Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

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Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:50 pm

After less than a month behind the camera Michael Lemmo seems to be really making Guitar Of The Day his own. What he may be lacking in succinct, historical knowledge he's making up for threefold with actual playing technique. Astonishingly good stuff!

The introduction of a looper has been a masterstroke. It seems to loosen him up, letting him settle quickly into a groove & away he goes. Also, I notice he's tailing off with a little background loop during his final round-up which is a really nice, quite pro feeling touch.

I really thought GOTD had jumped the shark, considering Mark Agnesi as irreplaceable, but I don't miss him one bit!
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Re: Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

Post by DesmondWafers » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:28 am

I've been watching lemmo's videos on cheap(er) guitars at normans for a while, he's in an absolute class of his own and a huge improvement over mark from a playing perspective.

https://youtu.be/yphrlteloCQ?t=67

I thought he had fucking delay on when I first heard this.

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Re: Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

Post by windmill » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:08 am

DesmondWafers wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:28 am
I've been watching lemmo's videos on cheap(er) guitars at normans for a while, he's in an absolute class of his own and a huge improvement over mark from a playing perspective.

https://youtu.be/yphrlteloCQ?t=67

I thought he had fucking delay on when I first heard this.
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Re: Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

Post by DrQuasar » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:16 pm

Dang! I still think Stratacoustics suck but that video made me think Stratacoustics may be fine and that I may be the problem.

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Re: Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

Post by aliendawg » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:49 pm

The dude is truly gifted. I really liked Mark Agnesi and he could play a little bit of everything, but Michael's just somehing else, man
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Re: Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:50 pm

I've have to say. Mark can't play. Lemmo CAN. MA knows his vintage for sure and is a decent enough a player, but i always turned off when he went to demo. I don't care to hear him hack through covers. ML's playing is really inventive and original and that adds so much value to the content. It also gives me a much better idea of what the guitars sound like.

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Re: Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:36 am

kosmonautmayhem wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Mark can't play. Lemmo CAN...
A little bit unfair but I understand where you're coming from.
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Re: Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:02 am

:P

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Re: Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

Post by timtam » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:16 pm

Pretty amazing 63 CAR jag with matching headstock and gold hardware ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J73lJAugBDQ
And some nice wear instead of the soul-less, never-been-played, collector-grade stuff Norm often has. Plus Lemmo's cool eclectic playing of some classics.

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:41 am

timtam wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:16 pm
Pretty amazing 63 CAR jag with matching headstock and gold hardware ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J73lJAugBDQ
And some nice wear instead of the soul-less, never-been-played, collector-grade stuff Norm often has. Plus Lemmo's cool eclectic playing of some classics.
Agreed, although it got a bit too close to elevator music for most of the last 2 songs.
Pity he didn't blast out the ...Teen Spirit chorus & them smash the guitar & amp up! ;D
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Re: Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

Post by zhivago » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:54 am

Lemmo is definitely a great replacement, although I preferred Mark's choice of guitars overall.

My only criticism of Lemmo is that the demo parts feel a bit too long at times.

Still, undeniably a great player and I really like his original tunes. :)
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Post by windmill » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:09 am

Like his playing the more I hear it.

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Re: Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Thu May 16, 2019 2:26 am

Van Halen on a 1959 Jazzmaster. Genius!!

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Re: Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

Post by Larry Mal » Thu May 16, 2019 4:02 am

Yeah, he's a very talented player, and I like that he works up his own original compositions for some of the things that I've seen. More inspiring to me than most things I see regarding guitars on the internet.
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Re: Mark who? How good is Michael Lemmo!?

Post by leokula » Thu May 16, 2019 4:41 am

Agreed, Lemmo is great. He made the transition look easy.
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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