Ok. somethin' kinna different for me. John's super killer re-harm of 5 long years

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  1. HarryJ

    HarryJ Member

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    Thought I'd try a different tone 'fer this one... for me anyway
    Here is my "4 and a half long years" :)

    http://www.harryj.net/5%20long%20years.mp3

    Gear info:

    Greg Bennett JZ-2 (L-5 wannabe on a good day) into my usual '70's Marshall 50 2X12" combo. By the way this Marshall was re-voiced by my good friend Bruce Marcolina, so 1 input is voiced like a plexi, the other like a warm Fender. This amp had a rather bright clean tone before he got to it.

    I used the slightest touch of the Barber tone press with blend set to almost totally dry.

    I also used Lava cables and dare I say the absolute super coolest pick designed for me by http://surfpick.com/ to my specs. It will be available from them to anyone who may be interested in app 2 weeks.
    This pick has 3 different picking surfaces each with a different bevel and tone, made of a rare wood called Lignum Vitae

    Harry Jacobson
    www.harryj.net
     
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    fig Member

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    Beautiful playing, Harry!!! Also loved the tone!

    Greg
     
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    Yeaaaah!-totally diff once again-man sweet tone-[oh yeah;as I'm listening]-thats what I'd play if I 'could' play clean! have you ever heard of Joe Beck-from the 70s-or there was another guy kinda obscure John Tropea!!

    I think they were a bit like this cleanish jazz-but bending too.

    what guitar-hollow?

    You hold back just right man --this slipped by me way down the list-bumpity

    thanks harry
     
  4. Sub-D

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    Nice man, super chill and way cool......had a nightclub vibe..........
     
  5. scottl

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    You one sick boy HJ... Really frikkin great!! Now lets hook up already. I wanna leach some stuff from yah.
     
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    Isnt that sweet guys- I have a piece of tinfoil up on a shelf....
    I may have to....the only way I can lay that far back.....too...cool....
    must ...go...there...help me Spock....
     
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    Hi Harry,

    That's a really pleasurable listening experience. Cool and laid back.
    I also have a L-5 wannabe so this makes me wonder what strings you use on yours? Care to share the info?

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
  8. HarryJ

    HarryJ Member

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    Hey thanks guys :)

    John, Your version blew my socks off dude. I mean BLEW THEM OFF!
    You and Scott both have that liquid smooth flow to your phrases, and the swuuueeetest tone.

    I remember Joe Beck, and John Tropea... jeeez I guess I heard them like 25 years ago. I had an old LP from a guy named David Spinozza back then too. Beautiful stuff... Is he still around?

    Scott, I'm lookin' forward to meeting you. I need to take my anti-procrastinator pill.

    Mats, I'm using D'Addario chromes. These are 13's and jeeez... like 1 1/2 years old or so. I use Sfarzo strings on my other guitars.

    Gotta go practice now so I can learn to keep 16th trips goin' over changes for ions like Scott :) ... yeah like that'll happen in this lifetime

    HJ
     
  9. Sub-D

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    Dave is still very active in the NYC recording and playing scene and sounding great, his resume is pretty stellar..
     
  10. johnfindlay

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    I think Spinozza been doin' Hairspray in NY-cuz I was up for
    2nd guitar on that one a few years ago here in Toronto-[that was the last
    show I turned down!]-copies of the charts had his markings on them etc.
    ....and everybody was saying how times must be tuff if Spinozza has to do a show!!! I think Spinozza & Hugh McKracken were/are the big record/pop
    session dudes.

    I dug up an album of with Joe Beck on it [the name of the album is "The Guitar Album"]-listening right now-used to listen to this as a kid- his playing is really sincere-a tad ruff by todays standard-no digital tuners back then & no-one cared!

    Ill try to burn an Mp3-its pretty tasty stuff!

    Sub-D-ya gotta lay one down on that blues-I know you'd kill it!

    what a great album the 5 or 6 of us could make in the blues/jazz/rock vein-I'll produce!

    JF
     
  11. Sub-D

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    Yea, Dave does a lot of first chair broadway gigs, I don't know if that is
    a reflection of the times or not, first chair is a pretty phat union gig, you
    still get partial payment when you sub it out full union benefits etc......not for me, but a lot of guys would kill for those gigs..........

    With all the killer blues players here I think I will opt to lay low on that one, but thanks for the vote of confidence.........
     
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    Defintely theater is a fat gig-Ive done a few-I was thinking of the days
    in the 70s when studios were in full swing and guys like Dave were probably doin 3 sessions a day-for really cool artists like Lennon-Sting etc.! Just my opinion-but the repitition of playing a theater gig -[even RENT which I did for a over a year dampned my spirit]-buts thats just me.

    J
     
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    Hi Harry,

    Thanks for the answer. I do have D'Addario Chromes somewhere and have had them for like two years without having put them on. You're not the only procrastinator around here. :D

    On a purly muscal note: Thanks for posting your take. It inspired me to pick up my guitar three hours ago and I just stopped.


    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Wow! I'm running out of superlatives to describe your playing, Harry. You've inspired me to learn how to play clean better.

    Mike
     
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    ....ill settle for better!;)

    Harry thanx for the guest book sign--very much-Im gonna add ya to my lins page if thats OK!

    JF
     
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    Great, inspiring playing! I'm diggin' it, for sure. :dude
     
  17. HarryJ

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    Thx guys :)

    John, I'll add you too thx

    HJ
     
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    very nice jazz tone. I never would have guessed you're playing through a plexi!! How do you do that "wha wha whaaaa"? Are those horns??
     
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    Hi Harry,

    Great clean, warm but crisp
    wow! Thanks for sharing this. I will tell all my Berklee
    students to listen you.


    Tomo
     

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