(24 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Old Doll wrote:

Ive been up to my teeth in flowers all day. Im not complaining , i love them.

A lot of guys do order Red Roses for Valentines Day. But in the last few years i have had quite a lot of orders for white roses. So, here ya go lads/ lasses, so  you will all know what the colours symbolize in roses.

Roses have had meaning since the dawn of time. Everyone knows that a red rose is a symbol for love but did you know that when you give a bouquet of white and red roses, it means unity?
Read on to learn what your favorite roses mean in the very special language of flowers.
In Victorian times, suitors would present a bouquet to their intended that held much meaning once the flowers were looked at. These bouquets were called "tussie-mussies" and every courtship began with their presentation. The content of these tokens often changed as the relationship did until the bride walked down the aisle with the most meaningful bouquet.

. Red roses say “I love you��  and also stand for respect and courage. 
Rosebuds symbolize beauty, youth and a heart innocent of love or:  “You are young and beautiful.��   Red rosebuds mean “pure and lovely��  and white rosebuds signify girlhood or “too young to love.��  The moss rosebud stands for confessions of love. 

A single rose stands for simplicity.  In full bloom, it means “I love you��  or “I love you still,��  and a bouquet of roses in full bloom signifies gratitude. 

White roses have several meanings:  “You’re heavenly,��  reverence and humility, innocence and purity, “I’m worthy of you,��  and secrecy and silence. 

Red and white roses together, or white roses with red edges, signify unity. 
Pink roses in general symbolize grace and gentility.  For more subtle shades of meaning, choose deep pink to stand for gratitude and appreciation.  Light pink conveys admiration and sympathy. 

Yellow roses usually stand for joy and gladness, but can also say “try to care.��   

Red and yellow blends stand for jovial and happy feelings. 

Coral or orange roses denote enthusiasm and desire. 

A deep burgundy rose means “unconscious beauty.��   

Pale colors convey sociability and friendship. 

Hybrid tea roses mean “I’ll remember you always��  and sweetheart roses symbolize just what their name implies. 

Two roses taped or wired together to form a single stem signal an engagement or coming marriage. 

A full blown rose placed over two buds forms a combination that signifies secrecy. 

Withered white roses have two meanings:  fleeting beauty and “you made no impression.��   

A crown made of roses signifies reward or virtue. 
Rose leaves are a symbol of hope.


You'll will always be the rose of the chordie website.



(6 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

badeye wrote:

Just purchased Cream's reunion concert at Albert Hall on DVD. These guy's still have it after 37 years. Anyone seen it yet??


Yes I have.



(4 replies, posted in Electric)

Phil m friend,

Namm is usually attended by music store owners and there employees. My sg project is a bolt on neck sg guitar that I am building. Rockfield pickups are a sister company of Michael Kelly Guitars, go to their website (www.michaelkelyguitars.com) check out the valor series guitar and listen to the soundbite of Ademption playing My Everything and you'll hear the Rockfield SWC pickups. I still build guitars but I have to stop now and then because I become obsessed all my awake hours I will just work on guitars from morning to night and no stopping. So I walk away from them for months at a time because I love to build them so much.



(6 replies, posted in Electric)

SGinCYQX wrote:

The neck pickup in my SG-EMG 81-is refusing to function properly. It's intermittently cutting in and out, and losing the signal. The other one is fine, and it happens in both my amps. What's wrong?

It is grounding out, check your connections a bare or frayed wire is touching bare metal intermittedly thats why it works then it don't. Also EMG 81's are usually made for the bridge position (although the work in either position) because the higher "k" value.



(4 replies, posted in Acoustic)

MidnightMoses wrote:

The 2nd and 3rd frets on the neck of my guitar have grooves in them from the strings and I'm getting a twang sound when playing on the 1st string. I've put a new saddle in and raised the strings but now they're pretty high off the neck! Was wondering if anything can be done to the frets or replaced without costing to much?Any suggestions would be appreciated ....TY

What type of guitar, acoustic or electric? If it is an electric strat type you can pick up replacement necks ranging from $50.00 to $500.00 american depending on what type of woods you want. If it is an acoustic (and or electric for that fact) you can get your frets crowned which if your grooves are not to deep will work out fine. A good luither can change out the bad frets it will cost either way though.



(4 replies, posted in Electric)

Shaneluck wrote:

i have bulit up a distortion circuit which sounds pretty hectic but im just un sure of what switch to use, should i use a switch where you click it on and it stays on until switched off or a push switch where you hold it in when distortion is needed?how are the bought one's done?

If you play stationary use the momentary switch since you wont take your foot of the switch. If you move around when you play use an off/on switch since if you move and do not need distortion at the time it will still be on.



(7 replies, posted in Electric)

Tennessee Strat wrote:

I dare to differ, Bootleger. Teles CAN have the strings top-loaded if the bridge has the string holes drilled in the back of the metal bridge frame. But Leo Fender designed the Tele to have a string-through body. There is (at least in my experience) a noticeable difference in tone. I got both and when the strings are fed all the way through the body, I get less twang but more sustain and "body". Since a lot of non-Fender bridges are exact copies with either 3- and 6-barrel saddles, the string spacing should be very similar. Anyway: when you build Teles, always place the bridge precisely, screw it down, and then actually mark the string holes that way. You do have to remove the saddles to put these marks on the Tele body. through the bridge holes.

I was also having big problems with drilling for the string holes (and the ferrules on the back). I was perfectly spaced on top of the guitar, but once I drilled through, the holes were not lining up evenly in the back of the guitar. Somehow I didn't drill exactly straight. I now have a pre-drilled hardwood "jig" with the holes exactly 90 degrees perpendicular to the top. This makes drilling straight string holes all the way through the body easy, and they're spaced right. I made the jig on my drillpress. Unfortunately I don't have a radial drill press, where the chuck/drill reaches all the way to the center of the guitar. There is nothing more aggravating then having built a perfect Tele and then the stupid ferrules don't line up correctly on the back!

Play on!


As mentioned in my first posting I was refering to the 3 barrel saddle type bridge with the string holes drilled on the back lip of the bridge. The six saddle bridge are like the strat type hard tail bridges and require the string thru body holes. If you use the top mount predrilled bridge the string spacing does not come in to play since it is already predetermined. What is important is the neck to bridge placement (25.5" on a strat) I have not built any teles so I don't know if the dim is the same. You are correct as far as the tone goes you get more sustain on the string thru bodies. Good pull on making a bridge hole guide jig.



(4 replies, posted in Electric)


I was notified by the music store I bought my Michael Kelly patriot decree call me after receiving a call from MK Guitars. The Decree has not began production yet, they made one for the namm show and will begin shipping torwards the end of March. So I am getting one of the first one's off the production line.



(4 replies, posted in Electric)

Roger Guppy wrote:

Hi que522,

I would suggest you took it back to the guy that did the work on your guitar. It sounds to me as if you may have a sightly raised 21st fret or the action has been set too low, unless you have changed the strings since it was set up. Putting on a lighter guage set of strings can give this effect too.

However someone more qualified than I may be able to suggest something different.

Hope you soon get it sorted,


roger is right take it back to the tech and have him raise the saddle and check the fret to see if it is high.



(7 replies, posted in Electric)

Tele's are usually top mounted and not string through bodies like the strats. There is a difference in the american strat string hole dims. o to the fender website and check the dims on there.



(10 replies, posted in Electric)

wade mc wrote:

i have two questions. the first one is has anyone heard of samick guitars and are they any good. the second question is if a guitar with f holes sounds differnt than a regular one.
someone pleaz say there good.

I played one about seven years ago it was a good guitar. I haven't played any Samick guitar's lately. On a side note Samick Is the worlds largest guitar maker they private label for about everybody. Their located in Korea.


rockin gecko wrote:

I know almost every strat comes with a trem, but is the tremolo cavity a universal size/fit? for example, could you put a floyd rose licensed trem onto a strat successfully? I got a strat but do not like the trem and want to replace it it with maybe a floyd rose but i do not know if it is possible. hmm

You have to reroute the trem cavity to fit the floyd and shim your floyd to the radius of your neck.  Fenders are usually have a 9.5 deg. and the floyds I believe are 12 degree.



(20 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

06sc500 wrote:
Russell_Harding wrote:

hogwash! the reason good guitar players are playing les pauls,telecasters,and stratocasters is they are the hallmark of quality and have set the standard in the industry from the beginning.all you have to do is observe what the rest of the brands resemble if they dont look like a fender or a gibson model odds are the newbie guitarist will not look twice and thats why a vintage fender or gibson demands a high price ticket.so while copies may be as good or better the fact is they are still copies not the origional.

You're right, that's why so many great guitarists chose models like Strats, Teles, LP's, and SG's.  But when people see their idols playing these guitars, they want them too.

With all do respects the reason why they or anyone bought the brands and models mentioned is because they were the only one's available.  Guitars at the time were hand made (with the use of electric machines) not on cnc machines like now.



(10 replies, posted in Electric)

gitaardocphil wrote:

- Are we talking about the first solid body electric guitar?.
-.Or just a guitar with a pickup mounted?

To be heard better they "plucked" their strings, until one day are magnets wrapped with coils of very fine wire.
"hum", is particularly strong with single-coil pickups, using a frequency who had to match with a power system.
first application of a pickup to a guitar is uncertain but Loyd Loar who worked for Gibson from 1920 to 1924 (and is famous for his mandolins and arch tops) developed a pickup as far as I could find.
Who created the very first solid body? Gretsch Gibson Fender.

The opinion is Paul Bigsby and around the same time of Mr. Bigsby's design Leo Fender was releasing he now famous Fenders.



(8 replies, posted in Electric)

Kahuna wrote:

I was told that if you change the speaker from the Eminence to a Celestion, the sound would be better.  I haven't done it, so I'm not sure.  Thoughts??

shredfiend wrote:

Why on earth would you want to modify your hot rod deluxe!? I happen to think they have an awesome tone without touching a thing. Maybe you would want to upgrade the speaker, but they sound glorious from the factory. I'd advise saving your money and upgrading parts on your guitar or maybe buying a couple pedals.

Celeston green backs, as the name implies it will cost but you will also have a good speaker. The Jensens in the the H.R. delux arn't bad.



(3 replies, posted in Electric)

gitaardocphil wrote:


edited by bootlegger.


I check the workmanship of the assembled product, action and neck. Then I play it with out amplifacation to hear if the guitar will hold sustain. I usually have in mind what I am looking for and what sound I am trying to acheive. Then you know me figure what pickups I and parts I'm going to use to hot rod it. My Michael Kelly Patriot Decree should be here next week. They are new modles and have not hit the stores yet as the NAMM show just finished this week.



(35 replies, posted in Electric)

que522 wrote:

Here's one for you guys.

Option A: $500 used '97 American Strat, Few dents and dings, but sounds good?
Option B: $500 new MIM Strat?
Option C: $200-$300 used MIM Strats, and spend the extra few bucks on an upgraded amp?

I do not have an amp at this time so I have to buy one regardless.

Choose option C, buy a set of GFS overwound pickups and a volume kit from Speciality guitars total cost $110.00 (not including installation) and a setup around $45.00 and you have a good sounding MIM that will make you happy. I found one for $120.00 if the guy still has it I will pick it up saturday and hot rod it.



(3 replies, posted in Electric)

gitaardocphil wrote:

Indeed cytania.
I spend hours, only to see the Fender's you can buy. (squier included)
When I ENTER A MUSIC STORE it's unbelievable how many Fenders you see. A Fender Clapton, Beck..., all different "reissues" there are maybe 30 different US Fenders. Same with Mexican Fenders. If you should test the Fenders, for an audience, I was told, and also found that the Mexican Fender is more a co-working US/Mexico. You should read all comments on sites as www.zzounds.com, www.music123.com, www.musiciansfriend.com or www.samash.com.
A nice site to compare is youtube. About Japanese Fenders: meant for the Japanese market can you find them in the US? US versus Mexico: even the coils of some guitars are like the US coils. You also have quit a few players, buying a Mexican model and for 149,99$ they put US coils in their Fender

Hey Doc,

The $149.99 are Bullets made in china with basswood bodies, the MIM is an alderbody and around the $400.00 dollar mark.



(7 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Kahuna wrote:


I should have been more clear.  The 12th fret is the start over point, similar to where the nut is at the top of the neck!  So, you can put a capo on the 12th fret, you can play the same chords as you would at the nut.  That's why the double dots are there. 

etc_04 wrote:

The nut is at the end of the neck. Most guitars normally have double dots on the 12th, I think because thats where the string is perfectly in half.

Double dot is the marker wher your guitar changes ocatve.



(6 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

gitaardocphil wrote:

Isn't it a little bit confusing and difficult to pin point a guitar player in a certain category.

In a lot of bands, you can hear (sometimes really on the background) a rhythm guitarist, just strumming chords. CCR is a good example. I have two live albums, one with TOM, and another without:
- THE CONCERT: the 4 members with Tom on Rhythm guitar
- LIVE IN EUROPE: 3 members, so NO TOM
The point is, if you listen to "THE CONCERT" you hear Tom, "strumming" NO riff, NO lick, he's just a part of the rhythm section, providing an almost silent extra sound.
- LEAD GUITAR: What is in fact the difference with Solo guitar?
In which category do you belong? When I play, I play probably rhythm guitar, but using licks and riffs, and "mini solos" IS THIS STILL RHYTHM? or "LEAD" playing this style, trying to play in a MELODIC way, so people recognise the song.
- SOLO GUITAR? my opinion, or image is a guitar player like HENDRIX, CLAPTON, LED ZEPPELIN (JIMMY PAGE) Paul Jones had maybe more talent, he could play a lot of instruments, and his share is UNDERESTIMATED.
AMAZING TOO: The sound produced by a band with only 3 members, like CREAM, JIMI HENDRIX.


Here is what my understanding of what you've posted.

1. A rythem guitarst is just that he is part of the rythem section and hold down the structure (if you will) of the song along with the drummer and the bassist.

2. A solo guitarist is a single guitar player in the band who handles both rythem and lead parts.

3. A lead guitarist plays the lead parts and fills of the song.

4. I play all three depending on who I am playing with.

5. You can learn structure of songs and the importance of the rythem section in a band and how to solo (what key and changes)



(13 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Phil my friend,

The blues they originated in America.


Devsterdude wrote:

I've been playing guitar for 1-2 years now and I've been playing an acoustic but am now making the switch to electric because I like them better. I mostly play classic rock (pretty woman, sweet home Alabama, etc) with some newer stuff like All-American Rejects, Green Day..ok so just about anything. What I'm getting at is I've been looking around a bit and found a Squier Bullet ($99) at a local shop (they even had it in blue smile ) then I found a Fender Starcaster (black/silver burst) package (10W amp, strap, stand, case, headphones, etc) for $189. I'm kind of leaning towards the Bullet because it played nice and i'm a blue freak, the starcaster is enticing with the accessories but i haven't played it. I'm no expert so I was wondering which one was better? I know dollar for dollar the starcaster would be the better choice, i'm just wondering which guitar is better or if there is much of a difference?

If you don't find an MIM (made in mexico) you can build an american made strat type guitar from a kit for between $300.00 to $600.00 american. Of course it depends on the hardware or pickups you want. PM me and I will get you the places to source the parts.



(17 replies, posted in Electric)

Because they are so comfortable to play and the different sounds you can get. The strat was perfected by a western swing guitar player that use to work for Fender. I don't remember his name but he just died in April of last year whe I get home I will look it up and repost it later.  The story goes he was in a western swing band and played a telecaster and did not like the slab body poking & brusing his ribs. So he told Mr. Leo Fender to cut contours on the body so it fits his body and it would be comfortable.



(20 replies, posted in Electric)

que522 wrote:

Well thank you Doc. I have been up and down so many list of guitars in the past few months. I do however LOVE to sound of Fenders. I found a video of an online guitar teacher going over the difference between Mexican and American Fenders. The hardware in the American fender is much better.

I am going to look into new and used guitars I am hoping next week. If I decide to go new I will have to go Mexican, if I go used I can get an American. So it's all going to come down to finding an American in good shape that I love.

If you don't find a MIM (made in mexico) strat you can build a usa made strat from a kit semi custom for between $300.00 & $600.00 american. It depends what type of hardware and pickups you want. PM me and I will get you the info on where to source the parts.



(57 replies, posted in Acoustic)

No matter what said "Doll" I still only see you as a lady.