Peatle Jville wrote:

Excellent guitar Richard and lady on vocals good. Across here in NZ on some days we got the smoke from the Ozzy fires drifting through our air. Your fire fighters and also those who came from other countries are heroes in my eyes. Pleased to hear you and your family came through it good.

BTW: couldn't reply to your second reply on YouTube (was it deleted??)

Cheers

Richard     

Peatle Jville wrote:

Excellent guitar Richard and lady on vocals good. Across here in NZ on some days we got the smoke from the Ozzy fires drifting through our air. Your fire fighters and also those who came from other countries are heroes in my eyes. Pleased to hear you and your family came through it good.

Thanks Peatle - yes, I met up with my old boss just after Christmas, whose daughter is over in NZ with her new bf, and got to see some of the photos from your side of the world of the smoke floating over ... I was just visiting our customers in NSW, wouldn't want to have lived through those fires, apparently they have been the worst ever!!

Cheers

Richard     

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

Dirty Ed wrote:

{snip}
A busy but enjoyable evening. 

DE

Sounds great DE!! Congrats on your contribution ...

Cheers

Richard

Phill Williams wrote:

Nice one Richard, looks like you had a lot of fun.

Thanks, we did! We did a couple of songs, this was the best from the video point of view (cameras cut out halfway through songs, etc), but probably not the best song we did ...

Cheers

Richard

TIGLJK wrote:

cool Richard - looks like a lot of fun.

I only wish I was good enough to play in public as such.

Congrats.

P.S.  Did those fires affect the area you live in ?

Jim

Thanks - it was pretty fun; the fires we had were about 30km north of us, but they can spread pretty quick, we were fortunate to have good weather make it harder for the fires, not like the ones in the east; I had to fly over for work, and when I was flying back, you could see the huge plumes of smoke from the bush - kilometers and kilometers of it.

Here is a quick video I shot from the plane:  https://youtu.be/WnGdJHXnGkY

Cheers

Richard     

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(22 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

Zurf wrote:
neophytte wrote:
Zurf wrote:

So...new nut. Wish me luck. It looks simple enough on YouTube.

I changed one on a bass not too long ago - buying it pre-configured made it quite easy, the harder one was the bone one I had to made for the multi-scale acoustic guitar, as it had all sorts of wierd angles ...

Have fun!

Richard

I got off to a poor start by buying a wrong model nut. I'll return it. A different one that is too high and I'll need to sand down to fit has been ordered.

I used a file to get mine down to size, mark where it sits first with a pencil across the fretboard, then put the file down flat and start at the bottom of the nut keeping it as flat as you can; I've heard it's easier if you have a table vice to hold it, and a fancy file with a holding knob on one end, but we make the best of what we have ... measure frequently as you don't want to go too low ... also buy a spare if you think you can't do it ...

Cheers

Richard     

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(22 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

Zurf wrote:

So...new nut. Wish me luck. It looks simple enough on YouTube.

I changed one on a bass not too long ago - buying it pre-configured made it quite easy, the harder one was the bone one I had to made for the multi-scale acoustic guitar, as it had all sorts of wierd angles ...

Have fun!

Richard     

https://youtu.be/YLVudK9EENE

Enjoy!

Cheers

Richard 

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

Happy New Year to all .. looking forward to a bright 2020 ....     

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

Congrats!!     

I'd like to echo the sentiment to all here too - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Good to hear from you, Bill, hope 2020 brings better health ...

Cheers

Richard     

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

Thanks, that was great - post more vids!!     

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

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sad     

39

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

Wow that's amazing!!

Cheers

Richard     

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(13 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Phill Williams wrote:

Obviously Ann was not a happy bunny so I bought it anyway

Sometimes it's easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission smile

This post is incomplete without pics ...

Cheers

Richard     

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

TIGLJK wrote:

I have noticed the number of posts on here have dropped significantly. I guess everyone is busy,has other more important stuff going on, or for some reason is unable to post anymore. Whatever the case........ I miss the videos by Russell and the great songs by Mojo, the unbelievably cool insights of Strummerboy Bill, all the great songs and posts of our New Zealand Family - the golden voice of Jan, and the greatest stories and historical insights of Peatle ), JJJ's  interesting stories, Beamer's open heart songs and Metalized everything smile,Zurf's wildlife adventures and musical journey's,  Badeye's always good stuff, Roger G's terrific perspectives, UJB and BGD, Easybeat and Dirty Ed, NEO, CTECH, Doug, Jets60  and of course Mekidsmom (Amy).   My apologies if (and I know I must have)  I have left someone out !

Happy Holiday season to everyone and may your GREY SATURDAY's turn sunny ! smile
Jim

After a couple of months of not working, I've got a new job which has been challenging to try and find that work/life balance again. Add to that one of my old positions asked me to do some after hours work as well, making it more of a challenge. So unfortunately guitar playing has dropped a bit into the background, I'm trying to get some regular practice in, and occasional come to the forums, but haven't found the chance to reply too much.

However the 2nd job is almost done, work and life seem to be balancing out, the weathers turning nice and the forecast is good ... I should be here more often! smile

Cheers

Richard     

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

Grah1 wrote:

I'll try that Scott and see what happens

You mean #scott smile     

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

Grah1 wrote:

It puzzles me how some vids on you tube get so many views there's an awful lot of awful performances that get a lot of views.Somebody please explain the secret  of getting more views I'd be grateful to know.

I'm curious too ... my video of putting together a toy with my son has over eight thousand views, yet my guitar playing, I'm lucky to get 50! So ... following smile

Cheers

Richard     

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

It was so warm in Perth today, we went for a boatride ...

90 second video overview - although we had the smaller, faster boat ...

Enjoy!

Richard     

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

No worries, glad it helped; while you're in the chat corner, you may as well let us know a little bit about yourself, what level of guitar you are at, etc.

Cheers

Richard     

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

  C               G              Am     F 
e|-------0-----|-------3-----|-------0-----|-------1-----|

b|-------1-----|-------0-----|-------1-----|-------1-----|

g|-0--0--0--0--|-------0-----|-2--2--2--2--|-------2-----|

d|-2--2--2--2--|-0--0--0--0--|-2--2--2--2--|-3--3--3--3--|

a|-3--3--3--3--|-2--2--2--2--|-0--0--0--0--|-3--3--3--3--|

e|-------------|-3--3--3--3--|-------------|-1--1--1--1--|  

 

You need to format it in a mono-spaced font so that it spaces correctly (use the "courier" font, which is installed on every modern OS that I know of).

The names at the top are the names of the chords (in your example C, G Aminor, F), then read the portion below, which looks like the six strings on your guitar, from left to right, as a bar of music.

So the first bar is a 'C', play it with four beats, the first two are only the A, D and G strings, the third beat is five strings, and the fourth beat is back to three strings ...

Hope that helps.

Welcome to the forums!

Richard     

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(2 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Hi, welcome, check your login session is still active, I've seen them time out occasionally.

Cheers

Richard     

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(2 replies, posted in Electric)

I haven't built one myself, but I'm on a luthiers page on FB, and the guys on there are usually impressed with the quality/price point for PitBull guitars: https://www.pitbullguitars.com/

Not sure how that fairs against places in the US, but with the currently lower Australian economy, could be a reasonable deal for you...

[edit]https://www.pitbullguitars.com/shop/gui … 12-string/

Cheers

Richard

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

Hey TF, wishing you the best until you're back, and I echo the sentiments of the others, hope it's soon.

Cheers for all your contributions, you'll be missed

Richard     

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

Zurf wrote:

My fretless was giving some terrible 60 cycle hum into the mix.

You might need a grounding strap:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41m5Pd8BjyL.jpg 

Clip goes on the bridge, strap goes on you ...

Cheers

Richard