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Craig B replied to Tony K.'s discussion What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar?
"I started out playing all of the mind numbing, boring songs that are in the basic guitar method book. One of my older brother's friends stopped over one day and taught me how to play House Of The Rising Sun. It was the first "cool'…"
1 hour ago
Craig B replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings
"I am about to install my second set of E B aluminum bronze strings. (.012 to .054 ) I played the first set for about 3 months. I feel that is plenty of life for a set of strings and I like the sound. I have never liked any of the coated strings that…"
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Thorell Guitars posted a blog post
10 hours ago
Jim Yates replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Which Pickup? Which Amp? in the group Small Body Guitars
"I have three flat tops.  My Gibson LG1 has a Baggs Element.  This has a 9 volt battery pack and a volume control in the sound hole.  It's not as acoustic sounding as a mic, but it's pretty good, especially if you use a…"
10 hours ago
Ian Miller replied to Stephen Leigh's discussion Taking Acoustic Guitar on Plane in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I wouldn't consider it. Have someone at the other end arrange for a loaner guitar, even if it means "renting" one of your model from a local dealer if that's possible."
11 hours ago
Ian Miller replied to Stephen Leigh's discussion Taking Acoustic Guitar on Plane in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"OMG...."
12 hours ago
Terry Angelli replied to Tony K.'s discussion What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar?
"House of the Rising Sun (Animals) & As Tears Go By (Stones). Yes, I'm that old to have learned from the original versions of these songs."
14 hours ago
Terry Angelli replied to joey pinter's discussion ernie ball strings
"You know when I read your post it rang a distant bell with me. Although when I began playing in earnest I was playing bass and there was no extra string for those. But I seem to remember the guitar player having more than six in his new string…"
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Blackback Gull added a discussion to the group Small Body Guitars
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Which Pickup? Which Amp?

Silly question, but...I have a  couple of Dean Markley acoustic pickups - one ProMag Plus soundhole, which Markley's website describes as a 'single coil', and one Transducer Artist 'stick-on' described as a peizo. I also have a  choice of amps - a Peavey Bandit 112, and a Laney LA 30C acoustic amp. Be interested in knowing which pickup/amp combo folks feel would work best with my Recording King RO-10. Kinda new to all this electronica...lol...See More
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Thomas W. Demperio updated their profile
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joey pinter posted a discussion

ernie ball strings

I have a question for ya. I told this to some of my younger pals in LA and they look at me like i'm nuts. anywho, what I told them was once, long ago, in a land far away, a small island off the east coast of America called Manhattan. when one would buy strings from just about all the companies you would get and EXTRA E and B (1&2)they don't believe me. who is old enough to remember that? See More
18 hours ago
Alan Cargile replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings
"I try to keep an open mind too. At 59 my mind don't open as far as it used to. lol It's so easy for me to get in a rut of using the same old thing when there is a lot of fun in trying new gear. Sometimes my practice gets like that.…"
19 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Michael Shaw's discussion What kind of/maker of pick do you like best?
"I use Jim Dunlop and Brain picks for the same reason Jan mentioned.  They come with raised grippy stuff for my fingers to latch on to.  I also prefer the flexibility and sound you get from that good ol' nylon material. I've tried…"
20 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Stephen Leigh's discussion Taking Acoustic Guitar on Plane in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I would second be VERY careful.  Use a case that is airtravel rated.  Meaning, it can withstand the cold and pressure change.  Usually described as air tight or temperature resistant etc. Like Alan said, loosen the strings a bit, wrap…"
20 hours ago
Alan Edmunds replied to Jud Hair's discussion SURVEY: Why did YOU buy a SEAGULL ?? (or other Godin instrument) in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Identical....and likely an identically mellow-but-clean sound as well. I say that because sometimes mellow is not far from muddy. No saddle issues here. We have ultra-light Silk 'n Steels on Gail's Performer and it's tuned down a half…"
20 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Jud Hair's discussion SURVEY: Why did YOU buy a SEAGULL ?? (or other Godin instrument) in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Bought my first Seagull (the Seagull Artist Mosaic Folk QII) because I wanted a decent guitar for playing on stage.  The Tak I was using at the time was sounding really kinda weak. The all solid wood, hog back and sides and cedar top sound of…"
20 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings
"Ya, it was really weird.  I don't go around saying E B strings are crap or anything, just that I'm done with them cuz of 2 sets going like that.  Just that ol' "once bitten, twice shy" thing.  lol. Back in the…"
20 hours ago

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We'd like to invite all members of the Acoustic Guitar Community to come check out the brand-new website at AcousticGuitar.com. This is a completely redesigned home for Acoustic Guitar (and you!), full of great lessons, songs to play, guitar reviews, and more. You’ll see digital editions from the last two years of Acoustic Guitar magazine (available to…

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Return of The Banjo Killer, the final chapter. . .

Bryan Sutton and "Banjo Killer"; Medley: The Original Waltz/Old Lake. from Bourgeois Guitars on Vimeo.

The moment we've been waiting for: On Oct. 28, 2012, Bryan Sutton debuted the restored the Banjo…

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Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on October 15, 2012 at 7:43pm

Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!

This story has a happy ending, folks, and I'll start with it. After working for three weeks to painstakingly restore Bryan Sutton's flood damaged Banjo Killer, Shin Ichikawa finally got to test drive it today! The entire shop stopped working to watch this exciting moment, after which Shin received a standing ovation (well, we were all standing anyway). …

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Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on July 13, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Day 15: The end is near. I can smell it.

Shin Ichikawa and I started the day by fitting and glueing the back binding. Last night's fitting of the top binding was tedious, but the tricks we learned made the fit of back binding go smothly. I am amazed at how cleanly both bindings look.  Some finish touch up will be required, but the overall appearance is more than…

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Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on July 12, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 4 Replies

Another thread got me thinking about this and thought it would be fun to hear what songs helped others get started on guitar.  So, if you can recall that far back [ ;-p ] what was the first 1 or 2…Continue

Tags: singing, easy, chords, songs, learning

Started by Tony K. in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Craig B 1 hour ago.

Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings 8 Replies

Hello everyone. I am new here. I know that the Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings have been discussed but I would like to give my opinion. I've read varied reviews of them as you do any guitar gear…Continue

Started by Alan Cargile in Gear. Last reply by Craig B 2 hours ago.

ernie ball strings 1 Reply

I have a question for ya. I told this to some of my younger pals in LA and they look at me like i'm nuts. anywho, what I told them was once, long ago, in a land far away, a small island off the east…Continue

Started by joey pinter in Gear. Last reply by Terry Angelli 14 hours ago.

What kind of/maker of pick do you like best? 4 Replies

Am thinking about a Clayton wood pick for a more natural tone.  What do y'all use?Continue

Started by Michael Shaw in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. 20 hours ago.

Guitar of Robert Johnson 2 Replies

Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Presents:…Continue

Tags: Feldmann, Tom, Johnson, Robert

Started by SGGW in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Jeff Hatcher yesterday.

2 in 1 question about beginner playing chords & first guitar 9 Replies

Hi all,I'm an experienced player, but very new to teaching. I'm helping a friend at church learn to play acoustic (the goal is for him to be able to play worship songs). I'm a female with very small…Continue

Started by Janet M House in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. yesterday.

WTS: Pioneer cdj-2000

We are Registered and Legitmate electronics company based in the United State,we are one of the leading company here in our company deal in sales anddistributing electronics products,equipment and…Continue

Started by JIM MOORE in Gear on Thursday.

WTS: Pioneer cdj-2000

We are Registered and Legitmate electronics company based in the United State,we are one of the leading company here in our company deal in sales anddistributing electronics products,equipment and…Continue

Started by JIM MOORE in Gear on Thursday.

This Cordoba really sings ! 8 Replies

While I'm waiting for a weekly slot to open up for lessons, I'm just playing with myself :DI figured I'd better learn some strumming patterns. Once I got going - hey! this Cordoba really SINGS ! I'm…Continue

Tags: harmonics, progressions, strumming, ukulele, cordoba

Started by Steve Driscoll in Beginners. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Monday.

TefView for Android (FREE)

TefView for Android devices is now out of Beta testing (as at 15th November 2014) and is available for FREE from the Google Play Store.This file player will display and play tabs from TablEdit files…Continue

Tags: tablet, file, viewer, play, phone

Started by Steve J. McWilliam in Playing Guitar on Sunday.



 
 
 

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