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seilerbird

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2010, 08:34:19 PM »
Tom,

I noticed you are an avid hiker. We are headed out to the Cloud Peak Wilderness area of Wyoming in about 2 weeks. I'd like to take my boys out for a half day hike. If you've been there, anything you'd recommend? Thanks.

Dave

Yep, I am an avid hiker but I have to admit that I have not even heard of Cloud Peak Wilderness area, much less hiked there. You will be very close to one of my all time favorite National Park hikes, the Swan Lake trail at Grand Teton National Park. It comes in number 7 in my top ten hikes of the National Parks.

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2010, 08:37:13 PM »
I have Tom beat on not changing strings, a friend gave me his old Hondo star shaped guitar, I cut it up and fitted it into a cigar box. I think that the strings from 1984 sound perfect!!
Of course I have don't have much of an ear for music and can't seem to get the hang of counting etc.
but because I built it I will learn to play it...may take awhile

Well you see you beat me because I do an awful lot of string bending and even though I have my guitar set up so it doesn't break strings, I still eventually will break one and then I will have to break down and get a new set.

My high school music teacher, Earl Jardine, had a favorite saying. "Anyone who can count to four can become a musician." So look around online for a counting course and see if you can learn how to count to four. But you have to do it in English ;D

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2010, 10:48:11 PM »
So, you can also bath in WD-40?

Actually, it works pretty well for getting the crud off your hands if you've just conducted a roadside repair involving, say, bearings, roller chain, or gear oil.
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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2010, 12:00:29 AM »
Actually, it works pretty well for getting the crud off your hands if you've just conducted a roadside repair involving, say, bearings, roller chain, or gear oil.

And women go crazy because of the smell. I have them follow me home and knock on my door and beg when I wear it out in public like a cologne.

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2010, 09:53:04 AM »
OK, they are begging you to wash your hands.  Be honest here.
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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2010, 09:59:25 AM »
Well, now we know why Tom is so slippery!  Perhaps he should change his handle from seilerbird to SLICK.
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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2010, 11:27:22 AM »
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You can't wear out a wire.

Instrument string are metal. Metal fatigues. But, whatever works for you.  Life is good.
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seilerbird

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2010, 11:32:21 AM »
Instrument string are metal. Metal fatigues. But, whatever works for you.  Life is good.

Actually you probably could wear out a wire if you used it long enough. I just never have been able to wear one out myself on a guitar. One of the things I do when I install a new set of strings is to spend a lot of time pre-stretching each string after I install it on the guitar. At least 5 minutes per string. This keeps the string from stretching very much more as they get older.

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2010, 11:51:23 AM »
And women go crazy because of the smell. I have them follow me home and knock on my door and beg when I wear it out in public like a cologne.

This explains your great success with the fairer sex...perhaps this should go on the list of things WD40 does...now if it could only end world hunger, stop wars, cure cancer, and give me the winning lottery numbers...
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seilerbird

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« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2010, 12:03:21 PM »
This explains your great success with the fairer sex...perhaps this should go on the list of things WD40 does...now if it could only end world hunger, stop wars, cure cancer, and give me the winning lottery numbers...

If you want the winning lottery number just listen to Stairway to Heaven backwards in headphones.

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2010, 12:18:39 PM »
If you want the winning lottery number just listen to Stairway to Heaven backwards in headphones.
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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2010, 12:55:24 PM »
Here is the technical answer to strings on a guitar;

  Tune your guitar one octave, maybe 2, lower. That will take the stress off and you may be the first to develop a new sound.  Who knows, you may become a new sensation.  If it works, do I get a cut?   ;) ;D 8) ??? ::) :-\ :)

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seilerbird

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2010, 12:56:44 PM »
DOES NOT TWORK!
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You're not using the right drugs.

seilerbird

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« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2010, 12:59:29 PM »
Here is the technical answer to strings on a guitar;

  Tune your guitar one octave, maybe 2, lower. That will take the stress off and you may be the first to develop a new sound.  Who knows, you may become a new sensation.  If it works, do I get a cut?   ;) ;D 8) ??? ::) :-\ :)
 

That's already been done. Listen to Tool, Korn, Mudvayne and similar metal bands.

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2010, 01:05:14 PM »
Tom, I have no knowledge of any of these bands. I guess it helps not using drugs.   ;D

  You know me, just trying to help...  ;D

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2010, 01:06:16 PM »
Here is the technical answer to strings on a guitar;

  Tune your guitar one octave, maybe 2, lower. That will take the stress off and you may be the first to develop a new sound.  Who knows, you may become a new sensation.  If it works, do I get a cut?   ;) ;D 8) ??? ::) :-\ :)

Carson FL  Such fun!!!! We need it now-a-days.


Too late. 

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath tuned his guitar an octave low because of him losing the tips of two fingers in an industrial accident back in Birmingham the mid 60s.  Without that accident we would have never heard two of the greatest guitar licks of all time, "Iron Man" and "Paranoid." ;D



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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2010, 02:08:09 PM »
So far,, Ive seen all the reasons the guy is still single!!>>>Dan ::)
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seilerbird

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2010, 02:10:16 PM »
So far,, Ive seen all the reasons the guy is still single!!>>>Dan ::)

Oh BS. There are dozens more reasons why I am single.

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2010, 02:20:15 PM »
You're not using the right drugs.

In my youth I'm sure I used every drug imaginable and it simply does not work, I can't even stand that song when it's not backwards.
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seilerbird

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2010, 02:28:57 PM »
In my youth I'm sure I used every drug imaginable and it simply does not work, I can't even stand that song when it's not backwards.

Neither can I. But if you listen to Tool, Korn and Mudvayne they sound much better backwards.

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2010, 02:35:32 PM »
Oh BS. There are dozens more reasons why I am single.

I guessing that bathing in WD-40 might be one such reason. 
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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2010, 02:37:18 PM »
I guessing that bathing in WD-40 might be one such reason.

George, I can't take a bath in WD-40, don't be silly. My motorhome doesn't have a bath tub. I have to shower with WD-40.

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« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2010, 02:38:56 PM »
So when you shower do you use that little red straw or just let it rip from the nozzle?
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« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2010, 02:42:10 PM »
So when you shower do you use that little red straw or just let it rip from the nozzle?

Boy you really are behind on the times. The modern packaging for WD-40 has a permanently attached little red straw. I just tape it to the shower head and tape the button down.

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2010, 02:46:43 PM »
Be careful, Tom. I think WD-40 has an explosive factor. You may get hurt when you smoke on of those things when you are showering.. Ain't this fun?

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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #55 on: July 22, 2010, 02:50:40 PM »
Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath tuned his guitar an octave low because of him losing the tips of two fingers in an industrial accident back in Birmingham the mid 60s.  Without that accident we would have never heard two of the greatest guitar licks of all time, "Iron Man" and "Paranoid." ;D

Uh guys, I hate to ruin a party here, but tuning a six string guitar an "octave lower" would make for a terribly sounding and playing guitar.  An octave is the interval of eight diatonic degrees between two tones of the same name (like a low E and a high E), the higher of which has twice as many vibrations per second as the lower.  Six string guitars are not made for reproducing such low tones correctly although you can play around a lot with a seven or eight string guitar and achieve some success tuning down an octave. 

A four string bass guitar for all practical purposes is tuned one octave lower than a normal guitar, top string being an E, but it is set up with a longer neck and bigger strings to accomodate that tuning.  Were you to do that with a six string guitar your lower strings would practically be laying on the frets. 

Don't you mean tuning down a "step" or two?  That's what Tommy Iommi did.  He tuned down three half steps from an E to a C# when he was with Black Sabbath (starting with 1971's Master of Reality, well after he recorded Paranoid and Iron Man...sorry ).  Tuning from an E to D is called "drop D tuning."  The lowest I've ever heard of guitar tuned down and recorded was tuning down from an E to a A by the band Korn and several others. 

Seilerbird could tune lower than an A but he would have to change strings to a larger set, adjust his Floyd Rose, and hope for the best.  And we know how much Tom loves changing strings...
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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2010, 02:53:58 PM »
Does Tom smoke in the shower?
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« Reply #57 on: July 22, 2010, 02:59:09 PM »
Oh Boy, the things one can learn on this forum. My wisdom level just jumped 1%.  Thank you Steve...

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« Reply #58 on: July 22, 2010, 03:01:07 PM »
Does Tom smoke in the shower?
No, that's Deep Purple.
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Re: Guitars and WD-40
« Reply #59 on: July 22, 2010, 03:01:55 PM »
Oh Boy, the things one can learn on this forum. My wisdom level just jumped 1%.  Thank you Steve...

Just 1%?

BTW Carson, it's 93 here.
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