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by Blindboy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Trying to tame the SG
Replies: 4
Views: 2696

Trying to tame the SG

You know how a Jazz musician will often take a blues tune and turn it into a nice jazz song? I take a nice jazz tune and turn it into a blues jam. :roll:
https://youtu.be/kV7GXUZZwog
Trying to tone down the SG (it likes to yell) and get some sounds that aren't so over the top.
by Blindboy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Update - offline - online
Replies: 8
Views: 9213

Re: Update - offline - online

I sure appreciate your efforts on our behalf! :thumbsup:
by Blindboy
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: No Blues, but...
Replies: 7
Views: 4934

Re: No Blues, but...

That was lovely! The music matched the imagery very nicely. :clap:
There seem to be quite a few waterways for you to explore where you live. I have never been any kind of boater, but while in the Bahamas last year, my wife and I did some sea kayaking and had a blast.
by Blindboy
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Still playing DADGAD
Replies: 7
Views: 4385

Re: Still playing DADGAD

Wow! :pray: That is some lovely music! Drowsy Maggie was beautiful and I liked your "Fridge" tune as well. I can really hear the darkness of that mode. I have enough trouble keeping track of standard tuning, let alone the open G and D tunings I use for slide. Some years ago, I went to a guitar works...
by Blindboy
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing in a three piece band
Replies: 5
Views: 5011

Re: Playing in a three piece band

Thank you, gentlemen. :D Glad you enjoyed it.
I do like playing three piece for a bit of a change. We don't get to practice it much, but it is fun when we do.
by Blindboy
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing in a three piece band
Replies: 5
Views: 5011

Playing in a three piece band

Man, the political situation in my country is giving me the Blues, big time. :tears: Here's a rare thee piece version of the Trainwreck Blues Band. Our keyboard player was out of town for a couple of weeks. This is a cover of the Elmore James tune, filtered through SRV. I'm using the Strat, through ...
by Blindboy
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: New blues song from Blues Bar
Replies: 2
Views: 2487

Re: New blues song from Blues Bar

Nice! :thumbsup:
Ya gotta love Otis Rush. I've posted up a couple of versions of this tune. I really like playing it.
by Blindboy
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Fingerpickin'
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

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: 2887

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 post a vid ...
by Blindboy
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The old Gibson SG...
Replies: 4
Views: 2887

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: 14
Views: 12997

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: 10972

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: 8052

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: 7112

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: 2435

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: 2743

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: 2743

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: 3318

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: 6593

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: 3359

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...