This was recorded Wednesday 5-23 at my local open mic. I'm playing my Walden G640 with 2 month old John Pearse phosphor bronze light gage strings. The pickup is an active Schatten HFN going into a direct box which feeds the PA. I'm wearing Jack Purcell sneakers just like I had 50 years ago when I was 13! Comments on the guitar tone are welcome. Comments on the playing and singing are not!
How about comments on the sneakers?... ;-)
Well, I like the guitar tone - AND the playing - AND the singing...
Hope those comments are OK... ;-)
Thanks. I'm far from the best at most open mics but nobody has more fun than I do! Here's what the sneakers look like. Pretty cool, eh?
Well done! You should have left the applause in. I thought the playing and singing were very good. I am curious why, did you tell us the strings were 2 months old? Do they suit your sound better as they age?
Thanks for the positive comment. The string age mention was just a point of reference. They aren't brand new but aren't dead either. I will probably change them before my next appearance. I like fresh strings and so does this guitar.
Sounds great! Are you happy with the Schatten? I'm thinking of removing the stock undersaddle pick-up on my guitar and installing a passive Schatten HFN and mating it to the existing onboard preamp. Did you do your own install? If so, was it fairly easy to place the pick-up?
Yes very happy with it. Install was not difficult but I did make a fixture to make sure I got the pickup aligned directly under the saddle. Schatten tech support was very good and should be able to help you connect the passive pickup to your existing preamp.
Recorded 7-11-12. Same setup as last time (Walden G640 with Schatten HFN active pickup) except for 1 week old DR Sunbeam strings (which didn't sound appreciably different from the 3 month old John Pearse they replaced.) Fumbled the lyrics a couple times but hey, it's live and I'm an amateur!