On the way home from fencing this weekend two things happened.
First, I stopped at a Guitar Center with my daughter. They had a used Gibson 61 reissue SG for a decent price (and wanted to move it). Too bad I’m not in the market. But I did ask to play it so I could help myself decide how much I want the 61 reissue or a Parker Fly.
I plugged the SG into an Orange Tiny Terror with 1×12 cabinet. First I had to tune the guitar, but then I was able to start messing with the amp settings to get the tone I wanted for testing the guitar. I was very pleased with myself at how quickly I was able to dial it in. I literally had to change all the settings, and then was able to dial in what I wanted to hear. I found the tone I wanted very quickly. It is a nice little amp.
After playing the guitar for a little while my daughter asks me why I always play the same song on every guitar I play.
I just like to hear each guitar play the same thing so I can hear the differences and better compare the guitar I’m playing to all the guitars I’ve played… Ya, that’s the ticket.
Ya, so anyway, thanks to the brutal honesty of a child for pointing out I need to learn a few more guitar licks.
The second tone thing this weekend was hearing Dear Mr. Fantastic by Traffic on my way home from the guitar shop. I’m not familiar with the song at all. I really liked the tone of the lead guitarist. I will have to listen to it again to see why, but just thought I’d share.