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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
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: 127
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...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-23-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By patticake
i suspect they take a lot of adjustment - and i...

i suspect they take a lot of adjustment - and i have hard attack, so many of the ones i tried pop off. i prefer acrylic overlays, too, and for the same reason as JimJambanx. but some people love...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-18-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By patticake
the taylor GS mini sounds better than any other...

the taylor GS mini sounds better than any other sub-$750 guitar in its extra short scale group, and i've tried a LOT of 21 to 24" scale guitars. the papoose and others in its scale need to be tuned...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-17-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By patticake
the right DI box will allow you to tweak your...

the right DI box will allow you to tweak your sound when stuck into a PA. we heard laurence juber live at a venue we've seen other acoustic players play, and his tone was just beautiful - nicer than...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-12-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By patticake
it's a 1 11/16" nut, which means a narrower...

it's a 1 11/16" nut, which means a narrower neck than i will buy.

the seagull S6 has a wider neck, which i really like, as does any classical guitar - although they tend to be very wide, too wide...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-12-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By patticake
while practice will help, and proper position not...

while practice will help, and proper position not only helps make chords cleaner but can protect your wrist from injury, but have you tried a guitar with a wider neck?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-11-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By patticake
i can play fingerstyle very smoothly and i have...

i can play fingerstyle very smoothly and i have weak hands and wrists. for me, it was all about playing and playing and playing. you can to know the fingerboard so you don't need to think to play,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-10-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By patticake
want to play smoothly? practice each song as...

want to play smoothly? practice each song as slowly as you need to to play it through perfectly. and try playing simpler songs for fun.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-10-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By patticake
not to mention that the extra size/weight on the...

not to mention that the extra size/weight on the top will probably impact tone by damping vibration.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-03-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By patticake
pretty much forever :D

pretty much forever :D
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-25-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By patticake
the S6 slim has the same body as the original S6...

the S6 slim has the same body as the original S6 - it's just the nut width that's slimmer.



i didn't love the spruce S6 compared to the cedar top version, which i really like. haven't run into...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-24-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By patticake
to me, the S6 sounds like a quality guitar - it's...

to me, the S6 sounds like a quality guitar - it's not more mellow so much as warmer, less strident. the entourage's more metallic sound is a little harsher, which i don't care for. still, it's your...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-21-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By patticake
a semi acoustic is, indeed, a semi-hollow body...

a semi acoustic is, indeed, a semi-hollow body guitar like a taylor T5. i've never played one that sounded better unplugged than an acoustic, so i really doubted that was what he meant.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-20-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By patticake
do you mean an acoustic-electric guitar? the...

do you mean an acoustic-electric guitar?

the acoustic-electric and acoustic versions of any given guitar should sound the same unplugged. there is no magical tone improvement from adding...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-18-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By patticake
when i first started learning guitar, the two...

when i first started learning guitar, the two hardest chords for me were D and F. it took considerably more than 10 days to nail them - in fact, my teacher started me off with simple chords, and in...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-17-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By patticake
the big question - what is it you don't like...

the big question - what is it you don't like about your current guitar? knowing those things would make it possible to recommend guitars that don't have those issues.

personally i wouldn't buy...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-15-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By patticake
laminate guitars often have a sort of fuzzy...

laminate guitars often have a sort of fuzzy sound, and while using strings like DR rares can improve that a bit, it's the nature of the beast. btw, i personally don't care for the washburn sound as...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-13-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By patticake
canada? you could get a seagull - you have a...

canada? you could get a seagull - you have a price advantage as they're made in canada. they make some nice guitars.

i'd also suggest a recording king 000, which is my favorite size of recording...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-10-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By patticake
the FG720S is a very nice guitar to learn on or...

the FG720S is a very nice guitar to learn on or for a more experienced player on a budget.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-09-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By patticake
when you say you want "more" in terms...

when you say you want "more" in terms of sound, what does that mean? more volume? more bass? more overtones? more overall presence?

my first thought is the guild GAD series. definitely worth...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-09-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By patticake
sometimes more expensive IS better - well, in my...

sometimes more expensive IS better - well, in my case it's been usually. but until you've played a lot of guitars and really listened, you probably won't be able to tell the difference. i played...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-09-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By patticake
you don't mention what tone, size of guitar,...

you don't mention what tone, size of guitar, width of neck or anything else interests you. do you live by any guitar stores? i'd highly suggest you try all the guitars in your budget, compare the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-05-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By patticake
i have found yamaha to have better quality...

i have found yamaha to have better quality control than epiphone, for whatever it's worth.

but honestly your best bet would be to try them both and buy the one you like. everyone has their own...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-05-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By patticake
you can easily damage a guitar without playing it...

you can easily damage a guitar without playing it - it can fall over while in the stand, as one common example. it can also be kept at too high a humidity for an extended period of time, which can...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-03-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By patticake
you're counting on the seller to know what he's...

you're counting on the seller to know what he's talking about. my experience is that most people don't know anything about guitars.

on the other hand, for the price, does it matter if it has...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-03-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By patticake
if i had to choose budget guitars between cort,...

if i had to choose budget guitars between cort, ibanez and fender, i'd probably choose fender or maybe cort, depending on the individual model. ibanez tends to give the least bang for the buck,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-02-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By patticake
if you're inexperienced with guitar problems, you...

if you're inexperienced with guitar problems, you probably wouldn't notice at all - and some problems develop over time. the guitar you linked to looks like it may have a crack in the back, and if...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-02-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By patticake
the C40 is an all laminate guitar so it isn't...

the C40 is an all laminate guitar so it isn't going to have the best tone, but it's still pretty respectable for the price. before you start buying other guitars, when is the last time you changed...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-01-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By patticake
before you start, read...

before you start, read these:

http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Musician/GenSetup/NutAction/nutaction.html

http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Musician/Guitar/Setup/LowerAction/loweraction01.html
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