Michael Hodge’s six comments

  • Re: Tunepal

    I also find it works very well using a tin whistle played at a steady pace, so that it has time to 'hear' everything properly, and only usually needs to hear the bulk of the 'A' part. I've not had a great deal of success using it with plucked instruments ... more…

  • Re: Banjo Sore Right Wrist

    Ed, good to hear you sorted it. I wouldn't think having your pinkie scraping on the head is a huge deal as long as it's not affecting the tone/volume or causing you irritation. Better to avoid it if you can though - I find resting the heel of my hand ligh... more…

  • Re: Banjo Sore Right Wrist

    Excellent advice above. I occasionally have a similar issue. The three things I found most useful in reducing the frequency of my wrist issue when playing the banjo were: more…

  • Re: LR Baggs Banjo Bridge

    To throw in another alternative, I've just fitted a Barcus Berry DISQIS to my banjo - it doesn't need a preamp and was reasonably priced. I used it for a gig on Saturday and it performed well through my guitar amp. I need to experiment with the position, ... more…

  • Re: Opportunist thefts

    Trevor - As an aside, I believe that's how the Fender Relic instruments came about. The story goes that Keith Richards didn't want to take his old Fender out on tour due to the value, so had the Fender Custom Shop make him a replica, complete with battle ... more…

  • Not guilty m'lud - I copied them straight from the back of the LP! more…