Added by Marlene Hutchinson on March 10, 2016 at 1:45pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Robert Williamson on March 8, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments
So,,, why, since I have been using Light and Custom Light on my other guitars, am I NOT having more a problem playing the heavier strings of the Baritone. Sure there are a few issues, some buzzes etc. But I was expecting loads of problems.. even just holding down a string. I think I was expecting it to be more like chording a bass guitar. Pleasant to play, whoda guess'd!
Added by Robert Williamson on March 8, 2016 at 3:11pm — No Comments
There a few tunes I arranged in particular chords shape families (eg:G) for fingerstyle but the vocals end up too high for my voice. (and I have a high voice! On a standard guitar that means capoing at 9th Fret to sing :) That doesn't leave much room for dynamic range on guitar.
But on the B-Standard Baritone, capoing at 2ed is a perfect 2 step drop to C. A C that would be kind-floppy on a regular guitar.
Not longer am I stuck the vocal ranges D- and E-standard guitars allow…Continue
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on March 3, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
Edit: After further use, I have found some problems which has caused me to make changes to this review.
Edits are in Italics
Since I collect capos (24 atm, 3 more on order) I have been doing mini-reviews of capos in the Capo Users Group.
I had designated Kyser as the best all-round Quick-Change type capo and Schubb as the best capo…Continue
Added by Robert Williamson on February 26, 2016 at 5:02am — No Comments
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on February 25, 2016 at 12:13pm — No Comments
'98 S6 - CFCFAD this would be called G6 when tuned from E Standard, so D6 tuning from D Standard base?
NE Amber Trails - D# Standard This is to compensate for vocal range drift as I age.
Coastline 12 E Standard (was in D Standard)
Martin GPCPA5K E Standard, often Dropped D & Double Dropped-D
Gretsch Boxcar Resonator D Standard
Added by Robert Williamson on February 22, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments
Come back with me to the 1950's..before the Beatles and Elvis. This was when the folk revival was just starting.
On the corner of the street my grade school was on, there were number of hole-in-the-wall stores. I remember a glass store, a violin store and a fishing store. These were no more than 10 feet wide..and I don't know how far back they went. The music store had violins, recorders, trumpets and other brass (perhaps he supported school music programs and bands?) ,…Continue
Added by Robert Williamson on February 19, 2016 at 7:12am — No Comments
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on February 18, 2016 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Two guitars with same 'nominal' nut width may differ greatly in string-to-sting distances and/or 1st-to-6th distances.
'Nominal' nut width specified may be misleading if fretboard has a binding. The 1st to 6th distance may be reduced to accommodate that binding, effectively reducing 'nominal' nut width.
An example of this:
I'm looking at purchasing an amp and have located a Genz Benz Shenandoah 100 and Genz Benz Shenandoah Jr. They're about the same price. Which would you pick and why?
Added by Mike Ward on February 5, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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For Christmas my wife enrolled me in a guitar building course at Woodcraft of Woburn, MA. I've toyed with buying a kit but after research I decided I'd wait until I had the time to dedicate to a project like this. This will serve as an introduction to building a guitar and from there I'll decide if I want to tackle another one in the future. I've posted photos in my albums from the 1st night and I'll be posting photos as construction progresses.
Added by Terry Angelli on February 2, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Thank you everyone for the input. I've selected a K&K SOUND Meridian Pro System with: 3-band EQ / Volume / phase, and outboard 9volt driven mic pre-amp box. And a nice carry case. Good equipment.
It's a microphone-and-windscreen on a little boom that attaches to the guitar with a padded bracket, allowing it to be put on and taken off without any fuss at all. It's small and discreet.
This unit's signal will be sent directly to P.A.; with an instrument like the National…Continue
Added by jon masters on January 31, 2016 at 6:33pm — No Comments
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Added by Robert Williamson on January 24, 2016 at 12:16pm — No Comments