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#1 User is offline   drathbun 

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:59 PM

I thought I'd take a bash at a good old strummer of a tune by Paul Simon, "Kodachrome". It sounds great when you can really dig in and drive this guitar.

I stuck the iRig Stage pickup on the guitar and panned the guitar and vocals left and right. The vocal is on the Rode NT1 condenser.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:35 PM

Nice one, Doug! That SJ-200 has a HUGE voice when driven hard.

Listening to this sent me down a J-200 rabbit hole, where I inevitably crashed at the feet of Pete Townshend.

Surely there is no better guitar for hard strumming, whether in maple or rosewood.

Thanks for pulling the trigger on this.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:46 PM

Nice job! Especially on the single note runs.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:31 PM

With Nick mentioning something about an SJ-200 being flogged, I just had to click. And I was not disappointed, especially towards the end. A real toe-tapper. Grabbing a capo is not a regular thing for me, but a maple super jumbo combined with a capo just became something to look into [smile]
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:59 PM

Outstanding!
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:59 PM

Bravo !

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:59 PM

Oh, nice hat, too.....
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

Very nice and fun cover! You got me a little curious about the iRig pickup. Sounds great!

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:14 AM

View PostLars68, on 15 May 2018 - 08:17 AM, said:

Very nice and fun cover! You got me a little curious about the iRig pickup. Sounds great!

Lars


Thanks, everyone for your kind comments.

Lars: I like the iRig because it is convenient, non-permanent and I can get a decent sound out of it. There are a couple of things I don't like about it:

  • The slot for the soundboard clip is too narrow for the J200 because the pickguard goes right to the edge of the soundhole.
  • The wire from the pickup to the beltpack is waaaay too thin and fragile.


I did a YouTube video of the unboxing of my iRig and at the end of the video is an audio comparison between the iRig and a Rode M5 condenser mic. I flip back and forth between the mic and the pickup with no processing and then use EQ, compression and reverb in comparison and then mixed together. I found the results very enlightening.

BTW. I listened to your Soundcloud tracks - wonderful songs, beautiful voice and beautiful, clear acoustic recording and playing. Awesome!


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:59 AM

Yes, I watched your iRig video. Very good information. If I ever get up the nerve to start playing gigs, I think it would be a very good sounding and convenient choice.

Thank you so much for the kinds words regarding my songs. It means a lot. I really had to work hard at it. I'm not a natural talent.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:11 PM

 Lars68, on 15 May 2018 - 11:59 AM, said:

Yes, I watched your iRig video. Very good information. If I ever get up the nerve to start playing gigs, I think it would be a very good sounding and convenient choice.

Thank you so much for the kinds words regarding my songs. It means a lot. I really had to work hard at it. I'm not a natural talent.

Lars


I hear what you are saying Lars. I can't sing or play anything without doing 1000 takes. I play live at an open mic or something, Iím wracked with remorse for weeks afterwards about how awful I sounded and how many mistakes I made and screwed up lyrics. Thank the programming Gods for multitracking, editing, effects and Melodyne!
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:13 AM

Nice job Doug, I am really loving your guitar...thanks for sharing.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:02 AM

View Postdrathbun, on 15 May 2018 - 12:11 PM, said:

I hear what you are saying Lars. I can't sing or play anything without doing 1000 takes. I play live at an open mic or something, Iím wracked with remorse for weeks afterwards about how awful I sounded and how many mistakes I made and screwed up lyrics. Thank the programming Gods for multitracking, editing, effects and Melodyne!



Yes, I know the "1000 take" approach. I use it all the time [biggrin]
It is a frustrating not to have the ability to put all the pieces together at once, but I try to focus on and be happy for what I can do, and try to ignore what I can't do.
I have a new song written right now, but I just can't seem to learn to play and sing it in passable quality from start to finish. I will be a while still...

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:03 AM

Excellent !!

Good old song that
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:20 AM

View PostLars68, on 17 May 2018 - 03:02 AM, said:

Yes, I know the "1000 take" approach. I use it all the time [biggrin]
It is a frustrating not to have the ability to put all the pieces together at once, but I try to focus on and be happy for what I can do, and try to ignore what I can't do.
I have a new song written right now, but I just can't seem to learn to play and sing it in passable quality from start to finish. I will be a while still...

Lars


Thanks BBG and Kelly for the compliments.

Lars: I've played some songs for decades and still blank on the lyrics. Whenever I play live, my wife is with me and she sometimes sings harmony. But I lean on her to mouth the first word of the verse whenever I look to her with panic in my face. All I need is the first word sometimes and the rest of the song just flows.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:17 AM

That sounds great, very nice take!
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:33 PM

View PostMr. Paul, on 19 May 2018 - 04:17 AM, said:

That sounds great, very nice take!


Thanks, Paul!
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:24 PM

Very nicely done, and one VERY sweet sounding guitar.
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 01:18 AM

View PostPatriotsBiker, on 22 May 2018 - 09:24 PM, said:

Very nicely done, and one VERY sweet sounding guitar.


Thanks PB! When do we see/hear your 2018 Hummingbird?
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 07:24 AM

Drat you Drathburn. I've not been able to get this song out of my head for a week now. Almost purchased it as a RingTone.
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