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Diabetic Guitarists and Bassists


Diabetic Guitarists and Bassists

For any diabetics who play

Members: 34
Latest Activity: Feb 10

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Tell us a little about your rig

Started by BadMoonT2. Last reply by marky357 Feb 10. 24 Replies

Lets talk shop. Tell us a little about your rig. Guitars, amps and pedals if you play amplified.

Finger calluses and Taking BG readings

Started by IBelieve. Last reply by marky357 Aug 19, 2014. 7 Replies

Hi All,I wonder how folks adjust finger sticks for BG readings on callused fingers. Do you just poke deeper or some fingers are not usable due to calluses.My daughter is T1 and she tests 7-8 times a…Continue

Bargain fender

Started by muleman. Last reply by BadMoonT2 Feb 26, 2012. 1 Reply

This morning after our service I jokingly asked my paster how much he wanted for his Fender Elec, guitar? He told me he wanted to give it to our charity shop. One minute later I asked the woman that…Continue

Bass Is a Guitar Hum!

Started by muleman. Last reply by muleman Feb 12, 2012. 6 Replies

Ok ok I don't want to start a fight haha! Well guys I got my Bass! It's been a long time coming, and I had to wait for it to be finished! I stopped playing some years ago, so been toying with a…Continue

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Comment by marky357 on September 17, 2014 at 11:58am
Comment by Jim on August 28, 2012 at 4:05pm
Thanks for asking. I'm playing about as much as I desire, only limited a little bit. The Blues Junior is a combo amp with a 12-inch speaker. I have replaced the original with a Cannabis Rex hemp cone speaker that tamed the harsh high end. I also bought a Yamaha THR5 practice amp that I use every day. It gets great tones at bedroom levels.
Comment by muleman on August 28, 2012 at 3:57pm

Hey Jim. Hows the arthritus? Hope your still playing. I guess you have a seperate head for the tweed ? Be nice to know more?

Comment by Jim on May 22, 2012 at 11:35am

I've been playing a little over a year after playing drums most of my life. I bought a Larivee acoustic when I first started and got a Les Paul for Christmas. I recently acquired a Fender Blues Junior amp -- the tweed one. I'm dealing with a little arthritis or something in my left thumb which limits me a little bit. I'm learning a lot and enjoying it a whole lot.

Comment by muleman on May 22, 2012 at 10:05am

Just added an early Yamaha BB174BS Bass and a wonderful Peavey Max115. 60 watts RMS. I have a Stagg 40 watts and the Peavey is 3 times bigger and 100 times a better amp! What amazing sound!

Comment by muleman on April 26, 2012 at 3:12am

Hi 'LostMusic'. Very cool to see you here on the site. Sure sympathise with your experience. This site especially and a coup,e of guys here inspiring me back to playing bass has helped change my attitude to what future I have. Very knowledgeable people. sadly this little group don't often post. I wanna chat and get advice as much as is possible. So I found your mix of instruments fascinating! Stay with us, and keep posting please! Regards from Spain.

Comment by LostMusic on April 25, 2012 at 4:25pm

Hi everyone!

@Derek: I have that same problem loL! If im playing or taking a lesson, I make sure my pump is somewhere on the left half of my body lol. I can't get in a comfy playing position if its on the right!

Comment by muleman on January 17, 2012 at 7:29am

Maus. Are you kidding?
Derek powell . Sorry M8, but your post had me laugh! How can you forget it? haha!

Comment by Maus on September 1, 2011 at 6:35am
Hey, does bass count?
Comment by Derek Powell on March 15, 2011 at 5:53am
I have to make sure I wear my pump on my left hand side when I do gigs as it hits off the back of my guitar!

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