Guitar Messages by Jim Burger

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  1. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 25 Hits · 5/8/2012 10:04 AM
    The "Starcaster" is Fender's attempt to reach the mass market, it's kinda like a Squier Bullet. Definitely a beginner guitar, made in China. For a while Starcasters were only in one of the mass market chains, Walmart and such. Then they dec...(more)
  2. Jim Burger (4613)
    Announcements Forum · 124 Hits · 10/6/2006 9:35 PM
    That was quick, guys! The proud new owners of this fine book are Andrew Kinsella, Alan Roberts and Steve Kass. The books will be in the mail next week, guys! Thanks again to everyone for making WN such a great place. I think we'll have som...(more)
  3. Jim Burger (4613)
    Announcements Forum · 82 Hits · 10/6/2006 2:16 PM
    Hey Guys - We were given 3 copies of the book "Jim Marshall - the Father of Loud" for free, would anyone like them? I will send a copy FREE OF CHARGE to the first 3 members who have at least 1000 points (or persuade me that you deserve it if y...(more)
  4. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 155 Hits · 7/21/2005 3:37 PM
    Email me with regard to inflammatory posts, I'll bring them to Chris Sung's attention. Chris is too busy to constantly moderate, but when action is required things get done. My email is: We're very permissive about what goe...(more)
  5. Jim Burger (4613)
    Instructional Forum · 123 Hits · 4/27/2005 5:03 PM
    OK, I have no experience with composition, but I have a couple of comments as a lover/player of acoustic blues. I think acoustic blues guitarists such as me (and probably you) tend to focus too much on the guitar playing and not enough on the s...(more)
  6. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 152 Hits · 9/22/2004 4:23 PM
    I've used fake nails at my last 3 gigs and they rock! I'm hooked! I played last Friday and Saturday, probably a combined 3-4 hours of solid solo acoustic playing, and my (fake) nails held out great. Thanks for the tip! I use "sporty round" n...(more)
  7. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 162 Hits · 7/30/2004 12:08 PM
    Thanks for the advice! Have you ever tried store-bought fake nails? Seems to me like that might work OK, too, you could just press them on and then cut them to meet your requirements.
  8. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 156 Hits · 7/30/2004 12:27 AM
    Your post intrigues me, as I have been struggling with my nails for a couple of years now. I barely have time to practice any more, so my nails grow and look fine, then I go to a gig and play for 2 hours and completely destroy them. I tried ...(more)
  9. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 175 Hits · 7/30/2004 12:17 AM
    The things I always have in my guitar case and use frequently are: - Intellitouch tuner (by FAR the most useful single accessory I ever bought) - Kyser quick-change capo - Slide (I actually use a ratchet wrench attachment, not a slide -- you can...(more)
  10. Jim Burger (4613)
    Announcements Forum · 209 Hits · 7/10/2004 2:35 AM
    OK, I've never posted a gig announcement here before, but why not? Anyone in the NYC area is welcome to come check me out next Saturday, I play at a small coffee/tea shop in Teaneck, NJ once a month, the place seats less than 20 people, so it's...(more)
  11. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 127 Hits · 6/25/2004 12:04 PM
    Actually, it was a headline on Yahoo! news. They switch their headlines often, but if you just go to Yahoo's homepage it may still be there. Also means it's one of the top 5 news stories out there right now! I think they get them from AP if y...(more)
  12. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 188 Hits · 6/25/2004 12:03 PM
    Here's an partial list for you to get started: MODERN GUYS Guy Davis ("Butt Naked Free" is a great album) Taj Mahal ("De ole folks at home") Alvin Youngblood Hart ("Big Mama's Door") Corey Harris Eric Clapton does a bunch of acoustic blues on "...(more)
  13. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 133 Hits · 6/25/2004 11:47 AM
    It wasn't just this one, several of the pieces in the auction went for several times what was expected. Here's another article on this: "Eric Clapton's favorite guitar for 15 years fetched $959,500 at auction on Thursday, easily eclipsing the ...(more)
  14. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 224 Hits · 3/5/2004 4:17 PM
    Did everybody see this one: Rocker Eric Clapton (news) will auction off 56 guitars from his collection on June 24 at Christie's in New York, the auction house said. "I am selling the cream of my collection. What I am keeping back is just what...(more)
  15. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 201 Hits · 10/3/2003 1:49 AM
    Interesting you should respond that way, Chris. I have to admit, I've been pretty negligent about contributing to the WN community these days (actually, for at least 2 years now, since my first child was born). But when I was watching the blue...(more)
  16. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 126 Hits · 10/1/2003 1:02 PM
    You're in select company! Big Joe Williams (the originator of "Baby Please Don't Go") was known for playing a 9-string guitar, although I'm not sure if it was a 12-string strung like you did it, or if it was something he made himself.
  17. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 119 Hits · 9/30/2003 3:05 PM
    Did you guys notice that they had Skip James playing what was clearly a 12-string guitar, but strung with only 6 strings? I wonder if they did some research and found that was what he really used when recording.
  18. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 145 Hits · 9/30/2003 1:12 AM
    I happened to catch part of "the Soul of a Man" tonight, mostly the part on Skip James. I thought it was fantastic, especially the way they recreated the old-time scenes.<br /><br />I have to say, though, that when they cut between Skip's origi...(more)
  19. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 216 Hits · 8/1/2003 11:23 PM
    The Burger family was overjoyed to welcome future guitarist Michelle Kristin Burger into its ranks on June 2nd, 2003, and we hope the WN community will share our joy! Daddy Burger apologises that he has been too busy changing diapers and singin...(more)
  20. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 513 Hits · 8/1/2003 11:10 PM
    OK, here's a belated answer from a member of the "Delta School". I can't give you one favorite from this era, because I don't listen to much music outside of this era, so the question becomes a "what's your favorite song" type question. My fav...(more)