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Farrell Jackson
Re: RIP Chris...
07/02/15 02:13:38PM
By: Farrell Jackson

A truly talented bassist....he raised the bar when Round About came out. The bass line and tone was something I had not heard before from a bass guitar. R.I.P. Chris Squire.

Farrell Jackson
Re: Tranquility
07/02/15 02:09:33PM
By: Farrell Jackson

I think the physical therapy and the hours of practice have really sharpened your musical skills Mike. I dig the cool guitar work with the various styles all melded together to create your own...

Farrell Jackson
Re: Kudos To Taylor...
07/02/15 11:05:27AM
By: Farrell Jackson

Sie, I can see that Taylor stirs something up inside of you, lol!

Mister B
Re: Tranquility
07/02/15 10:08:44AM
By: Brian Brooks

Great to hear you again, Mike. You've done a really great job with this - love the breadth and clarity of the stereo placement. Lots of passion in the guitar work. Kudos, indeed.

Mister B
Re: Bass Fe Me
07/02/15 10:04:38AM
By: Brian Brooks

Very nicely done, Steve and incorporating a lot of sonic depth and fascination. Excellent production. I look forward to the complete album!

Gary Teed
Re: Tranquility
07/02/15 07:36:25AM
By: Gary Teed

Mike, in the years that I have known you, I have seen your music evolve. You keep getting better! And this song is no exception. Nice!

Re: Kudos To Taylor...
07/02/15 07:19:27AM
By: elektronz

lol taylor swift ...just taylor swift ...moo im a cow ...nay ...nay ....everybodies probably thinking right now ,,,jeez what is he taking and if he has any left to send them on over ...lol ...but...

Barefoot Baroness
Re: Tranquility
07/02/15 12:23:05AM
By: Barefoot Music

Works for me, I'm feeling tranquil now. Thanks Mike.

Re: Please Do Not...
07/01/15 04:35:42AM
By: elektronz

i did a cover of one of my own tunes and then got sued ,, and lost lol ...oh we did laugh :D

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Re: Love is No Excuse
06/30/15 05:11:46PM
By: The Billy Arnett...

Another great song.. Great sound and awesome lyrics!

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I was reading the above on Fox today and like her or not, you have to appluad what she is doing. It is about time an artist stood up for well, artists.  Too many times companies profit off the hard work of musicians. If it was that easy, we would all be on the Billboard Charts. The reality is, I think it is easier to become a pro athlete than a professional musician. How many pro athletes in the world vs musicans making the same kind of money? 


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I still think seeing Sammy solo was the most entertaining. He was just a powerhouse of a showman. The guy was all over the stage and up near the roof for a bit. RUSH was amazing from a musicians standpoint. Those three guys sound like they have 20 people playing.  

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Quick Review - Taylor T-5z Pro

Quick Review - Taylor T-5z Pro

Quick Review - Taylor T-5z Pro

To open this review with a couple of caveats.
1) I am at best an amateur guitarist so take what I write here with a grain or two of salt (maybe some lime and tequila will help as well!).
2) I prefer acoustic guitar so some of my opinions may be a bit biased. I will get to why I don't feel this is an "acoustic" despite the "Acoustic? Electric? Yes" tagline later on.
3) I posted a few links to video reviews that go a bit further in-depth below so I will try to be brief.

So, what the heck is it?
In addition to it's regular line of acoustic guitars Taylor has dabbled with electrics like the T-3 and the T-5 range of "hybrid" guitars. The T-5 and T-5z come in four levels (The "Classic", "Standard", "Pro", and "Custom"). The only difference between the models being appointments like binding and top woods etc. and price of course. Both the T-5 and T-5z are fully hollow thin bodied "acoustics" with the Expression System from the acoustic lines and a stacked bridge humbucker. The original T-5 (released in 2005 I believe) has an auditorium sized body with a 15" radius bolt on neck and standard frets where the newer T-5z has a more "Les Paul" sized body with a 12" radius neck and jumbo frets the theory being that the T-5 was mainly for the acoustic player wanting some electric while the T-5z was the opposite. Both versions are available in 12 strings as well.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I am not a Taylor fan generally. While I have played many at many different price points I have never walked out of the store with one. They check all of the right boxes (good fit and finish, great playability, attractive, well balanced, good note to note seperation etc.) but I always found them to be a bit lifeless and thin in the tone department and I am NOT a fan of the Expression System to be honest. All of that is subjective however and most of the tone is in the fingers after all (hence my caveat #1 above). Also I think Taylors are very overpriced.

So, if that is how you feel about Taylor why did you buy one dummy?
Well simple really, because it is quite an interesting beast. With this guitar you can practice scales or write melodies and lyrics without plugging in or waking the baby. It has a good tonal range and is quite flexible. Playability and fit and finish are great and the blue matches my truck.

So, You love it so much you sleep with it and are a huge Taylor fan now right?
Errr, no (that is just wrong on too many levels). I DO like it a bit however. After trying to go the electric route for a while now one of the things I found was that I just didn't like how my electrics felt with daily playing and the T-5z "feels" like an acoustic and is able to cover "some" of the areas that both electric and acoustic cover.

So, you said earlier that it was not an "acoustic", make up your mind.
It isn't in the tone department, even though it has some OK acoustic sounds. I have played it through my Fishman Loundbox Artist and my Takamine and Breedloves blow it away acoustically. Now, to be honest, they are full sized acoustics and the Taylor is a maple topped thin body so that was to be expected. Also you will NOT be practicing your harmonics and full tone quality on this guitar, or recording it with mics, without plugging it in to some amplification device. There is only one of the five positions that utilize the soundboard (not under saddle) transducer and that is in a blend with the hidden magnetic humbucker, all of the other sounds are just the humbuckers. It is better I suppose than an actual electric with a piezo bridge due to being constructed like an acoustic so you tend to play it that way in "acoustic" mode but to me it seems to be a hollow body electric with an added transducer. With an A/B pedal you can go between a PA or acoustic amp and an electric amp however and the guitar actually does sound quite nice. The tone shaping with the active EQ is pretty good and you can get a wide range of decent sounds, just gotta watch the feedback when you go to position 1 (do NOT do that with a drive pedal and your Peavey Valveking turned up, trust me!).

In summary.

Playability - I'll give it a 6-7. The neck feels nice the action is good for me but I have a light touch and it feels good in the lap and is really light. But for the electric player who is used to adjusting intonation, pickup height, saddle height etc that won't be happening here.

Build quality and fit and finish - It's a 9-10, Taylor does do very well in this department and is pretty consistent.

Tone - I'll give it an 8-9 here. While I am not totally won over by the acoustic tones on this guitar it kind of has a tone of it's own and a great deal of flexibility with some limitations.

Price - Got a spare kidney? Just sayin' it aint' cheap.

All of the above said Taylor guitars are everywhere and if this model piques your interest you should easily be able to find one to play somewhere close by. It's not for everyone but is worth a look to be sure.

Some video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LKm3ligi5M (Guitarist review)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNVGqvRajto (Zzounds preview video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=19&v=OtcIDr96A1I (Taylor T-5z sneak preview)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEDgKYlvPYw (AGM sound demo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEVyugKGvjI (Andertons review)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAggMtem3vs (Sweetwater review of the original T-5)


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