Don Stachovak
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Playing standing up.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Stachovak Mar 26. 3 Replies

Since my butt is big enough already, I thought it would be fun to work on my playing standing. I can play "regular" guitar fine, but open tuning slide is weirdly difficult. My eyes need to stay glued…Continue

Awkward Valentine's Day...

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Feb 14, 2017. 2 Replies

So, last night while celebrating valentine's early, the phone rang. It was Fed Ex informing me that the Bruce Rose 6 string CBG I ordered (and neglected to mention to my Wife) was arriving today, Feb…Continue

My Holiday Gift...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bluesheart Jan 19, 2017. 8 Replies

So, while discussing holiday gifts, my wife said she had the "perfect" gift for me. The way she said it implied (to me) something, uh, a bit "racy". According to my sons, it ACTUALLY means a new…Continue

Low G tuning + magnetic pickup.

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Nov 17, 2016. 3 Replies

Hello! I'm new to CBG but not to guitars. I play blues on a guitar with a 25" scale and a humbucker at the neck. It came in a "high G" tuning, but I went to a low g for more growl. I've been…Continue

 

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Don Stachovak replied to Robbie's discussion Installing a snake oil mini humbucker which inludes the tone and volume harness already attached.
"Even if it's just a bolt?"
8 hours ago
Don Stachovak commented on Danny Gordon's blog post string tension
"If you move the bridge towards the neck you will throw off the intonation, and it won't be easier to fret. If you want to do both fretting and slide, you will have to compromise a bit on the fretting. You could try a smaller bridge bolt,…"
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Don Stachovak replied to Don Stachovak's discussion Playing standing up.
"Good tip. Thanks!"
Mar 26
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to Don Stachovak's discussion Playing standing up.
"Set yourself up and play in front of a mirror that helps you get use to looking away from neck ,I sling my guit really low lucky I have really long arms in that try changing up the position of the guit it’s all practice as said before . "
Mar 26
Grandpa replied to Don Stachovak's discussion Playing standing up.
"Yes. And it is weirdly different...different pressure, different hand position, different method. I suck, but less than before. It's like all the rest....practice, practice, practice. Keep going, get better. Maybe even good!"
Mar 26
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Playing standing up.

Since my butt is big enough already, I thought it would be fun to work on my playing standing. I can play "regular" guitar fine, but open tuning slide is weirdly difficult. My eyes need to stay glued to the neck, and I made mistakes due to my arms being in a slightly different position. Anyone here a standing slider???See More
Mar 26
Don Stachovak liked Wal Callaby's blog post To each his own
Mar 14
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For all things Teisco. AND those sweet vintage japanese guitars with those vintage pickups made by Teisco that no guitar on the planet can match. if you have never heard em, you wouldnt understand. share,buy, sell, beg, whatever, have fun. See More
Mar 3
Don Stachovak replied to Robert Bryan's discussion Mixing pickups
"I have one with a piezo at the bridge and a mag at the neck. It's got a 3 way LP style switch and volume knobs. Works great!"
Feb 25
Don Stachovak replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Strap Button Location
"Just my 2 cents here, but your button placement is where I like them. I really hate straps attached to the headstock, I feel as though the neck flexes slightly when playing. When the button is on the upper bout (like you did) the guitar will be neck…"
Feb 14
Don Stachovak replied to Russell Bryant's discussion Uncle Mark - My new favorite CBG lessons
"Small world. I have a guitar he used to own!"
Feb 10
Don Stachovak replied to Murray Thompson's discussion Flat sounding strings
"Hi! Usually a fretless is played with a slide only. If I fret a note on a fretless CBG it won't ring out like a fretted one, it will sound like "mwahhh". (My approxamation). Kind of dull and muddy. Hope this helps!"
Feb 3
Don Stachovak replied to rob muller's discussion piezo's vs pickups in the group Introduce Yourself!
"You can use piezos with distortion. It will pick up every little scrape, but if you need Metallica levels of distortion use a mag pup. I have several with the "Snake Oil" mini humbuckers they have at Gitty. They sound good, and a rectangle…"
Dec 31
Don Stachovak replied to Tom T's discussion How many strings is best?
"I own 3, 4, and 6 stringers, but at the end of the day whatever floats your boat across the moat is the best. I like 3's for bottleneck and 6's for fingerpicking. But remember, you gotta do what YOU like best."
Dec 27, 2017

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