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https://imgur.com/a/wfXwP

Hello,

I installed a bone saddle on my Yamaha FG830 with Elixir PB nanowebs 13/53 strings. I tightened the truss rod clockwise till the action was good enough for my playing style(no buzz, relatively easy to play up till the 12th fret). Action is between 3.0 and 3.5mm on the 12th fret.

My question: There's no relief when I capo the first fret, hold down the 14th fret(where neck meets body) and observe the 7th fret. As you can tell by the red circled fret in the picture.

Is this 'safe'? Or desirable? Or should I add some relief and loosen the truss rod(thereby increasing the action).

The break angle on the saddle looks alright to me and I would hesitate to shave off any more of the saddle fearing loss of tone and projection.

Any help and opinions are appreciated.

If you get no buzz when playing then it's fine. As long as there is no back-bow, zero relief is fine.

Relief can help account for the wider vibration pattern of the string in the middle of the neck (when playing on the lower frets) and to give you some space for easier bending as well as help with sloppy fretwork.

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Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

Hi,

What if there is back-bow? How do I tell? Look down the neck at eye level and see if it's bending backwards?

Thanks for replying.

Original Poster1 point · 4 months ago

no its not wrong. But just keep in mind that it's the musical scenario that dictates whether you use sharp or flat. Example: if you're using the Emajor scale, you wouldn't say Eb, you would say D#. This is to avoid having two notes of the same letter name in the scale. Also, musical notation plays a roll here. If you were writing an Emaj7 chord on the staff, you wouldn't use Eb, because then you would have two dots drawn on the same line - E and Eb. Make sense?

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Hello,

If indeed it is the musical scenario that dictates whether you use sharp or flat, why did you go with B flat and E Flat instead of the A# and D# in this particular video to demonstrate?

Thanks (big fan!)

RKuken commented on
r/GuitarPosted byu/[deleted]
2 points · 3 months ago

Nice camera(and the guitar of course!) You should make a small video playing some basic chords and some picking etc. Post it here.

Congrats again.

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Hello,

Yesterday I acquired a Yamaha acoustic guitar FG201, supposedly made in the 70s. It sounds well to my ears but the (sides) has a hole in it, which is plastered shut somehow using insulation tape and some other material. The material is not solid, but thick enough so sound doesn't escape from it and doesn't affect the workings of it's soundhole. It sounds pretty good.

I was wondering what else could be done to reaffirm, so to speak, this insulation and reduce any further damage spread it might have to endure.

Also, I have John Pearse light guage 12-53. I would like to put it on this guitar. But since this is supposedly old wood, I don't want to put any extra tension on the neck. Should I go even lower, 11-52?

Lastly, is there any way to verify the authenticity of this model. Is this really from the 70s? Or a replica.

TLDR: Body damaged, but sealed. Need to improve the insulation. What strings to put on it? Is it authentic yamaha from the 70s?

Thanks. Please observe the gallery below.

https://imgur.com/a/YjbDY

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Nobody would copy a Yamaha acoustic, they’re already a budget line. You could put heavier strings on as long as your bridge does not appear to be lifting up from the guitar top, and I don’t think it is.

The hole would probably require the sides being taken off and that side being replaced. Or you could bend a piece of thin wood and glue it from the inside

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Original Poster1 point · 5 months ago

Thanks. My thinking was, since this is quote unquote vintage, a regular guitar masquerading as a 1970s build FG201 could be a possibility. I didn't buy this from a shady person, but one has to take into account all other occurrences of being duped when buying used goods. Especially since my expertise don't lie in the subject.

Wright4000 is 'wright' - I won't probably take anything off. Just strengthen the patch somehow.

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Hello,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqA7cRcJ0b8

Please observe the video above. The chords and picking is fairly straight forward but I can't get my guitar to produce the same sound(i'm in standard tuning). Can anyone hazard a guess as to what tuning the guitar is in. I am not well versed in the listening/by-ear department to tell.

Thanks

Original Poster1 point · 6 months ago

Thanks. I suppose he's digging in too much or accenting at some points. When I play the song(copy) it's very harmonious and robotic(if that makes any sense) while he's being discordant and original(on purpose and better sounding). Sorry for lack of a better word, while describing a professional musician.

I guess I'll have to keep on practicing.

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Good afternoon,

I have a valid CCNP R/S/Tshoot. If I take the CCNA Collaboration 210-060 and 210-065, will this refresh all my previous certifications? (Namely CCNA/CCNA Security/CCNP R&S)

Thanks

Nope A level wil only renew A level.

Just take TS for the P renewal.

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Original Poster1 point · 6 months ago

TS being? Sorry I'm not good with acronyms. Tshoot? Already have ccnp tshoot.

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Hello,

I bought a Yamaha FG830(solid top spruce, rosewood back&sides) a couple of months ago and have been playing it, to what it seems now, the wheels falling off(strings).

I love it's sound and there's a lot of debate online of how the stock yamaha strings have a big hand in this model's tone. I was wondering if anybody here had experience with this FG model and what brand of strings would be ideal sounding on them. And what guage. I haven't a clue.

I know tone is a subjective matter, but I'd like to hear opinions nonetheless.

so TLDR, need to replace strings. What strings would be suitable? Thanks for any help.

The consensus is that you need to try both a PB and a 80/20 set to see which matches best to the woods/tone of your guitar and ears. You WON’T know until YOU experiment.

That said, buy the #1 favorite string among experts, the John Pearse strings. Relatively cheap at ~$7, lasts long and that GREAT tone that animates your guitar.

Buy them at chicagomusicexchange.com to save on taxes snd shipping.

Also get them in 12’s to start. Easier on the fingers for bending though a 13 set may be fuller/louder, but not necessary when sitting on the sofa.

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Original Poster1 point · 7 months ago

Thanks. I went to amazon.com and typed 'John Pearse Strings' and a whole lot of them came up varying in names and qualities(phosphor bronze/pure nickel/resophonic/bronze etc). Can you be a bit specific to help me out, as I've never had the pleasure of picking one out before.

Thanks again

1 point · 7 months ago · edited 7 months ago

Don't buy strings from Amazon. Generally they're more expensive than other stores (Guitar Center & Musicians Friend do well on price with their coupons and Chicago Music Exchange for the John Pearse strings).

For John Pearse strings, the best place to buy them with no tax tax or shipping is Chicago Music Exchange (the company that owns Reverb.com). They're really legit and a place experienced guitarists go to buy their stuff.

80/20 12's:

https://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/products/john-pearse-acoustic-strings-80-20-bronze-light-12-53

Phosphor Bronze 12's:

https://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/products/john-pearse-acoustic-strings-phosphor-bronze-light-12-53

Other John Pearse Variants:

https://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/search?view=spring&type=product&q=john+pearse

Remember to buy both an 80/20 and PB set. Maybe another set in the 13 gauge to see if you like the stronger volume despite the string tension. Once you play around with these variants you'll know what YOU like in terms of tone for your future purchases. And to repeat, John Pearse strings has the best rep among pros for their tone. Their ~$7 price and longevity make them a no-brainer!

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Original Poster1 point · 7 months ago

Got it! Thank you sir.

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Hello,

I recently acquired the Yamaha FG830. A friend bought it in Japan and brought it along with him when he came home. They wouldn't let him hand carry it so he had to bubblewrap it once inside the guitar bag(soft) and send it to cargo with 'fragile' stickers on it.

Long story short the guitar once reached my hands has comestic damages in two places. One on the top, another on the side. (refer to the pictures below)

https://imgur.com/a/RnnBL (Please click on individual images for a better zoom)

My question:

1)Does this affect the sound of the guitar in any way vs had it not been damaged?

2)Will this scratch/dent increase over time leading to cracking of the top or sides? What should I do, in that case, to circumvent the catastrophe?

Appreciate any help, thank you.

.

Those are typical user scars. I would however, get a bottle of "thin" CA adhesive (hobby lobby has it but don't go to a regular hardware and get anything with 'gorilla' in the branding as those will foam and leave a mess). carefully touch the tip of the CA container tip to the crack and watch it seep into the damage. This will stabilize the finish and wood from further chipping. Be very careful handling the thin CA as it will splash and soak into anything. I know a person that spilled the bottle in their lap and set their thighs on fire while they tried to get their jeans off before the glue set. Don't get the vapor near your eyes.

No, that damage won't effect 'the tone'...

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Original Poster1 point · 9 months ago

I'm on it! Cheers and ty

Newark Airport? I watched those gorillas bouncing suitcases and cargo against the wall like a basketball backstop. It was a jovial contest one gorilla trying to outdo the other bursting locks and hinges. It was done with such glee.

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Original Poster2 points · 9 months ago

Not in the US, but I suppose it's mostly the same majority of places. Although I haven't visually 'caught' anyone red handed in the act of battering luggage, but I sure have heard horror stories.

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Hello,

I was playing 'Hellblade Senuas Sacrifice' on ultra settings yesterday and I had the PrecisionX OSD on top. The temperatures were reaching 90 degrees. I was alarmed at this and decided to reapply the thermal paste. My casing has two chasis fans and the airflow is OK. Certainly not as exacerbated to a 90 degrees level. I play other games with 60fps vsync and they usually top at 75°c. Going up down the 70 mark at ultra settings.

I have this paste,

Arctic Silver 5. https://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-AS5-3-5G-Thermal-Paste/dp/B0087X728K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1503555544&sr=8-3

My question: Is this paste safe for the EVGA 1060 SC/3G/Single Fan model that I have? Is there any special method of application? Will it make a difference?

Thanks for any help

Original Poster1 point · 9 months ago

Yeap, I did try a fan curve. Was it aggressive? I suppose it was. The fan's rpm was directly proportional to the temperature. at 90 degrees at one point the fan speed reached 95%

I did some research and the reapplication of thermal paste on-average yields a 3° improvement. Has anyone observed more in their personal experience? I think -3°c is still worth it. I'd take -1 as well on a crappy day.

Comment deleted10 months ago

I have a VSonic GR07 plugged in to an HTC One M8. I use it for listening to audiobooks and sometimes classic rock/80s/90s pop music.

I was thinking of upgrading to the LGV20 based on some reviews I read about it's DAC. You seem to dislike it from my understanding. But you didn't specify what you like(what other setup or phone).

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Hello,

I bought this,

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Support-Graphics-03G-P4-6162-KR/dp/B01KU2CIIY

EVGA 1060 SC, Single Fan, 3 GB, 6162. Can someone, in short, help me with these:

1) What is PrecisionX, is it mandatory to use to unlock the card or to similar effect?

2) Do I need to flash/upgrade it's firmware/BIOS?

3) Which driver version is stable from nvidia for this specific card?

Appreciate any help, thanks guy!

1) It's a monitoring/overclocking utility. It's not mandatory to use it for normal operation of the card.

2) Your card should rarely need a BIOS update. If it shipped after 1 November, it already has the latest version installed.

3) The latest driver from our site or Geforce.com will be fine.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

tyvm.

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Hello,

I bought this,

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Support-Graphics-03G-P4-6162-KR/dp/B01KU2CIIY

EVGA 1060 SC, Single Fan, 3 GB, 6162. Can someone, in short, help me with these:

1) What is PrecisionX, is it mandatory to use to unlock the card or to similar effect?

2) Do I need to flash/upgrade it's firmware/BIOS?

3) Which driver version is stable from nvidia for this specific card?

Appreciate any help, thanks guy!

2 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago
  1. PrecisionX is EVGA's exclusive gpu overclocking tool that only works with EVGA gpu's, you dont need it unless you wanna overclock your gpu. Keep in mind other gpu overclocking tools will work, like say: MSI afterburner. Debunked by /u/ryryryry below

  2. You dont need to really if the card was bought/manufactured after 11/1/2016. If you still wanna check put your serial number into this website: http://www.evga.com/thermalmod/.

  3. Typically the latest version works best, you can download the drivers from either nvidia.com or geforce.com. It doesnt really matter which website you use tbh.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 year ago

Thank you sir.

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Hello,

Could someone be so kind as to link me to a non-spoiler event of the event that took place in Thailand with Breaky commentating/presenting. Thanks. I tried searching but read some detailed description with results etc so I got cold feet.

Thanks again

Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

Thanks. Have they been duplicated on to youtube though?

1 point · 1 year ago

What is the match ID?

2 points · 1 year ago

Can you apply some restrictions to this madness? aka balance him out before the patch comes out.. or shortly thereafter?

1 point · 1 year ago

Also, will the hour before the patch be the last for the current MMR system?

Or will the new patch also have the current system and new rankings will be applied shortly over a period of days/weeks following the patch?

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Hello,

My account on my laptop is already logged in for 6 months so it works, but the same account or different ones can't login anew. If that phrasing makes sense.

"You have entered an invalid username or password. You are required to create a HoN account before you can view this page."

I have three accounts, neither work on the forums. But work fine in HoN client(international). The same account logged in(saved cookies) works fine on my laptop. Please fix this.

Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

Thanks. The link provided works and I can now login to the forums. But isn't this suppose to be high priority? How long has it been since the login page was broken?

1 point · 1 year ago

Hello, I recently bought speaker system from the picture, called Audionic Pace 6.

http://www.audionic.co/product/pace-6-5-1-channel-speaker http://imgur.com/smpBuoW (backside of the system)

I wanted to use it with my Creative SB0880 5.1 sound card

https:/https://www.reddit.com/images-na.ssl-images-amazon.comhttps://www.reddit.com/images/I/51YuiRfQoUL.jpg https://www.amazon.com/Creative-SB0880-Express-Blaster-Titanium/dp/B001E25KDK

But I really don't know how to make the two work together. The yellow pins go into the detached speakers and the red/white ones are for my sound card. I tried using the 3.5mm RCA Audio Cable, but it only works 2 pins-to-1(if you even understand what that means).

So if I use this cable, 1 slot on the sound card uses up two slots on the speaker system(eg. FL and FR) - Which I don't believe is ideal..

http://www.vesalia.de/pic/35mm2xrca5m.jpg

Should I buy a new soundcard with similar inputs as being seen on the speakers? or something else.

Help would be appreciated.

1 point · 1 year ago

Can you post a link to the game you mentioned? Against sync. Thanks

1 point · 1 year ago

Thanks

RKuken commented on
r/HeroesofNewerthPosted byu/[deleted]
21 points · 1 year ago

I would be a lot more responsive to these kind of posts if this game costed money..where I would understand the hesitation to commit. But since it's free, why don't people just download and figure it out themselves. It's not hard. It's free. You have nothing to lose. Are you really gonna post here, have a 3 day discussion about whether it's worth it or not and then download it? Just play it ffs.

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2 points · 1 year ago

How do I give this guy a medal?

RKuken commented on
1 point · 1 year ago

I got moon prince 3 or 4 months ago. It's not that great tbh. Certainly not worth $50 or whatever I spent on plinko. Fair price would be max 450 GC open to purchase. But of course that's just my opinion.

1 point · 1 year ago

Waiting for Youtube. Sadly twitch works poorly for me as well ;(

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