Annoying Twit

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  • I drifted away from the forum, but it's still sad that it's closing.Last weekend I cycled from Gloucester to Leicester. Stopping for a late lunch in Stratford-Upon-Avon, I found the road out of Stratford, and what do I see but Richard's Guitars. Unf…
  • I haven't used the Focusrite, but looking at the specs page on the Focusrite web page, it looks to have a good set of features and input/output. I'm sure it's a fine piece of kit. With modern computers, provided you have a decent I/O interface, yo…
  • I have the Stagg strat in my hands. It seems quite OK really. I'm never 100% sure what "dead spots" are, but all notes on all strings play fine. It's got a medium action, about the height I like. No buzzes. Frets seem OK, in a quick trial, can't see…
  • Well, I've bought it. The padded soft case(looks like anyhow)is pictured in the auction. Since I've paid £21 for the guitar and case, I'm just going to sell the guitar for £10.50, and keep the case. It looks like I have a taker for the git already. …
  • I'm predicting it'll get to £40 easy, given that it has the case.
  • Somebody has bid on it and the BIN option has disappeared. What's the chance that it sells for much more than the £20 BIN in the end?
  • Sold for the starting bid. I bet the buyer is pleased with themselves.
  • I'd never heard of carbon strings. They are certainly expensive, but not prohibitively so. These people on a classical guitar forum are arguing about carbon strings. It seems that they're more interested in the tone, rather than how long they last …
  • Now someone is selling some "ex-demo" Burny LPs for £249 starting price. One of them has a sustainer pickup. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Burny-Fernandes-Le...=item43a53ece41 Not BIN prices though. So who knows where they will end up. But a bargain is p…
  • Now someone wants £200 for one. Has a case, but that's still a lot more than I paid for my Thunder II! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Westone-Thunder-1-...=item230e5bdca9
  • Went for £147 in the end. That seems quite a chunky price for a Thunder 1A. My Thunder 2 (also active) cost me £175, and my one has the original hard case.
  • Clearly it's a specialist item then! I'm sure it'll find a buyer among those interested in giving the whole Extended Range Bass thing a whirl.
  • This one looks cute. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Cigar-Box-type-Gui...=item2a0d9265a7
  • I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole either. But, someone very knowledgeable about Tokai strats who lived closer and could do a "cash on collection", checking it carefully in the process, might get a bargain as everyone else would be put off. The n…
  • I never get my hopes up about potential bargains until there's about 30 seconds to go. And even then they quite often rocket in price in the last ten seconds as the snipers kick in.
  • The book "writing music for hit songs" has some chapters about melodies and motif development. George Duke said that learning to improvise is to learn to compose in real time, so studying composition is a good thing to do.
  • Yeah, his Wiikipedia page has loads of information. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reeves_Gabrels I remember reading an interview with him. When Bowie created Tin Machine, he says that nobody knew who he was. And even his bandmates said "we're the …
  • I personally think that the Forum Council forum should be just another forum. Not secret, not invitation only, just another forum. I've seen it happen in the past that secret forums seem to evolve into an "us and them" situation, with some posters w…
  • I think it would be a good idea if it separates some of the discussion about the forum from the discussion on the central topic of guitars. Richard, I will say that I think you're doing interesting things with your website in general. I believe tha…
  • That is a monstrosity (said in good humour I hope. Given what you say about it, I think the full price of £399 is a tad high. Much more attractive at half price.
  • Can you tell us more about the cheap double necked guitar? Which brand? Etc.
  • The Vintage Zip guitar is Wu Tong wood isn't it? That's not an expensive guitar.
  • Yes, they are very cheap. Here's a J-bass for £95. http://www.guitar-guitar.net/branded+j+type+bass+by+indie.htm The body is "Chinese Tonewood" it says. I wonder if that's Wu Tong wood?
  • Interesting. It seems to be the Rick copies that get the best press. Apart from the "Branded by Indie", but they're in an entirely different market segment.
  •  Originally Posted By: Richard - Richards Guitars Just out of interest what made you come to this conclusion IE the "very very"? Compared to what? Would be interesting to know what you have guaged them against. I have seen a couple of reviews di…
  • I posted on basschat concerning an Indie Jazz Bass guitar with a RRP of £765 or thereabouts. Asking whether Indie have the cachet to ask that much for a Jazz bass. I received no answers at all. I think this might be one of those cases where no answe…
  • There are very few reviews of Indie guitar on Harmony Central. While UK based guitar companies seem to have fewer reviews, I counted, I think, about seven reviews in total for Indie Electrics. There are quite a few listings on ebay, but most of them…
  •  Originally Posted By: Richard - Richards GuitarsBecause the shops make a profit on them. Yes, but what leads to that profit Have Indie managed to avoid having their street prices trashed by online retailers? How popular are they will buyers? I ha…
  •  Originally Posted By: Green Ninja There are also several houses that seen to have external lights on all night. From what I gather the council has installed lower impact street lighting - but they can't do anything about the lights mounted on houe…