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OK...this has been driving me nuts...I go to play a song on my Holloway and pick the shadow instead of the string! (especially the low E on the guitar neck) How many others have had this issue. I think it's funny and it's driving me crazy!

Any lighting tricks to prevent me from picking the shadows?
Is that why harp guitar players seem to hug the sub-bass neck?

I'm very conscious of it, yet I still do it! Its makin' me nutz.

Dan

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Yes - I have that problem too... and no, I haven't figured out a resolution.  But to make matters worse, I find myself hugging the thing pretty close, then can't make out the bass strings for my bifocals!  lol

(sigh) If you figure anything out, let me know!

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Ok, still saving for my HG but I have a similar problem when I leave my bifocals off while playing my Lowden, it seems like I'm playing a twelve string. I figure aim for the middle...
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You guys look? Like John Doan, scares the hell out of me.
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I, too, suffer from  the bifocal issue!

Dan
Shadow string player...

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I couldn't figure out what you guys were talking about then I noticed that my off center rosette creates a back drop makeing my basses more visible.

 

 

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...perhaps the "reflection" issue may give new cause for using satin finishes?


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With me, it's the shadows..my Holloway has a satin finish. I shudder to think what I'd do with a gloss finish at this point!

Dan

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Hi guys, tried marking a few strategic strings with a little bit of Sharpie, maybe a dash of red or green? Helps me keep from getting lost.
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Where? Very curious...
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My hg has no gap between the guitar neck and sub strings, so I mark a couple with a Sharpie for a visual in case i start missing that odd string or so (my sub tunings not linear). May also help to distinguish the strings from the shadows. Just a 1/2" mark.
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I just got my new Holloway HG and I miss hitting the low string all the time. I just decided I need to over-throw my thumb. Although, that damn shadow does get in the way occasionally. 
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Things are improving! Albeit slowly. I really do need to find the right glasses so that I can focus up close near the sound hole and have them out of play if I look toward the nut. More eyes closed practice every day!

And, I wish I had a dollar for every "What the hell is THAT?!"
that I've heard!

Dan

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Question: "What the hell is THAT?!"
Answer: The Future!!

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I go from my Holloway Model 4 prototype to my Model 5 and the dots are different--dots on 10th fret on model 4 and 9th on model 5, and I certainly realized quickly that I depend too much on dots. I end up just closing my eyes. I don't get the reflection on these because of the satin finish, and I usuallly play in dark places on my gigs. I think watching the strings leads to over-thinking.


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I'm beginning to get more comfortable these days. Now my problem is that the string spacing on my Holloway is different than that on my Taylors. A minor problem to be sure, but an annoyance nonetheless. 
Just proves that I'm not playing (both) enough!

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