She was a tremendous talent who left us far too soon. I first heard her in 2006, when a DJ on a modern alternative station said he heard her on a weekend show of theirs, and he said he had to play her even though she wasn't on the playlist. He played "You Know That I'm No Good" and I was...
There's a tremendous wealth of information available here. TGP can suck you in for hours at a time, so bear that in mind as you juggle your business and music projects!
What part of south Florida are you in? Central Palm Beach county is where I currently reside.
This gets posted a lot but you need to have one of these in you gig bag at all times:
It will help you find outlets that have faulty or missing grounds, neutral issues and reversals.
Properly grounded outlets and shielded instruments will go a long way to minimizing hum.
Donnie, I did almost the same thing. Some on here recommended In Absentia, which I loved. Played it to death before finally buying another PT album, which was Deadwing.
Wish I would have been hip to them a few years ago, as they played in Miami in 2010!
Well, once I got good gear and discovered it wasn't the issue that left just me and my technique. At that point I just started practicing more.
So good gear did that for me :)
Didn't Hendrix just play off the shelf Strats? Didn't stop him from sounding amazing!
I was scrolling through the channels on my Blu-Ray player and I checked out SnagFilms. They had a good documentary on solidbody guitars. When I checked out their web site they had quite a few documentaries on musicians and music gear. Here's a link to one I saw...
The problem with even a regulated supply in this scenario is that if the voltage drops below a certain threshold it won't have sufficient voltage to produce a stable 9 VDC, thus it will have ripples in the output that will affect your effects.
I lived in Islip when I was a kid, moved to south Florida in the late 60's. Met a great gal down here last year, she lived in Commack the same time I lived in Islip. Small world, eh?
I work for a large telecom company as a central office tech. Do everything from dialtone to OC192.