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#41 SmashySmashy

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 02:42 PM

 

I was clearing out the saved passwords folder on Chrome and was reminded that I once posted here often. This place is almost as dead as a graveyard.

 

I also love how after 6 years, I still have 10 warning points to my name.

 

what up. where u live these days?


 

I think we were hitting them at the same time. The page count was dropping rapidly. 475 left. 

 

Yeah very good work!

 

Today I managed to clean up what was left. We're done.

 

 

Amazing work! We should get awards or something haha. 


 

I think we were hitting them at the same time. The page count was dropping rapidly. 475 left. 

 

Yeah very good work!

 

Today I managed to clean up what was left. We're done.

 

 

Amazing work! We should get awards or something haha. 

 

 

Kitchener these days, working my ass off and trying to find time to play guitar.



#42 sixgunsound

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:54 AM

oh man nice. im in KW every so often. 

 

when husain is here in a couple months yu should come by our place and jam. 


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#43 awesem

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 04:51 PM

Am I too late for awards and tramadol?


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#44 sixgunsound

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 10:12 AM

You're never too late. 


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 05:28 PM

yusssssssssssss  ^_^


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#46 sixgunsound

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 06:26 AM

hahahaha  we are currently 100% of GTU discussion, Em. 


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#47 Derf!

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:10 PM

C-C-C-COMBO  BREAKER! Now I'M 100% up in this biiiiitch.



#48 dadfad

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 03:23 AM

:sadbuttrue:


Un-plugged is not the same as never-was-plugged-in-to-begin-with.

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#49 sixgunsound

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 07:57 AM

hahaha oh man. im here like every day. say some things. 


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#50 dadfad

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 09:52 AM

I still lurk around in the shadows every day...


Un-plugged is not the same as never-was-plugged-in-to-begin-with.

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When the roll is called up yonder he'll be there...


#51 Derf!

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:44 AM

I still pop in pretty regularly I just don't talk. I guess no one else does either haha. Old habits etc. So, wassup wit you two? I'll tell you both stuff but you guys go first. =p



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 10:19 AM

Not much with me. I play with an upright bass-player maybe once a week or so. He's actually an electric-guy bass-player (pretty good), but awhile back he asked me to work with him so he could get into some older stuff... pre-war blues and ragtime acoustic. We've done a few open-mics as a duo. A few of our tunes are some old Blind Blake rags, a couple of old Fats Waller proto-jazz piano-tunes I'd rearranged for acoustic finger-style guitar, Sam Chatmon and His Barbeque Boys, some Tampa Red, etc. About the newest thing we do (if you wanna call it new) is the old Rev. Robert Wilkins tune "No Way to Get Along" which we do much closer to the version of it the Stones did in the 60's that they Called "Prodigal Son." (Which surprisingly for me, I'd actually liked better than the old 1929 original.)

 

So, anyway... not much really. Kind of 'winding down.'


Un-plugged is not the same as never-was-plugged-in-to-begin-with.

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When the roll is called up yonder he'll be there...


#53 Dave C

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 08:56 AM

I've started drumming.



#54 Derf!

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 03:45 AM

Kudos to you both for keeping the music alive. I dig that. The world could do with more of that. The best I got is drunkly playing the guitar by the fire, and it's not even songs people can sing along to either. I refuse to learn Kumbaya My Lord! etc.

 

To my thing I tell you all though. I sometimes worry we are destined to forget each other in our endeavour to find ourselves as well as some semblance of peace. That the very act of communicating is both punctuating and signing a goodbye letter, and maybe that's all life really. Recognizing, observing, perceiving each other as we live and die. As if to say "you're not alone, we all have death in common, not to mention the sidewinders of life to live with along the way."

 

Also, I draw,paint, and otherwise art talented, moving, occasionally half-naked/naked ladies sometimes. Oh! I also pontificate on things I don't know anything about. And overshare.



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:06 AM

You guys are still givin' 'er. Love it. 

 

I'm mostly a piano player now, been at that six years thereabouts. I have a violin that I butcher, as well. My carpal tunnel has made guitar difficult, which is compounded bu not having deadly calluses anymore either. 

 

Whatever, check out James Booker the piano player. New Orleans blues. Amazing. It is not me. Which is good, because he is dead. 


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#56 dadfad

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:37 AM

I did an open-mic thing last night.

 

Arrrrgrrrrrrhhhhhhhhh...!!!!!!

 

While I have a few acoustics with onboard-electronics, I much prefer to use an acoustic guitar with live sound mic'ed. (I think even the best onboard sound is very inferior to guitar-to-mic live.) Others playing last night had onboard, I didn't. The MC-guy hosting the thing said no problem, he had experience in proper mic'ing and using his PA board, etc. (Yeah, right....)

 

The audience, maybe twenty to thirty people or so, clapped a lot and apparently liked what I did. And the MC asked me to do three more tunes. It was a change from their usual Neal Young strumming and "Lay Around the Shanty Mama" kind of thing. And he asked me to please come back again, etc.

 

But to me I sounded like complete shit. His speaker placement was such that I couldn't even really hear what I was playing, the EQ settings on his PA board were terrible, etc, etc. My sound was total krappola....

 

I hate it when you're playing a $20,000 guitar and you might as well be playing a $49.99 Rogue.

 

(I hads da bloooze !  :sadbuttrue: )     :laugh2:


Un-plugged is not the same as never-was-plugged-in-to-begin-with.

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When the roll is called up yonder he'll be there...


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:45 AM

If I had a guitar worth 20k, I would be hesitant to even touch it. Much less play it or take it in public.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 05:15 AM

All my guitars together might reach 20k



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Posted Yesterday, 05:47 AM

It wasn't worth $20,000 when I bought it many many years ago! It's a 1934 Gibson 'The Jumbo.' (They just called it 'The Jumbo' because prior to then they'd never made any 'jumbo-sized' guitars.) I bought it in a pawn-shop for about $350 way back then, as just an 'old used Gibson acoustic' instead of a 'rare vintage collectible' guitar. ($350 was a lot for an 'old used guitar' back then before so many guitars started becoming highly collectible. And $350 back then, adjusted forward for inflation, is the equivalent of close to $4000 in today's dollars.) Since 1934 was in the height of The Great Depression not many people could afford to buy a new Gibson and so not many were ever made.

 

It really is a tremendous guitar, even my vintage J-45 or a Martin D-45 doesn't come close to matching either its tonal-quality or power.

 

Gibson made what they called a "1934 The Jumbo 75th Anniversary Re-Issue" about ten years ago. I tried one out in a guitar shop, and while it was a really nice guitar in both playability and sound, it was no match compared to the original. (I was considering buying the newer one and had my original with me for comparison when I tried it out and a few people listening as well as the sales-guy all agreed. When I was done playing a few of the same tunes on each, one younger guy who'd been listening said "That new one ain't shit compared to that old one."  :laugh2: )

 

Several years ago I'd sent Adam from GTU (adds), who is a luthier, specifications, dimensions, tracings, internal bracing info and templates I'd taken from my guitar and since then he has made several guitars using that information. He says they're really tremendous guitars.

 

Just in case anyone is interested and doesn't want to spend $20,000!


Un-plugged is not the same as never-was-plugged-in-to-begin-with.

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When the roll is called up yonder he'll be there...




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