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Rockerbob last won the day on April 19

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  1. Some would say everything I play is improvised, even when not intended to be. The latest CD my collaborator and I compiled was intended to sound mostly like a 3 piece garage band jamming on a lick. We have played together for about 25 years, so we can add structure to a jam with a single word, glance, movement, or other cue, but it usually comes down to a tiny bit new and a lot of same old. I keep telling my collaborator I only know one lick, and just move it up and down. After 25 years he still thinks I play different and "new" stuff all the time. :-)
  2. Radical Rockstar saying Hello

    Greetings and felicitations! Here's some food for thought. I'm neither a rocker or a Bob. :-)
  3. Welcome. There are many old fart guitar players here, myself included. Fifty seems young, and I'm only 61. There are good lessons here. Many of them are free.
  4. Hello Everyone

    Greetings and felicitations!
  5. strap locks

    Most strap locks replace the strap button on the guitar side, so the same screw goes back in, or a new screw of a similar size. Then you have to fart around getting the strap side installed. Pain in the ass. I have yet to drop a guitar because the strap came off.
  6. Tuners

    Changing tuning machines is not very difficult, but usually not something I would recommend to the inexperienced. Sometimes you need new screw holes. Sometimes the hole for the tuner needs to be enlarged. I always used a hand reamer if the hole needed to be bigger. Sometimes the holes are too big and then require special grommets or bushings. Also, tuning machines are almost never the reason a guitar goes out of tune. How they are installed in much more likely. Crap tuners are hard to get in tune, but the physics of it makes it near impossible for the post to rotate as long as the post gear and worm gear are engaged. I like better tuners because they make tuning easier and will last almost forever. $150 is the low end of decent tuning machines.
  7. Hello

    Greetings from Colorado, USA.
  8. Hi, I'm new member!

    Greetings and felicitations!
  9. Guitars for Sale?

    Don't you already have a guitar or two and can't yet play? I think you have a desire to have guitars, but not so much passion regarding playing. If you want to spend money, I have a 1966 Ampeg Jet guitar amp for sale. Its in great condition. I bought it 30 some years ago and it has been in my studio/office ever since. It would cost about $50 to pack it up and ship it. https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/vintage-1966-ampeg-jet-model/6527940520.html
  10. Hello from Canada

    I agree, although there are people that want to make money playing. They have to make the audience happy. I quit playing for money decades ago.
  11. reading music

    I don't read music. I can tell you the notes on the staff, but I have to think about it, and its not how I learned.
  12. Hello from Canada

    Welcome to a bunch of guitar players. Be afraid. Be very afraid. :-) If you are committed, try to avoid ShadyBrook. I hear its haunted.
  13. percussion on mini guitars

    Usually by hitting the guitar with your hands or other implement.
  14. Earth fire acoustic

    I am stuck on Imperial measure, but I can do the conversions. The high E, from the bottom of the string to the top of the 12th fret should be close to 1/16 inch or 1.5748 mm. The bottom of the low E string to the top of the 12th fret should be around 3/32 inches or 2.38125 mm. My guitars are very close to exactly those numbers. At the nut we're looking at something just bigger than a hair. Perhaps 1/64 inch, or 0.396875 mm. Here's the answer from the experts at Frets.com: http://frets.com/FretsPages/Musician/GenSetup/NutAction/nutaction.html Frets.com is a great guitar resource. Bookmark it.
  15. May as Well Buy This

    It looks in good condition, but being a guitar snob, I don't think a Gretsch made in Korea is really a Gretsch. Of course, that's why the low price. If I bought a Gretsch, I think I would get an older 6120 - the model that George Harrison played in early Beatles recordings. $2000 to $3000, so I'll not be buying one.