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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By patticake
stores will tell you anything is good for you so...

stores will tell you anything is good for you so they can make a sale. hope you're not fussy, and hope it works out for you.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By patticake
the truss rod is made to adjust neck relief, not...

the truss rod is made to adjust neck relief, not action. it adds or removes curve from the neck.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By patticake
the neck isn't thinner than most other guitars,...

the neck isn't thinner than most other guitars, and the APX unplugged tone is pretty boxy. as much as i like the thinner body, the tone was a deal killer for me. btw, you can get what i assume you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-21-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By patticake
i'm 5' 3" with small hands, and until i...

i'm 5' 3" with small hands, and until i injured my shoulder, i played full sized dreads for over 30 years. you can find 11 year old kids playing dreads on youtube. we had a jr1, and with the right...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-14-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By patticake
i wore acrylic overlays on my nails for more than...

i wore acrylic overlays on my nails for more than ten years. they sound great, and aren't too expensive to have maintained. be SURE to get them filled whenever the edges start to loosen even a tiny...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-12-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By patticake
the taylor might have been the 114 or the GS...

the taylor might have been the 114 or the GS mini.

i have small hands and prefer a wider neck with a shorter scale.

have your guitar set up by a luthier - ask for low action. lower action (make...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-12-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By patticake
rainsong or composite acoustics or blackbird -...

rainsong or composite acoustics or blackbird - love the rider! there's no wood in any of these brands to be affected by humidity in any way, although too much heat can cause glue creep.
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-08-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By patticake
great choice and excellent color :)

great choice and excellent color :)
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-08-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By patticake
i do it all the time with no problems, and so...

i do it all the time with no problems, and so does almost everyone i know.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-07-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,219
Posted By patticake
play everything you can get your hands on. you...

play everything you can get your hands on. you may find a guitar that hasn't been mentioned that you'd really like :)
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-06-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 846
Posted By patticake
doesn't seem like an upgrade at all, just a...

doesn't seem like an upgrade at all, just a change.

a few years ago, a singer i worked with had a guitar player relocate from germany to the u.s., and that player sold his gibson lp to get here. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-06-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,219
Posted By patticake
i've played seagulls that underwhelmed me, too -...

i've played seagulls that underwhelmed me, too - but then, there's no brand that doesn't have some duds and well as some good guitars. and don't forget that really old strings will make any guitar...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-05-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,219
Posted By patticake
new string sound sucks - i always hate the first...

new string sound sucks - i always hate the first couple days with new strings, and it's not the same as a good quality guitar with a bright tone. have you tried the seagull original S6? balanced...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-05-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,219
Posted By patticake
click the quote button on the post you want to...

click the quote button on the post you want to quote and it will put the quote in that neat little box :)

what kind of tone are you looking for, btw? bright, bassy, balanced, scooped?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-04-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,219
Posted By patticake
TS? :confused:

TS? :confused:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-03-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,219
Posted By patticake
my favorite koa guitar was a taylor they used to...

my favorite koa guitar was a taylor they used to make, a sitka/koa GC that sounded just stunningly beautiful to me. for my taste after a/bing them like crazy, i liked the sitka/koa model better than...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-01-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,219
Posted By patticake
+1.

+1.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-31-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,219
Posted By patticake
you avoid martin because of the $? that's funny,...

you avoid martin because of the $? that's funny, because martin's least expensive all solid guitar is much lower in price than taylor's. martin has guitars in just about every price range.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-31-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By patticake
the first batch had some issues - lifting bridge...

the first batch had some issues - lifting bridge and belly bulge. since then, they've proven to be a good budget solid top option. nut width on the DR-500MCE is nowhere near a classical - it's...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-30-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By patticake
i've played every genre of music that exists on...

i've played every genre of music that exists on nylon string guitars over the years, but actually very much prefer steel. in fact, i also play classical music on steel string guitars.

mitche27,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-30-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,219
Posted By patticake
oh, yes - the masterbilts are definitely better,...

oh, yes - the masterbilts are definitely better, although i'd say that the EJ200 is pretty good. the masterbilts, however, are all solid, so they're resonant. but do try the guild GADs, too. ...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-30-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By patticake
depends to some extent on what cab/cabs you pair...

depends to some extent on what cab/cabs you pair it with. also depends on what kind of music you play. but i wouldn't recommend it for large gigs. for those i'd suggest more wattage and plenty of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-30-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,219
Posted By patticake
Captain, i'm not sure that blueridge or recording...

Captain, i'm not sure that blueridge or recording king are readily available in the EU. it's true that epi masterbilt dreads might be closer to the martin sound, but since the OP doesn't seem to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-29-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,219
Posted By patticake
martin and taylor make some great guitars and...

martin and taylor make some great guitars and some that aren't great. there are other brands in the lower price ranges that to my ears make guitars that sound much better. also you can get all...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-29-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 944
Posted By patticake
i've known many owners of les pauls, and not one...

i've known many owners of les pauls, and not one has ever broken a headstock. any guitar's headstock can be broken, damaged and then broken all the way later or if you fly with a regular case...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-28-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By patticake
he also posted his budget. you're right, but the...

he also posted his budget. you're right, but the OP didn't realize how expensive high end basses are.



btw, to the OP, i sent you a pm. it's not easy to find the pm's here - they're in your...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-28-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By patticake
a quick FYI - dingwalls run over $3000. an...

a quick FYI - dingwalls run over $3000. an above-entry level carvin will also run hundreds over your budget. http://www.carvinguitars.com/customshop/xcceleratorbasses.php

if you're in the u.s. you...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-28-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By patticake
of course, high end would equal these - fodera...

of course, high end would equal these -

fodera - VERY well liked. costs $1500 down to save your spot to have a custom made. their only bass in stock at the moment -...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-27-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By patticake
since they no longer have a showroom in my area,...

since they no longer have a showroom in my area, and it's a pain in the @ss to drive to san diego, that may not happen. they seem to have pretty much the same pickups on their website that they used...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-27-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By patticake
i've owned a lot of carvin equipment, and i...

i've owned a lot of carvin equipment, and i wouldn't consider most of their stuff high end or professional. they're great when it comes to value, and you can design your own bass from the options...
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