The Acoustic Thread

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jeremyb wrote: Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:51 pm
WellyBlues wrote: Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:38 pm
jeremyb wrote: Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:22 pm Recommendations for thumbpicks? I've got some of the Herco Flat Thumb Picks coming from guitarstuff, but wanna try some others...

Rockshop have Black Mountain picks, spring loaded. I quite like them.
What sort of thickness would you recommend? I use really light on electric, sorta 0.60 kinda light!
There's only 2 styles to choose from and they're cheap enough. Both are relatively thick, not sure of the actual gauge.
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Polar Bear wrote: It will continue to be a mystery as to why this is such a sausage fest.

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Polar Bear wrote: It will continue to be a mystery as to why this is such a sausage fest.

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Side by side, the two best guitars I have ever played...ever. No hyperbole and no amount of ready cash could provide better. Fancier yes, better, highly improbable.
They sound very different, they play differently. Together as I have said, it's like Finn Brothers harmony.

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Side by side, the two best guitars I have ever played...ever. No hyperbole and no amount of ready cash could provide better. Fancier yes, better, highly improbable.
They sound very different, they play differently. Together as I have said, it's like Finn Brothers harmony.

One is only visiting but together they give me a powerful sense of reverence and gratitude. To spend time with two virtuoso grade dream instruments is an experience to treasure.
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Polar Bear wrote: It will continue to be a mystery as to why this is such a sausage fest.

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jeremyb wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 3:02 pm
Well, that was not what I was expecting. Rock those Godin nylon string guitars :shock:

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 3:36 pm Rock those Godin nylon string guitars :shock:
Um.... they're Ibanez Talmans..
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Slowy wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 7:36 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 3:36 pm Rock those Godin nylon string guitars :shock:
Um.... they're Ibanez Talmans..
Oh, disappointed :-(

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 7:46 pm
Slowy wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 7:36 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 3:36 pm Rock those Godin nylon string guitars :shock:
Um.... they're Ibanez Talmans..
Oh, disappointed :-(
Yeah. It deserved Godins. Apparently the band are Ibanez endorsees.
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Speaking of Godins, and nearly electric guitars that sound kind of acoustic, but are not guitars . .. . oh wait what were are ACTUALLY talking about?

I've been keen on the idea of a mandolin for quite some time. Made a trip to Alistair's in Cuba Street to buy a beginners level instrument, played a bunch from $400 to $1500 and somehow ended up with a pro-level instrument near the top of that price range. Still not sure quite how that happened.

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The appeal of this for me is the ease of gigging it. Alistair told me mandolins can be hard to amplify and I know this to be true from acoustic guitars, so buying this solid body instrument with a really good pickup means I can just plug in it and go with little risk of feedback. Will be playing mandolin on 5-6 songs when we tour this year

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Awesome, I've wanted one of those for ages. Stoked for you.

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I've been really enjoying playing. The tuning in 5th's is really interesting and leads you to certain places the guitar doesn't. Nice sounding thing too, but I do feel like a little reverb is needed to add a touch of space.

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