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  1. I can't think of a source offhand but it works something like this: If you were to take a 25.5 and a 24.75 scale length guitar and put the same gauge strings on them,then the latter guitar will require less tension to bring the strings to pitch and will for the majority of people feel easier to play. This is not considering the neck shape or radius and the individuals tastes,all of which are huge factors in choosing an instrument. The best advice I can think of for a player of two years,like the original poster,is to get a good setup and take breaks when your hands start cramping etc. For an older player,or perhaps someone who suffers from tendonitis or arthritis, I would suggest they consider the scale length,string gauge, and neck shape to lessen any pain they feel while playing or following. For everyone else you already gave pretty good advice inadvertently in your post,if it sounds good it is good,and to that I will add if it feels right then it is right. Of course,this applies mainly to guitars as this sort of advice could get you into trouble in other areas of your life. :wink:
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    Fender Mustang III.... I blew all of my money on guitars.... :blink:
  3. I used Tortex picks (.88) for years but switched to Jazz III's about 6 months ago. Mostly the red nylon but I've been buying the other types to try out as well.
  4. I 100% agree with the importance of a good setup. Take it to a guitar tech if your not up to doing it yourself but it is definitely worth learning as you would be very lucky to find a good tech who would take the time to figure out a setup that is best for you. Another things to consider in addition to dropping your string gauge is that pure nickle round core strings are easier to play on then hex core strings. DR Blues are one example of round wound strings that are accessible at most music stores. They are easier to do bends on and just easier on the hands in general.Basically, it a lower tension string...so 10 gauge will feel like 9 gauge etc. The scale length of the guitar and the radius of the neck are also factors. You'll find less tension in the neck of a Les Paul type guitar as opposed to a Stratocaster type guitar because a strat has a longer scale length (24.75 Vs. 25.5). Finding the most comfortable neck radius for you takes experimentation. Go to a music store and play a lot of guitars and once you've found a neck you like make a mental note of the radius for future reference. It is generally accepted though that 7.25 is more comfortable for chording but it's not practical unless you want to buy a vintage guitar or a reissue. I've also heard that larger necks are more comfortable for some people as well but I have not yet been able to try one myself. Obviously, you'd want to try the setup and string changing before going shopping for a new guitar but these are just a few things to consider if you ever are in the market for a new one.
  5. Hey, I have two guitars that I consider to be my main's as well as a classical guitar. Both are Fender Stratocasters. 2011 Am Standard. I've put locking tuners and a Trem-ol-no in it and will replace the block next. 1965 Am Vintage with a Callaham bridge. This is my #1. :D They just have a certain vibe to them that I resonate with.
  6. I was unable to comment about Four on Six when you released it so it's cool to have caught up with you on here. Yes,there are jazz fans and we appreciate you making this. Rocksmith lacks this kind of diversity IMO,you have definitely hit upon an untapped resource. I was also wondering,since you are into music like a7x and jazz if you've ever heard Guthrie Govan or his stuff with the Aristocrats. You might like it as there is a mixture of many styles of guitar. Thanks for all of the awesome customs.
  7. I ''need'' to play Wrathchild. :D
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