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Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-21-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 539
Posted By Monkeyleg
The only distracted practice I'll do is hammer-on...

The only distracted practice I'll do is hammer-on and pull-off strength exercises, or slow runs up and down the neck for strength. If I make a mistake, I can feel it in my fingers. For everything...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-19-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks again for the replies. The one that was...

Thanks again for the replies. The one that was off had the action set pretty high. I can't remember why I set it that way. It may have been when I was using a slide. When I lowered it and adjusted...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-19-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By Monkeyleg
The string height varies from one guitar to...

The string height varies from one guitar to another, depending upon what I use it for.

I just went through all of them, and all but one are really close. Variation from fret to fret isn't usually...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-19-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By Monkeyleg
Intonation question

I've noticed that, with at least a couple of my guitars, when I set the intonation using the open string, and then again at the 12th fret, the intonation will be off a bit at the first fret. It may...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-08-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Monkeyleg
Don't know about Guitarstrings.com, but...

Don't know about Guitarstrings.com, but Juststrings sells individual strings in just about every style and size from every maker. I've put together "custom" sets by ordering all individual.

I love...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-05-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By Monkeyleg
Like a lot of newbies, I spent a lot of time...

Like a lot of newbies, I spent a lot of time chasing SRV's tone, only to realize that it's almost impossible to duplicate. As has been pointed out, there's the way he played. Second, it's hard to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,467
Posted By Monkeyleg
You answered my question. I'll take you at your...

You answered my question. I'll take you at your word that you could do that. I just didn't think it was possible. I've listened to "Lie To Me" hundreds of times and, while the guitar work doesn't...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,467
Posted By Monkeyleg
A little thread veer here. If there's anyone here...

A little thread veer here. If there's anyone here who has or thinks he could learn to play well enough starting from scratch to cut a grammy-winning album in two years, I'd like that person to chime...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,467
Posted By Monkeyleg
I think what is often described as an innate...

I think what is often described as an innate talent is actually the outcome of the environment one grows up in. Maybe there's something genetic, but I've never read about it.

My father didn't like...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for the replies. With the guitar being...

Thanks for the replies. With the guitar being black, I didn't even see the screws on the bridge. Interesting design.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-15-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Monkeyleg
Gibson ES-355 Lucille intonation problem

I have a 2012 Gibson ES-355 BB King Lucille model. This has the small knurled screws on the tail piece to allow easy intonation adjustment. My problem is that I have the saddles in the tail piece...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Monkeyleg
I am using a Tubescreamer. There's enough...

I am using a Tubescreamer. There's enough distortion, but still too much bass. I'll have to wait until my other Strat comes back from the shop and see what that will do.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Monkeyleg
This is, and was, a common modification to the...

This is, and was, a common modification to the Super Reverbs. Honestly, I didn't notice much of a difference. If I didn't like the sound, switching back to the stock capacitor would be no big deal....
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Monkeyleg
It's not just a tone I've heard from SRV. I've...

It's not just a tone I've heard from SRV. I've been hearing it since the 60's, when distortion on guitars became popular. Heard it on albums, not just on live recordings. I can't describe it, but...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Monkeyleg
Getting even less bass from an amp?

I have a Fender Super Reverb Reissue that I've been putzing with for over a year. The SRR's have very bright highs and very boomy bass. Both need to be set low relative to the midtones, at least for...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-26-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,450
Posted By Monkeyleg
All good suggestions above. I've also been...

All good suggestions above.

I've also been playing about three years. Try to look at what you can do now that you couldn't a month ago. Recognize that you've made progress, however slow it may...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-25-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Monkeyleg
Index and pinky fingers on an angle?

It seems like whenever I watch a video of someone playing, his fingers are straight and perpendicular to the top of the fret board. If I put my fingers on any string at, say, the 8th, 9th, 10th and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-06-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By Monkeyleg
I asked about this very thing a couple of months...

I asked about this very thing a couple of months ago, and was glad to find out I wasn't doing something wrong.

I don't play that much down at the lower frets, so it's more comfortable to have my...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-29-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By Monkeyleg
Just a few months after I picked up a guitar for...

Just a few months after I picked up a guitar for the first time, I started trying to learn SRV's "Pride and Joy". I don't know if you'd call that "expert" or not, but it's not an easy song. I didn't...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-25-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Monkeyleg
If there's not enough screw length left to screw...

If there's not enough screw length left to screw the tremelo claw into the body, get an extra spring.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-14-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By Monkeyleg
True enough. I bought a Gibson BB King Lucille...

True enough. I bought a Gibson BB King Lucille ES-355, not because I wanted BB King's name on it, but because I wanted an ES without the f-holes and with the nicer hardware.

If the OP is a huge...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-31-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By Monkeyleg
My practice involves scales, strength, and...

My practice involves scales, strength, and everything in the Justin Guitar courses. I've been doing those for over two years.

I don't know that I have a "repertoire". I play Pride and Joy, Hideaway,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-30-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By Monkeyleg
Oh, I know. I can remember where I was two years...

Oh, I know. I can remember where I was two years ago, and I've come a long, long way.

Then I listen to someone like Jonny Lang. Starts learning guitar at 12, cuts his first album at 14, and wins his...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-30-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By Monkeyleg
I have a pretty long list of songs that I've...

I have a pretty long list of songs that I've learned to one extent or another. It's a pretty varied list, from rock to Delta blues to Chicago blues, and some stuff that doesn't fit any particular...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-29-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By Monkeyleg
With "Pride and Joy", I'm at the point...

With "Pride and Joy", I'm at the point where I play all the way through without even thinking about it.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-29-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By Monkeyleg
Actually my guitar hero is SRV. While I can play...

Actually my guitar hero is SRV. While I can play Pride and Joy on a good day at about 3/4 speed without too many mistakes, I realize that it took 2 1/2 years to get to that point. At the same time, I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-27-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for the encouragement. I don't expect to...

Thanks for the encouragement. I don't expect to be a virtuoso. I just know that my physical abilities will decline with time, and I'd like to get to be a decent player before the rate of descent...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-27-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By Monkeyleg
Too old, or just too uncoordinated?

I'm 64, and have been playing for 2 1/2 years. I've come a long way, but there's certain block walls I just keep hitting.

My fingers are simply not nimble enough to play quickly. I also have a very...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-18-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for all of the suggestions. One problem I...

Thanks for all of the suggestions. One problem I see with nearly all of the straps suggested is the way they mount to the front button the guitar. Most have hardware that would contact the body of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-16-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By Monkeyleg
That's the strap I bought. The padding is the...

That's the strap I bought. The padding is the same as on the Gibson Austin, but it's not as comfortable. I believe the Les Paul Traditional is a pound or two lighter than the ES-355.

If there's...
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