Electric Guitars/Expert Profile


Ask A Question

J Ross Smith

U.S.
Available

Follow me on:
      

Expertise

Find at www.jrosssmith.com! Over 20 years of guitar playing, teaching, building, and modifying; have worked as a touring musician, studio session guitarist, engineer, guitar tech, and guitar teacher. Registered member of ASCAP. Registered member of Freelancers Union. I have a working knowledge of music theory and styles, and a taste for all types of music and instruments. If you have a favorite guitar player or style, chances are I share it! If you have a question I can't answer, I'll rely on experienced and knowledgeable people I know to get the correct information for you, and I hope I can help inspire your playing style and tone. Promo photography by Sebastian Castillo at Castillo Photography, San Diego, CA.

Experience in the area

I hope that by answering questions thoroughly and giving insightful answers, I can have a positive impact on someone's playing style and tone - help them get their perfect sound.

Organizations

American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), Freelancers Union, IAVA (Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America).

Education/Credentials

See above!

What do you like about this subject?

Absolutely everything about this amazing instrument.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope that by answering questions thoroughly and giving insightful answers, I can have a positive impact on someone's playing style and tone - help them get their perfect sound.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

EVERY STYLE OF MUSIC IS VALID AND EVERYONE WHO PUTS PASSION IN THEIR WORK IS A TRUE ARTIST.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

See above.


This expert accepts donations:      

Average Ratings

Recent Reviews from Users

Read More Comments

    K = Knowledgeability    C = Clarity of Response    P = Politeness
UserDateKCPComments
Yuzo11/23/16101010Thank you, Ross. I will certainly check .....
Yuzo08/25/15101010Again, thank you, Ross, for your insightful .....
Elia08/01/15101010 
Gautham10/15/14101010 
Alec10/26/13101010Sorry it's taken so long to respond .....

Recent Answers from J Ross Smith

2016-11-17 You are back! & Fender surge protector:

Hi Yuzo my man!  Yes, I am indeed back after a too-long break.  Now, on to your question...    Yes, the Fender surge protector is a good unit.  Like most things "Fender" I find it a bit overpriced (that

2015-08-16 maple or rosewood fingerboard?:

Hi, Yuzo!  I always enjoy hearing from you.  I hope you're well.  While I believe it's true (in general) that the standard wisdom is that a maple fretboard gives a brighter tone and faster attack, you're

2015-07-30 Seville Guitar:

Hi, Alex - I've previewed your picture, but I think there may have been something wrong in the transfer.  Although you've stated more than one, I only have received one picture (labeled "Pics") and it

2015-07-28 Seville Guitar:

Hi, Alex!  Do you have an image of the guitar in question?  It would really help.  Yamaha made a line of guitars that were prefixed "FG" that has been discontinued.  There were also guitars produced by

2015-07-27 Hondo II 335 copy H935WA:

Sure thing, Elia!  Assuming that the rest of the guitar is in great shape, I'd say that's a pretty fair price.  It may not be a bad idea to try to get it a little bit lower; I've seen Epiphone counterparts

 

Ask A Question

Electric Guitars

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.