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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By Bikewer
This condition is worsened if you have a rather...

This condition is worsened if you have a rather high action, and if you have large "jumbo" frets. Some players use this as an effect....effectively "bending" the string a bit. Some have...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Bikewer
I would agree with the post by...

I would agree with the post by "Hail"..... Robert Johnson listened to his contemporaries, and had little or no idea of theory. Neither did any of the other originators of the style.
At root, Blues...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Bikewer
Is there some reason it would not be? For some...

Is there some reason it would not be? For some types of playing, like bluegrass, it's essentially "how you do it."
Forum: The Pit 06-29-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 266
Posted By Bikewer
Almost never. I touch-type very well; the...

Almost never. I touch-type very well; the product of high-school lessons on an old Royal manual back in the 60s and several job positions that involved typing. So I never got into those...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-26-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By Bikewer
Although the "all-solid" guitar...

Although the "all-solid" guitar continues to represent the top end of acoustic instruments, I think it's inevitable that various synthetics and composites will make up more and more of the...
Forum: The Pit 06-26-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,777
Posted By Bikewer
For a slightly more serious discussion... (I've...

For a slightly more serious discussion... (I've been in police work for a long time...)
All these things are circumstance-driven. If you find that someone has entered your house, you are...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-23-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 459
Posted By Bikewer
I generally always give the same...

I generally always give the same advice.......
First, realize that "jazz guitar" is a very big tent. There are so many styles and so many ways of playing that your first need to find out what you...
Forum: The Pit 06-18-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,811
Posted By Bikewer
Tough for me, and likely very different from most...

Tough for me, and likely very different from most on this board..

John Stewart....California Bloodlines. One of those rare albums where every cut is a gem.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-15-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Bikewer
How much do you want to spend? I can pretty...

How much do you want to spend? I can pretty much assure you that an American made acoustic archtop is going to be a "boutique" item and will be pricey.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-15-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Bikewer
Don't quite understand what you mean. There are...

Don't quite understand what you mean. There are dozens of acoustic/electric guitars on the market; all the major manufacturers including Martin, Taylor, and Gibson make such instruments.

Same with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-14-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Bikewer
I started to learn basic "Travis...

I started to learn basic "Travis picking" (pattern picking) in the 70s because thats what folk musicians did. It took a while for that basic pattern to click, but once it did I realized that you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-13-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Bikewer
It's not that "nobody knows"....Rather...

It's not that "nobody knows"....Rather that it's very difficult to see and it's also unknown if the fellow is in standard tuning or not which throws everything out the window.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-09-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Bikewer
That "wider nut" thing is strictly a...

That "wider nut" thing is strictly a matter of preference. Although many fingerstyle players use them, as many don't. You will find all manner of fingerstyle jazz players who get along just...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-07-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Bikewer
Lots of references to various 5000-series...

Lots of references to various 5000-series instruments, apparently made in the 70s and 80s, but not that particular model. I'd write to Alvarez directly.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-05-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Bikewer
Exactly right, Cajundaddy. I think that many...

Exactly right, Cajundaddy. I think that many young "shredders"would do well to listen to the solos of Mark Knopfler. He creates little orchestral pieces. Standouts are the solos from "Tunnel of...
Forum: The Pit 05-30-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 562
Posted By Bikewer
As I recall from the last time I read Hawking's A...

As I recall from the last time I read Hawking's A Brief History Of Time....He thought that an Einstein-Rosen Bridge (a wormhole) could exist and it might be possible to communicate to a previous time...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-29-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,967
Posted By Bikewer
We had a bunch of jazz-related jokes up on one...

We had a bunch of jazz-related jokes up on one jazz forum....My favorite...

The white hunter and his client are working thier way through the jungle. Suddenly, they hear native drums.
The client...
Forum: The Pit 05-29-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,168
Posted By Bikewer
1. The Formula 1 Grand Prix at Spa. 2. The Tour...

1. The Formula 1 Grand Prix at Spa.

2. The Tour De France.

As to human ethnic sub-groups, I strongly prefer female.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-28-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Bikewer
I would hazard to say that as Garthman...

I would hazard to say that as Garthman says....The primary difference is in the construction itself, rather than the woods used. Since typical nylon string sets exert about half as much tension as...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-25-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By Bikewer
Like the guys say....More detail. Is the slot...

Like the guys say....More detail. Is the slot there? Is there any chipping or splintering as if the existing fret was yanked out?
It's not a big deal to install a fret at a shop, they will have a...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-23-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,663
Posted By Bikewer
Well, thousands of working musicians have gotten...

Well, thousands of working musicians have gotten by over the centuries without any "theory" whatever. They learned songs by rote...."put yer fingers here and here son....Now, move 'em over...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Bikewer
I'm now 68, been playing for about 40 years. ...

I'm now 68, been playing for about 40 years. Never bothered with any sort of warm-up when I was younger, but I find that it really helps now.
I don't do anything extensive or special, but I will run...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-20-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Bikewer
It was always my impression that so-called...

It was always my impression that so-called "power chords" are simplified chord structures that allow rhythm playing on an electric at high volumes without dealing with the overtones/feedback from...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-20-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Bikewer
Depends....Bone is much harder than the typical...

Depends....Bone is much harder than the typical plastic saddle material, and as a result transmits the vibrations from the strings more efficiently.
However...That may or may not be a good thing. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-18-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 675
Posted By Bikewer
Many better instruments are shipped with a good...

Many better instruments are shipped with a good set-up, but bear in mind that this will be an "average" adjustment and picky (and experienced) players may like minor tweaks.
Don't go in thinking...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-18-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Bikewer
With any guitar....Make sure the string isn't...

With any guitar....Make sure the string isn't binding in the nut. Do you hear a little "ping" when tuning? That's it.
A little graphite may help.

Also, make sure the strings are correctly applied...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-15-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Bikewer
Graphite works well....Just scrape a soft pencil...

Graphite works well....Just scrape a soft pencil "lead" and work that into the slot.

However, a permanent cure is a properly-cut bone (or similar material) nut. No binding.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-09-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Bikewer
Most folks start learning fingerstyle by doing...

Most folks start learning fingerstyle by doing "Travis Picking" or "pattern picking". It's one of those things that's difficult to describe in print but easy to learn when you see it done....There...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-08-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By Bikewer
First, go over to this...

First, go over to this site:
http://www.jazzguitar.be
Where you will find a number of good resources including a nice article on the basics of jazz chording and rhythm "comping" which is what you'll...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-07-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Bikewer
Check out some of the recordings by Bob Brozman. ...

Check out some of the recordings by Bob Brozman. Brozman was a master of the slide, and addressed everything from blues and early jazz to a variety of ethnic musical styles. He has a number of...
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