Guitar Messages by Alan Horvath

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  1. Alan Horvath (325)
    Open Forum · 46 Hits · 9/4/2005 12:10 PM
    Glad to be of such a help, bro'! Practice makes perfect!
  2. Alan Horvath (325)
    Open Forum · 165 Hits · 5/22/2000 2:55 PM
    Halim Good to hear from you. 8o) What you have described is NOT good for your Godin. Sudden and extreme changes are the most detrimental for acoustic instruments. Whenever you are opening your guitar case in a different environment than it...(more)
  3. Alan Horvath (325)
    Open Forum · 159 Hits · 4/19/2000 11:57 PM
    Same thing, Rex. Almond Oil, in my opinion, is the best to use on any fretboard ... and I love Jeff's application - very lightly ... almost skimming the surface ... and applying a miniscule amount. pax, Alan Horvath .....(more)
  4. Alan Horvath (325)
    Open Forum · 149 Hits · 4/15/2000 11:41 PM
    Thanks a million, Jeff! I like what you said about using lemon oil on the fretboard, too. Now THAT kind of application makes sense! I'll be adding your info to my sites JAM! tutorials. 8o) pax, Alan Horvath .............(more)
  5. Alan Horvath (325)
    Open Forum · 175 Hits · 2/3/2000 11:27 PM
    Hey Marty I'm glad I made you laugh! 8o))) Re: The "frazzely" end of the nylon strings (to use your terminology), and their association with placement on the bridge ... I think the only matter of importance here, is that the "frazzely" part...(more)
  6. Alan Horvath (325)
    Equipment Forum · 148 Hits · 1/24/2000 11:03 PM
    LOL! Actually, I believe it's a matter of oxymoronic thought processes occurring DURING playing time that creates the dilemma. Not much of a yoke for your average ox ... but, nonetheless, corrosive attitudes are bad for your axe. Alan ........(more)
  7. Alan Horvath (325)
    Equipment Forum · 137 Hits · 1/24/2000 7:50 AM
    ALL 6 strings are coated. You can tell by the lack of oxidation. In case you're unfamiliar with the term, "oxidation" is when the strings get dark in spots ... caused by sweat and body chemistry from your fingers. The fact that everyone ha...(more)
  8. Alan Horvath (325)
    Equipment Forum · 128 Hits · 1/24/2000 7:37 AM
    Hey Buck At ANY stage in your playing experience, it's always cool to use a heavier gauge string than you LIKE using, for a week or so ... when you go back to the lighter gauge, you'll think your fingers sprouted wings! It's an unbelievable ...(more)
  9. Alan Horvath (325)
    Open Forum · 145 Hits · 1/22/2000 6:09 PM
    A lot of people are still trying to survive in their own little worlds ... thinking the only thing that's true is what they choose to be true ... not yet realizing how very connected we all are. What I love so much about music, and especially...(more)
  10. Alan Horvath (325)
    Equipment Forum · 118 Hits · 1/22/2000 4:26 AM
    That's cool ... I drop mine a half step and it's sweet. My favorite tuning is G-G-D-G-B-D ... I explain why, here: Also ... if you like to save money, put some Elixir strings on your axe! BTW - they are NOT...(more)
  11. Alan Horvath (325)
    Open Forum · 119 Hits · 1/22/2000 4:06 AM
    Wow ... and ouch! Why'd you have to ask about THAT one, Jimmy? LOL ... THAT'S a REAL painful subject ... as you can tell by the lyrics. But ... I'm an "open book" kinda guy ... so, if you can handle the painful details, I can spill 'em out...(more)
  12. Alan Horvath (325)
    Open Forum · 41 Hits · 1/22/2000 3:40 AM
    Hey Chris I want $80 bucks for mine ... and I AIN'T kiddin' either! 8o))) Alan
  13. Alan Horvath (325)
    Open Forum · 64 Hits · 1/21/2000 11:54 PM
    Thanks for checkin' me out, Jimmy ... and thanks for the compliment. WN is so cool, I can hardly believe it! These guys REALLY know how to build a site, eh? Man! LOL! pax, Alan Horvath ..................................(more)
  14. Alan Horvath (325)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 67 Hits · 1/21/2000 11:49 PM
    Excellent point Jimmy! And you just link to that page! Way cool. pax, Alan Horvath ...................................
  15. Alan Horvath (325)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 44 Hits · 1/21/2000 10:55 PM
    It's kinda overwhelming at first ... getting the stuff from Real Audio, and figuring out how to use it, etc. ... but mostly, it's a head game. Fear of the unknown kinda thing, ya know? Once you bang ONE RA file out, it becomes obviously easy...(more)
  16. Alan Horvath (325)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 44 Hits · 1/21/2000 5:28 AM
    Hey Dick The only real alternative would be to create RealAudio files. Once you learn how to make a Real Audio file of your song (I use RealVideo Encoder ... you can also use RealAudio Producer), with an ".rm" extension, you can stream your ...(more)
  17. Alan Horvath (325)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 48 Hits · 1/21/2000 5:27 AM
    Oops! That tag I wrote got hidden in the html deal!! Here's what it looks like with "(" and ")" used, INSTEAD of "<" and ">" ... hope it works: 3. FINALLY, you link to the RAM file ... NOT to the Real Audio file! ... on your web page...(more)
  18. Alan Horvath (325)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 44 Hits · 1/21/2000 5:21 AM
    Hey Dick The only real alternative would be to create RealAudio files. Once you learn how to make a Real Audio file of your song (I use RealVideo Encoder ... you can also use RealAudio Producer), with an ".rm" extension, you can stream your ...(more)
  19. Alan Horvath (325)
    Open Forum · 69 Hits · 1/21/2000 4:50 AM
    I've just revamped the "Magazine & Book Rack" at my site - linked below my sig - and added all my favorite books (so far!) about songwriting ... you'll also find my favorite books and magazines relative to playing acoustic guitar ... thoug...(more)
  20. Alan Horvath (325)
    Equipment Forum · 73 Hits · 1/19/2000 2:23 AM
    Yo! Elixirs are NOT any easier on your fingers! They are coated to keep your sweat from oxidizing the strings ... and all 6 strings are coated. That's why their tone lasts so long. Sure, they cost twice as much ... but they last 10 times a...(more)