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Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:08 pm
by JereFuzz
JereFuzz wrote:Waiting for my Buzuq from Turkey ... damn, seems the mofos are bringing it via rowboat!


Apparently, someone put it in a corner in NY Customs until the seller notified them … but here it is :love:

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Tuned Cc gg cc (with the Cc being the bass strings) … it has a GREAT sound, like a big fat mandolin; holding it is awkward because its body is a big bowl but the fretting is pretty simple; I think Arabic/near east music has notes that aren't in Western music because some sharps, for example, are divided into two new notes, nevertheless, if you play guitar you should feel very at home with this one; the dutar felt more "off" but had a simpler acoustic sound; this Buzuq PROJECTS, as a plus, it has a mono jack but with no volume control so what comes out of it is what comes out of it. The build quality is good but the lacquering and adornments (pickguard/decal around soundhole) are sometimes spotty but no complaints once you put it in your hands. I'll post a sound sample ...

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:14 pm
by JereFuzz
Here is a short clip …

I put the recorder next to me so you can hear my pick clicking …

https://soundcloud.com/outofphaser/buzuk-1wav

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:27 pm
by ummohyeah
the shamisen:


Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:47 pm
by JereFuzz
ummohyeah wrote:the shamisen:



That sounds nice … I think "popular" music needs more texture; synths are accomplishing that in many ways but I think there are tons of instruments out there that's aren't being utilized enough and have been relegated to "ethnic" music ...

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:51 pm
by JereFuzz
And a Cumbus Saz:

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Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:45 pm
by Dandolin
Nice--I have an "oud-y" one. Can't tell from the pic--fretless?

Or tied-on nylon frets?

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:02 am
by JereFuzz
Dandolin wrote:Nice--I have an "oud-y" one. Can't tell from the pic--fretless?

Or tied-on nylon frets?


tied-on nylons … it has a great sound

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:22 pm
by Dandolin
Yeah cumbus are great; really up-front sound. You may want to check to make sure your head is nice and tight--those bridges can sag something fierce over time, and a loose head exacerbates that....

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:26 pm
by JereFuzz
Dandolin wrote:Yeah cumbus are great; really up-front sound. You may want to check to make sure your head is nice and tight--those bridges can sag something fierce over time, and a loose head exacerbates that....


thanks for the advice

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:57 pm
by JereFuzz
A recording of the Cumbus Saz, used mic on recoding unit so background distortion … really starting to love this instrument, surprisingly comfortable but I wish there were strap buttons for a strap …

https://soundcloud.com/outofphaser/cumbsazwav

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:55 pm
by Dandolin
Sounds great--thanks!

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:37 pm
by comesect2.0

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:55 am
by ibarakishi
comesect2.0 wrote:https://salamuzik.com/collections/electric-saz


these look like so much fun to play... you always do this to me comesect.... :picard:

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:48 pm
by JereFuzz
ibarakishi wrote:
comesect2.0 wrote:https://salamuzik.com/collections/electric-saz


these look like so much fun to play... you always do this to me comesect.... :picard:


I just ordered one of these:

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I assume it has a bridge piezo pickup. I don't know if that is ideal for distortion sounds but I figure with the Fishman EQ I can take out some lows to make it "distortion friendly" ...

Re: “Other” guitars ...

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:32 pm
by comesect2.0
:cool: :love: most likely bridge piezo pickup :idk: ...should be good :thumb: ..my bridge pickup works good with the all the fuzz'z..just not 8bit robot gated pedals without a od/boost, have fun :!!!: