J and J in Irish Zepland

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I shouldn’t have upload this,there goes my reputation…the song sounds completely out of tune.
But on the other hand it may give you guy’s some good advice: Don’t buy an instrument you haven’t played!!
I bought this Irish bouzouki at Thomann, brand name Thomann!? So it must be made in some East-European country.
The sound is more then O.K. but it came with the strings flat against the neck, so I had to make rod adjustments before I could play a single note, and….. After a while I found out the thing couldn’t be properly tuned!!, from the 5 fret onwards it sounded out of tune.
I will take it to my luthier but I fear the worst; bad placement of the frets.
Anyway I played (and recorded it M/S) with the one and only John Bonham, he on his Ludwig and me doing some assistance on Toontrack’s EZ drummer.
Jimmy couldn’t make it to the show ,so it needs electric guitar, John Paul wasn’t also at the party, so it needs bass and the Irish guest musicians

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August 22 2016 19:51:34
francisco alfrancisco al
legal fanne. bom trabalho

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April 08 2016 05:13:27
WadeWade
Love the feel in this and sympathize with purchasing instruments without playing first. This end of the world I never get a chance to play first unless a very expensive new instrument. Can still cost well over $1000 for most saxes and not a lot one can do if the intonation is crap.

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February 26 2016 19:19:58
NeronickNeronick
Fantastic! Your guitar has this bombastic clear sound of Leo Kottke.

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February 11 2016 20:25:41
Lenny CowlerLenny Cowler
Wow!!!Great track:)
+1 February 12 2016 20:28:50 Lenny Cowler fanne
Thanks Lenny! sorry for the drums but John insisted to play the track...and he is dead so I couldn't refuse:)
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February 11 2016 20:22:11
pklieschpkliesch
It's not the tune. I think it's the Gravity wave, they found today in the U.S. :)
Great track, John. And cool cheering crowd! :)

+1 February 12 2016 20:26:05 pkliesch fanne
Could be Pat:)the strings aren't 4 km long but,but.....well...it could be..:)
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February 11 2016 19:25:35
BalfoBalfo
So well played John, love it!
+1 February 12 2016 20:24:02 Balfo fanne
Thanks Balfo! I just started to learn the instrument what wasn't that easy for it has again another tuning then all my other instruments ee-aa-dd-Gg....but I get the hang of it and like to play it!
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February 11 2016 19:23:12
OliVBeeOliVBee
nice and fun to mix sources and ideas :) i can hear the faulty tuning as soon as you go down the neck ... bet you still had fun recording this ;) keep us updated !
+1 February 12 2016 20:19:28 OliVBee fanne
It all started out as an learning process to get the instrument recorded and I guess the main reason why I put this thing in a life situation was my annoyance for the tuning, hoping it would sort of camouflage the problem and indeed it became fun to do and the annoyance became less disturbing I can even listen to it now without hitting the stop knob :)
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February 11 2016 18:41:36
ScrumpyjoeScrumpyjoe
Are you swapping between Dm and D as well as being slightly out of tune? I'll have a bash at the backing or bohdrain if you like.
+1 February 12 2016 20:06:46 Scrumpyjoe fanne
Indeed Joe,intro is in D and the theme in Dm,middelpart again in Dm, all tuned a few cents higher the 440 for an A(lost track of the right pitch with all this problems to get the thing in tune.Any add is more then welcome Joe!
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February 11 2016 17:14:27
akethesnakerakethesnaker
Super! The tuning isn`t so bad, Love it!:)
+1 February 12 2016 19:54:17 akethesnaker fanne
Thanks Ake!
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February 11 2016 16:31:35
WanHuWanHu
I've always been told I have a very good ear for folk music, as I can't tell if something is in tune or not. This sounds great to me!
+1 February 11 2016 18:08:50 WanHu fanne
thanks WanHu,maybe it's my bad ear :)
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February 11 2016 22:25:41 WanHu WanHu
"Good enough for folk" was the battle cry of guys who couldn't get their guitars in tune. Life is too short to be pernickity.
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