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Dove vs Hummingbird

#21 User is offline   j45nick 

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 07:09 AM

View PostJuanCarlosVejar, on 19 February 2018 - 04:50 PM, said:

Folks,


I like both but if I had to pick one ...The dove would go home with me.




I agree on that one. The 'bird seems subdued, almost quiet, while the Dove is a bit brash and open. I wonder if they have the same strings on them?
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 08:22 AM

View Postj45nick, on 31 March 2018 - 07:09 AM, said:

I agree on that one. The 'bird seems subdued, almost quiet, while the Dove is a bit brash and open. I wonder if they have the same strings on them?

The 'quiet' comes across to me as muffled in many H'birds. Took a while for me to locate one that pleased my ear for that reason. The Dove, on the other hand, usually sounds like it "has a pair" as they say in the USMC😂
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 06:13 AM

View PostE-minor7, on 30 March 2018 - 11:09 PM, said:

'Xactly - good to hear you didn't let the birdy fly.
I recall when you got the craze, warmed up to it and finally saw it land. Grinning all day, , , just by looking at it, , , yea, I know what U mean. .
Then the gigs, the long back ding, the guitar opening up givin' more bass, etc.
You 2 got history together. Would be a shame to see it go. For you, , , and for the m-cave wall.


An H-bird and a Dove under the same roof is a fantastic scenario. Hover on Prague



Geez, you do have a good memory Em7, probably better than mine ! Dont worry, its not goign anywhere. The great thing about the Hummingbird, is that even if you get a bit frustrated with the tone and dont play it for a while, its still great to look at hanging on that wall. Its a cunning bsckup plan.
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:19 AM

View PostOldCowboy, on 31 March 2018 - 08:22 AM, said:

The 'quiet' comes across to me as muffled in many H'birds.


Yep. Exactly why a Hummingbird no longer roosts at my house.
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:38 AM

Muffled VS Honeyed ?
The H'Bird does certainly not 'ring like a bell', nor like a Taylor. Each note chimes more than rings.
But it's my pick when it comes to singing. Unamplified, of course.
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:43 AM

View Postfortyearspickn, on 01 April 2018 - 08:38 AM, said:

Muffled VS Honeyed ?
The H'Bird does certainly not 'ring like a bell', nor like a Taylor. Each note chimes more than rings.
But it's my pick when it comes to singing. Unamplified, of course.

And that's a good thing if you like what you're hearing! The H'bird enjoys a solid popularity that suggests a lot of folks really do enjoy its response. I have no argument with that, but it makes me want to change strings all the time☺
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:57 AM

The HB I tried at the store sounded muffled even after new strings, it's why I got the Southern Jumbo.
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:47 PM

My Ď90 Bird is warm and woody, which could be heard as muffled to some ears perhaps, but to me itís smooth, articulate and beautiful. Itís not brash or zingy like my Maple boxes, but sits under a vocal beautifully. Sounds wonderful plugged in, too.

I sometimes find myself missing the Sturm-und-Drang of Maple, so itís great to switch to and fro. Absolutely love both my Birds though!
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