Started by The General, January 11, 2014, 12:11:00 PM
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Quote from: wr250 on February 24, 2015, 05:59:40 AMMV using twitter? whats next noory quits coast to coast ?
Quote from: The General on March 04, 2015, 01:58:49 AMI'm happy to announce that my podcast is now the greatest podcast in the universe.Thanks for listening.
Quote from: The General on March 26, 2015, 11:15:40 PMActually, a correction is in order. It's the best podcast recorded in my house.
Quote from: ksm32 on March 26, 2015, 11:56:31 PMFrets between frets, bloody guitars. Nobody wins.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on April 06, 2015, 07:56:25 AMI'm Fret Files binging today, beginning with Fret Files #9.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on April 06, 2015, 07:56:25 AMThe Fret Files is a platinum podcast. It can be appreciated by anyone, whether they are into guitars or not, and that's because A) The General knows of what he speaks andB) He does it so well. He's a natural, and so is Mrs. General, when she casually segues with something like, "Let's get back to Charles' wiggly neck."
Quote from: MV on April 06, 2015, 01:03:12 PMagreed. entirely. my only complaint about the show is that i wish the host were a non-white. i would prefer a Samoan host. thank you.
Quote from: zeebo on April 08, 2015, 08:37:31 PMAnyone ever get pain in your inside left elbow? I think it's tendonitis, and it keeps coming back. It hurts bad enough to make me stop playing for weeks at a time. I play a classical nylon string guitar with pretty high action which I think contributes. (Wondering if maybe switching to electric might help but I like the simplicity of acoustic instuments.)I think maybe I'm holding the neck too tight, or at the wrong angle, or something else I'm doing dumb since I never took lessons. I had a phys. therapy guy tell me it was like "baseball elbow" (as opposed to the "tennis" variety), if that helps. Thanks for any ideas.
Quote from: The General on April 08, 2015, 08:50:30 PMMy whole body aches.Beer in the summer, wine in the winter.On bad days, whiskey.Hope that helps.
Quote from: analog kid on April 08, 2015, 10:12:12 PMAnother possibility might be cubital tunnel syndrome. That's if you lean on your elbows for significant amounts of time, which pinches the nerve. It can manifest in a lot of ways, including elbow pain or numbness/pain in the elbow, hand, etc..
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on April 07, 2015, 06:04:01 PMI made up the beginning of a joke that maybe The General can complete someday:A lac beetle walks into a pawnshop with a banjo ...
Quote from: The General on April 06, 2015, 11:48:58 AMTrue story. Thanks for listening.
Quote from: MV on April 10, 2015, 11:21:30 PMhey, general. my friend's guitar and/or amp make a hideous buzzing sound, and the severity of the buzz seems to be affected by his position in the room when holding his guitar. even with his amp plugged into my isolation transformer (the cleanest power i can provide), the problem persists. any ideas? is this a common problem? sounds like ass.
Quote from: MV on April 10, 2015, 11:21:30 PMhideous buzzing sound, and the severity of the buzz seems to be affected by his position in the room when holding his guitar.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on April 07, 2015, 11:48:23 AMAfter hearing about James Best dying yesterday, I was checking out his film/TV history and came across this great photo of him on The Andy Griffith Show, playing a beautiful old electric guitar.
Quote from: laserjock on April 11, 2015, 04:05:22 PMI have a question for the luthiers:My BIL, for Christmas, got me a guitar (I used to play well, I'm relearning now). It's a lovely instrument, an Epiphone Cherryburst "Les Paul Standard". We got it for cheap because it had been repaired, the heck had broken off from the body and was professionally gluid back in place and the store guarenteed it. The sustain and tone is fantastic, within 5 minutes of picking it up I was already in love (I've had some truly good guitars over the years back when I had money, including a Guild F412, a 60's Stratocaster, and a custom build Tele Thinline styled guitar with curly maple. At first, when the shop owner handed it to me, I frowned because I expected the guitar to feel and sound dead, but it's great. I didn't know about hide glue until his podcast, but the repair person must have used it, is there a way to know for sure? What I can say is that this guitar is a really decent instrument, despite not being American made and being a true Gibson.If I call into the show, is there a day when I should call?