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Older than dirt. I got t-shirts older than you, kiddo.


Nov
25
comment What is this electrical thing in my piano?
The general shape and placement suggests a heater.
Oct
24
comment What kind of a guitar can I play without thumbs?
It should be noted that there are many YouTube videos showing McLaughlin playing tap, and likely others showing folks playing other styles. The OP can view those to see if it looks like something he could handle.
Oct
24
comment What kind of a guitar can I play without thumbs?
Yeah, not a guitar player (by a long shot), so hard to guess what specific problems the OP has, but Billy McLaughlin has a neurological condition that makes his fingers sort of freeze up, and he does quite well playing tap guitar.
Oct
24
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Sep
24
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Apr
13
comment Synth sounds that make good solo instruments but don't mimic pianos, organs etc?
Keep in mind that an instrument like a piano has a quite complex waveform with lots of harmonics (though a crucial feature is that the harmonics are not quite exact multiples). Same is true to a lesser degree for wind instruments. It is this combination of harmonics that humans tend to find pleasing in a solo instrument.
Feb
28
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Feb
28
revised Practice amp for a flute/piccolo
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Feb
26
comment Practice amp for a flute/piccolo
@vjones -- The problem is that the direct sound from the instrument is too loud (and damaging to her ears).
Feb
26
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Feb
21
comment Practice amp for a flute/piccolo
Unfortunately, most "in-ear-monitoring headphone preamps" don't have mike inputs -- that Fischer unit seems to be about the only one that does.
Feb
20
comment WHY do harmonics happen?
Actually, the plucked string vibrates at several superimposed frequencies. "Added" together they describe the complex shape the string takes on. But you are correct that the "sympathetic" vibration of adjacent strings has a significant effect (as of course does the instrument body). Of particular note would be instruments with distinct sympathetic elements that are never directly "excited" such as the Hardanger fiddle.
Feb
20
comment Practice amp for a flute/piccolo
The noise cancelling probably isn't necessary, but earphones that block outside noise well.
Feb
20
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Feb
19
answered WHY do harmonics happen?
Feb
19
comment Practice amp for a flute/piccolo
I'll add that it would be nice if the box had only 1/8" inputs/outputs. I don't see that XLRs are needed here.
Feb
19
asked Practice amp for a flute/piccolo