when soloing over 1 chord, phrasing and line development are critical
when in doubt play the head
one or two chord vamps set up great opportunities to quote other tunes
throw in some TV show themes a la Danny Gatton
SRV was able to bring the Jimi Hendrix and Albert King guitar styles to an audience that had never heard the originals
harder to curate the music of artists from the past these days due to the internet
song sequencing is an art form
pay attention to how iconic performers stage their show - every detail is worked out to present a story to the audience
for a dance crowd, the wrong change in rhythmic meter or tempo can clear the dance floor
I have had to explain to some players why tuning down to Eb might not be the best idea when sitting in on am open mic set
and have noticed the "Karaoke effect" in vocalists who cannot determine their place in a song (verse, bridge, chorus) unless every fill and figure is played exactly like the...
players who believe their machine heads are the reason for struggling to tune the instrument are mistaken
if a machine head is faulty, you could not tune up to pitch
if you have successfully tuned to pitch, and the string pitch changes. fix the nut
if you want to change strings quickly, get a...
quality SS amps from the 1980's are easily found on the used market
they were designed to be repairable, unlike today's disposable SS amps
my local Craiglist has a Randall RG-80 at $150
Randall RG Series, Yamaha G100 Series II, Peavey Bandits, Gibson Lab Series, Roland Cubes. & Traynor Blocs are...
I have a partscaster with modified Brent Mason wiring
3 way switch with standard tele wiring for neck & bridge
middle pickup (SD Hot Stack) wired to push-pull pot for series/parallel switching and its output runs to master volume in lieu of guitar output
that way I get every combination EXCEPT...