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Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,198
Posted By Monkeyleg
You answered my question. I'll take you at your...

You answered my question. I'll take you at your word that you could do that. I just didn't think it was possible. I've listened to "Lie To Me" hundreds of times and, while the guitar work doesn't...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,198
Posted By Monkeyleg
A little thread veer here. If there's anyone here...

A little thread veer here. If there's anyone here who has or thinks he could learn to play well enough starting from scratch to cut a grammy-winning album in two years, I'd like that person to chime...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,198
Posted By Monkeyleg
I think what is often described as an innate...

I think what is often described as an innate talent is actually the outcome of the environment one grows up in. Maybe there's something genetic, but I've never read about it.

My father didn't like...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for the replies. With the guitar being...

Thanks for the replies. With the guitar being black, I didn't even see the screws on the bridge. Interesting design.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-15-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Monkeyleg
Gibson ES-355 Lucille intonation problem

I have a 2012 Gibson ES-355 BB King Lucille model. This has the small knurled screws on the tail piece to allow easy intonation adjustment. My problem is that I have the saddles in the tail piece...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Monkeyleg
I am using a Tubescreamer. There's enough...

I am using a Tubescreamer. There's enough distortion, but still too much bass. I'll have to wait until my other Strat comes back from the shop and see what that will do.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Monkeyleg
This is, and was, a common modification to the...

This is, and was, a common modification to the Super Reverbs. Honestly, I didn't notice much of a difference. If I didn't like the sound, switching back to the stock capacitor would be no big deal....
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Monkeyleg
It's not just a tone I've heard from SRV. I've...

It's not just a tone I've heard from SRV. I've been hearing it since the 60's, when distortion on guitars became popular. Heard it on albums, not just on live recordings. I can't describe it, but...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Monkeyleg
Getting even less bass from an amp?

I have a Fender Super Reverb Reissue that I've been putzing with for over a year. The SRR's have very bright highs and very boomy bass. Both need to be set low relative to the midtones, at least for...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-26-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,319
Posted By Monkeyleg
All good suggestions above. I've also been...

All good suggestions above.

I've also been playing about three years. Try to look at what you can do now that you couldn't a month ago. Recognize that you've made progress, however slow it may...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-25-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Monkeyleg
Index and pinky fingers on an angle?

It seems like whenever I watch a video of someone playing, his fingers are straight and perpendicular to the top of the fret board. If I put my fingers on any string at, say, the 8th, 9th, 10th and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-06-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Monkeyleg
I asked about this very thing a couple of months...

I asked about this very thing a couple of months ago, and was glad to find out I wasn't doing something wrong.

I don't play that much down at the lower frets, so it's more comfortable to have my...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-29-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By Monkeyleg
Just a few months after I picked up a guitar for...

Just a few months after I picked up a guitar for the first time, I started trying to learn SRV's "Pride and Joy". I don't know if you'd call that "expert" or not, but it's not an easy song. I didn't...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-25-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Monkeyleg
If there's not enough screw length left to screw...

If there's not enough screw length left to screw the tremelo claw into the body, get an extra spring.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-14-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Monkeyleg
True enough. I bought a Gibson BB King Lucille...

True enough. I bought a Gibson BB King Lucille ES-355, not because I wanted BB King's name on it, but because I wanted an ES without the f-holes and with the nicer hardware.

If the OP is a huge...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-31-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By Monkeyleg
My practice involves scales, strength, and...

My practice involves scales, strength, and everything in the Justin Guitar courses. I've been doing those for over two years.

I don't know that I have a "repertoire". I play Pride and Joy, Hideaway,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-30-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By Monkeyleg
Oh, I know. I can remember where I was two years...

Oh, I know. I can remember where I was two years ago, and I've come a long, long way.

Then I listen to someone like Jonny Lang. Starts learning guitar at 12, cuts his first album at 14, and wins his...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-30-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By Monkeyleg
I have a pretty long list of songs that I've...

I have a pretty long list of songs that I've learned to one extent or another. It's a pretty varied list, from rock to Delta blues to Chicago blues, and some stuff that doesn't fit any particular...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-29-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By Monkeyleg
With "Pride and Joy", I'm at the point...

With "Pride and Joy", I'm at the point where I play all the way through without even thinking about it.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-29-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By Monkeyleg
Actually my guitar hero is SRV. While I can play...

Actually my guitar hero is SRV. While I can play Pride and Joy on a good day at about 3/4 speed without too many mistakes, I realize that it took 2 1/2 years to get to that point. At the same time, I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-27-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for the encouragement. I don't expect to...

Thanks for the encouragement. I don't expect to be a virtuoso. I just know that my physical abilities will decline with time, and I'd like to get to be a decent player before the rate of descent...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-27-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By Monkeyleg
Too old, or just too uncoordinated?

I'm 64, and have been playing for 2 1/2 years. I've come a long way, but there's certain block walls I just keep hitting.

My fingers are simply not nimble enough to play quickly. I also have a very...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-18-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for all of the suggestions. One problem I...

Thanks for all of the suggestions. One problem I see with nearly all of the straps suggested is the way they mount to the front button the guitar. Most have hardware that would contact the body of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-16-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Monkeyleg
That's the strap I bought. The padding is the...

That's the strap I bought. The padding is the same as on the Gibson Austin, but it's not as comfortable. I believe the Les Paul Traditional is a pound or two lighter than the ES-355.

If there's...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-16-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Monkeyleg
I think it's the downward pressure on the top of...

I think it's the downward pressure on the top of my shoulder. I'm a skinny guy. Before someone suggests working out more, I'm 64, and at that age a person doesn't build muscle with exercise. I can...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-16-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Monkeyleg
Most comfortable strap for an ES-355?

I just got a Gibson ES-355. I had a Levy's 4" padded strap available, and tried that. It was still hurting my shoulder, and was really uncomfortable after about half an hour.

I'd put a Gibson Austin...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-06-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By Monkeyleg
It could be the strings, but I just put the same...

It could be the strings, but I just put the same strings on two other Strats a week ago, and they didn't sound like this.

I'll see if the sound changes with time.
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-04-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By Monkeyleg
It's definitely not fret buzz. I adjusted the...

It's definitely not fret buzz. I adjusted the strings really high and it still sounds metallic. As I said before, I replaced the strings, using the same brand and weight as my Strats. Pickups...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By Monkeyleg
Cause of metallic sound to strings, and solution (if any)?

A friend has an Epiphone SG-400 he's selling. I like the feel of the guitar, but the strings have a metallic sound to them. This can be heard even playing with no amp. The sound is most apparent on...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-28-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By Monkeyleg
The bigger numbers in the serial # weigh more. An...

The bigger numbers in the serial # weigh more. An 8 weighs more than a 7, a 6 more than a 5, etc. So if you look at your list, you can see the pattern:

MX14516847 - 8lbs 10oz
MX14502726 - 8 lbs 2...
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