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  • Quite right you should feel like mentioning it! A very talented lad you have there - I wish him well too!
    in My Lad Comment by Mark P February 17
  • Silvershark's comments about the difficulties people find with gear like this, and their difficulties in getting to grips with the user manual, ring some very clear bells. I'm definitely one of those sorts of people! It's very depressing to find…
  • Welcome back! Your 2002 date certainly makes you a member of the old guard! Spare time for all things guitar-ish seems to be more and more difficult to find with all the demands on time from technology stuff.
  • Happy New Year to all! 7.00am and waiting for the puppy to let us know it's time to get up and give him hos breakfast. I need my kip, so that timetable doesn't allow seeing in the new year!
  • I actually really love reading manuals and spending hours editing patches. I remember I used to be like that Nick. Now I just don't seem to have the concentration and the enthusiasm needed. So I just gravitate to gear where everything is labelled a…
  • High powered piece of gear there! Enjoy .... and good luck with getting your head around the functions / buttons!
  • Happy Christmas y'all - hope you have a great time!
  • A week or so ago I saw that Emil Oldenburg, a co-founder of the Bitcoin, has sold all of his.
  • Sounds like musical examples of using arpeggios on the video. Louis was certainly a very interested observer in what you were playing!
  • I'm sure you're right to some degree Derek. I do find I'm able to listen to high powered solos on the high notes at the dusty end of a strat fretboard these days without wincing in pain as I used to. I also have an issue at the other end of the fr…
  • A well presented video Rea. You make a good point in that the teaching of theory often falls down when it excludes any demonstration of the practical aspect of it - and in particular how it benefits your musical creativity. Creativity being, fo…
  • Recording is something I enjoy, but it is also so very frustrating regarding tone and sound. Back to the electric guitar days the micing up option provided a sound nearer to that of the amp, but it really required two mics to get something of the r…
  • Rea - your little companion looks stunning in that colourful plumage.
  • I've never managed to be stoic enough not to cry at the passing of a pet. Whether dog, cat or rabbit. But I'm softhearted and I know it.
  • Alfie looks like a lovely character Derek. High quality pictures too - put mine to shame. I'm finding it difficult to get good pictures of Tiree at the moment because the days are so dark and gloomy just now.
  • I've been meaning to get to this thread, but the very subject matter of the thread has made it difficult to find the time to do it. Once upon a time there was a cat, Sooty. Who was joined by a dog, a Cavalier called Honey. Cat and dog got on fine…
  • Good points and well made Derek about the acoustic world and finding yourself sounding very similar on different guitars. There are some basic characteristics of each guitar that will override what my fingers do. All mahogany vs Spruce top for exa…
  • Frustrating indeed! I find that the Byzantine has some similarities in its overall feel as Phrygian, but the notes in the scale appear in sets of small clusters. In the key of E ...... Eb, E, F, G#, A, B, C Here's an acoustic guitar "noodle" or sh…
  • A wonderful looking guitar and it sounds wonderful played by your friend in those videos. Almost makes me want to get the semi acoustic out. But (a) not the same thing and (b) while I can appreciate the quality of others on electric, I seem to have …
  • I've had a similar journey with the melodic (aka jazz) minor and modes thereof as well. In defense of "noodling" - I do find it has real value, if one is focused on using it to find nice-sounding lines to use when improvising. The scales and arps, f…
  • Good job with the video review Rea. Informative, and the professional presentation and excellent playing make it enjoyable to watch.
  • What’s a pay rise? I recognise the two words and know what each means. But put them together like that and I'm struggling to know what they mean!
  • Lovely looking guitar! If it sounds as good as it looks you'll be in heaven.
  • WOW! Classy look! Look forward to hearing your #6 on video.
  • Close Nick. Spaniel yes, but a Cocker rather than a Springer. He IS a bit of a charmer, and is developing a lovely character. Very affectionate. I've lived in a household with a dog on the premises for more than half my life, so it seems the norm…
  • That's a good summary of life with a dawg Kevin. There are so many positives - they really do outweigh that final negative but it doesn't make that last stage any easier. Our older dog will soon be at that last stage - he has a congenital heart con…
  • Sorry - I've been even more infrequent than usual visiting here. We're a bit busy with ..... 9 1/2 weeks of mischief and pointy sharp tiny teeth! He's not a bad wee chap. Thankfully the older dog (9 years) seems to be getting used to the new a…
  • That'How can I put this delicately. Erm... YUCK ! The colours jar as do the conflicting grains. The picture should come with a warning. It's in line for refinishing since a bit of the veneer got chipped off by persons unknown. One piece mahoga…
  • Thanks for the replys Guys... and to Mark, the VE2000GG should be winging its way to moi as I type ^. I looked at the MGG version and that looks interesting, maybe later, but I would be interested to know how you find the tonal differences between …
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