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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by rajflyboy, Jan 31, 2010.
I need to get rid of my gear first
I like a little delay in my tone on occasion, and use the looper daily for practice.
Still don't know the practical difference between analog and digital delay though.
One is for hipsters, the other is for the rest of us.
I have an electric and small amp and never play them. I always just grab one of my acoustics, besides nobody wants to here my mistakes amplified.
I scratched and itch this week and picked up a PRS S2 vela. Satin finish McCarty burst.
I needed something cheaper to travel with as my SC58 doesn't leave the house. This thing is an amazing guitar, love the bridge pickup and the could tap works well with it. A whole lot if bark though the Vox AC15.
Light, nice chunky neck.
Right now, it's my favorite electric.
Pics, along with the Vox!!
Love this setup. Was messing around with the swollen pickle fuzz box this morning. I like it, but it is radical so been noodling getting a soul food or tube screamer...maybe a blues driver...first I have to finish painting that window trim though...
Found in the WTF thread in JM...
He would have been easy to catch. Can't run very fast with that.
"S'cuse me, is that a Les Paul down your pantleg, or are you just....?"
He might have made it with a Parker or something.
I started playing guitar when I was 10 years old, and for four years in my early 20s I played professionally. I'm now 48, but I haven't really picked up a guitar for about 17 years. I just sort of quit playing, sold my '74 tobacco sunburst Les Paul [lost my job, needed money], put the acoustic in a closet and forgot about it.
So two weeks ago it occurred to me that, damn, I miss playing guitar. So I just bought myself a white Les Paul Custom and a small practice amp [small, so I don't bother my neighbors].
And I've decided to start from scratch. I'm going to pretend I don't still remember all those songs I've memorized. I'm going to start with chords and scales. I'm going to practice with a metronome and steadily increase my speed. I'm going to see if I can't practice my way into being a better guitarist.
Wish me luck.
Oh, the guitar arrives tomorrow, but here's a pic 'til then....
Sorry to hear about the tobacco sunburst. I remember those LPs but glad to hear you're getting back into it.
I was in a couple of bands in college. We had a booking agent that got us gigs. The drummer in one of my old bands sent me an audio recording of one of our live gigs made with a Pioneer cassette deck and two Shure mics. I told him I was still playing for fun at home and sent him a video of me playing Be Bop Deluxe' "Blazing Apostles". After he saw it he emailed and said,"Man I miss playing."
I wish I was good enough to have played in a band.
Last year my folk singing partner in crime and I were invited back to our Alma Mater (Denison, U, Ohio) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the folk music coffee house there (which we started in the basement of a soon to be demolished ex-student union). We actually performed a couple of the songs we did back in the day, and I played the same Guild D-40 I bought back in '64 The coffee house is still there in a new location, managed by students, but now officially a part of the University, as opposed to the fly by night deal we had going back in '66.
I still miss playing. The "Countrymen", 1965, on stage in "the Cave", in Talbot Hall, torn down June 1967.
My pal and I a couple years ago.
The tobacco sunburst LP was a nice guitar. But there are lots of nice guitars out there. I guess I'm still a little attached to it, but it's just a tool. I lucked into it for $500 because some guy needed the money. When I had to sell it, some other guy lucked into it because I needed the money. What comes around, goes around, I guess.
It's never too late.
Being a Les Paul guy I couldn't help noticing the LP Custom in the lower right corner.
It has nothing to do with being good. Trust me, I know from personal experience.
I wish I was good enough to play for my dogs....they have been known to bite me if I pick up the guitar.
Same here. There are 6-year-old kids who play guitar WAY better than me.
Perseverance is 99% of the battle.
Look at bands like Motley Crue and Poison. Not much talent, but they made it.