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nicholaspaul

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November 20, 1968
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.strandberg Boden 7 Original, Eastman AR503CE archtop, Rickenbacker 360, homemade guitars, Boss GT8 and Blackstar HTR20 Mk II head with Celestine 2x10 cab.
About Me
Graphic designer by choice, musician by birth.

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  • What a beautiful job! Very nice! That’s a lovely clean edge.
  • Jocko, I’m sorry to hear. That’s really rough. We go out for food too, and deliver to our aging parents, so I wouldn’t feel bad that you have to do that. The stress of it all is the worst of it, I think. And I’m sure hospitals and doctors looking…
  • That’s great! But I have to admit to thinking I’m the one on the left,,,!
  • Brilliant! I thought the story was going to be how they got in a big argument, but the ending was amazing. The hours they must have practised. Fabulous!
  • I’ve routed a few guitars in my time. I think a small cut like that would be a lot of work to setup, so you’d be better of using a flat rasp and take it easy. I usually mark off a line to work up to by putting down a piece of masking tape first and …
  • Pete, just what I was thinking. I’d played a couple and really liked them. Some people like the sound but not the disconnect between what you hear and what you’re holding. You expect an acoustic to feel like one, particularly the strings. As long…
  • I have to admit that I have 500k pots in guitars with coil splits and haven’t had any issues. You could try 300k, or use a resistor to cut the value of the 500 down to 250 just when you split the coils. Like this guy did - https://forum.fractalau…
  • I’ve seen the Fender videos too. If the promo videos can’t convince you to buy one, what hope has any other demo got? You’d expect them to tweak it to death and make you swear you’re listening to David Gilmour playing a 54 Strat AND a Martin D28. …
  • Thanks Jocko and Kevin. Good tune there too. Yea, Elliott Smith’s was great songwriter. And I think I can take that as a compliment. Thanks This is kind of an effort to memorise my own tunes and rehearse. But it’s all good fun really.
  • Nice photos Lester. I have locking tuners on guitars without trems because it makes changing easier! You can also remove strings and put them back on more easily because you don’t have to straighten the string when you put it back on.
  • Thanks Lester. Luka Bloom is well worth checking out. He plays with a lot of passion and uses some funky tunings.
  • And while I was at it, I thought I’d record another tune, just with acoustic. Fun. Details of how I recorded are in the description.
  • I regularly window shop for nut files and decide that I’ve done so many with the old method that I decide that this will be the last nut I do anyway. As if! What I do is wrap sandpaper, or whatever they call the grey automotive abrasive paper these…
  • Just realised I didn’t explain.... What happened to the finish was the clear coat reacted with the colour and created a nasty bubbly effect. I stripped it down to refinish, But the brown on the back never came out the same. Rather than risk spray…
  • Well, I didn’t expect this. I couple of weeks ago I was having trouble with the tuning on this guitar and noticed that the trem posts were leaning forward. That’s not good. I looked into what could be done and figured a little epoxy and redrilli…
  • Canterbury! They must be oozing very cool seventies music in that case! What a great story. I really ought to check them out. March looking dire, hey? Does that mean you’re getting money for nothing?
  • It does sound manic, as Les pointed out, but I bet it’s nice to be in demand! Sounds like a a couple fo fun evenings, especially when the mrs can come along too. Nice! I’m not familiar with Atkin. How does your compare with Martin? Well done on f…
  • Congrats! It looks like your patience paid off. Lovely playing too. I saw Jim Mullen a couple of years ago and really enjoyed the show. He’s such a melodic player and great story teller.
  • That’s going to be a real eye catcher! And a one of a kind, too. Very cool!
  • Haha! You mean washing your hair? You skip the conditioner, don’t you? I knew it.....
  • Thanks Kevin And thanks Lester. That’s a great way of looking at it. I’m doing my best. Finding time is always a struggle, but I have lots of ideas and just want to get them out. Thanks for taking the time, chaps Of all the things you coul…
  • Well thanks for the temptation, Megi haha! I love the antique burst. Clean tones are generally speaking sorely missing in many demos, and I find I have to look hard to find anyone playing jazz type things on a guitar I’m interested in, so to find th…
  • As part of the ongoing tour, or plan for life, I’ve recorded an EP of sorts. It does feature the .strandberg* shown here quite a bit, as well as my Rickenbacker 360 and a couple of my home builds. Stylistically, it’s a bit prog, bit rock, bit shoe…
  • What a great write up. Music might not be my thing, but your review definitely was!
  • Given Curleigh’s history of benevolence, I can’t believe that he didn’t do the best he could. Economics isn’t always doing what other people think is the right thing. I think he’s in a very thought position and did what he had to. But I wish I’d …
  • Gibson defend themselves by saying that they are conscientious in their charitable work so this isn’t some kind of thoughtless task. However, I can’t help thinking that SOMEONE could have used the the guitars. Still horrible.
  • When they start calling "Yeah, Kevin can play guitar, give us a tune Kevin, come on Kevin." I usually just say “My names Nick.” It doesn’t get me out of it, though, so I have to think of something. Today my wife asked me to play something so I s…
  • Great answer Lester. How about something more practical than learning scales and tunes that you don’t want to learn? I’m thinking along the lines of a guide to playing in a band. The strapline could be that it would get you learning what you need …