Guitar Reviews by Tim Floto

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  1. The Blues Inside Out by Richard Daniels ·
    This is an excellent book not only to learn blues history but to learn blues guitar. There are exercise from 12 bar rhythm and chords to pentatonic scales all over the fretboard - all present in the context of the narrative. (One chapter, 50 Blu...(more)
    Books/Tab: Blues · Posted: 10/20/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  2. Talking Timbuktu by Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder ·
    Ali Farka Toure is an excellent musician, I have several other CD's featuring him and he really takes the blues to Africa. On this album, he plays with Ry Cooder and special guests on some songs. The music will have you drifting off to exotic pl...(more)
    Recordings: World · Posted: 10/31/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  3. Come On In by R.L. Burnside ·
    R. L. Burnside is a student of Muddy Waters. His style is a mix of Chicago Blues, Delta Blues and a little bit of rock and hip hop. This Music is viceral. It may not hit you the first time you hear him but it'll stick with you as a pounding beat...(more)
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 11/13/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  4. Fender TexMex Stratocaster ·
    If this ax were lost or stolen I would find its twin. I looked at a ton of guitars before I settled on this one. Which I did the first time I held it and played it - un amped. I most like the neck scale, the playability and sound. It's pretty li...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 11/14/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  5. Simon & Patrick 6 CW Spruce ·
    I looked at the Epiphone Cutaway the PR750C, the Martin D1 and DR1 cutaways - these were all nice but in the end for the comparable playability and tone the S&P was a cut above in playability over the Martins and tone over the Epiphone. And it w...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 6/26/2001 by Tim Floto (6151)
  6. Blues Barn ·
    This site has a lot of "Jammin' Loops". These are backing tracks that you can play along with. They're wave files so they take a while to load. It's fun playing along with them. Apparently there are quite a few "Jammin' Loop" but you have to wo...(more)
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 11/28/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  7. Korg ·
    I own a Korg Pandora PX2. I had used this site at that time to get a detailed list of feature, which it contained. I think Korg does a good job of specifying their products at this site.
    Manufacturer Sites: Effects Makers · Posted: 11/28/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  8. Tonal Centre ·
    This is an excellent theoretical resource site on scales, chords and harmony. The approach the author (Andrew Milne) takes is to define Tonality. This is generally the relationship between chords, scales, notes. Typically in the domain of the ma...(more)
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 11/29/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  9. Guitar Effects Projects ·
    I only found 4 effect pedal schematics at this site. However it links to another site <A Href="">Guitar effects projects</A> that is really cool. With shcematics, pcb layouts, bill of materials and...(more)
    Hands-On: Electronics · Posted: 11/29/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  10. The Online Guitar College ·
    I actually liked this site there are quite a few good articles. I enjoyed the reggae article and the jazz slash chords article. There are links to every where. I get tired of links to links to links. And it's not really a college.
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 11/30/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  11. Smokey Amps USA Deluxe ·
    I didn't try the other mini's: The Dano Honey Tone or the Marshall or Fender but I like this thing and would get another if this were lost (easy it's so small) or stolen (why?) I just use it to plug in and play when I don't want to wear head pho...(more)
    Equipment: Amplifiers · Posted: 12/4/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  12. Dunlop Lok Strap ·
    At first I was quite wary of these because they're el cheapo. But after 6 months of use I'm pretty convinced - I still check them out to make sure they haven't gotten weak and are on properly. But I've had not one failure. Every think else I loo...(more)
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · Posted: 12/6/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  13. Guitar Principles ·
    This site is an excellent resource for analyzing and improving your practice time. Improving it in quality and efficiency. There are many articles on all manner of practice speed, chord changes, comfort and on and on. I would recommed this site ...(more)
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 12/12/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  14. Advancing Guitarist by Mick Goodrick ·
    The author empasizes that this is no a "Method" book. This is a book full of practical hints to help you learn the guitar, string by string, position by position, mode by mode. I picked up this book about a year and a half ago. The informal, con...(more)
    Books/Tab: Theory/Fundamentals · Posted: 12/18/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  15. Blues Jam Trax For Guitar by Ralph Agresta ·
    I had a lot of fun playing along with this Jam Trax CD - it really does give you the sense of playing with others, of course there is no interaction like in a band. There is almost no instructive intent to this book and CDso don't buy it thinkin...(more)
    Books/Tab: Blues · Posted: 12/18/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  16. Complete Robert Johnson by Woody Mann ·
    This book not only gives transcriptions but also a bit of the flavor of the man, Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues Guitar. The transcriptions include descriptions of the tuning, finger picking methods and anecdotes about the recording sess...(more)
    Books/Tab: Blues · Posted: 12/18/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  17. Dunlop Original Crybaby ·
    This is among the classics in wah pedal history. I haven't tried any others so I'm not sure how it stacks up with the 535 or Vox or Morley Wahs. But I found the wah I was looking for.
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 12/18/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  18. Roland GC-405 ·
    I would get another if this amp died or walked off. I love the sound of this amp it can be loud enough for jamming yet it is a smallish practice amp.
    Equipment: Amplifiers · Posted: 12/19/2000 by Tim Floto (6151)
  19. Sattellite Imagery ·
    I love this site. I discovered it a few moths ago and every one I turn on to it loves it, too. A real bird's eye view of the world and your neighborhood.
    Other: Miscellaneous · Posted: 1/2/2001 by Tim Floto (6151)
  20. Korg GA-20 ·
    This is a compact, fairly accurate tuner. (On my Quik Tune I still need to tweak a the G and B strings after I've dialed it in) No tweaking needed. Easy to use. In auto mode, which I always use, it detects the string you're playing so it couldn'...(more)
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · Posted: 1/2/2001 by Tim Floto (6151)