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

etc_04 wrote:

Well I'll go ahead and be the first "youngin" to post. I'm 20, from Southeast Ohio...

What town are you from, etc?

I was born in Columbus, but grew up in Hocking County (not extremely southeast, but close).

Do you know Logan, or Nelsonville, or Lancaster?


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

Points well made, bud.

The other side of that coin is that there are folks who live in relative obscurity who have abnormal amounts of plastic surgery performed but we don't know them.

My point is that while the Paris Hiltons of the world may not get the same treatment when they break the law, they also get far worse treatment when they behave "eccentricly".

If I were a plastic surgeon, I don't know if I would be able to tell Michael Jackson "no" if I knew it would cost me millions. It would be tough to do (for me, at least).


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


How was the Birthday Celebration?

Hopefully you are unincarcerated, and can remember at least some of your night?



(24 replies, posted in Electric)

Finally, folks are getting to the real reason!

The chicks!

And don't forget the money!


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

Welcome, NP, and to RR, as well!

Tell us about yourself! What kind of stuff do you play?


(16 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hotel California

Still trying to find the right finger pattern for it.


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

Yo Mama so stank, she gotta wear long skirts to hide the no-pest strips!


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

gitaardocphil wrote:

I agree oldnewbie, despite the fact that I agree = IS IT NORMAL THAT PLASTIC SURGEONS still perform surgery on people like Michael Jackson...


Not sure how to define "normal", doc.

We all judge the world from our own perspective, because it is impossible to do otherwise. If by "normal" you mean popular or within the majority of the rest of the world, then I guess the answer is no, it is not "normal". On that note, playing the guitar, practicing Christianity, and living in America can all be considered as abnormal.

I think the question is not whether it is "normal" but whether it is acceptable, then the terms of what is acceptable must be defined.

Who should do that?

And what measures should be used?

I think it is perfectly okay to say "I don't like that, and I'm not going to do it" but when we say "I don't like that, and I don't want you to do it" we become dangerous.

It is fun to watch the idiots of the world deface themselves, though, and wonder why they can't just be left alone.


(18 replies, posted in Acoustic)

NELA wrote:

When I can get the time I'ma gonna BONE my Takamine and I'ma gonna BONE it GOOD. Just waiting on a good time as I travel a lot and carry my guitar with me.


I do some of my best boning on the road.

No time like the present.


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

Absolutely true, Zurf.

And, Doc, I still don't blame the surgeon. Especially, I think, in the US the doctors think someone will take the money, why not me?


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

Happy birthday, UYK, and you too, Clare.

And welcome!


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

SP, you need to dig your "Keep on Truckin'" T-shirt out. They'll drag you home, then!


too funny.


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

Welcome, mcatak.



(44 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I have to agree with Ray Melton. "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" is, in my opinion, the epitome of the song made for a 12 string.

Like GSE, I think in the best songs, all the elements come together (syncopation?) to make a memorable song that moves people in some way (to laugh, to cry, to think, or just to dance).

I also think that if one element is particularly strong, it can make up for weaker elements. I may be alone in my opinion here, but Bob Dylan's songs were strong in the lyrics department, and his playing was better than average. These two combined to make his vocals a non-issue. Bob was never known as a voice, but as a poet.

Likewise, the strong rythm and backbeat along with unique and pleasant vocals of many performers from the 50s carried somewhat weak or cliche lyrics. (The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, and Ricky Nelson come to mind).

Another approach is to be so unique, as to demand attention. Johnny Cash had absolutely no vocal range, and mediocre guitar playing skills, but his unique sound and "bad boy" persona made him the sensation he was, and still is!

Interesting thread, it will be neat to see others' responses.


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

Nice trout, Zurf!

All this talk makes me want to cut my own hair.  yikes


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

I didn't know Martin made bells...


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

Yeah, Roger, I'm with you. That scene has just lost all its seriousness for me, too!

too funny!


(18 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Popdevil wrote:

I want to make sure I'm correct on this...

Lower the action = ?

Higher the action = to stop buzzing?

Also, would it be recommended to get a bone nut on this guitar or is that like getting high end tires on a low end car?


I'm with Zurf. Unless you have money laying around that you want to spend, I wouldn't worry about "boning" your guitar at the moment (In my little mind, though, it makes sense that if you get the nut done, you should also do the bridge). Some folks do that right away, and that's cool, but I don't have the extra cash, and would rather spend my music buck on strings and picks, and such.

Lowering the action (reducing the distance between the strings and the frets) will make your guitar easier to play. It will make the barre chords easier, and will help make transitioning faster. (also, your hand won't ache as bad as quickly)

Raising the action (increasing the distance between the strings and the frets) will help reduce fret buzz.

The "buzz" you were talking about was from not having good pressure on the chords, or by overlapping your fingers onto "open" strings. I think this might be helped by a lower action, which will make the chords easier to  hold.

Buzz that is fixed by raising the action would be open string buzzing caused by the strings being too close to the frets when you are not touching it.

In my same little mind, it makes sense to have the action as low as possible without buzzing.

PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT A LUTHIER!! yikes.  I mess around with mine some just because I like to mess around with stuff. The "right" way to change your action is to have your bridge and nut raised or lowered, as well as the neck adjusted, and this (in my opinion) should be left to a professional.

Maybe this is a "quick fix", and possibly not the right way to do it, but it worked for me. And, after all is said and done, by the time you read through all of this crap, you could practice your chords more, and soon the width of the neck won't matter much to you!

I hope I have helped to make this as clear as the inside of a black bear.


okay, so maybe I shouldn't charge for this one...


(19 replies, posted in Electric)

r77727 wrote:

oops, thought I was on acoustic forum, so let me change my answer, "Back in Black."


funny, "r".!

(I obviously forgot the forum, too!)


(24 replies, posted in Electric)

and the chicks, doc.  You forgot the chicks!


(19 replies, posted in Electric)

My first song was "red river valley", but I couldn't sing with it.

The first song I learned to sing and play was "Horse With No Name" by America.


(0 replies, posted in Song requests)

I think this song came out in the mid 70's (76??)

I used to have it on a 45, and would love to find the chords and lyrics for it.

It is NOT the Conway Twitty/Loretta Lynn song "Louisana Woman / Mississippi Man", which is all I seem to be able to find on the internet.

This one starts off with "Captain of the river boat, are you going south? Are you going anywhere near New Orleans?..."



(11 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

I have always assumed, justly or not, that "package" deals usually contain inferior products that have been lumped together to sell.

I usually don't trust them, and buy my stuff separate.

(so there!) big_smile


(11 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

gitaardocphil wrote:

If you are a new newbie, not an oldnewbie big_smile, what is your opinion about this concept?

Doc!  You hurt my feelings. I want to play!  yikes big_smile