Guitar Players Thread

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  1. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I can't believe he is doing those bends on acoustic. I broke a g string (no, I didn't get lucky) on my acoustic doing a far lesser bend.

    This is a good one. You can see Stevie Ray's hands for the whole video.


    This is another good one. SRV on an acoustic 12 string. I have never even seen one.

     
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    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    1st thing I thought of. Strings almost seem too loose to even be in tune. A couple times he drags at least a step and a half if not 2. Incredible
     
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    How about these guys ???

     
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    ...oh yea, and this guy...

     
  5. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I saw this on another forum. It gave me some ideas even before I finished reading it.

    HOW TO SING THE BLUES

    by Lame Mango Washington
    (attributed to Memphis Earlene Gray with help from Uncle Plunky, revisions by Little Blind Patti D. and Dr. Stevie Franklin)

    1. Most Blues begin, "Woke up this morning."

    2. "I got a good woman" is a bad way to begin the Blues, 'less you stick something nasty in the next line, like " I got a good woman, with the meanest face in town."

    3. The Blues is simple. After you get the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes ... sort of: "Got a good woman - with the meanest face in town. Got teeth like Margaret Thatcher - and she weigh 500 pound."

    4. The Blues are not about choice. You stuck in a ditch, you stuck in a ditch; ain't no way out.

    5. Blues cars: Chevys and Cadillacs and broken-down trucks. Blues don't travel in Volvos, BMWs, or Sport Utility Vehicles. Most Blues transportation is a Greyhound bus or a southbound train. Jet aircraft an' state-sponsored motor pools ain't even in the running. Walkin' plays a major part in the blues lifestyle. So does fixin' to die.

    6. Teenagers can't sing the Blues. They ain't fixin' to die yet. Adults sing the Blues. In Blues, " adulthood" means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shoot a man in Memphis.

    7. Blues can take place in New York City but not in Hawaii or any place in Canada. Hard times in St. Paul or Tucson is just depression. Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City still the best places to have the Blues. You cannot have the blues in any place that don't get rain.

    8. A man with male pattern baldness ain't the blues. A woman with male pattern baldness is. Breaking your leg cuz you skiing is not the blues. Breaking your leg cuz an alligator be chomping on it is.

    9. You can't have no Blues in an office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong. Go outside to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster.

    10. Good places for the Blues:

    a. highway
    b. jailhouse
    c. empty bed
    d. bottom of a whiskey glass

    Bad places:

    a. Ashrams
    b. gallery openings
    c. Ivy League institutions
    d. golf courses

    11. No one will believe it's the Blues if you wear a suit, 'less you happen to be an old ethnic person, and you slept in it.

    12. Do you have the right to sing the Blues? Yes, if:

    a. you're older than dirt
    b. you're blind
    c. you shot a man in Memphis
    d. you can't be satisfied

    No, if:

    a. you have all your teeth
    b. you were once blind but now can see
    c. the man in Memphis lived.
    d. you have a retirement plan or trust fund.

    13. Blues is not a matter of color. It's a matter of bad luck. Tiger Woods cannot sing the blues. Gary Coleman could. Ugly white people also got a leg up on the blues.

    14. If you ask for water and Baby give you gasoline, it's the Blues.

    Other acceptable Blues beverages are:

    a. wine
    b. whiskey or bourbon
    c. muddy water
    d. black coffee

    The following are NOT Blues beverages:

    a. mixed drinks
    b. kosher wine
    c. Snapple
    d. sparkling water

    15. If it occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it's a Blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is another Blues way to die. So is the electric chair, substance abuse, and dying lonely on a broken down cot. You can't have a Blues death if you die during a tennis match or getting liposuction.

    16. Some Blues names for women:

    a. Sadie
    b. Big Mama
    c. Bessie
    d. Fat River Dumpling

    17. Some Blues names for men:

    a. Joe
    b. Willie
    c. Little Willie
    d. Big Willie

    18. Persons with names like Sierra, Sequoia, Auburn, and Rainbow can't sing the Blues no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis.

    19. Make your own Blues name (starter kit):

    a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.)
    b. first name (see above) plus name of fruit (Lemon, Lime, Kiwi,etc.)
    c. last name of President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.)

    For example, Blind Lime Jefferson, or Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc.

    (Well, maybe not "Kiwi.")

    20. I don't care how tragic your life: you own a computer, you cannot sing the blues. You best destroy it. Fire, a spilled bottle of Mad Dog, or get out a shotgun. I don't care.
     
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    So I suppose that Diabetic Avocodo Obama is OK.

    How about Malignant Strawberry Roosevelt?

    Deaf Papaya Trump?

    Nearsighted Peanut Carter. OK, a peanut is not a fruit.

    Bi-polar Blueberry Bush?
     
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    Birthplace of the blues...Charity hospital

    House of blues...3rd floor, Charity hospital !!!
     
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    (If you ain't from New Orleans, you won't get it)
     
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    @tirk and I saw Reckless Kelly up there I think. I was pretty lit
     
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    3rd floor of the old charity hospital was the psycho ward. The real house of blues on Decatur street is a great venue. I saw Bo Didley there before Katrina..
    Awesome.
     
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