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#1207
Hiya, all - as I'm not allowed to post proper threads yet, let's see if I get a response here.

I've been learning some acoustic percussive fingerstyle (yeah, I know - all the rage, sheep, blah blah) - but one thing I've noticed is some of my hammer ons and taps sound the same as when the pickups are a mess on an electric - like there's an overtone that is out of tune with the main itself. When I play the note normally it sounds great, but when hammered or tapped there doesn't appear to be anything I can do do stop it.

It seems to get worse the higher the fret I tap or hammer at, and is noticeable on all strings. I'm using D'Addario 13s, and it happens when I'm tuned on everything from standard right down to CFCFAbC.

Any ideas?

EDIT: It appears to lessen when I mute the string BEHIND my fretting hand, but also reduces the sustain of the notes significantly. Looks like it's related to the height of the strings over the frets near the one I'm using - the position up from the fret I'm using looks like it's not far enough away from the string and is causing the second note. Think it's a setup job for a guitar tech.
Last edited by n00bsys0p at Feb 14, 2016,
#1208
HEY! My low E string broke and I need help because i have no idea where to buy one or how to know what kind to get. Someone help? Also it's an acoustic.
#1209
Quote by helen_friend
HEY! My low E string broke and I need help because i have no idea where to buy one or how to know what kind to get. Someone help? Also it's an acoustic.


Most music stores sell guitar strings. You can also order them online. I get them through Amazon.

Also you need to determine if the strings are steel or nylon. Doesn't matter which, you can get both types equally easy, you just don't want to order the wrong type for your guitar.
#1210
Hi all!! Totally new on here and in the acoustic world. I'm completely overwhelmed with the options. I have the choice to get a Taylor 110 or a ns32ce. I have no idea of the differences and want some professional feedback. Pros and cons? Thanks!!
#1211
Quote by Angelinthesky1
Hi all!! Totally new on here and in the acoustic world. I'm completely overwhelmed with the options. I have the choice to get a Taylor 110 or a ns32ce. I have no idea of the differences and want some professional feedback. Pros and cons? Thanks!!
You should start your own thread on the topic, as opposed to this venue, which is actually, idle chit chat.

Start by telling us what experience you have, (if any), with guitar, what your budget is, whether you are right or left handed, anything which might limit your choice of instrument, (say body size)...., and so forth.

Brace yourself though, you'll get plenty of opinions, most of which will be quite worthwhile.

You can also read the sticky: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1233360

The thread isn't completely up to date with respect to model numbers and such, but has a lot of good info nonetheless.
#1212
Hi guys. Can anyone please recommend a good beginners book for classical guitar? I'm looking for a thick book full of pieces that start easy and increase in difficulty as you become more experienced. I'd like to get into classical and don't mind shelling out for a great book. I'd appreciate any help you can provide.
#1213
Does anybody know where I can purchase a Mr. Potato guitar online? I have been searching EVERYwhere and just can't seem to find one. Mr. Potato guitars are friggin' awesome and I want another one. The only problem is that the store is in South Korea and I can't find an online place to purchase another one. Somebody, Please Help!!! Thank you!