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Francisco Castillo


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Easter Island, Chile
Post  Posted 2 Mar 2019 9:17 pm    
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hi.
i've noticed that i prefer the tone i get when the bar is at body temperature, that means when i've been playing for a while.
Might be my mind playing tricks on me, but i do prefer to play with a "warm" bar. I put the bar on my pocket some 10 mis before playing.

Does anybody else feels the same??
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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post  Posted 2 Mar 2019 10:34 pm    
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Happiness is a warm bar. It's all in the mind, but the mind is where we spend most of our time.
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Mark Eaton


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Sonoma County in The Great State Of Northern California
Post  Posted 2 Mar 2019 10:57 pm    
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Francisco, I think it had more to do with you being warmed up and ready to play.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 3 Mar 2019 7:05 am    
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I've never noticed any difference with the bar but I can tell the difference when I'm wearing a red or blue shirt. Rolling Eyes
Erv
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post  Posted 3 Mar 2019 7:18 am    
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Erv Niehaus wrote:
I've never noticed any difference with the bar but I can tell the difference when I'm wearing a red or blue shirt. Rolling Eyes
Erv


Red is your color Erv!
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 3 Mar 2019 7:21 am    
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Thanks, Bill! Very Happy
Erv
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Bill Groner


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Post  Posted 3 Mar 2019 7:45 am    
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OH, my pleasure Erv.
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David Knutson


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Cowichan Valley, Canada
Post  Posted 5 Mar 2019 5:08 pm    
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I don't know about bar temp and tone, but if I'm ever playing an outdoor gig in cool weather, I put my bar in a cup of hot water before and between sets. Happy hands surely make better tone.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 6 Mar 2019 8:03 am    
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It has been said that Buddy Emmons would use a hair dryer to warm up his guitar under adverse conditions. Very Happy
Erv
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Bill Creller


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Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 6 Mar 2019 8:49 am    
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I have to believe that folks who make lap steel stands & stuff for pedal steel, will come out with a "tone bar warmer" ...or "tone bar heater" now !! Very Happy
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Jerry Wagner


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California, USA
Post  Posted 6 Mar 2019 6:11 pm    
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In 2017 & again in 2018 we (Maile Swing Band - look it up on YouTube) had a 2 day outdoor gig in late April at Nalle winery up in Dry Creek Valley, here in Sonoma County . 10 am to 4 pm, Sat & Sun. I discovered how uncomfortable the temperature could be in 2017. In 2018 I brought along a little (inconspicuous?) heating pad for my lap & to maintain the guitar temperature when I was on breaks. We played with 3 good friends in another trio. So all 6 played for 45 minutes, then 1 trio dropped out while the other played on for 15 minutes. Everyone was on break for about 10 minutes. Then the 1st trio came back for 15 minutes before the 2nd trio rejoined the band again. We rolled with that all day. Worked out great. I always keep bar & picks in my pocket performing. Unfortunately, the winery's sold so much wine this year they're not going to participate in "Dry Creek Valley Passport Weekend" this year. Maybe next year?
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