Search found 12 matches

by boynamedsuse
May 22nd, 2010, 5:59 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Should a steel- string guitar hurt my fingers after a year?
Replies: 18
Views: 15721

Re: Should a steel- string guitar hurt my fingers after a ye

Try playing really, really quietly. I know that sounds strange - it's your PICKING hand that controls the volume - but when I tried playing quietly for a while (in a hotel room while my wife was asleep) I discovered I was putting much less pressure on the left-hand fingers. After that it was pretty...
by boynamedsuse
May 22nd, 2010, 5:55 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Classic Jimmy Page sound. Help plz.
Replies: 18
Views: 8936

Re: Classic Jimmy Page sound. Help plz.

zeppelin68 check out the Agile guitars over at Rondo Music. The lower cost models are in your ballpark price-wise and are very well respected as a lower-cost alternative to the big name brands. It seems that Agile specializes in Les-Paul style guitars, but they also have Telecaster style models as w...
by boynamedsuse
April 19th, 2010, 7:52 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Finally able to post
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Finally able to post

Welcome to GN! I haven't been here very long myself, but it is an enjoyable place.
by boynamedsuse
April 11th, 2010, 8:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Where Did The Guitar Tabs Go?
Replies: 213
Views: 55827

Re: Where Did The Guitar Tabs Go?

Guitar Noise isn't really a guitar tab site. I think a lot of visitors are here for what we have other than tab. But I guess we'll see. Thanks for the comments. I agree, GN is NOT about the tabs, but the teaching that goes along with them. Tabs by themselves are not helpful, but in the same token, ...
by boynamedsuse
April 10th, 2010, 11:19 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Which Classical Guitar Is Best For A Beginner?
Replies: 10
Views: 3694

Re: Which Classical Guitar Is Best For A Beginner?

Please seriously consider playing all four. With a classical guitar, tone makes a bigger difference and is easier to hear than with an electric. (You can't make up for shortcomings using an amp and pedals.) I started with a "cheapie" and then when I got old enough to save money for a good guitar, I ...
by boynamedsuse
March 12th, 2010, 7:56 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: When to change acoustic strings
Replies: 18
Views: 4120

Re: When to change acoustic strings

I wait until they sound like crap. I wish someone had told me this earlier - I should be changing them every time I pick up the guitar if this is the case... :wink: Took the words right out of my mouth. I have little to add--especially after NoteBoat weighed in on the subject. :) I can tell from wh...
by boynamedsuse
March 9th, 2010, 7:10 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Moving from acoustic to electric, what do I need to know?
Replies: 10
Views: 5743

Re: Moving from acoustic to electric, what do I need to know

When it comes to amps, though, I'm completely clueless. What does "40 watt 1x12 Tube Amp" mean in practical terms? What are the benefits of getting a head and a cabinet versus a combo amp? How big an amp should I get if I'm looking to play bars and small venues? The 1x12 means there is one 12-inch ...
by boynamedsuse
March 6th, 2010, 10:32 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: No calluses - falling off from work
Replies: 20
Views: 3120

Re: No calluses - falling off from work

Another thing that occurred to me (although I do not know if this would be a good idea or not) is to take a tip from the folks who practice Karate. They push their hands into sand and whatnot to strengthen their skin and cause callouses. Perhaps the use of a little alcohol (as suggested) and then po...
by boynamedsuse
February 22nd, 2010, 11:32 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Want opinions on some tube amps
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Want opinions on some tube amps

I haven't tried it, but have always heard that amp modelers and tube amps aren't a good mix. I use my digitech toy through a plain, boring, practice amp, with the EQ set flat and no gain. It seems like these modelers are emulating as best they can the sounds of a tube amp already. Putting that thro...
by boynamedsuse
February 22nd, 2010, 11:20 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Best professional guitarists
Replies: 21
Views: 3788

Re: Best professional guitarists

I couldn't resist bumping this thread. Andres Segovia makes perfect sense to me. You don't have to like classical guitar to realize how much of a master he was. I suspect that "best" in most minds is strongly tied in to the music we like (as has been stated before). If limited in that way, Jimi Hend...
by boynamedsuse
February 21st, 2010, 8:54 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: good guitars for beginers.
Replies: 11
Views: 1855

Re: good guitars for beginers.

Ricochet wrote:
TRGuitar wrote:+1 for Rondo!
+1 again.
Agreed. They are hard to beat in the low-moderate price ranges.
by boynamedsuse
February 21st, 2010, 8:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: YOUR FIRST FIVE POSTS NEED APPROVAL
Replies: 17
Views: 18296

Re: YOUR FIRST FIVE POSTS NEED APPROVAL

SigmaDM5 wrote:Good move - hope it works. It's an unfortunate reality but the spammers are EVERYWHERE :shock:
I agree. I haven't seen this before and think it is a good idea.