The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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Lauren has accepted a request in her village to sing a couple of Christmas songs this evening in the village hall..
And guess who's roped in to accompany her?...:laugh2:

She's doing " All I want for Christmas is you"
And " wish yourself a merry little Christmas"..
Now all I have to do is work the bloody things out , transpose the keys and write it all out so I can read it straight off.. :facepalm:
Maj 7th's, min7th's and augmented's all over the place..it's not that the chords are difficult it's just writing the whole thing out so you can follow it with repeat bars DS Al Capo's and Codas etc which is crucial if you haven't played it before and are reading it out on the spot....Fingers crossed...:laugh2:
 

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a muso that raised a muso

now you're not just " Dad " . you're accompaniment :laugh2:
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She came round this morning and I scribbled some rough charts..
At least they worked so will make neater copies later.
If you can both start at bar 1 and end together 120 odd bars later right on the nose it's working :laugh2:
I just put the basic chords in like C, Am etc as a rough template but when playing stick in all sorts of inversions, major and minor seventh's ninth's etc etc.


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I have the C9 (not shown), and while I found the chord tracking disappointing, I still love this pedal enough to eventually buy its Mel9 cousin, and that's high praise considering my shaky finances.

The C9 is worth it for the Telstar and Mello Flutes flavors alone, everything else being icing on the cake.

So, yeah, I love EHX, love my Cathedral, my Canyon, my Freeze, the C9, enough to eventually buy the Mel9, the rebooted Attack Decay, Oceans 11, Mod 11, maybe the Platform.

EHX has fire-sale prices, great imnovative designs, made in America.... all this is also true of Source Audio, which also makes amazing stuff, but we digress.
Cool! They make great stuff...

The 'letter'9 pedals do a great job for the price range... Tracking may not be perfect but for the price, it blows my mind how good they are with no special pickup or weird mod required...just plug the damn guitar in and play....

If you don't have a Soul Food (or Hot Tubes, etc.) I think you'd like it too with a tube amp.... When (with guitr V dimed) you crank the SF Volume knob (just boost) and leave the Gain (dirt) at zero, you can find that sweet spot in the amp preamp where it gets greasy and sparkly as hell.... Then back the guitar V down a bit and it gets cleaner....but spin it forward and it is righteous... The amp is NOT cranked wide ass open either to get spanky, doesn't have to with a good boost.... It lets the stank out of the amp early on at lower volume... That tone to me is preferable to any box distortion.... Tubez be dripping grease like a pork butt hitting temp in a smoker... Just don't get better'n that....

I prefer Dickey and Duane type distortion....which ain't... Wide ass open Marshalls loaded with JBLs (totally different animal than Celestions in those sealed back cabs).... Still technically clean but fatter'n a hog in a watermelon patch... You never lose the guitar.... I've had friends that ask how their guitar sounds and you couldn't pull 'guitar' out of that sound in any shape, form. or fashion... It could be a Lester, Tele, ZimGar Teisco, or a damn Sitar, and it would not change a damn thing.... That ain't playing guitar. That's playing pedals...
 

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Well , at least you put it to good use .
I bought a C 9 and as with just about everything I get like that Zoom recorder I used it once and it's basically sat there doing nothing ever since.
Nothing at all wrong with the products. It's me. One of the reasons I very rarely ever buy anything for myself or tell people what I would like for Christmas or my birthday because I honestly can't think of anything .
I have absolutely no desire for another guitar as if I can't play what I need to play on what I've got, I might as well give up ...:laugh2:
I can honestly see the C9 and the Zoom being sold before too long but not to replace them with anything else .
My God , that really speaks volumes with regard coming from a line of Swiss mercenaries . Truly frightening in fact and not a trait I am proud of .
Luckily though it only extends to inanimate objects and not to my pets like little Louis who mean more to me than a whole wall of original Les Paul's.
Oh, don't worry, I fit in perfectly with all you other other oddballs in our Hatter thread .
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Phil, I think you may be allergic to any technology... You cute pups don't have a bunch of knobbery and switchery and do not come with manuals that you are never gonna read anyway.....

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She came round this morning and I scribbled some rough charts..
At least they worked so will make neater copies later.
If you can both start at bar 1 and end together 120 odd bars later right on the nose it's working :laugh2:
I just put the basic chords in like C, Am etc as a rough template but when playing stick in all sorts of inversions, major and minor seventh's ninth's etc etc.


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Reminds me of my 20s when I used to fill in for bands in need of a sexy bass player. Couldn't do it these days as I'd need a couple of Hubble telescopes fitted to my eyes to see them. Still gawd damned sexy though, even more so.

What? :laugh2:
 

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wow . that's crazy . but it does explain something

one Sunny afternoon __ years ago . when I was I bouncing on variety of lab candies . I was walking across a grassy field with a couple of my friends . I tried to explain to them that I needed to use the sidewalk , because I could hear the grass crying when I walked on it

maybe I REALLY WAS hearing the grass cry :eek2: . whoa . . .
And if they MAKE sounds it follows they can "HEAR" sounds. There's a historical home in my town, just a few blocks from my house where I grew up. It was owned by the Women's Auxiliary or Garden Club or some such. As a teenager I used to crash in the beautiful walled garden at night and roam the grounds of the 10 acres of old trees. I would play my classical guitar for the trees as I was trippin' balls. And I used to think they communicated with me. But my sense was it was more in the way of images projected into my head. o_O

Maybe they heard me after all? :shock:
 

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And if they MAKE sounds it follows they can "HEAR" sounds. There's a historical home in my town, just a few blocks from my house where I grew up. It was owned by the Women's Auxiliary or Garden Club or some such. As a teenager I used to crash in the beautiful walled garden at night and roam the grounds of the 10 acres of old trees. I would play my classical guitar for the trees as I was trippin' balls. And I used to think they communicated with me. But my sense was it was more in the way of images projected into my head. o_O

Maybe they heard me after all? :shock:
I'm sure them trees were tickled pink by you playing music at them with one of their fallen brothers. :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
 

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Phil, I think you may be allergic to any technology... You cute pups don't have a bunch of knobbery and switchery and do not come with manuals that you are never gonna read anyway.....

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My dad had lots of tools so he taught me to use them. He'd putter with electrical stuff and forced me to take an electronics correspondence course in my mid teens. Anybody remember The National Radio Institute?
He repaired band and orchestra instruments for his schools, did some cabinet making, repairs around the house..yard tools, car repairs. A GI from WWII...it seemed kind of natural to guys in that era..especially from the south I guess. So it's second nature for me as well. Gadgets always seemed like an extension of my abilities. Was big into comics as a kid. Tools just seemed like a way to be a superhero. Like an exoskeleton of stuff that amplifies your abilities. That's what they've always been really. Even Neanderthals had a level of technology.

It was status quo for about 90,000 years though. :laugh2:
 

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My dad had lots of tools so he taught me to use them. He'd putter with electrical stuff and forced me to take an electronics correspondence course in my mid teens. Anybody remember The National Radio Institute?
He repaired band and orchestra instruments for his schools, did some cabinet making, repairs around the house..yard tools, car repairs. A GI from WWII...it seemed kind of natural to guys in that era..especially from the south I guess. So it's second nature for me as well. Gadgets always seemed like an extension of my abilities. Was big into comics as a kid. Tools just seemed like a way to be a superhero. Like an exoskeleton of stuff that amplifies your abilities. That's what they've always been really. Even Neanderthals had a level of technology.

It was status quo for about 90,000 years though. :laugh2:

A bud of mine asked me if I could repad and adjust an alto sax for him....

Not just no but hell no.... I ain't doing that no mo... Did it but never liked dicking with reed horns....

A lady came in the shop with a pawn shop bought clarinet for her daughter several months back. It was actually a nice wood clarinet but all dicked up...

She had little money and a single mom so I worked the ticket so her kid could start in the band program....

I had to get my jewelers screwdriver kit....it goes downhill from there... Pads were ok but the timing was off on keys and some just didn't work....

Those little ass springs can be a bitch to get just right.... I fixed it for her which in actuality more than quadrupled the value of the thing as it was actually a good instrument NOT dicked up... I charged her a very nominal amount and told her to make sure her daughter practiced to make my work worthwhile...

Norminally, I do not relish working on band instruments at all... I'll work guitar/bass wiring and repair, but horns, I'd just rather not... I don't like having to bend stuff back that has been bent. It is tough to get it exactly right so it functions correctly... Pain in the ass...
 




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