Extension of “99 percent blues,” acoustic with slide guitar and my sweet new Gibson acoustic on rhythm. The new verses reflect the 8 raids on the Thomas Square Occupy Honolulu encampment. Still there though! Come down Sunday afternoon for Food Not Bombs and a jam with Laulani Teale and myself. Bring yer instruments if ya gottem and some munchies.
Here is the project for the next few weeks: slide guitar fest installment 1.
I will be learning how to record resonator guitar, play it, and pick up the ins and outs of my new digital field recorder, a Marantz PMD 671 with the basic preamp mod by Oade Bros. More on that another time.
The recording is through two matched Oktava mics set in an X about level with the twelfth fret from about three feet away to get a little of the room. I am going to try some different positions, maybe putting one mic on the resonator and the second a ways back to pick up the room ambiance next.
Update: I had the good fortune of playing a 1936 Dobro today and have come to appreciate that a vintage Dobro has certain advantages over the Rogue! Sweet guitar, so thanks to the folks at Pasadena Guitars for letting me try it, along with some nice acoustics and some sweet amps, especially the Matchless Independence 35. A steal at $3395, but I left it there, can you believe it?