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Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:42 am
by dubkitty
or you could accessorize it with a multi-colored satin cape like the cat in Acid Mothers Temple.

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:18 pm
by JereFuzz
dubkitty wrote:
JereFuzz wrote:Image

Here's my (Romanian-made) Irish Bouzouki. Very nice and shockingly inexpensive. Haven't tried the EQ yet ...


i've been looking at Portuguese-style mandolins--the ones with the same kind of teardrop shape and flat top/back--and should have realized that the Romanians that make the hella-cheap ones would make bouzoukis too. that would be perfect to take on my road trip. hmmmmmm....can you play shoegaze on it?


I don’t see why not but its pickup is a piezo so you may be limited with distortions. Everything else should sound fine. It’s a Hora btw. And I like the deeper/bassist sound of the IB vs mandolin or octave mandolin.

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 1:34 pm
by dubkitty
i was sort of joking about the shoegaze thing, though i suppose that with the right tuning it'd work. the longer string length makes it thwaaaaaaaaaaaaang more than a mandolin.

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 9:30 am
by dubkitty
so i think i'm gonna pick one of these up. i found a Hora model with finish/appointments that i prefer to the blonde one:

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without the low-rent electronics. i prefer a microphone in front of an acoustic instrument, and if i need to electrify Luna (of all companies!) makes or made a solidbody bouzouki with two Firebird-style pickups that looks like an absolute weapon:

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Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:35 pm
by JereFuzz
dubkitty wrote:so i think i'm gonna pick one of these up. i found a Hora model with finish/appointments that i prefer to the blonde one:

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without the low-rent electronics. i prefer a microphone in front of an acoustic instrument, and if i need to electrify Luna (of all companies!) makes or made a solidbody bouzouki with two Firebird-style pickups that looks like an absolute weapon:

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Dayum, you better wear a tank top and bandana when playing that AXE!

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:39 pm
by JereFuzz
dubkitty wrote:so i think i'm gonna pick one of these up. i found a Hora model with finish/appointments that i prefer to the blonde one:

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without the low-rent electronics. i prefer a microphone in front of an acoustic instrument, and if i need to electrify Luna (of all companies!) makes or made a solidbody bouzouki with two Firebird-style pickups that looks like an absolute weapon:

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But it looks cool ... you may want to consider buying an attachable piezo and run it into an acoustimax.

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 7:49 pm
by dubkitty
if the soundhole were larger i would use the Seymour Duncan Acoustic Tube, which is what Ira from Yo La Tengo uses on his acoustic guitar. a piezo is possible, maybe something like those old Barcus-Berry surface-mount transducers that mounted with double-sided foam tape. the other thing about the stock pickup/pre is that i really dislike it when they cut a hole in the side of a defenseless acoustic instrument for the control panel.

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:48 pm
by MrNovember
I just bought one of these for $40CDN
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Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:55 am
by JereFuzz
MrNovember wrote:I just bought one of these for $40CDN
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Look above - I have one in spruce. Very nice sound. I would like to make a song with the Dulcimer, electric bass, and Cumbus saz for a non-six string jam.

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:05 am
by JereFuzz
JereFuzz wrote:
MrNovember wrote:I just bought one of these for $40CDN
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Look above - I have one in spruce. Very nice sound. I would like to make a song with the Dulcimer, electric bass, and Cumbus saz for a non-six string jam.

Oh, and the korg ms20 for some drone hiss

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:07 am
by MrNovember
Sounds like a great jam!

Mine is the Mahogany one, currently tuned DAD. It is actually super fun to play and it's pretty great quality too

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:39 am
by dubkitty
i have never, ever seen anyone playing a dulcimer in guitar position before...they're usually played sitting flat on your lap.

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:31 am
by MrNovember
dubkitty wrote:i have never, ever seen anyone playing a dulcimer in guitar position before...they're usually played sitting flat on your lap.

Technically, these are diatonic instruments "inspired" by a duclimer. They have weird fret spacing, which I assume produces notes similar to what you would find on a dulcimer.

I'm still very surprised by how good they sound and feel.

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:37 am
by dubkitty
yeah, the fret spacing is pivotal.

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:51 pm
by Heraclitus Akimbo
Somali kaban (oud lute) grooves!

Saw this dude opening for The Dwarfs of East Agouza (Sam Shalabi/Alan Bishop) a couple months ago:



His recent tape is also name-your-price on Bandcamp: https://omarbongo.bandcamp.com/album/gor-gor