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Rock and Reel

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  • Birthday 07/03/1950

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  1. I and a good friend ,with whom I've worked for 50 years, have been covering some of Phil and Don's hits. We're both 63 so we call ourselves the "Elderly Brothers"! Here's a link to our rendition of their biggest hit. https://soundcloud.com/rbscrim/cathys-clown
  2. I'm old and old school too. As regards the guitar, if it ain't broke...don't break it.
  3. OK... here's my newest piece of truly unique gear. This is the new Marshall mini-fridge! No man cave is complete without one!
  4. Without getting into boutique makers I think C.F. Martin makes the finest, most well respected acoustic on the planet. I also believe they hold their value better than most especially if you look for a previously owned instrument. I suggest putting yourself in a position to play each guitar on your list at one sitting where you can compare the qualities in each that are important to you. I have a couple of Gibson acoustics but I am partial to Martin.
  5. Beautiful! Nothing looks or sounds like a Gibson Jazz box. Can you describe the differences between your L-4 and your L-5 Wes Montgomery?
  6. I bought a Sennheiser FreePort Instrument Wireless System. It works good but old habits are hard to break. I still find myself hanging within a cords distance from the amp! I looked into a headset mic but talked myself out of it. It might be good for speaking but it didn't seem practical for vocals.
  7. God bless him. At 89 he had his turn and he left his mark. You can't ask for much more.
  8. I'm not much for odd guitars, I don't even care for the Flying V or Firebird but I almost bought one of these!
  9. My friend Jimmy (a drummer), who I've known and worked with since the fifth grade, and I have been having fun singing and recording some oldies. We call ourselves the "ELDERLY Brothers"! We're not performing but since we're covering a lot of Don and Phil's hits I couldn't resist the name!One of my favorite to sing is "The Christmas Song" (aka "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire"). The problem is of course that you can only sing it during the holidays so..... with apologies to Mel Tormé and Bob Wells, I wrote new "Summer" lyrics for the tune. Here's a link.http://soundcloud.com/rbscrim/summer-song
  10. I'm curious, did you take your video in a mirror?
  11. I don't know what is available in the UK but a previously owned Gibson ES may solve your problem. Most collectors tend to take excellent care of their instruments. Way back when I played professionally I used a ES-335 and later a ES-345. I preferred the 60s neck on the 345 but I wasn't a fan of the varitone. I have both a 335 and a Lucille and enjoy them but I also love my CS-356 and my ES-175! As a new student I think whatever you get you will love. Don't go into a hole financially but get the most guitar you can afford.
  12. Respectfully, I would submit that instead of "just candid honesty" what you are expressing is one...but only one candid opinion.
  13. Before you pull the trigger you may want to consider a CS-336 or even a CS-356. Here are links to some good info. Below is my previously owned CS-356 that I bought for the same price as a new ES-339. http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/55057-es-339-vs-cs-336/ http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/Gibson_s%20Classic%20CS-336%20and%20th/
  14. It'll be interesting and educational to watch.
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