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  • 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…
  • Hmmm - had a quick look on Gibsons site. A Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul Standard Aged & Signed $11,000! I think I'd want a transfer of his playing ability included for that price. And $5,100+ for the standard version. So around $6,000 for a sig…
  • Wow - great versatility and having the 3 loops is a good idea. Built like a tank too, which is good. But so few controls, which would worry me. But I'm a slow learner! Any multi fx units I've had with only a few controls only have defeated me wit…
  • You'll find details of current ranges on the JHS site in case you've not seen that. But lines do get discontinued so your one may well not be shown. Looks like the Vintage V100 Midge Ure Goldtop has green tuners for example. jhs.co.uk/brands/vintage…
  • You find that with the Alto's - the owners become big fans of them even if the car pundits don't. Owner reviews are always a lot higher than expert reviews. Pundits aren't usually worth listening too. Like Clarkson and his "I don't like this car be…
  • I just checked and it was £75 back in 2010 for the maple skunked strat neck I got from AxesRUs, but as I recall it was a cosmetically not perfect item and so was at a discount. I also recall I could not find or see anything that looked wrong! They…
  • I'm glad to see other fast turnarounds - not just me then! To be fair on shop and guitar - every room has a sweet spot. Aye, no quibble with the guitar or the shop. The guitar was good - it just turned out it was only as good as what I already had…
  • A very moving set of lyrics Derek. As usual you sing them so well and conjure up a guitar accompaniment that fits so well. I'm glad I wasn't feeling too sad when I listened to the song though.
  • Very nice job with the truss rod hole Graham - up to your usual high standards and done with your enviable patience! Those photos really highlight the poor QC! But I guess even the best people / organisations have their bad days and mistakes are …
  • Phew that's a relief (no pun intended). It does look pretty though. That flame is great! I just love flamed necks. You definitely sound like an upstanding chap who knows the difference between expecting good service and whining because it's not p…
  • Cool! It's interesting to see how many things are made in the same factory. And the more you look the more you see. I noticed Northwest carry Tonerider pickups. I've always wanted to try one or two of those. I put a set of Tonerider Vintage styl…
  • I found using some types of software where a video and an audio file can be uploaded separately that a synch job was OK if the sound wave patterns were showing well enough for both. Slide one so that the peaks match with the other. Bit I have been …
  • I wish more JS Bach was played this expressively on classical guitar. Your arrangement has made this Bach piece suit the guitar very well indeed. Your technique and playing skill have helped to give a beautiful result here. Makes my recent atte…
  • The media and commercial enterprises keep going for exaggeration and making things "big". As seen not just in music but in sport, weather, and just about any subject. It maybe is an attempt to distract us all from how crap and dull most things are. …
  • It's been a while since one of your projects Graham - they're always fascinating to watch and I can now do so safe in the knowledge it's very unlikely to spark GAS or GBS. I can appreciate your instinct to stick with mini pots and avoid the hassle …
  • Wonder why he's not playing a guitar with his name on? Oh, cos he can afford a Vigier...
  • I'm relieved at your reaction Graham! I think from what I've seen in the brief time I've known about this guy that his main music at the moment is Jazz-Metal fusion. An intriguing combination, and I've always liked crossover stuff ... Folk-Rock, Ja…
  • As this thread has Jazz in the title .... Is this cruel and unfair and if so is in Jazz or Rock guitarists that come off worst???
  • Very sorry to hear that Kevin. May you and your family find the strength to get through these terrible times. It's still a huge shock even when it's to be expected.
  • PS - It's very easy to become obsessed with string tension when your fingers have gone arthritic in the joints!!