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  1. vgallagher

    Is music a competition?

    Music isn't a competition except if you're flatpicking guitar in a bluegrass jam. Then all sense of musicality and taste gets tossed to the wind.
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    Tascam 424 Portastudio - Use it or Lose it?

    I had and it was great. I learned a lot about multi-tracking and it made understanding my DAW a lot easier. I got into bouncing tracks and all kinds of stuff. Only problem was you had to play clean, there weren't any ways to edit a track as far as I can remember. Also the noise level would...
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    Anybody else gig-less and seriously depressed?

    Moved 4 years ago, left two bands, my bluegrass band which I started and a outlaw country band where I picked tele. Thought it'd be easy to hook up and get something going. Well after a couple of year of nothing then Covid gave up. Most of the CL add respondents that did show up either played...
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    Meniere's Disease

    Ugh. Been dealing with dizzy, vertigo and wicked tinnitus for about 2 years. After a bunch of tests and MRI the diagnosis is Menier's. Don't know much about it. Dr says diuretics and low sodium diet to get rid of the fluid and relieve ear pressure. Says it usually will improve. Sure hope so...
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    Advice on complaining about music played in workplace?

    Bring your own speakers in and play Christian music or sermons. See if they complain.
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    Whats the best t style out there?

    Mario Martin puts out some nice stuff.
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    Bellbottom Blues, you made me cry

    Thorn Tree kills me every time.
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    Loan Consolidation....

    Dave Ramsey - Debt snowball approach.
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    WTF is with people at live shows?

    If I can't get front row balcony I don't go. Tired of watching a show through someone's phone screen. I am old.
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    CAGED system - what are the pros and cons?

    Triads for me, once I had these down, I went from being a "lick" player to a music player. I tried the scales and caged way, but it just never took, everything I played sounded the same. Everyone learns differently.
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    Victoria 5112 Speaker & Tubes Suggestions

    I have a Victoria Victorilux with 2 Tone Tubby Red Series in it. Sweet sounding amp, I do use an Exotic AC Boost for a bit of crunch.
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    When People Stop Learning.......

    My father-in-law who is 94, has his own YouTube channel, flies his drone and takes video then uploads to the channel. Writes his own programs for stuff like predicting sunspot activity, tracking calories/blood pressure, builds websites and can fix any computer issue. Me, well let's just say that...
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    Tuff Dog Tele: Real or fake?

    My cynical nature tells me that if a respected dealer is selling this at a "steal" price then they know more than what they are telling you. Nobody's giving away anything these days.
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    Albums on which all the songs are good

    Derek and the Dominoes Late for the Sky - Jackson Browne
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    It is my brother's fault

    I'm getting my first one ever in a couple of weeks. I told my wife to video the farting session afterwards.
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    Well, huh! Something weird is happening to my playing.

    Some of the best advice I ever got was from watching a Home Skoolin' video. Uncle Larry said to loop a progression and then play over it but close your eyes, don't look at the fingerboard just let your mind flow. I've been doing that for a couple of years now and am happy to say that I am no...
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    craigslist manners vs. backpedaling

    Someone did that to me recently, but I got the last laugh literally. They posted some gear at a decent price. I called and said I'd take it. We agreed to set up a meeting in the morning do the deal. When I called, he said that he had many offers since our last conversation and that he would need...
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    Rip Van Winkle asking "Why no mentions of the Musicians Union on TDPRI?"

    Karoke - same idea as ordering screens at McDonalds. You want us to pay you what??? hahahhaha
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    When did music become irrelevant to you ?

    I'm the same as the OP. I never listen to music unless it's something I've heard in a jam and want to learn. Then I'll buy the song load it into my slowdowner and learn it. Or if I'm on a plane I'll listen. I really think that it started changing with me is when everything went to cassette and...
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    Songwriters ... post your favorite original chorus

    Jesus Wins Again Not perfect but you'll get the dea, A stirring of the heart, that's how these things start. He knows he's lost his way, but he's headin' home. He bows his head and prays, like he hasn't done in days. That still small voice is calling like a friend, He's down on his knees and...
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    So, you hate the banjo.....

    I dont dislike the banjo itself. Picking B‘grass almost exclusively for a lot of years and there we’re only a handful of banjo players that were actually fun to play. Too many just play non-stop at full volume with no idea of dynamics or melody. In the right hands banjo is fantastic, Bela...
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    Anna at the Olympics.

    I was in Innsbruck Austria once and went to where the ski jumping was. Took a look at the ramp and thought you must be crazy to go down that thing.
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    Who is your favorite custom builder and why?

    Mario Martin Blackguard. Served me well on tons of gigs and jams. Don’t play it anymore but cant See myself ever getting rid of it.
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    'Wandering Thoughts', a single from my upcoming acoustic guitar album

    Nice natural tone. Nothing like mic’d acoustics. We’ll done.
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    My bank branch is closing

    How nice of them. I once told a teller that was pushing me to go to use the ATM instead coming that, "if everyone did that then they wouldn't need you". Looks like I was right




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