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by Steinar Gregertsen
October 9th, 2011, 10:19 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Shoulder hurt after playing?
Replies: 10
Views: 5523

Re: Shoulder hurt after playing?

It's become a more or less constant pain, at this point it doesn't matter much if I wear a guitar or not. Earlier on I didn't notice much while I was playing, the pain came after the gig/practice session. The shoulder support brace helps, I put it on in the morning and wear it most of the day, it is...
by Steinar Gregertsen
October 4th, 2011, 9:54 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Shoulder hurt after playing?
Replies: 10
Views: 5523

Re: Shoulder hurt after playing?

I've had constant pain in my left shoulder for about 3 months now, most probably caused by bad posture when playing (both guitar and lap steel). I believe, but can't say for sure, that I am pushing my shoulder forward when playing, and that's what caused it after several months of intense practicing...
by Steinar Gregertsen
May 15th, 2011, 6:50 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Slide in Dropped D
Replies: 4
Views: 2707

Re: Slide in Dropped D

Very nice! 8)
by Steinar Gregertsen
February 12th, 2011, 4:42 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Spruce-Top Weissenborn from Bediaz
Replies: 4
Views: 5991

Re: Spruce-Top Weissenborn from Bediaz

Congrats, glad you enjoy it! The weissenborn is such a fascinating instrument, it has a "mystique" that is trult unique.
As I mentioned in my other post,- Spruce seem to develop more over time than many other woods, so your new weiss should only sound better and better over the years... :)
by Steinar Gregertsen
February 11th, 2011, 2:16 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Anyone have a list of songs that use Alternate tuning
Replies: 5
Views: 3708

Re: Anyone have a list of songs that use Alternate tuning

Elecktrablue wrote:A lot of Joni Mitchell tunes use "joni" tunings (she used a bunch of alternate tunings!)
Here's a list of (some of) her tunings, and the songs she used them in:
http://www.sonicyouth.com/dotsonics/lee/misc/joni.html
by Steinar Gregertsen
February 6th, 2011, 10:08 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: slide guitar and overdrive pedals
Replies: 4
Views: 3138

Re: slide guitar and overdrive pedals

Keep in mind that the three positions of the mini switch has different outputs,- when it is pointing "down" (towards you) the output is fairly normal, when using the two other outputs the volume is much louder. My favorite is when the switch is pointing "up" (away from you), that's the most musical ...
by Steinar Gregertsen
January 27th, 2011, 12:56 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Spruce-Top Weissenborn from Bediaz
Replies: 4
Views: 5991

Re: Spruce-Top Weissenborn from Bediaz

Spruce has a harder, more direct and "snappy" tone than Mahogany, which tends to be softer and warmer. At least that's my experience after having weisses with both Spruce and Mahogany tops. My personal preference is definitely Spruce, it responds better to the dynamics of my playing plus it develops...
by Steinar Gregertsen
January 16th, 2011, 1:34 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: slide guitar and overdrive pedals
Replies: 4
Views: 3138

Re: slide guitar and overdrive pedals

I love the Cmatmods SignaDrive for lap steel (and guitar as well), it's extremely dynamic and sensitive to pick attack and can go from "clean to scream" simply by digging in a bit harder with your attack. It's got three different 'modes', two of them are variations of the Tube Screamer while the thi...
by Steinar Gregertsen
July 5th, 2010, 5:30 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Replacing the pickup of a Rondo SX
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

Re: Replacing the pickup of a Rondo SX

I'm not too fond of the Lace pickups myself, they sound sterile to me. I'd recommend the Duncan Little '59, had one of those in a Strat I converted to lap steel and really liked it: http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/stratocaster/cutting-edge/little_59_for_s/ I've also heard good things ...
by Steinar Gregertsen
May 10th, 2010, 1:45 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Fingernail follies (rant)
Replies: 38
Views: 9290

Re: Fingernail follies (rant)

I never have to shape the blade of these picks, but I spend some time shaping the "wings" so I get them to sit as I want them to.
by Steinar Gregertsen
May 9th, 2010, 4:03 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Fingernail follies (rant)
Replies: 38
Views: 9290

Re: Fingernail follies (rant)

Yes that's correct.
by Steinar Gregertsen
May 8th, 2010, 1:38 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Fingernail follies (rant)
Replies: 38
Views: 9290

Re: Fingernail follies (rant)

You just need to pluck straight across the string, else it'll slide and make a scraping sound. That's exactly why they bug me so much! Perhaps my picking hand isn't "disciplined" enough for metal fingerpicks. I put mine on a little 'sideways', really helps in avoiding the scraping sound. Tried to i...
by Steinar Gregertsen
April 6th, 2010, 10:12 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: To mute or not to mute
Replies: 18
Views: 4398

Re: To mute or not to mute

I heard that some guitarists tune theirs in unsual tunings. Yeah, it's not unusual to tweak your preferred tuning(s) to fit a specific arrangement. One example is to use the highbass-G tuning with an E on the 6th string, which gives you a G6/Em7 tuning and easier access to more advanced harmonizati...