On 4/9/2014 5:23 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
This particular machine is an embroidery machine. The dongle is used to
store embroidery patterns and to calculate stitches needed and where on
the x,y grid, and to calculate which stitches are what color.
The display on the right side of the machine is for entering the
resulting size that you want and to display real time a progress report
on the stitching, and a display of the finished pattern.
The dongle is initially plugged into a computer to receive pattern data
for an embroidery design down loaded from the internet. It also
receives data from a computer program for deciding "IIRC" resolution and
stitch colors for a particular design.
The above explanation is how I understood the explanation from my wife.
Any information given to me beyond that is somewhere in my brain's
too. What might be difficult is "finding the time".
The first couple of months can be slow going. So, it you are not going
to play guitar, at least don't blame it on your thumb.
I bet Swingman would be glad to help too. He might have you on stage in
a few weeks! : )
IIRC some of the chords require a thumb to wrap around and press the
string/strings. At least I did with my Uke.
I did try the guitar when I was a teenager, the strings on a guitar are
much stiffer than a Uke.
it's absolutely not required.
Strings on an electric guitar are probably easiest to push down.
Classical guitar strings may require
less force to hold them down, I'm not sure; I know they are strung under
much less tension.
Classical guitars have nylon strings, thus lower tension. In fact, if
you put steel strings on a classical, you'll probably break it (so I
hear), because they are not made for the same amount of tension. Yes, I
can play a guitar. I'm an amateur. Not a pro, like Swingman. I think
the invention of the Internet took away alot of the time I used to spend
at guitar. There are alot of different guitar playing styles. If you
could be content learning chords for some folk or country songs it
wouldn't take too long. I'm sure you can get all of the advise you
need here if you ask. The first thing you would need to decide is where
the "time" is going to come from. I think it's generally accepted that
1/2 hour per day will work, but it takes me half that long just to get
"Angie.. Angie.. when will those clouds all disappear?
Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here?
With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats
You can't say we're satisfied
But Angie, Angie, you can't say we never tried..
...867-5309... Jenny Jenny, who can I turn to?
(I learned my "barre chords" on that one... : ) )
Actually they have steel string too.
In fact, if you put steel strings on a classical, you'll probably break
it (so I hear), because they are not made for the same amount of tension.
I think you might be in a bit over your head here Bill, I certainly am, but
do know you are doing a lot of guessing. :-(
Take a look here, this is the brand guitar that Linda Lowe owns. Scroll
down to the close up of the strings.
Regardless, Most of what I build I never use, I would not have a problem
with building a guitar and not using it.. I would have a problem with
building something that resembled a guitar and sounded terrible. I highly
suspect that knowing how to play a guitar would be instrumental in building
one that might be at least a cut above average.
Yes, I can play a guitar. I'm an amateur. Not a pro, like Swingman. I
think the invention of the Internet took away alot of the time I used to
spend at guitar. There are alot of different guitar playing styles. If you
could be content learning chords for some folk or country songs it wouldn't
take too long. I'm sure you can get all of the advise you need here if
you ask. The first thing you would need to decide is where the "time" is
going to come from. I think it's generally accepted that 1/2 hour per day
will work, but it takes me half that long just to get "warmed up".
Here's Linda's actual 1977 Collings guitar, featured in a "Serious
Guitars" ad in 'Guitar Player' magazine a few years back:
She does let me fondle it on occasion, but not as much as when we were
younger and playing together a lot. ;)
I'm pretty sure that the "metallic-looking" strings on a nylon-string
guitar are a nylon core with some sort of metal wound around it. They
were on the one nylon-string guitar I ever owned, anyway. That metal is
likely there to add mass, but it's the nylon that is the source of the
tension, which I believe is lower than that of steel strings.
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I don't think I am doing so much guessing as you might think. I am not
sure what you want me to see at your link below. There are several
types of guitar strings.
Even many several sizes within a particular type, and a dozen different
labels and alloys, I suppose.
I found this online (in several places) to corroborate what I was saying:
A typical set of regular-gauge steel acoustic guitar strings puts 179
lbs (81.3kg) of tension on a guitar.
A typical set of nylon strings puts 83.6 lbs (37.9kg) of tension on a
-- So steel strings put much more tension on a guitar. Did I claim
anything more? A classical guitar and a steel string guitar are two
And to a classical player, holding strings down with the thumb is
considered poor technique (it impairs the reach of your fingers)--look
it up, or ask Swingman.
I was simply pointing out that there are/can be steel strings on a
standard/non electric guitar. The link I provided plus the mention to
scroll down to the picture showing the steel strings on the classical
guitar was to show you that this is true.
You said, Classical guitars have nylon strings, thus lower tension. In
fact, if you put steel strings on a classical, you'll probably break it
(so I hear).
I really don't care one way or another. I am absolutely not interested
in playing or building a guitar. I am not an expert, not even close to
very knowledgeable about a guitar. So when you referred that classical
guitars have nylon, not steel strings, it seemed to me that you were
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