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Old 01-14-2005, 10:16 PM
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Anyone ever heard of Trace Bundy, the Acoustic Ninja? This guy is awesome - he uses a ton of cool techniques like tapping, harmonics, percussion, multiple capos, etc. He's definitely the best guitarist I've ever seen live. He plays a Taylor too. Here are some of his videos from his website:

Dueling Ninjas: http://www.tracebundy.com/trace_data...lingNinjas.wmv
Hot Capo Stew: http://www.tracebundy.com/trace_data...apo%20Stew.wmv
Canon: http://www.tracebundy.com/trace_data/videos/Canon.wmv
Patanga: http://www.tracebundy.com/trace_data/videos/Patanga.wmv
Urban Challenge: http://www.tracebundy.com/trace_data...0Challenge.wmv

Very cool. His DVD is awesome.

(I don't know if I posted this in the right spot or not. If not, feel free to move it)
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Old 01-14-2005, 10:51 PM
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I just started playing a year ago and that guy makes me want to put down my guitar, lest I think I'll never been 1/2 as good as his middle finger is Simply awesome. I'm going to order his DVD's next week. Thanks for the link!
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I think I'll never been 1/2 as good as his middle finger is Simply awesome.
Dude, I'm sure you'll be better than his middle finger! However, I don't think you should ask him to show you his middle finger the next time you see him
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Old 01-15-2005, 12:16 AM
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is he using a taylor 314ce?
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Old 01-15-2005, 12:45 AM
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is he using a taylor 314ce?
It actually looks to be a 514ce Cedar from a few years back (abalone rosette).
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Old 01-15-2005, 02:37 AM
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I just started playing a year ago and that guy makes me want to put down my guitar, lest I think I'll never been 1/2 as good as his middle finger is

Just practice tapping 10 minutes a day, 3 days per week.
A highly amplified guitar, scales, hammer-ons, pull-offs,
and two handed tapping is his secret.
There's also a couple of other guitars in the mix.





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It actually looks to be a 514ce Cedar from a few years back (abalone rosette).
I think his CD is even better than the DVD! It is definitely a 714. It has Rosewood Back/Sides, that you can see on the DVD.
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Old 01-15-2005, 09:57 AM
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Anyone ever heard of Trace Bundy, the Acoustic Ninja? This guy is awesome - he uses a ton of cool techniques like tapping, harmonics, percussion, multiple capos, etc. He's definitely the best guitarist I've ever seen live. He plays a Taylor too. Here are some of his videos from his website:

Dueling Ninjas: http://www.tracebundy.com/trace_data...lingNinjas.wmv
Hot Capo Stew: http://www.tracebundy.com/trace_data...apo%20Stew.wmv
Canon: http://www.tracebundy.com/trace_data/videos/Canon.wmv
Patanga: http://www.tracebundy.com/trace_data/videos/Patanga.wmv
Urban Challenge: http://www.tracebundy.com/trace_data...0Challenge.wmv

Very cool. His DVD is awesome.

(I don't know if I posted this in the right spot or not. If not, feel free to move it)

Check out Andy McKee... The video for "Drifting" is amazing!!

http://www.andymckee.com/cut1.rm (right click, save as) works best!
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A highly amplified guitar, scales, hammer-ons, pull-offs,
and two handed tapping is his secret.
I get that the gain is cranked way up for the tapping but what I don't understand is how balanced the strumming sounds are when the gain is cranked up so high to bring up the taps???

Can anyone help me understand?
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Yeah, I think Fngrstyl is right, it's a 714ce. You are also right that the CD from the CD/DVD combo is awesome. I listen to it all the time. His DVD has some pretty funny special features on it though - like ninjas fighting in the background during his song "Acoustic Ninja".

He has a newer song that he played at his concert where he moves the capos around as he plays, throughout the song. I've never seen anything like it. Very fun.

This song is pretty cool too: http://www.tracebundy.com/trace_data...s/Trespass.wmv

I got his CD/DVD off of his website. I received it in like 3 days.
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I think he uses a looper on that last one. Cool stuff.
His gain must be set high which is why he has that feedback buster in the sound hole.
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I think he uses a looper on that last one. Cool stuff.
His gain must be set high which is why he has that feedback buster in the sound hole.
He doesnt have a Feedback Buster. If you watch the DVD you can see that he doesnt. It does look like it a little from the videos off the web.
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I just started playing a year ago and that guy makes me want to put down my guitar, lest I think I'll never been 1/2 as good as his middle finger is
Cool stuff . . . the secret, though, is that it looks a lot harder than it actually is.

I learned some of these techniques when I was imitating Michael Hedges, and I've written a couple of pieces that are all tapping like that. I decided not to record them, though, because it's just doesn't feel like "me" . . . it always makes me feel like I'm trying to be Hedges, or Preston Reed, etc.

I like watching and listening to players like that, though.
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I just got my looper a couple weeks ago and didn't even think of the tapping thing, though I have 2 tunes I do that on. (Not as well of course). Still say there is a feedback buster, just like mine as a matter of fact. But I will admit I was wrong once, back in '87 on a Tuesday morning around 10:37. I had the Flu and it was snowing.
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I just got my looper a couple weeks ago and didn't even think of the tapping thing, though I have 2 tunes I do that on. (Not as well of course). Still say there is a feedback buster, just like mine as a matter of fact. But I will admit I was wrong once, back in '87 on a Tuesday morning around 10:37. I had the Flu and it was snowing.
lol.. just once? that was funny. Trust me, there isn't one. You can see some of the bracing through the soundhole on the DVD.
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