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  • 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!!
  • There is not a lot of information on string tensions with a lot of brands. D'Addario do have a guide on their site for their strings. - for Electric - daddario.com/DADProductsElectric.Page?ActiveID=1903 Click on a type of string and you'll find on …
  • Lower tension. Good selling point. I've never played them on an acoustic either. Perhaps I need another acoustic! Oh someone help me.... There is NO help!!!! It's the lower tension, but not a thinner gauge that are the winning strings for me. I…
  • Just a minor sign of the continuing collapse of society and of the elevation of self-interest to be the guiding light in peoples lives - and don't we have leaderships that encourage this me-first idealism. Give it a few more years and let the curren…
  • It was partly because the AC111 set are low tension for that string gauge and it helps to stop damage to my finger joints, especially with the guitar having a full scale length. They've got a great smooth mellow sound that really suit my all mahogan…
  • I am using silk inlay flatwounds on one of my 4 steel string acoustics. Well the 3rd, 4th and 5th strings in the set are flatwounds (Bass 6th string is Roundwound). Thomastik-Infeld Plectrum strings. I haven't noticed them causing any problems more …
  • Hi Nick - the Breedlove Pursuit Concert is a Chinese build I think, but is supposed to be set up and inspected in Oregon. It was under £300 because it was ex closing down sale bought by the seller for resale "as new" and apart from one minute blemis…
  • Looks good, sounds very good! "I want to keep playing it and not put it back in it's case". "Immediately it was friendly to me". Two essential qualities of an acoustic guitar that's worth buying.
  • The biggest problem would be choosing just one. Get round the problem by buying two?!
  • Aye Kevin - you've hit the nail on the head. That IS the sort of lesson style I like most and find most productive and enjoyable! It's certainly a lesson I'd be looking at getting ideas off if I was still playing electric.
  • I had a Breedlove Pursuit Concert Nick (bought cheap as a nearly new) and it played very well and sounded good - just too big for me unfortunately but comfortable for my left hand.
  • Interesting video Kevin - thanks for posting it. Always of interest when you hear an acoustic guitar being played that sounds good to your ears. But isn't it frustrating that it's so difficult to judge the sound of an acoustic when someone else pla…
  • "It's a hobby, A hobby costs". Quite right Kevin and wise words. My large glass of wine every night used to cost me over £1000 a year - quite a few years back that "diet" was replaced with the cost of a flavoured tea bag a night at a cost of maybe …
  • I found in my few years trying to get to grips with blues based music, mainly on electric guitar, that books just didn't work as a medium for my learning. I needed video lessons by someone that could show how the basic principals worked - then thing…
  • That has an atmosphere and a mood about it Derek and it does have an instantly memorable melody line and chorus. So it works regardless of any first draft glitches and idiosyncrasies*. Nowt wrong with a rip off ... let's call it an homage instead…
  • "Bland sounding" rings a bell for me. I think the word that appears most often in my notes when I've tried a Taylor is "clinical". Yet when some people play them they sound very good to me. I think it's one of those instances where a fundamental bas…
  • Welcome back! Commitments slowing down sounds like a good plan - I must work out how it can be done!
  • Good point about altruism and guitar companies, and to be fair it applies to a lot of shops that sell instruments / guitars too. It's primarily a business and the priority is to make money for the owners. In doing so and if things go well it means t…
  • Nowt wrong with going low budget if it plays OK! Welcome back.
    in Time Flys by Comment by Mark P May 9
  • Sad world! Everything comes down to money and the marketing men. In all walks of life. Cherish any guitar shops left that give most consideration to the needs of the customer.