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45slinger

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  1. EB .011-.054's on mine. I play .011's on just about all my electrics but the Beefy Slinky's really tighten things up on the Firebird.
  2. I'm biased because of my '45, but I still pick the '45 out of this video. I can't tell if the '45 has that pronounced of a mid-range hump or if the '35 is that 'scooped'. Overall I like the '45 better but I can see where the '35 might cut through better in a group setting.
  3. I like it! Do you guys have a website or anything with more stuff?
  4. Great song. I actually found this song when Zac Brown Band covered it, but love both versions.
  5. Exactly. I like the guys music, but not enough to buy a guitar solely based on his endorsement/name. As far as I know, Gibson doesn't make a commonly available Southern Jumbo in th e True Vintage vein, so this is about it. I've played a couple and both of them were fantastic instruments. In all honesty, if I can track one down, it will probably be getting a plain truss rod cover as well.
  6. Been looking for an SJ to go with my J45, and it seems like the Aaron Lewis model is out of stock everywhere. Has Gibson discontinued it? I know it was more of a vintage inspired model, but it seemed like that was the closest I could find to a Southern Jumbo 'Standard'.
  7. Have the same one for the same reason. Tunes up close enough to my strobe tuners to call it a draw and is as about as inconspicuous as it gets. Best $15 or so I've spent in a while!
  8. I've been looking at one of these to replace my Element. Am I reading right that there is no longer any under saddle transducer with this system, just the stick on microphone? I'm hoping that one of these in my '45 will let me use less of the Aura DI's imaging voodoo to get a decent live sound.
  9. 45slinger

    New Case

    I think these are fairly new product, so I haven't seen a review yet. Amazon had the desert tan ones for $100 less than the black version ($199 vs $299) a few months ago.
  10. I haven't come across a style that I play where my '45 hasn't at least held its own. The guy behind the guitar, on the other hand...
  11. Looks like these are similar: D'Andrea Thumb Picks These are pretty heavy as well: Dunlop White Thumbpicks Good luck on the search!
  12. I've been finding the tan version for $199 online and the black version is showing up for $299, but no one seems to have the black one in stock. I'll be checking back for feedback as well because this case is on my short list for my J-45.
  13. Oh I thoroughly enjoyed the tunes on your soundcloud page as well! I really need to get mine set up one of these days.
  14. Congrats on the new amp! They have a couple at the local open stage that I play through every once in a while. They sound great with proper glass in them and are a heck of a lot easier to move around than my old Hot Rod Deville 4x10
  15. I have a Peterson Strobostomp2 (the pedal version of the Stroboflip) on my electric pedalboard and love it. The sweetened tunings really do make a difference. I have a Planet Waves headstock tuner for now, but I'm looking to pick up another Peterson pedal tuner for the acoustic board. Didn't know they made a clip on version: I'll have to check it out. Thanks!
  16. I've played my J-45 out a dozen or so times now (including a handful of open mics), and the only time I've had feedback issues was with a house PA that had the monitors blasting louder than the mains The monitors aiming up at the sound hole of an acoustic are a big cause of feedback. Sort of like when overzealous lead singers jump in front of the mains with a wireless mic
  17. I have the same one. Convenient size, really accurate and fits perfectly on an acoustic headstock under the high E tuner.
  18. Perhaps this is a dumb question, but I can't seem to find the answer. Does Gibson now (or have they in recent years) produced a 'Southern Jumbo Standard'? The only SJ's I can find are either New Vintage or signature models.
  19. I work 'Into The Mystic' into the middle of other songs when we do the acoustic duo thing, and we will throw 'Brown Eyed Girl' into the full band set if someone requests it (which happens pretty often). Really need to throw in a few of his lesser known songs in there, though.
  20. Awesome recording! Hadn't heard any of their stuff before, but grabbed an album from iTunes to check out.
  21. Congrats! I got my 45 about a month ago now and haven't been able to put it down since.
  22. Glad you got everything squared away! Before I got my J-45 (first Gibson acoustic for me) I played 13's on my acoustics, but the 45 seems to like 12's best. I can't imagine playing anything smaller. Must have been awesome to get to check out all those Gibby's in one place. I'm already trying to figure out a way to double my collection with a J-200
  23. I'll have to take a look at the Hiscox cases. The Gator I have hasn't really held up that well and the Hoffee cases are awesome, but way out of my $$$ range. Thanks for all the help!
  24. What pickup system is it? On the LR Baggs equipped guitars, there is an outer threaded flange that the strap slips around but if you take that off there is a smaller nut underneath that will tighten the jack against the body of the guitar. Hope this helps!
  25. What are you all using for cases for your J-45's, 50's, AJ's and SJ's? I'm looking for something a little beefier than the factory case, but the generic dread cases I've tried aren't quite big enough and the larger cases let the guitar flop around too much for my liking. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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