Nice playing Charles. First of all, while listening to Packington's Pound I was impressed by the "sustain" of your guitar. Wow - I could really hear those base notes ring, and with a very consistent volume, which I think means a very well made instrument. You sure know how to select a guitar.
Thanks for letting me know Ed... I'll practice then with my Thumb on the A and E string...I missed reading that part !
Tom. ... No Wonder it sounds way better than mine... 5X the price.. .I need an upgrade soonTom Wimsatt wrote: ↑Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:53 pmHi Edna. It's a Takamine C132S with Hense brand normal tension strings. I normally use Aquila or Savarez (500 ARJ). If you are looking for a brighter sound I would give the 500 ARJ strings a try.
Nice playing by the way. I can relate to the 100 takes comment. In my case, add to that some fairly flamboyant cursing from time to time.
You are far more comfortable strumming the guitar than I. Saltaren sounded great, as did Packingtons Pound. Packingtons Pound took a lot of practice in order to hit those notes reliably while trying to get a decent tempo.
Edna, I'm doing the math. .. Perhaps you are right, although I don't think your guitar sounds bad (to my old ears anyway ). But if you are looking, be sure to bring your guitar with you and have somebody play both while you stand back and listen. You'll be able to compare and see what you're getting for the money.
Hi Olga. Glad to hear your post. I don't see anything wrong with playing it slow, a piece can sound good even when played slow. Besides it's more important to hit the correct notes and fingering at this point anyway.