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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2006-12-03 12:47 PM (#229526 - in reply to #229501)
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CHICK ROCK-- Nice phrase. I have a thing against women who won't play there own instruments.
Nice voice, can you play that for me?
I really have a thing against ANY musicain, male or female, who gets famous, then decides that they don't have to play there own music... Just sing.
Self-centered, ego-tripping, holier-than-thou... etc.
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2006-12-03 2:16 PM (#229527 - in reply to #229501)
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It seems to me that what we see as innovation is really just marketing. I've never been too interested in what's "in", in part, because it will be out next year and I can't afford to be fashionable.
I bought my first Ovation in part because it was popular with the artists at the time, but also because it was truly innovative, in the sense that it was different. To me it was the best playing and sounding guitar for what was then a ton of money for a couple about to get married--$245. I'm not too unhappy that other brands have become more popular. If Ovation went to a wood backed guitar to be innovative, it would just be a step backward. Doing what everyone else does may be popular, but it is hardly innovative. It's not even different, it would be just giving up on the direction that Ovation decided to take. If they went back, it wouldn't be Ovation.
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rededdie
Posted 2006-12-03 3:05 PM (#229528 - in reply to #229501)
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I agree, Arthur the phrase "over-priced Karaoke singer"comes to mind.
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FlicKreno aka Solid Top
Posted 2006-12-03 6:17 PM (#229529 - in reply to #229501)
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Mark has got a point there, now,a while ago I was talking (moaning) about that I wanted a JUMBO made by Ovation,even suggested to have a POLL about it, replies ranged anywhere from..too expensive..not called for..no market for it..so I went hunting for a JUMBO made by others,...Martin J-15 mahogany,the thing was smaller than a Dreadnought( they called it a mini-jumbo )..Hrmpf..J-40 was not that big..Gibson J-200 did not have a big sound..I was so disappointed that I invested in Home-Recording stuff..Now..the Market for JUMBO´s is expanding,I could imagine that it would be one way for ovation to Capitalize on a construction that no-one else has,even with the Lyracord bowl,longer scale could be optional,people with beefy fingers would welcome the extra space between the frets,let us imagine , large Top,reasonably slim bowl,fret accesibility up to 20th fret ( dual cut out )that would make it a USEFULL NOVELTY wich would be practical,and ( I am convinced )welcomed by many musicians...,and now I think it`s time to post a thread ;)
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Vic
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Jeff W.
Posted 2006-12-03 6:59 PM (#229530 - in reply to #229501)
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There's another facet to this discussion...

It's been well established and many people here know, I'm a huge Richard Thompson fan (some say, more like a crack whore) for 25 years. In those 25 years I have seen him countless times and I have seen him play exactly ONE brand of acoustic guitar... not only that, but ONE MODEL of that brand. Every tone, style, song and genre, be it; country, jazz, cajun, rock, folk, celtic, blues, big band, swing, archaic... all of it, from one model guitar. It's a testament to the true artist who makes his/her instrument sound good and makes it do what they want it to. Sure it helps to have a fine instrument but, RT is proof it's more Musician than instrument...
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2006-12-03 7:01 PM (#229531 - in reply to #229501)
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Good point Jeff. The music is in the player, not the instrument...
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FlicKreno aka Solid Top
Posted 2006-12-03 10:24 PM (#229532 - in reply to #229501)
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But is n`t Musician ~~ Instrument interactive :confused:
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Vic
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Englishplayer
Posted 2006-12-04 12:20 AM (#229533 - in reply to #229501)
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Well then. In the Alive in Seattle dvd, nancy plays a Martin almost exclusively. she does whip out a beautiful blueburst(?) Ovation 12 string and gets a great sound from it. Interesting how she has a signature Martin guitar, yet during her last summer show it was only 12 string and 6 string Takamines. Funny how she used that epiphone (in her adds) for only a 1-2 songs, but for most electric songs it was what one would expect. Sounds like old Nancy is a pretty bright cookie when in comes to picking up endorsement cashola. Is her music evolving or just her bank account? Either way, I'm sure there are many artists who would basically pick up just about anything and sound great. If I could, I'd pick up the cash also.
Whichever is true, she should keep rocking because, as I said earlier, her performance level is simply fantastic.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2006-12-04 12:51 AM (#229534 - in reply to #229501)
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You can put my name on a Porta-Potty if you give me enough money.
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Old Applause Owner
Posted 2006-12-04 6:17 PM (#229535 - in reply to #229501)
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Nancy uses a combination of single-coil (Telecaster) and humbucker (Les Paul) guitars for her electric songs, as appropriate....the LP tends to get brought out for the Zep stuff. She would never use it for something like "Straight On".

Yes, I noticed that she did NOT use a Martin during the show last summer....as long as she endorses the HD-35 signature model, I suppose Martin doesn't care.

The blue 12-string in the "Seattle" video is Ann's custom SSB Balladeer, which was mentioned before.

Roger
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stephent28
Posted 2006-12-04 8:57 PM (#229536 - in reply to #229501)
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What is Nancy playing in this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up2BPA-_Bvc&mode=related&search=
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Trader Jim
Posted 2006-12-04 9:12 PM (#229537 - in reply to #229501)
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I think all this comes down to one thing...
$$$$$$$ talks
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clrules
Posted 2006-12-05 2:37 AM (#229538 - in reply to #229501)
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She just signed off on a Martin D35 custom in her name. Drats! She looked sexier with the Ovations, especially the Adamas.
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stephent28
Posted 2006-12-05 6:17 PM (#229539 - in reply to #229501)
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NObody?????

Anybody?????

I am sure someone can identify that longnecked instrument Nancy is playing.
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Waskel
Posted 2006-12-05 6:27 PM (#229540 - in reply to #229501)
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It's a flute, Stephen...
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Jeff W.
Posted 2006-12-05 6:31 PM (#229541 - in reply to #229501)
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Is that not a bouzouki??

(they do make 6 stringers)
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Waskel
Posted 2006-12-05 8:23 PM (#229542 - in reply to #229501)
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Nancy is playing a dulcimer. Ann is playing a flute. I had them mixed up. My bad.
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stephent28
Posted 2006-12-05 11:01 PM (#229543 - in reply to #229501)
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Well, I suppose a flute could be considered a longneck instrument.

A dulcimer eh....thanks
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Old Applause Owner
Posted 2006-12-07 5:45 PM (#229544 - in reply to #229501)
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???????.....that is NOT a dulcimer!!!!!! I own several. Noway, nohow. Dulcimers sit on one's lap, and are generally not played standing up. The body is usually most of the length of the fretboard.

I vote for a 6-string bouzouki....it sounds like one. Something in the bouzouki/octave mandolin family.

Roger
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cliff
Posted 2006-12-07 10:26 PM (#229545 - in reply to #229501)
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Bouzouki.
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Waskel
Posted 2006-12-07 11:32 PM (#229546 - in reply to #229501)
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Upon closer examination (in full screen) I can state unequivocally that you are all crazy.


Yes, it looks like 6 string bouzouki. I was wrong.
But that doesn't change the fact that you're all crazy. :D
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Old Applause Owner
Posted 2006-12-08 6:20 PM (#229547 - in reply to #229501)
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Thanks for confirming what my wife has known for over 30 years..... :D

Roger
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Tim in Yucaipa
Posted 2006-12-08 6:56 PM (#229548 - in reply to #229501)
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...back to thinking outside the box... why not an Ovation (Roundback) Archtop, "F-hole" jazz guitar?....since they won't make a banjo....
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FlySig
Posted 2006-12-09 1:19 PM (#229549 - in reply to #229501)
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Just yesterday I had a really outside-the-box thought.

Ovation/Adamas classical string instruments. A contour bowl AAA Sitka or carbon fiber topped violin with built in piezo pickup. A deep bowl Viola. Ultra Deep Bowl upright string bass.

It could be a real revolution.
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cliff
Posted 2006-12-09 1:27 PM (#229550 - in reply to #229501)
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There IS a company that makes 'em out of carbon-fibre . . .
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