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(5 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Welcome, Diana, I  am into Sci-Fi  myself and I play guitar a lot and some drums (electronic) enjoy the site tons of great songs to check out .

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(16 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

A rope lol that reminds me of the Beverly Hillbillies and Jethro who used a  rope for a belt. My machine has many sewing functions including reinforced stitching for leather it also makes buttonholes and sews the button not to mention it has over 12 different stitch patterns and the attachments Leather is a little harder but slow and easy gets the job done smile

Strummerboy Bill wrote:

Strangest guitar strap I've ever seen was made from the girth of a western saddle. This particular strap was made from rope and must have been "customized" somehow or it  would have been too wide over the guitarist's shoulder.

Russell, will the machine allow you to work with leather and would you want to?

Thanks

Bill

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(16 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Our parents can show us quite a few things if we take the time to pay attention,  some very useful life skills you learned  that you applied to
a related field I find it very soothing and fun. 

bluejeep wrote:

The sewing machine brings back memories. My mother taught me to run a sewing machine when I was a teenager, she was tired of sewing ripped pants. That knowlege led to auto upholstry and classic auto restoration, Packards, Cords and Rolls Royces to name a few.  I still enjoy a little time at the sewing machine once in a while. Have fun with your new machine Russell.

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(16 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Yes it just requires another needle and a slower speed I have all the needles I need to sew just about anything, the straps I made have a leather type end on them and I had no problems.

TIGLJK wrote:

is your sewing machine able to sew leather ?

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(16 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Thank you! I am thinking about some other projects for the sewing machine perhaps a nice Hawaiian shirt for the hot summer smile

Jandle wrote:

Well done Russell, very impressed with your new hobby and a very inventive one as well smile

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(4 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Thanks Roger smile

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(4 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

law158 wrote:

Fm should be F#m all thru song

Yes it should be F#m I have never edited any songs in the song registry perhaps one of the other Moderators can fix this thanks for bringing it to our attention. smile

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(11 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Dirty Ed wrote:

At an open mic I used to play monthly,  there were several Taylors and Martins being played but to my ears the best sounding guitar was an Epi DR-500 one of the singer-songwriters played.  Great choice Russell.

DE

I noticed that when I compared it to my Hohner which I thought was full sounding and one thing I like is when I use a capo there is no need to retune and oh yeah one more thing the neck has no lacquer finish it is really fast and comfy

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(16 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Dirty Ed wrote:

Pretty cool Russell !!  If you decide to sell some, that would add new meaning to the old adage "strapped for cash" smile

DE

I thought of that (selling) I think the cost of shipping (post office) would be very economical due to the weight and shipping container I would need the length of the persons normal strap so I could make them for each person then calculate the material costs as each one will be special, my own is 54" with no adjustments I also could add a padded feature for additional comfort that is movable. My main concern is to protect the instrument so I would include a washer(rubber) to place between the screw and the strap so the strap cannot slip off the guitar. if anyone is interested send me an email.

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(11 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

neophytte wrote:
Russell_Harding wrote:
neophytte wrote:

I've also wondered this - I've got a Line6 wireless for my electric and then thought, "this is no good, wires still connect the effects to the amp!!!" ....

Richard from what I have seen I would say yes it is more then possible smile check out the photos on the left of this link
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail … stem-black

Cheers for that, but the receiver is going into either the amp or the effects pedals ... not out of the effects .. guess there's only one way to find out for sure ...

I still think you will need two sets the 1st is a send signal from the guitar into the effects and a receiver to send the signal into the effects then another to send the signal out of the effects to a receiver plugged into an amp.

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(9 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Looks Great! quality and affordability are hard to find these days smile

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(16 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Tenement Funster wrote:

So first we had JJJ with his famous Bread Machine (R.I.P.), and now The Alien Moderator has a sewing machine? lol Seriously though, it sounds like it could be a fun hobby, and a sewing machine won't wake the neighbors at night. Pics please!

I only took this one last knight other than the video I put on my YouTube channel and it is a lot of fun when everything goes's right. smile
https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33078007_10216431465117943_6552275302163152896_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeEtbub5I7zdmlQ1zn6f7i6dKRjjMNoRnDcDKJpvZuSUr2FZzwI94bZqWKE5ooPonnddC4KbkAXQ8wk-0gbdhJBnx6YWW6mC836hJt3Fn2h6LA&oh=53c47f528431f04ea4b3abc0025eed41&oe=5B7D757C

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(16 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

neophytte wrote:

Looks good, I always invest in some of the Schaller type strap locks:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Strap-Lock- … Sw5cNYZcbc

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ITAAAOSw5cNYZcbc/s-l1600.jpg

Cheers

Richard

Good advice I have a set too smile

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(16 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I decided to get a sewing machine today and make a guitar strap for my new Epiphone electric acoustic it took some time and a few snarls till I found out I was loading the thread in the wrong direction for the top and bottom bobbin so that is when I put in the included DVD and learned how to do it the right way. My project turned out just fine and I am going to make some more all in all a great way to spend a rainy day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYWDt4q … e=youtu.be

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(5 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Las Vegas playing in the casino lounges,  I don't know if that is the same bass player but it looks like him and if I remember he was kind of fantastic too

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(7 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I have a hearing aid and earwax can build up not only on the outside but inside as well that is why most audiologists give you a cleaning kit that includes extra white felt rings and plastic domes that fit over the white felt you need to check daily and if you hear any beeps this is an alert that your batteries need to be changed

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(11 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

neophytte wrote:
Tenement Funster wrote:

I was also wondering if a person could run one Xvive setup from guitar > effects array, and then another from the effects array > amp?

I've also wondered this - I've got a Line6 wireless for my electric and then thought, "this is no good, wires still connect the effects to the amp!!!" ....

Anyway ... smile

Cheers

Richard

Richard from what I have seen I would say yes it is more then possible smile check out the photos on the left of this link
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail … stem-black

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(11 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Tenement Funster wrote:

Great choice on the Masterbuilt, Russell ... I'm a real fan of Epiphone products, and the DR500 is a very nicely priced, all-solid-wood guitar. I've played a few and they sound exceptional.

I'd never seen the Xvive wireless system, and it certainly is compact compared to the usual wireless packs out there. How's the signal transfer? You aren't getting any CB McCall crosstalk I hope? lol I was also wondering if a person could run one Xvive setup from guitar > effects array, and then another from the effects array > amp?

TF I am looking forward to caressing those strings on the Epi lol I will let you know when it arrives tomorrow with regards to the signal it is designed to transfer the signal to any location so you would need an extra pair going from a effects array to an amp (4 total) thats around $300 bucks but I don't see why not. smile

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(11 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Strummerboy Bill wrote:

That's a beauty, sure enough, Russell, and the price is right as well. I have to admit, however, I know about as much about wireless connectors than I do about drum triggers - Zero.  So have you retired the Hohner or can it be restored. You seem to be our gear guru here, and as soon as I get up a little more energy (low hemoglobin) I'd like to ask your advice about some very simple pedals. I have the original Big Muff and a Chorus pedal (Danelectro IIRC), but what I'm really after is just something simple (no wah, no fuzz etc.), just what the guitar can do and how I can best augment it without looking like I'm doing the "Curly Shuffle" with my feet.

Haven't caught up with you and Retro Buzz lately, but I'll get there. Posting here, learning and making new friends is a big part of my day, and I have missed it. Play us something on that pretty new Epi when you get a chance.

Your Friend

Bill

Hi Bill good to hear from you hope your hemoglobin issue gets better smile  I have not retired my trusty Hohner I have enjoyed playing for over 20 years and our drummer is going through some tough times with a bad flu so we have not been able to get together for over 2 weeks. regarding something original for guitar if it is an acoustic try Tonewood amps I don't have a link but it's easy to google my Epi and wireless come tomorrow more info and a demo to follow take care buddy smile

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(11 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

I looked at this guitar and listened to a video and had to have it to replace my aging Hohner I also added a wireless system both links are provided if you want to take a peek.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail … e-sunburst
and the wireless system
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail … stem-black

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(4 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Phill Williams wrote:

Trump is always on about American jobs, he could make a name for himself by buying one each for all the White House staff...lol

I won't get one because I don't like the flat, thick neck not because I want to see Gibson to bust, though I wouldn't mind a top end acoustic....

Phill my Les Paul has one of the finest and fastest necks I have ever played but it still comes down to personal choice it still has to feel right for whoever plays it and I would like a nice hummingbird but it costs as much as a small compact car.

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(9 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Congrats! it will add a lot to recordings smile

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(21 replies, posted in Electric)

Phill Williams wrote:

I'm happy with my Peavy which is quite powerful enough and heavy enough. I've more or less given up gigging so buying a new amp is not really cost effective as Ann is already on at me to sell my gear. Something I'm loath to do as I might get the performing but again, or maybe join a band...I think I'd like to do that...one day...

Your situation is quite different from mine,  but if you get a chance to get in a band do it! I get together once a week with a drummer and a bass player and we have a blast  we have built up quite a list of songs from the 60,s to the late 70,s not to mention the oldies we throw in for the right audience you ain't getting any younger so enjoy while you can.

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(21 replies, posted in Electric)

Phill Williams wrote:

£254 for what looks like the same amp. Two fender speakers!!!

That is almost $100.00 less then what I paid using the dollars to pound conversion L243.55 if you can afford it BUY you wont regret it smile

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(21 replies, posted in Electric)

Phill Williams wrote:

I've used Fender amps twice in my life time and was so impressed that buying one got on my bucket list. The only thing that detered me was the price. Over here they'd be twice the price you paid, at least. Enjoy it and think of me sitting here all envious.

wow that is some heavy price hikes hard to believe they charge double in the UK  it is taxes or import fees that determine the cost in the UK?