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by Ricochet
June 10th, 2010, 6:29 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Cleaning fretboard
Replies: 19
Views: 2402

Re: Cleaning fretboard

There are lots of things that work fine. That's just what I use, and it works. Don't leave a really oily film on either fretboard or strings, though. It will eventually attract dirt and get sticky. Wipe it off after you put it on.
by Ricochet
June 9th, 2010, 9:08 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Cleaning fretboard
Replies: 19
Views: 2402

Re: Cleaning fretboard

Yep.
by Ricochet
June 9th, 2010, 7:29 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Cleaning fretboard
Replies: 19
Views: 2402

Re: Cleaning fretboard

I just scrub mine with a damp cloth and oil it with olive oil, wiping off the oil after a few minutes. Works. I've got a bunch of commercial stuff from Fender and Gibson, but never have gotten around to trying it.
by Ricochet
June 8th, 2010, 6:48 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: this is a wierd guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 949

Re: this is a wierd guitar

Back in the LP days Todd Rundgren put one out with a cut simulating all the bad record artifacts on it. I had a hard time hearing them, because I was used to hearing that stuff.
by Ricochet
June 8th, 2010, 6:11 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Different Strats?
Replies: 22
Views: 2875

Re: Different Strats?

22 fret and 24 fret guitars may have the neck pickup at a different location, giving a different tone. It's not unusual for 21 or 22 fret guitars to have the neck pickup right about where the 24th fret would be.
by Ricochet
June 7th, 2010, 6:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday, Moonrider!
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Happy Birthday, Moonrider!

Happy Birthday!
by Ricochet
June 7th, 2010, 11:55 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: New pickups in strat
Replies: 21
Views: 2545

Re: New pickups in strat

Works for me.
by Ricochet
June 7th, 2010, 10:40 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: What other stringed instruments do you all play?
Replies: 21
Views: 1749

Re: What other stringed instruments do you all play?

Yep, it's gotten popular to play that way. Lots of old guitarists around.
by Ricochet
June 7th, 2010, 10:36 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Heavier strings easy to break?
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: Heavier strings easy to break?

I've never done that thing with holding tension on strings while detuning them, and never had one break while loosening it. I did pop one the other night while carelessly and hastily tuning it up on a rushed string change.
by Ricochet
June 7th, 2010, 3:05 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: What other stringed instruments do you all play?
Replies: 21
Views: 1749

Re: What other stringed instruments do you all play?

The noter's the traditional way to play it. Folkie guitarists in the '60s figured out you could chord it like a guitar, but that just adds complication and takes away its beautiful simplicity.
by Ricochet
June 6th, 2010, 3:45 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: What other stringed instruments do you all play?
Replies: 21
Views: 1749

Re: What other stringed instruments do you all play?

Lap steel. Dulcimer, and Strumstick which is really a dulcimer. Have dabbled with mandolin and uke, and gusli. The dulcimer of which I speak is the Appalachian lap dulcimer that the musicologists say is really a zither, not the hammered dulcimer. I've tried playing one of those, and man alive, is it...
by Ricochet
June 6th, 2010, 3:37 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Best Chord Dictionary- Encyclopedia?
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Re: Best Chord Dictionary- Encyclopedia?

I've got the Guitar Grimoire series. Pretty good books for what they are, but there's a lot of overlap between all of them. Only maps the fretboard in standard tuning. If you've got a computer in front of you, just look up your chords and scales on the Chord House link. It lets you put in any six st...
by Ricochet
June 6th, 2010, 3:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Berklee Audition Tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 1409

Re: Berklee Audition Tomorrow

That sounds great!