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  • in reply to: The 13th Chord #2280
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    Always works great as a transition to the 4 on the 4th bar of the one. Eg. in Bb on the 4th bar you could play Bb13 Bb13#5 Eb#9 to get to your Eb9 for the 4.

    in reply to: Your thoughts about going live! #2074
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    Would be awesome… In my experience of watching live streams though they rarely run smoothly and are usually choppy and not really watchable…my internet is pretty average though so it could just be that. I personally would be more interested in getting a copy of it but understand like you said that’s a lot more work then just live streaming it. I’d be happy with anything I am sick of getting depressed that I’m half the world away every time I see them on Facebook!

    in reply to: Most influential guitarists #2066
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    Cool topic that got me thinking…I would say that my biggest influence is Sean Costello followed closely by Tommy. I first heard jump blues through Sean and was really excited as it sounded so unique to me and so different to standard blues stuff I started with. I found Tommy on youtube and he basically hipped me to everything and made sense of a lot of things for me. I have a massive list of fav players like everyone else but god only knows what I would be doing now on guitar if I didnt find Sean and Tommy I owe them both! Have to mention before that when I first picked up guitar I was obsessed with Peter Green and Duane Allman…I wood shedded on those guys for hours and hours everyday especially live at the filmore east. I dont listen to them or play like them much or at all these days but I still love em.

    in reply to: Talk to me about picks #1938
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    I used jazz 3s for a long time the Jazz ii is rounded and jazz i more rounded again but stores only ever seem to have iii here in Aus anyway. For the last 6 months or so I use a Dunlop tortex pick like a normal tortex but it’s the same thickness and size as the jazz series and has a round tip and love those. Sometimes I go back to jazz 3 whatever I pick up usually I’m not to fussy. One thing I can’t do is use a normal size pick anymore feels like I’m holding a dinner plate!

    in reply to: My tele from TK finally arrived! #1927
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    Me too Tommy that would be cool!

    I can make a quick video for you comparing them if you like blue lu. I guess they would be considered slightly lower output I can only compare them to what I have. I have sean costello lollar p90s in my gold top they are lower than those and very similar output to the vintage gibson p90s in my 175.

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    in reply to: My tele from TK finally arrived! #1924
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    Thanks mate,

    Its probably a little hard to give you a fair opinion on that as even though they are both teles they are very different guitars. For example the rutters body is pine the TK tele is originally a 52ri fender body ( ash ). The body of the tk tele is also chambered and of course the neck. Too many variables that significantly effect the tone of the guitar in my opinion. I mean to say the guitars sound different but I couldn’t nail it down to the pickups. About the only difference I can say for sure related to the pickups alone is the output the C.A.R ‘s are lower output. I assume as they are set T.K winds them to his preference where as the cc is most likely matched up to suit the output of tele bridge. I love and recommend both pick ups.

    in reply to: Grant Green! #1916
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    Made a video playing the two Mary Osbourne solos Ive worked on. Both found a new baby first one is girl and her guitar and second is art fords jazz party video from you tube. Theres a les paul and both charlie christians solo also. Having so much fun with the a girl and her guitar record cant believe it took me so long to get it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNn2hkTyoAU&feature=youtu.be

    in reply to: Grant Green! #1911
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    I just picked that record up the other day gretschman… So good. I’ve been a fan for a wile but only had the few tunes on compilation records. Simple note selection and great phrasing. I hear the Charlie Christian influence a lot but in the two solos of hers I’ve transcribed I didn’t find any of his main devices and they moved a lot more horizontal. I would of said her and barney kessel to be very similar before barney went into modern jazz at least. The only grant green I’ve heard is that similar to above video where they play a blues, blue mist? based on that he was smokin.

    in reply to: My tele from TK finally arrived! #1896
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    Thanks Tommy and Grez,

    Unfortunately no magic was transferred into my fingers from the strings after having Tommy, Nico and TK play it =( back to the woodshed!

    So far I have found it to be much more mellow than a regular tele. It has a lovely mellow and woody tone great for playing swing/jazz. It has less “spank” than a regular telle which I enjoy, its very unique and has its own identity for sure. The feel is amazing, the neck is basically perfect to my preference and the craftsmanship is second to none. Really looking forward to playing it live for the first time.

    in reply to: Websites and Blogs #1584
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    I had to share this on here just in case somebody hasn’t seen it… I come back and watch it all the time and it just completely memorizes me every time even with part of it missing in the middle. There are heaps of videos of Sean on youtube and they are all great but this is one of a few of them where its easy to tell he was having a really good night some of the antwerp vids really smoke too but anyway this is some damn fire. If your anything like me you’ll turn your nose up to modern players I even did to Sean the first time I heard him as I got the record with the soul tunes etc.. which I grew to love anyway. He sure didn’t sound like no one else I ever heard.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSK-0y3pjIA

    in reply to: cheap small watt amp #1521
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    Man some killer info in here, its great everyone takes the time to share what they know. I have to agree that if you want to sound like anyone particular its more in your playing than your gear yeah bla bla bla we have all heard that one before but having suitable gear to what your going for is definitely going to compliment all the hours you’ve spent wood shedding.

    I see gear as subtle colors for your sound more than anything and there’s so many things you can add or do it just makes your head spin sometimes. You can definitely make more drastic changes to your sound by making subtle changes in your technique etc. Even changing the type of pick you use will probably make you sound more different than switching to a different guitar. I cant remember where I saw or read an interview with barney kessel talking about charlie christian but he said that charlie used one of those huge triangle picks like a bass pick and use predominantly all down strokes and held the thing with 2 fingers and anchored the free fingers against the pick guard. He said he locked them down there real tight and they never moved basically. Just the all down strokes alone is huge in his tone, so many people play his licks myself included and if you listen closely it doesn’t sounde like him really at all because of the picking. And wow I have gone on a rant again, this is what happens when I get over tired aha sorry fellas. As far as what we are actually talking about I have been gigging with my blues junior lately and really liking it and its stock as a rock. They are louder than you expect to I played in a large room last weekend and only had the thing on 4. Would probably struggle with a loud drummer but if your drummer is drowning out a 15 watt amp playing this kind of music they are definitely doin it wrong.

    in reply to: R.C. Allen Guitars #1486
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    Especially dig that headstock and inlay

    in reply to: R.C. Allen Guitars #1485
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    Bad ass! I have to be honest Im not usually a fan of darker colored guitars as far as looks but that looks really killer. Cant wait to hear it

    in reply to: New guitar! #1466
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    I hope so man.. I hope I can do it a little justice. Heres a quick bit of pickin on it although hard to do it any justice with a video from my phone haha.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=174fXRIFgAU

    in reply to: TK Smith CCII Pickup #1451
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    Thanks for the kind word fellas your all gentleman! Yeah ya gotta have a cc pup in something they are just plain cool! I jacked the first a section from this ben webster solo I thought it was super cool.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKXO1M2YZOc

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