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by NoteBoat
June 18th, 2015, 7:16 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Need help identifying
Replies: 2
Views: 1671

Re: Need help identifying

Google is your friend... http://www.fuzzypsg.com/int/
by NoteBoat
June 5th, 2015, 2:12 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Neck bending backwards
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Re: Neck bending backwards

The path of the strings is determined by the bridge and nut. If they're hitting the 24th fret, the peghead is too far back. Get a couple of business cards or similar material and cut them to fit the width of the neck. Take the neck off, and lay the cards across the TOP of the neck pocket, farthest f...
by NoteBoat
June 3rd, 2015, 6:48 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Strings too close to fret board
Replies: 1
Views: 3575

Re: Strings too close to fret board

It depends on what's causing it. You don't say if the strings are too close to the frets through the entire range or just part of it. Causes that come to my mind, from the easiest fix to the hardest: 1. The bridge is too low. Cure: bridge height adjustment 2. The neck relief is off. Cure: truss rod ...
by NoteBoat
June 3rd, 2015, 6:33 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Soloing over a chord progression
Replies: 3
Views: 4790

Re: Soloing over a chord progression

If you move the scale, you'll be using a new set of notes. You don't say what scale you're using, so I'll assume you're using a blues scale and adding chord tones when you use the 3rd. The blues scale in A is A-C-D-D#-E-G-A; the C# is found in the A chord, but not in the A blues scale - the conflict...
by NoteBoat
May 28th, 2015, 4:07 am
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Compression Pedals: Do they always provide sustain?
Replies: 1
Views: 3176

Re: Compression Pedals: Do they always provide sustain?

Yes, in practical terms. Compression flattens the range of volume - loud sounds get softer, and soft sounds get louder. As a sound "dies away" the vibration is still there, but it's now below the sensitivity of your ears. But if you're manipulating the wave to increase the intensity of the softer so...
by NoteBoat
May 20th, 2015, 5:00 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: A little help?
Replies: 7
Views: 3899

Re: A little help?

Thanks, guys! As of a few minutes ago we'd gotten 56 votes, so we're slowly closing in on the 250 we need to be considered.
by NoteBoat
May 17th, 2015, 12:34 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: A little help?
Replies: 7
Views: 3899

A little help?

Hard to believe I've been hanging around here for about a dozen years now. And it's almost 7 years since I opened my music school... And that's what I could use a little help with. We're trying to get a Main Street grant from Chase bank, and in order to get to the judging round we need 250 people to...
by NoteBoat
April 3rd, 2015, 2:11 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How do I stop my guitar pedal from buzzing??
Replies: 3
Views: 2525

Re: How do I stop my guitar pedal from buzzing??

I wouldn't assume the wiring is properly done. Start by testing the outlet. http://www.acmehowto.com/electrical/grounding.php
by NoteBoat
March 30th, 2015, 5:24 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Basic Mode question
Replies: 10
Views: 8582

Re: Basic Mode question

Sorry Jerry, but you're completely incorrect. Modes are SCALES. They are entirely about melody. If you play a song in C, your melody is in C all the way through. If the harmony sits on an F chord for a while, you are not in F Lydian - you're still in C. When the harmony shifts to G7, you're not in G...
by NoteBoat
March 30th, 2015, 2:27 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Compesated saddle for floating bridge?
Replies: 2
Views: 1384

Re: Compesated saddle for floating bridge?

Probably not. I'd just say no, but I'm assuming tilpiece = tailpiece, and there's a chance it's not a typo, but a guitar I've not heard of. There are two types of bridges I've heard guitarists call "floating". One type truly floats, because it's connected to a vibrato and returns to position with sp...
by NoteBoat
March 29th, 2015, 4:17 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Question about modes?
Replies: 4
Views: 4324

Re: Question about modes?

Most melodies don't begin on the tonic, or key note - sing "Happy Birthday" in the key of C and you're starting on a G. But most melodies will end on the tonic, because that's the tone that will make the melody sound complete - so you'll find Happy Birthday does end on a C. It's the relationship of ...
by NoteBoat
February 25th, 2015, 8:00 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Two tones sounding from same note
Replies: 7
Views: 6730

Re: Two tones sounding from same note

Everybody's right about the cause - it's the other half of the string. What you can do about it: When you're playing slide, the slide should be on your third or fourth finger, and you should rest your index finger lightly across all the strings as you play. When you're fretting, the most direct cure...
by NoteBoat
February 14th, 2015, 4:26 am
Forum: Reviews of Instructional Material, CDs and Shows
Topic: Please review our website!
Replies: 1
Views: 3397

Re: Please review our website!

I took a quick look at a couple of pages, and it looks good.

There's a typo on your page "are sharps and flats the same?" - it should read "41 cents below D".
by NoteBoat
February 10th, 2015, 9:30 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help with key of a song?!
Replies: 6
Views: 2821

Re: Help with key of a song?!

There are rules of thumb... problem is, there's a whole bunch of them. You've got E as your tonal center, and the E chord is major. So you're right in assuming your "core" chords are E, F#m, G#m, A, B, C#m and D#º. That accounts for some of the chords, but you've got some that don't fit: G#, C, and ...
by NoteBoat
January 24th, 2015, 4:25 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Mode confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 5317

Re: Mode confusion

You get the same triads in all related modes. G would be the tonic triad in G mixolydian. But don't confuse modes with harmony, or think that certain modes will only work with certain chords. Music is kind of a three-legged stool: rhythm, melody, and harmony... modes are melody tools, chords are har...