Posted on Dec 31, 2013 02:32 am
Member Since: Dec 04, 2007
Er, yeah, what the title says.
Mine has been (mostly) good. About 5 days after I got to FL, I had a nasty stomach bug, which gave me a fever of 102.5. I haven't had a fever that high since I was a kid! If I'm really down and out, it usually hovers around 100. :P But yeah, that night was pretty violent out of both ends to the point I had a syncope. I.e., I fainted. I was standing at the sink cleaning up when my hearing went very dull, I got super dizzy, grabbed the wall then the towel rack, and next thing I know, I'm waking up on the floor to my wife and mom both asking through the door, "Are you okay?" I pulled the towel rack off the wall on my way down which made a lot of noise, and I think beaned me in the forehead as well. :P
I was out for maybe a couple seconds. All I know is when I came to, I thought I was in the bed, and was like, "why am I on the floor in the bathroom?" I somehow bruised a couple toenails too.
Anyway, I was pretty much well again by about the 3rd or 4th day, but yeah, that was totally not fun. >_< I'm still getting occasional slight dizzy spells if I get up or move around too quickly. I might have given myself a slight concussion from falling down. I had a little bruised feeling on the back of my head after falling, but it didn't swell up or form a bump. And it's healed up now anyway. But yeah, that night did a number on me.
Moving onto better things, I picked up some things for my guitar after Christmas. I ordered some 1/4" cables from monoprice for recording purposes, and also ordered a little pocket guitar amplifier/recorder thing which looked cool along with a "tube overdrive" headphone amp thing that plugs right into the guitar. Kinda like those little Vox headphone amp things. The pocket amp was only like, well, less than $30, and the headphone amp was only about $20. Thought I'd give em a try.
(don't know if I can post those links or not, you know, zzounds and whatnot, if not, remove em, or I guess deactivate em, hah)
Apparently Gainesville, FL now has a guitar center....but they were out of korg volcas (actually, nobody has em right now, so I have to wait until mid-January before I get one of the little beat boxes) I picked up some other things, though. I got some new guitar strings, D'Addario XL chrome/jazz light (ECG24), which are 11 to 50 gauge, and flat wound. Should give the guitar a nice mellow tone.
I have no idea what strings it has now, nor how old since I bought it used. All I know is the little balls on the end are colored. I don't even know what gauge the current strings are, or how old they are, or if it's still the factory set. They don't sound bad, so I'll keep them around as spares just in case.
Now I just need to go out to Lowes and get some high/fine-grit sandpaper, and some mineral oil so I can give the fretboard and frets a bit of a cleaning, and then set up the new strings.
I also found a bit more specific info about my guitar (Ibanez ADD120) ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/ADD120
Got some dunlop heavy (1.0mm) cellulite/tortoise shell picks which I'm liking a bit right now, and a small pack of "big stubbies" (also 1.0mm i think) gel picks to see how they do. So far, I'm liking the stiffness of the 1.0mm picks quite a bit. Last ones I had were mediums (0.80mm) and felt they had too much flex.
Also got a fender guitar pick mouse pad, because, why not? :)
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