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(19 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

I keep my picks in an old glass spice jar, usually vanilla. It keeps the picks safe and makes them smell a bit nice, which is fun.

Other suggestions:
- A music stand
- straplocks for your guitars if you plan to play with a strap.
- depending on the climate you live in, fretboard cleaning wipes.     

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

Zurf wrote:

BGD forced me to buy a The Loar LH300-VT off of Reverb.

Is this a thank you for the arm twisting? Sounds like a thank you. I'll take it.     

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

I just got a Breedlove parlor guitar. It’s my go to for when I’m downstairs.  When I’m upstairs it’s my old 1952 guild, which is the first guitar bought for me as a gift back when I was 5-6 years old.  Still sounds great.     

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

Congrats on the new axe!     

5

(5 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Where do you live?     

6

(1 replies, posted in Music theory)

why are there only 12     

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(1 replies, posted in Song requests)

https://genius.com/People-i-love-you-lyrics     

What part of the world are you in? With an amp like that I would take it to the shop for sure.  More expensive but make sure the work is done right.  smile good luck     

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(13 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

Such a cool sounding old instrument.     

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(2 replies, posted in Music theory)

Also if you’re whacking the piss out of the strings they will start sharp, so tune down slightly. I’ve found that for my stroke this means my g and b strings need to be a few cents flat as they take the brunt of it.     

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(9 replies, posted in Recording)

Here's my favorite version. https://youtu.be/T_tbc8D_yfQ?t=21     

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(9 replies, posted in Recording)

man I love that friggin song. You have brass cojones to even try it my friend! Good job.     

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

Peatle Jville wrote:

Mr Dude excellent a family that plays together stays together.

That’s the hope! The little one is just 7 months but I think we are going to have to make him a drummer to round out the band.     

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

Old. Lol.  Well played!

I think I’m still the baby on the forum here.  43 this year.     

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

Lots of music updates to report. 

Mrs Dude is finally pursuing her life long dream of learning classical guitar. Her instructor is a monster player and fantastic teacher with a PhD in guitar from University of North Texas, which has a very elite music program.

Got her a Cordoba C7 and she’s practicing a few hours a week.

My oldest is a trombonist but wants to be in JAZZ BAND as a bass player.  We borrowed an instrument for his first few months and he’s taking it seriously so we just got him a G and L Tribute series bass.

Finally my 5yo has been playing uke for a few months now and is taking it seriously so we got her a baby Taylor.

Whole family full of musician and my house has music in it several hours a day.  It’s a dream come true and I couldn’t be happier. And I’m super proud of my bride for learning something new. 

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

Joe, sorry to hear about your loss. Terrible news.     

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(12 replies, posted in Songwriting)

I would delete “Key of C” as you’ve written some cool modulations in here but no part of it is in C smile     

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(3 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Sounds good bro!     

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(3 replies, posted in Poems)

Oh you finally wrote a love song.     

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

My son was named after John Coltrane, but the little fella isn’t famous.  Yet.     

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

Where are they made?     

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

CurtRHCP wrote:

Holy **** 189 shows yikes
Awesome, are you professional?

Was back then although a couple of us held down day jobs to allow our band mates to focus on music.  It was fun.  smile

Now I play maybe 2 gigs a year sad     

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(22 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

Zurf wrote:
Baldguitardude wrote:
Zurf wrote:

Very disappointing.

Like my sight reading.

I still might use it on stage tomorrow. The action is half as high as it was. I just can't use the first frets on E or A, which only matters in Bb. One song is in Bb, but I'll slide up to grab the Bb and Eb as the sixth fret rather than the first. Intonation at the 12th feet is ok even with the slightly high action.

Because unlike my sight reading your bass can make it through a gig.     

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

I used to gig a lot. My last year playing a bunch we did 189 shows.  I did it by incorporating an entertainment company that exclusively represented my band, and then calling venues as representation on behalf of the band.  Our bookings skyrocketed.     

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(22 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

Zurf wrote:

Very disappointing.

Like my sight reading.