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  1. Very enjoyable cover Roger, thanks for sharing it! I believe that JD had some songs that could fall into that cheesey, sappy or whatever you might want to call it category, but there were other songs that for me personally were very pleasing and well written. Not everyone liked his voice, but I was always amazed at the power, the vibrato, the sweet soft high notes and sustain he had. The early album "Windsong" had some nice tracks on it, and one of my favorites is "Song of Wyoming" which to me is a great depiction of a true "Cowboy" and he does such a nice rendition of it. I always thought this one would be a good one to attempt... Give it a listen!
  2. Hello to all, I was looking through some videos of Tommy Emmanuel and had not seen this one before, it's so nice! I am uncertain which model he's playing, but it appears to be a J45 ? He plays so well and it really is an excellent way to hear this guitar put through it's paces a bit. I enjoyed it immensely :)
  3. Hello, I spend most of my time looking at the Acoustic Forum and mainly play acoustic guitar, but I also have a 2014 Epiphone 1960 Tribute Plus that I purchased in 2014. I am no expert, but I love this thing! I'm sure you already read the specs, and these were pretty well loaded with good stuff, pots, switches, GREAT pickups and an ever so lovely finish. Mahogany body with Carved maple cap and flame top.. I had to have the Vintage Sunburst, a thing of beauty to me :) Too bad you can't do an A/B comparison with them somewhere... I would imagine you won't go wrong either way! Here is mine on NGD...
  4. Thank you for the comments, you have a neat perspective, and that was a cool video clip too! I'm afraid I get too much lip on the mouthpiece sometimes as well, ha! But I do find it all fun and enjoyable for sure. My SJ has one of the infamous "Skinny Necks", but I don't mind it at all, it's fun to play and sounds pretty good I think.
  5. It's been a rainy Fathers Day and since it was just me and the dogs hanging around, I decided to try another stab at recording something with the Focusrite hardware playing my 1967 Southern Jumbo. So it wasn't the greatest execution, but fun anyway :) Happy Fathers Day to everyone!
  6. Hey Boyd! So here is how it turned out.. I powered up the iPad and looked around inside and found that it's a 2013 model with iOS 10.3.3 and it has to have iOS11 to run garageband. My iPad will only update to 10.3.3 so I'm out of luck it seems... So anyway, back to the Focusrite! :)
  7. Thank you Boyd, I'll have to look into this...
  8. Hi Lars, thank you for all the great advice and your experiences, what you say makes a lot of sense. I'm feeling like the kid waiting for Christmas, I just got the Focusrite and did the one minute experiment but then had to go back to work and don't have time at the end of my 12 hour shift to do anything, but the weekend is here for me now and I hope to spend more time with it again. If I do get something done I'll put it on here. I have an old Boss BR8-64 that actually has good audio quality, but I never figured out the file transfer business very well and so I only did a few tracks with it using some other NON-Gibson guitars :) I'm going to have to look at my iPad and see if it offers anything (I am not an Apple guy)... yet! Keith
  9. Thanks Boyd! I'm going to have to go back to school or something! That F8 sounds like a good thing, hope to get a chance to see your finished video!
  10. Reaper software, that's another new one for me! I have so much to learn!!!
  11. Hmmm, that'll probably be my weak link! I've never become fluent with Apple products, although I did get an Ipad Gen4 for a service award at work, but I rarely even turn it on since I am more of a Windows user, I'll have to power it up and see if it has Garage band in there somewhere! Thanks for the reply
  12. Thanks billroy, I appreciate your input! I've heard mention of garage band, but I've never seen or heard what is involved in using it. I agree with what you said about a learning curve, I'm a babe in the woods when it comes to this whole thing! Since I've already spent the money on the Focusrite I will be compelled to use it, but I'll research Garage Band anyway! I have a music room and a fast PC and so it's not a problem to have the Focusrite plugged and ready, and no doubt it's probably more capability than I will need, but who knows, it might help me become more creative... The main thing is to have some fun whilst learning and I'm looking forward to it! Thanks again for the note, -Keith
  13. Thanks Lars, I am hoping a better mic will yield better sound... I will definitely look into SoundCloud!
  14. Hey thanks! Glad the link works... I will need to look into your suggestion for Soundcloud, if it's easier than YouTube then I'd probably like that!
  15. Well thank you sir! Yes I played the 1967 SJ that I recently brought home, and that is it in the video, I've really been enjoying playing it, only had it for 5 months now. This video was basically an experiment to see if I could make any of this stuff work :) I have a lot to learn about setup and placement, and I need a new Microphone (I'm using an old Radio Shack mic). I'm eager to get started and am looking forward to some better quality sound and some fresh ideas... So much fun!
  16. Sheesh, I don't know if this will work or not, I'm not overly tech savy, but I finally found a way to upload a music file to YouTube. A first time noodling about. Hope it works from here, if not the link could be cut and pasted...
  17. I recently acquired the 1967 Gibson SJ and haven't had an opportunity to get it into a group photo yet, but it will be the oldest one of the bunch. I've always thought guitars made great group photos, they are all definitely unique, and beautiful things! I also like looking at the back and sides... very intrigued by the beauty and properties of the different woods back there!
  18. Hi Em, I don't know the best way to capture a sound bite or video YET... Once I get time to figure something out, I will post it so you can hear it! I can't imagine that my cell phone would sound very good, but I do have another option (BOSS BR-864) if I can remember how to use it :)
  19. Thanks for all the replies, and the list! Even if I can't explain why, I do feel that the bone nut has given me the right combination for this guitar, and it sounds great! So I'm happy now and probably won't change anything else on it. This sweet old thing is just about as clean as clean can be, and I don't have the urge to tinker with it too much :)
  20. I've had the opportunity to try three different Nut's on my 1967 Gibson Southern Jumbo, the one that was on the guitar when I bought it a few months ago was Plastic and made for a Left Handed guitar. Clearly the owner had damaged the original Nut at some point, and ended up with a Left Handed donor. Surprisingly, the guitar still sounded great even though the strings obviously weren't in their optimal position sitting on the reversed size slots. I had the chance to play it for about a month in this condition, but wanted to replace the plastic nut, and so I purchased a 6/6 Nylon Blank and found a good Luthier who shaped and installed it for me. I asked him at the time what he thought of Nylon for a Nut, and he replied that he thought it dampened the strings too much. Undaunted, I proceeded anyway and had the Nut made and installed. Unfortunately for me, Once I got home and had a chance to sit down with it, I had to agree with the Luthiers statement. While the Guitar still sounded good, it's characteristics were completely different from what I had been experiencing in the previous month of playing. Much of the chime and sustain had diminished, and there wasn't the same depth and fullness that I had been hearing with the PLASTIC Nut... So back to the drawing board I went (3 days later) and asked him to craft a Bone nut for me, which he did (and he did a beautiful job on it), and BAM, all the good stuff is back! I am no expert in any of this, and so I won't speculate but I did want to share what I experienced with my guitar just for the record :) My Guitar also has the adjustable Rosewood Saddle, and so perhaps combining that with a Bone Nut is a good combination... It sounds right to me!
  21. Well I'm going to say that it's really lovely, and agree with the others about the wonderful color in the finish. It fits right in with the crowd you have there!
  22. I recently contacted Gibson through their email contact info listed on this web-site, and they can possibly confirm it's number... They confirmed the one I had (Year, facility etc.) Good Luck!
  23. Hello Maggie, nice to meet you. I wish I had a piano (I don't know how to play one, but I fake it), I always loved the sound of piano. I bet the Walnut J-45 sounds nice. I bought my son an Alvarez-Yairi Dread with Walnut back and sides many years ago, and it really has wonderful tone. I'm a music nut, and like you, I end up listening or playing every day... almost therapeutic :) Cheers! -Keith
  24. Hello Sam, nice to meet you... I used to live in Seguin. I played in a couple of weddings AGES ago, but now mostly play at home in my little music room. As far as stage frights, I'm sure it's normal, but I would think that the more you play publicly, the more you would get used to it and the frights would lessen... Sounds good on paper :) Cheers! -Keith
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