Strings and Pedalboard Updates

Recently with some travel gigs I’ve wondered if I could strip down my pedal-board and get something very small to fit on the pedal train-nano pedalboard I’ve been able to do so coming in from my guitar cable I go into a TC electronics poly tune then the TC electronic spark then the Neunaber Wet stereo reverb then the Digitech jam man solo XT out to my Bose tone match mixer.

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I’ve also come across a new string that I’m really enjoying on my DeVoe Negra and my JD Z Blanca they are the D’Addario Pro Arté Composite Core EJ 205B strings they are silverplated wound on a copper core, and black treble strings. I think they feel great they look great especially the black trebles with the cedar top guitars. The strings are very smooth and the tone is very warm with the base being very snappy and bright with a quick response. Thanks goes to my friend Yannakie Arrizzia for sending me a set of D’Addarío EJ49 That set made me want to try the D’Addarío EJ25B.

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Pedalboard Update

Pedal Board is Complete, from the input from the guitar it’s the K&K Trinity Preamp, BBE Acoustimax from the FX Send on BBE 1. TC Electronic Spark, 2. NT Neunaber Wet, 3. Didgitech Jam Man Stereo, back to return send. And a TC Electronic PolyDrive Tuner that runs from jack on BBE. I will be mounting this all on a Pedaltrain JR and to power it all will use the Decibel Eleven Power Brick. Once all the stuff is hear I will hook up a power jack on the side as well as a XLR and TRS input on the side of the pedal board. I will be mounting some jacks on the side of the pedal board that will make it cleaner looking from the side and front as well as easier to hook up to whatever system I am using.

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So excited to play with these guys

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Jorge De Zofia Cedar Top Blanca Flamenco Guitar

The Luithier Jorge De Zofia in FL is making me a custom made flamenco Blanca with wider neck 55mm at nut and a bit wider at the side of the body.  He is great to chat with and work with.  We’re also going to put a K&K Trinity system in it.  Image

 

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Bose L1S & T1 ToneMatch with a Beyerdynamic M201TG Mic great for Flamenco Guitar Live

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I wanted to see how the Bose L1S & T1 ToneMatch would work with a mic Beyerdynamic M 201 TG and Cloudlifter CL-1. Wow I’m about 3-5 feet in front of L1S and no feedback or ring.

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Silk Wrap Nails

I’ve started to use silk wrap (3 layers) on my thumb, index, middle and ring finger on my right hand when I know I’m going to be playing allot of flamenco style technique on the guitar. I use 3 layers of silk wrap on 30-50% of the nail. Between each layer of silk wrap I put on a thin coat of crazy glue. The below first pic is before they are trimmed and filed. The second pic is three layers and trimmed and shaped.

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RMC Pickup Install on DeVoe Blanca

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This week I hope pick up my DeVoe Blanca that has been outfitted with new RMC Acoustic Gold Tall Pickups and a Poly-Drive II Preamp that is a remote polyphonic active electronics for acoustic guitar. RMC Pickup Co.The Preamp is not installed on the guitar. The pickups are being installed by Paul Schwartz of Peekamose Guitars in NYC Peekamoose

This should be able to work very well with the Fishmam Aura Spectrum DI as well as the SA220. I will also be using the Roland GI 20 to act as a interface between the RMC Poly-Drive II and the world of midi. I will be using Spectromics Omnisphere and a Korg Trition Rack.

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