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  1. Here's one of my favorite covers. Merry Christmas. http://www.rockerbob.com/mp3/WomensUnderwear_mix1.mp3
  2. Another cover of a "Twisted Christmas" song. http://www.rockerbob.com/mp3/WhiteTrashChristmas_mix2.mp3
  3. This my cover of a Bob Rivers Twisted Christmas tune. I had to bring in my horn section. http://www.rockerbob.com/mp3/RestroomDoorSaid Gentlemen1.mp3
  4. I went back and looked. This is a plain vanilla mp3 audio file. You could try right clicking and save it to local media. It might work better, or at all.
  5. I was loaded when I posted. That could be the problem. It could also be the video compressor I'm now using, but don't know very well. I can't get anything out of it except .mov. I find .mp4 to be more universally compatible.
  6. Electric Guitars

    Getting a custom hand crafted guitar can be a great thing, or a big disappointment. I do have a comment on your friend making "perfect" guitars. I have a bit of experience with guitars and due to the basic design of a guitar, it can never be perfect. I have a few in the $5000 range that approach perfect, but that's about as good as it gets. Approaching perfect perhaps, but the laws of physics make a perfect guitar impossible. This is true for most instruments, not just guitars. How much does your friend charge to make a guitar? If they approach perfect and are less than $5K, I might want one.
  7. Christmas music. This is my arrangement of "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear." I played it in DADGAD tuning. Merry Christmas http://www.rockerbob.com/mp3/Midnight Clear_newmaster1.mp3
  8. Midnight Clear

    Its from a few years ago. I would have to run through it many times to play it well now.
  9. Here is a tune for Christmas. I recorded this almost 10 years ago. Its a beautiful melody. The words are a little weird. Silent Night_newmaster2.mp3
  10. Silent Night

    Thanks. I try.
  11. Midnight Clear

    Thank you!
  12. Silent Night

    Not being a religious person I find religious lyrics to be strange enough.
  13. Two questions on tabs

    I always play with a flatpick. I use what is called hybrid style.
  14. Silent Night

    Thanks. I can't hear so emotion is all that's left.
  15. Hello from Spain

  16. HELP-how to I get out of 2006

    But it does show that the forum members are friendly and courteous. That is what a introduction post is for. Also, I saw nothing going back and forth. Welcome to the forum.
  17. Getting in the Christmas spirit

    Nice arrangement! I could pickup most of the notes through the damn hearing aids. Merry Christmas.
  18. Scale on scales

    Learning scales could be of great help. I don't know because I never learned any. Over a long period of time I just learned notes that I like. They are most probably based on at least one scale, and perhaps more than one. I just tried to learn songs. The song forced me to learn new things. Over time I learned a lot of new things. Even if you work on scales, you can still work on learning songs. On your scale you only have two choices so I'll go with 1. There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those that understand binary and those who don't.
  19. Beginner Here

    Metal and rock of course? I like me some old time rock & roll, but I find metal to be screaming over white noise most of the time. Of course, that is only my opinion. New strings no lighter than .010 for high E. As mentioned by mset3, weather can change things. Humidity, or lack thereof, and temperature changes should be avoided. I built a room in my basement for a studio/office and guitar storage. The temp never swings more than a few degrees underground. I run a large humidifier in that room full time. I keep the relative humidity between 40 and 50%. As I look at my hygrometer right now the relative humidity is 46%. But new strings is really the first thing to try. Its not expensive and my help resolve your tuning problems. BTW, most guitarists tune before they play - every time. Sometimes, if you're lucky, it might still be in tune. My guitars in my storage facility (basement studio) stay in tune very well, yet I usually check with a tuner each time I play. The guitars I have are a couple steps above Gibson guitars in general, and I think Gibsons, overall, are good instruments. I sure have owned a lot of them in my 51 years of learning guitar. After trying strings, take it to a luthier to have it setup. He will tell you if there are other problems to address, or just simple adjustments.
  20. I can't help you on brands, but if you want to learn guitar, start with guitar. Comparing a ukulele to a guitar is like comparing a violin to a cello. Different instrument, different range, and different tone. I can't help with brands because the ukulele I want is $2000 and I can't afford that anymore. There was a time when I had money to spend on musical instruments. That was quite a while ago.
  21. What's are the best guitar brands?

    There is no best brand. There's best for you perhaps, but no brands are the best objectively.
  22. HELP

    I can recommend lots of bang, but not for the bucks. Also, my most recent guitar purchase was about 10 years ago and it's retail price was over $5K, so I don't get out to see which budget guitars I like best. Yes, I'm a guitar snob. In the past, when dirt was young, I worked in a few music stores. At that time I thought Yamaha was usually the best in a given price range, at least until the prices got to $1K.
  23. The level is so low I have to crank the gain to hear anything. I have to boost it to the point where a system beep would knock me off a chair. Something is working properly. Not everyone has studio gear to even try to boost it. Bring up the gain and post it again.
  24. Thanh pho buon - Guitar solo

    This sounds well played. II could make out a lot of it. In my opinion there is too much compression. I can't always trust me ears anymore, but right from the first note it sounded massively compressed.