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Forum: Bass Guitar Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By patticake
need help deciding between 3 heads

i've been testing various bass heads at a variety of local stores, but i've discovered that there are limits to testing them. i'm looking for clean tone and don't need high volume but i do need...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-30-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By patticake
an all solid masterbilt in good shape would be a...

an all solid masterbilt in good shape would be a good thing.

btw, a breedlove near your price range will not be made in oregon - it'll be made in china.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-28-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By patticake
buying cheap guitars is the best way i know to...

buying cheap guitars is the best way i know to get someone to quit playing. even the cheap 3/4 yamaha costs more than a hundred, and about half of them require exchanges due to intonation problems. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-27-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By patticake
can you swing a yamaha FG700?

can you swing a yamaha FG700?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-26-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By patticake
i've played some high end medium bowl ovations...

i've played some high end medium bowl ovations that sounded like heaven. in fact, the first one i ever played, in 1972, blew me away and i remembered that tone for years. unfortunately my budget...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-26-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By patticake
an all solid guitar has solid wood top, back and...

an all solid guitar has solid wood top, back and sides. that means the wood is a slice of wood as nature grew it - it's not laminated, shredded or in any way engineered or made out of multiple...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-22-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By patticake
another advantage with 5 strings is that some...

another advantage with 5 strings is that some songs are easier to play if you play across the strings rather than having to rapidly jump up and down many frets. and as anarkee says, it just takes a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-22-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By patticake
i don't think you're going to find a U.S. made...

i don't think you're going to find a U.S. made guild at that price unless it's used or new/old stock. unless i'm missing something, and i'm running on no sleep, guild does not currently list a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-18-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By patticake
any and every guitar can have high action, and...

any and every guitar can have high action, and that - or old or poor strings - can make ANY guitar sound like crap. if a guitar needs a setup and possibly more or less neck relief, it can be much...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-16-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By patticake
dude, my husband tunes down to D, up to E, down...

dude, my husband tunes down to D, up to E, down to D all the time on many guitars, and has never broken a string. i've done the same, also, many times using 10's or 11's, depending on the guitar. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-16-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By patticake
the AJ220 has been around for a lot longer than...

the AJ220 has been around for a lot longer than the pro 1 ultra, and it's very well liked. it's the one i'd get. regarding the sales guy - most of them don't know much about guitars, or only the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-12-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By patticake
more info here, and about the electronics, it...

more info here, and about the electronics, it says "factory Fishman Prefix Stereo Blender pickup / microphone system".
http://www.elderly.com/items/10U-3625.htm

you might want to contact martin if...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-10-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By patticake
the person to ask your questions of would be the...

the person to ask your questions of would be the luthier you're planning to work with. they probably have experience with the woods, including weight and tone, and some may not be willing to do...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-10-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By patticake
wow, necro-thread! there's a REALLY good chance...

wow, necro-thread!

there's a REALLY good chance that when you see a solid spruce top, it IS sitka spruce since it's the most common of the guitar top woods, and since other types of spruce also...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-09-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By patticake
you have to click the number 5 above it - there...

you have to click the number 5 above it - there are numbers 4, 5 and 6 on yellow buttons over the words "Select the number of strings above".
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-09-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By patticake
the low string is a B. go...

the low string is a B.

go here
http://www.tunemybass.com/
click 5
then click each string and tune to it.
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-09-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By patticake
that is indeed a dude. his name is hyunmo kim...

that is indeed a dude. his name is hyunmo kim and plays on youtube as hjfreaks. he's got some serious bass chops, and he even plays a few songs on his youtube videos wearing guy clothes (he has a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-09-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By patticake
why? everyone has their own tastes. i used to...

why? everyone has their own tastes. i used to have a schector AB1+, and didn't care for it so i traded it in. i like the stiletto extras tone better, although it's not as deep as i usually prefer.
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-08-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By patticake
there are so many good basses for $600 and under...

there are so many good basses for $600 and under that there's no way to list them all. i do like the schecter stiletto extreme 4, but probably getting a used fender p and j pickups would be more...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-08-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By patticake
i wouldn't buy a bass or ride 2 hours without...

i wouldn't buy a bass or ride 2 hours without seeing a pic of the entire instrument. can the seller send you one?

there are many reasons to play a bass differently including hand size, standing or...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-07-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By patticake
they're just dings. over time most guitars get...

they're just dings. over time most guitars get them, and you'd never know by listening to them. the FG730 is a nice guitar.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-06-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By patticake
i didn't see yamaha, seagull, RK or blueridge on...

i didn't see yamaha, seagull, RK or blueridge on the site he linked to. in the op's budget, it's pretty much cort, epiphone, fender and dean. i didn't see anything with a wider nut, although i...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-06-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By patticake
i'm not partial to elixer, but not every guitar...

i'm not partial to elixer, but not every guitar sounds great with every kind of strings, and everyone has their own personal taste.

i don't think the CD60CE would be good for fingerstyle. the nut...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-04-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By patticake
you might want to ask the owner at...

you might want to ask the owner at bassstringsonline.com. i've found him to be knowledgeable and experienced and really know his strings.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-04-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By patticake
seagull doesn't make a mini jumbo without a solid...

seagull doesn't make a mini jumbo without a solid top. maybe you just didn't like it or the strings were really old or it was very humid...

http://www.seagullguitars.com/specs.html
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-02-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By patticake
coastline is the folk size, which sounds boxy.

coastline is the folk size, which sounds boxy.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-02-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By patticake
i don't care for the sound of the folk sized...

i don't care for the sound of the folk sized seagulls. to me, they sound smaller and boxy, not the open, full sound of the dreadnought sized S6 original.
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-01-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By patticake
i played fingerstyle guitar for a couple decades...

i played fingerstyle guitar for a couple decades before i fell in love with the bass. i sometimes use 2 fingers, sometimes thumb and three fingers, sometimes three fingers. it all depends on what...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-31-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By patticake
i guess Dreadnought isn't as much a fan of the...

i guess Dreadnought isn't as much a fan of the sound of steel strings as i am ;)

Serotonite, i ultimately exchanged my yamaha FG730 for a seagull original S6 and was super happy with it, but you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-31-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By patticake
a few thoughts - one of the big differences in...

a few thoughts -

one of the big differences in playing classical vs most acoustic guitars is nut and neck width. classical necks have a nut (it's the plastic or bone strip above the first fret)...
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