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15 June 2013 - 02:32 PMOne of my favorite yearly music fests is going on today. It takes place in a park that has one of those prairie villages - a bunch of old buildings that were transported to the site and dropped. But it is one of the few places you can get a real of fashioned root beer float.
No big names just a whole bunch of local guys playing for free. Mostly bluegrass with some folk and country stuff. While Gibson was well represented in the banjo and mandolin department, Martins and Collings seemed to be the order of the day in guitars.
One of the reasons I love going is I know many of the guys playing and often have not seen some of them for a while so it is like a reunion. I did get some good natured heckling from the stage but on the other hand I had my ego stroked a bit when a few folks came up to me and asked if I was playing today saying they would have liked to hear me. I may end up going back tonight - and maybe, just maybe I will bring a guitar along - a Gibson.
11 June 2013 - 08:43 PMGibson Brands. Check it out.
02 June 2013 - 12:14 PMI know they say there is no such thing as a stupid question but believe me they are out there.
My wife wants to play my Gibson B45-12 at church. Normally I string this guitar with heavy guage strings and tune it down to C#. My wife, however, does not like heavy guage strings so I strung it up with lights (I did not have a set of medium guage strings laying around), tuned it up 1/2 step to D and bought her a capo. What she told me was when tuned to a piano with the capo on while the lower end was fine the intonation on the upper end was off. Luckily she also brought her usual Gibson J-200 so ended up playing that.
I never use capos so am not sure what is going on. Can the combination of the capo, tuning down and light guage strings cause this kind of a problem. I am thinking the simple answer would be just to tune to pitch with the light guage strings. As I am not a fan of light guage strings though this would not make me a happy camper.
02 June 2013 - 07:20 AMMaking it even better is this aired about the time VP Spiro Agnew labeled Brewer and Shipley subversives and accused them of deliberately attempting to sap our national strength with songs such as these.
20 May 2013 - 08:40 AMI had a deal all sewn up with a friend on my 1946 LG-2. I was determined to lose the thing. Just got too many guitars in the house so I figured something has to give. So a friend of mine who hsa sbeen wanting the LG-2 for years got it. But as is our way - we always build a do over clause in our deals so either party can call it off. I blinked. I dropped the guitar off on a Wednesday and had it back in my hands on Saturday. When it came down to it I just could not let the Gibson go. Luckily no hard feelings on my friend's part.