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  • Yea thats a proper jazz guitar right there! ;-) It's often surprising that all these odd shaped guitars are capable of sounding similar to any other guitar you might play. Enjoy.
  • Well Megi I've reached the big 60 at the end of last year and I'm starting to think about weight, bulk and carrying stuff. I've got a big 4 wheel trailer of old tech PA and lights as well as 3 guitar amps and my huge pedal board. I'm definately not …
  • Well I've been gigging steadily over the last few months with one band or another. I double booked myself last saturday and had someone dep me in my band while I depped in another (they asked me first and I agreed when my band still had no gig). So …
  • Looking good there Jocko.
  • Just returned after a short break to see this. Sorry to hear your news and I send best wishes for your speedy recovery.
  • Old school analogue sounding chorus, Danelectro Cool Cat Chorus. They were never expensive and used represent excellent value. Its both smooth and with rough edges at the same time. Not in any way Hi Fi.
  • I agree Megi, the cost invested in a starter guitar will never be realised in selling the upgraded guitar. Returning it to original spec and selling the upgrades separately can recover more money, but is a ball ache. The true advantage is in develop…
  • Interesting you should visis Gear4music, I recently bought a powered loudspeaker from them only to discover it was shipped from Germany! No problem, it arrived as tracked within the two days specified and was very competitivly priced. My first exper…
  • Kevin, I have to agree with the last point in particular. There are a small number of bands that have commercial success with technical excellence, the like of Yes spring to mind, but largely I find bands need three key elements. 1, Play something l…
  • @Derek_R loike Lester says that's pretty much it. Ever since the success of Live Aid, the world and his mother think all musicians can work for free and life is just one big party. Add to that the idea that you can download any music for free and th…
  • You were right too, and thanks for lending me that pink glittery jump suit as well @Kevin Peat, it was snugg but comfortable. ;-) I got interrupted mid post and had to get back to work. The indignity of it! Anyhoo, The Sixties band had a harmonies …
  • April already! So panto went well and included songs like Superstition, walk Like an Egyptian, every little thing She does is magic and Bohemian Rhapsody. The latter cut a bit in the middle to save time but I got the big solo to the end so all good.…
  • A good dozen years ago I bought my then teenage son an Epiphone 56 goldtop. It was a great guitar (and not just for the money). Like you Jocko, I did the full service and setup and really liked the guitar. Years later when he wanted rid of it I was …
  • I think it's more probable that they are presenting a persona but taking the steps to live long and healthy. The skinny vocalist is known to undertake a fitness regime prior to and during a tour, and he should know what it is likely to entail after…
  • Something about the shape of that guitar reminds me of a waistcoat. You make it sound like you have found a keeper, as the saying goes. I agree, and the guitar is pretty impressive too!
  • I think mobile phone mics and cameras have a bit of processing to 'emulate' a better image, like zoom when the lens doesn't move etc. Thats not to say that it doesn't sound good, it's just that it might not be a pure sound to which you can process a…
  • It needs giving to a keen teenager. It'll get hours of playing and copious deposits of blood and grease (and other yucky deposits) to revitalise it. If it's like my lad's student accommodation it won't see any furniture polish. Good, back in t…
  • Nice. The late Seth Lover said there was no need of pole adjustment when he invented the humbucker for Gibson, but the sales people insisted on the 'feature' to give players something to tinker with. Of course that early development was exclusivly …
  • A little care and attention or 'maintenance' of your chosen instrument goes a long way. These days there are lots of online resources as to how this should be done, but people still ignore it and accept the consequences. Well done for rescuing a nic…
  • Nicely done. The old nylon string tie method is because the technology for anything much else didn't exist in string making back in the day. Guitarists as a breed tend to be conservative and backward looking in the main. I can't imagine the 7 year o…
  • I love me a guitar safari (to use the Joe Bonamassa phrase). Last year I got involved with some guys on another forum and we met at PMT Cambridge where we spent the afternoon checking gear out. It was interesting how everyones needs, wants and taste…
  • Thanks Lester, It sort of is a nice problem and definately one I brought upon myself. I did decide to have more 'us' time a few years back and I'm ready to retire in a few years time. I'm just aware that you can't turn on and off the gigging scene a…
  • It's famine or feast it seems. Been nice and quite of late, I rehearsed with a new band doing the Brit 60s pop thing with full line up and amps a couple of weeks back. It was odd as everyone was competent but took 25 miniutes for everyone to settle …
  • That looks like a fantastic solution, well done.
  • Jocko I came to the John Castellno vid via His son Richie or more precisly Band Geeks. There is a separate Band geeks channel that ends awhile back, and he now post everything on his Richie Castellano channel to get maximum commercial return from yo…
  • Good points well made Megi and Lester. I've not even got around to procrastinating yet! But when the time comes the device I posted in yesterdays video is at the top of the list. I'd probably run it and keep all the pedals for a year or two because …
  • Thanks Graham, I'm interested in an update a few months down the line to see how you're getting on with this in various situations. If I did anything it would still be with my proper amps, I'm too much of a die hard and I do too many venues without …
  • Ten! You have room for another now then ;-) That is a wonderful gift to give a young musician, and he will cherish it forever I'm sure.
  • I get where you are Megi, I have been back and watched this vid again and it peeks my interest. That old man fits my sound profile a bit. The ease of use, size and weight are a huge draw. Some of the sounds are close and usable (some irritate me), …
  • I play at several levels of gigging with several bands/arrangements. At one base level a small vocal only PA is used (and barely adequate). In another scenario a full subs/tops Yamaha PA and 16 Ch desk with everything miced/plugged in. I think if y…