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by rparker
January 7th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Howdy Fellow GN'ers - Old and New!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Howdy Fellow GN'ers - Old and New!!!

Hi Everyone (or anyone?). It's been quite a long time since many of us have posted here. What's it been since doing this on a regular basis, 6-7 years? I do often miss the group of folks we had here. Such fun was had and lots of learning. Anyhow, I got thinking about the music journey I've been on s...
by rparker
July 5th, 2018, 7:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: Time to let the cat out of the bag...
Replies: 46
Views: 21771

Re: Time to let the cat out of the bag...

Hi Bish and Noteboat!

Noteboat, it's nice to see your business has achieved a lot of success. I'm sure it's well deserved.
by rparker
June 20th, 2016, 10:23 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Led Zeppelin / Spirit Trial
Replies: 2
Views: 4208

Re: Led Zeppelin / Spirit Trial

Maybe they saw the success and bucks that the Gaye family were awarded and decided it to be worth it.

There's another song out last year - I've forgotten which one - that's receiving the attention of a $20m lawsuit. Ouch!!!
by rparker
June 19th, 2015, 12:42 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dry Acoustic Guitars
Replies: 3
Views: 2401

Re: Dry Acoustic Guitars

Hi Nuno! All's well as it can be. Thanks! I hope you're doing well yourself. What sort of weekly maintenance do you do to your acoustic? I'm rolling along with a staggered case hydration schedule with the new Breedlove, Dobro and ESP-LTD acoustics. The Taylor stays in the case except for when playin...
by rparker
June 9th, 2015, 5:49 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dry Acoustic Guitars
Replies: 3
Views: 2401

Dry Acoustic Guitars

My long, dry dead guitar and subsequent reaming I received story. I might have done it to myself. I have a fairly decent every day player. A Breedlove Stage J350EF with a Jumbo body. It in was purchased as a quit-smoking prize 4 or 5 years ago, so it has some sort of sentimental value. Part of the d...
by rparker
November 6th, 2014, 4:45 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Using a full hollowbody
Replies: 3
Views: 2330

Re: Using a full hollowbody

I've put quite a few Guitar Fetish pickups in guitars over the years. I agree that the P90's really stand out. I've been so tempted to replace the ones on my Epi P93, but hate to give up that niche that the stock ones give me. If it was my only guitar, I would very quickly. also thinking of doing th...
by rparker
October 15th, 2014, 5:20 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Telecaster: the best metal/hard rock guitar ever!
Replies: 4
Views: 3023

Re: Telecaster: the best metal/hard rock guitar ever!

remove the low e, tune G-D-G-B-D and get an Exile on Main Street songbook. 8)
by rparker
October 15th, 2014, 5:05 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Share Your Junkers
Replies: 4
Views: 2686

Re: Share Your Junkers

I've always wondered - is it possible to convert your guitar so it will use regular strings? The headstock is pretty much just a big hole. The place where the nut would normally be is where the string seats are on this system. I suppose it would be possible to replace the tremolo unit with a standa...
by rparker
October 9th, 2014, 1:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Her ordeal is over
Replies: 5
Views: 5623

Re: Her ordeal is over

My belated condolences and sympathies. Sad times, indeed. I hope you're doing well, all things considered, and apologize for not seeing this until now.

Best wishes to you, your family and friends.

-Roy
by rparker
October 9th, 2014, 3:37 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Electric guitar overtakes violin in music lesson boom
Replies: 6
Views: 2740

Re: Electric guitar overtakes violin in music lesson boom

I had no idea guitar was being taught in any schools. That's so cool. 8) 8)
by rparker
October 8th, 2014, 6:14 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Share Your Junkers
Replies: 4
Views: 2686

Share Your Junkers

Anyone got any cheapo guitars that are not worth a whole lot to anyone but you? Perhaps it's some belt-buckle rash of a few chips from falling over. Maybe some other cosmetic damage, or maybe a cheapo guitar with great mods, but you still only get offered 1/3rd of what you paid for it 2 years prior....
by rparker
October 8th, 2014, 5:45 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Electric guitar overtakes violin in music lesson boom
Replies: 6
Views: 2740

Re: Electric guitar overtakes violin in music lesson boom

Something about those 1999 numbers don't complete the story for me. If these numbers are real, the Violin went from 2% to 12% in 15 years. That's massive. 1% to 13% for gee-tar is even more massive. Where did the the Recorder go? Did schools lose budget and kiss recorder training good-bye for elemen...
by rparker
October 5th, 2014, 12:50 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Classical Finger-Style Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2397

Re: Classical Finger-Style Question

I had not noticed the difference in tempo until you mentioned it. It's indeed quicker. More energetic, but less emotional or soulful. (lack of better word) I forgot to mention that I stumbled upon a Jazz number that ended up being easiest to do sans plectrum. Nina Simone's "Sinnerman". Pretty much t...
by rparker
October 5th, 2014, 4:22 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Classical Finger-Style Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2397

Re: Classical Finger-Style Question

Thanks for the Intel, Alan. I'll certainly look for the John Williams this morning. I don't imagine it to be a heard search. Grade 8 just sounds tough. It also sounds like a lot of material from grade 1 through Grade 7, and one's just got to assume that there is a nugget or two in there for Classica...
by rparker
October 4th, 2014, 9:00 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Classical Finger-Style Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2397

Classical Finger-Style Question

I'm curious to know where the song, "Cavatina" falls in the easy to hard scale. Mostly curious about the one guitar arrangement as done by this young lady. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSECkRnpsDE&list=PLC66716CBBB0A0179&index=49 I've seen tons of duets with one guitar doing the arpeggios and one...