Category Archives: Music and Guitar

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

Another Craig and John Jam

Today we were going to go to the Amigo guitar show but we were having such a good time playing that we decided not to. On the first jam Craig played my MiM ash Telecaster through Tonelib Deluxe sim with … Continue reading

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Cordoba Mini II MH

I like to bring a guitar along on vacations, going to the beach, biking to the park, or hiking in the mountains. At first, I had a Martin Backpacker, one of the early ones with the small headstock. I liked … Continue reading

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A Day of Jams

I got together today with my friend Craig. We have been playing guitar together for more than 50 years. Craig is playing a fairly recent Danelectro with lipstick pickups though my Super Champ XD. He plays finger style and the … Continue reading

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Rode NT-USB

These days, I am doing a lot of video conferencing and shooting instructional videos with my Dell laptop. The internal mic wasn’t cutting it and the cheap lapel mic I bought wasn’t much better. I started searching for a USB … Continue reading

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Another TDPRI Backing Track

I have been doing a lot of TDPRI backing tracks. This one wouldn’t upload on Soundcloud because even though the creator of the backing track gave permission, Soundcloud thinks that uploading it is a copyright violation. It’s just an acoustic … Continue reading

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Hotone Mojo Diamond

A long time ago I bought a Crate VC 508, a 5 watt tube amp with an 8″ speaker, an amp that a colleague recently took for a long term unauthorized loan (long story). When I had the amp, I … Continue reading

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SoundCloud

The folks on the telecaster discussion board are used to using SoundCloud to host the tracks they create for their Backing Track Challenge activity. Several told me that I would get more attention if I posted Soundcloud links instead of … Continue reading

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Tweed Pignose

A few years ago I acquired a tweed Pignose. I don’t think I have posted about it here before. Here’s a pic: The first thing I will say is that it looks way cooler than it sounds. It sounds best … Continue reading

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Still More TDPRI STuff

This is a slow rock thing that is reminiscent of Neil Young. I played my strat through Tonelib. I did it in one take, so it is what it is. This is a blues shuffle. I got out my Roland … Continue reading

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More TDPRI Backing Tracks

This is a “Slow Pop” backing track. I used my Tele through the Tonelib Deluxe amp sim with Bounce reverb, a Marshall 4×12 cabinet, and a simulation of a Klon Centaur distortion pedal. They had a “Big Band” track up … Continue reading

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