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Offline SandrineW

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Re: Buying an electric guitar or stay with accoustic?
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2020, 02:34:54 pm »
Back from the shop!!
I tried a Squier Telecaster, a Squier Stratocaster and a Yamaha Pacifica.
Electric guitars are a lot heavier than accoustic one! They are easier to play! I thought the neck were thinner as well.
My favorite was the Yamaha!!
The Startocaster looked good and felt good on the body but I felt the neck was a bit long
The Telecaster, the neck felt better in my hand but I didn't like the look of the buttons and didn't have the cut away on the body.
The Yamaha had the cut away, the look and my hand felt good on the body. The one I tried was Yellow Natural Satin.. Gorgeous! But £237 so I guess I should get the 2nd hans one, I like the black colour and it comes with an amp for £150.
I did buy new strings for my acoustic guitar Mine are 12 so bought 10s.

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Re: Buying an electric guitar or stay with accoustic?
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2020, 02:38:45 pm »
There is nothing like seeing and touching themi the flesh.

You want that Pacifica?
Go for it.
The £237 Yamaha in the shop is a higher spec model so more expensive in the first place but the 2nd hand one for sale with all the other things you will want / need is still going to be fine and a good bargain buy I'm sure - especially if the wording of the ad is accurate.
Good luck.

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Re: Buying an electric guitar or stay with accoustic?
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2020, 04:05:51 pm »
There is nothing like seeing and touching themi the flesh.

You want that Pacifica?
Go for it.
 

going to see it at 5PM...Exiting time. Thank you so much for your help
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« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2020, 05:35:25 pm »
Here we go, I have an electric guitar... Time to practise...Very Exited!
Thanks to all of you for help me decide!

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« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2020, 06:51:21 pm »
Cool, photos please. Enjoy your NGD.  8)
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Re: Buying an electric guitar or stay with accoustic?
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2020, 06:56:51 pm »
Exciting times! Have fun with your new electric!

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Re: Buying an electric guitar or stay with accoustic?
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2020, 07:30:53 pm »
Here we go, I have an electric guitar... Time to practise...Very Exited!
Thanks to all of you for help me decide!

Happy new guitar day.

Did you get this one?






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« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2020, 06:25:45 pm »
Yes I did!!
Very exited, a brand new world! I think I need to change the strings, another technical step for me!

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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2020, 07:20:29 pm »
Excellent - are you okay with the how-to of string changing?

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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2020, 07:49:40 pm »
I watched Justin's videos so hopefully will be ok.  Wish me luck

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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2020, 08:13:27 pm »
Which guitar's strings are you going to change? I think you indicated you'd bought a set for the acoustic, but there's an excellent chance the Pacifica also needs them.

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Re: Buying an electric guitar or stay with accoustic?
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2020, 10:36:06 pm »
Happy new guitar day.

Did you get this one?







If this is what you got way to go. Did you talk acoustic set up with the shop ? Don't lose sight of that.
If Close's pics resemble your deal have a happy NGD.  8)
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« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2020, 11:10:51 pm »
Which guitar's strings are you going to change? I think you indicated you'd bought a set for the acoustic, but there's an excellent chance the Pacifica also needs them.
I am going to change the strings on both guitars. One at a time though. Probably the pacifica's first.

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« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2020, 11:15:41 pm »
If this is what you got way to go. Did you talk acoustic set up with the shop ? Don't lose sight of that.
If Close's pics resemble your deal have a happy NGD.  8)

Hi Toby,
These photos are exactly what I got.
I did speak to the shop about my acoustic but they don't do set up although they know people who do it so I am going to change the strings and see how I get on and see what happens for now I think.

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« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2020, 10:04:48 am »
Hi Toby,
These photos are exactly what I got.
I did speak to the shop about my acoustic but they don't do set up although they know people who do it so I am going to change the strings and see how I get on and see what happens for now I think.

Cool. Going for lighter string will help for now, so save the set up for a rainy day. For now go make music on your new Yam.  Enjoy 8)
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« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2020, 08:24:18 pm »
Quick update, maybe I should have gone somewehere in the forum...Anyway.

Changed my strings on the Washburn acoustic yesterday...quite proud (thank you Justin for clear video). Definitely made a difference. So much easier!

Attempted to change the strings on the Yamaha today and .. I broke the A string while tuning it  Haha. Ordering some more string and practising on the washburn. I knew I should always have one sorted before playing with the other Haha.

On the Yamaha, Whilst changing the string I notice the bridge where in different places for some of the string and a bit loose (wobbly) is this normal?
I also noticed that I have a tendency the mute the fisrt string (E) when I play the E hcord and the A chord, D ok as I press it anyway and I don't know any other chords yet (Haha). Now it is because my palm touches the neck but this doesn't happen on the acoustic and My one minute changes are faster on the acoustic. Any thought as to why. The neck is the same size on the second fret. Maybe the neck is longer?

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Re: Buying an electric guitar or stay with accoustic?
« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2020, 08:38:13 pm »
Changed my strings on the Washburn acoustic yesterday...quite proud (thank you Justin for clear video). Definitely made a difference. So much easier!

Well done. :)

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Attempted to change the strings on the Yamaha today and .. I broke the A string while tuning it  Haha.
Oh boy - that takes some doing - lots of over tightening ... be careful.

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On the Yamaha, Whilst changing the string I notice the bridge where in different places for some of the string and a bit loose (wobbly) is this normal?

Each string on that type of (tremolo bridge) guitar passes over an individual saddle.
These have a solid saddle piece the string goes over with a notch, a couple of grub screws passing through that raise or lower their height, a further screw with small spring that passes through the bridge assembly.
Yes, with the string (and its tension) off, the saddle with move / wobble.
The forward / backward motion is for intonation (the spring will compact or release a little depending on which way you move it.
The up / down grub screws raise the height of the string (action) or lower it.
Don't change them for now, restring and see if it plays okay and in tune.


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I also noticed that I have a tendency the mute the first string (E) when I play the E chord and the A chord, D ok as I press it anyway and I don't know any other chords yet (Haha). Now it is because my palm touches the neck but this doesn't happen on the acoustic and My one minute changes are faster on the acoustic. Any thought as to why. The neck is the same size on the second fret. Maybe the neck is longer?
It is likely that you will need some play time for your hands to adjust to the small but significant hand positions needed when switching between the two.


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Re: Buying an electric guitar or stay with accoustic?
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« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2020, 08:45:06 pm »
Thanks.
No I didn't know about these part of the forum
Thanks a lot.

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Re: Buying an electric guitar or stay with accoustic?
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2020, 07:11:44 pm »
Excellent choices on both! Enjoy.

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« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2020, 09:45:16 pm »
Excellent choices on both! Enjoy.
Thank you

 

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