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    We're definetely going through some rough times. I hope this is just temporary and after this situation something good comes out of it. We can only pray and hope.

    I don't use anything other than the piano itself. I don't have too much skills for the technical part of it. I just turn it on and play. That's basically what I do with guitars aswell. I'd plug it into my portable Marshall and that's about it.

    You seem to have a high knowledge about configurations and stuff. I could use some of that because I've never paid too much attention for that part.

    Looking foward to see those videos you mentioned. Sounds promising, John.

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    Hi John. I don't know what happened but my previous post just disappeared. I remember I said something about your paintings. They look vey good.

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    Nice guitar, John. For a few years I couldn't even stand looking at a strat guitar. I didn't like them. I've been a Les Paul guy for a long time. As I said before the looking is very important for me and the Les Paul is a masterpiece. It's gorgeous. But I changed my mind and I even bought one strat. All black from the brand Squier by Fender. It's an OK guitar for me.

    Looking forward to see those videos.

    Have a good weekend!

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    Hi, John. The Squier brand is low-budget model as you said. It's something similar to what Epiphone means for Gibson. I still am a les paul guy though I've never tried a Gibson model. Very expensive. For that amount of money I'd rather buy a piano. Even if it's second hand.

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    Hello John. How are you my friend? Nice hearing from you.

    Well, here in Brazil Epiphone sells guitars cheaper than Gibson does that's why I made the connection with Fender/Squier. But yeah if you're lucky (Yes, lucky. That's a term a friend of mine use and I think it's very appropriate) you could an Epiphone just as good as a Gibson one. A lot of aspects could get into picture like the wood and soldering and all the other aspects you've mentioned.

    I have an les paul but it's not a good one. I think I'd have to change the pickups and capacitors but I'm not very good at it. I still like its sound though. The problem comes when I compare to others guitars. The sound is not so ''full''(?) and the tone is not right. It costed very cheap and I get involved emotionally with it because it was my first guitar you know. But overall it's OK for my use.

    Regarding the piano I think you didn't quite what I meant. I'm not saying a second hand piano or whatever is better or worse than anything. It was primarily mathematics. To buy a brand new Gibson guitar here in Brazil it would cost a lot of money. With that amount of money I could a second hand piano even if it's not a grand.

    I'm not attached to brands and stuff. If it feells right that's all that matters.

    I'm going to send you later some pictures of my musical instruments.

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    That's awesome, John. You're a true artist (and a technician haha)!

    I'm really looking foward to listen to the sound of your new guitar. Preferably an original song composed by you. I know you got some!

    John, I only got one piano (an electric Korg). The other ones are two guitars (les paul and strat) and an acoustic guitar by Tagima. Tagima is a brazilian guitar brand. Oh, and I got an Yamaha keyboard aswell.

    Sorry, man. It has been a very busy week. But I'll send some pics this week for sure.

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    Hi John. How are you my friend? Sorry for taking too long to answer.

    Excellent work on the guitar. It looks pretty cool.

    As I promised you here it goes the pictures of my instruments. I forgot to take a picture of my acoustic guitar.

    You'll notice the guitars are protected by a plastic cover. That's duo to the fact I live next to the sea and the sea air really affects the strings. They rust very fast without this protection.



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    Thank you for the lesson about guitar specifics. You really know the thing from inside-out.

    I'm glad you liked at least the visual part of my instruments. I'm very attatched to them. This piano in the photo is not the one I used to record ''On My Way To You''. On this track I used the piano from studio. It was an Yamaha Baby Grand I think. Beautiful piano with a great sound.

    Your guitar looks awesome. I think it's time for you to show us what this thing capable of. Really looking foward to it.

    Have a good weekend!

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    You should definitely jam to my video. That would be really cool to see. Nobody ever did that. Delicious Grace it has been a duo thing so far. So... with that in mind you would be the third person, as far as I know, to play/jam to a Delicious Grace song. If you feel comfortable with that you should do it, John. Please don't look at it like a I'm pressuring you or anything. It's just a wish. That's all, my friend.

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    What a nice reading, John. Thank you for that.

    I don't think it's too late to wish a very happy birthday! I really wish you all the best.

    Getting back to our subject... I really liked this Boss amp. Never saw it. Yes, my friend. I really got excited about your plan to jam to my song. It could be the beginning of something(?).

    I didn't quite get what you said about me helping you with tips to record a video. You mean advices on the recording itself or how to post it here? Sorry I got confused.

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    Hi John. Your morning sounded like a lot of fun. It made me remember of my childhood. I could almost feel the taste of it. That happens a lot when I listen to songs from the 50's and doo-woops.

    I'm really excited! Whenever I read you saying that you're warming up and stuff that's a thrill, my friend.

    About the amount of views.. Well, that's because of you I believe. Since the first time I made a comment here you were the only one to respond and then support my work. I don't know how things work here. If people prefer to read and watch instead of taking part in the conversation. So, with that in mind, you're responsible for this thread as well in a good way. That's a pleasure to share this with you!
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    Hi John. How are you, my friend? It's been a busy week at work. Sometimes it gets crazy here but that's a boring thing to talk about.

    Thanks for the elegant part your comment. I try my best to reply to you because you have been a really supportive person for me.

    Looking at the photo you posted made this conversation a little bit more ''real''. That's a funny feeling. You sure got a lot of stuff!

    You birthday morning sounded a lot a like a christmas morning. That's exactly what I felt reading it. The things you write is always fun to read as I've said before. I really like. I don't know if you write lyrics to your song or not but you got a style of writing that would make nice lyrics to songs in my opinion.
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    I'm amazed by the way you remember things. I'm affraid I couldn't do that.

    Take your time, John. Don't rush yourself. Playing is very intimate for me. It's almost a ritual. I understand you perfectly. Anyway, looking foward to what you are up to.

    Just yesterday I started a new song. It has a positive vibe to it. Do you believe it came to me while I was driving? I grabbed my phone right away and recorded a kind of melody and some lyrics. It's a very good way to keep it fresh. My mind is very tricky. That's why I like to keep the ideia as original as it came to me and from there I can move on.

    Have a very good weekend, my friend.

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    Hello John!

    Busy monday morning for me here in Brazil. too much going on at the same time.

    Talking about my creative process one thing that definetely changed was I must always find a way to keep it fresh and get down to paper or phone or something elese. That's so simple but makes a huge diference. At least for me. In the past I used to have some ideas for a song but never could conclude it because everytime I tried to replicate what I wanted, I never could. It kept changing and I was very upset about that. So my advice for you would be always try to find a way to ''capture'' your idea and from there you can develop it. That really helps. I think you know that.

    So tell me, how is your recording going? That's so exciting in the world of Delicious Grace. We're honored to have Jonh Watt playing with us.

    I have another question for you: What were you listening to when I talked about those bands that influenced you? It doesn't have to be a full list of it but if you could mention a couple I'd be very grateful.

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    Thanks for the reply, John. I'll check those artists you mentioned later. Some of them I already know and I find them amazing.


    I could tell some of my influences. I'm more into Rock N' Roll, you know. That really saved my life when I was younger. There's something to it that just captures me. We can talk about it later.


    My main influences on the piano are Elton John and Axl Rose. I think that's not so usual to mention Axl as a piano palyer but his playing really adds to the song and do not sound so ''over''. On the album ''Chinese Democracy'' you can see more of his playing. There are thousands of better players than those two I mentioned but their playing are magical for me. Some of Billy Joel's songs are excellent as well. I'm not really into virtuoso style. Note that I'm talking especially about piano playing here. Speaking about music as a whole there are a lot more.


    I'm not disappointed at all, John. Feel free to record this video when you are ready. And if you don't want to do that anymore there's nothing wrong with that. I don't want you to feel this pressure. You're a great guy. Remember this.

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