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Everything posted by E-minor7

  1. Reassuring to hear. It was just that story a few days ago about you leaning the Bird on a chair, , , for then to see it fall over with a drunkard upon it, which made me wonder. But maybe that was ages ago - and a whole other flier.
  2. Well, that's a thought - and maybe it's more or less being practised already by smaller builders. Would make the second hand link pretty hard to navigate in though. Difficult to judge what you see in the ad in front of you, , , and to find what you're after. But yes, the personalized custom idea is highly intriguing and (if withheld price-wise) it could be a hit.
  3. You are not alone. Then again I don't think the intention is to create order and easy overvue. Rather a sea of semi-chaos in which we can swim endlessly. Is your Hummingbird gone for good ?
  4. Yes he is and I been after the same set recently. Got the 990 250 ohm, but they are open-backs, which doesn't work when recording. Saw the new Roger Waters videos and he has these close-backs as well. Made me go for them, but had to find out their ohms first. Hard to spot with Waters, now this pair seems to be 80. Figured R.W. used that - I'm hereby certain. Thx AJames ^
  5. Yes - the J-60 was there first. I guess these are guitars you need to try 'in person'. May take you by surprise as something else, , , for NO, they are not H-Birds or Doves at all.
  6. Enjoyed that in all its traditionalism - yet didn't really sound much as a plus/minus 1950 J-45 to me.
  7. Playing in a stark key this weekend
  8. Goin' under the waterline seems like a bingo, , , (to present a little rhyme).
  9. As I understand it the tune has already been recorded by a smaller ensemble. And yes, it takes a certain style'n'repertoire to release the essence of these guitars - I personally only get one third = The looks. But sometimes hear others treat them exactly right. Regarding the 80-riddle you'll soon find out - just follow the beat, , , it's a clue in itself. .
  10. Oh, , , not talking about destroying the entire top while trying buff away a hair with some grain 12000. The 65 CW has a nitro-crack on the neck where the heel begins. Already gave it a go and it worked OK - might take second round with the new papers. It's not that hard to control.
  11. Not an expert on archtops or acoustic jazz-guitars (to put it mildly), but this oldie is in superb and sounds like it's supposed to, doesn't it. . Just thought you should see and hear it - now 80, , , like another star named Richard. .
  12. Don't forget I only 'treated' the trashed 1965 CW and the re-necked 66 ditto. Wouldn't dare to work that way on any newer or less battle-worn guitar. Then again if the plan is to take the instrument to a authorized and competent luthier, why not use the opportunity to do a little experimentation yourself - he'll fix that too.
  13. Highly qualified playing in this test - which stays in the soft section. I can't identify the type of wood, but these cans clearly get a well sounding, surprising loose new guitar. The burst lies close to some of the earliest Hummingbirds - that means h o t Listening again the rose may step forward, , , still primarily hear steel. A creation worth trying - will look out for it, , , and sooner or later (after alcohol-bathing both hands) take it from some wall. Asked a shop keeper the other day. It should be no threat to nitro.
  14. Inspired by this thread I finally got the whole array of fine sand-paper yesterday. 9 sheets from 1500 to 12000. (would be a treat to blow your nose in the soft ones) Did a little circle-buff wet-work already - reduced some glue stains on the top of the re-necked CW 66. It's a reassuring thing to have around.
  15. It was and is scary, , , I'm still glad we didn't get clarinet. Regarding wind-instruments - try the flute for a start. But fortyearpickn is right - it's hard if not impossible to change the nature of guitars, , , , well, anything. Still we can adjust, can we not. .
  16. Wow ^ what a situation. I'm not the only one here who'd take an A/B in like a kitten licks cool cream'n'butter. Are you able to offer such a show ?
  17. Dreaming, searching, finding, buying, trading, landing, , and dreaming guitars again is a sign of life. Especially if one gets tempted beyond rationale or specific needs. As we know it's like the girls – once in a while you just can't get your eyes or mind off that chick though she obviously doesn't fit anywhere in your world. A dilemma which must be handled, , , but perhaps only after the rush has somewhat faded. The thing is that certain both vintage and new guitars look so good and call so strongly it gets impossible to hear straight. In those situations the break must be pulled – but only if the instrument is pricey. A cheap irresistible precious looker found on a market should be taken home – it's a good feeling and special connections can grow from such rescues. Expensive guitars without a seducing voice is a mal-path – and it ends blind, , , or deaf. My rule is : Keep the guitars that conjure the feeling that you are a lucky guy by having it. This may not happen every time it's played, but if the thought shows ever so often, don't pass the creature on. Simply because you will regret and never forget it – and write about the sad departure here for the next between 10 and 20 years, , , well, forever. . The vintage dimension is something special – but you gotta be able to sense it, which can be a matter of playing styles. There is no doubt that the divine vintage sub-voice is real – and it's not the sound of torrefaction (but that's another thread waiting to be born). Long novel short : Don't dismiss vintage, yet never let them trap you. There are so many positive aspects about them – looks - history - sound - cash – that it would be a shame to count them out. Besides the basic act of goin' back'n'forth between old'n'new is inspiring in itself. Like switching between models, woods or brands, , , instruments. So get the right oldies inside the herd and fix them if necessary. But never let them rule or fool you, , , though they drooled you from point 1. Why ? Because they have something only they have. And because we apparently fell for that in the first place. My 5 Yen
  18. Ouch, , , I can see why you call yourself a fool, but wait a minute. This isn't the badest ding on the earth - and luckily it didn't go through the lacquer'n'burst. I'd say it should be called a love mark - a "welcome here, nothing like it will ever happen again".
  19. , , , and may show extra inner pics as your boat probably has cruised the waters thin down there. .
  20. The favorite in this temple ^ what an atmosphere
  21. Some of the tracks we know from earlier releases are good, but the ones dusted off are neither fish or bird, , , which is why they never saw the light of day in the first place. Fine details here and there though - traces of B. Keith pedal steel fx, a touch of acoustic R. Robertson and some delicate Levon Helm drumming (the other drummer, K.T. Himmel, isn't bad). But all in all : Too much hype. Then again why not - there is nothing to lose that ain't lost already - nothing to gain either, , , except from the fact that a sublime album would suit him well at this point. I would rather see him get into some serious writing now. The fantastic material and the way it was delivered is what made him back in the day. Can't believe Young has forgotten how good he was. Would be hard to see him fail to ever reach that level again. My 5 Yen P.S. - The record sounds real good
  22. Too many overtones is a mess. I introduced the ghost-tone-issue on these pages a couple of years ago : When a terrific guitar - rose, hog, maple, whatever - makes that high A distort if not destroy a plain G-chord.
  23. A reason there to ask - the rosewood wore a mask. Have to add I find the difference between the 2 woods as fascinating as mystifying. I enjoy and play both - but everytime my rationale tells rose is the king, the hog makes me sing. Why it unfolds in this way remains impossible to figure. Perhaps it's all a placebo-type-effect, , , after all these years behind the D-35. Or maybe I'm a deep-down-#2 supporter - just like when watching Le Mans or English soccer as a kid.
  24. Eeehh, curiosity awoken - could you elaborate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Idea excellentos
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