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  1. Salvator Mundi

    16 November 2017 - 09:55 AM

    $450,000,000 burning a hole in my pocket and no Da Vinci pictures left ! :(
  2. a gig at last...

    15 October 2017 - 12:12 PM

    The first since the bands hiatus (close on a year). I barely made the gig due to calf strain (badminton injury) and remained seated the entire evening because of that.

    But it was great to get out and play last night. Everyone played well. Our Alresford hosts danced the night away and were very appreciative.

    I never would have believed how much I could miss playing out.

    pic 1 : warming up prior to 1st set
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    pic 2 : the band at break before 2nd set
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    I hope I can hop better before the next gig!
  3. BBC Proms 53

    26 August 2017 - 10:17 AM

    Last nights broadcast of the BBC Proms was terrific. It featured the music of Charles Mingus. So a lot of young jazz players augmented the chamber ensemble.

    I was surprised to see the intro to 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat' played on a Gretch hollowbody.
  4. sustain comparison

    12 August 2017 - 09:46 AM

    This is quite old now (2013) so some of you will have seen it. Rob & Lee compare sustain (at the 26 minute point) here between PRS Core Custom 24 & SE Custom 24

    Now the USA model pickups sustain longer. But..... they also feedback at the crucial point! Because of that, I think the test is questionable. If anything it may demonstrate that the USA pups are higher output.

    Besides which, not everyone prefers more sustain. Do they?
  5. Never heard of Gibson

    06 August 2017 - 01:11 PM

    Yesterday my son turned up with a guitar that was given to him. He wants to start learning now at 36 years of age.

    Its an old Stagg acoustic that had been kept in a shed for several years. The strings were dead & a little rusty. We cleaned it up and I polished the frets (they are brass coloured?!). We put new strings on and I showed him the chords to an Oasis tune he likes (cant recall title now).

    While talking it transpired that has never heard of Gibson.
    He has heard of Fender, possibly because I played one for so long. This included his childhood.

    Its a harsh reminder that the public are likely to be very unaware of stuff we take for granted. Brands and models included.

    I was extremely surprised at how pleasant the Stagg sounded. Its quite loud also. The lining and struts appear to be properly glued inside and there are no visible splits in the body. We'll see how he gets on.


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    Justin Langston 

    30 Jun 2015 - 10:22
    Hello friend. I hope you enjoy the Forum
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