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June 2009 Blog Posts (34)





NYC Singer/Songwriter zAck borer Continues To Gain Traction

With The Expansion of His Unique Online Program

NEW YORK, June 29, 2009 – Rock/Funk/Soul recording artist zAck borer continues his successful campaign to take over the social network world. The latest in a series of unique initiatives to showcase his music brings zAck’s talent to the most popular… Continue

Added by Zack Borer on June 30, 2009 at 5:18am — No Comments

Website for an amazing guitarist!

After watching his video on Harp, I was in awe of the compositional skills and sheer mastery of Carter Lancaster. Unfortunately at the time, he was about as difficult to get info on as Osama bin Laden. Happily I was able to connect with Carter and over the past month, I've helped him put together what we think is a pretty nice website allowing others to keep in touch and gain some insight into some of Carter's work. Please feel free to check out… Continue

Added by Scott Sanford on June 29, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Leaving The Ashram part 1 & 2

(Detail from a Postcard, Unknown Artist)

“Leaving The Ashram” is the third chapter of "Entering The Stream," a trilogy describing an episode of intense introspection that will most likely open our second album.

An instrumental suite in four movements (Meditative Walk, Running The Last Stretch, The Tabla Master’s Enigma, and The…


Added by Christopher Stewart on June 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

June Edition of The Vintage Guitar News and Views

The Vintage Guitar News and Views, June Edition

Amps and the general scheme of things.

I get questions concerning amps all the time, some easy to answer and some a little harder to answer. Here in this issue of The Vintage Guitar News and Views I will lay some very basic groundwork for you to digest concerning guitar amplifiers. Class A amps have low distortion and low power output with full power always flowing to the amps tubes,… Continue

Added by GregsGuitars on June 29, 2009 at 6:21am — No Comments

Learning "Spiritual Groove" by Antoine Dufour

I've been trying to learn this song for a couple of hours and I just don't get how to tap and play the harmonics... Can anyone please help me?:

Added by Kevin Tang on June 28, 2009 at 4:53am — 3 Comments

My song on syndicated radio!!

My song, "Kentucky In Me" , was played on the TSP Country Radio Show Thursday June 25th!!

Go to hear it at

It is show 141 on the player - (last one) and my song is about at the 23:24 minute mark in the show - let it load then find the 23:24 min point.

The syndicated radio show plays on 400 stations in the world! EXCITING!

Station DJ's… Continue

Added by Dave Colvin on June 27, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The 200th issue of Acoustic Guitar

The August 2009 issue of Acoustic Guitar is our 200th issue, and is now making its way to those of you who subscribe. On the cover is Elvis Costello, who I just saw perform a free concert on Monday afternoon at Amoeba Records in San Francisco. Joining Elvis were two of the amazing players from the band that appears on his new album Secret, Profane & Sugarcane—Jim Lauderdale on guitar and harmony vocals, and Mike Compton on mandolin. The record also features the likes of Jerry… Continue

Added by Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher on June 26, 2009 at 5:26pm — 5 Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Polygraph part 1

(Polygraph from U.S. Patent 4,333,084)

The first part of "Polygraph" is entitled “Exposition” and aims to evoke a somewhat peaceful and relaxed dialogue, before the relationship slowly degrades to the point of sourness as personal values and beliefs are questioned and subjected to…


Added by Christopher Stewart on June 26, 2009 at 7:19am — No Comments

Tuners for FG260 Yamaha 12 String

I can't find a replacement tuner for my Fg 260. Anyone run into this problem? Find a solution/supplier? I've found replacement tuner sets that are 1" center post to center post and they are too wide. Mine are approx. 15/16" center to center with a total length of 5" outside post to outside post (126mm). The tuner sets I've tried are 130 mm. Any help would be appreciated!

Added by Keyvan on June 23, 2009 at 6:31pm — No Comments

To reset your neck...or not to reset your neck?

When a guitar is hard to play, the first course of action is to lower the string array just a bit closer to the frets. To do this however, may be as simple as twisting a bolt, or as extreme as removing the neck and rebuilding the neck joint—resetting the guitar’s neck.

The tricky part of deciding whether or not to reset your guitar’s neck, is that the major symptom of a bad neck angle – hard playing – is also a symptom of many other simpler problems. We could conceivably go to the… Continue

Added by William Cumpiano on June 23, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Reset? (cont. #3)

Hello! again, to all you dedicated guitar lovers who want to know how the guitar does what it does and how it can be made to do it better. In this installment, you will find a continuation of my greater plan to address the whys and hows of neck resets.

If you haven't already noticed, you will at the end of this issue have discovered my devious master plan: by the time we finally get down to whether and how a neck reset should be done, you will all have been carried (without hardly… Continue

Added by William Cumpiano on June 23, 2009 at 8:57am — No Comments

To reset...? continued

What if, after you've verified that the rod adjustment and nut clearances are optimum, you find your string action is still unacceptably high? Your last remaining simple remedy is to cut down the saddle. This has a down side: as you lower the saddle you decrease the mechanical advantage of the string tension as it levers the soundboard. It's like shortening the arm on a crowbar. In effect, it's like turning the volume knob down on the guitar a little bit.

By this time, you will be… Continue

Added by William Cumpiano on June 23, 2009 at 8:38am — No Comments

Acoustic Pickups

I would like to add a pickup to my Guild 12 string. I also want to keep the costs down, say around 50 to 75 dollars. Anybody have any ideas?

Added by Patrick Shubin on June 21, 2009 at 8:20pm — 2 Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Waking In Heaven

(Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven by Gustave Doré)

"Waking In Heaven" is a relatively short composition that starts with a minimalist…


Added by Christopher Stewart on June 21, 2009 at 11:13am — No Comments

MySpace "Rock the Space" contest

Please check out my entry in the Rock the Space contest:


Added by Brian Hutzell on June 19, 2009 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Selected Recordings

Check it out here on CD Baby:


Added by Ben Abrahamson on June 19, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Finding a Niche

I'm fortunate to have a good day job--actually a day profession. While the demands of being a psychologist insure that I never have adequate time to practice, the day job does provide me with complete artistic freedom. I can, as Frankie once said, do it my way.

My way is that I write and perform my own stuff. Sure, I know some covers, but rarely do I do them better that the original artist. With my songs, I know I'm doing the best version available.

My niche is that I play… Continue

Added by Curtis Brand on June 19, 2009 at 7:06am — No Comments

One of my band's websites is up

check it out- I play guitar and piano and have written 3 of the songs- slide guitar by Tyler Clark

Added by Kathy Moore on June 18, 2009 at 5:28pm — 2 Comments

Guild GAD 30R Review

Can anyone out there find me a copy of a review done by AG a few years back, on the Guild GAD30R Guitar?

Added by Greg Mace on June 18, 2009 at 5:11pm — No Comments

gibson everly guitars

hi any guys out there playing owning gibson everly brothers guitar or gison j180.or into the everly brothers music. my group is

Added by stephen chadwick on June 18, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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