OK thought it about time I should post a video in here, and with the new Maton…
So chose Fiends by Led Zeppelin, never played it before yesterday. Been playing since the start of the year, and generally have issues more with timing and strumming esp when changing sections of songs, so this being 168bpm and 8th note strumming etc was a challenge, its also quite a loud thing to smash out, not sure it works quietly, recorded on my phone so all apologies for quality of both the playing and the recording!
Oh one other thing - I get distracted easy, this is a hack - the song uses an odd C tuning which means whilst i have the guitar tuned this way I cant play anything else I know. I think this helps!
Decided (this wasnt in the plan) to do another Zeppelin track this afternoon, again not played this before, got the first part okish, a beautiful song that has a bit of a more subtle touch to it for me to try and butcher…
Hey Rob, sounding good! What a great first share, can’t believe you’ve been posting for so long and only done your first AVOYP now .
Guitar is pretty awesome btw. I went away for a few days and missed your NGD thread . Seems we have picked a lot of similar gear so far, I have a Maton SRS70c. I think the main difference is my one has a Spruce top (blackwood sides and back) where yours has a Blackwood front. Awesome guitars.
The AP5 Pro pickup system on it is really good btw, apparently one of the best acoustic pickup systems out there. I plug mine in direct to my Scarlett 2i2. The Rocksmith cable has quite a bit of noise vs an audio interface so connecting via the GTX might be the go (my GTX is plugged into my 2i2, haven’t tried direct).
Pretty sure I tested one like yours in the shop as well, at least it looked the same and was all blackwood! Can’t remember the model number I tried, could have been slightly different.
I started with a realtone cable and the PC, lots of noise, if you go an audio interface you won’t be disappointed. I never tried GTX USB into PC. The video I just posted was Guitar → GTX50 → XLR cable → Scarlett 2i2 → PC.
Very nice Rob on both counts, guitar sounds fabulous and you played both tracks very well; I’ve not really listened to Friends before (shame on me being an avid Zep fan), Rain song is one of my favourite songs of theirs, anyway you played both well and congrats on breaking the ice!
Hi Rod. Terrific tone from the Maton. You’ve certainly picked some difficult material to christen your new guitar with! I love the more acoustic side of Led Zep and you made a good job of both songs.
Vibes from me for posting your first AVoYP.