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Forum: Bass Guitar Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 79
Posted By patticake
i'm 5' 3" with small hands (also female),...

i'm 5' 3" with small hands (also female), and i played short scale till i was injured. now i have a jag ss, which i really like, but i'm hoping to get back to 34" scale asap! i had a SUB ray 4...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-22-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By patticake
another vote for tusq. i had an FG730, and it...

another vote for tusq. i had an FG730, and it didn't really need added brightness to my ear.
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-21-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By patticake
lots of guys at talkbass love ibanez - and...

lots of guys at talkbass love ibanez - and there's also several ibanez bass club threads - loooong ones - where everyone talks ibanez.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-21-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By patticake
if it doesn't play right, i wouldn't suggest...

if it doesn't play right, i wouldn't suggest keeping it.

btw, my husband is n the middle of a refret on an '80s charvel. i used to wonder why refrets cost so much, but no longer. he's doing an...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-20-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 377
Posted By patticake
just play it. get strings you may prefer if you...

just play it. get strings you may prefer if you don't like the strings on it - which, btw, can be old or just crappy strings - and then give everything a week to totally settle in and for you to get...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-20-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 377
Posted By patticake
almost every guitar i've bought has needed a...

almost every guitar i've bought has needed a setup to play the way i like it. if it sounds good, that's the important thing. when you can afford $40 and have spent a little time with the guitar,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-18-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 573
Posted By patticake
i have issues that require lighter weight...

i have issues that require lighter weight instruments, so often i email the manufacturer to get the actual instrument's weight. most have been helpful. i don't use a tremolo, but my husband swears...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-18-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By patticake
what do you mean, "it doesn't sound like it...

what do you mean, "it doesn't sound like it should"? is that an epiphone les paul or a gibson?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-15-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 312
Posted By patticake
and let us not forget HPL ;-)

and let us not forget HPL ;-)
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-14-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 312
Posted By patticake
"select spruce top" means laminate. if...

"select spruce top" means laminate. if it's a solid top, better than 99% of the time it will actually say solid.
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-13-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By patticake
if i understand you correctly, that's normal. ...

if i understand you correctly, that's normal. you might want to try flatwound strings to cut down on the noise.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-10-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By patticake
have you tried contacting samick to see if they...

have you tried contacting samick to see if they happen to know anything about the guitar?
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-10-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By patticake
you could try different strings, and also...

you could try different strings, and also different string gauges. i've been testing basses at stores for the past couple weeks, and i notice that there different basses with the same scale have...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-09-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By patticake
glad to hear they're nice. we're about to head...

glad to hear they're nice. we're about to head out to hollywood guitar center. i'll try some out. i'm nervous about the maple/sitka ones, as i really loved the way they sounded before.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-09-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By patticake
i, too, don't use this forum as my personal blog,...

i, too, don't use this forum as my personal blog, but even if i did, i'd have the courtesy to reply to people posting on my threads. forums are all about human involvement.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-07-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,085
Posted By patticake
since i tend not to like bright guitars, i do...

since i tend not to like bright guitars, i do like some martins quite a bit, but like 'em or not, the martins i've played were well-made, nicely finished and usually martin stands behind their...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-01-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By patticake
the lower cost lag guitars sounded fairly boxy to...

the lower cost lag guitars sounded fairly boxy to me. i'd go with the yamaha or the fender, for sure.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-01-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By patticake
it's also going to be hard to find a guitar with...

it's also going to be hard to find a guitar with a cutaway but no electronics. the only brands i've seen do this are larrivee and recording king, and only with their smaller guitars.

have you...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-27-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By patticake
after trying lots of short scale basses, i'd say...

after trying lots of short scale basses, i'd say that the Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (Short Scale) is the best one i've played at under $300. it's $179 pretty much everywhere in...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-26-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By patticake
seagull S6, which sounds just wonderful - one of...

seagull S6, which sounds just wonderful - one of the best solid tops around, plenty of bass and top end sparkle, balanced tone, nice guitar.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-20-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By patticake
er... you do realize you're responding to a...

er... you do realize you're responding to a several year old thread, right?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-02-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By patticake
nice! let us know what you think after you get...

nice! let us know what you think after you get it :)
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-02-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By patticake
do you fingerpick or strum or both? what style...

do you fingerpick or strum or both? what style of music do you want to play?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-01-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By patticake
kudos to Captaincranky - one of each sounds like...

kudos to Captaincranky - one of each sounds like a perfect solution :D

otherwise toss a coin. either guitar will be a good choice if you have no preference when it comes to tone and shape.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-30-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By patticake
i play a wide variety of types of music - and...

i play a wide variety of types of music - and enjoy it - on a wide variety of guitars from parlors to jumbos, resonators to gypsy jazz guitars. why not? i like the round tone of a jumbo and the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-30-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By patticake
i use d'addario phosphor bronze extra lights on...

i use d'addario phosphor bronze extra lights on some of my guitars, and i really like 'em.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-30-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By patticake
if it were me now i'd probably get the jumbo,...

if it were me now i'd probably get the jumbo, because i love how jumbos sound, but i actually DID buy the FG730 at one point, although for ergonomic reasons exchanged it for a seagull original S6. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-29-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By patticake
neither is better than the other when it comes to...

neither is better than the other when it comes to sound - just different. have you played both in person? i found jumbos a little more comfortable to play, but that's just me.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-28-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By patticake
**bursts out laughing and spits coffee all over...

**bursts out laughing and spits coffee all over the keyboard**
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-23-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By patticake
while most people consider dreadnoughts to be...

while most people consider dreadnoughts to be "normal" guitars - i've read posters who call them that - there are other sizes, as well. jumbos, OMs and 000s are played fairly regularly, and each...
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