Guitar Messages by Rick Kelly

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  1. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Open Forum · 39 Hits · 3/31/2012 8:51 PM
    What did you win?
  2. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Open Forum · 5 Hits · 2/8/2012 2:42 PM
    Tom, What I post are links to sites like Soundclick where I have uploaded the files. Sounds like you might want to use YouTube or something like it if you have video files. I think there are some tutorials about how to format the links wi...(more)
  3. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 5 Hits · 2/8/2012 2:39 PM
    I have some, just search for stratwrassler on YouTube. You can see a compressed select history of my very sordid musical career, heh. None of them are great, and the newest is 6 years old. I had to transfer from old VHS tapes. I don't kn...(more)
  4. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Artists Forum · 5 Hits · 11/2/2011 12:43 PM
    Thanks for sharing this, very cool.
  5. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Equipment Forum · 7 Hits · 11/2/2011 12:35 PM
    I'm looking at getting a dedicated recorder. The prices are much more affordable now, and you can use many of them as a multi-track audio interface into your PC based DAW, or transfer tracks after tracking to mix, edit and process. -Rick
  6. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 16 Hits · 10/3/2011 12:13 PM
    The current human civilization is in a relatively rare period of peace and prosperity. Most people who have ever breathed and walked on this earth spent their lives figuring out how to find enough food, water and shelter each day and not to be ...(more)
  7. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 11 Hits · 9/23/2011 9:02 PM
    Heh, I'm only laughing cuz that's obviously the intent. I used to say that my worst day of playing was better than my best day of working, but I'm not so sure that's true for everyone now, lol..... Poor guy. Obviously a fellow Irishman with t...(more)
  8. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Announcements Forum · 20 Hits · 9/8/2011 6:06 PM
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  9. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Artists Forum · 10 Hits · 8/27/2011 3:21 PM
    My soul still hurts... I post this every year somewhere around this date, I hope you like it. Me and SRV The Blues is a reaction in my soul to music, and Stevie triggered that reaction better than anyone else I have ever heard. (Clapton's ...(more)
  10. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Open Forum · 3 Hits · 8/26/2011 11:27 AM
    I already got one. ;-)
  11. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Equipment Forum · 16 Hits · 8/5/2011 11:06 AM
    Heh, yeah not ideal, but I spent years running around to so many jams and open mic's, never knowing what I'd be plugging into, that I think I've developed a somewhat unique skill of dialing in something good from my bag'o'tones from just about a...(more)
  12. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Artists Forum · 11 Hits · 8/5/2011 11:01 AM
    Without thinking about it too deep, I would say Chet Atkins was a virtuoso. I consider him the greatest over-all guitarist in my lifetime. I know there are newer guys I'm not aware of, and I've watched some amazing modern performances by Monte...(more)
  13. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Equipment Forum · 8 Hits · 8/3/2011 12:27 PM
    I found the Roland Cube to be somewhat tolerable for a SS amp. I usually like using the distortion channel but with gain turned down until it just had a hair of overdrive crunch to it when picking hard, and backed off for any "clean" I needed, ...(more)
  14. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Building/Repair Forum · 6 Hits · 7/11/2011 10:51 AM
    The Princeton Reverb clone I built has tremolo and reverb of course, but my lil' orange Rockenstein amp doesn't, and it's a little lighter to carry and gets crunchier at lower volumes, so a couple of pedals should go great with it. If I do buil...(more)
  15. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Building/Repair Forum · 15 Hits · 7/10/2011 5:22 PM
    Hey Randy thanks for posting this. I've been thinking of building a tremolo and reverb pedal from them. Rick
  16. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Announcements Forum · 9 Hits · 6/24/2011 11:51 AM
    Thanks Warren, that's about the highest compliment I could hope for.
  17. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Announcements Forum · 28 Hits · 6/23/2011 6:58 PM
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  18. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 8 Hits · 6/18/2011 4:28 PM
    I have a love hate relationship with that song. I love to play it with a strong rhythm section who can keep the groove punchy and strong, decent vocalist (sings better than me) who knows the words inside and out enough to own it. I hate to but...(more)
  19. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 11 Hits · 6/16/2011 9:21 PM
    I remember after I posted my first lesson Charlie sent me a pretty harsh but accurate critique. I was offended at first, and then realized how he was trying to encourage me not to settle for mediocrity and put a little more effort to take somet...(more)
  20. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Equipment Forum · 7 Hits · 6/4/2011 9:24 PM
    I have a Mesa Rocket 44 4x el84 amp, and it's "lead" channel (crunchy) is awesome, but the clean side sounds a little dull to my ears, but still use-able. I've built several 2 x el84 "18 watter" style amps, and if you get the right combo of spe...(more)