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    Experiences with Mule Resonators?

    An important question with resos is: Is the cone spun, or is it stamped? Spun cones (like Quarterman, Beard, and Legend) are a lot louder and cleaner. I'm sure the Mule folks can tell you what they use. And another highly knowledgeable and friendly forum is www.resohangout.com.
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    Help me country

    'Zackly!
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    How do I learn from mistake-or ?

    Ditto dat!
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    How do I learn from mistake-or ?

    A.K.A. the Golden Cuspidor!
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    How do I learn from mistake-or ?

    Uh-oh. Something political about the West Coast! Brace for impact! . . . . Brace for impact! . . . .
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    Songwriter Practice

    When I have peace and quiet, I can easily write five in a day, and two will be keepers. But I can also go months without writing a word. It just depends on my situation. I now live in a small house with another person, which inhibits my writing a lot — too many distractions. So instead, I work...
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    How do I learn from mistake-or ?

    This poster just returned. TDPRI hasn't opened on my home computer for over a year. I'm online at the library now. Unfortunately, I wouldn't know where to begin adding character to my posts. . . . =O[
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    How do I learn from mistake-or ?

    Really? "C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell!
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    How do I learn from mistake-or ?

    The no-politics rule is a little murky because political is in the eye of the beholder. For instance, in another forum I visit a lot, someone got his thread closed because he complained about a trendy word. He didn't think he was being political, but a moderator did. (I could've argued it either...
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    Help me country

    A lot of Texans (born and imported) have made country sounds. A lot of these have been mentioned above. Here are some I particularly admire: Guy Clark Steve Earle Joe Ely Jimmie Dale Gilmore Butch Hancock Tish Hinojosa (my favorite) Willie Nelson Townes Van Zandt Jerry Jeff Walker Don Walzer...
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    Help me country

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    Help me country

    All good advice! Here are a few more ideas: - Listen to the pre- and anti-"Nashville Sound" folks — folks like Roy Acuff, Jimmie Rogers, Loretta Lynne, Lefty Frizzel, Hank Williams, Buck Owens, Patsy Montana, Hank Williams III, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins . . . - Listen to some of the sixties...
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    I’ve finally had it!

    Only your hairdresser knows for sure! But hmm. I don't know anyone who uses elevens on a folk guitar. Since twelves (which I mostly use) are considered light, it sounds like you're trying to turn an acoustic into an electric — the worst of both worlds!




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