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by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: 'My Life'
Replies: 21
Views: 13182

'My Life'

I have been hesitating in posting this one for you guys as I'm feeling it's stretching too far away from blues. But, I value so many of you as friends as well as knowledgable players and would rather hear your views and ideas than others. :thumbsup: If any of you are prepared to listen to something ...
by VikingBlues
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sitting in on a friends gig
Replies: 6
Views: 3764

Re: Sitting in on a friends gig

That's one great social music life you lead BB. :big_smile:

Nice to give all your guitars a good night out. Good looking guitar as far as the light lets us see - we just need to imagine the sounds to match.
by VikingBlues
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Your favorite slowblues
Replies: 32
Views: 15880

Re: Your favorite slowblues

Jumping at Shadows is Peter Green with Fleetwood Mac. Absolutely. Peter Green with Fleetwood Mac doing a cover of a Duster Bennett song - and good choice of songs btw Blackhorse. [youtube]ynSs81dBxwE[/youtube] Interesting though, when Peter Green sings about the Devil getting at you it sounds like ...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Notes on Major/Minor chord progressions
Replies: 21
Views: 12690

Re: Notes on Major/Minor chord progressions

I can't help but admire the depth of the technical knowledge and the ability of some members of the forum to interpret and understand the reasoning and logic of the music we try and play. I am also envious of those peoples ability to apply those techniques to their playing with such success. I keep ...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: I would like to introduce you to Co-Co
Replies: 12
Views: 6517

Re: I would like to introduce you to Co-Co

That's one gorgeous looking guitar - enjoy! :thumbsup:

Nice to know that two loving relationships can work at the same time.

All my best to the three of you and hopes for a speedy recovery by your wife. :D
by VikingBlues
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Why does my guitar go sharp?
Replies: 20
Views: 14154

Re: Why does my guitar go sharp?

Cruisemates, VB, BBP... The temperature thing seemed the most logical to me too but, being an engineer, I did a little analysis. The strings and truss rod are steel and the neck and body are wood. There is a thing called coefficient of expansion which has been determined for various materials. It i...
by VikingBlues
Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Why does my guitar go sharp?
Replies: 20
Views: 14154

Re: Why does my guitar go sharp?

There is a theory that if the last time you played the guitar you retuned or tweaked the tuning during the session as the guitar and strings warmed up, then the guitar will have cooled down by the next time you use it, therefore the tuning will be sharp as the strings contracted with the cold. Howev...
by VikingBlues
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Nitrocellulose lacquer and guitar stands
Replies: 9
Views: 16130

Re: Nitrocellulose lacquer and guitar stands

Let's take a chemical look :yikes: on it... Found this on a forum - "Page 13 of my RIC Guitar/Base Care & Maintenance Manual. "Chlorine is responsible anytime a guitar's fininsh appears to melt, dissolve, or appear tacky. Unfortunately, many imported guitar stand bumpers, foam rubber padding or pac...
by VikingBlues
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Nitrocellulose lacquer and guitar stands
Replies: 9
Views: 16130

Re: Nitrocellulose lacquer and guitar stands

There's a lot of worry about on forums with this one, sometimes verging on paranoia but thats not surprising given that it's usually the higher quality expensive guitars that have nitrocellulose. :wall: As well as rubber I have seen that vinyl can do serious damage and that means some straps are a r...
by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: 5W Tube / Valve Practice Amps
Replies: 6
Views: 6613

Re: To attenuate or not to attenuate - that is a ?????

The whole attenuator thing is interesting .I think the Champ 600 and the Epi and the Marshall Class 5 all really need one adding .........as you do have to push the sound to begin to get any kind of blues 'edge'.........and that takes you back onto the 'too loud ' category ...5 w amps can make a fa...
by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: After years of a loving relationship...
Replies: 22
Views: 11213

Re: After years of a loving relationship...

I used to have names for some of my guitars but they're not printable! :lol: I think the two I use most now have not been with me long enough to get to know what their names should be. My Tokai is very young and the character is probably still developing - maybe a name will become more obvious in th...
by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: 5W Tube / Valve Practice Amps
Replies: 6
Views: 6613

Re: 5W Tube / Valve Practice Amps

Thanks Strummer - that's a lot of good info and leads you've given me there. I will need to find the time to check these out properly. Currently very busy at work and doing extra dog walking at home while the wife's ankle heals, so might take a while. :sad: I have noticed the recommendation for mods...
by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open Mic Blues...
Replies: 16
Views: 7588

Re: Open Mic Blues...

That IS what's called "tough love" BB. Good for you - you know your guitar and don't listen to the doom and gloom merchants who'd have you taking your guitar to a tech for pretty well everything including string changes. Really like the sound of the music scene in your part of the world - there's no...
by VikingBlues
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: 5W Tube / Valve Practice Amps
Replies: 6
Views: 6613

5W Tube / Valve Practice Amps

Having gone half way to the tube / valve amp with my "hybrid" vox vt, I'm wondering about going for tube / valve at both pre and power amp stage. :think: Given the circumstances of where I live and the home use only that it will get 5W is more than enough. Really more than enough - I would only be a...
by VikingBlues
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Broken Nail in Bm
Replies: 3
Views: 3971

Re: Broken Nail in Bm

That is interesting how the guitars sound similar- what kind of amp was that? I've always found that :amp: > guitar_fire:: when it comes to the overall tone of the thing, like Blind Boy has had experience with. I've played my brother's little ol' Squire Stratocaster through my Deluxe Reverb, and it...
by VikingBlues
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A Very Minor Affair - first post to the Blues Room
Replies: 24
Views: 17242

Re: A Very Minor Affair - first post to the Blues Room

I have lost about a week of practice time on my guitar by being out of town all this week and today (our first full day back home) my beautiful wife of 42 years fell getting out of the car and broke her hip. :thumbsdown: It's going to take a lot of nursing for me to get her back to health. I guess ...
by VikingBlues
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Broken Nail in Bm
Replies: 3
Views: 3971

Broken Nail in Bm

Well - this weekend I've been playing guitar like a horse running on three legs due to that doggy over there -------> While playing games with him (when he wasn't busy looking out of the window) he managed to break my right hand index finger nail on his teeth. :angry: I tried to go back to using a p...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: 1-2 3 4 2-2 3 4 3-2 3 4 4-2 ........
Replies: 9
Views: 5587

Re: 1-2 3 4 2-2 3 4 3-2 3 4 4-2 ........

Heh! Not only do I seldom play a solo the same way twice, I don't think I CAN play a solo the same way twice. :whistle: I rarely know what I am going to pay beforehand, beyond what kind of "feel" it will have or what part of the neck I will play on, etc... I'm glad someone else has this problem!! :...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A Very Minor Affair - first post to the Blues Room
Replies: 24
Views: 17242

Re: A Very Minor Affair - first post to the Blues Room

I like this JimRR - to do this after only a years playing is a great achievement. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup: I particularly like the use of melody rather than stock phrases (took me decades to work out that for my own playing). Also I can hear the interlinking of your playing and the backing track ins...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Your favorite slowblues
Replies: 32
Views: 15880

Re: Your favorite slowblues

Is this a slow Blues? Don't know the answer for that with Tupelo, but very glad you've posted that one. My favourite John Lee Hooker piece, and because it's John Lee Hooker then it has to be my favourite blues piece. :big_smile: Best example I can think of which proves less is more. There's an alte...