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Everything posted by E-minor7

  1. Understood - thought the Y too. Yet the rest will be rather hard to pass on. Playing different and important roles as they do. I look forward to hear more.
  2. Ooow - congrats if it's on your way. Seems a serious case of bird-flu has got you and who would find that hard to understand. They are mesmerizing and 'different' guitars and if you don't know by now, you'll find out when it lands. Especially because you apparently have a flock of acoustics already (which ones btw. ?). What should be noticed is that it has what I call a black-ring rosette*. TVs typically have it the other way around and the b-ring is used on Standards. However I have a pair of 2012 TVs here - one of each. I see why you would be excited and look forward to hear more. Welcome to the Board - or should we say voliere. Lots of knowledge and good fun here. *the order of the black'n'white graphics.
  3. Fantastic - it was an almost historic event. But only 30 minutes log, which leads to 2 Qs : Did he play/take some of the songs more than once and was there a second artist that date ? Highly interested, especially in the first
  4. Best advice is to try a bit of everything yourself. The answers here are already so varied and individual that no one would be able to steer by them. Some say the harder pins, the better transmission, the more sound. I'm among them and fx use brass on the bass strings on several guitars. Soften up with horn, more with wood etc. . These things vary from person to person, perhaps from guitar to guitar and, , , maybe even from day to day. And why not have fun while experimenting on your own. Then I'm afraid you haven't heard pins made from the upper skeleton of Mao Tse-tung. Especially the Chairman's ribs are considered highly valuable. They should offer a bi-flavor somewhere between a simple but clean willow whistle and a rolling river.
  5. Everybody performs terrific - Clapton's solo may be a bit too immaculate, but his vocal is superb. Young's guitar in the final captures the whole essence of the song. For readers who don't know what we're talking about - ENJOY Think Dylan bloops in the chorus after Clapper.
  6. Remember that one from the late 70s. Always liked it - Young later said the original was on his early youth's juke-box and that he played it a lot then. It was on the Comes a Time LP, which I bought when it came.
  7. Another great tale from the acoustic realm we all enjoy and understand so well. With just what the world needs now ~ groovy old guitars and happy endings.
  8. Kind of agree regarding the turn Clapton took many many years ago. But that said I think the particular moment - the Back Pages performance - is a historic peek of golden age rock. So many icons on the stage sharing precisely that tune was and still is an absolute high in my lens. And I recall lying with my girlfriend in her double-bed watching it. Believe it should be cherished with harmony and not ripped apart - "George, what the f... went wrong for you, , , and were you able to lift a solo yourself at that point. ." Regarding Heart of Gold it has of course become a symbol. And the last time I saw Young in 2016 or something, the only 2 acoustic tunes he did were H of G and Blowing in The Wind. The big universal anthem by Bob and his own manifest of the inner world/quest. The pair made a lot of sense that glorious evening. .
  9. Sorry, but I saw that clip when it emerged and found it double depressing. I felt kind of sorry for Neil, who (besides admiring The Fabs) puts so much into his electric guitar playing and pleases so many people that way. I felt sorry for George for not understanding Neil's 'ism' and cheap-chatting about it, , , at a Geldof-session for krists sake. . Here's a tremendous version of Cortez the Killer from the early 90s. It was recently recommend to me by the drummer himself.
  10. For those who don't get the 'blues cover comment', here's Jagger's response to McCartneys recent remark about Stones bein' basically just that. Hold your hand out you silly PaulSee what you've doneeeee When you find yourself in the. .
  11. Glass of 🍷 in your hand ~ cheers and welcome ashore
  12. It's a fine and touching tune - fragile and frail.
  13. Oh Yairi - remember when they had their momentum in the late 80s early 90s. Got 2 rock live-acoustics which I still have. One of them like this - but mine had a mirror cut like a spade placed where the s-hole would have been. Sometimes caught a coloured spot and reflected out over the audience. Always wanted to blind-shoot a reviewer. . But the straight acoustics like yours - they had strange bridges, , , , and weren't scalloped, were they. My producer got one, which I used in the studio. They were good guitars. Have to re-find one on the Tube.
  14. If there was a discussion whether the symbol on the headstock is a crown or a thistle, it can be said Kalamazoo chose side back i 66. Something tells me they later changed that interpretation. I personally see a frog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  15. So we have Hummingbird with a 25 1/2 and Southern Jumbo w. 24 3/4 as a general rule - hmmmm, kind of hard to believe. Hard to pick one only too. . .
  16. The attractive nectar or honey glaze is primarily an acoustic phenomenon. It can be recorded with an extern mike, but thins out with the L.R. Baggs. A PA system may not leave too many chances - especially not in a bigger venue. Then again there's no sweet-N-formula carved in granite. You must go by your own ears and 'hear your way forward'. Have fun
  17. Good point - still if you really dig the little model why not have one (fx a beaten ex). You probably couldn't resist reaching for the sweety an it might teach you new tricks.
  18. You are absolutely right. Haven't experienced any probs yet, but losing my hearing to King Frost back in 2013 isn't forgotten. Yikes, , , luckily it returned after some 5 months. Thanx a lot for asking - as you know I sent you a link. Expect an answer to your answer soooon 👍. .
  19. Thanx for a good starter ^ There are of course many facets to comment and and I won't cover them all. Just want to add that yes, the more you know and feel / know your feelings, the bigger the challenge of finding the right acoustic guitar will be. Let's not forget that you can sharpen and intensify your hearing till it almost seems you're listening with the entire body and gettin' psykotic at the same time. By then it will dawn that 1 guitar probably ain't enough. Neither 2, , , 3 will be the minimum. And in such triangle your knowledge and further exploration will grow, , , if not endlessly then for a loooong time. Here in this senior phase where my playing actually has improved, I have found that the way an instrument 'reacts' becomes highly important. The quickness of the response and the decay play a big role and activating a pretty high number of single-notes during a song has to with this. I don't want too much undefined sonic 'traffic' in the air - and Gibsons, especially the Hummingbird, answers that need. I have few (if any) guitars that are so clear and defined (without losing core'n'soul). Well, anyways, , , this got longer than expected (the subject must be of some interest 🤓😵) - but apart from that you should post some sounds. Would expose your perspective.
  20. So you say they used D'Addarios - but it must have been with neutral their 'own' golden ball-ends or before D'Addario got coloured ball-ends (which is way back. . . ) 2 Qs : 1/ Would that the ordinary EJ16 lights. They are Ph.B. strings, Bozeman said they used Masterbuilts 80/20 for a long time. 2/ What is your source, if I may be that free (yes, I've heard it too).
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