which one of yall smoke some blue grass?

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  1. Joeydego

    Joeydego your mom is a nice lady V.I.P. Member

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    Now that I have a resonator for exactly 12 hours so far, my slide blues in open G is better than awful. It's actually bordering mediocre and I think in a week or 2 it may actually be considered decent. Hearing this instrument, it'd be a shame to not learn some bluegrass. That stuff is just a whole other world and I have no idea where to start. Who can turn me on to a good method book or dvd??? I don't want to get dueling banjos deliverance good, but would like to at least be able to get the foundation of the genre.
     
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    Which reso did you get, Joey?
     
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    Joeydego your mom is a nice lady V.I.P. Member

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    I got a Wechter rs6610f. Construction seems solid and I love the finish. Sound projects nicely, too.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibfDmhvA3qA]1922 - Charlie Parr Cover - Resonator Guitar - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApwfP7uc_fU]Rob Ickes Performance - Wechter "Scheerhorn Rob Ickes Signature Resonator" Demo - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB_LJ9AgSaA]light on my feet- Bluegrass - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jucCvtcmrV8&feature=related]The NEW Scheerhorn Tri-Cone, played by Randy Kohrs - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnwMTJS99Rc&feature=related]The Speed Of Bluegrass - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEOY06U6JW8&feature=related]Orange Blossom Special Bluegrass Dobro - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Mule Train Senior Member

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    Square necked or round neck?
     
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    RedSkwirrell Senior Member

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    Bob Brozman is your answer to all questions about slide and resonators.

    :D
     
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  7. Joeydego

    Joeydego your mom is a nice lady V.I.P. Member

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    Round neck. I know the square neck is more for bluegrass, but I imagine I can learn the basics on roundneck. I don't plan on buying a squareneck.
     
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    bscenefilms Premium Member

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    Nice! Which finish? Black? Post a pic up FFS!

    First tune I learned on my reso was this:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDBnqBZA3DM]Eric Clapton Running On Faith Unplugged - YouTube[/ame]

    Pretty easy and fun to play. Should be tab on the net if it's of innerest :)
     
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    Mule Train Senior Member

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    I like round necks. You can still play a slide on them too. A little chickin' pickin', bends, a lot of runs or just claw hammer to start. Gret Fun. Congrats!!
     
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  10. Joeydego

    Joeydego your mom is a nice lady V.I.P. Member

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    I'm getting better than horrible at some allman brothers type slidework in open G.
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    bscenefilms Premium Member

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    VERy nice, Joey! Glass slide - my preference too!
     
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    I like DGDGBD, but I prefer DGDGBbD. You can go from minor to major with one finger and still slide around all sorts of open minor chords.
     
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    Joeydego your mom is a nice lady V.I.P. Member

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    I have a glass slide. This one is stoneware and made in USA. Seems to have less string noise, by a little bit.
     
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    Gonna try this, thanks
     
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    i love open tunings. open g my favorite for slide. open e is also a neat one.

    gotta play with a THICK brass slide for gritty blues tone.

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    ive got 3 types of slide. glass, chrome and brass. the glass is great for squeaky clean slidework. very smooth. the chrome slide is very bright. id say my least favorite out of the bunch. my brass slide is my favorite because it has that "it" factor. ive noticed that as my technique improves and i am more precise with the placement of the slide, the brass also gives my notes more sustain.
     
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    Fred61 Senior Member

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    i smoked some blue grass once...
     
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    Listen to "Will the Circle be Unbroken" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The 1972 original.
    Merle Travis, Doc Watson, Vasar Clements (fiddle), Roy Acuff, Earl Skruggs, etc. played on it. It's a catalog of Old Time Country music.
     
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  19. mudfinger

    mudfinger Thanks for the memories! V.I.P. Member

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    Congrats, Joey, purdy fiddle! :applause:

    Also, some great clips upthread. :D

    I always faked my way through Bluegrass sessions, something that I got away with because it was only a Bluegrass "feel" that the producer was looking for, buried in a Pop or Rock arrangement.

    Lemme know if you ever need or want any advice on playing Blues or Rock in standard tuning. :thumb:
     
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    Ceramic slides are really nice too.

    Congrats Joey, it's a great sounding instrument.

    So proud. :cheers:
     

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