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TxTouchStylist

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Great DVD by Tony Keck, "Guitar Artistry of Tony Keck, Touch Technique". I've not setup my Strat for tapping, yet...........
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I've not setup my Strat for tapping, yet...........

Glenn:

Many of us have a plethora of guitars lurking around our studios and have probably thought about setting them up for tapping. I hope that you set the Strat up soon, and while doing it, provide some detailed commentary to the forum on the process you use to do it.

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Glenn,

I am also interested in setting up my Strat for tapping. I have tried this briefly.
One thing that concerns me is the lack of volume from the #1 string, and to a lesser extent the #2 string, compared to the other thicker strings.

Apart from adjusting the pick-ups closer on the treble side, I can't see any other way to fix this problem.
I am also thinking of using a compressor to even out the volume of the various strings.
I would greatly appreciate your comments on this matter, please.

Thank you.

Mike
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Glenn,

Apart from adjusting the pick-ups closer on the treble side, I can't see any other way to fix this problem.



Yes, I had to readjust the pickup (I only use the neck pickup) on my 7-stringer.  The pickup is about as close as I can get it on the thinner stings, and about as far away as I can get from the heavier strings.

I find that tapping a regular guitar is much easier with a vertical neck orientation.  Here is my small contribution to this concept:   http://rjaysplace.com/fargobar/fargobar.html
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bellara

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Hello RJ,

Thanks for the advice about pickup heights, and the information on the Fargobar.

Mike.
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TxTouchStylist

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My Tapping on a Strat project is on hold, probably forever, I'm not too keen on removing a GK-2A just so I can lower string heights to optimize this instrument for tapping, which is better done on my short scale length Box Guitars anywho.
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Glenn,

Thanks for the response.
With regard to your short scale Box, I assume SRB640, do you have any problems with volume from the thin strings? Were you able to adjust this by moving the pickup heights?

Mike
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Glenn,

Thanks for the response.
With regard to your short scale Box, I assume SRB640, do you have any problems with volume from the thin strings? Were you able to adjust this by moving the pickup heights?

Mike


Able to adjust this with thicker gauge strings.
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bellara

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Thank you Glenn.
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Is the Tony Keck DVD from the first post an instructional video, or just performance?
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Is the Tony Keck DVD from the first post an instructional video, or just performance?


It's an instructional video.
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Excellent. Thanks!
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FYI to anyone considering that "instrucional"Tony Keck DVD recommended by TxTouchSylist - I picked it up and discovered it is *not* an instructional DVD.

However, there are three DVDs from Tony Keck which *are* instructional: Beginner/Intermediate/AdvancedTouch Technique for Solo Guitar taught by Tony Keck. Thay are from Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop, the same company selling the performance-only "Guitar Artistry" DVD.

It's a nice performance, although not of pieces in a style which appeals to me. You could probably figure out most of it, as long as both hands are in the camera's view (sometimes they're not, or the angle has the back of a hand hiding the fingers).

I'd prefer a pedagogic/teaching approach, rather than learning from a performance. Tabs or standard notation for the pieces would also be helpful.

I haven't seen the instructional DVDs, so I have no comment on their content other than that they are meant as instrucional.

Not a slam on the excellent performance, but just a warning that the DVD is not an instructional DVD, nor is it marketed as such.
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