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Grant Harding

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  1. It's just a constantly evolving threat. Like everything in humanity, 95% of us have to go through a whole bunch of crap just because 5% are below the decent human being minimum threshold.
  2. I remember reading in Guitar Player many years ago that he had 2 made. I hope the thief one day realizes that he/she is nothing but a giant douche.
  3. Chuck in another $3M for a lifestyle property with a huge, insulated guitar barn with a theater stage and a bar. 😀
  4. Every time I try 80/20 strings I'm disappointed. They just seem to lack midrange punch that's really important for my "style". More boom and sizzle.
  5. Turn up at the amp instead. You may need a boost or subtle drive pedal to push the amp a bit.
  6. The deciding point for me was when I was jamming away, thinking I was playing through the Shiva, but it was the Kemper with a profile of the amp, powering the actual open-back speakers in the amp. It sounds and feels exactly like it. Then add all the effects I want, with incredible quality and a floorboard + expression pedal(s), etc.. Some people complain about the lack of the "amp in the room sound" from the Kemper, but that's not true at all. The Kemper powered head delivers primarily 2 different types of output (plus lots more options): - One is a stereo pair that sounds like the amp + stomp boxes + speakers with a mic on it and stereo post effects. The sound of the original speaker is baked into this output, which is really significant. Exactly what you want to send to a PA or full range powered speaker. This is supposed to sound like a guitar on a record or in a stadium, not an amp in a room. - The other ignores the speaker cab/mic bit and runs through the internal 600w amp. This is designed to drive guitar speaker cabs onstage or if you want a grab and go for a jam or small gig. Sounds just like an amp in a room. It's going to sound best with an amp profile that matches the actual cab (eg: Fender Champ profile into a 4x12 with Celestion Greenbacks isn't going to sound very traditional), No I don't work for them. 😄🎵🎶
  7. I use a Kemper powered head and love it. My Bogner Shiva got pushed out the door. Amazing being able to go from Bogner to Vox to Dumble to Fender...
  8. Kinda cool woodworking project. I'd go $700.
  9. One thing that I think Anderson does is to change the effective pot value when the split is active. So when it's a humbucker it sees 500K and when you split it sees 250K. Best of both worlds.
  10. I have an Anderson H2+ humbucker in mine. It splits really well too, so I can go full Gilmour. 😎
  11. I got a Pan brand electric bass when I was about 10 or 11. It was a POS, but started my life of pulling guitars apart. Didn't get an electric guitar (Fender Mustang) until I was 14.
  12. Hey OP - what do you think? Going to join the conversation or just trolling/spamming?
  13. Definitely no crisis for me. I've played solo and duo many times. It used to be a blast, but now you're mostly stuck in a corner like a fleshy mp3 player. Plus I've got a decent day job and I can't handle being told what to do by an event planner or bar manager. 😄
  14. I hate perfection! It's just excellence with some extra wasted effort on top. 😎
  15. It's always going to take a while to train a new platform. Thanks for that Phil.
  16. Cool video. Some of the best acoustics I've played have been Martins. That's some serious company history.
  17. What's better, fish or chemistry? Memories or tree roots? This thread still makes the same amount of no sense.
  18. I still have music joy, but it's usually recording and messing around with different sounds with my guitars and the Kemper. In the early 80's I was the "young gun" lead player in a funk/reggae band in the West Indies. We were like heroes. I can't imagine any current context for me that would compare.
  19. Being in a band is becoming like being an opera singer in the 70's. There were lots of people that loved it, but it was niche and confined to older people. I get joy from jamming with like minded people and I avoid gigging now. The last thing I want is to bust my ass for people that don't appreciate it.
  20. The phrase I like is "perfect practice makes perfect". I spent years doing unstructured practice and lots of noodling before I read that and I think it was too late to iron out the bad habits that engrained. Now I'm lucky if I play 2 hours per week, so I'm pretty much on a plateau, but still love playing.
  21. I just hit 40 years of intensive practice and patchy gigging but I didn't even get a trophy.
  22. I remember those old bungee ones. They work well. These are also old school, but adjustable: https://images.app.goo.gl/7eD8WhpXRdgPHKYFA
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