my area of expertise, as I tend to play either electric or steel-string acoustic. The best I can offer is some general advice. With a guitars, like many things in life, you should try to avoid...

Guitar - General: choosing the best amp, peavey amps, boss gt 6
peavey amps, boss gt 6, peavey valveking 112: Dear Barry, Sound is subjective, and you have to make the choice with your own ears. Personally, I ve always liked Fender s better-grade amps, and have never been that crazy about Marshalls, but that s just my opinion. In my opinion, Peavey amps are...

Guitar - General: choosing a guitar, noel gallager, gibson firebird
noel gallager, gibson firebird, gibson sg: SGs are great guitars. I have never owned one personally but I have played them and found they have a great feel. With the thin solid body of an Sg you are going ot have a little more midrange with means a raw sounding distortion which is good, but a harsh...

Guitar - General: chord substitutions, key of c major, tritone substitution
key of c major, tritone substitution, dominant 7: Hi Dave, There are a few ways in which you can substitute chords. It helps if you re up to speed on music theory to be able to understand these properly. I have a website at www.cyberflotsam.com where I publish guitar/music tutorials - if you need any help...

Guitar - General: chordal theory, django reinhardt, chord sound
django reinhardt, chord sound, seventh chord: Hello, A Bb9 has the 7th, if you see it written as Bb7(9) then they likely mean that it is definitely a 7th chord but the 9th is optional. Similarly, often in 9th chords, the 7th is optional. The reason that the composer might have selected one way to write...

Guitar - General: chords for kids music, guitar chord charts, guitar chord chart
guitar chord charts, guitar chord chart, chord charts guitar: if you learn two major and minor barchords you can basically play along with every song on the radio. You just have to move those two shapes around the neck. If you look at the chord chart listed on here you will notice that all the major and minor chords...

Guitar - General: cleaning, lint free cloth, finsh
lint free cloth, finsh, lemon oil: O.k. What kind of guitar are we talking about? Most guitars with a painted finsh I would clean the body only with a soft cloth and friction. Maybe even just a little spit. I am serious. The fretboard, use Dr. Stringfellow s Lemon oil. For tough gunk, use .000...

Guitar - General: cleaning sharpie marks on guitar, jackson soloist, nasty stains
jackson soloist, nasty stains, restoration team: Hi Stan, Don t use Paint thinner. If the ink has stained the finish then it may have to be sanded and rebuffed. But I m assuming your Les paul has a thick gloss finish, and i m sure that the sharpie hasnt gone through the it, if it has thats one...

Guitar - General: cleaning, local music store, cleaning materials
local music store, cleaning materials, fretboard: The only cleaning materials I use on my guitars are by Dunlop. They leave a nice, non-oily gloss on the finish, and have seperate formulas for cleaning and conditioning the fingerboard. Check with your local music store and they should be able to order it...

Guitar - General: coil tapping, amp settings, neck position
amp settings, neck position, single coil: Troy: To the best of my knowledge, Eddie s Franskenstrat has only one usable pickup: a similar one can be ordered as a custom-shop only order from Seymour Duncan; the original PAF-type was potted in paraffin wax, rewound, and has a zero reading on the...

Guitar - General: collector value?, approximate value, 360s
approximate value, 360s, e bay: Dear Bob, Although that s a very nice guitar, the early Takamines and other fine Japanese guitars from the 70s have not yet attracted much attention by serious collectors, although I believe that situation is gradually changing. Presently, it s a darn...

Guitar - General: How do i get down to composing solos, pentatonic scale, 8 notes
pentatonic scale, 8 notes, 80s: Shaggy: Follow-up here, Shaggster! It was really late when I answered your question, and upon re-reading it today I realized I had suggested there were 8 notes you should start with in the pentatonic scale. I m assuming from your question you have enough...

Guitar - General: confused, changing chords, chord note
changing chords, chord note, root notes: Would I really have to concentrate on the root notes or can I just play around with the scales? No you would not. If i was to be creating a solo i would not concentrate on the root not at all.I would consider to a small extent when soloing but personally...

Guitar - General: confused, grandpa, serial number
grandpa, serial number, gibson: It may be that this guitar is a copy of a Gibson Super 400 - it s not uncommon for manufacturers (particularly from the far east) to produce guitars in the styles of famous manufacturers. Alternatively, it could be that the guitar has been refinished at some...

Guitar - General: confused, odd chords, chord progression
odd chords, chord progression, progressions: There arent any rules actually set in stone about what chord you need to go to after one chord. However, there are some basic guide lines you can go by in which each chord will resolve to the next.If you go to the link below it has a section that says Table...

Guitar - General: curious about value, blue book of acoustic guitars, approximate value
blue book of acoustic guitars, approximate value, excellent condition: Dear Justin, The Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, 8th Edition, cites the price of an excellent condition D-40 at $950, and average specimens at $650. So, if your very good assessment is accurate, it should be worth somewhere between those two values....

Guitar - General: Dating of Airline Electric Amp in Case Guitar, danelectro guitars, sears roebuck
danelectro guitars, sears roebuck, glass models: Dear William, Hmmm. This is interesting. The Res-o-glass models were made by National, and their own models were sold under the Supro name. Airline was a house brand name for Montgomery Ward. Up until the late 1960s-to-mid-1970s, most Airlines were...

Guitar - General: Dating & info on a Takamine guitar, blue book of acoustic guitars, rosewood fingerboards
blue book of acoustic guitars, rosewood fingerboards, rod lowe: Dear Rod, According to the Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, the 8-digit Takamine serial numbers have a form of YYMMDDXX, where the first two digits are the year; the second two, the month; the next two, the day; and the last two as the nth instrument made...

Guitar - General: Dating an old Vega guitar, number sequences, mandoweb
number sequences, mandoweb, harmony central: Dear George, I am not aware of a reliable source for Vega guitar serial numbers. Vega banjo serial numbers are listed at: http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/banjomfg.htm. I don t know if their guitars followed the same serial number sequences. As...

Guitar - General: David Gilmour soloing, electric guitar blues, david gilmour
electric guitar blues, david gilmour, pentatonic scales: Bill, You re very welcome. Changing scales to match a single chord rather than the key being played is a fairly common soloing technique, especially among modern rock guitarists. If you ve ever heard Fall to Pieces by Velvet Revolver, Slash uses this...

Guitar - General: Dean Flying V, fender telecaster, local music store
fender telecaster, local music store, jackson dinky: First things first. I don t see any problem with either Dean or BC Rich. Both are reputable manufacturers and I own a BC Rich ST myself. And I do know well the temptation to buy a guitar just because someone in their favorite band has the same one - how...

Guitar - General: Different scales, minor pentatonic scales, major and minor scales
minor pentatonic scales, major and minor scales, change of mode: Hi, Thank you for writing. The scales you mentioned are also known as modes. They serve the same purpose as any other scale, including the major and minor scales - even the pentatonic scales. A mode is simply a scale with what is essentially a change...

Guitar - General: Difficulties in learning guitar, bill watson, learning guitar
bill watson, learning guitar, playing guitar: Hi Teck, Absolutely. Here s a simple one: http://www.geocities.com/billwatsonwriter/scaling.html You sound like an ideal candidate for my free online lessons which incorporates various exercises. You can sign up, if interested, through: www.billwatson.net...

Guitar - General: I DOn't know if i should try to play a lefty guitar..., local music store, lefty guitar
local music store, lefty guitar: Actaully, they are probably right in terms of finding a teacher unless you are willing to put some effort into finding the right one. If you feel totally uncomfortable playing righty then you should by all means play left handed (Hendrix and Iommi did fine)....

Guitar - General: Dunlop Cry Baby, jim dunlop, authoritative answer
jim dunlop, authoritative answer, little lever: Dear Tom, I suspect it’s a sealant/lubricant to ensure smooth action, keep out dust, and prevent wear on the lever mechanism. For an authoritative answer, you can contact the Jim Dunlop folks through their website at: http://www.jimdunlop.com/...

Guitar - General: What is the date of manufacture and value of this hohner guitar?, model designations, hohner guitar
model designations, hohner guitar, foremost maker: Dear Nina, You probably didn’t make a mistake if it’s in good or better condition, and depending on the specific model, you may have made a pretty good score. Hohner is a German company best known as the world’s oldest and foremost maker of harmonicas....

Guitar - General: date of manufacture, guitar emporium, gibson name
guitar emporium, gibson name, guitar gibson: Dear Matt, The Gibson model C-0 is considered a “beginner’s” classical guitar. Gibson frequently changed serial number systems in the past, and sometimes repeated the same numbering sequences in different years. Your 850490 serial number could be from...

Guitar - General: date old norman guitars, norman guitars, guitar blue book
norman guitars, guitar blue book, norman guitar: Hi Johan! I did some digging myself, as I wasn t familiar with Normans, and you re right: info is hard to come by! I m not sure what website you had, but I think the Guitar Blue Book might help you, as it gives date/maker info that is pretty comprehensive....

Guitar - General: How to date a Schecter USA guitar, schecter guitars, rosewood fingerboard
schecter guitars, rosewood fingerboard, maple necks: Dear Leigh Cagan, Schecter made (and still makes) numerous variations on the S (Standard) series. As far as I can tell, the S series was introduced in 1994. I am not aware of a reliable source to identify Schecter serial numbers. The Schecter website...

Guitar - General: how to determine if a recently purchased guitar was repainted during it's history...., gibson sg, control cavity
gibson sg, control cavity, uneven film: I ve seen some odd things with the reaction of binding and finish on 70s Gibsons, mainly on acoustics with dark binding. The binding deteriorates and bleeds dark onto the surrounding blonde finish, so it s not unreasonable that an SG with neck binding might...

Guitar - General: About divers subjects., maldive islands, scotland germany
maldive islands, scotland germany, canada england: Dear SARAH & SAEID; Your new question is very similar to the magazines questions! I was in too many countries like: Canada, England, Scotland, Germany, france, Italy, Spain, Sweden, U.A.E, Bahrain, Sri Lanka and Maldive Islands But I really can not decide...

Guitar - General: dobareh man., mohammad reza golzar, e maile
mohammad reza golzar, e maile, ali jan: Salam MAHSA jan, Bale man vaghean ALI hastam :) Baraye ettela az vaziate karhaye ARIAN mitooni ozve in GROUP beshi: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arianbandsfans2 man akharin khabar haro oonja midam. Siamak o Reza ro kheili rooye internet nemitooni peyda...

Guitar - General: I don't want to tune, half a step, half step
half a step, half step, open strings: Justin: Gotcha! Thanks for clearing that up. Well, it will work - sort of. If you want to tune a half step UP, it is pretty simple just to place the capo at the first fret (although you then lose one fret of the range of your fretboard). This will effectively...

Guitar - General: dry, chord progressions, band mates
chord progressions, band mates, music tutorials: Hi Chris, It s good to aspire to be a better guitarist, but be careful about getting into contests about who can kick whose ass - music isn; t meant to be competetive. If you ve tried learning songs but that doesn;t float your boat, how about taking a different...

Guitar - General: dumb question, chord shapes, using a capo
chord shapes, using a capo, acoustic players: What they re probably doing is using different chord shapes at different places on the neck. There are a few different ways of playing the same chord, using different inversions (for example A major coule be played at - low to high 0-0-2-2-2-0, or at 5-7-7-6-5-5,...

Guitar - General: Ed Vedder's Guitar, ed vedder, guitar fan
ed vedder, guitar fan, black guitar: Dear Rowan, I haven t seen that DVD, so I don t have a clue. There are lots of different black guitars. Even if the one Ed Vedder was playing may have started out inexpensive, it may well have had expensive modifications. His amp and effects system would...

Guitar - General: Effects???, tube amp, rack gear
tube amp, rack gear, harmonizers: Hi Chris, I used to use rack gear in the 80 s & 90 s, but after having played with a Line 6 Pot XT Pro for some time a while back, I realized how much I missed the sound of a good ol tube amp & pedals. My suggestion would be to go that route. The tone is...

Guitar - General: Effects/Amplifiers, electric guitar player, stevie ray vaughan
electric guitar player, stevie ray vaughan, stage rig: For Stevie s tone I d suggest visiting www.guitargeek.com and looking up his stage rig. Basically, you ll need to start with a Strat, a Fender tube amp and an Ibanez Tube Screamer. As far as the Pink Floyd sound goes, you should start out by learning some...

Guitar - General: Effects Pedal, dunlop univibe, professional guitarists
dunlop univibe, professional guitarists, boss pedals: Howdy Andy - Opinions will vary a bit on your first question, but I don t believe many professional guitarists would disagree with my two main recommendations: * Distortion - ...and the winner is....Ibanez Tube Screamer! Everyone and their grandmother...