Acoustic Ambient Guitar

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  1. Mr. Cloud

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    Hahahaha.... its okay. a lot of writers and musicians try a genre and realize that isnt their forte. Good for you for discovering that it wasn't what came naturally to you. People will take the word failure the wrong way. But i think its a powerful tool. For example if I can't write a country song to save my life or the ones i wrote were terrible, then that's a good tool to have. Self recognition is great. It will save you from years of frustration by going in a direction that you arent as well equipped to do, dont have a natural knack for, or dare i use the term you used and suck at it. Its okay to suck at something. No one is perfect.
     
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    Exactly
    When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Thomas Edison replied, "I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."
     
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    Is the lack of note attack due to turning the effect 100% wet?

    I'm enjoying reading through this thread. I hope it continues. Some gorgeous musical posts in here.

    Blooby
     
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    LOL... Yes, just that some bands get lucky and have a 100 step invention while others have 1000 step invention. So when you compare the two you might think the 100 step invention was an overnight success when it really wasn't. It takes time to find what you are, and sometimes that might be going in the wrong direction for a while before realizing -- Aha, im really good at this instead!
     
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    I listen to ambient music all the time. When someone gives me crap about it, I just genuflect and then throw them a namaste over my shoulder while plucking unseen stars out of thin air.

    They usually go away after that.
     
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    Yes, but it was fingerpicked with a light touch so I'm sure that it made some difference as well.
     
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    It's got a nice timbre to it. I've been fiddling with some 100% wet stuff myself lately.

    I had this buddy that would plug into the wrong input of a (I think) JVC-120 (he stumbled on this by mistake), and the signal would come out 100% reverb. He would get this otherworldly tone that I have yet to hear reproduced. I'm still in touch with him 30 years later. I'll ask him about it.

    Blooby
     
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  9. Mr. Cloud

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    You should enjoy all that you want without getting crap about it. I think those who only listen to one thing are jealous that you have the capacity to enjoy more than one thing!
     
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    Excellent stuff. Plus, some bass playing to add some dynamic range. :aok:aok:aok
     
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all (and their family) who commented on this thread. It was great fun discussing, learning, and debating everyone's ideas and opinions. Even Rusty Axe. LOL Lets hope his axe gets some sharpening in the new year. :D:D:D

    for those who don't want to start from the top and read through all the posts. It all started with this clip.
     
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    Awesome. :aok:aok:aok
     
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    Any word on this?
    I've been playing a JC40 and am very curious.
     
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    Finally got to try out that model you play for "lead acoustic" and for the pirce i can see why you would use it for that purpose but other than the fast neck it did not tickle my ears at all. Even through some high end boutique pedals it didnt work for me. I think you might have captured something with your set up plus your excellent playing. :aok
     
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    buddaman71 Student of Life Silver Supporting Member

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    I found the key to keep the bass on full and the treble knob a bit below the center detent. Once it’s even a tiny past center on the treble, it gets way too thin and icy.

    I like this tone for live shows. Fender SFX blended with a slightly overdriven Fender Bassbreaker 15 tube amp. No pedals at all, other than the Radial ABY to split.

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuqqilwIBV8LiA8eoofTri-ayn_s

    PS: Here’s an iPhone on stage capture live. (just the guitar into Zoom A2.1 into SFX for onstage monitoring, then on into active QSC K10 speakers for this show) i think it sounds pretty full, even compared to my bandmate's Taylor 814ce into an LR Baggs Venue.

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuqqilwIBV8Lh2YyR1THOkF19Jjs
     
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    I think what it boilds down to is finding exactly what works for you, yoru hands, your fingers, what pleases your ears, which then creates the sound you enjoy. I only got to mess around with it for little over an hour -- and it wasnt mine to manipulate to work for me. Great playing. Glad you made it work for you. :D:D:D
     
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    Agreed 100%
     
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    :aok:aok:aok

    Also had the chance to play a Taylor T5z. These types of guitars reallly make you think more of playing "lead" acoustic; I even used distortion and with it being so light you really wantto play it like an electric guitar. :rockin
     
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    You should experiment on your own with your JC40. I think you will find something you really like that way.

    Thanks for the compliment. It does have a nice timbre and amelancholy quality to it.
     
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    any new clipos with the guitar detuned? Maybe down to C#? or is the action too low?
     

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