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by skunk
August 18th, 2009, 11:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: Looking for Public Domain help
Replies: 118
Views: 30915

Re: Looking for Public Domain help

Not weighing in on issues of copyright law, just suggesting a song for your project:

Moonshiner, traditional, recorded memorably by the Clancy Brothers, Bob Dylan, and, more recently, Uncle Tupelo.
by skunk
May 29th, 2009, 10:40 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: converting to electric 12 string EASY?
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: converting to electric 12 string EASY?

It probably goes without saying, but unless you're an experienced luthier, don't try this on anything but a solidbody, otherwise I'd think you'd encounter problems from the increased tension. Just want to put in a plug for those phantom guitars, though. I had the privilege of hearing the Decemberist...
by skunk
May 25th, 2009, 8:47 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Accoustic Guitars - Observations and questions
Replies: 34
Views: 4624

Re: Accoustic Guitars - Observations and questions

Agree strongly with those who note that the truss rod is not to be used to adjust action. My opinions, dismiss them if you like: A Taylor 214 may be Taylor's "beginner" model but it's a still a very fine guitar and, properly set up, holds it own very well in performance and recording. The 214 is a G...
by skunk
September 17th, 2008, 8:51 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Vox headphone plugins
Replies: 23
Views: 3117

Re: Vox headphone plugins

The AC30 model is astoundingly great for its size and cost. For something that costs $35 or so and is approximately the size of an iPod, it sounds more like an AC30 than it should have any right to. It's not got a slew of models or effects but a little fiddling with the gain, tone, and volume knobs,...
by skunk
July 25th, 2008, 11:09 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Extended trip to Moscow...
Replies: 11
Views: 1947

Re: Extended trip to Moscow...

Disclaimer: I've never bought a guitar in Moscow, but have lived there, albeit some time ago. You'll have no trouble in today's Moscow, which is in very many respects a modern (sometimes pricey) European city, finding both new and used instruments, but I've no idea what prices are like at the moment...
by skunk
July 25th, 2008, 10:04 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Speed building fingerstyle exercises?
Replies: 5
Views: 4438

Re: Speed building fingerstyle exercises?

Every classical guitar method or exercise book (e.g., "Pumping Nylon") I've seen leans heavily on the Giuliani right-hand exercises, now in the public domain. I just don't think they've been improved upon. Diligent practice with the Giuliani exercises will inevitably improve not only speed but also ...
by skunk
April 10th, 2008, 11:33 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Guitar Stores in Denver-Colorado Springs
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Re: Guitar Stores in Denver-Colorado Springs

Several good local stores in the Denver area: -Olde Towne Picking Parlor in Arvada, previously mentioned, is great. -I'd also highly recommend, for high-quality acoustic instruments, visiting HB Woodsongs in Boulder and/or the Denver Folklore Center in Denver. For a small but knowledgeable shop with...
by skunk
February 21st, 2008, 1:43 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Recomended Blues Albums
Replies: 27
Views: 6464

Re: Recomended Blues Albums

Lots of great suggestions here for electric blues and Delta acoustic blues. For an introduction to an entirely different, yet equally rewarding, style of acoustic fingerstyle blues guitar, I strongly recommend listening to some Mississippi John Hurt. 1928 sessions is a great place to start.
by skunk
November 6th, 2007, 12:17 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: starcaster
Replies: 23
Views: 7214

Re: starcaster

Congratulations on your successful modifications! A few other things to note about the "other" Starcaster: apparently there were very, very few made, and those still existing sell for upwards of $2,500, on the rare occassion it's even possible to find one for sale. So, sadly, I don't think I'll ever...
by skunk
October 12th, 2007, 9:22 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: starcaster
Replies: 23
Views: 7214

Re: starcaster

Hello there, I've been learning from guitarnoise lessons and forum posts for some time but this is my first contribution. I should begin by thanking all of you for what's far and away the most genuinely informative and useful guitar-teaching resource I've ever found on the internet. Second, I can of...