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by weelie
Mon May 21, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Swampy Slim
Replies: 4
Views: 4628

Re: Swampy Slim

Hi, Pena, I dig it!

You don't live far off (I live in Kamppi), maybe we should have tiny jam session some time? I can play rhythm, can ask a friend to play bass/sing/record, you can solo. Would need to settle some track listing probably before hand though.
by weelie
Thu May 17, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: My first ever live guitar solo
Replies: 5
Views: 6240

Re: My first ever live guitar solo

Thanks, guys! I am in the good position that I feel I am the worst of the lot (most to learn from the others, you see!). But realized in the show that some of the guys were more nervous than me. I was a little buried in the mix, for sure. With 4 guitarists, I just didn't want to be too loud. We were...
by weelie
Tue May 15, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: My first ever live guitar solo
Replies: 5
Views: 6240

My first ever live guitar solo

The very first time I've played a guitar solo live, in concert. We did 6 tunes, I was playing rhythm on all (one on ukulele), but this was just a blues tracks, all take a 12-bar turn in soloing (we were 4 guitarist, 4 horns, bass, drums, singer). Sounds partly terrible, but that it figures, nerves a...
by weelie
Tue May 08, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: G-Dec now up and running
Replies: 13
Views: 9022

Re: G-Dec now up and running

Only tried the very first G-Dec version those years ago. Hated it, becasue I could get a decent tone out of it, all plastic and buried in effects. Glad to hear the later version is actually very useful. Maybe I will get on one day. I am a big fan of Jim Campilongo, and he has given the thumbs up to ...
by weelie
Wed May 02, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Does anybody know
Replies: 22
Views: 21893

Re: Does anybody know

I think Arlen Roth was the guy who taught Karate Kid to play for that movie.
by weelie
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: an old freind came back home!
Replies: 3
Views: 3182

Re: an old freind came back home!

I was looking for a first guitar for my brother in law (aged 28) for some years, as a xmas present. Never could find some for the measly budget I set (80€ max). What I always looked for was a Yamaha C-40 as I had one for 9 years, and I really liked it all those 9 years. Sold it to a colleague, who I...
by weelie
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Mission Trip Guitar Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 4065

Re: Mission Trip Guitar Needed

oh, your budget is very tight! nylon strung cannot take steel strings! The fretboard might be wide but otherwise nylon strung is ok by me. Samuel james plays blues on one and i guess clapton did on unplugged too. I think martin lxme is good but out of your budget. Silent guitars might be an option (...
by weelie
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Boss Sustain
Replies: 11
Views: 7546

Re: Boss Sustain

I never really understood how I should use the compressor pedal. It seems that most are not exactly what a person wants and searching for the right one takes time and money... and in the end many guys who have great tone don't use one. I have a Line 6 constrictor. It's not noisy, it changes the tone...
by weelie
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Chromatic notes... how many you can play?
Replies: 9
Views: 6064

Re: Chromatic notes... how many you can play?

thanks!
Yeah, i dig the cv guitar. The tone on the tracks could use a little hair, but lineout from mc sounds terrible unless gain knob is set low.
by weelie
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Chromatic notes... how many you can play?
Replies: 9
Views: 6064

Re: Chromatic notes... how many you can play?

Here's the F Blues: http://www.box.com/s/i0ubr6bhhjxjp21do3k6 Actually it's straight from a lesson (trying to play the solo in the lesson). Used pretty much all the 12 notes. The take is a bit slow, I now hear, did this 2 weeks ago, just haven't had time to upload to PC and the internet... (As I sta...
by weelie
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: A question about a guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 3089

Re: A question about a guitar

I think dolphinstreet and musicradar.com both have very favourable reviews for tremless version. I think Vikings are good quality for the price.
by weelie
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: New Amp
Replies: 8
Views: 4980

Re: New Amp

For some reason I always thought those were too expensive for what they are (not loud enough). It's been a loooong time I tried one, but always felt they were sturdy, good quality unlike some of the competition, though. The cleans, I think, were not as tube like as I wanted. I had a Behringer copy (...
by weelie
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Input jack now only works if I input the plug half way in?
Replies: 3
Views: 8312

Re: Input jack now only works if I input the plug half way i

Thanks! Yeah, I did check with different cable and amp. Same result. OK, if I connect with either RED of WHITE, I get signal and hum. Like you said. If I insert the cord plug in, I get silence. If I got hum, I would understand that one of the connections is not made. But why silence? Should the RED ...
by weelie
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Input jack now only works if I input the plug half way in?
Replies: 3
Views: 8312

Input jack now only works if I input the plug half way in?

Hi, I was playing my electric (uke) today and suddenly slowly lost the sound. Then I was trying to get it back, I realized I can get sound if the plug is only halfway in to the input jack. But it doesn't stay in that way, so... I took the jack out, to see what it looks like... it has two lines (sold...
by weelie
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Chromatic notes... how many you can play?
Replies: 9
Views: 6064

Re: Chromatic notes... how many you can play?

great that you jumped on this one, vb, thanks! I'll give yours a listen later, as i am on my mobile now.

I'll also try post an F blues one later this week.
by weelie
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cold...
Replies: 5
Views: 3494

Re: Cold...

i think they were reporting something like -30 for one night here last weekend. Oh well used to study next to the polar circle... Up there it's been a lot colder.
by weelie
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: What trem does Beck use?
Replies: 2
Views: 3395

Re: What trem does Beck use?

I read the Beck biography but all I remember was that he said he starts a tour on light strings and then moves up to 11s as thicker strings mean better tone. His trem appears to be American series strat style, not a floyd rose, and has a roller nut. He has a Fender signature strat, and I see no reas...
by weelie
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Recommend a Jeff Beck album
Replies: 6
Views: 4012

Re: Recommend a Jeff Beck album

alaska's suggestions are right on the money.
by weelie
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Recommend a Jeff Beck album
Replies: 6
Views: 4012

Re: Recommend a Jeff Beck album

I guess Blow by Blow is the top classic (or Truth is you go to really early stuff). But he has many styles of albums... very modern, fusion, rockabilly, hard rock... I dig him on Jools Holland TV show, check those on Youtube... The other choice is to search for where he has played, instead of his ow...
by weelie
Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: How should I start?
Replies: 15
Views: 10958

Re: How should I start?

ok, i am maybe beating a dead horse, but to me caged is not opposed to minor pentatonic boxes! Caged is about playin chords (and scales) in 5 positions around the fretboard. Minor pentatonic boxes is about playing 5 positions around the fretboard. Box 1 looks like e minor chord, for example. The eas...