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post Sep 24 2019, 08:41 PM
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Helllo folks,

I spoke to my friend who owns a little guitar shop about him selling my Countryman Resonator for me as I wasn't playing it. You need to be pretty slick to make a resonator sound good, sloppy playing sounds terrible on one.

Anyway, my friend came to collect the resonator (he's recovering from a stroke and not working many hours so it's hard for me to get there as I used to go after work). Anyway, we got chatting about acoustics and I said "I love my Yamaha FG411 C (single cutaway dreadnought) but I find it uncomfortable, having a big belly and putting a dreadnought in front of it makes it uncomfortable. I said I'd like a smaller acoustic one day. A couple of days passed and he contacted me about a guitar someone had traded in. Today he brought it to me. Did a full setup, new D'Addario strings, gig bag and a soundhole cover. It's perfect for me, okay it's not a Taylor or a Martin (they were owned by Martin until 2007) but it's sounds lovely and feels great. Very happy with my unexpected swap cool.gif The display is much clearer in real life wink.gif









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post Sep 24 2019, 09:34 PM
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That's cool smile.gif

I enjoy playing an acoustic time to time, very relaxing when the mood is right.


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post Sep 25 2019, 06:05 PM
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I sometimes miss having an acoustic guitar in my arsenal, but the one I had I never used, so I suppose I will stay without one for now. Happy NGD, Phil smile.gif

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post Sep 25 2019, 10:26 PM
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Once I found my midi guitar solution with a cheap and handy Rock Band game controller, I sold my accoustics/classical guitars. The midi guitar sounded way better than I could ever get the other guitars to sound on a recording and it could input notation in to guitar pro directly throug playing it in! Not bad for a game controller that costs about $40. Of course, I had to get a Roland MIDI to USB adapter to go with it which was another $35.
Also, this particular piece would be nearly impossible to play on a real instrument. The stretch required is nuts. It's hard to play on this toy neck which is small. It would be all but impossible to play on a 12 string with a full size neck. So it lets me compose things that sound unique as they would be impossible if done on real instruments

It's still being sold on amazing for $40https://amzn.to/2lLGso1Attached Image

QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Sep 25 2019, 01:05 PM) *
I sometimes miss having an acoustic guitar in my arsenal, but the one I had I never used, so I suppose I will stay without one for now. Happy NGD, Phil smile.gif


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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Sep 25 2019, 11:26 PM) *
Once I found my midi guitar solution with a cheap and handy Rock Band game controller, I sold my accoustics/classical guitars. The midi guitar sounded way better than I could ever get the other guitars to sound on a recording and it could input notation in to guitar pro directly throug playing it in! Not bad for a game controller that costs about $40. Of course, I had to get a Roland MIDI to USB adapter to go with it which was another $35.
Also, this particular piece would be nearly impossible to play on a real instrument. The stretch required is nuts. It's hard to play on this toy neck which is small. It would be all but impossible to play on a 12 string with a full size neck. So it lets me compose things that sound unique as they would be impossible if done on real instruments

It's still being sold on amazing for $40https://amzn.to/2lLGso1Attached Image


I've been considering getting the Acoustic expansion pack for BIAS FX, but of course it will not replace an actual acoustic guitar.




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Remembered this one being fun to strum smile.gif

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post Sep 26 2019, 07:42 AM
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There's something about strumming an acoustic that no amount of emulation will achieve, must be about feeling the vibrations through your body.


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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Sep 26 2019, 08:42 AM) *
There's something about strumming an acoustic that no amount of emulation will achieve, must be about feeling the vibrations through your body.


I agree, though I was never good at playing acoustic guitars. At least not the one I had. It seemed a bit different than an electric. Maybe because of the string gauge.


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I won't part with my two acoustics, they get a lot of love and playing


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post Sep 26 2019, 05:47 PM
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The Sigma line has always made a good quality, good playing and good sounding steel string.
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Sep 26 2019, 05:47 PM) *
The Sigma line has always made a good quality, good playing and good sounding steel string.
Enjoy it!

Cheers Ken

Martin sold the Sigma me in 2007 and it looks like they now make this guitar as part of the X series made in Mexico, they sell for around £675 here but I've read a lot of bad press.

I think I've done the right thing, basically a straight swap for the resonator, worth new strings, gig bag, setup and sound hole cover, have my mate £20 for his trouble, job done.


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post Sep 27 2019, 02:41 AM
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Seems like it might replace the acoustic pretty well. Sounds great! I have not missed my classical or my acoustic. I've missed some of the electrics I've sold quite a bit more. But that's why God gave us elbows and opinions, so that everyone could have more than one at least something! My Hotone Ampero has an accoustic sim built in which is very handy. Its the same thing in their omnic ac pedal.




QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Sep 25 2019, 05:29 PM) *
I've been considering getting the Acoustic expansion pack for BIAS FX, but of course it will not replace an actual acoustic guitar.



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post Sep 30 2019, 03:39 AM
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Bit of recording please!!! smile.gif
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post Sep 30 2019, 12:21 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Sep 30 2019, 03:39 AM) *
Bit of recording please!!! smile.gif
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Maybe when I've caught up on my return buddy. I'll mic up and record purely from the mic, then plug in and go through a Helix acoustic amp if there is stuck a thing.

Cheers

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