(7 replies, posted in Electric)

Update on the topic, I swapped my 9s for 10s and am a lot happier withe the sounds and the feel


(6 replies, posted in Electric)

Well yeah, but the problem is that the tuner still indicates correct tuning, as long as an E sounds like an E to it it doesn't seem to care what octave it is in.  I guess liek you said it just comes with experience.


(6 replies, posted in Electric)

So I a got a tuner and thought that I tuned my guitar.  My buddy comes over and tells me that while the strings sound almost right, it's the wrong pitch (octave is it ?).  So how do I know if I need A3 or A2 etc?  Any guidelines on this?


(7 replies, posted in Electric)

Thanks for the advice, I didn't realise that physics would be against me


(39 replies, posted in Electric)

I am learning on an electric, recently I went to a buddy's house, who has a classical acoustic, granted the strings are lighter and the space between strings is wider, so I suppose it is a great learning guitar because it is very forgiving, but I started on an Ibanez and really don't want to invest into an acoustic now, so I'll just heave to bear it until I loose all feeling in my fingertips  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif" border=0 alt="Laughing"> which I am very close to already.


(7 replies, posted in Electric)

Lately my strings feel very flimsy, I know the guitar is tuned well, but it is just a feeling that bothers me a bit.  My low E on the other hand feels just right, maybe even a bit too tight.  So my question is can I mix and match gueages, provided they are not too far away from each other high 9s and low 10s for example?


(9 replies, posted in Electric)

Ok, I think I got it.  The sounds seems to happen, when I fret closer to the head.


(11 replies, posted in Electric)

Tell me about it I am 29


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Sorry for the late reply, I have been away...  Anyway the buzzing seems to occure because the string is still vibrating pretty hard as I take my finger away, so it starts to sound as if the string is not being pressed (fretted?) hard enough.  I realize that this maybe because I am trying to switch too fast, but thenhow do you play fast?  A friend of mine hinted at the fact that my fingers need to be precisely perpendicular to the fret board?  What do you think? <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_redface.gif" border=0 alt="Embarassed">


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I am very very new so please forgive my ignorance.  I am getting better with playing separate chords, but still having a big problem when I try to switch between chords, as my fingers start to leave the strings, they start making a horrible buzzing noise.  Any advice on how this can be fixed?