We are excited to join @guitarsforglory on their mission to provide guitars for musicians around the world. Guitars for Glory is a non-profit organization formed by friends who are passionate about their faith and music. These folks spend their time and talents on helping communities that don’t have access to instruments. We are honored to be their official electronics parter. .
Tried this new @lrbaggsofficial Session DI out live for the first time at tonight’s gig with Cornelius Eady Trio, sounded amazing - great touch sensitivity and a true acoustic tone. Great combination with the @tranceaudioinc Amulet pickup in my @collingsguitars Baby 1 MH👏👏👏🤘🎶
They didn’t do it for attention. Needing recognition is not even on @lrbaggsofficial radar. You may just see 25 acoustic guitar pickups in this picture. We see 25 people now able to plug their instruments into a sound system for the first time. Here in America that may not seem like a big deal. In other countries, people dream of having a guitar with built in electronics. HUGE thank you to LR Baggs for believing in what GFG is doing and partnering with us. These guys care about more than just the bottom line. #realgeartalk
It was too noisy upstairs so I’m spending some time downstairs with a Tanglewood in the studio tonight. Beautiful space to be in and to get lost in a melody 🎸🎶 Testing out the @lrbaggsofficial align series reverb pedal. 🤙🏼 thanks @pony_music
Been playin’ all the acoustic gigs the past month. Kinda diggin’ the change of pace. I finally bit the bullet and picked up a @lrbaggsofficial para DI for my @taylorguitars 414ce and it really made that guitar come alive.
Anyway, was gonna take a “mental health” weekend but I gave in and you can catch me at Diamond B Ranch out in Palestine with @elainakaymusic Friday night. 🤘🏼🤘🏼
📸: @aly.fae and @alecia.parrott.photography
Doin a series of vids for @truefiretv called “Tone Tips.” In this vid I’ll explain how I go about getting a great live acoustic electric tone with @lrbaggsofficial gear and my @martinguitar Jump over to @youtube crack a beer and dig in! BEST WITH HEADPHONES!
SUNDAY// played two instruments for the One who never relents. Nashville tuned guitars rule. Loved the word from Adei about the humility and heart of Christ. Jesus used His power for the good of others. That’s the model we should live by.
SWIPE SEVEN PICS! Checkout the custom Nigerian ebony bridge I made on this vintage 1964 Gibson LG-1 acoustic guitar for singer, songwriter and producer Kevin J. Allen. I made the bridge 3/16's thick with routed bridge wing contours and then glued it flush to the top. The original Gibson bridge was plastic and was not completely making full contact with the top because of screw hole cracks in the plastic, resulting in some rippling and distortion in the sound board. The new ebony bridge was strong enough to flatten the top distortion to achieve a low action. The saddle is made of Woolly Mammoth fossilized bone for increased brighter tones and volume. The bridge pins are traditional cream plastic to match the LR Baggs M1 pickup I installed and the buttons on the tuning keys. I also did a micropolishing of the frets removing the large string coil dents and corrosion. My father Dr. Phil Petillo invented a process of micropolishing that is used with his patented Petillo Precision Frets aka "triangle/pyramid frets" and I apply this process to every setup I do. The procedure involves the frets being polished from 400 grit sand paper all the way up to 10,000 grit lens paper (which polishes telescope lenses). The entire idea is to make the surface area so glass-like the metal string can resonate a clear true note with intonation clarity. I always use the example of the wine glass filled with liquid and the player rubs the rim…and the friction of that motion makes a note. You can imagine if the rim was rough, it would not be as reflective to carry the note. That is the principle with polishing the frets to so fine and flawless a gloss…the notes seem to hang in midair. I love this instrument and it's feel!