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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Captaincranky
Yeah, the Asian Guild GAD series have a fine...

Yeah, the Asian Guild GAD series have a fine reputation.

I'm curious though, what is the difference in the neck of the Guild, as opposed to the Fender? I have the maple necked, Fender "Sonoran",...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Captaincranky
It's a damned shame they banned methaqualone also.

It's a damned shame they banned methaqualone also.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Captaincranky
Arguably, all you really should do, is slacken...

Arguably, all you really should do, is slacken the strings somewhat. Probably down to D-d or a bit lower. This is particularly critical with the acoustic.

There's no need to touch the truss rod....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By Captaincranky
One is Maple, the other is mahogany. They'll...

One is Maple, the other is mahogany. They'll sound quite different. Which one you should buy is the one that sounds best to you.

People complain about "sketchy QA" on Epiphone products. I just...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By Captaincranky
You may have to string it up with at least...

You may have to string it up with at least mediums, (.013 to .056) so it doesn't get too sloppy.

If you're using .012 to .052, (or lighter) strings now, the increase in tension of the medium strings...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 59,664
Posted By Captaincranky
That depends on what the origin of the pins you...

That depends on what the origin of the pins you have is. Ibanez "advantage" bridge pins have a straight shank, and won't go into an old fashioned tapered pin hole. Several other makers, (at least...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By Captaincranky
This thread has sort of a comic aspect to it....

This thread has sort of a comic aspect to it. Here's a Godin, "Multiac" (nylon strings synth access). Gee, I wonder if you'll be able to use it with...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Captaincranky
OK, "Fretfrier" is a man of strong...

OK, "Fretfrier" is a man of strong conviction, (as was everyone else who participated in this thread).

Enjoy: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1651818

As for me, my friend...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Captaincranky
FWIW, there is no such thing as a "rosewood...

FWIW, there is no such thing as a "rosewood DX-1". They're all HPL(*), (high pressure laminate), made to look like rosewood. Basically, rosewood patterned Formica.

They don't still shoot the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By Captaincranky
No doubt. In fact I bought an Epiphone 12 string...

No doubt. In fact I bought an Epiphone 12 string sixteen years ago which I'm still regretting.

With that said, during the 90's, most of the Asian guitars were pure shit. The neck angles were all too...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Captaincranky
I think we better switch to multiple choice A: ...

I think we better switch to multiple choice

A: God bless us, whichever way puts relief in the neck. We are dealing with a two way truss rod.

B: I was right the first time.

C: Read the link I...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By Captaincranky
This was the opening bid here: Epiphone dr-212. ...

This was the opening bid here: Epiphone dr-212. Two hundred bucks, out the door.

So, while the Taylor isn't that all that expensive, it is 3 1/2 times the money @ $700.00
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By Captaincranky
The answer here is, "move your fingers...

The answer here is, "move your fingers before the string gets there". And again, that takes practice.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Captaincranky
OK, I misspoke in my first post. You're actually...

OK, I misspoke in my first post. You're actually going to have to TIGHTEN the truss rod slightly to put relief into the net. Sorry!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By Captaincranky
An extra light electric 12 string set has...

An extra light electric 12 string set has something like an .042 E-6, and the are NO wound octave strings. The overall tension is about 200 Lbs or less.

This goes to D'Addario "Extra Light PB 12...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By Captaincranky
And then, practice some more. Oh and BTW, you...

And then, practice some more.

Oh and BTW, you can't really have fingernails on your neck hand. All they really do is stop you from fretting cleanly. The callouses on your fingertips should touch the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By Captaincranky
It will sound fine with chorus, reverb, and...

It will sound fine with chorus, reverb, and delay. Overdrive is pretty much a no-no.

In fact, R &G in concert were using a "Ravish Sitar" pedal! They play with nylon strings , that should embolden...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By Captaincranky
You just can't tune them up to concert pitch...

You just can't tune them up to concert pitch E-e.

The most you should try for is D-d (2 semi tones down.)

At E-e, the string tension even with a 12 string "light" set is 250 Lbs. That will lift the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Captaincranky
There's not a whole lot you're going to do about...

There's not a whole lot you're going to do about the intonation. In fact, with the strings too low, the likely the best it's going to be.

You either have no relief or a slight back bend in the neck,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Captaincranky
Jeff, I think you have this in the wrong forum. I...

Jeff, I think you have this in the wrong forum. I believe it belongs in, "Tab Talk".

You can also go to the larger heading, "Guitar Tabs" and make a submission there.

I think "Tux Guitar" will...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-16-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Captaincranky
If something, "looks and sounds...

If something, "looks and sounds alright", it usually is.

"Drop me" neck damage usually would take the form of a cracked neck or head stock, or maybe the neck heel separating from the body. Perhaps a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-15-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By Captaincranky
Like I said earlier, chorus, reverb, delay, not...

Like I said earlier, chorus, reverb, delay, not counting a stompbox tuner. Ambiance effects are plenty of reason to plug in.

I have a Fender "Sonoran", and it plays and sounds very good....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-15-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By Captaincranky
Gosh, so many valid but strong opinions. BTW,...

Gosh, so many valid but strong opinions.

BTW, has anybody heard from the TS?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-15-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By Captaincranky
Well OK. I've always been of the opinion, that a...

Well OK. I've always been of the opinion, that a noob with an AE guitar, is a danger to them self, others, and the community at large.

If you don't believe me about that, please check the "review"...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-15-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm left handed, and I've never tested any guitar...

I'm left handed, and I've never tested any guitar at Guitar Center.

ATM, I have 7 acoustic electric guitars, 3 of these are 12 strings. All of which have been bought blind though the internet. I...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-15-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By Captaincranky
Because average guitars plugged in sound better...

Because average guitars plugged in sound better than they are. You can also throw a couple of ambiance effects in the signal path and make them sound even better. (Chorus, Reverb, Delay) Any of the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-14-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By Captaincranky
I take it you're not a charter member of the,...

I take it you're not a charter member of the, "chain my wallet to my pants brigade".
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-13-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By Captaincranky
Oh well, one action can have multiple outcomes,...

Oh well, one action can have multiple outcomes, and one action can have unintended consequences.... :shrug:

It might have been a statement of the patently obvious. We'll ignore that possibility.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-13-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By Captaincranky
My bad. I meant, "empty your wallet first,...

My bad. I meant, "empty your wallet first, then chain it to your pants".

But yeah, point taken. Which is why I said earlier, "you have to review the reviewers". Dean acoustic are well received by...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-13-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By Captaincranky
I thought he meant this, "sin against...

I thought he meant this, "sin against nature", (Quote from "Captivate" in another thread). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf9KJYRY8lg But he really meant this: ...
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