Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues.

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Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues.

Postby lightninboy » Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:45 pm

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POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby bluesmcgoo » Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:50 pm

Why...acoustic, of course!
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RE: POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby raiph » Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:59 pm

Stupid question
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RE: POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby spud camp » Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:24 pm

I voted for both equally, cause I love JLH. But, I would have to say for the most part I lean towards acoustic.
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RE: POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby savage » Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:28 pm

both
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RE: POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby mickeypainless » Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:45 pm

I like and play both depending on my mood. I spose if I had to choose one it'd be accoustic.
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RE: POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby boogiechillun85 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:43 pm

When we say electric do we mean like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, or George Thorogood and SRV? That is crucial.
Actually, I guess it's not, cause either way my answer is acoustic.. lol..
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RE: POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby lightninboy » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:13 pm

Good answer Jim.
I guess I'm just interested in whats more popular at BRB.
I kinda like both, but have played mainly electric professionally.
What I like about acoustic blues, is that you have no one to mess you around.
ie, bass players, drummers, and their girlfriends etc.
(Band politics)
You can play solo, or maybe a duo, with great results.
More money too!
I learn towards acoustic blues for that reason, but I love listening and performing both.
Also, I get a real earthy kind of roostsy feel when I play the old time pre-war stuff.
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RE: POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby ricochet » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:31 pm

Well now, you're talking like you have to be in a band to play electric blues. That's not necessarily so. You can play an electric guitar solo just as well as you can an acoustic.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."
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RE: POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby cas » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:43 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Dec-04-05 AT 10:44 PM (EST)]And Ric'd know 'cause he does it on his porch all the time for the neighbors.

Myself, I kinda dig electric stuff. But, really I love it all.

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RE: POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby ricochet » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:02 pm

That's true, I do. (And on the Fourth of July I crank that Pignose G40V wide open and play the Star Spangled Banner for everybody.)

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RE: POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby savage » Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:40 pm

I used to be forced to take my amps outside and play. Seems as though everyone has gotten used to the racket round these parts though... except for when I start with the heavy distortion and just mess around makin unearthly noises with my guitar. Theres a noise ordinance in this city that Im sure I have breached many times. So far, no ticket. We'll see how long I can go without bein fined once i set up in my garage.
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RE: POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby nizer » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:48 am

Electric Blues from noon to midnight, Acoustic Blues from midnight til noon.
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RE: POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby lightninboy » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:48 pm

>Electric Blues from noon to midnight, Acoustic Blues from
>midnight til noon.

Another good answer.
Except, maybe I'd like it the other way 'round.

At this stage it seems that acoustic blues is winning the poll.
Interesting.
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RE: POLL: Electric Blues vs. Acoustic Blues

Postby savage » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:49 am

I really don't think I can compare em... at least in regards to playing acoustic or electric blues. I usually like listening to acoustic blues more than electric, but there are so many exceptions it must be close (if not equal).

As stated, differnt moods, different days, different experiences... they all affect how and what you play. Sometimes I feel like jamming out some smooth electric emotion (or maybe some raunchy, screamin blues, that upsets the neighbors), other times i feel like stickin my heart on the headstock of my guitar and just lettin my fingers take over (which i seem to be doin a lot of lately). I really do like em both equally. I can't have one without the other... ketchup and mustard my friends, ketchup and mustard.
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