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PostSubject: New Acoustic   Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:56 pm

I just picked up an Ibanez exotic wood acoustic, very nice sounding preamp. I plugged it into my 32 track, added a little reverb and delay and it sounds pretty sweet! This is for an additional musical project I'm starting shortly. I started out on these things back in the 70's pirat

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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:00 pm

Sweet guitar, Cool
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:59 pm

my guitar player dom has one of these ... he writes all his music on it.

very nice guitar.
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:03 am

Ibanez! Always a good choice! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:44 pm

Nice guitar! How's the action on that baby? Cool
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:26 pm

Gorgeous! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:50 am

I love the sound of acoustic guitars. But those acoustic bass guitars...I don't know. The way I play, there's way too much fret noise and clickity clackity for me to enjoy playing them. Any of you guys dig acoustic basses?
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:03 am

Chowderboots wrote:
I love the sound of acoustic guitars. But those acoustic bass guitars...I don't know. The way I play, there's way too much fret noise and clickity clackity for me to enjoy playing them. Any of you guys dig acoustic basses?

I always have, just gotta pull of those terrible bronze strings, clack and blah!
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:23 am

Yvarg wrote:
Nice guitar! How's the action on that baby? Cool

The action is very low, easy to play. It's one of the EW, Exotic Wood models. This is it right here.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-Exotic-Wood-EW20QMEBBD-Cutaway-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-512210-i1172873.gc
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:28 am

Chowderboots wrote:
I love the sound of acoustic guitars. But those acoustic bass guitars...I don't know. The way I play, there's way too much fret noise and clickity clackity for me to enjoy playing them. Any of you guys dig acoustic basses?

I have an acoustic bass I bought on ebay about 8 years ago, nothing special but it works.
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:27 am

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Chowderboots wrote:
I love the sound of acoustic guitars. But those acoustic bass guitars...I don't know. The way I play, there's way too much fret noise and clickity clackity for me to enjoy playing them. Any of you guys dig acoustic basses?

I always have, just gotta pull of those terrible bronze strings, clack and blah!

That's what I figured...I kinda like them on guitars, but on bass, they don't do it for me.
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:34 am

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Darkstrike wrote:
Chowderboots wrote:
I love the sound of acoustic guitars. But those acoustic bass guitars...I don't know. The way I play, there's way too much fret noise and clickity clackity for me to enjoy playing them. Any of you guys dig acoustic basses?

I always have, just gotta pull of those terrible bronze strings, clack and blah!

That's what I figured...I kinda like them on guitars, but on bass, they don't do it for me.

My one now has old Roto Swingbass's for jamming, where you need as much brightness as possible, but I have a set of TI flats for recording it.
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:06 pm

Chowderboots wrote:
I love the sound of acoustic guitars. But those acoustic bass guitars...I don't know. The way I play, there's way too much fret noise and clickity clackity for me to enjoy playing them. Any of you guys dig acoustic basses?

No way, every time I pick up an acoustic bass guitar at guitar center to jam with a friend playing acoustic guitar it sounds just like you describe . . . when you can even hear the bass that is. For acoustic songs I always use my upright. Sure, it's much harder to play, but it's way louder and sounds great.

Mo Beach wrote:

The action is very low, easy to play. It's one of the EW, Exotic Wood models.

For some reason, I've always had much greater luck getting Ibanezes to play nicely with low action than most other acoustic guitars. Glad to hear that yours is the same way!
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:38 pm

Yvarg, that's been my experience with them exactly. They just don't project any sound other than buzz and click. I want to find an acoustic bass gutiar that works better (maybe a fretless?), but I assume that the acoustic guitar style construction doesn't fly with bass strings and you need a bathtub sized body to be able to get any real sound out of it.
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:50 pm

I have also felt that most acoustic basses have a lot of clickety-clack to them, but I usually just try and deal with it. A few I've jammed on have a good enough tone to where it almost makes up for the extra noise. I don't own one, but one of these days I'll pick one up. At the very least, they make backyards jams with friends more fun.

I wonder what a set of flats on an acoustic bass would sound like?

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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:56 pm

Don't get me wrong--I want to like them! hahaha but I have yet to find the right one, the right strings, and the right approach to get them to work for me.

I assume flats would be great. I've heard of people using Roto tapewounds to great success (sounds kinda like tape worms Laughing).

However, I think that flats would make it sound even quieter. Or maybe they would reduce the unwanted noise. That would definitely something to try out...
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:14 pm

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I have also felt that most acoustic basses have a lot of clickety-clack to them, but I usually just try and deal with it. A few I've jammed on have a good enough tone to where it almost makes up for the extra noise. I don't own one, but one of these days I'll pick one up. At the very least, they make backyards jams with friends more fun.

I wonder what a set of flats on an acoustic bass would sound like?

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My one now has old Roto Swingbass's for jamming, where you need as much brightness as possible, but I have a set of TI flats for recording it.

If your playing with a few guitars, your gonna want high action, and heavy rounds.

Just so you can hit hard, and get some kinda sound.

One guitar and a singer, you'd get away with flats.

Flats are a bit quiter, but sound like heaven, in fact a fretless one with TI's, I'm betting upright tone, even fretted has the upright vibe with flats.

So for solo play, or recording, flats sound far better, if your actually gigging one, flats + mic/piezo is the best answer.

And yeah! Jammin' in the yard with one, and a few friends is the buisness, bbq and beer helps! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:18 pm

That sounds like fun...we're having such sunny weather here right now...not sure what to do...
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:24 pm

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That sounds like fun...we're having such sunny weather here right now...not sure what to do...

Exactly what I spent last Sunday doing, beer, food, jammed acoustic all day, and night, can't be beat. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:49 pm

Awesome, dude! When it isn't so damp outside, that sounds like heaven right now Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:17 pm

That sounds like a blast!

Has anyone here tried an Ernie Ball Earthwood? I know they're pretty rare, but I've always wanted to know if they really are loud enough to compete with guitars . . .
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:32 pm

No I haven't. I've tried a Martin acoustic. I really liked it (the first guitar I ever played on was an Ibanez Martin Dreadnought ripoff), but it just kinda went clack, thud like all the others I've tried.
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:40 pm

So Jeff, how does the guitar sound and play? Just by the looks of it, my guess is that is sounds and feels beautiful!

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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:02 pm

It sounds awsome, I have to get used to those tiny strings though, it feels like they cut right through my calluses.
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:24 pm

That is precisely one of my biggest problems whenever I pick a guitar up. My fingertips feel like I've dug razors into them! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:37 pm

That's how it is with me and flatwound strings. They hurt my fingers...roundwounds not at all.

Guitar necks are so tiny and awkward...no room to spread out.
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:52 pm

I totally agree, Martin. Cool

And you know what, Jeff? I finally took a close look at your avatar, and I totally recognize it! It's from the final scene in the original Planet Of The Apes when Taylor and Nova are riding along the beach, and they find the Statue of Liberty buried in the sand! One of my favorite films of all times! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:29 pm

Yeah, man...I love that movie as well. I don't really dig any except the first. The rest didn't do anything for me.
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PostSubject: Re: New Acoustic   Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:45 am

EricHaven wrote:
I totally agree, Martin. Cool

And you know what, Jeff? I finally took a close look at your avatar, and I totally recognize it! It's from the final scene in the original Planet Of The Apes when Taylor and Nova are riding along the beach, and they find the Statue of Liberty buried in the sand! One of my favorite films of all times! Wink

It's a painting of that scene, we want to use it for our first CD but we'll have to get permission. I like the width of classical guitar fretboards but this is a little narrower.
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