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Comment by Michael S. Jackson on January 17, 2010 at 9:46am
Ed Sparks - You asked if I wanted to join the Gibson Acoustic Owners' Group but at the time I didn't have a Gibson acoustic (several electrics, but no acoustic). Well, I corrected that. Sort of. I just bought a Gibson TG-O, 1964. It's a ball to play and sounds great. Does this qualify me for the group?
Comment by Jonathan Gates on January 12, 2010 at 3:57pm
I bought an Indian Scout guitar for $80 to haul around in bad weather. Add a padded bag and tax, it was $100. With a minor set up of adjusted neck, trimmed frets, new strings and an oiled fretboard, all complimentary, it is pretty decent Even my snooty vintage guitar owner friends were impressed, if not a tad, p.o.’ed that something that cheap could sound as good. No, no, not THAT good, but pretty good. I have a ’65 Gibson, a’64 Guild and new Martin D-35.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp&q=indiana+scout+guit...
Comment by gary rejsek on January 6, 2010 at 7:23pm
finally figured out how to post a pix of my guitar1 now I have to get one of myself and my guitar1 baby steps
Comment by Denise McLeod on January 4, 2010 at 9:39pm
I posted a picture or 2 of my J45 on my page.
Comment by Edward Sparks on January 4, 2010 at 3:07pm
Hi Twobits,
Welcome to my Gibson Group...please post some pictures of your Gibson...we love this kind of "stuff!" I have a J160E, which is sort of a J45 with a P100 Humbucker at the end of the fingerboard (it actually joins the body at the 15th fret!) and a volume and tone on the top lower bout...John Lennon and George Harrison used them in the early Beatles, but unlike what they had, mine has "X" bracing and solid woods all around.
Edward
http://mysite.verizon.net/emsparks/index.htm
Comment by Ian Goodsman on January 4, 2010 at 1:42pm
Been following your comments about pickups etc. I have an L-00 reissue with the LR Baggs and I now don't worry about the PA systems I might encounter. I have also had a few good comments back about the sound but I am really interested in the Venue DI and will go and have a look myself in the hopes I might get a more realistic acoustic sound. I seem to remember Martin Simpson using a Highlander blended sound using both an under the saddle and a mike inside the soundhole - too expensive for me. As far as amplification goes - I am intending trying an AER Compact. I know several people that use these both as a small venue PA and for on-stage monitoring of their sound - Tommy Emmanuel being probably the most notable for me. Cheers, Ian
Comment by Denise McLeod on January 4, 2010 at 12:44pm
Well my best advice to you is to bring your guitar and pick-up to a store that has the Venue DI in stock so you can try it out. I also have a 12 string I use a fishman for but haven't tested the DI with that pick-up yet. I suspect it will be good though based on the difference it made with the Gibson. I will try it and let you know the results. The DI I found to help significantly when attending jams where you don't have great PA equipment or people around that really understand how to dial up the guitar properly. It doesn't matter what gear they have, the guitar sound control is at your fingertips and plays true.
Comment by Steve Titcomb on January 4, 2010 at 12:39pm
That is interesting. Since I've been shopping for an amp I've read a fair amount that suggests only buying an amp intended for an acoustic guitar. Sounds like the pre-amp could simplify the process. Thanks for your input.
Comment by Denise McLeod on January 4, 2010 at 12:20pm
The preamp I bought is absolutely amazing. Doesn't matter what equipment is available, it allows the true J45 tone to come through. I use a Crate Gunnison 60 watt acoustic amp which has 2 channels on stage when I am performing. Teaming is up with the Venue DI is oustanding as well.
Comment by Steve Titcomb on January 4, 2010 at 12:18pm
My J-45 is an old one, probably a 1946 so no pick up in the guitar. I've used a Fishman pickup in the sound hole but wasn't really happy with the resulting sound quality through a PA.. Un-amplified, this guitar has a huge sound.
I've recently purchased a J-190 EC that has two pickups. Still shopping for an amp. This is the guitar I plan to use for gigs. My challenge has been getting sufficient treble. Perhaps the pre-amp you suggested could help.
 

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