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On 2/26/2021 at 1:30 PM, 240260280 said:

 

I think we all know what this video is about... I assure you, it isn't the guitar. She never even played a chord, just open strings. For those who don't know, playing the open strings on a guitar is of virtually no musical significance - the open strings amount to, at best, dissonance. If anything, she was playing an Em, but she skipped the two strings that would have been pressed down to make the chord anyways. 

Despite the flagrant disregard for musical integrity and, in turn, the guitar itself, I still enjoyed the video. Good stuff.

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6 hours ago, Tweeds said:

I think we all know what this video is about... I assure you, it isn't the guitar. She never even played a chord, just open strings. For those who don't know, playing the open strings on a guitar is of virtually no musical significance - the open strings amount to, at best, dissonance. If anything, she was playing an Em, but she skipped the two strings that would have been pressed down to make the chord anyways. 

Despite the flagrant disregard for musical integrity and, in turn, the guitar itself, I still enjoyed the video. Good stuff.

I'm actually thinking about buying a Soviet guitar.  The seller has lots of very bad playing demos on his web page.  I thought this one was up to SNMT standards.

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5 hours ago, 240260280 said:

I'm actually thinking about buying a Soviet guitar.  The seller has lots of very bad playing demos on his web page.  I thought this one was up to SNMT standards.

Funny, it never occurred to me there would be Soviet musical instruments. Are their guitars good? Like American, Gibson, Martin good? 

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1 hour ago, Tweeds said:

Funny, it never occurred to me there would be Soviet musical instruments. Are their guitars good? Like American, Gibson, Martin good? 

This guy makes guitars out of shovels. American shovels. In America.

 

 

And he plays them very well. I like his percussive approach to guitar playing.

Oh, and he sells them too.

 

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10 minutes ago, Racer X said:

This guy makes guitars our of shovels. American shovels. In America.

And he plays them very well. I like his percussive approach to guitar playing.

Oh, and he sells them too.

I'm surprised that worked as well as it did. He even sharpied on a fret board! It has a very grimy sound, and I mean that in a good way. 

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10 minutes ago, Tweeds said:

I'm surprised that worked as well as it did. He even sharpied on a fret board! It has a very grimy sound, and I mean that in a good way. 

On closer inspection, I see his shovels are made in Mexico. Still America, from our neighbors to the South.

I'm good with that. Commerce, trade and all that.

I am feeling the urge to make a shovel guitar myself, and relearn how to play. It looks like fun, and I like to do things that are fun. I'll have to swing by the shovel section the next time I'm in my local small town hardware store.

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4 hours ago, Tweeds said:

Funny, it never occurred to me there would be Soviet musical instruments. Are their guitars good? Like American, Gibson, Martin good? 

Very industrial and not so good. Strange looking and influenced by the unusual guitars from Japan in the 60's.  I have a few of the Japanese guitars and like them a lot. 

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Saturday, a day off.

 

Spent fixing the power seat mechanism on the grandson's POS 2013 Focus. Cheap plasctic junk, holding the drive motor and drive cables, hanging low. A stray pop bottle or candy bar and the thing breaks.

Anyway, in my shop, doing what I like, being Mr. Fixit.

Nirvana, eh?

 

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More golden age.  I spent my day helping my neighbor work on his Cub Cadet lawn tractor .  Simple belt change turned into an ordeal.  He and I both would like to meet the engineer who designed it.....

 

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