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About guitarsophist

I'm a guitar-playing rhetorician professor.

From 2012

Craig found a CD of stuff we had done in 2012. Here’s a track that I don’t think I have posted before. It’s a version of “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones: I don’t remember what guitar, amp, or cymbals this … Continue reading

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Distortion Using Avantone CK-1

This is just a clip to help the Reaper forum troubleshoot this distortion problem: A second clip of the end of the track: Update: the thread is here: Reaper Forum Discussion Apparently, this is a noisy mic. It may have … Continue reading

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New Snare and New Tracks

My cajon-based mini drum kit is now complete with the addition of a 10″ Gretsch Blackhawk Mighty Mini snare. Here it is: Today, I went out to Craig’s to try out the new kit. We recorded a bunch of stuff. … Continue reading

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Meinl Direct Drive Cajon Pedal

I am working on turning my cajon into a mini drum kit. I have a Meinl low hi-hat stand on order (it is backordered until August) but I have received a very innovative Meinl Direct Drive cajon pedal.  It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Funky One Chord Jam

This track was an experiment. I wanted to see if I could play cajon with my left hand while playing a ride cymbal with my right.  It turns out that I can! This is almost 8:00 minutes long and it … Continue reading

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In Search of a Pickguard

My Casino came without a pickguard.  A lot of people take them off and then they get lost.  I wanted mine to have one, for two reasons.  One, when I finger pick I tend to anchor my hand on my … Continue reading

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Very Superstitious

Got together today with Craig.  Here is a version of Superstition with Craig on a Tele that just got its old three barrel brass bridge back.  At some point he had had a six saddle steel bridge put on, but … Continue reading

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