Monday, 14 November 2016

Robert Ritchiesse: improvising to Sol Niger Within on 11-string

This video is only a humble recording – just for fun – with a camera with a stereo microphone. Take it or leave it.

During my practice, I got this idea of improvising to Fredrik Thordendal’s marvelous album Sol Niger Within – just improvise, for fun. The backtrack I’m using is this video, also available on You-tube:

In my video I’m using a Digitech 2101 GSP Studio Tube Processor; Allan Holsdworth Overdrive Boost-pedal and a Fender Twin Amp.

And that 11-stringed ”ax” of mine … Well, in short: That 11-stringed guitar is my "main ax" since almost 20 years. The guitar was made by luthiers on my commission and from my performance requirement.

The tuning system, from "top to bottom" followed by string dimensions: g 0,007, d 0,010, bb 0,013, f 0,018w, C 0,026, G 0,036, D 0,046, G 0,060, Eb 0,074, D 0,074, C 0,074.

Rob Guz improvising to Sol Niger Within (F. Thordendal) on 11-stringed guitar – just for fun