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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Bikewer
Most of the reason for the resonator's design is...

Most of the reason for the resonator's design is that it's louder... Brought to the market just before the widespread use of amplification.
So, no need for a very large body... The "speaker cone"...
Forum: The Pit 04-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 4,144
Posted By Bikewer
Let's talk about "theory" for a minute....

Let's talk about "theory" for a minute. This is commonly stated by laymen... "It's only a theory".
By which they mean, it's only an "educated guess" or some-such.
But that's not the meaning of the...
Forum: The Pit 04-21-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 2,458
Posted By Bikewer
I'm hoping that after the series airs, we'll be...

I'm hoping that after the series airs, we'll be able to get a proper version that isn't cut all to shit for commercials.
It's very well done; a fine tribute to the original and fearless as well. ...
Forum: The Pit 04-21-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,505
Posted By Bikewer
None of the choices in the poll. There are dozens...

None of the choices in the poll.
There are dozens of different versions of the collections of works we call "The Bible". Different translations, different collections... Some religious sects accept...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-19-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Bikewer
Although the beginner may well just hold the...

Although the beginner may well just hold the chord position through each measure, soon you'll want to branch out a bit.
First, learn the very basic "color" techniques like hammer-ons and pull-offs,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-19-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Bikewer
You should check out the Acoustic Fingerstyle...

You should check out the Acoustic Fingerstyle Forum:

http://www.acousticfingerstyle.com/talkinpickin.htm

Lots of fingerstyle players like to use a variety of tunings, as they allow the use of more...
Forum: The Pit 04-14-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,799
Posted By Bikewer
I just counted up about 40 "reddits"...

I just counted up about 40 "reddits" that I subscribe to. I look at about a dozen daily, some only occasionally.
Guitar, Debate an Atheist, Guns, Martial Arts, Photography... All daily looks. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-10-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Bikewer
Strictly preference. Both instruments are...

Strictly preference. Both instruments are superbly made of excellent materials. Taylors as a general thing tend to be a little brighter. Martin has generally gone for a more traditional...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-08-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Bikewer
Try this...

Try this site:
http://www.acousticfingerstyle.com/talkinpickin.htm

Active forum, tabs, videos, lessons....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-03-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Bikewer
Note that the "old guys" were not known...

Note that the "old guys" were not known for their strict adherence to forms. Often, they played solo, and felt free to do what they wanted. This caused a bit of adjustment when they began to go...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-03-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By Bikewer
Well, you could try a harmonica on a holder......

Well, you could try a harmonica on a holder... But you might have a hard time explaining how you swallowed a harmonica after being transported to the ER after an accident....

As Arlo Guthrie said, ...
Forum: The Pit 04-02-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 477
Posted By Bikewer
Quite aside from all the petty bickering.... ...

Quite aside from all the petty bickering.... I've been a big fan of bluegrass music since my guitar-picking buddy came home with the first "Let The Circle Be Unbroken" album way back when. (1972,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-29-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Bikewer
These are solid-state units, and unfortunately I...

These are solid-state units, and unfortunately I imagine it will just have to be replaced. Is it under warranty? If so, you're likely OK. If not.... Parts and labor might be almost as much as you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-28-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Bikewer
Sometimes... These can be repaired without...

Sometimes... These can be repaired without replacing the nut. The technique is to fill in the nut slot with super glue (the gel kind) and bone dust or something similar... Then re-cut the slot.
You...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-28-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Bikewer
There is a wealth of material for this type of...

There is a wealth of material for this type of playing at Stephan Grossman's "Guitar Workshop" youtube channel.
Acoustic blues, slide playing, early jazz... All with solid instructional videos. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-27-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By Bikewer
String buzz can be caused by a number of...

String buzz can be caused by a number of things.
1. The overall action is set too low.
2. The neck relief is not sufficient.
3. There's a "high" fret.

First, you need to try to isolate the exact...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-27-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Bikewer
Impossible to tell from your blurry photo, but it...

Impossible to tell from your blurry photo, but it looks like the nut slots are very shallow on this instrument. It's likely that the slot for your B string has just chipped out a corner and now...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-26-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Bikewer
Well, first off, it's not a classical. It's a...

Well, first off, it's not a classical. It's a typical European steel-string guitar of that vintage. The trapeze tailpiece, pickguard, and post-type tuning machines give that away.

Some of these...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-26-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Bikewer
"string noise" is the squeaky sound you...

"string noise" is the squeaky sound you get when moving chords or notes up and down the neck.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-25-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Bikewer
People who are really serious about reproducing...

People who are really serious about reproducing the dulcet tones of their favorite axe generally use a microphone.
This can work well in a home-recording environment.... Depending on what you want...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-25-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By Bikewer
With the very wide variety of small, unobtrusive...

With the very wide variety of small, unobtrusive clip-on tuners available, it's hard to feature wanting one that would involve drilling a hole in the instrument.

Like...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-25-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Bikewer
String choice is highly personal.... As I say,...

String choice is highly personal.... As I say, ask 100 players, bet 100 answers.

Hard to go wrong, really, with most all the major brands. (some are just re-branded, BTW)
D'Addario, Martin,...
Forum: The Pit 03-25-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,475
Posted By Bikewer
Mine would all be Sci-Fi or fantasy titles. ...

Mine would all be Sci-Fi or fantasy titles.
LOTR
Dune
The Once And Future King
The Pleistocene Exile saga
The Book of the New Sun (Wolfe)
Forum: The Pit 03-23-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6,310
Views: 81,780
Posted By Bikewer
"Naming" and classifying things...

"Naming" and classifying things (ontology) is just a human convention. We call that collection of carbon atoms over there a tree because it has specific characteristics that differentiate it from...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-21-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Bikewer
As Chea-man says. Getting a guitar set up for...

As Chea-man says. Getting a guitar set up for slide that also allows for fingering is a balancing act. Most acoustic guitars manage pretty well because the string tension is considerably higher...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-20-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Bikewer
Exactly as Cranky says. "Best of"...

Exactly as Cranky says. "Best of" threads generally are "who I like" threads.

You can also throw in the very wide selection of fingerstyle jazz artists; Lenny Breau, Joe Pass, Duck Baker......
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By Bikewer
I love bluegrass/string band playing; about half...

I love bluegrass/string band playing; about half of what I do falls into this category. I mostly play solo due to my job; I'm never off on weekends.
So I do stuff I can play alone. Some of my...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-15-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Bikewer
I started playing in the mid-70s, well before the...

I started playing in the mid-70s, well before the perfection/availability of the electronic tuner. So I played with all the little toys available; the tuning fork and the pitch-pipe and all...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Bikewer
There are large numbers of solid-wood instruments...

There are large numbers of solid-wood instruments that are many hundreds of years old....Lots and lots of vintage Martins and Gibsons that date back to pre-WWII times.
Any solid-wood instrument will...
Forum: The Pit 03-15-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6,310
Views: 81,780
Posted By Bikewer
That particular bit of business is referred to as...

That particular bit of business is referred to as "Theodicy", and it's a major point of debate amongst both believers and non-believers.
However, it only really causes trouble if you limit your model...
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