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About Rambler

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  1. Bonnie Raitt to Dido. Fun gig. Working thru a lot of new chords and changes.
  2. . What kind of stuff are you playing?* If its country, he can play honky tonk and you can strum cowboy chords. Someone will sing. If its blues-based, either be prepared to go up the neck bring a capo so you can stick around E and A formations (open chords dont work for that). Deadhead, classic rock etc. Bring you iPads. Someone will need to know the chords! If it clicks, find a drummer. [*lately, Im playing in an adult contemporary/soft rock/techno-folk group and jam in a band setting (guitars, keys, bass and drums). Mostly still using blues chops and what I learned about the fretboard from playing blues). Go figure.
  3. Mark Knopfler is way to rich and famous to be off the radar, but I just started looking into his music and am impressed. On a roll with UK guitarists: MK, R Thompson, Renbourn, Jansch. KT Tunstall been known to write a song or two (yes she do).
  4. Otis Rush. Not a country bluesman, no, but a soulful singer, good writer and, yeh, could play some guitar. He]'s associates with Gibson, so posting this here: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/9/30/1800166/-Otis-Rush-1934-2018
  5. His set with Mary Karr, Kin, has some good numbers on it. With more of that L00
  6. According to EW's Fab Flattops book, the earliest Montana reissues used a Fullerplast finish. They switched to nitro in 91. The 1992 guitars have a good rep. The shop had gotten its feet on the ground and had some high-level craftsmen. An friend and artist I know got a J35 from that period through Gary Burnette's shop. It is a killer.
  7. Rambler

    Au Revior

    Hope not! But it is a Gib forum, so some folks may get caught up in a brand loyalty thing.
  8. Rambler

    Au Revior

    Oh, it was just au revoir to Gibson, not the forum. I'll drop by for the chat. Hey, burst-- you're right. I had a thing for those Stage Deluxe models when they came out. I think I was looking at 12-frets a lot then. Tone-wise, kind of like Ben and Jerrys Choc Brownie --dark and rich. And fat!
  9. The J35 that I acquired a few years ago is with a new owner in la belle France, leaving moi avec sans Gibsons. That guitar had a tone and I was thrilled to find one after a long hunt. But being small of stature and short-armed, I was finding it a handful on stage. Also a load to carry around. Last winter, I found a 00018GE that fills the bill for tone (beautiful sound with a funky snap: how do they do it?). Doubt I'll be back the Gibson way anytime soon. I thought long and hard about an L00 last fall but at the end of the day, it did the snappy funky thing and not much else. And because of my physical limits, I feel like the door has slammed on slopes and jumbos. All perfectly good guitars; just not for me, so it seems. But I do want to thank everyone on this forum whose comments and sound files that helped educated my ears and inform my choices. I hope you know who you are. Regards, Rambler.
  10. Fond of retros in general in especially on a model like a J35 which has a 'retro' sound anyway. Its' a mature sound. Used em on my J35; now on my 00018GE.
  11. The one electric guy Id still like to hear play is Bill Kirchen (played with Commander Cody). He tears it up pretty good. Old icons Id like to see (but probably wont) in a small club or hall: Taylor, Crosby, Jorma, Bromberg. Might yet have a shot at the latter 2. An an ideal world, Paul Geremia, but I doubt he will recover sufficnetly to perform again.
  12. Art Schools (mainly commercial art, btw) was the middle ground for those who didnt qualify for university but did not want to go into trade. Art school= Lennon, Townshend. Trades. Macca, Hari Georgersong, Roger Daltry.The trades persons tended to be a little more practical and inclined to be impatient with foolishness like #9, Lifehouse, and Satanic Majesties.
  13. meanwhile, hoping someone will pick up on my question re Beatles studio sounds, that Lennon played the 106 E more often than his Rick short arm.
  14. The p.b. Beatles several stints on the Reeperbahn were not the life of flouncy pop stars; they were kicking *** in blue light nightclubs while the Stone were still in Art School. Cliches are boring.
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