Category Archives: Music and Guitar

Posts about music, guitars, amplifiers, new songs, etc.

Old Rehearsal Tape

I have been cleaning out my old house and I came across a cassette of a rehearsal tape that Craig and I made for a funeral. Our friend and band mate John Lee had been killed in an automobile accident.  … Continue reading

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Epiphone Casino and a New Amp

It’s been a while since the guitarsophist blog has had an update.  I have been busy with my other blog, Teaching Text Rhetorically.  But I have a new/used guitar–an Epiphone Casino.  Here it is in all its cherry red glory: … Continue reading

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New Banjo Bridge

I have only been playing banjo since December, but I am already changing out the parts! Today I installed a new bridge, handmade by Tim Purcell. I ordered it from his site. Tim makes bridges out of many different types … Continue reading

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Clawhammer Banjo

During winter break, I was suddenly struck with the idea of learning to play the five-string banjo.  I had never had a banjo, except for one I borrowed briefly about 20 years ago.  I wasn’t particularly interested in bluegrass.  I … Continue reading

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Yamaha Guitalele

A while ago I promised a post about my guitalele.  I am finally getting around to it.  Mine is finished in “persimmon.” You can also get them in natural and black. They are $99 almost anywhere. I think that Yamaha … Continue reading

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Cracked Cymbal

I recently bought a Paiste black label 2002 20″ crash from a colleague.  I will probably write more about that later.  However, my friend threw in a cracked 20″ A. Zildjian & Cie Constantinople ride cymbal for free.  This cymbal … Continue reading

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Sillenium Jest

This is another track featuring the Wuhan China.  It has moments, but it is not tight.  I needed someone to hit the record button for me because it was hard to get behind the drum kit in time. The ride … Continue reading

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