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  1. Jim Krause

    Wearing shorts on stage

    Boy howdy! Nothing says geezer like an old dude in a panama hat, a flowerdy Hawaiian shirt, shorts, black socks, and Birkenstock sandals. Yeef!
  2. Jim Krause

    Wearing shorts on stage

    When I was playing out I usually wore a suit, or a sport coat & tie.
  3. Jim Krause

    Wearing shorts on stage

    I think shorts are just fine...on 10 year old boys. I refuse to wear them in public, and I damnsure ain't gonna wear 'em on stage. I just turned 69 last month, and I think it's time to dress my age. Chinos, or khakis are a good choice for summer.
  4. Jim Krause

    Looking for recommendations for an inexpensive delay pedal

    I've been using the MXR Carbon Copy for quite a few years. At about $150.00 at Sweetwater.
  5. Jim Krause

    How to get a jangly chimey sound?

    Honestly? Get a Rickenbacker. Sorry, I just don't think there's any substitute at all. And yes, I am biased. Because I own a Rick 360/12 and there isn't another guitar that sounds quite like it. You could try. But depending on how much you have your heart and ears set on attaining that sound I...
  6. Jim Krause

    What Does Your Guitar(s) Say About You?

    I can see we all have great senses of humor here. Self-deprecating humor is always good.👐
  7. Jim Krause

    What Does Your Guitar(s) Say About You?

    Holy Toledo! 🤯
  8. Jim Krause

    "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

    "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
  9. Jim Krause

    What Does Your Guitar(s) Say About You?

    Rickenbacker = Eccentric Gretsch = Chet Wannabe, or closet rockabilly dude...who can't make up his mind which. S.L. Mossman TN Flat Top = Another KS $)-( ! + kicker, and wannabe bluegrass hotshot Yamaha acoustic = this guy doesn't care how much beer gets spilled on his guitar at a...
  10. Jim Krause

    Whatcha learning or working on?

    I've been working on contest entries for the State Guitar fingerpicking championship held at the end of August. Last night while poking around Youtube I found this old 1930s pop song that's been covered quite a bit: "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone." I even found a Chet Atkins cover...
  11. Jim Krause

    If you could only have one Gretsch guitar model...

    I used to lust after a G6122-1959. I don't think that acquisition is ever going to happen. I certainly wouldn't turn one down if I won it in a raffle. I can make do with my modified 5120 just fine. In either case, I'd still sound like me, no matter which guitar I play.
  12. Jim Krause

    Watering down the product?

    You can't play mystique. I bought my 5120 because it didn't sound like a Gibson, nor a Stratocaster. Although I have to admit, Mystique sounds like a cool title for a guitar instrumental.
  13. Jim Krause

    Wow... Anyone else mesmerized by Chet Atkins (© 1970) on the Johnny Cash Show?

    I could listen to him for days. The way he treated old standbys like Freight Train and Wildwood Flower leave me grinning like a star struck school kid.
  14. Jim Krause

    Most unique sounding pickups

    I'd say the Rickenbacker high gain, and toaster top pickups qualify as unique sounding pickups.
  15. Jim Krause

    "If something is hard to do, it's just not worth doing" Homer Simpson

    Gosh....I'm a boomer, and I thought it was "All we are saying/Is give peace a chance." At least I bought all that love, peace, & granola stuff. Still do, too.
  16. Jim Krause

    "If something is hard to do, it's just not worth doing" Homer Simpson

    Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
  17. Jim Krause

    Cheap Guitars…

    Yup. I bought a student model Yamaha six string as a camp guitar some years back. I also keep it in my teaching studio at the school. And I think it's a pretty decent guitar.
  18. Jim Krause

    I Have a Bone To Pick

    First let's dissect the folk style of finger picking. It is in its fundamentals, pattern picking. The pattern can be varied thus, T, 1, T, 2, T, 1, T, 2. It can be reversed thus: T, 2, T, 1, T, 2, T, 1. Thumb (T) plays strings 6, 4, 5, 4, or 6. 4, 6, 4, depending on the chord, or chord voicing...
  19. Jim Krause

    I Have a Bone To Pick

    Yes! My mistake. I saw it a day later. Should have edited it. Thanks for the correction.
  20. Jim Krause

    I Have a Bone To Pick

    I fear you're right...alas! But I'm stickin' to my main point.
  21. Jim Krause

    I Have a Bone To Pick

    I've been a finger picker all my guitar playing life. And I have a bone to pick with teachers, publishers, and Mel Bay in particular, and that is the term Travis picking. This is Travis picking. This is not Travis picking Hear the differences? The second video is nice, useful, and capable...
  22. Jim Krause

    Gretschbucker Haters...

    Decent is exactly the word I'd use to describe the G-buckers. A 2.00 GPA is decent, too. I swapped out the G-buckers on my 5120 when I discovered how cheaply they were made. Trying to raise the pole pieces, I discovered there were no threads holding three of them into the unit...on each pickup...
  23. Jim Krause

    So, what has your Tele told you lately?

    I had a Tele knock-off once upon a time. It told me I'd like a Gretsch better. And it was right.
  24. Jim Krause

    What strings would you put on your Gretsch?

    Right now I have an unopened set of D'Addario Chromes XL (48-10) sitting on my desk awaiting installation. I'm thinking about switching over to Curt Mangan chrome.
  25. Jim Krause

    Grandfathers Clock

    Yup, I'm a fan. I play claw hammer. Nice job. One of my favorite old songs.👍