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  1. Ivory is somewhat harder, but compared to bone the difference is expected to be minimal. I went from plastic fantastic to ivory on my Bird and that indeed was a difference!

     

    Actually, standard ivory (the kind most chess pieces are made out of) is softer than bone but is less porous. West African hard ivory on the other hand is much harder (and more expensive).

     

    I'd suggest going with fossilised Walrus ivory. Looks and sounds great!


  2. J-45 True Vintage, its really, really worth saving the extra money. It will be with you for life.

     

    This guy, he knows what he's talking about [thumbup] [thumbup]

     

    Best overall sounding guitar I've owned. Not to boomy, not to trebley, not to loud (great with male vocals) and a stunner in the looks department. If you can get a pre 2012 one even better, the few I've seen recently have sitka tops and two piece bridges (and almost certainly 2 piece finger boards). Mine has an aid top and is flawlessly put together!


  3. 2 things that might help (they certainly helped me!):

     

    1. Learn some basic fingerpicked numbers based around very simple chord changes (the less your brain has to deal with the better at this point). Don't start to simple though, perhaps something like Stack O Lee by Mississippi J Hurt or Alice's Restaurant if your feeling adventurous. Developing independent thumb bass will put you in a great place to go on.

     

    2. Jam the heck out of the pentatonic or blues scale in 3-4 positions using just your fingers (no picks). I don't think jam tracks are necessary, but they might help you get into the playing more.

     

    3. Country chords! Pick the hell out of them. Jam out all the classics and learn some tracks you can perform (Angie, Black Sheep Boy, Rex's Blues).

     

    4. Improvise and write your own tunes!

     

    5. That was more than 2 things wasn't it...

     

    Dunno if anyone else would agree with this, but it's pretty much what I did and I've never had a lesson in my life.


  4. Try it first dude. I love big necks on my guitars (have a TV J45 and a 57 Lester Gold Top both with big necks) but couldn't deal with the size of the one on the Legend. It's ok for picking, but I found it to big for rhythm work (though you may have bigger hands than me). I had a really nice Martin 000-28VS for a while which had a similar sized neck.


  5. I have become a Birdbrother fan. Wasn't hard.

    What Mart. is this, , , looks like the p.g. is bleeding over the shoulder.

     

     

    Ah, I think it's some odd edition Martin did, certainly not a D18 which is what I always thought it was. I looked in the sound hole a few months back but I have a memory like a sieve. Oh and the pickguard is just another stuck next to the first. I can tell you everything you want to know about the gibson though [tongue]


  6. Great vocals, great guitar playing, and a great version of the song, guys. You are both are talented.

     

    And too, it was good to see likeness(s) of Paul Simon and Cat Stevens in their younger days performing together (my little bit of added humor, do not take offense).

     

    Best Regards

     

    Ahaha [thumbup] how could I take offence to being likened (looks wise at least) to a musical legend!


  7. I've posted this in the acoustic section (where I usually post) but am sticking it here as well (I know a lot of you electric guys don't venture over there).

     

    So, I've been a member of the forum for a few years now (not the most prolific of posters but I like to browse daily). I've always written and performed my own songs and was recently lucky enough to find a kindred spirit to write, perform and record with. This was about a year ago and we've just finished recording our first album 'Peace To The Wanderer'.

     

    The album officially comes out at the end of June with a supporting tour to follow shortly after, but we have just received a 3 track promo sampler.

     

    I've uploaded the tracks from the sampler to Youtube and posted them below and would love some feedback. Also, if anyone is in the UK and is up for getting together for a few gigs at somepoint, that would be fantastic! You can hook up with us on our facebook page

     

    Oh, and more importantly than all that, at least 3 Gibsons were used in the recordings (J45, Les Paul Gold Top Historic, Mandolins)

     

    Anyway, we're called Birdbrother and you can have a listen one of the tracks below (the other 2 are on our youtube channel)

     


  8. So, I've been a member of the forum for a few years now (not the most prolific of posters but I like to browse daily). I've always written and performed my own songs and was recently lucky enough to find a kindred spirit to write, perform and record with. This was about a year ago and we've just finished recording our first album 'Peace To The Wanderer'.

     

    The album officially comes out at the end of June with a supporting tour to follow shortly after, but we have just received a 3 track promo sampler.

     

    As you guys have been such a great influence over the past few years (I've been introduced to countless great artists and styles I would probably never have heard of) I would like to be able to offer everyone on the forum a listen of the album when it's released. If your interested pm me and I'll send you a link when the time comes.

     

    I've uploaded the tracks from the sampler to Youtube and posted them below and would love some feedback. Also, if anyone is in the UK and is up for getting together for a few gigs at somepoint, that would be fantastic! You can hook up with us on our facebook page

     

    Anyway, we're called Birdbrother and you can have a listen one of the tracks below (the other 2 are on our youtube channel)

     


  9. Happy Easter holidays everyone! So I thought I'd treat myself to a new guitar book (I don't much get on with online resources and dvd's) but I'm struggling to decide what to go with.

     

    I figured it might be a worth while idea to have everyone list their must have guitar books (perhaps under a beginner, intermediate and advanced tag).

     

    I guess I'll start with Mel Bay's 'Guitar Cross Picking Technique' (intermediate to advanced). This is an absolute gem for anyone venturing into the world of cross picking.

     

    Oh and don't feel restricted to books focusing on acoustic playing.

     

    So, what should I get?


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    Grateful, now that I've moved and settled in, I finally had a listen to Proud Mountain, and I'm going to read through the lyrics and find out how it is I connect. I hope to have something for all of you before my spring break ends.

     

    Awesome, I'll be eagerly awaiting it! I might try and muster up the dust to try another sometime this week. Maybe 'Greensborough Woman' or perhaps 'I'll be here in the morning'.


  11. townes thread was a brilliant idea

    this song is so happy that i had to put a hat on and go back to 1920

    again , comments and abuse welcome

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi2bjJztS9w

     

    This is definitely one of my favorite vids I've seen on the Gibson forum. It's really hard to put that emotion into a cover, but you really did it justice! My hat would come of to you (if I was wearing one).

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