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Re: Peterson Strobo FLIP Simple Pleasure (reply)
I have been using my Stroboflip when I am back in Melbourne after the home Stroboclip (favoured for compact size and convenience) bit the dust from a similar fall. The Flip is a very good tuner indeed, no doubt about it. However, I have...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

05/25/16 11:00 PM
Re: least jangly plain strings (reply)
Hi rrussell8, I am using higher gauge to have them less tinny sounding, it was also suggested by my luthier I figured that was the case, but I have never encountered it before. The players I know who use open tunings are playing...
Technical Info

rrussell8

05/25/16 10:47 PM
Re: least jangly plain strings (reply)
Steve is not completely correct. For example, Thomastik-Infeld make their own strings. I think Newtone and Ernie Ball do too. I think there are definite differences between different makes of unwound strings. Thomastik-Infeld Plectrum...
Technical Info

rrussell8

05/25/16 4:21 AM
Re: Martin 000-28 string dents in fretboard (reply)
Unless it is really bad, I would not bother with a repair. There is a thread pinned to the top of the FAQ section on how to insert photos.
Technical Info

rrussell8

05/25/16 4:01 AM
Re: NGD (reply)
Nope.There are two image adding icons. One looks like maybe mountains and allows you to add an image from anywhere. Then there is one that looks like I don't know what, some sort of round blank thing, that enables you to select the image...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/25/16 3:56 AM
Re: Please confirm this is not a 0-28vs (reply)
A Custom, size 0. Then the specs.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/25/16 2:57 AM
Re: NGD (reply)
Congratulations! I can see why it has taken this long to fess up! Note: photobucket link did not work for me. If you click Add Reply instead of Quick Reply you will get an icon to add a photobucket image, which will then appear directly...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/25/16 2:53 AM
Re: "Aha!" Moment- That First Great Sounding Guitar! (reply)
Give me a shout if you are ever in Melbourne, Tony.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

05/24/16 2:33 AM
Re: "Aha!" Moment- That First Great Sounding Guitar! (reply)
My friend and teacher, Bob, found a 1920s Martin 0-28 in a pawn shop. What a stunning guitar! The power and volume was staggering to me. Until then I believed in a "bigger is better" paradigm. I was about 20, had been playing five years,...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

05/22/16 11:25 PM
Re: NOGD: Martin N-20 (reply)
Great find, congratulations.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/19/16 5:33 AM
Re: Mediums on an OM? (reply)
My string gauge philosophy is to use the lightest strings that sound good. On the OMs, that turns out to be .012 lights, and that is true for most of my guitars. (On the Felix it is .013, 00-21 .011 and 0-16NY .010).
Technical Info

rrussell8

05/10/16 11:32 PM
Re: If he had only written one song... (reply)
Mike's list is a beauty! I have alternatives for a couple of songwriters: Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry (although Marley credited the tune to Vincent Ford to help fund his soup kitchen in Kingston) Merle Haggard - Sing Me Back Home In...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

05/09/16 1:11 AM
Re: The dominant 7th chord (reply)
A fun set of changes that utilises the chords Tony identifies, and runs backwards around the circle of fifths (or round the circle of fourths) is: Dm7 G7 CMaj7 FMaj7 Bm7b5 Em7 Am7 Am7 then repeat the cycle. There are two interesting...
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rrussell8

05/09/16 12:46 AM
Re: The dominant 7th chord (reply)
I reckon the B chord is exactly the Bm7b5 we were discussing earlier, ie a Bdim with a b7. I'll leave your other questions to the experts.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

05/09/16 12:08 AM
Re: How to find your blues name: (reply)
Skinny Gumbo Jefferson.
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rrussell8

05/08/16 11:05 PM
Re: Windows 10 warning (reply)
I installed Win 10 myself with no ill effects. I can't say the same of Win 8, where I had to hire an expert to turn off some of its more obnoxious traits. I am another who would never access or allow access to the "Cloud", other than...
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rrussell8

05/08/16 11:02 PM
Re: The dominant 7th chord (reply)
Thanks, I needed that encouragement.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

05/08/16 10:10 PM
Re: The dominant 7th chord (reply)
Now I am getting somewhere. Can I seek the indulgence of Paul and Snowy to summarise what I think I have learned from this discussion, to ensure I am on the path of righteousness?1. Any major chord with a minor 7th is a dominant 7th in...
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rrussell8

05/06/16 12:16 AM
Re: The dominant 7th chord (reply)
Thanks Snowy. Again my bad on the Dominant in C, which is G, not F. I am sorry for frustrating you guys trying to help, I am being a poor student. F is the sub-dominant or 4th, right? (My mind was clearly not on the job, possibly because...
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rrussell8

05/05/16 11:42 AM
Re: The dominant 7th chord (reply)
Paul, Thanks for the clarifications. I see how it is neater to label each note in a scale with a different note, and less confusing to use all sharps or all flats to do it, so I should have used G#, A# and B as the last three notes....
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rrussell8

05/05/16 7:14 AM

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