Guitar Messages by Pedro Lima

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  1. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Theory Forum · 44 Hits · 4/20/2006 7:07 PM
    I believe the issue here is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncopation">syncopation</a>. Check it out. PL
  2. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Instructional Forum · 25 Hits · 2/16/2006 1:55 PM
    Actually, Bm7/F# (without the root). All the shapes I've shown can be considered that way, because as you'll know the upper triad of Bm7 is D(major): Bm7 = [B <b>D F# A</b>] You could write Bm7 as D/B. :-) Cheers, PL
  3. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Instructional Forum · 33 Hits · 2/15/2006 7:32 AM
    That's a D major with the bass on F# (the major third, so it's a first inversion). Here are some possibilities: Bass on the 6th string: cho|2|x|x|2|3|2|cho cho|2|0|0|2|3|2|cho |cr| Bass on the 5th string: cho|x|9|7|7|7|x|cho |cr| Bass on th...(more)
  4. Pedro Lima (2133)
    WholeNote Forum · 25 Hits · 2/6/2006 1:04 PM
    I agree with your stand on having "a straight and written response from the general manager", especially considering he said your decision would be final on such matters. In fact, I'd say that's what you should get in writing. I don't agree tha...(more)
  5. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Equipment Forum · 35 Hits · 1/10/2006 11:12 AM
    <i>if I put in just one more spring, a 4th, would it mess with the overall tension on the trem and mess up the tuning stability?</i> Adding an extra spring will pull the tremolo back. Raising string gauge will pull the tremolo forward. But anyw...(more)
  6. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Equipment Forum · 38 Hits · 1/2/2006 4:16 PM
    I understand your point, at least as being true in the generic case. In my specific case, you can be sure that I will not spend $6000 on this or any other guitar, one of the reasons being I don't have that kind of money. :-) PL
  7. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Equipment Forum · 34 Hits · 1/2/2006 9:26 AM
    As it was said, the process isn't as expensive as it might sound. Anyway, the guitar is on sale for almost $6,000. For that price, I think I could gold leaf all of my 8 guitars and still have plenty money to buy the 9th. :-) PL
  8. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Artists Forum · 24 Hits · 12/12/2005 6:13 PM
    There's really no such thing as "jazz theory". There is music theory, which attempts to describe musical phenomena. I don't think anyone would use theory to produce a more musical result. Music theory only helps as a rationalization. So, for ins...(more)
  9. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 36 Hits · 12/1/2005 8:14 PM
    I always get emotionally disturbed with this kind of news, usually to the point of not knowing what to say because words seem highly inappropriate and insufficient to reflect my feelings. Nonetheless, I'd like to express my solidarity and suppor...(more)
  10. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Equipment Forum · 47 Hits · 11/24/2005 6:02 PM
    Filing the bridge down (more accurately, the bridge's base) <b>may</b> be the correct solution to lower the action, but my point is that you have to properly identify the problem (if there's one) that leads to the high action in the first place ...(more)
  11. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Equipment Forum · 38 Hits · 11/20/2005 10:37 AM
    Hi, I've seen the comments on setting the action by adjusting the truss rod. This is <b>not</b> how it is done. The purpose of the truss rod is to set the neck's bow, which may go from perfectly straight to having a slight bow. The action is se...(more)
  12. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Instructional Forum · 38 Hits · 9/16/2005 6:58 AM
    I'd say it depends on the type of music you're making. If it's a genre much based on the special sound of open chords (meaning chords with open strings), then a capo can surely help. If not, then I'd say to try to avoid it. PL
  13. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Equipment Forum · 36 Hits · 8/13/2005 2:04 PM
    <i>no mate she will get played and gigged.</i> I'm glad to hear that. i mean, it's probably important to safe keep some of them away for historical purposes of some sort, but a guitar is meant to be played. PL
  14. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 35 Hits · 8/13/2005 2:00 PM
    I know it is a play on words, and not speaking english natively, I can't assess for its cultural significance, or "history". Nonetheless, the relation to the actual product being advertised escapes me. PL
  15. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 38 Hits · 8/12/2005 2:13 PM
    I think there's something strange about advertising nowadays, many commercials seem to bear no relation to the advertised product. The end result is that one may remember the commercial but have no clue on the product because most of the attenti...(more)
  16. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Equipment Forum · 34 Hits · 8/12/2005 1:58 PM
    Congratulations, Mike! There's nothing quite like getting a new guitar. Will you be playing it, or are you going to keep it in mint condition? It will be hard doing both... PL
  17. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Building/Repair Forum · 36 Hits · 8/11/2005 4:05 AM
    <i>if its flat bring the saddle on the bridge up............and if its sharp do the reverse.</i> When you say "up", you mean towards the headstock, not heighten the saddle, correct? That would impact the action, not intonation. The original pr...(more)
  18. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Building/Repair Forum · 36 Hits · 8/11/2005 12:25 AM
    Try <a href="http://www.smalltownbluesman.de/strat/hohner.htm">this site</a>. PL
  19. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Equipment Forum · 40 Hits · 8/11/2005 12:17 AM
    My first was a spanish guitar that my mother bought me on a trip to Spain. I only got truly interested in playing it about a year later. The guitar was an absolute piece of crap, the action was unbelievably high. But I didn't know about any of ...(more)
  20. Pedro Lima (2133)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 48 Hits · 8/11/2005 12:05 AM
    Maybe your lizards are getting out in the middle of the night without you noticing it. Don't you miss beers too from time to time, not knowing where they went? It happens to me all the time, and it's been a mistery for several years, even if I ...(more)