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seesar
01-15-2016, 05:45 AM
This got no traction in the Links and Videos thread. Thought I'd try it here.


https://youtu.be/0wzsE67O5tE

Sooooo sick!

JackLuis
01-15-2016, 07:23 AM
He really shows the range of the Electric Uke in this. Really Cool!

Brad Bordessa
01-15-2016, 07:35 AM
It seems like it should have some traction because this is so brutally groovy that you're not living if you can't at least bob your head to it. How's that lick at 2:25ish? It's been a long time since I haven't have a clue how to play something and I'm stumped on that one!

photoshooter
01-15-2016, 07:45 AM
I saw it when it was posted. I didn't reply to the thread because I was absolutely blown away and left speechless.

coolkayaker1
01-15-2016, 07:58 AM
Pretty awesome!

I smell a liveukulele.com tutorial around the corner. 😳

Nickie
01-15-2016, 08:09 AM
Although I've never seen him in person, James is my fave, hands down!

dkcrown
01-15-2016, 10:53 AM
I have heard Jake described as the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele. I don't think so! :)

Jim Hanks
01-15-2016, 11:07 AM
Great googly moooooooooooooogaly!

I see he's taken those Billie Jean licks to a whole nother level. :rock:

UkieOkie
01-15-2016, 11:08 AM
That was fantastic!

dirtiestkidever
01-15-2016, 11:29 AM
I saw the last thread as well. But this video was worth posting at least twice. He is indeed the best.

DownUpDave
01-15-2016, 11:48 AM
:wtf:.........I cannot make my baritone sound like that. Simply incredible, I am gobsmacked :confused:

Brad Bordessa
01-15-2016, 12:01 PM
Pretty awesome!

I smell a liveukulele.com tutorial around the corner. ��

Ha! Only if James does it. Maybe I'll ask...?

Jim Hanks
01-15-2016, 02:19 PM
:wtf:.........I cannot make my baritone sound like that. Simply incredible, I am gobsmacked :confused:
Well, it's that Mya Moe playability, don't ya know? :p

Jim Hanks
01-15-2016, 03:09 PM
Since this is Uke Talk, can we talk about what he's doing?

First of all the tuning is not standard. I'm pretty sure it is GGBE where the 4th string is an octave lower than the 3rd string. That certainly helps to get the deeper tones and give the distortion something to work with.

Second, what scale instrument is this? Hard to tell if tenor or baritone with no other instruments as reference points but I tend to think baritone because of that low low G string. I wonder what strings he's using? Probably not a normal D string tuned down. I have heard of octave GCEA sets available (Savarez?) so it is certainly possible.

wykhuh
01-15-2016, 04:29 PM
First of all the tuning is not standard. I'm pretty sure it is GGBE where the 4th string is an octave lower than the 3rd string. That certainly helps to get the deeper tones and give the distortion something to work with.

Second, what scale instrument is this? Hard to tell if tenor or baritone with no other instruments as reference points but I tend to think baritone because of that low low G string. I wonder what strings he's using? Probably not a normal D string tuned down. I have heard of octave GCEA sets available (Savarez?) so it is certainly possible.

If you visit youtube, he lists the equipment.

1 Mya-Moe baritone ukulele (Low G - G - B - E)
1 guitar amp (Fender Blues Junior or equivalent)
1 bass amp (15 inch)
1 Diamond J-Drive pedal (made in Halifax, NS!)
4 busted strings
2 broken fingernails

Brad Bordessa
01-15-2016, 05:52 PM
If you visit youtube, he lists the equipment.

1 Mya-Moe baritone ukulele (Low G - G - B - E)
1 guitar amp (Fender Blues Junior or equivalent)
1 bass amp (15 inch)
1 Diamond J-Drive pedal (made in Halifax, NS!)
4 busted strings
2 broken fingernails

Awesome! Now I'll be able to play it just like James!

Ukulele Eddie
01-15-2016, 06:10 PM
Badass!!!!!

Ukulele Eddie
01-15-2016, 06:12 PM
If you visit youtube, he lists the equipment.

1 Mya-Moe baritone ukulele (Low G - G - B - E)
1 guitar amp (Fender Blues Junior or equivalent)
1 bass amp (15 inch)
1 Diamond J-Drive pedal (made in Halifax, NS!)
4 busted strings
2 broken fingernails

For those of us electronics-challenged, why two amps?

Jim Hanks
01-15-2016, 06:38 PM
Awesome! Now I'll be able to play it just like James!

Me too - NOT! �� looking forward to your vid Brad. :shaka:

Brad Bordessa
01-15-2016, 07:16 PM
For those of us electronics-challenged, why two amps?

Bass amps handle low frequencies better, but not the highs - that's for a guitar amp. If you split your signal and run it to each you can get the best of both worlds. Also allows him to get run different effects on each side. The distortion is probably on the guitar amp, but not the bass amp.


Me too - NOT! �� looking forward to your vid Brad. :shaka:

I was kidding. James is way beyond my scope.

kvehe
01-15-2016, 11:35 PM
True confession: I rarely have the patience to watch a ukulele video all the way through. I watched this twice. I also watched three of his chord lessons before breaking away to post.

Ukulele Eddie
01-16-2016, 02:40 AM
Bass amps handle low frequencies better, but not the highs - that's for a guitar amp. If you split your signal and run it to each you can get the best of both worlds. Also allows him to get run different effects on each side. The distortion is probably on the guitar amp, but not the bass amp.

Ah, I got it. Thanks, Brad!

Jim Hanks
01-16-2016, 02:50 AM
I was kidding. James is way beyond my scope.
And you're way beyond my scope. I'm sure your version would be well worth the listen.

seesar
01-16-2016, 08:51 AM
James is a good singer, but he is a great, great ukulele player. I've seen him live a couple of times and believe there is no limit to his technical ability. The word "virtuoso" is thrown around a lot to describe expert players, but he is one of the very few that it truly applies to. One can only dream of having a level of skill so high that your only concern is what you are trying to express artistically. In addition, the video is beautifully produced. The camera work, lighting, background, sound and editing are impressive, but don't distract from the music.

gregc
01-24-2016, 04:15 AM
Thanks for posting that. Damn, he gets that groove going. Kudos!

bigphil
01-24-2016, 02:49 PM
I love that, he shows the remarkable range and diversity of the instrument. His playing also clearly contributes to this amazing performance.

stevepetergal
01-24-2016, 05:05 PM
James is the Oscar Peterson of the ukulele.

rjamesak
01-24-2016, 07:51 PM
So good. Time to watch more James Hill videos.

EmmaQ
01-25-2016, 03:48 AM
Yes, love his videos. Thanks for the post.

seesar
01-25-2016, 09:41 AM
James is the Oscar Peterson of the ukulele.

Yes! And not just because they're both Canadian.

Ukejenny
01-29-2016, 05:02 AM
Love James Hill, and this shred is indeed, sick. Love it!!!!!

Bill Potter
01-29-2016, 08:04 AM
Smokin!!! James is my favorite!