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by TedGottsegen
Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Luthiers
Topic: Gallato ~ no longer being made in France?
Replies: 9
Views: 15319

You mean Géronimo Mateos. In fact he's no more making them. At the same time I'm not sure the guitar you're talking about (the one made in Asia) is actually a Gallato. I suspect there's some guy around who's quite clever printing fake labels and sticking 'em inside slightly modified Rudy Larna... W...
by TedGottsegen
Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Django
Topic: Django's Influence
Replies: 11
Views: 13869

I've noticed that Django's influence on country musicians has been just as profound as on jazz musicians. Cool topic indeed. Indeed, I'd say that Django's influence was way more visible on the country/western swing side than mainstream. Although mainstream players do pop up here and there. Arv Garr...
by TedGottsegen
Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: Luthiers
Topic: Gallato ~ no longer being made in France?
Replies: 9
Views: 15319

They were originally made in Spain. The current word is that there was a falling out between Serge Gallato and the guy who was making them in Spain, and production is moving to China (or some other Pan-Asian country). Someone said they tried one of the Asian models and they suck. If you have one of ...
by TedGottsegen
Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz Violin
Topic: martin weiss- for once in my life?
Replies: 3
Views: 6764

Re: martin weiss- for once in my life?

I was just listening to the gypsy jazz radio station radioactivepictures.com (great stuff on there) and heard a performance of "for once in my life" that I think is Martin Weiss. I am curious to know if I'm right, and can't find a playlist on the website. Anyone know it? If so, could you ...
by TedGottsegen
Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Artists
Topic: Pete Finch?
Replies: 3
Views: 4204

Pete Finch?

Hi All,

Out of curiosity, I remember Pete Finch as one of the rhythm guitarists in Le Jazz with Dave Kelbie. While Kelbie has been quite visible over the last several years, Finch has not. Is he still playing?

Best,

Ted
by TedGottsegen
Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Django
Topic: '35 Rhythm Guitarist?
Replies: 34
Views: 39071

According to a 1953 "Jazz Hot", the mystery guitarist is Challin Ferret and the photo was taken in 1938. I have a bit of a problem with that since Challin was left handed. Good grief, between that and Sarane as the player on "Valse Manouche", why don't we call the whole thing of...
by TedGottsegen
Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Artists
Topic: Is it a lack of interest?
Replies: 34
Views: 30607

Re: Recommendations

To place further demands, I'd really like to start out with players who don't shred to much (although I gather that the Germans in general aren't technique demons) Sorry, Germans are the original technique demons. Häns'che Weiss, Lulu Reinhardt, Titi Winterstein are the ones who started the "g...
by TedGottsegen
Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: Luthiers
Topic: Dupont Model Differences
Replies: 13
Views: 18032

My question now is: Which type of wood (maple, rosewood, mahogany) and which type (solid or laminate) would suit a player who will split time equally between lead and rhythm on one guitar? Thanks in advance for the thoughtful help. That is all abstraction! It doesn't matter . When it's laminated, t...
by TedGottsegen
Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Taking the piss etc...
Topic: Religious Buffoonerie - Stop the Insanity
Replies: 9
Views: 13316

Religious Buffoonerie - Stop the Insanity

Perfect for taking the piss.... This is related to Gypsy Jazz because the original sender is a Gypsy Jazz enthusiast who pulled my name off a Gypsy Jazz group, and is probably a member of this group, (he also had a custom guitar with a weird headstock and tailpiece depicted on Leo Eimers site, hint,...
by TedGottsegen
Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Luthiers
Topic: Dupont Model Differences
Replies: 13
Views: 18032

Using maple does change the sound of the guitar. Having owned two solid maple Duponts in the past, I can tell you that it will not have the light, airy sound that Django had. It's a much better sound for rhythm. Of course if you're getting a laminated maple model, it doesn't really matter.
by TedGottsegen
Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Luthiers
Topic: Dupont Model Differences
Replies: 13
Views: 18032

Re: Dupont Model Differences

I'm having trouble getting much info on the different Dupont models. Can anyone describe the differences between say the : MD100, MD50, MD30 & MD20. Are they different materials, quality levels, etc.? Thanks The MD20 (maple) and 30 (indian rosewood) are made with solid woods, whereas the 100 (m...
by TedGottsegen
Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz Violin
Topic: A violinist's dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 5782

Ok, here comes a big, and possibly somewhat provocative question, written after more than a couple glasses of wine. At times we all need liquid courage! :wink: Does anyone else feel, as I do, that even the best violinists don't keep up with the best guitarists? As a...not quite professional level v...
by TedGottsegen
Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Recently I have been mainly listening to..
Replies: 14
Views: 20638

Hey Ted, I saw that you wrote that Kamlo is really worried about his stuff being Pirated, so is "Salammbô" available anywhere? I don't. This is an old CD, first released back in '99/2000 and self produced. Someone posted that it was available at Paris Jazz Corner, but I just looked there ...
by TedGottsegen
Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Miller S51 stimer style pickup.
Replies: 24
Views: 24285

OK you guys have me convinced. So where is the cheapest place i can get one. Michael at djangobooks seems to be the best price at the moment at $370 - £270 can anyone do better I think he's got the best price around...you could try and do some net searches, but he's probably the best around. Also, ...
by TedGottsegen
Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Recently I have been mainly listening to..
Replies: 14
Views: 20638

FSUGypsyJazz wrote:Les Manouches stuff as well.
The new Kamlo Trio album is awesome. (anyone know if his first album is available anywhere).
Ninine's my dream of Love (to steal licks)
Kamlo's first record was "Salammbô", which is just as good!