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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,709
Posted By Captaincranky
FWIW, "Ibanez", is a Spanish surname....

FWIW, "Ibanez", is a Spanish surname. The brand was bought by a Japanese company, the name of which escapes me ATM. So, it's logical, (although date dependent), they could have had their guitarras...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 42
Posted By Captaincranky
No, nylon strings take a long time to stabilize...

No, nylon strings take a long time to stabilize in pitch. In fact, I believe a lot longer than steel strings. So, we usually, (read, "pretty much always"), stretch our strings at the time of their...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By Captaincranky
OK first, Knopfler's playing is fairly sparse and...

OK first, Knopfler's playing is fairly sparse and somewhat intermittent. He isn't the rhythm guitar player. If you want to play Sultans of Swing as a solo acoustic number, you pretty much have to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-27-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By Captaincranky
Dear lord, was that actually way back in 1978? I...

Dear lord, was that actually way back in 1978? I remember being at work saying, "he sort of sounds like Dylan", the day the album dropped. :rolleyes:

Anyway, let's all take a few minutes and try to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-27-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By Captaincranky
Well,I don't know how Justin plays it, and I'm...

Well,I don't know how Justin plays it, and I'm not exactly sure I could copy it exactly if I wanted to.

Anyway, I hear each measure of the cadence strummed differently, not really a set pattern.

I...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-27-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm pleading temporary insanity. Besides, I...

I'm pleading temporary insanity. Besides, I wasn't the one that originally necro-bumped it... :shrug:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-27-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Captaincranky
I don't know about Alvarez quality against...

I don't know about Alvarez quality against investment, but Epiphone is pushing a pretty good bang for the buck these days.

Anyway, the Epiphone I'm referencing is this one:...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-27-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Captaincranky
You can do wonderful things when restringing most...

You can do wonderful things when restringing most pin-less bridges. For example I have a semi-hollow hybrid 12 string with a pin-less bridge. You cut off about 4" or so of the old E-6 string, and use...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-27-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By Captaincranky
If this is a, "Happy New Guitar Day"...

If this is a, "Happy New Guitar Day" thread, then you need to post pictures. Really, check the rules.

Otherwise, I'm happy you're happy. But nonetheless, it almost sounds like marketing.

There is...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-25-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Captaincranky
The are 'mixed" set of strings. They are...

The are 'mixed" set of strings. They are called , "light tops, heavy bottoms", or things along that line.

So no, the gauge of the upper strings, doesn't have to indicate the diameters of the strings...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-25-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Captaincranky
That was during the depression era, and guitars...

That was during the depression era, and guitars were committing suicide in droves.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-25-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By Captaincranky
Very simply TS, if you're contemplating...

Very simply TS, if you're contemplating recording, you should be able to tell if a set of strings are dead.

If you've spent too much time around l00 watt stacks, your high frequency hearing, at the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-25-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Captaincranky
You know, this thread really isn't about that...

You know, this thread really isn't about that either. Someone posts asking, "why shouldn't I plunk $150.00 down on a cheapo 12 string"? The next thing you know, he should buy a Taylor, blah,blah,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-24-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Captaincranky
Approached with a cynic's jaundiced appraisal,...

Approached with a cynic's jaundiced appraisal, that could also be taken to mean, "I had to develop an entire vernacular to justify the price of this guitar.

I didn't doubt for a moment you would...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-24-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By Captaincranky
It's most likely the Martin's nasty peak in the...

It's most likely the Martin's nasty peak in the bass that's a dead giveaway.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-24-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By Captaincranky
I popped a new Epiphone EJ-200 out of the box the...

I popped a new Epiphone EJ-200 out of the box the other day, tuned it up, and started playing. I noticed a horrible buzzing coming from the area around the bridge. I hunted high and low, inside and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-24-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, we had someone in here a week or so ago...

Well, we had someone in here a week or so ago with a laminated top Epi he was very happy with, bordering on ecstatic. It was about $150.00. He wanted to make the switch to acoustic from...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-23-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By Captaincranky
The guitar's action could be too high at the...

The guitar's action could be too high at the saddle end also.

The B-2 string is normally the one with the offset built into its saddle. (On acoustics with compensated saddles.

The B-2 string is...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-23-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, at 5' 6" tall, this girl doesn't even...

Well, at 5' 6" tall, this girl doesn't even qualify as, "petite", by American clothing standards. "Petite", has always been 5' 2" and under. Grace Park, the actress of Korean extraction, (Battlestar...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-23-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Captaincranky
QA in Asian guitars, and with respect to Epiphone...

QA in Asian guitars, and with respect to Epiphone in particular has risen dramatically. The Epiphones coming out of Indonesia in particular are very near perfect. Throughout my membership in this...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-23-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Captaincranky
AFAIK, the cheapest Taylor 12 string is $700.00....

AFAIK, the cheapest Taylor 12 string is $700.00. That means, you can buy 3 1/2 of the Epiphones in question, (at retail !!!), before you spend the same amount of money, and how much a neck reset...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-23-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, Simon & Patrick, Art & Luthierie,...

Well, Simon & Patrick, Art & Luthierie, and Seagull are all Godin brands.

Point being, I'm sure they have quite a bit in common, most likely coming from the same woodpile. If not from the same...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-22-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Captaincranky
So basically Mr. Taylor is saying, "our 12...

So basically Mr. Taylor is saying, "our 12 strings will take it, but tune them down anyway". Take a step back, doesn't that sound like someone covering their own warranted a**. Or possibly, "ad...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-22-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Captaincranky
In this day and age, no reason not to really....

In this day and age, no reason not to really. However, back in the day, I bought an Epiphone 12 string on impulse, (it was left handed, quite rare at the time), and it was the biggest buying mistake...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-21-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By Captaincranky
Actually it might. I think their headstocks are...

Actually it might. I think their headstocks are going for the "Martin lawsuit look".
Why didn't Gibson ever think of that for their J-200? :confused: :haha:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-21-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm with you on this. I often find myself being...

I'm with you on this. I often find myself being irritated by the fact, filmmakers are showing a guitarist's face way too much, and his or her fingers, way too little! :(

OK, my son took me to see...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-21-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By Captaincranky
No, I actually wasn't aware of that. But then, I...

No, I actually wasn't aware of that. But then, I don't even frequent bars here in the US. :shrug:

On the subject of mingling fact and mythology during the middle ages, have you ever seen this...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-21-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By Captaincranky
:confused: :confused: :confused: I would say...

:confused: :confused: :confused:

I would say they have a huge leg up in "fantasy literature", as, "The Book of Invasions", puts King Arthur & Camelot, as well as our Paul Bunyan stories to shame...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-21-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By Captaincranky
Well Dave, let me say in advance, you've brought...

Well Dave, let me say in advance, you've brought this post on yourself. (That should absolve me of any wrongdoing for the felony boredom and pedantry which I about to inflict on you).

I was sitting...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-21-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By Captaincranky
I have noticed Europeans and the Brits, tend to...

I have noticed Europeans and the Brits, tend to call a "flat top" with piezo, "electric acoustic", as opposed to us in the "former colonies northwest", who call them "acoustic electric".

There are...
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