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  1. Do any of you pickers and grinners have any advice for finding the right key to sing in? I have a few songs I would like to sing, but the key they are played in on the radio is too high or low for my vocal range (if you want to CALL it that!!) Was just wondering if you had any "rules of thumb" or any advice. Sometimes I have a song that REALLY sounds good with certain chord progressions, which I would like to keep, but the vocals are wrong. Thanks....
  2. How do you know you have GAS? (Updated and worth a new post in new forum!!) If you enthusiastically talk to non-playing friends about guitars all the time (regardless of their yawns and eye-rolls) You probably have GAS. If you get excited when you see a guitar positioned in the corner of a movie scene . You probably have GAS. If you sit close to the TV when a band is playing trying to work out what make and model they are playing, you probably have GAS. If you have more guitars than your can physically play......you've got GAS If you have some guitars that you haven't played in over six months....You've got GAS IF you don't know the exact number of guitars you have, You've got GAS If you get excited about when someone else buys a guitar in the forum...you've probably got GAS. IF you spend more time scouring forums, Ebay, Craig's List, than you do PLAYING your guitars.....You've probably got GAS. If you are sneaking Guitars into the house so that your wife doesn't see them, .....You've probably got GAS. If you are thinking like this, " You know, I don't have a guitar with (fill in the blank) (Koa, Walnut, Blackwood)......tonewoods on the back and sides yet.....You've got GAS If you already have a hand built custom designed guitar by a world reknowned Luthier, AND you are still looking for another custom designed guitar, You've got GAS If you have some guitars under the bed, in the closet, in the attic AND your music room is full already AND you are still looking for another guitar.....You've got GAS If you explain away all your guitars by saying."I am holding on to these as investments", You've got GAS If the spouse is saying, "honey, please come to bed" and you'd rather sit up and pore over eBay lisitngs.....You probably have GAS. If you find yourself short of breath every time you see a UPS truck.....You probably have GAS. If you've ever caught yourself thinking, "boy, if I wasn't married..."...You probably have GAS. If you have more than one guitar shop on speed-dial... If you're offered an early retirement buyout and don't take it because you haven't got all the guitars you want yet...You probably have GAS. if you haven't got time to play guitar because you're working a second job to pay for guitars...You probably have GAS. if you read any of these and thought, "THAT'S just normal"....You probably have GAS. If you are looking at a wooden table top and you are thinking, "Man, that would make a great back and sides to a guitar"......You probably have GAS. If you have to build an extra wing on your house to accomodate guitar cases.....you probably have Gas If you can't have house guests, because your guest room is filled with guitars......most likely you have GAS. If you have more guitars than you do pairs of bluejeans.....you probably have GAS.
  3. Hey JT....nice work, very interesting bit of history. By the way, does it look to you in one of those x-rays that the guitar may have some arthritus?:)
  4. One vendor I talked to directly told me that the sunbursts and solid colors were often used to cover "blemishes" in the top wood that would not look good natural. He thought that the blems did nothing to deminish the sound quality. But interesting take on why tops are done this way......
  5. I just got the AER compact 60 acoustic amp, and am very pleased. Very true to acoustic sound. I actually got the one with the battery backup which lets me go mobile for 3-5 hours. Cool. If you can try this amp next to some of the others out there (I tried California Blonde, and others) you will definitely see a difference. Kind of pricey, but if you shop now, you can get some of last year models at the old price....it is going up because of the Euro/US dollar discrepency ....good luck....
  6. Hey Mike....remember the older the fiddle, the sweeter the sound. I think I like this forum better than the last one....I think I will stay. I'm glad a lot of the old-timers are coming on over....
  7. Hey Mike....remember the older the fiddle, the sweeter the sound. I think I like this forum better than the last one....I think I will stay. I'm glad a lot of the old-timers are coming on over....
  8. My wife graciously bought me a wonderful christmas present this year (after my heavy hinting) I got a AER compact 60 MOBILE. Which means I've got 3-6 hours of play time off the on board battery if I ever become a street musician.....lol.....just a review. I don't know all the ins and outs of this amp yet, however, in clean mode (without any of the on board effects) this has to be the best and most accurate acoustic amp I have ever heard. Very crisp, very true acoustic sound. I tried the California Blonde, LL Braggs, and various others, and this one is simple, portable and sounds great. Using the amp, actually makes me more aware of mistakes and is making me a better player. Lots of fun. Hope you guys did well from Santa too.....Have a great holiday!!!
  9. Just testing the "new" forum. Good to see some familiar names.....
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