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Many of us have asked questions in the past about which is best this or that, what is the correct way to....etc.

 

I didn't want to hijack GG's favourite song line thread but KSDaddy posted the link below.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DsOptdGU7E&feature=channel_page

 

The keen eyed observers amongst you will note that:

 

1 She is blatantly using a Kyser capo, and

2 She has incorrectly attached her strap to the headstock (therefore no strap button on the heel)

 

I dare say she has retained her original bridge pins and saddle and probably even lemoils her ebony boards!

 

She'll never get far if she maintains this attitude! It's a disgrace!

 

Yours

 

AJ (Kyser capo owner, mono button user, retainer of original furniture and very occasional ebony board lemoiler)

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Many of us have asked questions in the past about which is best this or that' date=' what is the correct way to....etc.

 

I didn't want to hijack GG's favourite song line thread but KSDaddy posted the link below.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DsOptdGU7E&feature=channel_page

 

The keen eyed observers amongst you will note that:

 

1 She is blatantly using a Kyser capo, and

2 She has incorrectly attached her strap to the headstock (therefore no strap button on the heel)

 

I dare say she has retained her original bridge pins and saddle and probably even lemoils her ebony boards!

 

She'll never get far if she maintains this attitude! It's a disgrace!

 

Yours

 

AJ (Kyser capo owner, mono button user, retainer of original furniture and very occasional ebony board lemoiler)

 

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I hope your cheek has it's tongue firmly planted against.

 

Except for the Gibson headstock, and curvacious figure... that could be me up there. Oh yeah... and she's competent on the figerboard, unlike me.

 

 

Properly suspended at the nut, and Kysered in the proper fashion. =D>

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DANG!!! I was wondering if anyone would notice the Kyser capo thing!! Can't get anything past you guys! Okay, this is how that goes....... I have 4 capos. One of them's an old elastic kind..... remember those? I don't use it. Then there's the G7th and my *custom* Planet Waves one. If I was using the Kyser, that means that the G7th and PW ones MUST have been downstairs in the gym-turned-music-room (I should post a pic of that..... that room needs to be seen to be believed). I must have been feeling REALLY lazy if I was using the Kyser on that day! The ONE time I use the Kyser and sure enough, it shows up in a picture.

 

And the strap button just got added a few months ago. It was added before a little gig we were supposed to do in December, but my singing partner's dad died that week and the gig was cancelled. Now that I've tried both the strap button and the headstock thing, I prefer the headstock because the guitar is more manueverable.

 

And the bridge pins...... Terry! I need back-up!!!! Where are you?!

 

I swear the only thing I use that Kyser for (unless both capos are far far away) is for re-stringing the guitar, which is I think a trick TommyK taught me? Tommy, was that you that told me that one? Works great!

 

UPDATE: PLEASE IGNORE THE ABOVE DRIVEL.

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Okay, I missed that link in the first post AlbertJohn and I thought you were talking about the picture in my signature that clearly shows a Kyser capo on MY GUITAR! And after I blathered on about hating Kysers.

 

Now, I do know why Gil and Dave use Kysers..... Dave has been quoted as saying that the Kysers DO pull the strings sharp but that they at least pull them sharp consistently, which means that both guitars (Gil's and Dave's) are both sharp at the same time. That's sort of a compliment to Kyser but not really!

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That is SUCH an amazing performance. I love the fact that G&D don't use pickups, just a couple of condensers and that amazing airy guitar tone.

 

The lead section that David Rawlings plays in the coda to the song is just astounding.

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Okay' date=' I missed that link in the first post AlbertJohn and I thought you were talking about the picture in my signature that clearly shows a Kyser capo on MY GUITAR! And after I blathered on about hating Kysers.

 

Now, I [b']do[/b] know why Gil and Dave use Kysers..... Dave has been quoted as saying that the Kysers DO pull the strings sharp but that they at least pull them sharp consistently, which means that both guitars (Gil's and Dave's) are both sharp at the same time. That's sort of a compliment to Kyser but not really!

 

I hadn't noticed your Kyser in all its resplendent glory on Magic so I'm not as eagled eyed as I would like to think.

 

I'm relieved that my comments have been recognised as very much tounge in cheek as Tommy says. But I'm going to start a collection of pictures of famous guitarists who use Kysers - and you are first on my list!

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...

 

I swear the only thing I use that Kyser for (unless both capos are far far away) is for re-stringing the guitar' date=' which is I think a trick TommyK taught me? Tommy, was that you that told me that one? Works great!

 

UPDATE: PLEASE IGNORE THE ABOVE DRIVEL.[/quote']

 

Might have been me. Was it the time you were having difficulties balancing the hold durned afair on top of a ball of yarn, on top of an ironing board?

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Might have been me. Was it the time you were having difficulties balancing the hold durned afair on top of a ball of yarn' date=' on top of an ironing board?[/quote']

Yup, that was it! But I've got it down to an art now. I have noticed something unusual..... the more guitars I have the less often the strings get changed. :-k

 

Anyway, back to Gillian Welch. That duo can do no wrong, in my books! Hope I get to see them live someday. They did come to the Calgary Folk Festival many years ago, and I was there, and I saw them and was so impressed that they sounded like they'd just stepped right out of a previous era, but it was long before I had internet and could not follow them. Thank gawd for the internet!

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I hadn't noticed your Kyser in all its resplendent glory on Magic so I'm not as eagled eyed as I would like to think.

 

I'm relieved that my comments have been recognised as very much tounge in cheek as Tommy says. But I'm going to start a collection of pictures of famous guitarists who use Kysers - and you are first on my list!

Trust me, if you could hear me play you wouldn't put me on a list using the term 'famous guitarists'. In fact, you wouldn't even use the word 'guitarist'. LOL

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