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Pub Talk / Re: Feliz Navidad
« on: December 25, 2012, 05:14:26 AM »
Merry Christmas!


Here's to you, Robert : http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F72086214


It happens to be one of my favorites too...

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Good Music! / Re: Richie Kotzen
« on: December 24, 2012, 08:27:19 AM »
He was supposed to be the next great shredder, joined Poison, then replaced Paul Gilbert with Mr Big...
Instead of what he just chosed to play his own blues rock thing, developed his singing abilities, and - faded, as this poor business prefers show-off and fancy glittering to real things...

but he still has an incredible left hand, and an incredible legato!

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Introduce Yerself! / Re: Greetengs from Serbia
« on: December 15, 2012, 02:04:55 PM »
Welcome Vladan!

My former guitar teacher used to play bass in a blues rock band, and here's one of the songs they recorded...consider it as a welcome present!
'told me they really enjoyed touring there!  ;)


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdh795_back-in-serbia-rev_music#.UMzJn-TauSp

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Electric Guitars / Re: FGN Neo Classic LS 10 lemon drop
« on: December 15, 2012, 12:37:38 PM »
Just did some research...
According to french etymologies, the word 'palissandre' in French appeared during the XVIIIth century and came from Netherlands (dutch 'Palissander' ) who imported it from an aboriginal language of Guyana (where most of this wood came from at that time)

'Rosewood' seems to relate to the (pleasant) odor that these woods can carry through the years...

Just tried my guitar's neck : doesn't smell anything like roses :P

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Electric Guitars / Re: FGN Neo Classic LS 10 lemon drop
« on: December 15, 2012, 06:54:24 AM »
Palissandre (palisander) is the official word in French, though rosewood is commonly used by guitarists...

...by the way, I really, really would like to know why it is called 'Rosewood' as it certainly has nothing to do with roses!

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Good Music! / Re: Our band live - Got My Mojo Working
« on: October 20, 2012, 01:51:55 PM »
Great performance, Robert! Great solos, great playing, great tone! (the 'jumping' start of the solo is a piece of fun, as well! ;D)

The singer would deserve a better sound, she 's drowned in the reverb', and that's too bad because she's obviously good...
Also, the rythmic section does a very impressive job!

thanks for sharing!

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Good Music! / Re: a tale of two mikeys
« on: October 11, 2012, 04:14:30 PM »
Funny...
Very few notes,
Low tempo,
Not-so-simple patterns...

I found these tracks way longer and more interesting than the 1 minute they last : great job!

About the quality of the takes, I'd say that to my unexperienced ears, they sound quite the same,  the Shure giving a more energetic sound (more saturate?) while the EV displays more heat, clarity and presence...
Whoa, complicated words for simple things : the Shure sounds more Rock n' roll, the EV more musical - at least, that's the way I feel them through your recordings : never had a chance to compare in real world...

Don't know if this helps a lot... :P

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Good Music! / Re: Front Page
« on: October 10, 2012, 02:01:21 PM »
Great guys, great playing, great tunes and great sound! I just bought the album : Robert, they owe you that one!
John and Bireli played sometimes together  in the past years :
www.youtube.com/embed/xe2jVU4WixY

@VikingBlues and zagatron1 : I'm a slow-handed pentatonicist as well, and these guys move way too fast for me to understand what they are doing

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Good Music! / Re: another of robert's older backing tracks
« on: October 03, 2012, 01:21:20 AM »
Nicely swinging and nicely toned! It sounds like some good JJ Cale, I really enjoyed!  :D
You would deserve to be a bit less buried in the mix, though  ;)
Thanks for sharing!

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Amplifiers / Re: Suhr Badger - My top amp
« on: September 28, 2012, 01:46:15 PM »
By the time I'm able to afford that, they'll be obsolete.
Same here...except that I don't think it could be 'obsolete' ;D

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Guitar Talk In General / Re: Tone
« on: September 25, 2012, 02:18:28 PM »
Eternal debate!
Well, sometimes I sound great, sometimes I don't.
Same guitar, same strings, same amp and same set-up...(same fingers :P )
Sometimes the atmosphere in the room is too wet, or dry, or whatever ; it is apparently different, anyway.
Or maybe my ears are not good at the moment?

If I can't have the same guitar sound the same way everytime, I guess the difference is me...

Generally, people who chase "The" tone are desappointed to discover once they reach their goal (which implies they knew what they wanted) that they can't have the second best tone on their list with the same equipment...I tried to sound like Kenny Burrell and Steve Morse at will...Sorry, doesn't work. I could pimp my guitar till the end of time, won't happen...

my 2 cents...

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Guitar Talk In General / Re: Current Trends
« on: September 23, 2012, 03:05:49 AM »
Something I don't like is the number of guys who go to the shop, check the gear, discuss with (harass?) the seller for as long as possible, tries plenty of guitars, amps, pedals, and when found the perfect rig, just buy a couple of mediators and go shop on the Internet...I find it obnoxious, and it really seems quite trendy, too...

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Guitar Talk In General / Re: Current Trends
« on: September 22, 2012, 02:17:44 AM »
I know one guy who ordered a guitar and a set of pick ups (burstbuckers) on line, and I know he never had the opportunity to play the guitar before...He just didn't seem to care about neck shape, original pick-up tone, weight, etc : he just wanted the nice piece of wood that looked good on the pictures, and change the pick-ups because some guy on a forum said so...
And he truly did the switch the very day he received the guitar...I guess he qualifies for "currently trendy".

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Amplifiers / Re: Name Some
« on: September 15, 2012, 03:11:03 PM »
heh! being over the Pond is not a good way to find affordable 'made in the US' gear...a few years ago, I wanted a signature top notch american guitar and, considering the prices here compared to the US, decided to contact the company directly...they just sent me back to the local retailer...this is how a $2.500 guitar tried to become a 2.500 guitar (at that time, over $3.500).
I turned them down and spent my money somewhere else!
Not sure I could find some made in Europe gear under $1.000, as well...
My Hagstrom is Chinese, and does the job all right, anyway...

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Good Music! / Re: Little Wing - Carl Verheyen
« on: August 17, 2012, 04:21:25 PM »
He makes me think to Danny Gatton ... :)

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