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  1. Agreed. Plek is an automated leveling of the the frets and does nothing to address string height in the nut nor the saddle. It takes a skilled eye to complete a proper setup. Personally I'd not be concerned with getting a guitar plekked but rather see that it gets adjusted by a good luthier to your liking. If fret leveling is necessary the setup guy/gal can take care of that. If you like the looks and sound of the instrument take it to a good shop and get it playing better.
  2. Bit of reverb added to the track........just seems to sweeten everything nicely. Still have the blue Hummingbird and do intend to rescue it from its' case in the corner soon.......promise. Thanks for the love!
  3. Thanks, fellas. Nick: stole this from a Winwood solo acoustic version I found on the web. I drop an extra note in a couple of the chords that make it sound a bit different but it's quite similar. And I agree, his vocal register for that one is clean outta sight.
  4. Happy 2020 all! Hope all is well in your worlds! Been off with other things of late......haven't even been playing lately. But yesterday I managed to find at the guitar in the closet and thought I'd give dropped D a try.......... Down a half step in drop D, capo at 2 for vocal accommodation.........
  5. Sunbeam 12s are good.....yep. But the lightest "feel" of all (in my experience) are Martin Titaniums. Expensive, yes, but they feel unlike anything else out there.......out of the package they're like cooked spaghetti noodles. Nice, dry thumpy tone as well.
  6. Well I won't say my 45 is perfect but there is absolutely nothing I would change on it nor about it.............it's right as it is just now. Pleases my ear and suits my style of play quite well. Nothing more I could ask for from a guitar.
  7. You go, boy! Jumping out live is a whole different ballgame, ain't it?! Dealing with unexpected circumstances (no monitor, poor stage sound) adds to the anxiety of the situation.......it can be quite intimidating. But good on you for forging ahead and making it happen regardless! Huzzah!
  8. Yeah, Grovers are quite functional, however they are butt-ugly.......on any guitar. And they are stupid heavy compared to almost any other machine head out there, Grover Imperials excepted.
  9. Thanks for listening, folks. It's certainly a work in progress and I'm really not sure I'll be able to add it to the list in the end.........that refrain is so freakin' high it's really hard to get there comfortably with any power and control. It is a great tune from the golden era of rock and I will endeavor to persevere. Rebel Yell? 🤣 No way.......not this boy!
  10. Here's a tip for all you old hippies.........don't try to record a new-ish tune behind a pull on the pipe. 🙄
  11. No offense intended, but that looks like abuse to my eye. There are narrow, tangled-looking lines apparently drawn in the finish, like you were wearing a ring or something that scarred it. Any kids in the house that might have mishandled the guitar? I've seen older instruments with chunks out of the neck finish like this one shows, generally from being leaned on a table/desk, an amplifier or some such as that. This does not look like a bad finish bubbling up or peeling......looks like abuse.
  12. This one.........if it matters. And no, Nick, no wah in an acoustic treatment........no raging Bruce bass line.......no driving Baker percussion........just a man and his Gibson.
  13. Cream White Room. What a chord changing son of a gun this one is!
  14. Bummer, dude. Round and round you go. I have a Schertler David Deluxe (no longer in production) that sounds terrific and has a -10dB switch on the input to knock down a high level input.......is this missing on the Roy? Nice feature to have......seems you could use one on that amp. If you play stages with in-house sound systems you can feed a DI out of a stage amp and reduce it to a monitoring system. Not the case in all rooms though, I know. And, not to rain on your parade, but we as players/performers are our own worse critics and I don't think an audience is nearly as particular about perfect fidelity as we are. You might consider this and reduce some of your stressing over this amp search.
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