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Thanks for sharing the video, bert.
Not news: The SCGC every time.
Collings guitars just sound tight to me. The SCGC has a deeper ‘smile’ curve in the EQ (more bass and brighter treble).
Cool. Fair winds Hank!
And enjoy the process. 🙂
No real clue.
The top one is labelled LENO on the face. It’s brass and well-made.
The bottom one was made in Japan and looks indeed like the same type of mechanism as a Shubb, but less sophisticated.
I’ve been playing the Leno on my Arrow G5 for a couple of nights. It’s pretty cool. Playing G scales 2 frets up imparts a lovely bell-like tone. My mando likes it!
Got Vaxxed last weekend y’all! Second dose is in June.
We bought tickets for a family trip to upstate New York (way up, west of Plattsburg), and now we’re crossing our fingers that we can go this summer.
My SCGC has joined my Telecaster in open G tuning, and Claudine’s Martin remains in standard.
Way too much work to do. Shouldn’t be thinking about music. But I got an offer to play l’Escal (our local arts centre stage) as part of an online concert series.
Thanks for all the well-wishes. I do hope your days are as wonderful as possible too.
Items of response:
– I happen to know that when you add “little” or “li’l ol'” to “well bless your heart” it becomes derogatory. (don’t ask.)
– Damn the Torpedoes is my favorite Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album. (“don’t ha-ave to live like ref u gee e e e e!)
– with regard to picks/plectra/les mediators, I’m using the Dunlop PrimeTones on single emandos with single string courses (5 stringers) and Wegens on everything else, including guitars.
– And Benedict shoulda done his homework. There is indeed a notable difference in feel and tone between the white and black Wegens. I don’t know if they are different materials, but if they aren’t, then the dye/colorant Wegen uses has an effect. The black ones are softer, click less, and wear faster.
that is all.
That was fun. 🙂
Thought I would share this. It’s about picks. And while David Benedict is a mandolin player, you get the idea.
We’re doing alright. More frustrated than worried. And trying to be patient while the UK and the US get vaxxed and we wait. 🙂
Went to Florida once. I was 8. Had a great time. 🙂
When all this passes we’ll have a SCGC gathering here.
Ahh Tad, We just went into a modified lockdown. Paris to Calais corridor is affected (and I live in it). R number is above 1, people getting sick, etc. Parisians with second homes in the country are exiting the city in droves! As good as the French government was at the beginning of the pandemic, they have been wishy washy for the last several months. You guys are definitely better off in Cali right now.
Claudine and I made tentative plans to go to New York to visit my mom this summer. That’s looking unlikely now.
We are having trouble getting vaccines here. And the French government just decided the AstraZeneca vaccine was not good for people who are older than 55. –and I just turned 56!
My parents-in-law got vaccinated, but I’m too old. Go figure.
Ahh, but I am plugging in to play. It’s good to hear some amplification!
[Bizarrely, I keep trying to reply, but I cannot see them. Trying a different browser.]
Watching LoTR this evening. Played guitar today too!
Thanks very much!
Enjoying The Lord of the Rings Trilogy this evening. Played guitar for a few hours today. 🙂
On a 24.5″ scale, C is about as low as you van get without resorting to Mike Hedges types of string gauges. 🙂
Fun tidbit of info about open G: “Ohhhhhh. THAT’s why Macawber* only has 5 strings.” The low D gets in the way as often as not.
Though I’m having a lot of fun with “Wayfaring Stranger” playing the Dm like this: 020233. Fattest fretted Dm chord I’ve ever heard.
*for those who don’t follow this stuff: Macawber is one of Keith Richards’ Telecasters.
DanielDecember 20, 2020 at 9:37 pm in reply to: Last Call…..Let’s put a smile on at the end of the year #5105
I was asked by the local paper to do something for a Christmas music series they are doing. We did this, and I figured I could share it with you too. 🙂
No snow here in northern France at all. 🙁 (We moved here in 2018) It topped out at about 50F today. I’m hoping we’ll get snow in the new year.
There could be some in Les Vosges mountains or in the Jura mountains. But those places are about 4 hours away by car.
I did hear that my friends in Cambridgeshire got a dusting. You’d be amazed how freaked out the Brits get when it snows. 😉
DanielDecember 20, 2020 at 4:12 pm in reply to: Last Call…..Let’s put a smile on at the end of the year #5099
Ok. So I’m playing electric guitar. But it’s a guitar!
It’s just much easier to balance things for a live mike when they’re electric. 🙂
A Bit of Magic is a song I wrote about three years ago (available everywhere).
I suppose my philosophy with ordering custom instruments from luthiers is that I get one shot. So I’ve got one guitar, a Hank Mauel 000-12, and a mandolin, a Gary Vessel F5/2 (ask if you want an explanation there).
I can’t really afford much these days and very happy with what I have. (Though I am still itching for a solid body electric octave mandolin.)