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It's a 2012 LP Standard. I love it!!

 

I was gonna hazard a guess from the binding and body thickness that it was an LP, but I couldn't quite tell...

 

It's got some meaty tone fer sure!

 

Do you do alot of finger-picking? It sounded to me like some very unique hybrid or finger picking...

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Do you do alot of finger-picking? It sounded to me like some very unique hybrid or finger picking...

That was mostly with my fingers. It sounds like I used a pick for part of the first solo. I hold the pick like Brian Setzer, under my index finger, when I'm not using it. My playing partner just sticks his pick in his mouth, lol. [biggrin]

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That was mostly with my fingers. It sounds like I used a pick for part of the first solo. I hold the pick like Brian Setzer, under my index finger, when I'm not using it. My playing partner just sticks his pick in his mouth, lol. [biggrin]

 

My finger-picking sucks! I just can't seem to get a good grasp on any technique. I love the sound Albert King & Albert Collins get finger-picking but I just can't seem to pull it off and my comfort zone is totally plectrum picking...

 

In my strumming however I often employ the back of my fingers with the pick; mostly on the face of my fingernails...

 

I do some Albert King/SRV popping and hooking, in that classic Albert box for those Albert King licks, but that's about it with any satisfying sound I can get finger-picking...

 

I'd like to learn to finger-pick better...

 

I'll put the pick in my lips if I try my hand at some finger-picking during a gig or rehearsal. I think it's weak or lame, but a live audience rarely (if ever) seems to have that reaction to it...

 

I was always a fan of Robbie Krieger's Flamenco style too...

 

Always liked Mark Knopflers stuff too...

 

I think a guy that amazes me is Snowy White - he'll go full-boat either way and is superp finger-picking with a very unique and awesome personal style, and he's just as at-home plectrum picking...

 

But that classic Albert style (either King or Collins) is simply sublime and transcends anything you can get with a plectrum. It's very primeval/aboriginal/primal and the tones they get are other-worldly!

 

Freddie King on the other hand is a whole different world with the metal finger picks. He has a vicious/savage attack that is a stinging assault and percussive. It's very intense... Freddie was awesome!!!

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My finger-picking sucks! I just can't seem to get a good grasp on any technique. I love the sound Albert King & Albert Collins get finger-picking but I just can't seem to pull it off and my comfort zone is totally plectrum picking...

 

In my strumming however I often employ the back of my fingers with the pick; mostly on the face of my fingernails...

 

I do some Albert King/SRV popping and hooking, in that classic Albert box for those Albert King licks, but that's about it with any satisfying sound I can get finger-picking...

 

I'd like to learn to finger-pick better...

 

I'll put the pick in my lips if I try my hand at some finger-picking during a gig or rehearsal. I think it's weak or lame, but a live audience rarely (if ever) seems to have that reaction to it...

 

I was always a fan of Robbie Krieger's Flamenco style too...

 

Always liked Mark Knopflers stuff too...

 

I think a guy that amazes me is Snowy White - he'll go full-boat either way and is superp finger-picking with a very unique and awesome personal style, and he's just as at-home plectrum picking...

 

But that classic Albert style (either King or Collins) is simply sublime and transcends anything you can get with a plectrum. It's very primeval/aboriginal/primal and the tones they get are other-worldly!

 

Freddie King on the other hand is a whole different world with the metal finger picks. He's has a vicious/savage attack that is a stinging assault and percussive. It's very intense... Freddie was awesome!!!

 

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[thumbup] Hot d@mn! You guys are becoming a great blues band. Diggin' this a lot.

 

I'm sure it sounded even better in the room. That said I'd love to hear a bit more of the vocals and I think your leads should pop out a little more as well. (I know you gotta take it with a grain of salt when guitar players tell you to turn your guitar up but... :rolleyes: )

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[thumbup] Hot d@mn! You guys are becoming a great blues band. Diggin' this a lot.

 

I'm sure it sounded even better in the room. That said I'd love to hear a bit more of the vocals and I think your leads should pop out a little more as well. (I know you gotta take it with a grain of salt when guitar players tell you to turn your guitar up but... :rolleyes: )

Oh man was I ever having amp issues at that practice!! I'd just been in the hospital for two days and got out like 24 hours before practice. I had some kind of systemic blood infection and was literally delerious when they took me in, with the guy sitting on me and giving me some kind of shot to calm me down!! My wireless rig bit the bag and my power tubes conked out right after I "got out" and I was all messed up. My head was still all stuffed up and my stomach was wierded out. I threw a set of 5881's in there and was stumbling trying to get my volume right.

 

I realized that I probably need to remove the tube based effects from my rig - the dumbleator and tube reverb unit - and replace them with solid state stuff on my pedal board - a Kleinulator and some pedals. That way I won't have to fight with other tube based stuff when I'm trying to chase down any amp issues.

 

Practice yesterday was great. Our first gig is May 10th and we're pretty much all set. These guys are really good. The other guitar player is a guy that I brought in to replace a guy that was there when I joined. Here's more from last Monday.

 

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[thumbup] Hot d@mn! You guys are becoming a great blues band. Diggin' this a lot....

I'll second that!

 

Sorry to hear about the assortment of difficulties but I'm absolutely sure you'll get it all under control well in advance of the gig.

 

Knock 'em dead!

 

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