#1
i dont know about you guys but to me it sounds pretty cool. i dont mean like in a band, but just like when ur playing solo and stuff.

Or do you guys just like fingerpick and like play jack johnson?. (nothing wrong with any of that)
#2
I usually play rock type of music, classical sounds nice, and isn't always terribly hard.. Just a lot to remember.
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#3
Oh HELL Yeah! I've got carpul tunnel in my hands and my fingers are basically numb. As a result my Electric guitar playing got realy trashy because I can't feel the strings and even the slightest mis-note was amplified.
So I gave up the Electric and went strictly acoustic. But still play all the rock/blues stuff I love. BTW: Have you heard of "Hayseed Dixie".
They do acoustic (guitar,banjo fiddle) covers of AC/DC, KISS and other Rock Band songs. Check them out. They're a hoot!
#4
I play all sorts of stuff on acoustic (steel string), especially metallica stuff (girls love it).

My classical is used strickly for finger picking stuff.

Picks + nylon strings = blasphemy (imo)
#5
Picks + nylon strings = blasphemy (imo)


yeah man that's radical sound

last night i got new strings for my dad's 25+ year old yamaha G50 classical, and i got to tell you man the sound is awsome
#6
I play "Killing in the Name Of" on the acoustic . Sounds awesome, but you have to ditch the solo.
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#7
on my acoustic the harder the rock the better the sound!!
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#8
Being in the service, and traveling a lot I don't have much room for an amp, so I just pack my acoustic (which is an Ibanez) with me. With that said, I don't have much of a choice but to play rock on an acoustic, I think it gives most rock songs a nifty buzz to them.

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#9
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Picks + nylon strings = blasphemy (imo)



Agreed.

I don't play rock music on a classical, that is just defilement.
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#11
no, i do play rock sometimes on a classical, i always tore my strings thaugh cause of that, but now, im just being more careful.
#12
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that is just defilement.



I like that word.

I do play "your revolution is a joke" by funeral for a friend and "nothing else matters" (intro part) by metallica. But still nothing with a pick.
#13
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Oh HELL Yeah! I've got carpul tunnel in my hands and my fingers are basically numb. As a result my Electric guitar playing got realy trashy because I can't feel the strings and even the slightest mis-note was amplified.
So I gave up the Electric and went strictly acoustic. But still play all the rock/blues stuff I love. BTW: Have you heard of "Hayseed Dixie".
They do acoustic (guitar,banjo fiddle) covers of AC/DC, KISS and other Rock Band songs. Check them out. They're a hoot!


Wow ... good find my friend ... this band is F@#$!%&% awesome! Another question for all of you, sorry if I'm slightly derailing here but I feel it has to do with playing rock on acoustic. So my question is, is it worth while getting a pickup placed in your acoustic, whether it be for live shows, or whether you wanna mix some cool effects in with some acoustic playing. Personally I think the wah, and phaser sound phenomonal with an electrified acoustic. Cheers. (ps. I also recently started playing with a very light guage nylon string pick, and man does it ever make some crazy cool sound effects, both amplified and not.)
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#14
Of course dude. Acoustic frees the soul.

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#15
LoL no doubt, I could not agree more. However I did experience one of the more depressing moments in my guitar "career" today, after purchasing the tab book for Brushfire Fairytales, by Jack Johnson... and realizing I cannot play a single song from it. All I can say now is there goes a perfectly good 30$. Anyone ever come across this sort of dilemma before?
#16
good thread, I just started guitar after a 10 year hiatus n am learning how to sweep pick on my brand new seagull s6 cw folk.
#17
I love playing rock on acoustic guitars. I played anything on my old one (currently between guitars!) I think it adds a nice classy touch to some songs, and it means you can "blues it up" which is something I like to do a lot, think Primal Scream's "Country Girl" played slow with nice little licks here and there. I also think it's the mark of a good song if it can be translated onto an acoustic - mind you, most bands create songs using an acoustic first e.g. the Beatles.

I play a lot of Jam songs, and I know that they are famous for an acoustic song (That's Entertainment) but a lot of their stuff is far more punk/new wave and pop rock, but sounds great when you rearrange it on an acoustic. Eton Rifles is a particular favourite of mine for this.

If anyone like the Jam, buy their "extras" album, which is b-sides and rarities. You can here them doing acoustic versions of their songs. Burning Sky is a great example.
#18
is it worth while getting a pickup placed in your acoustic, whether it be for live shows, or whether you wanna mix some cool effects in with some acoustic playing.


i got an applause acoustic guitar with a pick up and the sound when u plug it in with some chorus and reverb is just amazing man. so i think gettin a pickup is def. worth it. i dont know how much they are though?
#19
very true friend, however one word of warning, don't cheap out on the pickup.... because at this time more than any quality shines through
#21
Rock music can be easily messed around with to go acoustic. I enjoy making songs acoustic that shouldn't be, especially synth songs. I enjoy doing an acoustic "Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand" (Primitive Radio Gods) or "Oh, You Didn't Say" (The AEffect)
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#22
Ofcourse i play rock stuff, at first i wasn't really for the finger picking, and i didn't (and still don't ) have an electric, so i just learned a bunch of rock songs. I only recently started playing classical/fingerpicking songs, well because i got better i guess, and more acquainted with my guitar.
#23
I always play everything on my Yamaha. Steel strings seem to burn my left hand, but I can also play my son's electric guitar with the amp.
#24
I sometimes make some fingerpicked stuff on classical that I guess I'd classify as rock, or something similar.

I also like playing acoustic rock stuff on a steel-string, but my steel-string isn't a very good one.
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#25
yeah,i do it often,it's kinda troublesome goin down to on the switch of my amp...
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