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Some Bottleneck on my 1952 Gibson LG1 iRig Acoustic Stage mic test.

#1 User is offline   BluesKing777 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:56 PM

I tried the iRig Acoustic Stage mic in the soundhole of my 1952 Gibson LG1, preferred guitar for late night bottleneck without waking the whole street with my National - so here is my short instrumental loosely based on "Fall Down On My Knees" > guitar > iRig > A & H mixer > iMac......and don't let me forget my excruciatingly wonderful Diamond Bottlenecks "Blue Diamond"........made of Italian blue Murano glass - travelling in Merc style on slide! I may have to take it down the blues club and give it a shake...




https://soundcloud.com/bk7-3/knees77




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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:49 PM

Mississippi-Yarra Fred McBluesking....that's a hell of a great sound you are making!!
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:26 AM

Very cool sound! Open D?
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:41 AM

Awesome sauce...
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:04 AM

Amazing tone!! Love those Diamond Bottleneck slides. I have a cobalt blue crystal one. No better slide in the world for my playing! Your playing is flat-out superb.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:00 AM

Thanks all!

Yes, it was in Open D tuning....

My Blue Diamond was an earlier model made of blue bottles from Italy that they can't get anymore - has slightly more 'grit' than the others - 4 Diamonds and 2 brass and one chrome in the photo.....glass front left is the Redhouse; glass right is a Diamond Coricidin bottle ala Duane Allman et al; glass left back is an 'Ultimate' crystal; glass right back is the one in the recording, Blue Diamond!

I was trying all of the slides in the photo earlier on the same tune, but gravitated to the gritty Blue!



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:11 AM

Oh, LG1 looks good in the first photo:


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But close up shows the truth, poor old thing - more splits than Swan Lake:


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:13 AM

I lost the only slide I could ever play with
Was a chrome one but very thin and light
Have a big fat one that clatters of the fretboard and makes more noise than I do on the strings
Have a glass on that is too fat also , can't get the fretting fingers and the slide to work together. Thin slides only for me
Been a lot of years since I tried
Yours sounds awesome Bk
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 12 August 2017 - 08:13 AM, said:

I lost the only slide I could ever play with
Was a chrome one but very thin and light
Have a big fat one that clatters of the fretboard and makes more noise than I do on the strings
Have a glass on that is too fat also , can't get the fretting fingers and the slide to work together. Thin slides only for me
Been a lot of years since I tried
Yours sounds awesome Bk



Thanks BBG.


Yours is clattering on, and bruising, the frets. You can raise the strings a little bit to stop this, to try - put a match perhaps across the nut after loosening the strings.

The LG1 needs, among many things, a neck reset, but it suits me for slide just as it is, thanks very much. But you could pick up a cheap slide guitar if you find one that needs expensive neck reset


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:22 PM

Attached Image: 000_0002 (2).JPG Awesome playing. Biting tone. Thanks.

I like the old pharmacy bottle, easier to grip a a bit softer sounding with more surface contact. still working with the peace ring thing too.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:18 PM

View Postjedzep, on 12 August 2017 - 05:22 PM, said:

000_0002 (2).JPG Awesome playing. Biting tone. Thanks.

I like the old pharmacy bottle, easier to grip a a bit softer sounding with more surface contact. still working with the peace ring thing too.

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So how does the finger fit in that? Or do you hold it and play lap style?


Off to change strings now - rare event for bare finger playing, I broke a string on the OM18V, changing tunings - it must have died of old age! I only have some 80/20s til payday and will give them a try.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:28 PM

I palm it and lay the L0 across my lap using a 20 yr old Bill Lawrence sound hole PU run through a 70's era Fender Princeton Reverb with hefty gain and distortion, thus driving all humans and pets out the door and into the fields. Wish I could share.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 12:30 AM

View Postjedzep, on 12 August 2017 - 07:28 PM, said:

I palm it and lay the L0 across my lap using a 20 yr old Bill Lawrence sound hole PU run through a 70's era Fender Princeton Reverb with hefty gain and distortion, thus driving all humans and pets out the door and into the fields. Wish I could share.




Grab one of these if you see one! Tapered in all the right spots for lap playing slide.....not a huge investment for the joy it could bring. [flapper]



Dunlop Lap Dawg:


http://www.musicians...d-brass-tonebar




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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:08 AM

Now I want one.

This place is expensive....
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:40 AM

Me too. I'm paying 20 bucks for T-Infelds so why not? I like the design for accessing single strings.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:27 AM

I had a large Stephens bar ( steel bar for lap steel )......after I bought the Dunlop Lap Dog, way better for my single notes and more akin to a 4 cylinder turbo against a big block......

Yes, the Stephens got recalled for computer duties holding down the F10 key for software data processing I used to have to do.... [biggrin] (needed something heavy and slide shaped to lean from the main keyboard across the F key!


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