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  • 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…
  • Coming to the end of the busy gigging period. I've done two gigs with the old mates band quite successfully, nothing on the horizon there in the forseeable. The other old singer he had in another band has contacted me about another project he's gett…
  • Lovely guitar Terry and a great purchase.
  • As with @nicholaspaul I too have a heavy guitar (my Aria PE1000). I've never put it on decent scales but it is solid canadian rock maple and a 4" wide soft leather strap has accompanied it since the very earliest gigs I did back in the 70s. The stra…
  • Wonderfully moving stuff. As a side point, we help a little old lady of 90 in with chores in our street. I was hooking up her first internet connection on Sunday (she's a spritly thing) and she showed me the colour promo photo in the newspaper where…
  • Good points Kevin, I do push the lawnmower a lot and of course walking to and being on the allotment all add up. It's those long hours commuting and driving a desk that can take thier toll. With dark nights pending it would be too easy to do less ac…
  • I decided about a month ago that I needed to do something toward getting fit. I'm now 60 so most activities are presently beyond me. But I enjoy a spot of cycling (no lycra involved). I decided that in the three months left of 2018 I will cycle 250 …
  • Just for context on this remembering thread (apologies for the hijack Jocko). Last night the funk band were round the drummists house for trial of some new material, testing keys and making sure chords don't clash etc. All very casual and low(ish) v…
  • Megi, the Epiphone is a simple under the saddle piezo pickup. Passive but there is a volume and tone knob on the upper bout. iirc Jocko had one of these too. they were only made for a couple of years at the end of the 80s or early 90s.
  • As long as you keep playing something it's all good. For me sometimes using a different guitar inspires a change of playing style. Not all of my guitars are super easy to play, but the different feel and sound of say a Telecaster and a 335 or a stra…
  • Sounds like a fun gig Megi. One of the reasons I do dep stuff is to push myself. I lack any kind of formal musical training and the only lessons I ever had were from the woodwork teacher in the odd lunchtime session at school in the early 70s. As a …
  • Strewth A long time since an update. So whats been happening? New Country rock outfit has undergone several line up changes but is now looking quite good. Girl singer (Pro jazz singer), Old and experienced keyboard player with lead and harmony vocal…
  • Jocko the Epiphone les paul has a scarffed on head, so the weak cross grain does not apply. Thats something fairly unique to USA made Gibson who have the cross grain at the narrow point and then hog out the wood for the truss rod nut at the same pla…
  • Any experienced luthier can fix that. If the grain is such that it's a repeat break, then splines inserted at the back with the grain running across the break will prevent any further repeat. It might be a question of economics at this stage, how mu…