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Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 04:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 220
Posted By Captaincranky
.010 to .046 are, "electric regular"....

.010 to .046 are, "electric regular". Personally, they're all I use on my only electric guitar.

For me, since I usually play acoustics, that set helps me avoid accidentally bending strings, as I'm...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 81
Posted By Captaincranky
Here's Petty with his 12 string Rick: ...

Here's Petty with his 12 string Rick: http://media.philly.com/images/170723159.jpg He seems to split his time between that and a Tele onstage. I only found one picture of what could possibly be a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 81
Posted By Captaincranky
Dude, this is Fender USA, as opposed to Fender...

Dude, this is Fender USA, as opposed to Fender Asia, we're talking about.

The priciest thing that Fender ships from Asia ia a Dick Dale Signature with case, for around $600.00 USD.

It looks pretty...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 81
Posted By Captaincranky
A signature guitar, really? It looks like they...

A signature guitar, really? It looks like they just painted a "Sonoran" black.... :rolleyes:

Besides, most of the Tom Petty songs that stick with me, all have him playing a 12 string......"I'mmmm...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 129
Posted By Captaincranky
MacGyver could do it, and I'm sure you're just...

MacGyver could do it, and I'm sure you're just being modest.... ;)
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 129
Posted By Captaincranky
Fixed! You need to get a non-marring hammer....

Fixed!

You need to get a non-marring hammer. (plastic face). Plan "B", would be to place a small block of hardwood between the face of the hammer and the fret.

And no, without some experience, and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By Captaincranky
*Reported*

*Reported*
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 129
Posted By Captaincranky
Either the 6th fret is high, or the 5th fret is...

Either the 6th fret is high, or the 5th fret is low. But yeah, somebody likely knocked off for the day before hammering the 6th fret all the way in. Or maybey the hit a knot in the fret board. :haha:
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 87
Posted By Captaincranky
The SG has a short scale length. 24.75"...

The SG has a short scale length. 24.75" IIRC.

You're going to get fret buzz, since the strings have less tension on them as you tune down.

It's fairly difficult to find one set of strings that will...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Captaincranky
Western music is based in keys and scales....

Western music is based in keys and scales. Western music is Diatonic, in that there are 8 notes in the basic scale/key.

Chords are formed on each note of the scale, from the notes in the key.

So, a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-17-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Captaincranky
Wow! That's a ton of money for an instrument only...

Wow! That's a ton of money for an instrument only the owner of which wants to listen to.... :shrug:

What effect do you think it has on this guitar's sound, making the back out of solid rosewood,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-14-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,349
Posted By Captaincranky
But perhaps more importantly, (at least from my...

But perhaps more importantly, (at least from my standpoint), I don't care either. :peace:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-14-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By Captaincranky
I think if you tried to build an acoustic, you'd...

I think if you tried to build an acoustic, you'd find it's a whole lot more difficult to heat bend and form the body, set rosettes in 3/32" top material, and shave the soundboard braces for proper...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Captaincranky
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) And yes,...

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) And yes, the short answer is plastic. "Tusq", is a trade name and has very little to do with whatever the actual material may be. Graphtech calls it, "synthetic...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-10-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Captaincranky
Have you consider putting electronics into your...

Have you consider putting electronics into your oud? That should be easier, and a bit less eccentric(?), of a pursuit.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-10-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Captaincranky
It doesn't matter what steel string nut you get,...

It doesn't matter what steel string nut you get, 6 or 12 string, the slots would still have to be widened for nylon strings. I know of no 12 string nylon strung guitars in production. That doesn't...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 317
Posted By Captaincranky
I guess that I worded that poorly. Either that,...

I guess that I worded that poorly. Either that, or you don't consider blowing up the headphones a problem.

The rest of the story is, the amp's B+ voltage can't exceed that of the PSU. Therefore,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-10-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 534
Posted By Captaincranky
@TS, pickups without adjustable pole pieces are a...

@TS, pickups without adjustable pole pieces are a bad idea, plain and simple
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-10-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 534
Posted By Captaincranky
So humbuckers in a Telecaster, is an equivalent...

So humbuckers in a Telecaster, is an equivalent offense to child porn?

You should probably ramp done that analog a bit.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-10-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 317
Posted By Captaincranky
I admit to being quite "old school". In...

I admit to being quite "old school". In fact, I even had a pair of those AKG-240s.

In any event, assuming a pair of headphones honestly HAD a 60 ohm impedance rating, Ohm's Law tells us that would...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-10-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Captaincranky
The exception to the, "you should buy a...

The exception to the, "you should buy a Yamaha, first and foremost", is the model you're looking at.

Yamaha's "APX" series is all laminate, and that particular guitar is thin body as well. If it's...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-10-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Captaincranky
Everybody's lower and mid price stuff is made in...

Everybody's lower and mid price stuff is made in the far east, no big deal there. Most of it is getting pretty damned good.

The fact that the guitar looks to be acoustic only, drops the resale...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-10-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Captaincranky
"Freshman" is a Euro-brand. You'd be...

"Freshman" is a Euro-brand. You'd be almost better off reading reviews at Thomann and the like.

That photo doesn't show much of worth. You need to get hold of close ups of the bridge if you can....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-09-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,089
Posted By Captaincranky
Huh?

Huh?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-09-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Captaincranky
OK first, that Fender draws a "404 error,...

OK first, that Fender draws a "404 error, page not found", here in the US. I've never seen it advertised on a US site, and any references to it are in Europe and the UK.

That said, a lot of people...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By Captaincranky
What exactly are you distinguishing by calling...

What exactly are you distinguishing by calling it, "clear coat". Unless I miss my guess, they're all, "clear coats".

In any event, you can't use any lacquer, unless the guitar is finished with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-08-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Captaincranky
It's a better time for buying left handed...

It's a better time for buying left handed guitars, than when I started. I learned to play left handed decades ago, wound up restringing a few guitars, and I found a couple of used electrics. In the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-07-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Captaincranky
The lowest fret causes the string to...

The lowest fret causes the string to "auto-fret", (for want of a better term), at the one above it. So, when you raised the action, it was enough to clear the string above the offending...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-07-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Captaincranky
I take you have one of the now discontinued...

I take you have one of the now discontinued Epiphone Sheraton II in left hand?

IIRC, the once also had the "Dot" in left hand for about $350.00, but that's gone...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-07-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Captaincranky
"It's better to burn out, than it is to have...

"It's better to burn out, than it is to have your balls rust". (My sincere apologies to Neil Young for that one). :rolleyes:)
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