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by Blindboy
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Fingerpickin'
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Fingerpickin'

This video shows the difference in tone and response between the Strat and the SG, used in my previous vid. All amp settings were the same, no pedals were used, both played with fingers rather than a pick. Neither one of these videos have very good sound (the mix was much better in person), but mayb...
by Blindboy
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The old Gibson SG...
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: The old Gibson SG...

Thanks guys... I'm having fun trying to tame this beast. :music2: The different neck and very different tone and response are a bit of a challenge. Lately, I haven't been all that happy with my playing, perhaps this challenge will help me get over the "slump". For a bit of contrast, I'll p...
by Blindboy
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The old Gibson SG...
Replies: 4
Views: 66

The old Gibson SG...

... gets a new lease on life. My buddy did a stellar job refurbishing my 1969 SG. This is the second time I have used it, and I'm starting to get a feel for it. It plays very differently from my Strat; the neck is narrower but fatter and it feels longer because of where the neck joins the body. I ha...
by Blindboy
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesome news from the Halfblind one
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Awesome news from the Halfblind one

Congratulations! :beer: :thumbsup:
by Blindboy
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Restoring the SG
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Re: Restoring the SG

100_2751.JPG Ok, I finally got my 1969 Gibson SG Pro back from my buddy. He put a pair of Gibson 490 humbuckers in it, recut the nut and flipped and recut some saddles and got it to intonate without replacing any bridge peices. The reason it took so long to get it back was that it apparently desper...
by Blindboy
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: New Guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: New Guitar

It looks nice. I love P-90's. Do you like it?
by Blindboy
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Newbie to the site saying hi and my new guitar. . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Newbie to the site saying hi and my new guitar. . . .

Very nice job! :thumbsup:
My father was a luthier and made one of those once. It sounded neat, but I could never get used to playing on my lap. (that's the reason I got rid of my old lap steel years ago)
by Blindboy
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Another Trainwreck vid...
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Another Trainwreck vid...

Here is another vid from last Monday night. We start off three piece, then our friend Joe Green shows up on trumpet, so I give him the nod. This is one our drummer likes a lot (he is a big Chris Layton fan). The dogs name is Blue. For some reason, the bass isn't picking up on the cellphone vid. :sad...
by Blindboy
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Trainwreck Stomp
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Trainwreck Stomp

Thank you, gentlemen. Is this the same Okie Stomp that I recall in a stripped down version of you on acoustic guitar in a duo with - was it your brother? Good ear. Yes, this is the same tune, just with drums, bass (which is hard to hear in this recording), and a trumpet. I like what Rob, our durmmer...
by Blindboy
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Trainwreck Stomp
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Trainwreck Stomp

Here is a rough cellphone vid from Monday night, the day after Christmas. Our keyboard player is out of town so we're playing three piece. Our good friend Joe Green sat in on trumpet, making it a four piece. Again, the sound quality was much better in person. :roll: One can also hear the effects of ...
by Blindboy
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Tribute to my Father
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Tribute to my Father

Unfortunatley, my internet connection won't let me listen to the song. :wall:
I, too lost my father less than a year ago, and was fortunate enough to have a band and a venue that let me play my heart out on the night that I found out. As John Lee Hooker put it: The Blues is the Healer.
by Blindboy
Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Merry Christmas

Amen, VB!
Merry Christmas to all!
by Blindboy
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Aching Pinkie Blues in C
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Aching Pinkie Blues in C

It's nice to hear some electric VB! :thumbsup: I was only able to listen to about half of the song, due to my sloooow internet connection, but I enjoyed the tasty playing and sweet tones. I can't remember the last time I played along with a backing track. I still have no way to play into the compute...
by Blindboy
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Restoring the SG
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Re: Restoring the SG

It should be way cool! I'm hoping to get some Dereck Trucks/ Warren Haines kind of tones out of it. :drool:
by Blindboy
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Valentin Danev - Christmas blues (HD)
Replies: 22
Views: 827

Re: Valentin Danev - Christmas blues (HD)

Killer playing! :thumbsup:
I enjoyed the Christmas one, but, like VB, I enjoyed the Minor Blues track more. Seems like it gave you more room for expression and dynamics. Reminded me a bit of early Eric Johnson.
by Blindboy
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Saddle replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

Re: Saddle replacement

I am assuming your tunomatic is setup to match the radius of the fretboard? How well does the curvature of the strings work for the slide barring all strings? Have you made any other adjustments to comoensate for the curvature? My Gibson has a flatter radius than a Strat. I haven't had any issues g...
by Blindboy
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Saddle replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

Re: Saddle replacement

Hmmm, I haven't had a problem with my stock tunOmatic for slide. That being said, you could look at Stewart Macdonald. They would probably have something that would drop in and have the adjustments you need.
by Blindboy
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Restoring the SG
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Re: Restoring the SG

12bar wrote:Nice Christmas present - good luck! :thumbsup:
(BTW - did you fix your PC/recording problems?)

I should be picking it up Christmas Eve, so it will be like a present.
No, I still can't record. I have kind of given up on that, for now. :wall:
by Blindboy
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Restoring the SG
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Restoring the SG

100_0139.JPG The guitar on the left is my 1969 Gibson SG Pro. This was my first good guitar. I got it back in the middle '80's for $150. It had had a neck repair, Grover tuners, heavy metal pickups (it came with P-90's), and the bridge/tremelo was missing pieces. Over the years it has had several d...
by Blindboy
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Asleep on the Porch
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Asleep on the Porch

Sweet! :thumbsup:
Nice and relaxed, and lovely tone from your parlour guitar. Nice fingerpicking on the rhythm track, too.

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