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Edward Sparks
  • 59, Male
  • Glen Burnie, MD
  • United States
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Welcome! Edward Sparks Singer/Songwriter/acoustic musician

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Guitar maker, Guitar-related website
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Lap-style slide guitar, Banjo, Travel guitar, Bass guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Gibson J100 extra (1994)
Gibson J160E (2004)
Gibson Les Paul Signature (1976)
Martin D-28 (1976)
Martin D-28-12 (1980)
Guild JF212XL 12 string (1980)
Guild JF30 6 string (1990)
Epiphone Zenith archtop (1948)
Regal dobro (1936)
Takamine Santa Fe cutaway acoustic/electric classical (200)
Several guitars I made myself including an electric 12 string a 6 string lap steel
I own about 40 instruments total
What is your website address?
http://www.facebook.com/edward.sparks.71
What type of music do you like to play?
Acoustic rock and singer/songwriter stuff!
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe

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At 5:59pm on July 21, 2014, Jonah Lake said…

Hey Edward. Yeah I got the Logic X and recorded my lastest album ( Free soul ) on it :) Currently in the studio recording 2 more albums..

 Sincerely Jonah Lake 

At 11:00pm on June 25, 2014, Tony K. said…

Thanks Ed.  If and when I do dive into the pub/coffee house thing, I'll be sure to post the "bloody nose" and "dropped into the deep end" lessons and experiences.  lol.

At 10:15pm on June 24, 2014, Tony K. said…

Thanks Mr. Sparks for you welcome message.  Much appreciated.

I actually joined the coffee house group to learn more than anything else, and contribute in any limited way I am able.

I am thinking of getting into the "guitar playing solo singer" pub/coffee house thing.  I have been working on my set list and just practicing when I can.  I'm not even 100% sure if I'm going to do it yet.  lol.  Still in the practice and research phase.

So, ya, I hope you don't mind, but I came here to learn from those that have the experience and see what info is out there.  8-)

Again, if I can contribute in any positive way, I will endeavor to do so.  8-)

At 12:16am on April 23, 2014, Michael D Krampitz said…

Hi Ed this is Mike Krampitz I know everybody has'nt heard from me for a long time,I'm not going to dwell to much on what happened.But feeling great I bought afew more guitars since we last talked,I will send pictures.I got a Guild Jumbo 2 weeks ago,thing that pissed me off was it was made in China,It plays and sounds fantastic though.I also got a Bedell but got rid of it for no special reason it just sounded like 5 of my other guitars.I picked up a uke from Samick concert size sounds nice and I got my fathers Fluke uke which is amazing.I'll get back to you soon with pic's

At 5:27pm on December 27, 2013, Michael McBride said…

Hi Ed,

You asked about my recording setup:

  • I lay down tracks using a Blue Yeti Pro microphone running into a MacBook Air
  • I edit in Adobe Premier, Audacity, and Fission (Rogue Amoeba) software

When I'm composing songs I capture them on my iPhone and iPad into Songwriter's Pad, the best app I've ever used for songwriting. It syncs between by iPhone, iPad, and Macbook Air and has tiered cloud storage subscriptions. 

My "studio" is a converted spare bedroom. I filled a bunch of 50 Lb burlap coffee bags with packing peanuts and hung them around the room in place of expensive acoustic panels to tune the room a bit. It's not perfect, but I get a very nice quite sound.

Thanks for asking. What about your recording setup? ~Michael

At 3:57pm on December 27, 2013, Michael McBride said…
Hi Ed. Thanks for the friend request.
At 1:20pm on June 3, 2013, Iain Brennan said…
Hi Edward,much appreciated! Thanks for the welcome, I will check-out the Gibson page, got me a J200 Standard a few months ago, -never out of my hands,such a beast to play, I love the big sound you get from it, I also bought a '2003 Gibson J185 12-string recently, lovely warm sound, getting my local Luthier setting it up for me just now.
At 1:08pm on January 28, 2013, michael schwartz said…

I just saw the photo of Lilly and "her" guitar. Whatta cutie she is!

I'm pondering adding a pick up to my J12-15(all Mahogony). Would you suggest the Fishman Matrix for it? I'm pretty clueless about  the onboard electronics and would appreciate your advice.

At 10:25am on January 28, 2013, Jim Yates said…
At 10:03am on January 28, 2013, Jim Yates said…

Hi Edward,
My OM is a Trinity College.  I'm quite happy with it, though it's not an expensive instrument.  My wife bought it for me a number of years back.  When it started getting scratches on the front I added a pick guard and when the tailpiece gave out I put a new one on it.

The scale is about 20" and I keep it tuned GDAD, an octave below the mandolin with the first string dropped a full tone.  It gives a kind of DADGAD guitar voicing in the keys of G and D and related minors.  I do use a capo on it which I don't on the mandolin.

I'll try to drop a photo on my page.

 
 
 

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