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The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 13, 2013 - 01:29am PT
I was thinking of Page next, then Jimi, but Hendrix could finesse the power out of his guitar or he could hammer it out. SRV never really totally backs off, even on his few sweet songs. Mark Knophler is another great player with a light touch.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 01:30am PT
Steve Howe..
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
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 14, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
my wittle warm up vid.




so being crappy does indeed negate the climbing fingers...
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
Chim-Chim

climber
May 14, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
I heard the strongest fingers belong to fret hands of cello players... off the charts!
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