(2 replies, posted in Electric)

Zurf might be able to give you some pointers. Also, if you meant bass as in the fish, Zurf might be able to give you some pointers.


(4 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I clicked on this just to see what GMD means, and whaddaya know I wound up learning something. Gotta love Chordie.


(5 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

This is excellent!


(25 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Glad this was bumped as I missed it the first time around. Sounded great! This is also one of my favorites but a song I've never attempted to cover. You've inspired me to give it a shot!

mekidsmom wrote:

AMIE!  Despite spelling my name incorrectly, this is still "my song".  LOL!  With everything that they do, I never would have guessed the chords would be so simple for just one person to play.  wink

I was shocked too. I'm just starting to learn it for a new project and it is really straightforward. Lots of flourishes but super simple chords.

How about Dylan's The Man in Me, or Amie? Links below.




(26 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Happy birthday!

Between a first job in retail and music school I've had enough Of Christmas music for a lifetime, but I'm jazzed for fsotm next year!


(17 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Welcome back. I have lots of family a bit southeast of you in Altoona, and my father used to (I think) work with Clarion Sintered Metals in your hometown. Glad you're back to stay!


(11 replies, posted in Acoustic)

unclejoesband wrote:

Try these. John Pearse PB 80/20

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5549/30524409334_6a511cd6bd_b.jpgJohn Pearse Strings by unclejoesband, on Flickr

Have a set coming Sunday. Thanks for the tip.


(19 replies, posted in Electric)

Don't forget Tal!


(39 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

topdown wrote:

I''m asking all chordians that are planning to attend to bring something for the package.

As we are all over 21 can I bring scotch?

Russell_Harding wrote:
Tenement Funster wrote:

My next "planned purchase" guitar will be this Squier Strat, which sells for just under $400 new:


They call it a "Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster" and it has Seymour-Duncan pickups in it. I would expect there'd be some differences between this and the +$1,000 Fender version, but for a hobby guitarist, I can't imagine needing the higher end one. Steve Rothery of Marillion tours with this very same Squier guitar, and it sounds fantastic.

Other then the name on the head stock I don't see a to much difference between this and a strat

The number of 0s on the price tag


(19 replies, posted in Electric)

Hope Zurf sees this. As I recall he gigged on the bass for years.

Meow that's a nice gift.


(12 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Love natural wood matte sunburst finishes, particularly when they are well done and let the grain pop a bit.

Great stories and what a wonderful song. Do you have the chart for it handy and can you link it here or e-mail it to me? I generally don't care for playing xmas music but that song is fantastic.


(7 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Are you saying this link automatically downloads for you? https://vccworship.files.wordpress.com/ … -chord.pdf

If so, you probably have a setting in your browser to automatically download PDFs. I would check that out.


(24 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Wow, sounds like a great initial result. I'm glad you're feeling well. Back to picking in no time.


(4 replies, posted in Acoustic)

What do you mean pick placement? What specific issues are you having with strumming? Keeping time, sounding notes, etc?


(3 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I normally tune to Eb out of preference, but Eb is absolutely the only way I'll play a 12er. That string tension is a killer. My hands hurt just thinking about it.

I don't buy CDs anymore, but I have about 500 that I recorded a decade ago, so if you want 1 or 10 send me your address and I'll shoot one to ya. smile


(11 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Have you tried changing pick material?


(24 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Tenement Funster wrote:
Strummerboy Bill wrote:

Well, of course you're right, my friend. I wish I'd think things through before posting these inane questions of mine.

Thanks for explaining all of that, TF and your time was worth way more than 2 cents as is all that you contribute here.  smile



Nothing inane about any question, and creative experimenting is always an adventure even if the destination isn't as planned. I was very glad to see that CG replied with similar ideas, and appreciate his input. The collective wealth of knowledge among the Chordians is part of what makes this such a great website.

If I may share a personal experiment ...

During my late-teens, I decided that having a double-neck electric guitar (6-string + bass) would be cool. I had a couple of "el cheapo" guitars I'd bought second-hand, and proceeded to slice - dice - dowel - glue - clamp, etc. to make them into one. The end result was a feed-back prone mess that weighed about 35 lbs., looked like the dickens, and sounded stupid. I painted it green, with some red and black markings, and appropriately named it "Frankenstein". If I'd wanted a travel case for it, nothing less than a small U-Haul would have sufficed. lol Good times!

and you still have it?


(24 replies, posted in Acoustic)

CG did it fret out a lot or did you raise the heck out of the action?