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Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-08-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Acousticmon
string cutting into flesh after days of playing

Hello guys. Just quite annoyed at mysituation now.

Ive had this issue for as long as i remember. i use my ring finger for most of my slides and bends, and usually after a few days i get a small cut...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-03-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,693
Posted By Acousticmon
Amen to that... he made sure the first thing I...

Amen to that... he made sure the first thing I learnt was alternate picking. He stressed that it lets you play twice as fast compared to just downstroking everything
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-03-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Acousticmon
Oh I forgot to mention, I have this knob called...

Oh I forgot to mention, I have this knob called reverb, but I usually keep it at 1, it has to do with 'echo' right?
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-03-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Acousticmon
@Robbgnarly Oh really? Thanks! I will try that...

@Robbgnarly Oh really? Thanks! I will try that method out. And yes, I have gain set at 5 right now, and I'm in distortion mode.

@WeZ-84 I'm using a Fender 15R amp. Right now my treble/middle/bass is...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-03-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Acousticmon
My electric guitar sounds too "dirty"?

Hello,

I've been using a Fender Squire Strat for years now, and I'm also using a Fender amp, and lately I've been trying to learn solos off songs. I see 3 knobs, treble, middle, and bass, and each...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-03-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,693
Posted By Acousticmon
What is the greatest piece of advice anyone has given to you in learning guitar?

My teacher once told me this.

"You gotta play guitar like you feel it man... feel the guitar. Make stupid faces. Sing. It doesn't matter if you can play fast, it's still gonna sound like jack shit...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-27-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Acousticmon
Barre chording posture?

Hi guys, recently started learning how to play the intro of Stairway to Heaven.

I can get the barre chording down, but the issue is that my thumb is never able to go above the fretboard (my teacher...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-13-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By Acousticmon
thanks for your feedback guys. i just spent hours...

thanks for your feedback guys. i just spent hours playing with the fretboard not caring about any lessons or scales and see if i'd gain some insight in my playing. i actually prefer it this way and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-12-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By Acousticmon
Question having a huge mental block in lead guitar

hi guys, it has been 5 years since i picked up my guitar and still playing it now, though i feel that i should be playing better than i already do. i do not really have a strong interest in a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-27-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Acousticmon
How to achieve "Bow wop wah" sounds on acoustic guitar?

It's kinda like stepping on the wah pedal on an electric, but I wanna know how to achieve this effect on guitar. Strangely my sister's guitar has this sound and I like it alot, but on my own guitar...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-25-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Acousticmon
Roadblock ;(

Hey guys, I'm sure everyone here has met with a roadblock or a point where you just dont know how to improve. Well, I'm here right now :( FYI I had a teacher in my first year but then quit due to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-19-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 687
Posted By Acousticmon
I used to be unable to stretch properly, and my...

I used to be unable to stretch properly, and my thumb isn't resting on thr top of thr fretboard, so when I do bending it will leave a slanted groove on my fingertip. But now my technique is sort of...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-18-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 687
Posted By Acousticmon
3 years, but it's kinda on and off, but since the...

3 years, but it's kinda on and off, but since the previous few months I've been playing almost everyday, about 3 hours each day.

Te weird thing is that my callouses have to be "awakened". Right now...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-18-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 687
Posted By Acousticmon
Callouses?

Well, callouses are technically gear (lol) and I thought this was the best part of the forum to post it in so... ya.

Question is, are callouses supposed to COMPLETELY negate pain while pressing the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-16-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Acousticmon
I tried the hairdryer - did not melt the glue. I...

I tried the hairdryer - did not melt the glue. I also tried pushing out the pin from the inside of the guitar, but its stuck too hard to do that. Looks like theres no choice but to go to the shop...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-14-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Acousticmon
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This is the situation here.... the pin is literally superglued to the hole, and I have no idea how...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-14-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Acousticmon
I tried pushing the coil end of the string deeper...

I tried pushing the coil end of the string deeper into the guitar to reduce pressure around the area, but still couldnt pull the bridge pins out. Oh well. Any idea how much a full replacement costs?...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-14-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Acousticmon
Marilyn Monroe model MD-11. P.S: MD-11 doesn't...

Marilyn Monroe model MD-11.

P.S: MD-11 doesn't even appear on the official website of Marilyn Monroe. If you google it, the only matches are some chinese websites. And I bought this guitar in...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-14-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Acousticmon
Does this count as poor craftsmanship?

Well, I was restringing my relatively new (2 months) acoustic today. What I couldn't do was remove the pins on the bridge. They were literally stuck to the bridge and I tried so hard to take it out...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-07-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Acousticmon
Correct way to practice soloing?

I've been learning the pentatonic + blues scales for the past few weeks, but my problem is my failure to improvise or innovate. So far I've really only come up with a 2 decent sounding licks that...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-07-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By Acousticmon
Defaults

Hey, just curious, what gauge are 'default' strings in? (The strings that are already on the guitar when you buy them)

I'm trying to figure out the gauge of the strings on my Morgan Monroe, but I...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-05-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,105
Posted By Acousticmon
Universally correct way to restring?

I've been watching alot of videos online about restringing acoustics, and all of them use different techniques. Like one of them loops the string around the nut a few times, some just shoot the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-01-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Acousticmon
I wasn't able to give slack to my string because...

I wasn't able to give slack to my string because the string just reached the nut when I pulled it straight...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-01-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Acousticmon
Changing guitar strings

Okay, today I changed guitar strings for the very first time, and I'm pretty sure something went wrong... BTW, I did not use new strings, all I did was to remove the string, and then string it back...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-24-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Acousticmon
It differs... at times I don't have the...

It differs... at times I don't have the "feel" and don't touch it for a week, and at times it comes to me and I'm playing it several hours a day
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-24-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Acousticmon
Wow, I've never thought of it that way. Thanks.

Wow, I've never thought of it that way. Thanks.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-24-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Acousticmon
Need some feedback...

Mmkay guys, I've been a guitar player for about 3 years now, and I want to know if I'm "up to standard"...

I can solo using pentatonic scales/blue scales, very sure that I have a good grasp of...
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