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#1 User is offline   David251 

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:40 PM

Hi my name is David. I live in Wilmington NC. I'm new to playing guitar on an off about 5 year's. I have a Epiphone Dr 100 very hard to play so I googled how to adjust it did it to day and it's a dream to play now. Look forward to talking to everyone and getting info. I'm low budget so all the help I can get is greatly appreciated. Thanks David
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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:20 AM

Congrats on the guitar and welcome to the forum. You will find that there are a lot of knowledable people here and some nice pics and info of rarer guitars.
Epiphone AJ-45 ME/VSS
Sigma 00-28RVS
Epiphone Hummingbird
Epiphone EJ-160E/VC
Seagull S-6
Ibanez AW-200
Alvarez AD-70
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#3 User is offline   David251 

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 11:43 AM

Thanks for the welcome. My question is how do you get your wife to let y'all buy so many guitars? Just kidding, I've just started to learn and I was at the store and strummed a dove and hummingbird and fell in love with both. The wife just shook her head. Look forward to asking questions and learning here. Thanks again. David
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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:08 PM

View PostDavid251, on 16 December 2017 - 11:43 AM, said:

Thanks for the welcome. My question is how do you get your wife to let y'all buy so many guitars? Just kidding, I've just started to learn and I was at the store and strummed a dove and hummingbird and fell in love with both. The wife just shook her head. Look forward to asking questions and learning here. Thanks again. David

Well, I have a cat, instead...[biggrin] .
Welcome to the forum and enjoy your Epiphone!
They do get under your skin, so you'll just have to prepare her for several more additions to the family.
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#5 User is offline   Irish_Rover 

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:30 PM

View PostDavid251, on 16 December 2017 - 11:43 AM, said:

Thanks for the welcome. My question is how do you get your wife to let y'all buy so many guitars? Just kidding, I've just started to learn and I was at the store and strummed a dove and hummingbird and fell in love with both. The wife just shook her head. Look forward to asking questions and learning here. Thanks again. David

Try learning her favorite song or one you used to listen to when you were courting, it's amazing how much leeway some of that soppy nonsense can buy you [thumbup] . (Disclaimer: I'm 53 and single again!) [biggrin]

Oh, and welcome to the forum.
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#6 User is offline   QuestionMark 

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:28 AM

View PostDavid251, on 16 December 2017 - 11:43 AM, said:

Thanks for the welcome. My question is how do you get your wife to let y'all buy so many guitars?


What I did was promise to buy my wife jewelry that she liked every time I bought a guitar. I usually ended up paying double the price of every guitar I bought by this approach,
but my wife became (and still is) very supportive of my buying every guitar that I bought! Such is life! Sometimes she even would ask me to buy a guitar so she could add to her jewelry collection!😄

Seriously!

QM aka Jazzman Jeff
Ps. Welcome to the forum!

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#7 User is offline   David251 

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for the great replys. I will have to give them a try. Thanks David
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#8 User is offline   Seagull 

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:27 AM

David, I've been married almost 30 years and I still get the "look" when I talk about another guitar! lol

I am also low budget, not so much that I can't afford more, just that I won't.

I find a lot of amazing guitars being made these days in the budget range.

I found the Epiphone Pro series guitars to be very good for the money.
I just bought a Hummingbird Pro and am very happy with it.
If you don't mind the color, you can get a new black Hummingbird Pro for $100 less.

You did good making your guitar more playable. The easier it is to play the more a guy wants to play.
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#9 User is offline   crust 

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:06 PM

Hi , Hey , hi , can you post a link to what you may have viewed to find out how to adjust your guitar :) cool beans :)
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#10 User is offline   Seagull 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 05:06 AM

View Postcrust, on 07 January 2018 - 12:06 PM, said:

Hi , Hey , hi , can you post a link to what you may have viewed to find out how to adjust your guitar :) cool beans :)


I'm not sure where the OP went, but if you will search Youtube for videos on how to adjust your acoustic guitar set-up, you will find a treasure trove of good info. Everything from adjusting the neck to nut and saddle work.

Good luck
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:57 AM

View PostDavid251, on 14 December 2017 - 12:40 PM, said:

Hi my name is David. I live in Wilmington NC. I'm new to playing guitar on an off about 5 year's. I have a Epiphone Dr 100 very hard to play so I googled how to adjust it did it to day and it's a dream to play now. Look forward to talking to everyone and getting info. I'm low budget so all the help I can get is greatly appreciated. Thanks David


I had an Epiphone DR-100 years ago. I loved playing that guitar! Unfortunately, it was stolen in a house burglary. Now I'm playing an Epi SST Classic and I absolutely love it!
Epiphone SST Classic - 1.75 Nut
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#12 User is offline   CaptRedbeard 

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:29 PM

Welcome David. Glad to have another David on the forums. lol
You choice for a first guitar was a good one. If you stick with it,
that one will become what I call a "beach" guitar. One you wouldn't mind taking to the beach.
I just bought my first electric, a Sheraton Pro II, in more than 40 years. Have had various acoustic one and am looking
at the Hummingbird to replace the "Conn". Seems to have developed at buzz I cannot get rid of.
I'll work on some more though.
What surprised me was when my wife asked which guitar I was looking to buy. When you treat your spouse right
pick your timing, and start a guitar fund, you'll find you will have a nice collection if that's what you want.
Good luck and look forward to reading your posts.
Rev. David

This post has been edited by CaptRedbeard: 04 February 2018 - 10:31 PM

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#13 User is offline   DennisB643 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:36 AM

David,
Welcome to the forum.

One reason I am an Epiphone guy is the variety of guitars they offer from the humble(but very capable DR 100) to the Masterbilt line. As you will see from my profile, I have (and have had) many instruments, including some high end ones (Gibson, Guild and Martin) but I keep coming back to Epiphone. My maple DR 500P is my go to instrument.

Good luck with your playing and you did well to get the action right...it'll inspire you to practice.
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500PNS
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500RE
Epiphone DR-100
Epiphone Dobro
Epiphone EL-00 Pro
Martin D-41
Fender Stratocaster
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