Recorded a song with my reso...

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Recorded a song with my reso...

Postby t bone bbq » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:40 pm

I recorded a version of "Walking Blues" on Saturday afternoon. I should have recorded it with a metronome as there are some timing issues, but that's okay. It was a quick recording.

I used my old Shure SH55 mic to record the reso, then recorded the vocals over it.

I've just recently within the past few months started getting serious about learning to play this guitar properly. It's fun to learn to play this stuff, but playing with fingerpicks takes some getting used to. Here's the link...hope you guys like it.

Link to my song...
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Postby zhyla » Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:27 pm

I like it. I take it those jetslides are pretty handy.
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Postby t bone bbq » Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:29 pm

zhyla wrote:I like it. I take it those jetslides are pretty handy.


They are, but I recorded Walking Blues with my Dunlop glass slide.
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Postby songdog » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:01 pm

I like the bass on your reso. What kind of guitar do you have?
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Postby t bone bbq » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:05 pm

songdog wrote:I like the bass on your reso. What kind of guitar do you have?


It's a stock Johnson JM-996 reso. They don't make them anymore. Brass body, still has the stock biscuit cone. It's basically like a Duolian I think with a 14-fret neck, but without the nickel plating. It has a greyish blue powder coat finish. It does seem to have a good amount of bass to it for a reso.
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Postby songdog » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:04 pm

Funny - that's what I have!

I guess I should record the thing so I can hear what it sounds like sittin on the other side of the guitar :D
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Postby t bone bbq » Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:02 pm

songdog wrote:Funny - that's what I have!

I guess I should record the thing so I can hear what it sounds like sittin on the other side of the guitar :D


Yup...it certainly sounds different that way. 8)
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Postby SlideBat » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:32 am

The sound is very clear and without distortions. How long have you played, this seriously encourages me to train. I have only played for some weeks and find it very hard....

Nice clip!
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Postby t bone bbq » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:11 pm

I've only been seriously practicing on my reso for about 3 or 4 months. I have played slide before, but always with a pick. I started using fingerpicks when I started working with the resonator...keep working on it!

Glad you liked the song. 8)
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Postby ricochet » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:20 pm

There's a HUGE difference in how one sounds sitting in your lap facing forward and how it sounds out in front of it! You can get some idea of what it sounds like by sitting facing into a corner and playing.

For playing miked, where the mic is makes a huge difference to the sound. Bob Brozman has some great tips on reso miking on his website.
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Postby t bone bbq » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:28 pm

I know it made a big difference in the recorded tone of the reso when I split the two parts up and mic'd the reso to record it first. Only problem was that I wanted to record both at the same time since I was happy that I could actually play it and sing it at the same time, but it didn't work out that way.

I'll check out Bob's site for the recording tips...thanks.
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Postby dabluz » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:51 pm

is it me, i can't get it to play.
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Postby SlideBat » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:52 pm

You need to download it to your computer with right click or the down arrow next to play button. I didnt manage to play it either otherwise.
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Postby dabluz » Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:35 am

thanks

sounds cool
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