So I have been thinking for a while that I really should do something with my music again. I used to love being in a band when I was young. And I got pretty good at it as well. Years of wheelchair use have left me with numb fingers so a CBG with a slide is ideal. I have always liked listening to blues and also have a background in Punk. So something along the lines of Seasick Steve, Hollowbelly and even Son Of Dave would be something I would like to try. Maybe an Akai Headrush peddle and a harmonica and a CBG. I am a bit disappointed with the resonator I bought from Big Daddy Mojo. There is no doubt it looks very cool. However the wayit plays is not what I expected for a guitar with a resonator cone. It is a primitive instrument so maybe I expected too much from it? Anyway, I am looking to get involved again. Maybe play so local veues? Who knows. Watch this space.

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Comment by Norm Fasey on October 2, 2010 at 6:37am
hmm... Sittin' on top of the world, I can't be satisfied, walking blues... A few of the standards.
Comment by YeahDoIt on October 2, 2010 at 6:01am
What songs are you playing now?
Comment by Norm Fasey on October 1, 2010 at 2:38pm
I wasn't aware of Tom Doughty but just watched some of his stuff on YouTube. True inspiration. If I could meld some of that with the punk attitude of Hollowbelly and the originality of Son Of Dave, that would be something to aim for.

RE: Toms slide technique. Apparently it comes from having no use of hid fingers on his left hand due to a spinal cord injury. I have tried a number of techniques and have settled on something similar.

Is there anyone on here that can tab out some lap steel licks to practice?
Comment by ChickenboneJohn on October 1, 2010 at 12:43pm
Norm..really pleased to have you onboard..both on the forum and the fest. Interesting you saying about numb fingers - I sometimes suffer with that (I suspect carpal tunnel syndrome, although I know I really ought to have it diagnosed) and I know a few people who have tried playing lap slide guitar after suffering stiffness or numbness in their fingers. Mind you, a guitarist friend of mine blamed changing from regular playing to lap-style Dobro (for a quite short but very intensive period) for bringing on his wrist and hand problems - he had an operation and fortunately it's way better now.

Have you come across Tom Doughty? He's an interesting bloke, a wheelchair user who plays lap steel guitar...in some ways he's quite a cussed and one-off character, totally goes his own way in terms of what he plays and how he plays it - for example I just can't cope with the wierd way uses a slide, on his finger, lap-style..but that's Tom for you.

Look forward to meeting you.

John
Comment by Norm Fasey on September 30, 2010 at 12:29pm
Hi John,

I am coming up to Brum for the festival so I will bring it along and you can try it out. It might be up for sale as JuJu is building me something in a month or so. Another 4 string reso.
Comment by ChickenboneJohn on September 30, 2010 at 11:28am
I'm interested to hear what you made of the Daddy Mojo Reso guitar...I've not actually seen one, but as a guitar builder I'm always interested to see how other people go about putting gear together.

Regards

John

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