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So I made this the first day that I received this little amp and posted it on the Facebook group of other Spark amp owners 
 Most of them are guitar players who post videos.  I have gotten 143 likes from those guys so far!  It is such a cool little amp.  Right now, I  have ordered a battery pack so that I can play it on the street with no electricity.  Please don't be to critical of my playing as I just made it up as I went along the backing track...no written music.  

Keep on fiddlin 

Mike Walters 

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Love it mate, like I said on your other vid, you have a really nice mellow sound, noticed the blue grass left hand shape, you should post a vid of some blue grass playing. What are the little rubber mutes for on the a and e string, is there a wolf tone somewhere?

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@arkmaverick -

mmmm...mmm...MMMMM!

Great improve - loved it! 

Spark? 

Thanks for sharing!

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stringy said
Love it mate, like I said on your other vid, you have a really nice mellow sound, noticed the blue grass left hand shape, you should post a vid of some blue grass playing. What are the little rubber mutes for on the a and e string, is there a wolf tone somewhere?

  

I play steel core strings most of the time and one or two of the orchestra mutes tames the brightness down somewhat to give it a better sound when using a pickup to me.  My collapsed left had is just one bad habit that I want to break, but it is so hard to break.  I am wanting to get into college music strings program and must correct this position for a classical style.  9

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ELCB said
@arkmaverick -

mmmm...mmm...MMMMM!

Great improve - loved it! 

Spark? 

Thanks for sharing!

https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.358649460.2144/ap%2C190x210%2C12x16%2C1%2Cf8f8f8%2Ct-pad%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8.u2.jpg

 

- Emily

  

Thank you Emily, Yes Spark by Positive Grid.  Positive Grid has been around awhile making effects pedals/processors etc, but this is their first entry into the amp field.  I'm well pleased with it.

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man that sounded really good Mike @arkmaverick.  so how were you picking sound up to camera?  was that reverb coming out of the spark and being picked up by the camera mic or were you feeding directly jnto camera.  sounds really good either way.  what you were playing reminded me of one of those detective movie tracks.  inspiring to try new things here!

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man that sounded really good Mike @arkmaverick.  so how were you picking sound up to camera?  was that reverb coming out of the spark and being picked up by the camera mic or were you feeding directly jnto camera.  sounds really good either way.  what you were playing reminded me of one of those detective movie tracks.  inspiring to try new things here!

  

Gregw this was recorded by my iPhone 8 video camera built in mic.  The backing track came from you tube and was Bluetooth to the amp.  Fiddle plugged into amp using effects built into the amp.  I used Fishman pickup on fiddle which has since died.  I replaced it with a Barcus Berry pickup that I  ordered from Fiddlershop and I now like the BB even more than the Fishman.  BTW, the pickup was delivered to me in only three days during this Pandemic!  Great service from FIDDLERSHOP!!

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@arkmaverick -

Christmas Shopping List Started!

Thanx, Mike! 

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@arkmaverick very cool!  thanks for the information too.  looking forward to hearing more from you.  

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arkmaverick

Your sounding very good, thanks for posting I enjoyed listing to that 

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Your sounding very good, thanks for posting I enjoyed listing to that 

 

Mark

  

Mark, thank you and thanks for listening!

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Keep up the great work!

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Fiddlerman said
Keep up the great work!

  

Thank you!  I am loving the journey!

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