Guitar Log

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by mbkri, May 10, 2019.

  1. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Yeah, im with you on the regular maintainance thing, and i change the strings when they need changing not because of the logbook. Its a bit like the ships captain sitting alone at night in the creaking timbers of his cabin, recording the events of the voyage.... no maybe its not even a little bit like that. I like to keep a record of what ive done because i cant remember last month let alone what guitar i used to put down the guitar track on a song a year ago or which bridges ive had on the roundup trying to get it to sound the way it ought to. Obviously not for everyone, and its certainly not something that i let get in the way of playing. I think it helps me get more intimately acquainted with them though.
  2. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tell D’Addario or JustStrings. They could have the app automatically reorder the strings for you.
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  3. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    I'm currently rotating 30+ electrics and a half dozen mandolins, and a few amps.
    For insurance purposes I put together a little MS Word page where serial numbers and descriptions are logged.
    But I use a system like T Bone's for keeping track of string changes, and receipts for any mods or repairs.
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  4. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    That's actually a good idea! If nothing else, for insurance purposes or if something ever disappears.

    At least if something happened to me someone would have an idea of what they're dealing with too.
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  5. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Fascinating...I never considered doing this.

    I used to have a log of gear settings used to match tones on recordings.

    A friend and I would each select a song once a week that we loved the guitar tones on and we’d do our best to match them with our gear and our Egnater Tweakers.

    At the end of the week we’d see who got the closest and learn how each approached it.
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  6. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    I have a photo album including pics of all my guitars, recording equipment, amps and parts added or deleted. Plus a copy of the cover of the package my strings came in, with dates installed and if I like or don't like. I call it Johnny's guitar book.
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  7. GreTschocaster

    GreTschocaster Gretschie

    Feb 11, 2013
    I never thought to do this but I do keep photos of my guitars including the serial numbers. Fun to go back and look at them.
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