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    Man, there is something magical about P90 pups on old laminate woods. This afternoon I played 2 choruses on Cherokee on His Royal Woodiness (my 1947 ES 300) through a simple and inexpensive tube pre amp but that was quite enough to get that vintage sound. No EQ. Only a little reverb.

    I added a pic of my 2 P90 guitars. Both great instruments. The 125 is a 1964.

    DB

    Last edited by DB's Jazz Guitar Blog; 10-16-2019 at 02:25 PM.

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    Wonderful playing. That tempo works beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound View Post
    Wonderful playing. That tempo works beautifully.
    When he said, "His Royal Woodiness" your avatar came to mind . . .
    "Don't worry about that. Everybody talks about finding your voice. Do your homework and your voice will find you." - Branford Marsalis

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    "Royal Woodiness" made my admittedly more depraved mind wander in other directions...
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    Soooo nice!
    Best regards, k

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone View Post
    "Royal Woodiness" made my admittedly more depraved mind wander in other directions...
    Explain Lawson. Don't hold back!

    DB

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    I have always loved the ES300. They are great guitars. Yours sounds super.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentone View Post
    I have always loved the ES300. They are great guitars. Yours sounds super.
    Thanks Green. I have played two other ES 300s and yes, they all sounded great.

    DB

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    P90 + plywood + flatwound strings

    My favorite equation.

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    Nice playing! And not a bad sound from a 72-year-old instrument...

    Is that P90 original to the ES-300? I think the P90 came out in 1946.
    “Without music, life would be a mistake”--Friedrich Nietzsche

    Current lineup: Gibson ES-135 ('02), Peerless Sunset, Harmony Brilliant Cutaway ('64), Godin 5th Avenue, Alvarez AC60 A/E classical, Kay K37 ('56), Fender Squier VM Jazz bass, several ukes. Amps: Fishman Artist, Fender SCXD, Pignose 7-100.

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    I love that sound! And your playing, DB, is so good.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Wow, DB.....thats some of the best tone and bebop phrasing I've heard around these parts. Just awesome

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    I enjoyed the playing very much !

    And I really liked what seemed to be that look in his eye as he started to play, that rightly said: " Not to worry - - I got this ! " And then proceeds to show that he does indeed have it.

    Nice playing DB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Jeff View Post
    Is that P90 original to the ES-300? I think the P90 came out in 1946.
    Yes, it's the original P90.

    DB

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    Magical, indeed. Love your videos, DB. And that ES-300...His Royal Woodiness
    Jared

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    Great playing, bringing to my mind a cross between George Benson and Eddie Diehl - not bad at all! :-)

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    I would like to thank everybody here who took the time to reply or like my post. It is much appreciated. Rob, Jared, Dennis, Mark, Callous, Jeff, Michael, Greentone, Lawson, Citizen, Sam, Woody and all the likers ... thanks.

    DB

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    DB you are one of the reasons I keep coming back to the forum. Seeing another academic professional who loves jazz/bop guitar and can play (unlike another I know) is very encouraging to me. I always enjoy hearing you play and hearing your talk about the whole world of jazz guitar.
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    Tasteful playing and tone DB, you sold me on the Tal Farlow model many years ago and more recently on the 125...
    Your ES 300 sounds really gorgeous as would any decent guitar in your hands.
    Please keep posting, its always great to see and hear you
    ...every note has an origin and a destination...
    - Tal Farlow

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinlander View Post
    Tasteful playing and tone DB, you sold me on the Tal Farlow model many years ago and more recently on the 125...
    Your ES 300 sounds really gorgeous as would any decent guitar in your hands.
    Please keep posting, its always great to see and hear you
    Thanks. I think I sold you well then. The TF is the best buy for contemporary Gibson archtops and the 125 is the best buy for vintage ones. With "best" I mean bang for bucks.

    DB