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  1. Thanks, everyone. I’ll try that stuff.
  2. just bought a new-ish hummingbird and when plugged in the high e string's volume is much lower than the rest of the strings. any suggestions as to why and what to do to solve the issue? uneven saddle? piezo strip not seated properly? thanks! jeff.
  3. my knee-jerk reaction to this was to say "no, if i dont like them, i dont buy them." and that if you bought the right one, you shouldn't get sick of it. but that isn't always the case. there are alot of factors here - some are embarrassing to admit. i get sick of electrics after a time if/when my ear changes and i get tired of a pickup combination. same thing with amps. i get sick of acoustics when i see something else i want. i will tell myself the old guitar sucks and i should seek out a model thats newer, shinier, nicer smelling etc. little games i play with myself. i guess if i did alot of trade on ebay and was buying stuff unheard, then i could see getting sick of an item or just outright not liking it from the start. really, i think wanderlust is to blame for most of it. i am a confessed gearhead but there's always a voice in the back of my head telling me i don't really need more than one electric, one acoustic and one amp. but then what? i dont like shopping for shoes or clothes. i don't bowl, volunteer at churches, drink, smoke, do drugs, download copious amounts of porn, browse personals, make picture frames with pinecones, wear women's clothing (outdoors), eat spam, watch nascar/pro wrestling/reality tv or work on cars. this is my hobby. so thats that. sure i dont need it, but i want it. mostly it keeps a bottle out of my hand. this seemed like such an easy question to answer until i started thinking about it. nice. thanks for getting me thinking, owf.
  4. interesting and kind of surprising based on leon's usual style.
  5. funny (to me, anyway, which means nothing..) but i came across a song that opened with these two very chords. the carpenter's superstar: "long ago....and so very far away" Em9 Cadd2
  6. i did an acoustic "sweet child o' mine' for someone once on valentine's day. it was very much appreciated and .. well... lets just say i got a present after as well..... ;)
  7. AJ - try this chord, let it ring and slide it down to this one - 032030 - and let it ring. nice effect.
  8. Em9 - cant say im famous, at least i can say imfamous.
  9. thanks larry and bk. i like the chord game. it gets me thinking.
  10. love chords even if i didn't know their names. i've always loved this one 075070. i think i came across it learning the cars' song 'all mixed up' long ago. i often move chord patterns around to see how they sound (read: missed fret completely)when i moved this one up to the 10th so it looked like this: 0-10-8-0-8-0. what would you call it? i mean...er..what would its proper name be? it kinda seems like Edim add4 but as a g-root what is it?
  11. +1. you see these on ebay once in a while. not too expensive, either. harmony had some very unique models in their heyday and used solid wood as well.
  12. he says he'll accept any questions. go ahead. ask him one.
  13. great way to look at inversions etc. flavour is it exactly. if you want to keep a progression feeling like its pitch is descending, ascending, you can figure out your inversions to suit this while your melody dances around on top of it. quite a brilliant way to flavour a song rather than just play a straight C, F, G - you can contour it so the chords seem to the ear as if they're moving in a specific direction. quite common on piano and jazz guitar i would imagine.
  14. slight detour here but i've found the artist model to sound great, with a beautiful burst and at a reasonable price.
  15. any chance you could show a pictoral example of this? sounds very useful. i am "that guy" who doesn't read formally but i often play with guys who do. thusly, i am intrigued by your chart.
  16. i love this song. a guy that sings, plays and writes like this should be able to make a fine living at it. and i cant help but be jealous when i think of the p-tang he must get.
  17. again - love your sound and voice. the recording is quite lush and the guitar sounds pure and rich. the songs arrangement was a bit clunky though. you sound rushed and it made it difficult to discern between the verses, bridge and chorus. maybe slowing the song down would help clear that up. before i go further, let me say that i think you've got an opportunity to develop into a fine artist. your lyrics hint at a need to comment on the human condition as it exists and reveals itself to us through everyday events. in this song particularly it seems as though you backed off on those kind of impactful statements in order to make things rhyme. what results is less close to the bone and winds up somewhere closer to just another folk singer with a good sound and nice voice with not much to say. sorry, nothing personal- this is just a pet peeve of mine. when the music is spare it gives the singer a chance to drive a message home.i've been hoping you'd continue down that road since i raved about your first piece. you can think dylan here but in a more modern context i'd point to conor oberst in his folkier moments. maybe i'm projecting here because anytime i relax or back off on some truth i always regret it. but, lol, that's just my two cents. who the f am i? keep playing. you're good at it.
  18. kathleen's is a '56(?)and it's tone is mindblowing.
  19. this is a cool idea. the manager reminds me a little of the manager in the movie "the commitments".
  20. ah. i was already using it - i just didnt know it. i love this voicing. it has such a broken ring to it. i like ending songs abruptly with it bec it sounds like you're throwing a glass against a wall. sort of. thanks to all for replying. i was counting on the jazz boys to weigh in.
  21. play it like a barre'd Bm but move your fingers 2,3 & 4 down one string.
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