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sdelsolray

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  1. TKL made most of Webber's cases over the years. Contact TKL as they should have the specs for making a case for a Webber 000-12 fret. BTW, those are quite nice guitars.
  2. I've used Altiverb for a long time and find it quite useful for solo fingerstyle acoustic and classical guitar. It's a convolution 'verb with excellent and robust features as well as an incredible IR library.
  3. "What piece of gear has pleasantly surprised you in the last decade?" Several items have pleasantly surprised me in the last ten years or so. In no particular order: 1) Microtech Gefell M29x Series microphones. My favorite mic pair for solo fingerstyle acoustic and classical guitar. Of course, the M296 (omni) behaves differently than the two cardioid versions (M294 and M295), and those behave differently than the wide cardioid (M297). Gefell just nailed it with these mics. 2) Quested F11 monitors. I'm cheating because I got my first pair about 15 years ago. These are wonderful monitors...honest, accurate, clear and with a bit of mojo, again for solo fingerstyle acoustic and classical guitar. 3) Altiverb. This reverb plug-in is simply the best convolution reverb around. The IRs are top drawer and often unique, the software controls are clever and encompassing and the resulting processing (again, for solo fingerstyle acoustic and classical guitar) are simply stellar.
  4. Yes, it would help if we knew more details about Joshua's music, i.e., playing styles/genres (e.g., pop, folks, celtic, country, etc.), playing techniques (e.g., flatpack, fingerstyle, strumming) and presentation (e.g., solo player, singer/songwriter, band). For example, I play solo fingerstyle acoustic and classical guitar, no vocals, in a variety of genres. The guitars that work for me well will likely not be the same as the guitars that will work well for a rhythm player in a county band.
  5. Here's one I posted on this forum: http://www.harmonycentral.com/forum/...3#post31587993 Here's another one: https://app.box.com/s/lde5yjp84zty4wtv2vzfkm32d5t47hoq
  6. Yes it is. Although it was initially expensive, it still has significant value and I've probably saved a bunch of $$ not having to buy and sell over and over in search of a great live rig.
  7. I've used a SBT pickup and either an internal or external condenser mic for solo fingerstyle acoustic guitar, run through a Pendulum SPS-1 with a TC Electronics M3000 in the effects loop, next to a Bryston 3B SST power amp and last to a pair of Daedalus W803 passive 3-way speakers on sticks. Other than changing a couple of components over the years, I've used this system for nearly 20 years. I see no reason to change this signal chain. It's that good.
  8. You can no longer legally sell your copy of ProTools v 12.x or later to anyone else. In the past you could ...but no longer.
  9. You may wish to check to see how well a K&K SBT pickup will work with an Aura device. There are hundreds of posts over the years (mostly on other forums) which caution against using a SBT-type pickup with an Aura unit.
  10. There is no "best" model. There are subjective choices which some individuals making those choices will consider "best" (for them). Others will choose differently. For example, a D28 Authntic may be considered "best" by some bluegrass players. Ragtime/blues fingerstyle players could easily prefer a 000 12 fret with mahogany and Adirondack and shun the D28 Authentic.
  11. Over the past 20 years or so, all acoustic guitars I have purchased (mostly used) were with the condition that I could return the guitar after a short trial period (between 3 and 14 days). That way, I have time to evaluate the guitar sonically, behaviorally, ergonomically and structurally to see how it fits with my own subjective needs and desires, the music I play, etc. One thing I can say about high end acoustic guitars is that it takes up to two years, at least for me, to fully come to appreciate the instrument, to learn how to use it and to discover its secrets.
  12. I've had GAS periods over the years. They generated their own curiosities and exploration, mostly positive experiences, but it did take a toll on instrumental performance woodshedding. There are only so many hours in a day, or week or month. These days I have much less GAS mostly because I've acquired quality gear that works well for me and because the music is more important than the tools.
  13. Here's a recording I did of the Leo Kottke arrangment of Little Martha, shortened a bit.
  14. Dunno which is "better". I've owned numerous spruce top guitars and a few mahogany top guitars, and have played many others. They are rather different from each other, at least in the narrow and limited acoustic guitar world. I enjoy both, but each has attributes, behaviors and sonics that the other doesn't.
  15. Current Mini-PA Rig: Guitar: Bill Tippin OMT PUTW #54 SBT pickup wired to tip and Joe Mills internal mic wired to ring External mic: Oktava MC-012 w/ hypercardioid capsule Preamp/EQ: Pendulum Audio SPS-1 w/ pickup/mic module Effects: TC Electronics M3000 Power: Hafler P3000 Speakers: Pair Daedalus W802 3-way passive Monitor: Ultrasound AG50 powered speaker The picture below is older with slightly different configuration: [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31709626[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]n31709627[/ATTACH]
  16. I've had acoustic guitar nuts replaced twice, once because I wanted the string spacing a bit wider and another time because the tech had cut the first string slot too deep when I had asked him to deepen it just a bit (he replaced the nut for free - good guy). I've never changed one because of wear.
  17. I suggest completing your research first, then buy things.
  18. Here's a recording of mine of the Leo Kottke tune Retrograde from last summer. https://app.box.com/s/7cir2su1err4uu7yssuj6s6gvamq256c
  19. Good review. I am shocked at the A-weighted self noise spec of 8.5 db. The capsule's diaphragm diameter is 18mm (if it is based on the Blue B1 cap), which is more of a mid-sized diaphragm (about 3/4" inch), but many manufacturers have been calling 20mm diaphragms small diaphragm for years. I don't know if I like the mid rise and mid fall and the HF bump as that combination may work in some situations and not in others, and any frequency response repair (to get flat) would take some effort. The bass rolloff would help tame the proximity effect if the mic is used in the free field. I'm always looking for great mics. I'll have to give these a try.
  20. Much will depend on the style(s) of music you play, whether you strum of play fingerstyle, whether you play solo (no vocals), solo (with vocals), play in a duet, or a trio, or a full band. Also, the venues you play are a factor. The remainder of your signal chain should also be disclosed. If you provide aadditional information, you should get more meaningful responses. Otherwise, you're likely only going to get, "This is what I use and I like it.", or similar responses.
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