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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-24-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 412
Posted By Bikewer
The "Pro-pick" brand is about as nice...

The "Pro-pick" brand is about as nice as I've found; those are the ones with the cutouts for the fingertips. I didn't find that to be all that useful, but they have four adjustment tabs instead of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-23-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 412
Posted By Bikewer
When I started playing, in the 70s, everyone I...

When I started playing, in the 70s, everyone I knew played fingerstyle with picks. I didn't realize why till later, it was for the volume. Standard acoustic quitars (no acoustic-electrics back...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bikewer
I'll agree but only to a point. There are...

I'll agree but only to a point. There are psychological/physiological conditions that would at least greatly limit one's ability to play.
There are psychological conditions (as described in Oliver...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-20-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Bikewer
The headstock logo doesn' look even remotely like...

The headstock logo doesn' look even remotely like "Ibanez". Model name or something?
Forum: Musician Talk 03-20-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Bikewer
Not much to add. There is a very nice jazz...

Not much to add. There is a very nice jazz guitar forum here:
http://www.jazzguitar.be/forum/

And there's a pretty good jazz guitar section on Reddit... r/jazz guitar.

Jazz is a very big tent,...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-20-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Bikewer
Most folks start with the most-basic "Travis...

Most folks start with the most-basic "Travis picking" or "Pattern picking". This involves using a simple, syncopated pattern or "roll" and changing chords over that.
As you get beter, you can...
Forum: The Pit 03-19-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 315
Posted By Bikewer
We don't "play" airsoft but we do use...

We don't "play" airsoft but we do use airsoft weapons in training. I'm in law enforcement, and we do "active shooter" and "MacTac" training...Small-unit tactics directed at locating...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-18-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By Bikewer
I've had my GS for about 3 years now and love it...

I've had my GS for about 3 years now and love it as well. There are a lot of small "parlor" guitars avaialble currently, sort of a fad for them.
Guys over at the Acoustic Guitar Forum have...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-17-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Bikewer
Exactly right... the squareneck models are for...

Exactly right... the squareneck models are for playing lap-style. This is the standard for bluegrass-style "dobro" playing. Or lap steel.


I built a lap steel but the technique is "backwards"...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-16-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By Bikewer
Well, many in this section will be happy to tell...

Well, many in this section will be happy to tell you exactly which modes and scales and such you must master.... And tell you all about the theories involved and all that.

But the basic 12-bar...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-15-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Bikewer
Depends on degree, I suppose. A lot of bluegrass...

Depends on degree, I suppose. A lot of bluegrass pickers use strings (medium gauge acoustic) and actions that would make most electric players wince...But they play very fast indeed.

Depends what...
Forum: The Pit 03-15-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By Bikewer
Likely unrelated but I noticed that my iPad has...

Likely unrelated but I noticed that my iPad has become really slow to load pages after I installed the latest updates. Much slower than my Samsung...
I just installed the more current 8.1 update...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-13-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Bikewer
Guitar Center usually shows several models, Dean,...

Guitar Center usually shows several models, Dean, Fender:
http://m.guitarcenter.com/Resonators-Folk---Traditional-Stringed-Instruments.gc?esid=resonator
These all have a built-in electric-guitar type...
Forum: The Pit 03-12-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6,442
Views: 90,542
Posted By Bikewer
The late Dr. Asimov (not a philosopher) was a big...

The late Dr. Asimov (not a philosopher) was a big proponent of clarity. He maintained that one should write in a clear and unambiguous manner.
I heartily agree. I have always felt that the idea of...
Forum: The Pit 03-11-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Bikewer
We will likely see decreased use of various...

We will likely see decreased use of various non-sustainable "tonewoods" in acoustic guitars, and more attempts to use synthetic materials. Carbon fiber is a niche market at present but does appear...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-10-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Bikewer
I don't.... I use what's essentially a...

I don't.... I use what's essentially a classical-guitar technique. Like the other reply, my ring finger will hardly bend at all if my pinkie is rigid.
An old technique I read about years ago was...
Forum: The Pit 03-08-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Bikewer
As someone from the time when there was nothing...

As someone from the time when there was nothing else...... The turntable is an input device for your amplifier. Currently, you can buy turntables which are input devices for your computer.
Used to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-06-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Bikewer
As Tony says... As long as the string breaks...

As Tony says... As long as the string breaks properly over the saddle, the bridge pin should have little or no effect. Dead spots are more likely to be a problem with the frets... A high one...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-05-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Bikewer
After much searching (there are tons of articles...

After much searching (there are tons of articles about the famous scene) I found only this reference:
http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-212885.html
Which indicates its was...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-02-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Bikewer
Let me mention that a possible problem with...

Let me mention that a possible problem with obsessing over which scale to play over which chord is the tendency to sound like you are doing exercises rather than playing music.

I once listened to a...
Forum: The Pit 02-28-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,064
Posted By Bikewer
"Reality" is reality. That is, the...

"Reality" is reality. That is, the physical world/universe. Matter, energy, etc. Our perception of that reality is indeed largely subjective. Not all of it.... If we walk into a wall, chances...
Forum: The Pit 02-26-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,373
Posted By Bikewer
I'm an atheist of long standing; at least 45...

I'm an atheist of long standing; at least 45 years. Was raised Catholic but first simply became disinterested. My long fascination with science resulted in realizing that many of my favorite...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-25-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Bikewer
As Dave says, I remember a Guitar Player...

As Dave says, I remember a Guitar Player interview with a jazz rythm player who used an archtop with such heavy strings in a band context. They asked him how he got through gigs, and he said, "I...
Forum: The Pit 02-22-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,510
Posted By Bikewer
For humor... Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde. For...

For humor... Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde.

For pithy wisdom....Carl Sagan.

For eye candy....Tricia Helfer.

For entertainment...Django.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-21-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By Bikewer
I have noticed that folks from Europe generally...

I have noticed that folks from Europe generally use the term "semi-acoustic" to refer to what we call an "acoustic-electric"... An acoustic guitar with a built-in pickup and some sort of tone...
Forum: The Pit 02-21-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,326
Posted By Bikewer
As neo says, psychology is the study of the mind...

As neo says, psychology is the study of the mind and it's function. To a large degree, currently somewhat eclipsed by "neuroscience".
Is that what you are talking about. Sounds from your question...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-14-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Bikewer
So.... You want an essential fingerstyle guitar...

So.... You want an essential fingerstyle guitar course in a paragraph on the forum?

This sounds fairly nice, but actually the guy is not really using standard classical guitar technique. I would...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-11-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Bikewer
Here's a page dedicated to "lap steel"...

Here's a page dedicated to "lap steel" which has a great deal of information on the wide variety of tunings in use:
http://www.well.com/~wellvis/tuning.html

This is geared to lap steel but fully...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-02-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Bikewer
As Cranky says. I chose the Ibanez because it...

As Cranky says. I chose the Ibanez because it has a somewhat smaller body than the 335 clones, and since I'm older and have creaky shoulders... Just works better from an ergonomic standpoint.

As...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-01-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Bikewer
I agree. It looks to be a cut above the usual...

I agree. It looks to be a cut above the usual cheapie of that era.. The trapeze tailpiece is a better-quality item than you often see, as is the floating bridge. Also, you rarely see a slot-head...
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