Resonance and being a fat man

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  1. dougb415

    dougb415 Silver Supporting Member

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    For me it was simply that I felt better after I lost 60 lbs, had more energy, which translated into a more enjoyable experience when playing,
     
  2. Patrick B

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    Of course you could hear it. A baby inside a woman's womb can hear sounds outside of the womb, like their mothers voice.
     
  3. Yamaha 350

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    :eek::confused:

    A fart fairy makes my guitar sound great. And a witch gives it a muddy sound thoughts?;)
     
  4. LaXu

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    You know how opera singers are often pretty heavy set? Obviously you would get better resonance from that big belly when playing guitar. ;)

    But seriously I think the only situation where it might matter a little bit is playing acoustic as someone thin might be able to keep the acoustic away from their body allowing the back to resonate more freely.
     
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    If he is in the bathtub and has the blues, yes, that is a known fact.
     
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    So BB King got his toan by becoming one with Lucille?
     
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    I'm working on my tone this morning. Sausage and eggs.

    Fat, haunting mid (riff)
     
  8. Ron Kirn

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    I'm sure it's is, in fact, a real phenomena... I'm also sure whatever effect being fat has on the tone, it falls so far below the threshold of being meaningful as to be laughable... which is fortunate because everyone knows us fat guys are always "jolly" and looking for a good laugh, and it would be impossible for us to bend over to find a tone effect so far down the "chain" 'cause, well, we're fat... :p

    guys whenever any of this kinda "stuff" comes up about some tonal aspect... Just ask yourself if you really think whatever it is will actually have an effect that is measurable, thus useable... there IS that threshold below which sonic changes ARE measurable in an audio analysis, but during the typical gig, before a crowd of half drunks and at 100 db, would anyone, you included, ever notice it... the answer is no...


    Ron Kirn
     
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  9. teleman1

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    Once I started doing the Steroids, I felt no resonance.
     
  10. Mr. Bertha

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    I don't know if weighing a few extra pounds affects your sound, but I do know that playing guitar with fried-chicken grease on your fingers increases your speed and conditions your fretboard nicely...so it's a trade-off probably.
     
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  11. Magnets And Melodies

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    My first response to this thread to this thread was "oooh TGP here we go again" and that the premise was ridiculous..

    But I realize that there are people behind every post and were all different makes, models, shapes and sizes.

    Here's what I can say from my experience. I was fat in my twenties, and now I'm not fat in my thirties. I was overweight and drank far too much for a long time, and I've worked on getting a lot healthier, losing the weight and stopping the drinking.

    It goes without saying that I've benefited from this greatly... Definitely health wise, nearly everything that was plaguing me or worrying my doctor is fine and I'm in the best shape ever now.. I even avoided a heart condition from developing further and turning into something a lot worse.. Now it's nearly completely gone (1 year symptom free).

    How does this pertain to playing guitar? I got better at playing and writing within a few months of lifestyle changes. The mental clarity that losing weight (and cutting alcohol) brings you is really stunning. The focus it brings really benefits me in writing music and improving my playing style. Not only that, I got a ton of time and money back to put towards my passion for guitars.

    Long story short, taking care of my health benefited my passion for guitar and music in nearly everyway.
     
  12. old goat

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    He gained some weight so his strat would sustain and sound like a lespaul.
     
  14. DustyRhodesJr

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    Fat people may not want their guitar to resonate much at all.

    It can cause pain in the abdomen, and force them to seek medical
    care.

    If the guitar builder knows the buyer is fat, they will often substitute
    an inferior wood, so as not to be legally liable for the stomach discomfort. :D
     
  15. Hogan/Guitars

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    Hmmm a water filled guitar. Coat the inside with waterproof whatever and have a little fill hole so the player can add or remove water to tailor his tone needs and weight.
     
  16. rsm

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  17. Sean French

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    TGP never stops with the entertainment. ;)

    I'm 255 lbs. My tone is so juicy , chunky and full. :dude
     
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  18. TA22GT

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    Nothing to contribute but the thread title just sucked me in here.
     
  19. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    Beat me to it, but I'll add Oreos and Clam dip to the list.
     
  20. T Dizz

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    r u made of wood?
     

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