(7 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I would have to disagree with you there (of course).  Yes the Martin D-28 (it's 28, not 29) is a fine guitar, but the D-45 is about the best you can get.  They make it from 45 year old aged wood because guitars sound better as they age, so when you buy it new, it's already 45 years old!  I Hear they even have a D-50 now, but it's like 200,000 dollars.  To address the above question; A Dreadnought is a mid sized guitar, usually with a cutaway.  It is probably the most common type of acoustic, although I prefer the bassy sound of my Epiphone jumbo body.  If you want a good sound, go with the dreadnought. peace

I See nobody mentioned Doc or Merle Watson, Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, or Sierra Hull.  All fine flat pickers who I would love to play with and learn from.


(55 replies, posted in About Chordie)

The lyrics and chords aren't right on this site anyway.  Go over to cowboy lyrics and copy the lyrics to a writing program such as microsoft word and change the fonts to whatever you want.


(4 replies, posted in Acoustic)

<font color="red"><b>Heres that capo chart.</b></font>

- Big DJ

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(39 replies, posted in Electric)

I know most of the people here don't like me, and thats fine.  Probably because I start "internet bar fights" <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif" border=0 alt="Laughing"> I Would recommend getting a 10 watt solid state practice amp if you are a beginner who isn't sure where they are going to go.  Of course you can never beat a 400 watt Fender tube amp.  My grandfather bought one of those in the late 50's and still has it today, still sounds superb. As for you people not liking me, try to get over it.  I'm just another musician here to voice my opinion, opinions are like arseholes, everybody has one and they're all different.  If everyone agreed on everything there would be no sense in having a forum now would there?  peace everyone   

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(39 replies, posted in Electric)

well that was a fairly dumb statement.  A Fiddle IS a violin, fiddle is just a slang term, they are exactly 100% the same thing.  whereas an acoustic and electric vary quite a bit.


(12 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Please excuse "american chaos theory" for trying to be a bigshot.  I Never referred to myself as a professional, maybe one time, jokingly.  I Actually said in my post "thats a nice gesture!" so obviously I wasn't criticizing you.  Maybe you can attach the capo chart to a posting.  Thanks for your enthusiam to help others.


(12 replies, posted in Acoustic)

thats a nice gesture!  But most guitar players already know what position the capo goes in for what chord. thanks anyway


(17 replies, posted in Electric)

Why bother getting an epihphone.  If you want to spend the money, just go for the Gibson.  as I'm sure you know, epiphone is made by Gibson and is just a factory second.  I own an epiphone 6730 acoustic, which is one of a kind, and I have had nothing but problems with the neck.  the head cracked and i had to put a metal brace on it and the "adjustable bridge" just complicates things.  Go for the Gibson! thats a real les paul. peace

not sure what you mean by "removed them all at once".  The most common reason for buzzing is the action not being set properly in the neck of the guitar.  Or improper technique, such as not fingering chords close enough to the fret.  Look straight down the neck of the guitar for any bumps or ridges, they may be causing your problem.

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(39 replies, posted in Electric)

I Do play both. But I stand by my decision to learn on an acoustic always.  Yes I know there are different neck shapes, such as flat, rounded and scalloped. electric guitars created for swing bands were hollow body electrics, made in a simillar fashion to the acoustic, where as a strat type guitar is made from a solid piece of hardwood.  The last electric guitar I made was a solid piece of maple, and it sounds quite different from an acoustic.


(39 replies, posted in Electric)

I'm sure millions of people would disagree with you there.  There are many differences between an electric and acoustic guitar and even more differences between an acoustic and a hollow body archtop (such as an old gibson).  The strings on an electric are very loose and much closer to the fretboard, and the neck is flat, where as it is rounded on an acoustic.  Saying "a guitar is a guitar" is like saying a banjo is a fiddle, it just doesn't make any sense.  If an electric and an acoustic were the same thing, they wouldn't have made an electric.  Hope that gets the point accross.


(8 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hmm.. seems quite repetative and lacking in form.  good for a first try though.  If it isn't your first try...you might want to read up on song writing formula.


(39 replies, posted in Electric)

I fully agree satman...everybody thinks they want an electric guitar for whatever reason...maybe because they "look cool" or some stupid thing like that.  But yes, you should always start on an acoustic.  Most people figure this out the hard way, when they don't listen to people. My advice to everyone is to start on an old beat up piece of crap acoustic.  if you can make that sound half decent, you know you can play! Don't go for the high end guitars or electric right away, theres no challenge there. peace

ibanez may have made a fairly good electric a long time ago, but now they are cheapo guitars.

there are actually 4 major types of acoustic guitar...6 string, 12 string, classical AND 7 string which is actually widely used today.  As for learning on a "classical" or acoustic guitar...they are pretty much the same thing.  With of course the exception of a wider neck and different headstock on a classical.  I have used steel strings on a classical model guitar before and it sounded fine.  And vise verse (you can put nylons on a regular dreadnought type of guitar)  Hope that helps.

Marshall makes a good amp, but ibanez is usually not very good.  If you can afford a Marshall amp, you can probably afford a medium end fender guitar..or not, not my place to say.


(14 replies, posted in Acoustic)

yes J.P. is awesome, and guess what type of string he uses? yeah thats right, you guessed it  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_eek.gif" border=0 alt="Shocked"> Elixir! shove that in your pipe and smoke it  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif" border=0 alt="Very Happy">

When are you people gonna stop it with the jealousy and realize Elixir makes the best strings going? it's getting old...


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

I'm from Dublin Shore, Nova Scotia in Canada.  Been playing for about 6 years, and am 16.  Probably one of the youngest on here  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif" border=0 alt="Laughing">


(19 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Why don't you people just get a light thumb pick? same deal as a pick, but it holds itself on.  Personally, my thumbnail is better than a pick, but if you need one, go for the thumb pick..or just hold it tighter.


(19 replies, posted in Acoustic)

i hold my pick between the side of my middle finger and my thumb, keeping it straight with my index finger


(2 replies, posted in Acoustic)

haha. no I don't work for elixir or get any discounts...my set of elixirs was actually given to me by my Uncle.  I Just genuinely like them


(2 replies, posted in Acoustic)

<font color="darkblue">Now I know this is going to stir up all kinds of crap, but here are some things I found on various guitar builders websites.</font>

<font color="red">Model:  TW60-SC-VS
R.R.P:  £499.95
Auditorium style guitar
Solid sprucetop
Mahogany back and sides
Hand carved bone top nut and saddle
Elixir strings
In vintage sunburst finish

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"Elixir® Strings revolutionized the guitar string industry with coated strings when we provided a valuable solution for preserving the tone life of wound strings," said Craig Theorin, product manager, Elixir® Strings. "Our new Anti-Rust technology addresses the same challenge for plain steel strings. Guitar players no longer have to face rusty plain steels when leaving strings on for an extended period of time."

The secret behind Elixir® Strings' new Anti-Rust Plated Steels is its proprietary alloy plating that inhibits tone-killing corrosion. Although the new strings last up to three times longer without corroding, they maintain a traditional metallic feel with a crisp, clean tone.

"I don't know how Elixir managed to improve upon the best, but they did! I find the new Elixir Plated Plain Steel strings require even less maintenance and last considerably longer, while maintaining the same excellence in tone, clarity and intonation I have come to expect from Elixir Strings," said world-renowned guitar player Johnny Hiland. Further, Hiland has since requested that all the strings on his electric guitars be switched to Elixir® Strings' new Anti-Rust Plated Plain Steels as soon as they are available.</font>


(13 replies, posted in Acoustic)

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT MARTIN AND GIBSON ARE NO GOOD! nah I'm just kidding oubaas LOL we've been over this.... larrivee is crap, and guild is good but it's a bit pricy.  Maybe try an Alvarez, they sound pretty good for the price.