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Organic Sounds Select Guitars 10-20-2019 10:06 PM

Ain’t No Sunshine instrumental, 6 and 12 strings
 
Always loved this great Bill Withers tune. This is more of an interpretation than a cover. I posted a version here a couple of years ago, my one and only post that included singing. After listening again recently, I decided to expand the guitar parts and eliminate the singing. I’m using my Kopp K-35, and for the heck of it I also recorded with my Seagull 12 string. For those who have an interest in comparing: does anyone prefer this on a 12 string? Thanks as always for listening and comments!



Here’s the Seagull:

reeve21 10-21-2019 04:59 AM

Very nice, Larry. Tasty licks and great variation in the dynamics. I went into this pretty sure I would prefer the six string, since that is my normal default, but I ended up liking them both very much. Great job!

islandguitar 10-21-2019 07:55 AM

Oh man, Larry, these were great!! I ended up liking the 12'er! The six string gives you some great bass, but the additional complexity of the 12 over all the melody really does it for me. (your playing does the job!).
You've got some great chops.......loved them both.
All the best from Rhode Island, hope you are doing well.
Fred

Organic Sounds Select Guitars 10-21-2019 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by reeve21 (Post 6191634)
Very nice, Larry. Tasty licks and great variation in the dynamics. I went into this pretty sure I would prefer the six string, since that is my normal default, but I ended up liking them both very much. Great job!

Thanks Bob! I sure appreciate the nice words. I did the 12 string version mainly out of curiosity, and liked it a little more than I expected. Thanks for commenting!
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Originally Posted by islandguitar (Post 6191722)
Oh man, Larry, these were great!! I ended up liking the 12'er! The six string gives you some great bass, but the additional complexity of the 12 over all the melody really does it for me. (your playing does the job!).
You've got some great chops.......loved them both.
All the best from Rhode Island, hope you are doing well.
Fred

Hi Fred, thanks! I appreciate it, and am somewhat surprised! I don’t play the 12 string much, trying to find the right use for it. It’s a bit of a trade off for me with this bluesy type of playing - more complex sound, but less subtlety and feel.
I’m healing slowly, thanks for the good wishes, hope you’re well out there in R.I.!

rick-slo 10-21-2019 08:39 PM

Nicely done. I like the more blusey tone of the six string better on this tune.

Glennwillow 10-22-2019 11:01 AM

Wow Larry!

Both performances were great, a lot of fun watching and listening to you.

I'm not sure I have a favorite there, because both performances sounded great. I really liked the clarity of the Kopp 6-string, but the 12-string had its own cool character, as well.

You get some very nice, bluesy tones out of those guitars. You must have pretty strong fingers! Very nice - very well done!

I hope you are healing well.

- Glenn

SoCalSurf 10-22-2019 11:38 AM

Loved both versions of this song, Larry. What a great diversion from your recovery!

Organic Sounds Select Guitars 10-23-2019 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by rick-slo (Post 6192382)
Nicely done. I like the more blusey tone of the six string better on this tune.

Thanks Derek! I think I agree with you on this.
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Originally Posted by Glennwillow (Post 6192790)
Wow Larry!

Both performances were great, a lot of fun watching and listening to you.

I'm not sure I have a favorite there, because both performances sounded great. I really liked the clarity of the Kopp 6-string, but the 12-string had its own cool character, as well.

You get some very nice, bluesy tones out of those guitars. You must have pretty strong fingers! Very nice - very well done!

I hope you are healing well.

- Glenn

Thanks Glenn! Strong fingers are a job requirement for me. Thanks for the nice words!
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Originally Posted by SoCalSurf (Post 6192818)
Loved both versions of this song, Larry. What a great diversion from your recovery!

Hey Lenny, thanks!

rémy64 10-24-2019 01:28 AM

For me with Kopp K-35 is better :)

Organic Sounds Select Guitars 10-25-2019 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by rémy64 (Post 6194082)
For me with Kopp K-35 is better :)

Thanks Remy! I appreciate it!

Lkristians 10-25-2019 11:32 AM

Outstanding
 
Really well done, Larry. Bravo!
From another Larry!

mawmow 10-26-2019 10:46 AM

Thanks for sharing these two great performances. Which I prefer ? I would say it relies on the context : as a solo performance, I would prefer the six strings version as I found it has more twang and versatility on the bluesy phrases. As an accompaniment, I find the twelve strings has a riched tone. Both are very valuable !

Organic Sounds Select Guitars 10-27-2019 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Lkristians (Post 6195206)
Really well done, Larry. Bravo!
From another Larry!

Always nice to hear from another Larry...thanks!!
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Originally Posted by mawmow (Post 6195962)
Thanks for sharing these two great performances. Which I prefer ? I would say it relies on the context : as a solo performance, I would prefer the six strings version as I found it has more twang and versatility on the bluesy phrases. As an accompaniment, I find the twelve strings has a riched tone. Both are very valuable !

Thanks Mawmow! A common thread lately has been something along the lines of “why do we need more than one guitar?”. I appreciate your comment - different contexts, different sounds...makes it fun!


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