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by Ricochet
March 13th, 2004, 1:06 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: string gauge for electric slide
Replies: 11
Views: 13839

Re: string gauge for electric slide

I use .012-.052" on my electric sliders and have no trouble fretting. Hey, those aren't heavy strings on an acoustic. (I use .016-.056" on my Tricone.) The .011-.049" set should work fine, too. Those are popular with the sliders on Big Road Blues. http://bigroadblues.com/

by Ricochet
March 12th, 2004, 1:45 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning the Entire guitar
Replies: 19
Views: 6537

Re: Cleaning the Entire guitar

[quote author=TwistedFingers link=board=luthierstuff;num=1076247138;start=0#14 date=03/12/04 at 05:37:25]

So... The olive oil I currently have in my cupboard would work just fine then?
[/quote]Yep.
by Ricochet
March 11th, 2004, 7:15 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning the Entire guitar
Replies: 19
Views: 6537

Re: Cleaning the Entire guitar

Nick, I do use and recommend olive oil as a fretboard and string lubricant. It's different from other vegetable oils in having a high level of the monounsaturated oleic acid, which doesn't dry up and turn gummy like the others. Doesn't smell funky on the guitar. You've got to put your nose right to ...
by Ricochet
September 2nd, 2003, 8:56 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: suspended chords
Replies: 23
Views: 6138

Re: suspended chords

Thanks, Tom!
by Ricochet
September 1st, 2003, 6:01 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: suspended chords
Replies: 23
Views: 6138

Re: suspended chords

Yeah. There are too many systems for naming chords that are inconsistent with one another.
by Ricochet
August 31st, 2003, 12:50 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: suspended chords
Replies: 23
Views: 6138

Re: suspended chords

A little while ago I posted a link ("Laying Tracks" thread) to a recording I made yesterday of a new original slide Dmin arrangement of "The Star Spangled Banner." Originally had an Asus4 chord resolving to an Amin (on the 2-syllable word "wave" near the end of the first verse, if you know the words...
by Ricochet
July 25th, 2003, 3:15 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: i killed my amp
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

Re: i killed my amp

I don't understand that one. Jumpering two inputs together has been done a lot with tube amps. I don't see what it'd hurt on a solid state one, either. Take it to the shop and get 'em to check it out.
by Ricochet
July 25th, 2003, 3:11 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Bass on guitar amp...
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

Re: Bass on guitar amp...

It can't hurt the amp, but some guitar speakers can be damaged by playing low frequencies at high volume. The cone excursion is greater for those low frequencies. It could stretch the cone surround, potentially crack the cone, and slam the voice coil/spider assembly into the magnet assembly on the b...
by Ricochet
July 25th, 2003, 3:06 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Presence??
Replies: 7
Views: 1644

Re: Presence??

A presence control is a kind of treble boost. Originally this was seen on amps that contain a negative feedback loop. The presence control, when turned "up," is really turning down the amount of negative feedback for frequencies above a certain level. This has the effect of boosting the highs. I thi...
by Ricochet
July 25th, 2003, 3:00 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: violin amp??
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Re: violin amp??

Bass is one octave lower than guitar.

A bass amp will certainly work fine. The speakers may not produce the high end of the violin's requency range well, but it may work fine for her purposes. What you'll be cutting out are some of the higher harmonics, no fundamental tones.