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Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:29 am | jump to post

He is not charging me the $65 he is saying that this "servicing" is free (or at least this first one)because I bought the guitar there. He is saying that he would normally charge $65 for what he is going to do. I am curious, what specifically he can be doing? What is $65 of a guitar tech's time? Is that 1 hour, 3 hours, or 1/2 hour? Is there some thing that needs to get adjusted regularly or some magical elixir that needs to be massaged into the wood? Obviously, if I take it to him and let him d...

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Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:48 pmEssential Care and Feeding of a Guitar

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Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:59 pm | jump to post

Thanks Pebber! I will take that advice to heart!I welcome the pain, just want to make sure it is good pain. -- Abs
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Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:55 pm | jump to post

I have not setup a time limit per se. With work and life and all that I get to start practicing around 8 pm or so. I tend to go until about 10 or so unless I add a new exercise or something like that. If I get to where I feel disgusted because stuff isn't going my way, or otherwise just feel like I am not getting anything out of it, I may stop earlier. On the other hand, if I am feeling like I am setting things on fire, I may keep going. But the fact that I am no spring chicken coupled with the ...
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Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:18 am | jump to post

Hey Ivan,Last couple nights have been short practices (2 or less hours). However, last night I did have a 40 minute dance class (even though it may help, I don't think it counts). :) But now, not only do I suck at guitar, I can also such at Foxtrot, Merenge, Rumba and the Club Swing!!Anyway, I can't or haven't yet done all the things on the first module of the daily practice sheet. I work on the picking exercises on each string, trying to get the wrist properly involved. Then I try to do udu, du...
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:02 pm | jump to post

Wow, made all the difference in the world! I still suck, but I feel less awkward while trying to do something about it :)

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Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:32 am | jump to post

This is where the internet gets confusing, don't take this the wrong way. I was not so much complaining that my fingers felt bruised, as much as remarking it because it is the first time since I have begun that they felt like this. I was not expecting this specific pain. Granted I felt the pain of fretting strings, and especially with my previous guitar with action so high you could reach your fingers under the strings :). Those pains were long gone, it was just weird to have a "bruised feeling"...
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Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:39 pm | jump to post

I had to call it early tonight. (About two hours). I may have over done the trill exercises yesterday, my fingertips feel as though they are bruised. It was all diminishing returns tonight. But things seemed better for some reason. Who knows? Hoping for even better stuff to come. Aura Lee is starting to sound more recognizeable, so there's that :)-- Abs
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Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:14 pm | jump to post

Thanks, that sounds like great advice. It was not so much that things were going wrong but more that they weren't going right :)


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