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Started this discussion. Last reply by JB Maddox Dec 3, 2010.

 

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Costa Rica Acousticians

Guitar players from Costa Rica; nationals and foreigners welcome
Oct 3, 2013
Joe Davis replied to James Patterson's discussion Do any of you use the bass by itself in support of your vocals? in the group Acoustic Bass
"James, Our rock group tried it but unless you're an incredable vocalist and bass player it left us with the feeling it was a little shallow.  I have a Roland Cube bass amp with a looper.  We do With or Without You and I do the bass…"
Nov 7, 2011
Joe Davis commented on Steve McCoy's group Acoustic Bass
"I'm considering a Kala U Bass for a travel bass.  I've watched several videos of this little bass in action and I'm very impressed with the sound for such a little body.  Has anybody got anythign to say about the cute little…"
Nov 7, 2011
Joe Davis commented on Steve McCoy's group Acoustic Bass
"Don't have any pics of the bass but it's nothing special.  The $250 entry bass.  But I have to admit it is a very easy bass to play and what it lacks is yet to be determined.  It sounds great coming through my new Roland…"
Sep 27, 2011
Joe Davis commented on Steve McCoy's group Acoustic Bass
"Well, considering the humidity in Costa Rica I finally pulled the pin and bought a Epiphone electric bass.  I'm still looking very interested in a Takamini acoustic/electric bass but I still have to deal with 70% to 99% humidity. …"
Sep 26, 2011
Joe Davis commented on Steve McCoy's group Acoustic Bass
"Edward, I found a takaminie in Musicians Friend and guitar Center websites for $499. I've been asking around and talking to bass players and they gave it good marks. I would love to get a bass with a rosewood body but it is much more. I play a…"
Dec 5, 2010
JB Maddox replied to Joe Davis's discussion Live Performance Wireless Systems
"Be very careful on any used wireless gear. The FCC has banned a lot of wireless systems because the old UHF TV band, ended by digital TV, has been set aside for Emergency services. I see a lot of this junk on Craigs that is banned. Here is the FCC…"
Dec 3, 2010
Joe Davis commented on Steve McCoy's group Acoustic Bass
"I'm thinking about the Takaminie $50-$500 range, new."
Dec 2, 2010
Claes Nilsson replied to Joe Davis's discussion Live Performance Wireless Systems
"I´m using a G-30, and are very pleased with It. I would say that the sound is the same as with a cable. Using rechargeable batteries and get good 8-9 hours out of them. Go ahead and buy one. regards Classe"
Nov 29, 2010
Joe Davis posted a discussion

Live Performance Wireless Systems

Hello To All,I am considering buying a Line 6 G-50 wireless system.  I play in a acoustic rock group and the cable jam is getting to be almost too much.  I've checked out wireless systems on Musicians Friend, Guitar Center, Youtube, etc. and really like the freedom they offer.  I play rhythm guitar with a Taylor grand concert and/or a Martin D35.  Does anyone have any experience that you could pass along?  I'd really appreciate it.  See More
Nov 29, 2010
Jody commented on Joe Davis's blog post Carpel Tunnel Syndrom
"I had my surgery about three years ago and the tingling and numbness are gone. I had other wrist problems corrected at the same time. Now my wrist is pain free and I can play with no tingling or pain. Now if I could do something about the arthritis…"
Sep 23, 2010
Joe Davis left a comment for sean steele
"Sean, I just found you and didn't have any idea you were on Acouswtic Guitar. How's everything in the US."
Sep 11, 2010
Joseph Anthony Zarola commented on Joe Davis's blog post Guitars and Humidity
"Finishing the interior of a guitar;.....It would be an alternative to the processes that are employed by instrument manufacturers today. But, by applying even a "thin" sealer, the tonal response is usually impeded enough to stop luthiers…"
Sep 11, 2010
Joe Davis posted a blog post

Guitars and Humidity

I live in a very high humidity area (Costa Rica) and I was wondering why guitar manufacturers don't finish the inside of the guitar? It would make sense that if you sealed all wood, outside AND inside on a guitar, or any wooden instrument, it would absorb less humidity and thus prolong the life of the guitar and reduce expensive trips to the luthier. Would an extremely thin coat of clear finish adversly affect the the sound?
Sep 11, 2010
Joe Davis commented on David A. Lusterman's blog post Flying with My Guitar
"I recently flew from Costa Rica to San Antonio and back with my Martin D35 in a gig bag. I had read the article in Acoustic Guitar Magazine about flying with your ax and I followed the guys advice to the letter and I walked right on and off with my…"
Sep 9, 2010
Joe Davis posted a blog post

Carpel Tunnel Syndrom

For about 6 months I played 5-6 nights a week in an acoustic rock band. My wrist and left hand started getting the classic symptoms- numbness, tingling. It would sometimes wake me up at night. I wear the splint now and ice my wrist after practice/gigs and pop 400mg of ibuprofen and it's seems to be getting better. I'm going to lay off the guitar for a week while I'm on vacation and see what happens. Is there anybody out there who's ever had the surgery and still plays? I'd be interested in…See More
Sep 9, 2010

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
10-20 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Mandolin, Travel guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Taylor CE315 6 string, Taylor CE15-12 12 string, Martin D35, Martin D1, Little Martin travel guitar, Johnson M-100 mandolin, Regal mandolin, Soto custom made flat top mandolin, Kay 5 string banjo. Also, some brand of fiddle. Yamaha 500W PA, Fishman mini mixer, small Fender PA systems (2), Shure mics.
What is your website address?
http://www.iguanaexpeditions.com
What type of music do you like to play?
Blues, bluegrass, rock, funk, raggae, country rock, country, jug band, any acoustic rock
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Guitars and Humidity

I live in a very high humidity area (Costa Rica) and I was wondering why guitar manufacturers don't finish the inside of the guitar? It would make sense that if you sealed all wood, outside AND inside on a guitar, or any wooden instrument, it would absorb less humidity and thus prolong the life of the guitar and reduce expensive trips to the luthier. Would an extremely thin coat of clear finish adversly affect the the sound?

Posted on September 11, 2010 at 7:06am — 1 Comment

Carpel Tunnel Syndrom

For about 6 months I played 5-6 nights a week in an acoustic rock band. My wrist and left hand started getting the classic symptoms- numbness, tingling. It would sometimes wake me up at night. I wear the splint now and ice my wrist after practice/gigs and pop 400mg of ibuprofen and it's seems to be getting better. I'm going to lay off the guitar for a week while I'm on vacation and see what happens. Is there anybody out there who's ever had the surgery and still plays? I'd be…

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Posted on September 9, 2010 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

Nosara Music Scene

If you're ever in Nosara, Costa Rica look at the local music scene and you'll be surprised. It's just great.

Posted on December 20, 2009 at 3:09pm — 1 Comment

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At 3:42pm on January 30, 2010, Edward Sparks said…
From a comment you made in the Mando Group back in August of 2009...believe it or not, I just read it!!!

Hi Joe, Edward here...if you are asking me what type of music play...the best comparison I can make is the acoustic "stuff" by Crosby-Stills-Nash and Young, Cat Stevens, Eagles and the like. The stuff I grew up with and cut my chops on! I am interested in your flat top mando...any pics? Edward
At 7:45am on January 18, 2010, bill davis said…
joe icant open the item you sent to me r.e. dad john b. how did you send it ? bill.
At 5:19pm on July 6, 2009, Luis Motta da Silva said…
Hi!
I was raised in Luanda, Angola. Tropical Africa, high humidity during the cold season but... no rain. Tremendous heath during the rain season, then tropical rain, then hot and dry. I now live in Lisbon, Portugal, Europe, temperate and by the sea. Hot and dry summer, moderately cold and humid winter, nice Spring and Autumn. Here is what I learned from experience: 1) Factory instruments are more stable than Luthier-made ones. 2) Have 2, or 3, different bridge saddles for each guitar (high, medium and low), and change them when necessary (especially in old instruments. 3) During hot humid weather, if you bring your instrument into a place with air conditioned; or in humid winter, if you move it into a place where there is artificial heath, in both cases you move it into a dry place. The sudden change to dry brings the risk of top crack. So, bars, pubs, coffee houses, are a threat. But, if you breathe into the soundhole, say, two or three times every half an hour, you minimize the hazzard because you put humidity inside the instrument, precisely where the woods are not varnished, so, they will absorb more. Sounds crazy, but seems it works. By the way, you're invited to my page, see what a Portuguese guitar looks like. Luis
At 6:32am on June 19, 2009, Joe Davis said…
Acoustic guitar is the most versatile instrument. All types of music sound good on an acoustic guitar.
 
 
 

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