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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-26-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By brandonian
I recommend taking your guitar to a luther and...

I recommend taking your guitar to a luther and asking him, or even take it to the clerk at your local guitar shop. No one is going to be able to give you an answer without taking a look at the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-26-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By brandonian
I agree with Captaincranky. I'd stay away from...

I agree with Captaincranky. I'd stay away from ebay. Craigslist is actually a better option because you are able to go see the guitar and play it before you buy it. What's most important is getting...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-26-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By brandonian
Great list! I had never heard some of the songs...

Great list! I had never heard some of the songs that you mentioned, and I have discovered great new music thanks to you!
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics 05-26-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By brandonian
I like your fingerpicking, especially in the...

I like your fingerpicking, especially in the chorus.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-13-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By brandonian
"House of the Rising Sun" is an...

"House of the Rising Sun" is an excellent song to learn to fingerpick on. The picking pattern is extremely simple, and you are able to use four fingers (thumb, pointer, middle, and ring) thus...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-13-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By brandonian
I think ebay would be your best bet. There is a...

I think ebay would be your best bet. There is a "classifieds" section here on the UG forums, but it isn't regulated and I wouldn't recommend selling a big-ticket item on there.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-13-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By brandonian
Are you just looking online? Serial numbers and...

Are you just looking online? Serial numbers and their associated factories don't seem like something Ibanez would just post online for everyone to see.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-29-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By brandonian
If you see two springs then it is likely that you...

If you see two springs then it is likely that you need AA or AAA batteries, not a 9v (9v's usually "snap" into connectors, like snaps on a jacket, and they do not have springs).

If this is true then...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-27-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By brandonian
I had the same problem a few years ago, and I...

I had the same problem a few years ago, and I think you are approaching the problem the same way that I did; by waay overanalyzing strumming patterns.

The best way to fix this is to just loosen up...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-27-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By brandonian
When you first bought the guitar did the heavy...

When you first bought the guitar did the heavy strings last as long as they should have? If the problem really is with the thin strings breaking under tension then you have a mean guitar that likes...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-24-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By brandonian
If you want that punky sound with an acoustic you...

If you want that punky sound with an acoustic you might try learning some of George Thorogood's songs. He uses an electric, but I've heard a few great acoustic covers of his stuff. Here is a good...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-24-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By brandonian
This is ragtime or Travis style fingerpicking....

This is ragtime or Travis style fingerpicking. This particular song is kind of advanced to learn as your first fingerpicking song, but it's probably not impossible.

Like anything, the best thing for...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-24-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By brandonian
You probably have a rough or sharp spot on the...

You probably have a rough or sharp spot on the fret(s) in the area of the damage. If it is a nice guitar and you are willing to spend money take it to a luthier. If it's something that you don't mind...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-24-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By brandonian
You can change string gauges if you want. Use...

You can change string gauges if you want. Use whatever strings you prefer, the guitar doesn't care.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-14-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By brandonian
This website has quite a few resources for the...

This website has quite a few resources for the aspiring jazz guitarist: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=jazz+guitar+video+lesson
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-14-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By brandonian
I think you are over analyzing this. If you bring...

I think you are over analyzing this. If you bring your index finger up play a lower string, it should sound about the same. Is there a particular song you are trying to play?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-05-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By brandonian
The Frustrating Power of Muslce Memory

Hey guys, just wanted to share something that happened to me today:

A few weeks ago I was fingerpicking a favorite song of mine, and suddenly, right in the middle of playing, I forgot which chord to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-02-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By brandonian
Wrong forum. The dress looks nice, though.

Wrong forum. The dress looks nice, though.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-22-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By brandonian
Elixir Super Lights!! My favorite :)

Elixir Super Lights!! My favorite :)
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-20-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By brandonian
I came here to suggest a Blueridge. I have the...

I came here to suggest a Blueridge. I have the same rosewood guitar and I loooove it!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-20-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By brandonian
A quick listen sounds like the G e B strings, in...

A quick listen sounds like the G e B strings, in that order. Or a 1 3 2 picking pattern.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-01-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By brandonian
Thanks for the advice, cranky. I need a surfboard...

Thanks for the advice, cranky. I need a surfboard anyway!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-26-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By brandonian
Well thanks for doing all of the research that I...

Well thanks for doing all of the research that I should have done instead of lurking on the UG forums. It looks like my only option is to seal all of my windows, buy 2 humidifiers (it's a big room),...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-25-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By brandonian
Cool video! I like your style - especially the...

Cool video! I like your style - especially the way you drum with fingernails instead of open hands. I've always thought that hitting the body of a guitar with an open hand sounds distracting and out...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-25-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By brandonian
I have some WD40 that I could use...Thanks for...

I have some WD40 that I could use...Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-25-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By brandonian
What's a salt test? On another note - I was...

What's a salt test?

On another note - I was doing an image search for my guitar and a forum post that you made came up. Call me a stalker, but I noticed that we own the same model Blueridge Parlor....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-25-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By brandonian
Thanks for all the responses! It's funny that you...

Thanks for all the responses! It's funny that you guys mentioned a hygrometer, because I have a decorative one that happens to be functional. I didn't think to check it before, but it seems to stay...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-25-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By brandonian
Guitar Care Near The Ocean

Hey guys, I just moved into a house where my back door is maybe 200ft from the pacific ocean. Will the added moisture in the air hurt my guitars at all? I just bought a new Blueridge Parlor...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-13-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By brandonian
House of The Rising Sun...

House of The Rising Sun (http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/a/animals/house_of_the_rising_sun_tab.htm) is fantastic for beginner fingerpicking. Just use your thumb for the bass notes and roll your top...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-12-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By brandonian
What an awesome find! I loooove those old...

What an awesome find! I loooove those old Japanese guitars. Sometimes even the lower-grade ones sound spectacular if they have aged correctly. A friend of mine has a Ventura from '84 that was his...
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