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by s1120
April 25th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Whats the deal with these Epiphone Les Pauls?
Replies: 7
Views: 2985

Re: Whats the deal with these Epiphone Les Pauls?

I got a les Paul special 11 last year for $115.00 USD. love it! only thing I had to do was get new tuning keys. originals weren't bad but you know! really a nice guitar, great tone although doesn't sound les Paul to me! also just got they new ephiphone les paul SL.. Beautiful and light as a feather...
by s1120
November 26th, 2017, 5:26 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Truss Rod or Saddle?
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

Re: Truss Rod or Saddle?

When ever you are faced with a issue like this, the first thing is to step back, and before you adjust ANYTHING, see where you are right now.. This is really why I think all players should learn at lest the basics of guitar/bass setup. Just adjusting things, and tweeking things is not the way to go....
by s1120
November 26th, 2017, 5:19 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar bridge lifted up
Replies: 6
Views: 2254

Re: Guitar bridge lifted up

Well if you have some wood working skills, and if you have no one else to work on it, I guess your stuck... Don't use epoxy or any high tech glues.... Really the best for that would be Tightbond.. Its really good stuff, holds well, and in the future if you need to do more repairs, and remove it, it ...
by s1120
November 26th, 2017, 4:58 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: 00 Size Guitar like Ed Sheerans
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Re: 00 Size Guitar like Ed Sheerans

The "OO" is the sizing that Martin used... they had O, OO, and OOO sized guitars. I could be wrong but im assuming that if the company listed it at a "OO" that they are following Martins lead, and sizing them the same, or at least close. Martin does, or did have a lower cost line of guitars in that ...
by s1120
September 25th, 2016, 4:35 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: want to buy a new guitar need help
Replies: 8
Views: 2618

Re: want to buy a new guitar need help

Sadly no one can answer that for you. There really is a lot of things different between those two, and neither is wrong. As for "going real" you really need to think of who your trying to impress. Ive played some "real" guitars that were vary hum drum, and some lesser brands that were real nice. It ...
by s1120
September 25th, 2016, 4:26 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Sitting or standing?
Replies: 10
Views: 3369

Re: Sitting or standing?

Ya, as was said... there is a difference. I guess a lot depends on what you plan to do in the future. If your planning on being in a band, or playing out live, your probably going to want to get used to standing. If your a basement player and just do it for fun, sitting is fine. It really depends on...
by s1120
September 21st, 2016, 4:42 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Brand
Replies: 18
Views: 5681

Re: Guitar Brand

:lol: Writing them all down would prevent my being able to deny having too many. LOL how true!!! Ill start with the ones I play the most, on down... Regal Duolian resonator. Shes my "go to" guitar for most things. old cheap Epiphone acoustic PR150. doesn't sound great, but the thing is as tough as ...
by s1120
September 8th, 2016, 6:06 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What kind of electric guitar should I get?
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

Re: What kind of electric guitar should I get?

Are you looking for style, or brand ideas? What kind of a budget are you working with? In my opinion its not that guitar that makes the song sound how it does, its the player, so I would recommend that you get out to a few music stores, and pick up, and play a few different ones. Get one that makes ...
by s1120
February 6th, 2016, 8:26 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Working on "A girl, a Boy, and a graveyard". need picking patttern help.
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: Working on "A girl, a Boy, and a graveyard". need picking patttern help.

Very nice. Ill give that a shot.

Yes he does capo it at the 4th fret


Thanks!!
by s1120
February 1st, 2016, 10:52 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Which method is better?
Replies: 3
Views: 2563

Re: Which method is better?

How long is a piece of string??

Everyone is different, and we all work things out in different ways. I bet if you broached that subject to someone that's written 100's of songs professionally, and gave them those two options that would answer with Yes... bolth
by s1120
February 1st, 2016, 10:42 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Budget blues acoustic?
Replies: 3
Views: 2306

Re: Budget blues acoustic?

I really like the Alvarez Parlor guitars. Under 400 bucks most places, and sound sweet!! i guess I'm looking for something quite bass-ey, muddy, and not too bright. That would really depend on your playing style. For me playing with my fingers the normal everyday Dred size guitar is quite muddy and ...
by s1120
February 1st, 2016, 10:11 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Working on "A girl, a Boy, and a graveyard". need picking patttern help.
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Working on "A girl, a Boy, and a graveyard". need picking patttern help.

My daughter loves this song, so Ive been working on trying to learn it. I just cant work out the finger pattern. Ive even watched the video that the singer put up on youtube, about it, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyesL-H4Lp8 maybe im a bit of a moron... but I still cant make heads or tails of it...
by s1120
January 31st, 2016, 3:20 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: new project guitar!! Old parlor sized..
Replies: 19
Views: 5509

Re: new project guitar!! Old parlor sized..

something I've learned when dealing with removing frets from an old rosewood fretboard, if you heat up each fret with the tip of your soldering iron, it tends to activate the oils of the wood and frets come out smoother with less chips and fragments! hope your project turned out great those old par...
by s1120
January 25th, 2016, 7:13 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: My first time on stage!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 818

My first time on stage!!!

OK, Ill preface this with the fact that I was shaking I was so nervous!!! Ive played off and on for years, but have never played for people before. I tend to get a little stage fright anyways and frankly I was a WRECK!! That being said we did tighten up part way through, and pulled it together!!! My...
by s1120
November 21st, 2015, 5:23 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Practicing unplugged electric guitar.
Replies: 5
Views: 2712

Re: Practicing unplugged electric guitar.

I play my electric un plugged quite a bit. I normally only get time to play at night after the kids go to bed, so I need to keep it down. For getting the fingering down its fine. Once you start working on getting the sound right, you need to plug in though.