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Old 12-19-2007, 12:06 AM #64
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:48 AM #65
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So I have to learn to play slide guitar for 'Alcohaulin' ***' and 'Turn the Page'. Anybody want to give me any tips? I bought three slides today, a thin brass one I can put on my pinky or on my ring finger, and a glass 'blues bottle' I use on my pointer finger that's better to play on my electric because I have a low action and super-slinky strings. I know it's a bad guitar to play slide on but it's the only electric I have besides acoustic/electric.

edit: Gotta learn this by Friday. Damnnnnnn

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Gonna wanna change your action, low action ruins slide tone because the slide bangs into the frets. I use my middle, allows for the most control of it. Make sure to mute the strings youre not playing with your picking hand or else theyll ring out and sound ****ty.
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Gonna wanna change your action, low action ruins slide tone because the slide bangs into the frets. I use my middle, allows for the most control of it. Make sure to mute the strings youre not playing with your picking hand or else theyll ring out and sound ****ty.
Get thicker gauge strings too. At least .12's.

Sorry for interrupting the A to B conversation. I work at a guitar store so I know this stuff. haha.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:08 AM #68
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.12s are a little big, but yea probably 10s at least, 11s ideal or 12s if you can play them.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:10 AM #69
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Get thicker gauge strings too. At least .12's.

Sorry for interrupting the A to B conversation. I work at a guitar store so I know this stuff. haha.
The thing is, I also have to play regular solos and stuff so I can't be changing up everything now, especially not making the jump from .09's to .12's, but I might try changing the neck height a little.
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The thing is, I also have to play regular solos and stuff so I can't be changing up everything now, especially not making the jump from .09's to .12's, but I might try changing the neck height a little.
The suggestion to switch to thicker strings is just a suggestion to produce better sound. Try .10's though at least. And if you mean adjusting neck height, as to truss rod adjustments, that will make doing hammer-ons and pull-offs harder by just a bit.
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The thing is, I also have to play regular solos and stuff so I can't be changing up everything now, especially not making the jump from .09's to .12's, but I might try changing the neck height a little.
Have you tried playing with thicker strings before? You may find that you like it more. It took me a while to do so and I can't play anything but .11's now. They do require a tad bit more strength to hold down, but your fingers adapt very quickly. They also are harder to bend, but you don't have to bend them as far, so it's pretty much just as easy. You'll get more tone out of them and they'll be harder to break on you.

And, in this situation, it'll help you with your slide playing. But if you have to learn it by Friday, then...
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.11's are the best. I used to only play .09s but then I eventually stepped up to .10's then now I play .11-.50 for standard tuning.
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:26 PM #73
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I need new stringssss...ernie balls aren't doing it for me anymore....suggestions?
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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ngs?sku=100192
What I've always used, even on my acoustic lol, I love 'em. What size do you use?
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I used to love d'addario until I started playing lead more. Ernie Balls tend to have a looser feeling to them, which to me, makes it easier to pull off stuff like sweeps cleaner and easier. I've made the transition back and forth several times.

The only drawback to EB's to me is brand new ones sound really clangy on the clean channel, it takes a week or two for that to go away though.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:14 PM #76
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I started using the nanoweb elixirs recently. I really like them. They stay sounding fresh for forever. Even though they cost twice as much as D'addarios and EB (I get them for cheap though ), they last 3 times as long.
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I love elixirs for acoustics. Every taylor i have played has been strung with them and I can honestly say playing with them is a blast and they sound great.
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DR for electric.
Elixir for acoustic.

The DR Pure Nickel .11's that I bought a little bit back have been the best sounding and playing strings that I have ever used.
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What size are they? I ideally want at least a 10 and at least a 52. 11-54s would be cool.
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After watching this video I think I will make an effort to take up beer bottle slide guitar
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For acoustic I use Elixir's new Anti-Rust Lights Polyweb.

For Electric, GHS Boomers Mediums. I need to get my boss to stock the DR 11's. So far we only stock the DR 10's, 9's, and Dimebags.


Ernie Ball strings are horrible compared to GHS' which cost about the same price.
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Broke a string on my Ibanez, it has a Edge III.

****ing pain in the *** changin' them strings

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Broke a string on my Ibanez, it has a Edge III.

****ing pain in the *** changin' them strings

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Thats why I'm stop tailpiece or hardtail for life.
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Thats why I'm stop tailpiece or hardtail for life.
It's only bad because you have to change them one at a time

I like cleaning the fretboard with all the strings off, it's really not that bad
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