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At 3:23pm on June 12, 2016, Robert Williamson said…

Ed are you joining us at Acoustic Guitar Cabin ?

At 6:59am on August 16, 2015, Michael D Krampitz said…

Hi Ed still hanging in there.Playing alot unfortunatly I had to get rid of a bunch of guitars,and amps,and my PA.So I sold the Guitars I got from my father after he passed away.that 2 squire Strats,  epiphone bass, and my Fender P/J bass it was a modifide percission bass body, with both of the Percission and Jazz pick ups.It needed work on the neck It was something I was going to sell any way.I got rid of a Kustom Head,and a big Rogue bass amp.But I do have a 65 or 66 Gretch amp that sounds pretty good I will take some pictures this week I promise.See you later.

At 5:59pm on July 21, 2014, Jonah Lake said…

Hey Edward. Yeah I got the Logic X and recorded my lastest album ( Free soul ) on it :) Currently in the studio recording 2 more albums..

 Sincerely Jonah Lake 

At 11:00pm on June 25, 2014, Tony K. said…

Thanks Ed.  If and when I do dive into the pub/coffee house thing, I'll be sure to post the "bloody nose" and "dropped into the deep end" lessons and experiences.  lol.

At 10:15pm on June 24, 2014, Tony K. said…

Thanks Mr. Sparks for you welcome message.  Much appreciated.

I actually joined the coffee house group to learn more than anything else, and contribute in any limited way I am able.

I am thinking of getting into the "guitar playing solo singer" pub/coffee house thing.  I have been working on my set list and just practicing when I can.  I'm not even 100% sure if I'm going to do it yet.  lol.  Still in the practice and research phase.

So, ya, I hope you don't mind, but I came here to learn from those that have the experience and see what info is out there.  8-)

Again, if I can contribute in any positive way, I will endeavor to do so.  8-)

At 12:16am on April 23, 2014, Michael D Krampitz said…

Hi Ed this is Mike Krampitz I know everybody has'nt heard from me for a long time,I'm not going to dwell to much on what happened.But feeling great I bought afew more guitars since we last talked,I will send pictures.I got a Guild Jumbo 2 weeks ago,thing that pissed me off was it was made in China,It plays and sounds fantastic though.I also got a Bedell but got rid of it for no special reason it just sounded like 5 of my other guitars.I picked up a uke from Samick concert size sounds nice and I got my fathers Fluke uke which is amazing.I'll get back to you soon with pic's

At 5:27pm on December 27, 2013, Michael McBride said…

Hi Ed,

You asked about my recording setup:

  • I lay down tracks using a Blue Yeti Pro microphone running into a MacBook Air
  • I edit in Adobe Premier, Audacity, and Fission (Rogue Amoeba) software

When I'm composing songs I capture them on my iPhone and iPad into Songwriter's Pad, the best app I've ever used for songwriting. It syncs between by iPhone, iPad, and Macbook Air and has tiered cloud storage subscriptions. 

My "studio" is a converted spare bedroom. I filled a bunch of 50 Lb burlap coffee bags with packing peanuts and hung them around the room in place of expensive acoustic panels to tune the room a bit. It's not perfect, but I get a very nice quite sound.

Thanks for asking. What about your recording setup? ~Michael

At 3:57pm on December 27, 2013, Michael McBride said…
Hi Ed. Thanks for the friend request.
At 1:20pm on June 3, 2013, Iain Brennan said…
Hi Edward,much appreciated! Thanks for the welcome, I will check-out the Gibson page, got me a J200 Standard a few months ago, -never out of my hands,such a beast to play, I love the big sound you get from it, I also bought a '2003 Gibson J185 12-string recently, lovely warm sound, getting my local Luthier setting it up for me just now.
At 1:08pm on January 28, 2013, michael schwartz said…

I just saw the photo of Lilly and "her" guitar. Whatta cutie she is!

I'm pondering adding a pick up to my J12-15(all Mahogony). Would you suggest the Fishman Matrix for it? I'm pretty clueless about  the onboard electronics and would appreciate your advice.

At 10:25am on January 28, 2013, Jim Yates said…
At 10:03am on January 28, 2013, Jim Yates said…

Hi Edward,
My OM is a Trinity College.  I'm quite happy with it, though it's not an expensive instrument.  My wife bought it for me a number of years back.  When it started getting scratches on the front I added a pick guard and when the tailpiece gave out I put a new one on it.

The scale is about 20" and I keep it tuned GDAD, an octave below the mandolin with the first string dropped a full tone.  It gives a kind of DADGAD guitar voicing in the keys of G and D and related minors.  I do use a capo on it which I don't on the mandolin.

I'll try to drop a photo on my page.

At 4:44pm on November 25, 2012, Domi Sanchez said…

Hi Ed, Thank you for the comments and the friendship invitation.  I use to live in Gainesville, Florida.  For the last 22 years, I'm now living in the Takoma Park Maryland area, the home of John Fahey.  I hope some of that talent rubs off on me! LOL.  I'm a budding guitar player.  I would love to learn the inner workings of an acoustic guitar and really understand what makes a great guitar sound great other than the talent holding the guitar.  This is the golden age of acoustic guitars and I would love to be part of that movement!

Take care, my friend,


At 10:59am on November 15, 2012, susi Lawson said…

Just added a new gallery Ed, thanks for asking!

At 5:14pm on November 14, 2012, Ralph Massaro said…

Thanks Edward.


Funny...I too have a cat named Gibson.

The J185 sound is so new to me.  I purchased it because it's a short scale.  I read it was a great finger picking guitar.  I tried a Martin 00028....did not like the dead sound...not sure what the hype is all about.   The Gibson J185 sounds more complete, loud and sure looks better.

All I have to do now is learn to play 


Question.  I have a friend that wants to sell me his 1975 Martin D35.  I'm not 100% sure I want a guitar with no truss rod.  You have an older D28.  Does it hold up or is it a money pit?






At 12:47pm on October 29, 2012, Terji Messell said…

Hey Edward

That's a very cool picture of Jimmy and his Harmony Sovereign H1260.

I had actually never seen or heard of the h1260 until one showed up in my local guitar store. I fell in love with is immediately and bought it on the spot.

Here's me playing mine:

At 7:20am on October 20, 2012, Terry Angelli said…
At 7:11am on October 20, 2012, Terry Angelli said…

Ooops! Helps if I rememeber to paste in the photo!

At 7:09am on October 20, 2012, Terry Angelli said…


Thanks for the rundown on your PA.

I've considered selling my current system and going with the Bose but had reservations if it could provide the same or better sound. First time I heard the Bose I was very impressed. It was on a cruise ship and my wife and I were in the casino. I could see a band setting up across the room and when they started to play I could hear them very clearly above the din of the slot machines! That spoke volumes about the system for sure.

Since you have first hand knowledge, do you think one tower and the bass module would be sufficient or are two towers needed? The price of adding an additional tower would probably put the system out of reach since my intention would be to use the proceeds from the sale to make the Bose purchase.

Thanks for the diagram you included in your reply! Here's how I have mine set up.

At 3:16pm on October 19, 2012, Terry Angelli said…
Thanks for the reply about your PA load in / out. Of the 5 of us the singer (female) doesn't do much because of the weight. The road case for the power supply, EQ, Feedback Destroyer, Compressor and Mixer is on wheels but the 4 powered speakers (2 JBL Eon 15's & 2 Behringer 212's) speaker, stands, cables crates, etc. aren't. Thus making for multiple trips with some fairly heavy gear.
I guess we'll just have to break down and pay for some roadies (I wish!).

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