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  • Hope this doesn't sound like oneupmanship. Welcome from someone in their seventies who's been playing on and off for 60 years. You're not a lefty, are you? Feels like I'm in a minority of one here! Thank you for making me feel better!
  • Hi - I'm a sixty (something) bloke Michael and I hope that makes you feel better still, and hopefully makes Lester feel better too! I hope you enjoy the forum. It is, as Lester says quiet, but I agree it does have friendly and helpful forum membe…
  • Potentially dangerous to the wallet are these wanders round guitar shops when not intending to buy! But you obviously have good willpower. Red Cow would be dangerous territory for me. A fair range of decent makes in the low / mid budget area, but…
  • Very clean and precise playing on the Bach with no apparent strain or effort too which is an achievement with Bach! Well played! Wow Kevin - the Casio VL Tone ... I remember having one of those. Which shows that the lower end of the quality scale…
  • A couple of excellent videos there Nick! Impressive to see you so much in charge of guitar, bass, vocals, fx, looper, and video and sound technology. Classy examples of how a skilled player / performer can use a looper to great musical effect. …
  • Maybe one day I'll come into some unexpected cash and get one so I've got the trilogy! We did get £3 on the Thunderball yesterday, so only another £800 or so to go.
  • I can understand your quandary Graham. I can also understand why as an electric player you fancy something smaller than the huge bulk of a Dreadnought. I would also recommend you get the selling shop to set up an acoustic to have an action closer to…
  • I think the dog stole the video! Good to get a link to TABS - thanks Kevin.
  • Typically Lowden - clear sounds and very well balanced across the range of notes. Quite a neutral, cool sound which requires the player to bring various colours and warmth to the tone. Takes a capo well. If you're a good enough player it can be a…
  • The usual great playing from Mick'n'Pete. It's pretty astonishing how close Sigma can get their acoustics to guitars costing 3 or times as much. I find it difficult to feel that much extra cash is justified by the marginal return. If I was a much …
  • Very well played and good sound too!
  • Good to hear from you - hope you're well! Shame you've stopped playing guitar, but who knows - maybe in starting to pass things on to your grandson it'll start up an interest again. I don't know what I'd do to fill up all the spare time if I sto…
  • I wish I could ... in my hands usually too much or too little silence! Some would say total silence would make my playing better!
  • Mark - I think are right on the money with a piece like sylvia - the phrases are so melodic they need to be played note for note, beat for beat to sound right. A lot of impressive fretboard theatrics can be bluffed or misplayed and no one (save for…
  • You're right Lester - being focussed on the task in hand is such a boost to working through those various stages of learning quicker. Linked into focus is, I feel, visualisation. The more that virtue kicks in the better. Interesting one that with …
  • Welcome back to the forum Dharma. Funny the way guitar comes in and out of our lives, and the type of guitar playing changes. Interesting that playing another type of instrument helped get the guitar going again. I started with classical, went t…
  • What a wonderful example of a unique instrument! Great looks and quality. It's hard enough work to build just to a standard specification.
  • Sad to hear of another passing that has made the world musically poorer. Always sad to when the person is not really that old. He certainly made an impact on music though. May he rest in peace.
  • The fact that I've taken 6 days to respond to even this thread shows how much I'm an infrequent poster here at the moment. My apologies! But it's not just this guitar forum that's currently quiet - another forum I keep tabs (no pun meant) on has …
    in Bit quiet... Comment by Mark P August 27
  • I was testing trying to get a half decent sound with a new webcam and it's software via decent microphones, and picked up the MGG while doing so. Not too bad a result.
  • It must be great to have a son following the guitar playing road. I've given up hope on that front with either of mine. Good choice of the V300 from all accounts I've seen of that guitar. If it was the best you tried that makes it a good choice an…
  • Thanks Kevin - too kind! Now over a month and it's still getting played a helluva lot. That's with the action too high too which is a testament to the guitar's qualities. But 2.7mm and 2.1mm at the 12th fret bass and treble is not too clever. Th…
  • I'd forgotten about this. Belated thanks to all!
    in Off the Radar Comment by Mark P August 3
  • Thanks Graham - for commenting, listening and for being so positive about it. The guitar does have a plaintive voice and that suits a lot of what I play. I've found it also picks up my mood. One morning last week I got a real touch of the angst /…
  • It is interesting to hear the amount of thought that has gone into making the guitar work for him. It sounds very good in his hands. Quite some price hike on the standard Jaguar, but that's the normal for signature guitars I guess. The Bare Knuckle…
  • Cool vibe and tasteful indeed. I'll admit I hadn't heard Chuck Loeb before, but it's always sad to hear of a good musicians passing, even more so when they're younger than me. 61 is way too young to be leaving - RIP.
  • Way beyond my comprehension, so no questions. But it sounds damn good!
  • "Too many guitars". I understand each of those words but put together like that they make no sense at all! Hi Mark - I think the Icons all distressed (to look like the particular "icon" guitar). I'm pretty sure the "distressing" on mine is genuine …
  • Similar. If I found a magic money tree priorities would be securing a decent income and security for the family whilst removing myself from the soul destroying need to earn a crust by number crunching. With a nice side effect of eliminating the ne…
  • Oh, and you can guarantee that not one of these guitars will be the duffers which are on sale to us oiks. In the electric guitars at least I can see that Gibsons are not up to standard in the shops. Personally I'd go straight for a Vintage V100 Le…