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asterism wrote

Reply to by !deleted34351

I bet I can hit the same note


I promise I'll stick to the melody.

Yeah I'm dead.


asterism OP wrote

Doing it the right way is more complicated because each and every string has its action set independently. I don't have a clever hack for you ... you have to have whats called a radius gauge

I don't know how I never though of this till now. Clever hack time. google radius gauge template. Print that bad boy out. cut it glue it to some cardstock or something and cut it out. boom instant radius gauge. Now you can set it up the correct way. Don't be like me kids, take better care of your guitar.


asterism OP wrote (edited )

Just so you know the correct and proper way to do this.

You need a couple tools. A capo and a feeler guage (basically precision metal slabs for measuring). you put the capo at the first fret. Then you press down the very last fret on the low E string. Then you take your feeler guage and measure the distance between the sixth or seventh fret (the actual fret the metal thing) and the bottom of the low E string. It should measure around.015” – .030” for an acoustic and .010” – .012”. for an electirc. You might be able to get a specific number from the manufacturers website.

If your measurement is greater you need to tighten the truss rod. If it is smaller you need to loosen it.

And there you have it. Doing things the right way instead of eyeballing it like me.


Fool wrote

How to adjust ... rod.
Your going to need ... the head ... if you have a small plastic cover on the head ... (you just need to remove that cover)... just inside the ... hole if you look into the hole towards the head. Obviously you stick the allen wrench in the hole. Make sure to get a proper sized one you ... want to... screw.

What did I just read?


asterism OP wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by tuesday in 6 REASONS you SUCK at guitar! by asterism

Oh it is though I think its easier for arpeggios than a pick.

Actually useful advice you can strum without a pick. Justin guitar has a good video on it here

Jazz, country, and folk guitarists play chords without picks all the time (though jazz chords are a whole different beast). It makes it a lot easier to get a distinct "bass line" when you play guitar because you can play the lowest string with your thumb and then strum with your pointer or pluck with the other three or four fingers. You can also just strum with your thumb which is also common enough.

edit: and bonus advice you also can just find your own way to play. If your goal is to just to play without concern of being great just play around until you find something that works. It can be totally wrong and weird but if it works for what you want who cares yeah?