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Recent content by Wag

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    Smallest change to your guitar that made a big tonal difference.

    I handed it to someone with real talent. Geeezus man.....that guitar sounded sooooo sweet. :rockin (The killer tone imparted unto said guitar mysteriously vanished after it was handed back to me later that day. Dunno... your results may vary) :huh
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    Classic Rock Driving Songs

    I love that the Deep Purple fans have posted Highway Star no less than a half dozen times in the span of an (as of this posting) 8 page thread. lol...We're a loyal lot to be sure. However... You cannot be a DP fan and not appreciate Chickenfoot's excellent cover of Highway Star. They play it...
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    Lightest gauge acoustic strings you can get?

    I would definitely recommend trying a set of Martin Extra-Lights (,10-.47). They are the best light gauge acoustic strings I've run across so far.
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    Do you hate the looks of a soundhole pickup?

    Y'all need to dig a little deeper and think this through..... It's not the soundhole pickup that you need to eliminate. It's the soundhole! :bonk Problem solved! :banana
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    Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar Recommendations?

    https://www.washburn.com/product/eact42s/ A few months back, while hunting for an Epi SST I stumbled across one of these Washburns in minty condition and priced to move. I had a "next to nothing" amount of knowledge and experience with classical guitars in general and absolutely ZERO knowledge...
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    Oliver Woods' old Gibson acoustic and gear?

    Allow me to introduce you and yea....it is a sexy guitar to be sure. {Oliver tuning up his Gibby}
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    Oliver Woods' old Gibson acoustic and gear?

    Forgive my off topic reply: I've long been a fan of Oliver's and as much as I like The Wood Brothers... *sigh* ...I sure do miss King Johnson.
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    Pickup Height, such a mystery

    I don't believe it was meant to be a one-size-fits-all solution but rather an effective starting point. It provides that "baseline" for those of us that have little experience dialing in pups so you're not just shooting blind. You notice that he did say "as a general rule...." and explained how...
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    Pickup Height, such a mystery

    Here's what Bill Lawrence had to say on the subject: "The distance between pickup and string is a very important factor for output and sound. As a general rule for the bridge pickup - put a nickel on top of the pickup under the high E string and play the highest note on that string. Adjust the...
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    Help me with the blues

    Right there is the key. Playing blues is NOT a solo activity. (yea...I know y'all want to pick this apart. In the context of THIS man's question, let's not debate it. Perhaps I should say "LEARNING blues is not a solo activity?") Not long ago I was in a similar situation. Though I would listen...
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    Ugh... think I’m going down the pickup rabbithole

    Don't put those tools away.....just yet. If you've never owned a set of Bill Lawrence pups you owe it to yourself to read up on them. There's no charge for learnin' about new stuff. It's totally free. Besides....Bill's story is very interesting and he was a major influence in music industry...
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    Gold top P90 Les Paul with Black Plastic

    LOL.....(at one time I had ALL CHROME cosmetics on it) but.....Just for fun, a photo of it when it sported chrome P90 covers and black top hats:
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    Realization: my rhythm work sucks... fun rock songs to work with

    I second the "avoid rock" suggestion. You'll end up doing nothing but power chords. Find you some good blues tunes. Not your basic 3 chord 1,4,5 variety but some blues with a bit of depth to them. And if the blues aren't your thing, then think "songs that would work well in a solo or duo...
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    Who makes the best string gauges?

    don't leave home without it...lol