Fender G.E. Smith Telecaster in to a Tone King Continental

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  1. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    The guitar sustains for days!! You could go off, and..have a bite, and come back and it is still..."aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh.......

    I really like this instrument.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY27Jz5Nli8



    Emee
     
  2. Lucidology

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    Loved those chords and the way you play in this Emee..
    Yo, the guitar, the amp and you all sound wonderful together ...
    You could do a whole CD in this style ....

    And Fred is too cool .... I noticed he split as soon as you started playing,,
    Just like my Fuzzita does ....

    Very nice video bro ..
     
  3. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    Thanks my brother!

    It is a sweet setup for sure. I am looking forward to hearing this with my incomming Gretsch.
    Thanks for the kind words!
    Emee
     
  4. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I dig Fred. The guitar/amp sounds great to my ears. I could be happy with that sound forever.

    My one niggle would be to suggest a different pick. The attack on that pick is all 'chirp.' It is distracting to me.

    Bryan
     
  5. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    Ahh, so you did not dig my Gary Richrath impersonation??? :D



    That is a V-Pick with rounded edges. I like the meedly strings to have some added thickness to them.

    Funnily enough, I was futzing around with my Pointy V-Pick and was really digging the tone and feel. When I get a chance, I will make another vid with that pick.

    I still dig any of those V-picks over anything that I have bought or finally started making myself over the years.


    Emee
     
  6. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I had guessed that it was a V-pick. I got rid of some that I bought because of the chirp. They definitely give a full tone, but I wasn't a fan of the attack at all. You might try the D'Andrea Pro Pleks. They are 1.5mm thick, loud, and have a nice attack to my ears. They come in a few different shapes, but I like the smaller ones.

    Anyhow, I'm picking nits here. The guitar and amp (and you, of course!) sound killer. Enjoy the new guitar.

    Bryan
     
  7. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    Actually,

    As I am futzing around with my picks, I am finding that my picking approach is fine for bringging teh RAWK applications, but for pretty clean stuff, I need to change my angle and approach.

    In other words, I need to improve my picking technique.. :D

    Emee
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Sounds killer Michael! What amazing sustain, just crazy. That Tone King sounds fantastic as well.
     
  9. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    That is what blew my mind about this instrument, the sustain and the harmonics are jumping! Very lively instrument. I have played a couple of others since then and they do not feel/respond in the same fasion.

    Emee
     
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    Nice tone & touch.
    Did you pick it out among other (guitars) or buy it mail order?
    I have been shopping for 1, but worried about build inconsistancy
     
  11. michael.e

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    Thanks man! Appreciate the kudos!

    I played it in person. I am usually a Custom Shoppe guy. I decided to walk out on the production floor as none of the CS instruments were knocking me out. I picked this one up and BAAMM!! I was blown away. I think it is THIS one because as I said, I have played a couple of other ones and they did not do the same thing. This one has MUCHO resonance going on and even the 5th fret harmonics just sustain and sustain..... And that is unplugged!

    I am so stoked!!

    Emee
     
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    michael.e Supporting Member

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    That Marshall is just KILLIN!!

    Thanks for selling it to me Gilbert. Thus far it has to be my favorite amp of all time.

    That rig is my desert Island amp/rig for sure..

    There is nothing that it cannot do well.

    If I stuck it under the stage or behind a curtain, I could do a Jazz gig with it..
    Really..

    Emee
     
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    that guitar/amp combo sounds fu@king unreal-

    Very nice score.

    Jack



    pssst- chirpchirpchirp (ditch the vpick)
     
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    Ha ha word..

    I may go back to a Wengen for clean stuff. I dig that tonal thickness of the V-Pick, but the tweetie bird thing has got to stop. I try thinner picks and I am let down. No matter how rounded the pick edge is or what.

    For dirty tones, I am way in to the V-Pick, but I need to clean up my act otherwise..
    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Emee
     
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    I like the chirp for solos in a band context especially with some drive and a bigger mix- that little chewy chirp is very cool...but for a solo piece, it gets a little too much.

    Here's my chirp pick in action solo-
    http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6317805

    And in a piece I did for a documentary...I just wanked overtop of it after it was done just to mess around around with the chirper.
    http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6326289

    Let's not lose sight of waht this thread's about. That hot tone...those two pieces of gear sound really good together.
     
  17. candid_x

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    Great sounding guitar and amp. Could see getting lost in that for hours on end.

    Fwiw, the Jazz III (black) has helped my picking a whole lot.
     
  18. Jon Silberman

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    Hey! That Continental looks exactly like mine (same black and ivory colors).

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