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  • 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…
  • Hello Kind and welcome. The question is as long as a piece of string! The playing technique of the young Bros plays more than a small part in the sound, but essentially anything that gives that old marshall plexi overdriven sound and some Humbucker…
  • How long will it be before we're allowed to....Oh damn!
  • @Nicolaspaul they are the original pickups except that the bridge HB had to have a coil rewound about 3 years ago. It's stock otherwise and I even have the case candy and hang tags, not sure what it's worth as they hang about when offered for sale b…
  • I've had the guitar from new so about 40 years now Graham, I think if I was going to sell it that would have happened long ago. It is stunningly well made and was to compete with the Norlin made Gibsons of that time.
  • The Aria is my original PE1000, which looks a bit Les Paul(ish) but plays a bit brighter in tone. My Photobucket account is frozen so my pics don't show now. Heres a link to that other place where the photos seem to show from the google search of i…
  • I've known him for decades, and he was always good. And it is helpful to have people like that around in the end. I think it's SO valuable to know and be able to play with people who are essentially better than you, something that so far I've fel…
  • I eat Morrissons own brand porridge for breakfast, it's £1.17 a bag and lasts a month or so Monday to Friday. So thats less than 6p a day for all that hot gluton free fibre and energy. I then spoil the budget by tossing chopped fruit, yogurt, cinnom…
  • Time to post something of an update. I've taken up with another country rock type band (new venture all round and no gigs booked) all styles and experience levels present so we'll see how that develops. I have some doubts but lets see what comes of …
  • Waylon, you used the word cheap. I've been very pleased with the DanElectro Cool Kat chorus. Sturdy plastic case, decent classic sound and you can push it with humbuckers to get that slightly warm thick early chorus that is quite musical. Modern hig…
  • Oh Colour me Green.
  • Yes @ReaGeorge now that you mention it my other brain cell reminds me that we have conversed before. Look forward to your review (not of my brain activity thought). ;-)
  • Welcome, I would consider these pedals as problem solvers rather than effects in the true sense of the word. So if I need a buffer (quite a big if) then does it do it's job without changing the sound or signal level? iIt it competitively priced and…
  • Kevin, at my age there is no hair to spike (other than in my ears)!
  • The green and yellow wire on a mains plug is the gas supply! The brown is the earth and the blue is the water. I've got a GEC in electricity.
  • I like the old school guitar amp setup and get the clean/dirt from technique, but that can be rather limiting on the styles you can play and you need an suitable amp for different size venues to a degree. Because I cover quite a range of 'commercia…
  • I've never gone the multi FX route, there are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly setting them up can be a pain and if you get a nice effect of one sort you might not get a nice effect of another sort and so are limited. Secondly if the unit fails…
  • I'm saying nothing, I was nowhere near dealy plaza anyway!
  • Hello Dave, ('you're my wife now' - for those fans of a certain TV series. Apologies to Dave who's probably sick of it by now). Welcome to the forum, It sounds like you could write loads in the diary secton here. Looking forward to getting to know y…
  • Graham I bulk buy my strings from Thomann whenever i put in an order I tag some on. I use the Blue Pyramid packets which are a little more than those you picked but half the price of the big well advertised brands. They last well and siut most of my…
  • Hello Bob and welcome. Since you've made a brief introduction you might take a peek in the Diary section and start one of your own. It's quite theraputic and entertaining for the rest of us ;-)
  • 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.