MattMurph
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2013
188 IQ
#1
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?
Yabba Who
Registered User
Join date: Nov 2010
297 IQ
#3
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.
MattMurph
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2013
188 IQ
#4
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.