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Forum: Other 02-28-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Marcel Veltman
And not forgetting to mention the Stanley...

And not forgetting to mention the Stanley Brothers
And the Louvin Brother's older stuff, if you can stand the zealotical lyrics.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-25-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Marcel Veltman
That is true. But now it seems that they are...

That is true.
But now it seems that they are almost deep enough but not quite, so there must be a some room for improvement without adverse effects.
But as said, working the nut is tricky business....
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-24-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By Marcel Veltman
Tabs are notoriously hard to use as sheet music....

Tabs are notoriously hard to use as sheet music. They are not ment for that. They are great for easy communicating how music is played without needing anything else than MS Word, but for reading...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-24-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Marcel Veltman
String angle is a good guess. In particular the...

String angle is a good guess. In particular the heigth of the strings right above the lower most frets. Assuming you did your measurements with a correctly adjusted truss rod and a fresh set of...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-06-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By Marcel Veltman
Well, I do prefer the dark black rosewood P...

Well, I do prefer the dark black rosewood P fretboard above the j's maple with black block inlays and binding. But yes, the J's body is sweet. Let's say I do agree with Shane89. The P really should...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-06-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By Marcel Veltman
I've tested both the VM Jazz and the Precision. I...

I've tested both the VM Jazz and the Precision. I also set up both of them. I like the Jazz, and I use one often, but I absolutely adore the Precision. I took one to the band rehearsal yesterday and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-21-2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Marcel Veltman
Ok, then three 250K pots it will be. Thanks mate.

Ok, then three 250K pots it will be.
Thanks mate.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-20-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Marcel Veltman
What pots for CS Fender pups?

A few days ago the toggle switch of my home build Squasuga Fretless Frankenstein Jazz Bass finally quit service. It was part of the electronics salvaged from the old Kasuga, which are two pots, a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-19-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By Marcel Veltman
Hm...sounds a bit like a nut problem. Do you have...

Hm...sounds a bit like a nut problem. Do you have an electronic chromatic tuner? That would be a great help for getting the right diagnosis. Then you could check the lower most notes. The third open...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-17-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By Marcel Veltman
That's sort of chickening out of the situation....

That's sort of chickening out of the situation. Not very heroic. Look on it this way; these Samicks are about the best guitars hardly any money can buy. They're excellent for learning. Learning to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-14-2008, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Marcel Veltman
Just put them on, tune them to pitch. Play three...

Just put them on, tune them to pitch. Play three notes. Tune to pitch again. Strum a chord. Tune again. Repeat procedure again and again. Somewhere around next week you'll find your guitar will do...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-13-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Marcel Veltman
Take this from a huge Ovation admirer; it's no...

Take this from a huge Ovation admirer; it's no good. Almost all guitars in that price range are better.
Cons are its laminated top and shallow bowl. Pros are, eh..well...it's problably the cheapest...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-10-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,735
Posted By Marcel Veltman
My wife doesn't want me to sing in her presence....

My wife doesn't want me to sing in her presence. It makes me sad, but I understand it.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-09-2008, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By Marcel Veltman
It's not possible to judge this over the web, but...

It's not possible to judge this over the web, but $500,- for a crack repair without cosmetics seems a rather generous honorarium for a humble craftsman such as a luithier. Looking at his site, I get...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-07-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By Marcel Veltman
I second the suggestion to wait a little longer,...

I second the suggestion to wait a little longer, save a little more and then get the Modified Vintage. Look at it this way; how long would it take you to save the extra $$$? And compare this to the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-07-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Marcel Veltman
They are made by Injea Park of Korea. Established...

They are made by Injea Park of Korea. Established in 1972 by HyonKwon Park it used to be particularly known for their state of the art mechanised manufacturing techniques and artificial wood aging....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-02-2008, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Marcel Veltman
(Please let me set one thing straight. Like...

(Please let me set one thing straight. Like Captivate already pointed out, a set of nylon strings does NOT include steels. The lower strings have metal winding, but the cores inside are nylon just...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-02-2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By Marcel Veltman
Now I understand you have a plastic end pin that...

Now I understand you have a plastic end pin that is supposed to hold by friction and a little bit of glue, right? This opposed to an end pins that is held by a screw.
In that case the tape idea will...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-01-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Marcel Veltman
An unanswerable question. For the acoustic sound...

An unanswerable question. For the acoustic sound it doesn't matter much whether there is a cutaway or not. Whether or not an aftermarket pick up system is better than an o.e. depends on the initial...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-01-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Marcel Veltman
As you have noticed, laminated back and sides...

As you have noticed, laminated back and sides don't have any adverse affects on sound. Quality of build is comparable and soundwise they both stand out. Still I would go for the Breedlove. You will...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-01-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Marcel Veltman
I've noticed too that these holes are sometimes...

I've noticed too that these holes are sometimes too thin to take the ball end winding of some E strings. I can't think of no other solution than to take off the bridge and widen the hole with a round...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-29-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Marcel Veltman
]I don't know really where else I should post...

]I don't know really where else I should post this so I post it here.

I want to start play violin....Hip hip Hurray! You're a jolly good fellow.!......electric or acoustic and I would have couple of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-26-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Marcel Veltman
Oh..and not just tone def, but dyslexic also. It...

Oh..and not just tone def, but dyslexic also. It took me a day to realize that I misread ECDGAD and tuned my guitar to up side down in DADGCE (DAGDCE being physically impossible).
Sorry lads.

But I...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-25-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Marcel Veltman
Oewokay.... I tried that but weird enough it...

Oewokay....
I tried that but weird enough it doesn't sound quite as right as DADGCE. You're sure it is the same version?
Never mind. I'm a lousy tone def no good guitarist anyway. If mr.McKee says so...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-25-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Marcel Veltman
OK, DAGDCE I can't try because I would have to...

OK,
DAGDCE I can't try because I would have to restring my guitar for that, but I don't think I have to because DADGCE suits the song perfectly. It's indeed a rather unusual tuning, but it works...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-25-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Marcel Veltman
Lovely music. Yet I strongly believe it is some...

Lovely music. Yet I strongly believe it is some open chord he tuned his guitar to. Wait an hour till I've figured it out. I have no access to a guitar right here, so I can't check it right now. I'll...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-25-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Marcel Veltman
Err...? You mean DADGCE? Not that I've heard of...

Err...? You mean DADGCE? Not that I've heard of that one or that I have any clear vision on what you want to do with it, but at least it can be done with a standard set of strings.
Maybe this...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-21-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 964
Posted By Marcel Veltman
Funny I had a discussion just like this some time...

Funny I had a discussion just like this some time ago about cheap violins. Knowledgeable and dedicated violinists maintaining that those cheapies are so bad that it is impossible to play them. People...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-20-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 964
Posted By Marcel Veltman
For sure you can get better gear for the same...

For sure you can get better gear for the same amount of money if you go shopping second hand, but for that you need some judgement that can only be acquired by experience. To get experience you must...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-20-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Marcel Veltman
No responses so far probably means that none of...

No responses so far probably means that none of the forum member has specific knowledge about the shop you mention. Probably the best thing to do is call them up and ask.
In general, picking out a...
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