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by Blindboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Mining the Sea
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

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: 15
Views: 10254

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: 6501

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: 4841

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: 4978

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 ...
by Blindboy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Update on the new Sheraton.
Replies: 4
Views: 4978

Update on the new Sheraton.

25734017_10209487763505188_1572632394893530458_o.jpg I've been gigging with the new Sheraton for a few month now, and I have some conclusions... I like the Probucker pickups better than the '80 Gibson 490's that I had put into my '69 SG recently. They are very responsive and the coil tap feature is...
by Blindboy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Tom’s Boogie
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

Re: Tom’s Boogie

Damn nice boogie. I wish could listen without interruptions, but my internet connection is lame.
by Blindboy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Keeping me busy ....
Replies: 4
Views: 6031

Re: Keeping me busy ....

Aawww! :D
by Blindboy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Pickups replacement for BB King tone
Replies: 3
Views: 4560

Re: Pickups replacement for BB King tone

If I were you, I would work on playing technique and amp settings before changing pickups. I have a Sheraton and really like how the stock Probuckers react with my amp. If you must change the pickups, try some Gibson 57's or Lollars.
by Blindboy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The new Sheraton!
Replies: 5
Views: 2554

Re: The new Sheraton!

Thank you, gentlemen. :D
Gerd, you are absoutly right, I do have a good band.
I may try to do some kind of vid showing the difference between the tapped and not tapped sound on this guitar. The coil tap function is more useful than I expected.
by Blindboy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Blues for Michael
Replies: 5
Views: 2339

Re: Blues for Michael

Very nice! :thumbsup:
I like the tone from the Cube.
by Blindboy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Epiphonic Blind Test
Replies: 7
Views: 6045

Re: Epiphonic Blind Test

And the Winner is BlindBoy :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbsup: Woo Hoo! :high5: I wasn't sure, but I agree with VB that many new high end guitars have pickups that are not the same as the vintage ones. My favorite Strat pickups that I have tried are my mid 70's pickups on my Strat and the mid 60's vers...
by Blindboy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The new Sheraton!
Replies: 5
Views: 2554

The new Sheraton!

This is from the second time I've plugged this new guitar in. It is very different from the Strat that I am used to, but I really think I will be able to find the magic in it.
https://youtu.be/n-emcBV7RcA
As always, please forgive the poor recording quality and all mistakes.
I like this guitar!
by Blindboy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Epiphonic Blind Test
Replies: 7
Views: 6045

Re: Epiphonic Blind Test

:icon_whoknows: They sound very close to me. I agree with VB that the first one sounds a bit more articulate and the second one a bit thicker. My experience with Gibson and Epiphone (I have and play both) tells me that this could be a toss up. So, simply to cover the bases, I'll guess that the secon...
by Blindboy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: NGD!
Replies: 5
Views: 5168

Re: NGD!

12bar wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:40 am
But - what's the thing that looks like a cut-off finger next to the fretboard?
Lol :lol: It's the little leather tab used to open the storage compartment. It ought to be in good shape, it's brand new (2016). I can't wait to plug it in! :chicken:
by Blindboy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: NGD!
Replies: 5
Views: 5168

NGD!

This doesn't happen very often. This beauty showed up in the mail today.
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by Blindboy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Squier Blues
Replies: 5
Views: 2610

Re: Squier Blues

Nice! :thumbsup:
I always like to see someone play with fingers, rather than a pick. Sounds good.
by Blindboy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: R.I.P. Tom Petty
Replies: 2
Views: 3878

Re: R.I.P. Tom Petty

Very sad. I wasn't that big a fan, but he had some songs that I really liked playing. Another great one gone. :tears:
by Blindboy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Over Three Months
Replies: 5
Views: 2511

Re: Over Three Months

:clap: :clap: I really like the Empty Bed Blues. I have enough trouble playing well in standard tuning that I don't even try alternates (aside from slide). This reminded me of something Mississippi John Hurt might do. I thought that the Google titled piece sounded very cool. What a fun approach to i...
by Blindboy
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Sorry
Replies: 4
Views: 5254

Re: Sorry

Very sorry to hear this, Gerd. Health issues can be overwhelming. I hope you can improve soon.