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General Discussion / Re: Makes you wonder.....
« on: March 28, 2015, 01:28:55 AM »
I don't think personal remarks are needed to make this an interesting forum, especially about a persons mother. Your hatred and demeaning remarks are not needed or wanted on this forum. We've gone that route before, take it somewhere else.  murph

I did not bring up his mother, he did!  He made the statement about his mother hating men in general, would you like me to point you to it?  I've known Doug since 1981.  The book I referenced was merely an attempt to help him.  This forum is not interesting, there's no music here, it's mostly about  obsessive guitar collectors and misinformation with regard to technique.

Delete my account :-*

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General Discussion / Re: Makes you wonder.....
« on: March 27, 2015, 06:34:17 PM »
Yes!

My mom said it well..."No man is totally worthless...they can always serve as a bad example."

Guilty as charged  :o

Cheers!

Dugly :-)

But remember, your mom was blinded by her hatred of men in general.  That can generate neurosis
in children.  At one time in the 60's, in a very prestigious institute of higher learning, musical performance majors were advised to read:

"Neurosis and Human Growth: The Struggle Toward Self-Realization " by  Dr. Karen Horney.

Note:  Toward Self-Realization!!!

You can read it here:

http://books.google.com/books?id=UU5nA3i013EC&pg=PA187&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

Note at 1'51" here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3qX0CNDnzo

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General Discussion / Re: Makes you wonder.....
« on: March 27, 2015, 02:35:33 PM »
I dress my fingertips every time I play...use what I think may be a tool for giving pedicures, I don't know....it was just in my mom's beauty shop stuff when she passed away.

I know it makes a difference...much less "screeching" as the fingers are moved along the strings. It doesn't take much to get the fingertips smooth...nor does it take much of a "tag" of old, dry, flaking calloused skin to make a whole bunch of noise.

Cheers!

Doug

As you demonstrate;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yc7_8cWzBc

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General Discussion / Re: Makes you wonder.....
« on: March 27, 2015, 12:45:32 PM »
Now...I wonder...just what is it about developing calluses...that so many people are so afraid of?

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/will-hand-chord-enable-anyone-to-play-guitar-618515

"It's also a shortcut for people who don't have the time to learn guitar and can also be a gateway for people learning guitar to help them concentrate on strumming and getting a feel for playing guitar without months of practice.".......Huh?  ???

Most of the time, when I read this group, I laugh at the misinformation's,  windy rhapsodizing in place of  direct answers and BS personal antecedents from Spit & Whittle Corner, that blights so many guitar chat rooms. That said,  I noted in particular your subject title "Makes you wonder....." 

Comprehending guitarist do not want dead skin build-ups on their fingertips that hinders touch, slurs an ornaments.  Most proficient guitarist remove any dead skin build up with an emery board nail file.

With all kinds of glib, warm and fuzzy propaganda for sell to naive guitarist, which I'm sure you are well aware of,  what's truly needed is. . .

"What makes you think?"










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General Discussion / Minimalism in Music Chris Zabriskie
« on: March 06, 2015, 12:44:49 AM »
A reductive style or school of modern music utilizing only simple sonorities, rhythms, and patterns, with minimal embellishment or orchestrational complexity, and characterized by protracted repetition of figurations, obsessive structural rigor, and often a pulsing, hypnotic effect.


"The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan"

The second selection here: http://chriszabriskie.com/

"The Life and Death of a Certain K. Zabriskie, Patriarch"

Here: http://chriszabriskie.bandcamp.com/track/the-life-and-death-of-a-certain-k-zabriskie-patriarch

Great fun riffing along in spontaneous unrehearsed improvisations.  Gives you enough time to catch the grove. The contrast between the guitar and electronic insturmentation is entrancing.

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Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Re: Buzz Feiten Intonation
« on: February 12, 2015, 03:04:55 PM »
I have recently purchased a 2nd Hand Washburn guitar which has the Buzz Feiten tuning system.

I have given the guitar a full setup including lighter gauge strings which I have tuned down a half step, added a spring to the reverse of the trem, adjusted the claw to get the floyd floating parallel to the body, adjusted the action slightly and am now ready to adjust the intonation however I am having a lot of trouble with this as apparently you need a tuner which has the BFTS intonation presets as they are completely different to the tuning presets.

I have been searching around for hours now and have found only one tuner which is available in the UK and costs £140 (Peterson Stomp Classic) however I am extremely reluctant to pay out that much for a tuner considering this will be it's only use

I have looked at various apps for android and apple devices but there are only a couple which have the BFTS presets for tuning and not intonation.

I normally just use a Korg Pitchhawk clip on tuner or an android app called waves for tuning and have tuned the guitar according to the instructions on the BF page about tuning each string to an E note. The app has a variety of temperaments predefined or the option to define your own if that can be used to input the offsets?

Any other help or suggestions would be fantastic!!

Many Thanks

Ben

You might read this:

http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,23787.msg152241.html#msg152241


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Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Re: Buzz Feiten Intonation
« on: February 12, 2015, 02:53:18 PM »
I have recently purchased a 2nd Hand Washburn guitar which has the Buzz Feiten tuning system.

I have given the guitar a full setup including lighter gauge strings which I have tuned down a half step, added a spring to the reverse of the trem, adjusted the claw to get the floyd floating parallel to the body, adjusted the action slightly and am now ready to adjust the intonation however I am having a lot of trouble with this as apparently you need a tuner which has the BFTS intonation presets as they are completely different to the tuning presets.

I have been searching around for hours now and have found only one tuner which is available in the UK and costs £140 (Peterson Stomp Classic) however I am extremely reluctant to pay out that much for a tuner considering this will be it's only use

I have looked at various apps for android and apple devices but there are only a couple which have the BFTS presets for tuning and not intonation.

I normally just use a Korg Pitchhawk clip on tuner or an android app called waves for tuning and have tuned the guitar according to the instructions on the BF page about tuning each string to an E note. The app has a variety of temperaments predefined or the option to define your own if that can be used to input the offsets?

Any other help or suggestions would be fantastic!!

Many Thanks

Ben

You might read this:

http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,23787.msg152241.html#msg152241

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General Discussion / Re: Altered 7st. Martin as per Roger McGuinn
« on: February 11, 2015, 07:37:04 PM »
Interestingly, the HD7 increases the mid-range and works for  McGuinn, OTOH, John Butler 12 stringer, removes that same "G" octave on his 12 string:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VAkOhXIsI0

I've seen a number of Russian 7 string classical guitars but never interested me much.  The 11 string archguitar was a different story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mi9RHv1SS4

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General Discussion / Re: Help for the musically challenged guitar player
« on: February 02, 2015, 02:21:47 AM »
Great game!  It appears the "Pats" deflated the hate.

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General Discussion / Re: Help for the musically challenged guitar player
« on: January 31, 2015, 10:38:47 PM »
Thanks, I'm always trying to make the world a better place through the application of Annas' Guitar Shamans' teachings.

Sorry, Anna says, "Yes Sextant 1951, we all project our deepest doubts and fears onto the canvas of our earthly existence, struggling to create meaning where there is none, . .so please stop sexting me and requesting "Friend" status on my Facebook account!" :o

Btw, made  " The Best Chocolate Brownies in the World with Walnuts" by recipe, for the game BBQ tomorrow.





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General Discussion / Manitas de Plata Dead
« on: November 13, 2014, 05:15:59 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Please explain about the Buzz Feiten Tuning System
« on: November 08, 2014, 07:11:40 PM »
... I pretty much defy anyone to play a note 10 times in a row in 1-2 cent tolerances.  How close your finger is to the fret, which finger tip you use, which part of the fingertip you use, how much finger pressure you use, etc, etc, etc, all contribute deviations greater than 1 to 2 cents.  In addition, as your strings age, the intonation changes.  And every time you change strings, let alone brands or gauges, all of this changes as well.
I knew nothing of the Feiten System (a.k.a. BFTS) before I bought my Washburn D46. Since I enjoy that guitar so much, I really want to like the BFTS. However, I just cannot hear the difference -- even with the built-in tuner, I find myself tweaking the Grovers for a particular song because my ears tell me that some key notes in the piece are glaringly off.<

Tell me how you tune your guitar, in detail, and I can probably tell you where the problem is.



Maybe the BFTS is ideal for the Guitar Gods, but it's totally wasted on players like me, & I think I speak for the majority of blue-collar players.<

BFTS is for those who NEED it.  Remember, we can not forget the Gearheads, they have dollars too.



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