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by idj
May 11th, 2012, 1:59 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is it bad that I can't read sheet music?
Replies: 62
Views: 21570

Re: Is it bad that I can't read sheet music?

Everyone is giving their $0.02, so I will too. I can read music. I learned piano years ago. I'm practicing trying to put it in use with guitar. Learning notes on frets is a different job itself. Still, I think it will make me a better player by helping me learn music that I don't know and haven't he...
by idj
May 11th, 2012, 1:42 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Wooden Picks
Replies: 18
Views: 5889

Re: Wooden Picks

I've cut them out of credit cards and bank cards. Same tone as most plastic, I think. I've always been tempted to try hardwood, though. Or how about 'WheatWare' They make a biodegradable pick based on wheat. Heavy 1.5mm. Or VPicks made of acrylic. There seems to be a million different types of picks...
by idj
May 11th, 2012, 1:20 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: Calling All Baritone Singers...
Replies: 23
Views: 36197

Re: Calling All Baritone Singers...

My range is bass-baritone. I can go higher too, until it become falsetto, but it's not my natural range. I love singing, but all my life I've been frustrated by all the music that is written for tenors. It doesn't matter the genre. I'm pretty eclectic in my music taskes, but I can't sing rock - they...
by idj
May 11th, 2012, 1:11 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: What does everybody got against hum?
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Re: What does everybody got against hum?

EzraplaysEzra wrote:EVERYBODY, GO BUY A TURNTABLE!
If everybody bought a turntable we'd see more new pressings and would have to rely less on finding good, clean used vinyl. I'll second this, if it's a motion! I just won't shout. :)

Everybody, go buy a turntable!
by idj
May 11th, 2012, 7:04 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: What does everybody got against hum?
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Re: What does everybody got against hum?

My initial query began when a friend whipped out his new Tele the other night. Its one of the lower priced americans', deluxe or player or highway 1. Whatever it was, he was all jazzed about the "Noiseless" pickups. They were called "Vintage Noiseless" I think and they were poorly named. They were ...
by idj
May 11th, 2012, 6:48 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Hi all!

pigweed wrote: I have tell this story (for aurora's sake at least)...
It was also pointed out to me that I forgot to mention Pigweed's Martin Travellor guitar and her harpsicle. Oops. Can't do anything right.
by idj
May 9th, 2012, 1:50 pm
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: New Bass Amp!
Replies: 7
Views: 4946

Re: New Bass Amp!

Very nice amp! I'm new to Bass, and I've got an entry level Ampeg that sounds good, but I'm always researching new gear. That looks really great. Good sound?
by idj
May 9th, 2012, 1:46 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: What does everybody got against hum?
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Re: What does everybody got against hum?

Hendrix is the perfect example of someone who used every noise his gear made to make music. Mind you, there's only been one Jimi Hendrix. But it really doesn't hurt us to reach...
by idj
May 9th, 2012, 1:23 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Hi all!

I'm new to this board, but not to guitars. My wife is the one who recommended this website as she comes here (and likely has been lurking here for a while). We're both players, though there have been huge gaps between involvement with guitars in any way. Now that we're getting closer to retirement w...