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Old 02-11-2010, 06:09 AM   #76
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the quilt is pretty god damn cool, too.
I will tell my wife that...she made it...we have enough quilts in the house to equip the red army.....I won't tell my wife I said that.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:21 AM   #77
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I('d serriously love to get back into playing. Havn't done it since I was a kid growing up. Anyone here have a lefty Fender Mex strat they want to sell cheap?
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:53 PM   #78
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That's a tough one to cover in a thread - I have one client who builds guitars, but has me set them up for him!

In general, we're refering to how the truss rod is adjusted, how high/low the saddle is adjusted, and what kind of clearance you have at the nut. For electrics we also look at how the pickups are balanced with each other, and across the fingerboard. The truss rod is perhaps the most poorly understood feature on a guitar, and is rarely set properly by most users. It is often used by the novice to adjust the "action", commonly defined as the height of the strings as measured at the 12th fret. What it really does is control the shape of the fingerboard: too much curvature and barre chords are difficult to play in the middle positions, and if too flat or back-bowed you might/will get fret buzz. You want the neck to be "just right" for your style of playing, THEN adjust the action height with the saddle. The nut also needs to be "just right" and typically requires special files to adjust correctly. File too deeply and you just ruined the nut and need to start over with a new one!

The goal is finding the best setup for YOU. If you have a light touch and are playing finger-style jazz, you can get away with light strings, and a low action. If you are flat-picking some loud bluegrass, then you'll probably be using heavier strings and a higher action. Most new players should probably start somewhere in the middle, and evolve from there.

In addition to understanding the process, you often need special tools. Most players do not have the resources to get this dialed in right - the best $65 spent on your guitar would be for you to find a good guitar tech who knows how to do a good setup for you. And to complicate things a bit, changing string tensions, and changes in humidity can change the guitar's shape a bit, causing changes in the setup. These effects vary depending on the guitar. Once you have a good setup dialed in, try to stay with the same strings, and try to control the humidity of the room the guitar lives in. Case humidifiers are also advised, depending on your climate, time of year, and the kind of guitar - ask your locally-owned guitar store for more info (as mentioned in a previous thread, most big-box salespersons will be of no help).
Thanks for the advice!!
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:13 AM   #79
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was at the guitar store monday looking for a new epi les paul because i have a huge cock and don't need gibson written on the headstock when i accidentally picked up a taylor big baby. i was in no way looking for an acoustic guitar...

but it plays so nice...


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Old 02-17-2010, 08:23 AM   #80
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+1 on the Big Baby!
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:18 AM   #81
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Taylor makes a great sounding dreadnaught.
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:52 PM   #82
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I was at Target an hour ago and they had this USB cable you can plug into your geetar and load up some software. It was about $41 bucks. Looks cool as hell. Anyone here tried this?

http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/Beginner.asp

This isn't the exact product, but the closest I could find. I'm just asking before I go out and get it. This is the closest I could find online...

http://www.target.com/First-Act-222-...i_detailbutton
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:46 PM   #83
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has to be just as good as taking your guitar and a cassette recorder into the shower.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:01 PM   #84
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I was at Target an hour ago and they had this USB cable you can plug into your geetar and load up some software. It was about $41 bucks. Looks cool as hell. Anyone here tried this?

http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/Beginner.asp

This isn't the exact product, but the closest I could find. I'm just asking before I go out and get it. This is the closest I could find online...

http://www.target.com/First-Act-222-...i_detailbutton
I don't know if it's been discussed already, but right next to me is the Line6 GuitarPort; probably the most commonly used pre-production tool for guitar.

When it comes down to an armchair rockstar, it's all you need... well GuitarPort, FruityLoops, and Audition.

Seriously. I'm not going to name any names, but there are (fairly famous) albums out there recorded with just this setup, and you'd never know*..


*Edit: The cymbals are the hardest thing to get to sound right on a computer.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:13 PM   #85
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I have Line6 POD Studio GX. Not really sure what the difference is between it and the GuitarPort....look similar in operation. Anyway, it seems fine. My netbook can't quite keep up with it at times and I get some weird echos.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:51 PM   #86
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Yeah, it's f'ed with this computer for sure. I don't know why. Sometimes it works right, though.

But, if you want to create what sounds like a legit band, the combo I listed above is where it's at.
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:39 AM   #87
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:28 AM   #88
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That line 6 guitar port looks to be a bit better, but it costs $100 bucks.

I may try one here when funding allows. It always comes down to the how much $$$ you can scrounge up...

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Old 02-26-2010, 03:10 PM   #89
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I didn't read the entire thread. Sorry if this is 205 but, it's a nice little something else you can learn to do on your guitar.

Purdy simple.

Purdy neato.

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Old 02-26-2010, 03:14 PM   #90
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Taylor makes a great sounding dreadnaught.




It's my favorite.
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