Blue In Green and the power of a 7 string

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  1. Jim Soloway

    Jim Soloway Soloway Guitars

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    I recently heard a couple of versions of the Bill Evans/Miles Davis classic "Blue In Green" posted on-line. I love that song and their work inspired me to work out a solo version of my own. It's very short, about 70 seconds recorded live with no edits and no overdubs. There's also a hot spot around 0:40 so I'll probably record it again, but I liked the performance enough to post it anyway.

    The 7 string was a tremendous tool for this song. There are a lot of very large chord spreads in this arrangement and the first chord starts at the 13th fret. The largest spread is an F7b9/13 which covers two full octaves plus a 6th. On a 7 string with a low A, it's an easy reach. On a 6 string in standard tuning, I believe it's impossible except perhaps with tapping.

    http://www.jimsoloway.com/TascamDemos/BlueInGreen.mp3
     
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    :yesway: Awesome stuff once again Jim! Is that using the Swan?
     
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    Man I wish I could play Jazz. Awesome as usual Jim.

    Any chance of getting some tabs for that, or at least a couple of the chords?

    Very, very nice.
     
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    It's the very Swan that's on the home page of this site. I hadn't played it in a while an I wanted to see if it recorded as well as the one I normally play. I think it recorded really well. At this point, all I have are a couple of the guitars we build. I sold all my other guitars a while ago.

    I'm goint to try to tab it out in the morning. I've never worked with tab, so it should be an interesting adventure.
     
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    Did you sell the RG7421XL? Damn, I love that guitar.
     
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    :yesway: Sounds great!
     
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    Worse. I sold it and Fedex crushed it during the delivery. Of all the guitars I sold, it's the only one I wish I had kept as a backup. Great guitar and I had put in a Hipshot bridge and a DiMarzio PAF-7.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Gaaaaaaaaaaaah! My eyes!

    :(
     
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    Jim,
    Nice tone, nice touch, nice dynamics. Very warm, mellow & intimate, thanks for sharing! :cool: :cool:

    Catch ya later...........Joe :)
     
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    Man thats gotta blow big time :mad: Is it beyond repair?

    Catch ya later........Joe :)
     
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    The neck certainly was. The fingerboard was split as well. The original buyer bought the body and the menant parts and was hoping to have someone build him a new neck. If I ever have a few extra bucks (which seems unlikely these days) and one comes along, I'd love to pick it up. I can't believe that Ibanez would discontinue such a great guitar so quickly.
     
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    I tabbed it out this morning and put it on my Web server. Here's a link to the file.

    I've never tabbed anything before, so if there are any problems with it, please let me know and I'll change it.

    http://jimsoloway.com/MyTabs/BlueInGreen.txt
     
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    It's all about the benjamin's. They probably didn't sell enough of them
     
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    i LOVE that song! great job on it! thanks for tabbing it out! i'm not much of a jazz player either, but i love the stuff, and i'm sure it would be great for impressing the ladies :p

    and, the RG7421XL... :noway: :noway: :noway: :noway:

    :(
     
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    Hey, dude, i was surfin , and i remembered this thread when i saw this:

    http://www.music123.com/Solid-Body-Electric-Guitars-d936.music?src=RG 7 string

    2nd guitar down is a RG7421XL, 359$ + plus shipping while supplies last...
    If you click on the info it doesnt go but if you add it to the cart, it lets you check it out, i think.

    I wonder if i got one of these, if i could slap the neck on my 7620?
     
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    No, the bridge would be in the wrong position. I thought music123 were sold out of these years ago. That's where I got mine. They must have found a couple that got lost in the warehouse.
     
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    Damn, i'd love to get an extended scale 7620... and i cant seem to see where to get a 1077 anywhere, not that im the market at the moment but i wonder what the price is, so i can save some $$
     
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    Why don't you go the opposite direction and get that 7421XL for $350 and then drop in a Hipshot trem. Including an installation, you could have the whole thing for about $600.
     
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    well thats the thing, see, i want a floating bridge... and thats what a 1077 is, right?
     
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