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Tommy Emmanuel

Postby SecretSam » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:54 pm

You probably all know of him, but I didn't until my kid showed me this video yesterday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33tWZqXhnk

Good, innee ?

The bit between about 2:40 and 2:50 answers my perennial, rhetorical question about whether there is ever a valid reason to fret the 6th string with your thumb. I stand corrected.
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:57 pm

Well Classical Gas has always been one of my fave geetar toons, and his mash-up with Elton J's 'Saturday Night' is cool...
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:19 pm

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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby Kwackman » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:21 pm

He tours regularly.
Definitely go see him live, put it on your bucket list!
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby Tim Gillett » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:00 pm

Thanks for the clips. Seen him many times over the years here in Perth, last was December. Brilliant performer over so many years and still right up there. Guitarist's guitarist. A role model to younger players. Go Tommy.
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby SecretSam » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:14 am

Sam Spoons wrote:This is worth a watch too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4NvioAq1yg

Bloody hell. That's good. I hadn't heard of Joschco Stephan either. I have now. Thanks, Other Sam.
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby Alba » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:27 am

He's brilliant! He would probably be my first choice if i ever get a go in the Joe 90 Big Rat machine.
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:58 am

You're welcome Sam, Joscho is probably my fave Gypsy Jazzer (along with this guy) :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ3aEeAJb-U
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby ef37a » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:33 pm

Bert Weedon, eat your heart out! (gtr boogie)

I shall send a link to son in France. He's good (even if I am his dad!) but that guy is a WIZARD!

Can someone identify a few mics for me please? Are they all exotica or is a there something a mere home jockey might afford?

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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:52 pm

Remi's mic looks like a C1000 :headbang: the rhythm player has something clipped into the soundhole, impossible to say what but the AT Pro70 is quite often the goto for GJ players.

The bass player looks like he has a mic attached to the strings behind the bridge (DPA do a couple of versions).
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby blinddrew » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:10 pm

Well on the positive side, burning all my guitars has heated the house for a bit...

On a more serious note, and thinking of the other current thread about technique, it's interesting to see that on the first video TE uses a thumb-pick (sadly where our guitar playing similarities stop) but on the one with Stephan he's using a pick.

Think the upright bass on the Remi vid might have an underfoot pick-up of some kind as well but I can only see one lead coming out. Might be fitted but not in use of course...
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby Wonks » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:21 pm

I had a go on a Maton TE range 00-sized guitar in Guitar Village a couple of weeks ago. Lovely guitar, very balanced sound, but even the ex-demo model was £1.7k (the new ones over £2k), so not a spur-of-the-moment purchase.
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby ReadySaltedChris » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:02 pm

I saw TE playing in Leicester some years ago. Absolutely amazing. What was also quite wonderful was the addition of Frank Vignola to the line up doing some Django-esque jazz stuff. I seem to recall the gig went on for about 3 hours.
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:15 am

A surprising number of top guitar players (well, not so surprising if you're into the music) are Django fans and play the music he created. Notable ones aside from Tommy and Frank are Hank Marvin and John Jorgenson (Elton John and The Helicasters).
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby blinddrew » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:51 am

Wonks wrote:I had a go on a Maton TE range 00-sized guitar in Guitar Village a couple of weeks ago. Lovely guitar, very balanced sound, but even the ex-demo model was £1.7k (the new ones over £2k), so not a spur-of-the-moment purchase.
Before I bought my 'good' guitar a few years ago i tried a couple of Matons (as well as having a good blast on a friend's) but went with a Cole Clarke in the end.
The relevance here being that Mr Clarke started of working for Maton.
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Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Postby petev3.1 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:03 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:This is worth a watch too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4NvioAq1yg
Thanks for this. Awesome.
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