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Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-14-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By Captaincranky
But perhaps more importantly, (at least from my...

But perhaps more importantly, (at least from my standpoint), I don't care either. :peace:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-14-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Captaincranky
I think if you tried to build an acoustic, you'd...

I think if you tried to build an acoustic, you'd find it's a whole lot more difficult to heat bend and form the body, set rosettes in 3/32" top material, and shave the soundboard braces for proper...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Captaincranky
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) And yes,...

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) And yes, the short answer is plastic. "Tusq", is a trade name and has very little to do with whatever the actual material may be. Graphtech calls it, "synthetic...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-10-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Captaincranky
Have you consider putting electronics into your...

Have you consider putting electronics into your oud? That should be easier, and a bit less eccentric(?), of a pursuit.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-10-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Captaincranky
It doesn't matter what steel string nut you get,...

It doesn't matter what steel string nut you get, 6 or 12 string, the slots would still have to be widened for nylon strings. I know of no 12 string nylon strung guitars in production. That doesn't...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 315
Posted By Captaincranky
I guess that I worded that poorly. Either that,...

I guess that I worded that poorly. Either that, or you don't consider blowing up the headphones a problem.

The rest of the story is, the amp's B+ voltage can't exceed that of the PSU. Therefore,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-10-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 522
Posted By Captaincranky
@TS, pickups without adjustable pole pieces are a...

@TS, pickups without adjustable pole pieces are a bad idea, plain and simple
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-10-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 522
Posted By Captaincranky
So humbuckers in a Telecaster, is an equivalent...

So humbuckers in a Telecaster, is an equivalent offense to child porn?

You should probably ramp done that analog a bit.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-10-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 315
Posted By Captaincranky
I admit to being quite "old school". In...

I admit to being quite "old school". In fact, I even had a pair of those AKG-240s.

In any event, assuming a pair of headphones honestly HAD a 60 ohm impedance rating, Ohm's Law tells us that would...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-10-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Captaincranky
The exception to the, "you should buy a...

The exception to the, "you should buy a Yamaha, first and foremost", is the model you're looking at.

Yamaha's "APX" series is all laminate, and that particular guitar is thin body as well. If it's...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-10-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Captaincranky
Everybody's lower and mid price stuff is made in...

Everybody's lower and mid price stuff is made in the far east, no big deal there. Most of it is getting pretty damned good.

The fact that the guitar looks to be acoustic only, drops the resale...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-10-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Captaincranky
"Freshman" is a Euro-brand. You'd be...

"Freshman" is a Euro-brand. You'd be almost better off reading reviews at Thomann and the like.

That photo doesn't show much of worth. You need to get hold of close ups of the bridge if you can....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-09-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,052
Posted By Captaincranky
Huh?

Huh?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-09-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Captaincranky
OK first, that Fender draws a "404 error,...

OK first, that Fender draws a "404 error, page not found", here in the US. I've never seen it advertised on a US site, and any references to it are in Europe and the UK.

That said, a lot of people...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Captaincranky
What exactly are you distinguishing by calling...

What exactly are you distinguishing by calling it, "clear coat". Unless I miss my guess, they're all, "clear coats".

In any event, you can't use any lacquer, unless the guitar is finished with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-08-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Captaincranky
It's a better time for buying left handed...

It's a better time for buying left handed guitars, than when I started. I learned to play left handed decades ago, wound up restringing a few guitars, and I found a couple of used electrics. In the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-07-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Captaincranky
The lowest fret causes the string to...

The lowest fret causes the string to "auto-fret", (for want of a better term), at the one above it. So, when you raised the action, it was enough to clear the string above the offending...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-07-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Captaincranky
I take you have one of the now discontinued...

I take you have one of the now discontinued Epiphone Sheraton II in left hand?

IIRC, the once also had the "Dot" in left hand for about $350.00, but that's gone...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-07-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Captaincranky
"It's better to burn out, than it is to have...

"It's better to burn out, than it is to have your balls rust". (My sincere apologies to Neil Young for that one). :rolleyes:)
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, you probably should have included the type...

Well, you probably should have included the type of strings you're using on, as part of your extended, "back story".

Take a chance on my specific, one shot, advice. Re-string the Martin with...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-06-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Captaincranky
Go to this page at Yamaha, and read very...

Go to this page at Yamaha, and read very carefully the fine print: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/el-ac-guitars/fgx_fjx_fsx/?mode You can also download a PDF on...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-06-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Captaincranky
When you, "learn acoustic", you are...

When you, "learn acoustic", you are learning a big part of electric, but with a few exceptions of course. The fret boards are the same, and so the fingerings are the same.

There is a very different...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-06-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Captaincranky
No matter what your skill level might be, music...

No matter what your skill level might be, music is not about that. It's about mood. If you're not in the mood to make it, it won't get made.

Well, I suggest you shelve that idea. During their early...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-05-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By Captaincranky
I had an Ovation, "Matrix" 12 string....

I had an Ovation, "Matrix" 12 string. It developed cracks along every one of its soundboard braces.

Now, I either tuned it too high, E-e standard, or it didn't get enough humidity, or both.

All the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-05-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Captaincranky
So plug the damned thing in and EQ it with the...

So plug the damned thing in and EQ it with the amp. Step, we've gone over this time and again.... ;)

OK, so I did a search for this guitar, to determine what exactly you meant by "bling".

I'm not...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-05-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 315
Posted By Captaincranky
Most phones are fairly high impedance, 600 ohms...

Most phones are fairly high impedance, 600 ohms IIRC. "Impedance", is a combination of resistive an inductive reactance.

In other words, a speaker voice coil doesn't have its full value, say "8...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-05-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 807
Posted By Captaincranky
I thought they were at least supposed to feign...

I thought they were at least supposed to feign caring about the tiger maple being book matched.

The stripes on that guitar aren't even close to matching up
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-04-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By Captaincranky
IMHO, that crack was caused by either low...

IMHO, that crack was caused by either low humidity, and/or, keeping the guitar tuned too high.

If that's the only damage, we could fix that fairly easily

However, with 12 strings you need to be...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-04-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Captaincranky
Strings pitch sharp when struck hard. So, you...

Strings pitch sharp when struck hard. So, you need to roll of your pick attack, and tune so the the needle doesn't go sharp. This more or less levels out the the meter's response, toward actual...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-03-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By Captaincranky
I would almost swear that "A#" should...

I would almost swear that "A#" should be called "Bb" and "D#" should be called, "Eb".

I said almost. But still, in this context.
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