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El Salto

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  1. What's are the best guitar brands?

    Very interesting guide oldstrummer
  2. Been learning and progressing on the usual 6 string acoustic and electric guitars Recently got a 12 string acoustic and although I can play it, even allowing for covering two strings with my fingers, It just seems a bit different, a bit more difficult to master I can`t seem to decide whether the frets are a miniscule distance further apart, or its a slightly wider neck, Is it common for guitarists to find the 12 string a more problematic instrument to master ?
  3. Hi

    Welcome Karen You`re still way younger than me
  4. Mastering the 12 String Acoustic

    Thanks for the replies dudes Jan, my hand is ok, seems to have settled down to a permanently sore thumb Its bearable though, and I just keep playing regardless I`m very much a strummer re playing the 12 string, even on the standard 6 string my finger picking is limited Its an Ibanez guitar but can`t remember what model, would probably be around the £200 mark so not expensive Sounds great though, and as always, sounds better when someone else plays it
  5. Tunecore - sell your music on iTunes

    Is tunecore still ongoing Last post on this thread is over ten years ago ?
  6. Perspective If you start playing guitar at 10 years old and practice regularly, take lessons etc, by the time you`re 30 you should be shit hot If like me, you start at 53, take lessons and practice regularly it would, using the logic above, take till I was 73 to be on the shit hot scale I just enjoy being able to play at a competent intermediate learner level, at the same level as my peers in our Jam Band Time isn`t on my side to be a virtuoso, that's just the way it is Someone will come on to tell me I`m talking shit, I know
  7. Ha ha, thanks for the encouragement, but in my case its safe to say that I`m shit. Like really shit, but not shit enough that it will stop me trying to home record some of my shit songs. Its enjoyable no matter how shit I am. Yes its 2018 and I`m getting old.
  8. I have the same problem when recording at home Fingers don't want to do as my brain tells them I can play the song that I`m attempting to record a million times, adequately But once I know its a "take", I disintegrate Sometimes I settle for a well less than perfect take, convincing myself that its more "real" I think I`m basically a shit guitarist
  9. 42 yo and just purchased first guitar.

    I wish I was 42 Welcome
  10. Tomorrow is Jam Night, and I`m happy :cool:

  11. First time post

    Panther Fan, welcome I`m the same as you, been playing for 4 years, didn`t start learning till I was an old bugger Recently I`ve been playing in a band environment, jamming and doing my own stuff and some covers at "Folk Night" (Its not really Folk at all) The thing with us is that apart from our Guitar Tutor (who enhances our sound and also doubles on drums when required), who taught us all in some form, its all intermediate learners who play together As for gigging, well that's a probable non starter, its purely a social pastime that suits us all Sometimes we are ok, other times we are shit, but we persevere Maybe that's what you need, to get involved with like minded players of a similar level to yourself Iron out things that you aren`t so good at in a situation where no one is judging.
  12. What's are the best guitar brands?

    In my experience, Squier do a very good budget Telecaster, Epiphone also have the Les Paul design pretty good as well I have a Yamaha acoustic that plays as good as any, (it suits my purposes anyway, great sound) and a 12 string Ibanez which is incredible Actually it sounds better when someone else plays it ha ha
  13. Hi there, Been playing now for two years, practicing daily usually around an hour at a time. I`ve noticed of late that I am experiencing what I can only describe as "tendonitis" in my fretting hand Its sometimes irritating, though not downright painful, and recently its affecting my ability to even fret some simple chords like "D" for instance. My hand seems to be tensing up and I am having problems with finger mobility. The problem seems to be between my 2nd and 3rd fingers I was wondering if this was common, and how I could rectify it. Thanks in advance for any input.
  14. Tendonitis in the fretting hand

    After a three hour jam on Friday past, my thumb was in agony Bizarrely, it seems better now, still uncomfortable, but better Weird
  15. Tendonitis in the fretting hand

    Thanks Jan, I do appreciate the input Trying to play in an open tuning method would present a challenge for me, almost like learning all over again I`m just frustrated, tomorrow I have a planned Jam with likeminded players at our local rehearsal space I absolutely live for these nights because they indulge me and help me to play my own songs But when I`m incapacitated like this it just gets me down, I`m sorry if I seemed dismissive.
  16. Tendonitis in the fretting hand

    Wow ! Maybe I should stop feeling sorry for myself
  17. What's are the best guitar brands?

    Best brand is whatever makes you happy, and whatever you can afford If Fender and Gibson is out of reach, theres plenty good imitations out there If high end acoustic is out of reach theres a multitude of very good budget ones
  18. Tendonitis in the fretting hand

    Hello troops, long time inactive on here My woes continue Just when Ive almost forgotten about the tendonitis, now I have real issues with pain in my thumb Seemed to start occurring recently and has now been aggravated by my use of a 12 string acoustic of late Its a real bummer, and my doctor seems to think that its early stage arthritis The painkillers are just crap and I`m confined to rest again So frustrating, just as I`ve managed to find some like minded intermediate learners to jam with, this occurs Just have to hope I can get over it.