Paganini, Niccolò - Ghiribizzo No. 12 - Gut and Flesh Approach

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Paganini, Niccolò - Ghiribizzo No. 12 - Gut and Flesh Approach

Post by tateharmann » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:10 pm

I did this little recording quick to show how the same piece here: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=89278 might sound played a semitone lower on gut strings without fingernails. Guitar is the same - just the strings are different :)
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Re: Paganini - Ghiribizzo No. 12 - Gut and Flesh Approach

Post by FirminArchambault » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:23 am

Nice interpretation with soft sound. Thank you for sharing.
I think the sound is slightly saturated on this recording.
You could try to adjust your recording sound level and microphone position.

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Re: Paganini, Niccolò - Ghiribizzo No. 12 - Gut and Flesh Approach

Post by tateharmann » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:35 pm

Thanks! So you think less input level and maybe a placement further away?
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Re: Paganini, Niccolò - Ghiribizzo No. 12 - Gut and Flesh Approach

Post by Rasputin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:52 pm

Like it, thanks for posting! Would you say there is much difference in volume between the gut strings and the nylon?

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Re: Paganini, Niccolò - Ghiribizzo No. 12 - Gut and Flesh Approach

Post by tateharmann » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:03 pm

I don't notice much difference in volume - what is different, though, is the timbre. I prefer the gut strings to nylon for playing without fingernails. Maybe I just haven't found a good nylon string for flesh playing yet...but I have tried many. I've got Aquila Perla's lined up to try next when these gut strings wear out. Thanks for listening!
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Re: Paganini, Niccolò - Ghiribizzo No. 12 - Gut and Flesh Approach

Post by Rasputin » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:19 am

Sure, the timbre is great - I was just looking for the catch!

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Re: Paganini, Niccolò - Ghiribizzo No. 12 - Gut and Flesh Approach

Post by tateharmann » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:47 am

I would say the catch is cost and intonation. Others say durability too but maybe I play soft or something because they last forever for me!
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Re: Paganini, Niccolò - Ghiribizzo No. 12 - Gut and Flesh Approach

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:21 am

Very nice, Tate. I agree that the recording seems a little too close, could do with more air around the notes. But the tone and playing are beautiful. Well done.

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Re: Paganini, Niccolò - Ghiribizzo No. 12 - Gut and Flesh Approach

Post by tateharmann » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:37 am

RobMacKillop wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:21 am
Very nice, Tate. I agree that the recording seems a little too close, could do with more air around the notes. But the tone and playing are beautiful. Well done.
Thanks Rob! Indeed, I have discovered since this recording that I can turn the input level up a few ticks and then place the recorder further away. I'm getting a better sound that way. Maybe someday I will redo this one :)

BTW I've got Savarez White Card's on this guitar at the moment...loving those!
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Re: Paganini, Niccolò - Ghiribizzo No. 12 - Gut and Flesh Approach

Post by RobMacKillop » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:17 am

Told you! :-)

I've replaced my broken-gut first string with a first from the White Card set, but there is definitely a difference. The nylon sounds too pointed next to gut second and third. But still, the White Card are a decent cheap alternative when money is tight.

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Re: Paganini, Niccolò - Ghiribizzo No. 12 - Gut and Flesh Approach

Post by tateharmann » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:34 pm

Yea I don't think that would sound good together at all. Especially if you are tuned lower on the gut set because then you'd have to tune down the Savarez string which is already pretty low tension.

For a more modern sound, however, these do the trick :)

Gut is King :) haha

Rectified Nylon is...a Prince? lol
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