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Phil Campbell
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  • Palo Alto, CA
  • United States
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Phil Campbell replied to Lowell James Hicks's discussion Simple Mixer/EQ for singer/songwriter
"I use a Mackie 802 for this purpose.  You could maybe use a Mackie 402 that is even smaller and less expensive."
May 15, 2012
Phil Campbell replied to Downtown Freddy Brown's discussion Guitar straps and end pin jacks
"I use a tapastring strapkeeper   ; Your solution is more attractive (a very close to one that I imagined but never actually made)."
May 15, 2012
Phil Campbell replied to Robert Sheer's discussion Help! I'm playing live this Friday and I need a good direct box.
"I use the LR Baggs para-acoustic DI and recommend it."
May 1, 2012
Phil Campbell replied to James Mitchell's discussion Buying a 90-year-old Old Guitar
"I have owned many old guitars and I used to work in a store that specialized in them.  Old guitars are usually more brittle than new instruments and are a little more likely to develop cracks.  This is usually not a big deal if you are…"
Feb 27, 2012
Phil Campbell replied to Curtis's discussion Slack key and high e string too close to edge
"You ask "Would it be easier and more likely lead to a solution to get a new nut made?"  The answer is probably yes."
Feb 23, 2012
Phil Campbell replied to Shawn Fitzpatrick's discussion Preamp question
"I have used a LR Baggs Para Acoustic preamp for several years on different instruments with great results.  I use it for both gigging and recording.  I recommend it.  But I have never used one with a T5 and I'm not sure what the…"
Feb 23, 2012
Phil Campbell replied to Craig MC's discussion lefty conversion
"Inexpensive classical guitars often have a straight (i.e. uncompensated) saddle.  Converting them to left handed is mainly a matter of restringing (you may or may not have to modify the nut).  If your son is willing to start on a nylon…"
Feb 19, 2012
Phil Campbell replied to Keith H.'s discussion Guitar vs. Banjo
"I used to play Bluegrass 5 string banjo.  The difficulty is about the same as playing fingerstyle guitar in an open tuning.  But you have to play pretty fast to make it sound like Bluegrass."
Feb 15, 2012

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher, Gigging and/or professional musician
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, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Resonator guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
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I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 12:28pm on January 17, 2010, Lon Milo DuQuette said…
Yep! I'll be there. Might sing a few songs at my presentation on Saturday as well!
At 7:53am on July 26, 2009, Lon Milo DuQuette said…
Thanks for the kind words Phil!

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