One of my most precious possessions is an LP that Charles Mingus signed in 1966 not once, but twice, and he also hand-numbered the labels - mine is #31.
The album was initially only available by mailing a check to Mingus' NYC apartment. I found it for 75 cents at a charity sale in San Francisco...
May I suggest trying Thomastik Infeld Jazz Swing flatwounds? They cost more, it's true, but they usually last around 12 months, so they do offer good value. They also have round cores, making them more pliable, and their tone is superior.
From wiki's page on "Are You Experienced":
[Hendrix' manager Chas] Chandler had agreed to audition the finished LP for Polydor's head of A&R, Horst Schmaltze, at 11 a.m., so after a few hours of sleep he prepared a suitable vinyl demo and traveled to Polydor. Chandler recalled: "As Horst...
I think a lot of us are experiencing this. On some days I need to force myself to pick up the guitar just so that I don't lose my dexterity. Sometimes it feels satisfying and refreshing to play, other times it feels like an aimless chore.
That's a common opinion, and one I agree with. I adore my 000-15SM!
If you're buying a brand new one, don't be surprised if it sounds constricted; mahogany takes a while to open up. A year from now it will be amazing.
MUST HEAR: Suzy Quatro's teen garage band, the Pleasure Seekers.
Well I love you baby
I'm telling you right here
But please don't make me decide baby
Between you and a bottle of beer
Baby come on over
Come on over to my side
Well I may not live past twenty-one
What a way to die!
A few months ago, a clean 2002 Technics SL-1200MK2, already modded by KAB USA to add 78 speed, fell into my lap for FREE. (It's a long story.)
In its stock form, its performance was unremarkable - imaging was pretty 2D and there was a metallic harshness to the treble. I had owned (and foolishly...
Where you are in your process of returning to gigging? Are you just starting in person rehearsals socially distanced, gigging outside only, inside, going on a tour, not worrying about social distancing, wearing masks or not pre or post gig, etc. And if you gigged, how did it go, good crowd...
Yeah, they never played anywhere close to where I was living at the time. I did get to see the Style Council at their peak, in August 1985 at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, during a moment when they had the #1 album and single in the UK.
Steve Cropper is my main man, so I bought a MIJ '60s Tele and put Fender US Vintage '64 PUs on it, and it has Fender US threaded steel saddles.
I've never owned a maple-necked Tele, but I have experimented with brass barrel saddles and hated them; they sounded too soft and warm. I much prefer...