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(9 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Fit a "Feedback Buster" into the sound hole and you'll never loose another pick in there again

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(9 replies, posted in Electric)

Ther following link explains what it is and also how to do it
http://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/tips- … -controls/
Hope this helps

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(8 replies, posted in Electric)

Thanks for your input and suggestions folks. I will try your suggestions and see if they help. However I spent 4 hours yesterday trying to improve and correct my 50 year old habit and at the end of the  day despite having sore fingers, there was a definite  improvement  to the sound.

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(8 replies, posted in Electric)

Hi Tenement Funster  and thanks for your contribution. I think that I can now see what I'm doing wrong which is to push the string to the side rather than downwards. However trying to correct my doing it the "wrong" way for all these years is not going to be so easy but maybe with more concentration I may improve it.
Like your comment though re age-related arthritis.

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(8 replies, posted in Electric)

I have two electric guitars which I am picking up more regularly as I have in the past been more of an acoustic player and always gig with an electro acoustic. My problem is that when playing chords on the electrics, I unintentionally keep bending the third G string out of tune which makes some chords sound rubbish (D and A). I always use 11's on acoustic and electric guitars so I can't see that it is a gauge issue. I intend to fit a new string set with a wound third to see if that helps me but has anyone any advice on how I might stop doing it. I try not too but it's probably a habit that I have gained over the years without realising.
I am an old git who has been playing for 50 years on and off so I guess it's going to be difficult for me  to change but all suggestions are welcome.

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(5 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Hi Pete and welcome.
I create my own backing tracks using Chordpulse http://www.chordpulse.com/index.html on my laptop and then play them back from my laptop through my mixing desk to the amp. It's a very easy program to use and you make the backing your own and therefore not a direct copy of the originally recorded song. You can try the the program free for 14 days and then if you like it the price is quite cheap (less than £20)
If you want to have a listen to a song that I recorded using a chordpulse backing have a listen to http://soundcloud.com/just-tel/handbags-and-gladrags

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(7 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

I also play solo gigs with acoustic guitar. Like you I sometimes use chorus and sometimes a little delay. I quite like something a bit different to the raw sound of no effects. However some clubs that I play have their own sound man and effects are frowned upon so you have to accept whatever the sound man gives you.
When I play without any effect I always use a EQ pedal so I can control the bright sound that I like to get from my guitar. When it's possible I also like small reverb on the mic.

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

Russell_Harding wrote:

Im a little in the dark when it comes to tecky talk but I have been using avast for several years and have never had any virus disable my pc I also installed it on my new laptop.

Just Tel wrote:

I think that it's a False Positive on the part of Avast. They have created a lot of problems for people and were a little slow in sorting it. However they have now brought out a manual update which fixes their problem and all is now well.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=104142.0
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?PHPSES … c=104163.0
gives the details. Hope this helps

It didn't disable my PC but it did throw up several files as being infected by a virus. It was only after I had moved these files to the virus vault did I find out that Avast had experience problems today and after installing the update had to move everything back from the virus vault. A lot of unnecessary messing about.
My comment was simply to warn others of today's problems from Avast

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

I think that it's a False Positive on the part of Avast. They have created a lot of problems for people and were a little slow in sorting it. However they have now brought out a manual update which fixes their problem and all is now well.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=104142.0
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?PHPSES … c=104163.0
gives the details. Hope this helps

You can find them here
http://bettylou.zzruss.com/poorboyrichard.htm
I think your request should have been in Song Requests rather than Acoustic.

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(4 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Well I have bought one of the Bag Amps which has been delivered today and I must say what a great piece of kit it is for less than £100. There is a supplier on Ebay who has a few for sale and his service is excellent. The Ebay link is
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORTABLE-GUITA...FIT%26ao%3D1%26

So far I am putting all my stuff through a Mixer which then goes into one of the amp channels and all is working well.

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(4 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Just checked the link and it is working ok for me.

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(4 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

I have the opportunity to buy a "Bag Amp" really cheap and wonder if anyone has any experience of them
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4iBeN5kH-g                                          gives some details of the product but not much.
If I buy it it I intend to use it for electro acoustic guitar and mic fed through a Behringer mixer.
Anybody any thoughts please.

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(16 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Whilst I change my strings on a regular basis. I find that using Fastfret  to clean the strings, will keep the nice bright sound that you get with new strings for much longer.

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(275 replies, posted in Electric)

65 years young in 1 months time and just about to get my pension. Perhaps I will buy another guitar but don't tell my wife.

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

Happy 30th guitar birthday

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(22 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Genre is style of music, ie. pop, pock, folk, country etc.
Gee 300 people is a big audience for a first gig. I bet you were nervous. Don't know what recording equipment you have but Soundcloud is a good free site on which to place your music on the internet. It's sound only and no video. I would love to hear a couple of your songs but don't want to give my email address on the forum for the usual reasons. It is on my profile but I don't think it's visual to others.

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(22 replies, posted in My local band and me)

If you look at ChordPulse there are two versions, Lite and the full version which you can trial for 14 days before you purchase for about 17 Euros, which in no money for what you get so trial the full version and see what you think.
My gigs are mainly at local pubs (open mikes and Folk) along with a local acoustic club. Nothing big time but over here there aren't many paid gigs unless you are megga and really good,
What genres do you play and is any of your stuff on any internet sites?

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(22 replies, posted in My local band and me)

I have recorded 10 songs which I have placed on Soundcloud and about another 10 or so that I put onto a CD and a few others that I recorded at Live gigs. However the last three that I placed on Soundcloud are much better recordings I think as I did them with my new mixer and also using backings which I produced using a program called ChordPulse.

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(22 replies, posted in My local band and me)

The first time that I heard my recorded voice I really was shocked as it didn't sound like me one little bit. I have to say that I was disappointed cos to me  it sounded better unrecorded. However after more years than I care to remember I have got use to how it must sound to others and don't think about it too much.
I'm pleased that your voice got the Whoa when you first heard it.

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(22 replies, posted in My local band and me)

I like all of his songs but I think my favourite would be "For You" I never tire of listening to it but having tried several times playing and singing, I can't do justice to it.
It's funny that you picked up on the John Denver thing because others have made similar comments but I have never made the link myself. It's amazing how people sound very different to others as to how they sound to themselves.

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(3 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Thanks for your comments.
I haven't ever done any Neil Young covers, don't know why but I will have a look to see if there's anything that I think might suit.

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(3 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Following the positive feedback that you kindly gave on a song that I posted a few days ago, I have decided to post another one which has more meaningful and thought provoking lyrics.

http://soundcloud.com/just-tel/there-were-roses

Any comments would be appreciated.

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(22 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Hi and thanks for the complement. Was it the song or the voice that reminded you of John Denver cos I do one or two covers of his? and really loved his music. Just a pity that he isn't around any more.

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(22 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Hi Phill and thanks for your comments.
Pleased that you found Soundcloud useful. It's a good site for placing your work and a good alternative to others if you don't have any video to offer.
As to the song, I have to admit that it's a cover of the original by Joshua Kadison and not my own work
If anyone is interested I will post more of my work,but I don't want to push them unless people genuinely want to hear them.
By the way George Harrisons " Any road will take you there" is one of my favourites.