Search found 4233 matches

by VikingBlues
Sun May 16, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Teach Me A Lesson
Replies: 46
Views: 25313

Re: Teach Me A Lesson

VB... I have checked out JamPlay. Looks like a really great resource. I can't say that I do not have time for lessons or for practice... I retired in April of 2009. But then again, retirement is a pretty busy time of your life... doing things you like instead of things you have to do. Still... I li...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 16, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 11627

Re: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2

Two nice takes VB ....and whilst it may take a while to set it all up........... .you have your recording techniques off pat. (I think I may have just given up tbh) Sound is really good and the new amp sounds like its worth the outlay .........there is a real clarity to both recordings and there se...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 16, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: new (used) Korg nanoKONTROL
Replies: 16
Views: 7601

Re: new (used) Korg nanoKONTROL

That's a very professional looking set up there, which his what I would expect - quite "some kit" as Strummer put it so well. I think it merits the comment WOW!! :clap: Good video demo HBL - interesting to see. Also intersting to note your coment "Then I notice that because I have the bt playing qui...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 16, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: new (used) Korg nanoKONTROL
Replies: 16
Views: 7601

Re: new (used) Korg nanoKONTROL

Ouch - I've got an attack of technofear coming on. :yikes: These are all to do with midi control and virtual instruments etc I think? Midi is right up there with Quantum Physics in how much about it I understand, but I'm sure in your good hands, HBL, there'll be some great results. Look forward to h...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 16, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 11627

Re: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2

Both sound great ! I guess it's true... new good equipment gives a player a boost Thanks HBL - it really does give a boost. I'm feeling a bit guilty how much time I've been sneaking goes at it when I should have been doing "family" things. But just been short bursts of playing so no time for record...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 16, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 11627

Re: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2

Love the Hagström track! The tones don't differ that much on the other one, I bet the difference is greater live. Interesting that you say they are all on bridge pickup...?! You seem to "put down" the Hagström (compared to your Tokai) often, and at least the one I played in a store here sounded gre...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 16, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Another loopy practice (inspired by Golfxzq and Art of Shuf)
Replies: 7
Views: 4611

Re: Another loopy practice (inspired by Golfxzq and Art of S

HeyWeelie - I like the way you put these pieces together on the looper. Nice blues rhythm going on there - makes the foot tap. :banana:

It's the overall feel that really counts, not perfect notes. As MojoJim says - happy and bouncy - just whats needed for those Sunday evening blues. :D
by VikingBlues
Sun May 16, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 11627

Re: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2

I've really not had proper time to spend with the Vox AC4TV yet on the recording side of things - only two goes including today. :sad: I've been getting some practice in at just playing through it and either the sound is getting better or I'm learning to play through the tubes system better, or mayb...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 16, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Teach Me A Lesson
Replies: 46
Views: 25313

Re: Teach Me A Lesson

I had wondered about lessons but the journey time, the fitting everything around the weekly schedule, and the meories of how much of a bind it was sometimes several years ago when I took classical guitar lessons was stopping me taking the plunge. :think: I too surrounded myself with books and CDs an...
by VikingBlues
Sat May 15, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: My Gibson ES-339
Replies: 34
Views: 22060

Re: My Gibson ES-339

I put on the DR Pure Blues nickle strings today and that made the tone even better than before. It added a new liveliness and presence to the sound. I don't have enough experience to compare strings yet but I'll try a few different kinds over the months ahead to learn the differences. Lubricating t...
by VikingBlues
Fri May 14, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: My Gibson ES-339
Replies: 34
Views: 22060

Re: My Gibson ES-339

The neck pickups on all 339's seem to be tilted. The neck pickup on my Hagstrom Viking Deluxe is tilted too (not that it's close to being in the same league as the 339!). The neck angle to the body is more than the angle of the body surface bt the neck join - the pickup is pretty level with the bod...
by VikingBlues
Thu May 13, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Eric Bibb Touring in the UK..& comin to Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 3574

Re: Eric Bibb Touring in the UK..& comin to Germany

More dates .......VB , can you make Edinburgh on Friday?? .....well worth it !! Hi Strummer. Glad you enjoyed the concert. I've listened to a fair bit of Eric Bibb the last few months and liked what I've heard. :thumbsup: I admire anyone that can play acoustic blues guitar well - a very difficult t...
by VikingBlues
Thu May 13, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: My Gibson ES-339
Replies: 34
Views: 22060

Re: My Gibson ES-339

I love the tone of the Gibson semi-hollow body but I find my Fender Strat easier to play. I've been trying to figure out why. :think: The Gibson and Fender types are very different and the world seems divided into those who get on better with one or other of them. I've had probably about the same n...
by VikingBlues
Tue May 11, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: unexpected encounter with my own music on the web...
Replies: 7
Views: 3947

Re: unexpected encounter with my own music on the web...

I've often thought when hearing you play that you've been "cooking with gas". Now we know that's true. :big_smile:
by VikingBlues
Mon May 10, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 11627

Re: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2

I see now what people have meant when they talk about the extra dynamics and tone of a tube amp. :thumbsup: Generally speaking you are right.. still when I compare my CT to a tube amp I feel it acts and reacts the same as the tube amp does :think: I guess what I said should be extended to cover get...
by VikingBlues
Mon May 10, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 11627

Re: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2

Now wait till the neighbours are not @ home and turn it up ! I'm still waiting for that moment!! :motz: Still finding my way into this new playing style that an amp like this requires. Only a limited time tonight to play, but for the first time I plugged the Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Semi-Acoustic in....
by VikingBlues
Mon May 10, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Beck & Clapton
Replies: 4
Views: 2939

Beck & Clapton

Dunno if this has been linked before - I maybe missed it if it was or my memory's playing tricks again. :oldie:

.................. Now what was a saying again?

"You Need Love" got my toes tapping, and Becks "Where Were You" is a powerful piece.

[youtube]0bxv52Ty3fQ[/youtube]
by VikingBlues
Mon May 10, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 11627

Re: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2

:dance: Great sound VB.... a little different sound for you and a little more up-tempo... but then again, you have proven yourself as a very versatile player. I really like that clean sound. Blindboy mentioned that this amp a tube amp... part of the reason for this different sound??? The mic placem...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 09, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 11627

Re: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2

Hurry with the demo. about mic recording, put the mic off center slightly towards the rim, pointing a litle to the center. I think I put the mic a bit too far off centre. :wall: If I understand it right, the further off the centre of the cone the more hiighs are lost? The recorded sound here has a ...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 09, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 11627

Re: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2

SWEET!!! :drool: Not much inspires like a really cool amp. :amp: :music2: Looking forward to hearing some VB through a genuine tube amp. :thumbsup: Thanks BB. All I need to do now is learn how to play it properly. :roll: I was very impressed with the guitar shop man's sound when he tried out my Tok...