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George Quinn replied to Dave Sterenchock's discussion Recording vs. Playing live. in the group Home Recording
"It seems the logical approach would be to separate the live-performing artist inside you from the one who wants the best results from a recording session. One has nothing to do with the other. There's no line to draw. One of the best solo…"
Feb 11
George Quinn commented on grant's group Coffee House Players
"A "cover' band is one that's known for sounding like the original. There's a Steely Dan concert DVD where they're in the limo on the way to the gig and commenting (favorably) on a couple of bands that "cover" their…"
Jan 15
George Quinn commented on BrotherX's group Home Recording
"Problem solved, at least regarding the Boss 8 track recorder (which is really 6 due to 2 dedicated-stereo tracks).  I thought that when you've recorded the six tracks and then recorded a track over one track, the new track records over the…"
Aug 2, 2013
George Quinn commented on BrotherX's group Home Recording
"Thanks for the response.  I never use the song sketch mode, so the problem isn't wave files. When I check to card to see how much memory I've used when I get the "card full" message, it's nowhere near a gig. What I…"
Jul 14, 2013
George Quinn commented on BrotherX's group Home Recording
"Anybody else using the Boss BR 800?  I like it but there's a problem with an error message I'll get not far in recording that the memory card is full.  It happened again last night when I was 7 minutes into the first track of…"
Jul 12, 2013
George Quinn commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Capo design has changed a bit through the years (along with my hair color and quantity) and the one I use now is the best so far, a Kyser. The trick is to get it close enough to the fret to deaden the strings but permit the fingers to navigate the…"
Jun 17, 2013
George Quinn joined Edward Sparks's group
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Capo Users Group

If you use a capo...for anything...then you belong here!
Jun 17, 2013
George Quinn updated their profile
Jun 16, 2013
George Quinn replied to Dave P's discussion Taylor 800 series and string gauge in the group Taylor Owners
"I purchased a 416ce-ltd from Madison Music around 2 years ago and it was strung with Elixir mediums (0.13).  The next set I used were Elixirs with an 0.12 E-string and noticed a distinct drop in bass response and have gone back to what was…"
Jun 16, 2013
George Quinn posted songs
Feb 27, 2013
George Quinn replied to Pascal Proust's discussion External microphone for my classical guitar in the group Home Recording
"If I were to either play a classical guitar live, and especially if I were to record it, I would consider a pick-up mounted either inside the hole or attached to the guitar soundboard and use the output to augment what the mic picks up.   "
Feb 27, 2013
George Quinn replied to Dave Sterenchock's discussion Cassette tape to digital. in the group Home Recording
"Years ago I purchased a program from a British gent called "Wave Repair" and used it originally to clean up vinyl recordings and then later to clean up cassettes. A neat feature was "Get Fingerprint" where once you've…"
Feb 27, 2013
George Quinn replied to Jud Hair's discussion Unwanted Accompaniment ... how best to handle? in the group Coffee House Players
"Maybe occasional prompting of audience participation for a particular song would be a way of setting a boundary line.  There's a chorus of the Kinks' Autumn Almanac that cries for a sing-a-long.  I might go so far as to work out…"
Feb 11, 2013
George Quinn commented on grant's group Coffee House Players
"Here's my take on the open-mic versus straight gig.  As I have not sung in public since college, and then I was part of a nine-person folk group (Early Morning Rain, 500 Miles, etc.), I wouldn't want to expose myself (in all manners)…"
Feb 6, 2013
George Quinn joined grant's group
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Coffee House Players

A place to talk about your gigs and your song list and what ever else you want to talk aboout
Feb 6, 2013
George Quinn replied to robin623's discussion barre chords
"Electrics can use much lighter srings than acoustics, and especially if they are flat-wound, they are much easier to play.  I agree with David Lenef that you should practice barre chords on acoustics to build up both finger muscle and finger…"
Aug 3, 2012

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Taylor 416ce-ltd
Epiphone electric
Stratocaster(composite)
What type of music do you like to play?
British 60's (Kinks,Who,Beatles)
Steely Dan
Michael Smith
Harry Nilsson
Shaved Nilsson
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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