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Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by Kilgore Trout, Oct 14, 2019.
Playing the big ol' archtop:
Wow! Really enjoyed that.
That's some sweeeeet playing sir! Really really nice...
The pickup jumped out at me since it brings back memories of my dad on those rare occasions he'd clamp it onto his L-48 and plug in. Is that an L-4 you're playing?
Great performance of a great song. Thanks!
The DeArmond FHC "Guitar Mike" was very popular indeed. This one is dated October 1950, but they made them for many years virtually unchanged. The guitar is a 1947 L7.
What a sound!
did you use a backing track? If so, which one? I like better than the ones I’ve been finding on the net.
That was great - nice one!
It's from Hal Leonard's Real Book backing tracks, vol. 1.
thanks Kilgore. Last question, I promise. What kind of guitar and amp? I know the tone is in your technique mostly, But always curious about gear... I (try) to play jazz with my tele on the neck pickup and really like the tone, but not quite as airy or rich as yours.
1947 Gibson L7 through a Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb reissue.
thanks! And again, a great take on a beautiful tune.
Enjoyed that - thank you!
Smooth stuff Kilgore.
Great playing … motifs, nice chordal punches, in’n’out. As an added bonus, with that FHC you have what for me is THE jazz guitar sound. Hats off to you.
If I may, I’ll just add a performance of my big band … not happy about my tone (it was a poor little champ pushed on 12…) but I think it fits nicely here. It’s the same arrangement!
Thanks for this. Great-sounding band. I played in a big band for a number of years that played that Basie arrangement, but we didn't do it nearly so well. The guitar really cuts through with that Freddie Green comping. Nice job.
what a great performance! I love big bands. Not Many folks doing that these days. Lots of talent in that room.