Gibson Brands Forums: Pickup and Slide Test Track - Gibson Brands Forums

Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

Pickup and Slide Test Track Warning: Maton Content

#1 User is offline   BluesKing777 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: All Access
  • Posts: 7908
  • Joined: 20-February 11

Posted 12 November 2018 - 01:13 AM

So, after buying the 2nd Maton guitar recently, I put my older Maton SRS808 in to Open G slide tuning and had a few 'Oh Yeah!!!" moments. The Maton pickup system is stunning! (It should probably be illegal to install any other pickup!)

But with slide, the time comes when a commitment is needed - 12 on the first string just doesn't cut it with bottlenecks flapping in the breeze. So today I made that commitment. :rolleyes:

From my resonator string collection, I dragged out a plain steel 16....gulp. It is now on the Maton and it is fabulous to play. The 2nd string is still a bit skinny and flappy but that will have to wait. I don't want to twist the poor neck off! So I am running it in Open G Tuning tuned DOWN 2 steps...Open F!

So here is a quick demo if anyone is interested - the pickup system is also what this is about - plugged direct to my mixer and nothing else, no gadgets, no reverb .....zip. (I prefer the pickup in a nice PA than my amp.)



https://soundcloud.c...k7-3/bottle2777




BluesKing777.

This post has been edited by BluesKing777: 12 November 2018 - 03:20 AM

0

#2 User is offline   billroy 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: All Access
  • Posts: 756
  • Joined: 30-November 17

Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:19 PM

Sounds pretty good from here BK. 16g!
'18 Gibson J45, vintage
'86 Guild D25
'00 Fender Strat (American Standard)
'90 Fender Strat (Korea, bought in an open market in Korea... yeah it might be real)
'68 Gibson SG
'17 Several 3 String CBGs

"Want people to listen to your stuff, don't play boring stuff..." heard somewhere.
0

#3 User is offline   BluesKing777 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: All Access
  • Posts: 7908
  • Joined: 20-February 11

Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:40 PM

Thanks Billroy!


Yep, don't want to play that 16 with normal fingerstyle! Bend it for the 'Blues Face"

(When I was talking to my luthier about another matter, I asked if he could...phew...build a guitar with the Maton pickups system in it....yes. Hmmm. Another 00 size but what wood? Hmm. He has been doing some with Rock Maple over Cedar of late....hmmm. Oh, that's right, the guitar fund is ploooffed [mellow] )


BluesKing777.

This post has been edited by BluesKing777: 12 November 2018 - 05:44 PM

0

Share this topic:


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users