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Old 12-11-2012, 10:32 AM   #21
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This idea is pointless.
If you want a guitar with that tuning, just have a normal 6 string made at a baritone scale and tune it to that, AND still have a full guitar to play with.

All these "innovative" ideas people get are ridiculous. There is a reason they havnt been made, its pointless.


There are some chords I just can't play.

I forget which, but they are some of the bizarre barre chords for Jazz. If I even attempt them I get a burning sensation in my hand.

My teacher taught me to just play the part of the chord that he bass does not. It works pretty well.

I've also found that I work better with a wider neck, the increased string spacing makes things generally easier on me.

Now, while I don't necessarily agree with the tuning, the concept sounds excellent. The guitar spacing could be tailored to the individual, and when playing with a band, the lack of the two strings would not be missed. Let's face it, many solos and lead riffs only use two or three strings anyway, so the lack of the others would not be lamented either.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:54 AM   #22
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It seems that it would save a lot more hassle if you went with an extened scale bass. It's basically what you'd be building.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:19 PM   #23
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^ This. A 4 string bass with picolo strings is essentially what you are taking about here. Nothing innovative im afraid.

On a separate note:

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Didn't Wes Borland play one?


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Yes, he did! Im so getting one!111lulz


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Old 12-11-2012, 01:21 PM   #24
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There are some chords I just can't play.

I forget which, but they are some of the bizarre barre chords for Jazz. If I even attempt them I get a burning sensation in my hand.

I really hate to be that guy, but you seriously need to work on your technique if that's the case. It could be factors, such as posture, that are preventing you from progressing as a guitarist.

I recommend that you make a thread in the technique forum and see what those guys recommend before deciding that you'll never be able to do certain things. Usually, it just depends on how badly you want to learn something.

Also, I personally think a 4 string guitar is a waste(and that Wes Borland really sucks and shouldn't be emulated lol), but the TS should do what makes him happy. Just keep in mind that there are good and bad ideas. ExplorerBuilder was right in that not every idea is "innovative" or even worth attempting.

And sometimes a guitar's range can directly affect the growth of a musician, so in reducing the range, you may be deliberately handicapping yourself. It just depends on how good you currently are, and how good you aspire to be.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:47 PM   #25
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Also, I personally think a 4 string guitar is a waste(and that Wes Borland really sucks and shouldn't be emulated lol), but the TS should do what makes him happy

Off topic: What exactly makes you think that Wes does suck?
On topic: If the guitar had a semi-hollow body, how would it affect the sound?
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:57 PM   #26
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Off topic: What exactly makes you think that Wes does suck?
On topic: If the guitar had a semi-hollow body, how would it affect the sound?


Er he's in a band named after a proper gay masterbatory frat game? Is that not bad enough?
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:04 PM   #27
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Er he's in a band named after a proper gay masterbatory frat game? Is that not bad enough?

The dudes in Limp are pretty talented except Durst`s songwriting skills.
Please don`t tell me that you think he sucks ONLY because he is in Limp Bizkit?
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #28
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The dudes in Limp are pretty talented except Durst`s songwriting skills.
Please don`t tell me that you think he sucks ONLY because he is in Limp Bizkit?


Quite the contrary, I simply don't wish to wear my keyboard out typing each and every last reason.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #29
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I really hate to be that guy, but you seriously need to work on your technique if that's the case. It could be factors, such as posture, that are preventing you from progressing as a guitarist.

I recommend that you make a thread in the technique forum and see what those guys recommend before deciding that you'll never be able to do certain things. Usually, it just depends on how badly you want to learn something.


It's more about four decades of damage to my hands.

I've gained a lot of flexibility over the last year, but there are going to be limits.

BTW : Today marks one year of playing the guitar.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:50 PM   #30
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Off topic: What exactly makes you think that Wes does suck?
On topic: If the guitar had a semi-hollow body, how would it affect the sound?

Ok, "sucks" was an exaggeration. "Mediocre" would have been a better word to use.
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It's more about four decades of damage to my hands.

I've gained a lot of flexibility over the last year, but there are going to be limits.

BTW : Today marks one year of playing the guitar.

Oh, sorry to hear that. If you haven't already tried this, there are some great stretches you can do to help loosen up your hands. Here's a video of the stretches I do:
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:14 AM   #31
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Oh, sorry to hear that. If you haven't already tried this, there are some great stretches you can do to help loosen up your hands. Here's a video of the stretches I do:
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I'll give them a shot, I'm sure it will help some.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:36 AM   #32
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Okay, if my pinkies pop like **** after reaching a certain angle, what should I do?

Sometimes I have issues with tapping while using my pinkie and they start to hurt after a while.
After they pop while reaching that certain angle of bending I lose strength.
The doctors I have visited say that they can`t do anything really.
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