I still (sometimes) play electric

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VikingBlues
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I still (sometimes) play electric

Post by VikingBlues » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:25 pm

I checked out whether the Hagstrom Viking Deluxe was still Ok last night, and whether I could still play it.

The strings are a bit past their best - not changed for well over a year I think. I was just noodling on it through the SuperChamp XD while a David Wallimann backing track played through the acoustic amp.

It didn't sound awful so I put the little Zoom H4n recorder down in front of the amps and recorded a couple of attempts.

This was one of them (on Box.com) - :music2: https://app.box.com/s/sgkc7p9a597q8wwggn5v6gt57hkcadwx

No pedals, no editing / EQ on the computer. The Backing track is called "Emotional Aeolian Ballad" and is a mix of E Aeolian and F# Aeolian which gives a nice variation. I'm afraid the balance of sound for the recorder from the two amps wasn't very good and the backing track is a bit quiet compared to the guitar - I should have checked it first!

I did quite enjoy it and I seem to be playing even slower than ever. :thumbsup:
But I'm not used to the weight of an electric guitar any more - at 8lbs it's twice the weight of my acoustics. :sad:
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!

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Re: I still (sometimes) play electric

Post by 12bar » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:38 pm

You should check that guitar more often :banana:
Beautiful tone and great noodling over the BT. I gave it a try, but the rhythm is a bit strange and needs some time to get into it. You've done well! :thumbsup:

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Re: I still (sometimes) play electric

Post by MichaelRobinson » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:51 pm

Crystal clear and soft tone. Relaxed style. I like the song. Well done VB.......... :clap: :thumbsup:

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Re: I still (sometimes) play electric

Post by VikingBlues » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:01 pm

SH55 Alnico 2 pickups - VB recipe for a perfect semi-acosutic guitar!

Thanks guys - glad you liked the noodling. :thumbsup:
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!

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