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  1. Day 145: "Picking" up where I left off...

    by , November 9th, 2012 at 01:38 AM (The 40-Year-Old Music Virgin)
    One of my biggest obstacles over the past 20 years has been guitar picks!

    Picks felt foreign and unwieldy right from the get-go. I didn't feel as connected to the instrument and it was easier to lose track of my strings. So rather than work hard, develop skill and master the pick, I became steadfastly opposed to their existence. I would lobby about the unnecessariness of picks to anyone who would listen. In hindsight, this was an obvious self-defence mechanism. I was only fooling ...
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  2. wiring advice needed

    So, i want to get a Fernandes sustainer, but i still want to use my neck and bridge pickups.

    I was wondering if there was a way can wire the sustainer to the toggle switch so it will activate regardless of pickup position.

    Any help would be greatly appriciated^^
  3. Day 121b: <Tangent> Top 10 guitar terms that sound filthy to the uninitiated...

    by , October 16th, 2012 at 12:59 AM (The 40-Year-Old Music Virgin)
    #10... hammer-ons & pull-offs

    #9... bending above the nut

    #8... headstock

    #7... bolt-on

    #6... buckle rash

    #5... hot pickups

    #4... bone nut

    #3... single coil

    #2... brown sound

    #1... humbucker!

    Honourable mentions: G-string, F-hole and speed knobs.

    Feel free to add more in the comments section.

  4. Day 121: Life gets in the way sometimes...

    by , October 16th, 2012 at 12:30 AM (The 40-Year-Old Music Virgin)
    My hiatus is officially over and it's time for an update.

    Since my last post I:
    1. moved my family out of one house and into another,
    2. had a serious bout of bronchitis and pneumonia,
    3. was promoted at work,
    4. turned 40,
    5. lost over 25 pounds (including 1.5" from my neck, 2" from my chest and 4" off my waist),
    6. and suffered a ligament injury to the thumb on my fret hand, which still hasn't fully healed.

    Even if I had the time or inclination to play ...
  5. Day 27: Reflections on a clean axe...

    One of the easiest and most expensive ways to motivate yourself and practice more is (you guessed it!) buy a new guitar.

    Justifications for the investment:
    • you can't wait to pick it up and hold it
    • you want to play it non-stop
    • it's more comfortable/easier to play than your current guitar
    • it provides a better tonal range for expressing yourself musically
    • you haven't purchased a new guitar in almost 5 years
    • this is the Summer you turn 40
    • you recently received a
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