Reverend’s three thousand, eight hundred and forty-four comments

  • Re: Vintage Vega fret wear

    I have found that the thinner vintage frets seem to wear better than the modern, thicker guitar-style frets. So I wouldn't worry too much about fret wear, unless the frets are already really worn down. So your luthier is right to look at leveling them.... more…

  • Re: Gibson Banjo with ball bearing tone system for ITM

    Banjo setup has almost as much to do with the sound as the tone ring does. But I do find all of the wacky ideas people used for tone systems back in the heyday to be really interesting! I'm generally not a fan of the "wood tone ring" banjos, they're to... more…

  • Re: Looking for a set of Uilleann Pipes

    I play in a couple bands with the aforementioned Dirk Mewes (pronounced "Mavis", BTW). His pipes are of good quality workmanship, and he's very responsive in his communication with customers. http://www.dirkmewes.com/ more…

  • Re: Tune title Mondegreens or pet names

    We had a player years ago who lived, shall we say, an alternative lifestyle... He used to play a set of tunes that he called Lads On A Leash, followed by the Killarney Boys of Leather. more…

  • Re: Tune title Mondegreens or pet names

    At a session years ago, someone yelled out "Love At The Endings" (a lovely Reavy tune), but was misheard as "Lovin' the Onions", so it often gets called that around here... more…

  • Re: Speed Kills

    That is one of the better arguments I've seen about why speed can be detrimental to the music. It's really all about playing within your means. more…

  • Re: Microphone for pub session

    It's great that you're popular enough that you bring in people that want to hear you. I would think an overhead mic or two would work, especially if they're not playing it out of any speakers anywhere near you. Look for overhead choir microphones, usu... more…

  • Re: Amazing Slow Downer .

    I used ASD for quite a few years. But recently, I have only been using AnyTune Pro (only on Apple MacOS and iOS devices, unfortunately). It's pretty full-featured. You can record in the app, instead of having to import (which it can do too, of course)... more…

  • Re: Session Wreckers

    Michael, I have a few pointers for you. First off, the fact that you're worried about being a session wrecker means that you're not. Being a beginner doesn't automatically make you a session wrecker - being clueless about how what you're doing is ruini... more…

  • Re: Session Wreckers

    I love the idea of talking to their recording device when they go to the loo. Ha! more…