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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By Bikewer
The main difference between lap-style...

The main difference between lap-style "dobro" and regular-style "bottleneck" is the way the slide is held. In bottleneck (Delta blues) the slide is on a finger, usually the pinkie. The index does...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-25-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By Bikewer
The idea of buying used is dependent on your...

The idea of buying used is dependent on your level of expertise. I made the comparison to bicycles earlier...And this applies as well. It's quite possible to pick up a very nice-looking bike for...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-24-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 171
Posted By Bikewer
I play fingerstyle jazz for the most part these...

I play fingerstyle jazz for the most part these days, but started out many years ago with "Travis picking" folk tunes.
I've never rested a pinkie.... Unnecesary so far as I can see....As noted...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-23-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By Bikewer
We get a lot of such questions....A...

We get a lot of such questions....A "good" instrument for very little money. 200 dollars currently is about as "low as you can go" to get an actual playable guitar. There are cheaper ones, of...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-21-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By Bikewer
I'm working very specifically on chord-melody...

I'm working very specifically on chord-melody solo guitar. The reason for this is very simple....I'm pretty old, am just starting to fool seriously with this type of music, and have no opportunity...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-18-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By Bikewer
Most of the folks I see playing acoustic jazz...

Most of the folks I see playing acoustic jazz (usually in small ensembles) play small-medium sized OM or OOO guitars. The Martins are quite popular.....But pricey.
Generally, in such a situation you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-15-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Bikewer
I have the GL1, and I play it a lot. It's my...

I have the GL1, and I play it a lot. It's my "easy chair" instrument. I put a set of D'Addario pro-arte strings on it and the sound is quite decent for a plywood guitar. (well...6-string tenor...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-14-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bikewer
Well, I was around when Kottke hit the scene and...

Well, I was around when Kottke hit the scene and knocked everybody out. Fahey wasn't getting the airplay then, but he was definitely mentioned in the same breaath.
That was back when I was just...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-12-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Bikewer
Exactly as Cranky says. The primary use of the...

Exactly as Cranky says. The primary use of the capo is to acommodate the singer. To allow you to play in a key the singer (or you....) can sing in while retaining the chord shapes you've already...
Forum: The Pit 07-12-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 438
Posted By Bikewer
3 episodes in, not yet quite decided. Suffers...

3 episodes in, not yet quite decided. Suffers from "no one to like" syndome a bit...Decidedly quirky....Yet, it has a kind of William-Gibson vibe that's appealing.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-08-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,061
Posted By Bikewer
If you want to check out DiMeola, look for his...

If you want to check out DiMeola, look for his earlier stuff....Especially the live sets he did with Paco DeLucia and John McLaughlin. In terms of sheer speed, this is about as quick as it gets for...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-06-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Bikewer
Sounds like a nice instrument! How long till we...

Sounds like a nice instrument! How long till we hear all those Paco De Lucia licks? :D
Forum: Musician Talk 07-03-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 485
Posted By Bikewer
I recall watching a CSNY concert on HBO many...

I recall watching a CSNY concert on HBO many years ago (70s...) and Stills seemed to use a different guitar in a different tuning for every song. Must have kept his guitar-tech guy jumping...Hope...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-01-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Bikewer
This condition is worsened if you have a rather...

This condition is worsened if you have a rather high action, and if you have large "jumbo" frets. Some players use this as an effect....effectively "bending" the string a bit. Some have...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-01-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By Bikewer
I would agree with the post by...

I would agree with the post by "Hail"..... Robert Johnson listened to his contemporaries, and had little or no idea of theory. Neither did any of the other originators of the style.
At root, Blues...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-01-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By Bikewer
Is there some reason it would not be? For some...

Is there some reason it would not be? For some types of playing, like bluegrass, it's essentially "how you do it."
Forum: The Pit 06-29-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Posted By Bikewer
Almost never. I touch-type very well; the...

Almost never. I touch-type very well; the product of high-school lessons on an old Royal manual back in the 60s and several job positions that involved typing. So I never got into those...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-26-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Bikewer
Although the "all-solid" guitar...

Although the "all-solid" guitar continues to represent the top end of acoustic instruments, I think it's inevitable that various synthetics and composites will make up more and more of the...
Forum: The Pit 06-26-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Bikewer
For a slightly more serious discussion... (I've...

For a slightly more serious discussion... (I've been in police work for a long time...)
All these things are circumstance-driven. If you find that someone has entered your house, you are...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-23-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By Bikewer
I generally always give the same...

I generally always give the same advice.......
First, realize that "jazz guitar" is a very big tent. There are so many styles and so many ways of playing that your first need to find out what you...
Forum: The Pit 06-18-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,942
Posted By Bikewer
Tough for me, and likely very different from most...

Tough for me, and likely very different from most on this board..

John Stewart....California Bloodlines. One of those rare albums where every cut is a gem.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-15-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Bikewer
How much do you want to spend? I can pretty...

How much do you want to spend? I can pretty much assure you that an American made acoustic archtop is going to be a "boutique" item and will be pricey.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-15-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By Bikewer
Don't quite understand what you mean. There are...

Don't quite understand what you mean. There are dozens of acoustic/electric guitars on the market; all the major manufacturers including Martin, Taylor, and Gibson make such instruments.

Same with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-14-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Bikewer
I started to learn basic "Travis...

I started to learn basic "Travis picking" (pattern picking) in the 70s because thats what folk musicians did. It took a while for that basic pattern to click, but once it did I realized that you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-13-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Bikewer
It's not that "nobody knows"....Rather...

It's not that "nobody knows"....Rather that it's very difficult to see and it's also unknown if the fellow is in standard tuning or not which throws everything out the window.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-09-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Bikewer
That "wider nut" thing is strictly a...

That "wider nut" thing is strictly a matter of preference. Although many fingerstyle players use them, as many don't. You will find all manner of fingerstyle jazz players who get along just...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-07-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Bikewer
Lots of references to various 5000-series...

Lots of references to various 5000-series instruments, apparently made in the 70s and 80s, but not that particular model. I'd write to Alvarez directly.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-05-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By Bikewer
Exactly right, Cajundaddy. I think that many...

Exactly right, Cajundaddy. I think that many young "shredders"would do well to listen to the solos of Mark Knopfler. He creates little orchestral pieces. Standouts are the solos from "Tunnel of...
Forum: The Pit 05-30-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By Bikewer
As I recall from the last time I read Hawking's A...

As I recall from the last time I read Hawking's A Brief History Of Time....He thought that an Einstein-Rosen Bridge (a wormhole) could exist and it might be possible to communicate to a previous time...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-29-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,874
Posted By Bikewer
We had a bunch of jazz-related jokes up on one...

We had a bunch of jazz-related jokes up on one jazz forum....My favorite...

The white hunter and his client are working thier way through the jungle. Suddenly, they hear native drums.
The client...
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