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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Bikewer
As theogonia says.... That's your prime...

As theogonia says.... That's your prime consideration. Others are... Wooden body vs. metal body, and internal pickups or no.

The wooden-bodied instruments are more common in country/bluegrass type...
Forum: The Pit Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 464
Posted By Bikewer
I'm old enough to remember when the Coral...

I'm old enough to remember when the Coral electric sitar hit the market. Everybody wanted that cool sound on their record, no one wanted to learn to play the notoriously-finicky sitar.

One of the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-31-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 312
Posted By Bikewer
Both firms make a wide variety of instruments to...

Both firms make a wide variety of instruments to cover essentially all price points and types of playing. With Taylor, they have such a huge variety of options you could likely get whatever you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-30-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By Bikewer
When Ovation hit the market, they very heavily...

When Ovation hit the market, they very heavily went out to promote their product. They gave instruments away to prominent musicians, gave them away to open-mic clubs, etc.
The club we used to hang...
Forum: The Pit 07-30-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 570
Posted By Bikewer
I dislocated my knee around 1980. Incredibly...

I dislocated my knee around 1980. Incredibly painful... But it snapped back in. The entire area around the knee was black and blue for two weeks. At the time, we had no health insurance and I...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-29-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Bikewer
The manufacturer cannot "set up" every...

The manufacturer cannot "set up" every instrument... First, it's a time and labor-intensive job, and second it's highly individual. An optimal set-up for you might be dreadful for me.
So...They ship...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-29-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 278
Posted By Bikewer
It seems fairly obvious that there are always...

It seems fairly obvious that there are always folks who "can't count to four" as we always used to say. Who have a poor sense of time. Such folks could conceivably be helped by using mechanical...
Forum: The Pit 07-28-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18,854
Views: 288,914
Posted By Bikewer
No, gentlemen, I did not come here to advertise a...

No, gentlemen, I did not come here to advertise a YouTube channel or maintain that the state of exercise physiology has not improved since 1961. Just that I have been involved with this sort of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-27-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Bikewer
I have seen guitars where the belly of the...

I have seen guitars where the belly of the instrument has pulled up so far that the owner simply removed the saddle and ran the strings over the bridge with no saddle at all... In an attempt to lower...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-27-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Bikewer
That's generally the case. Most all the acoustic...

That's generally the case. Most all the acoustic fingerstyle players I admire are playing the smaller Martin OMs and OOOs. A few play the similarly-sized little Gibson; the Gibsons seem to be more...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-27-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By Bikewer
By and large, I simply don't do that. When I...

By and large, I simply don't do that. When I was learning bluegrass guitar, I did learn to play a few tunes like "Under The Double Eagle" and "Sally Goodin" straight from the book.
But my approach...
Forum: The Pit 07-27-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18,854
Views: 288,914
Posted By Bikewer
IMO... The problem with the way most folks...

IMO... The problem with the way most folks "work out" is that there is no science involved at all.
Rather... Folks tend to follow tradition, or "what the guy in the gym told me", or what the article...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 397
Posted By Bikewer
I don't pay any attention any more. I play...

I don't pay any attention any more. I play mostly bluegrass-type flatpicking, and alternate picking is pretty much how you do it. The technique is very similar to that you'd use for the...
Forum: The Pit 07-26-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18,854
Views: 288,914
Posted By Bikewer
My opinions regarding protein supplements (and...

My opinions regarding protein supplements (and supplements in general) will likely be quite different than most I see posting here.
Marketing scam. You are throwing your money into the toilet.

Most...
Forum: The Pit 07-26-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 240
Posted By Bikewer
By all accounts, a graphics tablet is the way to...

By all accounts, a graphics tablet is the way to go for anyone who's serious... All the artists I follow use 'em.
However.... If you already have a tablet of some sort, get a free APP called...
Forum: The Pit 07-26-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,208
Posted By Bikewer
It's hard to imagine a situation where a nice...

It's hard to imagine a situation where a nice wank would be all that difficult to achieve..... What, no bathroom stalls? Hell, when I was in the army guys would shamelessly 'beat the sheets" in an...
Forum: The Pit 07-25-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,174
Posted By Bikewer
Gee... I'm a LOT older than you guys... How...

Gee... I'm a LOT older than you guys... How young you wanna go? When I was a very wee lad, it was The Howdy Doody Show, Kookla, Fran, and Ollie, And "Zorro" movie serials they were showing on...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Bikewer
Standard stuff, that. I use bone dust... But...

Standard stuff, that. I use bone dust... But then I usually have a lot of chunks of bone around from.... Making nuts.
Either works... You just have to carefully angle the resulting repair. If you...
Forum: The Pit 07-22-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,894
Posted By Bikewer
Solar sails and such use the "pressure"...

Solar sails and such use the "pressure" from sunlight to generate "push". (as opposed to "thrust"...)
Theoretically, one could achieve high velocities before running out of sunlight in a particular...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-21-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Bikewer
Usually, for acoustic amplification, folks want a...

Usually, for acoustic amplification, folks want a "clean" sound. Start with everything set to the midpoint... "5"...and as Garthman says above... Fool around.

Kind of depends what sound you're...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-20-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Bikewer
As stepchild says. It's a problem with the...

As stepchild says. It's a problem with the industry to some degree. Knowldegable, experienced guitarists know how they like a guitar "set up" for action and playability, and they will have it done...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,401
Posted By Bikewer
I know that the general feel on this board is...

I know that the general feel on this board is that it's all about "practice practice practice".....
That dedication and perseverance will be sufficient to allow the individual to achieve the same...
Forum: The Pit 07-20-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,894
Posted By Bikewer
The simplest thing to keep in mind is the old...

The simplest thing to keep in mind is the old quote, "In physics, there are no free lunches."
Any force such as those described will be exactly cancelled by the simple old rule that dear old Isaac...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-18-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By Bikewer
As the others have indicated... If the guitar has...

As the others have indicated... If the guitar has sat, strung, and tuned to tension for some years, it's very likely that the neck has pulled up to the point that it's uncomfortable/impossible to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-17-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Bikewer
You might try a heavier, more rounded pick as...

You might try a heavier, more rounded pick as well. The "jazz" type picks produce a tone that's less "sharp" than the typical sharply-pointed ones.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-16-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Bikewer
As Tony is saying. Learning to play some sort of...

As Tony is saying. Learning to play some sort of fingerstyle on a classical guitar should pose no problems.
Learning "Classical Guitar", with all that implies, is quite different. Also note that...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Bikewer
If you pay attention to an awful lot of very...

If you pay attention to an awful lot of very successful guitar players, many of them are doing everything "wrong" from the standpoint of strict technique and theory.

Are you going to criticize...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-13-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,539
Posted By Bikewer
I don't claim to be particularly open-minded; I...

I don't claim to be particularly open-minded; I have very specific likes and dislikes in regards to art and many other things as well.
However, I also don't impose my views; I recognize that likes...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-13-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By Bikewer
I don't think you can compare playing the guitar...

I don't think you can compare playing the guitar to weight lifting.... In that lifting the heavier weight makes you stronger for your daily activities...
Playing the guitar is a skill activity, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-13-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,539
Posted By Bikewer
I imagine there's a fine line between an artist...

I imagine there's a fine line between an artist having a "vision" that's a bit outside traditional boundaries.... And "having us on."
I have dabbled... I do paintings and drawings and small-scale...
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