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Old 12-23-2012, 12:14 PM
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Perhaps, a little something with less reverb to hear the genuine Olson mojo ?
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That is just a gorgeous sound!! Enjoy!
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Excellent playing and the guitar sounds fantastic. Thanks for taking the time to upload a clip once again. Merry Christmas!
Thank you!

Merry Christmas to you too!
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:20 PM
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Well, I realize I am prejudiced because I really like the Olson SJ sound, but I think that recording of your new Olson is just gorgeous. I listened to your other versions of the same song in comparison and I like the Olson best. All versions are really beautifully done, all sound wonderful, but my preference is the sound of your new Olson.

WOW!!!

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Thanks, Glenn!

I agree with you -- but I must admit that the recording with the Olson features better playing on my part and better recording conditions altogether.

The Olson does have a sweet and piercing quality in the treble along with a very defined bass. I also like the natural "compression" that seems to be the SJ's trademark.

I can't wait to post some videos of this guitar!
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That is just a gorgeous sound!! Enjoy!
Thanks for listening, Mike! I am having a great time playing the guitar!
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Congrats on the new guitar.
OK, just because you're two of my favourite anti-reverb AGFers...

Here's the dry version:

https://soundcloud.com/syndicatedart...ough-1/s-cexTK
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Congrats on the guitar....I've followed the thread for some time...and gorgeous too! THE TREE is something else!
Nice to hear the dry recording......there's certainly resonance to that guitar.
Do you ever comment on your recording set-up? I love the depth of your wet sound...( mics used, programs? plug-ins? external recording gear?) I'm very new to that dept.

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OK, just because you're two of my favourite anti-reverb AGFers...
Have you listened to my recordings? I'm a dedicated reverberator!

And this sounds great. The guitar sounds so wonderfully huge yet very immediate or intimate. Sure doesn't need much added "wetness" from a deep reverb. Thanks for posting.
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Mau,

Well, I realize I am prejudiced because I really like the Olson SJ sound, but I think that recording of your new Olson is just gorgeous. I listened to your other versions of the same song in comparison and I like the Olson best. All versions are really beautifully done, all sound wonderful, but my preference is the sound of your new Olson.

WOW!!!

- Glenn
I have to agree here. I've listened to all the versions of this tune Joe has put up and The Olson sounds far and away the best of them all to me.

Great playing Joe, and beautiful guitar Jim!
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OK, just because you're two of my favourite anti-reverb AGFers...

Here's the dry version:

https://soundcloud.com/syndicatedart...ough-1/s-cexTK
Thanks for that...
Now, that sound gives me goosebumps and your sensitive playing...just wonderful !
Personally, I find too much reverb does not give a great guitar enough room to add something special, and, additionally, hides a good player's touch...
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I'm a big fan of all your music Mau and really enjoyed getting to hear a "dry" run... and it sounds so rich and warm. What a beautiful looking guitar and a wonderful build thread... thanks for sharing. Joyeux Noel at Bonne Annee, Berf
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Nice playing as always Mau. I actually enjoy both renditions equally, some parts with the Kraut more and others with the Olson more. What are the tunings used for each - sounds like different keys which does make it difficult for direct comparison.

Anyway, I think you have two stunning guitars here which seem to both excel in different ways without making the other redundant at all. Just my opinion though...
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Congrats on the guitar....I've followed the thread for some time...and gorgeous too! THE TREE is something else!
Nice to hear the dry recording......there's certainly resonance to that guitar.
Do you ever comment on your recording set-up? I love the depth of your wet sound...( mics used, programs? plug-ins? external recording gear?) I'm very new to that dept.

Great playing and Merry Christmas!
Fred
Thanks, Fred!

And Merry Christmas to you as well!

I use an Apogée MiC plugged into an iPad3 and GarageBand. The reverb is the default one, which I set to about 40%.

There is no further processing of the sound. Everything is uploaded directly from the iPad.

I am planning to upgrade to a MacBook Air, Apogée Duet and a pair of condenser mics as soon as the MacBook Air becomes available with the Retina display. The iPad is great and simple -- but having a pair of mics would be so much nicer...
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Have you listened to my recordings? I'm a dedicated reverberator!
I was kidding of course...


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And this sounds great. The guitar sounds so wonderfully huge yet very immediate or intimate. Sure doesn't need much added "wetness" from a deep reverb. Thanks for posting.
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Thanks for that...
Now, that sound gives me goosebumps and your sensitive playing...just wonderful !
Personally, I find too much reverb does not give a great guitar enough room to add something special, and, additionally, hides a good player's touch...
Thank you for your kind words and for your tactful way of approaching the reverb issue.

Personally, I hate the dry version. I wouldn't play traditional blues with a wet signal -- nor would I play Si Bheag Si Mhor and most of the airy stuff without it. That's the sound that I like.

I posted a link to the dry version just so you could hear the guitar without any effects -- and also to show you how the reverb doesn't dramatically alter the tone of the guitar. It's still very much the same tone -- except with a bit of extra colour.

I'm not a traditionalist or a purish, and I don't know that any of my guitars "need" reverb -- but I just like it that way. I've been a guitar player for over two thirds of my life and I don't think I could change my preferences at this point -- nor would I have any reason to do so.
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