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

At Night here it goes down to about -10, so our water pipes froze so now we have no water! I liked this weather up until this. But there's a lake in my town and it froze over and you can walk on it.

I thought Global Warming was going to be a good thing and make us warmer! sad lol


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

Seasick Steve? NAKED?

Sorry I have to go get sick on myself!


(4 replies, posted in Electric)

If you took off all of the strings at once there would have been such a change of pressure on the neck. So hold the guitar up and look directly down the neck and if there's a curve you need to adjust the truss rod like you said. smile



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

I can do the reverse moonwalk! tongue

Rest in peace MJ! sad


(9 replies, posted in Electric)

Hire some heavies, go over there and show him who's boss! tongue

But seriously take him to court. It's the only way to get these people to pay up. And if you are to young I'm sure your parents wouldn't mind. It's not like it's a traumatic case or anything (apart from you, you did lose your guitar).

May Your Guitar Rest in Peace!



(7 replies, posted in Electric)

The only time I don't use alternate picking is when I play metal of hard rock riffs!


(9 replies, posted in Electric)

Sorry I'm so incredibly late posting the pics. After two months I finally got around to taking the pics and they're not even great quality. Well, it's the story of my life! I'm never on time and I think 2 months is my record.
Well anywho here's my baby:





(8 replies, posted in Electric)

Don't get me wrong, I have no doubt that the guitar sounds great but it's design is a bit impractical. Like, what's the point in the raised neck? Because your not going to get much more reach to the higher frets because you still have that hideous joint there. Plus if I played that live I'd risk looking ridiculous. That's just my opinion.


I think Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton would be a good place to start. It'll be a challenge at the start but it's fairly easy for a beginner. And plus if she can learn that she will be able to do full tone bends! Which is always a bonus!

Good Luck


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

geoaguiar wrote:

In a word.....no. Why would one want to?

The question is:
Why wouldn't you want to do it!

(I can't do it by the way, but I know someone who can)!


(2 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

My brother is just starting the bass and he's obsessed with green!
So do you know where he can get a dark shade of green, like Candy Green, 7-UP or Sherwood Green for under 200?
I've searched lots of musi websites and they're damn hard to find!
I'd appreciate your help and if not could ou recommend a good bass or starting him off (cos' I'm strictly guitar and don't have a clue about bass)

Jaminfesteddonkey smile


(9 replies, posted in Electric)

A couple of weeks ago, I bought my baby off thomann.de!
It's a 50's Fender Strat. Here's the specifications, or whatever:

• Model Name: ‘50s Stratocaster®
• Model Number: 0131002306
• Series: Classic Series
• Color: (306) Black
• Body: Alder
• Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Soft “V† Shape, (Gloss Polyurethane Finish)
• Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25† Radius (184mm)
• Number of Frets: 21 Vintage Style Frets
• Pickups: 3 Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat® Pickups with Staggered, Alnico Magnet Pole Pieces and Aged Covers
• Controls:

Master Volume,
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)

• Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade:

Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup

• Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
• Machine Heads: Fender®/Ping® Vintage Style Tuning Machines
• Hardware: Chrome
• Pickguard: 1-Ply White
• Scale Length: 25.5† (648 mm)
• Width at Nut: 1.650† (42 mm)
• Unique Features:

Aged Knobs and Switch Tip,
Vintage Styling,
Synthetic Bone Nut

I will post a picture later! big_smile


(13 replies, posted in Electric)

Blowin' in the Wind by Bob Dylan was the first song ever learnt!
It's really easy, so it's good to start off with!


(28 replies, posted in Electric)

What do you think the most famous guitar and bass riffs are?

For me
Guitar: Sweet Child of Mine - Guns 'n' Roses (Intro)
Bass: Another One Bites the Dust - Queen (Main Riff)



(12 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I used  to have this problem too. Just PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!
And you'll get a good rthym going.


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

That's a really good site!!
Thanks big_smile


(19 replies, posted in Electric)

ApeDoctor wrote:

Maybe try looking into lessons to see whats a miss?

Lessons are always good!
I'd say, go to a store try out a few eletrics and see how they feel, but definitely try the lessons. big_smile


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

Happy Birthday!! big_smile

You're lucky I live in Ireland and we have really bad weather ALL THE TIME!! mad


(30 replies, posted in Acoustic)

topdown wrote:

No one will believe it's the Blues if you wear a suit, 'less you happen to be an old ethnic person, and you slept in it.

Do you have the right to sing the Blues?
Yes, if:

   1. you're older than dirt
   2. you're blind
   3. you shot a man in Memphis
   4. you can't be satisfied

No, if:

   1. you have all your teeth
   2. you were once blind but now can see
   3. the man in Memphis lived
   4. you have a 401K or trust fund

Blues is not a matter of color. It's a matter of bad luck. Tiger Woods cannot sing the blues. Sonny Liston could. Ugly white people also got a leg up on the blues.

topdown wrote:

If death occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it's a Blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is another Blues way to die. So are the electric chair, substance abuse and dying lonely on a broken-down cot.

You can't have a Blues death if you die during a tennis match or while getting liposuction.

Some Blues names for women:

   1. Sadie
   2. Big Mama
   3. Bessie
   4. Fat River Dumpling

17. Some Blues names for men:

   1. Joe
   2. Willie
   3. Little Willie
   4. Big Willie

Persons with names like Amber, Jennifer, Tiffany, Debbie, and Heather can't sing the Blues no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis.

Ha Ha!
You made me laugh so hard Cheap Wine came out my nose!


(1 replies, posted in Electric)

Hi Guys and Gals!

I need you to tell me a good song that I can play to impress this girl I know!
Nothing too tacky either!



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

Eric Clapton!!!!
Jimi Hendrix!!!!

Both have some pretty chalenging stuff! smile
And I'm a blues fanatic


(9 replies, posted in Electric)

My favourite scale is definitely The Blues Scale!


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

Hi Guys and Gals!
Do you know any good urban legends or really scary stories that make you want to soil your pants!

Heres one:

A young girl was babysitting some children in a large old house, the children were in bed and she was watching TV when the phone rang. All the voice on the other end did was laugh, she listened for a minute then hung up. A few minutes later the phone rang again and a scratchy, male voice said "have you checked no the children yet?" She asked who he was, but he just laughed and hung up. She was very scared and called the police. They told her there was really nothing they could do about prank calls, but they'd trace the call if it happened again.

After she got another call asking her if she'd checked on the children, she hung up and the police called her and told her to get out of the house immediately. The calls were coming from the upstairs extension, where he'd already murdered the children.

Enjoy!! smile smile

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(275 replies, posted in Electric)

Ha Ha!
I'm the baby!


(3 replies, posted in Electric)

Hi Guys and Gals!
Just wondering does anyone get Total Guitar (The Magazine)?
If you don't I'd really recommend it.

So I'm just wondering does anyone get it, or any other guitar magazine.

Jaminfesteddonkey smile smile smile