I love my Mosaic 12-string emulator pedal.
It's the perfect solution, and with certain settings, it also adds a sort of Hammond B3 keyboard resonance behind your playing. I was practicing with a good drummer friend recently, and we were doing Knocking On Heaven's Door.
It was uncanny how it...
* I thought I had to have a 12 string guitar.
(acoustic, electric, whatever)
I have owned more than a few.
I always sold them in the end.
Even a lovely Martin.
Turns out that tuning a 12 string doesn't take twice as long as a 6 string.
It takes longer, for some reason.
* I thought I HAD to...
The ones I find the most overdone fall into either of these categories:
"Hi, long time lurker, new poster. I finally pulled the trigger on the guitar I have ALWAYS wanted, and not she's mine.
It's the (insert name brand and model of guitar), and she is perfect in every way.
I unboxed her and...
An old Army buddy and I walked into a bar in the Upper Peninsula one night after attending the local university's ROTC Ball.
We had on dress blues and Cavalry stetsons.
After a stiff, formal evening of pomp and ceremony, we were ready to have drinks and relax.
It was semi-crowded, and the...
The time to play Christmas music is between 20 December and 25 December.
Here's a song I wrote a nine years ago on nearly that very topic, that of department stores putting Christmas bling out as early as October;
I myself have gone from 22 stringed instruments in the past year down to just 10.
What I have left is mostly solid body electrics, along with one ukulele, one electric bass, and a couple of acoustics.
Everything you described in your original post is what I was feeling with every...
Made in Mexico, which is fitting, considering that the artist himself is a Mexican guitar player.
Interesting guitar, not a Stratocaster, but very much it's own guitar shape and aesthetic.
If you are a gigging rock/blues/pop musician, you need a reliable, rock-solid Telecaster (or a Stratocaster), and a humbucking type guitar, probably a Les Paul.
If you have a bad back, an SG will do instead of the Les Paul.
If you are a bedroom player with limited resources, you need a...
ficelles has a rather extensive collection of Matchbox cars. They are admittedly worth a lot of money.
Except for the ones that the dogs have chewed on.
ficelles likes to line up those little cars, and pretend like they are limos in an official motorcade.
Then he climbs on top of the furniture...
The correct answer is, "if it's worth it to you, then it's worth it".
Me personally, I wouldn't spend that much money on ANY guitar without handling it, playing it plugged-in, and checking it out in detail, in person.
The key word that jumped out to me, in your original...
It was December of 1975. Dothan, Alabama.
My teenage garage-band-mates and I were at the lip of the stage waiting for Foghat to appear.
The opening act had been great, but this was the main event.
The roadies were thumpity-thump sound-checking the drums while most of the concert attendees were...