Guitar Messages by Jim Burger

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  1. Jim Burger (4613)
    Theory Forum · 44 Hits · 7/20/2001 11:37 AM
    Yeah, I'm in and out of the forums these days. Every once in a while something catches my eye but it's so tough to pay attention to the forums when you log in and there are hundreds of new messages to sift through. Unfortunately, the stuff that...(more)
  2. Jim Burger (4613)
    Theory Forum · 59 Hits · 7/19/2001 11:17 PM
    Personally, Anthony, I don't think any of us should demand an explanation. Balzac's post was not a serious post, it was simply designed to create strife and antagonism and it has somewhat succeeded. It's a sad statement about humanity that ele...(more)
  3. Jim Burger (4613)
    Instructional Forum · 72 Hits · 7/11/2001 9:25 AM
    Hey guys - A WN member recently e-mailed me asking if we have any lessons specifically for left-handed players. Given the limitations of the composer, I'm not sure how easy or possible it would be to make one, but if any of you left-handed WN...(more)
  4. Jim Burger (4613)
    Equipment Forum · 97 Hits · 6/28/2001 10:43 PM
    The best thing you can do is go to all the music stores in your area and play all the acoustics in your price range. Based on your original post, you're not a complete beginner, so if you play them you should have a feel for what you're looking...(more)
  5. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 45 Hits · 6/28/2001 10:28 PM
    Two pieces of advice: 1. I have travelled a lot with my guitar, both by car and airplane, and I almost never take my #1 guitar with me. I almost always take my #2, or the Martin Backpacker that I borrowed from my friend if I'm constrained for ...(more)
  6. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 35 Hits · 6/20/2001 3:40 PM
    How come nobody mentioned "Heart Full of Soul"? I used to love that tune. Personally, I think all of the early-mid '60s blues covers that I've heard stink and pretty much completely lack soul or emotion, especially on the side of the vocals. T...(more)
  7. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 44 Hits · 6/14/2001 11:39 PM
    Ah, yes Maciek, I could have expected such treachery of you, you're just one of those stoner rockers that my mother warned me about, aren't you? However, you do raise a good point -- now I'm gonna have to pull out my <i>Blues</i> CD and give th...(more)
  8. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 92 Hits · 6/14/2001 11:10 PM
    I haven't been hanging in FretBuzz often lately, so I thought I'd throw in a little rant for the evening, just so I can see that little note when I log in that says "Your fretbuzz messages have new responses". So here goes... I was listening t...(more)
  9. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 48 Hits · 6/5/2001 9:30 PM
    I've been pretty lame about hangin' in the Buzz, but when Blind Willie's name comes up I just can't resist! I'd say you've got some good ones, personally I like Nobody's Fault But Mine a lot (of the ones you mentioned, it's the only one that I ...(more)
  10. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 37 Hits · 6/5/2001 2:42 PM
    As far as I'm concerned, Blind Willie was the kickin'est slide guitarist of his time, and note that "his time" includes Robert Johnson and Charlie Patton. Give his stuff a listen -- NOBODY played slide like he did before he did it. The same is...(more)
  11. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 34 Hits · 6/5/2001 9:40 AM
    My Cocker Spaniel is named Joe. Take a second and you'll figure out who he's named for. In theory, my Taylor is named Lizzie and my Johnson (guitar, that is) is named Willie. Wow, Willie Johnson -- never occurred to me before, but I guess he's...(more)
  12. Jim Burger (4613)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 35 Hits · 5/31/2001 9:41 PM
    John, your name has come up several times as the winner, but you still owe me 10 bucks so when your name comes up, we just throw it back in the hat and choose someone else:( By the way, if not sooner, how about planning a NYC WN chapter gatheri...(more)
  13. Jim Burger (4613)
    Equipment Forum · 48 Hits · 5/28/2001 10:45 AM
    That's the catch - in the days when the blues was being invented, these guys were fairly affordable. Now they cost like $1,500! It's kind of warped, if you ask me... Personally, I bought a crappy Johnson steel resonator guitar on e-Bay for $30...(more)
  14. Jim Burger (4613)
    Equipment Forum · 44 Hits · 5/27/2001 4:39 PM
    If you want to play real delta blues, then it's a National Steel Guitar!
  15. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 81 Hits · 5/22/2001 8:04 AM
    Your absolute #1 bet is BB King, especially if you want to do blues covers that folks might recognize (The Thrill is Gone, Everyday I Have the Blues, ...). Albert King is also a great source, I like him better than BB but your audience may not ...(more)
  16. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 44 Hits · 5/10/2001 10:54 PM
    Blind Willie Johnson is #1, although it's hard to choose among the blues old-timers -- Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Charlie Patton played lots of great slide. If you want to talk about interplay between the slide and the vocals, then you go...(more)
  17. Jim Burger (4613)
    Equipment Forum · 40 Hits · 4/7/2001 4:16 PM
    I bought a cheap resonator over e-Bay and I'm pretty happy with it. it was used and slightly damaged, but that was all in the e-bay description, which was accurate. I don't think I would feel comfortable buying an expensive guitar on e-bay, th...(more)
  18. Jim Burger (4613)
    Equipment Forum · 51 Hits · 4/7/2001 4:10 PM
    I didn't want to post a link because I didn't want it to look like I'm shamelessly promoting our store in Fretbuzz, but here it is... <a href="http://www.activemusician.com/store/product.asp?sku=AD.PT-1">intellitouch tuner</a> It's got an adjus...(more)
  19. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 48 Hits · 4/6/2001 6:55 PM
    Did you ever hear the one about the Mouse and the Elephant? I'll try to keep it G-rated, but here goes... Mr.Mouse and Mr.Elephant are good friends and one day they're walking happily along in the forest when Mr.Mouse falls into a pit. "Mr.El...(more)
  20. Jim Burger (4613)
    Announcements Forum · 45 Hits · 4/6/2001 1:00 PM
    Hey Bruce, I think it's clear from all the notes that have been posted that we are all very sad to see you go and everyone appreciates the massive contributions that you've made to this community. I am sure you're aware that you're always welco...(more)