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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 61
Posted By Captaincranky
The TS' original 2 choices seem incongruous to me...

The TS' original 2 choices seem incongruous to me anyway.

If we're looking at $300.00 guitars, the the FGX-700 Yamaha, any of Epiphone's 3 current A/E dreads, (Hummngbird, Dove, or Pro 1 Ultra)....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 61
Posted By Captaincranky
I sincerely wouldn't pitch the GS Mini over the...

I sincerely wouldn't pitch the GS Mini over the Seagull S-6 or the Big Baby. It is a short scale guitar, examples of which I thought were for younger players. The Big Baby has a 25.5" scale, which...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 61
Posted By Captaincranky
The Fender CD-60- is an all laminate instrument....

The Fender CD-60- is an all laminate instrument. Whereas, the Taylor Big Baby has a solid top.

I'm going to say many people who buy the Fender, do so because it comes in the all mahogany...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By Captaincranky
OK, you need to dial down the size of your...

OK, you need to dial down the size of your text.

And find a university offering a music major to enroll yourself.

Here's one chord to get you started:

e-1..... 2 < This column is the fret...
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Captaincranky
First, ignore the modal breakdown of scales for...

First, ignore the modal breakdown of scales for now. They'll only pump your head full of too much information for the time being/

Every time you change position, you ultimately get a higher absolute...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-27-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 151
Posted By Captaincranky
OK, rosewood is almost a slam dunk for acoustic...

OK, rosewood is almost a slam dunk for acoustic guitar finger boards. Ebony being pretty much the sole exception and in limited models.

Indian rosewood is pretty much all that's available, since...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-25-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 172
Posted By Captaincranky
The Rumble has a touch more power than the...

The Rumble has a touch more power than the Peavey. I think 25 watts versus 20. Maybe that's what you're hearing. Then too, the Rumble's speaker is optimized for just bass alone. Still in all, the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-25-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Captaincranky
Truth be told, I'm left handed, and am pretty...

Truth be told, I'm left handed, and am pretty much forced to buy over the web, sight unheard. But, free shipping, no state tax, and the general state of QA in both Asian and USA instruments, sweetens...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-24-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Captaincranky
It isn't unusual for the boxed guitars to have...

It isn't unusual for the boxed guitars to have high actions. Some makers aren't inclined, (or so it seems), to worry about the action being LAPWOB, when they ship. It's an added manufacturing cost,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-24-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By Captaincranky
Yes, putting lighter strings on DOES make a BIG...

Yes, putting lighter strings on DOES make a BIG difference. It allows the neck to relax. If or when the truss rod has too much tension, the neck bends, "backward", which raises the center, (6th to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-23-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Captaincranky
This makes me think I should have only butted in...

This makes me think I should have only butted in about the saddle and left it at that..... :haha:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-23-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Captaincranky
There are two width of saddle in common use. The...

There are two width of saddle in common use. The "Martin style", which are 3/32" of an inch thick, and the "Taylor style", which is 1/8" thick, usually compensated, while the Martin style isn't. That...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-23-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, I found out that I wasn't going to be the...

Well, I found out that I wasn't going to be the next Jimi Hendrix, while Jimi was still alive...So, you two aren't alone.. :shrug: :haha:

So, I strummed along with another player, (Pete...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-23-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By Captaincranky
Thinking of "E minor" as, "E...

Thinking of "E minor" as, "E Aeolian", is sort of making things more difficult than they need to be. I mean, it's a wonderful, even lyrical , name for the damned old common natural relative minor of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-21-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By Captaincranky
It's a QA issue, but not one to be concerned...

It's a QA issue, but not one to be concerned about.

Either the inside of the bridge hole is ragged or slightly undersized, or, the string ball end isn't far enough under the bridge, forcing the pin...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-21-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By Captaincranky
The example in post #6, is good, but with certain...

The example in post #6, is good, but with certain exceptions.

Tommy Iommi has a similar situation as yours. Part of one of his fingers on the fretting hand is missing. So, he contrived a sort of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-21-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, the AEL is a "jumbo equivalent"....

Well, the AEL is a "jumbo equivalent". As for the AEG it's probably somewhere near "orchestra", sized.

If you really want to delve into this any deeper, you're going to have to do some research,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-20-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By Captaincranky
Actually, I believe the plastic washer is there...

Actually, I believe the plastic washer is there to prevent metal to metal rattling, should there be slack in the key mechanism.

As far as adjusting the screw on the key, just rock the key back and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-20-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Captaincranky
If you're referring to the scale length, (which...

If you're referring to the scale length, (which is in many cases 24.75") then it's full size. Typically in electrics the 24.75" scale is associated with Gibson, while the longer 25.50" length is a...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-20-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By Captaincranky
They're enharmonic equivalents on an equal...

They're enharmonic equivalents on an equal tempered instrument. No?
Forum: Musician Talk 01-20-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By Captaincranky
For me, the lack of an annotation to indicate the...

For me, the lack of an annotation to indicate the position of the 7th, tacitly announces a "flat 7th". Like I said earlier Cb, Eb, Gb Bbb amounts to B7. So, Indicating the position of the 7th in the...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-19-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By Captaincranky
Isn't that the scale the Devil used against...

Isn't that the scale the Devil used against Charlie Daniels?
Forum: Musician Talk 01-19-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By Captaincranky
But the real advantage for writing it as,...

But the real advantage for writing it as, "Cb, Eb, Gb, Bbb", is so nobody would mistake it for B7! :haha:
Forum: Musician Talk 01-19-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By Captaincranky
First let me say, I understand what both of you...

First let me say, I understand what both of you are saying, and you are both absolutely correct.

My inclusion of alternate terminology for a ""Xb7" chord was included to illustrate the number of...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-19-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By Captaincranky
Oops... :shrug: To the upside, I probably don't...

Oops... :shrug: To the upside, I probably don't have to worry about getting screamed at anymore... :y: Then too, I dint do-it, it was the guy on top of me.. Wait, I think that came out wrong......
Forum: Musician Talk 01-19-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By Captaincranky
In reality, "Phrygian Dominant" isn't a...

In reality, "Phrygian Dominant" isn't a mode at all. It's a scale. It's the same notes as "Phrygian mode", but it has a major 3rd.

The simple act of playing a modal scale doesn't cause modal music,...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-19-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By Captaincranky
A 7th chord based on the tonic note of any major...

A 7th chord based on the tonic note of any major scale is called a "major 7th chord. The seventh note, is the 7th note of the major scale, and is only 1 semitone down from the octave/root.

A...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-19-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,246
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm not exactly sure what version of,...

I'm not exactly sure what version of, "Stairway" you've been listening to, but it is mostly acoustic... :) 12 string actually. (Yeah I know, on stage it goes out with an electric double neck).

More...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-18-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By Captaincranky
According to the specs I was able to find, (it's...

According to the specs I was able to find, (it's no longer in Ibanez' line), this is a guitar aimed at stand up stage use. You're probably responding favorably to what the hype is calling, "an ultra...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-17-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, "the inverse square law",...

Well, "the inverse square law", definitely attaches to the interior area of just about anything, guitars included. (You can Google that).

Then too, I expect where you started, with respect to RH and...
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