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  1. Shull makes good videos. however I'd point out that several of the amps he recommends are ' boutique 'x amps, (some I've not heard of before) that you may have trouble finding at your local music store (certainly in Canada anyway). The one I do agree with is the Fender Blues Jr. and of course I'd add the Princeton Reverb, which are both widely available.
  2. I have a " roundback" guitar, a 1968 Ovation Standard Balladeer, that I've owned since about 1970. It is the 'deep bowl' model. It has a solid spruce top. The back and sides are 'Lyracord' , similar to fiberglass. It's tone is actually quite bright and lively, yet also sweet and articulate, which has improved with age. I have played newer ones with a ' shallow bowl' and found the tone similar, although with less volume and projection. These rely more on a pickup. So to finally answer your question, I'd say no. The depth has more to do with volume than with tone. Think of say a big Gibson SJ20
  3. Right. I like the Focusright headphones. They're comfortable and sound very good to me. I use them for general listening and recording. Are there better ones? Probably. But very satisfactory for my use.
  4. @Nairon Very well done! Your notes are nice and clear, and accurate. You got the tricky 3/4 timing down spot on, and let the notes ring out. Good job! ps maybe you should look into recording the rhythm track too, (chords). You could learn to use a D.A.W. (digital audio workstation) like Reaper (its free to download ) and record your melody over it. It's a great learning tool and satisfying to hear yourself play a full song too. (you'll need a computer interface like a Focusrite Scarlet Solo or 2i2. they cost about $200 USD)
  5. @Oldjock @Mike Hoodenpyle Hey thanks guys, it was fun and a treat to play with this really talented group, (albeit virtually) Yes, the production is amazing and I'm sure quite a job to put together.
  6. To get things started, here's my recording of "Moon River" from "The Song Hits" . I hope you enjoy it! "Moon River" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1] The song also won the 1962 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.[2] Moon River.mp3
  7. Once again, it was my priveledge to participate with an "ensemble" of 17 other jazz guitarists from 7 countries, as a project with Frank Vignola's Jazz Studio. Some great players here, and a very enjoyable listen! The song "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" is a song with music by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II has become a "jazz standard", covered by jazz greats like George Benson, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bing Crosby, Winton Kelly, and dozens more. I hope you enjoy listening! Please give it a thumbs up for JP Cousineau, Canada (Video) and Ron Ballantyne, U
  8. If the crack is stable, there may not be much you can do with it. Best to consult a Luther I think before doing anything with it
  9. That's great... you won't be disappointed. I forgot to mention, another amp. IF you're in a band or gig setting and need something a bit more powerful, the Fender Twin Reverb is a very well respected amp, used by professionals world wide.
  10. @Dolph Some folks do have a "flying pinky" that has to be tamed. Try fingering each note slowly and deliberately, while just lifting your fingers ever so slightly moving to the next note. Gentle finger stretches help too. And yes, with practice, you will improve this, if you concentrate. Best do it now as later it becomes an issue. Slowly and deliberately, every day.

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