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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Mic or plug in?
« on: October 29, 2010, 01:04:08 PM »
Let take thread drift a little further...I went in Art's Music (my new favorite shop) at lunch to pick up some new strings.  Oh to have an unlimited checking account...I'd still be in there buying stuff.  ;  )

Post your thoughts on Banjos & Mandolins / Banjo for sale?
« on: October 28, 2010, 03:14:45 PM »
Originally posted by jerryaubrey

I'm addicted worse than smack or crack!

Me too buddy!  I was just looking at the under $1000 banjos at  

Unfortunatley I can't afford a new one right now but I noticed some good looking ones under the Recording King, Bean Blossom, and the Gold Tone Cripple Creek all under $400.  Don't know what shipping to the UK would be.  

I have an old Harmony Marquis and adjusted the coordinating rod and it did wonders for the string action.  Too bad the neck has a little twist in it but I get by.

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Mic or plug in?
« on: October 27, 2010, 08:27:33 AM »

Thank goodness the moderators aren't too critical about thread drift.....if we had to stay on topic around here, this place would be lifeless as a graveyard!

Thread drift...I like that!

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Mic or plug in?
« on: October 26, 2010, 10:33:39 AM »
I think most of us on here, more often than not, hastily type posts or replies while at work or on the go and sometimes make a mistake or typo.  Pointing them out is pretty much a waste of time as has been clearly argued by others in this thread.  

Now if you'll excuse me I've got to go finish my essay on Eric Clapton's epic lyrical mis-ewes of the Anglish langwige and his rold in the dummming down of hewmanitie.

Now that's a boat.

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Mic or plug in?
« on: October 22, 2010, 03:51:19 PM »
Thanks for all the input.  I really have no idea about the PA setup so I'll start there and see what I can find out.

As much as I hate to fork out the $25 if this isn't gonna be my main guitar, I may have my local shop setup the WD7 just for the convenience of a plug in.  Like I said, I haven't done this in a long time and I'm libel to inadvertently wander away from the mic while pickin'.  ; )

As for the program, I'll be playing 6 songs and will have some help on the vocals (thank goodness).  I'll also get to step out here and there with a short solo/fill in.  

It'll be fun, really laid back.


I looked on their site and all they have is the WD10S. Is this the same guitar as the beloved D10S, only with the W added in the name?

Unfortunately, I've never played a D10S so I can't compare but I can say for sure that my WD10S is pretty sweet.  

I love the satin finish neck, very nice feel, and it seems to be put together very well.  The only thing I had to do is loosen the truss rod a bit (and that's about 4 mos after it came-it was good right out of the box).  

I'm due for some new strings but the sound is very good as far as I'm concerned.  

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Mic or plug in?
« on: October 19, 2010, 02:46:24 PM »

It would depend on the quality of the mic, for me.  I'd suggest you get a friend who plays to help you preview the sound quality both mic'ed and plugged need to be out in the audience area as (s)he plays, b/c I can tell ya that the acoustics of the room really alter the sound quality relative to what you hear from an on-stage monitor. The audience will be out make sure they get the best sound you can give them.

Good idea...the PA and mics should be good quality equipment but I can't vouch for the acoustics.  It's not in the main worship center it's in the fellowship hall which was not really designed for me and my guitar.

The problem with my WD7 is the setup, or lack thereof.  A good $25 worth of tweaking from my local guitar shop might solve the problem altogether.  But I'd still rather use the WD10.  It's such a sweet guitar.

Rocket, that's awfully nice of you to offer that Les Paul on loan.  You covering shipping charges too? [;)]  

I used to own a Les Paul Custom and sold it to buy a $350 bass to play in a band.  Probably one of many dumb moves I made in my early 20s...but I like to think of it as exchanging a material possession for a year of fun doing Van Halen, Hendrix, ZZ Top and KISS covers. [;)]

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Mic or plug in?
« on: October 19, 2010, 10:50:51 AM »
I have been asked to help lead the music portion of an international thanksgiving dinner/worship service at my church!  I’m excited to be able to help out and play in front of people.  Something I haven’t done in a long time and something I hope to do more of in the future.  It sounds like I’ll be the only one playing but there will be a few others up there with me singing along.  It’s in just 2 weeks and we’ll lead about 6 songs so no big deal really, but I’m pretty excited!

I also have a dilemma.  The WD10S doesn’t have a plug in/preamp like my WD7 does.  But the WD10 sounds and plays so much better.  So I can either play my WD10 through a mic or take my WD7 to get a little overhaul at a local shop to see if it helps playability.  

(I suppose I could invest in a pickup for the WD10 but I can’t really afford it right now so that’s probably not an option, but not totally off the table)

So what would you do?  Mic the “good” guitar or opt for the ease of the plug in and try to get the WD7 up to snuff?

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Frustration
« on: October 15, 2010, 01:53:05 PM »
and No (kept a nice drum set of my buddies in my house for a year and never touched 'em).

Sometimes I need to change channels.  For example, the past few months I've been fingerpicking everything, I mean everything.  Sometimes just fingers but I usually have a thumb pick on.  I haven't touched a flat pick much at all lately.  

Like I've been trying to hammer down this lead run forever and I actually found, after a little work, that I could finger pick it (thumb and index) cleaner and faster than I could with a flat pick. Funny.

I also switch up between my guitar and newly discovered banjo.  That sorta keeps things fresh on both instruments.

Bottom line, although I do get frustrated sometimes, I don't think I'd ever give up guitar or banjo.  I do what I can do and I enjoy it, and that's all I can ask for.

Originally posted by Tio Kimo

Junior, Toaster, Gentelman,

I humbly submit the best young hard rock band in the land

I've seen these guys live 3X, and each time left the building elated, exhausted and with hope for the future of humanity

I like that...great sound.  I'd go see 'em!

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Guitar Ensemble (+ & -)
« on: September 22, 2010, 12:31:45 PM »
Sounds like a GREAT opportunity Jr88....soak up all the knowledge and technique you can and enjoy!

Originally posted by Tio Kimo

There was a time, way back in the desolate 80's that I was required to be heavily exposed to Christian pop/rock( i even opened for Michael W. Smith in Duluth MN in Feb '87). I kept wanting somebody to show me something other than retread mainstream crap with different lyrics.

Never happened.

Tio...the christian music scene, particularly christian rock, has gotten dramatically better since the 80s.  I am a child of the 80s and the Amy Grants, Petras and Michael W Smiths never appealed to me either as a teen and still don't today.  

I think the talent, the style, the writing (both music and lyrics) and overall production quality is much improved.  

The most rockin' album (CD actually) I've acquired in a loooooooong time is ironically from christian rock band Third Day and is titled Revelation.

I literally have not taken this outta my CD player in my truck in months and would put it up there as one of my favorite CD/albums EVER of any genre.

Once in a blue moon you have one those that just jumps out and grabs you and you can't get it out of your mind.  

Originally posted by Toaster20Who do they have that comes close?   80's punk was cool for awhile, but since then practically nothing interests me at all and it makes me sad.

Is rock and roll dead or will someone come along to save it?

I don't know man, right now it looks pretty grim on the rock n roll front, but then again I thought the same thing in the late 80s/early 90s and then along comes Tom Petty and Guns N Roses to save the day.

I don't even listen to radio rock n roll right now, at least the new stuff.  I probably listen to more country because there are some phenomenal pickers out there like Paisley and Urban.  And classic rock.

I'm betting the old musical wheel of fortune will roll around again and somebody will come out and blow our minds with a reminder that basic 3 chord rock is still king.  But who's it gonna be this time?

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