great guitars and old ears

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    • #564
      Hank
      Participant

      Had some fun last night.
      Played the old CCR song “Lodi” on all of my guitars one after the other.
      Now I know Lodi is a simple song and one that “sicks in the head” but what an aural lesson.
      The difference in the sound and “feel” of the song was so very different with each guitar.
      As some of you old members know I have almost total hearing loss in my left ear…so my right ear has developed into a very accurate sound receiver.
      I was very taken by the tonal difference between IDR, Braz, Hog,maple.
      By the way I only indulged in one glass of wine during the Playing.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #565
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      Wine absolutely helps with perception 😉

      That’s my position and I’m sticking to it.

      Glad you had a chance to play through the stable, and that you enjoyed it.

    • #629
      tadol
      Moderator

      Thats the whole reason we  have all these guitars – uh, I have – there is a difference in feel and emotion that goes beyond some wood spec and dimensions and is expressed in how we feel when we play them –

      I agree – sometimes you just gotta play the same thing on a few different guitars just to remind yourself how special and unique each one is –

      And to everyone who can get by fine with just one guitar –  pfffffffffftt!

    • #633
      Hank
      Participant

      Tadol…Could not agree more !!!
      I am only a mediocre player but I have become VERY aware of the voices of my Ramuda and the different songs they sing.
      The ‘Tree” loves melody and The O.T. Is very special on the old Bessie Smith/Chicago Blues and the the Leon Redbone tunes
      The 34 Zorro is of course front and center on Cajun and the F seems perfect for the Old America and The Band tunes.
      Sometimes I almost sound good enough to go out in public…..Naaahhh!!!.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

      • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by Hank.
      • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by Hank.
      • #637
        Silly Moustache
        Participant

        We are ALL mediocre – but some are more (or less) than others …it isn’t a competition (thank goodness!)

        Ol’ Andy

    • #635
      bert
      Participant

      zorro, ‘Lodi’ is part of rock history… good to hear you didn’t choose ‘Louie Louie’.  🙂

    • #645
      Hank
      Participant

      Bert,
      Now don’t knock “Louie, Louie”… It was the first song I ever played using only Barr Chords.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #646
      haasome
      Participant

      I like Lodi – and Louie Louie got me a date or 2 in the day (perhaps), I agree that different guitars provide different inspiration. Having a single favorite guitar is fine, but for me variety is appreciated.


      – Paul –

    • #651
      bert
      Participant

      oh baby, we gotta go now

      got me slapped a time or twice

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