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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-21-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By patticake
slow down when you play till you can go slow...

slow down when you play till you can go slow enough to lift your plucking fingers a little more so they don't touch the strings. once you can play that way slowly, you can speed up a bit, then when...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-15-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By patticake
guitar center usually throws in a free setup with...

guitar center usually throws in a free setup with new guitars, and of the several guitar centers i go to, i know that 3 of them at least never do anything to the setup of the guitars - they just put...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-13-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By patticake
i loved my seagull original S6 - it sounded...

i loved my seagull original S6 - it sounded beautiful, was well made and the wider nut and neck made it a joy to play. i wouldn't touch the talman with a ten foot pole - it sounds crappy.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-08-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By patticake
i also come from a classical background, and i...

i also come from a classical background, and i found my S6 very comfortable to play. i've also tried 12 strings without the octave strings, and that was okay, too.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-08-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By patticake
the seagull original S6 has a 1.8" nut, but...

the seagull original S6 has a 1.8" nut, but the slots are more like the slots on a 1 3/4" nut guitars, which is still a bit wider than a standard 1 11/16" nut. and you can always buy a new nut and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-08-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By patticake
i like the yamahas - even the all lam models,...

i like the yamahas - even the all lam models, like the 335 deliver better tone than others in their price range.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-31-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 837
Posted By patticake
i don't prefer martin OR taylor. both brands...

i don't prefer martin OR taylor. both brands make guitars i really like. i don't necessarily like them for the same music, but i REALLY like the taylor GC8 and 612e, not to mention the 114 and GS...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-31-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 390
Posted By patticake
the yamaha FG700 is the one i'd pick on a budget...

the yamaha FG700 is the one i'd pick on a budget - or if that was too high, the yamaha F335 is the one i'd get.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-27-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By patticake
i'm a huge fan of the gibson J45 - one of my all...

i'm a huge fan of the gibson J45 - one of my all time faves, but the J15 is also very good and costs a significant amount less. i prefer the tone to the D18, but no one can decide for you which...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-27-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By patticake
a set-up or lighter strings could make a huge...

a set-up or lighter strings could make a huge difference. i actually gave up guitar for years after playing for over a decade because i just couldn't do barre chords - and then i discovered the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By patticake
if you can't play uncoated strings, you'll miss...

if you can't play uncoated strings, you'll miss out on the warmer, easy on the fingers martin silk and steels, which are likely to improve the tone of your all-lam shallow body yamaha.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By patticake
it won't be harder for you to learn to fingerpick...

it won't be harder for you to learn to fingerpick or play classical because you've first learned to play with a pic, but it may not be easier for you regarding your right hand, either. btw, i've...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By patticake
i don't find playing bass to be much like playing...

i don't find playing bass to be much like playing guitar myself. maybe others will feel differently.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-11-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 286
Posted By patticake
let your daughter pick her own guitar. after two...

let your daughter pick her own guitar. after two years of playing, she'll know what tone, size, look and feel she wants, and that's going to make her enjoy playing more. what sounds best to you or...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-10-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By patticake
i like the 114, also. the seagull S6, which is...

i like the 114, also. the seagull S6, which is my favorite seagull, does have a very nice top end and a hint of sparkle to it, but with a little more bass perhaps than the taylor. nice guitar,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By patticake
i recommend the FG700 over anything else at $200....

i recommend the FG700 over anything else at $200. at $300 the FG730 has a little more warmth to the tone, and recording king makes some decent contenders, but the FG700 rules the $200 range.

the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-10-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By patticake
i wouldn't say that the FG700 is better than the...

i wouldn't say that the FG700 is better than the $500 guitars i'd consider, but it does sound better than some of the "fancy" all lam acoustic electrics in that price range and kicks butt on any...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-09-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By patticake
the lowest tension strings i use are thomastic...

the lowest tension strings i use are thomastic plectrums extra lights. they don't sound great for the first few days, then after the new string sound goes away they do sound good, are pretty long...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-04-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By patticake
the answer really is... it depends. take it to a...

the answer really is... it depends. take it to a luthier, get a quote. then you can decide what's best.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-01-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By patticake
i assume you've seen "united breaks...

i assume you've seen "united breaks guitars"? that taylor that song was about was in a hard case.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-30-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By patticake
it's not $200 off the original tag - it's used. ...

it's not $200 off the original tag - it's used. used is always cheaper, regardless of condition - or is should be.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-29-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By patticake
$285 seems like a decent deal to me, as used...

$285 seems like a decent deal to me, as used guitars should sell for 1/2 to 2/3 of new.

i prefer the cedar top models myself, but what matters most is do YOU like the sound of your guitar? it...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-28-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By patticake
epiphones have always been hit or miss when it...

epiphones have always been hit or miss when it comes to quality, but while i love the S6, and consider it one of the best sounding solid top guitars around, the masterbilt is all solid and also...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-27-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By patticake
you can cut one yourself or have a luthier cut...

you can cut one yourself or have a luthier cut one for you from a pickguard blank. get them at stew-mac.com or lmii.com
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-26-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By patticake
it's a good guitar. the original models had some...

it's a good guitar. the original models had some issues with lifting bridges, which is quickly and inexpensively fixed by a luthier, the later ones are nice and a good deal.

in the same price range...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-25-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By patticake
the all solid eastman guitars are very nice, but...

the all solid eastman guitars are very nice, but i wasn't particularly impressed with the lam b&s models, which aren't actually made by eastman. recording king all solid 000s sound really good, i've...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-25-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By patticake
due to the seagull's wider nut, it's excellent...

due to the seagull's wider nut, it's excellent for finger picking - really awesome - but if you want a more slender neck, you can get the S6 slim, which is the same guitar with a narrower neck. btw,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-23-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By patticake
if i could only choose between those two guitars,...

if i could only choose between those two guitars, the epi masterbilt for sure.

it's a good idea to keep any guitar, lam or solid, so it's not too dry, and if they get very humid for an extended...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-22-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By patticake
hope you got an amazing deal - the PRS SE Angelus...

hope you got an amazing deal - the PRS SE Angelus Custom seems to be off the hook expensive for a solid top, laminate back and sides guitar. you could have gotten an all solid entry martin for what...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-21-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By patticake
the taylor 114 was on my list when i was buying...

the taylor 114 was on my list when i was buying guitars. if it only had at least a 1 3/4" nut, i might have bought it, but it's got 1 11/16".

btw, listening to recordings won't tell you must, as...
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