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  1. I don’t really like new strings on my 59 LG3 (non scalloped brace)......it is a very bright guitar. The strings are really old now, Sounds great! Bizarre. Normally love new string twang. Years ago, I put bone pins in to replace the plastic ones and it became a bit nails on the blackboard.....put the plastic pins back. Underneath the bright tone, is a vintage deeper sound and I keep thinking the guitar top is quite thick. I had it setup after I bought it years ago and it has not moved any......the luthier said he loved the guitar. Big words from a man of few! BluesKing777.
  2. Nice, thanks JT! I did a reply earlier but it seems to have vaporised. As I said, your video of possibly One Way Gal made me drag out my 59 LG3, great sounding guitar that I would play more if it wasn’t a fingerpicker unfriendly 1 11/16” nut........capo to 3 helps spread it a bit. What nut is the 42? BluesKing777.
  3. It is like some old leather boots repaired! Previous owner may have been more concerned with making it look old, including the tea soaked nut and saddle, except it played horribly! The nut was just all wrong, saddle leaning over..... Now, new bone! Setup! (couple of years back). Make it easier on myself. BluesKing777.
  4. Thanks Rob! 2002 J50 from a pawn shop I bought a couple of years ago, that my luthier brought back to playability for me...someone either mistreated it or tried to relic it...but it got a tweak and a twist and new bone nut and saddle plus an Anthem pickup. BluesKing777.
  5. Curfew is cancelled and we can go certain places but not too far......No more 9pm to be home by. I will be taking the coast road for a spin at approximately 10 pm! Nice weather would be good, but I don’t care about the possible thunderstorm, going anyway. 😬 First live gig tickets with all the local bands sold out in seconds. BluesKing777.
  6. Thanks JT, very kind! The main ingredient is.......playing a lot, practice......then again.😃 BluesKing777.
  7. Thanks Twang Gang and Kidblast! Yes, I was practicing with no intention of recording and then.......I did. Unrehearsed and in the moment. J50 is the 2002 I picked up at a pawn shop 18 months or so back and had revived! Someone did a relic job, maybe, or mistreated it badly, but ...it works good now! BluesKing777.
  8. Thanks Anne and JT! Much appreciated! BluesKing777.
  9. Thanks JZ! We will take smooth, clean and sexy anytime! The big bug virus exploded here again a few months back, after we all thought we got rid of it and we have been in lockdown and curfew since. So from having the whole suburb almost to myself during the week, every house in the area is full and jumping. Very noisy. But I had a rare quiet moment earlier after a practice, and pressed record for the track above...not a lot of thought, just played it. BluesKing777.
  10. Some acoustic blues played on my J50 - I called it Curfew Blues because.....we are still under 9pm Covid Curfew! BluesKing777.
  11. One advantage of reading music/charts/TABs is that you can play a song another player gives you....most people I have played with don't read music, but a couple of sidemen types I met not only read music but write out music charts for big bands and stuff! They tend to hand you a 'head' arrangement type chart, the famous chorus/verse parts written in music with chord symbols on the top. (if you know the style of music, you just jump in and 'play the chart'). You can also send these by email etc. Worth learning music! Easy! Everyone thinks you have to learn Beethoven or something ridiculous to learn music, but you can play something very simple and pleasing like a famous song.... BluesKing777.
  12. Yep, simplified! I have a book of 'country hits', a big call, but I was playing away over a period of time and then I noticed - everything is in G! Here are some TAB/riffs online - good for learning certain parts for fun!: https://www.songsterr.com/ https://www.guitar.ch/en/guitars/tabs/tabs.html BluesKing777.
  13. To learn a tune - sheet music, music books, TAB, charts, videos, recordings...whatever it takes sometimes... But live, better to have memorized everything, for example - often, the lights facing me in a band stage were so bright I couldn't even read the song list written in big letters sitting on the floor! I like sitting at home playing through charts and the books/online with the 'As recorded TABs/music'. There are plenty online these days....but never anything you really want, so stump up, sit down and learn it off .....ha!........... the original recording! BluesKing777.
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