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  • Still always nice to hear what's been going on ES, and glad you've still got a few things on the burner. I don't think I've been gigging as long as you, but I have found that there are some bands that don't really rehearse enough (or ever in the cas…
  • Glad you are enjoying the sounds Graham, now go and play music without worrying about the gear. will do!
  • Yes megi one of my favourite overdriven sounds and one that turns heads of fellow musicians is a strat OOP bridge/middle with the guitar tone knocked back, an cheap Arion SOD-1 overdrive in the 'soft' option into a little marshall AVT20 combo which …
  • That is an impressive report, Megi. Thanks. Years ago, when I bought a BOSS stereo chorus pedal, I started playing with the idea of trying to use stereo when playing live but I learned that audiences do not line themselves up centrally to get the f…
  • Most impressive!
    in Impossible. Comment by Megi April 16
  • Just for what it's worth, in case of any interest, an update on the Megi gear situation... First off - those Marco Fanton Helix patches I mention above turned out to be great after all , especially the Litiga one, which basically has become my over…
  • I'm really unqualified to answer this - but I had a TC Electronic Hypergravity digital compressor pedal for a while, which I found quite good, except perhaps a tad noisy on high compression levels (although it could go to higher compression than ma…
  • I refuse to believe that any of my guitar heroes practiced scales or arpeggios. Maybe Andy Summers. This is for nerds. (With respect to Rea) Nonsense!
  • You all make decent points - I was, for some reason, in the mood for a rant yesterday. I don't suppose I'll ever get Ed Sheeran, and that's probably a good thing, for me and everyone else. I do find the whole history of rock and pop music kind of fa…
  • It is a great, distinctive rock voice he's got - I'll give you that. And the musicianship, as already mentioned, is great too. And who knows what they might achieve in the future - perhaps unfair to instantly judge their early offerings against the …
    in Greta Van Fleet Comment by Megi April 9
  • What it isn't, is of the calibre of an actual Led Zep or Deep Purple - maybe that era is gone, never to return...?
    in Greta Van Fleet Comment by Megi April 8
  • Ha! - I rather like prog rock, or at least a lot of it - and I say that knowing full well it could be pompous and self-indulgent. And I'm still not a huge fan of most of the original wave of punk bands - Sex Pistols, Sham 69 etc. - it all seemed a b…
  • It's derivative, and I agree not that much of a composition/tune, and the overly posing moves from the guitarist and bassist are a little annoying. But they do the Led Zep rock thing very well all the same, and there is at least some energy about i…
    in Greta Van Fleet Comment by Megi April 8
  • Like Megi, I gave Ed Sheeran a go and found nothing there. But I come back to my starting point - why should there be? Why should there be anything there? No reason I guess, he can make vapid, bland music if he wants to of course - I defend his ri…
  • Maybe he's got a point, or a bit of a point - I do find a lot of the current pop stuff a bit on the bland side myself. The other day I tried listening to some Ed Sheeran stuff because everyone seemed to be going on about him, and I honestly didn't g…
  • Unscientific as it was, I was just curious about Kevin's own opinion on the hypothetical question I posted, as one potential future customer. I think it's probably true that the US manufacture is a key ingredient of any future "Gibson" company's suc…
  • Starvation is part of our natural state so I can't see it doing any harm for a short period. True I'm sure!
  • Wasn't having a go at you KP I should say - possibly you did by chance touch upon a bit of a bugbear issue for me there though. For what it's worth, I do think there's good evidence that people in the earlier stages of diabetes can indeed reverse t…
  • Indeed, no beer! or whisky... No white bread/potatoes/pasta/white rice/cake/anything with significant sugar... This is just me, as a result of specific health considerations I have, I should add. I've heard various things re "reversal"/"curing"/"p…
  • Already there on the cakes/sugar/white bread etc. - I just don't touch the stuff (reformed diabetic) - nothing like learning the hard way is there? All good stuff though, and much appreciated, cheers!
  • Thought experiment - you get to try 2 Gibson J45's out - both look, feel and sound right, both lovely instruments. Later you are told one of them isn't US made. So just the knowledge of it being non US made stops it being a Gibson? Only clarifying,…
  • I am indeed a gentleman of certain age, and unlike your good self KP, have not always paid much attention to staying fit, or getting fit in the first place. That has changed in the last few years, as a result of certain realizations on my part. Anyh…
  • A nice find, Megi, well done! The last part makes complete sense, that a bankruptcy buyout means the management, quality and everything else currently dissapointing about the brand can be scrapped and the Gibson name can get a clean start. Cheers -…
  • If not made in the US will they still be Gibson ? It may end up that they are still made in the US, although my guess is some of the manufacture, at least, would move elsewhere. But still Gibson is a good question - that will be down to how us guita…
  • https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/02/28/gibson-guitar-vulture-acquisition/
  • Great! Will we ever get to the stage where it's just normal, and not a novelty I wonder?
  • If they do "go under", then I can't believe the brand won't be re-born in some way after a while - I would assume company assets, including the brand name, would be sold off, and anyone who aquires rights to the name will want to use it. So we might…
  • Can't imagine why you wouldn't be proud about that KP, that really is quite something, to say the least. Congrats to the lad, and I do wish him well with his endevours.
    in My Lad Comment by Megi February 17
  • Could you post a picture of the boot polish please?
    in For Sale Comment by Megi February 10