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#1 Villager

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 03:55 PM

Just seen a Godin Glissentar go on e-bay for 415.00 not bad at all, interesting to know how many have been made. Vill
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Posted 03 December 2004 - 08:48 PM

Just seen a Godin Glissentar go on e-bay for 415.00 not bad at all, interesting to know how many have been made. Vill

I was bidding on that but it went beyond my budget, hope it makes someone happy!
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Posted 06 December 2004 - 08:42 AM

Just seen a Godin Glissentar go on e-bay for 415.00 not bad at all, interesting to know how many have been made. Vill

I was bidding on that but it went beyond my budget, hope it makes someone happy!
--J

There'll be another one along soon...
Its nice to have if you are playing Oud based music, but there are negatives (see previous forums) so I think a Godin Multiac Nylon Fretless is a lot more flexible, plus you have the MIDI output, not possible on the Glissentar due to the dual string courses. V
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Posted 06 December 2004 - 07:26 PM

Just seen a Godin Glissentar go on e-bay for 415.00 not bad at all, interesting to know how many have been made. Vill

I was bidding on that but it went beyond my budget, hope it makes someone happy!
--J

There'll be another one along soon...
Its nice to have if you are playing Oud based music, but there are negatives (see previous forums) so I think a Godin Multiac Nylon Fretless is a lot more flexible, plus you have the MIDI output, not possible on the Glissentar due to the dual string courses. V

You're right you know, my missus came in at the end of the auction and I'm pretty glad I didn't get it, after all there is the Multiac and my OUD patch for VG-88, who would have thought that would have been a marraige saver? --J
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Posted 10 December 2004 - 07:20 PM

Just seen a Godin Glissentar go on e-bay for 415.00 not bad at all, interesting to know how many have been made. Vill

I was bidding on that but it went beyond my budget, hope it makes someone happy!
--J

There'll be another one along soon...
Its nice to have if you are playing Oud based music, but there are negatives (see previous forums) so I think a Godin Multiac Nylon Fretless is a lot more flexible, plus you have the MIDI output, not possible on the Glissentar due to the dual string courses. V


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What negatives are there about a Glissentar?
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Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:00 AM


There'll be another one along soon...
Its nice to have if you are playing Oud based music, but there are negatives (see previous forums) so I think a Godin Multiac Nylon Fretless is a lot more flexible, plus you have the MIDI output, not possible on the Glissentar due to the dual string courses. V

Seriuously, apart from the MIDI incompatibility, what other negatives have you experienced/heard about the Glissentar ? And where are these other forums where there's talk about it ?
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#7 Villager

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 02:07 PM


There'll be another one along soon...
Its nice to have if you are playing Oud based music, but there are negatives (see previous forums) so I think a Godin Multiac Nylon Fretless is a lot more flexible, plus you have the MIDI output, not possible on the Glissentar due to the dual string courses. V

Seriuously, apart from the MIDI incompatibility, what other negatives have you experienced/heard about the Glissentar ? And where are these other forums where there's talk about it ?

Oops! I was really consoling Jahloon on missing the Glissentar at 415 quid. The negatives I heard were too much feedback playing live, don't know where? But the Multiac also suffers feedback problems, its quite a topic on the Yahoo Godin forum. Vill (with apologies)
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Posted 16 December 2004 - 06:38 PM

It was Fareed Haque who said he didn't use the Glissentar live because of feedback problems. I've seen the Godin Multiac threads but I think the guy was basically using the wrong type of amp, an acoustic amp would have helped.
V - No need to console, it just went past my cash limit. --J
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#9 Monosynapsis

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 08:55 PM

[quote name='Villager' date='Dec 16 2004, 02:07 PM'][quote name='Monosynapsis' date='Dec 16 2004, 10:00 AM'] [quote name='Monosynapsis' date='Dec 10 2004, 07:20 PM'] [quote name='Villager' date='Dec 6 2004, 08:42 AM']
There'll be another one along soon...
Its nice to have if you are playing Oud based music, but there are negatives (see previous forums) so I think a Godin Multiac Nylon Fretless is a lot more flexible, plus you have the MIDI output, not possible on the Glissentar due to the dual string courses. V[/quote]
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Seriuously, apart from the MIDI incompatibility, what other negatives have you experienced/heard about the Glissentar ? And where are these other forums where there's talk about it ? [/quote]
Oops! I was really consoling Jahloon on missing the Glissentar at 415 quid. The negatives I heard were too much feedback playing live, don't know where? But the Multiac also suffers feedback problems, its quite a topic on the Yahoo Godin forum. Vill (with apologies) [/quote]
Nah, no apologies needed, I wasn't offended, just curious!

Feedback problems and the Glissentar, here's my experience:

Compression and even a bit of distortion (I like using an ADA MP1 as preamp and a compressor after that, for example) results in unplayable amounts of feedback. But that has to be expected. For playing with distortion I use the ADA Ampulator after the MP1 (an old analog amp simulator, sounds like a real amp through a line out) and from there straight into desk. Monitoring through headphones, so no feedback, hehe.

I use a Marshall AS 100 D accoustic amp (very average sound, to put it mildly, but extremely versatile an amp) and have to crank it up to extreme settings (past 12'o clock, it's a 100 watter) and then sit with my guitar close to it and facing the speaker to have feedback.

The best clean sound I get out of it is a totally different setup though: straight into my TLA Ivory 5052 Channel Strip and from there into the desk or PA and FX loop. Absolutely amazing sound and not a single feedback problem whatsoever even at huge volumes. Recommended for any acoustic btw.
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#10 Villager

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 08:18 AM

Definitely a right tools for the right job scenario. V
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