West Coast Blues Thread Version 19

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Scott Miller, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. RickyKing

    RickyKing Supporting Member

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    FWIW, I am most pleased with my DD!
     
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  2. S.W.Erdnase

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    I saw a pic of yours on Facebook. What model is that? Looks sweet. How's the neck?
     
  3. Ferret

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    Thanks Ricky. It's worth a lot to get so many positive endorsements. Stringmaster sent me a clip of his which sounded very sweet but also tough when it needs to be. I also like Tommy's a lot, although of course, it's a different model. It all adds up. I live a long way from California, so it's unlikely I'll be able to try one unless we visit my wife's West Coast cousins some time soon.
     
  4. RickyKing

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    Hi, it is a Magni-Fire, great construction, awesome neck, can't say enough about the quality. Great one!
     
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  5. RickyKing

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    Well, you never know, things have a way of working out!
     
  6. Jed B

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    Dan gets it.....great guy as well
     
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    So nice to hear a drummer play a proper shuffle. I guess it comes naturally to a jazz drummer, too bad I end up playing mostly with rock drummers that simply do not know how to play a decent shuffle beat.
     
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    I have a DD guitar on long term loan to me from a friend. The guitar was basically brand new when he loaned it to me, it will be well used when he gets it back. He's in no hurry either, I saw him Saturday at a jam, I had the DD with me, and he just smiled and told me about the other custom guitars he has on order. Must be nice...

    Anyway, it is a CL2 model, and the one on his website just might be the one I have on loan. He mentioned it was his favorite guitar. I love it, it kind of has a vintage Les Paul feel to it, with a nice big fat neck, and a light weight pine body. It's very versatile, covers a wide range of tones and styles, between the 2 pickups and the controls I can dial in a lot of different and usable tones, with plenty of growl when you crank it up. I like the pickups a lot.

    http://www.dandunhamguitars.com/Dan_Dunham_Guitars/CL2.html
     
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    Just wanted to remind you guys about Sheldon Abbot's radio show, on now until 12:00 pacific coast time. You will really dig the music he plays, tune in now: http://www.kuci.org/
     
  10. Stringmaster

    Stringmaster Gold Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm there! Big Jon up now!
     
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  11. groove_king

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    You'd think so, but you'd be wrong! Lol.

    Unfortunately, having a great pocket is not style-dependent. I've played with "rock" guys that, while they won't win a Fred Below soundalike contest, provide a decent groove and I've played with schooled jazzers who couldn't shuffle their way out of a wet sack.
     
  12. stratocat63

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    The school part can have a lot to do with that.
     
  13. groove_king

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    Nah, I don't think so. I don't want to get into a "schooling is bad for you" conversation, because I really don't believe that gaining knowledge is a bad thing. It really depends on the person and how they relate to music, IMO.

    Some folks, school or no school, just "get it".
     
  14. stratocat63

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    I went to music school, in the dark ages. I also went to real life music school for a lot longer. The fact is that there are a LOT of academic jazz players out there.

    edit: not saying this applies to all jazz players, or educated musicians. At all. Just that I am not surprised when a school player sounds like a school player.
     
  15. groove_king

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    Sure, but a bad school player is the same as a bad unschool player. Ya don't want either in your band! And I argue that it's the player, not how much schooling they've had.

    And I said I didn't want to get into a discussion about it, so that's my last word on the topic. :)

    Hey, does anyone here do a lot of acoustic work? What boxes are y'all playing? A couple of years ago I decided to upgrade my $300 Takamine as I was doing more acoustic gigs. I ended up with a Martin DCPA4 that I've never really bonded with. Anyway, on the weekend I did an acoustic show and borrowed a friend's Gibson J45 reissue. Wow. Pretty much everything I want in an acoustic guitar. Shame that it's twice my price range!
     
  16. Carmour

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    That's Lance Phillips. Top shelf NZ jazz drummer. He is the man. Remember him saying that he was still working on his shuffle. That's the sign of a good player. Always learning :)

    As for school players, I have some theories. I generally think if a guy has it in him, he'll sound good regardless of schooling or not. Schooling teaches you chops but not taste. You can't really keep a good player down though I reckon
     
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    Whooohooo! Probably a little off to your discussion, but I just wanted to share my excitement about.... seeing Junior Watson live! He's actually playing Hannover, Germany this weekend which is just about fours hours away from here. Finally. I'm still a young fan and I have not really seen a lot of great live blues, so this is a big thing for me.
     
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  18. Stringmaster

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    Talking about Junior is never off topic! I'm fortunate living in SoCal I can see him pretty much as often as I want!
     
  19. groove_king

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    Be prepared to have your concept of what blues guitar is totally warped! :)
     
  20. Carmour

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    Nice! I'm jealous. Doubt he'll ever make his way to my part of the world haha. I'll have to make my way to him at some point though. I haven't seen much in the way of live international blues guys either. Sucks!
     

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