Like putting sandpaper on your elbow/forearm and playing that sort of thing?
Somebody turned me onto these Hotlicks picks which are make from (IIRC) berillium copper or some sort. The picks grab the strings like crazy making it really easy to dig in on leads. Also adds a nice metallic 'shing' when playing rhythm.Like putting sandpaper on your elbow/forearm and playing that sort of thing?
That might work, but I suspect you'll need to figure out how to make the robot's forearm sweat a little if you want it to be the real deal.Ever seen those robots at IKEA where they like sit on a chair a thousand times to test it...to show that it can withstand a lot of abuse?
Well, maybe go to ikea and find a robot that can play the guitar, and leave it on for 1000 hours straight. hehe
Sure thing. I'd skip the sandpaper though, and go with a guitar pick.Has anyone tried Relic-ing using guitar playing movements
No. But I did adjust the arm wear on my GR Guitars relic'd Tele body for comfort. I initially shaved some more wear with a very sharp knife, but I just made some more recent adjustments using some very fine emery paper.Like putting sandpaper on your elbow/forearm and playing that sort of thing?
haha, i agree with you man. I've always felt the best way to relic a guitar is to just play the hell out of it. cheers!Sure thing. I'd skip the sandpaper though, and go with a guitar pick.
So long as you're making those pick movements, you might as well plug the guitar into an amp.
So long as you are making those playing movements with the pick and amp, might as well practice some scales and chording too.
So long as you are playing some chords, maybe write a song or play one you already know.
So long as you are doing all that, maybe try it with a band, just so you aren't sitting in a room alone while you work on the playing movement relic.
So long as you are playing in a band, I bet some cigarette smoke from a live audience and the additional handling of the guitar would add to this relic effect you are getting by using playing movements.
So long as you are dedicating the time to making these playing movements and sorta playing along to fill the time with your band, the gig pays, so in effect you are getting payed to relic your own guitar.
How cool is that?
My friends and I have joked about tying a guitar to the back of a car and drag it around the parking lot. Of course, you wouldn't want to put it in reverse!Oh yeah,
I always wondered why someone didn't do something to actually create real wear but in an accelerated fashion....that would be cool.