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  1. In Topic:I have a new single out. Any opinions gratefully received ☺️

    25 May 2017 - 11:19 AM

    Very well done, Sir J. Masterful on the reso and well sung. Clear, strong voice you have!

    That said, as good as the vocal is, the delivery seems a little carnival-like in spirit which, to my ear, doesn't befit the somber mood of the lyric.........perhaps this was your intent though, to put a different slant on things. An observation, not a criticism, and I hope it is taken in that light.
  2. In Topic:More gain / volume queries

    25 May 2017 - 06:09 AM

    How much gain is dialed up at the preamp depends on ones' singing style. From your postings here, Stu, I'd guess your front end gain setting would be pretty high relative to someone like myself that tends to sing loudly. And ditto for the guitar.........finger style players will generally need more preamp gain than a flat picker/strummer. As for balancing the two, distance off the mic is the great equalizer. I personally prefer to sing "right on the mic" as my normal setting, backing off varying distance when it's time to dig in vocally. Vocal mic gain should be set such that your softest vocal passages are adequate to push the system, then it's up to the singer to learn how far to back off when varying levels of vocal kick are required. Working a mic correctly is a skill in itself........trial & error are the instructors.

    .....oh and do yerself a favor.......get off the UST and install a K&K......much easier to dial a tone.
  3. In Topic:NGD "1968" Limited Edition J45 Ebony

    24 May 2017 - 10:29 PM

    View Postdhanners623, on 24 May 2017 - 09:29 PM, said:

    Were it mine, though, that butt-ugly pickguard would be long gone.....

    [glare] Hey now. It's not yours...........and there's not much call to go insulting a man's guitar.
  4. In Topic:NGD "1968" Limited Edition J45 Ebony

    24 May 2017 - 05:25 PM

    Congrats and welcome aboard! That particular reissue really caught my eye in the red color they make it in.

    Like those monel strings? I'm really liking them on my 45 as well.......tone as dry as Death Valley, right up my alley!
  5. In Topic:Still, Not Much Of A Market.....

    24 May 2017 - 10:58 AM

    View Postblindboygrunt, on 24 May 2017 - 09:11 AM, said:

    Breaks my heart when I hear anyone saying 'there's no good music out there anymore'

    Didn't say that. I just don't go looking for it any longer.