| submitted by /u/woland2010
I kind of suck when it comes to playing faster things. Not even shredding, the fast parts of smoke on the water's solo for example. I couldn't get it right. Well I sat down and practiced it until I got better at it, which is great. But whenever I try to play anything else that requires speed, I don't see change. Is there something more general I can do to practice my speed? Learning specific solos and licks doesn't seem to help much.
Side by side shot with the Banana for scale.
Picked this up the other day, I'm new to Mustangs, wanted one for a long time. I'm liking it a lot so far. It's in pretty good nick aside from a small dink on the lower horn (meh). It's got a string-through hardtail bridge, which is alright since I don't use trems much. Vintage tuners. Coil splits for the front and back humbucker coils and a 3-way toggle. Neck is a flat C-shape with a gloss finish, I didn't think I'd like that but it doesn't seem sticky at all.
It still has the factory 9s on. With the light gauge and the short scale it's stupidly easy to play barre chords on this thing. I can do clean index finger only barres all over the neck, I struggle to do that on my Strat. However bending is so easy I'm going off key constantly, need to up the gauge a bit I think. Speaking of which…
Anybody out there got/had one of these and gone up to 10s (or maybe 11s) without filing the nut? Low E string sits quite proud from the nut as is and I'm a bit concerned it'll need some work fitting a heavier gauge.