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  1. Mark Knopfler on Guitars...

    06 November 2017 - 04:44 PM

    I know this same clip was posted here a while back (by Rabs I believe) but I saw this clip again quite by chance today and I thought it might be entertaining for some of the newer members who would have missed the earlier thread to have a peek at how interesting are his views and insights and just how annoyingly talented the bugger is...



    Pip.
  2. The 'other' Gallagher showing how it should be done

    03 October 2017 - 04:06 PM

    Hadn't seen this clip before.
    It's not his best self-penned track by a fair margin (IMO) but when you can play as good as Rory it's still going to be better than pretty much anything else out there at the same time.
    His long-time buddy and friend Gerry McEvoy (on bass) is on astonishing form.

    Hope you like it somewhat.



    I hope he realises how much he devalued that Strat by swapping out the bridge saddles......Posted Image......

    Pip.
  3. Just got in from an Exhibition...

    05 July 2017 - 09:39 AM

    Don't know if there's been a thread on this before - I couldn't see one - but for those even remotely interested in Pink Floyd and are within hailing distance of London you REALLY need to see this show. Loads and loads of interesting film clips / interviews / performances. Fantastic collection of artefacts; brilliant sets; well over than a dozen original Waters & Gilmour guitars and some painstakingly crafted re-creations such as Syd's 'Mirror-disc' Esquire. Great music, too...
    Brilliantly executed (they are activated by proximity to whichever screen you are near) individual 'personal tour-guide' black-box-with-headphones set-up to tell you the story behind each display.

    My own personal stand-out was seeing the authentic 'Black Strat' up close and personal. Gilmour's ultra-rare three-tone finish '55 Esquire(!) - sourced from Seymour Duncan - was a very close second. Educational show, too. I learned, for example, that the aforementioned Black Strat was originally a 'Big Headstock' from 1970 but as Gilmour didn't like the 'new' p'head shape he had it cut down to Pre-CBS size!

    We weren't hanging around but were still in there for 3 1/2 hours. Bought the hardback catalogue to catch up with anything we inevitably will have passed-by which, being a fairly large, high quality, fabulously illustrated tome numbering some 320pages, seemed a bit of a bargain at £35.

    Just GO!
    You will not be disappointed.

    Pip.
  4. One-off Les Paul 'Reduced Weight' Custom Shop special

    25 May 2017 - 02:44 PM

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    I'm sure I'm not the only old-salt here who remembers someone at the Custom Shop reshaping a (raw-wood) flame-top Les Paul body by introducing a belly-cut, carving the back in a similar fashion to the front-carve; adding a small cutaway at the bass-side neck/body join and removing much of the heel - as was later to become the practice on the LP Access(Sp?).

    The final instrument was finished in a tasteful classic Heritage Cherry Sunburst with a dark(?) cherry back and neck and was stunning.
    Sadly no plans were made to put it into production as it stood then although the Axcess(Sp?) has some of these features.

    There was a whole raft of info back in the day including pretty much day-by-day progress pictures at many points in it's development.
    What was it called? Does anyone know how to find it on the web?

    Thanks in advance!

    Pip.
  5. Are you a Happy Dog?

    20 May 2017 - 10:32 AM

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    Have a chilled weekend, Folks!

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    Pip.

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    2PoFoAGibSon 

    19 Nov 2014 - 17:45
    Hello I'm new here. I just wanted to say hi..I just subscribed to your YT channel...was just wondering..if that is you playin...LOVE IT......well that is all..have a nice day....oh and btw...your daughter is priceless....she will be great someday......peace
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    L8_4thesh0w 

    25 Oct 2014 - 06:04
    Are we channeling Sean Connery now? <lol> Cheers!
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