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Kimocks archtop on sugaree performance?!

PostPosted:Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:11 pm
by Mithrandir
Just saw a video of a recent kimock small venue show where he played a Gibson l5 ish archtop on sugaree. Anybody know what he may have been playing? Cuz it was orgasmic. Here’s the video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8rdgqcT0II

Re: Kimocks archtop on sugaree performance?!

PostPosted:Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:53 pm
by aiq

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PostPosted:Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:23 pm
by LD273
Mithrandir wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:11 pm
Just saw a video of a recent kimock small venue show where he played a Gibson l5 ish archtop on sugaree. Anybody know what he may have been playing? Cuz it was orgasmic. Here’s the video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8rdgqcT0II
Soulful solos

Re: Kimocks archtop on sugaree performance?!

PostPosted:Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:35 pm
by pomaikai
It's an L5.
"Except for a sound post under the treble side of the bridge to help control feedback, and a bridge top that was carved from a piece of rosewood by Tom Cerletti, the L5 is stock"

Re: Kimocks archtop on sugaree performance?!

PostPosted:Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:38 am
by czyfingers
I just watched that whole video and it just underscores how amazing of a player Kimock is. Yes, the guitar certainly contributes to the tone and feel, but the true beauty is in his playing. He could play a shovel with strings and if it was in tune it would sound great. He demonstrates such restraint and just sits in the pocket waiting for the right time to explode. He's a master of the fretboard too...if you're a player and you look at his choices made during the solos, it so interesting and unconventional compared to how many or most would approach it. We could all use a lesson or 2 from him. Sometimes less is more and other times more is just what's needed and he just delivers it. As Jerry said...he's the best unknown player out there. Or something like that. Just my 2 cents...I've always admired his playing and wished I had half his talent.

Re: Kimocks archtop on sugaree performance?!

PostPosted:Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:18 am
by aiq
If you check the video I linked at 3:30 SK calls the guitar an L7.

I am no expert on old archtops but that appears to be the same guitar.

Happy for an archtop expert to weigh in.

Re: Kimocks archtop on sugaree performance?!

PostPosted:Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:29 pm
by pomaikai
aiq is right, it is the same L7 in the gear video. Steve's L5 was a later cutaway model. The L7 was the poor mans L5, less fancy binding and parts. The old L5 and L7 are the same guitars other than the appointments and tuning the top.

Re: Kimocks archtop on sugaree performance?!

PostPosted:Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:04 pm
by Jon S.
czyfingers wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:38 am
I just watched that whole video and it just underscores how amazing of a player Kimock is. Yes, the guitar certainly contributes to the tone and feel, but the true beauty is in his playing. He could play a shovel with strings and if it was in tune it would sound great.
Well put.

You might dig my signature quote.

Re: Kimocks archtop on sugaree performance?!

PostPosted:Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:18 am
by aiq
Thanks, pomaikai.

Re: Kimocks archtop on sugaree performance?!

PostPosted:Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:29 pm
by czyfingers
Jon...your signature line pretty much nails it.

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PostPosted:Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:40 pm
by flyingheelhook
One of my favorite ways of killing time between meetings at work is to go to the gear page, search by user, and search kimock just to read his responses to various stuff. He really does give a lot of insight into all sorts of things, and knows when to be nice, and when to shut someone down. Always a pleasure.

Re: Kimocks archtop on sugaree performance?!

PostPosted:Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:42 pm
by flyingheelhook
Having established your credentials as a member of an elite scientific community, prepare to have your ass handed to you by a high school drop-out.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Kimocks archtop on sugaree performance?!

PostPosted:Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:18 am
by aiq
Speaking of having your ass handed to you I like his comment that the best way to learn about gear or playing is to have your ass handed to you on stage until you say I need to get some of that!

Re: Kimocks archtop on sugaree performance?!

PostPosted:Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:04 pm
by pomaikai
It's true! My avatar is a pic of me playing guitar when my band opened for Zero at the Cotati Cabaret in the late 80's. I was only 21, no pressure...

Been trying to "get me some of that" ever since.