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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By fishmike
UG... this is not helping. I have the same Yamaha...

UG... this is not helping. I have the same Yamaha as the TS. I do love it, but I feel I have surpassed it. Its my first guitar, I bought it five years ago and I play it daily, but I just want...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-17-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By fishmike
I just bought this...

I just bought this one:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Martin-X-Series-D12X1AE-Custom-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-109316729-i2471514.gc

I do love it. I dont play it a ton, but I play it enough and love...
Forum: The Pit 01-10-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,960
Posted By fishmike
I stole stuff as a young dumb teenager. Then I...

I stole stuff as a young dumb teenager. Then I grew up, realized how the world works and I made amends. Kids are dumb and dont think and dont understand. Im soft on those... adults who steal are...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-24-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By fishmike
No reason you cant play it like that, but if your...

No reason you cant play it like that, but if your playing a lot of other open chords that might sound a bit weak.

For speed and accuracy I generall play x1444x using my index finger to play that B...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-19-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By fishmike
...

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Martin-...729-i2471514.gc

That was the one I picked up...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-19-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By fishmike
only sort of good advice, because its can be...

only sort of good advice, because its can be awesome to get a new axe... just make sure you get a gift reciept.

I just picked up the low end Martin 12 string. Its made in Mexico and ran me $500 at...
Forum: Recordings 12-12-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By fishmike
pretty open ended recording/mixing question (I-rig)

background:
Im a divorced dad (40) and just started playing about 5 years ago. I love it. Since my first Yamaha acoustic Ive aquired a Gibson LP studio, Strat, Fender Jazz bass, Martin 12 string, a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-29-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By fishmike
awesome feedback all around. On the strings......

awesome feedback all around.

On the strings... Ive used the Ernie Ball everlast coated strings in the past with acceptable results. Im not sure they even make them for 12s, anyone have any...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-26-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By fishmike
well, one plus was he said any issues at all in...

well, one plus was he said any issues at all in the next couple weeks bring it in and his tech will setup free of charge. So my plan is to restring it this weekend and pound away on it and work out...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-26-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By fishmike
great musings guys... love the amp and EQ...

great musings guys... love the amp and EQ feedback.

I bought the Martin last night. I had been laid off from my job and was very lucky to get a new gig at a better shop with a better culture and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-25-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By fishmike
thanks Gary... good feedback. Im at a bit of a...

thanks Gary... good feedback. Im at a bit of a cross roads with playing. My passion is plugging in. In fact I have a Gibson LP studio also. Love it despite issues with keeping it in tune (you have...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-25-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By fishmike
who's had 12 string buyer's lament? ...or just dont play it as much as you thought

Im working on my next acoustic purchase... one of the things I picked up was Martin's base model 12...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-12-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By fishmike
thanks patticake.. I will def give the Seagull a...

thanks patticake.. I will def give the Seagull a try. I had never heard of blackbird until I just looked them up.

Im a long dude... 6'3 190lbs so I do well with a dreadnaught body no problem.

Im...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-12-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By fishmike
upgrading from my acoustic FG700s... I love them all, how do I choose?

The first guitar I bought remains my favorite. A Yamaha FG700s. The guy at my local GC recommended it (Im spoiled, have a big friendly-staffed store 4 minutes from my house).

My logic at the time...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-12-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By fishmike
tackle it like you would any other guitar part...

tackle it like you would any other guitar part that gives you fits... SLOW slow and slower. Play it really slow and sing along. Get the words to the right parts. Speed it up when ready. Just like the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-05-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By fishmike
when you see a doc ask for PT regimin that puts...

when you see a doc ask for PT regimin that puts the emphasis on minimizing scar tissue. I suspect there will be some do it yourself massage tecniques. I have broken both thumbs and both pinkys. The...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-05-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 608
Posted By fishmike
"self taught" isnt quite what it used...

"self taught" isnt quite what it used to be. Ive never had a formal lesson, but Ive watched a 100 youtube vids on how to play a song, or how to play a barre chord, or to practice a scale.

Back in...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-20-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,344
Posted By fishmike
That was never my reasoning but continue to...

That was never my reasoning but continue to pretend so to support your arguem... wait, there is no arguement your making as your saying nothing.

You win. Your the smartest. Your the better guitar...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-20-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,344
Posted By fishmike
its not my intention to derail this thread. Let...

its not my intention to derail this thread. Let me say playing music and taking up guitar has been everything I could have ever hoped for and continues to be. For me its a creative outlet. Something...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-20-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,344
Posted By fishmike
6 paragraphs and you have managed to say nothing....

6 paragraphs and you have managed to say nothing. I believe they are missing you on the my little pony thread
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-19-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,344
Posted By fishmike
Tom... totally agree. Only person here who...

Tom... totally agree. Only person here who mentioned such was the dreamydancer. My point was play what you enjoy. If the guy doesnt enjoy using a pick, even if it most likely ******ing his progress...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-19-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,344
Posted By fishmike
so we have established that you cant stay on...

so we have established that you cant stay on topic and are really good as misquoting, so let me refresh you with my original:
"Its music. Play your instrument and make some (noise). Enjoy. If you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-19-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,344
Posted By fishmike
wow... we have different experiences. Yes.. I...

wow... we have different experiences.

Yes.. I never received any official or proper coaching to pitch a baseball, but I just did it, did research and was a damn good amateur pitcher for a good ten...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-18-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By fishmike
the low blood sugar call was great.... I used to...

the low blood sugar call was great.... I used to get this when I would pitch in front of bigger crowds etc at tourneys or paid games. I loved playing those games, the adrenline is awesome. However I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-18-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,344
Posted By fishmike
is not using a pick poor technique? I thought...

is not using a pick poor technique? I thought that was the original question... Nothing you have said is wrong, and while there are clearly some wrong ways to play (like if its causing tendinitis)...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-17-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By fishmike
this. You picked it up, started playing and...

this. You picked it up, started playing and probably didnt care to much how you sounded... rather just started playing and said f-it. Lets just see what comes out. That relaxed attitude had you chill...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-17-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,563
Posted By fishmike
yea this.... its funny, many of the same gents...

yea this.... its funny, many of the same gents who are saying stuff like you mentioned about never really being 'good' because their standard is so high are the same cats belittling others for stupid...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-17-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By fishmike
I had about 4-5 years of piano lessons under my...

I had about 4-5 years of piano lessons under my belt as kid before I started guitar at age 35 (40 now). I probably played piano from about 8-12 (give or take). I never got good because I never liked...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-17-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By fishmike
I dont beat myself up over past mistakes... lifes...

I dont beat myself up over past mistakes... lifes too short for that nonsense, but boy do I wish I payed more attention to this earlier. Practicing slow to get clean feels like torture at times but...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-17-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,344
Posted By fishmike
just out of curiousity what did I say that wasnt...

just out of curiousity what did I say that wasnt true?
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