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Forum: Musician Talk 11-21-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Bikewer
Gee, I kind of agree with Mardiaaron.... We've...

Gee, I kind of agree with Mardiaaron....

We've always thought that the best thing a performer could realize was that they should do material for which they (voice and style and all that) are...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-20-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Bikewer
I agree with Tommy..... Very John Hurt sounding...

I agree with Tommy..... Very John Hurt sounding fingerstyle blues playing.
Forum: The Pit 11-19-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,287
Posted By Bikewer
I'm reasonably skillful with a sling, but that...

I'm reasonably skillful with a sling, but that hasn't been a relevant weapon for about 1500 years. Damned few giants around these days.....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Bikewer
Remove the strings, and the nut (it may not even...

Remove the strings, and the nut (it may not even be glued). See that the broken sections fit together well... They should.
Buy a good grade of wood glue; Titebond or Titebond II is excellent.

For...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-15-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Bikewer
There is also the simple dodge of playing the...

There is also the simple dodge of playing the tune in another key that you can sing it in. I mean, this was normal practice for all folkies....Either transpose the thing to a key you can handle or...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-14-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By Bikewer
Trying to classify "personality types"...

Trying to classify "personality types" is a very old endeavor and one that has produced a great deal of nonsense and "woo".
Back in the Rennaissance, Europeans tended to classify folks acording to...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-14-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,984
Posted By Bikewer
Brings to mind the old "dancing about...

Brings to mind the old "dancing about architecture" line....

Some aspects of music can be described using scientific methods... The specific physics of tone production, the mathematical...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-12-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Bikewer
The Mini is designed to take a purpose-built...

The Mini is designed to take a purpose-built endpin jack. You remove the screws holding the stock strap-pin in place, and replace it with the endpin jack that ships with the "ES-Go"...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-11-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Bikewer
Have you considered the one designed for the...

Have you considered the one designed for the Mini? By all accounts, the first ones issued had some problems with hum.... But the current run is supposed to have eliminated that and been improved to...
Forum: The Pit 11-11-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 839
Posted By Bikewer
Pete Seeger. Singer, songwriter, musician,...

Pete Seeger. Singer, songwriter, musician, historian, civil-rights activist, environmentalist, teacher... A guy who did what he enjoyed doing through his entire life and never backed down.

Carl...
Forum: The Pit 11-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,347
Posted By Bikewer
I try not to.... I have admittedly a rather large...

I try not to.... I have admittedly a rather large vocabulary. I read constantly, and quite a lot of science and technology material. So I do have quite a lot of "big words" at my command.
I find...
Forum: The Pit 11-11-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6,479
Views: 87,199
Posted By Bikewer
"String" theory, or as they are wont to...

"String" theory, or as they are wont to say now, "M" theory..... Isn't really a theory. It's a series of conjectures that exist because some advanced mathematical calculations about astrophysics...
Forum: The Pit 11-10-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6,479
Views: 87,199
Posted By Bikewer
So....Where did the guy who programmed the...

So....Where did the guy who programmed the computer come from? You run into the problem of infinite regress....

As to the Bermuda Triangle, it's difficult to believe that folks still buy into this...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-03-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Bikewer
As above! All the guys I find myself really...

As above! All the guys I find myself really liking display that hard-to-define quality of "swing". It's musical.... It moves.
I can say the same thing about Doc Watson and Marc Knopfler. Lots...
Forum: The Pit 11-03-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 4,083
Posted By Bikewer
I've fired or handled a pretty fair sample of...

I've fired or handled a pretty fair sample of such weapons.....(Being rather older than most on this board....)
Garand, Mauser (a couple) M3 "grease gun", Lee-Enfield rifle (can't recall which...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-02-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Bikewer
I see it as rather apples and oranges... I...

I see it as rather apples and oranges... I listen to both, and as I'm working on fingerstyle chord-melody stuff myself, I tend to see Joe as "where I want to be".
He's very tasteful, and in...
Forum: The Pit 11-01-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,648
Posted By Bikewer
As above.... If you can effectively play the...

As above.... If you can effectively play the instrument then it's fine.... For you.

I remember reading the Guitar Player interview with Narcisco Yepes years ago, he of the 10-string classical...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-28-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By Bikewer
I think it's a good idea to be familiar with the...

I think it's a good idea to be familiar with the instrument itself; what the various bits are called, how they are constructed, that sort of thing.
Then you won't make posts like:
"The whatchacallit...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Bikewer
I use homemade piezos in all my cigar-box guitars...

I use homemade piezos in all my cigar-box guitars and they seem to work fine through my normal practice amp...I don't play at extreme volume but definitely loud enough to play a small club if need be.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-25-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Bikewer
As the guys say..... My own experience is...

As the guys say..... My own experience is limited, but back when I started playing the "folk" scene was still big and lots of entertainers used them extensively. Lightfoot, the Byrds, and of course...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-24-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Bikewer
Well, points for inventiveness. Try this......

Well, points for inventiveness. Try this... Take that credit card, and see if you can fit two pieces in the slot, or perhaps three. If so, glue them together, smooth the edges with fine...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-24-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 814
Posted By Bikewer
My primary acoustic currently is my GS Mini. It...

My primary acoustic currently is my GS Mini. It performs quite well for the things I use it for. I seriously doubt that were I to upgrade to an instrument in the 1000-1200 dollar range (all I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-22-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Bikewer
Second on that.... Homespun has been around for...

Second on that.... Homespun has been around for years putting out quality stuff.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-21-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Bikewer
I would suspect the strings. Nothing should...

I would suspect the strings. Nothing should change the intonation of the guitar itself.... That's strictly a function of string length and fret placement.... Which should be pretty much spot on with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-21-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Bikewer
If you'd have asked me long about 1976, I could...

If you'd have asked me long about 1976, I could point you at a bunch. Basic instructionals by Pete Seeger, "Happy" Traum, Bob Baxter...
That's what I started playing. That was the tail end of the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-16-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Bikewer
If, as you've indicated, you've already mastered...

If, as you've indicated, you've already mastered the basics (not the impression you gave with your initial post....)then you can take it up a notch by listening to some of the contemporary slide...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-15-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Bikewer
Quite a lot of good instructional material on...

Quite a lot of good instructional material on YouTube and other sources, but for basics...

There are basically two styles of playing. The first is more like what Allman and other rockers were/are...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-10-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By Bikewer
Depends... If I'm flatpicking, I tend to fall...

Depends... If I'm flatpicking, I tend to fall back on "G" because so many bluegrass tunes seem to fall out so well in that key.
But I've been playing a lot of fingerstyle jazz lately, and I...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-06-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Bikewer
We used to sit down and figure out just how many...

We used to sit down and figure out just how many songs could be played with that progression.... There's a lot.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-06-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 699
Posted By Bikewer
So.....I've been working on fingerstyle...

So.....I've been working on fingerstyle chord-melody stuff for a while now. Actually started out doing this some years back but all I had at the time was a big 'ol Martin D-18 which is not exactly...
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