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  1. Apropos of nothing whatsoever...…. Glasgow was a renowned inhospitable and disease ridden place to live until the late 1850's Then, thanks to the Victorian era of 'clean water provision' Loch Katrine was dammed and became the source of clean water for Glasgow, allowing it to thrive and become a major world city...... Set in the beautiful Trossachs area only a stone's throw from Glasgow and Loch Lomond... V
  2. The Leslie.....an iconic sound.....👍 Played alongside a Hammond organist in the 70's Lots of guitar pedals have a 'Leslie'-ish option.....if lucky enough to have stereo out to 2 amps, can be huge fun... V
  3. Munros Laphroaig (amber nectar) Scenery Lochs etc to rival Norway's fjords Kilts Tartans Bagpipes Scottish accent Glen Coe
  4. Unusual breakfast today.... Leftovers Vegetable samosa....onion bhaji.....chicken pakora Nice..... V
  5. Many folks enjoy the 'new strings' sound and spend time and money changing strings often....perhaps for each performance....:blink: Personally I am less picky and find several month old strings have played in and are stable for tuning etc Makes sense for 12 string guitar in particular Nylon strings also take several days to settle in, so will not be changed every week for example.... V
  6. We will gladly exchange advice and information on said Gibson For the equivalent on ukulele's.... V
  7. The Casino is indeed a wonderful thing... The Beatles and many other players/bands knew a good guitar when they heard one A subtle instrument which reveals it's depths over the long term Personal favourite is it's predecessor the ES 225 which evolved into the ES330 and Casino V
  8. Changing strings can be a meditation....or, depending on one's mood, a real irritation..... Nylon 6-ers are personally the worst Closely followed by 12-ers.....the bridge pegs are always a poppin' out and a misbehavin'...…:blink: I leave them on for longer than is recommended But they seem to sound OK and settle in for the long haul..... V
  9. An excellent 'retrospective' on BBC 4.....presented by the distractingly desirable Fiona Bruce..... Difficult to 'get one's head around' Leonardo's allround genius and contribution to world knowledge , understanding of nature, engineering, art etc etc...… Iconic paintings and drawings which have become part of the international psyche.....:blink: V
  10. Have dug John's music since the 70's Mahavishnu days..... So many superb collaborations over the years... No particular favourites, but stand-outs for moi include... Free Spirits with Joey deFrancesco and Dennis Chambers John plus Kai Eckhardt and Trilok Gurtu….. V (Not forgetting the violinists like Jean Luc Ponty who have moved the posts somewhat...:blink:)
  11. Great posts..... Mundell was indeed a fine guitarist....showing taste and much harmonic knowledge.... Saw him in the 90's with Andre Previn and Ray Brown Andre is an icon of the classical world and was much loved Perhaps not the best trio for out and out jazz..... V
  12. Nice one 'Retired'...… In the 'You-Kay' anybody over 65 is considered to be 'retired' So they don't need to shout about it.... V
  13. Bonjour and welcome to the forums.... Notre Dame means a lot to millions across the world....both for it's status in the Catholic Church....and for it's architectural beauty..... Good to see some very large donations coming in from wealthy patrons.... York Cathedral had a serious fire some years ago Historic buildings like these run deep in our cultures.... V
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