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  1. I have a guitar in every room I tend to relax in. My basement is my studio, so when I am down there, I have all my gear. The family room has my acoustic guitar. The Katana 50 rotates between my family room and the living room, and then one of my electric guitars tends to be where the Katana is, so I always have an instrument handy. I have a Ukulele in my family room, too, LOL. For me, the inspiration has to grab me. I work a lot, and am generally quite tired when I'm home. Three kids, too. So I know that if my brain tells me, "HEY! Let's play guitar!!", I don't have to go far to have one in hand. I'm also at a point where I don't call what I do "practice". If I get a melody in my head, or am thinking about a track to lay down, I play that, and then work on what goes over that, notes/solo wise. I am not schooled in theory, so I don't practice scales and such. I also find that sometimes my greatest inspiration comes after a break from playing. I know that about myself, so if a few days go by without playing, I don't stress about it.
  2. Top is done!! Have to let it cure for a week and then tape comes off and build continues. Full video of Tru-Oil process coming soon.
  3. If you are looking for some blues to listen to, Matt Schofield is AMAZING.
  4. Congrats on a cool new pedal!! Tube Screamer type pedals work best when your clean channel is barely on the verge of break up. Especially if you are looking for a SRV type blues tone. Here's a great video Pete Thorn did on setting up a Tube Screamer.
  5. Very cool!! I always loved those Nighthawks. Enjoy it, brother!!
  6. You're welcome! If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to DM me. I agree that it seems like many people do move on to other DAWs very quickly, and I really can't understand why. The DAW is really just the tool, and with Garageband, it can get very deep if you want and have the know how. The part where I discuss the sampling rate is where many people get hung up. I am learning that the real industry standard is 48Khz or 96Khz mostly because of the video conversion issue. Garageband is stuck at 44.1Khz and doesn't give the option to change the sampling rate at all. To pay $200 just for the ability to do that doesn't seem reasonable to me. I'm just a home hobbyist, though.
  7. I put together a short video introducing Garageband, a very powerful Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) that comes with every Apple computer, tablet and phone. Enjoy!
  8. Then you win at playing the guitar, because that's all that really matters!!
  9. 6) How many guitars do I need to own before I start sounding any good?
  10. I've been looking for a practice amp for some time that I could just carry around the house, plug in and jam away with. After spending some time with various little amps that really didn't do it for me, I took the plunge and got the Katana 50. Totally blown away. I have it at the 25W setting with the Master Volume cranked and use the regular volume to really adjust things, but the amps sound great and the effects really sound authentic. It does everything from sparkling clean to driving metal distortion. You can record direct into your computer. Has headphone jack to play silently. Highly recommended for beginners to pros alike. Just a great little all around amp. And the price can't be beat. At $230, it's really packed with features.

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