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AN OLD GIRLFRIEND CAME BACK LAST NIGHT

Post by Ridgegrass » Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:52 pm

8) She was born in Kalamazoo in 1960. We split up a while back and she's been living with my son for a few years but he dropped her off to me last night. It was wonderful to hold her in my arms and run my fingers along her neck again. Her older sister, the blonde has been with me for a few years now. So now we're all under the same roof and should make some beautiful music together. 8)
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Hope you pickers enjoy my girls. J.O.
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Post by 1967redrider » Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:08 pm

Very nice, J.O'! I'm sure you three make beautiful music together. 🎶
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Post by srm65 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:24 pm

What year is the Kay?
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Post by WillyCamaro » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:58 am

Right up my alley mate. I bet they sound absolutely amazing, nothing like a ole dread to get the music a'flowing; aged like fine wine.
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Post by FRJ » Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:16 am

I know nothing about those instruments, but all three of them are mighty fine looking in that picture.
Is that called a bass fiddle in the back? What a piece of work that is. Wow.
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Post by Ridgegrass » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:59 pm

Thanks all. Really glad to have her back. Beautiful voice and my son had his luthier set her up to play wonderfully.

The Kay is a '53, C-1, not the top of the line like the "M" but it sounds really sweet. Gets a good bit of playing from my jamming guys who are happy not to have to bring their own. They say the '37 Kay, M-1 is the "Holy Grail". J.O'.

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Post by Ridgegrass » Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:53 pm

FRJ: yep, bass fiddle, "upright" bass, "doghouse" bass, "bull fiddle", as opposed to electric bass guitar. Only way to go in acoustic music. J.O'.

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Post by WillyCamaro » Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:41 am

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FRJ: yep, bass fiddle, "upright" bass, "doghouse" bass, "bull fiddle", as opposed to electric bass guitar. Only way to go in acoustic music. J.O'.
That tis plumb cool right there John; I didn't know those were the names for it... What are the differences between it, and a classical upright? I presume a bunch of americana tweaking, just like the fiddle?...
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Post by Ridgegrass » Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:48 am

No difference at all. They are actually not "Orchestra" size. Those are huge! "Band" basses are more of a 3/4 size. I've seen symphonies load in and those basses are packed in cases that look like they'd hold a car! J.O'.

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Post by Ridgegrass » Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:07 am

Willie, the difference between a "fiddle" and a violin is a common misconception. While there are different "styles" of violins made in French, Italian, German, etc. traditions, and different makers have their own signature workmanship, all violins are violins. The term "fiddle" is just another name for the instrument, no structural or functional difference. Big name concert violinists get to play the super expensive ones like Magini, Stradivarius, Amati, Guarneriius, etc. They have become so expensive that many belong to stewardship foundations who allow great players to perform with them but are not "owned" or sold. J.O'.

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Post by WillyCamaro » Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:21 pm

Huh! That tis most interesting John, I didn't know any of that...
Thank you for the bit of education mate!
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Post by Ridgegrass » Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:30 pm

Any deliveries yet?

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Post by WillyCamaro » Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:05 am

Yup mate, pickedup a suh-weeet Walden acousto-electric dread, back in June.

She's an absolutely fantastic axe; shockingly balanced fingerstyle vs picking, and the electronics are excellent to boot. She's one of these new generation of acoustic's, construction is ultra-modern.
Gorgeous to look at, the the fit-n-finish is perfect.

You know from first hand experience, that many of the "45" style blowout when light fingerpicking/strumming. Not here.
It's kinda freaky how the sounds hold "true", no matter what yer playing. It doesn't have a super Martin vibes going on, but neither is it Taylorish. More like the Gibson middleground, it's own thing going on.
But if you play hard, she does power into lovely bassy goodness. But still balanced... :)
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Post by WillyCamaro » Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:47 pm

Sorry to derail your thread mate (not!). Here's some pics of my new girl, drool as much as you wish too... ::tu::
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Post by Ridgegrass » Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:41 pm

Sweet! She's a beauty. But,
i meant knife deliveries. :D :D J.O'.

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Post by WillyCamaro » Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:51 pm

Thank you mate!
But wrong thread for iron... :D
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