Welcome to this week’s episode of Acoustic Tuesday where I share my guitar geek list of gear, artists, and resources to keep you inspired to live your absolute BEST acoustic life!
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Featured in This Episode…
#3 Three Signs You NEED To Change Your Guitar Strings
1.) Dirty or tarnished strings
2.) Dull or crummy sound
3.) Buzz, breakage, or BO. Yep, they stink!
#2 Featured Artist: Mandolin Orange
Listen To Mandolin Orange Play “Golden Embers”
Listen To The Song “Hey Stranger” Performed Live
Visit Mandolin Orange’s Website
#1 Heartbreaker Guitar Of The Month
Love the show. I’m getting back to playing guitar after many years of not playing due to an injury to my left hand fingers. I’m very rusty after many years and your show gives me some hope I can play like I did in 1966.
Caustic Sweat?? Have you tried PrePlay or Dry-n-Glide (from Graphtech)? They keep your hands dry and neutralize Ph. Helps preserve strings and finish. But mostly makes it easier to play. Highly recommended!! (And No, I’m not from Graphtech.)
Have you seen the new Eastman T484
Thin line hollow body?
What do you think?
Hi Tony just saw show#98,i loved it.i love the artist you show every week.orange mandolin,beautiful artist.i love heartbreaks guitars new guitar.very beautiful.and I will be very honest,i can hear the difference of guitar string change,but I do feel it is a personal thing.i guess when you feel it is time and ready to change them.i haven’t,because I haven’t had time.but know I can I have all summer,to have fun.my big win of the week was I was introduced to a new guitar,that I never seen before.from Bolivia called the charango.a beautiful 10 string guitar.looks like a ukulele.a really beautiful shaped guitar.the library’s manager is a guitar player,and he played for everybody.i loved it alot.they sell them in charangomall.com.look into it.thanks for a good show.see you next week.!!💡👍😁🎸🎤🎸😀
Thanks for this string changing video, Tony. I could not hear your recorded old/new difference, possibly due to my cheap headphones?
I can hear a dramatic difference old/new with my own guitar, though, so I am not doubting your demo….but you are so good, you make even crappy strings sound good *smiles*. I hear the shimmer with my own guitar with new strings. I also notice better intonation (especially from my banjos with new strings), and better harmonics (is this your shimmer?). I can partially restore better harmonics with old strings by moving the banjo bridge slightly (an option not available for guitar, without a chisel, hoho). I think as strings age, they become stiffer. This changes the location of the harmonic nodes, so moving the bridge can restore, somewhat, the harmonious harmonics you get with new strings.
Just saw a fantastic video of champion fingerstyle acoustic guitarist Christie Lenee on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aaipnxrdd78) and I think she used harmonics on the seventh fret unless I’m mistaken. Check it out.
I have been watching the show for a few months now,and only started playing in December. This video made me realize my strings really needed to be changed. Thank you for helping me understand the importance of changing strings. My guitar sounds better than when I bought it.
I thought you’d mention intonation. When my strings get old it seems like they start getting harder to stay in tune.
Hello Tony, I am a great fan of yours and enjoy you show emenchly, I need to amplify my resonator square neck guitar, and need some advice, pick up, clip on mic, or what.