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by hthiew
September 1st, 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Guitar vs guitalele - which is easier for beginners?
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: Guitar vs guitalele - which is easier for beginners?

I love the guitalele for practice and bringing it on the road. But if you are having problems with it, i say go for a full size one or a 3/4 one instead. Yes if you are into it because of the nylons strings, go with waylon's suggestions of the Yamahas. Otherwise, if budget permits, the little martin...
by hthiew
September 1st, 2017, 8:35 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: New Player/ Saddle problems
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Re: New Player/ Saddle problems

It's normal for it to cut in. But not by much. Do you have pictures so we can see how its doing that?
by hthiew
September 1st, 2017, 8:34 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Flatwounds
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Re: Flatwounds

You may want to consider the Thomastik Infields Jazz strings. Its more toneful (if there's such a word) than others I have used. But it's expensive so I just settle with using Chromes most of the time. These strings are a bit stiff compared to Thomastik but the sound is all there. I have the Chromes...
by hthiew
September 1st, 2017, 8:28 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What is the effect pedal used by the guitarist?
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: What is the effect pedal used by the guitarist?

You are right that he's using pedals. He was stomping all the time in between his playing. The sustain could be from technique, natural from a guitar that can sustain or it could be a compressor/sustainer pedal.
by hthiew
September 1st, 2017, 8:21 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: telecaster strings
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: telecaster strings

oh, I really love those thinlines and yes I think I do know what type of sound you are looking for to come out of them. I have to be frank that I've not tried the 1 & 3rd strings you mentioned but I have to vouch for the Elixirs. I used to hate them because on first listen, it doesn't sound articifi...
by hthiew
September 1st, 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Guitar identification.
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: Guitar identification.

Seems pretty quiet here. Sorry I can't seem to recall any models with the description you have given. Where did you see this guitar? It could be a custom made guitar by some unknown maker.
by hthiew
July 15th, 2017, 1:39 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Am I ready to teach guitar?
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Am I ready to teach guitar?

Resounding YES. You really won't know until you try. And even if you try and don't do so well in the beginning, it serves as lesson to do better every single time. You are actually in a very fortunate situation. Many do not know what they want to do in the next phase of their life and keep living in...
by hthiew
July 2nd, 2017, 8:47 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Don't understand modes??
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Don't understand modes??

I was in the same position and it was Jimmy Bruno who explained it to me in the most non-technical way. All the modes are derived from the major scale with just a switch of the starting note. When I learnt that, it opened up so many doors for my playing. Worth it. I think it was his No-nonsense Jazz...
by hthiew
July 2nd, 2017, 8:38 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Help In Choosing First Guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: Help In Choosing First Guitar

That's the tough call. Both are great guitars but I have to say that the Custom Vibe are really exceptional. Save the $200 and get a comparable quality guitar that I don't think you'll regret. The Fender HSS one is price just right but the Custom Vibe hits at a price way below its quality. So I woul...
by hthiew
May 20th, 2017, 7:54 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Can't follow the beats
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

Re: Can't follow the beats

Good job Biggles01
by hthiew
May 3rd, 2017, 7:02 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Can't follow the beats
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

Re: Can't follow the beats

How about using a metronome? I used to hate using one but now I simply love it and it doesn't help me very naturally get into keeping the beat. I written something about playing rhythm guitar on my blog https://playgoodguitar.com/playing-good-rhythm-guitar and generally my whole site touches a lot o...
by hthiew
May 3rd, 2017, 6:58 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: About Pickups
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Re: About Pickups

Bassman302 did an awesome job explaining the technical aspect of the answer to your question. I'll do a simple one. If the pickup sounds too thin, as Bassman302 have mentioned, the thicker sounding pickups are P90s, mini humbuckers or humbuckers. It will depend also on the slot your current pickup i...
by hthiew
April 10th, 2017, 9:40 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: --> Share things you've learned about guitar
Replies: 379
Views: 138388

Re: --> Share things you've learned about guitar

Oh love the list. Wish I had this when I first started to play.
by hthiew
March 6th, 2017, 4:22 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: I can't play guitar
Replies: 34
Views: 8503

Re: I can't play guitar

Maybe the chances are you feel like you are not progressing not because of your finger size or body anatomy but it's a motivational one. I advocate the foundation of the following; 1. Good Guitar, 2. Good Connection and 3. Good Music. 1. Make sure you get a guitar that suits you. One that you like a...
by hthiew
March 6th, 2017, 4:12 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar for jazz
Replies: 2
Views: 3696

Re: Guitar for jazz

Consider a Epiphone or Gibson SG, you'll be surprised what it can do for a warm jazz tone!