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by 1armbandit
February 13th, 2015, 3:05 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Hard to press down strings
Replies: 3
Views: 2562

Re: Hard to press down strings

First welcome to the forum. Hope you have had a look at some of the lessons available, a lot of questions can be answered there. When I started with acoustic I switched to extra light strings, that let me practice longer without so much pain, might let you barre with less pressure. If your guitar ha...
by 1armbandit
November 20th, 2014, 10:30 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What type of music do you play?
Replies: 25
Views: 12136

Re: What type of music do you play?

When we play in church we play contemporary christian. At benifits or out on the street it is gospel blues.

Jack
by 1armbandit
July 31st, 2014, 4:52 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: How to learn Harmonica
Replies: 17
Views: 6976

Re: How to learn Harmonica

So, who's still playing harp, who's recently added harp to their repertoire, or who's just thinking about learning harmonica? I've got a set of the low-budget Hohner "Piedmont Blues" (A-G, including a B flat), good enough for now. I'd probably practice more if I wasn't concerned about making the do...
by 1armbandit
June 13th, 2014, 5:28 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar mute recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 1340

Re: Guitar mute recommendations

I have used a piece of soft foam before, pressed up against the nut under the strings. I could still play at the first fret. I did an web seach for "string dampers" and there are quite a few options from hair ties wrapped around the neck to mechanical dampers screwed to the truss rod cover on LP sty...
by 1armbandit
January 28th, 2014, 8:31 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Diy slide question
Replies: 3
Views: 1528

Re: Diy slide question

The spider bridge should have a tension screw that runs through the center of the saddle. It is threaded through the bridge and presses down on the cone. There is a discussion on the Stew-Mac site about setting up a spider bridge. Here is a link that has some discussion about the tension screw. http...
by 1armbandit
November 30th, 2013, 10:49 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Douglas Shadow
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Re: Douglas Shadow

Does anyone know anything about these guitars? I am looking for an LP style guitar that I won't have to worry about banging around on but still has some fair playability. Anyone have any experience with these? I have a Douglas Shadow in black that I used till I got a few others and much more into a...
by 1armbandit
August 16th, 2013, 12:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hertford Festival - slight return
Replies: 3
Views: 2361

Re: Hertford Festival - slight return

Are you following the dancing goat this year?
Hope you have a great time.

Jack
by 1armbandit
June 21st, 2013, 11:42 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Gibson or Strat
Replies: 15
Views: 6528

Re: Gibson or Strat

The one that is best is the one you want. You're question is flawed though because Gibson is a brand and Strat is a model of the Fender/Squire brand. There are an awful lot of electric and acoustic guitars and other stringed instruments under that Gibson name but the Strat model is a little more spe...
by 1armbandit
June 18th, 2013, 9:21 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Spousal help with equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Re: Spousal help with equipment

I have seen a lot of threads lamenting the fact that someones spouse was not supportive of their music either playing at home or performing. I consider it a really good thing that my wife has always been supportive and now is being helpful. Besides the more involved they are the more they see the "n...
by 1armbandit
June 17th, 2013, 11:59 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Spousal help with equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Re: Spousal help with equipment

My wife is my duo partner and number one roadie. We don't normally use sound reinforcement but did on three nights in a row a couple of weeks ago, because it was in a public building we had to load in and out all three nights. The first night she spent mostly carrying and watching, the second she be...
by 1armbandit
June 9th, 2013, 12:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 30 years and counting.
Replies: 28
Views: 9165

Re: 30 years and counting.

Thanks Bish, great to see you around some more. We just finished 3 nights of a revival. Sort of the old tent meeting flavor. There were other bands/performers each night so we set up our own sound each night. We don't normally use sound reinforcement so our system is pieced together from MF's Stupid...
by 1armbandit
May 1st, 2013, 5:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: 30 years and counting.
Replies: 28
Views: 9165

Re: 30 years and counting.

Thanks Guys. We are going to practice tonight with the folks from our former praise group. We will be playing with them Sunday then doing three songs as our duo to close out the service. Really looking forward to getting together even the practices were fun when we were playing together.

Jack
by 1armbandit
April 29th, 2013, 7:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: 30 years and counting.
Replies: 28
Views: 9165

Re: 30 years and counting.

Looks like I am dragging out all the dusty old threads. Yesterday was my 33rd anniversary and things just seemm to be getting better, for the most part. Does everything ever get better at the same time? The wife and I left the church praise band just over a year ago and started our duo. We have been...
by 1armbandit
April 29th, 2013, 6:55 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Pick Click
Replies: 43
Views: 10078

Re: Pick Click

Wow over a year since I looked into this so I thought I should give an update. I am using a coconut pick with my 6 strings, acoustic and electric and a heavy delrin hot glued to the pick holder for my 12 string. I think the coconut being much thicker than the delrin doesn't drop in between strings a...
by 1armbandit
April 21st, 2013, 9:38 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Over 55 Club
Replies: 15
Views: 4997

Re: Over 55 Club

Turned 55 in Feb. Started playing at 50. Why did I wait so long?

Jack