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    Another Homemade Cajon-based Backing Track

    This has cajon, bass, a touch of organ and two guitars, my Ovation and my Starcaster, both doing rhythm parts. It's in C (C-F and then C-E-F-D) Have fun with it. It is sort of countryish. And here it is with my lead on it. I used my Starcaster with a bit of weird echo/chorus on it.
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    Homemade Backing Track with Cajon

    Cajon, Douglas Violin-style Bass, Ovation acoustic. The "A" part feels like A dorian, the "B" part is in C. I think I made it downloadable if anyone wants to try it. Here's my take on it:
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    Genetically Modified Instruments

    After I bought a CV Squire Starcaster, my friend was inspired to buy a Squire Paranormal Toronado. Now the Starcaster is like what might happen if a Tele Deluxe mated with an ES 335, except it has the offset mutation and the wide range humbucker gene. The Toronado is like a Jaguar mated with a...
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    NGD CV Starcaster Review and Audio Clip

    I broke my resolution not to buy any more guitars and ordered a Classic Vibe Starcaster from Sweetwater. I put up a review here with pictures and a quick audio clip demoing the pickups: https://guitarsophist.com/2021/08/16/squire-classic-vibe-starcaster/ The clip is an A dorian thing that...
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    New Amp Head, New Pedal, Tracks

    Based on stuff I heard in the Backing Tracks challenge, I acquired a Hotone Mojo Diamond head and a Biyang Tri Reverb. I already had a Carvin speaker cabinet. I posted some pics and some demo tracks on my blog. This could go in Amp Central or in The Stomp Box, but the demo tracks are similar to...
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    Carvin 12" Cab, What Head?

    I have a nice tweed Carvin cabinet with a 12" Carvin speaker. I like a Fender sound, maybe Tweed Deluxe, though back when I was playing in bands, a Blackface Deluxe was the thing. What head would go nicely with this? I might have to change the speaker.
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    A Science Fiction Story about the Ultimate Stomp Box

    I didn't quite know where to put this. It is not a track, but a science fiction story written as a series of letters, emails and other documents. It is about the holy grail of guitar pedals, the one we are all looking for that will produce a rock god at the stomp of a button. The device is not...
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    Funky One-Chord Jam

    This track was an experiment. I wanted to see if I could play cajon with my left hand while playing a ride cymbal with my right. It turns out that I can! This is almost 8:00 minutes long and it doesn't go anywhere at all. It is basically an Amin7 chord forever. However, it is not without...




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