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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. Are you a Happy Dog?

    20 May 2017 - 10:32 AM

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    Have a chilled weekend, Folks!

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  4. N...ermm...VHSTapeDay....

    17 May 2017 - 01:56 PM

    Not even I get too excited about VHS tapes in the general scheme of things (titter ye not!) but this is an exception to the rule!

    EC played a Whistle Test Special for BBC's magnificent 'Old Grey Whistle Test' series on 'Jubilee Tuesday 1977' (HRH The Queen's 25th year at the helm) and (one hour of) the concert was broadcast live. I watched it as a teenager and it was - at the time - some of the best live music I'd ever seen & heard. Magical.
    In recent years I'd always hoped it might be released as a DVD from the archives. Some tracks have appeared on various BBC compilations but not (AFAIK) the whole show. Imagine my surprise, therefore, to find this unwanted gem in a local charity shop for the princely sum of 50p (*) !

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    I just knew it was a good idea to hang on to that steam-powered hunk of junk that is our VHS muncher player for all those years....

    It's been posted many times before and is probably the best known of the performances from this concert but for anyone new to this gig here's EC's classic live version of 'I Shot The Sheriff';


    * Which is I believe you folks Stateside abbreviate to TwoQuartersOneDimeOneNickel?
  5. "Brothers In Arms"

    10 May 2017 - 02:31 PM

    Inspired to hunt out some MK after Dave's post I came across this little gem which I hadn't seen before.
    Great music beautifully played.


    EDIT : Interesting to see that MK has now had signature models released by Fender ('57/'62 hybrid Strat); Gibson (1958 LP Standard) and Martin (HD-40 and 000-40S)....
    Clapton has been similarly honoured (or is it that they have honoured Fender, Gibson and Martin?).
    Has anyone else been given the same accolade?.......Posted Image......


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