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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-22-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By patticake
thanks for letting us know. it makes sense that...

thanks for letting us know.

it makes sense that HPL has no finish, since it's essentially particle wood covered with a thin wood-look veneer.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-20-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By patticake
scale length doesn't tell you the overall size of...

scale length doesn't tell you the overall size of a guitar. what you need is the measurement of the lower bout and the depth at the deepest point. that being said, i'm guessing that a guitar with a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-20-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By patticake
scale length doesn't necessarily reflect the size...

scale length doesn't necessarily reflect the size of the guitar. martin short scale is 24.9 and full scale is 25.5, but they make full sized dreads with both scales, although most are 25.5. also...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-19-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By patticake
the yamaha FG700 is a good budget guitar, as it...

the yamaha FG700 is a good budget guitar, as it has a solid top for more resonance and the tone is nice. also yamaha tends to be pretty good quality control. it's about $200, but if you can't swing...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-16-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By patticake
did you test the hygrometer before you started...

did you test the hygrometer before you started using it?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-16-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By patticake
i have seen literally hundreds of seagulls, and...

i have seen literally hundreds of seagulls, and quality control is better than most other lower cost guitar brands. i have a friend who works at a very busy guitar center who has never seen anything...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-15-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By patticake
it does sound like you may have acidic skin. ...

it does sound like you may have acidic skin. some people wipe down their strings after they play. you might also consider colored strings

http://www.drstrings.com/#!neon/chts
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-15-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By patticake
but the original poster doesn't seem to know...

but the original poster doesn't seem to know anything about guitars, so i wouldn't expect him to do his own setups.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-11-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By patticake
btw, i'm a big fan of cordoba guitars, including...

btw, i'm a big fan of cordoba guitars, including the C10. it's all solid, nice tone, nice finish. i believe the top is available in 2 woods - cedar and italian spruce.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-11-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By patticake
the pain could be something made worse from...

the pain could be something made worse from playing more. go do a doctor and make sure it's not a problem.

btw, i've been playing for decades, but actually quit for years because playing barre...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-11-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By patticake
esteve are nice guitars - not really high end,...

esteve are nice guitars - not really high end, but i really like the way they sound. there was one at hollywood guitar center i always found myself playing whenever i was there. why not contact...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-11-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By patticake
i'd suggest the yamaha, as yamaha has better qc,...

i'd suggest the yamaha, as yamaha has better qc, but both these guitars are entry level all laminate guitars, and while the yamaha has a very good tone for what it is, it isn't going to have the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-07-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By patticake
they sell brand new around my house for $299 to a...

they sell brand new around my house for $299 to a max of $349. one reason used guitars cost less is that they aren't covered by the manufacturer warranty, and yours won't be, either, so it doesn't...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-03-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By patticake
you can get a crack repaired. take it to a...

you can get a crack repaired. take it to a luthier and get it stabilized.

the crack could easily be caused by dryness, although it could be from the bang against the chair, too. i'm guessing you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-01-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By patticake
for some reason, i tried that. even using extra...

for some reason, i tried that. even using extra light tomastik plectrums, which are lighter tension than most extra light strings, they still bent the neck of the guitar forward a lot, so i went...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-30-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By patticake
i really like it. your playing and your guitar...

i really like it. your playing and your guitar make it all the nicer.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-28-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By patticake
try d'addario EJ16, which are phosphor bronze...

try d'addario EJ16, which are phosphor bronze lights. i find them a bit less bright than the elixers, and keep in mind that for the first few days you'll be getting new string sound, but it will go...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-27-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By patticake
i always liked wider necks, and i'm only 5'...

i always liked wider necks, and i'm only 5' 3" with small hands. are you planning to play fingerstyle? if so, the extra room for your fingers to maneuver comes in quite handy. btw, you can...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-20-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 882
Posted By patticake
i love the sound of new J45s but don't care for...

i love the sound of new J45s but don't care for vintage ones, and i've played a lot of both in the exact same room in the exact same guitar center on the exact same day. could they be making them...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By patticake
me, i don't buy a guitar that's too bright OR too...

me, i don't buy a guitar that's too bright OR too dull. btw, a too-dull can be brightened up with DR rare phosphor bronze strings nicely.

btw, when i was less experienced i bought a number of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-19-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By patticake
have you played it in person? i've played a...

have you played it in person? i've played a bunch of them, and if you're looking for bright at a budget, i'd recommend the fender tim armstrong hellcat - definitely brighter, and a someone thing...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-18-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By patticake
chorus on a 12 string, huh? that's like chorus...

chorus on a 12 string, huh? that's like chorus squared :D

it sounds pretty germane to me.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-18-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By patticake
i've always found the standard 1 11/16" nut...

i've always found the standard 1 11/16" nut necks on guitars to be uncomfortable, but this neck is pretty much standard. btw, unplugged it sounds like cardboard.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-18-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By patticake
no, you didn't miss anything. it's a mini dread...

no, you didn't miss anything. it's a mini dread with electronics, and a pretty decent one. higher end mini dreads have much higher prices.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-18-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By patticake
natural color yamaha F335 for $89

on sale at GC, the F335. it's all lam, but possibly the best sounding all lam guitar i've tried. if you were considering one, hard to beat this deal. not sure how much longer it'll be available. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-17-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By patticake
i'd suggest a yamaha FG700 or FG720, and the all...

i'd suggest a yamaha FG700 or FG720, and the all laminate yamaha F335 is nice, also. you might also consider a recording king solid top - i like their 000 sized guitars a lot.

i'm not a fan of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-16-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 882
Posted By patticake
each luthier is an individual with personal...

each luthier is an individual with personal preferences, and luthiers - mr. greenfield included - are no less liable than anyone else to have a tonal preference that not everyone shares or to believe...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-10-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By patticake
*LOLOLOL*

*LOLOLOL*
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-10-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By patticake
they're not my numbers - they're copy/pasted from...

they're not my numbers - they're copy/pasted from the d'addario website, and again, a 12 string guitar will have much shorter scale than a bass. btw, that's about 200 pounds, not 100...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-10-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By patticake
the neck not being strong enough is a concern. ...

the neck not being strong enough is a concern. d'addario lists the tension of each string on their sites, although the bass strings are measured at a much longer scale - probably 34" - where the...
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