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by RoundI
January 8th, 2010, 11:18 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Trouble with B & F chords
Replies: 20
Views: 4157

Re: Trouble with B & F chords

CNEV, yup that is what I am doing. I am trying to keep the ring finger off the high e string though. I think it sounds better that way. Also I am a bit muddy with it all round too
by RoundI
January 8th, 2010, 10:39 am
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Christmas Solved! Santa Plays a Super Swede?
Replies: 3
Views: 1375

Re: Christmas Solved! Santa Plays a Super Swede?

I am a little late in replying but I have to comment. I Hagstoms are hard to come by here in Nova Scotia the one store I could find them folded a while ago. I almost bought one of theses as my first electric guitar about 1.5 years ago(apparently I should have) I got a Hwy 1 strat instead. I don't th...
by RoundI
January 8th, 2010, 8:28 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Keep getting fret buzz
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: Keep getting fret buzz

I have been having buzzing issues with my Godin LG the last couple of weeks also. I am no tech but I was tinkering with the truss rod and bridge height for almost two weeks when I finially gave up and took it in for a set up. I don't have a micro tilt on my guitar but it sounds like a good feature. ...
by RoundI
January 8th, 2010, 8:20 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Trouble with B & F chords
Replies: 20
Views: 4157

Re: Trouble with B & F chords

Oh those F n B Chords :lol: I have been at the guitar for almost 3 years now & just turned 40 btw. I have been struggling with B recently as well although I did finially get F shape pretty good but it took months. Anyway I went to my lesson last night and my instructor gave me the following advice f...
by RoundI
November 6th, 2009, 12:17 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Wide Seagull type neck vs standard Width
Replies: 3
Views: 2071

Re: Wide Seagull type neck vs standard Width

Renting is a good Idea. My local store has a half price rental day every now and again I will watch and try one out. I may be angling my guitar too I don't know.
by RoundI
November 6th, 2009, 10:21 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Wide Seagull type neck vs standard Width
Replies: 3
Views: 2071

Wide Seagull type neck vs standard Width

I have a nice seagull 25th Annnv guitar and fairly small hands/short fingers. How significant is this? Lately I have been thinking I should unload the guitar and get something with a narrower neck. This guitar is the anniversary issue so was quite affordable for an all solid wood guitar. This means ...
by RoundI
November 3rd, 2009, 7:24 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Recommendations for some beginner slide songs
Replies: 5
Views: 9078

Re: Recommendations for some beginner slide songs

I just finished going through "If Not For You" from the Easy Songs for Beginners section and it has a nice little intro to slide and instructions on how to play the song with a slide.
by RoundI
October 22nd, 2009, 6:30 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: When is the correct time to switch teachers
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

Re: When is the correct time to switch teachers

What you really need is a) someone who knows what you want to learn, b) can communicate it to you so you understand, and c) motivates you to do your best. I guess I should make sure both he and (more importantly)I know what my priorities are for learning guitar then decide if he is the best one to ...
by RoundI
October 20th, 2009, 10:17 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: When is the correct time to switch teachers
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

Re: When is the correct time to switch teachers

Thanks for the replies guys it is all good food for thought. I don't want to make any rash decisions and regret them later. I am going to compile a list of songs I would like to learn when we finish our current project. Personally I would love if he told me what I should learn to be a well rounded g...
by RoundI
October 20th, 2009, 7:21 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: When is the correct time to switch teachers
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

When is the correct time to switch teachers

I have been going to the same teacher for about 1.5years now. I have been playing for a little under two years. He is a classic rock guy and although I enjoy classic rock etc I don't generally have a desire to sit and play "ac/dc" in my living room. The family find it a little loud and annoying as w...
by RoundI
April 17th, 2009, 3:36 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Beginner's videos
Replies: 1081
Views: 250897

Re: Beginner's videos

Well I took the camera home, set it up got into position and started to play. My plan was to just leave it on and play for a while until I got a good minute or two. Well it turns out the battery was near dead & I didn't bring the charger home with me. :x . Sometimes I amaze myself with my thoughtles...
by RoundI
April 16th, 2009, 6:56 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Beginner's videos
Replies: 1081
Views: 250897

Re: Beginner's videos

What a fun and inspiring thread. I have been quietly keeping an eye on you in the couple months since I initially posted here. Kudos to all the new posters!! My employer just aquired a fancy pants video camera and guess who is the the "Keeper of the Cam" Thats right, me. I have recently been working...
by RoundI
April 15th, 2009, 4:31 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Pirate Songs?
Replies: 28
Views: 5099

Re: Pirate Songs?

I can second Barretts Privateers it is a great pirate song. Just about every pub band here in Halifax plays this and I think every patron sings along. It is a bit if an anthem all summer long. Stan Rogers has written a lot of nautical type songs but Barretts is by far the most popular. http://www.yo...
by RoundI
April 15th, 2009, 4:21 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Beginners first kit - insanity inside, questions abound!
Replies: 13
Views: 2560

Re: Beginners first kit - insanity inside, questions abound!

I have the VOX amPlug AC30 and I can agree with the other posters that it works well. Having said that I would recommend a small practice amp which has a headphones out instead(if your budget allows). I have a Vox DA-5 amp which is a nice little amp. I find headphones a l ittle frustrating at times,...
by RoundI
April 9th, 2009, 4:41 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Confessions Of A Strat Murderer
Replies: 14
Views: 1283

Re: Confessions Of A Strat Murderer

I believe KA-Chink represents the error part of trial and error. Well nothing ventured nothing gained.

Sorry for your loss, Strats are great BTW, I am sure you will come to love yours too.