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A new track from my band where I play a Howard Roberts Fusion

young angus

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I do like the sound of the Howard Roberts Fusion. It´s the stock neck pickup all the time; a Gibson 490 R. In my ears it sounds dry and woody, but it still bites. It´s the sound I want for this tune. The drummer forces me to play more out, and that´s good. We don´t want to play smooth jazz...
 

Cogswell

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Definitely NOT smooth jazz, lol
I couldn't take a whole set of this, but I liked it!
 

Ryan Givhan

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glad you are having fun, i just dont get it. but i dont doubt it takes talent.
 

young angus

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I just wanted to show the dry and woody sound of my Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion with a Fender Deluxe Reverb. That was all.
 

brandtkronholm

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I can hear it, I get it.

It sounds pretty aggressive. I really think I can hear the ebony fretboard and all the maple. Which tail piece does it have and how does the balsa (chromyte) center block work for you?
 

Jurius

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A close friend of mine just bought a Howard Roberts Fusion guitar. Killer axe. Very versatile instrument. LP to L5 type tones. A very inspiring and beautiful instrument.

I love jazz. You're a very talented player and so is the rest of your band.
 

young angus

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Thanks.
It´s a black Howard Roberts Fusion with gold hardware from 1997, so it has the finger tail piece. The balsa center block work perfect, and gives often a smooth controlled feedback.

It doesn´t mean that I can play death metal with full distortion, though, but it´s possible to get a decent rock sound with the bridge pickup and a distortion pedal.
 

Jurius

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Thanks.
It´s a black Howard Roberts Fusion with gold hardware from 1997, so it has the finger tail piece. The balsa center block work perfect, and gives often a smooth controlled feedback.

It doesn´t mean that I can play death metal with full distortion, though, but it´s possible to get a decent rock sound with the bridge pickup and a distortion pedal.

My friends amp is a Victoria. I don't know the model but he can change the tubes in it and make the amp anything from 5 to 35 watts. It is amazing how versatile this guitar is with that amp. Like you said, anything but metal. :dude:
 

Cogswell

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I just wanted to show the dry and woody sound of my Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion with a Fender Deluxe Reverb. That was all.
Dude, I hope you did not take my comment as if I thought it was bad. Just intense, that is all.
 
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