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National guitar, lap steel w/Lollar p/up, Swart champ amp

sykofiddle

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I'm interested to hear what people think about this. All comments/suggestions, critiques are most welcome.

I just started doing a little more home recording. I'm using a Presonsus Audiobox and a couple of decent Shure condensers. I don't have a drummer, so I relied on some of the pretty decent loops that come with this new Studio One Software. The tune is called "Strollin Joe."

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sfarnell

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I listened to all of it and like it a lot. The combination of the acoustic instruments and your voice is really nice. I like the first Lindley tune. I just bought my first lap steel and hope to learn how to use it. What tunings do you suggest for this kind of acoustic music and blues?

The recording quality is excellent as far as I can tell on my little computer speakers. I dig it.
 

sykofiddle

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Thanks for the kind words.

I use mostly open D and open G on the National, open E on the lap steel. If you're new to slide technique, Bob Brozman has some great DVD tutorials.

Michael
 

johnhenry

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i really like Strollin' Joe. very nice feel-- similar to the way Ry mixes his acoustic slide with electric rhythm accompaniment (though might i suggest a bit less OD on the electric?). what type of National do you play?
 

sykofiddle

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johnhenry,

thanks for the feedback. I think you're right about the OD on the rhythm guitar. Some of the articulation is lost because of too much chunk. Believe it or not, that's just the Swart amp at about 7. I think the P-90's were at about 7 too.

I have a National Triolian - one of the new metal bodied ones. I just got it recently. I had the good fortune to play about 10 different Nationals in one room in a very relaxed atmosphere and this one jumped out clearly.

Michael
 

BugSlayer

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Very nice! Not cluttered but still with enough to keep it interesting! Thats a nice combination!
 

sykofiddle

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Thank you for the feedback and encouragement. I appreciate it.

Good read on the influences! Ry was a huge eye opener for me back in the early 80's. It was about the same time I saw Lindley and El Rayo X open for Joe Walsh. Haven't been the same since. :phones

Who else thinks "Everything is Going to Work out Fine" from Bop till you Drop is one of the greatest slide guitar recordings of all time?

Michael
 




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