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    2009 Gibson ES335 Satin Black

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  1. I use D'Addario Acoustic Guitar 80/20, .011 - .052 strings on my 2007 Gibson L-4A EC Rosewood . They are not coated. I play daily between a half hour and two hours. Seldom do I miss a day. I am too lazy to wipe down my strings each time I put down my guitar. I do keep the neck wiped regularly. I change strings about every three weeks. I always change strings a day before a gig. I use D'Addario Electric Guitar Pro Steels .010 - .046 strings on my 2010 Gibson ES-335 Satin Black. Also, not coated. I play it fewer hours per week than the acoustic. I change those strings about every 4 weeks. I always change strings a day before a gig. I have used coated strings. They cost more and last longer. In my opinion the acoustic tone suffers. Does wiping strings after each use make much difference? Are the string maintenance products worthwhile? How often do other players change strings? Are coated strings worthwhile? Discussion & opinions, please.
  2. I owned one of these in the past and I second your statement: FANTASTIC value!
  3. Versatility was forefront on my mind as I bought my only two current guitars. I GAS for nothing as a result. Electric: 2010 Gibson ES-335 Satin Black with a Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 1x10 Combo amplifier (no pedals) Acoustic: 2007 Gibson L-4A EC Rosewood unplugged, or through a Fender Acoustasonic SFX amplifier This is better equipment that I will ever deserve as a player. I am blessed.
  4. This is a great forum to get ideas of what to try next. Thank you all. Me this week: South City Midnight Lady - Doobie Brothers 1973 - Open G on the acoustic.
  5. All mahogany construction. 1953 Retail Price: $35.00
  6. I am borrowing a 1953 C.F, Martin OO-17 for a week. My band's lead singer owns it and wants to sell it. I explained I have no intention/resources to buy it. He is allowing me to use it at my home until next week. I am blessed with a 2010 Gibson ES-335 Satin Black & a 2007 Gibson L-4A EC Sunburst, so my money is tied up there. This old instrument is easy to play, and sounds really nice. It has a booming low end and crisp highs.No electronics. Seems to have been refretted recently. The tuners are not original. The nut seems the same age as the frets. If I had $3500 to spare, I would buy it. This is a treat!
  7. I played a fifth gig of the summer on Dafuskie Island, SC (USA) yesterday. We played from 1 to 5 PM. Our 6 man band is named The Walker Harris Boys (formerly The Walker Harris Band). We acquired a bass player with the last name of Boys last winter, hence the change. It was a glorious day outdoors. The venue, fun, camaraderie, and audience reaction were all fantastic. Mistakes were made by each of us, but no one criticized anyone. That's the fantastic dynamic among our band members. There is a 1 hour ferry trip to & from the island venue that is very pleasant. I consider myself very, very lucky. www.facebook.com/OldDaufuskieCrabCompany/ www.facebook.com/Walkerharrisband l-r below: Matt DiBenidetto (drums),Jeff Harris (guitar, vocals),Donnie Schlieger(vocals),Paul Good(guitar,vocals,harmonica),Eddie Boys(bass),Tom Walker(me, guitar) Setlist Sweet Home Chicago E Lay Down Sally A Listen To The Music E Melissa E Rikki Don't Lose That Number D Can't You See D Midnight Rider C I'm No Angel E One Way Out A Just What I Needed E In Memory of Elizabeth Reed Am Revival A Running on Empty A The Weight G Sweet Home Alabama Take It Easy G Peaceful Easy Feeling E Already Gone G Ohio C There Goes Another Love Song G Sultans of Swing Dm Blue Sky E Honeysuckle Blue A Long Train Runnin Gm Knockin On Heavens Door G Up On Cripple Creek A Down By The River Em Funk #49 A Simple Man C Gimme Three Steps D Feelin Alright C Mary Jane's Last Dance Am American Girl D The Boys Are Back In Town A
  8. Throw this against the wall & see what sticks.... 1. A Little Love 2. A Pirate Looks at Forty 3. After the Gold Rush 4. Amie 5. Blackbird 6. Box of Rain 7. Bright 8. Brown Eyed Girl 9. Bury Me Beneath the Willow 10. Can’t You See 11. Carefree Highway 12. Catfish John 13. City of New Orleans 14. Clay Pigeons 15. Desperado 16. Doctor My Eyes 17. Don’t Let It Bring You Down 18. Down By The River 19. Fire on the Mountain 20. Friend of the Devil 21. Good Riddance 22. Harvest Moon 23. Have You Ever Seen the Rain 24. Here Comes the Sun 25. High and Dry 26. Hotel California 27. Knocking on Heaven’s Door 28. Layla 29. Leader of the Band 30. Lil’ Martha 31. Lonely People 32. Long May You Run 33. Mainstreet 34. Margaritaville 35. Melissa 36. Mexico 37. Mr. Bojangles 38. No Time 39. Ohio 40. Old Man 41. Pancho and Lefty 42. Peaceful Easy Feeling 43. Sister Golden Hair 44. Sittin’ On Top of the World 45. Southern Cross 46. Sultans of Swing 47. Take it Easy 48. Tequila Sunrise 49. The End of the Innocence 50. The Joker 51. The Needle and the Damage Done 52. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 53. The Story in Your Eyes 54. The Weight 55. Uncle John’s Band 56. Wagon Wheel 57. Wasted on the Way 58. Wildflowers 59. Will the Circle be Unbroken 60. Willin’
  9. I recently changed the strings on my 2006 Gibson L-4A EC Rosewood. I have been using D'Addario EJ-15 Phosphor Bronze .010-.047 X Lite for 4 years and have been quite happy with them. A shipping error brought me the D'Addario EJ-13 80/20 Bronze .011-.052. So I put them on. I really like the change. The volume is greater. The tone is richer and to my liking. The string bending is a little more difficult, but acceptable. The strings are lasting longer. And they are cheaper. A happy mistake has improved my experience.
  10. Davey Johnstone played on a LOT of Elton John's albums and live tour performances. Guitar & mandolin & vocals.
  11. I use the capo plenty. So this is not a dig at the sentiment you express. I agree with you. But I wish to tip my hat & give a nod to the discipline inherent in the classical guitar genre.
  12. Give me a ping, Vasily. One ping only, please. Capt. Marko Ramius , played by Sean Connery Hunt for Red October
  13. The 5 piece garage band I play in just invested in the Zoom L-20 mixer/recorder. Arrived one week ago. We got it mainly because it has 6 monitor outs that can be headphone outs, too. 16 XLR inputs is plenty to mic everything, including drums. On board effects are nice. We wanted to make a demo to get a few bar gigs. The Bluetooth Ipad app has a 15 band EQ feature that helps in ringing out the room. And it is good for instant feedback so we may improve our chops. Looking in the mirror is harsh.
  14. I'm right here with you. I'm 61 and I have found running everything through the PA and using that for volume works well.

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