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by VikingBlues
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Blackstar Boost Pedal
Replies: 19
Views: 11376

Re: Blackstar Boost Pedal

Thanks guys. :thumbsup:

I'll need to work on the lyrics for the Loch Ness Blues. Must be some room in a song there for some complaints about the rain and mists and being eaten by midges. Ahhhh - Bonnie Scotland at it's best. :big_smile:
by VikingBlues
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Your favorite licks
Replies: 28
Views: 16225

Re: Your favorite licks

:welcome: fredm - hope you enjoy the forum for a long time to come - it's a great place to learn. :big_smile:
by VikingBlues
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Blackstar Boost Pedal
Replies: 19
Views: 11376

Re: Blackstar Boost Pedal

:rofl: Thanks VB, I knew about the valve fx for quite some time... (I just searched in topics started by myself) Anyway, I'm not in the habit of taking over topics, so back to your (next??) demo The next demo will be a while - I'm just about to be a week without the internet, the computer, AND my g...
by VikingBlues
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Yamaha Initial Response Acceleration
Replies: 9
Views: 8376

Yamaha Initial Response Acceleration

http://europe.yamaha.com/en/products/musical_instruments/guitars_basses/el_guitars/sg_s/?mode=features Several months ago on another guitar forum far away, full of squabbles and the usual forum antics :sad: that make me leave after a short time (thank goodness for 12bar.de :D ), someone posted an a...
by VikingBlues
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open mic is defunct for a time
Replies: 2
Views: 2079

Re: Open mic is defunct for a time

12bar wrote:Try the BB King approach - either sing or play guitar... :mercy:
That's a good bit of advice.

Shame about that amp - I guess you'll miss those open mic gigs - still you've also got the "Dead Rabbit Blues" song to work on too. :big_smile:
by VikingBlues
Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Deep Blue BT
Replies: 4
Views: 5829

Re: Deep Blue BT

Thanks for posting this BT JakeJ. Like the playing and there's a lot going on for what you call a simple little 12-bar. :thumbsup:

Will have to have a go at trying to play along with it as soon as I can drag myself away from the Aeolian BTs I'm obsessively playing at the moment.
by VikingBlues
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Blackstar Boost Pedal
Replies: 19
Views: 11376

Re: Blackstar Boost Pedal

Grin :) It has an old Fender 12ax7 inside that's why. I even found the old "introducing topic" back : http://www.12bar.de/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1306 Nice samples HBL - great sounds, and well done to find posts from a couple of years ago. :clap: I must have been walking around with my eyes shut, no...
by VikingBlues
Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Blackstar Boost Pedal
Replies: 19
Views: 11376

Re: Feeding the GAS syndrome ..

Nice one VB ... mind you your recommendation ( and your name ) might / will be used when I have my next GAS attack ............... "Well dearest .....I heard Viking B's and I just had to get one !!!" the only things holding me back ...............( apart from money !!) I've recently got a Ibanez TS...
by VikingBlues
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Blackstar Boost Pedal
Replies: 19
Views: 11376

Re: Blackstar Boost Pedal

I can hear it. Nice!! Slight crunch and silky sustain. Gotta love them firebottles!! Ever try an attenuator on your valve amp? Kind of goes for the same effect by driving the valves harder and not allowing as much power to reach your speaker. Gives you crunch and sustain at lower volume levels. Wor...
by VikingBlues
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Fine motor control skills
Replies: 9
Views: 5498

Re: Fine motor control skills

Practice is an amazing thing. The brain ends up getting all those muscles to work in exactly the right way and the notes play just right ...... sometimes! Hmmm, back to more practice. :D It's like running down a flight of stairs - all those months of learning to walk means we can do it without think...
by VikingBlues
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Blackstar Boost Pedal
Replies: 19
Views: 11376

Blackstar Boost Pedal

Anyone else tried one of the Blacktar HT-Boost pedals. :icon_whoknows: I've had one for a few weeks and I was playing around with Aeolian mode BT's and thought I could post an example of the pedal. Very simple pedal - 3 controls - Boost, Bass & Treble, 1 input, 2 outputs - high for valve amps, low f...
by VikingBlues
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Slow blues in D collab... Finally
Replies: 6
Views: 5030

Re: Slow blues in D collab... Finally

Thanks for the final piece of the jigsaw Blindboy and thanks guys for all your work on this collab. :thumbsup: After using a chainsaw all day, having your hands out of whack is probably a positive outcome - I'd be fearful of my hands being in small pieces spread around the landscape. :yikes: And as ...
by VikingBlues
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Fishin' Blues; an attempt at playing and singing.
Replies: 9
Views: 5322

Re: Fishin' Blues; an attempt at playing and singing.

I like it Bb! :clap: Your voice sounds fine and I don't think the recorded sound quality suffers too much for being on a 4-track cassette. Everyone on this forum seems to be trying to find their voice just recently. I know what you mean about playing and singing at the same time. Unless playing is j...
by VikingBlues
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: New String Bluezin'
Replies: 7
Views: 4353

Re: New String Bluezin'

Sounds like those strings got a real good stretching. As did your fingers B2M. :clap:

Nice sustained playing - enjoyed it a lot. Agree with Strummer - a "smoky club feel". :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: New Taylor Acoustic
Replies: 13
Views: 6229

Re: New Taylor Acoustic

That's one beautiful guitar there. Not surprised your fingers are raw. Good choice. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

You know what we're going to ask I'm sure - please can we hear it. :drool:
by VikingBlues
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Dead Bird (a mournful blues)
Replies: 17
Views: 8703

Re: The Dead Bird (a mournful blues)

Ah well - the "Dead Bird" peaked at #2 in the Soundclick Electric Blues Charts and is now falling off its perch. It is an ex-hit. Beautiful plumage though. :rofl: At least it's showed me that my first go, "Clapped Out" wasn't a one off fluke - was it really only in December last yearthat I first let...
by VikingBlues
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Rough Boy - ZZ Top Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 3792

Re: Rough Boy - ZZ Top Cover

I don't really know the original, but I've just been listening to your version and a live version of theirs on YouTube.

You have really captured the essence of the original it seems to me, and your version stands up to the comparison. Very nicely done. :clap: :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: good buy`?
Replies: 4
Views: 3136

Re: good buy`?

Not easy hiding a Les Paul in a rucksack! :eye_rub: :lol:
by VikingBlues
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A strange night...(doublebooked at the bar)
Replies: 8
Views: 4319

Re: A strange night...(doublebooked at the bar)

I really admire your playing Blindboy and I'm not surprised Edric did too - over and above that I'm in awe of anyone who can stand up in front of a crowd and play - glad you had fun after such a rocky start to the evening. :big_smile:
by VikingBlues
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 85
Views: 43604

Re: Welcome

Several years ago I encountered CTS in all its glory. Short story is nerve entrapment, surgery, irreversible nerve damage, etc. Can't bend my wrist, no feeling in fingers, fingers actually shrinking or kind of flattening out at the ends. So slide now is my way of adapting or "spitting in the winds ...