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by LeftyCanuck
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Best value Les Paul copy?
Replies: 23
Views: 29724

Re: Best value Les Paul copy?

I had an Epiphone LP Standard for years before I bought my Gibson LP Traditional.... and as much as I loved the Epiphone, it certainly didn't sing the way the Gibson does. Never bothered to upgrade the pickups or anything on the Epi which may have had something to do with it.
by LeftyCanuck
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: How to save $3000 on a guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 5112

Re: How to save $3000 on a guitar

You know, the neck was actually a breeze. Bolted it on, strung it up, and it needed no adjustment. Setting the intonation on the bridge was a bit of a learning process (having played nothing but Les Paul's with tune-o-matics for the last 15 years!) but it really only took an evening of my patience. ...
by LeftyCanuck
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: How to save $3000 on a guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 5112

How to save $3000 on a guitar

Last year I phoned up my "local"Fender dealer to find out what it would cost me to get a lefty version of the Eric Clapton Stratocaster from Fender. Turns out, my only option was going custom shop... to a price tag of nearly $4000! I also called up Southpaw guitars in Houston TX (where I bought my L...
by LeftyCanuck
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Oh, yeah Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play The Blues
Replies: 9
Views: 4651

Re: Oh, yeah Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play The Blues

As much as I have to admit that EC seems to have no musical limits, this CD is not my taste. He sings great, has some nice guitar runs, the musicians are excellent, but I don't like this sort of music. :icon_whoknows: 44 has been ruined IMHO... I beg to differ. 44 was great! Layla was a nice variat...
by LeftyCanuck
Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: I'm back, plus Clapton's new CD
Replies: 14
Views: 8029

Re: I'm back, plus Clapton's new CD

Gotta love The Onion. In all seriousness there's supposed to be a boxed set re-releasing several of albums as one package (off the top of my head I think From the Cradle, Riding With the King and Me and Mr. Johnson). Kinda disappointing.... I'd much rather have a " Crossroads 3 Live in the 1980s-199...
by LeftyCanuck
Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: zepp
Replies: 7
Views: 3685

Re: zepp

Thanks, lefty! I'm thinking you're talking about this one: I had never seen this before. It's cool to see them all up on stage together. As for the drugs being the problem, it was also what helped make some of the great music we love so much. So maybe the answer is just don't over do it. ha. (psa t...
by LeftyCanuck
Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: New Affordable Gibsons
Replies: 9
Views: 5214

Re: New Affordable Gibsons

Well, I have no mortgage, no car payments, no kids and had a big fat overtime cheque in hand the day I bought mine... The money probably should've gone into something more practical, but mind you my Gibson has held its value better than some of the market investments I've made.
by LeftyCanuck
Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: New Affordable Gibsons
Replies: 9
Views: 5214

Re: New Affordable Gibsons

If you're buying a Gibson, spend the $2500 and get a nice one. That's what I did. Couldn't be happier.
by LeftyCanuck
Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: zepp
Replies: 7
Views: 3685

Re: zepp

Me, too, 12bar! I found a bootleg of a Clapton/Page/Beck concert recently. Just one of the many concerts i wish i would have seen.... For Beck and Clapton... from what I've seen Page was so far gone on whatever his drug of choice was at the time most of his performances were lackluster. There's a y...
by LeftyCanuck
Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Forcin' the Blues (VIDEO)
Replies: 6
Views: 3623

Forcin' the Blues (VIDEO)

I'm sure I'm not the only one here that'll find this hillarious (watch to the end.... EC makes an appearance):

http://FunnyOrDie.com/m/5tah
by LeftyCanuck
Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Forest fire danger in the Southwest...
Replies: 45
Views: 20683

Re: Forest fire danger in the Southwest...

In wildland/urban interface fires a lot of buildings are lost not due to direct flame from the fire front but due to airborne burning embers - so if you've got time, I'd be patching cracks, gaps in siding, loose shingles, anything where little burning bits could get lodged and burn. That and trimmin...
by LeftyCanuck
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Forest fire danger in the Southwest...
Replies: 45
Views: 20683

Re: Forest fire danger in the Southwest...

Best of luck dealing with everything! Part of my day job is as a member of one of the incident command teams that manages large scale forest fires in Canada's national parks... they can be pretty scary when you're up close and personal.
by LeftyCanuck
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: '53 Les Paul Stolen - Be on the Lookout!
Replies: 5
Views: 3101

Re: '53 Les Paul Stolen - Be on the Lookout!

12bar wrote:To me it looks more and more like a clever made SPAM... :icon_whoknows:
It's not. It's been on the national news here in Canada.
by LeftyCanuck
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: '53 Les Paul Stolen - Be on the Lookout!
Replies: 5
Views: 3101

'53 Les Paul Stolen - Be on the Lookout!

Hey gang - this has been all over the news here in Canada - figured I might as well spread word a bit more. I feel for this poor guy! See: http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/msg/2449158332.html https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Help-my-53-Les-Paul-come-home/207699815939399 http://web.me.c...
by LeftyCanuck
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: I shot the sheriff tabs
Replies: 22
Views: 21750

Re: I shot the sheriff tabs

it should be pretty easy to pick up the Hyde Park one from just watching the DVD - I think the camera guy is smart enough to stay focused on his hands most of the song.... I used to be able to fake through a version of that one after learning a lot of the licks just by watching.
by LeftyCanuck
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: In pursuit of recorded tone (again!)
Replies: 25
Views: 14588

Re: In pursuit of recorded tone (again!)

12bar wrote:I'll throw my toneport away - sounds great - and no Windows problems... :pray:
I bought a MacBook Pro and said goodbye to problems with my Toneport. Now it works beautifully! I'm still trying to figure out how to use GarageBand though...
by LeftyCanuck
Sat May 28, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Three generations of electric blues greats...
Replies: 6
Views: 3996

ABB & EC - Layla

Ask and ye shall receive...

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by LeftyCanuck
Sun May 22, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: HBL video.. uh ooh !
Replies: 16
Views: 7556

Re: HBL video.. uh ooh !

That was GREAT! Loved the tone and the licks.

Cudos too for having enough patience to pick through the chords for 4 min plus to play over them.... I can't keep my attention focused that long on rhythm before I feel the need to play lead lines.
by LeftyCanuck
Sun May 22, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Found a temporary cure for GAS
Replies: 8
Views: 4872

Found a temporary cure for GAS

This was a birthday present to myself... Lefty Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton signature guitar ordered in late April from the good folks at http://www.myfavoriteguitars.com and it just arrived today (had to be delivered from the Martin factory to them first). I think I'll be playing more acoustic guit...
by LeftyCanuck
Sat May 21, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Eric C - Spring Tour 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3626

Re: Eric C - Spring Tour 2011

Re: pedals My guess would be the multi-switch pedal is for the Leslie (i.e. for Badge) to route the guitar signal and adjust the various speeds. I've seen EC every time he's stopped in Canada over the past 15 years and I've got to say, there hasn't been any decline I've seen - but there are ups and ...