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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 613
Posted By Captaincranky
Nah man, just buy a guitar made of Macassar ebony...

Nah man, just buy a guitar made of Macassar ebony and it'll start sounding better exactly on its 2nd birthday! At least right after it opens the new pack of strings you bought it and tries them...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By Captaincranky
What would help here is you telling us how long...

What would help here is you telling us how long you've been playing.

If the issue is you're just beginning, then learning common chords by shape instead of theoretically building them as you go,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 148
Posted By Captaincranky
I love threads like this The TS phrases his or...

I love threads like this The TS phrases his or her intentions in the form of a question, gets a whole lot of sensible input, then goes ahead with what he or she had every intention of doing in the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-18-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 148
Posted By Captaincranky
The trouble with an instrument lacking natural...

The trouble with an instrument lacking natural bass, is that when you try to pump it up with EQ, it gets indistinct, fuzzy, distorted, and fake sounding.

Ibanez has several lines of acoustics that...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-17-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 613
Posted By Captaincranky
I won't buy a used guitar. More importantly, I...

I won't buy a used guitar. More importantly, I insist all my guitars be virgins when I buy them. I'm looking forward to the 71, (or is it 72), of them I'll have in heaven someday...... :rolleyes:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-17-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 613
Posted By Captaincranky
Next, I think we should tackle whether guitars...

Next, I think we should tackle whether guitars made on Mondays and Fridays, turn out to be lemons.... :devil:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-17-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 613
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm afraid to pick up my electric. The next thing...

I'm afraid to pick up my electric. The next thing you now, I'll stuff a compressor in the signal chain, my dynamics will go to crap and I'll ignore all my acoustics because my hands will be too weak...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 613
Posted By Captaincranky
But, but, but, but, I thought you sad that you...

But, but, but, but, I thought you sad that you weren't all that infatuated with that instrument any more. Er..., didn't you? :confused: :confused: :confused:

Then too, in the case of your...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 613
Posted By Captaincranky
Respectfully, the question in play is, "do...

Respectfully, the question in play is, "do guitars get better with age", not, "do old guitars of the same make and model sound better than new ones".

I've freely admitted that my way won't work, and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-17-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 613
Posted By Captaincranky
And I can hear differences in guitar woods and...

And I can hear differences in guitar woods and shapes as well. And like you, in this case before you in this thread, myself and others have conceded that guitars change with age. But with a...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 814
Posted By Captaincranky
FWIW, I was goofing around with the progression...

FWIW, I was goofing around with the progression in the OP, (Amaj7 to Dmadd9 (?)), and it morphed into, "Paint it Black", right before my very ears. Taken out of any other context, it's mostly just,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-16-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 231
Posted By Captaincranky
Strings aren't either "good" or...

Strings aren't either "good" or "bad", it's a downward slope from "new & twangy", to, "old and dull". Each of us has a different threshold of dullness as to when we change the strings. I don't change...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-16-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Captaincranky
Are you claiming you hear a different,...

Are you claiming you hear a different, "metallic sound", other than the one that is quite prevalent in brand new strings?

New strings won't stay in tune either, unless you've pre-stretched them....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-16-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 613
Posted By Captaincranky
Let's just say it takes a good salesman to sell a...

Let's just say it takes a good salesman to sell a very expensive guitar. Political science allows its practitioners to shelter from being called outright "liars", by offering up the alternative,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-15-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By Captaincranky
Playing the electric guitar involves adding the...

Playing the electric guitar involves adding the harmonic content post facto. Putting the electric guitar through an acoustic amp, (solely to the purpose of increasing the electric's volume), would...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-15-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 231
Posted By Captaincranky
Not in the least! It "sounds" like...

Not in the least!

It "sounds" like you're confusing the sound of new strings, with the general tonality of any guitar, after the strings "break in".

I actually like the twang of new phosphor bronze...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-15-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 231
Posted By Captaincranky
One of our members insisted that Seagull's head...

One of our members insisted that Seagull's head stocks looked like whale penises! (Likely more so the 12 string models).

Seagull head stocks are made narrow so the string won't be at an angle after...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-15-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By Captaincranky
I would argue a small point here, and perhaps a...

I would argue a small point here, and perhaps a semantic one. Dry vs. dry, the acoustic is harmonically more complex than your basic solid body or even semi acoustic electric. My test condition here...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-15-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 231
Posted By Captaincranky
You generally only have two tiers of string...

You generally only have two tiers of string sounds, the mellow phosphor bronze, and the brighter 80/20 "brass" alloy. It's actually bell bronze, but calling 80/20 "brass" prevents confusion.

The...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-15-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By Captaincranky
Plus, they used cat gut for strings. Those were...

Plus, they used cat gut for strings. Those were barbarous times my friend, barbarous times indeed.


@TS, the bridge pin don't really contact the strings very much, since they have grooves running...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-15-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, when you're dealing with acoustic guitars...

Well, when you're dealing with acoustic guitars of the dreadnought and jumbo variety, thicker strings sound way better. Thin strings will sound, well, "thin and stringy". As soon as you go to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-15-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By Captaincranky
I think the "I feel like a noob" thing,...

I think the "I feel like a noob" thing, is one part being stuck in a rut, and the other part is not being able to play anywhere near the level you wish you could.

Since I'm in my mid 60's, maybe my...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-14-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Captaincranky
I just love it when people start comparing apples...

I just love it when people start comparing apples to oranges to reinforce their stance. A 12 string guitar isn't a piano. A piano is easier to play than a 12 string guitar. That's what I say when...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-14-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Captaincranky
First, these string gauge discussions usually...

First, these string gauge discussions usually start the best arguments ever.

I favor heavier strings, but I play mostly rhythm. For clean playing, and playing with an emphasis on dynamics, there...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-13-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 613
Posted By Captaincranky
I couldn't agree with you more. To that end, why...

I couldn't agree with you more. To that end, why don't you have your luthier friend(s) post that here, instead of pawning off a bunch of hearsay as, "etched in stone fact"..

But from my point of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-12-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 59
Posted By Captaincranky
*Reported*

*Reported*
Forum: Musician Talk 12-12-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 814
Posted By Captaincranky
If we're simply fishing for a scale here, might I...

If we're simply fishing for a scale here, might I suggest F#m pentatonic? (2nd position)

Well, it won't automatically be consonant either. As long as you don't linger on the 1/2 tone A/G# interval...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-12-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 814
Posted By Captaincranky
I've seen a tab, (although I won't divulge where,...

I've seen a tab, (although I won't divulge where, to protect the ostensibly innocent), with a chord described as, "Dmsus4". Every time I run into that, I can feel my brain puff up a bit as it tries...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-12-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 814
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm assuming Amaj7 (root) is played like this: e...

I'm assuming Amaj7 (root) is played like this:

e 0
B 2
G 1
D 2
A 0 Basically this is the same shape a D7 open, but on different strings. Is that correct?

When you slide the chord up, you get
e 0
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-11-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By Captaincranky
I read a long, tedious article, about the care...

I read a long, tedious article, about the care and feeding of, "Trigger", Nelson's guitar. It gets repaired regularly.

IMHO, at least part of the mystique is all in Willies's pot addled brain, and...
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