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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 114
Posted By Captaincranky
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http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/british/asthmatically

I think you meant, "aesthetically". Good one though! You managed to fool Firefox's spell checker, by spelling the incorrect word...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-14-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By Captaincranky
You should upload some pictures of the...

You should upload some pictures of the damage.

If I had a broken neck on a low end guitar, I'd absolutely consider fixing it myself.

Something like this:

1. Leave the guitar tuned up, so the crack...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-12-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, after about an hour, and a twitch of out of...

Well, after about an hour, and a twitch of out of tune, sometimes turns "bright & jangly" into strident. But, since I've been making a conscious effort to compromise, and semantics present an ideal...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-12-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 222
Posted By Captaincranky
Absolutely, got an EW20 me self. I...

Absolutely, got an EW20 me self.

I "ninja" edited that post quite a bit, so there's more info if you'd care to check.

I was just going to comment on the "Inspired by Texan".

Epiphone is(?)/was(?)...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-12-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 222
Posted By Captaincranky
I'd strongly suggest leaving the Ibanez...

I'd strongly suggest leaving the Ibanez "exotic wood" EW20 thingy right where you found it, in the store! Unless....................,

If you're going to be dealing with, "only played when plugged...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-12-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,448
Posted By Captaincranky
OK, I have a couple of questions: How did this...

OK, I have a couple of questions: How did this get to 4 pages without my knowledge or "participation" (*)?

Why does "crazysam" keep responding, when this kid called him a, "douche bag(s)", way back...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-12-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Captaincranky
I don't know anything about the Alvarez. Yamaha...

I don't know anything about the Alvarez.

Yamaha in general, makes great guitars. I expect there's as much good workmanship and value here, as there seems to be in their other 7xx series...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-10-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Captaincranky
The barre across the 1st fret is the most...

The barre across the 1st fret is the most difficult, (at least in the guitar's 1st octave). because of tis proximity to the top nut.

Oftentimes, the grooves in the top nut aren't filed deep enough....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Captaincranky
Basically, your wrist joint is out of position...

Basically, your wrist joint is out of position when trying to change from open to barre positions.

When playing all open chords, the wrist is more behind the neck, and a bit towards the sound hole....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-08-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm not exactly sure what to tell you TO play,...

I'm not exactly sure what to tell you TO play, but I kinda think if you're not a pretty high tenor, and you don't have a 12 string, Tom Petty's stuff might prove a little frustrating.

If that sort...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-07-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, you can invade the bass player's...

Well, you can invade the bass player's "space" with a jumbo, considering he's only one octave down to begin with. You'd probably have to boost the bottom of the guitar up for it to be real...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-06-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Captaincranky
Most of the Gibson jumbos are at home in any...

Most of the Gibson jumbos are at home in any genre requiring an acoustic.

I wouldn't buy a guitar that needs you to install electronics. The factory is way, way, better at it. That leaves the Martin...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-06-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Captaincranky
Well first, I have no idea why anyone would use...

Well first, I have no idea why anyone would use steel strings on an acoustic. It sort of defeats the purpose. The bronze windings on acoustic stings, are made out of what is essentially, "bell...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-05-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,415
Posted By Captaincranky
Dude, where do you even find threads this out of...

Dude, where do you even find threads this out of date to comment about?

But, since we're here, the usual recommendation for storage and shipping is to tune a guitar down a couple of semitones. D-D...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-05-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, playing an electric all the time gives you,...

Well, playing an electric all the time gives you, "sissy hands". Especially if you're stringing with an .009 to .042, "electric light", set

When you jump to an "acoustic light" set, the diameters...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-05-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Captaincranky
Being out in the open room brings its own...

Being out in the open room brings its own problems.

When an instrument is in a case, or even a gig bag, it slows down the effects of drastic temperature and humidity changes. In open air, everything...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-04-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Captaincranky
Any of my searches turn up very little as well....

Any of my searches turn up very little as well. However, the guitar is discontinued, and references go back as far as 2003.

This is a laminated top guitar, as is/was, Your Takamine. Is it a great...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-02-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Captaincranky
The string gauges you're describing sound like a,...

The string gauges you're describing sound like a, "light top, heavy bottom", sort of affair.

But, that said, I don't know that string gauge is the issue that's bothering you.

"Custom light gauge"...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-31-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Captaincranky
Most amps have built in reverb. So using reverb...

Most amps have built in reverb. So using reverb is pretty much a given. If the amp or board doesn't have reverb, then that should be your 1st purchase.

After that, chorus is the next step. Berhinger...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-30-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Captaincranky
I wasn't actually responding to your original...

I wasn't actually responding to your original question. I was responding to our little thread hijacker with the sore fingers.

I do think your original question was a bit vague. If what I see in...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-30-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Captaincranky
"Mainly playing electric guitar for 10...

"Mainly playing electric guitar for 10 years" doesn't really qualify you to comment on what the demands of acoustic instrument are. I'm not trying to be mean by saying that, just suggesting it might...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-29-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By Captaincranky
On most guitars, the headstock portion of the...

On most guitars, the headstock portion of the neck blank is sawed off the blank, (at an angle), and then glued back on in reverse to create the angle of the headstock to neck to you always see. It...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-29-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 706
Posted By Captaincranky
You'll hear the same thing from even the most...

You'll hear the same thing from even the most experienced actors. The fact is, you never get over stage fright.

The only thing you can possibly do, is power through it.

If, (or when), you summon...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-29-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Captaincranky
I wouldn't think so. Save for the fact that...

I wouldn't think so. Save for the fact that brighter strings might produce louder or different frequency range results. I'm kinda of thinking that 80/20 strings being more "ringy" in the first place,...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-29-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 828
Posted By Captaincranky
"Sweet Home Alabama", is so played out...

"Sweet Home Alabama", is so played out anyway.

What I want to know is whether "That Smell", is modal? :devil:
Forum: Musician Talk 03-29-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Captaincranky
Actually, goofing around with open chord shapes...

Actually, goofing around with open chord shapes and fingerings is a great way to learn about chord naming essentials.

This happens all the time in acoustic accompaniment. You pick up a finger here,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-29-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm gonna call it a kind of "squawk",...

I'm gonna call it a kind of "squawk", which, (as Bikewer said), happens when you slide up or down the neck with your fingers in contact with the strings. Note that it only happens on the wound...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-28-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Captaincranky
Most truss rods, (on Asian instruments), are 4mm...

Most truss rods, (on Asian instruments), are 4mm hex keys. At least that's the case with the 2 Ibbys a Crafter, and a Fender I have. (An AEL10 & EW20, D-8-12-LH, & a "Sonoran").

Here's the StewMac...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-28-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Captaincranky
Learning to sing! (Yes, really)! That way, the...

Learning to sing! (Yes, really)!

That way, the guitar becomes the "backup band", and you can play pretty much any thing you want. (At least that you're capable of singing on key).

One caution, you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-26-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By Captaincranky
If they don't say, "solid spruce", it's...

If they don't say, "solid spruce", it's fairly safe to assume it's a laminate. That's industry wide "ad speak", to avoid saying "plywood".

In any event those ESP "ARC" series are approaching what...
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