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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

12/30/12 4:51 PM

"sounds half as good as it looks,"

The pickups are better than I imagined they would be. I am a Gibson or Fralin P90 fan.

So far so good, but I am in the honeymoon period... The fact that I am not proclaiming how great it is may be a good sign. ;)

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Sparky
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1/7/13 10:45 AM

Andy

If you got cable, seek out that John Hiatt piece on AXSTV.

Sony Landreth on Guitar. If you've never heard Sony before, you will ask yourself how it is possible after seeing this on cable. ;)

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Andy M-S
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: Hamden (greater New Haven) CT

1/7/13 12:59 PM

No cable.

(I'll live).

There are some amazing guitarists out there...watching Ry Cooder play a 6-string bass like a guitar was an interesting experience. And while I have long since parted beliefs with Phil Keaggy, he is still one amazing instrumentalist!

Speaking of amazing, I saw a photo the other day. Little Steven Van Zandt looks like he's gotten large. I'm not sure the belly trim on a Strat would be enough any more...

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Sparky
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1/7/13 1:05 PM

Yeah I think too much living large pretty much precludes the use of the 'little' moniker anymore...

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Sparky
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1/15/13 10:21 AM

For Andy

Some Scotty Anderson and Brent Mason for ya.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x54l1...e_gdata_player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QV6B...e_gdata_player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2UF0teCjTI

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Andy M-S
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1/15/13 12:01 PM

Nice tone!

The third one came up, but the first two showed:


This video does not exist.

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Andy M-S
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1/15/13 12:09 PM

Tele Clone

Funny, it took me a minute to realize that he was playing a Gibson-built Telecaster clone. That's a little odd, but...

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Wheels
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: Needham, MA

1/15/13 1:29 PM

Okay - Two formal lessons down

Not much better, but teach says I am. Says I am so ahead of the curve since I played an instrument in HS. I think he is buttering me up.

Hardest part is getting my fingers to "stretch" and build strength, especially my pinky. Can only play about 30 minutes before my fingers scream at me. After 10 minutes they start to hurt. He has given me finger (playing) exercises which are so boring, but said if I can get through them over the next few weeks, I will be a much better player than average in the long run. Most people don't do it and end up being "strummers" and never advance beyond that.

I plod on.

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Andy M-S
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1/15/13 1:43 PM

Work it!

You can get a finger exerciser, and that may help. I used one after I broke three fingers on my left hand a few years back. This one:

http://www.amazon.com/Gripmaster-Exerciser-Tension-9-Pounds-Finger/dp/B0006GCBL4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358278913&sr=8-1&keywords=finger+exerciser+for+guitar

It isn't great, and it doesn't work your thumb (which, IMO, is also important to work on) but it's something you can do while walking around or watching the tube (archaic term, eh wot?).

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Sparky
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1/15/13 1:49 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x54l1zSrf_Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QV6B88JjLs&feature=youtube_gdata_player


"Gibson-built Telecaster clone."


Valley Arts guitars IIRC

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Andy M-S
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1/15/13 2:50 PM

Mebbe

Looks like Gibson (which sponsored one of those videos) has a version with his name on it...

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Sparky
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1/15/13 2:54 PM

Gibson bought out VA just like Fender bought out Gretsch.

Brent I think played VA before that point in time. FWIW

Samick also owner VA before Gibson, yadi yada...


Here, I will toss in some swing, a left of country version of an Old Old song...

I tend to lean swing and roc-a-billy on country stuff. One reason I like that Brent Mason piece...

Check out the Gal on the Steel...

The Big Dude who looks like his hands are too big to actually play the Tele is Redd Volkaert, Merle Haggard's guitar player in his last active decade +/- a few years...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_wqyQq9QZA

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Andy M-S
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1/15/13 3:17 PM

That's COWBOY steel!

I like.

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Andy M-S
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1/15/13 3:22 PM

My personal Guitar Deity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iMbP6TcU4Q

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: Maine

1/15/13 3:44 PM

Gal playing Cowboy Steel

That's Cindy Cashdollar, formerly of Asleep at the Wheel. I saw her a few years back accompanying Leon Redbone. They were opening for John Prine. Not a bad show.

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

1/15/13 3:48 PM

Nice... A little Roy Buchanan on the upper registers tone wise. ;)

So while you are breaking out the old fart Brits, I see your Richard Thompson and raise you a Bill Nelson [Bebop Deluxe]

bet these two crossed paths...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYHZVDUr9x4


And an early live version when Bill way a younger man with smooth sick chops.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjiArdooBi4


And some more early Bill Nelson of my fav from days of old..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhQa7pJDYS4


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Sparky
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1/15/13 3:50 PM

"Cindy Cashdollar"

You Bet! ;)

Google some of her acoustic lap slide stuff, she is the goods...



BTW, see what Nashville did to me. ;O

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Andy M-S
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1/15/13 4:01 PM

Wow.

I liked Cindy's work; but Bill Nelson gives me something new to become addicted to!

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Sparky
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1/15/13 4:06 PM

More 9ths in minor runs instead of pentatonic scale riffs... if I am remembering what little I know correctly. In triplets too?

----
Here Andy, some more to die for IMO. about 4:20 in

Derek Trucks [as in Butch Trucks son] solo work here is off the top IMO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X13rH8ShwdA

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Sparky
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1/15/13 4:48 PM

Oh, and some Sonny Landreth which I mentioned above...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9yXgjcqH2E

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