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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By patticake
you don't mention what part of you hurts. ...

you don't mention what part of you hurts. assuming it's your fingertips, it does take some time to develop callouses, and then you'll be good to go. also, as mentioned, having your guitar set up...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-14-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By patticake
for under $200 you aren't going to find one new. ...

for under $200 you aren't going to find one new. btw, i love recording king, but the dirty thirty series to me sounds thin and tinny.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-12-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By patticake
but a cheap electric. it won't play quite the...

but a cheap electric. it won't play quite the same as an acoustic, but it will be quieter.

btw, some of the guys on AGF stuff their acoustic with socks for much quieter practice.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-12-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By patticake
are you using a hygrometer? without using one -...

are you using a hygrometer? without using one - and one you tested for accuracy and callibrated - everything else you do is guess work. i'd suggest that you humidify the room rather than using one...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By patticake
i'd go with the recording king - i particularly...

i'd go with the recording king - i particularly like their 000 guitars, and their solid tops are pretty good. this recording king has a slightly shorter scale and slightly wider nut, both of which...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-08-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By patticake
a couple i like at $500 or less: seagull...

a couple i like at $500 or less:

seagull original S6 (cedar top, sounds great!)
recording king RO-10 (all solid triple 0 sized guitar)

and then if you want a dread with a slender nut, there's this...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-07-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By patticake
the yamaha original S6 is one of the best...

the yamaha original S6 is one of the best sounding solid top guitars i've played. i also love the wider neck! the yamaha FG730 (with a warmer tone than the FG700) is a closer comparison, but i...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-01-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By patticake
as coincidences go, it's a good one!

as coincidences go, it's a good one!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By patticake
yamaha guitar factory tour video

from a post on AGF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyFZmvvalMo#t=24

pretty impressive, and there's hand-work even in the lower end guitars.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By patticake
the most bang for your buck you can get won't...

the most bang for your buck you can get won't matter if the guitar doesn't sound good to you. i don't care for the takamine tone much - i prefer yamaha, who makes some nicely priced solid top...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By patticake
yamaha makes some of the best entry level guitars...

yamaha makes some of the best entry level guitars in the industry.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By patticake
i also prefer the GS mini. i found the big baby...

i also prefer the GS mini. i found the big baby to have a less versatile tone but it's not a bad guitar, sounds pretty good and the price is good. it's also not a small guitar - i wouldn't call it...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By patticake
i prefer the 110 myself, but that's just a...

i prefer the 110 myself, but that's just a personal preference for the tone.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-25-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By patticake
eastman's chinese guitars are wonderful! the...

eastman's chinese guitars are wonderful! the first one i ever played was priced at $1600, and it sounded like it was twice that much - honestly! it was an AC822, which i guess they discontinued. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By patticake
overall sound quality? there's no such thing. ...

overall sound quality? there's no such thing. this is a personal taste matter - especially since we're talking about laminate back and sides guitars. i'm not a huge fan of the takamine NEX line,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By patticake
on the one hand, congrats on your new guitar...

on the one hand, congrats on your new guitar :)

on the other hand, any guitar can be set up for around $50 by a qualified luthier.... just sayin'...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By patticake
have you checked out the line 6 variax? some of...

have you checked out the line 6 variax? some of the ones i've tried were pretty cool!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-21-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By patticake
slow down when you play till you can go slow...

slow down when you play till you can go slow enough to lift your plucking fingers a little more so they don't touch the strings. once you can play that way slowly, you can speed up a bit, then when...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-15-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By patticake
guitar center usually throws in a free setup with...

guitar center usually throws in a free setup with new guitars, and of the several guitar centers i go to, i know that 3 of them at least never do anything to the setup of the guitars - they just put...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-13-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By patticake
i loved my seagull original S6 - it sounded...

i loved my seagull original S6 - it sounded beautiful, was well made and the wider nut and neck made it a joy to play. i wouldn't touch the talman with a ten foot pole - it sounds crappy.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-08-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By patticake
i also come from a classical background, and i...

i also come from a classical background, and i found my S6 very comfortable to play. i've also tried 12 strings without the octave strings, and that was okay, too.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-08-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By patticake
the seagull original S6 has a 1.8" nut, but...

the seagull original S6 has a 1.8" nut, but the slots are more like the slots on a 1 3/4" nut guitars, which is still a bit wider than a standard 1 11/16" nut. and you can always buy a new nut and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-08-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By patticake
i like the yamahas - even the all lam models,...

i like the yamahas - even the all lam models, like the 335 deliver better tone than others in their price range.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-31-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 930
Posted By patticake
i don't prefer martin OR taylor. both brands...

i don't prefer martin OR taylor. both brands make guitars i really like. i don't necessarily like them for the same music, but i REALLY like the taylor GC8 and 612e, not to mention the 114 and GS...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-31-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By patticake
the yamaha FG700 is the one i'd pick on a budget...

the yamaha FG700 is the one i'd pick on a budget - or if that was too high, the yamaha F335 is the one i'd get.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-27-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By patticake
i'm a huge fan of the gibson J45 - one of my all...

i'm a huge fan of the gibson J45 - one of my all time faves, but the J15 is also very good and costs a significant amount less. i prefer the tone to the D18, but no one can decide for you which...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-27-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By patticake
a set-up or lighter strings could make a huge...

a set-up or lighter strings could make a huge difference. i actually gave up guitar for years after playing for over a decade because i just couldn't do barre chords - and then i discovered the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By patticake
if you can't play uncoated strings, you'll miss...

if you can't play uncoated strings, you'll miss out on the warmer, easy on the fingers martin silk and steels, which are likely to improve the tone of your all-lam shallow body yamaha.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By patticake
it won't be harder for you to learn to fingerpick...

it won't be harder for you to learn to fingerpick or play classical because you've first learned to play with a pic, but it may not be easier for you regarding your right hand, either. btw, i've...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By patticake
i don't find playing bass to be much like playing...

i don't find playing bass to be much like playing guitar myself. maybe others will feel differently.
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