Oh, weird, they did go back to the bean. Wonder why.
Picked up a new acoustic. I found after a while of playing, the action is a bit too high for my liking. The neck appears to be fine though. I've read that I could file the saddle down a tad to improve the action. Is this common practice, is it safe? Will it ruin my intonation?
Any of you guys know of some program I could use where I can make a drum and bass track to play along with?
The fretless design looks really nice. I'd never be able to play it though.
that fretless guitar sounds like an analogue synth
just learnt closer to the heart by rush, determined to learn 2112 in its 20 minute entirety.
really wish i had a 12 string acoustic.
Anyone here have a run-in with a particular model instrument that is generally known for being shitty, but that particular guitar sounded amazing?
My friend has an Ibanez acoustic guitar. Most acoustic Ibanez guitars sound like they're made of plastic, but his really surprised me.
I don't remember having posted my guitar in here yet
This is one of the only images I have of it at the moment, and it's from the guy I bought it from last year.
I'll see if I can scavenge a camera, but until then:
Pre-war style art deco. I love this thing.
I use it for slide, but I'm not terribly good at the moment
i want a 12 string rickenbacker
and then begin my new life in a Byrds cover band
just learnt like the first 5 minutes of La Villa Strangiato, i feel like such a boss now.
I'm in the UK, so this is the second resonator I've ever seen in real life
The company is Republic, which is a place in Texas. It usually costs around $700 to the UK when you take import tax into the equation, but I was somehow lucky and got it for about £350 second hand, which is something like $550.
It took quite a few months of staking out eBay and the internet to find a decent one, the only damage to it is that the company logo was accidentally polished off by the previous guy
Welp, I don't know how I could've been that big of a dumbass to forget that apple's garageband does what I need to do.
And it was on my laptop.
I took my friend's Explorer today and cleaned it up, changed strings, etc.
I felt a little bit sick after seeing the amount of crap that came off of it. Glad I had some latex gloves. Dear god. I took some photos before and after, so I'll upload them soon. I swear I was the first one to clean it properly.
oh god it's 3 years old and I was the first to clean it
I fixed up a friend's Les Paul and I spent an hour getting all the fingershit off the back of the neck alone. He'd been told in the past that it was never gonna come off or get better, but fuck those guys
Well this is gonna be image heavy but it shows the extent of horrificness.
it's still not perfect, but compared to what it was, it's spotless.
I really should have documented some of the shit I've cleaned up. Some of those things should have been in quarantine
apparently this guy's other guitar is even worse than that, not cleaned in 4 years minimum
I'm pretty obsessive about cleaning when I do it. When I do I tend to pretty much dismantle the guitar and get shit out from under the pickup rings and the bridge, under the cavity and truss rod covers, under the knobs and stuff like that. When I restring it takes me a couple of hours
good! a clean guitar is always good, and spotless is even better.
fender guitars look better when grimy so i don't clean mine
I make a differentiation between beaten up and grimy. IMO a grimy guitar plays like a shit, but there's always a way to make a guitar look sympathetically grimy without actually being a turd to play
my guitar just has a lot of pick residue and scratches from being moved around.
though because it has super-high action and thick strings most people say it plays like a turd anyway.
Yeah that sort of thing doesn't bother me too much (though I'd still probably think your guitars play like shit ), I just hate having a gunky fretboard or neck. Can't hack it
i never bend more than a semi-note so i don't have that issue