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The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 13, 2013 - 01:52am PT
And then you get an artist

Says he doesn't wanna paint at all


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 13, 2013 - 10:57am PT
Was that Largo playing bass? Damn!
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 13, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Hah! That fully looks like Largo in the 70's now you mention it. He's a drummer though...

My old custom almost has a hole worn through the redwood top above the pickguard, Willie Nelson style..
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
May 13, 2013 - 12:28pm PT
I mostly play acoustic now with my 1978 Guild D-25 (back when Guilds were good, before being bought out by Fender). I jam with my buds once a week at the coffee shop, I'm pretty much a banger with heavy touch and a voice like Joe Cocker these days.

I've got a Jap Strat, but I've got to agree with Locker, those SG's are about the sweetest thing going for an electric. Although, one of my buds just got a cherry red 335 that is "just lika ringin a bell!"
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 13, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
oh i know there are some heavy handed players out there, but remember, Stevie is using navy ropes for stings, i believe that is a 012 on there but he tunes to E flat,

Jimmy Page can get real heavy also, same with Pete Townsend,

now if you use a light attack, you only get 50 millivolts from a humbucker, a heavy attack will generate 4 times that voltage, so you then have signal to noise problems, that is why Blackmmore is so amazing, he uses a noisy single coil strat thru a 200 watt Marshall but with a light attack, very hard to do, like controlling an elephant,

Tony Iommi uses an extremely light attack because of his artificial fingers, i think he strings up with 008's on his SG,

when Billy Gibbons saw Duane, he changed from a heavy to light attack and his playing went up a notch,

check out how light Duane is,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JibT2wcZKms

The doc speaks the truth.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 13, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
I remember when Jack Bruce was doing a lot of climbing and playing, then they had the farewell show and he never looked back. Was He glad? Time will tell.

Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
May 14, 2013 - 12:40am PT
I definitely notice that my fingers are tight after climbing. I can still strum and stuff, but fingerpicking and such, not so much.

Recorded this today.
http://www.reverbnation.com/jasonchinchen/song/17294714-trying-to-run-away
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
May 14, 2013 - 12:47am PT
Yes, sort of.

And a little banjo, piano, bass and drums.

I am in desperate need of a backing band here on the east side for gigs. I have some friends that will play but I need gigging musicians. Badly. I can book gigs but can't find musicians willing to do work.

I also host an open mic here in Bishop: If you are a musician and in the area, please come down and join us! Good times and great music.

Credit: Chinchen
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 14, 2013 - 06:51am PT
It's a fact you can't be a great musician and a great climber at the same time for very long. climbing gives you too many tendon issues over time. i strive to be ok at both. I certainly could not play a gig after a hard day of climbing.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 14, 2013 - 08:10am PT
Mort Hempel.

Joe Fitschen.

And granted, Joe took up a career which was not centered on rock (or jass or schwing), while Mort merely held Pratt's rope on Crack of Doom...

wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
May 14, 2013 - 09:47am PT
Mild RA,35 years of swingin a hammer,40 years playing guitar,climbing actually helps.I am still a hack though.
Nice,Chinchen!
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
May 14, 2013 - 11:03am PT
Dig it Wildbeer, that room sounds great too!

I don't use youtube, so here are some links to a few of my songs.

http://vimeo.com/57764280

http://vimeo.com/58913346
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
May 14, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
As a drummer, the effects have been 100% positive at least as far as I can tell. Increased grip strength has given me the ability to play cleaner for longer, and it has increased the tempo at which I can comfortably and reliably crank out crisp notes.

I also think that I have experienced a greater degree of "motor planning", to know what I am going to play a few bars/beats ahead of it actually happening. Definitely a result of climbing. I've been able to let myself conceive of (and pull off) more complex, oddly timed fills. Which feels a lot like grabbing the right hold in the right way at the right time. Just like, "ok here it comes, I'm gonna GET IT!" Working through the awkward/complex stuff becomes more manageable.

I'd say, for a drummer at least, it's all good!
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
May 14, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
When I was climbing tons years ago I was also playing a lot of guitar too. I used medium strings on my Alvarez and did a lot of funky detuning. I doubt I could smash the strings down now. Currently I noodle around on my 3/4 Ibanez (fits my hands better) and may try the Ani Difranco method of taping press-on nails on my fingers since I will never have nails. I used to sand my callouses too. Playing the piano with callouses sucked, it just felt weird.

Open Mic! Good idea.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 14, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
I don't know for sure but I doubt a serious full time professional musician would take those kinds of chances with their fingers.....? heck I have heard that some of those guys have insurance polocys on their hands...
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
May 14, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Dirtineye seemed to do OK.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=938315&tn=32
Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
May 14, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
Where did you hear that cellos had frets?
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
May 14, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
Dirtineye seemed to do OK.



Thanks for that remembrance...

Dirt was world class. I kept in touch with his mother and best friend after his sad finish

Fortunate to acquire some of his recordings and performances
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
May 14, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
I never got to meet the man but I enjoyed his spirit. And he was an amazingly gifted musician. I think about him from time to time and would love to hear some of his recordings...
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
May 14, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Hey Ron, what are all those blue ribbons for?

Thanks for sharing the vid, made me feel more comfortable to share mine. This was a fun night for me:


My part kicks in more at 1:16 or 1:24. At one point I biffed it a bit with the harmonies clashing in the extended echo effects. Eh, what can you do. I would strive for perfection, but I avoid the temptation for that by not practicing! It's my ever-present excuse just like trotting out an old injury or talking about too much cubicle time at the start of a climb. Always keep an excuse handy :)

Edit: As I re-read what I just wrote, I thought about Jonathan Livingston Seagull, and how making excuses and not practicing are not what I aspire to. Different times I focus on different areas of my life, but at no point do I accept mediocrity just as a matter of course because of laziness or fear of judgment. Wow, I need to get out climbing. But first, I'm going to take a break from the taco brain-freeze and go play some guitar.

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