Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Warning 1. Do not start with a panel in the top third of the chart: you might hurt or even damage your ears.
Warning 2. Results using this test cannot be regarded as clinical data. Although the sound files have been carefully prepared, the actual sound level and spectral purity depend on the frequency response of your sound card and headphones. They may, however, be helpful for comparison, such as left vs right ear, or for changes in hearing over time, assuming that you use the same hardware. Note, however, that daily fluctuations in hearing are common. If you are worried about your hearing, consult an audiologist.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
*UPDATE* - It appears that Gibson was sourcing Ebony from Madagascar. There was a coup in Madagascar in 2009 where the military took over the government of Madagascar. Most guitar manufacturers stopped using the island as a source of Ebony. The reason is logical, the Lacey act requires the end user to be able to trace the origins of the product to the location of the tree. It appears that there is evidence that Gibson continued to source ebony through illegal channels.
^ The Lacey Act is tough on business even for legitimate operations because the law is retroactive and vintage music, antique dealers must provide details for products that might have been produced centuries ago according to the letter of the law. Literally, a tough Act to follow - pun intended!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
- Being observing the slight differences in the tone quality of various pitches and registers on your instrument.
- Meet with another player of the same instrument and practice tone-matching exercises, beginning with one pitch at a time and gradually working toward longer series.
- Begin transcribing from recording of solos of your instrument, playing them on the instrument rather than committing them to paper.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
- How long the note rings
- How long you can hear the tone
- It has sustain for days - dude...
- The string will not decelerate slower because you have a high density tremelo block.
- Will not decelerate slower because your guitar is made of iron, etc...
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Ok, Reading my latest version of Rolling Stone magazine back section - The Shop I found the following "music to your rears," and thought I'd give ya'll a shout about this!
Click here to view the Jammin' Johns Shop!
Super creative seat for solving world hunger, despair and economic meltdowns!