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David Lamkins picked up his first guitar a long time ago. As best he can recall the year was 1967: the year of the Summer of Love. Four decades later David has conjured up an amalgam of folk, rock and jazz solo guitar music for the occasional intimate Portland audience.
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Simplicity

Another player made the comment: "Late '50s/early '60s technological levels suit me."

The more I play, the more I can identify with that remark. Last night I swapped my guitar and amp at rehearsal after having been frustrated with finding a good sonic spot in the mix the previous week. (Tough to do with three guitarists...) I went from a three-channel amp with independent EQ to a two-mode (lead & rhythm) amp with shared EQ and from a guitar with separate tone and volume for each pickup to one with a shared tone and volume for both. The reduction in controls and options made it a lot easier for me to find the right balance in the mix. More and more, I'm thinking that channel switchers aren't such a great idea...

October 07 2003 19:36:27 GMT