Announcement: GuitarControl.com Releases Easy Dorian Guitar Lick in D – Lead Guitar Lesson on Dorian Licks

December 3rd, 2014

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Claude starts off this easy lead guitar lesson by demonstrating how to play the Dorian Mode so you can hear what it sounds like. Johnson demonstrates two separate licks based in Dorian, one of which incorporates an Am arpeggio. Guitar TABs are available for this easy lead guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.

Dorian is the second of the seven major modes. The Dorian Mode is composed by playing the major scale and flattening the third and seventh notes by one half steps, or simple sharpen the sixth note of the natural minor scale or Aeolian Mode. The name Dorian comes from the Greek referring to the Dorian Greeks. Since the Dorian Mode is made up from the major scale with a lowered 3rd and 7th (minor 3rd & 7th), it can be played over minor, minor 7th, and minor 9th chords and is compatible with many major chord progressions and keys. Many modern and classic rock guitarists have used the Dorian Mode in there compositions such as Carlos Santana, Toni Iommi, and Sound Garden to name a few, a notable song based in the Dorian Mode is Scarborough Fair by Simon & Garfunkel.

Claude Johnson

Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com

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Recognition For Leo

December 3rd, 2014

What made these guys successful was their commitment to making the best
product available for the working musician. They were not focused on the
almighty dollar and Executive Bonuses as corporations do today. Leo was a
fanatic for quality. A funny quote in the great book The Soul of Tone, 60yrs
of Fender Amps. A long time employee said how Leo was fanatical for Quality
so much so that everything was over built, his house was over built, his
amps were over built, even his boat, nothing on there needed replacing,
but he replaced all the fittings with more sturdy, heavy duty ones. He would
listen, ask questions, and always try to improve on things. George Fullerton
said, Leo was 90% focused on practicality 10% on design of his product.
All these years later those amps are still the Benchmark of Great Tone.

Ted McCarty also was a visonary. His iconic creations during the “Golden
Era” of Gibson still are lusted after as some of the greatest guitars ever.
When PRS asked him to be an advisor, Ted asked ” how many times do you
go to the factory and talk with your workers?” PRS said ” once
every six months”. Ted said ” go there every week, talk to each employee
learn their names, ask about their families, thats how you run a successful
company ! ”

As mentioned, Two True Legends of the Industry.


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One other observation about Fender pricing….

December 2nd, 2014

….why has the discount off list shrunk from the “normal” 30% to just over 20%? That’s part of what’s making these new prices so high.

Example: Highway One Tele at Sweetwater. List, $1130. Their price, $899. They claim that to be 21% off list; it’s actually less than 20.5% off list. If they were taking the ‘normal’ 30% off, their price would be over a $100 less than what they’re currently selling for, $791.

And it seems that at least the big places (GC, Musicians Friend, etc) are using this 20-21% off guideline… is Fender mandating this?


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Extention speaker for a Blues Jr.

December 2nd, 2014

I used an extension speaker for years and simply used the two 8 ohm speakers with a home made Y lead. The guru of all things Blues Jnr, Billm, has said that the Blues Jnr is happy seeing 4 ohms instead of 8 ohms. I was always a little nervous of it, but my amp seems to have suffered no harm.

With regards to speakers – everyone has different opinions – all valid. I can vouch for the Swamp Thang – sounds great with a Blues Jnr. I also use a G12H in one of mine, which sound seven better to my ears. I’ve heard several negative comments about the V30 in the Blues Jnr, but lots of positive commenst on it’s use in other amps.


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How do you break in a speaker?

December 1st, 2014

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Originally Posted by bosstone (Post 1671815)
You can hear the difference of broken in vs new speakers even at lowish volume.
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No, bosstone, you can hear the difference and I can hear the difference, but there are many who cannot discern differences like this. To some it is a marked contrast, to others it is a mere nuance, and as this thread reveals there are those that cannot distinquish.


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Making a Nashville Tele.

December 1st, 2014

hey man,

i might be the first to say this, but if you want my advice – i’d say don’t do it! I cut into my first tele and added a middle strat pickup and shortly after realized it was a bad idea. For as often as i used it, i’d have been better off actually getting a real strat.

Reason being is because it (the middle pup) really got in the way of my hybrid picking.

I feel very strongly (now at least) that tele’s are best left being tele’s and strat’s are best left being strats.

anyways, just my 2 cents. i also think you should do what you feel is best. Just saying, i wasn’t happy with my results afterwards – but you might be. it’s all about what styles you like and how beneficial the change will be to you.

Hope it all works out.

Cheers,
Joel


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Was I Rude? Or How GFS/Guitar Fetish Lost My Business!

November 30th, 2014

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Originally Posted by GhostRider (Post 1667834)
icon rolleyes Was I Rude?  Or How GFS/Guitar Fetish Lost My Business! C’mon man, You’re just having a bad one. Chalk it up to mis-communication.
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Thanks. You’re right. I misunderstood GFS’s business model and expected more personalized attention. That and I let the phone company yank my chain all day… Apologies for PMS’ing… Got to jam for a few hours last night, feel much better now. icon redface Was I Rude?  Or How GFS/Guitar Fetish Lost My Business!


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Tool Help

November 30th, 2014

So far, the only thing I really needed other than hand sanders, jig saw and router was a drill press for the string-through holes and the jack hole. I could probably have messed around and made up a jig, but the drill press was just easier. I picked up a 12″ delta used and cheap. (Watch the throat depth on the smaller ones, you really need about 5 1/2 to 6″ between the drill and the post.)

It’s amazing how much I actually use it now that it’s there on the bench.

Probably the next tool would be a spindle sander


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Advice and a question about using a router table

November 29th, 2014

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Originally Posted by wharfrat (Post 1668760)
That looks like a lightweight. If those specs are right it’s less than 1/2 HP.
(volts x amps=watts and 1HP= 746 watts). Go for something around 2HP.
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This is a description I found online of that particular router.

Plunge router: 1¼-hp, 7A variable-speed motor: 9,000-27,000 rpm. 8-position depth stop turret for increased accuracy. Accepts bits with 1/4″ shanks.

I realize it’s not a pro level, heavy duty piece of gear but I think it will suit my needs as I only do the odd project. I’m not churning stuff out all day long, not by a long shot. And most importantly the price suits my budget.

EDIT: I just looked at the ad again and obviously what I quoted above are the specs from a different router. You may be right. That does sound like a bit of a toy doesn’t it.

Do you think it’s not up to the task of routing a guitar body or similar type jobs?


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Nocasters vs. Stock CV’s?

November 29th, 2014

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Originally Posted by ajgus (Post 1668090)
Really, no one…
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This may seem wacky, but what about the idea of ordering 5 CVs and pick the one or two that sound the best? Return the rest, play ‘em stock.

No question, No-Casters improve the sound of virtually ANY Tele you put them in, but my feeling is the pickups are at least on a par (or better) than most of the other pieces parts of the guitar – meaning the No-Caster will not have the same bang it might have on an otherwise content rich guitar.

The “curse” if you will of the CV is that no one part is decidedly inferior to the rest of the package, where you just replace one part and you’re home free. If anything, it is the other way around – I keep waiting for people to snatch the neck and let the rest go on e-bay.


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Highway I Fan Club

November 28th, 2014

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Originally Posted by Chris K (Post 1667864)
Yeah if I ever get to it, I might convert it into the SSS configuration (if no other work is required ie. routing which i doubt).
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No routing required, Chris. One annoyance with the Highway One is when you mate a SSH rout body with a 22 fret neck, there is precious little room to get the pickguard off and on. The pickup mount hardware protrudes and hangs up on the neck ‘S’ rout (the American Standard/Deluxe is HSH).

Bad news, guys. My Highway One is falling behind the competition. I’ve done some modding on my 2 American Series “cubic zirc” 60th Anniversary twins, and on my 2 Jimmie Vaughans. Even baseplated and with the Chimemaster on this Highway One, she’s getting beat. Only the ceramic MIM Std FSR no pickguard jobber is on the same plane.

I think the pickups are gonna get pulled, baseplate or no. Maybe I’ll get rid of the Greasebucket, or do a blend mod first.

Alright, maybe this set of strings is no good. I’ll try another set.


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Y’all are gonna hate me for this…

November 28th, 2014

I met Kim Falcon at the Fender booth NAMM last month and she gave me a poster of her…
signed to me with hearts and XOXO’s…. she’s kinda cute…
staying on the subject of women and Gretsch guitars! icon biggrin Yall are gonna hate me for this...
I would Love to have one of those….:twisted:
kimfalcon Yall are gonna hate me for this...


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THE BLACKGUARD BOOK for STRAT ???

November 28th, 2014

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Originally Posted by martino (Post 1663670)
Sorry about that I am looking for a book about the Stratocaster in
the style and quality of the “THE BLACKGUARD BOOK”

see the links below:mrgreen:

http://www.theblackguardbook.com

http://elderly.com/books/items/357-4.htm

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My guess is that there is no such book :confused::sad:

I think if the myth is true then this is the holy grail for strat books!
The Galaxy of Strats by Yasuhiko Iwanade ISBN 4-8456-0279-2

the galaxy of strats THE BLACKGUARD BOOK for STRAT ???

Cant find it for sale anywhere.
I would appreciate any help.

Thanks

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Conversations you can’t join

November 27th, 2014

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Have you ever been on the edge of a conversation that you just don’t qualify to join in on?

When I was a student I had a summer job as a meat porter in a slaughterhouse (good start eh!) in Edinburgh and a lot the guys I worked with were interesting – thugs, hooligans, rogues, junkies, drunks, mercenaries, accountants.

One day at the mandatory fag and can of beer at 9 am break they started competing by comparing scars.

“hey Beano, where’d you get that scar on yer face?” “I wuz slashed by a razor in a fight.”

“hey Dougie, how’d you lose yer ear?” “It got shot off in Angola when I wuz a mercenary.”

“hey Andy, what happened to yer nose?” “Ma dad hit me with a brick.”

And so it went on until it came time for Fat Eddie to tell his story. He didn’t have anything obvious to offer until he peeled off his stained sleeveless vest and displayed his enormous belly. There were huge raised welts across his abdomen. Four parallel lines on each side below his sternum about two inches apart and about a foot long.

Gasps of admiration from the crowd, “Fer god’s sake Eddie, how did ye do that?”

“I wuz in the circus……”, said Eddie taking a long draw on his fag and a slurp from his can.

“And I got disemboweled by a tiger.”

True! Any more?
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None that i couls repeat on here icon eek Conversations you cant join


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Radio reception thru Vox VR15???

November 27th, 2014

It’ unusual for that to happen if the guitar isn’t plugged into the amp.

I get it all the time here as I’m in direct line of sight and only about a mile away from a major radio mast. I get talkback radio through my 57 Twin!!! No amount of repositioning of the amp or shielding seems to make any difference.


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Farewell to ‘for sale by owner’?

November 26th, 2014

Not long ago, for sale by owner (FSBO) Web sites were heralded as a fresh entrepreneurial wave that was going to upend the staid real estate industry. In 2006 real estate sales “unassisted” by a broker accounted for 20% of sales made, says Steve Murray, editor and owner of Real Trends, a market research firm in Castle Rock, Colo. http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~r/rss/money_latest/~4/P3BmXGVEZRI


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Sell stocks or stay put

November 26th, 2014

Question: I’ve been sticking with my investments in the hopes that the market will recover, but I’m tired of seeing the value of my portfolio continue to drop. Should I just sell everything, put the proceeds into money-market funds and bonds and wait until we see an upturn before getting back in the market? Or should I hang in there with my present portfolio of stocks and mutual funds? Eric Rosenberg, Little River, South Carolina http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~r/rss/money_latest/~4/iHz_0cp1Yq4


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Staying productive after a layoff

November 25th, 2014

Dear Annie: My company has slashed several thousand jobs in two waves of layoffs, one in December and another about two weeks ago. I manage a department that used to have 41 people in it, and now numbers 28 (not counting me). Thank God I didn’t personally have to let anyone go — my employer’s policy is to have HR handle the whole thing — but we were a fairly tight-knit group, and now I see signs that my staff is demoralized and discouraged. http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~r/rss/money_latest/~4/EaJXBe9IOjk


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Rain offers little respite in China drought

November 25th, 2014

Rain fell in four provinces this week, but China will still have to take serious measures to combat what some have called the worst drought in half a century, government officials said.
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Philippines works to save 200 dolphins

November 24th, 2014

Authorities in the Philippines were trying to drive back to sea a pod of about 200 dolphins that had swarmed to shallow waters in Manila Bay on Tuesday morning.
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