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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2013-02-06T17:12:58+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=13004 2013-02-06T17:12:58+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13004&p=115767#p115767 <![CDATA[Re: Acoustic or electric?]]>
ricbleu wrote:
Well thanks for the wild hair explanation. I wonder if I started using it here in New Zealand, I'd get some funny looks. But I'm still admiring that beautiful instrument you've made there, Freeman - wild hair or not, she's a winner. :D Peace.
ps if you could give me a link to your write up, I'd be grapefruit...er I mean grateful.


Here it is - warning, very long and lots of details, but if you want to watch a newbee stumbling through building his first electric...

http://www.harmonycentral.com/t5/Electr ... p/31808721

The only build threads that I've posted here have been what I consider "blues guitars" (the tricone and ladder braced 12 string) - if there is interest in building I could post some condensed threads on the Les Paul, Weissenborn, and others. I'm getting ready to do an L-00 copy - that will be a blues box.

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2013-02-06T07:37:43+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13004&p=115754#p115754 <![CDATA[Re: Acoustic or electric?]]> Peace.
ps if you could give me a link to your write up, I'd be grapefruit...er I mean grateful.

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2013-02-05T13:31:00+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13004&p=115720#p115720 <![CDATA[Re: Acoustic or electric?]]> Statistics: Posted by NEONMOONY — Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:31 pm


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2013-02-05T03:25:04+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13004&p=115716#p115716 <![CDATA[Re: Acoustic or electric?]]>
ricbleu wrote:
You made that!!!??? It's magnificent. Congratulations. But what's a wild hair? I've never heard the expression in all my years. Jimi Hendrix had wild hair and caused his band to follow suit. And Eric Clapton. Mmmm...wild hair... :wha: :D Peace.


Thanks, yes, fun with routers and planes. I posted a long build thread over at HCEG - if you have any interest I could dig it up.

I've never known if it was having a "wild hare" (as in rabbit) or "wild hair" (as in Jimi) or the origin of the expression, but it means something like getting a crazy idea to do something. I sure as hell wasn't going to pay what a 57 'burst goes for, but I've always like the people that play them (Duane Allman in particular). Funny, mine doesn't sound quite like Duane's......

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2013-02-05T01:41:28+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13004&p=115715#p115715 <![CDATA[Re: Acoustic or electric?]]> :D Peace.

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2013-02-05T00:37:06+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13004&p=115714#p115714 <![CDATA[Re: Acoustic or electric?]]>
Last year I got a wild hair to build an electric - basically a 59 LP clone

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I've been trying to learn to play it ever since.

Some observations - an acoustic is a solo instrument, an electric can play a solo but it wants to be playing with others. An acoustic forces me to be technically good - my fretting, fingerpicking and slide work can't be sloppy. An electric, on the other hand seems to allow a lot more sloppy technique. However, my electric forces me to be a better musician - whether playing penatonic scales, chord positions up the neck, or all of the bluesy and a jazzy chords - I have had to push my knowledge of the fretboard. The electric is forcing me to play with a pick - however I do finger pick it a lot. I mostly play cleanly thru an old tube amp, but when I want a little attitude I have this fancy multiple effects thingie (which I haven't totally figured out).

Most days I will play a half hour or so on the Lester - scales, pentatonic solos, some blues or jazz chords. Then I turn it off, pick up one of my acoustics, open a cold adult beverage and enjoy making music.

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2013-02-04T15:48:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13004&p=115707#p115707 <![CDATA[Re: Acoustic or electric?]]> Statistics: Posted by crowhue — Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:48 pm


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2013-01-30T19:46:05+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13004&p=115631#p115631 <![CDATA[Re: Acoustic or electric?]]> Finding it so much easier to play electric, in the way that the tone "lasts forever", haha!! It's such a treat to hit a note and be able to slide for a while. :mrgreen:
Some low-down dirty distortion is fun too... :twisted:

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2013-01-28T19:45:04+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13004&p=115610#p115610 <![CDATA[Re: Acoustic or electric?]]> :oops: :roll:

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