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Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-08-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Ruark
Buy The Heavy Guitar Bible. Turn to page 1.

Buy The Heavy Guitar Bible. Turn to page 1.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-06-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By Ruark
OK.... to pick nits.... the left THIGH. Does...

OK.... to pick nits.... the left THIGH. Does that work? ;)

Of course, I'm talking about electrics here, not classicals or acoustics, although it's interesting to note that maestro acoustic player...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-05-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By Ruark
Well, a lot of players don't play seated all the...

Well, a lot of players don't play seated all the time, but when they DO play seated, they're right-knee'ers:

Hendrix
BB King
Buddy Guy
Santana
Bloomfield
SRV
McLaughlin
Les Paul
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-05-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By Ruark
Heck, we should start a "Left Knee Player's...

Heck, we should start a "Left Knee Player's Club." :y:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-04-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By Ruark
Are there ANY left-knee players out there???

When I play sitting down, as I usually do, I hold my guitar (Ibanez Artstar - ES335 copy) on my left knee, with my left foot resting on something, classical guitar style. But it seems like EVERY.......
Forum: Rock & Indie 02-04-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By Ruark
You have to check out Jimmie Vaughan, SRV's big...

You have to check out Jimmie Vaughan, SRV's big brother. He once said "it's not the notes you play that count, it's the ones you don't play." Trust me, he's very capable of shredding your brains...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-27-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By Ruark
Yamaha FG720S. Check the reviews. I play mine...

Yamaha FG720S. Check the reviews. I play mine with Ernie Ball Earthwood silk and steels and a tusq saddle and will put it up against any $5000 guitar anywhere.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-12-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By Ruark
Be careful when judging a guitar's playability...

Be careful when judging a guitar's playability off the shelf. Sometimes you can tell it's a dog, but often it just needs to be worked over a little.

I would allow $50 - $75 for a good setup,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-12-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By Ruark
Done. Easy survey, thanks.

Done. Easy survey, thanks.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-11-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Ruark
Trouble with Peavey Special 212

I have a Peavey Special 212 Transtube amp about 12 years old. This is a 100W SS amp with tube emulation. It's never really been used much, just sat in the corner of a bedroom. It's really too much...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-29-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Ruark
I used to have the same question. It's important...

I used to have the same question. It's important to understand what chords are, especially if you're playing other people's music, but the truth is, you can improvise on pentatonic patterns for...
Forum: Rock & Indie 03-17-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By Ruark
You'd probably like learning to play Jimmie...

You'd probably like learning to play Jimmie Vaughan's "Slow Dance Blues."
Forum: Rock & Indie 03-17-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By Ruark
Yeah, this isn't a good question to ask. Are you...

Yeah, this isn't a good question to ask. Are you talking about who can play the highest number of notes per second (which seems to be the default yardstick with most people)? Are you talking about...
Forum: Blues, Jazz & Other Guitar Styles 03-10-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Ruark
Jimmie Vaughan. "It's not the notes you play...

Jimmie Vaughan. "It's not the notes you play that count; it's the ones you don't play."
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-16-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By Ruark
Remember that a tele has a much more curved...

Remember that a tele has a much more curved radius fretboard - 7.5" to 9.5" - than a LP, which is very flat - I think 12". That might be what you're feeling.
Forum: Bands & Artists 12-14-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 76,737
Posted By Ruark
I gotta say.... it's difficult to call yourself...

I gotta say.... it's difficult to call yourself a serious guitarist and listen to this with a dry eye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4b7S4b2VX0
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-04-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Ruark
Get one of those little Vox amps.

Get one of those little Vox amps.
Forum: Rock & Indie 11-26-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,425
Posted By Ruark
Same here. I think the Dead thing is more of a...

Same here. I think the Dead thing is more of a cultural phenomenon more than a musical one. I've had many Dead albums going back to 1968, and tried a hundred times to "get it," to no avail. They're...
Forum: Blues, Jazz & Other Guitar Styles 11-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,618
Posted By Ruark
I personally don't care for his music - nothing...

I personally don't care for his music - nothing against him personally, I just don't care for it. That being said, I can't deny that his playing skill was stellar. I listened to SRV in Austin many...
Forum: Rock & Indie 11-26-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,425
Posted By Ruark
One really unique, foot-tappin' group that stands...

One really unique, foot-tappin' group that stands out in my memory: Booker T. and the MGs. Remember "Time is Tight"? Man, these guys could GROOVE! Turn up your volume and check this...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-28-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By Ruark
Another good approach is to divide those boxes...

Another good approach is to divide those boxes into half-boxes. Instead of one big box, see those notes on the strings 1, 2 and 3, all up and down the neck. Play 3 or 4 notes in each box then skip...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-27-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,875
Posted By Ruark
I've often encountered this, too. Basically all...

I've often encountered this, too. Basically all my playing is sitting down, with the guitar on my left leg, since I play at home and don't do gigs. But when I've tried playing standing up, it's not...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-20-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Ruark
Slow the **** down.

Slow the **** down.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-21-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By Ruark
If that ain't the truth. I play my electric...

If that ain't the truth. I play my electric (Ibanez Artstar) on my left leg, but I think I have yet to see anybody else doing it. Look at ALL of the "big name" players on YouTube or Google Images,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-25-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By Ruark
The purpose of the truss rod is to adjust the...

The purpose of the truss rod is to adjust the amount of bow in the neck, NOT the string height. That is done by adjusting the bridge.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-15-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,720
Posted By Ruark
Seems like a lot of guitars have trouble with...

Seems like a lot of guitars have trouble with their pots. They don't have enough effect, or they're flimsy or crooked or loose or whatever. Good, solid pots should become an industry standard, even...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-04-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By Ruark
How about a Peavey Bandit 112? 40 lbs., 1X12,...

How about a Peavey Bandit 112? 40 lbs., 1X12, 100 watts, Transtube, will blow the walls out if you want it to, and built like a tank.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-04-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Ruark
I used to live in an apartment like that, where...

I used to live in an apartment like that, where you could practically hear your neighbors breathing. It sucks, yes. If you really want privacy, you have to turn even a cheap amp down so low you...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-04-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 98,833
Posted By Ruark
I'm sure you were, but the truth is, nobody gives...

I'm sure you were, but the truth is, nobody gives a crap how good you sound. A music store isn't a night club or concert hall, it's a STORE. You can't assume that just because you know how to play...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-27-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Ruark
I agree, the value of a metronome is highly...

I agree, the value of a metronome is highly underestimated. The fact is, you can go far beyond that, and have more fun to boot: use an electronic keyboard. Most of these, even cheap ones, have...
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