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  1. Having got through Christmas it was time for some retail new year therapy. Got myself a Fulltone OCD, an MXR 102 Dynacomp and a TC Electronic Alter Ego Delay. Loving all 3, the Fulltone OCD is a great pedal for creamy distortion, the Dynacomp add clarity to the notes and the Alter Ego has some great flexibility for different delays. Just got to learn to play better this year! Happy New Year to all on the Forums
  2. Saw Chic play Glastonbury this year, it was a great show with hit after hit including Lets Dance by David Bowie. Great that Nile seems to be in remission from his cancer right now and long may that continue. There are few music pioneers that come along and we should cherish those like Nile who have shaped musical history. All power to him.
  3. Try Chandler Guitars near Kew Gardens, London. They have a Plek machine the same as Gibson use. Details below: Chandler Guitars 300-302 Sandycombe Rd, Kew, Richmond, Surrey. TW9 3NG Tel: 020 8940 5874 Workshop: 020 8332 6255 Fax: 020 8948 8203 Email: sales@chandlerguitars.co.uk
  4. I was lucky enough to see Little Feat with Lowell George in London in'75. It was the combination of his voice and the music that made it. A great Slide player and singer. Waiting for Columbus is still one of the great Live albums, Dixie Chicken, All that you dream, Rocket in my Pocket etc., etc., classic!
  5. chrisnorthw


    Can't beat a HCSB finish. Enjoy!
  6. I saw a documentary with David Gilmour and he brought out the very same guitar he used for that solo, one of many vintage guitars he owns. It would be good to have the ability to play like him on any guitar!
  7. The shape of the Cutaway looks more like and ESP or LTD to me so not much like a Gibson at all really.
  8. Interesting, I wonder how many guitars they turned out per week compared with now. It would be nice to travel back in time and collect one of those Strats and put it away for a rainy day fund!
  9. Here is Mike Rutherford playing his Shergold in this configuration with a 12 string on top.Having seen every Genesis tour from 1977 onwards (that's just aged me!) I've seen this played many times.
  10. Mike Rutherford of Genesis played the Shergold guitar that had detachable parts, he used it through the early 80's and had either a 6 or 12 string on top then a bass on the bottom.
  11. It would be a nice to have for sure, not sure I'd want to pay $400 dollars extra for it though!
  12. I loved the 3 pickup Black Custom with the Bigsby, that was sweet looking guitar. If I ever get to own a Custom it has to be a Black Beauty for me no other Custom comes close!
  13. Just watched "Celebration Day" the film of Zeps 2007 one off show in London. You remember that was the one that had 20 Million applications for tickets. Is there anybody who looks cooler with a Les Paul than Jimmy Page? Actually I counted 5 different Les Pauls in the show. Good to see the master at work!
  14. Congratulations on both counts. If I ever have any money again a Cherry Red 335 is right up there on my list of "must haves". Enjoy her (and the wife!)
  15. I saw an interview with Steve Howe where he was talking about using Line 6 products. He's used a Variax 700 modelling guitar for a few years now and was talking about using the HD500 floor board, basically he said he'd given it to his guitar tech to program all his pedal sounds into and that is what he is using now. Whatever he uses he's a phenominal player with a totally unique style!
  16. It's such a beautiful wine red and looks great in it's original configuration it would be a shame to mod it. Glad it's all yours now it's paid off, it's a good feeling when there is nothing left to pay. Enjoy it modded or not.
  17. For me it would be these 4: 1) David Gilmour 2) Steve Howe 3) Jimmy Page 4) Jeff Beck
  18. Nice playing I enjoyed both of the them! It's good to let rip with an LP once in a while, good for the circulation:rolleyes: Look forward to seeing some more.
  19. Definitely a no from me for the pick guard. Why cover up a nice flame top with a cream piece of plastic? I have an HCSB LP and could never put the guard on. It's personal taste at the end of the day I guess but a no from me.
  20. Great looking looking LP, love the colour. My LP is pre the revised 2008 design but I love it all the same. Enjoy!
  21. Congrats! Looks and sounds good. If I had some money I would be getting me an Ebony one. May you both share a long and happy life
  22. The BBC i-player is only available to UK viewers. I watched all the programmes yesterday. Took me back to happy times as saw L Skynryd in 1976 at Knebworth Festival in the original line up before the Plane crash in 77. Bet you can't guess what the final song was!?!
  23. I expect Jeff Beck is one who is truly grateful to Leo fender. He's made a career from the invention after all and no one uses it better
  24. I have the Blackstar HT40 Club and have had no issues with it whatever. It is a very versatile amp with good cleans and the the 2 OD channels. I don't tend to venture into OD 2 territory too often as for the music I like OD1 has the sounds I like. Enjoy and happy playing!
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