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  1. snarf

    snarf making guitars wish they were still trees

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    I'm TX born and bred, but the fam lived a few of my language-formative years in south GA. I've lost it as I've gotten older, but I know that I still have at least a little bit of an accent. It's most prominent on words with a hard I in them, like right, tight, sight, etc and words like log, dog, fog and whatever that O sound is. A few trips ago to my folks house, my mom pulled out a tape she had found of me reciting a poem from when I was in grade school. Kid me was about 2 sentences in when adult me looked at my mom and said, "what the HECK did I just say?" Apparently back then, I had a knack for turning 1-syllable words into 4 or 5, only I did so at the speed of like 400 words per minute. In retrospect, even I couldn't understand what I was saying. Guess I sounded like Boomhauer when I was a kid.
     
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    Grateful_Ed Student Of The Blues

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  3. MarkRobbins

    MarkRobbins Blues Junior

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    I grew up in an inner-ring suburb of Chicago. I apparently had a pretty strong Chicagoese accent when I first moved to Minnesota. Some people even got my name wrong because of the Chicago accent. I've tamed it considerably, but I'm still told that people can tell where I'm from.
     
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    tommytubetone Portage, MI

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    david moon Attempting the Blues

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    Well actually I took lessons from a classical guy and played it upright and with a bow. For anyone playing or dabbling in electric bass, the typical scale length for a string bass is 42". Fender is 34". So if the string bass had frets, their spacing would be way wider than on today's electric bass.
     
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    Boysie Just for fun

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    Boysie Just for fun

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    Boysie Just for fun

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    Grateful_Ed Student Of The Blues

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    This is not a selfie, but his belly and mine are twins!
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    When my little buddy, Helo, says, "Daddy, you've practiced enough. Pet me."

    helo on my lap 21jan2022.jpg
     
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