Guitar Messages by Paul Stelzmann

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  1. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Equipment Forum · 123 Hits · 2/11/2005 11:10 AM
    Does anyone own or has anyone ever played one of these $80 Kramer Focus deals? You can buy them from MusicYo: http://www.musicyo.com/product_specs.asp?pf_id=101 I figure that for that price, they must be a real piece of crap. But I have read ...(more)
  2. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Instructional Forum · 73 Hits · 5/15/2003 7:21 PM
    My answer would be wherever it sounds good. When you create music, sometimes it is best to put aside the rules or framework..."what am I supposed to play?" Just trust your ears. Think of a painter who has an assortment of colours on his palette...(more)
  3. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 90 Hits · 12/9/2002 1:58 PM
    I found this message on Craigslist. I thought it was worth a read and a chuckle so I cut and paste it... How to find a drummer, or how to find a band. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reply to: ...(more)
  4. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Equipment Forum · 124 Hits · 8/2/2002 1:05 PM
    I heard a story that ASAT stands for 'A Sweet-Ass Telecaster'. No disagreement from me on that one.
  5. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Equipment Forum · 158 Hits · 2/6/2002 4:38 PM
    I recently noticed an odd occurance on my acoustic guitar (Epiphone PR 200D). Whenever I play the open B string, the soundwaves cause the low E string to start resonating and it emits an unwanted hum. Has anyone ever experienced this problem and...(more)
  6. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Artists Forum · 97 Hits · 1/24/2002 2:29 PM
    "Out on the road today, I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac" --Don Henley "Now I look at the years gone by and wonder at the Powers that be. I don't know why Fortune smiles on some, and let's the rest go free." --Don Henley Henly really has...(more)
  7. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Building/Repair Forum · 89 Hits · 1/18/2002 2:52 PM
    The technique I use to clean fretboards is to first loosen the dirt and grime with a square of the finest (600grade) sandpaper you can find. I then used to wipe off the fretspaces with a cloth treated with isopropyl alcohol. This initially gives...(more)
  8. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Building/Repair Forum · 143 Hits · 1/18/2002 11:39 AM
    I found a new set of Dean Markley jazz (.012 high E) strings that I bought a long time ago. I do not want to put them on my electric because this guage is kind of hard to bend. Would there be any problems to expect if I put them on my acoustic? ...(more)
  9. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Artists Forum · 87 Hits · 12/4/2001 11:03 AM
    Its kinda hard to gauge which is bigger... the degree of pop-embracing cheesiness that this band has succumbed to Or Scott Stapp's ego. I think the bar-fight incidents are hilarious. With the high-school-boy mentality that he has, Stapp probably...(more)
  10. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Artists Forum · 145 Hits · 8/7/2001 12:09 PM
    Well, I got a chance to see Roxy Music at the Concord Pavillion (San Francisco Bay area) on their first tour in 18 years. It was a real treat to see the old masters get together and do their thing without missing a beat. My wife and our friends ...(more)
  11. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Instructional Forum · 58 Hits · 5/8/2001 3:37 PM
    Karen, Check out this link for an excellent essay about barre chords: http://www.guitarprinciples.com/GettingBetter/essay15.htm good luck, Paul
  12. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Instructional Forum · 90 Hits · 5/8/2001 12:38 PM
    Probably a simple question...what is the definition of 'gliss'?
  13. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Equipment Forum · 924 Hits · 4/27/2001 5:54 PM
    Eric, I also own a Blues Jr. I have had it for almost 4 years. Yeah that reverb box is a real POS. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. The warranty on circuitry is 5 years. I already took mine back to the dealer for cracked pots; they sent it o...(more)
  14. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Open Forum · 48 Hits · 3/14/2001 12:09 PM
    This is a great reminder of how embracing the path of simplicity, humility, and graciousness leads us to contentment. In this American society, many people seem to be obsessed with upward mobility and constantly worrying about money; I have to s...(more)
  15. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Equipment Forum · 48 Hits · 3/5/2001 2:16 PM
    Recently, I have switced to .10's on my semihollow electric. Since I am working on a lot of slurs these days, I noticed it has made a world of difference compared to .11's. I believe there are mediums strung on the acoustic; I'm still experiment...(more)
  16. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Instructional Forum · 107 Hits · 2/21/2001 1:58 PM
    Here's a painful playing experience: After trimming the left hand nails really short, I practiced some licks on the higher frets. While bending the first string with fingers 2 and 3, strings 2 and 3 are also invariably being bent but unsounded...(more)
  17. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Instructional Forum · 76 Hits · 2/15/2001 11:25 AM
    I agree. Memorizing chords from one of those gonzo chord-encycopedias is ridiculous and just not that much fun. My approach has been to learn chords as you go by learning the songs that you would really like to play. This way you learn the chord...(more)
  18. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Open Forum · 39 Hits · 2/7/2001 11:27 AM
    Shane, As a followup to Stone's message, I would add that Playing in the classical position is an excellent starting point. Once you are comfortable with this, adjust the strap so that the guitar rests at approximately the same height and 45 deg...(more)
  19. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Open Forum · 42 Hits · 12/14/2000 12:21 PM
    My two year old daughter does this also. I let her strum and pick for a short while; then she plays with her toys (or rather objects from my desk) while I practice. I get a more intense and productive practice when she is not in the room, howeve...(more)
  20. Paul Stelzmann (340)
    Instructional Forum · 47 Hits · 11/14/2000 4:57 PM
    I most definately agree with all of these sentiments and with the words of Charles Gracsi a few boxes up. Certainly do not put your teacher on a pedestal; this is a particularly difficult pitfall to avoid when one is so new to playing and is ea...(more)