New Gear: Taylor GS Mini

I’ve had the Baby Taylor for a few years now and it’s a nice little guitar to fart around on but it just doesn’t seem to hold my interest quite that long. It’s like some peculiar effect or tuning – it’s fun for a bit but not that long.

The GS Mini is a lot better at hold my interest and Taylor has actually found an interesting overall geometry that makes the guitar easy to play and sound more like a full sized guitar but with a slight ring reminiscent of putting the capo on the 3rd or 5th fret.

I didn’t buy the add-in electronics and will at a further date – for now this guitar is for my up coming trip. When I get back I’ll have played the crap out of the GS mini and I’ll will post my thoughts. I probably at that point will add the electronics and see what other dimensions the GS mini can fill.

More to come…

Brent

House Concerts – Update

I’ve wanted to do a few small house concerts at my apartment – the place is huge and sort of wedge-shaped allowing a wide viewing area from the main room to the kitchen. I’ve been moving things around and running cables and testing sounds and adding lights with different colors and writing set lits – it’s coming. Soon, I will host the first official Brent’s House Concert Series featuring me, and hopefully some guest performers from time to time. The idea will be to perform on Saturday nights at first and then eventually add Friday depending on how sensitive my neighbors are to the idea and the noise. I do plan on keeping the shows relatively short by opening the door at 7:00 and then the performance starts at 7:30 with a break at 8:15 and then either a second performer or a second set that would last until 9:30 with the possibility of a few extra songs but shutting down at 10:00PM at the latest.

I’ll probably provide coffee, tea, and water.

More to come…

Brent