October 7th, 2005

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OK, I'm looking at guitars...

What I'm considering now is whether to upgrade to one with a built-in pickup. A co-worker who knows guitars says that those, especially at the low end (i.e., what I can afford) tend not to do so well on reproducing the sound, especially if you mainly strum, which right now I mainly do. He says if you make an extra investment, there's some post-processing stuff you can do to make it sound OK.

I didn't notice any particular difference in quality among the guitars on stage at FenCon, but I don't know if that's because I don't have the ear for it, or they had better (more expensive) guitars/pickups, or what (I do know one -- Giacoio? -- brought his own processing equipment).

So: msminlr, how has yours worked out? sandy_tyras, what's your take on the sound difference? (I know DI setup is easier on you than having to put another mike stand out there...) Anybody else with an opinion -- should I go for a hybrid or just stick with a straight acoustic?
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Mr. Weather finally looks at a calendar

"Wha-- oh, jeez, it's October?! Aw, look, man, sorry about that 108 degrees thing, I wasn't paying attention, I thought it was August still -- look. Here, have some cool air..."

It was the first day in a long, long while I didn't have to run the fan at work. Some forecasts don't even have it getting above 80 for the next several days. Very nice.

Meanwhile, I have discovered that it is possible for ants to infest your cell phone... This, as you may well imagine, was not a pleasant discovery...
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