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Heritage Hollow Body Mega Guitar Review

 
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makam



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:21 am    Post subject: Heritage Hollow Body Mega Guitar Review Reply with quote

These days I tried to complete and put together a Heritage Hollow Body Guitar review.
As a hollow body guitar enthusiast, I tried to put together some fine Heritage archtops in an as much more objective presentation.

The sound captured professionally, not from the camera mic and the recording have done at the same time, with all the guitars loaded with flatwound 0,12 strings, using the same pick and the same amplifier settings.

There is no audio editing here, just a little reverb from the amp, so to have a real and clear view about this exceptional archtops.

http://www.makisablianitis.com/en/video-clips.html

Stay tuned and subscribe as more video's will follow.

Hope you enjoy...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Heritage Hollow Body Mega Guitar Review Reply with quote

makam wrote:
These days I tried to complete and put together a Heritage Hollow Body Guitar review.
As a hollow body guitar enthusiast, I tried to put together some fine Heritage archtops in an as much more objective presentation.

There is no audio editing here, just a little reverb from the amp, so to have a real and clear view about this exceptional archtops.
Makis


I'm on a slow connection and can't get enough bandwidth to show video
but I have a Q? How did you get access to so many Heritage guitars? Are they yours?

I recorded an H-575 and ES-175 tone comparison at:

http://soundcloud.com/user402499627

You'd be amazed at how many people were 180 degrees away from each other on their opinions of the sample.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gary.
Interesting comparison between Gibson 175 and Heritage 575.

My 175 sounds completely different than yours!!!!!

Yes, those Heritage guitars are part of my collection, of more than 40 archtops.
I'm a big fan of archtop guitars and jazz guitar in general...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

makam wrote:
Hi Gary.
Interesting comparison between Gibson 175 and Heritage 575.
My 175 sounds completely different than yours!!!!!

Yes, those Heritage guitars are part of my collection, of more than 40 archtops. I'm a big fan of archtop guitars and jazz guitar in general...


Now you have me curious, did my Heritage resemble the tone in yours?
I too have a thing for archtops and semi hollows, but also solids. Here's my arch and semis

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http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/305954_500679869953501_1211724385_n.jpg

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

makam wrote:
Hi Gary.
Interesting comparison between Gibson 175 and Heritage 575.

My 175 sounds completely different than yours!!!!!



My 175 responds beautifully to different picks. The one I used there was quite a soft mellow sound compared to others that bring out more highs.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both of your guitars sounds beautiful. The Heritage sounds more jazzy to my ears and the 175 more twangy.

What was your recording setup?

My 175 sounds way darker than yours.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

makam wrote:
Both of your guitars sounds beautiful. The Heritage sounds more jazzy to my ears and the 175 more twangy.

What was your recording setup?

My 175 sounds way darker than yours.


First let me say that I used both pups and all controls all the way up on the guitar, and the EQ on the amp flat.

It was not my intention to color the sound at all. I leave most of my amps flat unless there's something I'm trying to bring out for one reason or another to meet a song's needs.

I record with a low tech 8 channel Alesis mixer to a laptop, using two older Shure SM mics. I use Audacity to record and convert to mp3.

You'll notice some popping there and it appears to be a bad cable I was using.

Yeah, my 175 is a bit brighter than some I have played, but I believe it may be partly because I use GHS 10 round wounds right now. I ordered some Elixr strings so I'm sure that will change.

Even if the Elixr do not tone it down, it's no biggie because I can always use the neck pup and EQ to soften it too.

You are quite right about the Heritage, it's a great guitar, I've said before that if I could only have one it would be the 175, but the 575 would be sorely missed.


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