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  • Kevin as it happens I was in that London on the night, been to a club to see a mate playing in a band then tube out to a car park an off up the M11, A14 in one of those Citroen air suspension things. I was not driving because I'd had a lot of that r…
  • Hello and welcome. Next one for me will be 60! I just figured its more years since the 87 storms than my age when it happened.
  • Nice to hear that York has a good buzz about the local music stores. I had the pleasure to do a one off visit of York in the summer so the Cathedral first day and the next morning the Railway museum. But in between we walked into the city and after …
  • Graham I just re-read your first post and thought of the Taylor GS Mini. New under £500 and used I think well inside your possible budget. I don't own one but have noticed a number of players comment on the big sound smaller body easy action (for el…
  • As always the price tag on a guitar observes the law of diminishing returns, it's easy to get a nice sounding/playing guitar. The real skill lies in the luthier/manufacturer that offers that last 10%,5% or even 1%. In a studio all sorts of nice guit…
  • Hello Jocko, great to hear from you.
  • Sigma, and Epiphone would still be worth a look at that level Graham, add in the wares of our own Richards Guitars too where quality and price always feature highly. Lots of decent Chinese and Korean instruments without known brand names too. I've e…
  • Ive had my Epi Acoustic for over 20 years and it's gigged and used about the home/jams etc. I'd have to spend a lot of money to get a noticable improvement to the tone (to my ears). A good purchase at £80 Ninja_Reborn.
  • If you are into budget dreadnoughts you need to play some Sigma guitars. They do Martin copies and at one point they were owned by Martin themselves and only sold again in recent years. I think they are imported by a German distributor and are highl…
  • Back when I was spotty and had colour in my hair i reasoned that my learning was cyclic in maner. By that I mean you tackle a piece and struggle then get all the way through and feel you are making no progress when in fact you are consolidating what…
  • BTW i remember learning Silvia and hocus pocus when they came out and yes I went through the stages. Steely Dan tracks were the same although reeling in the years took about 10 years to reach stage 5, not that I ever played it live, it was just for …
  • I like your last but one paragraph. Fairly recently I heard the expression "Amatures practice until they get it right, professionals practice until they can't get it wrong". I was also told that once you learned a piece transpose it to a different …
  • If you think about it the multi meter in parallel will bypass the device and screw the current calculations completely. Thats why series is required for small components. With larger currents you can measure the current flow throuh a single strand o…
  • Well last booked gig of the year tomorrow (as things stand atm). A beer festival in deepest Essex, 3pm start and 5pm finish, what could be nicer on a sunny afternoon. Except it will be cloudy with showers....But Funk it!
  • Ah yes, I've been on a bit of leave so just getting back into action (and work has piled up in my absence of course). Gig wise the funk unit played a gig Friday 18th and have one more in the afternoon at a beer festival on 9th Sept. Then nothing boo…
  • The bridge saddles on a Tele make a contribution to the tone, Stainless Steel being Zingy and brass having more warmth and possibly a softer attack. Also the type of bridge plate will also have an interaction, so traditional 3 saddle, replacement 6…
  • Ah yes I remember the Paul, welcome back.
  • I think the only thing not to like about vintage brand is the name itself. Trevor Wilkinson has had a lot of input with these over recent years (mainly hardware), but thier consumer profile continues to rise. Nice choice.
  • Proud dad moments are worth all the worries of bringing them up. Well done. Sigma guitars are reputed to be nice value Martin models (C F Martin once owned the brand) and will be in that price bracket. Of course our own Richard will have great optio…
  • Pictures are essential for us fo fully sympathise! ;-)
    in Oh damn Comment by ESBlonde July 24
  • The Pundits are always comparing current state of the art motor cars and anything that falls short of having electric everything and gadgets is just not going to rate to them. However many if not most owners are more concerned with value for money a…
  • How many guitars is enough? Just one more. ;-)
  • The Xc60 is an EXCELLENT car. I kinda took a flyer with it. We liked the ride, the safety/ENcap and the volvo reputation and I didn't spent too long reading reviews. As is turns out subsequently I really like the car. The rear boot has no lip (alth…
  • Have also splashed out on a car this weekend Kevin, in my case I traded in my Octavia just over 4 years after I bought it. Never intended to keep it that long but it was such a reliable and economic motor I just kept it, brilliant all rounder. Until…
  • If your wife is playing Saxaphone it gives you a decent volume level to come up to. You of course will too loud because you have electricity whereas a Sax is a nice instrument ;-)
  • It is a pleasure sir. One day we might get to shake hands too.
  • You might have missed my real name, I hid it in the title of my diary ;-) http://www.richardsguitars.co.uk/index.php?p=/discussion/21247/my-names-kevin-and-i-dont-have-a-problem#latest
  • Yes NP my good lady is very supportive of my hobby. I even took her along to hold the cash when I bought the last telecaster in a private sale and she came with me looking at New Martins a year or two back when i contemplated buying one, so she well…
  • I think it was me that suggested the diary, so "about boody time". Also you will soon gig live and I will be able to say "about bloody time". Can you see a theme evolving here? Apologies to anyone if the language between adults is not considered acc…
  • Or leave in in the office for a few weeks/months then say 'Oh that old thing, had it ages'. Or 'I'm doing some work on it for a freind, it needs a fret dress'. Not that I've contemplated buying it, oh no not me, no sir, never crossed my mind.