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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Captaincranky
I hardly consider finishing off your own thread...

I hardly consider finishing off your own thread any kind of "necrobump". It's kind of what you would like more people to do around here... :y:

It would appear that Ibanez has smartened up quite a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-07-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm kind of surprised that Gibson hasn't made...

I'm kind of surprised that Gibson hasn't made provisions for the secon strap button, the way just about everybody else in the industry has done.

Tying the strap at the top nut, is a very...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-06-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 380
Posted By Captaincranky
And yet still perhaps not the $5000.00 guitar to...

And yet still perhaps not the $5000.00 guitar to recommend to a beginner who thinks "glossy guitars are all brighter than matte guitars".

You do recall our joking conversation about the size of the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-05-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 380
Posted By Captaincranky
True in large part but, the Mexi-Taylors are...

True in large part but, the Mexi-Taylors are varnished, (semi-matte), and advertised as such.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-05-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 380
Posted By Captaincranky
And IIRC, a $5000.00 instrument. So we're clear...

And IIRC, a $5000.00 instrument. So we're clear and talking about the same instrument, is this the Gibson "Jackson Browne Signature Song Writer"?

If so, Patti and myself discussed this guitar on...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-05-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 380
Posted By Captaincranky
Fixed....!

Fixed....!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-05-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 380
Posted By Captaincranky
My Taylor 115e 12 string is a matte varnish...

My Taylor 115e 12 string is a matte varnish finish, and that thing is so bright it practically spits razor blades.

Since Taylor's 1xx series guitars are all sitka over laminated sapele, with the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-05-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 380
Posted By Captaincranky
I think it depends on the string alloy,...

I think it depends on the string alloy, "Brass" (80/20), or phosphor bronze, and the age of the string set.

After that, it depends on the maker's design philosophy.

A rough guess is, A Taylor or...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-04-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,419
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, not every instrument has to, or needs to...

Well, not every instrument has to, or needs to be, hung around the shoulders.

As a crossover point, or middle ground if you will, I would suggest the harp.

These are especially effective if you're...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-04-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,419
Posted By Captaincranky
They already do make stringed instruments with...

They already do make stringed instruments with more strings than that. They're called "pianos".
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-03-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Captaincranky
The Seagull Q-1 electronics are only 2 brand EQ,...

The Seagull Q-1 electronics are only 2 brand EQ, bass cut & boost, and treble boost and cut. None of that matters one bit. A little creative knob twisting will net you virtually the same results as...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-02-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 139
Posted By Captaincranky
There's a lot of that going around these...

There's a lot of that going around these days.

It helps if you hypnotize yourself by staring at the "C.F.Martin" on the head stock for an extended period of time. After which I'm sure, money will be...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-02-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 211
Posted By Captaincranky
Me too. :y: That said, call me anything but a...

Me too. :y: That said, call me anything but a "Presbyterian". :rolleyes: I kind of like, "heretico" as well. :haha:

"Heretic barbarian", sounds to me like, "Renaissance man turned to the dark...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-01-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 211
Posted By Captaincranky
?Una mujer que habla demasiada? Que una sorpresa...

?Una mujer que habla demasiada? Que una sorpresa ahi..... :rolleyes:

As for "gringo", this from Wiki"
:haha: :haha: :haha:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-01-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 211
Posted By Captaincranky
I love it when you speak French! :haha:

I love it when you speak French! :haha:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-01-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By Captaincranky
Perhaps that's why the French are notorious for...

Perhaps that's why the French are notorious for either miss pronouncing what's on paper, or simply ignoring it.

I've been stuck for decades trying to figure out if that should be pronounced,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-30-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Captaincranky
Off hand I'd say the laminated top and the thin...

Off hand I'd say the laminated top and the thin body are a "double kiss of death", (one on each cheek), toward any sort of great unplugged sound.

Ibanez', in general however, have good sounding on...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-30-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By Captaincranky
I hadn't considered the guitar might have a tap...

I hadn't considered the guitar might have a tap plate on it. The problem I'm having is interpreting the photos from a shadow/ highlight POV. Where I should have a bit of a shadow, I get reflections....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-29-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By Captaincranky
I don't like the looks of the score marking in...

I don't like the looks of the score marking in front of the bridge, (next to last picture), or what appears to be, "the crack to be announced later", running toward the neck, (same picture)

The...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-28-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 196
Posted By Captaincranky
It's a line from the guy "Dean" who...

It's a line from the guy "Dean" who started Dean guitars. That said, it is a primarily electric oriented brand.

Dean Zaleski, I think his name is the marque's initials.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-28-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 196
Posted By Captaincranky
Yep, sound hole pickups can be quite the...

Yep, sound hole pickups can be quite the PITA.

Fortunately, onboard electronics are available in all the brands I mentioned, and many others, starting at the $300.00 price point.

Keep us updated as...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-28-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,419
Posted By Captaincranky
When I think of the title of this thread, my mind...

When I think of the title of this thread, my mind goes to good 12 string songs, not good 12 string guitarists.

And BTW, Kotke had to take a few years off with tendinitis from being, "too good", on...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-28-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By Captaincranky
Ad link *reported*

Ad link *reported*
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-28-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 196
Posted By Captaincranky
You're quite welcome.. :y: I know an electric...

You're quite welcome.. :y:

I know an electric player is apt to gravitate to a brand associated with electric guitars.

Unfortunately, this isn't always the best path to follow.

If this is going to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-28-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 196
Posted By Captaincranky
`Yes, the bridge is lifting, and the top is way...

`Yes, the bridge is lifting, and the top is way too convex.

The problem could be caused by any or all of the following:

!: Excess humidity

2: green, wet, or too thin wood in the top.

3: Bridge...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-27-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,419
Posted By Captaincranky
In reality, if you follow 3 simple rules, you can...

In reality, if you follow 3 simple rules, you can get a lot of songs to sound good with a twelver. And not necessarily songs which were originally done with 12 strings either.

1: Tune the guitar...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-27-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,419
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, it should probably be a sticky but, I...

Well, it should probably be a sticky but, I suppose we'll have to settle for the occasional bump... :shrug:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-26-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By Captaincranky
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Although,
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I suppose we could toss this monstrosity into the "whammy bar" mix... :rolleyes: :haha:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-26-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By Captaincranky
It all boils down to what you mean by,...

It all boils down to what you mean by, "shred". If you mean "play a shit load of notes real fast, then the answer is "yes".

An acoustic guitar can be set up to provide rapid playing...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-26-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Captaincranky
Unfortunately, (IMHO), there is no correct place...

Unfortunately, (IMHO), there is no correct place to post this question.

I'm sort of a hard nose, believing that if you have a picture and recording of a song, part of being a guitar player, is...
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