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

mekidsdad wrote:

We are not expecting any snow for a change. I’m ready for warm weather and sunshine.

Yeah. You guy's got pounded pretty hard this season. Most of the snow missed us by skirting off to our South or East. Guess we're paying for it now. roll


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

Baldguitardude wrote:
beamer wrote:

and the vids will go to my YT account, audio will probably all be on sound cloud .

For my sake, please make those links private and/or password protect the files. smile

No way Dude! You get thrown in the public domain just like the rest of us. http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_4557.gif


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

Took me awhile to find this. I didn't realize how long it had been since a post was made in this thread.

First day of Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere and we have 6" of fresh snow on the ground.

30 miles to our South and they're expecting 15"


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

Nice pic! Any videos?

If it wasn't for the late  MIL's house needing prepped for sale I would have been there.  One way or another I'll be there for the next one.  smile


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

mekidsmom wrote:

My FAVORITE thing about BYG?  Getting to chit chat with those that I now consider old friends, and getting a wider taste of different guitar playing styles!

And being able to close out your workweek when I roll in around 1:00 on Friday afternoon. smile


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

mojo01 wrote:

waiting on the first police report

http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_3838.gif http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_3838.gif http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_3838.gif


(11 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Can't say I've ever heard of them.

Like BGD and others, I found John Pearse quite a few years ago. They seem to ring better and last longer than other brands I've used.


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

neophytte wrote:

Looking forward to some pics ... !!



Video would be even better. smile


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

Yep. That's the fire!  smile


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

Zurf wrote:

Especially if Jim is in charge of the fire. City girl, you know.

Jim can certainly cook up a fire. But with the barn gone, I'm not sure he could ever top the fire of 2015. Probably the biggest campfire I've ever been to.


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

Well the work at the late mother-in-law's place hasn't progressed as well as I would have hoped so it looks like I will again have to bow out.

Hope everyone has a great trip and a fun filled weekend.


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

August works better for me too. I'm pretty busy with work in July.

neophytte wrote:
unclejoesband wrote:

City of New Orleans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM_RHAM … AgJw-Nngim

That was excellent - I'm not familiar with the song, but the dude on the black guitar really added lots to it ...

In fact, just going a bit OT - I'm surprised how many 'standards' you have that I haven't heard, and how many songs I'd consider 'bread and butter' songs that you guys haven't heard ... anyway, back on-topic!! smile

Thank you neo. Yes. Scott (the dude on the black guitar) adds a lot to everything.

City of New Orleans is considered a classic here in the States and I've been playing it almost as long as I've been playing guitar. I have a recording of it done by Steve Goodman ( the man that wrote it) from a radio interview he did in New York in '82. I based my version on that one.


But this is the man that brought it to the attention of the people.



(11 replies, posted in Acoustic)

At a bare minimum I want a solid wood top but prefer solid wood all around. My first guitar (35 years ago) was all laminate. I was poor back then and couldn't afford an all wood guitar. Then again, I didn't really know the difference. At the time it was the best thing I had ever heard. A couple years later I traded a bicycle for an Alvarez 12 string. It has a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The sound was so much fuller and cleaner but I attributed it to the extra strings. I later found out it was the solid wood that really made the difference.

I'm not too particular on nut width. I bounce back and forth between the 6 and 12 which of course have different widths. It just takes a few songs to adjust to the wider neck.

I'm not that picky about the fretboard material either. My 35 year old Epi with rosewood has minor depressions in the first 5 frets but doesn't create a problem yet. So rosewood works well enough for what I do.

Like Tyson, I don't like a flashy pickguard or mountains of fret inlay. But I have to admit, I want fret markers. I like the way some makers have started putting them on the edge instead of the face of the fretboard.

The neck shape I am particular about. I don't like the V shape at all. The U or D shape is tolerable but I prefer the softer, smoother curve of the C. It just fits my hand better.


Overall my main criteria is the feel of it in my hands and sound quality. Like TF said; big name brand does not necessarily mean the best guitar. I played a couple Martins and Taylors that just didn't fell comfortable and I've never come across a Gison that I would want to own. While my Alvarez, at a fraction of the cost, plays like a dream and I would take it over many models of the big names.


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

joeyjoeyjoey wrote:

We will be there. Staying at the Days Inn 34th St. North. St. Petersburg. Taking a Greyhound. My girlfriend Chris will be coming.

How long will it take by bus?


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

neophytte wrote:
topdown wrote:

likely dependent on the amount of bourbon I have consumed

it might be Jx6 + UJBx2!!! wink

Do I need to take a physics class to figure this out? lol


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

Zurf wrote:

From what I've been told, they would spend money to buy innovative companies, then shelve the innovations and shutter the production facilities in order not to compete with their main line products. That's just crazy.

I read that somewhere too.

There was a local concrete contractor that did the same thing. He bought a completing company,  took all the cement trucks to his place and parked them. They've been sitting   there idle for close to 20 years now.


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

I'm going to put myself on the maybe list. I have a friend in SC I'm going to visit next month. If we can coordinate the timing, I just may continue South to FL. when I leave his place.


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

Here in the states a pickle is a cucumber/gherkin living in a mainly vinegar brine. There are varying degrees of strength to the brine from a very sour dill pickle to the sweet gherkin. We have pickled eggs as well.  I always add red beets when I make pickled eggs.

And we have the same expression; "I got myself in a real pickle this time"


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

Sounds great Amy. I'll be looking forward to giving it a play in August. smile


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

Phill Williams wrote:

Congratulations Rick, welcome to mount Olympus!...
...Most importantly don't piss Roger off...I dread to see his name on my emails lol

And here I thought it was just me. LOL.

The first think that crosses my mind is; Oh no. What did I do wrong this time?  http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_6541.gif http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_3840.gif

Charlie Jones and Amos White

Glendale Train- New Riders of the Purple Sage


(15 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Zurf wrote:

I have no bad habits. I do everything perfectly, every time, always.

http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_0295.gif http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_0295.gif http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_0295.gif


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

Quite a milestone. I'm here 4 years and don't even come close.

But like you said, it's all about the comradery and friendly interaction we all have with each other.


(15 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Strummerboy Bill wrote:

The lit cigarette slipped into the high E string which you purposely left a little long doesn't count, sorry!


Boy do I remember that! I tucked mine under the low E above the nut. Start playing a song and the cigarette slowly burn down and you had the ashes falling to the floor. smile