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  1. Also, for extra coolness get a second hand 2004 assuming that's when he/she was born. Should be easy and it was a good year I think.
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  2. Well , thank you , fine folks. You know , even though HC and the internet are pretty much "time wasters" , to me , wasting time on places like "this" isn't really a waste at all to me Thanks for all the replies . Much appreciated .Now where's my heating pad :)
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  3. There is a three piece band here that is really entertaining and plays an eclectic mix of stuff (old Beatles to Jay Z) and they pack every place they play. They often get an extra hundred or two from the venue owner. If you're a good band, it doesn't matter how many guys you have. And if you aren't a good band, it doesn't matter how many guys you have.
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  4. I used to have that problem with bridge pickups across all my guitars. I would just raise the pole pieces on the high E and/or raise that side of the pickups. Turns out I was just a clumsy picker and had dialed back the treble/presence/mids further upstream to get gooderer toan. Turns out this solution kills a lot of the high notes on the high E string. Many years hence I have a better picking touch and can use adequate treble and presence. Pickups are adjusted normally and stuff sounds more balanced.
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  5. [video=youtube;Pj5e0Broj_k]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj5e0Broj_k "Sandy" - Dion
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  6. Depends on the crowd, but the best are in bold. Crazy little thing called love is good because it's upbeat and well known. Sultans of Swing is good if you can play the riffs. Wicked Game if you can hit those high notes! Wind Beneath My Wings Caribbean Queen Shame on the Moon Still the Same I'm on Fire Pink Cadillac Drive Lady in Red Wicked Game Sultans of Swing Walk of Life I guess that's why they call it the Blues Nikita One More Try Bad to the Bone Hurt So Good Stuck On You Taken In Against all odds Crazy little thing called love Addicted to Love Any Day Now I Just Called Stray Cat Strut Rock this Town Legs Sharp Dressed Man
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  7. Magnets are much harder to demagnetize then you think and it wouldn't simply affect your high E string. It could be the other strings are too loud because of the pickup height. I had the same kind of issue on a guitar I hadn't played in a long time. The guitar sounded good through an amp too, but when I plugged it in to record I found a serious setup issues making my High E dead sounding compared to the others. The sting height was too low. The neck was too flat and the pickup too close. When I added a little relief the height took care of itself. I was getting too much fret slap and it was absorbing all the strings energy. The other problem was the pickup was too close and I was getting Stratitis. (The excessive magnetism causes different sections of the string to vibrate at different rates producing multiple dissonant frequencies from the same string. The effect becomes even more unpleasant when the string is out of tune. Excessive magnetism is the reason you can’t set pickup very close to the strings if you want to avoid a loss of natural sustain) I held the last frets down and set the pickup height to 3mm on the Bridge on both sides and 4mm on the neck pup on both sides. I later added an additional mm on the low side to get a better balance. (when recording you have a level meter which makes this easy to do. The low side always has a stronger output but double the strength was too much. 1mm made a big difference balancing it out. The other thing was the pedals I was using. I had all my settings set up for a Tele which has single coils and bright output. When I plugged in the guitar with mini humbuckers I had no top end so I had to readjust my entire effects chain for those pickups. Not just the EQ, but all the gain staging to get the pickups to sound right. Much of it was bringing down gain levels and brightening and removing bass. An amp can be a problem too. I have a Peavey amp I bought without a speaker and stuck a lower end 10" Jensen MOD speaker in there. The head was designed for a peavey 12" and the 10" lacks both bass and highs. The head has an incredible amount of treble and produces ice pick tones. The speaker doesn't produce highs very well so turning down the treble to get rid of the ice pick tones seriously attenuates the high strings output and because the speaker lacks low frequencies, cranking up the Bass EQ makes the low string output more even though the speaker isn't producing allot of bass tones. In other words, I'm tilting the EQ like a sea saw, increasing bass and reducing treble. This affects the pickup strength to have a stronger low signal and weaker highs. The problem is the speaker isn't reproducing those changes because its frequency response doesn't match the heads tone stack. I play leads on the guitar and my top strings are dead. I have to carefully tweak enough highs and mids in and do with less bass to get all the strings to match in loudness then I'm stuck with sucky amp tone but at least all the strings can be heard. I plan to rehouse the head in a 12" combo cab and install a Peavey 12" which I picked up awhile back. The amps EQ stack should be much more linear and the speaker should push even amounts of air at all frequencies.
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  8. Happy Birthday, Crust, I turned 64 in May, too.
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  9. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - Bruce Springsteen [video=youtube;KgFHM8HMbWQ]
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  10. Wait.... I just read this thread. A club says "I pay $x per member", I say bye bye. We provide entertainment for the night. I'll put my dopey 4-piece, drums, bass, guitar, 3 vocals up against a 9-piece horn band and feel confident that we'll entertain the crowd equally as well if not better. For that we deserve commensurate pay. That may come off arrogant, but come on. My "day job" is in sales, and I don't sell "by the hour". I sell for the result. Selling your band is no different.
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  11. I'm a tech, trained at Martin, and Ibanez. If there is anything wrong with one of mine, it's fixed within minutes of knowing something is wrong.
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  12. yeah, he sure did, an IC210 model, I believe.
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  13. did Steve Miller play one back in the day?
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  15. I have a short scale Fender Duo Sonic which is a real nice guitar for kids of any age. It is pretty much the same as a Fender Mustang, and has the advantages of being light, has a narrow neck and is really quiet for single coil pick-ups. Whatever guitar you get him, do a little work learning how to set it up, it only takes a tuner, an Allen wrench and a screwdriver. You can pay a fortune for a guitar, and if it isn't set up right, it will be very difficult to play!
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  16. I've taken a little bit of everybody's advice. The videos will have to wait until I have appropriate video and I only have one photo of me performing. There is a list of example songs that play when clicked. Meanwhile: jazzagejazz.ca
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  17. He was always a favorite of mine. Loved his playing, writing, vocals, the evident sense of humor in some of his lyrics and his videos. I was also a big fan of the Traveling Wilburys. I'm socially jumpy and really tend to hate crowds, so I mostly avoid theaters, concerts, etc., like the plague. He was among the few musicians I ever went to see at a large concert venue. Saw him & Bob Dylan in Jerusalem in 1987. Great experience. In my mind, I always see him with a Rickenbacker. Since the news of his death, I'm noticing that in every photo I see he seems to have a different guitar. So whether or not fellers here on the forum were fans of his music, he was certainly a fellow gear-lover. Serious bummer to lose him at 66.
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  18. Since nearly everything that I record in the studio is live, for me they're about the same. Mixing live shows keeps me in practice for recording in the studio, and vice versa. Mixing live is mostly about getting a good mix quickly and avoiding feedback. While feedback isn't a problem in the studio, getting a mix up quickly, whether it's for the musicians' headphones or the control room monitors, is a good thing as it gets the actual grunt work started sooner. I don't spend half a day getting a snare sound we all like. It's a matter of getting a band sound we like and go.
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  19. [video=youtube;I1a5k5PuAQM] "Minnie Pearl" - Sandy O'Keefe It was a 1990's era songwriting demo to begin with, but why my daughter decided to put a rough mix up on YouTube that doesn't have the fiddle and mandolin overdubs / solos on it, I'll never understand...
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  20. happy bday all... mine will be in 3 weeks... will be 43, i guess i'm the youngest around here
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  21. If there are any young people on here , and I'm sure there certainly are , I have a few words of advice from years of observation shut up and play your guitar OK thanks
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  22. Happy Birthday. I turned 64 myself back in May.
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  23. Happy bday Crusty. I beat you by a few months (June.) Enjoy it. Be nice to yourself.
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  24. I bought the exact same guitar, same price, different finish, with "Special" on the truss cover. The model is extremely similar to the 2-pup Junior in a lot of ways, but what you've got there is the Special. I've noticed over the years that Gibson can tend to play a little fast and loose with the labeling on their truss covers. I bought a Songwriter Deluxe Studio years ago that came with a truss cover labeled "Standard." And that's not the only time I've received a Gibson with a wacky truss cover. They also tend to do the same thing with tuning machines, I've noticed - what you get is not always what you see on the spec sheet, though I've never cared because this will almost always mean either enclosed Grovers or Kluson-style tuning machines, and I like both. It's always seemed to me as if someone at the factory will occasionally run short of the correct truss cover or tuning machines and just say to hell with it, I've got these handy...
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  25. I put the owner's nick name on the pick guard of his jazz guitar
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  26. Yeah, it's an LP Special DC. Oddly enough, I used to have a TV yellow Gibson single cut Jr that came with a SPECIAL truss rod cover.
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