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Re: Width of the necks

: : : : Could someone explain me why electric and acoustic guitars don't have the same width all along the neck, as in classical guitars?

: : : : Thanks!

: : : What are you talking about? The neck has the same thinkness all along the neck. Are you talking about the fret spacing?

: : Hi Ben. I´m talking about width, not thickness. Electrics and acoustics has a different width (space between the 1st and the 6th string) in the nut, close to the headstock, than close to the neck pickup. I'd like to know which is the technical reason for this. Up to now, no one could tell me why. Thanks. Regards.

: I think I know what you are talking about. OKAY, the strings are closer, at the nut, then they are at the birdge, is that what the question is about? I think it has to do, with the neck meeting the body. If you look at a guitar, the neck is thin going down the fretboard, until it meets the body, aand that is where it gets thing. So the fingerboard tapers out. It actually is better, because of acessibility

Thanks again Ben, but I guess that my question is not clear enough. What I'm trying to know is why the distance among strings is different at the bridge than at the nut. If you look (and meassure) a classical guitar, you will see that the distance among strings is the same at the bridge and at the nut. I wonder why this subject is different in electrics and acoustics. There must be some technical reason!

Re: Width of the necks

Guitar necks get larger as you move towards the upper
registers to facilitate fingering of high notes.More frets are Squeezed in to allow more tonal options at these high registers.Widening at the lower neck gives you more room to work with when playing tiny frets.
Hope I helped you.

Martin - 1953 5-18

Martin - 1953 5-18

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How to record my guitar in my pc ??

I´ll be very grateful to everybody who can help me whit this. I wanna record my guitar sound to a pc,, but i don´t know how. I have a Pentium MMX, with a SoundBlaster soundcard, and 32 mb RAM. I hope somebody can help me.
Thank´s all of you.

it'll cost ya

i got audiowerks a few months ago. logic audio. its really weird and hard to get at first, but then its so good. its like a home recording studio. ur cpu should go really well with it. once u got the program and the hang of it, u can burn ur own cd's and everything. its very cool, i recommend it. but it takes a little while to figure out.

Re: How to record my guitar in my pc ??

Might be fairly cheap check this out:
http://www.cl.spb.ru/asm104/
All you may need is the following adpater:
1/4 inch mono female jack to a 1/8 inch male stereo jack adapter. (See picture at link above.)
Plug your guitar cord into the appropriate end of the adapter and the other end into
your sound card, fire up some software cabable of recording sound and your off.
I have not tried the above.

I have tried the following and it works.
Get a korg px3 effects processor ($183)
and connect as follows.
plug guitar cord directly into korg px3 input
plug a 1/4 inch male stereo to 1/8 inch female stereo adapter into the korg px3 output
(the above adapter comes with cheap $20 headphone sets from sony, go to Walmart)
plug one end of a six foot shielded cable with 1/8 inch male stereo jack ends into the Korg
PX3 output and the other end of this cord into the line in on your sound card
(the cord costs about $5 at Radio Shack)

Fire up a program capable of recording sound from a line in source such as MusicMatch
Jukebox and tell it to record it as an mp3 or wav then start playing. I used the windows
nt built in sound recorder to make a wav and then converted it to a mp3. The korg pandora
px3 has 56 effects and 40 rythm tracks to jam with. Some rythm tracks have built in chord
progressions with bass lines. You can also connect a cd player or tape player up to the korg
px3 and jam with this or use the phrase trainer to slow a section of the music down to
1/4 speed while staying in pitch to learn a guitar lead (many computer programs do this
too, such as slo gold and others)

Hope this helps. Good luck. If you want to hear a sample mp3 made by using the Korg Px3
let me know.

Newton
: I´ll be very grateful to everybody who can help me whit this. I wanna record my guitar sound to a pc,, but i don´t know how. I have a Pentium MMX, with a SoundBlaster soundcard, and 32 mb RAM. I hope somebody can help me.
: Thank´s all of you.

Re: How to record my guitar in my pc ??

Correction to Korg px3 setup below . I put the correction in between greater than signs
>>> look below >>>.

Newton

: Might be fairly cheap check this out:
: http://www.cl.spb.ru/asm104/
: All you may need is the following adpater:
: 1/4 inch mono female jack to a 1/8 inch male stereo jack adapter. (See picture at link above.)
: Plug your guitar cord into the appropriate end of the adapter and the other end into
: your sound card, fire up some software cabable of recording sound and your off.
: I have not tried the above.

: I have tried the following and it works.
: Get a korg px3 effects processor ($183)
: and connect as follows.
: plug guitar cord directly into korg px3 input
: plug a 1/4 inch male stereo to 1/8 inch female stereo adapter into the korg px3 output
: (the above adapter comes with cheap $20 headphone sets from sony, go to Walmart)
: plug one end of a six foot shielded cable with 1/8 inch male stereo jack ends into the
: >>>adapter now sticking out of the Korg PX3 output>>> and the other end of this cord into
: the line in on your sound card
: (the cord costs about $5 at Radio Shack)

: Fire up a program capable of recording sound from a line in source such as MusicMatch
: Jukebox and tell it to record it as an mp3 or wav then start playing. I used the windows
: nt built in sound recorder to make a wav and then converted it to a mp3. The korg pandora
: px3 has 56 effects and 40 rythm tracks to jam with. Some rythm tracks have built in chord
: progressions with bass lines. You can also connect a cd player or tape player up to the korg
: px3 and jam with this or use the phrase trainer to slow a section of the music down to
: 1/4 speed while staying in pitch to learn a guitar lead (many computer programs do this
: too, such as slo gold and others)

: Hope this helps. Good luck. If you want to hear a sample mp3 made by using the Korg Px3
: let me know.

: Newton
: : I´ll be very grateful to everybody who can help me whit this. I wanna record my guitar sound to a pc,, but i don´t know how. I have a Pentium MMX, with a SoundBlaster soundcard, and 32 mb RAM. I hope somebody can help me.
: : Thank´s all of you.

Easy Fingerstyle Song

If anyone is looking for an easy fingerstyle solo they
should go here http://www.mp3.com/jimgraham and check
out "An Gorta Mor". The text has directions to an online
lesson showing how to play this haunting Celtic style tune.
Jim in Canada

Re: Easy Fingerstyle Song

: If anyone is looking for an easy fingerstyle solo they
: should go here http://www.mp3.com/jimgraham and check
: out "An Gorta Mor". The text has directions to an online
: lesson showing how to play this haunting Celtic style tune.
: Jim in Canada

Re: Easy Fingerstyle Song

: : Can you show me some tips how to play guitar just a simple one

***backing tracks with tab great way to practice***

Greg's Midi & Tab has backing tracks you can play along wth.

These songs have the drums, bass and keyboards. You supply the guitar. There is even Tablature for the songs.

The songs are in MIDI format so they are quick to download and will play on any computer with a sound card.

Please check it out and let me know what you think :-)
http://www.midi-tab.f2s.com

Re: ***backing tracks with tab great way to practice***

hi greg i have used your site before and think it is great but i cant seem to get connected to it lately.i desperately need the tab to boys are back in town. thanx

Re: ***backing tracks with tab great way to practice***

I desperately need Lust For Life by Iggy Pop for a Stars In Their Eyes audition for next Weds. Help!

Regards

Martin Dean

Riffs

I have a Rhoads and a King V ,, going though a Boss GT3
I was wondering whats a good pedal setup ,for a nice lead sound,, Thanx

Locking Tremolo

Locking Tremolo

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Uses for a locking tremolo

I now know the difference between the tremolos. But what does a locking tremolo do as opposed to a double locking trem and a non locking trem?

Re: Uses for a locking tremolo

Most people are refering to a double-locking tremolo anytime the say "locking tremolo" ... the single locking tremolo is just a gimick to sell someone a guitar thinking they are getting a real locking tremolo (double locking) when they are really getting the single locking. A single locking tremolo is flawed in design, since it locks at the head, but the ball end is still on the bottom, allowing slippage, and tuning problems. If you want to get heavy on the whammy bar, get a double locking (standard floyd rose) or just lay off the whammy and get a standard bridge... hope that helps.

what is the best pedal for feedback elimination

i need to eliminate my feed back problem please help

The Perfect Pedal

Climb on my Scrotum and your feed back problem is solved because I give the reach around!

:
: i need to eliminate my feed back problem please help

Re: The Perfect Pedal

i dont get it. and if someone knows a good pedal tell cause i need 2 know aswell.

Re: The Perfect Pedal

: Climb on my Scrotum and your feed back problem is solved because I give the reach around!

: :
: : i need to eliminate my feed back problem please help

RE: well the best way to eliminate feedback is to go get a noisegate i prefer a rocktron HUSH it works really well, or get a Boss Noise surpresser\ gate

Brian Moore I-Guitar or GR-Ready Strat or ?

Anybody out there experimented with 5 pin midi guitar
http://www.bmcguitars.com/iguitar/iguitar_2-5.html
or the 13 pin RMC guitar
http://www.bmcguitars.com/iguitar/iguitar_2-13.html
(fender gr-ready strat is also 13 pin I believe)
such as those made by Brian Moore Inc?

I know the 13 pin one can plug into a synthesizer
like the Roland GR-30 and presumably the 5 pin one
can plug into any other midi instrument like a midi
keyboard with built in sounds or other effects
processors with midi capability.

What are the advantages of one over the other if you
want to record music using software like guitar
studio which writes the music for you in tab, etc.?

Is one type of guitar better than the other if your
objective is to obtain accurate tablature of what you
play on the guitar fretboard?

I have also heard there is some delay involved in
hearing what you play on these types of guitar.
Is one type of guitar better than the other regarding
this delay.

Thanks,
Newton

Rickenbacker 12 string placement

Rickenbacker 12 string placement

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What is the difference between major and perfect?

What is the difference between major and perfect?

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Three new compositions for guitar

Looking for new compositions for guitar?. Check Francisco Burgos page at
www.mp3.com/franciscoburgos

American Standard Bridge

I need To know how to install an american standard bridge on to a mexican fender strat Please any help would be appreciated thanxs!

zoom vs extreme

can anyone tell me if the zoom 505 guitar effects pedal is better than the extreme effects pedal

Re: zoom vs extreme

2 me the Zoom 505 leaves much 2 be desired, but I think U should test them both out and come 2 your
own conclusion.

Re: Acoustic Amps

Fender Acoustasonic SFX or Peavey Ecoustic 112 - Pros & Cons of both. Which is the better acoustic amp. Need opinions from experenced players.

Acoustic Amps

Fender Acoustasonic SFX or Peavey Ecoustic 112 - Pros & Cons of both. Which is the better acoustic amp. Need opinions from experenced players.

Re: Acoustic Amps

: Fender Acoustasonic SFX or Peavey Ecoustic 112 - Pros & Cons of both. Which is the better acoustic amp. Need opinions from experenced players.

Re: Acoustic Amps

: : Fender Acoustasonic SFX or Peavey Ecoustic 112 - Pros & Cons of both. Which is the better acoustic amp. Need opinions from experenced players.

depends on the desired use, for home use the fender will sound fuller cause of stereo surround feild this amp produces, for live though stereo amps get lost as well as the sfx is made to be put in a corner, how often can this be obtained on a stage? my pick is the peavey also for live sound men dont usally run in stereo so none of the bennefits apply, my hint is save some money and buy the peavey.

The Back Street Boys ROCK!!!!

I think the guitar work from this band is the most influential in the past 20 years!!!!!
Everyone is talking about Carlos Santana, but if it wasn't for Rob Thomas carrying this guy, he'd be nowhere!!!

you have just been smacked

nt

Re: The Back Street Boys ROCK!!!!

Ok OK...My sides are hurting now....HA!!!!!!!!!
Backstreet Bumz...HA!!!!!!!
Someone carrying Santana.....HA!!!!!!!!!

Re: The Back Street Boys ROCK!!!!

: Ok OK...My sides are hurting now....HA!!!!!!!!!
: Backstreet Bumz...HA!!!!!!!
: Someone carrying Santana.....HA!!!!!!!!!

What was that, backside Jabbers? Backdoor Bennies? Stop it!

i love very much

hello i'm 17 years old i love very much me and my best friend iman can you send to me your picturs and posters.

Re: Backstreet boys suck

That's pretty funny how you think Carlos Santana would be nothing without the "help" of Rob Thomas, but you couldn't be more wrong. Santana was a hot group who were way famous even before the played woodstock in 1969. Back Street Boys SUCK!!!

the backstreet boys suck...

hahahaha.....the backstreet boys have no talent....anyone can sing....if someone bangs something out on a piano over and over you could memorize it and sing it without knowing anything about music which is probally what happens.....how many of the backstreet boys songs have they actually wrote themselves?....or better yet...how many haven't they... face it...they are sell outs....actually they have to talent to sell out.... and songwriters with even less talent are paid to pump out songs for them....its amazing what you can do with begginner knowledge of the I-IV-V progression......lol...
we all know MTV and the record companies created them to make money off the teenybopers they brainwash....and do you want to know why they were put together as a group...because they are young and they work out...and are attractive to young female teenagers...in other words they make MTV money, and the brainwashed little kids dont know the difference between real music and that crap...

Re: the backstreet boys suck...

: hahahaha.....the backstreet boys have no talent....anyone can sing....if someone bangs something out on a piano over and over you could memorize it and sing it without knowing anything about music which is probally what happens.....how many of the backstreet boys songs have they actually wrote themselves?....or better yet...how many haven't they... face it...they are sell outs....actually they have to talent to sell out.... and songwriters with even less talent are paid to pump out songs for them....its amazing what you can do with begginner knowledge of the I-IV-V progression......lol...
: we all know MTV and the record companies created them to make money off the teenybopers they brainwash....and do you want to know why they were put together as a group...because they are young and they work out...and are attractive to young female teenagers...in other words they make MTV money, and the brainwashed little kids dont know the difference between real music and that crap...

Re: the backstreet boys suck...

: : hahahaha.....the backstreet boys have no talent....anyone can sing....if someone bangs something out on a piano over and over you could memorize it and sing it without knowing anything about music which is probally what happens.....how many of the backstreet boys songs have they actually wrote themselves?....or better yet...how many haven't they... face it...they are sell outs....actually they have to talent to sell out.... and songwriters with even less talent are paid to pump out songs for them....its amazing what you can do with begginner knowledge of the I-IV-V progression......lol...
: : we all know MTV and the record companies created them to make money off the teenybopers they brainwash....and do you want to know why they were put together as a group...because they are young and they work out...and are attractive to young female teenagers...in other words they make MTV money, and the brainwashed little kids dont know the difference between real music and that crap...

Re:whatever

Whatever

Re: the backstreet boys suck...

ALL OF THE FUCKING BACKSTREET BOYS MEMBERS SUCK!!!!!

ALL OF THE FUCKIN PEOPLE SPENT THERE TIME LISTNING TO THE "BACKSTREET BOYS" ARE SO DUMB.....I GUESS THEY JUST DONT HAVE A LIFE!!!!!!!!!..LOL! SOMEONE SHOULD TELL THE "BACKSTREET BOYS" FANS THAT THEY SHOULD LISTEN TO *EMINEM* OR *DMX* AND ALL OF THE R&B + HIP HOP MUSIC ARTISTS!!!! THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY! IF YOU AGREE WITH ME E-MAIL ME AT: red_roze_69@hotmail.com
or
simmi_devil@hotmail.com
thanks have a good life and ALWAYS HATE THE backstreet boys
i think that they are GAY :):):):) :)

Re: the backstreet boys suck...

The Backstreets are so talented and smart and definitely not dumb. Stop hating and get a life.

BACKSTREET BOYS SUCK ASS!!!!!

Fuck the backstreet boys and everyother boyband, they have no talent what so ever they are just out there so MTV, MUCHMUSIC and all the radio stations money, now you wanna know of a good band or singer either LIMP BIZKET EMINEM or Dre or Snoop Dog or anyone other then all the gay boybands out there god OTOWN please there like not even a real band when lance bass said they weren't really a band he was fucking right but lance shouldn't be talking cuz NSTINK should be shot! They are all gay every single one of them god you fucking BOYBAND lovers GROW UP and get some new taste in music becuz you all are HURTIN big time!! ALL THE BOYBANDS SHOULD DIE OR GO ON WITH THERE LIVES!!!!!!!!

Re: BACKSTREET BOYS SUCK ASS!!!!!

You know what I think,I think you should shut your mouth!!!! I would much rather listen to the Backstreet Boys then any of those stupid vulger rappers!!! Your telling me to grow up and get a better taste in music!!!! PLEASE!!!!! You're the one that needs better taste in music!!!!! For your information the members of N'suck might be gay but none of the Backstreet Boys are, so you can shuve your comment up your ass!!!!!!

Re: BACKSTREET BOYS RULE....

:
first of all could you stop with the really un-cool swearing and also all the bands you like have swearing in them or are about suicide also another thing could you also stop with the blasphemie because i believe and love God and by you swearing both at the bands and at God your not doing yourself any good but acually building your-self a path to hell(and hell is real),back on the subject of boy bands you have your taste and i've got mine, i respect your taste so please respect mine also .

from me

Re: the backstreet boys suck...

I found another b.s.b. site that you might enjoy:http://gayspunk.com/nude_actors/BackstreetBoyslight.html

Re: the backstreet boys suck...

BSB is a bunch of fags I mean there all ways together and not getting none thety gotta be getting summ from somewhere each other duh!!!!!!!!!1 peace G unit

Re: the backstreet boys suck...

ALL BUBBLEGUM BOY?GIRL?HERMAPHRODITE WHATEVER THEY ARE GROUPS REALLY BLOW AND CAN BURN...

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