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  1. ArdeliasTele

    Help me country

    :) I mean...everyone keeps telling me there are many (very distinct and different sounding) subgenres of country. What would you call this one? As a country noob I'd be tempted to call it Black Country, but I'm a pretty big noob.
  2. ArdeliasTele

    Help me country

    Me either, TBH....he always struck me as basically Arena Rock in a Stetson.
  3. ArdeliasTele

    Help me country

    Totally respect that, and no...that's not what I'm after. I'm not even sure who I'd be trying to fake my authenticity to...the vast majority of my playing is for myself anyway. It does take a lot of time and a lot of work...as well as making sure you're not being too narrow in what you absorb...
  4. ArdeliasTele

    Help me country

    And if I'd said "teach me country" (or something similar) outside the title of the thread, I'd totally get where you're coming from. I guess...I thought I was pretty clear what my intentions were and what that road looked like. If not, that's cool....but I'll admit it's a little disappointing...
  5. ArdeliasTele

    Help me country

    Yes. Which is why I said "listening and playing". What you describe is precisely my intent. :) But (also like "rock"), it's a huge umbrella, and some starting points are appreciated. It would be different if I'd been listening to it (even casually) my whole life...I'd at least have a starting...
  6. ArdeliasTele

    Help me country

    Because not everybody is this way. I've learned a ton as a musician...particularly as a composer...from listening to music I hate. I can't stand listening to Phillip Glass, but I recognize the innovations he was chasing, and I've learned a ton from listening to and studying his work. It also...
  7. ArdeliasTele

    Help me country

    That's fair...I guess I tend to lump LRR in with Dead Flowers and the like. To the point you made later, there's a lot of bleed over. To me (someone who does listen to a lot of blues, and basically no country), it comes off with a very country flavor....but that could be my lack of familiarity...
  8. ArdeliasTele

    Help me country

    Alright, folks, I need some help, and figure there are people here who can direct me. I want to start learning and playing some country. I've never really listened to country...I've always been a rock/hard rock/metal guy (or classical/orchestral); grew up with the Stones, Queen, and Zeppelin...
  9. ArdeliasTele

    Christmas Guitar pics ... Show em

    It's a disease....SG GAS is the worst strain of GAS. I was never an SG guy either...or even a Gibson-style guy period...until my wife bought me the '61 Maestro below. Both the body profile and the playability are such a great combination of sexy and mean. I only have 2 so far...and they're...
  10. ArdeliasTele

    Christmas Guitar pics ... Show em

    I like my Tele, but I won't lie...I'm a total sucker for an SG.
  11. ArdeliasTele

    Christmas Guitar pics ... Show em

    Birthday, actually, so a couple of weeks ago...but according to my wife it's close enough to also count as Christmas:
  12. ArdeliasTele

    Your pick pickiness

    So, coming back to this after a few weeks of it, and man, do I wish I'd tried this like 10 years ago. For economy picking, it's a serious game-changer.
  13. ArdeliasTele

    All your guitars are destroyed ... you have 2000$

    Clarifying question: My wife and I share instruments to a large degree....do we get 2 grand each, or total?
  14. ArdeliasTele

    All your guitars are destroyed ... you have 2000$

    2 grand would be just about enough to get: A Schecter C-1 A MIM Tele (probably a Player) An Epi SG Whatever combination of new or used allows me to put together that starting stable.
  15. ArdeliasTele

    Would you buy this cheap guitar?......

    This. I'd say no for the same reason I wouldn't go hang out at the bar with any of y'all...because I have to. OP, I don't know you well enough to say whether your GAS cycle would go exactly like Happy Enchilada described, but from what you've said regarding your conversation with the shop...
  16. ArdeliasTele

    What was your last "lol...guitar is awesome!" moment?

    I'm loving how many of these stories start with someone picking up a guitar they haven't played in awhile.
  17. ArdeliasTele

    Your pick pickiness

    ...damn. Like...for real, damn. You might have just given me an epiphany. I've been using 351-style picks basically forever, and this never occurred to me...but when I read it, I could immediately envision exactly what you mean regarding the tactile feedback you need, and now I absolutely must...
  18. ArdeliasTele

    Would you buy a current Gibson sight unseen today?

    To me, this doesn't feel like a problem with expectations....it's a problem with price. I completely understand people saying they expect a guitar that costs $2000+ to essentially be perfect (especially when that amount of upcharge isn't necessarily represented in tone, features, playability...
  19. ArdeliasTele

    Would you buy a current Gibson sight unseen today?

    I agree neck feel is a deal breaker, but there are ways to weight the dice ordering online. Every guitar I've bought online has either had a satin or "worn" neck finish (finishes I know I'll be good with), or is a close cousin in terms of brand, model, and specs to one I've played in person...
  20. ArdeliasTele

    Would you buy a current Gibson sight unseen today?

    I think he means they don't make a T style, thus they're not for him.
  21. ArdeliasTele

    Entry Level Ibanez very interesting.

    Every S I've ever owned, played, or tested has been a quality build that was almost freakishly light and easy to play. The weight will absolutely throw you if you're not used to it...there's such a thing as "too light", although it never seemed to diminish the tone or sustain at all. I...
  22. ArdeliasTele

    Would you buy a current Gibson sight unseen today?

    This really is three different questions: 1) Would you buy a guitar online (this covers "guitars I haven't touched/played/personally inspected")? Yes, absolutely...and have, many times. I'm either the luckiest guy on the planet, or the risks are somewhat overstated by people who're wary of it...
  23. ArdeliasTele

    Songs with surprisingly ripping guitar solos?

    Any Queensryche song. I don't know how "surprising" you can call it for a mid-80s-to-early-90s dual guitar rock band, but Chris DeGarmo is an extremely underrated player.
  24. ArdeliasTele

    Home Reno Shows. I don’t get it.

    The reno shows aren't quite as ridiculous as the House Hunter type "buying a new house" shows. "I'm a manager at a call center. My wife waits tables part-time. We have 3 kids. Our current house is 250 square feet with wiring that's 20 years out of code and we're upside down on the mortgage...
  25. ArdeliasTele

    Really, Fender? Somebody had one job

    Probably not. Just was the type of mistake that reminded me how silly this language can be sometimes.




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