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by bojack
August 14th, 2010, 6:06 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Need help repairing output jack and splicing wires
Replies: 5
Views: 4575

Re: Need help repairing output jack and splicing wires

Thanks for the replies guys. I found some usable wire from a stereo system antenna (it was silver) and spliced it onto the output jack wire. Don't know if I had to but I used two pieces of that antenna wire since it was only 30 gauge. Twisting the exposed 'fibers' (little silver wires within the shi...
by bojack
August 8th, 2010, 1:17 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Need help repairing output jack and splicing wires
Replies: 5
Views: 4575

Need help repairing output jack and splicing wires

I need info about splicing wires together to extend the length of the wires on my electric guitar's output jack. I have a Schecter Classic electric guitar and one of the wires broke off the output jack. I don't know if this is normal but the way mine is built, there is a main grey wire with two part...
by bojack
December 29th, 2007, 9:09 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Need help hooking up a B-52 AT100 half stack please
Replies: 1
Views: 2187

Need help hooking up a B-52 AT100 half stack please

First time trying to hook something like this up. I have a B-52 AT-100/AT-412 100W Tube Guitar Half Stack: http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/regular/5/3/5/491535.jpg http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3661/at100pv8.jpg Couldn't find a pic of the cab but it has two connectors. For m...
by bojack
June 17th, 2007, 8:16 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Is the wah pedal's sound supposed to cut out?
Replies: 6
Views: 8913

Is the wah pedal's sound supposed to cut out?

I have a regular non-adjustable Dunlop Crybaby Classic and a Fender Princeton Chorus amp and while every note from the first fret to the 12th fret sounds okay, notes past the 12th fret seem to cut out prematurely. For example, instead of getting a nice round "wah wah" sound it sounds more like "wa--...
by bojack
February 24th, 2007, 2:53 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Looking for new patterns to play through scale modes
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Let me use this mode as an example: http://www.guitar-dreams.com/modules/guitarlessons/uploads/Scales/Diatonic/16FRET.jpg Using that pattern, these are the notes I'd play: D-C-B-A, C-B-A-G, B-A-G-F#, A-G-F#-E, G-F#-E-D, etc, all the way down to the A on the bigE string. I could also use that pattern...
by bojack
February 24th, 2007, 11:27 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Looking for new patterns to play through scale modes
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Ouch...is this the wrong section? Or was my description so bad that no one knows what I'm talking about :lol: I really like these types of patterns, as opposed to riffs, because I could use them on any mode and scale.
by bojack
February 20th, 2007, 2:55 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Playing standing up
Replies: 29
Views: 4628

You could also try putting those strap buttons on different places on your guitar to angle the guitar in a way you're most comfortable playing with. That is, if you don't mind drilling holes into your guitar ;) I used to have to put it up pretty high until I adjusted the position of those strap butt...
by bojack
February 20th, 2007, 2:44 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Looking for new patterns to play through scale modes
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Looking for new patterns to play through scale modes

Not sure if that's exactly what you'd call it but that's the best way I know how to describe it :oops: Let me give you an example of what I'm talking about: 4321,3214,2143,1432,4321,(repeat) For this pattern I'd be playing a mode on the major scale, 3 notes on one string, starting with the 1st strin...
by bojack
December 12th, 2006, 12:35 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: What should I buy?
Replies: 13
Views: 3844

I understand you want to surprise your son, but you should also consider taking him to a music shop and letting him play a bunch of different guitars until he finds one that has a good feel and sound for him. We can make tons of suggestions but nothing beats trying different guitars out until you fi...
by bojack
November 30th, 2006, 3:59 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: First song learned on Electric guitar?
Replies: 35
Views: 6380

I recommend Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin and Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
by bojack
November 30th, 2006, 12:20 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Squealing noises :(
Replies: 17
Views: 2568

When playing the chords, try putting your palm over the strings next to where the bridge/saddle is at (bottom of guitar). This is called "palm muting" and may help to stop unwanted noise.
by bojack
November 30th, 2006, 12:05 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: thumb postion - behind or over?
Replies: 10
Views: 2612

The sound is what's important and also what you're comfortable with so try both. Do what you have to do to get the best sound without being too uncomfortable. But for some chords, as some others mentioned already, you might want to be able to use your thumb for the big E string.
by bojack
November 29th, 2006, 1:12 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: faster chord changes
Replies: 20
Views: 3656

I'm sure someone already mentioned this but just in case, the best thing you can do is to just keep practicing. Sometimes even if you feel you're practicing a lot, it still isn't enough in the end. You'll realize this after you've been playing for a loooong time. Also, if you're playing an acoustic,...
by bojack
November 29th, 2006, 11:43 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Anybody use this chord?
Replies: 12
Views: 1601

Re: Anybody use this chord?

I'm currently trying to learn "Cortez the Killer" and have come up against the Am7sus4 played as 305530 anybody use this chord? If you do how do you finger it I can't quite get my pinky and ring finger to stretch to the third fret from the index and pointer on the third. Is there possibly another f...
by bojack
March 9th, 2006, 3:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Need some help with some soloing technique please.
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Thanks for the advice! Looks like it's going to be hard to remember to use the ring finger instead of the index when improvising these types of riffs but I guess it's just one more thing to practice...