I'm kind of a budget consious guy, so I took my Takimine Jasmine, added an end pin jack, and hardwired a Seymour-Duncan Woody into it.  I get a really good sound with no feedback issues and I haven't invested a lot of money. It's pretty amazing how good some of the low end instruments sound these days.


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I could listen to the Eagles all day long. The Monkeys - not so much.


(36 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

You "NEED" as many as you can get.   If you know your instruments and do a little homework, you can really stretch your dollars at the pawn shop.


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Hi all,  I'll be 63 this year and have been playing since my teens. Cut my guitar teeth on Gospel and Bluegrass, but got influenced greatly by the Beatles. Now I play just about anything and enjoy it. I've gotten some of my greatest joy in teaching my son-in-law and my grandson to play. We have a great time jamming. Right now I have a Takamine, an American Strat, and an off brand from the 60's (my first electric) that I still play. I recently bought a Ukelele and it is really a fun instrument to play - adds a nice dymanic to a jam session. I continue to try to play the fiddle but with very limited success. Playing the guitar has been a great release for me over the years and I look forward to plating for many more.


(23 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

Thanks for the feedback everyone.  I think you're right about playing with another instrument or a CD. It seems to be a lot easier to keep the nots on key that way. Now if I could just get that squeak out of there....



(23 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

Hi all,

Just got my fiddle for Christmas and have been having fun learning to play. I've played guitar for 40 years, and have been afraid of not having frets. While it's a challenge, I'm getting a feel for it.  I did get a DVD to help me learn, but I was wondering if anyone might have some pointers on some additional aids for making playing a little easier or quicker other than practice, practice, practice.



You should be able to run the line out from the amp directly to the audio in on the laptop.

I use a program called Audacity, which I found on the web as a free download.