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by vink
February 7th, 2010, 8:27 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Amp Power cord replacement question (now answered)
Replies: 2
Views: 2291

Re: Amp Power cord replacement question (now answered)

Blue Jay,

Thanks .. it's been replaced for a while now, with a 3-prong cord, grounded properly. That's my main practice amp now. Although I can't crank it, it sounds sweet even at low volumes, and deals well also with my pocket pod in case I want different tones. It's got character :-)
by vink
December 12th, 2009, 3:21 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Amp Power cord replacement question (now answered)
Replies: 2
Views: 2291

Amp Power cord replacement question (now answered)

[UPDATE: I was able to use some needle nose pliers to get the job done; and also found out there's a special tool for it for future reference. ] I bought a mid-70's Traynor YGM-3 recently. Sounds real sweet, am making some minor mods to tweak the sound. It has a two prong power cord that I want to r...
by vink
July 14th, 2009, 1:41 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Looking for Amp Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1091

Re: Looking for Amp Advice

In addition to the choices mentioned already, I think the Fender Super Champ XD could fit your needs quite well. It has some basic effects, would be loud enough for practice and miking through a PA, has a modeling front-end and a tube power amp.
by vink
July 2nd, 2009, 6:03 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What to teach 8 yr old?
Replies: 22
Views: 2197

Re: What to teach 8 yr old?

I'm guessing (tho not definite) that he means the little black dots on standard notation. Correctomundo. My younger students all get taught to read standard notation. I learned at compulsory recorder lessons when I was six. A :-) Cool .. good thing is that she already knows the little black dots fr...
by vink
June 30th, 2009, 6:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What to teach 8 yr old?
Replies: 22
Views: 2197

Re: What to teach 8 yr old?

Noteboat, Thanks for your insight. I can't read music, but my daughter already can on the piano..maybe I should give it a shot with it. Unfortunately, although I have been dabbling with guitar, I'm not that good. So, my general plan is to just get her started, and if she gets into it, get her a good...
by vink
June 30th, 2009, 4:44 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What to teach 8 yr old?
Replies: 22
Views: 2197

Re: What to teach 8 yr old?

At that age, kids are under enough pressure from parents and teachers to learn at school - the last thing they want, IMHO, is for learning an instrument to feel like more work, it's got to be FUN to keep 'em interested. Vic Vic, I agree .. that's why I want to stay away from method books, regular p...
by vink
June 30th, 2009, 12:04 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What to teach 8 yr old?
Replies: 22
Views: 2197

Re: What to teach 8 yr old?

David, Thanks for your answer, that zen-like answer is actually very helpful. You are very insightful as usual. The dilemma I had been facing is that it seems hard for her to work on more than one note, but I thought chords were a good natural place to start. I got her a smaller electric guitar beca...
by vink
June 30th, 2009, 7:15 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What to teach 8 yr old?
Replies: 22
Views: 2197

Re: What to teach 8 yr old?

With kids that age I teach melody and what the little black dots mean. I've been known to use one nursery rhyme to cover melody, part playing and an introduction to voicings before now. Thanks, Alan! Tips from real teachers is very helpful. Do you mean black dots on a chord chart or dots that mark ...
by vink
June 29th, 2009, 7:35 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Marshall Haze 15
Replies: 17
Views: 18803

Re: Marshall Haze 15

Cool .. you're giving me GAS as well. Does it do OK for low volume practicing? (Does it become too loud very quick?)
by vink
June 29th, 2009, 3:05 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What to teach 8 yr old?
Replies: 22
Views: 2197

Re: What to teach 8 yr old?

Thanks for the suggestions. She's at an in-between age: not quite ready for grown-up songs, but starting to be too old for some of the Children's songs. But, I will check those out, there might be some that she still likes (Electrablue, special thanks for all those links ..)
by vink
June 29th, 2009, 11:02 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What to teach 8 yr old?
Replies: 22
Views: 2197

What to teach 8 yr old?

My 8 year old daughter comes by when I am playing and wants to strum my guitar. She likes music, and has been taking Piano lessons for about a year. She wants to play guitar, but she can't really manage my guitar, so I decided to get her a short scale guitar. Since she's already learning Piano more ...
by vink
June 15th, 2009, 2:17 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Speaker question
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: Speaker question

Ricochet wrote:There's always the question of flexibility vs. doing one (or two) things well...
I have a couple that do at least one thing well, I guess the next amp must do two things well :-) But I still need to figure out which two things ...
by vink
June 15th, 2009, 10:27 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Speaker question
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: Speaker question

Thanks for the review on the Nightrain, very helpful! I was really curious about how well it does clean/bluesy crunch. I was pretty sure it does the classic rock driven tone quite well. Ricochet, on the amp being flexible: at least one of the other amps mentioned -- the Orange Tiny Terror -- is repu...
by vink
June 12th, 2009, 1:56 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Speaker question
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: Speaker question

Thanks for the replies! I do like tones on the edge of breakup, so sounds like greenbacks are the way to go. And I am getting more and more convinced that I will not go for anything more than a 15W or 20W amp. (Cindy, do write a review on the NightTrain - preferably through the Avatar cab! I would l...
by vink
June 9th, 2009, 4:21 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Speaker question
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Speaker question

I am thinking of getting an Avatar 1X12 cab, to use with my EVJ combo when I feel like cranking it up, and for future use with some small head (I've been thinking about getitng a VOX night train or something like that, but not quite ready yet). I like to play blues and classic rock stuff. I am debat...