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by Blindboy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: R.I.P. Matt Guitar Murphy - dead at 88
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: R.I.P. Matt Guitar Murphy - dead at 88

I was lucky enough to see him play in a bar in Oklahoma City, back in the 80's. He played an amazing set, then took a break. I approached him at the bar and introduced myself and shook his hand. He was friendly, but so drunk he couldn't speak coherently. I talked to (at) him for a few more minutes, ...
by Blindboy
Sat May 26, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: NGD Rivera Custom P-93 (3 guitars in one)
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: NGD Rivera Custom P-93 (3 guitars in one)

Very nice! I've always liked those. I love P-90 pickups. I have two guitars epuipped with them, a Casino and a '52 Gibson ES-125, both of which get played often. If I had room for another guitar, a Riviera would be high on the list.
by Blindboy
Thu May 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: When is a tele not a tele
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: When is a tele not a tele

Nice. I've never seen a Parker "Tele" before. It looks good. The only performer I ever saw playing a Parker (Fly) live was Bluesman Corey Harris, back in the late 90's or very early 00's. I was kind of surprised to see a traditional blues artist playing a solo gig on the most modern guitar one could...
by Blindboy
Thu May 10, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR

I'm sorry to hear about this... I am not particularly active these days, but this forum has an important place in my heart. It was through the encouragement of members and (when I got a Line6 Pod) a venue for posting my playing, that pulled me out of a deep slump in my music and kept me playing unti...
by Blindboy
Thu May 10, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: On the road again
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: On the road again

Are you going to pass through the Southwest? If you are going to be in New Mexico, we might get together for some music.
by Blindboy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Attachment Test
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Attachment Test

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From a gig last night... Just trying to see if this works.
by Blindboy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gibson could be facing bankruptcy!
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Gibson could be facing bankruptcy!

It says that it can't determine the dimensions of this post and asks me to check the url. I tried both loading the file and dragging and dropping. It has been doing this for a while, and may be because of my crappy internet connection.
by Blindboy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gibson could be facing bankruptcy!
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Gibson could be facing bankruptcy!

12bar wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:21 am
Just tried it with your user rights and it was OK. Be sure to use a .jpg , .png or .gif file so that it is recognized as image.
Do you get an error message?
I tried it with the attatchmen function. I keep getting a yellow triangle sign when I try. Is there a size limit?
by Blindboy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gibson could be facing bankruptcy!
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Gibson could be facing bankruptcy!

Full disclosure... I own two Gibsons. A 1952 ES-125 that is all original except for Grover tuners and an ebony bridge, and a 1969 SG that has no original hardware except for the pots. Both have been refretted (the 125 by me :yikes: ). I use both of them, but my Epiphones and my vintage Stat get far ...
by Blindboy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gibson could be facing bankruptcy!
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Gibson could be facing bankruptcy!

Seems to me that Gibson has priced themselves out of business. I recently played my Sheraton (around $700) back to back with my friends flame top Gibson 335 (around $3700). Same amp, no effects, same settings on the amp. The Gibson was pretty (very!), had a bit nicer fit and finish (the binding cove...
by Blindboy
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A song and a tune
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: A song and a tune

Both of these are quite nice. :clap: Only a few notes and it's clear who's playing, that's the difference to a copycat. I agree. Congratulations on singing while playing... Not an easy task. I've always liked The Drinking Gourd. I used to play it on fiddle, way back when I played bluegrass and tradi...
by Blindboy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A fun jam I did on Wikiloops
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: A fun jam I did on Wikiloops

Sweet! :clap:
by Blindboy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: ES means Electric-Spanish...
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Very nice Spanish sounds in this thread. I don't play it, but my father was a very accomplished flaminco/classical player. This thread brings back fond memories. :D
by Blindboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: SSL (https) installed
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: SSL (https) installed

Works for me. Thanks, Gerd.
by Blindboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Uploading and Copyrights
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Uploading and Copyrights

I have, but I'll let 12bar give you the definitive answer.
by Blindboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Mining the Sea
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Mining the Sea

This is lovely! I admire the way you can play in different tunings. :pray: I have trouble keeping track just when I switch to open G (DGDGBD) for slide. You may not be playing blues, but I can certainly hear the emotion in your playing on this.
by Blindboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: Do you use Blues Licks to solo?

I started learning electric blues by wearing out vinyl and phonograph needles. I learned licks, then deconstructed them to see why they worked. I would then put them back together in various ways, work on phrasing and dynamics, and make up my own, as well. I look at that as gettion a basic vocabular...
by Blindboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Hello from Texas

:welcome:
Howdy from Northern New Mexico.
Lots of great blues players from Texas. One, (an acquaintence of mine, friend of my bass player) is Carolyn Wonderland. She just landed a spot as guitar player for John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
by Blindboy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Spammers and stats...
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Spammers and stats...

You do a great job, Gerd. I only wish that I could participate more. This is a great forum, I have steered a couple of people here from a facebonk guitar page I frequent, but don't know if they have checked it out.
by Blindboy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Update on the new Sheraton.
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Update on the new Sheraton.

Did you modify the PU's it by yourself? Those are the stock pickups in the 2016 model. I haven't done anything to it but play it. My brother did a set up on it and changed the strings to .11's before he mailed it to me. I am liking it a lot. It even stays in tune very well. (that's important... my ...