"The words are what started getting away from me - they never get completely away. but far enough away I got tired of interrupting songs long enough to dredge em up. Printed page sure helps em stay in line....."
"Yup, last year at a praise team meeting this young kid says to me, "Why don't you just memorize your songs? You're only playing 6 or 7 of them."
I said, "Dude, I carry a card in my wallet with my home address and phone…"
"If only my memory had that degree of capability.
I play for 3-4 hours on Saturdays and I have a collection of about 70 songs now that I can play pretty well (as long as lyrics are somewhere near my line of sight), but if pressed to perform…"
"Monitors in boxes, giant tablets, binders.....why don't we just skip all the external hardware I say. Let's just embed a microchip in our brains that will scroll the lyrics and chords right through our eyeballs. 8-P"
"Seems to me a tablet with proximity detector set to flip page (this is a function in beta on Nexus products, its workable)
would do the trick..as long as you have time to wave you hand :)
Of course , with my eyes, it would have to be a 24"…"
"It's NAD!! ... (New Amp Day) FedEx just dropped off my new Fishman Loud box Artist. Here's a shot comparing it for size to my little Fishman Loudbox Mini. The Artist weighs only about 7 pounds more, but packs 120 watts…"
"I one of the binder crowd - large font and mostly one page, the two pagers I print so that both pages can be seen without page flipping. What helps the one page thing is I only have lyrics on the pages. So far I don't have much trouble…"
"Not much except adjust your technique, and maybe switch to plastic finger picks. Jorma Kaukonen talks about how he changed his attack when amplified. Everything gets amplified, but the metal picks more so than plastic. You might even try just using…"
"An aside, I just tried playing an acoustic (My Seagull with an LR Baggs M1A pickup in it) with metal finger picks through and amp and the grating sound of metal sliding on metal was really amplified nastily.
Is that correctable?
Or is it an…"
"Peter ... the Fishman Loudbox Mini with the little 6 inch speaker and 60 watts packs an amazing amount of sound/volume for the size and the price. It's just about ideal for a guitar/vocal perfomance in a small intimate venue like a coffee…"
"What I can't figure is how the stores are doing it here.
For instance the Fishman Loudbox mini is 329$us at sweetwater and 360$cdn here in the local shop.
That seems to be taking in the 10% money conversion rate but not any import fees or…"
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?
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
2012 Seagull Maritime SWS HG
2010 Epiphone SG
2010 Squire by Fender Custom Vibe P-Bass
2007 Fender American Dlx Strat
Amps: Fender Blues Deluxe, Fender Mustang I, Roland Cube 20x, Peavey NitroBass with a Eden David 2*10 cab
Pedals: PedalTrain Pro that is running out of space
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk, Blues, early rock,
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores
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