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#41 goose

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:05 AM

Tomorrow I have my first gig sonce re-joining my old band.  I'm stoked to play before a crowd again.  I managed to get a more upbeat setlist on place, so I'm happy.  :ebert:

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 12:39 PM

Eeesh.  In an email I suggest to my band that we add Surrender to our playlist.  The reply?

"Surrender by whom?"

My bad for choosing a deep cut.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 07:59 PM

I’m doing Adult school of rock again and playing bass on two songs!

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 10:40 PM

View Postgoose, on 28 July 2018 - 12:39 PM, said:

Eeesh.  In an email I suggest to my band that we add Surrender to our playlist.  The reply?

"Surrender by whom?"

My bad for choosing a deep cut.

:facepalm:
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Posted 29 July 2018 - 03:18 AM

View PostJohnRogers, on 28 July 2018 - 10:40 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 28 July 2018 - 12:39 PM, said:

Eeesh.  In an email I suggest to my band that we add Surrender to our playlist.  The reply?

"Surrender by whom?"

My bad for choosing a deep cut.

:facepalm:
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Posted 30 July 2018 - 09:40 AM

View Postgoose, on 28 July 2018 - 12:39 PM, said:

Eeesh.  In an email I suggest to my band that we add Surrender to our playlist.  The reply?

"Surrender by whom?"

My bad for choosing a deep cut.

:facepalm:

I don't know anyone in your band, but they just seem a little weird.

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 10:51 AM

I was recently turned on to Jam In The Van and they have a unique format to discover new bands and music.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 12:35 PM

View PostJARG, on 30 July 2018 - 09:40 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 28 July 2018 - 12:39 PM, said:

Eeesh.  In an email I suggest to my band that we add Surrender to our playlist.  The reply?

"Surrender by whom?"

My bad for choosing a deep cut.

:facepalm:

I don't know anyone in your band, but they just seem a little weird.
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:06 PM

View PostBlue J, on 21 January 2018 - 02:59 PM, said:

On another note...I’m thinking of selling/trading in my starter-model Martin acoustic for a vintage D-18.

Oy, but the money...

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I know this doesn’t really represent ‘branching out’, and I’ve posted about these already in the GAS thread...but I’m quoting myself here to provide an update, of sorts...

Still no vintage D-18 in my guitarsenal, but only a week after the post above, I stumbled onto a 1936 Martin 0-17S (S for ‘special’, which in this case means a slotted headstock, or  Hawaiian, concerted to Spanish sytle, as it’s sometimes called)...I got a ridiculous deal on it in a local instrument shop in my town. Beautiful condition, and I’m only the third owner.

I can’t post my own photos here, but it’s just like this one (except mine is in better shape than this one):

https://m.ebay.com/i....X1936 mar.TRS0

I also just about a month ago picked a 1999 HD-28, another fantastic deal from a retiring musical instrument dealer- who had it on consignment from a blues player who was going into a nursing home and couldn’t use it anymore.

Again, not the very one, but it looks like this:

https://reverb.com/i...rtin-hd-28-1997

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:35 PM

I love my Martin, it's just a newer model DRS1 with that weird pressed wood used for the neck.  It plays and sounds great.  I've played a lot of other people's Martins in the past and decided I wanted one, this was what I could afford.  IIRC it replaced an Alvarez with built-in pickups.  I've also owned mid-level Yamahas and Washburns.  The HD-28 looks identical to one a friend owned years ago, was a very full sounding instrument but I recall he kept heavier gauge strings on it and it would hurt my fingers after a bit of jamming.  The 0-17S is closer in style/body size to what I own.  Enjoy the geetars!

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:57 PM

View Poststoopid, on 08 August 2018 - 05:35 PM, said:

I love my Martin, it's just a newer model DRS1 with that weird pressed wood used for the neck.  It plays and sounds great.  I've played a lot of other people's Martins in the past and decided I wanted one, this was what I could afford.  IIRC it replaced an Alvarez with built-in pickups.  I've also owned mid-level Yamahas and Washburns.  The HD-28 looks identical to one a friend owned years ago, was a very full sounding instrument but I recall he kept heavier gauge strings on it and it would hurt my fingers after a bit of jamming.  The 0-17S is closer in style/body size to what I own.  Enjoy the geetars!

The action on my HD-28 is extremely low, because that’s how the original owner had it set up- but no fret buzz at all, and it’s really easy to play.

I have a Martin with a rosewood neck and a laminate body as well, that was the first guitar I ever bought- and they also sound really good, especially for the price point.

Happy pickin’ and grinnin’!

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:11 AM

View PostBlue J, on 08 August 2018 - 08:57 PM, said:

View Poststoopid, on 08 August 2018 - 05:35 PM, said:

I love my Martin, it's just a newer model DRS1 with that weird pressed wood used for the neck.  It plays and sounds great.  I've played a lot of other people's Martins in the past and decided I wanted one, this was what I could afford.  IIRC it replaced an Alvarez with built-in pickups.  I've also owned mid-level Yamahas and Washburns.  The HD-28 looks identical to one a friend owned years ago, was a very full sounding instrument but I recall he kept heavier gauge strings on it and it would hurt my fingers after a bit of jamming.  The 0-17S is closer in style/body size to what I own.  Enjoy the geetars!

The action on my HD-28 is extremely low, because that’s how the original owner had it set up- but no fret buzz at all, and it’s really easy to play.

Yeah, in hindsight that friend likely had the wrong strings on their HD-28.  They weren't the sharpest tool in the drawer.  :P

Edited by stoopid, 09 August 2018 - 05:11 AM.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:12 AM

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I’m doing Adult school of rock again and playing bass on two songs!
What songs are you doing?

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:16 AM

Six months into re-learning the drums after a long histus, it's finally feeling automatic.  For me, there's nothing worse as a musician than having to think about what's to be played on the next measure, and there's nothing better than being able to focus on feel alone.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:39 AM

View Postgoose, on 14 August 2018 - 08:12 AM, said:

View PostLaurabw, on 28 July 2018 - 07:59 PM, said:

I’m doing Adult school of rock again and playing bass on two songs!
What songs are you doing?
It's only love (Bryan Adams) and Gimme Some Lovin, Blues Bros. Tried it with the band last week, so much fun but those strings are hard!





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