As guitarist for ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic since 1984, Mesa Artist Jim West wears many hats. In addition to his gig with ‘Weird Al’, Jim is also an outstanding slack-key guitarist with 11 albums in the style, many with long-time friend and slack-key collaborator, Ken Emerson, in their Slackers in Paradise duo.
Jim's song, “Kohala No”, from the album Slack Key West, provides a great example of the expressive, dynamic response available from the Rosette™ Acoustic Combo. It’s also a great example of the natural, tasteful Room Reverb available from the Rosette’s suite of effects.
Guitar tuning - “Mahoe Tuning” (low to high):
Recorded with a Taylor 514CE and the Taylor ES2 Expression System into the Rosette 2x8 Combo. Mic’d with a stereo pair of AKG 414s and the Rosette Combo Ch. 2 DI set to POST EQ. Blended with 75% 414s and 25% Rosette DI.