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  Topic: Guitar one of the hardest instruments?
toddinjax

Replies: 15
Views: 13685

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:59 pm   Subject: Guitar one of the hardest instruments?
[quote="Gorecki"]I've always understood the french horn to be the hardest but it seems like guitar in general has the highest desire to decoration rate. SOOO many people buy/get a guitar, g ...
  Topic: Picks and tone
toddinjax

Replies: 9
Views: 6796

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:11 pm   Subject: Picks and tone
[quote="Henryrobinett"]Ah! It's all anal silliness to me! We can get so stuck in the details we forget the big picture and end up sticking ourselves. IT'S A PICK!!!! Yes they do have tonal ...
  Topic: My latest dream...
toddinjax

Replies: 6
Views: 5364

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:14 pm   Subject: My latest dream...
[quote="trotsky"]Message received.

Some of the most beautiful looking guitars that I have played have been DOGS!!!

Have you ever met a breathtakingly beautiful woman who was just plai ...
  Topic: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
toddinjax

Replies: 22
Views: 12870

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:10 pm   Subject: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
The recording industy destroyed the potential for MOST musicians in any style or genre to make a living as a musician.
  Topic: Picks and tone
toddinjax

Replies: 9
Views: 6796

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:14 pm   Subject: Picks and tone
Having just responded to the new pick thread I thought I'd chime in on something a discovered years ago but nobody ever talks about. Of course different picks and materials all effect tone, but with a ...
  Topic: My New Pick
toddinjax

Replies: 13
Views: 10427

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:51 pm   Subject: My New Pick
I've been preaching about the Pro Plec for years. Great tone, chirp free attack. I found them when I couldn't get the Pickboy Jazz i had been using, similar material.
  Topic: Practice time
toddinjax

Replies: 19
Views: 9611

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:46 pm   Subject: Practice time
Great topic!
Random thoughts in no particular order:

If you keep a guitar out of its case, it's much more likely you'll grab it and play! 5,10 or 15 minute practice sessions can be very producti ...
  Topic: Loar LH-600 or Eastman AR805CE
toddinjax

Replies: 9
Views: 9630

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:47 pm   Subject: Loar LH-600 or Eastman AR805CE
I have a 2005 805CE that MAY go into the crematorium with me when the time comes. I know I will have it with me at least as long as it takes me to get there!
  Topic: George Benson Guitar man
toddinjax

Replies: 50
Views: 22901

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:44 pm   Subject: George Benson Guitar man
[quote="M"][quote="planetguy"]yeah...that.

i too had really hoped for more. i love gb and have huge respect, but c'mon...let's get it outta the hot tub mindset for just a littl ...
  Topic: Seeing The notes!
toddinjax

Replies: 8
Views: 15970

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:07 am   Subject: Seeing The notes!
[quote="jazzerchick"]When you're reading, read ahead. Practice slowly and make your eye look
ahead. The really good reading horn guys do that.
I think most guitar players struggle w ...
  Topic: Holding tempo
toddinjax

Replies: 13
Views: 9413

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:59 pm   Subject: Holding tempo
The first thing that comes to mind would be to pair down any excess from your comp at high tempos. Maybe you're trying to add too much, to keep a groove going. The tempo that fast will keep it's own g ...
  Topic: Hearing/judging yourself differently/harshly?
toddinjax

Replies: 7
Views: 5150

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:59 pm   Subject: Re: outside notes...confidence
But, in answer to your question, "Yes," I have experienced exactly what you are writing about.[/quote]

Thanks Greentone and everyone else too. I was listening to some Jim Hall, loving th ...
  Topic: guitar (online) shops
toddinjax

Replies: 8
Views: 6490

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:36 pm   Subject: guitar (online) shops
I personally have not, but many many people who've delt with Ed have regretted it. He is a real jerk and proud of it. He has lost multiple dealership liscenes from manufacturers. If you go to his shop ...
  Topic: guitar (online) shops
toddinjax

Replies: 8
Views: 6490

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:20 pm   Subject: guitar (online) shops
DO NOT, under any circumstances whatsoever, DO NOT buy a guitar from Ed Roman.
  Topic: Hearing/judging yourself differently/harshly?
toddinjax

Replies: 7
Views: 5150

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:23 am   Subject: Hearing/judging yourself differently/harshly?
Okay folks, here's an issue I've been having for a while now. When I listen to someone else playing, live or recordings, I can dig a pretty fair amount of tension or outside notes. I don't like player ...
 
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