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by Doug
Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Best inexpensive sustain pedals?
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Best inexpensive sustain pedals?

I play direct into my 1997 Danelectro Honeytone (the prototype for the 1998 to 2005 Nifty Fifty). But I want sustain and am considering using a pedal...big leap for this Blues-Roots-Rocker. So I've looked at the Behringer CS400; the JOYO JF10; and the DeadBeat Sound Distortion pedals. What other mak...
by Doug
Tue Nov 22, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Please help define Americana?
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Please help define Americana?

"Americana"...this vague term piqued my curiosity when I first heard it used in 2000. As I read more about Americana and asked other musicians what it meant to them, the term “roots music” kept coming up. I know what that means to me... contemporary music that also has the sound of an old ...
by Doug
Sun May 15, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: 1964 Mustang custom order Candy Apple Red, no documentation?
Replies: 3
Views: 344

1964 Mustang custom order Candy Apple Red, no documentation?

On Reverb there's a man selling his 1964 Mustang for $7.5K. He claims to be the original owner; that his parents custom ordered the Candy Apple Red paint. I'm concerned it may be a refin. He has offered no documentation but has answered my inquiry promptly (see below). Anyone have any knowledge of t...
by Doug
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: Vintage Guitar Co. offers improved "Jag"?
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Vintage Guitar Co. offers improved "Jag"?

Though I don't own one, this Forum has made me aware of some Jaguar bridge, tremolo, and shallow break-angle shortcomings. When I found this article, it sounded like the Vintage Guitar Company has solved some of them. So FYI, and let us know what you think: http://guitar.com/review/electric-guitar/v...
by Doug
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: Kurdt's Jaguar...
Replies: 39
Views: 19844

Is it the Jenner Jag, the Cobain Jag, or the Jenner-Cobain Jag?

..no word on whether it was Jenner, just a video from over a decade prior... Maybe the neck broke on Jenner, he ditched the guitar, some guy on the west coast made/had a neck made for it...and sold it to some junkshop as a true Frankenstein with no vintage collectability whatsoever...and then in wa...
by Doug
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: Squid's shortscales
Replies: 1
Views: 882

Squid's shortscales

by Doug
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: Mustangs with P90s?
Replies: 24
Views: 12590

Thanks, Paul. That's too important and helpful to be called "trivia". A question for everyone, not meant just for Paul... What makes a Fender a Mustang? 1. It seems to be the shape of the body, and the scale? 2. or is it these two criteria plus also the pickups, bridge, and the switches? M...
by Doug
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Poplar, Alder, Ash body comparison
Replies: 38
Views: 24362

Pens wrote:Can no one else hear a change in sound when he moves the guitar off of his body?
Are you saying this means you can hear the difference between solid body electric guitars made of different woods?
by Doug
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Playing Technique, Theory, Recording Tips, and Talk
Topic: Guitar Abstraction from the Blues-Rock base
Replies: 0
Views: 3639

Guitar Abstraction from the Blues-Rock base

We, most guitarists, appreciate Jeff Beck's unique technique. We struggle for the right words...we might refer to his "Blues-Rock-Jazz technique". Relistening to early Jeff Beck, his Blues-Rock not yet grown tangent to the jazz sphere, I realize now how hard it was to "hear" what...
by Doug
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Buffalo's Peter Case wears plimsols
Replies: 0
Views: 2413

Buffalo's Peter Case wears plimsols

Buffalo NY produces some hot musicians like Jim Hall, Lucky Peterson, Ani DeFranco, Paul Siebel, Rick James, GooGoo Dolls, Pegasus, Billy Sheehan, Grover Washington, and the amazing Peter Case.

Peter founded The Nerves, and then the ultra-cool Plimsouls. Give a listen:

by Doug
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Genius Otis Rush, RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 2176

Fakir Mustache wrote:RIP.

Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane just died too.
Yeah, I was struck by Marty Balin's passing. So young. Thanks for reminding us, FM.
by Doug
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Genius Otis Rush, RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 2176

Genius Otis Rush, RIP

Otis Rush...so sad, such a loss! Ever since I first heard The Bluesbreakers cover it in 1967, "All your Lovin" has been my favorite Chicago Blues tune. Later I was blown away by the original Cobra recording. Otis' genius created melody, amazing changes, lyrics with a raw, controlled voice...
by Doug
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Strat with vintage Esquire neck?
Replies: 5
Views: 3800

Strat with vintage Esquire neck?

Check this out, mates...Ian Moore creating some great power pop with a surprising partscaster...Strat body and Esquire neck (i.e. a pre-Tele Esquire)... Hey guitar techs, how they do dat, eh?

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by Doug
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Niagara Frontier and other WNYorkers...
Replies: 1
Views: 2236

Niagara Frontier and other WNYorkers...

Anyone ever notice Blur's reference to Buffalo...I believe it's Graham Coxon wearing our Buffalo, New York sweatshirt with the Bison logo in this video...

by Doug
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY...
Replies: 8
Views: 3847

You might like this instead: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_U-U14BWGM[/youtube] The downside is that I read the banners, and the stuff on the album, and the texts do not seem to be in Old Church Slavonic, but some bullshit made up Slavic language. a friendly caution to beware, Fakir. Tha...
by Doug
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY...
Replies: 8
Views: 3847

You might like this instead: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_U-U14BWGM[/youtube] The downside is that I read the banners, and the stuff on the album, and the texts do not seem to be in Old Church Slavonic, but some bullshit made up Slavic language. a friendly caution to beware, Fakir. Tha...
by Doug
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY...
Replies: 8
Views: 3847

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY...

Pretty good up to 2:56...

by Doug
Thu May 17, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: New Shortscaler! '93 MIM Duo-sonic with... history
Replies: 23
Views: 13780

Jopn, that looks like great work...congratulations. It's got all the ratrod beauty one could want. I hope those pups work for you because they really add to the visual vibe.
by Doug
Thu May 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: KURT'S LAST GUITAR
Replies: 4
Views: 5582

KURT'S LAST GUITAR

From the MY LES PAUL FORUM: The guitar played by Kurt Cobain on the Unplugged in New York album and also supposedly the last guitar he played before he killed himself was lost in a divorce settlement by his daughter Francis Bean. That's pretty crappy. Her ex claims she gave him the guitar as a gift....
by Doug
Tue May 01, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Recommend an amp for these criteria?
Replies: 6
Views: 4415

Thanks Thom, Concretebadger, dezb1, Robroe, Nick for the suggestions and info.

Slainte,