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Composite Acoustics 7M-CE preparation for wiki article

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Re: Composite Acoustics 7M-CE preparation for wiki article

Hey Gordy,

How is that Composite Acoustics Guitar working out?

I was wondering if you were going to do a review perhaps comparing it to your Taylor. That would make an interesting entry in the Share the Wealth 2008 Contest.
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Re: Composite Acoustics 7M-CE preparation for wiki article

ST,

The CA 7M-CE is my main gigging guitar now, but I don't think it sounds quite as good as the ES system when plugged in.

It has the Fishman Ellipse VT pickup system in it from the factory, and it doesn't have much tone shaping capability.

As I am playing through a Classic with a standard R1. I am looking for a little more control.

I have played several gigs with it and have just ordered an LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI based on recommendations on this forum, to see if that makes enough of a difference in the sound. If not, I will upgrade to the I-beam to use with the Para Acoustic DI.

I really like the fact that the CA isn't effected by moisture or temperature. Playing it unplugged, I like it almost better than my Taylor--Almost.:-)

I still use my Taylor for recording as it is a little more balanced when mic'd. The CA has a little more of a tinkly bell sound on the upper register, but the bass is great.

All in all, the two guitars compliment each other very well, and I am glad that I have both of them.

If the plugged in sound didn't have the quack of the piezo pickup, I would say it was the perfect gigging guitar.

I am hoping that the upgrades that I am doing will help, and if I hadn't been used to the Taylor ES, I may not have even noticed it.
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Re: Composite Acoustics 7M-CE preparation for wiki article

ST,

I posted a review, but tried to get pictures to attach and wasn't able to do it.

Please let me know if I did it correctly.

Thanks,

Gordon.
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Re: Composite Acoustics 7M-CE preparation for wiki article

Hi Gordy,

I just sent you a private message to help you get your article into the wiki in a way that will give you the proper credit for creating it.
This is the private message I sent to Gordy. Since this is related to the contest I thought it would be better to keep all of the correspondence public.


Hi Gordy,

I see that you are trying to create a new article for the wiki. That's great.

You can copy the text between the lines below into the new article that will be created when you follow this link.

Composite Acoustic 7M-CE Grand Auditorium Guitar Review ? right click on this and open it in a new window. Then it will be easier to copy/paste the text between the lines into that new article. Then save the page.

This is the text in Gordy's article that got appended to an existing page


The Composite Acoustic 7M-CE is a mid-sized body, all carbon fiber guitar with a unique shaped cut-away. [http://www.caguitars.com link title] The retail price of the 7M-CE is $2299.00 and the street price of the guitar was $1799.00

Composite Acoustic uses bracing, though not needed for strength, to shape the tone of their guitars to sound similar to a wood guitar. The sound is very good compared to almost any guitar that I have played, and it has become my main gigging guitar, taking the place of my Taylor 615CE. The only drawback is that I don't think it sounds quite as good as the Taylor ES system when plugged in.

It has the Fishman Ellipse VT pickup system installed from the factory, and it doesn't have much tone shaping capability.

I am looking for a little more control of my sound, as well as reducing the quack of the piezo pickup.

I am playing through an L1 Classic with a standard R1 and 2 B1's with a Sennheiser 945 microphone and using a Digitech Vocalist Live 4 for harmonies. I play in venues ranging from very small coffee shops with room for 10-15 customers, to large and outdoor venues. My main performance venue, (and my favorite) is a medium sized wine bar/cafe which holds about 75 people.

I have played between 10 and 20 gigs with it and have just ordered an LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI based on recommendations on the Bose L1 forum, to see if that makes enough of a difference in the sound. If not, I will upgrade to the LR Baggs I-beam pick up to use with the Para Acoustic DI.

I really like the fact that the all composite CA isn't effected by moisture or temperature.

Playing it unplugged, I like it almost as well as my Taylor--Almost.:-)

I still use my Taylor for recording as it is a little more balanced when mic'd. The CA has a little more of a tinkly bell sound on the upper register, but the bass is great.

All in all, the two guitars compliment each other very well, and I am glad that I have both of them.

If the plugged in sound didn't have the quack of the piezo pickup, I would say it was the perfect gigging guitar.

I am hoping that the upgrades that I am doing will help, and if I hadn't been used to the Taylor ES, I may not have even noticed it all.

Overall, I give the CA 7M-CE a rating of about 8.5 and if the plugged in sound were able to be closer to the Taylor ES, I would give it at least a 9.

9/13/08




I would just move the entry that you did, but since you added that to an existing page - you are not the in the system as the original author.

Edit: Revised link - no longer needs to go straight into edit mode.
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Re: Composite Acoustics 7M-CE preparation for wiki article

ST,

Thanks for the info.

I still haven't been able to attach pictures, and I would also attach a YouTube Video with the guitar.

Thanks,

G
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Re: Composite Acoustics 7M-CE preparation for wiki article

Hi Gordy,

Okay I see that you have your review up in the wiki.

That's great. I have taken are of the misplaced text.

Composite Acoustic 7M-CE Grand Auditorium Guitar Review

So that's all as it should be.

You might want to take a look at this review template that Joel did to see if you want to add anything.

Review Template.

You said you wanted to add some images.

You can
upload the image
and then put the image tag in the article.

I prefer to write the text (as you have done) and include the image tags, and upload the image afterwards.

I usually put an image tag like

[[Image:7M-CE_F_6in.jpg]]
in the text before I upload the image. The purple text is the filename of the image you will upload.

I just put that where I want the image to go. Note - the file extension (in this case .jpg) must match the file extension of the actual image I intend to upload.

When I save the article, the image tag will appear as a broken link.
Image:7M-CE_F_6in.jpg

I can then click on the broken link and it will take me directly to the image upload page.

If you got your image from a web page, please put the address of that page in the upload description area. This allows people to go and see the image in context.

Once I have uploaded the image, then it will automatically appear in the original article exactly as I intended.
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Re: Composite Acoustics 7M-CE preparation for wiki article

Hi Gordy,

We must have been typing at the same time.

I just saw your post above.

Please look up to see what I was typing for you.

Please let me handle the YouTube video for you. I just need a link to it.

I'll add it at the end of the review. Okay?
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Re: Composite Acoustics 7M-CE preparation for wiki article

Hey Gordie,

While we're talking about the Guitar, have you considered getting a T1® and using the T1 ToneMatch Composite Acoustics Presets?
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Re: Composite Acoustics 7M-CE preparation for wiki article

NICE -
I still play my Legacy AE with the mic/pickup combo. But can't afford the T1, alas.


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Originally posted by ST:
Hey Gordie,

While we're talking about the Guitar, have you considered getting a T1® and using the T1 ToneMatch Composite Acoustics Presets?