Guitar Messages by Andrew Ells-O'Brien

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  1. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 41 Hits · 3/9/2008 6:24 PM
    The sound-hole allows air to circulate within the gtr. The top, back, and sides vibrate to create the gtr's sound. Don't believe me? Get a tuning fork and place it in the sound whole. Hear nothing? Not surprised. Not touch the base of the tuni...(more)
  2. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Instructional Forum · 24 Hits · 3/4/2008 9:23 AM
    Instead of STEALING sheet music why not actually purchase the sheet music. Think of it this way..... If you get "TABS" you are getting someone's version of the song, kind of like buying a cover bands album of you favorite artist. Not exactly ...(more)
  3. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Equipment Forum · 28 Hits · 1/28/2008 8:57 AM
    Be aware that the "tube" in the unit has no purpose. I was able to remove the tube (easily done) and it did not make any difference in ANY patches on the unit (overdrive or otherwise). So, if you're buying because is uses a real tube, don't bo...(more)
  4. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Equipment Forum · 14 Hits · 1/28/2008 8:54 AM
    Put the loop pedal directly into the PA and not in your effects chain. Which version of the Boss RC pedal do you have? The big one has multiple outputs you can patch to various amps.
  5. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 68 Hits · 12/1/2007 11:37 PM
    Ever had a song you wish you could play, but know that you will never probably be able to play it? Now you should know that with proper practice you can play anything, however... What is that one song you wish you could just wake up and play ...(more)
  6. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Equipment Forum · 23 Hits · 11/28/2007 11:24 PM
    Warning! Your amp switch is not hooked up! :-)
  7. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Equipment Forum · 17 Hits · 11/26/2007 8:52 AM
    Mine is a Fender 2007 AIMM FSR 5760 Strat (#013-0014- 303). For the english translation...it is a Fender Standard Strat but with these changes: a 1957 2-tone sunburst body; a 1960s neck with rosewood board. It isnt the best guitar ever but it...(more)
  8. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Announcements Forum · 77 Hits · 11/26/2007 8:29 AM
    Getting a 404 error on the file
  9. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 26 Hits · 11/26/2007 8:24 AM
    What are those round things on the wall? :-)
  10. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Equipment Forum · 19 Hits · 11/23/2007 3:51 PM
    Check out: http://www.mojomusicalsupply.com/speakers.asp I have the BV-25M's MUCH better than the Green Back's if you ask me.
  11. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Theory Forum · 27 Hits · 11/22/2007 9:07 AM
    cho|1|1|1|2|1|1|F7(add 11)|cho |cr| F is the octave/root in this chord. Notes are: F (root) - Bb (11th) - Eb (b7) - A (3rd) - C (5th) - F (octave)
  12. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Theory Forum · 22 Hits · 11/21/2007 7:38 AM
    CAGED knowledge seriously helps when thinking about capo use. Since most folks don't realized that the "open D" chord is actually a "C" shape barre chord. Also, most folks never really think about using an "open G" shape in a barre chord fo...(more)
  13. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Theory Forum · 20 Hits · 11/21/2007 7:28 AM
    What you want to do is pick up a copy of: "The Guitarist's Guide to the Capo: The Ultimate User's Guide" by Rikky Rooksby Book Description (from the back cover) The capo is one of the most useful devices ever invented for guitarists. Whether y...(more)
  14. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Artists Forum · 18 Hits · 11/19/2007 10:15 AM
    No, we're no gonna play f...kin' Stonehenge!
  15. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Artists Forum · 59 Hits · 11/18/2007 10:11 PM
    He's so sloppy anyway, would anyone really notice? He could just pull a Britney Spears and Lip(guitar)sync his playing...it would probably be better. Let's face it, he's not Les Paul. Now, let me say, I like Led Zep totally, but if these guys...(more)
  16. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Theory Forum · 20 Hits · 11/18/2007 8:58 AM
    Yeah, one thing I learned at school was...to get freaky with a chord, put the 3rd or 7th in the bass, no one else in the band will be able to figure thing that out and your listeners ears will bleed.
  17. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Theory Forum · 14 Hits · 11/17/2007 3:31 PM
    Yeah, I'm not use-to the chord diagram thingy. Here's what I meant (with your suggestion taken).... cho|2|x|0|2|3|0|Dsus2/F#|cho
  18. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Theory Forum · 13 Hits · 11/17/2007 7:59 AM
    cho|x|x|x|1|2|x|cho
  19. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Building/Repair Forum · 20 Hits · 11/16/2007 3:32 AM
    There may be a burr on the fret in that area cutting into the string. Take it to a guitar shop to have the frets polished and crowned. Hope this helps. -Andy
  20. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Instructional Forum · 23 Hits · 11/15/2007 10:24 PM
    Also, you may want to research something called "Nashville Tuning" It's kinda fun too!