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Re: Who do you think is the tightest overall rock band in history? (reply)
I wouldn't call Grateful Dead music tight. Telepathic, maybe.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

07/31/15 7:22 AM
Re: Do pre-war specs really matter? (reply)
Isn't that OM-18 a custom?
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

07/31/15 7:06 AM
Re: OM-45 choices/suggestions?? (reply)
I have tried a few Tasmanian Blackwood guitars and I would go with the OM-45RR, an excellent, complex sounding guitar. As Spoon has observed, the Red Spruce top on my RR is very nice indeed, much more fine grained and even spaced than...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

07/24/15 2:13 AM
Re: Perfecting Robert Johnson's technique/reproducing his sound (reply)
Good suggestion, well worth seeking out.
Technique and Players

rrussell8

07/22/15 2:16 AM
Re: Who do you think is the tightest overall rock band in history? (reply)
Rucker has it right, the Funk Brothers, the Motown house band, were slicker than an oil spill. I'd give the Joe Jackson band an honourable mention in this conversation. 
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

07/20/15 9:02 AM
Re: Best New Martin Investment Guitar (reply)
Martin may build over 100,000 guitars a year, but most of them are not standard series. Not that I am recommending Martins as investments.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

07/20/15 8:00 AM
Re: String choices - overwhelmed - but looking for something "warmer" (reply)
I suggest Thomastik Infeld Plectrum.
Technical Info

rrussell8

07/20/15 7:35 AM
Re: new chord progression needed (reply)
Try a run around the circle of fourths (ie around the circle of fifths in the opposite direction) using the relevant 7th chords eg in C (but starting with Dm7):Dm7 > G7 > CMaj7 > FMaj7 > Bdim7 > Em7 > Am7 (hold 2 bars)...
Technique and Players

rrussell8

07/16/15 10:31 AM
Re: Grateful Dead's Ripple in - "Playing For Change, Song Around The World" (reply)
My mother, who was a piano teacher, helped me to work out the chords and melody. Thanks, Mum!
Technique and Players

rrussell8

07/08/15 9:30 PM
Re: Grateful Dead's Ripple in - "Playing For Change, Song Around The World" (reply)
One of the jokes I heard last week characterised the FTW shows as "Phil Lesh and Ex-Friends".
Technique and Players

rrussell8

07/08/15 12:12 AM
Re: Grateful Dead's Ripple in - "Playing For Change, Song Around The World" (reply)
Fare Thee Well to the Grateful Dead brand Not so fast! Apart from the fact that Billy Kreutzmann has already said he would like to keep playing with the "Core Four" configuration, Grateful Dead Productions will continue to release...
Technique and Players

rrussell8

07/07/15 10:54 PM
Re: Fare Thee Well (reply)
Reports I heard from the shows were that the sound was indeed very good. The light show and the set break images were also fantastic.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

07/07/15 6:50 AM
Re: Fare Thee Well (reply)
While the press continually referred to them as the Grateful Dead, the FTW shows were marketed as "Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead". That was also on the tickets. The band has stayed the course on mothballing the Grateful Dead name...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

07/07/15 2:28 AM
Re: 1934 00-21 at The Music Emporium (reply)
Are those the original tuners?
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

07/07/15 2:20 AM
Re: My new 00-17 custom (reply)
Great find! The specs are very well thought out, a very beautiful, understated look and a focus on the sound and playability.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

07/06/15 4:47 AM
Re: Grateful Dead's Ripple in - "Playing For Change, Song Around The World" (reply)
Wonderful, thanks for the link.
Technique and Players

rrussell8

07/06/15 12:34 AM
Re: Help - neck reset on 50s Martin - neck join has been epoxied! (reply)
I have found Brian West at Fretco in Adelaide is very good. He has done first class resets on a couple of my Martins.
Technical Info

rrussell8

07/03/15 5:50 AM
Re: New Tuner Day (reply)
Nice work!
Technical Info

rrussell8

07/03/15 12:49 AM
Re: String recommendation for 0-28VS (reply)
Thomastik Infeld Plectrum might get you the result you are looking for. They are not cheap, but they last.
Technical Info

rrussell8

07/02/15 1:44 AM
Re: little martin solid top (reply)
I agree, it does make a positive difference.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

07/02/15 1:40 AM

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