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by gavster
September 25th, 2012, 1:10 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: beginner questionsss
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: beginner questionsss

Definitely put new strings on it and if you haven't done it before, let an expert show you how so you get it right every time in the future. I always clean my strings with surgical spirit and cotton wool as the dead skin adheres to the underside of the strings and makes them corrode and ultimately l...
by gavster
September 25th, 2012, 1:03 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Beginner blues
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Beginner blues

Hi stick with it, you are practising daily, thats brilliant, I wish my students did, you will continually improve - do some recordings and keep them as snapshots to be able to assess your progress. You won't believe how much you have improved after only a few months. Enjoy every moment and even enjo...
by gavster
September 25th, 2012, 12:55 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Finally getting a tube amp
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

Re: Finally getting a tube amp

What kind of music do you play and what kind of tone do you need? If the fender does it for you, go for it, you won't regret it and have fun :note1: :mrgreen:
by gavster
September 24th, 2012, 2:22 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Complete slide newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 2683

Re: Complete slide newbie

Hi there, I concur with dogbite, open E tuning is brilliant for starters, you need to remember to hold your slide directly over the frets (a high string action is needed too) - when teaching my students, I tell them the "hot spots" are- 5th 7th, 9th and 12th frets others being 3rd and 10th for passi...