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Old 06-14-2014, 08:50 PM   #2461
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Well, it helps if you can play like Page.

Sorry, couldn't resist. Especially after my wife did much the same thing to me one time when we were listening to Dave Rawlings and I said "Listen. There's that tone and that's why I bought that archtop."

"Yep. That's the same tone. Now if you could just play like him."

No mercy, I tell ya.
That is why I wait til she is out of the house when I play.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:02 PM   #2462
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Anyone have much experience with Breedlove guitars? I made the mistake of stopping by the local guitar shop today, and they've got two Breedloves that really spoke to me when I played 'em.

http://breedlovemusic.com/instrument.../stage-c25-sre

http://breedlovemusic.com/guitars/or...oregon-concert

The first one is made in Korea, the second one in Oregon. I went back and forth between the two for about an hour...really liked them both.
I have a Breedlove mandolin (made in USA) and it is high quality at a good price.

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Old 06-17-2014, 08:00 PM   #2463
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Anyone have much experience with Breedlove guitars? I made the mistake of stopping by the local guitar shop today, and they've got two Breedloves that really spoke to me when I played 'em.
Well, I went back today and picked up the Oregon Concert model. I even stopped by a different shop first and played a bunch of different Martins and others. None of them sounded as good to me... Been messing with it all afternoon, and I'm pretty happy so far!



Here's a video of the sound (but it's not me playing--I can't fingerpick at all yet!)

http://youtu.be/r2LeRSzGnEY


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Old 06-17-2014, 10:11 PM   #2464
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From Jimmy Page about the album version of Black Mountain Side:

I use a special tuning on this modal melody. Tune the 1st string down one full tone to D; tune the 2nd string down one full tone to A; leave the 3rd, 4th and 5th strings as is; tune the 6th string down one full tone to D. I use a flat pick to bring out the bass line and play the upper notes with the middle and ring fingers.


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The guitar/amp combo still play a big part. I am completely fascinated by the sound Page gets out of this old Danectro, so much so I bought a new one. Still cannot figure out how to match the sound:

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Old 06-18-2014, 03:23 AM   #2465
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Well, I went back today and picked up the Oregon Concert model. I even stopped by a different shop first and played a bunch of different Martins and others. None of them sounded as good to me... Been messing with it all afternoon, and I'm pretty happy so far!
Nice! And further proof of the advice I often give to people: Ignore the name on the head stock and ignore the price. Buy what sounds and feels good to you.

The above advice is one of those "within reason" bits. That name on the head stock is only important in that you should buy from a manufacturer that will stand behind their product. The fact remains, however, that I've played a lot of $2k and up guitars from the Bigs (Martin, Taylor, Gibson, etc.) that I wouldn't give you a dime for and I've played a lot of $300 and up guitars from smaller manufacturers that sounded fantastic. And the other way around holds true as well.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:34 AM   #2466
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Nice! And further proof of the advice I often give to people: Ignore the name on the head stock and ignore the price. Buy what sounds and feels good to you.
You know, this is absolutely the best advice you could give a customer. I have two acoustic guitars that I play regularly a Martin HD-28 and an old Epiphone FT-133. I play the Epi a LOT more than the Martin. It just feels better in my hands. I string it with light guage strings and I have mediums on the Martin. The lighter gauge allows me to play longer with less fingertip discomfort. You really need a good set of callouses for those mediums.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:54 AM   #2467
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I need a recommendation;

I've been doing some gigs, and I normally play acoustic, plugged straight into our PA, with a touch of reverb and/or delay. There are a few bluesy songs we do, however, that I think would sound good with a touch of warm, tube-like distortion. I'm thinking of adding a distortion pedal after listening to a few musicians passing through town that use a little distortion with their acoustic guitars. Any recommendations for a pedal that subtle and "natural" sounding, that isn't too pricey?
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:09 AM   #2468
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I need a recommendation;

I've been doing some gigs, and I normally play acoustic, plugged straight into our PA, with a touch of reverb and/or delay. There are a few bluesy songs we do, however, that I think would sound good with a touch of warm, tube-like distortion. I'm thinking of adding a distortion pedal after listening to a few musicians passing through town that use a little distortion with their acoustic guitars. Any recommendations for a pedal that subtle and "natural" sounding, that isn't too pricey?
Your best bet is to go and play with some pedals......TAKE YOUR GUITAR to the shop you demo them at. If you're guitar has a built in pre-amp, you'll find that some pedals are better than others at taking the hotter signal from the pre-amp.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:07 AM   #2469
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Your best bet is to go and play with some pedals......TAKE YOUR GUITAR to the shop you demo them at. If you're guitar has a built in pre-amp, you'll find that some pedals are better than others at taking the hotter signal from the pre-amp.
Good idea I'm sure. 100 miles to the nearest real guitar store, so I probably won't get a chance any time soon. May have to just go with online reviews. :(
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:13 AM   #2470
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Well, I went back today and picked up the Oregon Concert model. I even stopped by a different shop first and played a bunch of different Martins and others. None of them sounded as good to me... Been messing with it all afternoon, and I'm pretty happy so far!



Here's a video of the sound (but it's not me playing--I can't fingerpick at all yet!)

http://youtu.be/r2LeRSzGnEY
What shop did you get that from Josh?
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:40 AM   #2471
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Good idea I'm sure. 100 miles to the nearest real guitar store, so I probably won't get a chance any time soon. May have to just go with online reviews. :(
Understand. We music stores are getting fewer and farther between. Make sure and ask the seller the question of whether it will work alright with your pre-amp.
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:49 PM   #2472
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What shop did you get that from Josh?
Morgenroth (kind of near where Malfunction Junction used to be).
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:30 PM   #2473
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Well, I went back today and picked up the Oregon Concert model. I even stopped by a different shop first and played a bunch of different Martins and others. None of them sounded as good to me... Been messing with it all afternoon, and I'm pretty happy so far!


Look what you made me go out and do.

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Look what you made me go out and do.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:28 PM   #2475
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Sorry.
I believe mine is a slightly older version of the Oregon Concert. I know it was at the store for awhile. Different headstock, bridge and logo than yours, but basically the same guitar. Sounds as nice as my concert body Martin...I like it.
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