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Johnny smith was famous for big hands and for normalizing very stretchy chords
They come to different regions in different years. i think southern VA got them last year: we are supposed to get them next year
These are the bomb
Supposedly when Bill Monroe was asked about Elvis Presely's version of "Blue moon of Kentucky" he said "them was some powerful checks."
its hard to solo on those changes. beck just plays a blues. he did a nice job on the head but then he punked out
Ellington is amazing. He gets more out of relatively straightforward chords than anybody in jazz. He always puts the melody in an unexpected place.
The Wind Up! Yes!
I've played bass and guitar in that setting 100s of times. Love it.
The half smokes
Cherry does tend to be heavy. I've built several guitars with cherry but never a solid body, because of the weight issue
We came across a timber rattler last week. Right across our path. Big fella. We were hiking in the Shenandoah
Jo Jones was da man
Ugh do not scoop mids. The scooped mid sound is the sound that slappers tend to get--in the mix it mask your tone just vanish. It sounds all...
Bronco--I detailed making mine into a good gigging bass here:
Had to fix neck dive....
I love postmodern jukebox. I use them all the time to open up students ears to what was going on in old music. It helps them hear through the vei”...
I bought a bronco when I hurt my hand. It was ok. I did a lot of work on it to make it better. It's still not great.
In my opinion you want to at...
Kenny Burrell on midnight blue
there are thousands of kinds of wasps/hornets. Wasps are aggressive predators of other insects, and then they also scavenge a lot
Black squirrels are pretty common here in the DC area. Also they are fascinating to japanese tourists and it used to be common to see large tour...
I've always felt "chops" should mean less "speed" than "endurance." Doing something once is one thing: doing it the same at tempo for three...
Peanut butter and bacon sandwich
Scrapple! Love me some scrapple
I assure you I will completely ignore it if it happens, even if I know it's happening.
Too old to waste time trying to be somebody else's idea...
I did a thread a while back, including sound samples, about the aluma-90
I think the alumatones are great pickups. Dead quiet, with the "direct"...