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Sun Studio Sessions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig on Monday. 1 Reply

My local PBS station has this show on every weekend and has had some great acts on. This weekend was Anders Osborne from New Orleans. Great show. Never seen someone play lead guitar on a metal bodied…Continue

Magnetic pickup for acoustic guitar/cbg

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Apr 11. 2 Replies

Regular magnetic pickups haven't always worked well with acoustic strings. The lower wound strings have weaker output than the higher solid strings. Results are solid strings that are considerably…Continue

What's on your workbench?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Apr 21. 24 Replies

 This could be git related or not. So, what's on your workbench at the moment?I have 4 scarf joint necks in different stages of work.A 25" scale pine 5 string neck for a Banjo-Res, A 25" scale Red…Continue

Rival Sons

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Feb 22. 5 Replies

This is an awesome band. They've been around since 2009, but I just found out about them and have been listening to them for the last week.If you like Classic Blues-Rock N Roll, you'll love these…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to Chris's discussion Hell Nation in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Wondered why your bridge was angled in the wrong direction and thought that you must have some intonation issues with it like that. Then I noticed that there wasn't any frets on your git, so it doesn't really matter. Welcome to the forum."
Wednesday
Paul Craig commented on wes carl's blog post Uncle John Oh my aching back
"Yeah it can get you so uncomfortable sometimes that no position feels good. A soak in a tub of hot water can help sometimes. The nerves can make muscles tighten and they press on nerves and cause irritation, so a hot water soak can give some relief.…"
Monday
Paul Craig replied to Paul Craig's discussion Sun Studio Sessions
"They played 3 songs and this video is of the last song where the singer played lead on his LP. couldn't find the video on the song I talked about, but a good band anyway."
Monday
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Sun Studio Sessions

My local PBS station has this show on every weekend and has had some great acts on. This weekend was Anders Osborne from New Orleans. Great show. Never seen someone play lead guitar on a metal bodied Dobro Resonator like this, it was great.www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsaVgTbqnYkSee More
Monday
Paul Craig replied to Brian Revels's discussion Homemade Pickup...
"I've been trying to strengthen some polymer magnets that I've stacked together to make a DeArmond Gold Foil type pickup for a month now. Not working well so far."
Monday
Paul Craig replied to Brian Revels's discussion Homemade Pickup...
"Maybe that would work, but it's a lot of trouble using multiple magnets stacked and better off using one magnet that's strong enough. you can always use a strong magnet to strengthen a weaker one, but that takes careful alignment of poles…"
Monday
Paul Craig replied to Brian Revels's discussion Homemade Pickup...
"Gottcha. So would the use of a compass to determine the poles on the sides and then spinning the magnet around to match the side poles work?"
Monday
Paul Craig commented on wes carl's blog post Uncle John Oh my aching back
"I had L4 and L5 vertebrae fused back in 2008. Started being a problem again in 2010, found out that the disc between L5 and S1 had disintegrated and L5 vertebrae had fractured. They wanted to fuse all 3 together, but I only had a 40% chance of…"
Monday
Paul Craig replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Up for the Aerosmith challenge?
"The song Big Ten Inch shows chords A-D-E and variants of those chords in minor and 7ths. D and E are 4th and 5th of A, making A the root/key in a 1 - 4 - 5 progression. It can be confusing."
Monday
Paul Craig replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Up for the Aerosmith challenge?
"www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/how_to_know_which_key_a_song_is_in.html This will help explain alot. Songs will have a 1-3-5 or 1-4-5 progression. 1 will be your key/root chord and the others will be your 3rd, 4th and 5th and so on.…"
Sunday
Paul Craig commented on wes carl's blog post Uncle John Oh my aching back
"Hope your back to regular soon Uncle John. Keep reminding yourself not to overdo anything and not hurt yourself. That can be hard to do. Surgery is sometimes a necessity, but they often lead to more surgeries when it comes to the back. Meds only do…"
Sunday
Paul Craig replied to Brian Revels's discussion Homemade Pickup...
"Stacking magnets shouldn't be a problem. Each magnet has different pole on each side, so stacking a south pole(south on top north on bottom) on top of another south pole would be north on bottom of first attracting to south on top of the other…"
Sunday
Paul Craig replied to Brian Revels's discussion Homemade Pickup...
"You pickup design sounds like a Lipstick Tube style pickup. My guesses are: 1-you could have a break in the coil winding. 2-your coil is shorting out inside the case. 3-your coil isn't strong enough and needs more windings."
Sunday
Paul Craig replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Up for the Aerosmith challenge?
"Just remember that your 3 string CBG is tuned open to a 1-5-1(root-fifth-root) note progression. That is just like playing Rock Power Chords, so you can play the rhythm chords for any of your Rock favorites. Can't do any lead or Arpeggios, but…"
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Paul Craig replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Absolutely Beautiful Matty. "
Apr 22
Paul Craig replied to Rick D's discussion My first ever build, dull sound
"Too many or too large soundholes will also have a affect the guitars acoustic volume. I noticed you have several soundholes, Try covering some of them with some tape to see if that makes a change. If it helps, you'll need to find a permanent…"
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At 4:07pm on February 12, 2017, jose garcia paredes said…

hahahahaha!

At 3:50pm on February 12, 2017, jose garcia paredes said…

ok! veru thnaks I'll get one of four strings this week :)

At 5:19pm on July 31, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Well paul my Dulcimer is mic't up and played trey a Lesley ROTERY Speaker system thats how i get my distinctif sound on most of my recordings.

At 5:46pm on July 22, 2016, Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans said…

Paul - I definitely want to follow your progress on this new amp circuit you're building.  May be interested in one down the road, but now I've got too many projects going on.  Most are NOT amps, but I've got the guts for a couple of those as well.  Keep me & the nation posted!

At 7:16am on June 28, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

Thanks for the info buddy. That's good to know, I'm still new to this building thing. Just learn as I go. It's been fun!!!  I made a banjo neck out of popular, it's about 1 1/2 thick it's ok so far. I do like the red oak and maple. I wonder if red bud would be ok?

At 9:15pm on June 27, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

That's what this neck is. I made a poplar neck for another build I did. It came out nice.

At 8:51pm on June 27, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

Thanks for getting back with me on this. I know it takes awhile sometimes For folks to get back with ya.

At 8:47pm on June 27, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

No their just fixed.

At 8:43pm on June 27, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

Hey Paul thanks for the info I'll try that. Hope I get it work out.

At 6:23pm on April 19, 2016, Erik Bell said…

Hi Paul; thanks for the update. Sorry for the delay in my reply. Did it work out with the speaker? It seemed to be quite a range of caps to try!

 
 
 

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