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  1. I have just been listening to the newly released live recording from Neil Young. It was recorded in 1971 and is called “Young Shakespeare” (named after the theatre where it was recorded). It's pure magic throughout and the sound quality is absolutely stellar. The setlist is similar to the also wonderful “Live at Massey Hall”, but this album is more intimate and hits me even harder. This will replace the already mentioned Massey-album and join TVZ “Live at the Old Quarter” as my two favorite all acoustic albums of all time. It doesn't get much better than this. A voice and a guitar, making magic in the moment. Other honorable mentions would be any early Dylan album, Springsteen's Nebraska, and Cash's “American Recordings.” But hey, that's just me. What about yours? Lars
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  2. Good to see people still knocking around in here forgive the lockdown hair , I seem to be turning into the dude 🤦🏻‍♂️
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  3. Poignancy and sorrow aside (as if!) for this being the last song John Prine recorded, I think it is quite the gem. I’ve been listening closely over the last day or two, trying to feel out the nuance and simplicity that make it so. And for the first time in more than a year, I was compelled to actually pick up a guitar for more than 5 minutes. (I’ve been well—just very absent from my musical self. Maybe I’m not alone in this?) I’m sharing a take I did just now, not because it’s so special, but as a way of stepping back into our little circle and saying “Hey...” Time has been unforgiving on my old, unpracticed voice, so I have lots of work ahead. Still, it’s about the song. And feeling the fire to get it to sit just right—or as right as I can for now. This is the part I’ve missed over this last year, and I’m relieved to see a return. Also, this is the first sound I’ve shared from the 2015 30’s style L-00 I bought last fall. (I think it sounds a little sleepy here, but I just sprung it from its humidified case where it’s been for the winter. We both need to wake up some.) If you’re interested... https://song.space/2pt68e Recorded w/iPhone, not one shred of added anything. (Except the timely roll of thunder—if I had planned to add that effect, I woulda put it right there.)
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  4. Depends on where they're located on your priorities list. You know... Wife, kids, house note, stuff like that. And how much you have to spare once those things are covered. Whitefang
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  5. The way I look at it is that you gotta spend your money on something. Why not a guitar ?
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  6. For me it started when I was about 12 and I bought guitars for the way they looked. I bought an acoustic archtop slim line no name brand that didn't have any pickups and it didn't project at all. But man it looked cool - bright red with white binding and reminded me of some electric guitars on the jackets of record albums. It made me happy. My first electric was an ES125 single P-90 slimline. Pretty sure I bought that for the way it looked too and it fit my budget. My folks never bought me stuff like that, I had to work and save up my own money for it and of course I had to buy an amp too and a chord and pay the sales tax so I was limited in what I could get. When I went to college a 3 piece band came to the school and did a concert and the guitar player was out of this world. This guy played a LP Custom Black Beauty and it sounded incredible. So I went on a quest for a Les Paul cause while I had no where near the skills my idol had I could at least play the same guitar and maybe have a chance to sound like him. I found one used for $300 (budget considerations again) a goldtop with soapbar P-90s. About 4 years later I had the top routed out and humbuckers put in it and I really liked they way it sounded after that. I gigged that guitar for about 25 years. It made me very happy. So I went from buying guitars because they looked cool to buying them to try to imitate someone else. But I was lucky that I found a high quality guitar early on that sounded good through a Twin Reverb. I played with quite a few guys that had less expensive gear and my sound always blew them away. Not that I was a better player than them, but my rig was way better and anyone could hear the difference. Fast foward 40 years and I had finally made some money (not playing in bands mind you but with day jobs) so now I could buy expensive gear and I have. I agree that it's about what makes you happy. My house isn't much to brag about and the furniture inside isn't much either. But my guitars are top notch, my cars are top notch, and my golf equipment is top notch cause those are the things I enjoy.
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  7. This arrived this morning a Collings 002H - 14 Fret. It is almost identical appointment wise to my Collings Dread, but the main difference is this has a 24 7/8 scale length. The neck profile is the same (V) but that 5/8 shorter scale make a huge difference for me. Also uses a little lighter gauge strings so less tension and a lot easier to play. The other differences are that my Dread has a German Spruce top and Adirondack braces with no tongue brace (a canon volumwise) whereas this little guy has a Sitka top and braces with a tongue brace. Both are Rosewood back and sides with herringbone purfling, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle. Typical Collings perfect fit and finish as well as spot on intonation right out of the box. The tone is of course somewhat different with the smaller volume of air moving, but for a smaller body guitar it has a really nice rich tone and very balanced sound. Only had it a couple hours, but pretty sure it's a keeper. Now I have to run to the music shop and pick up a strap button forgot to ask seller to put one on.
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  8. Saw this on another site..... That bit where he really starts playing fast.. His fingers dont seem to be moving enough to play the amount of notes I am hearing 🙂 .. But its not just the speed here.. His phrasing is excellent.
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  9. If you hear a creaking noise during truss rod adjustment or if you think you cannot tighten any further (lest you break something), halt whatever you are doing. Proceed as follows: Loosen the nut of the truss rod until it is completely off, take some oil like Ballistol to sparingly lubricate the inner threads of the nut as well as the threads of the truss rod, then screw the nut back on. Adjustment should now come buttery-smooth, and you should notice that you can adjust much further (even bringing the neck into a backbow) without any creaking noises or causing unnecessary stress to the truss rod. Don't forget to always loosen the strings first when tightening the truss rod. It puts less stress on the truss rod and yields better results. You can also always pre-bend the neck before tightening to take some of the workload off old truss rods.
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  10. Helouuuu ^ always a fest to see new a Bird fly in. I still find them highly intriguing, , , to play and to look at. Your second - which inevitably makes me ask : Do you remember the first one clearly enough to compare ? Enjoy this beautiful and most likely incredible guitar.
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  11. Sorry, I'll go start a thread to ask who thinks I should play a mandolin. 🤔
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  12. Yes I was much the same.. Hated school.. I have never been tested but I am sure that I am somewhat dyslexic.. School for me was boring and they just thought I was stupid or a trouble maker.. I was so bad at one school (I went to four) that there was a teacher who would walk in, look at me and send me out of the room straight away. And yes, had the same sort of clicks. But imagine that expanded.. Its no longer just the jocks/nerds etc its thousands of online groups and social media sites and computer games that control those clicks.... Its no wonder they can get so confused. In our day things were relatively simple. Can you imagine what kids must think today? Look at the world they are growing up in.. Its bonkers. And back to the main point... Its why words are so important.. Its the world we live in like it or not and I think its just a better thing to try and be nice rather than taking the often easier route of being rude or nasty to someone.. It can only help so why not? Why not try and make the world better. I am no hippy or anything. Just a normal guy. But I dont think its too much to ask from people in order to make this crap hole of a world we live in just a tiny bit of a nicer place to be.
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  13. I have yet to play a dove but I have played hummingbirds. I played a hummingbird in a shop in Italy that was memorable. Had we not blown such a wad on the vacation it would now be mine. Two things I remember most about Salerno, St. Matthew’s remains in the marbled and fresco’d basement crypt of an ancient church and that particular hummingbird.
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  14. Good on you for helping your students, you’re doing God’s work when you do.
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  15. He's not just playing modally either, he's got some nice changes going on in there.
    1 point
  16. This is one of my favourite McLaughlin solos - P90s, ridiculously fast headbangin' stuff - and it's the best bit of the whole gig IMO, as for the rest of it he plays a Synclavier guitar.
    1 point
  17. I saw them when they were just The Dregs, and I saw Steve Morse about 3 or 4 times. Mark O'Connor was the guy on the fiddle at the time. It was the Industry Standard Tour. What a killer band.
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  18. Must be great action on that axe as he's not picking most of those notes. If he was it'd be more impressive. That ability is what impresses me most about these guys... Steve Morse And of course, Johnny! But the kid is somewhat impressive.... Whitefang
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  19. Wow...thank you, all. As the earth comes full circle since Mr. Prine last rode along with us, what we lost—and what he gave us all those other years—continue to haunt and amaze. What a world, eh? Lots to ponder, guitars in hand, as we ride this rock together. Grateful to be here, and grateful, too, for those of you who survived some very close calls, health- and otherwise. We’ve all been down this road before...
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  20. Just thinking about how much string gets cut off when putting new strings on, there is almost no perceivable way that is not long enough for any regular guitar application -- for any brand. I use D 'Addario, but Ernie Ball makes great strings.
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  21. Really? You are criticizing the guy's drumming ability??? I score the guy a 10 just for his ambition and the way he is pursuing his apparent dream of playing drums. Not everyone has a Guitar Center near by nor a thousand bucks in their pocket for twenty toms and fifty cymbals! Do you have any poor kids in the school you are at that can't afford a guitar or drum set? I can imagine how you would critique the poor kid who wants to play guitar so bad that he makes his own instrument and doesn't instantly sound like Slash! I'm not offended either, just annoyed at your lack of compassion for the less talented.
    1 point
  22. Welcome back! Both you and Anne posting songs again. The internet just got a bit brighter. Very, very nicely done. I wish I could do that. Lars
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  23. Now that is how a Bird is supposed to look! Just beautiful. Lars
    1 point
  24. I managed to do that to my push mower and wife's father's ride on mower a while back. Wonder I didn't get nicknamed smokey!!
    1 point
  25. I want to know how Rabs took that picture of his hands without using his hands??? Well OK maybe I don't want to know. Here are my "Tone Tools" as you refer to them:
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  26. You still do not suck. And I’m still a big fan. (Never thought we’d see you quite so...animated, though.)
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  27. I think they should. I usually have to snip some off so...you'll be ok. I have an ES175 with a Bigsby and standard length strings are ok. "Extra long guitar strings".... "Hey man I'm playing an extended guitar solo, I need these extra long strings" How is your Riviera - it's got the 3 P90s hasn't it?
    1 point
  28. Anne it does. It's early, but I have slowed down a lot. I fully anticipate this sticking around. If it ends up not being my favorite guitar (it never would have been), it will still then hang at the beach. I sold off a ton of gear and have three acoustics - my J45-TV, this "Bird", and a Martin 15 series. At one point I had 8 acoustics - 6 of them premium. Right now I want to perfect a better way of having a good way to record. I was using an ApogeeMiC... bt maybe when I get a dedicated space in my house back to set up a "me place", I might want to set up a set two mic setup... one for the guitar one for vocals. We'll see. The last 5 or so recording I did were simply on a macbook with its internal mic.
    1 point
  29. This is kind of close to being on topic - I came across this video of Yngwie playing a Jimmy Page model Telecaster. Just goes to show how little the actual instrument has to do with the end result. Still sounds like typical Yngwie (love it or hate it). That is a high end Telecaster but if you think that's all you will need to sounds like JP you're going to be disappointed.
    1 point
  30. I did not know this either. I looked at mine and there it is.
    1 point
  31. I'm bored at work so I am dipping stuff in liquid nitrogen. I dipped a surgical glove that I blew up. It popped and go all hard. I'm gonna dip a Twix candy bar next. Yep I'm getting paid to do this.
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  32. Really? That is one of the easiest Rush songs to play on the drums. By far. And I’ve been playing Rush songs on drums for over 45 years. If that impresses you, then you need to see/hear some better drummers. Just my opinion.
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