This was my first recording using Pro Tools 8 and Trilian
Well the “The Rasgueo-Rest” has put my arm and hands in the right position so that my wrist is at the right angle to act as a pendulum and oh does if feel good and the tone that is now coming from my hand, fingers, nails is so much softer and really nice. I think I am going to try to buy some more of these. This is a real keeper. The pics are of the Rasgueo Rest on the DeVoe.
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Mukava is a armrest for acoustic guitars. Get a better sound and feel more comfortable and relax while playing your guitar.
Was able to find one on the other side of the pond, in Europe so I ordered one of these as well today. Will post more after I have tired it out.
Update looks very nice, very easy to install, comfortable as well.
A pic of the Mukava from a top view on the DeVoe.
Looking at the side from the rear view
The Mukava just in my hand.
Just ordered one of the last The “Rasgueo-Rest” that are available. I am very glad that I was able to find one. After my lesson with Titio Rubio today it was apparent that due to my long arms I would need either a larger guitar or some device that would put my arm back a few inches so I would be able to play with my finger tips striking the string near the rosette. This looks like it will fit the DeVoe and may be the answer. Will post more when I receive it and get to try it out
The “Rasgueo-Rest” (patent-pending), is an ergonomically designed, adjustable guitar arm rest that will help you to get the most out of your practice and performance time.
The clean lines and transparent design of this arm rest will not compete with, or detract from the beauty of your Guitar’s fine wood. The light-weight construction material is visually non-obtrusive and durable.
Extended Guitar playing hours can become uncomfortable, and cause possible physical damage to the players arm and posture. Your playing time will be more enjoyable, and can be extended using the comfortable support and rounded contour of the Rasgueo-Rest.
This presents an elegant solution to the discomfort that Guitar players often experience from resting their arm on the sharp top edge of the Acoustic Guitar.
The Rasgueo-Rest is light-weight, and will not make your Guitar top-heavy, or change the balance of the instrument. Total weight is only approximately 10 oz. . . If you keep your instrument on a stand, you can leave the support on indefinitely, with no damage to the wood finish. It is easy to remove.
The Rasgueo-Rest RV-9 protects the Guitar’s finish from wear and perspiration damage, besides saving you wear & tear on your arm!It does not touch any area of the sound board, and so your guitar tone is not effected. You may actually discover that the Guitar tone is clarified, because the sound board is no longer dampened with your arm. Your arm and clothing are kept away from the soundboard, promoting full sonic resonance and projection of sound.
For large and tall players, the Rasgueo-Rest provides the additional height-support needed to play in a comfortable posture.The total surface-support area of the guitar is in effect, expanded, so that you do not need to hunch over to find the right playing position. When you get comfortable, playing is just more productive and fun.Model RV-9: $75.00. This fixed height design gives you an arm rest with slight flex, approx 3 inches above your guitar’s top edge. Size: approximately 7″ x 4″ x 2.5 “. It is designed with a smooth ergonomic curve to cushion and support your fore-arm or upper arm, depending on your playing position and size
BY JASMINE REESE
A wise violinist in the Philadelphia Orchestra taught me for a few short hours during the summer. I remember walking in and saying, “I’ve only been playing five years, so don’t expect much.” She gave me a curious look. “Okay, go ahead and tune,” she said.I tuned, my hands shaking and my mind possessed with the premonitions of playing horribly–trembling bow, scratchy sound, and wrong notes. (I am a perfectionist and even when I do play “okay,” it’s never “wonderful” in my eyes. Perfectionism is a nasty curse.)I had prepared the Bach Gavotte en Rondeau from the Partita in E Major. I lifted my bow to the strings and after a few short moments, deep breaths, and more self-battering from the voice in my head, I began to play.Welp, I made it to the end.I smiled. Not out of happiness, but, you know, the kind of smile you give yourself to say, “Oh well, the deed is done.” My instructor looked at me. She said, “Jasmine, do you know how many snotty kids walk into this room thinking they are the best violinists in the world? It’s so refreshing to have you walk in here with such a humble state-of-being, and then also play quite decently. You played that as well as a girl I once taught at Yale, and she’s been playing since she was three. I think you can stop using that ‘late starter’ thing as an excuse and just play.”Then I realized that I had in fact been apologizing to all of my instructors since the age of 14 for starting late, as if I were an inconvenience of their time and services. As if I were a wasted hour in place of a more desirable student.It’s not fair to have all this passion for music pent up inside of me and feel–because of age (and perfectionism, but that’s a different blog)–that I can never be greater.However, it’s been me holding myself back for all these years, excusing myself from greatness because I had been dealt a different lot in life. It’s okay for you to have played that so badly, Jasmine. You’re a late starter, remember?But is that an excuse? No, it’s not. I intend to not treat it as such anymore. I am tired of being the girl who’s pretty good “especially when she’s only been playing for five years.” I want to make the necessary sacrifices to be a decent violinist, period.We often do not realize that sometimes we are our own fate, holding ourselves back from the results we want because of low self-esteem and a lack of confidence.I am tired of “late starter” being a crutch. Yes, I am a late starter. But that has no bearing on how well or how badly I play. And I’ll continually try to remind myself of that from now on.This entry is a belated “Thank You” to the Philadelphia Orchestra member who opened my eyes, and has now created a path for me in which I can make or break obstacles without a blindfold over my eyes.
Has a great time at the Jacob Javics Center in NYC during the 127 AES Convention. Visited with Waves, Shure, Apogee, Sony, Izotope, and so many more. Picked up a few T shirts and pens as well. Had a great day with my Dad (Father Son Day in NYC) Some pics below.
The Line 6 Spider 112 ROCKS ITS THE BEST AMP for under 400.00 that I have ever played. Dealers like Sam Ash and ZZsounds (Guitar Center will match the price) are blowing out these amps for 399.00 as they get ready for the new Line 6 Spider Mk II. I cant get over how clean and tube like (oh it is a real tube amp in there 2 2 12Ax7 and 2 6L6 4 tubes total). Easy to use and if you have the FBV short board you can control the whole amp from a pedal board. Total power is 40 watts but its loud. Looks great too. Hears what Line 6 says “Spider Valve™ is the result of a groundbreaking collaboration between Line 6 and Reinhold Bogner fusing the versatility of modeling with the performance and feel of a world-class tube amplifier. Just as we revolutionized the world of amps through our pioneering modeling technology, Spider Valve shatters the boundaries of tube amp performance by applying that same tonal range to Bogner’s all-tube amp design, boutique component selection and stellar voicing.Spider Valve delivers 12 channels of amp modeling – combined with several flavors of built-in modulation, delay and reverb – driven by an all tube, all Bogner amplification design boasting 6L6 power tubes, 12AX7 preamp tubes and premium Celestion® Vintage 30 speakers.Combining the performance, response and feel of a well crafted tube amp with the inspiring capabilities of amp and effect modeling – Spider Valve delivers the best of both worlds” Line 6 web page http://www.line6.com
Some pics of the amp bellow. O and that a 1978 Fender Strat with a Kalor Trem and a Roland VG Pickup. To hear the amp click on to
40W Class AB tube amp through (2) 12AX7 preamp tubes and (2) 6L6 power tubes 1X12″ configuration featuring a Premium Celestion® Vintage 30 speaker 12 dialed-in amp models (channel voices) that deliver a complete tonal range from shimmering clean to insane grind 7 Smart Control FX (up to 3 simultaneous) including Tape Echo, Sweep Echo, Standard Delay (all with Tap Tempo) Chorus/Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, and Reverb Built-in front panel tuner 36 user programmable channels 300+ presets covering the greatest guitar tones of all time POD® XLR direct out for studio direct tone. Compatible with FBV2™, FBV Express™ and FBV Shortboard™ foot controllers Single and dual 1/4″ speaker output jacks for connection to auxiliary cabinets 1/4″ power amp input jack for POD® amp and effect modelers Weight: 45 lbs Dimensions: 26.75″ L x 21.75″ H x 11.25″ D
I have started to use Logic 9 and with Apogees Duet and two Shure Mics the KSM 141 and 44 I have my complete live set up. Just plug it all and and the dongle for all my Waves plug ins and Im set to go. I can also record with this set up. This is my setup primarily for Nylon String Flamenco with the DeVoe