51

(6 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

Nice!!     

52

(6 replies, posted in About Chordie)

There are a few tunes with bass riff's in, but they seem to be in the minority; when I was playing bass I used the same root note as the guitarist chords, then built some riffs around that to the next part of the song ...

HTH!

Cheers

Richard     

53

(6 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

Got any pics? Is it a guitar / ukelele combo??

Cheers

Richard     

54

(13 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

I've got a smaller short scale Hohner, which is great because it's small ....

http://neophytte.mine.nu/photo/2011-10-04-Hohner/images/Hohner-007.jpg

Cheers

Richard     

55

(3 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Tenement Funster wrote:

To all of my fellow-Chordians ... you are what makes Chordie great. Thanks for the friendship, the ongoing banter,  the sharing of knowledge, and the encouragement.

Right back at ya ... !!     

Peatle Jville wrote:

Neo guitar works good but found your vocals a bit hard to hear but still a good sound all round. Better than what I could do. Maybe the  microphone needs to be closer to your mouth.

Cheers - the MXL is an omni-directional microphone, so I found it picked up a lot of guitar; when I mixed it down the vocals were supposed to be treated separate to the guitar, but I found modifying anything became 'muddy' (and this was excluding the other MXL from the mix) - unfortunately when I'm doing the recording and being the one recorded, it's hard to monitor these things as they happen, and you only get to work with the outcome, so next time I'm switching back to a uni-directional mic and maybe putting the acoustic baffle on my soundhole. But thank you for the compliment!

TIGLJK wrote:

What Peatle said !

Cheers, I'll reply thusly!!!

Thanks

Richard     

Tenement Funster wrote:

This is again very good, Neo ... and you don't even sound a bit like Ann Wilson! lol She remains as one of my favorite female lead vocalists of all time. Nice job on one of their softer songs.

Thanks ... smile

Cheers

Richard     

58

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

Zurf wrote:

S-U-N-Down Sundooooown.  S-U-N-Down Suuuuuuuundowown.  LOL!  Loved the mashup Neo.

Thanks smile

Cheers

Richard     

59

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

beamer wrote:

That's cool!  Whats the tuning on it since its a short scale? or is just a smaller body?

It's normal tuning, just a smaller body - the acoustic sound is a bit thin, so I've got the pickup putting out it's sound ...

Cheers

Richard     

60

(14 replies, posted in Songwriting)

I'm agreeing with @Grah1 on this one; chilling, and I'd like to hear the backstory ...

Cheers

Richard     

https://youtu.be/_9QwHj6pqEw

Enjoy!

Richard 

62

(8 replies, posted in Poems)

easybeat wrote:

I admire you guys who get up there and do it live.

Ditto!!     

63

(8 replies, posted in Poems)

TIGLJK wrote:

OK boys - what the heck is a "punter" ?

http://www.slang-dictionary.org/Australian-Slang/Punter     

Nice work, EB ...

Cheers

Richard

64

(9 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Nice work! Enjoyed it!!

Cheers

Richard     

65

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

Tenement Funster wrote:

Great cover of one of Gordon Lightfoot's classic tunes, Neo. His distinct voice, story-teller writing, and easy-to-listen to style have made him an icon of Canadian folk music. He's received more awards than you can shake a stick at, and now at 80 years old, still shows up on stage now then for a song or two. Thanks for paying this terrific tribute to him ... Neo-style!

Thanks - I did a cover of "If you could read my mind" at the local acoustic club and one of the old guys came up and said how much he liked Lightfoot, and asked if I saw him live (which I haven't), and other general chit chat. He's got some good tunes; I wish I knew some of them better ... smile

Cheers

Richard

66

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

https://youtu.be/8xdzvPuNW5o

Enjoy

Richard 

67

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

Zurf wrote:

That song is Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot.  :-)

https://youtu.be/8xdzvPuNW5o

Enjoy!!     

68

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

Sorry to hear of your loss & welcome back ...

Richard     

69

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

Zurf wrote:

That song is Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot.  :-)

Noted.

Richard     

70

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

Zurf wrote:

Happy NGD. I've enjoyed playing around with my 12 string. At the most recent ChordieStock at Topdown's house, I borrowed his 12 string for Southern Cross and then played it pretty regularly for the next several days.

Thanks - 12's are fun to play, but I find you need to have the song to fit them ....

Cheers

Richard     

71

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

neophytte wrote:

if I can wrangle it off the 4 year old, who (because it's perfectly his size) thinks it's his ... smile

https://scontent.fper5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64621819_10161829771165514_2530591707146223616_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fper5-1.fna&oh=ce602727160d2d9fa0dc5f2e0d5634fa&oe=5D7D4F38

Evidence ... !! 

Cheers

Richard     

72

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

Baldguitardude wrote:

What’s mini about it?

Size comparison pic, between my small body EBG808CL and the Mini-Maton:

https://scontent.fper5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64702424_10161830631710514_3014916219720433664_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent.fper5-1.fna&oh=618480a6bc8039142301a6bc1ef4d83a&oe=5D820D11 

(hope the pic works!!)

Cheers

Richard     

73

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

keepitreal wrote:

I must admit it's the first time I've ever heard of Maton. Although according to their web site they're well established. I'm sure you're going to have lots of fun

Thanks - I believe they are selling them in the UK now: https://www.projectmusic.net/maton-guitars-1486-c.asp

topdown wrote:

Very cool Neo - looks like a fun guitar. Happy NGD!

Thanks - needs a small bit of work, but it sounds good!!

Phill Williams wrote:

very nice looking guitar. sounds like a native Ozzy make?

Yep, since 1946 - you'll see many Aussie artists using them, kind of a "national" guitar, although early on the Beatles used one or two, as per the video here: https://maton.com.au/page/maton-history

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maton

easybeat wrote:

Neo
i guess we`ll get to hear it soon when ``the smiling aussie`` does his next vid.
there are some lovely australian woods being used in guitars.

Yep, if I can wrangle it off the 4 year old, who (because it's perfectly his size) thinks it's his ... smile

Cheers all!

Richard     

74

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

Phill Williams wrote:

i've tried detuning and found it didn't sound right on my 12 string box! i know it aint a good make or anything but it does sound better in concert pitch. i also broke the high G string so i left it off, i only miss it if i'm doing a solo

Check your capo is successfully fretting the smaller strings on the lower notes; some of the cheaper capos are too 'stiff' and won't deaden the strings correctly ... they will make a "thud" type sound which is not very nice. I found my mid-range capo did this, but my expensive (Thalia) capo was good, and my cheapest ($3 China special) worked quite good ....

Sorry for diverting the conversation ...

Cheers

Richard     

75

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

Tenement Funster wrote:

Nice find, Neo ... a beautiful looking guitar! The smaller body makes the head stock look larger than normal and the fret board wider than normal, almost like a lute. Looks like a cedar top and maple sides?

Thanks, I found these specs from 2006 (the guitar is a 2008 model, so I suspect similar):

Soundboard: "A" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Queensland Maple
Neck: Queensland Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood with dot inlays
Bridge: Rosewood
Headstock: Queensland Maple
Outer Binding: Black
Soundhole Rosette: Laser cut M logo design
Finish: Natural Satin
Machine Heads: Chrome Grover Rotomatic
Pickup System: AP4
Pickguard: Black with Gold "M"

https://matonmuseum.com.au/data/pdfs/Ma … de2006.pdf

Cheers

Richard