I recently was offered an opportunity to sit in with an acoustic band. I readily accepted and had a blast! These fellows were a fun bunch and very entertaining. They apparently liked what they heard because they asked me if I would care to join them on two more gigs!
Those engagements went off as well as the first one but the sound was a bit cluttered with three guitars. I offered to play bass on another gig since I still enjoy picking it up now and then. The proposal was warmly…Continue
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The initial move toward figuring out how to play acoustic guitar is to create certainty and to demolish that "I can't do it" attitude. Your greatest obstruction in your acoustic guitar playing is not going to be cash, time, or the nonattendance of a decent instructor. The greatest deterrent will be you. You are the cause all your own problems. When you figure out how to tame the pessimism inside, you will be that much nearer to turning into a decent acoustic guitar…Continue
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Amongst the replacement buttons, there are a few that are more bling than others. Those that emulate precious stones or pearls, …
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It is time to admit to myself that I have unconsciously retired the S6. Despite 16 years of joy and wear and tear, I find I am playing my other guitars much more and very very rarely picking up the S6. The N.E.Amber Trails has become my "main" guitar, despite the vast difference in tone between cedar/cherrywood and spruce/maple.
I had spent some time trying new S6's, including the 'Original' and the CH. But neither the wild cherry nor the cedar used is the same in either look or tone.…Continue
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After I removed all the cases...soooo many cases.....Continue
Using recovered wood puts constraints on a design that can be very aggravating. In my case the width of slats used for the cradle were the perfect width, but making a secure structure shrunk the usable width. (See Part 1 : DIY Guitar Case Storage )
The problem areas.…Continue
Added by Robert Williamson on March 30, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
While it is still a bit too early to put away your Cool Air Humidifiers, you should make sure you have clean evaporator and air filters ready on hand to put in them before you pack them away. Never pack away a humidifier with calcified filters!
The next few weeks will see days when the humidifiers are not running. Don't be lulled into complacency. You may need the De-Humidifier sooner than you expect. Make sure the air filters of the De-humidifier are clean…Continue
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Some may recall my pictures of 5 cases stored in the floor space of two in the Blog entry Guitar Case Storage
Well now I have 7 guitars, 2 mandolin and a banjo case, with a Jumbo and Parlour case on order. Time to expand the storage. I tried to design for the floor space of 5 dread guitar cases. The actual finished product won't hold 5 dread cases per shelf due to running out of a…Continue
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Here in Canada we have Milk BagsContinue
I've been trying some of my old Double-Dropped D on D-standard compositions on the Baritone. Dropping 1st and 6th results in baritone tuning of AEADF#A. Some of tunes were very effective, some missed the highs they needed so didn't sound as good as i would like. A baritone/guitar duet would work, I think,.
Overall, it works well as a replacement for the S6!
Vocally, tunes like More Than Words, Girl, Last Thing on my mind, which all required very high capoing on a…Continue
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SO that was the last new guitar i will ever buy.
(The Alvarez ABT60 Baritone)
Perceptive people will notice the use of the words 'new' and 'buy' and see them as loopholes ;)
Even more perceptive people will notice the word 'guitar' and recall I've bought a banjo and 2 Mandolins and see yet another loophole..
I should have been a lawyer. I think I'm…
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