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    Re: Song Writers???

    it can be either, or both. very rarely does it start with a chord progression. or a riff for that matter.

    songwriting is indeed a skill you can learn and get better at. It's like anything else, it...
  2. Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    the good ol' Boss TU-3 is solid, reliable, accurate, and cheap on the used market.
    The Polytune pedal is also rock solid, just as accurate as anything else, and locks in FAST. I have three TU-3's...
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    there are no banjo jokes, only cautionary tales.
  4. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    That's an Ibanez V.
  5. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    Bingo. If I were to actually write it out in standard notation I'd be doing it in 3/4. K.I.S.S.
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    Re: Ashokan Farewell Tabs anyone?

    copyright only applies to performance for profit. Either for the benefit of the venue's or the performer's wallet. A front porch for fun doesn't ping the meter.
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    Re: Ashokan Farewell Tabs anyone?

    if the venue has payed their BMI/ASCAP/SESAC dues it's legal.
  8. Re: ISO Tabs for The Dead South by The Dead South

    sorry. I'm pretty busy lately, been on the road for a couple months. Since St. Paddy's actually. Finally done with that leg and back home.

    I just knocked that one out on my laptop since we were...
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    Re: radius fretboard why?

    I'm going to put on my flame suit for a few minutes and say some stuff that a few folks are going to take issue with. That's ok. It'd be nice if they would actually think for a minute about stuff,...
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    Re: Do We Really Need Another Pick Thread?

    Stop making sense. Next you'll be saying that the passive-agressive "I'm sure that others will be along to reply soon, but while you wait I did a search for you so you can read up" type responce...
  11. Thread: Iwamoto?

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    Re: Iwamoto?

    I did, just to see what an old F5 with a new fingerboard was like.

    FWIW, the 'Moto smokes the Northfields and Collings that were there to compare with. IMHO. Of course, that's just one cat's...
  12. Thread: Iwamoto?

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    Re: Iwamoto?

    The Iwamoto here in Seattle is certainly not 1.25" and I'd be willing to bet that the one on Reverb is the ol' Gibson width as well.
  13. Re: string size for Gg-Dd-aa-ee or GG-DD-aa-ee 26" zouki

    any of the commercially available Irish 'zouk sets will work for those tunings. OP didn't specify what model Hora 'zouk, but the Irish 'zouk sets will work with few minutes of set-up.

    I'm...
  14. Thread: Iwamoto?

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    Re: Iwamoto?

    if it's there in a month it may end up with me. Right now I've got other fish I gots to fry. Believe me, it was tough to walk out of there without it. Twice.

    I hadn't heard of Takeshi Iwamoto...
  15. Thread: Iwamoto?

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    Re: Iwamoto?

    I don't sell instruments. Well, I've sold one strat in the past 25 years but that's it. It'd be like selling children.

    One is never enough. The only proper number of instruments has very specific...
  16. Thread: Iwamoto?

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    Re: Iwamoto?

    Kau Kau has a lunch special that's killer: BBQ pork, fried rice, veg, and a choice of side for $6.50. Kau Kau is THE spot for Chinese BBQ.
  17. Thread: Iwamoto?

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    Iwamoto?

    My bass player and went for our weekend Kau Kau lunch and then headed over to Dusty Strings to see what was new since we'd hit Emerald City before lunch...

    Saw a mandolin by a Japanese Luthier...
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    Re: Question for Eastman Owners

    I've got a couple Eastmans I take to bar gigs and festivals, a 614 and an 814. Both of 'em as well as a number of Eastmans I've worked on for friends have all been really fussy about strings. Guage,...
  19. Thread: Condon

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    Re: Condon

    legend has it that the band would hide Eddie's amp, or cut the cord off, or whatever they thought they could get away with to keep him from soloing. Not that he couldn't, he could play like an angel....
  20. Re: Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Eric Idle's Guitar Case!

    saw that a few weeks ago. Thought it was one of the worst case designs I'd seen in a long time. I wouldn't trust it myself. Handle's on the wrong side of the case, webbing for the handle doesn't wrap...
  21. Re: How do you approach a complex piece of music

    something to think about:
    there are quite a few different strategies suggested in the thread. There are also a few "I can't learn that way" responces. Keep in mind these are all strategies to use in...
  22. Re: Volume of oval vs f-hole for Irish session music

    Cue the outraged replies.
    The shape of the hole is insignificant compared to wether the fretboard is 'floating' like an F5 or fixed to the top like an F4.
    Comes down to what you like and the...
  23. Re: How do you approach a complex piece of music

    way back when I was an undergrad working for my MUCH, I had to memorize stacks of repertoire. It was somewhat daunting to get an hour's worth or better of solo music down for the twice a semester...
  24. Re: Trinity College TM-375 recommended strings

    the GHS Irish zouk set is usually 5 bucks. Elderly music always has them in stock. I've found them on Amazon for cheap on occasion. When I find em cheap I stock up.
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    Re: Considering a Blue Chip Pick?

    add one more to the BC don't make much difference club.
    I've found that thickness and shape mean more than material just as long as it's not made of metal or something with a relatively low...
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