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Old 06-29-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Went Back To Electric After Years of Acoustic...WTF Happened?

I just dusted, cleaned, restringing and tuned my electric guitar that I haven't touched for a few years and it is like I don't know how to play guitar again. Is this normal? I feel like my acoustic techniques are way too hard on the electric. In fact, I feel like I barely need as much technique for the electric. Just touching the strings makes them sound.

Am I just not used to the electric anymore, or have I developed some bad habits on the acoustic? Could the thinner electric fretboard and closer strings actually help improve my fretting hand positioning on the acoustic?
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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You're just not used to it anymore. I do terribly on acoustics now since it's been so long since I've had one -- but after a week or two I would be back up to speed. It happens.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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I had the opposite experience. I played electric for years and years, then went exclusively acoustic for about 5 years. A few months ago I switched back to electric and everything was much easier.

The difference could be that I think I always played the acoustic like it was an electric. I always intended to switch back one day so I didn't learn too many acoustic techniques.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
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Im still trying to find the right combo of volume controls to get the string sensitivity up so I can pick a little harder. Maybe it is just my guitar, but this thing is so damn touchy.
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