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July 2010 Blog Posts (23)

Humidifix Guitar case de-humidifier.....finally a system that really works

With the permission of the moderators, I would like to introduce to the Acoustic Guitar Community, "HUMIDIFIX" a new "in-case" RH (relative humidity) ADJUSTABLE dehumidifier. This in-case no batteries, 7 year warranty system is a high-quality permanently installed "de-humidification" system for all string instruments. For the guitar, a patent-pending case compartment "vent" allows the owner to adjust his/her draw of H2o from the interior of the case, and guitar. An externally mounted analog… Continue

Added by Joseph Anthony Zarola on July 31, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Maverick Magazine - 4 star review of Pete Christie's album 'Live at Mr Kyps'

Maverick Magazine

The voice of country, folk, bluegrass and roots music

Issue 95 June 2010

4 star Review

Pete Christie



Added by Pete Christie on July 31, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

R.I.P. Ben Keith - Neil Young issues a statement

***UPDATE: From official Neil Young website N Y Times:


On the full moon, the Thunder moon, the world lost one of the greatest

musicians of all time. Ben was 73 years old the night he died on Broken

Arrow Ranch in California, his happy home for the last years of his

life. Ben played with Patsy Cline, Faron Young, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Ian

Tyson and many other music greats. A great American, the quiet giant, he

moved gently through the world,… Continue

Added by Gil on July 29, 2010 at 3:54pm — 3 Comments

Need guitar lessons? Online skype is great for learning!

With the use of free skype software and a webcam we can do lessons in the comfort of our own homes.

1. Get a free skype account at

2. email to schedule an appointment

3. Have high speed internet an web cam

4. Be able to pay with paypal.

5. guitar ready!

All I ask is that you have a little experience already with the guitar.Be able play some chords and maybe a song, perhaps you've experimented… Continue

Added by Lance Allen on July 28, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

"...the times and travels of an american bluesman." PRESS RELEASE :

"As you all know, in my humble opinion, Billy Jones is one of the most compelling artists around on today's NuBlues music scene.

For his latest album, he has put together a collection of his best songs on a single album called "The Billy Jones Story." This is something that I wish more artists should do with some of the outstanding music they have released and I am glad to see that Billy has taken that step.

These songs are…

Added by billy jones bluez on July 27, 2010 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Recording the new album with a Batson..

I moved back to Nashville in March and not long after someone introduced me to Grant Batson. He looks to young to be as good a guitar maker as he is. I am using a Batson on my new record I just started working on. The Batson has a Western Red Cedar top and East India Rosewood back and sides. It has the LR Baggs Active Element for a pick up. I have access to some incredible vintage guitars to use in the studio, but so far, I can't put this Batson down. Everytime I…

Added by W. Keith Moore on July 22, 2010 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Batson Guitars

Just wanted to say that I played a handful of Batson Guitars yesterday and what a joy to play them!
They are very awesome guitars. Visit there site and give it a try. If you're looking for a great handmade guitar with a unique twist, then Batson guitars are definitely a wise choice!

Added by Lance Allen on July 22, 2010 at 10:06am — 1 Comment

Dont just practice, practice slow

Taesoo Seok lives with his wife, Kyung-hye Kim in Yongin city, South Korea. He plays the guitar and banjo, and his wife Kyung-hye plays the mandolin. One of their favorite spare time activities is to play duets.

Taesoo took interests in a wide range of music by taking private lessons from Brad Davis (flatpick guitarist, Grammy Award Winner), Lisa McCormick(singer/songwriter/guitarist, Overall Grand Prize Winner in the USA Songwriting Contest), and Bruce…


Added by Taesoo Seok on July 22, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Vitality Island Music Festival on the first day the opening guitar Cordless

July 16, starting from the morning, Suzhou will be the next stop the rain, people can once doubt… Continue

Added by judytian on July 22, 2010 at 2:05am — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 24

Sunday Free Noodle 24 is:

Sand Part 2 - Matt Stevens - Live-looped direct to tape using a line 6 DL4 and an acoustic guitar - no sequencers.

This is Sand Part 2, some of you may remember I posted Sand Part 4 a few weeks back. This is Part 2 of the same thing, I’m not sure I’ll ever finish the project to be honest, although I may redo this part for my next “proper” album. For this one I worked out the chords Am Am maj7/6,F9,E7 then recorded the whole progression backwards into… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on July 18, 2010 at 9:42am — No Comments

New Line of Handcrafted Wood Guitar Stands

I've launched a new line of guitar stands created as fine furniture. Take a Stand Inc. guitar

stands are handcrafted using the finest hardwoods with wood trim accents,

precision machined metal and genuine leather. Check them out at… Continue

Added by Stuart Mono on July 14, 2010 at 9:28am — No Comments

It's getting busy for acoustic Rotherham and The Mashers

This weeks Mashers News Blog is live and you cn find it HERE

And great news from The Myke Barritt Music Trust. Phoebe has started the job of selling off some of Myke's train collection and has raised in one weekend the fantastic sum of £600 - apparently around £550 of that

came from the sell of one particular train set.

That takes the overall Trust fund… Continue

Added by Richard Millard (Masher) on July 14, 2010 at 1:48am — No Comments

Adding New Material

Tonight I will upload new material that I have recorded since the beginning of the year. Some songs are old some songs are new. Be sure to listen and make comments good or bad

Added by Carl Smoker on July 12, 2010 at 9:42am — No Comments

Just Play Gear

Hi, I've just re-started an online shop promoting a theme I try to pass on to a few students which is to 'Just Play'!

Also, hope to add to making a crust along the way!



Added by Steve O'Donnell on July 10, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Cooperstand and Taylor Guitars

Taylorware once again has Cooperstand Pro-G Guitarstand in stock... Get them while they last.…


Added by Daniel Cooper on July 10, 2010 at 9:48am — No Comments

Taku Sakashta: The trial of Josh Begley

Just an update on the case, which was in court today for pretrial confirmation. The prosecution and defense confirmed the trial date of August 2. The case will almost certain proceed on that date; Begley has not waived time - that is, he has not given up his right to a speedy trial - much beyond this court date, and indications are that he will not waive time again. There were some other minor issues covered in court today, but nothing of any significance. The next court date is July 22, for… Continue

Added by Bart Scott on July 8, 2010 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Problems with Firebox

I purchased a PreSonus Firebox with my Imac about 17 months ago(imam 4 GB - 800 MHz / 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo and upgraded to leopard 10.6.4...
Due to my work I have not had a lot of time to play and discover the recording world... (although I do regularly read blogs and comments from a very knowledgable user group)
The software I am using is Logic express 8 and of course when wanting something really quick Garageband...

In short I have not used the midi interface a lot…

Added by Don Lawson on July 6, 2010 at 11:46am — No Comments


Added by George Hope on July 6, 2010 at 11:09am — No Comments

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