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Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-18-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By freelanddoug
Never too late. Started at 56 years old. Couple...

Never too late. Started at 56 years old. Couple years into it you wont see me on stage any time soon, but lovin every minute of it! Relax, and practice, practice, practice.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-18-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By freelanddoug
Another route would be to buy whatever guitar...

Another route would be to buy whatever guitar suits you and consider a soundhole pick-up. The selection of soundhole pick-ups is staggering, and may require a new discussion/thread. For home practice...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-18-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By freelanddoug
I have one of these, the VAD-04SN. Although these...

I have one of these, the VAD-04SN. Although these are IMHO a really nice guitar, with that comes a solid wood top, and all the concerns of humidity. I battled with a neck, 12th fret problem for a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-13-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By freelanddoug
Awhile back I was basically commuting from...

Awhile back I was basically commuting from Michigan to North Carolina on a monthly basis so I bought me a Voyage Air folding guitar. These instruments when folded just barely fit in the overhead, and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-05-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By freelanddoug
Try this place...

Try this place http://www.elderly.com/accessories/items/GCEV.htm I had to get a case for my 1960 Gibson to replace the lousy original cardboard one. I bought one of these Canadian case's in tweed....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-29-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By freelanddoug
Try John Cougar Mellencamp. The feel and melody...

Try John Cougar Mellencamp. The feel and melody of this theme is very similar to "Hurts So Good"
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-25-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By freelanddoug
Thats pretty much all the same compromises and...

Thats pretty much all the same compromises and issues Ive read about so far. Ive got a new Voyage Air VAD-04SN Id like to upgrade as an all purpose take-a-long instrument. From the science aspects of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-24-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By freelanddoug
Acoustic Pickup For P 90 Sound

Anybody know of an acoustic pickup, preamp, string set up that will give me the sound of my 1960 Gibson ES125T. I found a few project guitars on the web with P 90's mounted in the sound hole, but no...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-11-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By freelanddoug
Try calling Elderly Instruments in Lansing. They...

Try calling Elderly Instruments in Lansing. They have a lot of vendors and resources.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-19-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By freelanddoug
Have you seen the Voyage Air travel guitars?...

Have you seen the Voyage Air travel guitars? Pricier than what your looking for but very cool for air travel. The neck folds up at the 14th fret, and the whole thing fits in a back pack. Fits in the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-22-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By freelanddoug
I remeber watching a repair video by the people...

I remeber watching a repair video by the people at Taylor where a body had split/separated and they closed it using humidity only.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-21-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By freelanddoug
I have a Hohner H(something, G I think) 420 CS...

I have a Hohner H(something, G I think) 420 CS and have found that most of the reviews, and info is in Russian. Have you ran across this?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-14-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By freelanddoug
This does help. Thanks.

This does help. Thanks.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-07-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By freelanddoug
Getting started using a metronome

Can someone direct me to a site, or posting on how to apply a metronome to any given tab? Im using all chord progressions, mostly older classic rock, country, and folk music.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-21-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By freelanddoug
Ditto! Bragging is annoying and usually only...

Ditto! Bragging is annoying and usually only impresses the bragger.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-20-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,039
Posted By freelanddoug
Rather than wreck the guitar you have, how about...

Rather than wreck the guitar you have, how about finding some higher end instrument somebody else has worn the resale value off of? You get a quality guitar with the look you want, and it'll probably...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-20-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By freelanddoug
The frets are visibly worn, that you can easily...

The frets are visibly worn, that you can easily see an indentation under the strings. The guitar came to me used. 1998 Taylor 814CE. It still plays ok, but Im pre empting the eventual repair. I also...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-20-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By freelanddoug
Fret Replacement

My first 7 frets show what would seem to be considerable wear, to my eye anyway. Only noticable problem might be a deadening of sustain on the first 3 strings, kinda like if you position your finger...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-19-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By freelanddoug
Might sound way obvious, but make sure some stray...

Might sound way obvious, but make sure some stray tuft of something isnt stuck in front of the hinge area where it comes against the case bottom when closed.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-18-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,211
Posted By freelanddoug
I own a Hohner HW420G-CS (Cherry Sunburst) and...

I own a Hohner HW420G-CS (Cherry Sunburst) and like it just fine. I also paid 60 bucks gig bag, strings etc. It sounds best by far with heavier strings unfortunately. Lights dont give much volume,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-08-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By freelanddoug
My generic advice is to try every guitar you...

My generic advice is to try every guitar you might "someday" hope to own. Dont be afraid to try out instruments thousands of dollars beyond your means, it will give you a better base to judge all the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-29-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,780
Posted By freelanddoug
Nice review, and the audio sample sounds awesome!...

Nice review, and the audio sample sounds awesome! Thanks!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-20-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By freelanddoug
Whats wrong with your tuners?

Whats wrong with your tuners?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-20-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By freelanddoug
I just recently was in the exact same scenario....

I just recently was in the exact same scenario. POS guitar got me by for awhile, played some friends higher end guitars and seen what I was missing. Started the search for the 1.5 grand replacement,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-20-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,851
Posted By freelanddoug
Ive only played for a little over a year now, and...

Ive only played for a little over a year now, and the calouse phases are a recent memory for me. First it was soreness and bruise like pain when I over did it. next was hard calouses like someone...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-06-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By freelanddoug
Its not the guitars, she feels left out....

Its not the guitars, she feels left out. Encourage her to pursue a passion! And yes, you may have to help with expenses.......
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-06-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By freelanddoug
I would try wiping the instrument down thoroughly...

I would try wiping the instrument down thoroughly with Turtle wax quick shine first. The smell is probably on the surface. Then the baking soda/dryer sheet treatment if needed.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-06-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By freelanddoug
Ive also been wondering about this. Is owning a...

Ive also been wondering about this. Is owning a solid wood guitar (I dont) a big maintenance issue? I would love to purchase a Taylor 714 CE Ive had my eye on, but cringe at the thought of wrecking...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-18-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By freelanddoug
Traild: First link is WAY!! over my head. Need to...

Traild:
First link is WAY!! over my head. Need to start somewhere closer to step one maybe. Second link wouldnt work. Seems I may have asked a question that I couldnt possibly understand the answer....
Forum: Musician Talk 12-18-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By freelanddoug
Alan HB: Thanks..sort of. I didnt skip ahead, I...

Alan HB: Thanks..sort of. I didnt skip ahead, I stopped and asked questions. Sorry to aggravate you. But thanks for the answer.
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