Category Archives: Music and Guitar

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

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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Wuhan 18″ China Cymbal

I recently bought some  2.3 millimeter drum hoops for the snare and the 10″ tom on my Tama kit.  To get free shipping I needed to buy something else, so I added an 18″ Wuhan China cymbal.  When the cymbal … Continue reading

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Instrumentals

Craig has a new Magic Amp Vibro Prince.  It is beautiful in appearance and in sound.  We grew up playing Fender blackface amplifiers–Twin Reverbs, Bandmasters, and Deluxe Reverbs–so the blackface sound is what guitar amplifiers should sound like for our … Continue reading

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