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  1. Tv show

    25 May 2017 - 11:17 PM

    http://www.pbs.org/video/2365607500/

    S7 Ep1: MUSIC episode
    55:05Video duration: 55:05Video has closed captioning.
    MUSIC features finely crafted handmade instruments and the world renowned artists who play them including Jake Shimabukuro with his Kamaka ukulele, Joan Baez with her Martin guitar, Scotty Barnhart of the Count Basie Orchestra with his David Monette trumpet, Rhiannon Giddens with her James Hartel banjo, Tony Ellis with his Stelling Banjo, timpanist Joseph Pereira and mallet maker Jason Ginter.
  2. More gain / volume queries

    25 May 2017 - 01:19 AM

    Turned up at last nights , normally quiet , gig to a crowded bar
    Some fool is getting marrried today so they were all out the night before to ensure the obligatory hangovers in the church

    Anyway , I had to play at a louder volume than I normally would ... I've just used the fishstick for 3 times before last night so Me and it are still getting to know each other

    I found a couple of times that proximity to the mic was clumsy and a couple of times , eyes closed , i moved a little closer to the mic and then scared myself with too much vocal for a split second.
    So - more volume and less gain to smooth this out ?
    Or more gain on the mic and lower volume ?

    This make any sense ?

    I found myself thinking way too much last night about the balance of guitar and mic which made the little gig seem like harder work than I normally find it

    i think what started the ball rolling was the harsh sound that undersaddle pickups have. Takes bit of getting used to and doesn't sound as bad at the normal volume I play at because I guess I can hear the guitar acoustically in my lap a little more

    I didnt fall to pieces or anything and all the above is of course hugely exaggerated in the mind of a man sittin singing songs to a crowd of strangers. But some of you will know how it is , a clear and calm mind allows for the best performance . Sometimes that's harder than other times
  3. Plugged in settings

    17 May 2017 - 12:55 AM

    Have no clue about PA's and speakers etc
    Recently picked up a fishman solostick and am delighted but I'd like to know I'm doing the right things

    Googling tells me that i mute the sound source and play as loud as I'm ever going to need to and turn the gain back until it stops peaking (voice and guitar). That's easy , but , (this applies to guitar only really as the voice has more dimensions with proximity etc)having the gain at that level sounds very 'lively' to me and I get a more pleasing tone by reducing the gain back a little more and using the volume to bring it up
    ...above is all amp references so in reference to the pickups soundhole volume wheel- should I have the guitar volume full , at 3/4's or maybe halfway to get a starting point ?
    Will doing one thing rather than the other matter much really ?

    I hope you can understand what I'm asking

    Many thanks
  4. Aimee Mann tiny desk

    12 May 2017 - 03:10 AM

    http://www.npr.org/e...ny-desk-concert

    There's a few in here who will enjoy this a lot

    No gibson content but a lovely martin hd28 , I think
  5. Fixing ryan Adams buc Owens

    11 May 2017 - 11:02 PM

    https://youtu.be/3skTT6mFGMk

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    fauvent 

    24 Jan 2015 - 10:40
    Selling by a chance your beautiful 2005 J45? :) Regards!
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    Fullmental Alpinist 

    07 Apr 2014 - 05:11
    More Posts! More vids please!
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    passthej45 

    01 Sep 2013 - 01:25
    See of that works, sorry .
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    Duende 

    23 Apr 2012 - 06:03
    drinking and buying can be lethal!! LOL
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    retrorod 

    29 Feb 2012 - 16:19
    Hey BBG, Like the name and love your quick wit>>>
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    thevalleygirl 

    14 Feb 2012 - 10:55
    It is the name of my wine label : Valley Girl Wines... I live in the Napa Valley. I guess I'll have to learn the blues...
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    onewilyfool 

    30 Dec 2011 - 12:55
    Man, I must say, I like your screen name....GREAT blues name!!!! Wish I'd thought of it!!!
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