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"The Guitar That Can Be Seen From Heaven"

13 May 2011 - 06:54 PM

I did a search for this in the forums, but didn't find anything about it, so I thought I'd post it in the event any of you might find it interesting.

It's an article about a farmer in Argentina, Pedro Martin Ureta, now 70, who planted trees in the shape of a guitar as a loving tribute to his wife who died at the age of 25 in 1977.
It's taken from then to now for the trees that form the guitar to take root.

You can see a photo of the garden below and read the article here:


I look forward to hearing your responses.

Standard Tuning Slide

10 May 2011 - 06:48 PM

I just saw "Ladies and Gentlemen The Rolling Stones" and it looked like Mick Taylor was playing slide using standard tuning when he's playing "Love in Vain". Can anybody verify that?

I'm also pretty sure that Mike Bloomfield would sometimes play slide with standard tuning when he was with Paul Butterfield.

I'm wondering if either of those is a possibility and if anyone knows of any other guitarists playing slide in standard tuning.


Eleven Rack by Avid

07 January 2011 - 02:33 PM

I purchased an Avid Eleven Rack awhile ago but am now just beginning to dive into the vast possibilities it seems to present. So far, I'm quite happy with it's functionality and sounds, and its capability to utilize the ProTools format, which I have been using for a number of years, is an added plus.

My guitars: a Les Paul Deluxe, a Fernandes Telecaster, and a Hondo Precision Copy fitted with James Jamerson LaBella strings, all sound good through the interface, and I'm looking forward to using my 1978 Princeton Reverb to integrate the "re-amping" feature of the unit.

Not yet sure yet which mic to use for mic my Gibson Hummingbird, but for now am using my old stand-by SM 57, and will continue to try out other mics as time goes on.

I look forward to filling you in on my latest experiments with the Eleven Rack as I become more familiar with its features and functionality, and would love to hear any comments, input, or feedback from any other fellow forum users regarding the piece.

Thanks to all,


So happy to be back!

07 January 2011 - 02:20 PM

After attending to a whirlwind schedule of website activities and Holiday commitments, I'm so happy to have the time to put my attention on matters that truly interest me: Guitar and Music ... and to have the opportunity to find out more from fellow members and guitar enthusasts.

All the best to all for 2011,


Jerry Reed's Guitar Man

27 October 2009 - 12:59 PM

After spending a lot of time trying unsuccessfully to figure out Jerry Reed's song "Guitar Man", I stumbled upon a video on YouTube explaining that Jerry used a strange tuning that I've never seen before: D A D G Csharp E (6th - 1st) tuned down one-half step.

The tuning definitely seems to work, but I'm wondering where that tuning came from. Did Jerry invent it? Has it been used anywhere else that anyone knows of?

Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks.