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  • I might be teaching mother to suck eggs etc. So appologies to Megi. But there are specialist drill bits used for locating hardware (like door hinges) which might help here. They are called self centering drill bits. (Just an example and no affiliat…
  • You are right @DaveBass but be very very very careful having multiple power sources on stage, the remote danger of you being between a 240v and another 240v supply are not worth contemplating, not least because it will fry the electronics too.......…
  • Sister golden hair is my favourite along with You can do magic. Great pop songs of the era.
  • If the voltage is within acceptable tolorance there will be no problems. Generators tend not to have a classic ground in the domestic sense of the word. The Big gen sets used at festivals are fine, but typically the little petrol jobbies used for c…
  • Megi, picking up on your comment about thinness, the Out of Phase sound on my strat is too scratchy in the mid/bridge position without the tone knob (which is normally for the mid PU only but works for the combination) set quite low, typically aroun…
  • I admire your ability to dive in. I've got so many projects in the "planning stage" that the idea of building a guitar I don't need just can't exist. I need gutters on the big shed and it needs an additional layer of felt. I'm building another stair…
  • I remember reading in recent months that many of the most democratic countries in the world still have royalty! Great Britain Norway Sweden Spain Netherlands Denmark Etc. Of course having A king/Queen does not guarantee democracy (Thailand, Many mi…
  • The colour wouldn't suit me, and not very practical for gardening. Much made of the fact that a British designer was involved, not so much of the fact that it was made in France and probably by some immigrant seamstresses. Lots of people made or wi…
  • Thats a nice guitar, but the price is a bit optimistic I fear. I bet is sounds nice though.
    in Texan Comment by ESBlonde April 30
  • I use the guitar volume control so have no need of a fixed gain boost.
  • If you are going for an 'always on' effect or using it at home for recording I would say get a decent rack unit with full flexibility and learn what knee, threshold, makeup gain etc. mean and do. this will give you the best and most flexible option …
  • I have a tascam DR5. I don't do serious recordings with it, but put it in the middle of the room during rehearsals or on the front lip of the stage at gigs and the recordings are clear enough to make listening comfortable. I haven't done anything fa…
    in Recorder Comment by ESBlonde April 23
  • Nothing much new here. Several gigs with the funk band and I'm still rehearsing with a changed lineup on the new country rock outfit. Not gig ready yet because the singer gigs with his dad a lot and so regular rehearsals don't happen. Gear wise the …
  • Glad you are enjoying the sounds Graham, now go and play music without worrying about the gear.
  • 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 …
  • Big brave new world. I admire your ability to embrace the new technology.
  • Live gig ticket prices have risen something like 35% (I don't recall the actual) in the last 3 years. This on top of the 'booking fee' and 'Debit card fee' being charged. It's become BIG business all of a sudden, but it won't last more than a decade…
  • Lester, it's called the music business, and business is the bigger word in that title. Sadly musicians are too often seen as people to be put upon rather than supported. Unfortunately the 0.05% of name musicians and the attendent business make near…
  • I don't listen to Ed Sheeren and his music does nothing for me (I wouldn't recognise one of his hits on the radio). But he grew up local to me and his work ethic was incredible, he would gig constantly anywhere just to play. He developed that small …
  • Hello Gary and welcome, I've only ever owned one Washburn an SBT21 in white back in the early 90s I think. Respectable guitars for sure. I dare say you've already stumbled across this washburn enthusiasts site http://forums.washburn.com/index.php?t…
    in New Member Comment by ESBlonde March 8
  • The Gibson and copies thing goes on and on. If you have to have the badge then only a Gibson will do, but I also think there is something to the sound of them that the other makers can't seem to get. Not every single example of course and there are…
  • Tough call. The original idea of a saturated valve sound (pre-amp and power amp) encompassed more than pure distortion. The Amp naturally saggs and compresses, the loudspeakers compress and impart thier own distortion. Your ears further compess to …
  • Nothing wrong with a proud dad moment. Congratulations to you as parents for getting him this far and congratulations to your son, I suspect he's played a part in it too. ;-)
    in My Lad Comment by ESBlonde February 19
  • Prices from eBay. Would Argos not be cheaper? Yes but it wouldn't be vintage and reliced which always adds to the price.
    in For Sale Comment by ESBlonde February 14
  • Yes Lester It's quite the eye opener when the hands and guitar really become the controller of tone. Gradually you believe you can make music as opposed to playing notes and chords. It's hard to impart that lesson to people with just words, you just…
  • Less is more is usually a good Maxim. The amp will impart some characture too but experiment and understand what your gear is capable of. Over time I've come to realise that my playing style/approach will suggest the tone I'm looking for far more th…
  • Nope, not interested now.
  • Hi, the bridge is not likely to be the main culprit. Two areas to look at. 1) the mounting of the pickup in the bridge plate. If the springs etc. allow undue movement then feedback is more likely, you can wedge a piece of cardboard down the side of…
  • I think you should contact the big dealers and movers of vintage instruments (including those in the USA). People buying and selling instruments valued in the tens of thousands will be ready to pay for a courier. Build your personal contacts and sha…
  • Stick around Derek you had plenty to say right there. I did my first gig of the year Friday night and took all weekend to recover. Back in the office now and it feels like an age ago. Re miming, it's the music industry and sadly people used to not p…