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#106444 - 02/21/11 12:40 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack
PeterGannon Offline
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We're making some Jazz GUitar Solo Accompaniment Jazz Guitar styles. We have 2 choices of guitar to use - a "Solidy Body" or a Archtop (Super400). This would be a solo guitar style, to backup a singer or sax player etc.

Please have a listen to the sample, and place your vote in this thread

Solid Body (Roadstar) (example #1 on the demo)

Archtop Super 400 (example #2 on the demo)

http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/jazzu/misc/2_Guitars_Ballad_060_Sample.mp3

To vote, just reply with the words "Solid Body (Roadstar)" or "Archtop (Super 400)" near the top, along with any comments that you have.
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#106445 - 02/21/11 03:24 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: PeterGannon]
Guitartist Offline
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Archtop (Super 400) gets my vote. Especially for backing up a singer.
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#106446 - 02/21/11 03:49 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: Guitartist]
PhilMol Offline
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I do prefer the Super 400; it sounds more subtle to me.
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#106447 - 02/21/11 04:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: PhilMol]
JayO Offline
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+1 For the archtop !

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#106448 - 02/22/11 06:01 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: JayO]
enjfb Offline
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Registered: 12/14/07
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Loc: Bristol, UK
I prefer Archtop ...

Jim

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#106449 - 02/22/11 12:49 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: PeterGannon]
Nomi Offline
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Registered: 06/16/07
Posts: 71
Loc: Germany
Hi,

I would prefer the Archtop.

Thank you for the chance to vote.

Regards

Norbert
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#106450 - 02/22/11 01:34 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: Nomi]
Svenne Offline
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Registered: 06/24/07
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Loc: Copenhagen, Denmark
I prefer the sound of the Solid Body because of the better defined bass notes.
Bass notes sounds a little muddy on the archtop.
Looking forward to try these realtracks!
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#106451 - 02/23/11 02:27 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: Svenne]
larochep Offline
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Registered: 11/19/01
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+1 for the Archtop, it seems to me more appropriate for the style.
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#106452 - 03/06/11 01:13 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: larochep]
JPSoper Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 13
Archtop (Super 400)


Edited by JPSoper (03/06/11 01:14 PM)

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#106453 - 03/07/11 09:00 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: JPSoper]
MattL Offline
Newbie

Registered: 03/07/11
Posts: 1
The Archtop (Super 400)

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#106454 - 03/07/11 10:02 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: MattL]
VirtualArtists Offline
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Registered: 06/26/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Hong Kong
Archtop (Super 400)

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#106455 - 03/08/11 05:55 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: VirtualArtists]
spencerwho Offline
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Registered: 02/25/10
Posts: 20
Archtop no worries

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#106456 - 03/08/11 11:55 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: spencerwho]
Pierre Julien Offline
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Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 59
Loc: Switzerland
Archtop (super 400)

Not an electric guitar player, but reminds me of a Joe Pass sound. Humm...
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#106457 - 03/08/11 02:11 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: Pierre Julien]
Steve Young Offline
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Registered: 06/17/10
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Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Archtop (Super 400)
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#106458 - 03/09/11 08:58 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Your opinion wanted on choice for guitar for upcoming Jazz ReakTrack [Re: Steve Young]
rsdean Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
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Loc: New York
Archtop Super 400 all the way!
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