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60 years old
April 6, 1957
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Central Mass (U.S.A.)

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  1. oppourtunity knocks...

    17 August 2017 - 12:52 PM

    Out of the blue, I get a text message from one of the managers at a restaurant / lounge I used to work with a duo at (like 3 years ago)...

    They're looking for some solo performers to play on the outside patio somehow, he dragged up my number. I almost passed on it, but I figured, what the hell,, what's the worse that can happen.

    Oh,, should I mention in the 50 freakin years I've played, I haven't ever done a full 3 set solo gig, however I am pretty sure I have enough material to get me by.

    what have I gotten myself into?
  2. 8 strings, Who'd a thunk...

    14 August 2017 - 07:08 AM

    This was a gift for my 60th bday in april.

    The cites ban held up the order for months.

    [finally found a way (thanks to LarryUK from the board) of getting photos inserted with facebook! WooT!]

    been having a lot of fun trying to figure this little guy out..

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  3. Fishman Loudbox Artist vs. Fender Acoustasonic JR DSP

    02 March 2017 - 12:09 PM

    I have contemplating oa Fishman Loudbox Artists to replace my (2000ish) Fender DSP. Went to the local store, with my amp and my J200, they let me set up in one of the back rooms where they have group lessons. (maybe a 20x20 room.) Ample space and time to a/b the two amps with no distractions.. (went at lunch time, No one but the 2 people working today were there..)

    After about 30 minutes, I'd hear enough..

    I was just not blown away by the differences in the Fishman vs. the Fender

    The Artist seems to have a darker/boxier voice than the Acoustasonic JR. which to my ears seems to have a bit wider projection, which is reasonable considering the 2 x 8" speaker w/peizo verses the single 8" and soft dome tweeter as is on the Artist.

    The Artists FX are a bit limited as well. The Acoustasonic has a real good sounding reverb, w/4 four different types vs 2 on the Artist. The Fender also offers three reverb/dealy combo settings, the Fishman doesn't have that ability. It does have two FX channels, but I could not see if you had the ability to combine them.
    Maybe I missed that? Seemed that you could have FX A, or FX B for either channel, but can't use both? Am I right?

    The Antifeed back on the Artist DOES has a wider range of cut/bost than the Acoustasonic, but feed back control for me is a moot point, is rarely a problem. I use it more as an additional EQ for voicing tweeks than anything else.

    I will say, on the + The Fishman Artist DOES pack a pretty impressive punch sound wise for it's size, the Acoustasonic combo isn't a big amp (bout the size of a deluxe reverb) even at that, it dwarfs the Artist. One other + for the Artists, it's very light and the small foot print makes it really easy to lug around. on the other hand the Fender at 60 watts seemed every bit as capable of pushing the SPLs. Not that I will need to play at those volumes but just as a comparison.

    While I'm sure the Artist would do the job not convinced it will do that job much better that what I've been using. I guess if I should happen onto a bunch of cash, I may pick one up, and hang on to the fender as a backup/spare... I've had it for a while now, It don't owe me anything.

    Just thought I'd share the experience...
  4. John Glenn (US Astronaunt) passes away..

    08 December 2016 - 03:27 PM

    Right on the heels of Greg Lakes news, Now John Glenn...

    Heaven must be taking reservations at this point...

  5. We lost another one - Greg Lake passed yesterday

    08 December 2016 - 06:38 AM


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    G Mac 

    08 Sep 2016 - 18:59
    Howdy, kidblast! Just wanted to thank you for posting your stories! I sure hate it when a gig turns ugly but, there's nothing like the feeling of the crowd being with you! Good tales! Autumn's on its way so, stay warm up there in Taxachusetts! Peace!
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    06 Apr 2015 - 15:12
    Happy, happy to ya!
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    Ivo Conceicao 

    06 May 2014 - 15:54
    Hi guys! :)
    Newbi here!
    Can you please tell me something about this Chet Atkins guitar? I would like to sell it, so i need to know is value..
    Can someone help please?
    Guitar: Gibson Chett Attckins - Custom Shop Edition - H 044 - Made in USA
    Ivo Conceição
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