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Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By Bikewer
With most normal "fingerpicking' methods,...

With most normal "fingerpicking' methods, the thumb handles the bass strings and the index and middle fingers the upper strings. Jazz guys who play a lot of block chords often use the ring finger...
Forum: The Pit Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 16,916
Posted By Bikewer
I've been reading comics since I was a kid in the...

I've been reading comics since I was a kid in the 50s... The neighbor worked at the local Woolworths and she'd bring home the "remainders" each month... So we got a pile of 'em.

Currently, I'm...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-15-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By Bikewer
Strongly agree. It's amazing to me how many...

Strongly agree. It's amazing to me how many people post "problems" with their instruments and can't even describe the parts properly. Most of these adjustments are not rocket science and should...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-14-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By Bikewer
Are you accusing Guitar Center as a corporate...

Are you accusing Guitar Center as a corporate entity of fraudulent business practices? Have you reported this particular store to the Better Business Bureau? Do you have evidence of this?

In my...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-12-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By Bikewer
The Yamaha APX series has very good electronics...

The Yamaha APX series has very good electronics and are small-bodied. I had one of the cheap ones and it sounded surprisingly good... The upper tier has solid tops and such.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-11-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Bikewer
If it's just a little sharp, it's likely that the...

If it's just a little sharp, it's likely that the action at the saddle is too high. Have a technician check the string height at the 12th fret.
If it's too high,then the mere act of fretting, of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-08-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Bikewer
By "steel" I assume you're meaning...

By "steel" I assume you're meaning "steel string" rather than like perhaps "lap steel"...

Hey, I like those Brown Bird folks... Nice stuff. Anyway....
Mostly what I'd call contemporary folk...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Bikewer
I actually had one of those fine axes. That's...

I actually had one of those fine axes. That's about it, my friend, unless you want to remove the whole pre-amp arrangement and replace it with a better model by cutting a new hole in your guitar......
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-06-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Bikewer
Good luck. It may well be that artificial...

Good luck. It may well be that artificial materials are the future of acoustic guitars, as increasingly high-quality "tone-woods" are becoming scarce. (no lack of good spruce, fortunately)
There...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-06-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Bikewer
Mostly, broken strings are a mechanical problem. ...

Mostly, broken strings are a mechanical problem. Like the guys say, a burr or sharp edge on a saddle or nut, a sharp edge on a tuner.... Something like that.
I never break strings. Really... I...
Forum: The Pit 08-06-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,395
Posted By Bikewer
I could get all academic here..... In very...

I could get all academic here..... In very general terms, most of the physical things that go to make up "attractiveness" from a biological standpoint are things that indicate good mating potential...
Forum: The Pit 08-03-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,641
Views: 37,244
Posted By Bikewer
First gun I fired... Trying to guess how old I...

First gun I fired... Trying to guess how old I was.... Maybe 9-10, somewhere in there.. Early 50s.
We'd gone out to our neighboring family's place "out in the country" and they brought along an...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-01-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Bikewer
As theogonia says.... That's your prime...

As theogonia says.... That's your prime consideration. Others are... Wooden body vs. metal body, and internal pickups or no.

The wooden-bodied instruments are more common in country/bluegrass type...
Forum: The Pit 08-01-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 493
Posted By Bikewer
I'm old enough to remember when the Coral...

I'm old enough to remember when the Coral electric sitar hit the market. Everybody wanted that cool sound on their record, no one wanted to learn to play the notoriously-finicky sitar.

One of the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-31-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 823
Posted By Bikewer
Both firms make a wide variety of instruments to...

Both firms make a wide variety of instruments to cover essentially all price points and types of playing. With Taylor, they have such a huge variety of options you could likely get whatever you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-30-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,483
Posted By Bikewer
When Ovation hit the market, they very heavily...

When Ovation hit the market, they very heavily went out to promote their product. They gave instruments away to prominent musicians, gave them away to open-mic clubs, etc.
The club we used to hang...
Forum: The Pit 07-30-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 614
Posted By Bikewer
I dislocated my knee around 1980. Incredibly...

I dislocated my knee around 1980. Incredibly painful... But it snapped back in. The entire area around the knee was black and blue for two weeks. At the time, we had no health insurance and I...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-29-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Bikewer
The manufacturer cannot "set up" every...

The manufacturer cannot "set up" every instrument... First, it's a time and labor-intensive job, and second it's highly individual. An optimal set-up for you might be dreadful for me.
So...They ship...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-29-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 358
Posted By Bikewer
It seems fairly obvious that there are always...

It seems fairly obvious that there are always folks who "can't count to four" as we always used to say. Who have a poor sense of time. Such folks could conceivably be helped by using mechanical...
Forum: The Pit 07-28-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19,022
Views: 292,636
Posted By Bikewer
No, gentlemen, I did not come here to advertise a...

No, gentlemen, I did not come here to advertise a YouTube channel or maintain that the state of exercise physiology has not improved since 1961. Just that I have been involved with this sort of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-27-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Bikewer
I have seen guitars where the belly of the...

I have seen guitars where the belly of the instrument has pulled up so far that the owner simply removed the saddle and ran the strings over the bridge with no saddle at all... In an attempt to lower...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-27-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Bikewer
That's generally the case. Most all the acoustic...

That's generally the case. Most all the acoustic fingerstyle players I admire are playing the smaller Martin OMs and OOOs. A few play the similarly-sized little Gibson; the Gibsons seem to be more...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-27-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 463
Posted By Bikewer
By and large, I simply don't do that. When I...

By and large, I simply don't do that. When I was learning bluegrass guitar, I did learn to play a few tunes like "Under The Double Eagle" and "Sally Goodin" straight from the book.
But my approach...
Forum: The Pit 07-27-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19,022
Views: 292,636
Posted By Bikewer
IMO... The problem with the way most folks...

IMO... The problem with the way most folks "work out" is that there is no science involved at all.
Rather... Folks tend to follow tradition, or "what the guy in the gym told me", or what the article...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Bikewer
I don't pay any attention any more. I play...

I don't pay any attention any more. I play mostly bluegrass-type flatpicking, and alternate picking is pretty much how you do it. The technique is very similar to that you'd use for the...
Forum: The Pit 07-26-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19,022
Views: 292,636
Posted By Bikewer
My opinions regarding protein supplements (and...

My opinions regarding protein supplements (and supplements in general) will likely be quite different than most I see posting here.
Marketing scam. You are throwing your money into the toilet.

Most...
Forum: The Pit 07-26-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By Bikewer
By all accounts, a graphics tablet is the way to...

By all accounts, a graphics tablet is the way to go for anyone who's serious... All the artists I follow use 'em.
However.... If you already have a tablet of some sort, get a free APP called...
Forum: The Pit 07-26-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,240
Posted By Bikewer
It's hard to imagine a situation where a nice...

It's hard to imagine a situation where a nice wank would be all that difficult to achieve..... What, no bathroom stalls? Hell, when I was in the army guys would shamelessly 'beat the sheets" in an...
Forum: The Pit 07-25-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,209
Posted By Bikewer
Gee... I'm a LOT older than you guys... How...

Gee... I'm a LOT older than you guys... How young you wanna go? When I was a very wee lad, it was The Howdy Doody Show, Kookla, Fran, and Ollie, And "Zorro" movie serials they were showing on...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Bikewer
Standard stuff, that. I use bone dust... But...

Standard stuff, that. I use bone dust... But then I usually have a lot of chunks of bone around from.... Making nuts.
Either works... You just have to carefully angle the resulting repair. If you...
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