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  • That is a bit bonkers, wow...
  • Re: drill press vs hand drill, I blu tack-ed a spirit level bubble to the back end of my drill and made some (if I say so myself) rather straight holes for trem posts. You can get them off eBay for a couple of quid or less. Worked for me. Thank you…
    in Scorchcaster? Comment by Megi October 17
  • Just to add Hi and welcome from me Michael.
  • Terrific looking guitar there Bry, and thanks for posting the pics. May I ask what is involved in fitting a two-post trem like that? - is it at all tricky drilling the body for the inserts and what kit do you need? I have half an idea for a future …
    in Scorchcaster? Comment by Megi October 16
  • I seem to remember you doing green with tort before Bry? It's unusual, but also a great combination I must say - looks ace!
    in Scorchcaster? Comment by Megi October 5
  • Thanks Megi ! Rickies are so versatile and severely underrated. I think of em like a hollowbody Tele on steroids. I'm surprised more country and jazz players dont' use them. I keep meaning to do a video showing how it can get great jazz tones. One…
  • Bach and Wes Montgomery - you have impeccable taste! Without wishing to be patronising, it's also nice to hear a young musician taking care with reading music, timing and detail, and old-fashioned stuff like that. Well played and bravo!
  • Cheers ES - yes indeed, I agree, a nice buzz in York with the music shops, and I'm sure the live music scene too. I must put the railway museum on my to do list for a future visit - haven't been since I was young. Still free to get in I understand, …
  • Very kind of you Lester, thanks! My dad only made it with me to the first two shops (RWB and Banks) and then we split up so he could visit a book shop - but he did say he found it interesting, and like me he liked the sound from the Eastman semi-aco…
  • Terrific videos Nick, and great playing - love that Rickenbacker guitar - and interesting to hear it being used for more than the stereotypical jangle kind of tone. Undeniably cool guitars as well.
  • Just a report in for the old diary thread - had a day trip in York yesterday, and as is my custom, I did the rounds of the city centre music shops. One new one to visit, which was RWB Music on Castlegate. This is a small shop, and unusually also co…
  • On spec the Venus is a better guitar. All solid too if that's important. A matter of taste really. ...And I have to admit, I do prefer the looks/style of the Venus. Not really sure "all solid" is a biggie for me - solid top yes I guess, but as long…
  • I can understand your quandary Graham. I can also understand why as an electric player you fancy something smaller than the huge bulk of a Dreadnought. I would also recommend you get the selling shop to set up an acoustic to have an action closer to…
  • Terrific to hear from you Jocko - please do at least keep popping your head in the door from time to time.
  • Thanks for the replies re my electro acoustic query chaps - it was just me musing really, but it occurs to me that if I was now kitting myself out from scratch, with a practical mindset of what I need most, then I probably wouldn't get a non-cutaway…
  • Great bit of make do and mend there Nick - I think the dalmation fur really makes it somehow, although I do like the crimson interior as well. I could do with a new gig bag at the moment, will have to have a look around.
  • Can't beat a bit of Wes, and beautifully played, nicely done that man.
  • So, on acoustics, just, and very much if - but if I were thinking of moving my current couple of dreadnought acoustics on, and going for a mid-size (not parlour size) acoustic, that plays easy to suit someone more used to electric guitars, with cuta…
  • Thank you Graham. That feels much better. This is quite cathartic, really. With Alan H, I appreciate his music more than I like it. That to me makes it awkward. For me, an unlistenable genius. I like interviews with him, though. He's very self effa…
  • I've been known to like a bit of sci-fi myself, I'll have to have a look on your website Ninja.
    in Bit quiet... Comment by Megi September 9
  • Bob Monkhouse: "They all laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian. Well, they're not laughing now."
    in Capacitors Comment by Megi September 9
  • Science in action KP - you had a theory, tested it, and adjusted your hypothesis to fit the evidence. And you certainly know how to throw a dinner party.
    in Capacitors Comment by Megi September 6
  • I thought Bry's telemaster looked rather brilliant as it was, rather than with the toasted look. But I'll reserve judgement...
    in Bit quiet... Comment by Megi September 6
  • Absolutely! Yup, one man's Meatloaf is another man's Poison ;-) I think that with Steely Dan I always felt like a Philistine because I didn't like them. Frankly, friends shouldn't make friends feel guilty about musical taste. I should know, being in…
  • It's all subjective isn't it? It's art, not science, and no right or wrong when it comes to musical taste. Some things we respond to instantly, others we don't - sometimes we can find things with a bit of time listening, and other things just don't …
  • Are you a Walter Becker fan, Megi? Sad to hear about Walter dying, and yes I suppose I'd have to say a fan - I certainly like and admire the music he created. Although saying that, for some reason I've never really delved deep into the world of Stee…
  • I do remember the 15 year old me making initial attempts at playing lines on guitar, and finding that my brain was wired to expect 5ths tuning, especially it took a while to ingrain that the second string is a B, not an A. But that went after a whil…
  • Did you A/B test the MS-3 with bandmates - with and without the steel block?!! Actually yes - I've tried them with all 4 combinations, under strict laboratory conditions to ensure consistent air humidity and temperature: 1. no MS-3, no steel bl…
    in Bit quiet... Comment by Megi August 30
  • And you really have to listen to some EJ albums Nick! I can recommend Ah Via Musicom as a good place to start, and Venus Isle is gorgeous, and the first one, Tones, is terrific, but they're all great really.
    in Bit quiet... Comment by Megi August 30
  • Maybe guitars are like dessert. "Just one more? " "Well...oh alright then. I probably can't walk as it is, but what harm can one more slice of Black Forest gateaux do?" Or maybe like Mr Creosote and the wafer thin mint! There are so many desig…
    in Bit quiet... Comment by Megi August 30