I’ve only been playing on this new Tele for a few weeks and trying to get the feel of it -the tone, the tension of the strings, the action etc… I was trying to figure out where I could use it in songs that I currently have, but also in creating new ones. I plugged in my Strat, to see if putting the same strings on the Tele was going to work. Holy crap. The Strat is like the cool side of the pillow. It feels so good to play. It feels like home.
It’s kind of overwhelming to have such an emotional connection to a musical instrument. I guess I have learned a lot from it. A lot of songs have come out those pieces of wood and wire. Nevermind the tone.
A lot of people ask me how I measure the string to know for certain I’ll get 3-5 wraps around the tuning post. The answer: I pull the string tight and cut the string three tuners past the one I’m stringing. This works for every string! Keep your eyes peeled for a post on proper stringing techniques at mmguitarbar.com! #guitar #guitartech #jazzmaster #fender #tips #tricks #seattle #blog #plug #secrets (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)
Under the present brutal and primitive conditions on this planet, every person you meet should be regarded as one of the walking wounded. We have never seen a man or woman not slightly deranged by either anxiety or grief. We have never seen a totally sane human being.