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  posted on 7/2/2011 at 11:34 AM
I've never seen Toy Caldwell playing a Byrdland usually one of his LP's or his White Es335. I'd love to have Byrdland

This old cowboy Sam Houston Coliseum (Houston, TX) Nov 29, 1975

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  posted on 7/4/2011 at 09:49 AM
Toy was just an amazing player!!

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  posted on 7/5/2011 at 10:39 AM
I'm rethinking this it may be a ES350T. The parallelograms on the finger board weren't used on the Byrdland. The ES350T was created as a inexpensive option to the Byrdland

 

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  posted on 7/6/2011 at 01:12 AM
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I'm rethinking this it may be a ES350T. The parallelograms on the finger board weren't used on the Byrdland. The ES350T was created as a inexpensive option to the Byrdland


It looks like a bit of a hybrid to me: ES 350T neck (parallellograms & the headstock doesn't have the torch like a Byrdland), but the top looks like spruce (at least I don't see any figuring that would indicate maple) and the tailpiece is a Byrdland type.

I almost bought one once, but couldn't raise the cash in time. In hindsight, I think I would have been unhappy with the short scale. Eventually, I ended up with my dream guitar (L5 CES), so it worked out in the end.

 

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  posted on 7/6/2011 at 03:36 AM
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I'm rethinking this it may be a ES350T. The parallelograms on the finger board weren't used on the Byrdland. The ES350T was created as a inexpensive option to the Byrdland


It looks like a bit of a hybrid to me: ES 350T neck (parallellograms & the headstock doesn't have the torch like a Byrdland), but the top looks like spruce (at least I don't see any figuring that would indicate maple) and the tailpiece is a Byrdland type.

I almost bought one once, but couldn't raise the cash in time. In hindsight, I think I would have been unhappy with the short scale. Eventually, I ended up with my dream guitar (L5 CES), so it worked out in the end.


Pictures.... L5CES....ummm yummy

 

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  posted on 7/6/2011 at 05:48 AM
It's a 2008 from the Custom shop, signed by James Hutchins:









I had to sell/trade a couple of nice archtops to afford it, but it was definietely worth it. The neck & fretboard are just amazing! It is a joy to play and it sounds fantastic. I'm still kind of in awe every time I pick it up, and I've had it for about 10 months.

 

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  posted on 7/6/2011 at 02:17 PM
That is one beautiful instrument. I can only imagine how it sings. I love the slight 3 tone burst it has

Are you a big Jazz player...standards and such....chord melody....alla Joe Pass virtuoso albums????

 

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  posted on 7/6/2011 at 04:12 PM
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Are you a big Jazz player...standards and such....chord melody....alla Joe Pass virtuoso albums????


Yeah, at least I try to be. I'm only playing jazz these days. A buddy and I have been getting some jazz guitar duo gigs, so that's been fun. I'm in the process of working out a deal for one of these for a different voice for sambas and bossa novas:

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  posted on 7/6/2011 at 09:02 PM
The flame on the back of the L5 CES is absolutely beautiful!

 

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  posted on 7/6/2011 at 09:25 PM
Thanks! I do love flamey maple.
 

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  posted on 7/7/2011 at 07:46 PM
That is one beautiful instrument!!! Can only imagine the sweetness with which she rings...

 

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  posted on 7/9/2011 at 04:31 PM
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That is one beautiful instrument!!! Can only imagine the sweetness with which she rings...


Here's a little sample of what it sounds like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7P-kOTFGoM

Aplogies for the bad notes. I feel like I'm still chasing this tempo a bit for this tune.

 

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  posted on 7/9/2011 at 05:09 PM
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Here's a little sample of what it sounds like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7P-kOTFGoM

Aplogies for the bad notes. I feel like I'm still chasing this tempo a bit for this tune.


Man, no need to apoligize...I thought your licks fit well. And that is very, very nice tone. If I may ask, what kind of amp are you playing through? And BTW, I'm ready to jam whenever you are

 

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  posted on 7/9/2011 at 06:57 PM
Thanks!

I didn't record this with an amp. For recording, I ran the guitar into a PreSonus "TubePRE" tube pre amp (http://www.presonus.com/products/Detail.aspx?ProductId=16), then into a Boss "'63 Fender Reverb" pedal (http://www.bossus.com/gear/productdetails.php?ProductId=1021), then into my Boss BR 532 Digital Studio (http://www.bossus.com/gear/productdetails.php?ProductId=335). I zeroed out any settings on the BR 532 that would color the tone. Then I ran the signal from the BR 532 into the soundcard of my laptop where I recorded it with the Dell webam software.

For the backing tracks I ran an mp3 player into the BR 532 with the "audio sub-mix" set to "on".

Direct in is the way to go for recording, IMO. You just have to be aware of where your levels are set.

As for my amp, I use a Henriksen 12R Jazzamp (http://www.jazzamp.com/). I love it! Arguably, Henriksen makes the best sounding amps out there for jazz. for gigs, I use the Boss Fender '63 reverb pedal with the Henriksen. Great, big, fat, jazz tone!


 

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  posted on 7/9/2011 at 10:22 PM
Thanks for sharing your tips bro...you answered a question that I've had concerning the Boss 63 Fender Reverb pedal since it came out...now I want one!!! Might try some of your recipe for sound if you dont mind, I've also looked at PreSonus products for awhile now..you've given me a ton of great info. Really appreciate you sharing it. John (PS that tone was sweet)

 

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  posted on 7/10/2011 at 12:17 AM
Nice tone on that baby.....sounds like you've studied the George Russell Lydian Chromatic Concept....I love the Lydian mode great for jazz and jam rock and I think of it as the relative major scale of Dorian sort of like the Aeolian scale is the natural minor of the Ionian(major) scale.

 

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  posted on 7/10/2011 at 06:32 AM
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Nice tone on that baby.....sounds like you've studied the George Russell Lydian Chromatic Concept....I love the Lydian mode great for jazz and jam rock and I think of it as the relative major scale of Dorian sort of like the Aeolian scale is the natural minor of the Ionian(major) scale.


Thanks. I have studied a lot of music theory, but honestly most of it is not very helpful. It is way too much to have to remember all the modes, etc. when you're "in the moment" and trying to improvise. All that thought kills the groove. I have been taking lessons on-line with Jimmy Bruno and he is the first teacher who is willing to share the way way most of the pros do it.

Jimmy teaches the use of pitch collections (not scales), and it is HUGELY helpful compaired to the chord/scale method found in most jazz theory books. Anyone interested in playing jazz guitar should check out Jimmy's method. First thing he will do is standardize your fingerings so that the same fingers play the same notes anywhere on the neck. This will help you to create a direct link between your fingers and your ear. Then, you start to use his pitch collection method. For about $60 a quarter (comes out to $20/month!) you get the best guitar lessons you can imagine, personal instruction from Jimmy, and a very supportive cohort of helpful students from around the world. There are no egos, no b.s., just a great learning community. I highly recommend it. Go to Jimmybruno.com and check it out.

EDIT: See my new thread on this topic.

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  posted on 7/10/2011 at 01:18 PM
I learned all the scales, major, minor, dorian, myxolidian etc etc..but as has been said, if you just play scales you think about the position more than the groove, IMHO, and that steals a major component,at least to me...emotion. So, I'm like mm, I know the positions etc, but my fingers do the walking/talking for my brain...that way I'm concentrating only on the groove of the song. I probably use the old Albert King box and extensions for playing blues as much as anything. Sometimes, less is more. Of course, it depends on the groove of the song and the band. Summary, I close my eyes, and my brain leads my fingers and you get my souls emotions...and I probably can't play that solo exactly the same again, ever. Duane 101 theory.

 

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  posted on 7/10/2011 at 01:38 PM
Yeah I know what you mean. I think most people over think the modes. I found them very easy to work with because I always just relate them back to what ever major scale they're based off. So for me Cm is Ebmaj.

 

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