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  1. It's a small world! But you could give us both a listen :-) I like his stuff a lot, very different from what I'm doing. So are you Brighton based?
  2. Really? That's great, thanks sooo much guys!!
  3. Lame, I wonder what I did wrong (I'm not so computer savvy). This is the actual link http://thelatest.co.uk/7/music-chart?track=813 I just tried the link thing that lets you paste it in: Riding Girl Sorry for wasting your time, and thanks for giving it a go!
  4. Wow thanks guys, you most certainly rock!! If I ever get anywhere (fat chance) I'm dedicating something to all the guys at the Gibson acoustic forum
  5. Hey chaps and chapesses. Been a while since I've posted in this neck of the woods, but I've a favour to ask (don't worry, not a big one). I'm releasing a little song locally and am trying to get some local air time. A magazine runs a chart and if I get top ten I'll get played next Tuesday. Could you just have a quick listen, there's no voting or anything, it's just done on total play number. Here's the link: Riding Girl I'll be happy to return the favour for anyone here!!! EDIT: I'm such a ******!! Link should be working now :-)
  6. Hey chaps and chapesses. Been a while since I've posted in this neck of the woods, but I've a favour to ask (don't worry, not a big one). I'm releasing a little song locally and am trying to get some local air time. A magazine runs a chart and if I get top ten I'll get played next Tuesday. Could you just have a quick listen, there's no voting or anything, it's just done on total play number. Here's the link: Riding Girl I'll be happy to return the favour for anyone here!!!
  7. Yes it is the bottom screw, so you've put my mind at rest! Awesome. It's summer here in the UK and humidity is pretty high so I recon the top is pretty stable. It could be I just didn't notice it before, or perhaps not... Strange it's only the D though. I'm going to lower the action slightly at the saddle now the tr is adjusted. If it buzzes after this I'll try filling the nut slot and re-filing.
  8. BigKahune, that was pretty much the first thing I did. I used to make and finish exotic wood closed corner picture frames for a living (sort of) so I have a load of tools and a nice space to work in. I'm really keen to learn these things myself. Everything is good now except the action (which I'm assuming I can lower from the saddle without adding buzz back). I think the nut may be oh so slightly to deep on the d string but we'll have to see! Thanks again everyone for the great advice
  9. Wow, that's some really really great info. Thanks! So, will the buzz come back if I lower the action from the saddle? Or has loosening the truss rod sorted this?
  10. Cool, I'll check it once the necks had a chance to settle down from the tr adjustment. So if I shaved a little of the saddle would the buzz just come back? I really hope my nuts aren't too low :blink:
  11. So my J-45 TV is a beauty and I've had her a little over 6 months. The action was perfect right out the case and it played like a dream. HOWEVER playing it today I noticed a buzz on the D string when played open or up to about the 4th fret. I tried changing the D string to another brand and the same thing occurred (whether or not changing ALL of the strings would have made a difference I'm not sure). So...I eliminated the obvious issues and deduced that the truss rod probably needed to be loosened some what. It was pretty tight and I loosened it till the buzz disappeared in open position (a small turn at a time). Well now I'm left with very high action at the 12th (between 8 and 9 64ths of an inch) and no room to move (if I tighten the tr now it will buzz again). How do I go about lowering the action and getting it back to 7 64ths at the 12th without the buzz coming back? ALSO one of the truss rod screws was only half a screw. So either the other half broke off in the headstock (which sucks) OR some dufus at Gibson used a buggered up screw...
  12. I have several pieces of Red Spruce and Sitka around the house (some in raw form) and I'll be dammned if anyone could tell the difference!
  13. I can't find anything anywhere on the net to corroborate that... The Traditional's have an MRSP of 2,100 $ less than the 52 tribute... If anything the 52 is a simple reissue with the modified bridge (like the earlier model). Gibson are quite proud of the '90's style' cheese holes they put in the Trad's and mention it in the specs. Nothing is written about that in the 52's write up. What reasoning do you have to doubt they have solid backs? All reissues and historics have solid backs, so why not this one? Anyone actually know the answer to this?
  14. So I've just purchased a 52 Les Paul Tribute (the one to commemorate his life etc) with the nice Les patented bridge. I was interested to know if this thing was chambered or solid backed like most re-issues. Then I noticed It's supposed to have a two piece back. But on close inspection this thing DEFINITELY has a one piece back. Is it possible that they made an oversight (not that I'd mind ) and gave me a solid back? And is it normally chambered? I can provide pics if you like?
  15. Position 5 for the win! And a nice brass strap pin and end pin looks the business (or bone if you like). I'd NEVER put it on the heel...
  16. It's hard to say exactly, but your thumb looks like it could use a bit more fluidity if that makes any sense. Think of your thumb bass alternation as a fluid motion, even circular, rather than a rigid up and down type thing. And when brushing over the chords try to keep you fingers a bit looser to, especially if you want to incorporate an upstroke at any point. I can think of two pieces that might illustrate my point that might be beneficial to learn. Anji By Davey Graham will really force you to swing those fingers when it comes to the chord strokes, even more so when played to speed. And playing Alice's Restaurant over and over and over again helped me to loosen up the thumb stokes when I started fingerpicking. Obviously you have your own style, and it sounds really great so I'm not suggesting to divert too far or anything. Just a few little changes here and there! Oh, and of course you need that J200!
  17. I like your playing and your blues has heart and inventiveness, it's not the least bit cheesy! One comment though, is that I think if you loosened up your right hand you'd see a marked improvement in tone and ability. I've been fingerpicking for a while now, and that was one of the hurdles I had to overcome to reach another level of playing, hopefully it'll help you too!
  18. X Factor is there to be ignored. Cowell has realised that most people love to hate so he fills the show with ridiculous idiots (sometimes of questionable state of mind) for us to jeer at. He then accompanies this with a some what racially diverse selection of well manicured pop tarts. To be fair this is merely a condensed version of what the british charts used to be. It's not such a bad thing as you can always reach for that OFF button! Also, I've just got Sky Atlantic over here in the UK and am loving some of those shows (not sure if they're pilots or what but some serious money has been laid out). I think it's just HBO re packaged but am not sure. The one with Al Pachino is great, as is Boardwalk Empire!
  19. No no, I live in Brighton UK (Hove to be precise). You can't see the Pavilion from my part of the beach, and it certainly wasn't a Seagull! It could have been some kind of giant Chinese lantern but I'm sticking to my original UFO theory!
  20. I swear I saw an alien craft whilst on Brighton beach the other night. Yes I was under the influence... I have some video footage but am worried I may "disappear" if I post it anywhere :huh:
  21. I completely agree! Even more off topic but yesterday I was reading all about absolute zero, which is apparently the coldest possible temperature that can be reached, even in space. I couldn't help thinking, how on earth can they be so sure. Surely there's some planet out there that completely contradicts ALL our laws of physics and thermodynamics. I'll stick with my git arr playing methinks...
  22. I think perhaps any self respecting historian, scientist or general follower of progression might be inclined to absolutely trash your statement. I on the other hand still believe that the earth is flat, and that we are all descendants of the almighty Thetans I'm kidding of course, your opinion as important and valid as the next guys. Those scientists can be mighty convincing at times though!
  23. Sounds like it would make a great flat wicker. Have to say, it doesn't look half bad to my blurry eyes!
  24. Is it the brown and pink case you received with it? If so consider yourself lucky as the standard Gibson case wouldn't protect your guitar from a dog fart, let alone being thrown about by baggage handlers!
  25. Well Calton cases are one of the few guitar related things that were originally made in the UK. Keith Calton has actually improved his designs compared to the licensed Canadian equiv. I've just ordered one and paid £388 for it. Which I consider a fair price as they're all hand made etc. Also, if your serious about touring, or live playing, you won't risk leaving the house in one of those aesthetically pleasing but ultimately joke cases Gibson provides with the standard models.
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