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guitar tips and ideas

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by thumbpick, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. thumbpick

    thumbpick Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 22, 2012
    somewhereville
    thought id post a couple of cool and handy guitar tips and ideas. first one im sure everyone knows, with archtops you can get unwanted over tones, a little foam weaved between the strings behind the bridge will take care of this,second one i just found,i have a problem with my thumbpick hitting the pickup and making noise, a little electric tape over the contacting spot will fix it. im sure you boys have a ton of good ideas and tips about anything guitar related, lets hear them ;)
     
  2. thumbpick

    thumbpick Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 22, 2012
    somewhereville
    ...heres another..a buddy just gave me an old 4 tracks, i'll probably never record with it, but its great to slow licks etc. on old favorite tapes, also which i'll propably never do anymore L.O.L.
     
  3. thumbpick

    thumbpick Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 22, 2012
    somewhereville
    sorry..last one...removing stickers on guitars...hair dryer, then a little good old cooking oil for the stuck on glue
     
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  5. AngelStrummer

    AngelStrummer Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    49
    Jun 26, 2007
    London
    Pencil lead in the nut grooves.
     
  6. AndyLowry

    AndyLowry Friend of Leo's

    May 1, 2012
    Prescott AZ
    Strap-locks may save a foot one day.
     
  7. fezz parka

    fezz parka ---------------------------

    Eat sandwiches with lots of mayo on them. Great substitute for Finger Ease.
     
  8. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    50
    Jan 23, 2007
    Denmark
    Always tune "up" , never down to get to pitch
     
  9. TeleTex82

    TeleTex82 Friend of Leo's

    May 4, 2010
    San Antone
    The little plastic bread bag tabs (as opposed to the twisty tie ones) can be made into cheap temporary strap locks.
     
  10. AndyLowry

    AndyLowry Friend of Leo's

    May 1, 2012
    Prescott AZ
    Unless you're using locking tuners, according to Fender. Then you tune down. Fender knows all, so who am I to argue?
     
  11. thumbpick

    thumbpick Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 22, 2012
    somewhereville
    when unsure about mic. grounding, get drummer to lick it
     
  12. Lunchie

    Lunchie Poster Extraordinaire

    :lol::lol:
     
  13. thumbpick

    thumbpick Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 22, 2012
    somewhereville
    changing bus tire..in a pinch, a banjo, fiddle, or accordion, can be used as a wheel chock
     
  14. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity

    practice in front of a mirror so you know the kinda stupid guitar faces you are going to pull in public....;)
     
  15. BB

    BB Friend of Leo's

    May 17, 2003
    Great Pacific NW
    Bill Hullett had a great one he posted here several years ago about how to tame a buzzing tele due to 60 cycle hum. I had actually forgot all about it until I was cleaning out my gig bag the other day and came across it.

    You take one of them little metal alligator clips, (what we oldsters used to call a roach clip back in the day) attach a wire to it. On the other end, make a circle to fit the finger of your choice. Attach the alligator clip to your bridge and the other end to your finger. I can vouch for this one as I used it during a recording session a few years back...it worked like a charm.
     
  16. Brett Fuzz

    Brett Fuzz Tele-Holic

    901
    Feb 10, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    A large cupboard, old wardrobe or door make a great imrovised amp if you don't have, or can't afford an amp.

    Just press the headstock against cupboard or door and instant amplification !

    That's how we did it as kids before we saved enough to buy an amp : )
     
  17. Lunchie

    Lunchie Poster Extraordinaire

    When testing equipment at your local guitar shop, make sure that the amp and guitar is dimed otherwise you are not truly experiencing what it can do.
     
  18. Triton Thrasher

    Triton Thrasher Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 8, 2010
    Wick, Scotland
    You had doors on the cupboards?

    Luxury!

    I have used a valve radio as an amp and it sounds good. Has to be a big loud radio or radiogram to get much benefit though. I guess there are sockets somewhere on the back of a modern TV that could be used for guitar. Every house has a TV.
     
  19. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity

    keep your hang nails short on your fretting hand to avoid making divots in your fretboard/finish,,,

    that is,, unless you want to gouge it up... err, I mean relic it ... ;)
     
  20. kidmo

    kidmo Friend of Leo's

    May 25, 2008
    Funkytown
    Change your strings every year!
     
  21. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity

    if you want to de gloss a sticky neck...

    go to an auto store and get a tin of coarse cutting compound... and put a dollop in your palm before you play.. and work that sucker....

    she'll be back to raw wood in no time...;)
     
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