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  1. [QUOTE=Zooey;n32493229] I'm a middle aged dude and there are maybe 6 Rush songs that I have ever heard on the radio, ever. Half of those are on Moving Pictures or later. [/QUOTE] ???? Spirit of Radio? Closer to the Heart?? Bastille Day? Fly by Night? Working Man? The Trees?
  2. [QUOTE=Phil O'Keefe;n32493146] Oh yeah! :philthumb: Except I think I would have listed Sheer Heart Attack too... [/QUOTE] I was on the fence about where to start. Killer Queen almost gets it there by otself, but IMO NatO is where their best whole albums start. YMMV.
  3. Night at the Opera Day at the Races News of the World Jazz
  4. Extreme Pornograffitti Three Sides to Every Story
  5. [QUOTE=onelife;n32492673]I don't know if this counts but... The Gist Of The Gemini - Gino Vanelli Long Misty Days - Robin Trower Hideaway - America Wired - Jeff Beck ... are all albums, released in 1976, that Geoff Emerick was somehow involved in recording[/QUOTE] Hmmmm..... not sure I would have picked any of those as top examples for the artist, except maybe Wired. Brother to Brother? Bridge of Sighs?
  6. Dark Side of the Moon Wish You Were Here Animals The Wall
  7. Not the BEST, per se, but very SUCCESSFUL: Grand Illusion Pieces of Eight Cornerstone Paradise Theater Of course, they managed to follow this run with one of the WORST albums ever (Kilroy).
  8. Understood. Trouble is, I would also have to buy a larger rack to accomodate it (yes, it's that tight, and intentionally so). Given that the one it's in is less than a year old, it's more than a bit annoying. :bangheadonwall: I guess that this is the penalty for buying Brand B. Poor design quality....you get what you pay for.
  9. I use a XR12 in my guitar rack to pre-mix all of my various instruments (electric, steel-string, mandolin, etc.). I use my phone to connect to it with the xAir app, which has always worked just fine. I do the same thing with my X32, and have never had a problem with it. Last night, I showed up at the gig and the WiFi refused to connect. After a couple of resets, I finally got the WiFi to connect, but halfway through the app connecting to the console, it disconnected again and refused to reconnect. After multiple rounds of power cycling and resetting to no avail, I finally gave up. Trouble is, I had my mandolin channel muted and had no way to turn it on. The show was sold out, so I assume that there were a lot of devices in the audience...but that's no different than in many previous gigs. Two questions: 1) Any idea of the root cause, and is there a way to fix it? 2) Does anyone have a work-around? Once the show starts, I cannot dig into the back of the rack and try to make repairs, and without a physical interface I am backed into a corner if I need to make an adjustment. (I do a lot of theater work, so I cannot just stop and take a break or delay the start of the performance.) HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Not a fan, just like I'm not a fan of the pedals that try to emulate acoustics guitars from a solidbody. If it doesn't sound right acoustically and vibrate right in my hands, I have trouble playing it, no matter what is coming out of the PA. In any case, for the price of a Variax I can get a real guitar.
  11. Good options to try and find! Not an option. The point is that the books I get handed often call for 12 string acoustic. I have never seen a theater book call for nashville tuning or electric 12....yet. That said, I jist finished tech rehearsal for a show where I am playing electric solidbody, steel string, nylon string, mandolin, and ukelele. It calls for 12, too, but I'm covering with a 6. Typical theater book.
  12. Honestly, I'm not interested in buying a guitar that I can't play first. I tend to buy good instruments and keep them forever, so I'm just not into trading around or getting something I might have to aell off or return. That said, I am willing to burn a day and drive a reasonable distance to check out a likely candidate.
  13. I found the Taylor to be the best of the high-volume ($500-800) models I've played, but then I made the mistake of playing the $3k Gibson. I think that the difference between them is really significant in volume, sound, and playability, so I am looking for the middle ground.
  14. Generally speaking, yes. I run everything through a console with an output for my monitor and an output for tech.
  15. Well....yes, of course. More to the point, I am trying to determine the minimum price point to get to what I need/want, and get a sense of what to look for to achieve that balance. For my main electrics and amps I have spent the big $$$ to get precisely what I want; this is more of a second-tier support instrument for me, so it's hard to justify spending $3K+ for something that will only get 5-7 minutes of playing per night. Good input - thanks. I've been doing something similar and it just doesn't do the trick. I need the real thing.
  16. The majority of my use for a 12-string is musical theater work, so there's generally no need for odd tunings. Playing style varies from week to week, depending on the show I'm playing...and some shows change genre from song to song. What I need in any instrument is a solid workhorse that is stable, reliable, holds tune, plays well, and sounds decent. It doesn't need to be the 100% perfect-sounding recording instrument; it just needs to sound right - intonation issues and unusual sounds aren't welcome in a pit gig. Are Guilds the same guitars that they used to be? Does anyone know if the change in ownership has had an impact for better or worse?
  17. I played a Taylor 150e and found it to be really, well.....uninspiring. Same with the lower end Guild (2512) at a big-box store, but I've played some really nice Guilds in the past. Need to find a 1512 to play......
  18. Short version: I need a 12 string and wpuld prefer not to pay the full $3K for a Gibson Songwriter. What do you guys recommend in the $1,000-$1,500 range? Not a fan of the $500-800 ones I've seen at GC, etc. Long version - I do a lot of theater pit gigs, and it seems that nearly every book calls for a 12 on one or two songs. I've been getting by without, but I really should get something the sounds decent, holds tune well, has a decent pickup, etc. Needs to be good enough for serious paying gigs, but it won't get used enough to merit paying an arm and a leg, though.....
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