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Pogo's Progress II

Posted by fiddlepogo on Monday, February 8, 2016

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Last night I had quite a bit of back pain, and in the latter part of the night, sleep was just not happening...

SO... I did something I hadn't done in a while, and took the fiddle down to the men's restroom, and played:

1. Arkansas Traveller

2. Over the Waterfall

3. Soldier's Joy

4.June Apple

5.Red Haired Boy

6. Salt Creek

7. Take Me Back to Georgia

8. Shelvin' Rock

9. Done Gone (It done gone not so well!

10. The Cook in the Kitchen

11.Tobin's Favorite.

Wow... 11 tunes... didn't even seem like that many before I tired out.  I wore my hi-fi earplugs, and the fiddle (Booker) sounded pretty good, whether the recent sunny weather or the earplugs, I don't know!

Earlier yesterday I also played my Strat.... actually stratoclone.  A bit odd, it is:  Mahogany body, ebony fingerboard. (the norm is ash or alder body and rosewood or maple fingerboard), pretty traditional vintagey pickups, though.  I dialed in a pretty good tone and had a good session on that, too.

Can you imagine a Strat with the basic color scheme of Brian May's guitar, except a natural maple headstock?

And I played a little on my DeArmond M-65-C.

Actually, that's not mine, but almost identical- mine doesn't have a pickguard.

And it's the second of that same color and model I've owned.  The first one, also black, had to be sold one month to pay the rent.  It's basically a Les Paul design, sort of like an overweight Les Paul Studio.  I love having two volume and two tone knobs on a two humbucker guitar, because it gives you a lot of tonal versatility

More than a year ago, I stopped by a local music store, looked at the used guitar wall, and couldn't believe my eyes- was that my old DeArmond on the wall?  No, it wasn't, because this one stll had the original tuners, and I'd changed the tuners on my first one.  But... the price was right... even less than I sold the other one for!  And it sounded and played BETTER!  So I put it on layaway, and I've been doing a lot of little tweaks to it, and it's been coming into it's own.


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