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About tlwwalker

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  • Birthday 03/13/1960

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    Beaufort, SC, USA
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    2009 Gibson ES335 Satin Black
  1. 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.
  2. Davey Johnstone played on a LOT of Elton John's albums and live tour performances. Guitar & mandolin & vocals.
  3. 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.
  4. Give me a ping, Vasily. One ping only, please. Capt. Marko Ramius , played by Sean Connery Hunt for Red October
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

  7. Guitar Hero (the video game) did not help.
  8. Things are evolving. Due to members changing jobs, now different members show up on different days. Last time we played, we had no bass player. I did not miss the bass one bit. We had a Hummingbird through the board, a drummer (who started loud, but backed off), a lead vocalist with a ESP (who turned it down when I asked him to do so), and my ES-335. My goal is always to hear and improve the vocals. The room is prone to standing waves of bass frequencies. I like the bass player and would like him there. His voice is good and his sense of time is great. He often resolves time/beat/rhythm issues for us. But I want to hear his volume way down. We worked out Blue Sky, Just What I Needed, Revival, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed & Listen to the Music. The vocals are the most important part of the song. They must be featured. If you can't hear the vocals, you can't fix them. If you can't hear the vocals, the instruments are too loud. Band are remembered for tight vocals.
  9. Clay Pigeons by Blaze Foley. Covered by John Prine & others.
  10. I owned an Ibanez AS83 (a clone of the ES-335) just before getting my ES-335. I will never regret getting the ES-335. My age, 50 at that time, income and commitment to music allowed me to justify the $1800 purchase. I also own a Gibson acoustic, so I have skin in the game as I state this opinion. I bought that Ibanez used online for $280 ten years ago. They are slightly higher today. For those who cannot or choose not to drop larger sums on a guitar, the Ibanez is a fantastic VALUE. I say this from a ROI (Return on Investment) perspective. My old Ibanez sits in my buddy's jam room and I pick it up occasionally. It is a fantastic guitar in all respects.
  11. Take a look at the Gibson L-4A EC Rosewood. I own one and love it.
  12. tlwwalker

    Truss rod cover

    My 2010 Gibson ES-335 Satin Black came to me new with the ES-335 marking on the truss cover.
  13. As I sit typing this, my son is visiting this weekend. He is playing his 2015 Gibson ES-LP on my Mesa Boogie 1x10 5:25 in the other room. I hear Hitch a Ride, Sultans of Swing, Life is a Highway, Classical Gas and a Bach piece, Stairway to Heaven and others. Very cool. Sippin' on a Tom Collins. Life is good To jdgm: I am sorry for your loss. I hope I have a friend like you in my last days. I tip my hat to you, sir.
  14. Pollen appeared on cartops Feb 12. Getting thicker daily. Will go on for 6-8 weeks here.
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