Category Archives: Music and Guitar

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

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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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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