I've gotten a lot of requests for comparisons between the three Huss and Dalton 00 models I keep in stock here. I had a comparison between the T-0014 and Crossroads up on Youtube, but I now am using some Neumann mics which sound a lot more natural, and I've been wanting to take another run at it. Yesterday, a beautiful 00-SP in all sinker mahogany arrived, and what better inspiration?
These guitars were all recorded in one sitting, identical mics, preamp settings, positioning, etc. No post EQ or anything else, just the Neumann KM-184 mics (one off the neck joint and the other over the shoulder, panned hard right and left) into a pair of Golden Age Pre-73 MK II preamps (run wide open for transparency, no extra Neve style tube gain staging), into a Presonus StudioLive and straight to video.
Huss and Dalton 00-SP, sinker mahogany top, sinker mahogany back and sides, just two days old, but already sounds killer. Very powerful little guitar, nice, crisp trebles for an all hog guitar. I love it.
Huss and Dalton Crossroads, stock sitka/mahogany build.
Huss and Dalton T-0014, stock sitka/mahogany build. Both the T-0014 and Crossroads were built within a few days of each other.
I did three different videos, watch in HD for best audio. Excuse rough playing, less than flawless tuning, etc ...
Some strumming on an original:
Flatpicking a little original tune of mine:
Fingerpicking an original bluesy progression:
These are all great 00 guitars, with their own characteristics but clearly and audibly siblings.
However, if I were to close my shop today, the 00-SP in sinker would be a personal guitar of mine.