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    DSQ plays "Freight Trane"(Tommy Flanagan)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umFWV3zYgO4

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    embedded for your convenience.

    Lovely stuff. Wish I could play like this.

    Don, what are you running your signal through. Is it just the amp? (what amp is that?)
    Or are you using some effects?
    (I'm not listening with headphones and the speaker in this laptop is not the best.)

    Daniel

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    Hey Daniel!
    Thanks for your kind words, and embedding the video.
    Yeah so that's a Stevens Electrical Instruments(Michael Stevens) "Paul Glasse" model directly into a Quilter amp which is mic'd by what appears to be a Sennheiser of some sort. The Quilter is a prototype "Slantmaster 50"--fifty watts,Celestion G12 Century. I also have a MicroPro Mach 2 that utilizes a neodymium speaker. All their stuff sounds good, plus you can play catch with it on the breaks, or at least not have to go for chiropractic adjustment...
    I do have some effects in the store room but they are used mostly for guitars. The Slantmaster does have a way cool Trem circuit that yields a nice kinda Pops Staples sound with a Strat. One thing I think about trying on the 5 string is an MXR Carbon Copy delay, to sort of modernize or elongate the sound somewhat..but I always end up digging the sound(s)of the mando itself..

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    We need new terminology, I guess. The head was not doubled, but tripled? very cool sound.

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    Five strings?!?

    Try 114 strings!


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    Oh my, a couple of those shots looked suspiciously like some jazz-face on downtown Andy Brown! I do love me some Phil Gratteau drums with the DSQ. Thanks Don!

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    Thanks Don,

    One of the things I miss most about living in California was access to all the great mandolin content: teachers, concerts, instruments, instrument repair etc.

    I don't know if Quilter has any dealers in France, but I feel a trip to Paris coming on AFTER the curfews are lifted.

    Daniel

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    I have a original MicroPro and it has been a terrific amp. Works for both my Mann and Godin.

    Has a great line out sound, and PA guys love that (many amps line outs sound like doggy doo).
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