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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
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 Today, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 137
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 Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18,827
Views: 288,146
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: 85
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: 122
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: 348
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: 18,827
Views: 288,146
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: 11
Views: 210
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: 18,827
Views: 288,146
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: 232
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: 1,191
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: 45
Views: 795
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: 5
Views: 174
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...
Forum: The Pit 07-22-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,883
Posted By Bikewer
Solar sails and such use the "pressure"...

Solar sails and such use the "pressure" from sunlight to generate "push". (as opposed to "thrust"...)
Theoretically, one could achieve high velocities before running out of sunlight in a particular...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-21-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Bikewer
Usually, for acoustic amplification, folks want a...

Usually, for acoustic amplification, folks want a "clean" sound. Start with everything set to the midpoint... "5"...and as Garthman says above... Fool around.

Kind of depends what sound you're...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-20-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Bikewer
As stepchild says. It's a problem with the...

As stepchild says. It's a problem with the industry to some degree. Knowldegable, experienced guitarists know how they like a guitar "set up" for action and playability, and they will have it done...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,357
Posted By Bikewer
I know that the general feel on this board is...

I know that the general feel on this board is that it's all about "practice practice practice".....
That dedication and perseverance will be sufficient to allow the individual to achieve the same...
Forum: The Pit 07-20-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,883
Posted By Bikewer
The simplest thing to keep in mind is the old...

The simplest thing to keep in mind is the old quote, "In physics, there are no free lunches."
Any force such as those described will be exactly cancelled by the simple old rule that dear old Isaac...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-18-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By Bikewer
As the others have indicated... If the guitar has...

As the others have indicated... If the guitar has sat, strung, and tuned to tension for some years, it's very likely that the neck has pulled up to the point that it's uncomfortable/impossible to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-17-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Bikewer
You might try a heavier, more rounded pick as...

You might try a heavier, more rounded pick as well. The "jazz" type picks produce a tone that's less "sharp" than the typical sharply-pointed ones.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-16-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Bikewer
As Tony is saying. Learning to play some sort of...

As Tony is saying. Learning to play some sort of fingerstyle on a classical guitar should pose no problems.
Learning "Classical Guitar", with all that implies, is quite different. Also note that...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Bikewer
If you pay attention to an awful lot of very...

If you pay attention to an awful lot of very successful guitar players, many of them are doing everything "wrong" from the standpoint of strict technique and theory.

Are you going to criticize...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-13-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bikewer
I don't claim to be particularly open-minded; I...

I don't claim to be particularly open-minded; I have very specific likes and dislikes in regards to art and many other things as well.
However, I also don't impose my views; I recognize that likes...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-13-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By Bikewer
I don't think you can compare playing the guitar...

I don't think you can compare playing the guitar to weight lifting.... In that lifting the heavier weight makes you stronger for your daily activities...
Playing the guitar is a skill activity, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-13-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bikewer
I imagine there's a fine line between an artist...

I imagine there's a fine line between an artist having a "vision" that's a bit outside traditional boundaries.... And "having us on."
I have dabbled... I do paintings and drawings and small-scale...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-11-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bikewer
I listened to an article on Cage on NPR a few...

I listened to an article on Cage on NPR a few months back. Quite a lot of heavy hitters in both the arts and "serious" music community thought he was very influential...

However, from all my...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-10-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 273
Posted By Bikewer
There are certainly some good instruments in that...

There are certainly some good instruments in that range... And, there are laminates and there are laminates.
Both Martin and Taylor produce "laminate" guitars that are pretty far removed from...
Forum: The Pit 07-10-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 730
Posted By Bikewer
I got quite heavily into chess when I was...

I got quite heavily into chess when I was younger. When I was in the army back in the 60s, I was studying theory. Getting books on opening-game theory and endgame theory and all that.
At one...
Forum: The Pit 07-10-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,739
Posted By Bikewer
There are always going to be deniers, and also...

There are always going to be deniers, and also those who just don't give a Sh**. We see this in virtually every aspect of trying to preserve the environment.
I recall years ago, when the "save the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-09-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Bikewer
First, before buying the lightest strings you can...

First, before buying the lightest strings you can get, try having your guitar set up properly as to action... If the action is too high nothing will be comfortable, and if it's correct then you...
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