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Old 06-06-2017, 12:48 PM
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:03 PM
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SK;

All I'm getting is black screen. Could be me. We'll see what others say...........
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:42 PM
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Working fine for me: impressive playing on a unique instrument.
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:00 PM
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What's your point? I don't hear much bass.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:09 AM
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String King...You have BLOWN MY SOCKS OFF!!! LOL
Very impressive Amigo & the mix on the synthesizer was superb...What orchestra program did you use on this?
Kudos...but now I have to find some more socks...sigh...
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:19 AM
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String King...You have BLOWN MY SOCKS OFF!!! LOL
Very impressive Amigo & the mix on the synthesizer was superb...What orchestra program did you use on this?
Kudos...but now I have to find some more socks...sigh...
Thanks so much for the compliment Claytone. I use a Fishman Triple Play triggering several different synths... Korg Kronos, the VSTs I use are Omnispher, Sampletank and Garritan Aria.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:32 PM
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Thanks so much for the compliment Claytone. I use a Fishman Triple Play triggering several different synths... Korg Kronos, the VSTs I use are Omnispher, Sampletank and Garritan Aria.
Awesome job Amigo...I have listened several times, and hear Great creativity!!!

BTW...My replacement socks had holes in them...LOL...
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:01 PM
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Awesome job Amigo...I have listened several times, and hear Great creativity!!!

BTW...My replacement socks had holes in them...LOL...
I'll be doing more videos demonstrating these incredible instruments. The Emerald X20 will be next. Here is a video I did a while back with the X5. Please subscribe to my channel for notifications on new uploads. Thanks again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxMm6xHUvTc
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Old 06-08-2017, 12:27 PM
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I'll be doing more videos demonstrating these incredible instruments. The Emerald X20 will be next. Here is a video I did a while back with the X5. Please subscribe to my channel for notifications on new uploads. Thanks again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxMm6xHUvTc
The original YouTube video was removed because I encoded it again in HD. Here is the new link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGm1GmYtiBo
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Old 06-08-2017, 05:38 PM
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Cool video and playing... wish my Amicus could do that...sigh...
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Cool video and playing... wish my Amicus could do that...sigh...
Thank you Kramster. Your Amicus will certainly do it. I have a few tips for you. First thing, get those strings super low. I have sanded down the saddles on all 3 of my Emeralds to the point of nearly fretting out, but not. Next, I believe the Amicus comes from Emerald tuned to D standard. I find that to be too stiff for most of the barre chords I need to play. For that particular song I tuned to C. Lastly, use open strings whenever possible. It really makes for interesting chord voicings and smooth voice leading...not to mention it takes no effort in the left hand to play open strings. It will take longer before you fatigue, also your intonation will be better. You really have to get your Emerald to play effortlessly and it is certainly possible to get it there. Best of luck to you.
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:24 AM
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Now if this not a perfect example for bringing back the x5.... I do not know what is.... it is much more then a travel guitar. I miss my little critter and hope it makes a re-appearance for sales someday!!!
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A way shorter neck than the X5
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Hi Robert,

I viewed the initial video of you playing the Amicus right after you posted, but didn't have time at the time to reply and have intended to come back to this thread. I just viewed both videos again. I have to say that your playing is impressive and you get everything out that these guitars can deliver. They sound great in your hands. Both of these guitars are quite small, yet they sound big...amplificarion surely helps. How do you feel about their raw acoustic volume? I've read before that the Amicus sounds mandolinish. I'm not overly knowledgeable with mandos, but I sense that although the Amicus may lean in that tone direction, it's still a unique instrument. The X5, if loud enough would make an ideal travel guitar, though the Journey OF660 may be even better for that.

Btw, nice touch with the prominent display of the Emerald mug. Reminds me of when Kramster sometimes inserts Gumby into his vids.
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Hi Robert, Reminds me of when Kramster sometimes inserts Gumby into his vids.
Hey don't drag me or the lil green guy (cause he is Gumby **** it) into this.
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Blackbird: Savoy
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