Post by balashazar on Jul 26, 2011 16:07:04 GMT -5
Hey all. I'm starting to think I might like to try an open mic night before the end of the year. Big goal for me, but I'm doing ok with a couple songs and hey, if I drive far enough away for this, I might get away with no one knowing that I know. ;D
I'm looking for ideas on a small acoustic amp, to drag around. I'm playing old cowboy/country stuff, with some blues mixed in so if there is something to compliment, or atleast not make my playing worse you could suggest....most honored and knowledgeable sirs :>
Bala <Going fishing>
Last Edit: Jul 26, 2011 16:07:38 GMT -5 by balashazar
Thanks 'pw'...<no comment on the shortened name> lol
I'll have to find this at one of our local shops and try it out.
On a side note, I saw something that really Urk'd me recently. A guy walked into a local shop recently with his own Tele, looking to pickup an amp and one of the sales guys gave him a shitload of crap about it. Kept saying that he can use one of theirs to test stuff. Really! The guy promptly left....good for him. I imagine he won't be back there...and I may not either. Just sad.
Only makes sense to use the guitar you play with to try out amps, Never had a salesman try that with me . That salesman needs a thrashing. If a salesman is a dumb shit I always ask for the manager. My pet pieve is when I going to a music super store and some teeny calls me hey man, dude, or some other slang greating. I must be getting too old.
Lol Can't be an 'old' thing Phil, quite a prominent older jazz man down here taught me saxophone for a while, and 'man' was pretty common from him. Other muso's I've talked to at the studios etc seem to use 'man'. Not really 'dude' so much tho. Musician vernacular I think
I've had music stores being arses about not playing gear without one of their guys being present. I can understand that, tho it is a bit annoying since I never really know what to play and the staff member always plays better than I do
My favourite music store encourages you to try their gear on your own, and you to bring your stuff in. I even had one who I got on with real well (unfortunately now closed) who would let me take stuff home to try. But forcing you to play their gear only is not on. There's no way you can A/B stuff against what you have if you don't bring in what you have. I would have walked out too.
Last Edit: Aug 4, 2011 16:37:45 GMT -5 by rayden44
"I was told when I started to play that simple music is the hardest music in the world to play. And blues is simple music."
- Albert Collins