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by Ricochet
September 22nd, 2004, 11:09 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Fingerpicking Dilema
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

BTW, those FingerEase picks are also ProPiks made by Guptil Music. I linked to another page on the maker's site above. Look around, they've got several styles.
by Ricochet
September 22nd, 2004, 7:24 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Fingerpicking Dilema
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Here are my favorite fingerpicks: http://www.guptillmusic.com/propik/fastpicks.html

Here's an extraordinarliy versatile thumbpick:
http://www.fredkellyspicks.com/speed_pick.html
by Ricochet
September 22nd, 2004, 7:17 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: 12 string with bulging bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

They're not really built for tuning up to standard tuning, and usually have been played tuned down a step.

Fixing the pulled up bridge is a luthier's job. It can be fixed, but it'll cost you.
by Ricochet
September 22nd, 2004, 5:33 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Alternate picking ?! AAAA
Replies: 13
Views: 1456

Snoogans775 wrote:well, no matter what, you can never play two strings at the same time, upstrokes and downstrokes sound different because one of the strings is get...
Can when you're fingerpicking, or composite picking.
by Ricochet
September 22nd, 2004, 5:31 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: soundhole.
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Keep at it for a few decades and you'll have a guitar with real character, like Willie Nelson's.
:D
by Ricochet
September 21st, 2004, 3:28 pm
Forum: Freebies, Giveaways, Contests and guitar apps
Topic: You Know, Somebody Does Win These Things!
Replies: 41
Views: 21995

She's still under the weather but better, thanks!

Hey, I think the name of the catalog the shirt came out of is "The Music Stand."
by Ricochet
September 21st, 2004, 5:52 am
Forum: Freebies, Giveaways, Contests and guitar apps
Topic: You Know, Somebody Does Win These Things!
Replies: 41
Views: 21995

I'm still working on getting those pics to Gibson for their newsletter as requested (they bounce when E-mailed and the Gibson employees can't follow links to outside pics), but I got a nice letter back from a Gibson customer service fellow who said it was really great to hear from a contest winner w...
by Ricochet
September 21st, 2004, 3:12 am
Forum: Freebies, Giveaways, Contests and guitar apps
Topic: You Know, Somebody Does Win These Things!
Replies: 41
Views: 21995

Thanks, VeeKaChu!
:lol:

And welcome to GuitarNoise!
by Ricochet
September 20th, 2004, 9:08 pm
Forum: Freebies, Giveaways, Contests and guitar apps
Topic: You Know, Somebody Does Win These Things!
Replies: 41
Views: 21995

Oh, I am! Suppose I should've shown the back somehow; it's entirely gorgeous quilted maple, too, with a pretty inlay strip up the center seam. Definitely the nicest guitar I've ever held in my hands!

Haven't even tried out the pickup on this thing. Suppose I'm going to have to plug it in sometime.
by Ricochet
September 20th, 2004, 8:36 pm
Forum: Freebies, Giveaways, Contests and guitar apps
Topic: You Know, Somebody Does Win These Things!
Replies: 41
Views: 21995

You bet it does! My daughter took some pictures of me with it: (They're big.) http://oldengine.org/members/culp/RicGibson.jpg http://oldengine.org/members/culp/RicGibson001.jpg http://oldengine.org/members/culp/RicGibson002.jpg http://oldengine.org/members/culp/RicGibson003.jpg http://oldengine.org/...
by Ricochet
September 20th, 2004, 2:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: guitar care in a war zone
Replies: 18
Views: 2537

Ballistics is a lifelong interest of mine, Steve. When other kids were memorizing baseball stats, I was memorizing ballistics tables. And getting my Dad to shoot various kinds of bullets into various things so I could dig out the bullets and see how they'd penetrated, mushroomed, tumbled, etc. Could...
by Ricochet
September 19th, 2004, 6:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: guitar care in a war zone
Replies: 18
Views: 2537

Might. (Probably not.) As a matter of fact, many guitars are made of plywood. The manufacturers prefer to call it "laminated wood."
by Ricochet
September 19th, 2004, 6:06 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: guitar care in a war zone
Replies: 18
Views: 2537

Greybeard, you're incorrect on several major points regarding terminal ballistics. Yes, a bullet that's designed to mushroom shouldn't tumble. That produces inconsistent results when it happens. It usually won't, either, because of the shift of the center of mass toward the front of the bullet as it...
by Ricochet
September 19th, 2004, 10:39 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: guitar care in a war zone
Replies: 18
Views: 2537

Bullets that are unstable in flight don't hit what they're aimed at. A 5.45mm bullet most assuredly is stable in flight. It's unstable in tissue or water because of the high density of the medium. A more or less straight on hit on thin sheet wood won't make it tumble, either. For that matter, few so...
by Ricochet
September 19th, 2004, 9:33 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: guitar care in a war zone
Replies: 18
Views: 2537

If your guitar gets shot at, there wont be much left. The wood would shatter into fragments. At the least, it would crack. Im not a gun expert, but I don't think it would make a simple hole in the guitar. Correct me if I'm wrong. Depends on where it hits. I think a rifle bullet would punch fairly s...