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by Bluesmole
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Strat Project Diary
Replies: 143
Views: 98402

Re: Strat Project Diary

Hi VB,
that neck is beautiful. I love the neck on my 52RI tele, but this takes the biscuit!!
I'd be interested in the total cost of the guitar when finished, as I harbour thoughts of such a project.
Keep up the good work! (ex-teacher talking). :clap:
by Bluesmole
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Strat Project Diary
Replies: 143
Views: 98402

Re: Strat Project Diary

Hi VB, Check out pictures of the ADAM BLACK LIBRA UK in scar red. I have one. It has a canadian ash body and there has been no attempt to get rid of the 'heavy graining'. Yet it looks stunning. I don't know what finish they've used, but, if it appeals, I'm sure you could get in touch. They are based...
by Bluesmole
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PC recording
Replies: 17
Views: 10421

Re: PC recording

Just an update. A lot has happened since I posted. I had a 'warning' mini-stroke, telling me to stop teaching and retire!! I'm fine now and have found the extra time very useful for 'learning' to use Audacity. It really is good and I'm working on a backing track I've made on my looper, then recordin...
by Bluesmole
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Cool Guitar Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 7200

Re: Cool Guitar Thread

Hi microtech,
If you like looking at mouthwatering guitars, look here.
www.guitars4you.co.uk. :bb:
by Bluesmole
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Liverpool
Replies: 2
Views: 2739

Re: Liverpool

Hi Elborgo, The Albert Dock complex is worth a wander around. Visit the 'Beatles' museum and the Tate Gallery(if you are into Art). Although I'm an Atheist, I can highly recommend the catholic cathedral (known as 'the Mersey Funnel'). A MUST is a visit to John Lennon's & Paul McCartneys childhoo...
by Bluesmole
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: World Cup
Replies: 35
Views: 21501

Re: World Cup

Well done Spain!
I'm sorry to say(HBL), that the Dutch team get my "BEST ACTING" award for the duration of the World Cup.
And the England team ??? Well...........!!! :mercy: :rofl: :wall: :wall:
Thank the Lord for the Blues!
by Bluesmole
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Looking for info on blues acts...
Replies: 4
Views: 4329

Re: Looking for info on blues acts...

IMHO King King are not to be missed, especially if you like John Mayall and early EC, Fleetwood Mac when they were a real band!! :oldie:
by Bluesmole
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: ฺBest string for blues?
Replies: 12
Views: 7961

Re: ฺBest string for blues?

After trying many over the years, I've stuck with Ernie Ball. I found the best for Blues playing to be 'Slinky Top Heavy Bottom'. BUT BE CAREFUL anyone trying them: your nut needs the bass slots cutting wider, if your guitar has a standard nut designed for 8-10's. I don't really think the brand come...
by Bluesmole
Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: BOSS e-band
Replies: 2
Views: 2897

Re: BOSS e-band

Hi Strummer, As I watched my question slip down the list, I thought:Nobody is in a position to answer!. Then, an Englishman not only comes up with the goods, but really goes out of his way to be helpful (sod our overpaid footballers!!!). Many, many thanks mate, you have practically made up my mind t...
by Bluesmole
Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: BOSS e-band
Replies: 2
Views: 2897

BOSS e-band

Has anyone used or got an e-bandJS8 ? If so , I'd be grateful to hear how useful it is ? For instance, can recordings be transferred onto computer via a USB ?
Thanks,
Frank :oldie:
by Bluesmole
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Durango Guitar Works
Replies: 8
Views: 7631

Re: Durango Guitar Works

Have a look at the Adam Black Libra UK. Made in Braintree, Essex, with high output humbuckers. I bought one recently and am amazed at the quality for only £399. It has an ash body and rock maple neck. I have a thing about ash sounding better than alder, hence my 52RI tele. Don't Vigier have very thi...
by Bluesmole
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: New kid in town...
Replies: 14
Views: 9934

Re: New kid in town...

Herzlich Willkommen junger Mann!
It's great to hear that the Blues are alive and well in beautiful Munich. :welcome: :welcome:
by Bluesmole
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Buying first electric, need help
Replies: 19
Views: 12141

Re: Buying first electric, need help

Nowadays it is much harder to buy an inferior electric. most are good value for money. If I was starting again I'd go for a Squier telecaster or a Yamaha Pacifica at the cheap end. If you know what you are doing, buy a better model 'used'. There are so many choices nowadays, it will need lots of try...
by Bluesmole
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 50s or 60s neck?
Replies: 6
Views: 5638

Re: 50s or 60s neck?

I had a Les Paul Standard with the 60's neck and found it very comfortable. However, I found the finish on the back of the neck very 'sticky' making fast chord changes very difficult. The salesman assured me that this would improve, but after four years, I still found the neck 'difficult'. I was als...
by Bluesmole
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 19
Views: 13668

Re: Greetings

:welcome: :welcome: to another oldie who remembers the 60's Blues revival. There seem to be quite a few Bluesmen living 'en France' these days!! :oldie:
by Bluesmole
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: hi
Replies: 19
Views: 12804

Re: hi

Shandra :welcome: from Blighty!! Punk Blues sounds good to me!! :rofl:
by Bluesmole
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Fret size.
Replies: 6
Views: 6385

Re: Fret size.

Thanks for the replies Bluesmen! I was expecting someone to tell me that you get more 'feel' with higher frets. I can see the point of having them on a guitar set up for slide. At least I can put that question to the back of my mind now!! :high5:
by Bluesmole
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Fret size.
Replies: 6
Views: 6385

Fret size.

The more I look closely at pro guitar players, the more I wonder about the advantages and/or disadvantages of 'Jumbo' frets as against the pretty standard 'medium jumbo' found on many standard (non-customised) electrics. Is there an advantage for Blues players like no choking out on bends? I know so...
by Bluesmole
Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: What's an Arpeggio?
Replies: 10
Views: 8021

Re: What's an Arpeggio?

The Allman Brothers version of 'Stormy Monday' has a lovely, jazzy arpeggio at the end of the intro. I love to use it.!! :cool:
by Bluesmole
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: found a Cybertwin SE
Replies: 4
Views: 4071

Re: found a Cybertwin SE

Isit really possible to use one in a "slaapkamerniveau"? (What a beautiful word!) It looks a bargain Hans, but, what a beast!! :amp: :yikes: