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  1. Yes I was thinking about a rap song about dophins.. How about The Raucous Porpoise πŸ˜„ Let alone a ballad about Giant Haystacks.. For reference he was an 80s wrestler and looked like this
  2. You guys don't call it a strimmer?? Weed Wacker ? You know one of those things you can cut grass with that's not a lawn mower..
  3. https://www.gearnews.com/rob-scallon-breaks-guinness-world-record-for-guitar-effect-pedalboard/ That's just silly.
  4. Now you just need a couple of Lemon Bursts and you are sorted πŸ˜„
  5. YAY... For once common sense prevails... Of course someone should have thought about his before they made the rule.. But hey ho... https://www.mia.org.uk/2019/08/rosewood-musical-instrument-exemptions-about-to-be-announced/ We are delighted to bring you the news that the CITES meeting in Geneva have voted IN FAVOUR of allowing exemptions for musical instruments made with rosewood… As you know, the International Coalition from our industry had made a compelling case for these changes and we are now just waiting for the final ratification, which is due in a matter of hours. Here is the very good news about all four items that were the focus of our groups’ efforts. All of these items have completed consideration at the committee level and will be up for formal adoption by the CoP by the end of the day tomorrow. Prop. 52 Dalbergia Annotation #15 The proposal by Canada and the EU was accepted by consensus, with the part c exemption for finished musical instruments, parts, and accessories – and the related definitions that we supported – fully intact! Revisions were made to part b. of the annotation to expand the weight limit to 10kg per shipment, to accommodate handicrafts, both shipped and as personal effects. The proposal also includes a mandate for the Secretariat to undertake a study to assess the impact of Annotation #15’s exemption for finished products up to 10kg per shipment and finished musical instruments, parts, and accessories. If undertaken, the results of the study would be reviewed by the Standing Committee, to potentially inform an amendment proposal for CoP19. In other words, the discussions about further improving Annotation #15 will continue in the next three years. It is of note that the Annotations Committee will also be re-established to review all annotations. And, in a separate decision, a mandate was created to study rosewood and potentially convene related workshops before CoP19. The new exemptions go into effect 90 days after adoption. Prop. 57 Cedrela The proposal from Ecuador was annotated with #6 to require permits only for logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, and plywood, with a limited application to neotropical species. This means that musical instruments containing cedrela will not require CITES permits. Prop. 13 Mammoth The proposal was withdrawn by Israel, in response to objections from the Secretariat and Parties, primarily to do with the extinct species being outside the scope of the Convention. A new decision was accepted, directing the Secretariat – subject to external funding – to conduct a study on how trade in mammoth impacts trade in elephant ivory. If undertaken, the findings would be reported to the Standing Committee, which might inform proposals for CoP19. Doc. 56 Simplified Procedures (relevant to the Musical Instrument Certificate) A resolution was approved to initiate an new effort to streamline and simplify permit requirements for β€œthe international movement of CITES specimens where the trade will have a negligible impact on the conservation of the species concerned.” This language was added and endorsed by the US and the EU with the intention that it will address the non-commercial cross-border movement of musical instruments, and result in a proposal for CoP19 to reduce the burdens associated with the CITES Musical Instrument Certificate. The MIA office will naturally have further detail on all of the above for any of you that require it, contact paulmc@mia.org.uk
  6. Usually its cos YouTube knows what I like πŸ™‚ This time I saw it posted on another forum... Thought you guys would be interested.
  7. He was so awesome... Another cool clip
  8. Yup... This is not normal and not from Gibson.. I never get popups either...
  9. Rabs

    DIY 2.0

    Id love to be able to build stuff like that.. I just don't have room in my head for that and all the wood stuff at the same time πŸ™‚ Ive been doing more Logs And even more bloody LOOGGGSS!! Also went and got some more London Plane today.. This stuff is about 3.4m long.. FRIKKEN heavy stuff, my back will attest to that πŸ˜„ I swear my boss has done this on purpose.. He has been on holiday since the last week of July and coming back Sept 1st.. He said august was meant to be quiet, I haven't bloody stopped... I spent about three hours driving a van today plus loading and unloading the kiln then taking it all back to the workshop before the van had to be back at the hire place by 6.. I am totally knackered.. I didn't even ask him, im not working tomorrow, end of πŸ˜„
  10. That's really good to hear man after all of the hassles and strife... Worth all the effort in the end, may it long continue
  11. Metal Mongolian throat singing... Cool πŸ™‚ This is the more traditional version.. I like the warbling sound he makes
  12. Yeah its an odd time... At the same time, while Rock may be going through a rut or maybe an evolution, I still see guitar being as popular as ever... A quick look on YouTube and you will see that.. Another thing I was discussing with someone the other day about electronic music.. When people get in to it, its all too easy.. Press buttons, see what happens... BUT if they want to continue to grow and get better at their art what often happens is there becomes this obsession with clarity of sound. Wanting things to sound the best they can. This often leads them back to real instruments (i.e. analogue) as that's where the best sound is still to be had.. I don't think that will ever change.. An electric guitar is one of the most expressive and versatile instruments there is.. As for music in general.. Its always gone in waves. Peaks and lows depending on the fashion or trend of the day. I don't think it will ever die because of the amazing music that has been made over the years. As for new Rock music.. Well yes, we are probably both a bit too old and stuck in our ways, but theres no real harm in that. We all gotta get old and grumpy some day.. Just like RCT πŸ˜›
  13. Yup (and it sounds bloody awful).. I say this is what lead to his drink/drugs issues πŸ˜›
  14. Have you tried emailing Gibson or Epiphone? I would have thought someone there would know?
  15. Not quite as weird but a bit weird seeing Gary with an Explorer
  16. Its lucky they are mostly hollow or he would have fallen over πŸ˜„ Its the problem when all guitars are bigger than you and you are a guitar player πŸ˜‰
  17. Actually I can go one better with Angus
  18. Let me mess with your head then πŸ™‚
  19. Theres another funny vid on a similar theme πŸ˜‰
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