Archive for June, 2017

DÁddario EJ45 Strings 

June 16, 2017

For the string of choice on my 2017 Andy Culpepper #83 Flamenco Blanca Spruce Top and Alaskan Cypres Sides they are none other than the DÁddario EJ45 Strings.   I have tried a few brands and tensions from 79.00lbs – 95.00lbs from DAddario, Labella, Hanabach, Galli, Luthier, Guitar Solo in San Francisco and I came back to the tone and feel of the EJ45 set. 

DÁddario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner

June 16, 2017

Needed a small discrete tuner for solo gigs and outdoor events when not using power. This little DÁddario Tuner is what I decided to use. Nice small footprint and I don’t think it will marr up the finish like the TC Electronics Tuner did.  

You can check out the Tuner from Sweetwater for 14.49 at: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/NSMicroClip Discription from Sweetwater web page “The Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner is a feature-packed device that’s so small, your audience will never see it. The NS Micro features a reversible screen, a multicolor display, and a visual metronome in a housing that blends in with the aesthetics of your axe. A super-sensitive piezo transducer and backlit display give you easy and accurate tuning on loud stages, as well as in dim or brightly lit environments. It’s so accurate, convenient, and unobtrusive, you’ll want a Planet Waves NS Micro for every instrument you own!” 

I have been using theses now for a few years with no problem.