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Met Jim Soloway today.

Mr.Hanky

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What a nice guy and what bitchin guitars.

We went to the Philly guitar show and there he was with a few of his axes. Great guitars, nice guy and a great player too. The Bruno in his booth wasn't too shabby either.

I'll try to post some pics later.
 

Glowing Tubes

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I met him at last year's NAMM, Agree, really nice guy, really nice guitars.

Love to see the pics
 

SteveVHT

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Cliff C had him and Ben Fargen over this past thursday with a bunch of guys....
Jim is one hell of a great guy and a true craftsman. As is Ben Fargen.
He had a dozen or so new swans that just killed, and yes....he's a great player.
These guys are what it's all about.
Steve
 

scottl

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Damn Harry! I was there for hours! Somehow our paths did not cross..... I am heading back tomorrow. Hope to see you!

Great axes! I may pick one up tomorrow ;)

Scott
 

HarryJ

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I thought you might have been...
I was there from 12 to 'bout 5
I was demoing at the Brian Moore booth for a bit... then made the rounds.

Loved Jim's guitars! (Shhh!)

Was also at the Black Creek booth playing a K&M Two Rock Signiture amp, and a Baker.... Jeeez.... Ahhh ...errr... so, can I like borrow $5500?

Would have been great to hang wit' you.

HJ
 

Jon Silberman

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It was a pleasure to finally meet you, Jim. Your guitars are wonderful, they truly are. The longer scale length really does give them a unique clarity and focus, particularly on the lower notes. And I enjoyed your playing also! That 6-string ash model, however, that one really called to me. If I can ever pull off ordering a Swan that will be the one for me. Thanks again for your warmth and hospitality. P.S. Also enjoyed hanging with and hearing Scott Lerner play again and speaking on the phone with Tag (but don't tell him too often about agreeing with his assessment of the Cow Tipper, I don't think any of us will survive his reactions ;) ).
 
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Scottl,

It was great to finally meet you. You played the hell out of that
black Swan. I hope to see you back tomorrow. I can't tell you how enjoyable it was to hear you play. I look forward to getting
together with you.

Jon S, it was a great pleasure to meet you as well and I hope to
be able to spend a bit more time talking with you.

SteveVHT,
What can I say? You are a thoroughly lovable maniac and you
and your friends are welcome anytime. You helped make
Thursday night a great time and a success for Jim Soloway and
Ben Fargen and I know that they are both most grateful to you.
I hope to see you soon. My home is open to you anytime
 

tms13pin

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Hey Harry--

When I saw you stated you were demoing at the Brian Moore
booth, I had to click on your homepage and there saw that
you were a yung'un here in Pittsburgh! (I'm a big BMG fan,
I guess one of the few around these here parts... shame)

Unfortunately, I'm here in Pittsburgh now, not in Philly checking
out the show and meeting folks like Jim Soloway!

Sounds like all you gents had a good time checking out the
axes. Hope Gadow made it up there too.

--Tom
 

SteveVHT

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Originally posted by CliffC
Scottl,


SteveVHT,
What can I say? You are a thoroughly lovable maniac and you
and your friends are welcome anytime. You helped make
Thursday night a great time and a success for Jim Soloway and
Ben Fargen and I know that they are both most grateful to you.
I hope to see you soon. My home is open to you anytime
Right back at you...
You and your wife are true jewels of the world....
You'll be seeing me real soon....
I have to convince everyone not to buy your house so you stick around...;)
:dude :dude

Thanks for the hospitality...
Steve
 

Jim Soloway

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Thanks to everyone for coming by and for all the great licks and kind words. It's always fun to connect the names to the faces. One more day to go, so hopefully a few more GPers will be dropping by.

....Now if I could just find a way to slip Cliff's Cowtipper into my suitcase when the show ends..... ;) :cool:
 

bluesdoc

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Yes!!!

My walnut topped Swan is about to be mated with a Fargen (custom) amp tomorrow. I've had the Swan about 4 months and it continues to blow me away. Git 'em while you can, boys :) I can't wait to mate the Swan with the Fargen. (BB clean, SCO/VOS type lead channel switching combo......mmmmmm). :D :D

jon
 

Shadscbr

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It was fantastic to finally meet you Jim. I really had a great time hanging around your booth all day. (I hope I didn't over stay my welcome) The Swans you brought were beautiful! I also enjoyed watching you play in person. I wish you continued success with the Swans, and good luck with the move.

Cliff C, it was great to meet you and your son too. I'm excited to work something out with the Fargen amp Swap. Your enthusiasm is definitely contagious :)

Cliff, you are right on about Scott Lerner. The tones he was getting out of the black Swan in the neck position, into the cowtipper were just phenomenal! Nice playing Scott, and good luck getting your new clips posted. I will look forward to hearing them.

Mr. Hanky, I had fun talking to you, and thanks for posting the pics of both Jim's booth, and my Swan :)

I had a great day, and it was a pleasure to meet all you nice folks.

Shad
 

Mr.Hanky

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Originally posted by Dave Orban
I was realy digging THAT one...! :dude What are those pickups...?
I really liked that guitar too.
Jim told us twice what those pups were and I still can't recall exactly, some type of lower output P-90 thingymabob. I know they sounded great.

Shad, it was nice meeting you too, that is a gorgeous guitar you have there. That guitar through the Bruno was an insanely nice tone.

You should route it out and put in a floyd rose!
:dude
 

jimfog

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Yup,
It was a real pleasure meeting Jim and Cliff C and hanging with Scott for a bit.

Really glad I got a chance to try one of Jim's guitars. I was SERIOUSLY impressed. The blue sparkle one (like the black above) definitely caught my fancy and got me thinking.

For those in doubt, the extended scale is only a plus.....and very easy to get used to, for me. I liked the added pop and sonorous low-end it seemed to impart. Don't be wary!

Quality stuff, from a quality guy...what's not to like??

- Jim

PS...oh, and TAG??? The Cowtipper hardly sucked at all....why, I found it even listenable!

(ok...screw you...it KILLED!!!)

;)
 

r9player

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Booohooo ....
Me asking my 5 year old: Do you want to go with daddy and look at guitars, or do you want to stay home.
Daughter: Stay home


..... :(
 




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