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Long time developer in lots of different fields on different hardware using different languages for different reasons.

Greatly enjoying Ruby, Sequel, Nokogiri, Rails, Sinatra/Padrino, and trying to find time and opportunities to work with Python.

I have years and years of experience with Perl too, along with Java, SQL, Pascal, C, various assembly languages and interpreted BASICs.


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revised How much does an electric guitar's body physics affect the tone, playability, etc?
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answered How much does an electric guitar's body physics affect the tone, playability, etc?
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comment How much does an electric guitar's body physics affect the tone, playability, etc?
I would contend that a maple-capped Les Paul vs. one without the maple would have a similar sound, however, a Les Paul made entirely of maple would not sound similar to one made of all mahogany. The woods are very different in their density resulting in a large difference in the brightness of the guitar's sound.
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comment How much does an electric guitar's body physics affect the tone, playability, etc?
Comparing those three models and saying wood is the only difference completely ignores the construction differences of an ES model vs. a solid-body along with body weight.
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revised Why do tube-based guitar amplifiers sound so good?
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comment Why do tube-based guitar amplifiers sound so good?
I've been working with several blues-harp players who learned directly from Junior Wells. Junior was well known for deliberately overdriving his amplifier to get a distorted sound. He didn't care for sustain, since a harp relies on the player's breath control for that. He wanted distortion for that sound. Little Walter also did the same thing.
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revised How do I know when it's time to change a tube on my amplifier?
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answered How often should I use my guitar humidifier?
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comment Really light electric guitar strings and the blues
I'm not sure "responsive" is the word you're looking for. Perhaps "flexible" is a better term to describe a light string's tendency to bend easily when fretted.
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revised Struggle improvising guitar with other musicians / band / jam session
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