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by VikingBlues
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Hello from Colorado
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: Hello from Colorado

Welcome to the forum Dave. :D The move from classical to blues sounds familiar! As does the "little burned out on classical" phrase. I recall just how happy I was with moving to the blues genre where there was more freedom and possibilities for self expression. You're right about the long term. Blue...
by VikingBlues
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: From line6 to Amplitube to Zoom...
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: From line6 to Amplitube to Zoom...

Well found - that will make things better! :thumbsup:

Cheap with great sound and easy to control ticks a lot of major boxes!
After all your troubles with devices and computer recording it's time you got a break.

Look forward to hearing some more samples in the future. :D
by VikingBlues
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: From line6 to Amplitube to Zoom...
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: From line6 to Amplitube to Zoom...

A fine example of bluesy playing and sound from you in that newer clip there! :clap:

Small LCD and knobs seem to be the order of the day currently- everything as small as it can be but packed with features and multi menus!
by VikingBlues
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A bit of Blues & not of Blues
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: A bit of Blues & not of Blues

I like both of these quite a bit. As Fenson noted, the origina blues men didn't worry too much about time signatures and consistent measures. :thumbsup: Your recording setup sure captures the tones of your acoustic guitars very well. Thanks for those positive thoughts. :D I love the simplicity of t...
by VikingBlues
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A bit of Blues & not of Blues
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: A bit of Blues & not of Blues

Thanks guys! :D I do enjoy trying to play in a way that's my own quirky way. It makes me feel better when I improvise and semi improvise - I feel mentally soothed by it and the music flows more often. When I play a piece in a set way or the way someone else has already played it I don't get much of ...
by VikingBlues
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A bit of Blues & not of Blues
Replies: 5
Views: 132

A bit of Blues & not of Blues

After a month or so of no musical output of any merit, things have improved a bit. As this is a blues forum, I've tried to record something with some blues-iness to it. Playing the Tanglewood TW133 all mahogany Parlour acoustic guitar, with Thomastik Infeld strings. Just recorded on a Zoom H4n porta...
by VikingBlues
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: BacchusRedStratJam
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: BacchusRedStratJam

A very fine looking pair of guitars there fenson! :thumbsup:

An interesting and enjoyable piece of music from your Bachus Strat. :clap:
Creative use of the looper.

Look forward to hearing the Tele sometime.
by VikingBlues
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: NGD
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: NGD

Here's hoping you get the Line6 UX2 up and running. :fingerscrossed:

It'll also be good from a selfish point of view as it means I'll get to hear more of your playing again! :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Back home !
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Back home !

A very sweet piece of playing! Guitar and bass are delicious. :clap:

Your trip away sounds like it's left you feeling nicely mellow.

I enjoyed hearing that music - takes away some of the Sunday evening gloom! :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: From line6 to Amplitube to Zoom...
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: From line6 to Amplitube to Zoom...

That sounds good to me! Well done your son for getting you connected to Win10 again. :thumbsup:

Getting ASIO to behave itself is key isn't it - shame there's so much old rubbish builds up on computers, especially when it causes problems like this.
by VikingBlues
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Windows update 1803 problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: Windows update 1803 problems

Good luck with the testing Gerd. :fingerscrossed:
It does seem like you have a losing battle trying to get Line6 behaving.
by VikingBlues
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Life Timer Emptied
Replies: 15
Views: 2698

Re: The Life Timer Emptied

Oh No, that is awful news Rusty. I'm so sorry to hear it. You were with him at the end and that's where we need to be for our friend. May he rest in peace. With a really bad prognosis it's very often not fair on the dog to put them through all the surgery and pain, often with no happy ending too. My...
by VikingBlues
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Life Timer Emptied
Replies: 15
Views: 2698

Re: The Life Timer Emptied

I'm so sorry for your loss, though I'm glad that you still have a small companion. We lost two dogs in 2015 (one to poison, one to old age) and held off on getting another until this spring, when we got a dog from a rescue shelter in Santa Fe. He, of course, took a period of adjustment, but has now...
by VikingBlues
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Life Timer Emptied
Replies: 15
Views: 2698

Re: The Life Timer Emptied

Thanks for your kind thoughts HBL. :thumbsup: I can well understand your still getting sad thoughts about Bengel. A dog becomes such a close emotional companion. I still get those sad thoughts kicking in sometimes for Honey (dog) and Sooty (cat) who passed away around 10 years ago. Usually happens i...
by VikingBlues
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Life Timer Emptied
Replies: 15
Views: 2698

Re: The Life Timer Emptied

Now - that is serious stuff. Very glad it worked out well, and I hope your daughter recovers quickly. :fingerscrossed: Nearly a year ago and shortly after we nearly lost Theo when his heart condition flared up, we brought another dog into the fold to share our lives. A Cocker Spaniel (working Cocker...
by VikingBlues
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Life Timer Emptied
Replies: 15
Views: 2698

Re: The Life Timer Emptied

Thank you Gerd. :D It's always a painful process - we've been through it with a cat and a dog before ... but it doesn't get any easier. I have every sympathy for you with your pain of going through it too with your cat. We thought we'd lost him last year, but emergency treatment let him recover and ...
by VikingBlues
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Life Timer Emptied
Replies: 15
Views: 2698

The Life Timer Emptied

My wonderful friend shown in my avatar is no longer with us on this plane of existence. It was kind and merciful to release him before his heart condition became too painful for him and he went peacefully, but it's so bloody sad and heartbreaking. So many things today remind us of him - like his mud...
by VikingBlues
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: On the way back home...
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Re: On the way back home...

Wow - that's a great masterclass to have on the schedule!

Glad to see that travel doesn't stop GAS! Congrats on the guitars. :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: RIP Aretha
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: RIP Aretha

A genuine icon!

Sad to see yet another icon passing away.

RIP. :tears:
by VikingBlues
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Windows update 1803 problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: Windows update 1803 problems

Good news for you! :banana:
Hope you had a good holiday.

I remember when Vista did an update and all my homeplugs that I use for a network stopped working.
A bit of an expensive free update was that!

Happy recording. :thumbsup: