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My names Kevin and I don't have a problem
on June 3
New video on Youtube
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Part II Arpeggios in all positions and tones (with TAB)
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Tapping for Beginners | 3 Easy levels of tapping with TAB
on May 25
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="quoteHeading"> Quote:</div><div class="quotedText">Originally posted by Rhodes:<br /><b>1. What is a string winder for? Why not just turn the machine head in the usual way when changing strings?</b></div></div><br /><br />When you've attached a new string, it takes a hell of a lot of turns of the button thingummy (forget the proper name this early in the morning :rolleyes: ) to actually get the string properly wound onto the machinehead and up to pitch. Many people find that this constant turning can really hurt the wrist. A string winder makes the radius of the turn a lot bigger, and so reduces the stress on the wrist because you can then actually crank the thing with your arm, rather than just your wrist.<br /><br />I use a D'Addario Planet Waves combined winder and string clipper...but mainly only the clipper part. Being a string-change guru, I don't mind winding the strings on completely manually. <img src="/forum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif" alt=";\)" title="wink" height="15" width="15" /><br /><br /> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="quoteHeading"> Quote:</div><div class="quotedText">Originally posted by Rhodes:<br /><b>2. The action on my acoustic guitar is very high and it's difficult to barre the strings (as I have mentioned in another thread). I think I need to change the strings, as the current ones are green and clogged up with dead skin. If I get a lighter gauge of string, will that make them easier to press down? I gather I might lose a bit of the tone and resonanance usually associated with an old and cheap Yamaha FG guitar! <img src="/forum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif" alt=";\)" title="wink" height="15" width="15" /></b></div></div><br /><br />I'll go through this backwards.<br /><br />Quite simply, you get more tone with thicker strings. Plus, you also get a tighter feel, which, IMHO, makes for an easier playing experience.<br /><br />I find that I can barre more easily with thicker strings - probably because my fingers are pretty skinny. However, once you master the whole barre malarkey, you'll find that lighter strings are easier on the fingers.
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