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flac  ·  454 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 22, 2017

In a minor funk. I've started working 6 days a week in hopes to save up enough money to move out into an apartment with my boyfriend soon. The work itself is good, but it's a big ol' bummer to not have the energy to work on music in the free time I have now.

On the plus side, I traded in an old drum machine to the local music store for a Bandurria and some other knick knacks, and the store owner gave me a free electric guitar because she saw me messing around with some of the cheap ones in the store. It's been a while since I've torn down a guitar to completely remake it, so this should be a fun side project. It's a shitty Strat clone that's in desperate need of some fret work, new pickups, and a fun paint job.

EDIT: PS, ButterflyEffect, still planning on coming to Portland at the end of the month?

zebra2  ·  454 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Never heard of a Bandurria before. Cool stuff. I've been on the lookout for a balalaika though.

flac  ·  454 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's really cool, but frankly there are a few too many strings for my comfort... knocked it down to a healthy 9 strings instead of 4, and have it tuned in DADGAD. Cool stuff.

Balalaikas are pretty sweet, my BF's dad had one for a while because he loves Dr. Zhivago

zebra2  ·  453 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So it has 9 strings now? Or it used to? You'll have to record it for us soon. I also used some of the tips you gave me to clean up one of my tracks and add a percussion element with the clave/agogo. It's like 50% cooler now.

ButterflyEffect  ·  454 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yep! Have train tickets for the 31st and leaving April 2nd!

flac  ·  454 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sweet, I'm free the 31st and 1st all day, and nighttime on the 2nd if you want to meet up some time.

steve  ·  452 days ago  ·  link  ·