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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By Monkeyleg
That is on an angle, about 45 to 50 degrees. I...

That is on an angle, about 45 to 50 degrees. I turned the photo. ;)
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By Monkeyleg
Here's my hand, and my hand trying to fret the...

Here's my hand, and my hand trying to fret the C13 chord. The index and pinky fingers both curve in, so it's near impossible....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-30-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for that idea, eddievanzant. I'm able to...

Thanks for that idea, eddievanzant. I'm able to bend both pinky fingers at the second joint. That's with the fingers pointed straight up.

The problem is when my hands are curled. As soon as I curl...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-29-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By Monkeyleg
If someone lived near me, I'd go and show him how...

If someone lived near me, I'd go and show him how my little finger bends (or doesn't bend).

Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-29-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By Monkeyleg
I've been spending about an hour a day for the...

I've been spending about an hour a day for the last 3.5 years doing finger strength and stretching exercises. I can span from the 6th to the 13th fret on the high E string.

This is a case of my 4th...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-28-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By Monkeyleg
What to do when finger(s) don't bend a certain way?

If I put my fingers on four consecutive frets somewhere around the middle of the board, the first finger and pinkie finger will angle in. They will not point straight down.

This isn't usually a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-27-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Monkeyleg
I started learning to play about 3 1/2 years ago....

I started learning to play about 3 1/2 years ago. A month or two after I started, I tried to learn SRV's "Pride and Joy". Not a beginner song at all.

I practiced it usually twice a day, every day,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-08-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Monkeyleg
If it's breaking at the fret, there may be a burr...

If it's breaking at the fret, there may be a burr or other flaw on the fret that's wearing on the string.

I've noticed even on new or re-fretted guitars that if I keep practicing the same bend over...
Forum: Gear Ads 06-13-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By Monkeyleg
Want to trade Boss CS-3 Compression/Sustain Pedal For Slapback Pedal

I have a Boss CS-3 Comprression/Sustain pedal that I bought new two years ago. I've only used it three times, and the rest of the time it's been in the box, so it (and the box) really are like...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-21-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,208
Posted By Monkeyleg
The only distracted practice I'll do is hammer-on...

The only distracted practice I'll do is hammer-on and pull-off strength exercises, or slow runs up and down the neck for strength. If I make a mistake, I can feel it in my fingers. For everything...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-19-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks again for the replies. The one that was...

Thanks again for the replies. The one that was off had the action set pretty high. I can't remember why I set it that way. It may have been when I was using a slide. When I lowered it and adjusted...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-19-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Monkeyleg
The string height varies from one guitar to...

The string height varies from one guitar to another, depending upon what I use it for.

I just went through all of them, and all but one are really close. Variation from fret to fret isn't usually...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-19-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Monkeyleg
Intonation question

I've noticed that, with at least a couple of my guitars, when I set the intonation using the open string, and then again at the 12th fret, the intonation will be off a bit at the first fret. It may...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-08-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Monkeyleg
Don't know about Guitarstrings.com, but...

Don't know about Guitarstrings.com, but Juststrings sells individual strings in just about every style and size from every maker. I've put together "custom" sets by ordering all individual.

I love...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-05-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By Monkeyleg
Like a lot of newbies, I spent a lot of time...

Like a lot of newbies, I spent a lot of time chasing SRV's tone, only to realize that it's almost impossible to duplicate. As has been pointed out, there's the way he played. Second, it's hard to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,766
Posted By Monkeyleg
You answered my question. I'll take you at your...

You answered my question. I'll take you at your word that you could do that. I just didn't think it was possible. I've listened to "Lie To Me" hundreds of times and, while the guitar work doesn't...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,766
Posted By Monkeyleg
A little thread veer here. If there's anyone here...

A little thread veer here. If there's anyone here who has or thinks he could learn to play well enough starting from scratch to cut a grammy-winning album in two years, I'd like that person to chime...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,766
Posted By Monkeyleg
I think what is often described as an innate...

I think what is often described as an innate talent is actually the outcome of the environment one grows up in. Maybe there's something genetic, but I've never read about it.

My father didn't like...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for the replies. With the guitar being...

Thanks for the replies. With the guitar being black, I didn't even see the screws on the bridge. Interesting design.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-15-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Monkeyleg
Gibson ES-355 Lucille intonation problem

I have a 2012 Gibson ES-355 BB King Lucille model. This has the small knurled screws on the tail piece to allow easy intonation adjustment. My problem is that I have the saddles in the tail piece...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Monkeyleg
I am using a Tubescreamer. There's enough...

I am using a Tubescreamer. There's enough distortion, but still too much bass. I'll have to wait until my other Strat comes back from the shop and see what that will do.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Monkeyleg
This is, and was, a common modification to the...

This is, and was, a common modification to the Super Reverbs. Honestly, I didn't notice much of a difference. If I didn't like the sound, switching back to the stock capacitor would be no big deal....
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Monkeyleg
It's not just a tone I've heard from SRV. I've...

It's not just a tone I've heard from SRV. I've been hearing it since the 60's, when distortion on guitars became popular. Heard it on albums, not just on live recordings. I can't describe it, but...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Monkeyleg
Getting even less bass from an amp?

I have a Fender Super Reverb Reissue that I've been putzing with for over a year. The SRR's have very bright highs and very boomy bass. Both need to be set low relative to the midtones, at least for...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-26-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,813
Posted By Monkeyleg
All good suggestions above. I've also been...

All good suggestions above.

I've also been playing about three years. Try to look at what you can do now that you couldn't a month ago. Recognize that you've made progress, however slow it may...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-25-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Monkeyleg
Index and pinky fingers on an angle?

It seems like whenever I watch a video of someone playing, his fingers are straight and perpendicular to the top of the fret board. If I put my fingers on any string at, say, the 8th, 9th, 10th and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-06-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By Monkeyleg
I asked about this very thing a couple of months...

I asked about this very thing a couple of months ago, and was glad to find out I wasn't doing something wrong.

I don't play that much down at the lower frets, so it's more comfortable to have my...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-29-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By Monkeyleg
Just a few months after I picked up a guitar for...

Just a few months after I picked up a guitar for the first time, I started trying to learn SRV's "Pride and Joy". I don't know if you'd call that "expert" or not, but it's not an easy song. I didn't...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-25-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Monkeyleg
If there's not enough screw length left to screw...

If there's not enough screw length left to screw the tremelo claw into the body, get an extra spring.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-14-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 883
Posted By Monkeyleg
True enough. I bought a Gibson BB King Lucille...

True enough. I bought a Gibson BB King Lucille ES-355, not because I wanted BB King's name on it, but because I wanted an ES without the f-holes and with the nicer hardware.

If the OP is a huge...
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