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« on: April 25, 2005, 04:47:56 PM »

Went to the Taylor site today regarding the new T5 and they have some video of live performances from the NAMM show. Switchfoot, Story of the Year and others had songs out there but to me, by far, the standout was Jason Mraz. The guitar(s) sounded great and his voice work was exceptional.

If anyone has any idea how to capture this on MP3 I would love to get it. There are 4 or 5 versions on iTunes but none of them comes close to this slowed down acoustic/electric version. I wish they would offer a free MP3 download or get this version on iTunes!

http://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/t5/pr...miere/live.aspx

-Mike
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2005, 04:57:12 PM »

i watched those videos the other day. the sound and versitility of the T5 is amazing. im not a fan of mraz, but he was getting some good sounds.

on a side note, i couldnt believe how awful that performance was by switchfoot --- truly awful. they may have just had an off day or something. or maybe they lean too heavily on the pro tools for their recordings?  
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2005, 05:23:52 PM »

Yea, I dig the T5. They have a pic of a Koa version out there too. Stunning. For the money though I'd probably opt for a used Gibson Chet Atkins SST. You can get those for under a grand. Either that or get the Epi version and change out the hardware.

Gotta remember, this is sort of a breakout year for Switchfoot. They are probably shredded from touring right now. I'd chalk it up to a rough day.

Story of the Year sounded pretty decent too. I'm also not a big Mraz fan but I thought that version was exceptional.

Looks like I've got a lot of practicing to do!

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2005, 05:30:45 PM »

This is a whole new direction for Taylor, am I right?
Unbelievable...I'm not up on the electrics, so is the T-5's closest competitor the Gibsons?
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2005, 06:41:02 PM »

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Gotta remember, this is sort of a breakout year for Switchfoot. They are probably shredded from touring right now. I'd chalk it up to a rough day.

 
true. heck, they are on the website playing music, and im on this one as a regular schlub. they probably just had a bad day. didnt mean to come off as as butt hole, if i did. :P
 
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2005, 06:49:20 PM »

Not at all. I think they did sound a bit worn down. That's just my guess as to why. You never know. I do know I like that T5 though. I'll have to pass though. It would probably just sit there lookin pretty while I played the LV! :D

Fred. Yes, I think that SST model Gibson is the closest competitor. I think the Crowdster is something like that too but, I don't know much about it. I've seen David Crowder play that Gibson though and it sounds great. Of course, anything in his hands sounds awesome. He's so smooth it makes me sick (jealousy)!

-Mike
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2005, 05:21:35 PM »

The Taylor T5 is pretty amazing...I want to get my hands on one...

Switchfoot was playing more acoustic and I think they sounded worse because they were more "exposed".  I've heard them live and they sounded really good on some songs...not so great on others.  I remember one song when the lead busted out an 814 that he called his "baby".  Didn't sound too great though.  It could be their mixing/engineering.
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2005, 07:56:02 PM »

Yeah, I'm also very impressed with Jason Mraz's voice and ability at live performance.  I found another great example of this on his website.  Here's the link, it's a Quicktime movie:

http://www.jasonmraz.com/video/MRAZ-GypsyMC-HIGH.mov
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2005, 05:33:16 PM »

A kind soul on the AGF ripped the Mraz video to wma format for me. I imported it into iTunes and it worked like a charm. I really like that version better than the original and the others on iTunes.

onetubetone: Thanks for the link. Killer acoustic work! :P

-Mike
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