A clip with a Ken Parker archtop

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  1. Jim Soloway

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    Wow.

    That was Superior.

    Thanks.
     
  3. Jahn

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    That is a POD? Whoa mama. You have that thing dialed IN! I bet that guitar doesn't hurt, eh? Nice job!
     
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    Outstanding. Would love to play one!!!!
     
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    Beautiful Jim!
     
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    Good grief, that sounds fantastic.
     
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    Sounding that good - Priceless

    Beautiful is the best description I know.
     
  9. kingsleyd

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    I was in the room when that went down. Amazing focus on Jim's part -- it was a small crowded hotel room and it wasn't like there was rapt attention. And yeah, a nice recording that gives one a good idea of how it sounds in Jim's hands.

    Tell you what, though, it sounds totally different in Jay Roberts' or Geoff Cline's or my hands, which is what I love about it.
     
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    this is truth. I was there too talking to 2 customers the entire time :rotflmao:bonk:bonk:rotflmao

    It was something special, no doubt. POD did the acoustic tone justice as well.
     
  11. French Fry

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    That was TERRIFIC!!!
    I really enjoyed it, thanks for posting!
     
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    Sounds great Jim, a lot like you :)
    So besides the sounds we hear on the clip how was it to PLAY..
    In this clip it sounds a lot like your (or Dougs) Soloway guitars but a bit more acoustic, but i suspect that the feeling playing it is rather special.
    Please elaborate !

    Thanks,
    Anders
     
  13. Jim Soloway

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    Thanks Kingsley. The whole experience was just great. And I think that the countless wall paper gigs and restaurant gigs I've played over the years were great practice in focus and filtering out the distractions. I mean what could compare to the clatter of dishes, clinking wine glasses, waiters taking orders, dinner conversation and the occasional espresso machine? :) In a way, it's actually easier for me to play in that sort of environment than a quiet room where i know everyone is listening.

    That's really the surprise to me Doug. The Pod really did capture the nuance of the guitar and it's just such a convenient way to record. No fancy mics or pre-amps and instant isolation from noise.

    Hi Anders. The feel is VERY different. It plays like an acoustic but the setup is very light. They can get away with that because the guitar is just so responsive and the woods are so thin that it doesn't take much to drive the guitar acoustically. My touch is so light that I usually can't get that much response from an acoustic, but this just came to life as soon as I hit the strings. Obviously I'm very used to a much thinner guitar so that was a bit of an effort for me, but I must admit, it was very cool to feel the whole guitar vibrate against my body. It really is a very special guitar.
     
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    WOW Jim! That is teh best I have ever heard a POD sound, or any modeller for that matter. It seemed to really capture all the nuances and complexity of tone that one of Ken's guitars would have. He makes great guitars...never owned an archtop, but have had 27 different Flys.
     
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    Great stuff, Jim. Beautiful sound.
     
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    jbd3 Please Don't Sell Me Any More Gear Silver Supporting Member

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    Wow, this is terrific. Thanks. I'm totally fascinated by those guitars, even tho I've never even see one.

    This must set some record for disparity in value between guitar and amp--it would be like plugging Mike Bloomfield's '59 LP into a Roland Cube!
     
  17. frankiestarr

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    Used PODS just went up in value !! great job Jim !
     
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    Beautiful Jim. You have such a nice touch. Really enjoyed it.
     
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    Great stuff Jim. It was a great honor and pleasure to meet you and hear you play.

    Everyone else, Jim's touch is incredibly light. He's playing on top of the fretboard with very little finger motion in his right hand. Think of very gentle tickling of the strings.

    Later, Ben Lacy picked up the same guitar and beat the living crap out of it, creating a different kind of majic. Jay Roberts, was in the middle, but way closer to Ben in terms of really digging into the strings, playing some incredible runs all the way past the cutout.

    Dave
     

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