A Conversation for Electric Guitars

A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 21

SchrEck Inc.

Great entry to start with. smiley - ok Reading it, it reminds me that some 25 years ago I helped my younger brother to modify his electric bass (new pickups) and build a bass speaker out of a do-it-yourself kit.

But, well, you asked for typos: smiley - winkeye

- all ’ and " and ” etc should be replaced by '
- popular (In the 1980s, of course,) among -> popular (in the 1980s, of course) among
- at The Lemelson Center Located at the Smithsonian -> at the Lemelson Center Located at the Smithsonian.
- in the early 1920’s -> in the early 1920s
- (Now known as 'classical style' acoustics) -> (now known as 'classical style' acoustics)
- Hawaiian style guitars 1 began to emerge -> Hawaiian style guitars1 began to emerge
- on Spanish (vertically held) Style guitars -> on Spanish style (vertically held) guitars
- the Truss Rod for the neck -> the truss rod for the neck
- (second footnote) This model, still made, is called a "National Steel". Guitars with Resonator Cones in the are called Resonators (Duh) or Dobros, after their creator -> This model, still made, is called a 'National Steel'. Guitars with resonator cones in the are called Resonators (Duh) or Dobros, after their creator.
- The first “electric”, Spanish Style guitar -> The first 'electric', Spanish style guitar
- electrostatic pickup (See: Tiny Microphone) -> electrostatic pickup (aka tiny microphone)
- Third footnote: add a full stop
- (Cousin of WWI flying Ace Eddie Rickenbacher) -> (cousin of WWI flying Ace Eddie Rickenbacher)
- (fourth footnote) Arch body guitars -> arch body guitars
- the first 'Normal' electric guitar -> the first 'normal' electric guitar
- (Who is sometimes, incorrectly, given credit for inventing the electric guitar entirely) -> (who is sometimes, incorrectly, given credit for inventing the electric guitar entirely)
- theorized -> theorised
- (Checkout The Fender -> (checkout The Fender
- amongst -> among
- Gibson introduced both humbuckers -> Gibson introduced both humbucker pickups
- odd ball -> odd-ball
- (See here for a good diagram.) -> See here for a good diagram.
- Plexiglas -> plexiglas
- The Body -> The Body
- Fifth footnote: add full stop
- as part of their tone is the shape the body cavity creates. -> as their tone is partly influenced by the shape of the body cavity.
- are what make the electric guitar so unique -> are the parts that make the electric guitar so unique
- 2-3 pickups -> two to three pickups
- (The Volume and -> (the volume and ***twice!
- (Those little balls at the -> (those little balls at the
- The Neck -> The Neck
- The Headstock and It's parts -> The Headstock and its Parts
- Footnote 7: require no power to operate. some, however, are -> require no power to operate. Some, however, are
- the pole pieces, NOT the magnets -> the pole pieces, not the magnets
- are made with Six polepieces -> are made with six polepieces
- signal loss is not as noticeable8 -> signal loss is not as noticeable8.
- Magnet Strength and Winding -> Magnet strength and winding
- I'd recommend splitting the amplifier section into separate paras, namely 1) between '... no other on Earth.' and 'All amplifiers...', 2) '...a Reverb Pan9.' and 'A phenomenon...', 3) '... is not preferable.' and 'Amplifiers are commonly ...'
- in the late 50’s exists -> in the late 1950s exists
- Footnote 10: caused when -> Caused when
- guitarists unused feet -> guitarists' unused feet
- a far 'Thicker' sound -> a far 'thicker' sound
- in the late '60s -> in the late 1960s

I'll suggest some additional links in a separate posting.


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 22

SchrEck Inc.

Oh, and I think you should credit Queazer (U48701), as you've used his entry in your last para.


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 23

Redfox

Thanks very much, will do all changes- the last para. is the original entry, so I had nothing to do with it.


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 24

Redfox

(THis is a MASSIVE update, so he technically gets equal credit for the whole page, I think. whatever smiley - smiley


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 25

Elentari

I think what SchrEck meant is that you need to include this other researcher in the "Written and Researched by" bit. When you press edit entry, scroll down to the bottom and stick his U number in the box, next to yours.


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 26

Gnomon - time to move on

What'll happen then, Red Fox, is that the Queazer will appear as the Author of the Entry and it will be "Edited By" you. But when the entry eventually gets accepted and the update is done, you and Queazer will be joint authors, with Queazer's name appearing first.


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 27

Elentari

Yes - I should have explained that, sorry. smiley - smiley


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 28

Redfox

Notes on changes I made:

- (Who is sometimes, incorrectly, given credit for inventing the electric guitar entirely) -> (who is sometimes, incorrectly, given credit for inventing the electric guitar entirely)- I left this the same and would prefer not to change it unless it is a Guide format issue, in which I can make all the bold text italic.

Anything else?



A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 29

Redfox

Is there anyway I could get a credit besides just "editing"?

I know that's technically what I did, but still, I wrote and researched 10 times what Queazer did...


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 30

Skankyrich [?]

You'll get a full writing credit in time - it will appear as 'Edited by' until it gets picked, just an odd system quirk of h2g2!


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 31

Redfox

weird.


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 32

SchrEck Inc.

Hi RF,

thanks for not letting you put off by my big list of suggestions - the entry has improved a lot now. It's a great entry, just in case I hadn't said it before, and I couldn't think of anything else to say about electric guitars. Well done!

But... I've found a very few things that still ought to be done -
* (In the 1980s, of course) -> (in the 1980s, of course)
* Hawaiian style guitars 1 began to emerge -> (delete space before footnote)
* still some ’ need to be replaced by '
* according to house style the tags need to be replaced by I'm afraid

That's it - I'll come up with some more links later, promised.

SchrEck Inc.


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 33

SchrEck Inc.

Addendum - second footnote: Guitars with resonator cones in the are called Resonators -> Guitars with resonator cones in the body are called Resonators


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 34

SchrEck Inc.

OK, links.

At first some tweaks to the ones that are already in:
* the Lemelson Center -> the Lemelson Center
* (See here for a good diagram.) -> (See here for a good diagram.)
* The Lemelson Center ->

Some more h2g2 links:
* A738669 Growing Up in the 1980s
* A208793 Classical Guitars
* A248744 Jimi Hendrix - the Musician
* A2450549 The 1960s - an Introduction
* A702839 Elvis Presley - the Singer
* A700921 John Denver - Singer, Songwriter, and Environmentalist
(and for <REFERENCES&gtsmiley - winkeye
* A3094067 The Plectrum
* A3641799 Guitar Heroes

smiley - smiley


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 35

Redfox

Fixed and added all of the above, so I went looking for some more articles to reference.

Scanned the page for " marks to change to ' marks, and found only one occurance outside of ML, that being 4"x4", four inches by four inches. if it was changed to 4'x4', it would read four feet by four feet, which seems a bit big for a guitar.


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 36

Redfox

added as many Guitarists as I could find to the end of the article, didn't look for entries for all of them, if you by chance find some, let me know.

LETS GET THIS THING APPROVED!


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 37

SchrEck Inc.

Looks great now! smiley - cheers The only thing left is the first person reference towards the end - 'and that's all I can remember right now' - I'm afraid this has to go. But apart from that, I also think it's finished. smiley - biggrin


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 38

Gnomon - time to move on

Is it time for me to do some proof-reading, then? smiley - smiley


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 39

SchrEck Inc.

Oh, no! smiley - winkeye


A3913238 - The Electric Guitar

Post 40

Gnomon - time to move on

OK, here's the result of my proof-reading.

Warning: by normal procedure, the picture will be removed, as the Eds normally choose the picture for Edited Entries. Very occasionally, they will use the one suggested by the author, and this one is just perfect, so I'd leave it in for the moment.

smiley - smiley

General:

You've used extended ANSI characters for a half and three quarters. These should be replaced with &frac12; and &frac34; for compatability with weird browsers and non-Windows machines. Note that the semicolon is part of the code.

the 60 times per second reversal of the AC power generated by the pickup -- add a footnote Mains frequency is 60Hz in America.

Transistors, being solid state, are either on or off -- this is complete rubbish. Please remove this sentence. The rest of the description is OK without it.

This section doesn't mean much at the moment and needs to be removed or better explained:

"When an amplifier is at a high gain setting, the guitar strings or body may 'hear' itself in the speaker output. When the strings begin to harmonically vibrate with their own sound, it creates feedback, a high pitched squealing or whining tone."

and that's all I can remember right now. --> and (insert your favourite guitarist here).

located at the Smithsonian -- You should say what the Smithsonian is. the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. or whatever. And don't forget a full stop at the end of the sentence.

smiley - smiley

Phrasing:

the major drawback for a player to use an electric of that era -->
the major drawback for a player using an electric of that era

Gibson introduced both humbucking pickups into the Les Paul model, and the SG (Solid Guitar) -- this doesn't sound good.

I suggest:

Gibson introduced humbucking pickups into the Les Paul model, and also brought out the new SG (Solid Guitar)

two to three pickups --> two or three pickups
rosewood, ebony, and occasionally maple --> rosewood, ebony, or occasionally maple

to hold the strings in place and begin the neck side of the scale) begins the scale length - the repetition of "begin the scale" is unnecessary. I suggest:

"to hold the strings in place) begins the scale length"

60-cycle hum --> 60Hz hum (two places)

This was counteracted with --> This was counteracted by

where a single hole cannot be. --> where a single hole is not practical.

smiley - smiley

Use British spellings:

aluminum resonator --> aluminium resonator
fiberglass --> fibreglass
1/2 Liter --> 1/2 Litre (two places)

smiley - smiley

Avoid full stops in abbreviations:

Lyon and Healy Co. of Chicago --> Lyon and Healy Co of Chicago
Gibson Luthier Co., off in Anaheim --> Gibson Luthier Co, off in Anaheim
G. Beauchamp fired from N.S.I. Co --> G Beauchamp fired from NSI Co

smiley - smiley

Use of capital letters: use capitals only in people's names, company names and in headers. And I'll allow that one use for VERY LOUD.

Electric Guitar --> electric guitar (throughout the Entry)
Gibson Employee Walter Fuller --> Gibson employee Walter Fuller
The Pickup was initially --> The pickup was initially
This guitar, a Hollow body --> This guitar, a hollow body
Les Paul (Who is sometimes --> Les Paul (who is sometimes
the nut(A small piece of plastic --> the nut (a small piece of plastic -- note space before bracket as well

The Magnet Strength, The Number of Windings, and the Pole Piece Density -->
the magnet strength, the number of windings, and the pole piece density

of either EXTREME or no importance --> of either extreme or no importance
NOT the magnets --> not the magnets (or) not the magnets

The Amplifier is what --> The amplifier is what
It is the only Amplifier in --> It is the only amplifier in
Pre-Amp --> pre-amp (lots of places)
Power Amp --> power amp (a few places)
'Combo' amp --> 'combo' amp
from the Amplifier 'Head' --> from the amplifier 'head'
Reverb Pan --> reverb pan
a 'Distorted' sound --> a 'distorted' sound
a Distortion pedal --> a distortion pedal
Phaser --> phaser
Wah-Wah --> wah-wah
Chorus --> chorus
variable Pass filter --> variable pass filter
are called Resonators (Duh) or Dobros --> are called resonators (duh) or Dobros
a member of a Rock Group --> a member of a rock group

smiley - smiley

Punctuation:

Kalamazoo Michigan --> Kalamazoo, Michigan
but occasionally resin or plexiglas can be any shape --> but occasionally resin or plexiglas, can be any shape
SG's --> SGs
in the 1980's --> in the 1980s
the two signals frequencies --> the two signals' frequencies

smiley - smiley

Typos:

with six polepieces inside it --> with six pole pieces inside it
made with six polepieces --> made with six pole pieces
but a an underwound pickup --> but an underwound pickup
which is the both the --> which is both the
out puts to an onboard speaker --> outputs to an onboard speaker
Some manufacturers prefered --> Some manufacturers preferred
Pete Townsend --> Pete Townshend
Nation Steel --> National Steel
in which an device --> in which a device

smiley - smiley G


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