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    This is a PSA. If you don’t want to sound like this, avoid them at all costs!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K_DYYOak1lE

    Full disclosure, I love mine, even if, because of some defect, it doesn’t sound quite like this...

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    that dude's great! Mine's okay, but not like that one!

    Wow!

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    Man, now I want one!!!

    Gee thanks

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    Jamgrass 741 at the beginning?

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    Definitely sounds like Jamgrass 741 at the start...I know what I'm learning today! He sure makes that thing sing!

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    Ha, itís a trick title, right?

    I like that tone, and nice playing.

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    Looks like he is doing some kind of Jesse McReynalds quick pickin' or something similar.

    That takes a bit of practice to make it sound smooth.
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    Wow !
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    I got inspired by his little Jamgrass 741 jam, so I learned it and jammed out this morning. Enjoy!

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CHa2lzZgmGH

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylanferris View Post
    I got inspired by his little Jamgrass 741 jam, so I learned it and jammed out this morning. Enjoy!

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CHa2lzZgmGH
    Nice!

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    Wow. Obviously I've been holding back on mine! Nicely done.
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    Me too! I really like that mix of riff/arpeggio and then strumming like a garden to support the more melodic impro.
    Check out 5:54 for the backing part.

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    Definitely a great job. Mine doesn't sound anything like that. Still like mine. Of course, I don't have his mad picking skills either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    Looks like he is doing some kind of Jesse McReynalds quick pickin' or something similar.

    That takes a bit of practice to make it sound smooth.
    absolutely!

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    Yes, guilty as charged of indulging in a click-bait thread title. I have always loved TMS videos, but this one really got my attention. I also found this video of James playing a Trinity College octave. I had one of these and really liked it, but am much happier with the punchier Eastman sound. I know there are lots of threads and questions asking about the relative merits of the Eastman vs Trinity octaves, and I really think James' videos would be helpful for those trying to decide but who cannot try them out for themselves.


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    So he tunes them down a semitone? No other comments about that so I’m wondering if people do that often.
    Maybe it’s to make the strings more slack to bend notes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franc Homier Lieu View Post
    This is a PSA. If you don’t want to sound like this, avoid them at all costs!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K_DYYOak1lE

    Full disclosure, I love mine, even if, because of some defect, it doesn’t sound quite like this...
    Click bait title!
    I do like the sound of the instrument though. Curious as to what strings are on it.
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