It’s hard to say without taking a closer look at your axe. It could be that the action is a whack too high, or it maybe your frets are busted or just really bad quality. Do you have to push those strings down any harder than usual? Is it uncomfortable to play or do you get an ache in the wrist or hand from playing for even a short little time? Can you feel the edges of the frets, when you run your finger and thumb up and down the sides of the fretboard?
The best thing for you to do, man, is to try a different guitar for a little while. Borrow one from a pal, or take yourself down to your nearest guitar shop and try out a few of the axes they got on show there. Compare it with your own instrument. Does it feel any different? Any smoother or swankier? Any easier to play? Is it better or more comfortable than your own axe back at home? If yes, there might be something gone wrong with your guitar. So take it down to Cyrus’, or better yet, some other workshop that specialises in guitars, and have the guys there take a look at your baby.
If on the other hand you feel like you’re having the exact same problem with every instrument you try… chances are that, yeah, you do just need to practice some more. If you’re still learning the basics, then try glancing at the fretboard as you play, so you can see with your own eyes where those frets are. Gradually, you’ll start to memorize them. The more you practice, the less often you’ll need to glance, and you’ll start noticing that you can feel the tiny frets as you play.
Later that evening…
And it’s up to you whether you want to continue buying K.K. Slider records from the Nook’s store or not.
Completely up to you.
Thanks Alek. Guess that little trip abroad lasted longer than I thought. But it was worth it for the tan! We’re ready to get back in the groove right away!
I’ve been away way, wayyy too long.
((I apologise if anyone finds this dumb or stupid. I don’t really know what swag is, so I just guessed.))
((I don’t know of any active Rover blog, which is a shame because I can think of plenty of questions I’d like to ask him! I know of a crosser who was talking about making one, but I’ve been away for a bit so I don’t know if anything happened about that. I don’t have the time to do one myself I’m afraid!))