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by Staffan
February 16th, 2011, 7:26 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Help with strumming and pick moving out of my hand
Replies: 15
Views: 15530

Re: Help with strumming and pick moving out of my hand

A couple of years ago - when I kept dropping picks right & left - I stumbled upon a pick type referred to as a "cat-tounge" pick. It´s nylon but the surface where you grip it is covered with tiny "bumps" (resembling the surface of a cats tounge). Now, I found that this surface greatly improved my g...
by Staffan
February 16th, 2011, 4:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Where Did The Guitar Tabs Go?
Replies: 213
Views: 55855

Re: Where Did The Guitar Tabs Go?

Man this is turning into a long-haul... hope everything is proceeding nicely in this matter and that the tabs will be back soon - I miss them :(
by Staffan
February 14th, 2011, 7:08 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Your Gear...
Replies: 1112
Views: 106653

Re: Don´t trust Santa...

That I believe would be the nitro cellulose finish. I kind of don't like that about my "real" Les Pauls. Yep, it´s the "nitro cellulose finish" allright! Feels "sticky" - not my favourite finish! But obviously some people like it or I guess Gibson wouldn´t use it... If a nitro finish still feels ...
by Staffan
February 10th, 2011, 1:59 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Do I really need to use a guitar humidifier?
Replies: 26
Views: 27977

Re: Do I really need to use a guitar humidifier?

If you want to know what the humidity is, get an inexpensive hygrometer. An easy and affordable source is a shop that sells good cigars and accessories - Thanks, I´ll check it out and probably get one before spring arrives (at the moment there´s no doubt that the indoor-air is dry as the desert; ...
by Staffan
February 9th, 2011, 12:00 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Do I really need to use a guitar humidifier?
Replies: 26
Views: 27977

Re: Do I really need to use a guitar humidifier?

Right, thanks Kent_eh! I actually went out and bought a humidifier a couple of weeks ago for my Martin D-15. I went for one of those models, that you put under the strings - in the SOUNDHOLE of the acoustic... I believe the brand was Keyzer (or Kaizer) - anyway; german word for "emperor" but with a ...
by Staffan
January 26th, 2011, 1:55 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Do I really need to use a guitar humidifier?
Replies: 26
Views: 27977

Re: Do I really need to use a guitar humidifier?

Great advice! So, is this all applicable also for solid body electric guitars - or are we mainly talking about acoustics here?
by Staffan
January 19th, 2011, 1:37 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Get my head around modes
Replies: 49
Views: 12565

Re: Get my head around modes

Right on! 8)
by Staffan
January 19th, 2011, 1:33 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: stringing guitar
Replies: 17
Views: 3545

Re: stringing guitar

I really like this guide for changing strings. I find it works well, and it also gives you good tips on how to make sure you get the "right length" of each string to make a decent number of "loops" around the tuning peg. Link: http://guitar.about.com/od/guitarlessons/a/changingstrings.htm Then scrol...
by Staffan
January 19th, 2011, 1:22 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Improving reading
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Re: Improving reading

Wow, really interesting replies! I´m not good at all at reading sheet music apart from the most basic stuff (I attended a 12 hour course in sight reading last year, but that´s about it). I would really like to learn more in this department and I was wondering if someone might have a tip for a real...
by Staffan
January 19th, 2011, 12:56 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Need direction in lessons
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: Need direction in lessons

I agree with Alan and I think you should take the opportunity to really get your teacher to teach you the stuff that´s hard to figure out on your own - theory bits and giving you instructions in "how" to play the guitar when it comes to different techniques; what you´re doing right and where you m...
by Staffan
January 18th, 2011, 12:25 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Scales--where to start?
Replies: 8
Views: 2435

Re: Scales--where to start?

+1 for the five pentatonic shapes of major/minor respectively. Also practise to start from each root note on the different strings (between 2 and 3 starting points depending on shape). After you´ve nailed the pentatonics you could easily expand on them and learn which notes to add to build the 7 di...
by Staffan
January 18th, 2011, 12:20 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: sore fingers!
Replies: 16
Views: 5525

Re: sore fingers!

I don´t think you should have to resort to any kind of glue to help building strong callouses on yer finger tips - that comes from playing and it really doesn´t hurt THAT bad... does it? I remember it hurting a bit, but that´s just part of the process and - really - if you keep playing regularly ...
by Staffan
January 18th, 2011, 12:09 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: String buzzing
Replies: 11
Views: 3193

Re: String buzzing

Check that the neck is adjusted accordingly with the climate/air humidity. These variables change over the course of the year, depending on where you´re located, and if this string-buzzing noise has appeared "all of a sudden" then this might be a culprit. Go to a guitar shop and have them out the n...
by Staffan
January 17th, 2011, 7:05 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: buying my first electric guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Re: buying my first electric guitar

I hear that "Vintage" makes good-value electric guitars at reasonable prices. They also seem to make "replicas" (or copys if you will) of the most famous and well-known models today, such as the Les Paul (by Gibson), the Stratocaster (by Fender) and the Telecaster (also by Fender). The wood type and...
by Staffan
January 16th, 2011, 1:17 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar Static problem
Replies: 10
Views: 11658

Re: Guitar Static problem

Thanks Dogbite - I appreciate it!