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  1. Ed Driscoll

    Music production experts?

    Well, I think you can learn both simultaneously: you'll learn the features of your DAW better and better the more you use it, and you'll learn production and engineering techniques as you're using your DAW. There's plenty of information available to teach you the basics, such as Alan Parson's...
  2. Ed Driscoll

    The Dallas Guitar Show Is On: April 30-May 2nd

    Based on my experience at the Arlington and Dallas shows, a credit card with a healthy open balance on it should be fine for most dealers.
  3. Ed Driscoll

    Working Man's Guitar

    Looks great -- but those pickups look like humbuckers, not P-100s. Were they swapped out before you acquired the guitar?
  4. Ed Driscoll

    The Dallas Guitar Show Is On: April 30-May 2nd

    I'm not sure it is a taboo subject -- that's why I asked Mike.
  5. Ed Driscoll

    The Dallas Guitar Show Is On: April 30-May 2nd

    If you search the forum, you'll find loads of photos from past shows. There are two big guitar shows every year in the Metroplex -- Dallas in the spring, and Arlington in the fall.
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    The Dallas Guitar Show Is On: April 30-May 2nd

    Hi Mike, I’m well aware that there is a very, very wide range of feelings these days about “opening up” and particularly about holding events. I try to be respectful of all such feelings. So in light of what you said above, I feel I should ask if you would have a problem with me or other forum...
  7. Ed Driscoll

    3 pickup 70s LPCs

    Did the '70s three pickup Customs have the same out-of-phase tone when the toggle switch is in the middle position that the late '50s Customs had?
  8. Ed Driscoll

    The Dallas Guitar Show Is On: April 30-May 2nd

    I suspect this may be much more of a local event, since many people have not been vaccinated yet, and even those who are may have still have fears about getting the ‘Rona. But is anyone here planning on going?
  9. Ed Driscoll

    What have you bought guitar-related in the last 48 hours?

    You can never have enough -- I keep an old ashtray an ex-girlfriend gave me who did some consulting work for Lucky Strike filled with Fender Heavys, so that if I'm recording a "keeper," I always start with a fresh pick.
  10. Ed Driscoll

    What have you bought guitar-related in the last 48 hours?

    I've had my Iridium since early 2020. It really adds an energy and punch that sounds much more alive than software-based guitar modelling plugins. The AC-30 is fun for time-based effects, a la the Edge. I've even run software synthesizers through it as well, to make them sound less sterile.
  11. Ed Driscoll

    Monty Python by Mick Jagger

    That line from Jagger about (I'm paraphrasing) they're still carrying on even though "the best one died ages ago" has multiple layers of irony. :sneaky:
  12. Ed Driscoll

    The Sunday Thread (In Exile)

    Got the second of my shots on Tuesday afternoon, and symbolically had some fun later that evening: Yes, I know masks will still be necessary at times, and as a result, only lit the one up for the photo. But damn, it felt so good.
  13. Ed Driscoll

    What have you bought guitar-related in the last 48 hours?

    Can we adjust the timeline to cover the entire month? If so, I can add this to the thread -- the JHS Bender Tone Bender clone, which sounds massive: You can hear the above rig kick in at the 3:10 mark:
  14. Ed Driscoll

    Who’s got (and kept) COVID hair?

    Here in Texas, we may be neanderthals -- but we're well-groomed neanderthals. Our barbershops opened up last May. Which is good, because my wife would kill me if I went the bald guy with a ponytail route. ;)
  15. Ed Driscoll

    Deconstructing Led Zeppelin's Ramble On (Isolated Tracks)

    Well, they did have opening acts in their very early years, and at Knebworth. But yeah, that classic mid-'70s period, it really made a statement to go on and play a massive set without an opening act.
  16. Ed Driscoll

    Deconstructing Led Zeppelin's Ramble On (Isolated Tracks)

    Often with no opening act, right?
  17. Ed Driscoll

    Who’s got (and kept) COVID hair?

    We’ve been lucky; our salons and barbershops reopened last May.
  18. Ed Driscoll

    Deconstructing Led Zeppelin's Ramble On (Isolated Tracks)

    I think there’s great stuff all around — Page’s guitar playing, Jones’ liquid bass line, Bonham going from whatever he’s tapping to the full kit, and the dynamics of Plant’s vocals. And yeah, it was very smart of the group to follow up a mostly rocking album with one featuring lots of acoustic...
  19. Ed Driscoll

    Deconstructing Led Zeppelin's Ramble On (Isolated Tracks)

    (Though it appears some of the harmony electric guitar parts are missing.) And two from Rick Beato analyzing "Ramble On:"
  20. Ed Driscoll

    Done

    At least it's a "respectful" fuck on the way out. :unsure:
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