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quote:
Originally posted by Toaster20

Where do you live Ray?
And what's for dinner?



I live in a little town on the Oregon coast called Manzanita!  How 'bout fresh crab and oyster shooters?

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

602
Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / What the heck?
« on: February 04, 2007, 05:10:43 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by TREEROOT

Quote
Originally posted by Pike

Whadoya think this is made of?



I used to live in a cabin in the woods, and the kitchen cabinet doors looked like this!   Every time I took acid, they terrified me!

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

603
quote:


As I was getting ready to take a break I stopped to take stock in where I am today versus where I was back in June when I first stumbled upon this forum.  I’m one of those people that always want more and sometimes fail to reflect on what I have or have accomplished.

Pertaining to guitars, I want to take a moment to thank everyone here for what I’ve been able to learn about music and the guitar.



Hey Strum, I feel the same way!  Though I'm a fairly new member to this group, I've already learned lots, and this group has the friendliest gall-durned musicians I've ever run acrossed, wha there's all kinds of love exuding all around!  [:)]  Well, pickers are always pretty danged friendly people now aren't they?

Sometimes I think about how cool it would be to have all of the talented people here, gather together in my living room and have a private concert/jam session; whoa, would that be cool or what?

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

604
Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Vintage GAS, anyone?
« on: February 04, 2007, 01:47:53 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by Singingelk

I kinda thought this thread was about me...You too Louis. Looking at the thread title, I thought you were talking about Old Farts!


Good one Singingelk! [:D]

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

605
Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Plugging In!
« on: February 04, 2007, 01:41:25 AM »
I've never plugged in either of my acoustic/electrics, but I'd like to do some recording and I'd like to use my rather nice, Denon DJ mixer!  Can I plug my guitar into one of the mixer's microphone inputs without a problem, or do I need to do some kind of matching for the inputs/outputs?

Thanks all!

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

606
Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Newbie with Fat Fingers
« on: February 01, 2007, 12:07:27 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by bignate

My 7 year old girl is wanting to learn.  Right now she is working on piano.  If she sticks with that I will get her a guitar for her birthday.  I wonder if one of those wd9sw's have a small enuff neck for her hands.  i refuse to buy her a cheapo wally world special.  My 8 year old boy got a cheapo for christmas last year form his grandma and I tried to teach him but he keep telling me he already knew how.  then he would shut himself n the bathroom and beat the crap out of it.  He doesn't understand that somethings take practice



I agree with you, get her the best beginner's guitar you can afford, learning guitar at that age is hard enough, but struggling with an instrument's deficiencies too at that age, can be horribly frustrating to the point where a child see's it as painful work, with no sense of accomplishment.  Praise, encouragement, and a decent instrument is the answer!  And of course, lots of music exposure!

Good luck!

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

607
Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Laura Weber
« on: January 31, 2007, 10:12:05 PM »
Well I'm an old fart and seeing some recent posts here from beginning guitar players, reminded me of when I first began playing.  Do any of you fellow old farts remember Laura Weber?  She had a syndicated program on PBS called Folk Guitar, it was on twice a week at 4:00 PM and I remember rushing home from high school, grabbing my guitar and plopping myself down in front of the TV.  I drove my sister nuts, when are you going to play a song, that sounds terrible, why do you keep playing the same chord over and over and over, blah, blah, blah!  She likes to listen to me now!  [:)]

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

608
quote:
I am going to continue monitoring this post until everyone who wants to post does because your input is appreciated.



Have you reached the bar-chord phase yet?  I remember that this was one of my biggest hurdles to get past when I was first learning.  By the way, I think it's pretty cool that you and your son are learning together, I tried to teach both of my daughters to play when they were young, but they just didn't have the interest.

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

609
Thanks Scott, I might buy it just to have a new toy!  Whether it does what I want it to do or not, it'll probably still be fun to play with!

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

610
Has anyone here tried this program?  If so, how well does it work, is it worth the money?

I'm a strictly by ear musician and I don't read or write music, but I do a lot of my own songs and it would be neat to have a program interpret what I play and transcribe it.  I've heard that this program will do that and a whole lot more, like adding drums, accompaning instruments, harmonies, etc.  Sounds too good to be true, huh?

Anyone know much about it?

Thanks!

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

611
quote:
Originally posted by nogin007

I've always envied those people with long lanky skinny fingers that can stretch a third of the way up the neck,>>>>>>>>>  I can't remember his name right now, but a couple of years ago I read a short article about one of the lesser known black blues players from Mississippi. He was born with six fingers on his hands. Long skinny fingers. There were pictures of his hands. I'm not making this up, as weird as it sounds.



Interesting!  I wonder if it was a hinderance, or an advantage, did the article say?

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

612
Hi John,

I have the same problem, I've always envied those people with long lanky skinny fingers that can stretch a third of the way up the neck, but the others who have replied to your post are right, practice, practice, practice.

It can make a big difference by how you arch your hand and I don't do it the way I've been told you should, I've been told that you should place your thumb in the middle of the neck, thereby creating a high arch so that your fingers come down on the string more vertically.  Well I've tried this and it's horribly uncomfortable for me, so I just wrap my fat hand around the neck and through practice (don't know how I do it) I've learned.

I learned to play on my old Washburn 5200 and it has an extremely narrow neck, later I aquired a classical and sharpened my skills on it.  I think the classical was good therapy for my hands 'cause it made me stretch my fingers a little to form the chords.  But then I bought my Ovation and I thought that I would have trouble going back to a narrower neck but I was surprised and adjusted pretty rapidly.  I experimented with the action by removing a couple of the shims under the bone and I also tried different types & guages of strings until I found the right combination for me.  Now, my Ovation is the easiest to play guitar I own.  I put new strings on my Washburn a while back and I have the ol' fat finger syndrome with it :-)

Anyway, play around with the action and try different string guages, try different brands of strings too.  It's amazing how much subtle control over your fingers you can develop through practice.

Hang in there, you'll get it!

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

613
Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / "Electric Guitars"
« on: January 29, 2007, 04:27:46 AM »
Thanks Dread,

That was a very good explanation of the differences between electric vs. acoustic guitars, it all makes since now!

So, are there as many differences between various electric models as there are between acoustic models?  In other words, will any average electric exhibit the those kinds of playability characteristics that I've described?  The price range is all over the fret-board ($100-$5,000), if you know what I mean?

Thanks for your help!

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

614
Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / "Electric Guitars"
« on: January 27, 2007, 01:17:12 AM »
I've played acoustic guitar for most of my life and though I own a couple of acoustic-electrics, I've never plugged them in!  Occasionally I've had friends come over with their electrics, and I've been amazed at how easy they are to play, pushing the strings down was effortless and I amazed myself at what I could do with bar-chords, not at all like it is on my acoustics and I have good instruments!  Is this just the nature of bonefide electric guitars, what's the difference?

I want to learn some soft jazzy stuff and I think that maybe changing types of guitars might inspire me.  Any thoughts?

What's the difference between say, a hollow body jazz guitar and an average solid body?  What are some things I should consider?

Thanks all!

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

615
Does anyone know of a place where I might find original parts for my old 5200?

I've done some searches on the web but I haven't had much luck.  I'm specifically interested in finding the original Smile bridge that the 5200 came with, but I would also like to find some tuning keys/mechanism that are in better shape than mine, mine are a little stiff.

Thanks!

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

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