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Hello! Both Carla Bozulich and I have a bit of a Hagstrom thing - her more than myself, actually. She has 3 Hagstrom ! guitars (check almost any picture of her playng w/ The Geraldine Fibbers or Scarnella). I have had a Hagstrom !! for many years, which I generally keep open-tuned (it appears on a piece called "In Form" on a Nels Cline Trio album called SAD, and also on a vinyl record with Devin Sarno called RISE PUMPKIN RISE, and it's doing some background stuff on Mike Watt's CONTEMPLATING THE ENGINE ROOM). It's rather photogenic, so I'll try to send a pic. Thanks for the heads up! best, N
This episode - The Hagstrom Jimmy and couple of other milestone communications!
From: Ron Chapman
See Ron's Jimmy Story
...I have to say that I'm really pleased with the
Jimmie, I plugged it in this
Keep in touch, and if I have a photograph with it I shall send it through to you!
jimmill The previous owner
of my own Jimmy Oval
Thanks for the mail. ... You have really done my old beast proud. Isn't he just a lovely guitar. ... But to be honest, I haven't really played it in anger since about 1998. Although I used to do a lot of folk clubs and ran the College bands etc, I always felt that the only thing missing from Jimmy was a set of phosphor bronze strings. I confess to being an acoustic blues player - Big Bill Broonzy and things like that don't sound the same on steel wound strings even when amplified. I found that I could get most tunes to sound ok but the tone and vol controls were a bit limiting. I found the log pot hard to get on with. It seemed to be on very loud or just in the background. Probably me being stupid.
I enjoyed seeing you play. Funny thing but the guitar can't help but look good hanging around a neck - if you know what I mean. It also seems to be attracted to blokes who are your typical fine honed Nordic types. (If I find the photos from my last live performance, I'll send you a couple - and you will understand that last comment.
In answer to your questions, No - I've never made any changes to the set-up. Having only played things like EKO rangers before I got him, The action always seemed OK to me. But there again, I was brought up on med gauge D'Addario phosphor strings. The ones on there at the moment (unless you have changed them already) are a top end heavy set of Ernie Ball.
Any way, I'm sure we'll be in touch again.
(See Janet's site at:
Thanks for sending me to Gordon's website - you're so right: he has a nice lush sound (from what I heard) and I can guess why he's so acclaimed. I wonder how he'd feel about collaborating with a woman who puts things on her strings?
Yesterday's snowing/raining is gone; I've just returned from a cycling expodition to the foot of some nearby mountains into a stiff headwind. Coming home with the wind at my back made it all worth it.
I was thinking - if you're into acoustic guitar players this compilation that's just coming out that Henry Kaiser produced/curated on Cuneiform Records http://cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/156.html might be interesting to you. I'm not sure the website lists everyone's names; if you're interested I can tell you everyone who's on it. (There's 19 players in all.)
Happy Sunday, janet
Karma is the only way I could
possibly explain the incredible good fortune of living here....you're exactly
I will check the lady out
when get a moment.
Are you coming to Southampton, if so let me put you on the door my friend.
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