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I'm a guitar-playing rhetorician professor.

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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Fast Samba

I recorded this to test a couple of different mics for recording the cajon.  I used a Sennheiser E 602 II, which I used to mic my kick drum with, on the cajon port, and an Avantone CK-1 small capsule … Continue reading

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Cajon in 6/8

In creating this track I had two purposes.   First, try out a new plugin called Bass Professor II from Sonic Anomaly.  Second, I have been practicing a cajon pattern in 6/8, so I wanted to try it out.  No amps … Continue reading

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A Dylan Cover

I don’t do covers very often, but I felt like playing “She Belongs to Me.” It’s the Casino, the cajon, and the solo is, surprisingly enough, my guitalele.

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More Old Recordings of Old Originals

I seem to be encountering old recordings of things from my past these days.  I have posted a new version of an old song.  Now I have some more old versions. Back in the 1970’s my friend Craig was in … Continue reading

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A quick track with the Casino and the Cajon

This track is with the new Lollar pickups through the direct out of the Katana. Rhythm and lead are both the neck pickup because that was what worked for the track.  The rhythm is the clean model, the lead the … Continue reading

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Lollar 50’s Wind Dogears Installed

I haven’t picked it up yet (will do tomorrow), but Craig and Mike the tech say that the pickup transplant was a great success.  According to Craig, “The guitar surpasses all expectations . . .ideal scenario manifested completely . . … Continue reading

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“Waiting” with Cajon

Today I went to Craig’s to deliver the parts that are going into the Epiphone Casino.  We wanted to make some more tracks with the old pickups for comparison.  Craig played the Casino through my Boss Katana 50.  I played … Continue reading

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New Pickups Coming

I have decided to put new pickups and wiring in the Epiphone Casino.  The options were somewhat limited because of the design of the guitar.  The Casino requires a short dogear P-90 in the neck and a tall dogear P-90 … Continue reading

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