Guitar Messages by Jim Keenan

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  1. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 113 Hits · 10/7/2002 6:38 PM
    Thanks for the help guys
  2. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 211 Hits · 10/2/2002 4:16 PM
    Anyone seen, played, or own one of these cheap jazz boxes? They look good and are unbelievably priced, but is the quality there? Are they better than the Epiphone jazz boxes?
  3. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 149 Hits · 10/2/2002 4:14 PM
    Hi, I have a friend looking at picking up a Hughes and Kettner Attax 80. He's looking for some help from me; however, I am not familiar with this amp. Anyone out there have one or know something about them, i.e., what kind of sounds these thin...(more)
  4. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 107 Hits · 8/8/2002 4:01 AM
    The "Wicked Wah Shootout" in the January issue? The Editor awards were given out to the Dunlop CryBaby 535Q, The Fulltone Clyde Deluxe, and the Vox Wah Wah. All three ranked high in tone. The Fulltone got 4 or 5 picks in all catagories. The ...(more)
  5. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 61 Hits · 7/7/2001 1:54 PM
    No fingers? And the wife would be happier?
  6. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 71 Hits · 7/6/2001 6:33 PM
    I did say maybe ... I noticed on your home page that the Nomad 55 is the Mesa amp you have, and it is the one I'm hoping to get by year's end. Any idiosyncracies I should be aware of?
  7. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 61 Hits · 7/6/2001 3:05 PM
    Exactly Jeff, I played on my two Teles (a mexican and a used one with EMG pickups) for the past two plus years. Neither cost more than $400. And I used two other guitars that saw a lot less action (Epi Joe Pass and an Ibanez acoustic) to help...(more)
  8. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 111 Hits · 7/6/2001 1:50 PM
    With help from my wife, I think I may have discovered two effective ways to treat GAS. 1. Buy very expensive, top quality equiptment: My wife made turning 40 a little more palatable by presenting me with a Tom Anderson Cobra (Deep Ocean Blue a...(more)
  9. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 97 Hits · 5/24/2001 7:37 PM
    Hi Marc, I own the 861 Standard Balladeer, which is virtually identical to the 1861 but with the satin finish. I bought it after just wandering into a store and noodling around on Tacomas, Yamahas, and Martins. I tried afew of the Ovations, i...(more)
  10. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 78 Hits · 2/20/2001 10:44 PM
    I've got an Ovation Balladeer Special - S861. It has a Satin finish and a more resonant full acoustic sound than the ones with a gloss finish. It sounds great unplugged. And of course it shines when plugged in. It also has a shallow bowl, so...(more)
  11. Jim Keenan (391)
    Instructional Forum · 120 Hits · 11/15/2000 5:53 PM
    Hello. I've been enjoying some of the posts here and I thought I would pose a question, mainly to those of you who have been playing a while: What do you do when you get beyond the beginning stage, and yet things are still somewhat of a struggl...(more)
  12. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 32 Hits · 8/20/2000 2:48 PM
    John, This is what I did. The quality difference between the Squier and the Standard Fenders is quite a lot; Seems to be much more of a difference than between the Standard Fenders and the American Fenders. My Mexican Tele cost $299 and it wo...(more)
  13. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 53 Hits · 8/7/2000 7:25 PM
    I'm using one with a Fender Frontman 25R and a Tele with EMGs. It sounds quite good, and it does warm up the tone a bit. It get's me well into that bluesy area.
  14. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 376 Hits · 7/2/2000 5:51 PM
    Hi Eric, I have and use Cakewalk Pro Audio 9. As far as I understand, the Guitar Studio 2 is similar, just not all the bells and whistles, nor as many tracks. I find Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 to be quite easy to use. And I had very little experie...(more)
  15. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 42 Hits · 6/7/2000 2:12 AM
    I'll second the Snarling Dogs Blues Bawls. I am having a great time with it, and with the 3 wah settings and the ability to use any with or without the blues distortion, as well as the distortion without the wah, it's extremely versatile. I've...(more)
  16. Jim Keenan (391)
    Equipment Forum · 261 Hits · 6/6/2000 5:56 PM
    Hey folks, I'm currently starting to research amplifiers. I have a small fender practice amp and eventually want to get something with more meat to it. As I'm not planning on doing much gigging, at least not for the forseeable future, I'm loo...(more)
  17. Jim Keenan (391)
    Open Forum · 45 Hits · 6/6/2000 5:43 PM
    A few months? I'm on 20+ months, and all I see are years of learning ahead. . . years and years and years. . . and years.
  18. Jim Keenan (391)
    Open Forum · 36 Hits · 6/6/2000 3:11 PM
    Hi, I had been taking lessons for a year and just stopped (financial reasons). I find that you need to put the responsibility for learning on yourself; however, a good teacher can facillitate your education. One thing I noticed once I got so...(more)
  19. Jim Keenan (391)
    Building/Repair Forum · 23 Hits · 5/23/2000 7:16 PM
    I do have a copy of Burrluck's book. It is fairly well written, and though it focuses on the Strat and Les Paul, it does have some Tele specific info. It walks you through the pickup replacement process, which is nice.
  20. Jim Keenan (391)
    Building/Repair Forum · 89 Hits · 5/23/2000 3:17 PM
    OK, I've been reading a lot of the posts and it seems unanimous that when in doubt, go to a tech or luthier to have adjustments made to your guitar. And I can't imagine working on an acoustic without some serious training; however, I have this ...(more)