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Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
May 12, 2013 - 09:59pm 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
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
May 12, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
Nay.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 12, 2013 - 10:29pm 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 12, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
Steve Howe..
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 12, 2013 - 10:52pm 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 - 07:57am PT
Was that Largo playing bass? Damn!
Burch3y

Mountain climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 08:15am PT
Locker: But lately, focusing more on the Gibson SG (Humbuckers) through a piece of sh!t CUBE (That little CUBE is actually a screamer!!!)

I've always wanted an SG. I had saved up for it as a teenager, but I got in trouble for blowing stuff up in my backyard, so my 1,800 went to pay court fines and lawyers. More of an acoustic man now. Got an old mandolin and banjo as well, but not enough time to learn properly.

Jebus:The evening after climbing might be a little rough, but I never notice any problems playing a guitar because of callouses. I do fingerpicking/flatpicking/nosepicking.

Yeah, it's less callous trouble and more just sluggish feeling fingers, they just don't feel as nimble (but my finger locks are getting better). I'm guessing the crimp-monster sausage finger brothers at the crag couldn't shape a Dmin if they tried.

Warbler:I'm playing a '69 Martin D18 or a custom dreadnought with a cutaway, birdseye maple sides and back and an old growth redwood top. I'm a lucky guy - they're a couple a honeys.

Not bad. I was always intrigued by those sinker redwood tops, where they pull the old log up from the bottom of a river that's been sitting there for ages. This Crafters I've got has Brazilian back/sides. Smells so good. I'd never have been able to afford it, except some idiot let it dry out and cracked the top. It was repaired before they sold it to me, doesn't hurt the tone/volume as far as I can tell.

The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 13, 2013 - 08:27am 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 - 09:28am 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 - 07:24pm 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 - 07:31pm 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 13, 2013 - 09:40pm 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
Burch3y

Mountain climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
You play mandolin as well, Jason?
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
May 13, 2013 - 09:47pm 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
Burch3y

Mountain climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
That sounds like a good time, I used to open mic it a bit in my day. I'm not good, but I liked overcoming the fear of performing. There's a banjo under my bed and a uke in the corner - the ice tools and passive pro get more action these days though.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 14, 2013 - 03:51am 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 - 05:10am 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 - 06:47am PT
Mild RA,35 years of swingin a hammer,40 years playing guitar,climbing actually helps.I am still a hack though.
Nice,Chinchen!
Burch3y

Mountain climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2013 - 07:54am PT
^^^ This is sweet, we should make this into a ST open mic.

Post up your short set, then let us know your paypal address so we can stick a dollar in the jar.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
May 14, 2013 - 08:03am 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
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