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Songs To Play
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Adding a section here to share links to tabs and videos of songs that are really nice to play on acoustic guitar. If you have some to share just add to this discussion.  I really don't have a lot of…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Manuel Jun 25.

On the playlist...
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Here's a place to share some recommendations for music that are on your playlist. The lists are not about what's new in music, but just music getting your play time...April 2012Neil Young, "Live At…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Manuel Jul 8.

 

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Strings and things..

I'm always chasing tone, whether it's with a new guitar, or new strings for my acoustic. So, when I heard about the new Martin Tony Rice Signature Monel strings I was anxious to try them. I mean if Tony plays them, how could I lose?



Well, my HD-28 was strung with Martin Lifespan Cleartone SP7200's way, way back in July '13.. Long time, I know, but I play in my house, and take care of my guitar, wiping the strings down after each session. Now, over that period of time, the P/B strings… Continue

Posted on May 11, 2014 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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Phil Manuel commented on Ash Nadler's blog post Guitar Withdrawal
"Yes, just recently went to Bluegrass festival without my guitar. I was worried about the weather, really hot, and how to store it, while going to the concert area. It was only 3 days, but it felt like a month."
yesterday
Phil Manuel replied to Stephen Park's discussion Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb?
"Alex, I like the flexibility, sound, and Features of the Fishman Artist, too. I like that both channels have separate XLR outs. I'd trade up if I can get a deal."
Sunday
Phil Manuel replied to Stephen Park's discussion Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb?
"Terry, found this re: the mic used for the Tiny Desk Concerts... http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/archive/index.php/t-250222.html Rippie 05-23-2011, 01:50 PM btw to answer the OP's question it's a Senn 418 * In the spirit of the Tiny Desk…"
Sunday
Phil Manuel replied to Shant Sharma's discussion Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar
"Ok, then see if you can get some good pics of it and post here. There are a few trustworthy luthiers on this site, who may be able to help. All in all, if the guitar plays well and sounds good, and is a good deal for you, it might just be worth…"
Jul 24
Phil Manuel replied to Shant Sharma's discussion Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar
"aha, foiled by logic again! ;-)"
Jul 23
Phil Manuel replied to Shant Sharma's discussion Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar
"I'd agree with Jan. If allowed, I'd take some pics of the guitar or the actual guitar to a luthier for further advice. This kind of issue should not affect structural integrity, but I'd get it repaired. Jan, I've not checked the…"
Jul 23
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I wonder about the direction our world is headed... Now, the latest story about a brother musician that just grates my…"
Jul 22
Phil Manuel replied to Chad Clifton's discussion Vintage Guitar restoration
"Chad, do contact Greg at Dogwood Guitars, I know him to be a very honest guy, and really good luthier."
Jul 21
Phil Manuel replied to Stephen Park's discussion Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb?
"Alex and others, check out this vid of the man himself talking about his current setup, except for his pickups. Cool stuff... http://www.guitarworld.com/tommy-emmanuel-gear-rundown-video"
Jul 21
Phil Manuel replied to Stephen Park's discussion Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb?
"I read that he uses the AER 60 (approx $1,000 - $1,400) going to an AER Colorizer (approx. $430) to the mixer. So, still out of my range, which is why I've got a Loudbox Mini with a cheap DI going from the guitar to the amp. So, the Bose is in…"
Jul 21
Phil Manuel replied to Stephen Park's discussion Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb?
"No argument about the value of amps. My post was a comment about my recent experience with a wide array of folks playing on stage with similar PA and sound techs. The importance of a great sound tech at the mixing board cannot be overstated. Even…"
Jul 21
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I use both grips, just depends on how I feel at the time. My hands are smallish, so using the thumb is sometimes more difficult."
Jul 21
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Congrats Jud! That's my retirement dream!"
Jul 20
Phil Manuel replied to Stephen Park's discussion Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb?
"I like the iRig Pre, but another product caught my attention for mor serious use. Check out this link to the Focusrite iTrack Dock. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/iTrackDock It has features that are appealing to more home studios using a…"
Jul 20
Phil Manuel replied to Stephen Park's discussion Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb?
"Yeah, I was surprised by the sound reinforcement at the festival too. There was one particular duo, using a single mic between them for fiddle and guitar, and they sounded really good. No feedback issues sat all. The guitar moved in and out to…"
Jul 20
Phil Manuel commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"Ed, try this link after getting to youtube... http://youtu.be/XVP8nj_PLsg"
Jul 20

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, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Resonator guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin HD-28, Seagull Grand Artist, Gibson J-200, Godin 5th Avenue
What type of music do you like to play?
Fingerstyle country blues, folk, bluegrass, and originals
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 8:39pm on January 23, 2014, Marty said…

Phil!! Thanks so much for your invite. I know few people where I am that play. Great page you have here!

At 4:13pm on April 29, 2013, michael schwartz said…

Thanx, Phil

What a GREAT idea! The only thing I would have wished for on it would have been, had he played the same tune on all 3 for what I thought would give the best comparison.

At 2:17pm on April 29, 2013, michael schwartz said…

Heyya Phil

how did you decide on which eoectronics to use? I ened up with a Fishman Matrix in the J12-15

At 5:19am on April 10, 2013, Paddy Dargan said…
Thanks, Phil. Good to meet you!
At 9:10am on April 1, 2013, Alan Edmunds said…

Hey Phil,

thanks for the invite. Happy to contribute if I can to the band idea. I'm short on recording equipment at the moment, but feel free to move the process along without me....I'll catch up.

Alan

At 9:46am on March 14, 2013, paul david long said…

Hi Phil

Thanks for the comment, I  intended to learn back in 2009, but, had a problem with cancer, and had nothing but health problems since, so now I'm hoping to try again.

I think with al these guitars I should be able to play something lol.

My options are limited, as I can't really get about much!

Any Ideas as to how to go about this, I really am a beginner.

Thanks Again

Paul

At 7:12pm on February 3, 2013, Hoosier Picker said…

Thanks Phil, I really need to get rid of a few!  I have been trying to post a video (my first one) on the Beatles site, but it is upside down on my computer, and can't seem to turn it around.  I wil leventually  figure it out! - your friend- Mark Young

At 11:32am on January 16, 2013, Michael S. Jackson said…
Phil - Thanks for joining the Beatles group. I have had a lot of trouble getting this on board and it still won't accept the photo I'm trying to load nor will it accept the text. When I do enter those, I am asking all who post here NOT to mention the name of the derranged piece of trash who murdered John Lennon. I want to recall and honor their music and discuss their lives - not the one who murdered John. His name should not be remembered. I truly hope you agree with this one thing I ask of folks at this group.
Thanks again - Michael
At 7:22pm on December 15, 2012, FloridaGull said…

Come on, Phil - you're cool!  All opinions welcomed by me!

Not sayin' I'll agree with all of 'em - and I mean from all/any of us - but I defend your right to say what you feel/think/believe...

:-)

At 3:46pm on December 15, 2012, Terry Angelli said…
Phil,

I'm late to the conversation here so pardon my ignorance. I haven't read what your wrote about all the guns and violence that plagues our society but based on what I have read you make sense.

I get into debates with extreme right wing, wingnuts over guns. I believe you do have the right to bare arms as our constitution says however, DO YOU REALLY NEED TO OWN THAT ASSULT WEAPON THAT DISCHARGES 500 ROUNDS PER SECOND FOR SELF DEFENSE??? Get real. And the slogan guns don't kill people, people doesn't wash. If you have the means easily at your disposal it makes it so much easier than say a baseball bat where you have to be in close proximity and might even look into the eyes of the victim.

Okay enough gun talk. Thank you for your comment about my posting "The Big Boot". The experience was a new one for me and left a bad taste in my mouth for sure. But I've picked myself up, dusted myself off and started looking at band listings again. I guess I'm a glutton for performing in the band format and can't get enough. But this time there will be no mention of my owning a PA! At least until I know where the ensemble stands on the issue.

If indeed you are leaving the forum you will be sorely missed! I've enjoyed reading your postings and the slight camaraderie we've had across the multitude of groups. It would be great if you would reconsider but if you don't I understand. Hopefully others will too.

Stay in touch! It's not often I find a person so engaging and who knows his shit. Your a good man Charlie Brown :-)
 
 
 

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