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  • Richard, or if he cannot fix it, his web guy. I let him know but I don't know how to check whether it has been fixed.
  • Nicholas, that video you linked to is great. Thanks for posting it. Another of his that is really quite an eye-opener for tremolo users is this one: How to keep your Strat tremolo in tune (below). It certainly showed me that being timid with the tre…
  • There really isn’t anything you can mess up on a guitar so badly that you’ll be out of pocket as much as the cost of the guitar. That is pretty much my thinking. Go for it, have fun! I will! Lester, Lester...whatever you do, do not pickup a screwdri…
  • Look at what Richard's Guitars has for sale: a secondhand Jackson JSX-94 for £199. But I don't particularly like black as a colour. Apart from the colour, everything else about the guitar appeals to me, especially a fast, slim neck. My wise wife a…
  • You don't know how helpful it is to hear all those comments. I can say that you guys have me sussed completely. Here is my situation in pictures: My Strat has an unusual tremolo and was the first guitar I got that had a tremolo on it. Chandlers …
  • Having had the privilege of being able to own quite a range of guitars and, at least in the electric quarter, know what suits me and what doesn't, I like hearing or reading of other players' experiences and preferences. Thanks for the update, Megi, …
  • That sounds like a band worth catching. Thanks for the recommendation, Kevin. I saw a U2 cover band where the music was excellent but the singer was not.
  • I told a few people I didn't want to play for nothing. Turns out nobody wants to pay me. That has pretty much been the story of my life for the last decade or so.
  • This is your forte, Jocko, so we eagerly await progress reports and photos.
    in Epi Les Paul Comment by Lester March 21
  • Ooh, I do like the shape of the second (from the right) Tele, with a more rounded edge on the front and a what looks like a tummy tuck on the back.
  • For inspiration, introduce him to Paul Reed Smith and his biography.
  • I will, Nick. The saddle and nut arrived today. The nut is not tall enough so I have ordered a different one.
  • 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.
  • It must seem unbelievable that whatever AC/DC I have heard does nothing for me at all.
    in Angus Young Comment by Lester March 10
  • Thank you for the compliment, Nicholas. In fact, I am the one who has benefitted from doing a friend a favour: it got me thinking more about my classical guitar, the one that has been sawn in half and had a pickup added (click here for that story) a…
  • I returned to Richard's Guitars in 2017 with my wife, who, as you can see, got engrossed in playing the guitars while I was doing business with Richard. I am so glad I found Richard's Guitars - when I bought my Faith 12-string in 2011 - and I conti…
  • Steve Carroll from Canada had a broken Taylor guitar when he flew United Airlines. After 9 months of getting nowhere with UA's customer relations department his video went viral which did two things: it cost UA $180 million in devalued shares and …
    in Been too long Comment by Lester March 6
  • Mark, if you could send me a recording (between 30 seconds and a minute would be ample) I would be happy to listen to it and comment accordingly. I will give you my email address in a PM.
  • This is what we have come to expect from you, Megi. Should you ever settle on a pair of pickups for your AS103 I guess it would make sense for me to offer to buy your 2nd last set off you but as yet I have never changed pickups so I tweak the amp t…
  • I can imagine that that guitar would sound good with phospher bronze strings. As for the mahogany top and whether every home should have one - which I see is Vintage's advertising slogan - I think that some guitarists require a guitar that supports …
  • Yes, you are right, Kevin, the nylon strings make the guitar quieter than it was with steel strings. For a young starter I don't see that it should be a problem. In fact, it will probably be preferred at home by the rest of his family. I agree with…
  • Thanks, Jocko. You were, after all, my inspiration for these kind of mods after your many, many modifications I have read about here. Thanks also for the mention of nylon strings will ball ends; I didn't know they existed.
  • He is indeed delighted. He quickly set to on learning the chords E and A while I was at his place, talking it through with his parents.
  • Larry Carlton played at Union Chapel in Islington, London (in 2017), a regular concert venue. The interior is mostly wood. The sound team were terrific at getting a good sound and the band were the pinnacle of freelancers: I noticed that Larry mos…
  • The forum seems so quiet that I thought I could add a bit but as it is not strictly only about my new mini pedalboard I have renamed the topic and moved it to personal diaries. Sorry about the photo not having my guitar in it, or even better, of …
  • Nice day out, it seems. There are plenty of good reviews of the AS83, here. And I am sure you get around, Megi as there is talk on jazzguitar.be about upgrading the pickups and a certain Meggy of Lincolnshire had a thing or two to say, here. I pa…
  • That sounds like a great problem to have. I hope all bands, gigs and pantos go well for everyone involved.
  • Yesterday I was messing about with playing my parlour acoustic through this new little pedalboard and into an Alto TS110 powered speaker and had an idea for a DIY soundhole plug (based on those rubbery covers to reduce feedback problems) as the only…
  • Miriam, my wife, does indeed play; she is a piano player and teacher. In the photo we were performing together at her school's end of the school year concert in 2016. We play regularly (twice a month) in a local group where Miriam plays keys and I …
  • About 2 years ago I sold my Jazz bass to try my hand at 5 strings and active electronics. I discovered that neither really suit me and so, after thinking about my old bass for some time, I contacted the chap I sold it to just say that if he ever w…