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Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By Captaincranky
All this tells me is the guitar has been...

All this tells me is the guitar has been improperly diagnosed until now.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By Captaincranky
Oh Junior, that's just asking for trouble. I'm...

Oh Junior, that's just asking for trouble.

I'm pretty sure your price range leaves you little choice but to have a "working class guitar" They sell "distressed" electrics, but IMHO, that's about as...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By Captaincranky
You know, I can't for the life of me, even see a...

You know, I can't for the life of me, even see a tap plate on Ms. Quintero's guitar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT9hvyDvKHA
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By Captaincranky
God, that is a relic. I had a 12 string Ovation...

God, that is a relic. I had a 12 string Ovation "Matrix". Odd piece, genuine rosewood finger board over top of a cast plastic neck.

The most often heard complaint about Ovations, (whether founded or...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By Captaincranky
...

........."LenGuitardrum"................"Banned"...............

I guess we'll never know. :shrug: :haha:

If you feel a noblesse oblige to piss away money on any number of half baked "creative"...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 62
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm not so sure about that. It's doubtful that a...

I'm not so sure about that. It's doubtful that a "humbucker" such as this, has anything near the output of a "PAF" or similar.

That said, acoustic guitarists are a bit spoiled with the high output...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 62
Posted By Captaincranky
Ostensibly, you could use a 25 dollar Berhinger,...

Ostensibly, you could use a 25 dollar Berhinger, "Booster Preamp". When you're not using built in, (on board), equipment though, the stomp box has to be really close to the guitar. Every inch of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By Captaincranky
Well. your Sigma is well broken in, and the top...

Well. your Sigma is well broken in, and the top is likely sounding as good as it's going to get.

I like factory installs with onboard preamps. The factory takes all the risks of sawing, drilling,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By Captaincranky
Let me try to explain.... :haha: First, they make...

Let me try to explain.... :haha: First, they make a Sonoran in left hand. And second, I'm almost as old as the Beach Boys. So it's more, "California Kitsch", and "wish I knew how to surf, while...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Captaincranky
If you're on about "density", every...

If you're on about "density", every wood has a typical range of weigh per cubic foot.

"Tonewood", is sort of a term applied to all woods used in guitar construction.

However, mahogany for guitars,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-21-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Captaincranky
*Post #6 reported*

*Post #6 reported*
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-20-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By Captaincranky
Yeah, the Asian Guild GAD series have a fine...

Yeah, the Asian Guild GAD series have a fine reputation.

I'm curious though, what is the difference in the neck of the Guild, as opposed to the Fender? I have the maple necked, Fender "Sonoran",...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Captaincranky
It's a damned shame they banned methaqualone also.

It's a damned shame they banned methaqualone also.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-20-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Captaincranky
Arguably, all you really should do, is slacken...

Arguably, all you really should do, is slacken the strings somewhat. Probably down to D-d or a bit lower. This is particularly critical with the acoustic.

There's no need to touch the truss rod....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-20-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Captaincranky
One is Maple, the other is mahogany. They'll...

One is Maple, the other is mahogany. They'll sound quite different. Which one you should buy is the one that sounds best to you.

People complain about "sketchy QA" on Epiphone products. I just...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-19-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By Captaincranky
You may have to string it up with at least...

You may have to string it up with at least mediums, (.013 to .056) so it doesn't get too sloppy.

If you're using .012 to .052, (or lighter) strings now, the increase in tension of the medium strings...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 59,759
Posted By Captaincranky
That depends on what the origin of the pins you...

That depends on what the origin of the pins you have is. Ibanez "advantage" bridge pins have a straight shank, and won't go into an old fashioned tapered pin hole. Several other makers, (at least...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By Captaincranky
This thread has sort of a comic aspect to it....

This thread has sort of a comic aspect to it. Here's a Godin, "Multiac" (nylon strings synth access). Gee, I wonder if you'll be able to use it with...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Captaincranky
OK, "Fretfrier" is a man of strong...

OK, "Fretfrier" is a man of strong conviction, (as was everyone else who participated in this thread).

Enjoy: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1651818

As for me, my friend...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Captaincranky
FWIW, there is no such thing as a "rosewood...

FWIW, there is no such thing as a "rosewood DX-1". They're all HPL(*), (high pressure laminate), made to look like rosewood. Basically, rosewood patterned Formica.

They don't still shoot the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 149
Posted By Captaincranky
No doubt. In fact I bought an Epiphone 12 string...

No doubt. In fact I bought an Epiphone 12 string sixteen years ago which I'm still regretting.

With that said, during the 90's, most of the Asian guitars were pure shit. The neck angles were all too...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Captaincranky
I think we better switch to multiple choice A: ...

I think we better switch to multiple choice

A: God bless us, whichever way puts relief in the neck. We are dealing with a two way truss rod.

B: I was right the first time.

C: Read the link I...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 149
Posted By Captaincranky
This was the opening bid here: Epiphone dr-212. ...

This was the opening bid here: Epiphone dr-212. Two hundred bucks, out the door.

So, while the Taylor isn't that all that expensive, it is 3 1/2 times the money @ $700.00
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Captaincranky
The answer here is, "move your fingers...

The answer here is, "move your fingers before the string gets there". And again, that takes practice.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Captaincranky
OK, I misspoke in my first post. You're actually...

OK, I misspoke in my first post. You're actually going to have to TIGHTEN the truss rod slightly to put relief into the net. Sorry!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 149
Posted By Captaincranky
An extra light electric 12 string set has...

An extra light electric 12 string set has something like an .042 E-6, and the are NO wound octave strings. The overall tension is about 200 Lbs or less.

This goes to D'Addario "Extra Light PB 12...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Captaincranky
And then, practice some more. Oh and BTW, you...

And then, practice some more.

Oh and BTW, you can't really have fingernails on your neck hand. All they really do is stop you from fretting cleanly. The callouses on your fingertips should touch the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By Captaincranky
It will sound fine with chorus, reverb, and...

It will sound fine with chorus, reverb, and delay. Overdrive is pretty much a no-no.

In fact, R &G in concert were using a "Ravish Sitar" pedal! They play with nylon strings , that should embolden...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 149
Posted By Captaincranky
You just can't tune them up to concert pitch...

You just can't tune them up to concert pitch E-e.

The most you should try for is D-d (2 semi tones down.)

At E-e, the string tension even with a 12 string "light" set is 250 Lbs. That will lift the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Captaincranky
There's not a whole lot you're going to do about...

There's not a whole lot you're going to do about the intonation. In fact, with the strings too low, the likely the best it's going to be.

You either have no relief or a slight back bend in the neck,...
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