Guitar Reviews by Tim Ball

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  1. Yamaha Guitars ·
    Good roundup of their product line, along with tips and FAQs about Yamaha guitars in general. But I was disappointed to find no detailed documentation on specific models.
    Manufacturer Sites: Guitar Makers · Posted: 1/2/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  2. Korg CA-20 ·
    <a href="" target="_blank"> <img src="" align="right" valign="top" hspace=10></a> It does its thing well. Korg also makes a g...(more)
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · Posted: 1/22/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  3. Acoustic Guitar Instrument Care & Repair ·
    Not the easiest place to navigate, but full of useful information on keeping your instrument well-maintained.
    Hands-On: Repair Tips · Posted: 1/3/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  4. Guitar Notes ·
    Extensive collection of guitar-related links. Includes user ratings of listed sites.
    Other: Web Directories · Posted: 1/4/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  5. The Hypertext Who ·
    Lots of good information for Who fans. Good easy-to-use index of tabs of the band's work, plus tabs for solo work by Pete Townshend and (bass players!) John Entwistle.
    Musicians: Musician Websites · Posted: 1/5/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  6. Slow Hand by Eric Clapton ·
    Who hasn't played that addictive lick that opens "Cocaine?"<br/><br/> That's the most positive thing I can say about this album.<br/><br/> As a kid in the 70s, this was the first Clapton offering I was exposed to. What a shame. It wasn't until...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 1/9/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  7. Planet Waves Planet Lock Strap ·
    Strap available in eight different designs. This is the best strap I've ever used. For me, it was worth the trouble making a minor adjustment to my strap button to take full advantage of the locks on this strap.<br/><br/> Also, the plastic mech...(more)
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · Posted: 2/2/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  8. SKB SKB18 ·
    This is the best case I've ever owned. I would buy it again if it were ever lost or stolen.
    Equipment: Cases/Covers/Racks · Posted: 2/20/2002 by Tim Ball (2060)
  9. Dunlop Pickholder ·
    <img src="" alt="[Photo]" hspace=10 align="right"> It's only a pick holder. But it works.
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · Posted: 1/15/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  10. Guitar Player Repair Guide ·
    Professionally presented tips with lots of pictures and diagrams.
    Hands-On: Building Tips · Posted: 1/15/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  11. Rockin' With The Cross ·
    This is the largest collection of CCM TABs I've found on the 'net. The search function is slow and doesn't always produce reliable results. So if all you've got to go on is a lyric fragment, you might have trouble finding what you're looking for...(more)
    Other: Web Directories · Posted: 1/22/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  12. Christian Guitar Network ·
    I usually find response at this site slower than average. The TABs are indexed by artist name. There is no search capability.<br/><br/> One unique feature is the "Christian Topic TABs" section, which features songs with Christian themes by more...(more)
    Other: Web Directories · Posted: 1/22/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  13. ·
    This site doesn't have the biggest selection of CCM tabs -- about 1,100 the last time I checked. The search function is pretty good, searching through both titles and contents of TAB files.
    Other: Web Directories · Posted: 1/22/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  14. Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble ·
    I like the high and low filters; I get more flexibility than with other chorus pedals I've tried. The stereo output, which lets you send out both modified and unmodified signals simultaneously is also a plus.
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 1/23/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  15. Quantum Audio Designs HSI-15 Instrument Cable ·
    It works. Doesn't tangle easily. Cable ends can easily be written on with permanent marker. Mine say, "Stolen from Tim."
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · Posted: 1/23/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  16. Peavey Decade ·
    For a kid just starting out on electric guitar, this was an adequate practice amp. I had been playing acoustic for a few years already when my parents bought me this amp and a Les Paul copy in 1980. I parted with it in and the LP in college. Y...(more)
    Equipment: Amplifiers · Posted: 2/5/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  17. D'Addario EXL110 Regular Light ·
    They just work for me. I get a good value with 'em.
    Equipment: Strings · Posted: 2/12/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  18. Ultimate Genesis 200 Guitar Stand ·
    I like it and would buy another if I needed a second stand.
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · Posted: 7/25/2001 by Tim Ball (2060)
  19. The Blues Guitar Of Keb' Mo' by Keb' Mo' ·
    I wanted this video for two reasons: 1. I'm a competent musician, but I had not explored much playing of the blues, just listening. 2. I've enjoyed Keb' Mo's music for a few years and this looked like a way to add some of my favorite ...(more)
    Videos: Instructional · Posted: 1/22/2002 by Tim Ball (2060)
  20. D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze ·
    I've always liked the standard EJ16 lights. I like these strings better simply because I get the same sound but without having to restring every 2 weeks. These strings easily last me 1 to 1- 1/2 months before having to change them.
    Equipment: Strings · Posted: 3/6/2002 by Tim Ball (2060)