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Guitar - General: foot stools (sitting with the guitar), foot stools, armless chair
foot stools, armless chair, foot stool: Hi Mike, There are far more important things in life than worrying whether a classical purist may criticize you for how you use a footstool. Go for whatever feels comfortable for you. Just remember to take care of your general posture - don t slouch or...

Guitar - General: freestyle, common chord progressions, 12 keys
common chord progressions, 12 keys, living music: to be a good guitarist you probably dont actually need to know any theory what so ever (if you have a good ear) However; if you have any aspirations of playing for a living or just playing with anyone you meet Theory is something that will give you the edge...

Guitar - General: fretlight electric guitar, fretlight guitars, search bill
fretlight guitars, search bill, first guitar: Dear Eli, I m sorry to report that I did some checking, and every source I found for that instrument had the same $600 price. I was also surprised to see that fairly few dealers handle the Optek Fretlight guitars. Good luck in your search, Bil...

Guitar - General: friend's wrist hurts, thumb position, sore joints
thumb position, sore joints, ergonomic problem: Hi matt, Thanks for your question. I think that the first thing I d look at is her thumb position. Really, she needs to have her fretting hand in a position whereby the thumb is in the middle of the back of the neck, pointing along the line of the neck....

Guitar - General: fuzz from "Everlasting Gaze", maestro fuzz, electro harmonix big muff
maestro fuzz, electro harmonix big muff, hyper fuzz: Howdy Chris - Wish I had got your question a few weeks ago...I ran into Billy Corgan in Chicago at a sushi place on Rush Street. Very nice guy...I would have asked him your question! I really don t know for sure what pedal he s using on that song...Billy...

Guitar - General: G&L Skyhawk, skyhawk, skyhawks
skyhawk, skyhawks, kahler: Dear Mark, The Skyhawk was made from 1984 to 1992. The Skyhawk was a renamed version of the Nighthawk which was made only in 1983. Skyhawks were offered in versions with either G&L or Kahler whammys. Any used guitar is worth only what some buyer is...

Guitar - General: Garcia guitar, nylon string guitar, takemine
nylon string guitar, takemine, asian instruments: Dear Admiral N, The few Garcia classical guitars I ve seen were made in Spain, and were moderately-priced instruments, reasonably nicely-made and sold for around $100 - $300 in the late 1980s-early 90s through the Music & Arts chain of music stores (now...

Guitar - General: Geddy Lee's Rickenbacker sound, geddy lee, whole nine yards
geddy lee, whole nine yards, farewell to kings: Howdy Mike - Sheesh...sounds to me like you ve gone the whole nine yards in terms of gear to nail Geddy s sound! For the love of all that s sacred, please don t grow your hair like Geddy s in the 1970s. Mike, my question to you is - what s NOT working...

Guitar - General: General Guitar Question, joe satriani, steve vai video
joe satriani, steve vai video, music works: Dear Anonymous: It is not at all difficult to learn to play guitar; it is, though, a lifetime of work to play it WELL! (Venture to YouTube.com and look for a Joe Satriani or Steve Vai video to feel truly inadequate!) Yes, of course you can play the notes...

Guitar - General: General Guitar Question, dreadnought guitar, collectible instruments
dreadnought guitar, collectible instruments, three guitars: A good explanation is from themomi.org site: The dreadnought guitar with its large body came into demand beginning in the 1930s as a result of the growing popularity of bluegrass, country and folk music, which required a large-bodied guitar with a full,...

Guitar - General: GIBSON GUITAR, pawn shop, gibson guitar
pawn shop, gibson guitar, buckers: Hey Wayne, unfortunately from what I ve been able to dig up, your guitar doesn t have a very high market value. Basically, it s a reproduction of a 55 Les Paul with hum-buckers instead of P-90 s & also has a bolt on neck, as opposed to a set neck like other...

Guitar - General: GIBSON INVADER??, gibson invader, mint condition
gibson invader, mint condition, truss rod cover: Dear Barry, The Serial number indicates it was made at Gibson’s Nashville plant on March 2, 1988, and was the 61st guitar made that day The “Not for Resale” stamp strongly suggests it was an employee instrument. The word “Invader” usually appeared on...

Guitar - General: GIMA 1967 Model "REX", fuzz box, inexpensive instruments
fuzz box, inexpensive instruments, surface cracks: Dear Charles, I ve tried to research your guitar, but haven t found anything other than that GiMa is a brand name presently used by Germany s Voss Musik for a line of inexpensive instruments made in Asia. Guitar Historian Michael Wright recently published...

Guitar - General: Gibson 1954 value, dear emily, gibson guitar
dear emily, gibson guitar, insurance purposes: Dear Emily Cherrie, I need to see pictures of the guitar, or else know the model number and have a detailed description. The model number might be visible if you look inside the guitar. A serial number is also important. You can get lots of help on...

Guitar - General: Gibson Acoustic Value, style case, exact value
style case, exact value, aligator: Martin, Thanks for your question. It s very difficult to appraise instruments without actually seeing them, as the most important part of determining how much an instrument is worth relates to the physical condition of the guitar. Without having seen...

Guitar - General: Gibson B-25 Natural, folk music boom, mahogany sides
folk music boom, mahogany sides, plastic bridge: Dear Val, Gibson s B-25 model was introduced in 1962, at the height of the pop-folk music boom, when many youngsters like myself were inspired to learn three or four chords and play all of the hits by the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul & Mary, and others. ...

Guitar - General: Gibson Copy????, gibson les paul, dot inlays
gibson les paul, dot inlays, gibson lp: Dear Tom, A genuine Gibson LP would have the serial number on the back of the headstock itself, and not on a label. The S.L.330 does not conform to any of Gibson s serial number or model number sequences. Also, if it has a bolt-on neck, it s definitely...

Guitar - General: Gibson Epiphone Bass, gibson epiphone, e mail
gibson epiphone, e mail, serial number: This is unusual in all of the sources I ve checked have come up empty using this serial number. That usually means that the instrument is question was made overseas, in this case Japan, since Epiphones have not to my knowledge ever been made in Korea. Unfortunately,...

Guitar - General: Gibson Epiphone Les Paul cherryburst, gibson models, gibson les paul
gibson models, gibson les paul, epiphone les paul: Dear Terri, You are a SWEETHEART to buy your husband a guitar! I am not aware of any source of serial number information to date your Korean-made Epiphone guitar. Gibson s Epiphone line consists of cheaper versions of USA-made Gibson models. There...

Guitar - General: Gibson ES 125 TC, pointed cutaway, tuning pegs
pointed cutaway, tuning pegs, sunburst finish: Hello Steve, The Gibson es 125 tc guitar was introduced in 1960, it was an archtop thinline guitar but it had a single pointed cutaway instead of round, the guitar had a bound body, one p90 pickup , and sunburst finish . Ended production in 1970. obliviously...

Guitar - General: Gibson ES-135, gibson es 135, headstock repair
gibson es 135, headstock repair, truss rod: Andy: This is entirely possible, although I m not too sure how probable. Stories of such happening are common, but I know Gibson doesn t normally like to do things like that. It might be worth contacting the company with your serial number and info to see...

Guitar - General: Gibson ES 345TD, jason fryer, gibson es 345
jason fryer, gibson es 345, j river: Hi Bernard, according to the Gibson Blue Book, your guitar would be dated to 1964. (Going strictly on serial number only) If you can send me a photo of the back of the headstock, I ll be able to tell you with more certainty. Hope that helps, if you have any...

Guitar - General: Gibson Explorer, candy apple red, gibson history
candy apple red, gibson history, gibson explorer: From what I know - and I ve never been an employee of Gibson so I don t know a whole lot, but I ve handled quite a few of them - is that there was a regular 1983 model Explorer that came in black and mahogany. When Gibson would do a Custom Shop run, it was...

Guitar - General: Gibson Explorer, gibson explorer, gibson guitar
gibson explorer, gibson guitar, pick ups: Hey Louis, I hate to tell you this, but I am unable to find any instance of any Gibson guitar with an 8 digit serial number. They only go as high as 6. What you have could be a good knock off, or a freak accident. I would call Gibson direct to find out if...

Guitar - General: Gibson Explorer serial number, gibson serial numbers, jason fryer
gibson serial numbers, jason fryer, gibson explorer: Hi Tom, I think you marked an extra zero at the end of your SN? In any case the only other info I can give you is that your guitar was made at the Kalamazoo plant. As far as it being a limited run series, sorry but I couldn t find any info that supported that....

Guitar - General: Gibson Explorer, mahogany body, gibson explorer
mahogany body, gibson explorer, heritage custom: Dear Sean, I m sorry I can t tell you much about your specific model, but here s what I CAN say: Mahogany body Explorers were made as production models from 1976 to 1982. These do not fetch the market prices of Korina Explorers. The Heritage series...

Guitar - General: Gibson Guitar 125 T, gibson serial numbers, acoustic archtop
gibson serial numbers, acoustic archtop, professional luthier: Dear Al, The Gibson ES-125T was introduced in 1956 and discontinued in 1969. The “T” in the model number indicates that it is a thinline model, namely, a hollow-body archtop with a shallower body than a full-sized acoustic archtop. It has one P-90 single-coil...

Guitar - General: Gibson Guitar, hollow body electric guitars, gibson guitar
hollow body electric guitars, gibson guitar, dear marilyn: Dear Marilyn, The V8706-8 is a is a Factory Order Number (FON) used by Gibson that indicates it was made in 1956. The FON was the only identification number used on Gibson’s lower-grade models, while higher-grade models also had a serial number. ES-125...

Guitar - General: Gibson guitar, blue book of acoustic guitars, gibson guitar
blue book of acoustic guitars, gibson guitar, ebay: Dear Coral, According to a recent edition of the Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, a 1954 J-50 in excellent condition is worth around $2000. In average condition, $1400. You can learn more about vintage Gibsons at: http://www.provide.net/~cfh/gibson.html...

Guitar - General: Gibson guitar pick-ups, guitar pick ups, gibson 335
guitar pick ups, gibson 335, gibson guitar: Dear Scott, I don t have any documentation on those particular pickup covers, but Gibson often produced instruments with parts that didn t necessarily match the catalog specifications for any given year/model. Some folks call these sweeper models, as...

Guitar - General: Gibson guitar, gibson les paul, gibson les paul studio
gibson les paul, gibson les paul studio, gibson guitar: Dear Steve, From what you ve told me, the only information I can give you is that it was made in 1984. I don t know what you paid for it, nor what kind of condition it s in, so I don t know if you got a good deal or not. Basically, if you re happy with...

Guitar - General: Gibson Inlays, gibson logos, vintage gibson
gibson logos, vintage gibson, current designs: Dear Martyn, Gibson has used decals for the Gibson logo on its lower-grade instruments for many years. Such models usually lack any other decorations on the headstock. The crown, split diamond, flowerpot, etc., designs on genuine Gibsons are MOP or abalone...

Guitar - General: Gibson J55 1972? 73, blue book of acoustic guitars, bridge pins
blue book of acoustic guitars, bridge pins, vintage gibson: Dear Jim, The J-55 model number was reintroduced in 1972 or 73. The original Jumbo 55 of the 1930s and 40s had a different design and specifications. You may want to check the serial number at: http://www.provide.net/~cfh/gibson.html I believe...

Guitar - General: Gibson L-4 C, tuning pegs, decent condition
tuning pegs, decent condition, orange label: Dear Jason, The L-4C was made from 1949 to 1970 or 71. In excellent, all-original condition, it would probably be worth around $2500. In more average but still decent condition, $1800 or so. The replaced tuners would not have a serious impact on its...

Guitar - General: Gibson L-4, style replacement, decent condition
style replacement, decent condition, pickguard: Dear David, You didn’t say if there were any modifications besides the missing pickguard and the removed tailpiece. Has the tailpiece been replaced? If so, with an original-style replacement? Does it have the original bridge? What kind of condition...

Guitar - General: Gibson L7s, gibson guitars, wwii models
gibson guitars, wwii models, cosmetic issues: Dear Bob, You have an interesting collection of vintage Gibsons. Any used guitar is only worth what some buyer is willing to pay for it, and condition is of prime concern. Also, the value is important only if you re selling it, insuring it, or buying...

Guitar - General: Gibson Les Paul Custom 1979, gibson les paul, gibson les paul custom
gibson les paul, gibson les paul custom, usa stamp: Dear Gurney, A 1979 Les Paul Custom would ordinarily have a “Msde in USA” stamp under the serial number, but it’s possible that some may have left the factory without that mark. The “571” at the end of the serial number would indicate that the guitar was...

Guitar - General: Gibson Les Paul Custom, grover tuners, gibson les paul
grover tuners, gibson les paul, cutaway body: Hi Ron, from what I ve been able to dig up, it looks like it could possibly be a 1968, but without actually seeing the instrument, it s very hard for me to say. You can check Gibson s info on their site at the following URL, & I would also suggest that you...

Guitar - General: Gibson Les Paul Custom, gibson les paul, stock piles
gibson les paul, stock piles, body contours: It s kind of hit-or-miss with limited edition models, I d venture to say that the earlier the model is, the better the chance that the limited edition marquee will mean something in terms of value. Nowadays it s more of just a more marketing gimmick. I would...

Guitar - General: Gibson Les Paul Junior Special with Humbuckers, gibson les paul, impulsive act
gibson les paul, impulsive act, niche market: It kinda depends on the scale length as to whether or not it will draw much interest from the male market. There is a niche market for shorter scale length guitars (less than 24 3/4) especially for guy with short fingers like myself. I ve built a few for...

Guitar - General: Gibson Les Paul Junior Special with Humbuckers, gibson les paul, impulsive act
gibson les paul, impulsive act, weird question: Hey Lauren, The Junior Special is marketed primarily towards adolescents, children and girls. While it certainly may be possible to find a guy to purchase the instrument, most men will opt for a regular Les Paul. As far as the value of the instrument,...

Guitar - General: Gibson Les Paul Models Value, gibson les paul guitars, gibson les paul
gibson les paul guitars, gibson les paul, les paul guitars: Dear Vince, I think you will love to know that if your guitars haven t been modified, and have all of their original components, and they re really what you say, they re worth a lot. Early Les Paul models are highly sought after by both collectors and...

Guitar - General: Gibson Les Paul, gibson lespaul, gibson les paul
gibson lespaul, gibson les paul, gibson lp: Howdy Kamil - The exact difference between the Classic and Standard LP models is...about $300 US. I m only slightly kidding...these two models have a TON in common, and I ve never been quite clear why they market them differently. There s got to be a...

Guitar - General: Gibson les paul? NO? Asia Inexpensive copy..., gibson les paul, cherry sunburst
gibson les paul, cherry sunburst, guitar retailers: The short answer is that it s not worth much, and it s not a Gibson. Some of the old cheap Japanese LP copies were actually pretty decent guitars, but even if yours is one of the few desirable ones, the condition you describe would reduce whatever value it...

Guitar - General: Gibson mini humbuckers, gibson models, gibson sg
gibson models, gibson sg, gibson pickups: Adrienne, I looked at that SG1 on eBay, and believe it s actually a variant of the SG-100, a low-end, budget model. You can find out more about these models at the following websites. SG-100: http://www.everythingsg.com/identify/sg_100.htm SG...

Guitar - General: Gibson PR-6E-TR Limited, tony iommi, playable instrument
tony iommi, playable instrument, black sabbath: I am not qualified to give you a dollar value on the instrument as I am not a dealer, but I can probably tell you a little bit more about it. Basically, you ve got a PR-6E, with the TR suffix indicating the color. It s not particularly valuable as a collector...

Guitar - General: Gibson PR-6E-TR Limited, jeff skunk baxter, acoustic electric guitars
jeff skunk baxter, acoustic electric guitars, doobie brothers: Dear Jennifer, The sole difference between your Epiphone PR6e-TR and the PR-6 ER is very likely the finish. Yes, these guitars are mass-produced in Korea, and even a “limited edition“ probably consists of thousands of instruments. Such limited editions...

Guitar - General: Gibson SG, control knobs, inspection criteria
control knobs, inspection criteria, parallelograms: The SEC indicates a factory second, namely, a specimen that for whatever reason didn t meet 100% of the quality inspection criteria, but wasn t seriously flawed enough to send back for rework. Such models are usually sold originally at substantially discounted...

Guitar - General: Gibson SG Artist - R1, e mail address, gibson sg
e mail address, gibson sg, ebony fretboard: Thanks for all of that great background on the SG_RD! I ll post it as another follow-up to the original questioner. I don t have that person s email address (all those questions come to me via the allexperts site). If you send them to me at bilrux@aol.com,...

Guitar - General: Gibson SG or Epiphone SG?, gibson sg, labour costs
gibson sg, labour costs, superior materials: When you pay extra for a Gibson, you are paying a ceertain amount for the name, but a big proportion of the extra money goes towards superior materials, better quality control in the manufacturing process, etc. However, the market sector in which Epiphone...

Guitar - General: Gibson SG guitar, gibson sg guitar, gibson electric guitar
gibson sg guitar, gibson electric guitar, screw holes: Dear Mel, “The SG” was made from 1979 to 1981 with a walnut body and exposed humbuckers. It is not a particularly desirable model, but some buyers are willing to pay inflated prices for less-than-perfect, less-than-desireable old Gibsons, simply because...

Guitar - General: Gibson SG inquiry, gibson serial numbers, gibson sg
gibson serial numbers, gibson sg, humbucking pickups: Dear Chris, Congratlations on acquiring your SG. I can t tell you anything about it because Gibson serial numbers usually have either 6 or 8 digits, but not nine. You can get detailed information on Gibson s confusing serial numbering systems and other...

Guitar - General: Gibson SG-R1, gibson sg, whammy bar
gibson sg, whammy bar, treble and bass: Dear Tim, The following description comes from this web page at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_SG “In 1980, the only SG ever manufactured with active factory pickups was introduced. Gibson experimented with an SG that included the...

Guitar - General: Gibson SG, gibson sg, mint condition
gibson sg, mint condition, money in the bank: Hi IIan, Most Gibson s will hold value or increase depending on several factors, condition, if it is vintage and even autographed by a known player. but in the real world or the simplest of terms yes it will increase in value as to how much you never can...

Guitar - General: Gibson Sg's, gibson sg, flame maple
gibson sg, flame maple, eb: Don- Well, my first piece of advise is to play them all. I havn t. Out of the ones you ve listed, I ve played the Gothic, the Standard, a couple reissues and quite a few vintage SG s, however I have never owned one. You should base your decision on how the...

Guitar - General: Gibson serial number, e mail address, gibson serial number
e mail address, gibson serial number, digit code: Hey Carlos, I d need to see some photos of the guitar to be sure, as I haven t seen any records of Gibson using 2 letters followed by a 6 Digit code. The closest match I could find was a letter from A to F followed by a 6 digit serial number. So if it is...

Guitar - General: Gibson VS. Epiphone, fender squire, epiphone les paul
fender squire, epiphone les paul, quality guitar: Gibson is not worth the extra cash, trust me. Epiphone is the same guitar. People are going to tell you the quality is better, that Gibson is handmade, its all a crock. With all that said, make sure you get a good Epihpone. I love the Joe Perry Boneyard Les...

Guitar - General: Gibson value, gibson factory, rare model
gibson factory, rare model, dear dave: Dear Dave, The number you gave appears to be a Gibson “factory order number” from 1959. Please see the detailed information on Gibson serial and fectory order numbers at http://www.provide.net/~cfh/gibson.html for further information, and to confirm this....

Guitar - General: Gibson vs. Epiphone, gibson les paul, epiphone les paul
gibson les paul, epiphone les paul, american craftsman: James, it s like night and day. I don t think I could begin to tell you how much better quality the Gibson is. But, I will start with the basics. ALL components of the Gibson are higher quality. Better wood, better glue, better paint, better fret metal, WAY...

Guitar - General: Gilmour mystery soloing, electric guitar blues, key of c major
electric guitar blues, key of c major, pentatonic scales: Bill: You ve asked a question that I m absolutely delighted to answer; I wish more people thought enough about this. First, though, know that what I m about to tell you is going to sound totally contradictory and it might not make sense at first, but if...

Guitar - General: Global guitar worth, grampa, acoustic guitar
grampa, acoustic guitar, 1960s: Dear Lauren, Global was a brand name used by an importer in Chicago of cheaply-made instruments from a variety of sources in Asia in the 1960s and 1970s (and maybe later). Even if in perfect condition, it s probably not worth more than around $50. Without...

Guitar - General: My GOYA guitar GFB-23?, swedish guitar, guitar company
swedish guitar, guitar company, collecting dust: I didn t see a link in your question, but in any case, without a serial number it s impossible to give you a year. Based on the model, it sounds like 1960 s to 70 s. I m not familiar with the GFB 23, but other G models that I am familiar with were manufactured...

Guitar - General: Godin Solidac, godin guitars, epiphone guitars
godin guitars, epiphone guitars, volume knob: I wouldn t worry about changing the G-Dec. It is plenty of amp for a beginner and it will help you get comfortable with a lot of different sounds. I don t know a whole lot about Godin guitars, but the ones I have tried out seemed to be well made and sounded...

Guitar - General: Good grunge guitar/Humbucker pickup, dimarzio super distortion, replacement pickups
dimarzio super distortion, replacement pickups, soundbytes: Hi Will, For replacement pickups I tend to favour DiMarzio or Seymour Duncan. These are not the cheapest, but they are good. I don;t know what your budget is, but even if it doesn t stretch to a new pickup, then you could always consider buying 2nd hand....

Guitar - General: Good Tunes, guns n roses november rain, guns n roses
guns n roses november rain, guns n roses, runnin with the devil: Had to ask a coupla people cause I m mostly into older metal stuff, but here s what they suggest. metallica fade to black (intro solo is easy if you use use pull-offs for the 2nd part of it) nothing else matters the unforgiven etc.. Yngwie malmsteen...

Guitar - General: Goya Base Guitar, base guitar, guitar history
base guitar, guitar history, google: It was probably made in either Sweden, Italy or Japan. Goya was a brand name of a New York importer/distributor that had instruments made by different companies in different countries. Without knowing the particular model, or its condition, I d guess it...

Guitar - General: Goya Guitar, goya brand, electric models
goya brand, electric models, classical players: Dear Anne, Goya was a brand name used by a distributor, the Hershmann Music Company of New York, for guitars made by a number of different makers in different countries. Serial number information is only available for some of the earliest guitars bearing...

Guitar - General: Grandfathers guitar, blue grass music, bradley kincaid
blue grass music, bradley kincaid, harmony company: email: bilrux@aol.com Dear Jeff, In the 1930s, Sears marketed a Bradley Kincaid Houn Dog under the Supertone brand name. These were small, flat-top guitars with slotted headstocks, and a decal of a hound in the mountains with a Sun (or moon) rising...

Guitar - General: Green Gibson SG?, gibson usa, pacific reef
gibson usa, pacific reef, odd colors: I have seen some odd colors too, but without knowing the history of the individual instrument, it d be hard to know what the particular color is, so you could possibly match it. I went on Gibson s site and navigated through Electric Guitars, Gibson USA, etc...

Guitar - General: Gretsch guitar, musician friend, numeric digits
musician friend, numeric digits, gretsh: Dear Jerry, Gretsch model numbers generally had four numeric digits. What looks like a G may be a 6 or some other number. Serial numbers on Gretsches can only be approximated to a particular year, since they often used pre-printed labels out of sequence....

Guitar - General: Gt. Style, patrick pfeiffer, stephan richter
patrick pfeiffer, stephan richter, pentatonic scales: Well… hard to put it into words but you re basically in the same spot every player finds themselves in at some point. 2 years isn t a very long time to have been playing and to get to the point where you go into a live situation and create your own stuff ...

Guitar - General: GUILD ARTIST AWARD, guitar blue book, head stock
guitar blue book, head stock, model guitar: Phil: I have several questions pertaining to guitar value this week, so here are place for you all to get the info... 1.) www.gruhn.com does pro appraisals and you can file online 2.) the Guitar Blue Book can be purchased from any major bookseller and...

Guitar - General: GUITAR CHORDS, b chord, generious
b chord, generious, bass note: When a chord is written as G/B it just means that Its a G major chord with a B as the bass note, and if the chord was B/G it would a B chord with a G bass note. However, you probably wouldnt see a B/G chord because this would just be a G7 chord; because the...

Guitar - General: GUITAR PEDALS, mxr phase 90, dunlop crybaby
mxr phase 90, dunlop crybaby, rocktron intellifex: Howdy Nathan - Part of me believes that if you ve made it this far without the need for a lot of effects, you should be cautious not to clutter up your sound. A lot of players unnecessarily start piling on effects, which will ultimately degrade your tone....

Guitar - General: GUITAR, tabsrus, 5th symphony
tabsrus, 5th symphony, sorry mike: Sorry Mike but I don t normaly write tab for people. If you cannot find tabs for the Satriani song, try getting tabs for Beethovens Fifth. Alot of people like to bastardize classical music on guitar so chances are it will be easy to find it tab. Good luck-...

Guitar - General: Guild 12 String, 12 string guitars, lifting bridge
12 string guitars, lifting bridge, string tension: Dear Ron, I ve always felt that the best 12-strings were Guilds. In excellent condition, it s probably worth around $1000-$1200. Because of the extra string tension, 12-strings usually don t age gracefully. If yours has any typical problems of...

Guitar - General: Guild 12 string, fender musical instruments, 12s
fender musical instruments, 12s, dreadnought: Dear Ian, In my opinion, Fender Musical Instruments is maintaining the quality of Guild instruments. Although there may be some subtle changes, I think they’re more of an evolutionary nature than anything else. The Westerly models tend to command higher...

Guitar - General: Guild Bladerunner, bladerunners, bladerunner
bladerunners, bladerunner, google: Dear Melanie, All I can tell you about the Guild Bladerunner is that it was Guild s futile venture into the world of wacky rock n roll metal machines of the 1980s. The model never caught on, possibly because Guild had never been much of a factor among...

Guitar - General: Guild D6 HGN Value/Yamaha FG 300 Pick Guard, condition warrants, detective work
condition warrants, detective work, japanese message: Russ, You can t find the value of your Guild online? Of course, without seeing or handling the instrument, I ll authoritivly put an estimate of about $300 but only if it s in absolute dead-perfect condition. Lesser condition warrants much less money....

Guitar - General: Guild d40, blue book of acoustic guitars, corona california
blue book of acoustic guitars, corona california, series models: Dear Giancarlo, The original Guild D-40 model was discontinued in 1991, and reintroduced in 2003. Guild moved to Corona in 1995, when they were acquired by Fender. So, yours can’t be older than 2003. At some point in 2005, Guild moved production of its...

Guitar - General: Guild G212 #115312 modifications, pilot hole, dean markley
pilot hole, dean markley, seymour duncan: Hi, Patrick! No problem. You can definitely put a strap button on your axe; in fact, this is a commonly asked question and a modification that I perform on a regular basis for customers. I ve found the best results come from mounting a strap peg at the...

Guitar - General: Guild G212 value, bridge pin, numbering systems
bridge pin, numbering systems, b band: Dear Chuck, The G-212 was made from 1974 to 1989. Guild serial numbers usually run in separate sequences for each model, so you need to know the serial number years for each specific model. Guild also changed their numbering systems from time to time,...

Guitar - General: Guild G41-NT value, huge sound, spruce top
huge sound, spruce top, dreadnought: Dear Dennis, I ve seen a few of these over the years, but never knew the model number until I did a little digging on your question. At 17 wide the Guild G41-NT is nearly 2 bigger than a typical dreadnought design. It was madefrom around 1974 to 1978,...

Guitar - General: Guild Guitar.., blue book of acoustic guitars, guild guitar
blue book of acoustic guitars, guild guitar, insurance purposes: Dear Kristen, Guild s F-212 XL was made from 1970 to 1985. The XL stands for extra large. This model is 17 wide, versus 15 7/8 for the standard F-212. Both models are exceptionally deep at 5 , which helps make them just about the loudest, richest...

Guitar - General: Guild Starfire 6, guild starfire, truss rod cover
guild starfire, truss rod cover, american guitars: Dear Bobby, I can t readily identify those tuners from your description. The usual suspects for tuners on American guitars are Grover and Kluson, and maybe Waverly. By the late 60s and early 70s, some US makers were sometimes using imported hardware,...

Guitar - General: Guild Stratford X350, push button switch, vintage model
push button switch, vintage model, style switch: Dear Bobby, That 6-way push-button switch is a pretty unusual item. I suspect it was probably custom-made for Guild, and the only source for an original replacement might be to salvage one from a junked X-350 or X-375 (the blonde version of the same guitar)....

Guitar - General: Guild s-78 solid body 3 single coil, vintage fender, narrow segment
vintage fender, narrow segment, history and value: Dear Bob, Guild made a Brian May BHM-1 model from 1984 - 1987 with 3 pickups and a tremelo, but the body on that one wasn t really Strat-style. Did you buy it new or used in the early 80s? Can you find a serial number or any other identifying numbers,...

Guitar - General: Guilds, & my amp, standby switch, voltage side
standby switch, voltage side, tube model: Hi Ian, 1) there is really not much differece between the two models for the novice & intermediate play, as far as advanced the models are still very comarable,. 2)as for the amplifier question it s a good question that most guitarists have no idea...

Guitar - General: Guitar, supertune, reputable shop
supertune, reputable shop, wrong direction: Well, the first question I would have for you is, when was the last time the guitar a had a supertune done by a pro? That would be the first thing I would recommend in your situation. Your guitar is valuable and old so it s going to need annual or bi annual...

Guitar - General: Guitar 101, cool junk, guitar magazines
cool junk, guitar magazines, playing drums: I got you re question a few days ago but I had to sit back and think about the best way to answer. This is the problem so many people have, every single guitarist starts out with a very choppy strum. For the longest time I wrote off guitar magazines, but the...

Guitar - General: Guitar Which One?, chrome tuners, great guitars
chrome tuners, great guitars, guitar pack: Hi, Zachary! I feel you can actually get a better value out of some totally different guitars (and you don t have to worry bout online problems because both of these companies do a great job): check out these two sites - 1. www.musiciansfriend.com 2....

Guitar - General: Guitar: 2 Lowest Strings, squire guitars, squier affinity
squire guitars, squier affinity, pick ups: At this point, you re going to have to get the neck adjusted. Sometimes the saddles are adjusted horizontally for FINE-TUNING the action only. They do not make very significant changes. Ideally if you move them toward the back of the bridge, it will raise...

Guitar - General: Guitar, first clue, reading music
first clue, reading music, guitar music: I can read both, but I wouldn t say tab is less legit than reading music. A lot of people who are absolutely amazing guitarists don t have the first clue about reading music. Plus, if you want to be able to get tabs online, it would help to be able to...

Guitar - General: Guitar, guitar store, tab sites
guitar store, tab sites, www guitar: This is a very long and involved question. There are hundreds of brands of guitars among acoustics and electrics. Each one is made for a certain style or sound, you d probably do well to go to your local guitar store and try a few out. As far as tab sites,...

Guitar - General: Guitar, dear son, important things
dear son, important things, phi: Dear Son Phi, As long as your guitar isn t really tiny, and is comfortable in your hands, size doesn t matter. A bigger guitar can be louder and usually has a deeper tone, but that doesn t really matter if you re just learning. The important things are...

Guitar - General: Guitar, fender models, squire strat
fender models, squire strat, american california: Dear Mark, Which is better? It depends on the sound you want. There are a wide variety of grades and models among Squier Strats and Teles. Fender s Squier line is made in Asia with cheaper components, materials, and workmanship than the comparable...

Guitar - General: Guitar Stand, string swing, model need
string swing, model need, body guitar: Dear Bud, I m not aware of any stands designed specificly for a V-body guitar, but the Fender folding stands for acoustic guitars have wider-spaced lower supports that are fairly high off the floor. They list for around $20, and can often be found for...

Guitar - General: What Guitar?, paul reed smith, fender cyclone
paul reed smith, fender cyclone, fender stratocaster: Dear Wicky, From what you ve told me, the Cyclone is probably a good choice. There aren t a lot of other guitars that come from the factory with that bridge humbucker/neck single-coil configuration. One model you might want to consider is the Paul...

Guitar - General: Guitar, whammy bar, dave gilmour
whammy bar, dave gilmour, single coil: Dave Gilmour most commonly plays a Strat, though he occasionally uses a Telecaster and various other guitars when he needs a special sound. But I ll tell you the same thing that I tell everyone else, it all comes down to what you re comfortable with. Duplicating...

Guitar - General: Guitar, acoustic guitars, dreadnought
acoustic guitars, dreadnought, washburn: http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-613087-10381297?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.musiciansfriend.com%2Fproduct%2FWashburn-D10QSB-Dreadnought-Quilt-Acoustic-Sunburst-wcase%3Fsku%3D516862&cjsku=516862.056 I would go with the Washburn, they make nice acoustics check...

Guitar - General: Guitar Advice, electric guitar player, standard pitch
electric guitar player, standard pitch, sized boxes: Dear Paul, The best way to ship a guitar is in a hard case, padded inside a box. If you want to sell them separately, just put the case in a big box with crumpled newspaper, bubble packing, styrofoam beads, or whatever for padding. The guitar should...

Guitar - General: Guitar or Amp?, quality guitar, ebay
quality guitar, ebay, gibsons: David - It s a no-brainer....buy a good guitar first, then upgrade the amp later. Don t buy either one at a music store unless you want to waste dollars. Look in the paper, the shopper, Ebay, etc. You will get more bang for your dollar if you shop around and...

Guitar - General: Guitar Amp, bearer of bad news, power tubes
bearer of bad news, power tubes, guitar amp: Hi, Aaron. Oh, boy... the problem you re decribing is a nasty one. Unfortunately, this may not be an easy fix. Let s get the easy solution out of the way first, though: Check to see that all the tubes are seated firmly in their slots. If they re all...

Guitar - General: Which Guitar Amp to buy?, marshall amps, carvin legacy
marshall amps, carvin legacy, guitar amp: Hey Mark, Thanks for your question. It s hard to recommend an amp, or a brand, without any price range or specific types of sound you are looking for, but, as you said, Carvin Lecgacy is a good way to go. Personally, I m partial to Marshall amps, but...

Guitar - General: Guitar Amp Effects Loop, state amps, tube amps
state amps, tube amps, guitar amp: Ed- An effects loop means that instead of running your guitar to the effect box and than to tha amp, you can run the effect thru the loop, and then run your guitar direct to the amp. This creates less signal noise and better conductivity. It appears on many...

Guitar - General: Guitar Amp, radio signals, electronics engineer
radio signals, electronics engineer, guitar amp: I m not an electronics engineer, but I believe that this has to do with wiring in the amp acting like an antenna. The difference between the amps is likely to be either that one has better shielding on the wires than the other, or the lengths of wires in...

Guitar - General: Guitar Amplifier, guitar amplifier, practice sessions
guitar amplifier, practice sessions, flexible metal: Hey Joe, Thanks for your question. This problem could be caused by a few different things. Check to make sure that the cables you are using between your guitar, any pedals you re using, and you re amp all are working. Next, check to make sure that any...

Guitar - General: Guitar Amps, red knobs, tube amp
red knobs, tube amp, guitar amps: Hi, Chris! Sorry this has taken so long to get to you; I ve been extremely busy this week. Anyway - I would suggest having your Twin checked by a good tech; he/she could check or replace the tubes and properly bias them. This might not even be necessary,...

Guitar - General: Guitar Amps and Effects, marshall avt150, seymour duncan humbuckers
marshall avt150, seymour duncan humbuckers, boss ds1: Hi Thomas, racks & stomp-boxes are just a matter of taste. Some guys use just pedals (Like myself), some use just rack-mount, & some mix.Most pedal guys prefer the tone of stomp boxes & don t really use digital effects at all. (My only digital effect is a...

Guitar - General: Guitar Amps, snap crackle pop, combo amp
snap crackle pop, combo amp, guitar amps: Well, assuming there s no loose cereal in your amp... :) it s tough to say without actually having the amp in front of me. The first thing to do is actually make sure it is the amp by unplugging everything from it first. If the amp is still making the noise...

Guitar - General: Guitar advice, 12 string guitars, inexpensive instruments
12 string guitars, inexpensive instruments, stringed guitar: Dear Sarah, According to guitar historian Michael Wright, the Tempo brand name was used by the Merson company, a distributor of mostly inexpensive instruments imported from Asia and elsewhere, from around 1948 to the mid-1970s. The brand name may have...

Guitar - General: Guitar amp effects loop, local music store, guitar amp
local music store, guitar amp, vintage club: Hi Yanni, Hmmm....it sounds like it might be a balanced line where the jack itself accepts a ring, tip and sleeve type of jack as opposed to tip/sleeve only. So...the send and return are on one jack. Go to a local music store with your amp and tell...

Guitar - General: Guitar amp heads., b52 amps, guitar amp
b52 amps, guitar amp, tube head: In my opinion the results will vary depending upon the manufacturer. Boogies and Randalls (the older ones before they got into this solid state crap) tend to be a lot cleaner as you move the master and clean gain closer to each other than you would get with...

Guitar - General: Guitar amp hum (electric versus acoustic electric), electrical currents, guitar amp
electrical currents, guitar amp, humbucking pickups: It is normal for a Strat to buzz when only one pickup is selected. It caused by the design of the pickup s wiring. Basically, when you use 2 pickups together they cancel out each other s hum, so everything sounds quiet. It has to do with magnetism and electrical...

Guitar - General: Guitar amp picks up radio stations, mesa boogie dual rectifier, tube amps
mesa boogie dual rectifier, tube amps, guitar amp: Hi Daniel, Tube amps just do that sometimes man. I had a brand new Mesa Solo 50, & it would pick up stations sometimes. It s part of a class B electronics device specification. Read it & you ll see what I mean. If you have any other questions or need any more...

Guitar - General: Guitar amp picks up radio stations, mesa boogie dual rectifier, amp tubes
mesa boogie dual rectifier, amp tubes, amp section: Hi Daniel, It sounds like a micro phonic tube ascillation, this occurs when your tube is pulling in similar frequencies via air wave. the problem area may be in the 12Ax7 pre-amp tubes they tend to do this at times when going bad. If it only happens...

Guitar - General: Guitar amp Speakers, marshall avt50, ohm speakers
marshall avt50, ohm speakers, ohm speaker: Sorry for the delay, Tony. I do not recommend using anything other than the recommended 4ohm rated speaker. It will cause a power backup and can seriously damage your amp. You won t notice at first, but after a while your sound will weaken and then peter out...

Guitar - General: Guitar and amp, fender jaguar, leaps and bounds
fender jaguar, leaps and bounds, new guitar: Hey Jared, Thanks for your question. For straight up rock, which is the type of music it sounds like you re most playing, I would suggest a Marshall. Marshall is THE name for amps in the rock world as their reverb, distortion and sound quality are all...

Guitar - General: Guitar amplifier compatibility, electric guitar amps, fender electric guitar
electric guitar amps, fender electric guitar, celestion greenback: Hey Jacey, you should check out either Traynor s Custom Valve series or Epiphone s tube amps. I ve never tried one of the Epi s personally, but I ve only heard good things about them & they are very inexpensive. I use the Traynors, which are considerably less...

Guitar - General: Guitar appraisal, jim parodi, guitar appraisal
jim parodi, guitar appraisal, pawn shop: Dear Jim, In excellent condition, this model would be worth around $600. In more average condition, but with no serious issues, $350 or so. These are very nice, solid-top guitars with good electronics, and are widely popular as utility instruments,...

Guitar - General: Guitar bridge, ross rock, guitar bridge
ross rock, guitar bridge, les paul: Dear Greg: sorry this has taken so long to answer; I usually like to give same-day service, but I ve been really, really sick and am WAY behind on my answers. Sorry to make you wait. If by tuning the bridge you mean intonating the individual strings,...

Guitar - General: Guitar building Trem question, couple visits, axe
couple visits, axe, few days: Hi Daniel! I ve been quite ill this week and had a couple visits to the doctor; due to this I haven t been on top of my messages for the last few days and will have some catching up to do! Please forgive me for this taking so long and I ll try to have them...

Guitar - General: Guitar Capos, acoustic bass guitar, personal preference
acoustic bass guitar, personal preference, electric guitars: Hi! Well, it IS used! You just don t see it done too often, as some players prefer to just tune their instrument to a different pitch. The reason this is done is that when you use a capo, you re effectively limiting the fretboard and cutting the amount...

Guitar - General: Guitar in Cold?, dicks sporting goods, hot pockets
dicks sporting goods, hot pockets, custom case: Hi Lisa, A martin depending on which model you have can be very sensitive to cold weather and drastic change in temperature. Heres a unorthodox idea that I used many times when I toured over the years , especially in canada , where it really hits low...

Guitar - General: Guitar in Cold?, cold temperatures, custom case
cold temperatures, custom case, acoustic guitar: It depends on how cold you re talking about, but basically, you don t want to be subjecting the guitar to any extremes in temperature. If you absolutely have to leave it in your car, then go ahead and wrap blankets around the case-it won t hurt anything. Just...

Guitar - General: Guitar in the Cold?, custom case, good shape
custom case, good shape, tip top: Hi, Lisa. Well, it s GREAT that you actually know you have to DO something to keep your axe in good shape (a lot of folks just blame the guitar when it s really their fault)...I d say: #1. Keep it in the case as often as possible...#2: Wrapping it in blankets...

Guitar - General: Guitar Customizing, international queries, ross rock
international queries, ross rock, rockfield pickups: 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: Guitar choice, jeff beck model, epiphone les paul
jeff beck model, epiphone les paul, fender vintage: Hi, Thanks for your question, but it s kind of hard to answer this one. There are differences in the necks between different models of the same guitar (try a Fender vintage re-issue strat with a v profile neck and a Fender Jeff Beck model strat with it...

Guitar - General: Guitar collections, scott chinery, guitar collections
scott chinery, guitar collections, fine guitars: Dear Terry, The largest collection of fine guitars was amassed by millionaire Scott Chinery, of Toms River, NJ before his death at age 40. Some links are below: invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/guitars/noframes/00chin.htm http://www.themomi.org/museum/Chinery/index2.html...

Guitar - General: Guitar construction, crafter acoustic guitar, inexpensive instruments
crafter acoustic guitar, inexpensive instruments, guitar construction: Dear Ernest, I am not familiar with your particular model, but the few Crafter instruments I’ve seen are pretty decent inexpensive instruments. Their typical acoustic guitars have laminated mahogany backs and sides, and either a laminated or solid spruce...

Guitar - General: Guitar customization, grade sandpaper, rich warlock
grade sandpaper, rich warlock, black paint: Sanding will work, start with a coarse grade sandpaper, and once all the paint is off switch to a fine grade sandpaper to smooth the bare wood. The easiest way to go, would be to apply several layers of clearcoat to the bare wood. This will give the finish...

Guitar - General: Guitar customizing, epiphone les paul, replacement pickups
epiphone les paul, replacement pickups, stock pickups: Dear Nate, Sure it s possible, but you will have to rout the body to properly fit the P-90 and the Gibson 490R. That needs to be done by a pro, unless you re experienced at such things and have the necessary skills, tooling, and fixtures. The cost...

Guitar - General: Guitar Design, spray lacquer, lacquer coating
spray lacquer, lacquer coating, paint department: The best advice for stripping a guitar would be to go to your local Lowes (or Home Depot) and ask the paint department for a strong paint stripper. I have seen some that you simply dip the guitar into, and the paint literally falls off in the solution. Kinda...

Guitar - General: Guitar difference, gibson les paul, epiphone les paul
gibson les paul, epiphone les paul, paul gibson: Dear Connie, I m not sure that I understand your first question: What makes a Gibson guitar a Les Paul Gibson Guitar? The Gibson Les Paul is a specific series of models of guitars made by Gibson. There are many different variations among the Les Paul...

Guitar - General: Guitar Effects for Beginners, voodoo chile, matt ross
voodoo chile, matt ross, guitar store: Most people start with a good fuzz or wah pedal. The wah pedal being aptly named, as that s what it makes your guitar sound like. Think of the opening lines of Voodoo Chile and you ll know. The best thing to do is just bring your guitar with you to...

Guitar - General: Guitar Effects pedal, distortion pedals, effects pedals
distortion pedals, effects pedals, guitar effects: Hi Oswald, Thanks for your question. Distortion (and other effects pedals) does not vary very much from guitar to guitar. The only thing you may notice is that higher end guitars tend to sound more crisp through distortion pedals. Hope this helps,...

Guitar - General: Guitar/Effects Rig Help, fender deville, phase shifters
fender deville, phase shifters, fx loop: Hey Dusty, I m not sure what could be causing the problem,. Are you using single coil pickups? Single coil pickups could cause 60 cycle hum. If the pedals are only noisy when they re all on, then it s totally normal. If your rig is noisy when they re all off,...

Guitar - General: Guitar Electric vs Acoustic, gauge strings, lifting weights
gauge strings, lifting weights, heavy gauge: Hey Denny, the best advice I can give you is to keep increasing the gauge of string on your guitar until your hands strengthen up & then they won t seem so hard to play. ANother thing you can do is if you have an old acoustic, buy a new bridge saddle for it...

Guitar - General: Guitar effect chain, fulltone ocd, boss chorus
fulltone ocd, boss chorus, deja vibe: Tony: Since you formerly asked about effects; I though you might be interested in this site: http://www.indyguitarist.com/jamaffiliates/jrox.php?id=103 Check em out and see what you think! Ros...

Guitar - General: Guitar effect, noel gallagher, distortion effect
noel gallagher, distortion effect, guitar effect: Hi. I m not familiar with the Digitech P200 and can t find anything on the internet about it, so I m afraid I can t really help you there. As far as distortion goes, you may have a gain control on your amp. If so, you want to set the gain a little higher...

Guitar - General: Guitar effects., dunlop cry baby, double muff
dunlop cry baby, double muff, digitech xp100: No problem, Bro! Here s what your FX loop does: it takes an input signal and sends (your FX send) it to various FX boxes, and then returns (FX return) them to your power amp stage where they can be amplified. Your knob that goes from 0-100 is a percentage...

Guitar - General: Guitar Foot Pedals, guitar foot pedals, fx loop
guitar foot pedals, fx loop, preferred line: Hi, Randy! You betcha...this is a pretty common question, and you ll find VERY detailed (read-LONG) answers I ve given before on this topic if you peruse the archives. Here s the basic idea, though: Coloring effects like distortion, wah, EQ, etc. usually...

Guitar - General: Guitar FX, ampeg amps, local music store
ampeg amps, local music store, gibson les paul: Your question is very common and there is a misconception that by buying the same guitar, amps and effects as their hero that they will sound just like him. 75% of a guitarists sound comes from his technique rather than his instrument. For example, I used...

Guitar - General: Guitar fret difference?, guitar companies, finger movement
guitar companies, finger movement, different numbers: Hey David, It s an interesting thing, because logic would dictate that, as you say, guitar companies and guitar players would want the most possible number of frets to play with. There are two reasons why companies such as Fender manufacture 21 fret guitars:...

Guitar - General: Guitar Help, finger speed, smooth rate
finger speed, smooth rate, songs music: I m not quite sure what you re asking, unless it s just how to progress without an instructor? The only way you can do that is by practicing increasingly harder material until you master it. http://www.guitar.com is a really great site for lessons and for...

Guitar - General: Guitar help?, tremolo system, prestiges
tremolo system, prestiges, quality instruments: Hey Matt, I would go with the Ibanez. They ve pretty much become industry standard for heavy rock & metal over the last 10 years, & they make really good quality instruments. My favorite is the S2170FB Prestige model. I like the cut a little more on this...

Guitar - General: Guitar history and value, classical guitar strings, aria pro ii
classical guitar strings, aria pro ii, gibson les pauls: Dear Bobby, Aria was among the first successful mass importers of Japanese guitars to the USA. The company was founded as Arai & Co. In 1953, when classical guitarist Shiro Arai began importing classical guitar strings to the USA. By 1956, he was importing...

Guitar - General: Guitar Identification, guitar identification, insurance purposes
guitar identification, insurance purposes, vintage instruments: Are you absolutely sure that the number is not HD035025, instead of HO? HD would indeed identify it as a D-28 and according to the rest of the number you would have a 1928 model. (1928 # s were 34435-37568) If it is and all of the other particulars are in...

Guitar - General: Guitar Info, gain market share, local music store
gain market share, local music store, pearl inlays: Dear Jimmy, I ve only seen one other Pro Martin in photos. That one was an apparently very well-made copy of a Martin D-45 or D-41, with elaborate pearl inlays and other nice details. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Japanese guitar makers targeted...

Guitar - General: Guitar Intonation, guitar intonation, 12th fret
guitar intonation, 12th fret, location shifts: Hi Adam, Yeah, that is not a very good explaination. What it means is that a hormonic played over tyhe 12th fret is a PURE tone...or better yet, it is a note that is exactlythe same note as the string played open. FOr example, the first string is an E...

Guitar - General: Guitar Intunation, 12th fret, gibson sg
12th fret, gibson sg, string length: Hey Scott, you need to do the intonation on the guitar. What you have to do is plug the guitar into a tuner, hit the harmonic at the 12th fret, bring the note into tune, then fret the note at the 12th fret. If the fretted note is sharp, move the bridge saddle...

Guitar - General: Guitar identification, eastman guitar, old harmony
eastman guitar, old harmony, guitar identification: Dear Ron, Do you mean an Eastman guitar? The Chinese-made Eastmans are very nice instruments for their price, but I ve heard complaints about their quality being uneven from one instrument to another. Tanglewood is probably a house brand name for...

Guitar - General: Guitar identification, shadow guitar, guitar identification
shadow guitar, guitar identification, ebay: Howdy Ed - You know, I m kinda stumped too. Washburn made a Shadow guitar model in the mid to late 90s (I m a little confused about what you own, cause you refer to it as both a bass and a guitar). The Washburn Shadow guitar seemed to be a strat copy...

Guitar - General: Guitar jack - earphone pluggable?, local music store, joe thanks
local music store, joe thanks, electric guitars: Karen - I did answer this question some time ago, but I don t think you received my answer. I would just say that you need to visit your local music store, as there are several ways to listen to your guitar without an amp. It just depends on what they have....

Guitar - General: Guitar Les Paul, stewart mac, guitar tune
stewart mac, guitar tune, 20th anniversary: Hi, Howard! Sure thing. Here s a link to where you can order high-quality Tune-o-matic bridges: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailpieces/Electric_guitar,_Tune-o-matic_bridges.html You ll find that Stewart Mac has a lot of other stuff that will help...

Guitar - General: Guitar Maintainence, green stuff, maintainence
green stuff, maintainence, guitar strings: actually, just with a clean cloth. The strings oxidize over time from the oils on your skin.....just wipe them down after playing. If the strings are that bad, I would put a new set on, start fresh with those. I know some people have actually boiled their...

Guitar - General: Guitar Maintainence, gibson les paul, guiatr
gibson les paul, guiatr, guitar maintenance: First, I would jump online and Google guitar maintenance books . There are dozens of good books relating to this field, and since the LP is one of the most popular guitars ever, it will surley be covered. As far as the screws go, string the guiatr like normal....

Guitar - General: Guitar Make and Model, henry vaccaro, kramer guitars
henry vaccaro, kramer guitars, pearl inlays: Wow, it seems our guess wasn t too far off-base after all. Thank you very much for following up with that info; partially in case anyone else ever has a similar question and partially because I d be going insane trying to figure it out without knowing! You...

Guitar - General: Guitar multi-effects processor, roland vg 88, electro harmonix micro synthesizer
roland vg 88, electro harmonix micro synthesizer, rocktron intellifex: Howdy Dan - Sorry for the delay...work has been keeping me very busy lately. Okay...lots of stuff to consider here. Let me start with my biases - I own lots of Roland gear but I am absolutely not a fan of their Virtual Guitar or guitar synth products....

Guitar - General: Guitar multi-effects processor, roland vg 88, line6 pod
roland vg 88, line6 pod, home recording studio: Wish I could answer your question but I mainly stick to using the same equipment I ve used for the last 10 years... GR700, Boss ME-5 etc.... I ve never even heard of half the stuff you mentioned. What I d probably suggest is ask your question in the GuitarTricks...

Guitar - General: Guitar multi-effects processor, roland vg 88, line6 pod
roland vg 88, line6 pod, home recording studio: You know there are so many ways you can go about getting a good sound, my idea of a good sound and yours might be two different things. The Boss gear has never been a huge part of my recording. For one reason or another it doesnt click with me. If you want...

Guitar - General: Guitar multi-effects processor, roland vg 88, home recording studio
roland vg 88, home recording studio, line6 pod: Dan, Thank you for writing. Good questions. Generally Boss and Roland provide great quality equipment. I would certainly go for those products. Deciding what would be best among all of those is seriously a matter of opinion. They are great products. I d...

Guitar - General: Guitar multi-effects processor, roland vg 88, line6 pod
roland vg 88, line6 pod, home recording studio: Dan- Though I am not familiar with all the items you have listed, I can say that from my experience, Roland usually makes the best quality for the dollar. Now the Line 6 is all the rage these days, they are not as tried and true as Roland. Meaning, they havn...

Guitar - General: Guitar multi-effects processor, roland vg 88, line6 pod
roland vg 88, line6 pod, home recording studio: Dan, Of all the processors that you have mentioned, I feel that the best suiting you would be the Roland VG-88. It has all the essential features that you might require. I would prefer that over combining the GT6 and GR33 as connectivity problems are bound...

Guitar - General: Guitar Notes, 12th fret, fret board
12th fret, fret board, guitar notes: Kenneth: I checked the site; seems like a good intro to bass guitar. It may help you immensely to purchase a beginning theory book - nothing way advanced is needed at this stage, but a comprehensive starter book would benefit you and help you to understand...

Guitar - General: Guitar Notes, string bass guitar, sharps and flats
string bass guitar, sharps and flats, knowledgeable players: Absolutely. (In fact, I m unaware of any other generally accepted or known way to annotate them!) The # sign represents a sharp in standard notation, and the b represents a flatted note. Also, please know that in more complicated arrangements/compositions,...

Guitar - General: Guitar Nut, music scales, guitar nut
music scales, guitar nut, strange feature: Hi Nut Yes I am very familiar with a model similar from when I was a child I remember playing one a few times, is it worth the effort depends on sound and playability aspect. It in the early 60 s was designed to incorporate to a different scale pattern,...

Guitar - General: Guitar Pickups, copper bar, copper wires
copper bar, copper wires, guitar pickups: Dear Jeff, Well, you didn t ask a question, but I suppose you want to know something about them, huh? Sorry, but I couldn t tell you anything about them even if you sent pictures. These are most likely from any of zillions of Asian-made Strat copies....

Guitar - General: Guitar Purchase, guitar purchase, classical guitar
guitar purchase, classical guitar, electric guitar: Radha, Thanks for your question. It s certainly possible to trade in a guitar, but first you have to find a place that will be willing to purchase it from you. Usually, you will not be able to get more than half of what you originally paid back on a...

Guitar - General: Guitar preamps and effects, yamaha ag stomp, guitar preamps
yamaha ag stomp, guitar preamps, david shelton: Hi, John. There are hundreds of effects and processors. All the ones you mentioned work well. The main thing you need to understand about processors is that they serve to give you the sound and sustain you want. So, if you re doing a project or working...

Guitar - General: Guitar Quality, premiere product, quality guitar
premiere product, quality guitar, mark thanks: Mark, Thanks for your question. Absolutely. Fender is one of the guitar names in the industry and the Stratocaster is their premiere product. Most lower end Strats are made in Mexico, but the guitar quality is still good and the price is significantly...

Guitar - General: Guitar Question, radio repair shop, volt battery
radio repair shop, volt battery, radio shop: I would take it to your local radio repair shop or music store. Chances are they wont even charge you for such a small repair. Fixing it yourself might be a little tricky so I would suggest professional help, theres no reason to try it and chance messing it...

Guitar - General: Guitar Repair, internet auction site, nail polish remover
internet auction site, nail polish remover, gibson j45: Hey Ian, Thanks for the question. The good news is that this is not an expensive thing to fix. All you have to do to get rid of the substance is remove the strings on the instrument and *carefully* apply some nail polish remover to the substance. Be sure...

Guitar - General: Guitar repair on frets, guitar repair, fret
guitar repair, fret, good luck: Noe-I would have to recommend taking it in to a professional and having it polished out. This is a cheap fix, but one that requires knowledge and experience. I wish I could tell you how to do it at home, but I refuse. Screwing it up could ruin the whole guitar....

Guitar - General: Guitar rig + headphones, gibson echoplex, trace elliot ta100r
gibson echoplex, trace elliot ta100r, echoplex digital: Ben: Good job, Man! You re already on the right track by weighing all available options and looking outside the box. That s half the battle, right there. Now, I think from your description that both will work, but the second one is most likely the best...

Guitar - General: Guitar Setup, schecter omen 6, practice amp
schecter omen 6, practice amp, fog machine: Dear Sean, I think your setup is just fine for right now. Your band doesn t have any stadium gigs booked yet, does it? That FM15 DSP is a very cool little amp that should be all you need for now, and I personally think Schecters are among the best...

Guitar - General: Guitar Sound, elliot easton, rose sound
elliot easton, rose sound, little beast: Howdy Star - To get C.C. s sound correctly, you need a do a seriously bad bleach job on your hair...that s the key. Once you have the bleach job done - here s how C.C. gets that sound: * Tons of gain and sustain. You need a lot of overdrive (provided...

Guitar - General: Guitar Strings, d addario, daisy rock
d addario, daisy rock, light gauge: Dear Roz, Any string designed for electric guitar will work. If you re a beginner, I suggest a light-gauge set of flat-wound strings, which are a little easier on the fingers. Gauge refers to the diameter of the strings. I recommend a set with a wound...

Guitar - General: Guitar Strings, electric bass strings, phosphor bronze
electric bass strings, phosphor bronze, different types of guitar: Hi Vanessa, Thanks for your question. There are actually a few different types of metal string. The first kind are steel , and are usually a combination of steel and nickel. The important thing about these is that they are magnetic, and so can be used...

Guitar - General: Guitar set up, pick ups, truss rod
pick ups, truss rod, tone one: Tony- As I usually do, I would suggest taking the guitar to a pro and having them examine the guitar to diagnos why the action is so high. However, I can tell you what can be done. Since you already adjusted the tuneomatic and the truss rod, the only thing...

Guitar - General: Guitar for severely handicapped kids, kids with disabilities, optional methods
kids with disabilities, optional methods, hadicap: Many years ago a young boy from Mexico played a guitar for the Pope....with his feet! And upon witnessing this event, the Pope kissed his feet. It s was beyond my comprehension. Many years later, I have had the opportunity to play with an individual who had...

Guitar - General: Guitar strap, volunteer service, playing my guitar
volunteer service, playing my guitar, guitar straps: Hello, Thank you for writing. You asked some excellent questions - I have yet to receive those in this volunteer service. Now, it s a topic covered when teaching lessons but unfortunately most people don t ask about something that, at just a glance,...

Guitar - General: Guitar strings..., professional setup, best bet
professional setup, best bet, guitar strings: The gauge of strings that you;re using certainly aren t so thin as to be fragile, so I don t think the strings are to blame - even if you really are going for it. Strings will degrade over time, so you should change them regularly. However, even if relatively...

Guitar - General: Guitar's strings !, gauge strings, nylon strings
gauge strings, nylon strings, steel strings: Hi David, for a classical guitar you would use nylon strings, & for the other two use steel strings. If you re just starting out, use lighter gauge strings as they ll be easier to play with. Hope that helps, if you have any other questions, just drop me a...

Guitar - General: Guitar strings, cutting the strings, bridge area
cutting the strings, bridge area, schecter: Hi, You can consider various possibilities for the cause of the strings breaking. You ve already taken into consideration most of them, essentially answering part of your questions, though to truly know what s the cause you will need to take it into a shop...

Guitar - General: Guitar Theory, chord theory, guitar theory
chord theory, guitar theory, music tutorials: Hi George, Thanks for your question. I have a website where I publish guitar/music tutorials. A number of the tutorials cover scale and chord theory and should help to explain things to you, and help you get an understanding of how the notes work. Surf...

Guitar - General: Guitar Theory, sharps and flats, metallica song
sharps and flats, metallica song, circle of fifths: Get a book called the Guitar Grimore . Learn the Circle of Fifths so you can better understand sharps and flats. Tabs are not going to show you what key a song is in. Only sheet music can tell you what the set key of a song is by reading the beginning of...

Guitar - General: Guitar Theory, minor pentatonic scale, open chord
minor pentatonic scale, open chord, power chord: Ok, I kind of see where youre at now. The basic power chord everyone uses is the root note, fifth, then the octave of the root. When you do not have a third in the chord it is nor major or minor. a major third would make it a major and a minor third would...

Guitar - General: Guitar tone setup, marshall amp, marshall amps
marshall amp, marshall amps, distortion sound: Well, it s tough to give a definite answer but here s some things you might try: go to the boss website get to the metal zone page and they will show you where to set yer levels on the pedal for 70 s rock, fat metal,thrash metal....check out a noise suppressor...

Guitar - General: Guitar tones, boss distortion pedal, marshall jcm2000
boss distortion pedal, marshall jcm2000, ibanez s370: Howdy Sparky - For most guitarists, finding an overdriven tone you love is a never ending quest! Let s try and simplify it a bit... Overdrive/distortion comes from one of two sources....it comes either from amps with separate gain and volume controls...

Guitar - General: Guitar tuning, eadgbe, guitar tuning
eadgbe, guitar tuning, orchestras: Hi Tom, Good Question. That s very odd that the tuner was set at 465. Yes, definitely tune to A = 440 Hz (basically just set to the tuner to 440 ). Sometimes orchestras tune slightly higher, 443 or 445 for example, but I don t think I ve ever heard of...

Guitar - General: Guitar types !, fender guitars, guitar types
fender guitars, guitar types, style guitars: David: Dreadnoughts are larger-bodied, full-sounding guitars that are usually pretty sturdy in construction and normally what most people think of when they think of a traditional acoustic guitar. Parlor acoustic guitars seem to be coming back slightly...

Guitar - General: Guitar Value, gibson amp, gibson ga
gibson amp, gibson ga, gibson guitar: Hi Connie, Thanks for your question. It is really, really difficult to appraise instruments without being able to see them, so I would, at the outset, caution you that my estimates are not at all absolute and if you are seriously considering selling...

Guitar - General: Guitar Value, fender stratocastor, friends dad
fender stratocastor, friends dad, guitar amp: Hi Cierra, it s a difficult question to answer without having more information. Is it an American Strat? If it s not, then it s not going to be worth much at all. (Maybe a couple hundred bucks.) If it s a pre-1963 then you re going to have some money coming...

Guitar - General: Guitar Value, buying a guitar, mint condition
buying a guitar, mint condition, acoustic electric: Hi Brad, Here goes, It s worth $325 to $400 in mint condition. $175 to $225 in average condition, MSR was around $770. As far as playability it s a very popular model that many guitarists use . Hope...

Guitar - General: Guitar Value Question: Ibanez YPF-40, ibanez acoustic electric guitars, acoustic electric guitars
ibanez acoustic electric guitars, acoustic electric guitars, playable instruments: Dear Jesse, I couldn t find out anything on that particular model designation, but here are a few thoughts. The Ibanez PF-series models are mass-produced in Korea. While they don t have the quality of materials and workmanship of more expensive instruments,...

Guitar - General: Guitar Value, epiphone les paul, rough estimation
epiphone les paul, rough estimation, mint condition: Hey Matt, If the guitar is less than 5 years old, its value will only be, at most, 60% of its original retail value. If you d like to find the exact year, contact fender (www.fender.com), and they should be able to give you the info using the serial number....

Guitar - General: Guitar value, ball park, toggle switch
ball park, toggle switch, model name: Depending upon condition, I ve seen these offered from anywhere from $400 to $700. Not a particularly unique instrument, but if you hold onto it for a few years when more disappear from the market and you might see something of an increase, but how much I...

Guitar - General: Guitar value, japan models, mint condition
japan models, mint condition, usa series: Dear Eldon, Guitars bearing the Epiphone name were made in Japan from 1970 to 1983, when production shifted to Korea. Earlier Epiphones were made in the USA, but your serial and model number don t conform to the USA series. There s no serial number information...

Guitar - General: Guitar value inquiry, montgomery wards, nylon strings
montgomery wards, nylon strings, value inquiry: Dear Albert, If you ve seen my previous responses about Hohners, you ve seen that there s very little documentation on these guitars, and that while many Hohner specimens are wonderful instruments, they don t fetch much for resale. I haven t found any...

Guitar - General: Guitar value, country mid, atlantic usa
country mid, atlantic usa, ebay: Dear Roy, Hmmmm, two interesting questions... 1) I m not familiar with your Ibanez model. It s a Jumbo flat-top acoustic, right? With a Dreadnought shape, or a J-200/OOO shape? Does it have fancy inlays on the fingerboard? I think this was a...

Guitar - General: Guitar Winders, string winder, electric guitars
string winder, electric guitars, winders: You know I m really not sure what you are talking about. There are those goofy string winder things that you put on the tuner and crank it. As far as that goes, you can use it on either acoustic or electric. Hopefully that helps, if not let me know and I will...

Guitar - General: Guitar Wiring, copper tape, guitar wiring
copper tape, guitar wiring, foil tape: Jeremiah: The copper tape will work best. The copper is most conductive and keeps the hum down so you have quiet operation. Spraying the inner cavities of your electronics with graphite paint works great, also. It s that smoky-black looking inner wall...

Guitar - General: Guitar Wiring - Explorer, volume pot, explorer question
volume pot, explorer question, ebay: Daniel: Here is a link to another diagram (I m not sure which one you already got): http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=2h_1v_2t_3w The good thing about this is that Seymour Duncan makes this pretty visual and easy...

Guitar - General: Guitar weight, guitar center, duh
guitar center, duh, gibson: I think the LP Studios are just smaller in general, i.e., less wood=less weight. If you compare it side-by-side to a Standard you can see it s just not as big. Also, the wood used in the construction makes a difference. You could probably get a better idea...

Guitar - General: Guitar wiring, e mail address, bridge pickup
e mail address, bridge pickup, pickup configuration: If you will give me an e-mail address I will send you a schematic since I can t attach one here. It might take a day or two to get back to you since I do have a day job, but since tomorrow is Saturday I ll try to sit down and draw one out that has all the...

Guitar - General: Guitar, sally goodin, chord substitutions
sally goodin, chord substitutions, david shelton: Hi, Barry. It s too involved to give chords and theory from here, but what you can do is study superimposition of chords, along with the theory. There are many, many books written on this, and just about anyone will get you where you want to go. David Shelto...

Guitar - General: Guitars, baritone guitars, electric acoustic guitar
baritone guitars, electric acoustic guitar, string guitars: All guitars are fundamentally the same. Most guitars are made to be tuned in standard tuning EADGBE (from low to high). However, some guitars are made for playing lower tunings these types of guitars are used by a lot of bands with popular metal ; These guitars...

Guitar - General: Guitars, blue book of acoustic guitars, gimar
blue book of acoustic guitars, gimar, acoustic model: Dear Dusti, Hohner s 3/4-size HF-70 has a spruce top and mahogany back and sides, (most likely all laminated woods). The model was discontinued in 2001, and at that time had a manufacturer s suggested retail price of $269, but would have actually retailed...

Guitar - General: Guitars, marshall avt 150, boss ds1
marshall avt 150, boss ds1, richie sambora: Hi, Thomas: no problem with the long question, that s what I m here for. Now, first off, tube amps have a LOT of players very confused. The vast majority of folks who think they know about tube amps only know what they ve been marketed to to know, or heard...

Guitar - General: Guitars, piece maple neck, gold lettering
piece maple neck, gold lettering, quarry rd: Dear Dal, Someone else asked me about another Schafer electric guitar a few months ago (this one similar to a Jackson/Charvel). All I could find was this user review of a different model Schafer guitar: http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Schafer/ES-335+Copy/10/1...

Guitar - General: Guitars in Cold?, extreme temperature conditions, rare circumstances
extreme temperature conditions, rare circumstances, extreme temperatures: Hi Lisa, please don t ever leave your guitar in a car whether it s cold or hot. The inside of a car sees extreme temperature conditions that a guitar just isn t built to withstand. You may get away with it for a while & think everything is ok, but repeated...

Guitar - General: Guitars in Cold?, mountain climbers, heat pads
mountain climbers, heat pads, extreme weather: Lisa, Thanks for your question. As you know, the best protection is not to expose the instrument to extreme weather. If you must, however, blankets might help. I d also recommend picking up some of those disposable heat pads that skiers and mountain...

Guitar - General: Guitars and equipment, peavey wolfgang, olp guitars
peavey wolfgang, olp guitars, box button: Question 1. The OLP guitars seem to be pretty decent, never played them but they are selling for a reason. They are built after really nice guitars like the music man and Peavey Wolfgang. Go for it. Question 2. Get an A/B box and use it backwards. Instead...

Guitar - General: Guitars, double neck guitars, string neck
double neck guitars, string neck, sound of the guitar: Hi Kevin, Sometimes questions you think are simple can be pretty involved. While their are many different types of guitars, i will stick to the ones more commonly known. Now, lets see if i can help you out! 1. Can there be more then six strings on...

Guitar - General: Gutiar Theory, 12 keys, chord progression
12 keys, chord progression, guitar grimore: The 1-4-5 progression has nothing to do with keys. That simply means that in whatever key you play the first fourth and fifth chord in the scale. So you can fit any progression in any of the 12 keys in music. You might want to check out a book called The...

Guitar - General: g chord, guitar scales, g chord
guitar scales, g chord, guitar chords: Hi, Joe! Well, first of all, the chord you re describing isn t really G . It s actually G7sus4/F# (G seventh suspended fourth with F# in the bass). The standard G chord at the 3rd fret is: 6th string 3d fret (G), 5th string 2d fret (B), 4th open (D),...

Guitar - General: gear ratio of tuners, screw holes, fender style
screw holes, fender style, post holes: Dear Lanz, An 18:1 gear ratio allows more fine precision in tuning than a 12:1 ratio, although 12:1 is fine enough for most players. A 10 mm drill is probably WAY too large to drill out the tuner post holes. Depending on the tuners presently installed,...

Guitar - General: gear ratio of tuners, fender style, guitar technician
fender style, guitar technician, html details: Hi Lanz, I checked the StewartMcDonald Set you re looking at and it is the same specs as most replacement tuners. Whether or not it will easily go in place of the Set on your guitar right now...I don t know if you ll even have to enlargen the holes...they...

Guitar - General: gear (wireless system) related question, professional musician, jack cable
professional musician, jack cable, instrument system: Hi Corey, I apologize for the delay, I didn t get this question to my addy till yesterday, so I do apologize, but anyhow the answer to your question is this. Ok for starters the Sennheiser EW372G2has 40 more channels to operate on than the Shure ULXP4,...

Guitar - General: general question about finger placement, finger placement, hand strength
finger placement, hand strength, index finger: Unfortunately, it s probably lack of hand strength and knowledge of exactly where your fingers have to be. You need to get your finger as close to the fret as possible without touching it. It takes work. If you feel that you re doing everything right, then...

Guitar - General: gibson, blue book of electric guitars, gibson serial numbers
blue book of electric guitars, gibson serial numbers, fifth digits: Dear Calin, It is a ’79. Since 1977, most Gibson serial numbers follow the pattern of YDDDYPPP, where the first and fifth digits are the year (YY); the second, third, and fourth are the day of the year (DDD), and the last three digits (PPP) indicate the...

Guitar - General: gibson co-classic 859053, classical guitar makers, classical guitar technique
classical guitar makers, classical guitar technique, gibson serial numbers: Dear Curtis. Your Gibson model C-O is a classical-style instrument, designed for nylon strings. The slotted head and roller tuner arrangement is typical of classical guitar design. Like traditional classical guitars, the neck joins the body at the 12th...

Guitar - General: gibson guitar, gibson serial numbers, hook ups
gibson serial numbers, hook ups, gibson guitar: Dear charlie potatoes, Gibson serial numbers are not 100% reliable, but yours was probably made in 1965. The L-50 was a grade above the low-end L-48 in Gibson s line of acoustic archtops, a grade below their middle-line L-7, and not nearly as fine an instrument...

Guitar - General: gibson guitar, international queries, ross rock
international queries, ross rock, rockfield pickups: 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: gibson guitar model number 15904, gibson guitar, guitar model
gibson guitar, guitar model, model number: It s really hard to say without seeing the guitar and knowing exactly what repair it needs. What repair work did the store say they were going to do? If you are sure they can fix it then it s probably worth it for a Gibson. Be careful of someone trying to...

Guitar - General: gibson guitar, pearl inlay, tim gibson
pearl inlay, tim gibson, fret board: Dear Tim, Gibson s B-25 series was introduced in 1962 as a “budget/student” model, largely aimed at new, young players inspired by the pop-folk music of the era. These usually have a long pickguard with a point on the side at the upper treble bout. The...

Guitar - General: gibson info, vintage guitar, les paul
vintage guitar, les paul, good job: No problem, I ll be glad to look at them. My e-mail is rbilleaud@yahoo.com. I will tell you that if someone did refinish an old Les Paul - good job or bad job - it will definitely have a negative effect on the value. I always tell people never to refinish...

Guitar - General: gibson j200 aquistic 100 anniversary edition, gibson j200, ebay listings
gibson j200, ebay listings, guitar gibson: Dear Cindy, It s worth about 60%-80% of what it cost new, depending on condition. It’s not old enough to be “vintage,” and of interest to collectors. In another 20 years, or so, this might be of special interest to Gibson collectors, but for right now,...

Guitar - General: gibson les paul custom, gibson les paul, gibson les paul custom
gibson les paul, gibson les paul custom, donna clarke: April 18,1986 in the Nashville production facility. Gibson has a serial number decoder on their site and the code is as follows: ydddyppp, so the first and 5th is the year (hence 1986), the 2nd,3rd and 4th is the day of the year 108 = April 18th (if I ve...

Guitar - General: gibson les paul, gibson les paul, gibson les paul studio
gibson les paul, gibson les paul studio, jon eric: Dear Jon-Eric, You didn t ask a question. I can tell you it was made in 1990, and in all-original, excellent condition would be worth around $800 - $1000; less if modified, or having severe wear & tear or other problems. Hope this helps. Have fun with...

Guitar - General: gibson S1 guitar, gibson serial numbers, functional electronics
gibson serial numbers, functional electronics, cosmetic issues: Dear Jimmy, The serial number indicates your guitar was made in 1980. The S-1 model was introduced in 1976, and discontinued in 1980. You can find detailed information on Gibson serial numbers at: http://www.provide.net/~cfh/gibson.html This model...

Guitar - General: gibson SG standard 1961, gibson sg standard, truss rod
gibson sg standard, truss rod, mint condition: Dear Luc, Gibson made many variants of the SG, including an SG Standard ‘61 reissue. An original ‘61 would have Les Paul s name on the headstock or truss rod cover. You can find detailed information of vintage Gibsons at: http://www.provide.net/~cfh/gibson.html...

Guitar - General: what is my gibson sg standard worth?, jason fryer, gibson sg standard
jason fryer, gibson sg standard, j river: Hey Rob, it s hard to date it exactly without actually seeing it, but from the serial number, it s either a 65 or a 68. If you look at the pots inside, look for a series of numbers starting with 137, (137 being the manufacturer code) The next two numbers should...

Guitar - General: gibson vs epiphone, gibson les paul, epiphone les paul
gibson les paul, epiphone les paul, fender strat: Dear Ashley, The current Musicians Friend print catalog lists 9 different Gibson SG models starting at $579.99 for the Faded SG Special, a traditional 2-pickup (alnico twin-coils) with a choice of brown or cherry finishes that look aged. If you’re on a...

Guitar - General: gibson, gibson les paul, gibson bill
gibson les paul, gibson bill, gibson lp: Dear Mark, I can sympathize with you about parting with some cool old guitars when I was young and stupid. My guess is that yours was either a Les Paul Junior, a TV Special, or a Melody Maker. All of these models were entry-level, Student models...

Guitar - General: gifted child gutiarist, starspangled banner, jimmy hendricks
starspangled banner, jimmy hendricks, guitar center: So let me get this straight. Your kid spends years learning an instrument, and gets really good at it. Now he s even gifted as you say. But his father constantly pushes him into doing something he doesn t want to do, and then gets mad at him when...

Guitar - General: gig, rhythm guitarist, professional realm
rhythm guitarist, professional realm, note solo: Hello Amanda, I have been playing in the professional realm of rock & roll for over 25 years, and I can still remember my first gig lol. I can understand the angst and apprehension, but if it may be helpful to you, just before you go onto the stage for...

Guitar - General: goya 312, levin co, sewden
levin co, sewden, cf martin: Dear Mary, Goya was never a maker of guitars, it was a brand name, originally owned by the Herschman Company, a new york distributor. The first Goys were classical guitars (and later, steel string acoustics) made for Herschman by the Levin Co. of Sweden....

Guitar - General: great acoustic songs to learn, acoustic guitar songs, great acoustic songs
acoustic guitar songs, great acoustic songs, red hot chili: If you are looking for acoustic songs there is a huge area to cover. Its all about the kind of music you like, personally I dont think you can have an acoustic without buying Eric Clapton unplugged. I really dont know what to tell you, just keep an open ear...

Guitar - General: grimshaw guitar, guitar models, body guitar
guitar models, body guitar, american guitar: Dear Michelle, I am sorry to report that I am not knowledgeable of repair sources in England. I am not aware of Mr. Sandford, either, but if he s interested in putting photos on the Grimshaw website, he may be able to recommend a source. The Grimshaw website...

Guitar - General: guild G212 cut-away lefty (1977?), seriel number, judgement call
seriel number, judgement call, jumbo body: Hey Dave, Guilds makes a good guitar. I believe the G212 was made from 1974 to 1989 maybe 73 to 89, one of those. I would say this quitar would be worth At least $1,000. Unless its not in such an excellent condition as you re being told, then maybe...

Guitar - General: guild guitar, blue book of electric guitars, guild guitar
blue book of electric guitars, guild guitar, ebay: Hello, Michelle! With no identification number and no picture, I was limited in the amount of research I could do. I did, however, find a great Guild Catalog site which offers every Guild guitar catalog ever published, including price lists. Maybe you could...

Guitar - General: guild guitar, heavy metal guitar, fender musical instruments
heavy metal guitar, fender musical instruments, jazz guitarist: Dear Bill, I m sorry for taking so long to respond to your question, but here s some info on your Guild X-100: Specifications - visit this Web page: http://www.ggjaguar.com/x-100.htm I m not sure about the accuracy of this source on the only 1953...

Guitar - General: guild value, blue book of acoustic guitars, professional maintenance
blue book of acoustic guitars, professional maintenance, acoustic tone: Dear Brad, I ve always liked Guild acoustics, and feel that they generally don t get the respect they deserve. Your D40CNT is a very nice, solid-wood instrument. The sharp cutaway takes away a little acoustic tone and volume, but makes it a lot less prone...

Guitar - General: guild x-350 restoration, mickey gilley, dan erlewine
mickey gilley, dan erlewine, guitar centers: Hi, Ed! I m not too familar with TX (although I did serve there briefly at the USMC detachment in Fort Bliss and did meet my wife in El Paso) guitar centers, but there is a relatively close by option: Las Vegas. I know this is not really that close, but...

Guitar - General: guitar, sharps and flats, sound of a guitar
sharps and flats, sound of a guitar, part time job: HI Kara, firstly dat must be one big pay check.lol.secondly, i think you have what it takes to be a guitarist, most people do it nowadays for the image or the loud sounds to pick up a new style.. if you re really interested in it, you should take it up and...

Guitar - General: getting a guitar, practice amp, guitar cord
practice amp, guitar cord, les paul: Hi Emily, Well, most rock is played on electric guitar. There are three basic body styles that all electrics are derived from- the Telecaster shape, Les Paul shape and the Stratocaster shape. Most rock players play Strats, therefore you ll need something...

Guitar - General: guitar 101, extra step, www guitar
extra step, www guitar, metronome: You ve just got to practice. You might want to get a metronome, if you don t already have one, and just set the timing and go from there. Also, if you want to just get some basic rhythms to practice on, you should check out http://www.guitar.com. That site...

Guitar - General: guitar, gibson hummingbird, bolts and nuts
gibson hummingbird, bolts and nuts, plastic knobs: Hi, John! Well, I ve actually seen a number of guitars that match your description (my younger brother used to own one!). There really isn t a way to narrow down precisely what guitar you have, but I suppose it is in fact possible that it was made in Mexico....

Guitar - General: guitar, good luck man, gibson hummingbird
good luck man, gibson hummingbird, bolts and nuts: Hey john, sorry but I don t specialize in dating/identifying instruments. I could help you if it was a certified Gibson with a valid serial number as I have the Blue Book, but other than that, I think your best bet would be to contact one of our other experts....

Guitar - General: guitar, electric acoustic guitars, professional appraisals
electric acoustic guitars, professional appraisals, vintage guitars: Danielle: Thanks for your patience. You may have noticed a lot of value-type questions this past week or so, so I m giving the same info to everyone with that type of question, that goes as follows: Now, to your guitar s value: not being a professional...

Guitar - General: Which guitar?, fender squier, guitars vintage
fender squier, guitars vintage, vintage guitars: Hi Cheryl, if your budget permits, I would suggest that you go for the white one. The upgrades that have been done to it make it worth the purchase & it looks a lot nicer than the blue one does, on top of that the blue one has no real information available...

Guitar - General: guitar, ali jan, kochek
ali jan, kochek, amozesh: Salam dooste aziz; Chord haye ARIAN III ro yeki dostasho gozashtam too GROUP. dar morede amoozeshe guitar, man aslan amoozesh az rooye site ro pishnahad nemikonam chon bayad kasi bashe ke check kone shoma tamrin hayee ke mizanin o sahih mizanin ya na....

Guitar - General: guitar, parsi, c 70
parsi, c 70, flamenco: Dear APADANA; Hi; It depends to this point that how much you would like to pay for it. The cheapest and best for a beginner in my opinion is YAMAHA C-70 or C-40. For books; it depends on the style that you like to learn (Classic, Flamenco or Pop). It is...

Guitar - General: guitar, pickup combinations, resale value
pickup combinations, resale value, stratocaster: Dear Jake, In the $500 range, I strongly recommend a Fender Standard Series (made in Mexico) Stratocaster. They re versatile, and are made with a wide variety of pickup combinations as well as colors and finishes. They are well-made, and tend to hold...

Guitar - General: about guitar, musical notations, ratna
musical notations, ratna, music theory: Hi RATNA; At first, You need to know the basics of Music Theory. That s why it is better that you start with notations and after 8-9 lessons, start the chords as well. Also learning the notations and playing the scales will prepare your fingers for chords....

Guitar - General: guitar, nylon string guitars, copper tin
nylon string guitars, copper tin, phosphor bronze: Andy, Most acoustics will take either type os strings. Try a set of steel and a set of nylons and see which you like best. But it s best to go with chamging out a full set. If you mixed steel with nylon, that s not a good thing, but it won t hurt the guitar,...

Guitar - General: guitar, gibson sg classic, ears and fingers
gibson sg classic, ears and fingers, body shapes: Joe, You didn t say what kind of music you want to play on your acoustic, or in what kind of situations. Your $600 budget gives you lots of good choices. Do you want an acoustic-electric (A/E) or a straight acoustic? You budget will buy a slightly nicer...

Guitar - General: guitar, rack mount systems, tasteful addition
rack mount systems, tasteful addition, echo effects: Hi Dan, Getting effects pedals is a common option for guitar effects. There are other options, such as rack mount systems, but pedals are by far more popular. You can either purchase individual pedals or 1 multi-fx pedal. Some separate pedals include so...

Guitar - General: which guitar?, beginners guitars, crap equipment
beginners guitars, crap equipment, pawn shops: I d probably suggest sticking with the better known brands. ie, Gibson or Fender. Gibsons are usually better for blues/rock and Fenders are better known for metal, but you can use either. I d stay away from so called beginners guitars or packages (like...

Guitar - General: guitar, nils lofgren, mark knopfler
nils lofgren, mark knopfler, sound of a guitar: Hi, Thanks for your question. There are a number of very accomplished guitarists who play without a pick. Mark Knopfler is a good example. Jeff Beck played using a pick for years, but abandoned picks some years ago and now plays fingerstyle. Also of note...

Guitar - General: guitar, sharps and flats, sound of a guitar
sharps and flats, sound of a guitar, buying a guitar: I think its a great idea to get a guitar. The art of learning music on such an instrument is a great task for anyone to take on, and it sounds to me like you have the dedication to go all the way with it. Playing in church is great practice also, thats how...

Guitar - General: guitar, e mail address, iranian pop music
e mail address, iranian pop music, arvand: Dear ARVAND; I have not found any reliable Iranian tab on the internet so far. I can introduce someone who can provide you some Iranian pop music CHORDS. Her name is PANI and her e-mail address is pani_arianzade@yahoo.com . You can contact her and she...

Guitar - General: Which guitar, crafter guitar, new acoustic guitar
crafter guitar, new acoustic guitar, grand hope: Gary, Thanks for your question! Crafter is a pretty good model of guitar (much less popular here in the U.S. than in Europe) and, based on your description, 149 pounds sounds like a good deal. The reason other well-known models are double the price...

Guitar - General: guitar, gibson les paul, clear lacquer
gibson les paul, clear lacquer, edition model: I m assuming that by unfinished you mean a clear lacquer finish rather than really unfinished. A 69, wow, well as I tell everyone, I m no dealer, but from time to time I will throw out a ballpark figure, but I d take anything I say with a grain of salt....

Guitar - General: guitar, marshall amp, preamp gain
marshall amp, preamp gain, pedalboard: Dear Matt: You re welcome for the setup. As to the question on distortion, there are a few things that come to mind. I could write a small book on this subject alone, but I ll attempt to explain as thoroughly as possible without doing that. It sounds to...

Guitar - General: Which guitar?, open coils, joe satriani
open coils, joe satriani, deluxe models: Hey Blaine, it s a tough call man. Especially when you could pretty much get 2 studios for a Classic. I play a Les Paul Standard & a Blueshawk. One cost about $3000.00 the other cost about a grand. I don t find that there s any kind of difference in quality...

Guitar - General: guitar, guitar shops, kraig
guitar shops, kraig, specifics: Kraig, Of course when selling a guitar, the price relies on many different factors including 1. Who/where you are trying to sell your guitar 2. The condition of the guitar. Assuming it s in good quality, I would say that a safe price range would be anywhere...

Guitar - General: what guitar should i get, gibson sg, fender strat
gibson sg, fender strat, joe joe: I believe a Fender Strat or Telecaster would be my first choice or a Gibson SG as second choice. A better guitar, as I have mentioned has easier action and this motivates one to play more often. Of course, the amp has a lot to do with the sound also, but I...

Guitar - General: My guitar is?, grover tuners, screw plate
grover tuners, screw plate, mortal wounds: William, Orfeo was probably a distributor s name rather than a maker s. I think I ve seen one or two similar specimens over the years, also with a black finish. They were inexpensive, mass-produced instruments when new, and now they re just old inexpensive,...

Guitar - General: guitar, midi foot controller, jason fryer
midi foot controller, jason fryer, stomp boxes: Hi Wilson, if you re already using stuff from CAE, then you should check out the CS-10 & the 2X4 or 4X4. I think they would pretty much solve any problem you might encounter when building a system that combines stomp-boxes & rack gear. With this set up, you...

Guitar - General: guitar, electric acoustic guitar, shell case
electric acoustic guitar, shell case, seagull guitar: Hi Stacey, I would suggest you start with an acoustic guitar. You can pick up a really nice seagull guitar for under $400.00 with a hard-shell case at most of the larger music stores. Here s a link to their site: http://seagullguitars.com/productlisting.htm...

Guitar - General: guitar, kick ass band, guns n roses
kick ass band, guns n roses, stone temple pilots: Don t really listen to much of that, ever heard of kaki king? saw her on conan. she taps out the melody with one hand, bass with the other, and bangs the guitar with her elbow for a sort of drum effect. all this on one acoustic guitar. how bout nirvana...

Guitar - General: guitar, guitar blue book, professional appraisal
guitar blue book, professional appraisal, appraisals: Matt: I generally don t do appraisals, but refer them to the site here: http://www.gruhn.com/ or suggest that they purchase the current Guitar Blue Book for professional appraisal. Sorry if this doesn t help more, but for most guitars, there is a lot of...

Guitar - General: guitar, old harmony, japanese makers
old harmony, japanese makers, house brand: email is bilrux@aol.com Dear Erik, Silvertone was the house brand name of guitars made for Sears by various different makers. During the 1960s, most of these were made by either the old Harmony or Kay companies of Chicago, with some by the late 60s...

Guitar - General: guitar, gibson guitars, pawn shop
gibson guitars, pawn shop, pawn shops: Hi, Tonya! It s awesome that you re supportive with your husband s desire to play; realize you ll most likely have to endure some, er, transition as he learns (lol). Bear with it, though - gotta start somewhere. Well, Epiphone is a respected company with...

Guitar - General: guitar, bridge position, kneck
bridge position, kneck, kife: The locking system prevents it from coming out of tune when you try and adjust the tuners on the headstock, but personally i don t see a benefit to having a floyd rose. They only are a hassel and i prefer a string through body without floyd rose. Thats why...

Guitar - General: guitar, 5 fingers, four fingers
5 fingers, four fingers, fret: Hi Christine, You should use finger #1 (index) to barre at fret 2. Barre means that the index frets all of the strings at fret 2. that leaves you w/ four fingers to get the other other two notes. I d recommend finger #3 for the C# on the A string and...

Guitar - General: which guitar to get, fender fat strat, guitar shopping
fender fat strat, guitar shopping, serious shopping: Matt, My first question is: Why are you looking for a Strat? Have you played Strats and like the general feel and sound? Or are you shopping for the name? Don t get me wrong, Strats have their fine points, but be sure you don t go guitar shopping locked...

Guitar - General: guitar acoutic, sympathetic resonance, electric guitars
sympathetic resonance, electric guitars, standard of excellence: Hi Roshan, I don t think it will make a difference. It is said that violins & cellos improve sonically over time from sympathetic resonance, but these are instruments that are played primarily with a bow, & which are crafted with the highest grade of materials...

Guitar - General: guitar acoutic, sympathetic vibration, magic of music
sympathetic vibration, magic of music, sound waves: Dear Roshan: I honestly have no idea! Your idea seems pretty solid, as it makes sense that vibration is vibration, right? Well, kinda. See, the vibration from your amp is sympathetic vibration...meaning the guitar is not the originator of the sound waves....

Guitar - General: guitar amp, wah wah pedal, local music store
wah wah pedal, local music store, guitar amp: Hey Sergio, if your amp works fine when connected directly, them the problem is not with the amp. Check the batteries, power supplies & cables of everything you re plugging into the front of the amp. Test each piece one at a time till you find the problem....

Guitar - General: guitar amp setup gear, slow decay, guitar amp
slow decay, guitar amp, input cable: Hi Aj, was away for a few days, but ok here goes: you can do either if you have a decent effects loop send in your rear of amp it will sound much cleaner, but it s ok to put it inline before a noise gate. simple to put in effects send loop in rear of...

Guitar - General: guitar amp, marshall mg30dfx, fender amps
marshall mg30dfx, fender amps, celestion speaker: Dear Brian, The two amps you mentioned are both good choices, but they re over $100 apart in price at www.musiciansfriend.com. They sell the Frontman II 25R at $140, and the MG30DFX at $270. Here s what I think: I generally like Fender amps for sound...

Guitar - General: guitar amps, 4 ohms, guitar amps
4 ohms, guitar amps, guitar amp: Inpedence (ohms) is a strange thing. All you have to remember is keep the ohms of your amp lower or equal to the ohms on your cabinet. Say for instance your amp is 8ohms and your cab should be 8 ohms, or and 8 ohm amp and a 16 ohm cab. It doesnt change the...

Guitar - General: guitar apm, speaker connection, best bet
speaker connection, best bet, buzzy: Jeff: I haven t really seen an amp that gets buzzy due to an input (at least as they go louder). You could be right, but it could also be a loose or corrosive speaker connection, a damaged speaker, or something else entirely. Also, it could be any pedals...

Guitar - General: guitar brand, guitar pix, guitar questions
guitar pix, guitar questions, black triangle: Bloodsun: It s a good bet you re not dumb at all. Many guitar questions are just a matter of knowing who to ask. As far as your description of the logo, I m not quite sure I get the picture. Is there a way you could email me a picture of it? Also, I m...

Guitar - General: Which guitar should i buy, dk2 dinky, jackson dk2
dk2 dinky, jackson dk2, local music store: Hi Ben, Thanks for your question. I assume that you mean the Jackson DK1 Dinky (I m not aware of a DK2 model). The 2 guitars that you mention are pretty different. Also, you don t say which style of music you want to play, etc. I would see the Jackson...

Guitar - General: Which guitar should i buy, dk2 dinky, jackson dk2
dk2 dinky, jackson dk2, vintage vs6: Hi Ben, It really depends on what kind of music you play and your playing level. Please let me know how far along you are, what types of music you play and whatever other relevant information you can think of, and I d be happy to help. Thanks, Stev...

Guitar - General: Which guitar should i buy, jackson dk2 dinky, heavy metal styles
jackson dk2 dinky, heavy metal styles, vintage vs6: Dear Ben, I haven’t seen the Vintage brand, so I can’t comment on their quality. Most of what I found on that line was from the UK, and I’m not sure if they’re distributed here in the USA. The Jackson Dinky is a popular model that’s been around for...

Guitar - General: guitar buzzzzzzzzzz, bridge height, lock nuts
bridge height, lock nuts, head stock: Hi Alex, it depends on where on the neck the strings are buzzing. If they re buzzing close to the head-stock or close to the body, then you would adjust the bridge height to compensate. If their buzzing only in the middle of the neck, then you need to adjust...

Guitar - General: guitar chord, last chord, music link
last chord, music link, berre: Hi, I don t like to think of guitar playing as being a competitive thing, so I don t know if I could really answer this one. Personally, I think I prefer clever fingerings - something which maybe not everyone has thought of using. As an example, take a...

Guitar - General: guitar chord names, guitar chord names, middle english word
guitar chord names, middle english word, alphabet letters: Hi Tim, Ah, I also love spanish music. Thats a very cool idea , working out solo versions of songs. You also have very good questions, seems like you are very intersted in understanding music and the theory behind it. Lets see if i can answer some...

Guitar - General: guitar chord, barre chord, jazz style
barre chord, jazz style, power chord: Hi Jennifer, Well, there are a lot of very difficult moveable jazz style chords that are difficult- Altered 9ths, 13ths and such but I can t see where they re very manly...so, I ll go with the plain old major barre chord. If you remove the third you...

Guitar - General: guitar chords, gm c7, gin blossoms
gm c7, gin blossoms, o christmas tree: Hi Rick, For the Gin Blossom s tune I m not too sure. If you just showed me A/G#m on its own then I d be tempted to say it was meant to be Am/G# . However, as the first chord is an A major (and other chords in the progression are diatonic to A major)...

Guitar - General: guitar chords, chord fingerings, music tutorials
chord fingerings, music tutorials, music tablature: Hi Thanks for your question The secret to working out chord fingerings is to know the formula for each type of chord, so you can work out which notes are contained within in. Then, if you know where the notes are on the fingerboard, you can work out a fingering....

Guitar - General: guitar chords, chord progressions, guitar chords
chord progressions, guitar chords, vim: Well, The basic ones are: I-IV-V7 (C, F, G7) I-IIm-IV-V (D, Em, G, A) I-VIm-IV-V (G, Em, C, D) I-VIm, IIm, V7 (G, Em, Am, D7) There are a lot of variations, but first you should memorize the above listed ones IN EVERY KEY! Regards, ...

Guitar - General: guitar dating, paul alvarez, indonesia korea
paul alvarez, indonesia korea, harmony central: Dear Paul, Alvarez’ Regent models are considered “beginner-level” instruments. They are made at various locations including Indonesia, Korea, and possibly China. Most of these instruments are made of laminated woods, although some of the slightly better...

Guitar - General: guitar are there different octaves?, baritone guitars, song on the radio
baritone guitars, song on the radio, strange question: Robert: This is a strange question; in fact, if anything, your guitar should seem too LOW. The guitar sounds an octave lower than written on staff, and is in the lower-midrange frequency area. It s possible you re listening to music that is tuned out of...

Guitar - General: guitar ding scratch hlp req, pencil eraser, casual glance
pencil eraser, casual glance, pain in the butt: Dave-Id like to know how deep the ding is. Send me a pic if you can. If it is too shallow, there isn t much you can do short of a refin. If it is deep enough, you can IMPROVE, not eliminate, but improve the appearance of the dent by carefully applying a tiny...

Guitar - General: guitar ding, frank ford, wood filler
frank ford, wood filler, index section: Hi, Mark. To be perfectly honest, this is one area of guitar knowledge where I m not as studied as I could be. However, I can still give you a few suggestions to help you out. It kinda sounds like the ding you re describing could be a small crack in...

Guitar - General: guitar effects, guitar effects pedals, different types of guitar
guitar effects pedals, different types of guitar, band eq: Its really just a name. Sometimes you can get inside of the pre sets on the processor gear and change the tones via eq, gain, etc. For the most part its just a name game. I dont like the multi effects myself. For the most part all I really use is a overdrive...

Guitar - General: guitar effects, u2 fans, stage setup
u2 fans, stage setup, guitar tricks: Wish I could be a huge help to you but I d only be guessing. Unfortunately, I m not that familiar with the tune and have only heard it on the radio occasionally. With that in mind... apart from numerous studio techniques that are used, you can probably...

Guitar - General: guitar effects, digital voodoo, e bow
digital voodoo, e bow, magnetic pickup: Rushabh, I m not familiar with that recording, but there are a number of ways that effect might have been produced. My first guess is the easiest way to do it: with a small, handheld, battery-operated device called an E-Bow. It sets up a magnetic...

Guitar - General: guitar effects, distortion effect, internal volume
distortion effect, internal volume, guitar effects: They are all kind of the same thing. Gain is the amount of internal volume being created by the unit. Overdrive has less gain then distortion. Really overdrive and distortion are the same thing, but if you buy a overdrive effects box it is going to be a little...

Guitar - General: guitar fretboard, natural dexterity, guitar fretboard
natural dexterity, guitar fretboard, absolute beginner: It just takes practice to get your fingers to be where they need to be. While some may have a natural dexterity, for others it can take much longer to get the feel for where your fingers should be on the fretboard. There are plenty of exercises in how-to...

Guitar - General: guitar-general, local music store, pawn shops
local music store, pawn shops, thin necks: Hi Frank, I was actually going to recommend seagull, as they sound really good & are very inexpensive. Maybe a Fender would do the job? I ve played a few that have had very thin necks. I d suggest looking in the pawn shops, & trying a bunch from your local...

Guitar - General: guitar humidifier, glue joints, small plastic container
glue joints, small plastic container, perforated rubber: Dear Lanz, You need to humidify an acoustic guitar or a hollow-body electric guitar during the winter. Indoor heated air (as well as outside winter air)is usually very dry, and can cause the wood of a guitar to dry out, shrink, and crack. Drying and shrinkage...

Guitar - General: guitar humidifier, humidity conditions, humidity level
humidity conditions, humidity level, bill watson: Ianz, Yes, high humidity is a concern: During periods when humidity is very high, the best remedy is to keep the guitar in an air-conditioned area; air conditioning dehumidifies the air in addition to cooling it, usually to a level of 50 to 55%, depending...

Guitar - General: guitar identification, gould guitars, bulletin board posts
gould guitars, bulletin board posts, commercial attache: Dear Chris, I am not familiar with this brand name at all. I did a search on google.com (which I realize you may have already done yourself), and found only a few bulletin board posts from others like yourself wanting to know more about their G. J. Gould...

Guitar - General: guitar identification, hoffman guitars, fender telecaster
hoffman guitars, fender telecaster, guitar identification: That I can help you with. If your Tele was manufactured before 1984 it is a U.S. made instrument. In 84 Fender started manufacturing some of their instruments in Japan and in 1990 they started manufacturing some in Mexico. I d say it s a good bet that it...

Guitar - General: guitar identification, airline models, inch holes
airline models, inch holes, guitar identification: Dear Brian, Airline is a house brand name for guitars sold by Ward s (formerly Montgomery Ward). Since around 1975, all Airline-branded guitars have come from various makers in Asia. Before then, most Airlines came from American companies, principally...

Guitar - General: guitar identification, gibson bridge, inlay work
gibson bridge, inlay work, guitar identification: I ve seen something similar to what you re describing, but there are some big differences leading me to believe that what you have is fairly rare, maybe even a custom job. National did make an ES335 like guitar back in the 60 s that was like what you are...

Guitar - General: guitar information, dean guitars, galveston guitar
dean guitars, galveston guitar, inexpensive guitars: Dear Adee, The Galveston brand name is that of a US distributor that imports inexpensive guitars from a variety of different makers in Asia. Their fancier models are generally simply more adorned than the plainer ones, but of the same woods and construction....

Guitar - General: guitar & love, ali jan, khanevade
ali jan, khanevade, behtar: Salam SHERY jan; Age mikhai sabkaye dige ro ham emtehan koni, FLAMENCO sabke khoobie. MA khodemoon avalin ahangayeeo ke sakhtim ro baraye dor o vari hamoon ejra kardim; va nazarateshoono porsidim. gheir az inke porsidim didim ke vakonesheshoon chie, chon...

Guitar - General: guitar modifying, seymour duncan humbuckers, seymour duncans
seymour duncan humbuckers, seymour duncans, bronze series: Good hearin from ya, Joshua! (Of course we re bro s...that s what s great about doing this, meeting fellow guitarists and chatting about all kinds of axe-related stuff. Great networking tool.) As far as adding a pickup to your B.C. Rich, yes, that can...

Guitar - General: guitar/music question, scale intervals, music question
scale intervals, music question, open strings: A very complicated bit of music theory is sometimes used to explain the standard, Spanish tuning of E, A, D, G, B, E (moving up in scale intervals of IV, IV, IV, III, and IV). But that s over my head. I think the actual reason is that it makes the first-position...

Guitar - General: guitar neck adjustment, pawn shop, guitar neck
pawn shop, guitar neck, new ministry: Hi Ray, sorry to hear that man. I d say offer $40.00 or ask them if you can have it looked at by a repair shop if the want more. Maybe they ll let you take it in for repairs & take some the cost off the asking price. If they don t budge, I wouldn t buy it,...

Guitar - General: guitar note momorising, notes on the guitar, bathroom mirror
notes on the guitar, bathroom mirror, guitar theory: Andy: Absolutely! One really great way to memorize the notes on the neck is to draw yourself a representative fretboard on a piece of blank paper, preferably with 24 frets. Then, just photocopy it a few times. Now, write each note on the fretboard where...

Guitar - General: guitar origin, pedal steel guitars, magnum guitars
pedal steel guitars, magnum guitars, magnum guitar: Dear Kath, I haven’t been able to find anything on your specific model, and only some sketchy info on the Magnum name. I suspect that it’s an importer/distributor’s name, and that various makers in different countries have made instruments marketed under...

Guitar - General: guitar pedals, noise suppressor, amp section
noise suppressor, amp section, stereo mixer: Hey Scott, after having looked everything up in your list, I m afraid to say that if you do hook everything you have up all at once, the results may very well be less than pleasant. What could potentially work though is this: 1. Run the Digitech through...

Guitar - General: guitar pick, finger and thumb, thumb index
finger and thumb, thumb index, playing the guitar: Hi, There are various ways to hold a guitar pick and approaches towards how to use it. Some hold it between the index finger and thumb, others between middle finger and thumb. Some even hold it with thumb, index, and middle finger. It is more common, however,...

Guitar - General: guitar pick, guitar soloing, thinness
guitar soloing, thinness, guitar player: I m a guitar player seeking to add guitar soloing to my skills, preference is hard rock. Whenever i play live, i notice that when i use a fairly thin pick my solos become sloppy because of the softness, but when i try using a thicker pick i find it a little...

Guitar - General: guitar picks, amp input, watt amp
amp input, watt amp, guitar soloing: Howdy Jenna - Congrats on your Squier purchase...I hope you enjoy it. Metallica and Nirvana have significantly different sounds (to me, anyway), but they do have a few things in common. * Overdrive - You ll need an amplifier that has separate...

Guitar - General: guitar pickup adjustments/followup, randall amp, zoom 606
randall amp, zoom 606, body materials: Andrew (sorry bout calling you Jim , your previous question listed that as your name): I ll have to answer those questions one at a time. First, the heaviest amps I ve tried out so far have been the Crate Blue Voodoo Series (the combos sound good as...

Guitar - General: guitar pickup and controlknob wiring ., san bernardino ca, guitar pickup
san bernardino ca, guitar pickup, volume controls: Chuck, The best thing for that is to try and get a schematic for such a task. I always check www.guitarelectronics.com for good schematics. It s easier for you to see, rather than for me to try and explain without knowing the model. Thanks, Bra...

Guitar - General: guitar pickups, jackson js20, stock pickups
jackson js20, stock pickups, quality pickups: Sorry buddy! I was looking at this one: http://jacksonguitars.com/products/search.php?partno=2911000528 Not this one: http://jacksonguitars.com/products/search.php?partno=2900011503 So in this case, I would suggest that you change the pickups....

Guitar - General: guitar power chord progressions, chord progressions, chord construction
chord progressions, chord construction, power chord: Hi Bob, Thanks for your question. A power chord is basically a chord which contains only a root and fifth degree (plus, usually, an octave). These chords could be applied to any progression - for example, if you had a I,IV,V progression in the key of C...

Guitar - General: guitar questions, shaft diameter, replacement knobs
shaft diameter, replacement knobs, size shaft: Dear John, I ve answered over 700 guitar questions here and elsewhere, and never heard this one before. You say it s new? If that s true, return it and either get it fixed or replaced under warranty. If it s new, but you bought it from a previous...

Guitar - General: guitar questions, top 100 guitar solos, guitar questions
top 100 guitar solos, guitar questions, top 100 guitar solos of all time: I d probably start by learning some basic scales so that you know where you re going on the fretboard. The pentatonic scale is probably the most used in rock but I d also learn 3 note per string scales: http://www.guitartricks.com/2000/trick.php?trick_id=3050&s_id=28...

Guitar - General: guitar rack configuration, jason fryer, distortion patches
jason fryer, distortion patches, hard rock music: Hi Kerim, I think the best way to set up your rig would be to run the Pod as your master unit, run the G-Major through the effects loop of the pod, then into the DOD, then into the Hush, then the Power amp. You ll have to use some MIDI program mapping to match...

Guitar - General: guitar rack setup, dbx 266xl, roland gp
dbx 266xl, roland gp, lamb of god: K Eric, after having read & your list of gear, there s a few things here that need to be changed in my opinion. First of all the DBX stuff is high end studio gear. Great for the studio, but not so great in a guitar player s rack. You d be better of getting...

Guitar - General: which guitar is right for my son, guitar prelude, drake and josh
guitar prelude, drake and josh, squier mini strat: He can start on an electric guitar. There is no difference in the way acoustic and electric guitars are played. Acoustics are harder on the fingers which some people think is better for starting out. My opinion is get whichever guitar is going to get played...

Guitar - General: guitar setup, extreme humidity, excessive humidity
extreme humidity, excessive humidity, new guitars: Hello- Yes, humidity will definatly warp your necks. That added with the effects of gravity when they are on the stand. I would suggest putting the guitars in there cases and laying the cases so that the guitars are face up on there backs. Loosen the string...

Guitar - General: guitar shape, different shapes, electric guitars
different shapes, electric guitars, subtle differences: For the most part, not much. A lot of a guitar s sound has to do with the wood that s used, the strings and, in the case of electric guitars, the pickups. There are subtle differences in sound in different styles, but a lot of those different shapes are...

Guitar - General: guitar shape, electric guitars, music tutorials
electric guitars, music tutorials, music link: There is no hard-and-fast rule such as double cutaway sounds like x or single cutaway sounds like y Probably the single most influential factor is the type of wood used. And of course, for electric guitars, the pickups have a huge influence on the...

Guitar - General: guitar shape, solid body electric guitars, acoustic electric guitars
solid body electric guitars, acoustic electric guitars, tone chambers: This is a complicated issue, but here is a simplified answer: 1. For acoustic guitars, a larger and deeper body is louder, and produces a fuller tone with more resonant low notes. A cutaway body design allows easier fingering to the high notes, but reduces...

Guitar - General: guitar sound, solo sound, effect processor
solo sound, effect processor, jimmies: HI Jerry, As with any set-up involving processing loop or signal effects such as distortion, chorus, delay etc... you have to find a basis on which to start as a rhythm set-up. If you are using these models you will probably find that when you really...

Guitar - General: guitar sound, great web resources, vox amp
great web resources, vox amp, digital reverb: Hi Anthony - Very sorry for the delay...I ve been on the road for awhile. Ah, The Edge. His sound is alternatingly immensely complex or simple, depending on which track you listen to! Actually, I think his base sound (like in Bad ) is actually...

Guitar - General: guitar speakers, olp john petrucci, blue tick hound
olp john petrucci, blue tick hound, olp john petrucci model: The Man-a-War is a good choice for your application. Good bang for the buck. I ve personally always used Celestion, but obviously they are not cheap, so Eminence is a good choice and not too much of a step down. Quality wise they stack up well against the...

Guitar - General: guitar stool, string bassists, swivel bar stool
string bassists, swivel bar stool, personal preference: Hi Johnny, I wouldn t be too concerned over specific numbers, as it depends much on the height of the person, their playing style, and their actual personal preference in what height of chair/throne/stool is most comfortable. Given that, there are many...

Guitar - General: guitar strumming, tabbed songs, guitar tricks
tabbed songs, guitar tricks, kevin taylor: You ve come across one of the reasons why tab is mostly used as just a guide for songs you ve already heard. Unfortunately it s basically true.. if you can t figure it out by listening to it, get a video of the person playing it or get somebody to show it...

Guitar - General: guitar suddenly getting out of key, half note, open string
half note, open string, headstock: Hi Jun, I m not sure i understand your question/problem. You should be using the tuning machine heads on the headstock of your guitar for tuning it. The bits on the bridge are not for tuning - they are for stting intonation (compensation for differences...

Guitar - General: guitar tab, desperado el mariachi, morena de mi corazon
desperado el mariachi, morena de mi corazon, de mi corazon: I tried to find a copy of this song; However, I was unsuccessfull. So my suggestion is to make a chord melody of the song. Since your going to be singing along you may want to only play the chord melody at times when you arnt singing. The good thing about...

Guitar - General: guitar tab, desperado el mariachi, morena de mi corazon
desperado el mariachi, morena de mi corazon, de mi corazon: Dear Lucas: Awesome question! As a performing guitarist who has done instrumentals live, I ve found it one of the most challenging and rewarding things in music to be able to successfully combine numerous parts so that they re played as one. This can be...

Guitar - General: guitar tapping, michael angelo batio, guitar tapping
michael angelo batio, guitar tapping, joe satriani: Alex: Tapping is one of those techniques that seems to be different for lots of folks. It is REALLY easy to do once you discover what works best for you personally. Eddie Van Halen holds his pick with his MIDDLE finger and thumb, and uses his index finger...

Guitar - General: guitar theory, help me please!:), diatonic chords, harmonic minor scale
diatonic chords, harmonic minor scale, dominant 7: First, sorry it took so long to respond my internet stopped working for a few days..... To make it clear a harmonized natural minor scale would contain the following chord types: Natural Minor: 1 Minor 2 Diminished 3 Major 4 Minor 5 minor 6 Major...

Guitar - General: guitar type?, dot inlays, head stock
dot inlays, head stock, guitar builder: Hi Stephen, Thanks for the pics. My theory that it could be a Jackson Kelly is shot to pieces - it looks like no Jackson I ve ever seen before. In fact, I ve never seen an Explorer body with that sort of contouring before - although that could be...

Guitar - General: guitar upgrade...help!, washburns, pickup model
washburns, pickup model, several thousand dollars: Dear Meg, For a traditional warm, woody, jazz sound, you ordinarily want to have a hollowbody archtop guitar. Such guitars usually have a single cutaway and a body depth of around 3” to 3 ½”, with one or two pickups. High-end models with carved tops can...

Guitar - General: guitar upgrade, fender strat, replacement pickups
fender strat, replacement pickups, squier: If you are comfortable playing the Squier and just want a better sound, then I d suggest upgrading the pickups. Get some Fender or Seymour Duncan replacement pickups. If you don t like the feel of Squier, check out the Mexican made standard Strats. I played...

Guitar - General: guitar value, george gruhn, vibrato tailpiece
george gruhn, vibrato tailpiece, bigsby vibrato: Dear Ted, First, bear in mind that any used guitar is only worth what some buyer is willing to pay for it, and that the value is important only if you re buying it, selling it, or insuring it. If it hasn t suffered any damage from heat, cold, excessive...

Guitar - General: guitar value if any, inexpensive instruments, acoustic model
inexpensive instruments, acoustic model, luthier: Dear Edward, As far as I know, “Capri” was an importer or distributor’s brand name, and may have been used on guitars from a variety of different makers, most likely from Asia. These were inexpensive instruments, and are not generally in demand by players...

Guitar - General: guitar value, hollow body electric guitars, family memories
hollow body electric guitars, family memories, acoustical guitar: The X817511 is a Factory Order Number (FON) used by Gibson that indicates it was made in 1956. The FON was the only identification number used on Gibson’s lower-grade models, while higher-grade models also had a serial number. Without knowing the specific...

Guitar - General: guitar value, excellent condition
excellent condition: Dear Denise, In very good to excellent condition it could be worth around $1800 - $2200. In lesser condition, perhaps $1000 - $1500. Any used guitar is worth only what some buyer is willing to pay for it, and the value is important only if you re buying...

Guitar - General: guitar value, glue joints, nazareth pa
glue joints, nazareth pa, vintage guitars: Dear Ronald Self, The short answer is, no. I can t tell you the value of it for several reasons. First and foremost, any used instrument is worth only what some buyer is willing to pay for it. Second, while older Martins usually command premium prices,...

Guitar - General: What is my guitar worth, decent player, excellent condition
decent player, excellent condition, hubert: Dear Hubert, In excellent condition, a Yamaha SSC-500 is probably worth around $350-$400. This model was made from around 1983 to 1992. While a decent player s instrument, it has little or no interest to collectors. Please bear in mind that any...

Guitar - General: How much is my guitar worth, east indian rosewood, fishman prefix
east indian rosewood, fishman prefix, genuine mahogany: Ok here goes this is the specs of that model: Martin OMC 15 E Features: CONSTRUCTION: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret Cutaway TOP: Solid Sapele or Genuine Mahogany ...

Guitar - General: how much my guitar is worth, jackson charvel, randy rhodes
jackson charvel, randy rhodes, old guitar: With all due respect to your dad, I have a hard time believing that he paid $3000 for a Jackson/Charvel, unless it was one of the first Randy Rhodes models. Even then, at most, you re looking at maybe $2000, and that s really pushing it. The only thing I could...

Guitar - General: How much is my guitar worth?, star inlays, how much is my guitar worth
star inlays, how much is my guitar worth, korean models: Dear Jesse, I ve seen these models, and they re nice guitars. Unfortunately, the made-in-Japan Epiphones haven t attracted the interest of players or collectors, who tend to look down on all of the foreign-made Epiphones, despite the fact that many of...

Guitar - General: how much is my guitar worth, martin guitars, how much is my guitar worth
martin guitars, how much is my guitar worth, model numbers: Dear Bret, The Alvarez Regent series were mass-produced, low-priced instruments that were very well-made and good-sounding guitars for their prices. Models with 4-digit model numbers such as yours were made before 1999. There is no documentation available...

Guitar - General: How much is my guitar worth?, chicago brand, how much is my guitar worth
chicago brand, how much is my guitar worth, ebay: Dear Keith, I’ve checked several comprehensive reference sources, and haven’t found anything on the Chicago brand. Korean guitars, except perhaps for a very few models, are generally mass-produced instruments that have no appeal to collectors. Regardless...

Guitar - General: guitar worth, cardboard case, blue book value
cardboard case, blue book value, silvertone guitar: Valuation of guitars is a little out of my realm since I m not a dealer but if it was me, I would either check the Blue Book value (you can purchase a copy here: https://store.bluebookinc.com/Ecom/ProductDetail.aspx?Industry=2&category=1&product=109), or if...

Guitar - General: guitar, guitar need, music lesson
guitar need, music lesson, jayna: It depends on how much you play, really. If you leave them on for too long they ll get rusty. I m not sure of the official amount of time, but I usually change mine about once every 6 months, but the more you play the more you ll need to change them...

Guitar - General: guitars, watt amp, bill watson
watt amp, bill watson, caitlin: Caitlin, A 15 watt amp is essentially useful only for practicing- it s a little loud for a living room if cranked up all the way but not loud enough to play gigs: http://www.listenagainmusic.com/ampselectric.html You can turn the amp down to a very...

Guitar - General: guitars, headphone jack, watt amp
headphone jack, watt amp, cait: Caitlin, A 15 watt amp is not very loud. Some amps have a headphone jack, some don t. If you want an electric, get an electric, there s no point in starting on acoustic, just buy the electric. You can purchase an amp later. Best Regards, Bill...

Guitar - General: guitars, humbucker pickups, best of both worlds
humbucker pickups, best of both worlds, humbuckers: James, Generally, single pickups do not produce a humming sound. It sounds like you might be playing in an environment with a lot of electronics or wave-emitting objects, which may be causing interference. Again, single pickups shouldn t produce a hum...they...

Guitar - General: guitars, peice, music stores
peice, music stores, uncles: Hi, Jose. The only thing I ve been able to find on a Sedona guitar is one that was made by a company called First Act. They don t currently have anything on their website about it, so I assume the line was discontinued. Other than that I wasn t able to find...

Guitar - General: guitars, goya brand, swedish makers
goya brand, swedish makers, google: Jeff, Goya was a brand name used by a distributor, the Hershmann Music Company of New York, for guitars made by a number of different makers in different countries. Serial number information is only available for some of the earliest guitars bearing the...

Guitar - General: guitars again, local pawn shop, blues songs
local pawn shop, blues songs, ebay: You can get a used guitar at a local pawn shop, or you can even check ebay. Ebay has a large selection of many guitars. Ibanez are great to learn both on. Right now i m learning blues on my ibanez and everything is going smoothly. Just check out those places...

Guitar - General: gutar/bass amps, bearer of bad news, bass amps
bearer of bad news, bass amps, bass amp: Hi Becci, Thanks for your question. Yes...if you get a bass guitar, then you will need a bass amp. In theory, you could plug your bass into your guitar amp and still hear it OK, but (1) the sound quality would be poor, (2) it is possible that you could...

Guitar - General: H. Vaccaro H16, vaccaro guitars, stewart mac
vaccaro guitars, stewart mac, stewmac: Dear Matt: I do know that the Vaccaro guitars have somewhat of a cult following; as such, maybe members of a Vaccaro owner s forum or chatroom can hook you up with pictures. Now, as to bridges, check out this link: www.stewmac.com Stewart Mac has virtually...

Guitar - General: How much is my Hamer worth?, hamer slammer, sun burst
hamer slammer, sun burst, slammers: Dear Rick, The Slammers are made in Indonesia. New versions of this model retail for around $200. The serial number suggests it was made in 2003. Hamer serial numbers recycle every 10 years, but I don t think they were making the Slammer in 1993. As...

Guitar - General: Hand Size, django reinhart, professional guitarist
django reinhart, professional guitarist, guitar teacher: Hi Tom, I don t think that hand size is such a major factor, compared to, say, dexterity - especially if you still have some growing to do. In fact, you may find that by practicing this helps your hands to grow. I remember that my gradfather used to have...

Guitar - General: Harmony Guitar, harmony company, baritone uke
harmony company, baritone uke, old harmony: Well, it sounds like you have a Harmony ukulele (it has four strings, right?). First of all, it’s no newer than 1975, when the original Harmony company went out of business. Harmony ukulele designs remained largely unchanged for a very long time, and the labels...

Guitar - General: Harmony Master Acoustic, fret board, refret
fret board, refret, construction grade: D-Rock: I d love to see pics (Thanks!) You can send them to: yogurttriceratops@yahoo.com. Good job on thinking of the wood cement. If you decide you need a refret or need further fixin s for your Harmony, lemme know and we ll get you under way. Looking...

Guitar - General: Headphones for amplifier, ohm speaker, lovey dovey
ohm speaker, lovey dovey, mini amp: Dear John: You re quite welcome in advance; thanks for the kindness! I completely sympathize with the ability to only use headphones (and, on the wife and kids beating you up; just crank the tube amp wide open and maybe the sonic blast will keep them at...

Guitar - General: Help buying first guitar, local music stores, exact web address
local music stores, exact web address, whammy bar: Dear Mitch, Excellent questions! That outfit at musicinsfriend.com certainly gives you a lot for a low price. Yes, it s a cheap guitar and a cheap little amp, but it s all you need to get started. Yes, the whammy on this instrument will probably...

Guitar - General: Help me identify this Ibanez please?, humbuckers, special editions
humbuckers, special editions, sunburst: Dear Ben, It s pretty difficult, if not impossible to trace information on older Japanese guitars. Ibanez and other makers frequently changed specifications and made variants of basic models with slightly different features in finish, hardware, electronics,...

Guitar - General: Help with Modes?, scales and modes, chord tone
scales and modes, chord tone, chord theory: Hi, Glad you found the site helpful, and thanks four pointing out the odd goof. When it comes to playing modes over a chord progression, my general advice would be to use the mode which corresponds to the chord. For example, in a progression CM7,Am7,Dm7,G7...

Guitar - General: HG930 Hohner, hohner guitars, hohner usa
hohner guitars, hohner usa, cosmetic details: Dear Jerry, The flunky who emailed you from the current Hohner USA distributor was clueless. All of the Martin copy Hohner guitars were made in Japan, and later in Korea and elsewhere in Asia.The better-grade, Japanese-made Hohners of the 70s are very...

Guitar - General: HH?, guitar blue book, lindau germany
guitar blue book, lindau germany, car blue book: Jesse: I normally refer all appraisals to one of two sources that are known to be reputable: -http://www.gruhn.com/ - they do online appraisal applications -the Guitar Blue Book, which you can either buy online or from a larger bookstore. This is very...

Guitar - General: HI , About the songs tab., mola ali, ali jan
mola ali, ali jan, kind message: Hi ALI jan; Thank you for your kind message. Unfortunately, no tabs are available for our songs. You only can find chords on our fan club Yahoo! page. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arianbandsfans2 Regarding the photos; I think I have them, thank...

Guitar - General: Hi- I was at the guitar center..., gibson sg, room models
gibson sg, room models, replacement pickups: Assuming that both guitars are new (i.e. we aren t comparing a mint condition Epiphone with an old Gibson that might have had a few year s of neglect).... Strange as it may seem, not all guitar shops set guitars up perfectly before they put them out on...

Guitar - General: Hi my picking seems to be..., frank gamble, fitness book
frank gamble, fitness book, exercises: Get the Guitar Fitness book. It has chromatic exercises thta can really build up your speed and accuracy. Alternate picking is a most also, or circular picking is even better. Look at some methods by Frank Gamble who teaches the circular picking method....

Guitar - General: Hi my picking seems to be..., metronome, scales
metronome, scales: Hi Matt, 1) Use much less pressure on the string, relax your hand. You need to feel what is described as the incredible lightness . 2) Definitely use a metronome and notch it up just a click every day or two as you run scales. It will force you...

Guitar - General: Hi I was wondering if you..., basic music theory, material progress
basic music theory, material progress, allexperts: Hi David, First I d like to let you know that I have been out of town and set my status on AllExperts to on vacation , yet it obviously didn t work. I am now back in town. Regarding your question, this is an ideal author: Ralph Turek. You can...

Guitar - General: High Action, metal ruler, mechanic work
metal ruler, mechanic work, baby taylor: O.k. First, release the tension on all the strings completley. Put her in the case for about 24 hours. Take her out and check the neck for bow using a straight edge, preferrably a metal ruler. Do this by placing one end of the ruler on the first fret, and...

Guitar - General: Hoe chords, chord book, beginner lessons
chord book, beginner lessons, free beginner: Ros, A chord book alone is definitely not the answer. You need some sort of system that teaches you all of the elements, not just chords. I have a course w/ 15 free beginner lessons via e-mail you might wish to try. Sign up at: http://www.billwatson.net...

Guitar - General: Hofner accoustic, blue book of acoustic guitars, archtop guitars
blue book of acoustic guitars, archtop guitars, acoustic models: Dear Ronnie, By a “detachable” neck, I presume you mean a bolt-on neck, rather than a “travel guitar” with a neck designed to come off or fold over for compact storage. You didn’t say whether the guitar is a flat-top or archtop model. I am not aware...

Guitar - General: Hofner acoustic, electric guitars, guitar maker
electric guitars, guitar maker, acoustic guitar: Dear Paul, Yes, Hofner is a German guitar maker. I vaguely recall that they made a folding acoustic guitar, probably in the 1970s, but I can t really tell you anything else about it, except that it apparently was an unsuccessful, and short-lived model....

Guitar - General: Hofner Bass, hofner bass, bob watson
hofner bass, bob watson, number thanks: Hofners are kind of interesting and I m not too up on recent models, but I know for a fact that for many years Hofners did not have serial numbers - you can verify that on the web. I do think that they did start putting them on in the late 70s, but basses...

Guitar - General: Hofner violin bass value, hofner violin bass, time luthier
hofner violin bass, time luthier, touch ups: Dear Matthew, Any used guitar is worth only what some buyer is willing to pay for it, and the value is important only if you re buying it, selling it, or insuring it. As you probably know, the value of the vintage Hofner “Beatle” bass is greatly elevated,...

Guitar - General: Hohner Acoustic, hohner guitars, foremost maker
hohner guitars, foremost maker, hohner acoustic guitar: Dear George, There is very little documentation on Hohner models, and I cant find anything on your HG-940. Hohner, as you may know, is the world s foremost maker of harmonicas, and is based in Germany. In the 1970s, they began importing lower-priced guitars...

Guitar - General: Hohner Guitar, inexpensive instruments, ebay
inexpensive instruments, ebay, german company: Dear Fratt, Although Hohner is a German company, their guitars are made in Asia. Some older ones may have been made in Japan, but most models probably originated in Korea, Indonesia, or maybe China if fairly recent. I am not aware of any reference sources...

Guitar - General: Hohner guitar question, rosewood fingerboard, acoustic electric guitar
rosewood fingerboard, acoustic electric guitar, guitar model: Tammy, I m afraid that what I know of the Hohner brand is minimal at best, however I will share with you the little I know. I looked up the guitar and must say, it looks like a fairly decent guitar; especially for its price range (hopefully you paid no more...

Guitar - General: Hohner HG-318, series acoustic guitars, gain market share
series acoustic guitars, gain market share, american guitars: I was not able to find anything specifically on the HG-318, but I can tell you that the Hohner HG-series acoustic guitars of the 70s were low-priced, but very well-made instruments that played and sounded comparably well to much higher-priced American guitars....

Guitar - General: Hohner HG360R Accoustic Guitar, inexpensive instruments, accoustic guitar
inexpensive instruments, accoustic guitar, snob appeal: Dear Terry, I am sorry to say that I am not aware of any documentation on your model. Although Hohner is a German company ( best known as the world s foremost harmonica maker), their guitars have been made in Asia for a long time. Most Hohner-branded...

Guitar - General: Hohner HGK599 acoustic guitar. How much worth?, hohner guitars, playable instrument
hohner guitars, playable instrument, peter dear: Dear Peter, I can t find anything on this particular model, but can tell you with reasonable certainty that it s worth no more than around $300. All of the Korean Hohners, including the fancier ones, are mass-produced budget models, and have no interest...

Guitar - General: Hohner Les paul, starter guitars, pick ups
starter guitars, pick ups, replacement pickups: Dear Dylan: Yes, the Hohner Les Paul copies were around in the 70 s (and it s nowhere near as unknown as you think). The general workmanship of this guitar was pretty good; I ve seen a few folks who owned real LP s and a Hohner and liked the Hohner as...

Guitar - General: Hohnor professional st 57 L-Hand, hohner strat, hohner professional
hohner strat, hohner professional, tobacco sunburst: Dear Michael, I am not aware of any source to identify serial numbers for guitars bearing the Hohner name. Although a German company, Hohner guitars have been made in Asia, probably by a number of different makers at different times and for different models....

Guitar - General: Hollow body Fretless Violin Bass with Fiddle headstock., hofner violin bass, fiddle head
hofner violin bass, fiddle head, head stock: I ve never heard of such a thing - not that I m doubting you. The closest thing I ve seen is the Univox Beatles bass that was a hollow body with the scroll headstock. I don t suppose you d know the manufacturer s name? I often find that stuff like that...

Guitar - General: House of the Rising Sun, intro guitar solo, dm chord
intro guitar solo, dm chord, rocky mountain way: hmm.... I think part of your problem is you re playing the song in the wrong key. At least compared to the original. The original recording is: Am, E7 (or E if you want) for the opening and then Am, C, D, F, Am, C, E7 As far as plucking them, it s basically...

Guitar - General: Hoyer Jazz Guitar, usa models, intrinsic characteristics
usa models, intrinsic characteristics, guitar maker: Dear Dane, Hoyer is a respected German guitar maker, but from what I ve seen, they re kind of like American Gretsches - some are pretty cool, while others are dogs. The Gumby headstock is not unusual for hoyers. A similar one is at: http://grimmusic.grimfacts.org/guitars/ArnoldHoyerEsquire.jpg...

Guitar - General: what's like an HSS Strat w/ fixed bridge?, ibanez rg350dx, tremolo system
ibanez rg350dx, tremolo system, two guitars: The way I see it trems are somewhat useless. I have two guitars with trems on them (American Deluxe Strat and an Ibanez rg350dx with Floyd Rose), I never use the strat trem and rarely use the trem on the rg350. Sustain is not the same with a trem on a guitar...

Guitar - General: what's like an HSS Strat w/ fixed bridge?, coil pickups, single coil
coil pickups, single coil, humbucker: Well, since I havn t played that particular guitar yet, it s hard to answer the first part. The answer to the second part is yes and no. Both types of tremelo can be blocked, simply by removing the back plate and inserting a piece of wood that is cut to fit...

Guitar - General: h vaccaro & co guitar model 11-1, vaccaro guitars, follow ups
vaccaro guitars, follow ups, best bet: Mike: I must admit that the amount of info on Vaccaro guitars is almost as scant as Paris Hilton s IQ. Your best bet is to join some of the online blogs or vaccaro discussion boards and get info from other Vaccaro owners. I don t personally own one, and...

Guitar - General: left hand guitar playing, left hand guitar, farming accident
left hand guitar, farming accident, figers: Jim - I would like to begin by mentioning the fact that Phil Keaggy is one of my favorite guitar players, although he is right handed. It just so happens that Phil lost a finger in a farming accident many years ago, but he has managed to become to become a...

Guitar - General: left hand guitar playing, left hand guitar, guitar experts
left hand guitar, guitar experts, chord positions: It s amazing! I joined guitar experts several years ago to discuss this topic specifically and you are the first one to actually address this. I went through the exact same thing when I was very young. There are advantages and disadvantages here. Any guitar...

Guitar - General: hand postion comfortability, finger pointer, cdbaby
finger pointer, cdbaby, sonicbids: Yep it s normal. Everybody s hands are slightly different so nobody plays guitar exactly the same way. Six months is still a very short time in terms of guitar playing. As you start getting into the years , you ll automatically adjust your playing to...

Guitar - General: Left-handed beginner, elizabeth cotten, handed fashion
elizabeth cotten, handed fashion, left hander: Hi Bill, Thanks for your question. In my opintion, it s better for a left-hander to try and play as a right-hander bvecause (a) chord diagrams, etc, are written from a right-hand viewpoint and so will be easier to follow, (b) a wider range of guitars available...

Guitar - General: Left-handed beginner, elizabeth cotten, handed fashion
elizabeth cotten, handed fashion, handed guitar: Dear Bill: You re welcome for the timing! Yes, I ve taught both left- and right-handed students; and I really can t say that one type has been better than another (they ALL gave me headaches!). I haven t experienced the phenomenon that is said to exist...

Guitar - General: Left-handed beginner?, elizabeth cotten, handed fashion
elizabeth cotten, handed fashion, handed guitar: I would agree with you, I tell most customers in my shop that although the child may be left handed in sports, etc that does not mean they will be a lefty guitarist. I would suggest they start on a righty, if they absolutely can not handle it after a month...

Guitar - General: Left handed guitar, left handed guitar, more than three decades
left handed guitar, more than three decades, four fingers: Bill - You don t sound like a kid anymore, so just pick that guitar up and pound those strings with the natural feeling of your left hand. If you were a small child, I would suggest changing strings around if playing a right handed guitar. I play a right handed...

Guitar - General: Left handed player, blind squirrel, open tunings
blind squirrel, open tunings, dadgad: Terry - Wow! What a treat! I am also 51 years old and I knew there had to be another one out there. I have saved your email address, as it might be interesting from time to time to discuss our disfunctional techniques. I ve never spent much time on alternate...

Guitar - General: Two handed tapping, jayna, fret
jayna, fret, thanks in advance: It s kind of an acquired skill, it took my awhile to get it just right. My best advice is to go over to http://www.guitar.com and read some of their columns as well as some posts in the forums. I ve been able to find everything I ever needed at that site...

Guitar - General: left handed, practice amp, chord book
practice amp, chord book, handed guitar: Well, let s start by suggesting that he attains a guitar that is your normal right hand design. This is the normal guitar you see hanging in a music shop. Don t spend a great deal....probably $150 - $200. That s the first thing I d do as a parent. He...

Guitar - General: harlin brothers lap steel, lap steels, hawaiian sheet music
lap steels, hawaiian sheet music, history collections: Dear Michael, I’m not aware of any reference sources for Harlin Brothers serial numbers. What little I know about them is that they were in Indianapolis, and made lap steels from the 1930s into the 1960s, and were among the first makers of pedal steels....

Guitar - General: harmonic squeeks or squeels, red jumpsuit apparatus, squeeks
red jumpsuit apparatus, squeeks, squeel: Hi James, It s basically in your technique and how you place the guitar pick against the string. You really need to press the pick edge, the tip against the string and attack it, but the most important part of this is to make sure your thumb and fingertip...

Guitar - General: harmonics, pinched harmonics, glw
pinched harmonics, glw, themself: http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/f/p/fpm108/glw/lessons/lesson49.htm This link will give a decent amount of information about harmonics. It also goes into the technique about pinched harmonics. I prefer for students to have to do some research themself...

Guitar - General: harmony guitar serial number 3763N159, harmony guitars, harmony company
harmony guitars, harmony company, inexpensive guitars: Dear Ponce, Harmony was established in 1892 in Chicago by German immigrant Wilhelm Schultz. Schultz can be considered the Henry Ford of guitars, in that he set out to make lots of inexpensive guitars using mass production techniques. Many of Harmony...

Guitar - General: headphones, headphone amp, headphone output
headphone amp, headphone output, headphones: Hey Brian, if your amp has a headphone output, you can use any good quality headphone without having to worry about it. Just don t mp3 player headphones with it, cause you might blow them. If your amp doesn t have a headphone out, then you ll have to use the...

Guitar - General: headphones, line level signal, headphone output
line level signal, headphone output, practice sessions: Brian: The answer to your question depends on whether or not your amplifier has a headphones jack or line out jack. Most lower-end and smaller wattage amps will offer some kind of headphones output; but since you re asking the question to begin with I ll...

Guitar - General: help guitar, gibson les paul, bells and whistles
gibson les paul, bells and whistles, sound textures: Hello Roshan, you have a few items to be answered so here goes: 1) Is a Rodin Soldiac a good guitar ? Yes 2) Godin is Trustworthy, and a Quality electric guitar manufacturer 3) A Epiphone guitar model is the lesser quality model of a Gibson Les Paul,...

Guitar - General: help guitar, fender amps, reputable name
fender amps, reputable name, volume knob: Roshan, When purchasing a guitar, saving money is always great; however, when a guitar drops its price a bit, it s normally due either to the guitar being not-so-popular , or not the best of it s league. Now this is completely and solely MY own opinion;...

Guitar - General: help guitar, fender amps, fender strat
fender amps, fender strat, volume knob: My choice is the Les Paul, as it s been a proven standard for many years, as is the Fender Strat. The Godin Soldiac is a budget guitar at best, although a bit cheaper. And really, it s about the best quality for the least amount of money. As far as Fender...

Guitar - General: help guitar, les paul guitars, volume knob
les paul guitars, volume knob, les paul: The reviews I ve read about the godin solidac guitar have all been pretty good. I have never played them but ive had people say they were good. As for a epipone les paul I personally wouldnt buy. With les paul (especially newer ones) your paying more for the...

Guitar - General: help...my guitar now slips out of tune, treble side, radical differences
treble side, radical differences, heat cold: Dear Nancy, Without being able to see and handle your LG-1, it is very difficult to assess your problem. If only one string habitually detuned, I d suspect the tuner first. But with the 1st, second, and 3rd all going out at once, some kind of structural...

Guitar - General: help guitar, gibson models, mass production techniques
gibson models, mass production techniques, inferior materials: Roshan, HEY, SLOW DOWN, OK? ;) For any Godin vs. Epiphone at the same price, I d jump on the Godin. The Godins are a very well-made line of instruments, unlike the Epiphones, which, except for their newest, highest-end instruments, are merely cheap...

Guitar - General: Can you help ID my old Gibson Acoustic?, gibson serial numbers, rosewood fretboard
gibson serial numbers, rosewood fretboard, michael gibson: Dear Michael, Gibson changed serial number systems frequently, and their numbers are often conflicting and confusing. I am not aware of any documentation on Gibson serial numbers with seven digits. The best available documentation on Gibson serial numbers...

Guitar - General: can you help me?, fender dealer, good luck
fender dealer, good luck, japan: Dear Joel, I can t answer your question. I suggest that you contact Fender directly. They may be able to direct you to a dealer or distributor, or perhaps place a factoty order for you. Any authorized Fender dealer can also help you place a factory order....

Guitar - General: hi, hamer slammer, electric bass guitar
hamer slammer, electric bass guitar, harmony central: Hey Guy, ultimately the answer lies with you. If you like the bass & want to invest money into upgrading the electronics, then it s a good idea. The bass is never going to be a Music Man or anything like that, but if you like the way it plays & feels, then...

Guitar - General: hiss, roland cube 60, dear don
roland cube 60, dear don, ross: Dear Don: I m not finding your answer in my list of previously answered questions , only the follow-up (which isn t listed as one). Did you get the original answer (mentioned your cable?). If not, lemme know and I ll resend. Happy Shredding, Ros...

Guitar - General: historical shape of guitars, ibanez destroyer, cutaway
ibanez destroyer, cutaway, solid wood: There is some design to allow for playing comfort, but that s not always the case. Sometimes guitars are just shaped to look cool (try playing a Gibson Flying V while sitting down and you ll know what I mean). The most important thing is that the strings...

Guitar - General: hohner guitar, hohner guitars, hohner guitar
hohner guitars, hohner guitar, old guitars: Dear Danny, Although Hohner is a German company, all of the Hohner guitars I ve seen have been inexpensive models made in Asia. I am not aware of a source to reference Hohner serial numbers. It does not have any special value as a collectible, and as...

Guitar - General: holding the pick, finger and thumb, rich thanks
finger and thumb, rich thanks, luck dave: Hi Rich, Thanks for your question. I have a website where I publish guitar/music tutorials. Surf on over to www.cyberflotsam.com and follow the Music link from the main menu. In the Guitar Basics section there s a link to a tutorial on pick-holding....

Guitar - General: At home recording...Getting started, digidesign mbox 2, midi hardware
digidesign mbox 2, midi hardware, mac g4: Hi Eric! Recording at home in this day & age is pretty simple. Basically all you need are a computer, some recording software & a couple of decent microphones. What you can & will get obviously depends upon what your budget is. I m assuming that you already...

Guitar - General: hoot nanny, model guitars, folk boom
model guitars, folk boom, guildan: Dear Mike, The Jackson Guldan company was in Columbus, Ohio, and was primarily a maker of inexpensive violins. In the 50s and 60s, they responded to a big demand for guitars by making inexpensive, beginner s model guitars. The Hootnanny name probably...

Guitar - General: hum, fender twin reverb, control cavity
fender twin reverb, control cavity, time drummer: Line 6 used to be good but I haven t had any recent expereince with them. To be quite honest, I have found that getting good used equipment is often a better option than new and often times cheaper. Just be sure that you are dealing with a reputable dealer...

Guitar - General: hum, mini amp, loud buzz
mini amp, loud buzz, humbucker pickup: Hey Dave, Sorry for the misunderstanding. If your guitar is humming without the PC on and you re not near any type of electronic device, it s definitely your pickups. You can buy pickups standalone and put them into your guitar for under $200, but since...

Guitar - General: humbuckers, jb model, stock pickups
jb model, stock pickups, neck position: I am a Seymour Duncan man to the bone, if I had a seven string chances are I would replace the stock pickups with a Duncan SH-4 or SH-5 (JB Model or Duncan Custom) in the bridge and a SH-2 (Jazz Model) for the neck position. If you want more output in the...

Guitar - General: humbuckers squealing?, bridge location, model repair
bridge location, model repair, humbucking pickup: Hello Mike, Noise is never normal but it is most times acceptable and controlable to players, however having said this It is not good. Whenever you raise your signal via processing you are going to encounter noise, if you have a neck position pickup...

Guitar - General: humbuckers, bassy, humbucker
bassy, humbucker, personal things: the PAF Joe pickups are the best as far as i found.. in pickups .. there s really a lot about personal things.. so.. i have seen and experienced . those workin the best.. for clean and for dist.. the clean sound is by far than probably any humbucker can give...

Guitar - General: Ibanex HA 300?, gibson l5, model designation
gibson l5, model designation, seriel number: Dear John, I m not familiar with that particular model designation either, but I think your theory is probably on target. The Ibanez (and other better Japanese jazzboxes) of that era were really excellent instruments. They were exceptionally good values...

Guitar - General: My Ibanez, harmony central, guitar brand
harmony central, guitar brand, popular instruments: Dear Lane, Ibanez has made umpteen different variations of the SA models. You can find owners’ reviews on 13 different SA models at : http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/brand/Ibanez Some of those reviews might help you learn something...

Guitar - General: Ibanez Classical, nagoya japan, language labels
nagoya japan, language labels, model guitar: I was not able to find out anything on this model guitar either. One possibility is that it was made for export to Spain. Another is that in trying to pass themselves off with a Spanish name for a Japanese guitar, they put Spanish language labels inside,...

Guitar - General: Ibanez Guitars, seymour duncan pickup, js 1000
seymour duncan pickup, js 1000, dimarzio evolution: Hi, Thomas! No, not all the Ibanez guitars have a nasal tone. Joe Satriani uses way more midrange than most folks, and his DiMarzio pickups (the Fred and the Joe) emphasize that midrange preference. Joe uses lower-output pickups than what many players...

Guitar - General: Ibanez or other brand that they made, headstock, heather
headstock, heather, email: Hi Heather, I apologize for the previous email you received. I clicked the wrong button in error. Most likely this guitar has been modified after it left the factory. The only way to identify the guitar would be to compare it to pictures of other Ibanez...

Guitar - General: Ibanez roadstar, fuji japan, head stock
fuji japan, head stock, production sequence: Dear Ty, Up to 1987, the first letter in Ibanez serial numbers indicated the month, i.e., A = January, B = February, etc., and the following two numbers indicated the year (C82#### would be March, 1982), with the remaining numbers being the production sequence....

Guitar - General: Ibanez Studio St-70, playable instruments, st70
playable instruments, st70, old guitar: Hi, Joaquin, 1) 1977 to 1983 sounds about right. By 1977, Ibanez stopped making blatant copies of American instruments, and began using original designs. Ibanez and other makers will discontinue a model when it stops selling well, and/or to replace it...

Guitar - General: Ibanez V100, guitar blue book, critical mistake
guitar blue book, critical mistake, pond shop: Nathan: You can get the Guitar Blue Book from any larger bookstore (or online) for a few bucks, or go to: http://www.gruhn.com/ to send for a pro appraisal. This will take care of the value issue. As to the action being lowered, first check the neck for...

Guitar - General: my Ibanez, preface, guitars
preface, guitars, mint: I always preface my guess with the comment that I am not a dealer, so all I can offer is a pure guess based on my experience. I would say that it s not particularly valuable, and you may be able to get $400 for it. I personally like Ibanezes but there are...

Guitar - General: Ibanezs, Fenders, and Gibsons, gibson sg special, fender esquire
gibson sg special, fender esquire, fender thinline: It all depends on what style of music you are interested in playing. The only one I would stay away from is the Esquire - it has a bad reputation for lousy quality. The Ibanez SZ 720 is pretty hot. It s gotten good reviews and is known for being very versitile....

Guitar - General: Ibinez Guitar, paul stanely, ebay
paul stanely, ebay, paul stanley: I d guess to someone really interested in this particular model, it might be worth up to $1500 or possibly more, if it s really in excellent condition. In my opinion, book values tend to be inflated. Try searching eBay for similar models for comparative...

Guitar - General: IDENTIFYING OLD GUITAR FOUND AT ANTIQUE SHOP, ross rock, idea what kind
ross rock, idea what kind, guitar styles: Hi, David! I m really not sure what you have, there. I did some searching around for something matching that description, but didn t really come up with much. Is there any way you could send a photo of it? You can use my personal address: j-ross@rock.com...

Guitar - General: Identify Guitar brand and model, acoustic archtop guitar, guitar brand
acoustic archtop guitar, guitar brand, e bay: I would need to see it to have any hope of identifying it, but there were so many small manufacturers in the 60s that I can t promise you anything. I ll show it to a friend of mine with more expertise in that area. You can send a picture to gtr4hyr@hotmail.com...

Guitar - General: Identify Guitar, 12th fret, fender strat
12th fret, fender strat, melody makers: Dear Rob, Despite your very detailed description, I can t identify your guitar, and I doubt if anyone else could readily do so. Japanese imports of the 60s were imported under umpteen different brand names that were most often those of the importer or...

Guitar - General: Identify guitar manufacturer, bell shape, pawn shop
bell shape, pawn shop, western guitar: I d have to see it to be able to give you any idea of the manufacturer. It s not likely that anything of value would be without some sort of identification, but you never know. If there is some way of posting a photo on allexperts.com I d be happy to have...

Guitar - General: How to Identify a Martin, martin guitars, professional maintenance
martin guitars, professional maintenance, old hope: Dear Jim, The model number and serial number on Martin guitars are found inside the guitar at the end of the neck block. You can check the serial number for the year of manufacture and get other information on old Martins at: http://www.provide.net/~cfh/martin.html...

Guitar - General: Identifying a guitar, harmony company, carl fischer
harmony company, carl fischer, lap slide: Dear Norella, All I can tell you about the Carl Fischer brand is that it was established around 1900. It s not clear whether Fischer was actually a maker, or a distributor of instruments made by others for the Fischer name. The original Harmony company...

Guitar - General: Information about hohner L 75 les paul, guitar blue book, bad witch
guitar blue book, bad witch, hohner: Jos: I have several questions pertaining to guitar value this week, so here are place for you all to get the info... 1.) www.gruhn.com does pro appraisals and you can file online 2.) the Guitar Blue Book can be purchased from any major bookseller and will...

Guitar - General: Installing a Floyd Rose on a Tune-o-matic guitar, dive bombing, tremolo system
dive bombing, tremolo system, bc rich: Okay the Iceman looks cool, but if you don t have any experience in installing a Floyd Rose system I d definitely leave that one to the pros. You re looking at some serious routing, especially since you don t already have a trem on there. Since I do my own...

Guitar - General: Installing a GK midi Pickup on a les paul, roland gr 20, gibson les paul
roland gr 20, gibson les paul, gibson lp: Chuck: The Gibson LP radius varies (with specific model type) between 10 and 12 ; I believe your DC probably actually has a compound radius. If you use 11 or 12 as a baseline, you will probably be right on (the end of the fingerboard is most likely at...

Guitar - General: Installing Lace Sensor pickups in a Les Paul, lace sensor pickups, lace sensors
lace sensor pickups, lace sensors, coil pickup: Hi Aaron! Sure, it s absolutely possible to install the Lace Sensors in a Les Paul; although I wouldn t necessarily recommend doing so. As far as having a single coil pickup in a larger cavity, this really isn t an issue, because you can either find or fabricate...

Guitar - General: Installing a standard Vibrato on an already existing tune-o-matic, gibson sg, professional guitar
gibson sg, professional guitar, guitar kit: no problem, I do not do set ups or repair, so I can not help with the trem questions I do know of this http://guitarsearcher.stores.yahoo.net/sagelguitkit.html but I believe it has standard bridge. Hi there, could you please re rate me on all...

Guitar - General: Interesting guitar., ross rock, tuning pegs
ross rock, tuning pegs, natural grain: Hi, Stephen! It is possible that you have a guitar that has some aftermarket stuff done to it and it is an Ibanez; this company hasn t made V guitars too commonly. It is also possible, though, that the guitar is something else entirely. There is a pretty...

Guitar - General: Internation, 12th fret, intonation
12th fret, intonation, fretboard: Hey M DINO Leavers, First, I think you may have an issue aside from intonation givning yopu tuning problems but that is hard to diagonose without seeing the guitar. Always tune your strings UP and not DOWN. In other words, you should always bring the...

Guitar - General: Intonation inquiry, e5 chord, gibson les paul
e5 chord, gibson les paul, harmonic overtones: Hi, Nido! Glad I could help, you re quite welcome. Now, more on tuning: have you ever noticed that no matter how hard you try, open chords at the low part of the next just do NOT sound in tune all the time? If you get the open G in tune, for instance,...

Guitar - General: Intonation, intonation problems, definite effect
intonation problems, definite effect, stratocaster: Mike: Yes, gauge does have a definite effect on intonation. It seems, though, like your problem may not be gauge-related; it s unusual for the intonation to be THAT far off because of a simple gauge change. There could be a lot of different things that...

Guitar - General: Intunation, 12th fret, adjustable bridge
12th fret, adjustable bridge, minute adjustments: Since it is an acoustic, I would highly recommend having it serviced by a pro. Most acoustics have a non adjustable bridge, so to adjust the intonation, the neck would have to have a series of minute adjustments and need a fine tuner to read. Like I said,...

Guitar - General: ibanez gsa60, pain in the butt, height adjustments
pain in the butt, height adjustments, tremelo: Well... if you have a Floyd Rose style locking tremelo, it is not uncommon for the bridge to move when doing a string bend. To remedy this, remove the backplate allowing access to the springs attached to the bridge. There is a harness with two screws that...

Guitar - General: ibanez guitar, gibson style, distinct shape
gibson style, distinct shape, ibanez guitars: I m not very familiar with earlier Ibanez stuff; my first hand experience with Ibanez guitars has been with early 80s models. They are easily dated by the serial number during that era. Yours is puzzling as I would think all Ibanez guitars would have serial...

Guitar - General: ibanez ragtime special, d addario, light gauge
d addario, light gauge, quality brands: The Ragtime Special was an Ibanez series of models made from around 1992 to 1994. They were probably made in Korea, unlike earlier Ibanez (Hoshino) models that were made in Japan. The manufacturer s List Price on this series ranged from $400 - $600, and...

Guitar - General: Had an idea to save a few bucks... ;), heat shrink tube, there some sort
heat shrink tube, there some sort, cable problem: Dear Alex: Yes, there is a pretty simple fix for your cable problem; however, the small items you ll need to fix it, if you don t already have them, can cost you more than a new cable (soldering iron/solder, heat shrink tube, heat sink, etc.). Drop the cash...

Guitar - General: identification, whammy bar, fender strat
whammy bar, fender strat, hi chris: Hi Chris, Without a picture, I can t even begin to know. Your description, while detailed, is still too vague. Can you email me a picture? Here is my personal email address: gregmoore@wideopenwest.com After seeingit, I am sure we ll be able to nameit...

Guitar - General: identify older vega guitar, blue book of acoustic guitars, search ross
blue book of acoustic guitars, search ross, cf martin: Hi, Mike! Happy Holidays! I have a pretty standard answer to this type of question (which is, admittedly, something I try very hard to avoid), simply because I m not a professional appraiser. This is a pretty specialized field, and not just everyone can...

Guitar - General: identifying a guitar, harmony company, stella guitar
harmony company, stella guitar, harmony guitar: Dear Terry, From what little you ve told me, here s what little I can tell you: If it looks homemade, it either is, or else it s a cheap, low-end model. A homemade guitar generally wouldn t be marked Made in USA, though. Many small, cheap guitars...

Guitar - General: identifying guitar, robert my father, tenor guitar
robert my father, tenor guitar, ebay: Wow, sounds weird. I m thinking that it must be a one-off by some luthier which may make it extremely valuable or worth close to nothing - how s that for a definitive answer? The problem that you run into is that since it has no identifying marks, you ll...

Guitar - General: Any info about this guitar, nashville guitar, harmony central
nashville guitar, harmony central, nashville tennessee: Dear Katy, Guitars from the Nashville Guitar Company are fine, handmade instruments by master luthier Marty Lantham in Nashville, Tennessee. I’ve also seen cheaply-made Asian imports bearing a “Nashville” name. The following link has some user reviews...

Guitar - General: info on a make of guitar, internet search engines, differnt name
internet search engines, differnt name, litterally thousands: There are litterally thousands of companies that buy guitars from a planted/guitar maker mega company called Samick . The sub contracted guitar factory makes guitars for severall different companies with the name Samick no where to be found on the guitars....

Guitar - General: infro on guitar, vintage guitar magazine, aria guitars
vintage guitar magazine, aria guitars, st louis music: Dear Dwight, The Westone brand name was used on guitars imported by the St. Louis Music Company. Most apparently were made in Japan by the Matsumoko company, although other makers were probably involved at times, and some of the later models may have been...

Guitar - General: installing a floyd rose, floydrose, lock nut
floydrose, lock nut, sure thing: Kerrang!: Sure thing. You can download routing templates, instructions, and tips at Floyd Rose s website: http://www.floydrose.com/instructions.html They ll help guide you on installation. Now, as to the finish, you re going to have a break in the finish...

Guitar - General: installing grovers, pilot holes, small screws
pilot holes, small screws, screw hole: Hey Taylor (ironic: My Company is Called Taylor!), Thanks for asking. I can only guide you to the basics as there are several differnt tuners on the Deluxe and there are many different Grover Models. But, the replacement is pretty easy, as far as most repairs...

Guitar - General: installing th vibrato arm, fender style, tremolo arm
fender style, tremolo arm, style model: Dear Justin, I’m not familiar with whatever model Behringer guitar you have, but if it’s a Stratocaster-style model with a Stratocaster-style vibrato, most of those arms just screw in. There are lots of variations on the Fender-style vibrato assembly,...

Guitar - General: instrument output/ amp wattage, crate amps, loud thanks
crate amps, loud thanks, frequency output: Hi, That is a good question few people consider asking. All amps have their own limitations based on watts. For example, I have one that s about 50 watts and then an amp/cabinet that s over 300+ watts. I obviously use the smaller one for practice and I...

Guitar - General: instrument values....., gibson mandolin, ebony fingerboard
gibson mandolin, ebony fingerboard, martin sd: Hi Maggie, You have a great collection! Though, I m not very well informed as to what instruments are worth for sure, but I will give you my opinion on it, and what I would except to pay for a instrument that is in question. These will be all high end...

Guitar - General: instrumental guitar blues for a beginner guitarist, t bone walker, sonny landreth
t bone walker, sonny landreth, john lee hooker: Well, I had to ask around at GuitarTricks cause I m not into blues real huge, but this is the advice I got... SRV: -Soul To Soul -SRV s rendition of Little Wing -Lennie and almost anything by Roy Buchanan Albert Collins Freddie King Gary...

Guitar - General: instrumental guitar blues for a beginner guitarist, yarbirds, jeff beck
yarbirds, jeff beck, instrumental guitar: Hey, have I got the guy for you. Are you familiar with Jimmy Page (of Led Zeppelin)? Try Led Zeppelin songs such as Black Dog or Rock and Roll. Also, if you can find Jimmy Page s pre-Led Zeppelin session work, work with the Yarbirds, and jams with eric...

Guitar - General: How can I integrate several scales in a solo?, 17 years, scales
17 years, scales, modes: First I m going to need you to clarify what you mean when you say integrate. Do you mean when 2 scales are superimposed together to create a line or solo? Or do you mean a technique such as using modes to play outside the key? Thanks for your question. If...

Guitar - General: intenation, floyd rose, alternate tunings
floyd rose, alternate tunings, intonation: No, but with a Floyd you might not want to change the tunings around. On any floating trem for the matter. When you tighten your strings up to change the tuning you add alot of tension to that bridge. Which in turn will make it stand up and float much higher....

Guitar - General: intenation, elctronic, twelth
elctronic, twelth, intonation: Not necassarily. Using an elctronic tuner, tune down to whatever key you plan to use, and then check the intonation at the twelth fret. If it is off, than adjust accordingly. For a detailed description on adjusting intonation, check some of my earlier postings....

Guitar - General: intonation, light guage, maintenance books
light guage, maintenance books, guitar repair: O.k. first thing, unless you tune each string seperatly, meaning not using the 5th fret tecnique, the string will always be off a SLIGHT amount. If the problem you have is more than just a slight difference, you need to take in to a pro and have them go over...

Guitar - General: intonation???, intonation, music shop
intonation, music shop, cheers: Intonation has to do with the way your guitar is set up, and if you don t know what it is you pretty much have to go to a music shop to fix it. It would be almost impossible to teach someone via email. Note: If you don’t answer the questions I ask it becomes...

Guitar - General: intonation, 12th fret, intonation and pitch
12th fret, intonation and pitch, yamaha pacifica: billy- I am sorry to say that a multimeter will not help you intonate your guitar. Correct intonation depends on the length of the string. First, get an electronic tuner. Hook it up and tune your guitar to standard-E. Now begining with the low E (6) play the...

Guitar - General: iranian guitar tabc, guitar tabs, fan club
guitar tabs, fan club, ali: Dear Behnam, Hope you re doing well. I have not seen proper Iranian Guitar tabs but there are many Iranian chords. You can contact PANI, who is responsible for CHORDS in my fan club, and ask her for sending you some of them. Her email address is :pani_arianzade@yahoo.com...

Guitar - General: Jackson Guitar, jackson rhoads, wiring components
jackson rhoads, wiring components, jackson guitar: Dear David, As far as I know, the Concept line were the less-expensive Asian-made versions of the USA-made Dinky Reverse model. Jackson made umpteen different variations on these and their other models, and it s hard to date them precisely with different...

Guitar - General: Jackson JS RR, discerning guitarist, paint thickness
discerning guitarist, paint thickness, randy rhoads: Magin: This is kind of a trick question. The answer will depend on what type of guitar player you are; if you re from the Angus Young school of plug n play or if you use a lot of super-saturated distortion with heavy effects processing, then the answer...

Guitar - General: Japanese Serial Numbers!, fender telecaster, fender website
fender telecaster, fender website, letter prefix: Dear James, I am not aware of any source to decipher the serial numbers on Japanese Fenders, beyond the letter prefix, which you’ve already done. I’ve found that Fender doesn’t keep detailed records on its overseas production. The numbers mean something,...

Guitar - General: Jazz Amps, line6 amps, line6 ax2
line6 amps, line6 ax2, mike stern: Hi Matt, That is a very tough question only because guitar amp requirements are so varied and not all Jazz is created equal! Basically, I am a rock player with big ties to Fusion...Holdsworth, DiMeola, MacLaughlin, Scott Henderson, (Mike Stern on the more...

Guitar - General: Jazz Amps, peavey 5150, roland jazz chorus
peavey 5150, roland jazz chorus, guitar amp: Well, one of the most popular is the Roland Jazz Chorus. I also like the Peavy Classic 50, though it is more of a budget amp. My favorite amp all around would be the Peavey 5150 50 watt combo. This amp is capable of going from the heaviest death metal crunch...