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by VikingBlues
Mon May 21, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: When is a tele not a tele
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: When is a tele not a tele

GAS never retreats too far away. :big_smile: Interesting indeed. :cool: A piezo under the bridge - something that would have tempted me if I was still playing electrics often enough to merit another one. It gives an extra range to the sounds, and I rather like the blended sounds that good examples o...
by VikingBlues
Mon May 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Ramblin'
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Ramblin'

Looks familiar - are we in Blues Brothers territory?

I hope you're having fun - Happy Ramblin'! :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Fri May 18, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: NGD Vintage VS-6 Mick Abrahams Signature
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: NGD Vintage VS-6 Mick Abrahams Signature

That is an incredible deal you got there! :eye_rub: Vintage do make a good guitar for the money but for free makes it a great buy, especially as you have the skills to tweak it more to your taste. I've had a few Vintage electrics over the years and the standard, if properly set up, was way higher th...
by VikingBlues
Mon May 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR

Obviously very sad Gerd if you have to go to the last resort, but you have to do what you have to do.

Life I'm afraid gets more bureaucratic and complicated every year.

It's also a great shame that social media has had such a big impact on forums.

Oh dear! :tears:
by VikingBlues
Sun May 06, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: On the road again
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: On the road again

Have a great summer Fenson. :D
by VikingBlues
Sun May 06, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Loss and Emptiness
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Loss and Emptiness

Ah - that does make more sense now! :thumbsup: Nice link to the Larry Coryell. Another interesting crossover piece. :D I like that technique of taking a written piece of music and then improving around it. I tend to call it semi-improvised. It gives a structure to the playing built into the original...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Loss and Emptiness
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Loss and Emptiness

Thanks Fenson. :D I recall Robert de Visée guitar music from my classical guitar playing days way back in time! Very musical pieces, particularly in the hands of great players like Juilian Bream, Andres Segovia and many others who really know how to play classical guitar. Ahhh - that flat and wide f...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Spring Blues
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Spring Blues

That's some really beautiful clean flowing blues there and I can hear the sun shining and flowers starting to come to life! :clap: :clap:

Great recording quality and beautiful tones - which live up to the quality of the playing.
It all sounds so effortless and natural. :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Caged Bird (Acoustic)
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Caged Bird (Acoustic)

Thanks guys for the positive thoughts on the two versions etc. :D SO busy recently - I see it's just over a week since I posted this but I've not had really much chance for forum-ing at all. Real life gets in the way, and too much of it is meaningless and annoying! :nuts: I sometimes wish I could se...
by VikingBlues
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Caged Bird (Acoustic)
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Caged Bird (Acoustic)

Way back in 2010 on this forum I started a thread called "Two Chord Challenge" with a BT with just two chords and the challenge being to use the 5 minute long track to make something interesting over the 5 minutes of just 2 chords. For my attempt I ended up using some words my wife wrote in a poem c...
by VikingBlues
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Loss and Emptiness
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Loss and Emptiness

Thanks Gerd. :D

I felt these worked a bit better than most of my attempts to date at making music to mark these sadder events.
by VikingBlues
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: pxm - "12 bar"
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: pxm - "12 bar"

An interesting mix - I like to be kept guessing where the music will move to next! :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: My new girlfriend...
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: My new girlfriend...

Certainly sounds good in your hands! :thumbsup:

If the build quality is anything like the standard of the acoustic Lowdens it'll be a beautifully high quality instrument.

Congratulations and enjoy your new girlfriend.
by VikingBlues
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Loss and Emptiness
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Loss and Emptiness

A couple of companion pieces - both attempts at a composition in Csus2 tuning (CGCGCD). Not so much tunes as attempts at mood. Of a depressed kind I'm afraid ..... sorry. Real life has been intruding on my guitar. The passing away of my Mum's dog after 16 years, and the heart disease that is killing...
by VikingBlues
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Lonesome Road...
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Lonesome Road...

I wish I could do it better. :whistle: Story of my guitar playing life! :angry: I thought you did a good job of the VST drums. I've always found that my lack of knowledge of the way drums are played are a big barrier to software drum emulation whether VST, EZDrummer or whatever. Very difficult to p...
by VikingBlues
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Reaper - 1st try
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Reaper - 1st try

Shame that about not being able to record acoustic.

I'd like to hear your take on acoustic blues - I'm sure it would be very good.

If you did decide to do something about acoustic recording one day I'd highly recommend the Zoom H4n.
by VikingBlues
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Just saying hi and showing off my latest blues beauties
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Just saying hi and showing off my latest blues beauties

:welcome: to the forum John. :D I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me when I saw 115 :yikes: as the number of guitars! Wow! I won't ask what your annual budget for strings is! That's a fine couple of guitars to add to any collection, and it's great to see how you are still able to be so enthus...
by VikingBlues
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Reaper - 1st try
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Reaper - 1st try

I missed seeing this when it was first posted. Very good piece of multi-track recording and nice use of VSTs also - Reaper working well for you. :thumbsup: You mentioned the simple repeating picking pattern, but often it's the simpler things that are most memorable, and most atmospheric. As is the c...
by VikingBlues
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: "Minimal", but in a different way
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: "Minimal", but in a different way

Thanks guys! Glad it wasn't too bad for your ears. :D The recording does highlight how important rhythm is to making music work - there's a bit just short of 55 seconds where the rhythm falters and it really makes me wince. :sad: I'm surprised that the limitations for melody with only two notes don'...
by VikingBlues
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: "Minimal", but in a different way
Replies: 3
Views: 129

"Minimal", but in a different way

I usually play in a minimal way, but this is different. I watched a documentary about Minimalist music at the weekend. People like Terry Riley, La Monte Young, Steve Reich, Phillip Glass etc. I thought I'd try something influenced by some of the things I heard and saw discussed. Too tired to play an...