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BSBlues
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Greetings!

Post by BSBlues » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:25 pm

Thanks for having me! I'm 58 been playing a long time . . . I'm all about the BLUES! :music2:

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Post by 12bar » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:02 pm

:welcome: :chicken:

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Post by VikingBlues » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:50 pm

:welcome: to the forum BSBlues - hope you like it here. :D

We might be quiet here sometimes but we're very friendly.

The Blues saved my guitar playing from stagnating and gave me some understanding of playing with feeling and trying to play in my own voice.

I'm 63 heading on 64 but regretfully I have so little time for guitar in recent times. Hoping retirement changes that. :fingerscrossed:

What sort of gear do you use, and who do you most like listening to, or who have most influenced your own playing?
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!

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Post by Blindboy » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:15 pm

:welcome: to the forum. Why don't you tell us a bit about yourself... Where are you, what do you like to play (I know, blues, right?), what kind of gear do you like...
"Throw yo' big leg over me Mama, I might not feel this good again!"

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Post by BSBlues » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:29 am

Sure thing . . . I'm 58 been playing since around 1976. Right now I have a blues band together we call the 7th Son Modern Blues Quartet. We play everything from open tuned delta/hillstomp to Chicago/Texas stuff to the easier soul jazz blues and even a smattering of blues rock.
My current influences are Ronnie Earl and Robben Ford. I've been adding a lot of Bop phrasing to my vocabulary, but keep working on my traditional chops. I play a '91 American Standard Telecaster which has been hot-rodded to hell by Jay Monterose (late Danny Gatton's guitar tech) and a '95 Blues Junior with the Bill M mods and a Cannabis Rex speaker. For FX I use an MXR Phase 95 to get my Albert King thing and Johnny Winter thang going, a Klon clone Silver Pony built by a close friend, and an old Aria analog delay . . . George L's between guitar - pedals - amp!

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Post by Blindboy » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:24 am

Nice. I'm not sure what the BillM mods entail, but I run a heavily modified BJ. It has a bigger transformer, 6v6 tubes, a custom tone stack, a Celestion G12 and some other mods. It was built with me in mind by a buddy and I love it. It has replaced my '64 Super Reverb, mainly because it is more portable and is usable ot lower volumes.
"Throw yo' big leg over me Mama, I might not feel this good again!"

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Post by VikingBlues » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:40 pm

Wow - I see from your reply about gear that you're heavily into blues and music in a big way!

Using Danny Gatton's guitar tech too - class!
I don't have personal experience of Bill M mods but I've hears there's big benefits to low end, high end, extra range of tone and control, improved presence and liveliness, and more pristine cleans. Sounds like a touch of black magic from those mods.
I can see how that would be of great use to you in the group / live playing that you do.
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!

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Re: Greetings!

Post by BSBlues » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:42 pm

Blindboy wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:24 am
Nice. I'm not sure what the BillM mods entail, but I run a heavily modified BJ. It has a bigger transformer, 6v6 tubes, a custom tone stack, a Celestion G12 and some other mods. It was built with me in mind by a buddy and I love it. It has replaced my '64 Super Reverb, mainly because it is more portable and is usable ot lower volumes.
I bet if you asked your buddy you'd find out your BJr was Bill M modded! :amp:

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