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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2013-02-15T21:45:21+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=13350 2013-02-15T21:45:21+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13350&p=116207#p116207 <![CDATA[Re: My tone is a good place to start, first post]]>
Lo-Fi wrote:
Welcome

Back when I played alot of electric I did love me some G&Ls. I owned a Broadcaster, an 1986 ASAT and a 1st body style Interceptor (which was my favorite G&L). I plugged into a 1955 Fender Twin.

To play the Devil's Advocate a bit, this whole tonal palette thing is lost on me. I have been playing 50+ years and I guess just ain't a Tone Hound. Pretty much most guitars will work for me as long as it has a beefy neck and wide nut (I only play with my fingers). Not real picky about amps either. But I am glad there are a whole lot of players out there pursuing technique and tone as diligently as they possibly can because it leaves this whole other area open to folks like me.

Do you play lapsteel? That has a big wide nut. I don't know why I got rid of mine =/.

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2013-01-21T00:53:41+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13350&p=115502#p115502 <![CDATA[Re: My tone is a good place to start, first post]]> Statistics: Posted by 447E.14th — Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:53 am


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2013-01-20T14:37:39+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13350&p=115495#p115495 <![CDATA[Re: My tone is a good place to start, first post]]>
Could you imagine Michelangelo giving Van Gogh an earful "Dude! You have to see the textures this new palamino horse hair brush creates. It's the visual bomb!"

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2013-01-19T23:39:25+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13350&p=115468#p115468 <![CDATA[Re: My tone is a good place to start, first post]]> Statistics: Posted by 601blues — Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:39 pm


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2013-01-17T23:53:22+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13350&p=115439#p115439 <![CDATA[Re: My tone is a good place to start, first post]]> Statistics: Posted by Clifford D — Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:53 pm


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2013-01-17T19:12:28+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13350&p=115434#p115434 <![CDATA[Re: My tone is a good place to start, first post]]> I've been playing harp since the mid-60's, and I believe that tone gets more convincing with experience and confidence. I've noticed when I've sat in with good bands who don't know me that when I gotta take a break/solo, I often get these looks from somebody on stage like "holy shit", 'cuz they had no idea what to expect.

I'm not bragging; I had nothing to do with this. I fell in love with an instrument, and really a genre (blues), and I just followed the path it led me down. It has freed me from 98% of my ego when I play.. and that's what I love about it.
But, tone is just one vehicle of expression, and you gotta have alot more. Phrasing, dynamics, listening, rhythm/groove, execution, and wisdom all work together. Focus needs to be on every minute detail, while keeping the tune as a body in the big picture. That's why it's important to shape every note on its own.. even down to working a tone DURING the note: understanding attack and decay, and what you can get away with based on the duration of the note.
It's a huge cavern in a series of caves connected to each other. There's infinite space to explore, and a surprise around every corner.

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2013-01-17T18:45:57+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13350&p=115433#p115433 <![CDATA[Re: My tone is a good place to start, first post]]>
On the odd chance anyone's curious about my tone,
http://vimeo.com/33174814

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2013-01-14T01:17:52+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13350&p=115396#p115396 <![CDATA[Re: My tone is a good place to start, first post]]> Statistics: Posted by panhead201 — Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:17 am


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Now I'm in my sixties and I'm still improving and hope to continue right up until they nail me in my box.

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2013-01-13T19:23:43+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13350&p=115389#p115389 <![CDATA[Re: My tone is a good place to start, first post]]>
Back when I played alot of electric I did love me some G&Ls. I owned a Broadcaster, an 1986 ASAT and a 1st body style Interceptor (which was my favorite G&L). I plugged into a 1955 Fender Twin.

To play the Devil's Advocate a bit, this whole tonal palette thing is lost on me. I have been playing 50+ years and I guess just ain't a Tone Hound. Pretty much most guitars will work for me as long as it has a beefy neck and wide nut (I only play with my fingers). Not real picky about amps either. But I am glad there are a whole lot of players out there pursuing technique and tone as diligently as they possibly can because it leaves this whole other area open to folks like me.

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