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post #1 of 22 Old 10-19-2013, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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So I got this sweetheart out today, her name is Blondie. Technically known as a Guild D-30. We have been estranged for the last several years and will come to a reckoning one way or another. You see, she doesnít like me picking on her (with a pick that is). She likes the touch of my bare fingertips best and even likes open tunings and a slide now and then and is not afraid of me dropping her D once in a while.

The problem is Iím terrible at finger picking. Tommy Emmanuel has inspired me to learn this art of detaching ones thumb from his fingers then bringing it all together once again in something that resembles the sound of music.

Got guitars? Show Ďem !!!

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post #2 of 22 Old 10-19-2013, 04:36 PM
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Beautiful guitar! Sadly, I'm musically challenged so I don't have any cool instruments.

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Beautiful guitar! Sadly, I'm musically challenged so I don't have any cool instruments.
Heck, don't let that stop you, it didn't me! I can read music and can play the guitar plus a few other stringed instruments but I have no talent. There is the difference. I showed my eldest son just the basics and he took off with it surpassing my meager ability at a young age. He has a talent for it and wound up with my really cool guitars......a '74 Gibson SG Standard and my beloved '62 Fender Jaguar. My middle son has my banjo and good riddance to that. They are in better hands than mine !!!

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Ovation Ultra GS I got from a buddy back in 1987. Sounded awesome with that EMG pick up going into a tube screamer pedal into a Marshall Jubilee half stack...very crunchy. I haven't touched it in about a decade but thinking about teaching my daughter to play in a couple years.
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Hat's off to you flash for knowing how to finger pick. I've always wanted to learn that but never had any format training nor the discipline. My friend who sold me the Ovation took classical guitar courses in college...it was always mind blowing watching him play. Very cool.
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Ovation Ultra GS I got from a buddy back in 1987. Sounded awesome with that EMG pick up going into a tube screamer pedal into a Marshall Jubilee half stack...very crunchy. I haven't touched it in about a decade but thinking about teaching my daughter to play in a couple years.
Ha, that brings back memories of an even earlier time when I thought it was the shit to have the "new" versions of the latest "stomp boxes". My set up was a Les Paul ripoff plugged into the Electro Hamonix Elecrtic Mistress, a Big Muff, Dunlop Cry Baby and finally out to a Marshall Major on top of a 412 cabinet. It was awful by todays standards but we were having a literal blast. Huh?

I later wound up with a real Gibson Les Paul and a Peavey Solo single 12 for a while then got a deal on a Peavey Renown 212 which I kept for a long time. My son has a Line 6 amp that is great and if I ever get back into electric that's what I will have also.

Get your set up out and expose your daughter to it, she may surprise you one day!!!

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Ha, that brings back memories of an even earlier time when I thought it was the shit to have the "new" versions of the latest "stomp boxes". My set up was a Les Paul ripoff plugged into the Electro Hamonix Elecrtic Mistress, a Big Muff, Dunlop Cry Baby and finally out to a Marshall Major on top of a 412 cabinet. It was awful by todays standards but we were having a literal blast. Huh?

I later wound up with a real Gibson Les Paul and a Peavey Solo single 12 for a while then got a deal on a Peavey Reknown 212 which I kept for a long time. My son has a Line 6 amp that is great and if I ever get back into electric that's what I will have also.

Get your set up out and expose your daughter to it, she may surprise you one day!!!
The Marshal and all the pedals are long gone. The only reason I kept the guitar was to see if my daughter would be interested but she's only 4. How old was your son when he started?
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From birth, well even before. I'd play to her belly then play acoustic lullabies for him after he was born as well as my other sons. When mom couldn't keep them from crying it was my turn more often than not. Some times the guitar worked but more often a ride in my truck did the trick. I'd let them strum the strings when ever they had a mind to and never offered anything else until they were grown enough to be able to finger a full size guitar.

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I just don't have that much faith in my daughter's attention span...LOL. I may give it a try pretty soon.
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Nice guitar!

Tommy is one of the most inspirational people you will ever meet. Get a thumbpick and get to work!
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