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Offline Last Active Sep 08 2008 02:22 PM

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String gauges

25 April 2008 - 04:30 AM

Can someone please explain this to me, it's the only thing that I don't really know about strings, which gauge is right for my guitars. I have an electric and acoustic, and I buy from Stringbusters. com, but I've never really looked at the gauges closely. Does it matter too much?

String muting regarding slash chords.

19 April 2008 - 03:33 AM

I've recently become interested in using slash chords, but I have come up on the problem of playing a chord and muting strings at the same time. The example below is a D/F# which illustrates my problem perfectly. The strings u are supposed to mute are the 5th (A) and the 1st (E), but other than plucking the chord using your fingers, im not sure how youd mute that string and strum without sounding it. This might just be a bad day for my brain, but if anyone could help it would be ideal.

E x
B 3
G 2
D 0
A x
E 2

Sliding from an open fret

23 March 2008 - 09:46 AM

I'm currently trying to learn a difficult blues tune and have come across the problem of sliding. I can handle normal slides but for some reason when I slide from open it always sounds muffled. What's the right way to do them and make them sound good?

guess whos back?

27 February 2008 - 06:29 PM

hey, not sure anyone noticed but i used to post on this site like crazy, and disappeared a while back when i got bored. but not to worry, im back again! just to say i do like reading other peoples songs and giving them useful advice, ill try and read what goes on here and reply to it but if not, just send me an email with your song and ill do it. i also like commenting on recordings. my address is [email protected] if anyone wants to get in touch, i check every day so you'll always get a reply.

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