- Jul 8, 2003
I don't use picks anymore......... Mostly.... But 20 bucks is a rip off.... Go to the recycled picks and get 3 for a dollar.... If you hold the pick in the right way, the guitar will sing...
Around this time last year, we featured an interesting prototype electric six string from startup Fern Guitars that allowed players to install pickup modules in a host body, without having to break out the soldering iron. Now the Phoenix guitar has launched on Kickstarter to raise production funds.
Ordinarily, changing a guitar's pickup configuration involves some serious hands-on work that includes soldering, rewiring and could even see tone tinkerers having to do some routing to accommodate different pickup shapes and sizes. And you could quickly end up with a very ugly instrument indeed if you keep chopping and changing to suit different studio or stage needs.
Lava Music has attempted to push the acoustic guitar into uncharted territory with the Me 2. Its smooth one-piece body and honeycomb-reinforced soundboard are made from super-strong, super-lightweight injection-molded carbon fiber, for starters, giving it a strangely alien and minimalist look unlike anything else, as well as the ability to operate in a ridiculously broad range of temperature and humidity levels without warping itself out of tune.
Hate to hear you were robbed, burglarized...it's like being violated -that sucks I know!to replace the old one that got stolen.
Me too!I always wanted a Marshall
This is what I needed to know. ThanksMr Yar,
Question 1) I just put the string in (with a little slack) and give a sort of a wrap around then continue tightening with the tuning key.
There's also a little crank you can buy that will make quick work out of that chore, only costs a few bucks.
Question 2) Not really, just put the right strings in the right place No knots needed, tension holds every thing in place, so you need at least a few wraps around the peg. And you should have some excess that you'll want to trim off, but some don't bother.
It also helps if you string things in same direction, so you'll know that if you turn the peg one way or the other you'll know if you're tuning up or down
Question 3) Working at a music store I had the chance to try a lot of brands. I seemed to prefer D'addaria for acoustic and classical and mostly used Ernie Ball lights for electric. Always bought an extra G and high E string for electric, for they seemed to break the most in gigs.
Question 4) Well, in my case the store I worked at! Never bought strings online, but I don't see why not if the price is right.
And yeah, they do have shelf life, metal based they can rust over time.
Not sure about catgut/nylon strings....pretty sure they won't rust, but will wear out
Question 5) The best strings are the ones you like the best! I encourage you ,my friend, to try different ones over time and you'll find the ones that suit your budget, and more importantly suits the way you play and sounds good to you. It's purely a personal choice
Metal strings loses the tone and responsiveness after being played a while. The oils and sweat from you hands and stuff will dull the sound. Now I've tried cleaning them with alcohol and acetone, but it makes them feel squeeky weird, no substitute for a new set.
It takes a day or two for new strings to get used to their new environment so you may have to tweek your tuning now and then.
One trick I learned was to give them a bend or pull on them so they would seat/tighten properly, seemed to help keep the thing in lasting tune better
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