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post Sep 24 2008, 04:05 PM
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Anyone have any good tips on avoiding skid marks? You know, those little squeaky fret noises when changing chords etc.


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Emir Hot
post Sep 24 2008, 04:12 PM
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If I understood correctly that's the noise produced when you're sliding from chord to chord. I don't find that a problem. It's a natural thing and it's sometimes hard to avoid especially on acoustic guitar. I like to hear that sometimes, it gives impression of "played by a human being". If you think it's really too much then you just move qucker to a new chord but that noise will always be present a little bit.


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post Sep 24 2008, 04:22 PM
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I agree with Emir but too much can be anoying. You can eliminate some of it in the mix if recording but if it bothers you while you play, try a product called fastfret.....

http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/ghsfafrstand.html

I use it and it does help minimize the noise.


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post Sep 24 2008, 04:24 PM
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agree with Emir here, I think its pretty much unavoidable, moving quicker and being more precise may help some.


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post Sep 24 2008, 04:28 PM
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Oh sure, some is unavoidable. But with hi gain (I love the GAIN rolleyes.gif ) it can almost scare you sometimes LOL

I'll look into that stuff skennington, thanks


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post Sep 24 2008, 04:30 PM
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I agree with Emir but are several players who try to avoid those noises because sometimes is no good for the interpretation of a piece. Kazuhito Yamashita, John Williams (not the soundtrack composer) and Julian Bream, are excelent classical guitar players, maybe you want to check some videos on YouTube to see what they do about that.

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post Sep 24 2008, 05:28 PM
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I also agree with the others, there is no way to completely eliminate those noises.


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post Sep 24 2008, 05:31 PM
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That noise is not a big deal, if the player is playing nice, he can make that noise sound nice as well. As Emir stated, the noise is there to add for the human factor, and adds that bit of raw sound to the overall tone.

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