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  • Your opening sentence, Mark, remkinds me of the saying, "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." I think you are saying that applies here as well as Mr. Bensusan's playing and teaching st…
  • Mark, I wonder whether the multi-FX companies make their built-in sounds a bit OTT for beginners such as I was, wanting to hear what each effect does. Any buyer already familiar with such units is more likely to do what Jocko has done - ignore the p…
    in Zoom G3X Comment by Lester August 19
  • ... the best use of effects is sparingly ... I agree with Megi with one proviso: when I started with effects I needed each effect to be overdone so that I could hear what it was doing. As I became accustomed to hearing what the effects do I started …
    in Zoom G3X Comment by Lester August 17
  • If you like chorus, try it with a compressor before the chorus. The thing with EQ is I find that the tone knob on the guitar doesn't allow for finer possibilities such as cutting some lower mids to make the sound less muddy and/or boosting the high…
    in Zoom G3X Comment by Lester August 17
  • Which two pedals? I guess it depends on what style you play and what sounds you like to have to hand (or foot). I would choose a compressor and an EQ if I could only have two pedals.
    in Zoom G3X Comment by Lester August 16
  • I too changed 18 month old strings today and the guitar now sings sweetly again. I had to change them as I will be playing on Sunday and feel ashamed that I had let them get that old and tired. Like you, Jocko, I write on the string packet which gu…
  • What a terrific opportunity. Lovely looking and sounding. Your Irish song suits its Celtic connection!
  • Glad to hear you are back on the guitar and enjoying it.
  • The whole story is just so you, Jocko, doing what you always seem to have been doing: helping and encouraging others. I hope they appreciate it and you at least get some enjoyment out of their success.
  • It seems I am in good company: see what Nicko, Iron Maiden's drummer has on the left hand side of his kit at precisely 10 seconds into the video!
  • I am absolutely in love with it! That is good to hear. May your joy with your 335 last a very long time.
  • As a teenager at the time, playing in a band with some friends, I remember that we all like America and our youth club leader had an Eko 12 string guitar which I used to play a lot. That may be the background to why I often play 12 string acoustic g…
  • Ooh, what a lovely view of the gorgeous rosewood fretboard in the middle photo. Nice work, by the way!
  • 582 drummers 400+ guitarists I hope Dave manages it - it will be fun for all the guitarists who are there, a challenge for the electrician and Kevin may not hear it, depending on how close to Ealing he lives. Question: How many electric guitari…
  • Nail, head, hit!
  • It has a few dings and scratches but none of them are memorable, by which I mean I cannot remember how any of them were done. By and large, it is in reasonable to good condition. I always reckon I could improve the sound with better pickups - and Me…
  • Personally, the gold on Megi's doesn't do anything for me (that's my problem, not Megi's) but the rest looks brilliant. You can see why when compoared to my 1986 Japanese HSS Strat. I got my Strat when it was 2 years old; wow, we have been together…
  • I continue to be really impressed with the quality of your work and that of the suppliers you choose, Megi.
  • I am better understanding your constant tweaking and building as I am doing something similar with drums, having been playing drums in a band for the last 5 years I am experimenting with getting them to sound and work how I want, now that I know wha…
  • I'll be frank: Henry J and his leadership team deserve to have lost their company. Gibson as a guitar brand could be salvaged from among all the junk Henry J amassed. Joe Bonamassa has so many Gibson's guitars; maybe he could be given the brand nam…
  • Hi robbo, RIchard, the chap who runs the forum has his shop, Richard's Guitars, the shop web site, rguitars.co.uk, and he also runs usedguitars.co.uk. Both have more used guitars than we see for sale on the forum.
  • That is an impressive report, Megi. Thanks. Years ago, when I bought a BOSS stereo chorus pedal, I started playing with the idea of trying to use stereo when playing live but I learned that audiences do not line themselves up centrally to get the f…
  • I use a MXR MC-401 which is also a clean boost pedal.
  • And I am a hotchpotch of both methods!
  • I did not say as much but my thoughts were distinguishing between a normal business model (where everyone needs to cover their overheads and provide some profit) and greed.
  • If you fancy a read of the Rolling Stone article As Boomer Musicians Retire From Touring, Concert Industry Faces Uncertain Future you will see that concern about the music industry is not really about the music but about the money: the revenues and …
  • I never thought of punk as a reaction against prog rock; I thought it was a reaction against glam rock in a similar way that rock 'n' roll was a reaction against the crooners that dominated the charts in the early '50s. I can see how we have evolve…
  • Thomann's best selling audio interface is the quite small and quite amazing Focusrite Scalett 2i2 2nd Gen, useful for recording up to 2 tracks with combination XLR and 1/4" jack inputs, so mics or guitars. One of the smallest audio interfaces is the…
  • Your 3rd link has the Zoom recorders. I have had the older version of the Zoom H2N for the last 6 or 7 years, use it every week and continue to be really impressed with it. Look at the reviews: the H1N has 4 reviews while the H2N has 68. I would re…
    in Recorder Comment by Lester March 30