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

It would work insofar as it would make the signal hotter but the tone may not be what you’re accustomed to.  So I think the utility would be pretty limited if you’re trying to replicate a stage tone.  If you’re just trying to have a guitar loud enough to practice on without respect for tone, I bet it would work.     

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

Hope to see you around. Best wishes to you and yours.     

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(2 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Caps lock is a good look for you bro.     

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

Very kind of you JJJ.  You’re a good man no matter how hard you try wink     

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(4 replies, posted in Songwriting)

It’s reminiscent of Gary Clark Jr
https://youtu.be/2XITBuWNROk     

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(6 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Do you have samples of the guitar/voice stuff?

Tell us more about your rig. Guitar direct to amp dry, no processing? Same for Vox?     

beamer wrote:

and 15 min later

Really lol?     

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(8 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

neophytte wrote:

Lalena by Deep Purple (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucy0XYxuNT8) was better than Donovan's (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5bdJPvrbOw) ...

First time I've ever heard this tune. It's a good one!     

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(8 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Russell_Harding wrote:

Devil went down to Georgia is a  great song I like this version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NR9iGi1Jwo

Man this is smokin'. Love it.     

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(8 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

A friend of mine asked for covers that are better than the originals. Here are my thoughts. Any favorites?

Dave Matthews Long Black Veil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jgqEvfn7EE Tedeschi Trucks Band cover of Keep on Growing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0kXfPrHHcw Ed Sheeran doing People Get Ready https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVSOe-NXZDE ZBB Devil Went Down to Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAf8G-WxraQ and finally Mike Zito Little Red Corvette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEBtqY2NTys 

rain657 wrote:

Hi baldguitardude, (dad?). Lol.  2nd attempt at a reply so hopefully this one will post. Looking at you tube vids and people have done modern songs and replaced the c chord with something else, I am not experienced or know enough about guitar yet to be able to do this. There are not many song books for the merlin and the ones there are are so boring and most of the songs online are religious folk Irish or traditional. Someone needs to make a song book with modern tunes. They would make a fortune!   So basically looking for resources for songs for the merlin d more modern or how to replace the c chord?

Can you link to a song you're trying to do this with? I can help.     

welcome to Chordie! I became familiar with this instrument upon reading your post. Looks fun!

Are you looking to transpose the song to a new key, or are you looking for substitute chords when a C is called for? Just want to be sure I understand the question.     

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

Been there.  Ice your fingertips.  It’ll help some but not a bunch.  You just need to power through.     

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(13 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

What about the Gretsch?     

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(474 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

I don’t think I’ve heard such legato phrasing around so many staccatos. Dude has skills     

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

So sorry for your loss Jim.  I’ve seen on Fb how loved your wife is and how loving your family and friends are and I can’t imagine what you’re all going through.     

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

When I hit 30 I started taking ear protection seriously. I have a custom set of plugs from my audiologist that doesn't impact sound quality. I take them to concerts that I attend, concerts I play, and other loud places such as Chordiestock after 11pm. smile     

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(4 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Pickups and a varitone if you wanna be crazy. And maybe new pots.     

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

Very cool! I’m going to be in the market for a travel acoustic in the spring.     

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

What’s mini about it?     

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

TIGLJK wrote:

Congratulations to you and your wife Joe !!  This is an awesome blessing.

When I first look at your post and saw NKD  I thought to myself - what the heck is the K for? I was trying to think of something associated with guitars and said to my self - I might s well check it out b/c the only thing I can think of is a new KID Day - and lo and behold I was right !!! smile

Wonderful times - I think, despite all the trials and tribulations, it really is the best time of my life - when my kids were living in my home.
I now enjoy my grand kids as well, but still miss those years and wish I could have a do over.
Here is a video   I put together on the song I posted earlier on Chordie.   https://youtu.be/LV_ZRlMnoFU

Congats again Joe !
Jim

I have done a lot of cool things in my life.  None as cool as being a parent.     

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

Thanks everyone.  We are in final name-gotiations. I will post here as soon as it’s official.  And my wife has hairy babies so I’ll be the lonely bald dude.  Still.     

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(10 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

I was learning to walk.  I was just a year old. Heck my folks may have played it at my party.     

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

Strummerboy Bill wrote:

Congratulations! Maybe learn some soft lullabyes and stuff? Leave a guitar out where the baby can see it and get curious? Drum kit wouldn't be a bad idea - toddler needs something to do with those busy little hands. Just kidding. smile

Bill my little girl is obsessed with music. There are guitars and musical art hung all over my house.  Above my mantle is a picture of Mr Marley.

She has her own percussion, guitars, whistles and is learning to play my keyboard. 

Next step is a piano!

We plan to follow the same blueprint for the boy, which is basically what you’ve specified here.  Immerse them in music from a young age.  smile     

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

I realized this has been announced on the Facebook but not here.  We are having a baby! Boy, due mid September.