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  1. It has worked very well over the years! It's the main reason why I hold onto it, even though 99% of the time I am playing the AJ.
  2. Wow great comparison! The biggest difference I can see is the noticeable lack of Gibson "soul" in the Seagull. The gull sounds great though, and the tape just adds to the "player's guitar" look, like it has been played a lot!
  3. You definitely should, that would be a great comparison!
  4. Ha if you can think of any other good a/b's I could do between the two, shout em out. No guarantee on getting them quickly, but I don't mind throwing some together. I completely agree that comfort and joy of playing are huge parts to the playing experience. That's probably the main reason I bought the Tak. I was nervous about taking the AJ out in some situations, but with the GS I can take it anywhere and still have a pretty great acoustic. For the quality per $, it's pretty unbeatable. However, it was purely accidental that I found this one. I only got it because it felt great and I could really get into the sound that it has.
  5. To respond to a few of the comments, I do think that the mics make the AJ sound a bit muffled. I played a bit louder later but was having trouble with the AJ's volume clipping the mics. It took so long to set up the best stereo sound that I didn't adjust them to take that into account. I will keep it in mind and possibly do another to capture the volume and tone projection of each guitar. The Tak is a solid cedar/laminate hog guitar with the Lowden style pinless bridge. I'm pretty sure it is made to be a direct lower end competitor to those models. It does sound a little more lively at times, but I think there are a few reasons for that. The cedar gives it a bit more response at a lighter touch and tends to record very well. However, there are times that it can sound rather thin and flat. Also, it can really lack projection when I do some louder playing. A few of the comparisons really made this difference stand out, I think, but I will try sometime to get another comparison focusing on projection and volume. Just before filming, I did change the strings on the Tak, which might contribute a bit of "new string brightness," and possibly have the guitar a bit more opened up. I played the AJ earlier, but not much. It does seem to warm up a bit as the video goes on. Probably the biggest difference between the two in this video is most apparent when comparing a more fingerstyle type of playing, at least to my ears. I tried a few different styles to really get a good comparison (3:00, 5:43, 8:11). These were where I heard the most striking difference.
  6. When I decided to get a guitar I wouldn't mind having outdoors by a campfire, I searched for one that would sound as good as possible. I compared it to my AJ, and was pretty amazed at the difference after listening side by side. The AJ really sounds great in comparison! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knL72eoeATI&feature=plcp
  7. Happy Thanksgiving! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHbGHEyccno
  8. I'm the same way. I noticed that even after 5 days of the John Pearse's that my fingers had started to mark up where I played the most. That and I like the coated sound better also
  9. a comparison of coated and uncoated strings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyUtmPGrZjI
  10. I felt like comparing John Pearse uncoated strings (which are 5 days old) to my usual EXP 80/20 mediums. The EXP's give a little more brightness and punch to the rosewood, which the uncoated strings didn't really add.. Which do you all prefer? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyUtmPGrZjI
  11. I felt like comparing John Pearse uncoated strings (which are 5 days old) to my usual EXP 80/20 mediums. The EXP's give a little more brightness and punch to the rosewood, which the uncoated strings didn't really add.. Which do you all prefer? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyUtmPGrZjI
  12. I usually get Elixers, but the local guitar shop here was talking up John Pearse strings so I gave them a try. I'm not sure what I think yet
  13. thanks, nothing beats new strings. I used an mxl 990 to record it. It's not the best mic but it gets the job done
  14. I had to record in garageband while taking the video, then putting the sound over the video file. I should probably just get a better video recording program...
  15. Sorry for the super random playing. I felt like figuring out how to make a video that didn't use a computer mic for recording like some videos out there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3pTM1-x37Q
  16. yeah, you probably shouldn't play guitar out in the rain
  17. This one is from his album in '06 I believe. So, maybe at the earliest it was '05. The talking is pretty distracting... I'm impressed he kept it together and ignored them, especially if they did that the whole time.
  18. Jeffrey Foucault playing "Train to Jackson" Enjoy!
  19. I really like Otis Taylor's stuff. Thanks for the video.
  20. bjb5228

    OMG

    Well that is disappointing.
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