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Posted by: Richardthughes on Dec. 29 2006,13:27

Here are my two babies:




funk and disco, baby, funk and disco.

I picked up the Tele because she's a one off, from when the custom shop was only building 4 guitars a week. I haven't seen a Moto that predates her. Sadly she was in some pretty heavy country circles before I freed her.
Posted by: jujuquisp on Dec. 29 2006,21:16

I'll add pix of my guitars when I figure out how to use my camera and upload the pix to this site.  My first is an Eko hollow-body electric from 1968ish that my dad gave to me when I was 13 years old.
Posted by: Lou FCD on Dec. 30 2006,13:02

I can't play much anymore because of my neck, so my babies collect a lot of dust, but I can't bear to part with them.

Sorry 'bout forgetting to set the date on the camera.  I do that a lot.





Posted by: Roland Anderson on Dec. 30 2006,18:38

Well I used to have a beautiful old 1930s Danemann grand piano - all 6 feet 8 inches of it. I had to sell it when I moved to London so now I play a Yamaha P250 which is about the best impression of a real piano that a reasonably portable keyboard can make.

And soon I'm going to take the plunge and spend Ł3,000 or more on a proper cello, since I'm so tired of my old one, which I've had for 22 years and which outlived its usefulness a long time ago.

No guitars though I'm afraid. As a classical musician I think I might be in a bit of a minority on this thread...
Posted by: Ra-Úl on Dec. 30 2006,20:19

I do play classical guitar, limited to Baroque and Renaissance. I got into it from the finger-pickin' school of counterpoint. I sang in too many early music groups in the 80's, a glorious era we shall not see again. And I found out afdave is a keyboard maven, accompanying choir on piano. Rats. I was ready to believe he had no music in his body. Are there no sax players, harpists, ondes-Martelotists or ondiolinists on theis group? No adepts of the tromba marina? No one who can do a figured bass or continuo on the didgeridoo? I could bring in a cute punk-rock tuba player.

Ra-Ul
Posted by: BWE on Dec. 31 2006,08:00

I'd even upload an mp3 if I knew where I could do that. Anyone?
Posted by: Richardthughes on April 02 2007,11:11

Being Custom made for me:



Normal S-S-S strat pickup routing.  Top-route.

Callaham non-tremolo bridge (2-7/32” string spacing)

Contoured Heel

Truss rod at the top (near peghead).  

Reverse headstock.  

US-3 peghead.

6150 Frets

1.650” nut width

21 frets

C-shape, 0.875 thickness, 7-1/4" to 9-1/2" compound radius

Paua shell inlay on both top and side

Gotoh Schaller-style Knob Tuners (10mm pegholes)
Posted by: Arden Chatfield on April 02 2007,11:23

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 02 2007,11:11)
Being Custom made for me:



Normal S-S-S strat pickup routing.  Top-route.

Callaham non-tremolo bridge (2-7/32” string spacing)

Contoured Heel

Truss rod at the top (near peghead).  

Reverse headstock.  

US-3 peghead.

6150 Frets

1.650” nut width

21 frets

C-shape, 0.875 thickness, 7-1/4" to 9-1/2" compound radius

Paua shell inlay on both top and side

Gotoh Schaller-style Knob Tuners (10mm pegholes)
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


ITS JUST LIKE YOU HOMOES TO TALK ABOUT YOU'RE NUT WIDTH.

HA! I WIN AGAIN-DT

Posted by: J-Dog on April 03 2007,12:51

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 02 2007,11:11)
Truss rod at the top (near peghead).  

Reverse headstock.  

US-3 peghead.

6150 Frets

1.650” nut width

21 frets

C-shape, 0.875 thickness, 7-1/4" to 9-1/2" compound radius

Paua shell inlay on both top and side

Gotoh Schaller-style Knob Tuners (10mm pegholes)
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


And FTK is just not going to put up with your F%^ing potty mouth!  Why, the very idea of posting and bragging about your "pickup routing" , your "truss-rod",  your "peghead" and your "Knob Tuners"!

But seriously, she looks like a sweet machine, and I would love to finger her.

The guitar that is.
Posted by: Arden Chatfield on April 03 2007,13:01

PEOPLE TUNE THEY'RE KNOBS IN RITCHARD'S PEG HOLES ALL THE TIME.

ROTFLMAO! I CRACK ME UP SOMTIMES! -DT


[shakes head vigorously to get out of character.]

A bit more seriously, however, my daughter just bought herself her first electric guitar 4 days ago. Imagine my shock when I discovered yesterday that her guitar looks identical to the guitar used in < this video >.

I'm now telling her that if she wants me to buy her a new amp, she has to be able to play 'Voodoo Child'.  :p
Posted by: Mr_Christopher on April 03 2007,15:57

Richard, that Strat is a Jimi Hendrix sig model, no?

And the Tele rocks but it is calling for a pearloid pick guard and pearloid tuners (like my beater tele has).  Oh, and it told me it misses playing country music :-)

ps: Do you and Michael Dell hang out?
Posted by: Richardthughes on April 03 2007,16:56

The Strat is a limited edition master-built proto strat:

< http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=1519001841 >

The Tele is a one off custom shop MOTO tele, from 95, back when the custom shop made 4 guitars a week. They can't make them (MOTO's) any more for environmental reasons.

Arden has a HOMO tele.

I don't don't know Micheal Dell, but am familiar with his piece-of-shit computers.
Posted by: Arden Chatfield on April 03 2007,17:13

On the right is the guitar my daughter got. A good inexpensive starter guitar that looks pretty cool on just about anyone:




HEAR HOWEVER IS RICHARD'S REAL GUITAR-DT:



:angry:
Posted by: Mr_Christopher on April 03 2007,17:23

Say hello to my little friend...




This is a pic I got off the internet, mine is home snug in it's case.

I'll see about taking a pick of my beater tele later
Posted by: Richardthughes on April 15 2007,22:47

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ April 03 2007,17:13)
On the right is the guitar my daughter got. A good inexpensive starter guitar that looks pretty cool on just about anyone:




HEAR HOWEVER IS RICHARD'S REAL GUITAR-DT:



:angry:
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Phhhh!

It's this one really:


Posted by: Richardthughes on April 15 2007,23:51

Quote (Mr_Christopher @ April 03 2007,17:23)
Say hello to my little friend...




This is a pic I got off the internet, mine is home snug in it's case.

I'll see about taking a pick of my beater tele later
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Very nice, BTW.
I'd love one.
Posted by: Wesley R. Elsberry on April 16 2007,13:11

I received this Charvel/Jackson electric bass guitar for my birthday in 2005:



It's a hand-me-down, but in good shape. All I know is that one of the knobs is tone and the other volume, and where to put the cable. I bought an electronic chromatic tuner since I'm hopeless at the sort of fine matching of pitch that folks who use pitch pipes are so good at. What I do with this is therapy, not music, at least so far. IDC advocates seeking to have me dissipate my time in harmless activities could pitch in to buy me lessons. Well, harmless at least until I publish my first album, "IDC Gives Me the Anti-Science Blues".
Posted by: jeannot on April 16 2007,13:50

I have a charvel/Jackson electric-acoustic guitar. I don't have a picture though.
Posted by: Richardthughes on April 16 2007,13:55

It takes time to get your ear tuned, Wes. Starting with an electronic tuner is a good idea. If you get used to *being* in tune, you'll quickly hear when you're not.

I know Steve Story wants to form a band doing cake covers.

Or I have some great ID lyrics:



---------------------QUOTE-------------------
Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flow’r that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
The purple-headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.
The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.
The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
 


Cecil F. Alexander
---------------------QUOTE-------------------



My EF is off the chart with that one.
Posted by: stevestory on April 16 2007,13:58

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 16 2007,14:55)
It takes time to get your ear tuned, Wes. Starting with an electronic tuner is a good idea. If you get used to *being* in tune, you'll quickly hear when you're not.

I know Steve Story wants to form a band doing cake covers.

Or I have some great ID lyrics:



---------------------QUOTE-------------------
Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flow’r that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
The purple-headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.
The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.
The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
 


Cecil F. Alexander
---------------------QUOTE-------------------



My EF is off the chart with that one.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


A Cake cover band? Dear god. That would be the worst band since...uh...well, since Cake actually.
Posted by: Richardthughes on April 16 2007,14:01

Come on Steve. You can do atonal metronomic delivery. And I totally have "Frank Sinatra" down, dude. Didley-widley-waaaaAAAAAAHH!!!

Bass solo, Wes-man!
Posted by: stevestory on April 16 2007,14:14

I have a plugin to Winamp which saves songs streamed over internet radio. I used to set it up, go to school, and come home to 8 hours of songs freshly downloaded. Did that for months. I have a folder of like 30 gigs of songs most of which I've never listened to. Problem was, this one radio station I recorded, Radio Paradise, the guy would play a couple of cake songs every day. I couldn't stand that. So I actually wrote a little script, NoCake.bat, which runs once a day and deletes any file from that folder with 'cake' in the title, and then notes it in a log file.



---------------------CODE SAMPLE-------------------
Wed 08/03/2005
03:36 PM
      *     *     *
Fri 08/05/2005
03:36 PM
Deleted file - F:\music\radioparadise\Radio Paradise - DJ-mixed modern & classic rock, world, electronica & more - info- radioparadise-com\Cake - Mahna Mahna.mp3
      *     *     *
Sat 08/06/2005
03:36 PM
      *     *     *
Sun 08/07/2005
03:36 PM
      *     *     *
Mon 08/08/2005
03:36 PM
Deleted file - F:\music\radioparadise\Radio Paradise - DJ-mixed modern & classic rock, world, electronica & more - info- radioparadise-com\Cake - Tougher Than It Is.mp3
      *     *     *
Tue 08/09/2005
03:36 PM
      *     *     *
Wed 08/10/2005
03:36 PM
      *     *     *
---------------------CODE SAMPLE-------------------


Posted by: Richardthughes on April 16 2007,14:22

Come on Steve


You can't have your cake and delete it


*...tumbleweed...*



I'll get me coat.
Posted by: "Rev Dr" Lenny Flank on April 16 2007,18:52

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ April 16 2007,13:11)
All I know is that one of the knobs is tone and the other volume, and where to put the cable.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Heck, all you gotta do is let your hair grow long, learn three chords that you play in random order, and turn the distortion up REALLY REALLY far, and you could play for any heavy metal band.

:)
Posted by: clamboy on April 21 2007,21:30

Wrong, Lenny! You mean, "You could be a Ramone." Like I aspire to.

And may I say, now that I have wiped the drool from my chin, you all SUCK. Gimme gimme gimme!
Posted by: Richardthughes on April 23 2007,14:03

WeeeeE!

Just got a Freddie Taveres Aloha Strat...



:)
Posted by: Arden Chatfield on April 23 2007,17:06

Quote (clamboy @ April 21 2007,21:30)
Wrong, Lenny! You mean, "You could be a Ramone." Like I aspire to.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


You better hurry, there's almost none left.  :(
Posted by: Steviepinhead on May 13 2007,18:59

Ultimately stimulated by deadman's posting up of a Garrison electric acoustic, some test-playing of a cheaper Garrison at American Music here in Seattle, some further discussion with my guitar-playing and instrument-building second cousin in the Atlanta area (a big Richard Thompson fan), and some further research--

--and resisting the temptation to go out and blow my entire tax refund on a vintage Martin, which would be way more guitar than my abilities warrant, though darn frickin' tempting!--

I today plunked my hard-earned cash down for this little baby, fresh from the Garrison works in O Canada:



I considered a more expensive model with rosewood, but I found I liked the sound, action, and look of this one better.

Here's the specs on my Garrison G20 acoustic:

body style: dreadnaught
top: solid western red cedar - satin finish
back & sides: solid canadian birch - satin finish
neck: solid mahogany
fingerboard: solid rosewood
bridge: solid rosewood
nut & saddle: TUSQ
rosette: herringbone pattern wood inlay
inlays: mother of pearl dots
tuners: Garrison individual chrome-plated
strings: D'Addario lights, extended play  
warranty: Limited Lifetime - 5 year transferable
intonation: Buzz Feiten Tuning System
nut width: 1.7 inches
scale length: 25.4 inches

I love it so!
Posted by: Richardthughes on May 13 2007,19:55

Just got #2 of 20 Hippocaster. (picture is of #9)


Posted by: Richardthughes on May 13 2007,19:58

Also, custom guitar "Quiddlecaster" nearly done...


Posted by: JAM on Dec. 13 2007,18:22

The parallels are scary.

'73 Gibson SG
'76 Mesa Boogie (the knob labels in back are Dymos)
Ovation 6 and 12
'74 Fender Jazz Bass
Posted by: Erasmus, FCD on Dec. 13 2007,21:37

My axes

1998 Landola Jumbo dreadnought with curly maple back and sides (teh SEXXXXXI_HAWT) will post pics when I return to her

2004 Goldtone Banjo, heavier than hell.  An old man in Bryson City NC once told me if a banjo don't weigh 19.3 lbs, it ain't worth shit.  I reckon he's right, hell I don't know.  I like this one.

1982 Gibson Epiphone Mandolin, don't know the model.  pretty good little bug, swapped a half pound of ginseng and 100 bucks for it.

ca 1850 fiddle, no label, very sweet low tones and screaming high.  wish i could play it as good as it sounds.  My good friend Roger Howell (Madison County, NC, look him up!!! Master old-time fiddler and keeper of the tradition in those parts) fixed it up from where it had been broken before, came in an old timey coffin case.  Bow is 150 years old too.

ca 1950 John Juzek fiddle, it's OK.  needs to be fixed up before I can determine if it is worth a damn, those years are hyper variable but this one shows a little promise in the grain of the wood on top.  I swapped a blowed up Ford Bronco to my dad's cousin for that, he got the truck up and running for 30 bucks and I am stuck with one more fiddle (wife loooooved that one).  Ive got four extra bows that go with it, if any of you know anything about fiddle bows PM me and I'll send you some pics.  They could be valuable, hell I don't know.

2003 Crimona stand up bass, pretty good bass for the money.  and even a shitty bass makes it sound that much better anyway.

When the shit hits the fan, what are all you electric ladyland boys going to do for fun?  No power, no noise?  Long Live the Neo Luddite Revolution.
Posted by: Nerull on Jan. 10 2008,23:01

Rich pointed me here, so I guess I'll resurrect this thread...

The guitar on my blog was a $200 Epi SG. For the money, it was one hell of a guitar, but unfortunatly I had to sell it a few months ago when I needed the money for other things (Standard Issue Broke Uni Student).

Now I'm eagerly awaiting my tax returns and pondering a replacement. I'd like to go higher end this time - something that'll last a while and look damn good doing it.

This has caught my eye at the moment:


Could use better pickups from what I've read, but electronics is one of my many hobbies, and I can replace pickups without much trouble.

Hell, I've never even used non-shitty pickups, so its not like I'll be in agony anyway. ;)


(Amusing fact - the one post on my blog about the SG draws in more visitors than anything else - I seem to be popular on google)
Posted by: Richardthughes on May 09 2008,00:17

Okay - I want this:



All you lurkers can get together and get it for me.

OR FEAL MY TRAD RATH!
Posted by: J-Dog on May 09 2008,15:29

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 09 2008,00:17)
Okay - I want this:



All you lurkers can get together and get it for me.

OR FEAL MY TRAD RATH!
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Damn, that is hawt...

Maybe DaveScot will get it for you as a bribe present for clearing the way for hisself to get allowed back.  Don't forget he's got those Dell Millions just waiting to do good deeds.  Dave has always struck me as the kind of guy to do random acts of violence kindness.

edited after a month - NEW RECORD USA USA!!!!
Posted by: Richardthughes on June 03 2008,09:48

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 13 2007,19:55)
Just got #2 of 20 Hippocaster. (picture is of #9)


---------------------QUOTE-------------------


If you're interested, #8 is on ebay right now...



....for $13,500.
Posted by: Richardthughes on July 21 2008,11:54

New girlfriend:

She's 29 years old an called "Jerri". Lovely curves... and a little buckle-rash!  ;)


Posted by: dnmlthr on July 21 2008,12:27

Richardthughes: Somehow I get the feeling you're fond of stratocasters... ;)

Synthesizers, drum machines, analog delays and a rudimentary laptop studio are my weapons of choice. Oh, and a Gibson SG.
Posted by: Richardthughes on July 21 2008,12:56

Quote (dnmlthr @ July 21 2008,12:27)
Richardthughes: Somehow I get the feeling you're fond of stratocasters... ;)

Synthesizers, drum machines, analog delays and a rudimentary laptop studio are my weapons of choice. Oh, and a Gibson SG.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Cool. I have a Digi 002 and ableton also. Whilst my guitaring is quite disco, my choons are fairly electronic.
Posted by: Erasmus, FCD on July 21 2008,15:18

I can make a five string banjer bray like a donkey.

I can make a fiddle mewl like two monkeys trying to fuck a cat.

I can make a gi-tar sound like Scott Joplin buckdancing on an old washing machine.

I can make my little mandolin bug sound like a god-dam katydid at 87 F.
Posted by: Shirley Knott on July 21 2008,15:24

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,July 21 2008,15:18)
I can make a five string banjer bray like a donkey.

I can make a fiddle mewl like two monkeys trying to fuck a cat.

I can make a gi-tar sound like Scott Joplin buckdancing on an old washing machine.

I can make my little mandolin bug sound like a god-dam katydid at 87 F.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------



But do you ever play any music?

no hugs for thugs,
Shirley Knott
Posted by: Richardthughes on July 21 2008,15:34

Quote (Shirley Knott @ July 21 2008,15:24)
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,July 21 2008,15:18)
I can make a five string banjer bray like a donkey.

I can make a fiddle mewl like two monkeys trying to fuck a cat.

I can make a gi-tar sound like Scott Joplin buckdancing on an old washing machine.

I can make my little mandolin bug sound like a god-dam katydid at 87 F.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------



But do you ever play any music?

no hugs for thugs,
Shirley Knott
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


music is like design and porn...
Posted by: Erasmus, FCD on July 21 2008,15:36

no just barnyard re-enactments, from the sounds of it.
Posted by: Shirley Knott on July 21 2008,16:19

Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ July 21 2008,15:36)
no just barnyard re-enactments, from the sounds of it.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


To each their own -- as a synth goddess, I trend more towards industrial accidents and core meltdowns, but barnyard animals doubtlessly have their charms ;-)

no hugs for thugs,
Shirley Knott
Posted by: Peter Henderson on July 21 2008,16:41



---------------------QUOTE-------------------
funk and disco, baby, funk and disco.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------



You want funk Richard ? You got funk:

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POe70OKEdI8&feature=related >

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKtWMqW4ICM >
Posted by: Richardthughes on July 21 2008,20:26

Quote (Peter Henderson @ July 21 2008,16:41)


---------------------QUOTE-------------------
funk and disco, baby, funk and disco.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------



You want funk Richard ? You got funk:

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POe70OKEdI8&feature=related >

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKtWMqW4ICM >
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Nice! I like the other Watson too...
< http://www.wahwah.com/history.html >
Posted by: dnmlthr on July 22 2008,11:23

Quote (Richardthughes @ July 21 2008,18:56)
Quote (dnmlthr @ July 21 2008,12:27)
Richardthughes: Somehow I get the feeling you're fond of stratocasters... ;)

Synthesizers, drum machines, analog delays and a rudimentary laptop studio are my weapons of choice. Oh, and a Gibson SG.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Cool. I have a Digi 002 and ableton also. Whilst my guitaring is quite disco, my choons are fairly electronic.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Do you like ableton live? I tried out the demo but kept finding myself cross-fading away pops and crackles all the time. These days I just slave the MIDI gear to cubase, the CV gear to the MIDI gear and use the DAW as an expensive tape deck.
Posted by: Richardthughes on July 22 2008,11:34

Quote (dnmlthr @ July 22 2008,11:23)
Quote (Richardthughes @ July 21 2008,18:56)
Quote (dnmlthr @ July 21 2008,12:27)
Richardthughes: Somehow I get the feeling you're fond of stratocasters... ;)

Synthesizers, drum machines, analog delays and a rudimentary laptop studio are my weapons of choice. Oh, and a Gibson SG.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Cool. I have a Digi 002 and ableton also. Whilst my guitaring is quite disco, my choons are fairly electronic.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Do you like ableton live? I tried out the demo but kept finding myself cross-fading away pops and crackles all the time. These days I just slave the MIDI gear to cubase, the CV gear to the MIDI gear and use the DAW as an expensive tape deck.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


It depends on the quality of the sample... some vinyl is brutal.  ???
Posted by: dnmlthr on July 22 2008,11:38

Quote (Richardthughes @ July 22 2008,17:34)
Quote (dnmlthr @ July 22 2008,11:23)
 
Quote (Richardthughes @ July 21 2008,18:56)
 
Quote (dnmlthr @ July 21 2008,12:27)
Richardthughes: Somehow I get the feeling you're fond of stratocasters... ;)

Synthesizers, drum machines, analog delays and a rudimentary laptop studio are my weapons of choice. Oh, and a Gibson SG.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Cool. I have a Digi 002 and ableton also. Whilst my guitaring is quite disco, my choons are fairly electronic.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Do you like ableton live? I tried out the demo but kept finding myself cross-fading away pops and crackles all the time. These days I just slave the MIDI gear to cubase, the CV gear to the MIDI gear and use the DAW as an expensive tape deck.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


It depends on the quality of the sample... some vinyl is brutal.  ???
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


I thought more about non-zero loop crossings. Say you have a 4-bar loop where the end doesn't match up with the start, resulting in a clear "pop" when looped.

Something like this, ASCII art style.

  *    **      *
*** ****   **
********* **** <-- non-zero loop ending resulting in a pop.
<---- loop ---->
Posted by: Richardthughes on July 22 2008,12:39

Quote (dnmlthr @ July 22 2008,11:38)
Quote (Richardthughes @ July 22 2008,17:34)
 
Quote (dnmlthr @ July 22 2008,11:23)
 
Quote (Richardthughes @ July 21 2008,18:56)
   
Quote (dnmlthr @ July 21 2008,12:27)
Richardthughes: Somehow I get the feeling you're fond of stratocasters... ;)

Synthesizers, drum machines, analog delays and a rudimentary laptop studio are my weapons of choice. Oh, and a Gibson SG.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Cool. I have a Digi 002 and ableton also. Whilst my guitaring is quite disco, my choons are fairly electronic.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


Do you like ableton live? I tried out the demo but kept finding myself cross-fading away pops and crackles all the time. These days I just slave the MIDI gear to cubase, the CV gear to the MIDI gear and use the DAW as an expensive tape deck.
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


It depends on the quality of the sample... some vinyl is brutal.  ???
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


I thought more about non-zero loop crossings. Say you have a 4-bar loop where the end doesn't match up with the start, resulting in a clear "pop" when looped.

Something like this, ASCII art style.

  *    **      *
*** ****   **
********* **** <-- non-zero loop ending resulting in a pop.
<---- loop ---->
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


If you chop it clean to the bar / transients you don't get a clean loop when repeating? Is this why you're cross-fading?
Posted by: dnmlthr on July 22 2008,12:42

Yeah. I do the same thing in cubase, but the effect is far less noticeable, basically making sure that both the start and end of the loop ends at zero, with a slight fadeout at the end and slight fadein at the start.

That was my only gripe with Live though.
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 05 2008,16:50

FAO TARDEN CHATTERBOX:

*leans forward*

Blues is rubbish.

Genre                    Crapness index
Blues                     .83
Country                  .91
Country 2*              .97
old R&B                  .21
New R&B                .72
Rap                        .68
Disco                      .13
Funk                       .31
Techno                    .43
Balearic                   .37

let me know if you'd like your personal genre rated. I know all the scores, through divine revelation.


* Country 2 is Country - Patsy Cline's "Crazy".
Posted by: Assassinator on Aug. 05 2008,17:04

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 05 2008,16:50)
FAO TARDEN CHATTERBOX:

*leans forward*

Blues is rubbish.

Genre                    Crapness index
Blues                     .83
Country                  .91
Country 2*              .97
old R&B                  .21
New R&B                .72
Rap                        .68
Disco                      .13
Funk                       .31
Techno                    .43
Balearic                   .37

let me know if you'd like your personal genre rated. I know all the scores, through divine revelation.


* Country 2 is Country - Patsy Cline's "Crazy".
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No jazz between that? My my, a friend of mine showed me this jazz guitarist, < Bill Frisell >. Wish I had guitar skills like that, I already fail at Guitar Hero... And it's not even Dragonforce-ish guitar skills, this totally different, amazing.
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 05 2008,17:07

Jazz              0.53
Acid Jazz        0.25
Posted by: Assassinator on Aug. 05 2008,17:16

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Jazz              0.53
Acid Jazz        0.25
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Agreed about the acid jazz, I'm a huge bebop fan myself. And to keep this a bit more ontopic, there is 1 song in partical from Sonny Rollins (although I should have to look up the title) wich has a great (I think) guitar solo in it.
Edit: it's < Without a song > although I don't really like this version.
Posted by: Arden Chatfield on Aug. 05 2008,19:00

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 05 2008,14:50)
FAO TARDEN CHATTERBOX:

*leans forward*

Blues is rubbish.

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< Hmmmm... >... < could > you < remind > me < again > what < exactly > your < accomplishments > are, < in > this < regard? >

Whoops, sorry about that last one, I'm sure Cream's version must be better.
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 05 2008,20:52

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Aug. 05 2008,19:00)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 05 2008,14:50)
FAO TARDEN CHATTERBOX:

*leans forward*

Blues is rubbish.

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< Hmmmm... >... < could > you < remind > me < again > what < exactly > your < accomplishments > are, < in > this < regard? >

Whoops, sorry about that last one, I'm sure Cream's version must be better.
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I know E, A and B7 and I've even put an extra note in my pentatonic.
Posted by: Erasmus, FCD on Aug. 05 2008,21:16

rich probably likes music made from midi files.

yawn.

somebody wake me up when you get a fiddler in here.  acid jazz is gay.
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 05 2008,21:51

Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ Aug. 05 2008,21:16)
rich probably likes music made from midi files.

yawn.

somebody wake me up when you get a fiddler in here.  acid jazz is gay.
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We did. But as you're a "fiddler on the ruphinol", you don't remember.
Posted by: Arden Chatfield on Aug. 05 2008,23:40

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Aug. 05 2008,19:16)
somebody wake me up when you get a fiddler in here.
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< Here's a start. >
Posted by: Erasmus, FCD on Aug. 05 2008,23:43

eck.  nice.

god youtube is fantastic.

i'll fiddle you by god.
Posted by: Arden Chatfield on Aug. 06 2008,00:00

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Aug. 05 2008,21:43)
eck.  nice.

god youtube is fantastic.

i'll fiddle you by god.
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I have that track on < this > album. Not as swanky as owning the 78, but they did an excellent mastering job, given that the record is 86 years old.

Such a primeval song, sends chills down my spine when I'm in the right mood.
Posted by: Ra-Úl on Aug. 06 2008,00:05

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Aug. 05 2008,23:40)
 
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Aug. 05 2008,19:16)
somebody wake me up when you get a fiddler in here.
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< Here's a start. >
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"78's are hard to find
You just can't get that shellac since the war . . ."

Haven't been to a real old time fiddler's contest since '69, I think, In Central Washington, where a very young Mark O'connor was starting to play.
Acid jaz is teh gay.
Posted by: Assassinator on Aug. 06 2008,07:03

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Aug. 05 2008,23:40)
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Aug. 05 2008,19:16)
somebody wake me up when you get a fiddler in here.
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< Here's a start. >
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Well slap me in the face and call me a donkeydick, that's one awesome tune!

Yeeehaaawww!!!

@Richard:
Woops, I missread your reaction about the jazz rating, and actually I do NOT agree with that! I second Ra-Úl. Blasphemy, giving jazz a .53!
Posted by: Erasmus, FCD on Aug. 06 2008,08:07

< bruce molsky >

one of my favorite contemporary old time fiddlers.
Posted by: Erasmus, FCD on Aug. 06 2008,08:27

Rich here is you some < real git-ar pickin >

fastforward to 3:00
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 06 2008,09:01

Quote (Assassinator @ Aug. 06 2008,07:03)
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Aug. 05 2008,23:40)
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Aug. 05 2008,19:16)
somebody wake me up when you get a fiddler in here.
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< Here's a start. >
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Well slap me in the face and call me a donkeydick, that's one awesome tune!

Yeeehaaawww!!!

@Richard:
Woops, I missread your reaction about the jazz rating, and actually I do NOT agree with that! I second Ra-Úl. Blasphemy, giving jazz a .53!
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Some of it is okay. There's a fine line between 'cool' and 'up its own arse' and it staggers across it  frequently. Plus some of them chords are real finger-stingers!
Posted by: midwifetoad on Aug. 06 2008,09:15

I could provide a version of the fiddle tune with the hum removed if someone has a place to upload an MP3.
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 06 2008,09:20

You bunch of gap-toothed gypsies.

*shudders*

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etKAzG6UXhI >
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 06 2008,13:32

Copycats:

< http://www.uncommondescent.com/educati....-293592 >



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3

William Dembski

08/06/2008

1:21 pm
Hi Gil: Did you listen the music that closed out the podcast? — some high-class baroque chamber music!

But, of course, I would be delighted to use some of your work.

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the center for the renewal of science and culture is still doing neither.
Posted by: Arden Chatfield on Aug. 06 2008,15:24

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Aug. 06 2008,06:07)
< bruce molsky >

one of my favorite contemporary old time fiddlers.
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Agreed. I have < this > CD of him and it's splendid. He's also really good with old guitar styles.
Posted by: Erasmus, FCD on Aug. 06 2008,15:35

i got to hang out with him a few hours at an Old Time Music Week thing I worked at a few years ago.  I dont understand how those guys get two or three strings droning so clear while still playing a melody.  you can't even hear the bow changing direction.

my fiddling sounds like the hammonds family compared to that.
Posted by: carlsonjok on Aug. 06 2008,16:05

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Aug. 06 2008,15:35)
i got to hang out with him a few hours at an Old Time Music Week thing I worked at a few years ago.  I dont understand how those guys get two or three strings droning so clear while still playing a melody.  you can't even hear the bow changing direction.

my fiddling sounds like the hammonds family compared to that.
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If you are ever down here in Sooner Country, a trip to Guthrie to visit < Byron Berline > is highly recommended.  He and < his band > play one or two shows a month in a small room above the fiddle shop and they are alot of fun.

Interesting Trivia for Arden and Albie:  The guitar player's name is Jim Fish, and he used be the curator of birds at the Oklahoma City Zoo and, for a while, was at the National Aviary in Pittsurgh.
Posted by: Arden Chatfield on Aug. 06 2008,21:05

On the subject of funk, < this > is the best live concert footage of James Brown anywhere, which puts it on the short list of best live concert footage of anyone anywhere.

In the CD of this concert, the sound quality is vastly better. Catfish Collins' guitar solo is jaw dropping.
Posted by: Reciprocating Bill on Aug. 06 2008,21:14

Different direction: Last night my kid rented and we watched Across the Universe, which is a wonderful exploration of the '60s built around covers of Beatles songs.

Really great stuff, and many of the covers underscore what brilliant song writers Lennon, McCartney and Harrison could be. Even heretofore corny stuff like "I want to hold your hand" is suddenly exceptionally passionate and beautiful.

Brought tears to my eyes.

It's gratifying that my 18 year old kid thoroughly appreciates the Beatles.
Posted by: Arden Chatfield on Aug. 06 2008,21:25

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Aug. 06 2008,19:14)
Different direction: Last night my kid rented and we watched Across the Universe, which is a wonderful exploration of the '60s built around covers of Beatles songs.

Really great stuff, and many of the covers underscore what brilliant song writers Lennon, McCartney and Harrison could be. Even heretofore corny stuff like "I want to hold your hand" is suddenly exceptionally passionate and beautiful.

Brought tears to my eyes.


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HA HA THIS IS YOU:



 

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It's gratifying that my 18 year old kid thoroughly appreciates the Beatles.
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My 13 year old has promised me that she wants to learn the guitar part to 'TV Eye' by the Stooges. *gulp*

(see < here > or < here >.)
Posted by: Ra-Úl on Aug. 07 2008,01:29

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Aug. 06 2008,15:24)
 
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Aug. 06 2008,06:07)
< bruce molsky >

one of my favorite contemporary old time fiddlers.
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Agreed. I have < this > CD of him and it's splendid. He's also really good with old guitar styles.
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On the same page of youtube there's a pitifully short 'Cotton Eyed Joe' with Bruce singing: there's one moment where his raspy voice sounds like one of the strings. Can't tell the tuning, but it fit his voice gorgeously. Sent shivers up my spine.

Arden, that JB fotage is effing awesome. Love the Godfather.
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 07 2008,02:02

Trying to bring it all together - some funk, live, from Abbey Road..

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzyj3Wxhjr4 >

things to look for:
Dances like Chatterbox
Ostinato baseline.
The cheeky slide into into C11
Soaring strings...
Horns punctuating the piece.

edit to add bonus:

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKO8rnKg94o&feature=related >
Posted by: Reciprocating Bill on Aug. 07 2008,02:29

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Aug. 06 2008,22:25)

HA HA THIS IS YOU:



     

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It's gratifying that my 18 year old kid thoroughly appreciates the Beatles.
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My 13 year old has promised me that she wants to learn the guitar part to 'TV Eye' by the Stooges. *gulp*

(see < here > or < here >.)
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Where'd you get that?

I had just described my two heart transplants.
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 07 2008,23:31

Best band ever????

< http://www.youtube.com/user/sonbhi >

their covers are spot on, lyrics wise.
Posted by: carlsonjok on Aug. 08 2008,05:35

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 07 2008,23:31)
Best band ever????

< http://www.youtube.com/user/sonbhi >

their covers are spot on, lyrics wise.
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OMFG. If James Hetfield ever decides to pack it in, that guy just has to be the new Metallica lead singer.  Not only has < Master of Puppets > never sounded better, but I suspect this guy could still probably kick Lar's ass and keep him in line.
Posted by: Steviepinhead on April 16 2009,15:09

Surely SOMEONE hear must've heard some good music or acquired a scintillating and irresistable new ax since August of last year...right?

Despite the ongoing, er, global contraction (breathe, honey, breathe!).

If so, let us know.   ;)
Posted by: Richardthughes on April 16 2009,15:16

I'm not allowed to buy new axes until after my renovation -which is a shame as a nice 'Old Hickory' Les Paul was on eBay a while back.

For your amusement:

< http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin....y140215 >

Oh, and Texas Chainstore Manager© are recording, but it's going very slowly. Have been told we sound like an ocean's 11 12 whatever soundtrack.
Posted by: American Saddlebred on April 16 2009,15:46

This guy is amazing.  < Just an amazing singer. >
Posted by: dnmlthr on April 16 2009,15:46

Quote (Steviepinhead @ April 16 2009,21:09)
Surely SOMEONE hear must've heard some good music or acquired a scintillating and irresistable new ax since August of last year...right?

Despite the ongoing, er, global contraction (breathe, honey, breathe!).

If so, let us know.   ;)
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I got myself a Roland RE-201 Space Echo some time ago, albeit away on loan at the moment.
Posted by: Richardthughes on April 16 2009,16:02

Quote (American Saddlebred @ April 16 2009,15:46)
This guy is amazing.  < Just an amazing singer. >
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Big black guy trapped in a small white guy's body, which I believe has also happened to Louis.

The best bit is of course his dancing. He does this 'muppet sway' - I'm looking for the little metal rods guiding his 'hands'.

(why does google spell check think 'teh' is a word?)
Posted by: bfish on April 17 2009,00:05

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 16 2009,14:02)
 
Quote (American Saddlebred @ April 16 2009,15:46)
This guy is amazing.  < Just an amazing singer. >
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Big black guy trapped in a small white guy's body
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When I read that comment, I thought, "Oh yeah, well you should see Rick Astley!" And then, doh, I clicked on the link.

People who don't sing like they look: Rick Astley,< Jim Nabors, >
< Susan Boyle. >
Posted by: Schroedinger's Dog on April 17 2009,01:06

Susan Boyle stunned me. Amazing!

Incidently, my new album comes out in Japan on Wednesday 21st, in Europe on April 29th and 30th, and in the US on May 19th.

Some guy already put the whole promo album on youtube, if anyone wants to take a listen...

Just search "score to a new beginning". There's even a playlist...
Posted by: Richardthughes on April 17 2009,09:22

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ April 17 2009,01:06)
Susan Boyle stunned me. Amazing!

Incidently, my new album comes out in Japan on Wednesday 21st, in Europe on April 29th and 30th, and in the US on May 19th.

Some guy already put the whole promo album on youtube, if anyone wants to take a listen...

Just search "score to a new beginning". There's even a playlist...
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NICE.
Posted by: khan on April 17 2009,10:13

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 17 2009,10:22)
Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ April 17 2009,01:06)
Susan Boyle stunned me. Amazing!

Incidently, my new album comes out in Japan on Wednesday 21st, in Europe on April 29th and 30th, and in the US on May 19th.

Some guy already put the whole promo album on youtube, if anyone wants to take a listen...

Just search "score to a new beginning". There's even a playlist...
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NICE.
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What he said.
Posted by: midwifetoad on April 17 2009,12:17

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ April 17 2009,01:06)
Susan Boyle stunned me. Amazing!

Incidently, my new album comes out in Japan on Wednesday 21st, in Europe on April 29th and 30th, and in the US on May 19th.

Some guy already put the whole promo album on youtube, if anyone wants to take a listen...

Just search "score to a new beginning". There's even a playlist...
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I have to confess being reminded of this classic.

< http://users.wolfcrews.com/toys/vikings/ >
Posted by: Steviepinhead on April 17 2009,13:07

Quote (khan @ April 17 2009,08:13)
Quote (Richardthughes @ April 17 2009,10:22)
Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ April 17 2009,01:06)
Susan Boyle stunned me. Amazing!

Incidently, my new album comes out in Japan on Wednesday 21st, in Europe on April 29th and 30th, and in the US on May 19th.

Some guy already put the whole promo album on youtube, if anyone wants to take a listen...

Just search "score to a new beginning". There's even a playlist...
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NICE.
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What he said.
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Yah!  See, now that was definitely worth a thread bump...!

Susan Boyle, fun story.

And congrats on the new ax, dnmlthr!

Even if it is out on loan -- an ax being played beats the heck out of an ax sitting in a store window like an unwanted puppy...
Posted by: Steviepinhead on July 30 2010,13:16

All right, let's see if the collective power of the AtBC ax-trust can help out here.

Here's an old favorite song of mine, but it's also old and obscure enough that I haven't been able to locate guitar chords on the InterTubes.

It's "Don't Cry, My Lady Love," written and sung by Dino Valente (the songwriter, under a psuedonym, of "Get Together," the Youngbloods' hit) when he was a member of one of the later line-ups of Quicksilver Messenger Service.

It's a spritely piano waltz, with a little twang in the vocals, but I'm looking for guitar chords, naturally.  I doubt they are very complicated, but I'm still not very good at trying to pick them out myself...

Here's links to two YouTube "videos" (the video stream is just a still band photo or album cover shot):
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQhHSwj2ALA&feature=related >

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayEEcK---b8&feature=related >

I've got lyrics, if that might help in listening to the thing multiple times!

If anyone wants the lyrics, or can whip off the chording in an idle moment, let me know here, and we can do a PM thing.

Thanks so much, fellow six-string wranglers!
Posted by: fnxtr on July 30 2010,16:47

Never seen this thread before.

'SCUSE ME! GUITAR PLAYER COMIN' THROUGH!!!

Me and my '80 Aria Pro II SH-1000 semi-hollow through-neck, the one with the black-box pre-amp:

Sorry about the size (I say that a lot).

Since changed the machine heads to all-metal 16:1.


Posted by: fnxtr on July 30 2010,16:51

Quote (dnmlthr @ April 16 2009,13:46)
Quote (Steviepinhead @ April 16 2009,21:09)
Surely SOMEONE hear must've heard some good music or acquired a scintillating and irresistable new ax since August of last year...right?

Despite the ongoing, er, global contraction (breathe, honey, breathe!).

If so, let us know.   ;)
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I got myself a Roland RE-201 Space Echo some time ago, albeit away on loan at the moment.
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Reeeeeally? I loved futzing with that unit at Offerman's Studio in Nelson.

I've still got a DDR-3000 but there's a bad solder joint in it somewhere, I get ground hum and weird swirlies when it warms up. :-(
Posted by: Steviepinhead on Aug. 02 2010,14:07

Glad to help keep this thread going, but -- wah! -- wuddabout my chords?

Really, it's a pretty little lilting broken-hearted love song.  Give it a listen and if you don't like, certainly I wouldn't expect anyone to labor over the chords...  But if someone DUZ LIKE, then I'd be exceptionally, eternally, nay, virtually grateful if they'd figger out the chord changes and pass them along.

Thanks in advance!
Posted by: Schroedinger's Dog on Aug. 02 2010,14:23

Quote (Steviepinhead @ Aug. 02 2010,20:07)
Glad to help keep this thread going, but -- wah! -- wuddabout my chords?

Really, it's a pretty little lilting broken-hearted love song.  Give it a listen and if you don't like, certainly I wouldn't expect anyone to labor over the chords...  But if someone DUZ LIKE, then I'd be exceptionally, eternally, nay, virtually grateful if they'd figger out the chord changes and pass them along.

Thanks in advance!
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Hi Stevie!

Ok, I'll get to it tomorrow and give you the basics.

EDIT: if you already have the starting chord, I can figure it out right now. Else I'll have to go and get my guitar or keyboard in the attic...
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 02 2010,14:35

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Aug. 02 2010,14:23)
Quote (Steviepinhead @ Aug. 02 2010,20:07)
Glad to help keep this thread going, but -- wah! -- wuddabout my chords?

Really, it's a pretty little lilting broken-hearted love song.  Give it a listen and if you don't like, certainly I wouldn't expect anyone to labor over the chords...  But if someone DUZ LIKE, then I'd be exceptionally, eternally, nay, virtually grateful if they'd figger out the chord changes and pass them along.

Thanks in advance!
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Hi Stevie!

Ok, I'll get to it tomorrow and give you the basics.

EDIT: if you already have the starting chord, I can figure it out right now. Else I'll have to go and get my guitar or keyboard in the attic...
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Do you have perfect pitch / perfect relative pitch?
Posted by: Schroedinger's Dog on Aug. 02 2010,14:40

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 02 2010,20:35)
 
Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Aug. 02 2010,14:23)
 
Quote (Steviepinhead @ Aug. 02 2010,20:07)
Glad to help keep this thread going, but -- wah! -- wuddabout my chords?

Really, it's a pretty little lilting broken-hearted love song.  Give it a listen and if you don't like, certainly I wouldn't expect anyone to labor over the chords...  But if someone DUZ LIKE, then I'd be exceptionally, eternally, nay, virtually grateful if they'd figger out the chord changes and pass them along.

Thanks in advance!
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Hi Stevie!

Ok, I'll get to it tomorrow and give you the basics.

EDIT: if you already have the starting chord, I can figure it out right now. Else I'll have to go and get my guitar or keyboard in the attic...
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Do you have perfect pitch / perfect relative pitch?
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perfect relative. But I couldn't sort out a A from a B. if you just pop a note to me without a reference...

BTW, it is done. Just work out the final structure, but it's not so hard:


(intro): C# minor, B minor

Verse: A major, F# minor, A major, B Minor, C# minor

Bridge: D major, B minor, C# minor, A major, B minor, A major, B minor, C# major, A major, B minor

Chorus (I suppose): D major, E major, A major, F# minor, B minor, C# minor, A major, B minor, C # major

Finish: A major
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 02 2010,14:42

Oh, I'm abusing your transcribing. Also, check out FB - looky what I'm getting :-)
Posted by: Schroedinger's Dog on Aug. 02 2010,14:46

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Oh, I'm abusing your transcribing. Also, check out FB - looky what I'm getting :-)
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Well, to answer the FB question: YES!!!

BTW, If you see any mistakes in my transcribe, feel free to correct. That was done in a rush, and I'm more used to french notation (do, re, mi...)
Posted by: Schroedinger's Dog on Aug. 02 2010,16:05

Just a quick tip to Stevie:

If you want to play it for funsies, without the track in the background, just transpose every thing by 3 semi-tones up (verse should then start in C major). It will be a lot easier to play, as it will mainly adress the basic chords with only a few bar-chords.

Just sayin' :)

EDIT: Damn and blast! I just realised this sounds oh so condescending! Forget that last post...
Posted by: Steviepinhead on Aug. 03 2010,08:39

First, thanks a bunch!  I REALLY appreciate it!

Second, it's impossible to condescend to a pinhead.

I do want to play it in the "original" register, and -- despite my utter helplessness at this point in my, heh, "career" at figuring it out for myself -- none of the chords will be a problem to play.

Well, none any more than any other, that is!

If you or anyone else stumbles across refinements, though, please let me know...

I just knew that AtBC was the place to come for this!  Coolness!
Posted by: Schroedinger's Dog on Aug. 03 2010,08:58

Glad to be of help :)
Posted by: Schroedinger's Dog on Aug. 04 2010,04:57

< Bwahahaha!!! >
Posted by: fnxtr on Aug. 04 2010,09:43

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Aug. 04 2010,02:57)
< Bwahahaha!!! >
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Obviously a retouched photo. The real Al Gore would have the Giger art from Frankenchrist on his wall.
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 11 2010,09:00

Mine!





---------------------QUOTE-------------------
"The Golden State" Stratocaster was specially built for California Governor Pete Wilson by master luthier George Amicay with the assistance of Jason Davis at the Fender Custom Shop in early Fall 1998. Unique, the bass side features a gorgeous, finely rendered five inch diameter carving of The Great Seal of the State of California overlaid with gold leaf paint. This handwork, quite labor-intensive, took Amicay 200 hours to complete and is signed "G. Amicay '98." On the treble side are the signatures of former California governors, Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian carved in facsimile, and adjacent to the Great Seal is the carved facsimile signature of Dan Lungren, California's Attorney General under Wilson who ran for but lost the 1998 governor's race. What had been planned as very special congratulatory gift from Wilson to Lundgren became, instead, a heartfelt token of consolation.

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Posted by: Schroedinger's Dog on Aug. 11 2010,09:11

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 11 2010,15:00)
Mine!





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"The Golden State" Stratocaster was specially built for California Governor Pete Wilson by master luthier George Amicay with the assistance of Jason Davis at the Fender Custom Shop in early Fall 1998. Unique, the bass side features a gorgeous, finely rendered five inch diameter carving of The Great Seal of the State of California overlaid with gold leaf paint. This handwork, quite labor-intensive, took Amicay 200 hours to complete and is signed "G. Amicay '98." On the treble side are the signatures of former California governors, Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian carved in facsimile, and adjacent to the Great Seal is the carved facsimile signature of Dan Lungren, California's Attorney General under Wilson who ran for but lost the 1998 governor's race. What had been planned as very special congratulatory gift from Wilson to Lundgren became, instead, a heartfelt token of consolation.

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Well done Rich! You made the right decision.

She's a beauty.
Posted by: fnxtr on Aug. 11 2010,09:36

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 11 2010,07:00)
Mine!





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"The Golden State" Stratocaster was specially built for California Governor Pete Wilson by master luthier George Amicay with the assistance of Jason Davis at the Fender Custom Shop in early Fall 1998. Unique, the bass side features a gorgeous, finely rendered five inch diameter carving of The Great Seal of the State of California overlaid with gold leaf paint. This handwork, quite labor-intensive, took Amicay 200 hours to complete and is signed "G. Amicay '98." On the treble side are the signatures of former California governors, Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian carved in facsimile, and adjacent to the Great Seal is the carved facsimile signature of Dan Lungren, California's Attorney General under Wilson who ran for but lost the 1998 governor's race. What had been planned as very special congratulatory gift from Wilson to Lundgren became, instead, a heartfelt token of consolation.

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Yup, that's real purdy.
Posted by: sledgehammer on Aug. 11 2010,23:59

Any chance we could see some closeups? esp the seal and that feature at fret 12 looks interesting.
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 12 2010,09:11

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Any chance we could see some closeups? esp the seal and that feature at fret 12 looks interesting.
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Here's a vid.

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFEg0KVB6ns >
Posted by: carlsonjok on Aug. 12 2010,10:07

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 12 2010,09:11)
 
Quote (sledgehammer @ Aug. 11 2010,23:59)
Any chance we could see some closeups? esp the seal and that feature at fret 12 looks interesting.
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Here's a vid.

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFEg0KVB6ns >
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If you have problems viewing videos, here is the script:

Lights raise on stoner standing with a guitar

Stoner: Wasssssup!

Shaky Camera work......EXTREME CLOSEUP!1!!!!!111!1!

Stoner: This one dude had this custom made for another dude as a gift.  Pretty sweet swag.....

awkward pause

Stoner: .....or not.

Stevie Ray Vaughn riff

Stoner: Uggh

Plays Deep Purple

Stoner: My woman from TOW-KAY-OHH!!!1!111!!

Stoner:  OwWWW!!!

More SRV

Stoner: Oh YEAH. Feel it!!

Fade to Black. Roll credits
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 12 2010,10:20

UD-style smackdown.

"Stoner" is a session guitarist who's played on albums by Tommy Lee, Methods of Mayhem, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Rob Zombie, Chris Daughtry, Alice Cooper, Thousand Foot Krutch and has appeared on The tonight show.

He has recorded guitars for a great number of other artists including:

Daughtry
Kelly Clarkson
Chris Cornell
Tommy Lee
Adam Lambert
Allison Iraheta
Ryan Star
Orianthi
Halestorm
Nick Lachey
Theory of a Deadman
Gavin Degraw
Apocalyptica
Thousand Foot Krutch
Melee
Cheyenne Kimball
Fefe Dobson
Day of Fire
Avril Lavigne
Rob Zombie
Andrew W.K.
BT
Alice Cooper
Methods of Mayhem
Our Lady Peace
Frozen Ghost

< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_X >

owwWW! Oh YEAH. Feel it!!
Posted by: carlsonjok on Aug. 12 2010,10:36

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 12 2010,10:20)
UD-style smackdown.

"Stoner" is a session guitarist who's played on albums by Tommy Lee, Methods of Mayhem, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Rob Zombie, Chris Daughtry, Alice Cooper, Thousand Foot Krutch and has appeared on The tonight show.
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I didn't say he wasn't good.  Anyone who can capture the essence of SRV is okay by me. It was more the video that tickled my funny bone.

PS: Apocalyptica?  I guess I better look them up again.  I thought they were just 4 cellos.
Posted by: Richardthughes on Aug. 12 2010,10:42

Hey - we don't all have "expelled - no facts required" size budgets.
Posted by: Steviepinhead on Aug. 12 2010,11:53

Sounds effin' beautiful...!
Posted by: Richardthughes on Nov. 21 2010,22:57

New:


Posted by: J-Dog on Nov. 22 2010,08:59

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New:


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Nice Design...
Posted by: Amadan on Dec. 23 2010,18:14

The late lamented < John Wadham > was brought in at one stage to try to teach Larry Mullen of U2 which end of the stick he was meant to hold.

The great man's verdict on Larry:



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That eejit doesn't have enough rhythm to masturbate.
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Posted by: fnxtr on Dec. 24 2010,02:59

Quote (Amadan @ Dec. 23 2010,16:14)
The late lamented < John Wadham > was brought in at one stage to try to teach Larry Mullen of U2 which end of the stick he was meant to hold.

The great man's verdict on Larry:

 

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That eejit doesn't have enough rhythm to masturbate.
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I'll never forgive him and Clayton wrecking the Mission Impossible theme by doing a version in 4/4. Ugly.
Posted by: carlsonjok on Dec. 28 2010,18:57

Any Audacity experts out there?  I got a USB turntable for Christmas and am having all sorts of problems trying to digitize some albums.  I have a few questions that, hopefully, will be quick to answer.  

PM me please.  Thanks in advance.
Posted by: Ftk on Jan. 26 2011,12:49

I was thinking that heddle should post his kid's video on this thread for posterity.

My kid plays the cello, and he turned me on to this band called Apocalytica.  They play classical/rock/metal.  Kinda unique.  

< video 1 >

< video 2 >
Posted by: Ftk on Jan. 26 2011,12:53

< one more >

Lotsa hair...just sayin'
Posted by: olegt on Jan. 26 2011,13:05

< "Lady Gaga" on frustrations in the life of a grad student >.

Highly addictive. Click at your own risk. You've been warned.
Posted by: Schroedinger's Dog on Jan. 26 2011,13:27

Careful FTK, Apocalyptica is a (not so typical but still) metal band.

The music of teh Devil!!!

Besides that, I hope you enjoy them, I saw them twice in concert, and it's incredible how much energy they deliver on stage with classical instruments.

And I agree that dheddle should post his son's videos here for all to enjoy...
Posted by: Ftk on Jan. 26 2011,14:10

I would love to take my kid to one of their concerts...he loves playing the cello, and I think it would inspire him all the more.  Not sure if they ever tour in the US?  I'll have to look into that.
Posted by: carlsonjok on Jan. 26 2011,14:42

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Jan. 26 2011,13:27)
Careful FTK, Apocalyptica is a (not so typical but still) metal band.

The music of teh Devil!!!
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I like Apocalyptica, but it just isn't the same without the well-loved Hetfield "Yeah!" mixed in.

< Linky for context >
Posted by: fnxtr on Jan. 26 2011,14:44

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Jan. 26 2011,11:27)
Careful FTK, Apocalyptica is a (not so typical but still) metal band.

The music of teh Devil!!!

Besides that, I hope you enjoy them, I saw them twice in concert, and it's incredible how much energy they deliver on stage with classical instruments.

And I agree that dheddle should post his son's videos here for all to enjoy...
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I'd love to see Peer Gynt mounted to suit their version of "In The Hall Of The Mountain King".
Posted by: Schroedinger's Dog on Feb. 06 2011,11:43

Gary Moore (Skid Row, Thin Lizzy...) passed way in his sleep this morning, in Spain.

After John Barry, this beginning of 2011 really stinks for music... :(
Posted by: fnxtr on Feb. 06 2011,11:58

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Feb. 06 2011,09:43)
Gary Moore (Skid Row, Thin Lizzy...) passed way in his sleep this morning, in Spain.

After John Barry, this beginning of 2011 really stinks for music... :(
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Mick Karn and Gerry Rafferty also left us this year already.
Posted by: Amadan on Sep. 23 2011,09:01

In the window of Opus II music shop on South Great George's St this week:




Respect
Posted by: Tony M Nyphot on April 21 2015,22:32

I know there are more than a few here at AtBC that fondle the guitar with much delight. I don't know how many are acoustic finger pickers.

I am...and I just learned of the recent passing of one of my main idols.

The world has lost a guitar genius without parallel.

I was privileged enough to attend a guitar camp he headlined, spending 2 2-hour private sessions learning from him. Oh...and share a bottle of "fantastic" Glenmorangie Highland over dinner after meeting back up with him at Denver concert years later.

< John Renbourn - NY Times >

< John Renbourn - The Gaurdian >

John and Bert were the guitarists I wanted to be. I would also thank them for introducing me to the music of Mingus and Monk.
Posted by: midwifetoad on April 22 2015,07:47

I first heard John Renbourn on the Pentangle album, Basket of Light, around 1970.I have several of his CDs.
Posted by: Cubist on Feb. 07 2016,04:23

I never checked this thread, on account of it didn't occur to me that "Muso" could be "music" misspelled…

I don't play guitar, or bass, or any stringed instrument, really. I'm okay on keyboards, but I prefer vocals, which I'm awfully damn good at, if I do say so myself; I'm in the baritone section of < Schola Cantorum >, and I was in a < band which never really went anywhere >. I was fairly active in filking several years ago, but fafiated due to financial issues.

Does anybody care if I post photos of my (non-guitar) instruments?
Posted by: k.e.. on Feb. 07 2016,07:54

Quote (Cubist @ Feb. 07 2016,12:23)
I never checked this thread, on account of it didn't occur to me that "Muso" could be "music" misspelled…

I don't play guitar, or bass, or any stringed instrument, really. I'm okay on keyboards, but I prefer vocals, which I'm awfully damn good at, if I do say so myself; I'm in the baritone section of < Schola Cantorum >, and I was in a < band which never really went anywhere >. I was fairly active in filking several years ago, but fafiated due to financial issues.

Does anybody care if I post photos of my (non-guitar) instruments?
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You have a photo of your vocal chords?
Posted by: NoName on Feb. 07 2016,08:00

Quote (Cubist @ Feb. 07 2016,05:23)
I never checked this thread, on account of it didn't occur to me that "Muso" could be "music" misspelled…

I don't play guitar, or bass, or any stringed instrument, really. I'm okay on keyboards, but I prefer vocals, which I'm awfully damn good at, if I do say so myself; I'm in the baritone section of < Schola Cantorum >, and I was in a < band which never really went anywhere >. I was fairly active in filking several years ago, but fafiated due to financial issues.

Does anybody care if I post photos of my (non-guitar) instruments?
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Please do  :)
I'm a keyboards (&effects/processing) guy.  "Retired"
Posted by: Glen Davidson on Feb. 07 2016,08:10



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Well, we'd need to know what "instruments" euphemizes.

Glen Davidson
Posted by: Bob O'H on Feb. 08 2016,03:49

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Well, we'd need to know what "instruments" euphemizes.

Glen Davidson
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The euphonium, obviously.
Posted by: Tony M Nyphot on Feb. 08 2016,09:45

Quote (Bob O'H @ Feb. 08 2016,02:49)
   
Quote (Glen Davidson @ Feb. 07 2016,08:10)
   

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Does anybody care if I post photos of my (non-guitar) instruments?
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Well, we'd need to know what "instruments" euphemizes.

Glen Davidson
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The euphonium, obviously.
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Speaking of < Euphonius instruments >, it is < scary > to note the passing of another creative original, who rarely produced < canned music. >

< Another one gone...RIP Dan Hicks. >

eta: < A 2nd Obit >

eta2: listening to "I Scare Myself"...contains one of the best and most unique violin solos ever
Posted by: Cubist on Feb. 09 2016,18:17

My instruments!


This one is Yamaha's SHS-10. Classic keytar, introduced to the market in 1987; I picked this one up on eBay a few months back. The ones that showed up in the US were red; Yamaha also made them in grey (like this one) and black models, the color of the case being the only difference between them all. DEVO may have been the most prominent SHS-10 users.

It's got 25 built-in voices, plus 25 built-in automatic percussion/accompaniment styles. No provision for modifying the voices. No MIDI in, but does have MIDI out on channels 1 thru 16. Built-in speaker so's you can play the thing without an external amp. Can run on six AA-cell batteries; with an external AC adapter, can run on house current.


This beast is another keytar, specifically Roland's Lucina AX-09. 150 built-in voices. Some minor voice-mod capabilities, but the user interface for said functions is (as you might surmise from the photo) highly awkward and inconvenient, so I haven't bothered with customizing any of the sounds. Fortunately, all the built-in voices are pretty damn good (albeit some are special-purpose sounds with a rather limited range of utility), so customizing said voices is more of a gee-it'd-be-nice thing than a practical necessity. Alas, the Lucina has no on-board speakers; one must plug into an external amplifier if one wishes to hear the thing.

On-board memory lets you store 12 voices, any of which you can recall with a two-button command; it also has a USB port, which lets you make a USB connection to a computer (control a software synth with the AX-09's keyboard, record/play music from a software sequencer), or plug in a USB thumb drive to make a backup copy of everything. Runs on eight AA-cell batteries (the manual specifies that they gotta be rechargeable NiMH batteries), or on house current via AC adapter. Mucho MIDI features, both -in and -out.
Posted by: NoName on Feb. 09 2016,20:41

Very cool!  Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: fnxtr on Feb. 09 2016,20:49

What, no tubon? :-)
Posted by: Cubist on Feb. 10 2016,01:06

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What, no tubon? :-)
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What's a 'tubon'?

[googling]

Ah… that's a tubon. Nice toy, but I'd rather not be stuck with 1966-vintage electronic voices. Hmm… maybe use current tech to build something with the same form factor…
Posted by: Cubist on Feb. 12 2016,17:56

And one more instrument, that I took a crap picture of the first time and just got around to re-taking!


It's a melodica, aka melodion. If you think of it as a harmonica with a keyboard, you'll be pretty close; that jobbie sticking off to the left is the mouthpiece into which you blow air, and each key is hooked up to obstruct or allow airflow past its own dedicated metal reed. Yes, I fully realize that "metal reed" is a weird phrase, but them's the breaks. In addition to the standard mouthpiece, it also came with a hose long enough that you can hold the thing in a position that lets you see the keyboard properly whilst playing it:


It's the Performer37 model from Hohner (see also: "harmonica with a keyboard"). 37 keys yields a range of a touch more than three octaves; I'd kinda like to have a melodica with a wider range than that, but the only ones I've been able to find out about on the net are 44-key models that cost an order of magnitude more than my Hohner did. Sorry, guys, but I ain't got that much money to throw around!

Am pleasantly surprised to discover the number of AtBC regulars who are musically inclined. Depending on physical locations, it might be nice to try to get together for a jam session or something. Myself, I'm in San Jose, California; anybody else in the Bay Area? Specific details of your location need not be mentioned in the forum, that's what PM and/or email is for.
Posted by: Tony M Nyphot on April 21 2019,23:00

Even guitar playing experiences evolution...

< With or Without You >

< Thunderstruck >

< Billie Jean (Left-handed on a 12-fret) >
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