Harbor Freight DOES actually have one of these, looks fairly compact, same process... and it's less than $50. You missed the price point by only 2 zeros! Nice work. ;-)
I do agree that I'd prefer a video about how to use my own files or other tools rather than watch a video for a machine like this... but this is still a reasonable option, and not so poorly titled given that machine's availability. Research before you rant and/or rate.
Hey, thanks for checking it out, my brother! Miss you guys as well... Any plans for a 208 visit this summer?
Thanks so much for watching and posting, everyone!
Ivan, do you have a preferred tab site you use? I have edited quite a few tabs on various sites, but haven't submitted all that many of my own arrangements.
How does this not have a million hits?!? Ha. Amazing, my friend. Love the description up front too-- always love the context for instrumental pieces.
Hey, hadn't seen this comment, sorry for the slow reply. It's a 1939 Regal guitar, all mahogany body, with a Fishman floating saddle and transducer. Most of what you're hearing of the guitar in this video is from the pickup. That guitar sounds GREAT acoustically as well... I have some instrumental recordings on it just mic'd (no pickup) that I absolutely love. Another thing to note concerning the overall tone -- I have flatwound strings on it, I think they're D'Addario Chromes.
So glad these are up. I gotta link these to my page! Great playing w/ you, Sir J.
Can't help but laugh though... "C'mon kids!! We need a change! Back to the way it was 75 years ago!" and the generation before that said the same thing... and the one before that... and the one before that...
Respect the past, but hope for the future to improve. Experiment, fail, learn, try again. There's been a lot of failing in modern music ;-) but also a lot of learning, and some brilliant successes. There's also some terrible oldies & jazz out there. Keep your minds open.
sorta depends how you define it... Yes, it's a 3-octave jump from the lowest note to the highest note through that run at 3:00. Which means... you could say he actually touched the 4th octave if you think of it in ranges. The top note he sings could be considered the beginning of the fourth octave as well.
I wouldn't actually qualify most of the harmonics he's doing as tap harmonics... he hits a few, but the majority of the ones he plays are called "artificial harmonics," where you touch the string in the right spot w/ a finger on the right hand (to correlate w/ either an open string or a left hand finger) and then pluck the string w/ a DIFFERENT finger or thumb on the right hand.
It IS. Just not this jacked up gawd-awful bull-sh!t version of it. I studied it in great detail in my Form & Analysis class in college.