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Good Music! / trying out a new preamp
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:24:28 PM »
got a new preamp. think it sounds much better than the old Art I was using:


why have i not been back in awhile?  firefox says the login here is not secure-no 'https://'.

hope you all enjoy!

Guitar Talk In General / Guitar Effects Pedals by Dave Hunter
« on: January 29, 2017, 04:49:41 PM »

i've had this book for maybe 10 years, but i think i only listened to a little of the cd a couple times...and that was coz i had this predetermined idea in my mind 'well, what about this pedal?'.  duh to me. the other day, my sinus was acting up, so i was looking for something to just sit and listen to that was 'not radio or tv'. i stuck the cd in the stereo...and...

when i say i was truly shocked...i mean it.  this dave hunter, he has written a  number of books...some of them are 'just coffee table', but a couple are damn deep with data and information.  this (and some others) come with a cd. if you have NOT heard the cd, then anything you may think or opine is 'speculation'.  the momma fly told the baby fly 'speck not'.  go buy or check out the book and cd, and you will KNOW something that i bet 75% of the guitar playing public does not know. they say they do, but they are parroting someone else's words or they just got this 'thang', you know?

there is just nothing like 'hearing it for yourself', and not on youtube, either. or some mfr's dvd or video.  i sat right in front of my stereo, and hunter played pretty much identical riffs thru the same amp with the same guitar(s) and same mic or he went direct (and he told you he was doing that with chorus and i think delay..or i might be wrong..but he told ya)....and the skin come off my eyes like the scales of st. paul's!  and the muffs off my ears!

now, there were a few boxes that, yes, they were very, very different...and some 'good' and some 'awful' different.  generally, tho, all that bulls--t is hype and lies.  the closest thing i have ever read that explains the situation succinctly is:


now, having complained about all this, i have some pedals, like the t rex tap tone...they can put it in the box with me.  it's way after hunter's book was published, or my copy, anyway, but i can hear 'the difference' when i mess with the controls....over any other delay i have had or heard...but really, how many distortion boxes are there?  how do all those people make a living, anyway? geez....maybe this is why lately i have been doing acoustic, vocal and harmonica on tracks?

ps, for what i think is an outstanding low price harmonica, look up 'buckeye music'. i got one of their $10 ones and i put it on my last track. i can't tell a lot of difference in the $10 harp and a marine band. blashfeemy! 

anyway, what my dad said, 'son, save your money.' applies more than ever to pedals after i listened to the hunter cd.

this has been a pubic service announcement.

Guitar Talk In General / Susan Rogers
« on: January 28, 2017, 03:54:35 PM »
interesting woman.  fell into being one of Prince's crew; now is trained in psychoacoustics:


Good Music! / lcd
« on: January 10, 2017, 09:37:32 PM »
i heard this on the fm radio, and liked it...good beat, funny words....nicely mixed with separate areas of sound....


Recording Studio / 60
« on: January 06, 2017, 04:31:17 PM »
got to fooling around with a harmonica my Dad bought me at a garage sale. i don't remember if i ever played it before, but it sounded so good to me, i wrote a song for it:


Recording Studio / hi res music
« on: January 01, 2017, 09:35:54 PM »
I read this article; it makes some good points.  With the equipment I have, this looks to me like '8 track tape vs cassette' all over again, or blu ray vs standard dvd.  You'll have to decide if you're gonna 'invest'-and it's 'always going to depend on the quality of the performance', anyway:


Pub Talk / various you may find interesting
« on: January 01, 2017, 12:38:15 PM »
stuck in dallas/ft.hood/san antone/texas with nothing to see? not no more...

finally, something prickly pear is good for...

a rarity-a young man with a sense of history.....

lots of information you won't get from your md....

too bad it's in rangely, co.....

all kinds of places....

Recording Studio / 59
« on: December 30, 2016, 03:25:11 PM »

i'm goin' backwards...guitar, vocal, harmonica.  did stick a little variax into this-coudn't hep myself.

Pub Talk / genetics
« on: December 28, 2016, 12:35:52 PM »
this may save some of you from some bad 'stuff':


i have been aware of 'body type nutrition' for a few years, but this fella dug deep into it.

Pub Talk / creeps online
« on: December 25, 2016, 06:02:15 PM »
i want to tell you guys...i deleted all the tracks from my soundcloud account. if i could find the right button, i'd delete the account 'in total' with any mention of user # or whatever else.

why? i have had two messages in the last month wanting me to enter into a 'music contest'. when i look at the url 'they' sent, it looks weird...and anyway, i don't WANT in any music contest. 'sides, i am not going to put up with any 'online bs'.  as far as i am concerned, if it wasn't for this site and a few of you guys, a couple of friends who i keep in contact with and my cousin, i would pour diesel on this computer and light it. this digital stuff is 'not real life'-it's like 'the emperor's new clothes'. i live in meat world. i'm ok with that. i have an axe and a 5 foot timber saw....and i'm keepin' em. if the digital idiocy gets much worse, my cousin and the rest will have to re-learn to write letters longhand (remember the parker method? hahaha. i doubt you do....)

it used to be, you wanted to steal something, you had to take your little popgun, put on a bandanna, go take a chance on someone loading yer a$$ with buckshot or maybe getting your neck stretched in public. now, punks of every stripe try to swipe 'digital data' and seem to rarely get what they deserve...spread eagled on a wagon wheel and 50 lashes with a bullwhip. if we went back to that, then a lot of this bs would cease.  ol' duterte has got the right idea....i bet the drug peddlers are walking on eggshells in the phillipines.

sorry for any inconvenience...although i doubt it's a big deal to anyone.

Good Music! / Ben Kaiili
« on: December 23, 2016, 10:22:54 PM »
heard this while i was reading.  was on the fm radio....knocked my socks off. man has outstanding technique and a great sounding guitar!


Recording Studio / 57
« on: December 20, 2016, 05:35:43 PM »

Guitar Talk In General / how to never be great
« on: December 12, 2016, 10:39:55 PM »
i sometimes think to myself 'who wants to be great?'. i don't. what i DO want is to continue to improve....'sides, you wake up, there's a risk to be alive. bohlinger is at least a thinking man:


and so, being a sick s%$t in the head, i am working on this just for the heck of it-i have liked the song and the rhythm for a long, long time-ray charles? nothing i can say that aint been said, so i aint tryin' to sing it, just the guitar part and whistling:


Recording Studio / 56 'The Way You Love Me'
« on: December 11, 2016, 08:48:02 PM »

the solo is a stock squier tele deluxe with d'addario pure nickel strings thru a fender rumble 100.  the rumble has what i consider an outstanding direct out for recording.

Good Music! / 2 things
« on: December 08, 2016, 09:07:18 PM »
Paul Thorn. his phrasing and singing is first rate. 'Backslidin' on Friday' is a lot like me, but i don't wait for Friday:


scroll down about halfway-to 'Cruise news by Wendy'. if it were not for so many things i'd have to do/not do/fix/overcome, by golly, i'd save my dollar bills and do one of these. if i were 30 year syounger...blahblahblah:


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