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Hi MacJammers!

First I will tell that I noticed that I haven’t got any mails from MJ for a long time. After checking up my setting I see that my mail adress was not there. Fixed now. BUT: if there are songs posted during later months that I really shouldn’t miss, please send me a note!

I am here to show some gear again. Better start saying that I do not sell anything, it is just that it seems like I’m a bit of gear-freak, and when finding something I get enthusiastic and want to show it. Like most musicians I don’t have a lot to spend, so the challenge and the question is: How to get the best out of budget money?

So now I’ve got this guit: Sigma SDR-28H. (SDR stands for solid dreadnought rosewood. And 28H stands for HD-28.)

What is a Sigma guitar? Well from the beginning it was "Sigma by Martin" — Martins China-made guitars — but today its own (German) company. Sigma still have Martins permission to craft the guitars under the Martin specs. Most Sigma models are laminated (very very low priced and very good guitars for the buck. A few of their top models, like this one, are solid.

So this is Martins copy of itself; the Martin HD-28. Made in China instead of US. There are quality differences yes, I had to go back to the shop to get some flaws corrected. And after playing side by side with a ”real” HD-28 the difference is clear. But then, a HD28 is in my book hardly beaten by anything in the world.

This one is nontheless a very very lovely guitar for a third of the price of a Martin HD-28. I love it a lot!

The photo also shows these great small mics: Audio Technica Pro37, which I think do a great job for acoustic guitar. Am very pleased with them. (Compare it’s size to its XLR-plug).
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Ed Hannifin said 1165 days ago (October 3rd, 2014)
Firsties!
At least I think so...

I'll give a listen in a moment...
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Ed Hannifin said 1165 days ago (October 3rd, 2014)
Well, THAT really brightened my day...
You still a distinctive touch on guitar, Johannes, even when you're not trying to be dazzling... this simply sounds like you, and it has been too long since I've seen your name pop up with a newly posted bit of music...

The guitar sounds great...we can debate until the cows come home whether that's the fine workmanship, the materials or the guy playing it...

And the mics also do a terrific job of capturing the richness of that acoustic sound... Might have to get one or two myself...

Welcome back...
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Cori Ander said 1165 days ago (October 3rd, 2014)
So great to see you again Ed
Haven't been here for long, and to see my ol pal makin firsties made my day.

One thing i dig with these mikes is that they not only capture the guitar, it also shuts out a lot of of unwanted sounds that large diafragm mics have a tendency to pick up.

Thanks a lot for your comment!
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Dadai.2 said 1165 days ago (October 3rd, 2014)
Always a pleasure...
to listen to you play guitar, Johannes. This is peaceful and joyful music for my soul. Thanks...
Cori Ander said 1164 days ago (October 4th, 2014)
Wow again
Another olide! Struck me that it is soon 10 years since we had our first contact here!
We musta become ten years older .. no .. that cant be ..

Anyway thanks a lot for your comment!
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RickW said 1165 days ago (October 3rd, 2014)
Glad I stuck around.
Johannes, this song justified my decision to keep my membership with MJ active. You are my favorite guitarist and this piece is as delightful as your others.
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Cori Ander said 1164 days ago (October 4th, 2014)
Wohooo
One more old friend! Hi Rick. Glad to see you still around!!!
Hope your life is at the best!
Thanks a lot for your comment!
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davisamerica2 said 1165 days ago (October 3rd, 2014)
New Guit,,,,awww, don't quit!
What a mellow sound! Is the magic in the guitar or in the mics? The fingers perform the miracle; that, we know. It's always a joy to hear you play, Johannes. I'll keep this one, thank you. Peace. Terry
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Cori Ander said 1164 days ago (October 4th, 2014)
Thank you Davis!
It is so inspiring to hear you and other MJers like these little quickie sketches.
Makes me wanna do more..
Though I need to avoid making too ambitious plans. Those can stop me.
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alackbass said 1165 days ago (October 3rd, 2014)
New Guit
Great composition. Lovely tone. Excellent recording.
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Cori Ander said 1164 days ago (October 4th, 2014)
alackbass
Thanks a lot Alack!
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PeterB7858 said 1165 days ago (October 3rd, 2014)
New Guit
A new guitar always brings inspiration. Fine post, Johannes. Simple and reflective. A pleasure. Thanks. Kind regards, Peter.
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Cori Ander said 1164 days ago (October 4th, 2014)
Thank you Peter
Just listened to your latest guitar piece. Lovely!
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KCsGROOVE said 1164 days ago (October 4th, 2014)
new guit
Oh man, that acoustic sounds lovely!
Nothing like a well played acoustic guitar :-)
I enjoyed this very much!
KC
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Cori Ander said 1163 days ago (October 5th, 2014)
Thank you very much KC ..
.. for your very inspiring comment!
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Philip18 said 1163 days ago (October 5th, 2014)
New Guit
Lovely gentle tune and a fine sounding guitar. Sensitive playing.Much enjoyed!
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Cori Ander said 1163 days ago (October 5th, 2014)
Hi Philip
Nice to see you around. Thanks a lot for your comment!
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rok41 said 1163 days ago (October 5th, 2014)
Johannes
Such an articulation of tones here...guitar sounds rich and organic. You really master your craft well, beautifully paced. Very nice.
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Cori Ander said 1160 days ago (October 8th, 2014)
Thank you rok!
Nice to see you around!
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jiguma said 1163 days ago (October 5th, 2014)
What a lovely sound Johannes
Beautiful playing - relaxed and thoughtful. The Sigma really does sound beautiful - there were touches of Steven Stills for me - a nice touch.
Nice to see you back here.
I have some new posts, but I'd suggest you give my very latest (Cold Black Heart) a miss and try the earlier ones.)
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Cori Ander said 1160 days ago (October 8th, 2014)
thank you
Neil, it is great to hear from you!
I will take a look at your earlier ones!
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paul f. page said 1162 days ago (October 6th, 2014)
You have fans here!!!
So nice to hear you again, Johannes. This is a lovely, gentle little number that lays so sweetly on the air like a graceful breeze. I think the magic here is in all of the things that Ed mentions: fine workmanship, the guitar, and your own unique skills as a guitarist. I will look forward to your next post, hoping that it is not too much in the distance.
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Sigmund said 1162 days ago (October 6th, 2014)
New Guit
Well played and that guitar gets one heck of a warm rich tone - much enjoyed!
Sig
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davisamerica said 1162 days ago (October 6th, 2014)
Pensive mood tonight
and this works ...... Downloaded
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FEEL said 1162 days ago (October 6th, 2014)
beautiful sound
Very rich recording, nice demonstration though I think any guitar would sound great if you laid hands on it.
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J.A.Stewart said 1160 days ago (October 8th, 2014)
Well, Hi Back to you, Johannes
Nice to hear from you again, my friend and it sounds like you've found a nice combination with your Sigma and the AT mics. The lows and highs sound pretty even across the spectrum. Hear a bit of Stephen Stills sliding into this piece; I guess our old favorites always find a home in our own techniques, eh? Nice work. ;)

--- Joe
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Vic Holman said 1156 days ago (October 12th, 2014)
nothing like...
... a dream guitar. true who can afford a quality martin. this sigma sounds great... super song as well
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Fire_Angel said 1155 days ago (October 13th, 2014)
Quirky and delightful.
Very unusual tune, seems to break a few rules very successfully. The playing sounds very refined and skilful to my ear, so that combined with the quirky musical touch makes for a fine listen. Please keep on posting stuff if it's going to be this good.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 1153 days ago (October 15th, 2014)
I think...
... Ed said it best above! You have a very distinctive touch on that guitar. Wonderful "noodeling" ;)
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