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by Ande
May 19th, 2012, 5:49 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Best travel electric guitar?
Replies: 11
Views: 16656

Re: Best travel electric guitar?

Minor follow up on the lapstick: Totally true- without the strap, it's odd to hold. I play mostly with the strap, though it goes okay without in a sort of classical position (nearly vertical, bridge end of the guitar resting on my right leg) without it, if I'm in the right chair. The onboard amp is....
by Ande
May 16th, 2012, 11:39 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Best travel electric guitar?
Replies: 11
Views: 16656

Re: Best travel electric guitar?

I actually just bought a travel electric- a Lapstick. http://www.lapstick.com Got to admit- I've have never paid the $700 or so they cost new, but I got it secondhand, in great shape, for around $225. (guy had overspent his budget, and needed to sell fast.) And...it does FEEL like a higher-end guita...
by Ande
May 16th, 2012, 11:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: debut gig results are in
Replies: 29
Views: 6951

Re: debut gig results are in

Sounds like a GREAT gig, Dogbite.

I love your setlist so much that I really wish you were closer to my neighborhood. :-) And needed another guitar. :-) :-)

Ever think of touring Asia?


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by Ande
May 11th, 2012, 6:29 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Lead volume
Replies: 8
Views: 2327

Re: Lead volume

+1 for using the guitar's volume knob. Simple, and it works. Just using your dynamics as you play may be even simpler still, but I probably don't quite have the control. :) I pretty much always "lean into it." I liked using a boost pedal when I was playing with a chain of pedals, but recently am jus...
by Ande
April 30th, 2012, 6:20 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: HI all- remember me?
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Re: HI all- remember me?

South Korea again. :-)

Itchy feet, but harder to move on with a little one in tow...


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by Ande
April 24th, 2012, 4:40 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: is a three finger fret hand possible?
Replies: 20
Views: 14720

Re: is a three finger fret hand possible?

I've suffered a number of hand injuries since I started playing...first realization- a LOT of guitarists I admire never had much use for the pinky. (Jimmy page had four fingers? Who knew?) Second realization- you don't have feeling in your pinky. That's a serious limitation, but don't sell the littl...
by Ande
April 23rd, 2012, 6:33 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: HI all- remember me?
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

HI all- remember me?

Most probably don't, but I wanted to stick my head in here and say hi. I was pretty regular here, up until about a year ago; then things got really hectic. New band, wife pregnant, band died, quit smoking, new baby born, new country, new job, new baby in the house, playing acoustic more, gigging a l...
by Ande
April 13th, 2011, 7:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hi Y'all...
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Hi Y'all...

Two years, after 26 years- WELL DONE ROY! Ecig is a little inhaler device. Simulates a ciggie. YOu can "smoke" them with or without nicotine. It really DOES have the feeling of a cig, to me. Personally, if you've made it this far, I wouldn't touch'em with a stick. (ANything can be a slippery slope.)...
by Ande
April 13th, 2011, 3:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Hi Y'all...
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Hi Y'all...

Awww, Thanks guys! It hasn't been too bad so far. Money saved goes 50%/50%, into the amp fund and the diaper fund. (diaper=nappy, for you British types.) Thinking about those two things makes it a LOT easier. Played a gig last weekend. Used a zero nicotine e-cigarette for the gig, and it was okay. M...
by Ande
April 12th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hi Y'all...
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Hi Y'all...

Hi there- The more observant among you may have noticed that I'm not around here even nearly as much as I was for a while. Just wanted to pop up a post to say that I'm still reading your stuff occasionally, playing the guitar a LOT and will be back soon. My computer time, when I sat online for such ...
by Ande
March 21st, 2011, 3:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: iTunes killing music industry?
Replies: 20
Views: 3552

Re: iTunes killing music industry?

I don't have an Ipod (don't care for itunes as a machine interface) but I do have a rather similar piece of gear that lets me drop and drag stuff. It really helps pass the long journeys! At the end of the day, though, singing with strangers (still an option in some remote parts of the world) beats i...
by Ande
March 19th, 2011, 3:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: iTunes killing music industry?
Replies: 20
Views: 3552

Re: iTunes killing music industry?

I'd add- I don't think the I-pod, or any one thing, is the problem. But I'm sometimes sad about the changing role of music in the world. As it becomes something we consume, not create (at least as this transition is nearly exclusive) it actually reduces the enjoyment available. When I play acoustic ...
by Ande
March 19th, 2011, 3:17 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Your Gear...
Replies: 1112
Views: 99503

Re: Your Gear...

And that's why I can't get a big bass amp. The wife and I are only just getting started on that...


Nice set up. I could NEVEr practice with either of those amps at home...


Best,
Ande
by Ande
March 17th, 2011, 5:13 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Up Stroke of power chords
Replies: 8
Views: 2694

Re: Up Stroke of power chords

Have had the same problem, seems like yesterday. (Wasn't quite, but close!) Another piece of advice I was given was to check your pick- how much is sticking out? For really quick "back and forth" on power chords, it helps a lot if you "choke up" on the pick pretty good. (Only a little bit sticking o...
by Ande
March 16th, 2011, 4:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: iTunes killing music industry?
Replies: 20
Views: 3552

Re: iTunes killing music industry?

I figure it's sort of been part of a long process- music, which was once pretty public, gradually becomes a sale-able commodoty. I don't blame i-tunes. They're just the latest step in a chain of (to me) reprehensible events. It isn't i-tunes that ticks me off: It's the i-pod. Not because they aren't...