Rick Turner wrote:The journey itself is the goal, and it has no end. The trick is to get on the journey in the first place.
Rick Turner wrote:The tone either comes out of your fingertips...or it doesn't. The gear can help, but it doesn't define.
It's all about digital tone control...five (or not!) digits on each hand...
Just remember, the Grateful Dead hired the handicapped. His name was Jerry...
Rick Turner wrote:Ahh, another time travel portal to the past! Top photo at at the infamous Chicken Ranch (I can't tell if that's Frank Fuller or Ron...that was Frank's bench to the guy's immediate right; mine to the right of that), lower left photo taken in the back electronics lab section of 60 Brady St., lower right being the Pretzel guitar with it's final pickups/electronics setup.
Note my comments re. strings in the article. I have gotten to participate in the design of one type of bass string set...what are now sold as the Thomastik-Infeld acoustic bass strings and that I use on my Renaissance instruments. They're like oversized classical guitar strings...nylon core with bronze windings. What I'd love to be able to design is a transitional string that more smoothly bridges the voicing gap between wound and unwound guitar strings whether they're nickel, stainless, or bronze wound. Particularly with electric strings, the difference between a wound D and plain G is horrible; wound G to unwound B on acoustic sets.
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