For the past few months i have been re-learning some unfinished compositions that I "wrote" some years ago. I quote "wrote" because, although I composed them and recording a rough cut, I never wrote the Tab or music. The problem for me with compositions as opposed to songs with lyrics, I had no record of key, tuning or capo. It was relatively difficult for me to remember HOW I played a tune. Even with the melody coming back, the tone wasn't. I really needed to…Continue
With my purchase last week of a hardshell case for my Baritone, i now have hardshell or Tric cases for all 12 of my stringed instruments.
Now, I have an empty GigBag.
Previously, I used the GigBag to transport guitars to dealer for hardshell case fitting. Now it has no purpose. What could I possibly use it for?
.... sheet music and lyrics?
.... a cuddly sweater?
.... a collection of Tony K's best one-liners? …Continue
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If I was the kind of person who left their guitars idle in their cases ( Bob's Mantra: A Guitar in a Case is a Guitar Unplayed) you would think that I would use a system similar to this monitoring system with the addition of Humidpaks.
But not this one.
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I wonder..will all 12 guitar cases fit on edge in the deep truck of my Elantra?Continue
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While searching my tool chest for a file clamp to fix a knock-off fret rocker, I came across this.Continue
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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
Added by Terry Angelli on April 30, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
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
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