Jandle wrote:

neophytte ........ I have tried to listen to your music, that programme you are using wont let me listen to them.

Sorry, but my website is down at the moment - I'll have to get it back up when I'm back at home ... meanwhile here is a live version from 1995:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-W2cZ0MhUs

Enjoy!!

952

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

Tried to take a look, but your profile has an incorrect link for the Facebook site - I think it should have a dot between your first and last name, but when I tried that, I could only see a picture of someone with a Banjo ... wasn't sure if it was the right page ...

953

(10 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

:thumbsup:

954

(21 replies, posted in Electric)

Tenement Funster wrote:

Wow ... very nice, Neo! I played one of these neck-thru -body bass guitars by ESP / LTD a couple years ago, and almost bought it. Even though it's relatively inexpensive (about $750) it sounded great, had lots of sustain, and looks absolutely stunning. The 3 smaller knobs are EQ boost/cut knobs (low-mid-high freq), as it has active pickups. That walnut top ... whoa, baby!

http://www.guitarcorea.com/used/lb4ena/lb4ena_1.jpg


Wow, that's a nice bass - love that top; I had a similar one a while ago, which was an Ibanez with the Bartolini pickups, 18v on board and neck through:


http://neophytte.mine.nu/photo/2015-03-09_bass_restring/images/bass_restring-030.jpg

I swapped it with a mate for a Spector 5 string, and was probably one of the swaps I regretted. The Spector was in poor shape, but scrubbed up OK - I still need to fix the electronics as the guy whom my mate bought it off had mucked about with it, and (I ddidn't realize when I was fixing his bad solder job) had made it so the battery for the pre-amp was permanently on ... which was probably why my mate was using rechargables inside it (and the sticker was to cover a hole the previous guy had drilled for whatever reason ...):
http://neophytte.mine.nu/photo/2016-03-14-Spector_bass/images/Spector-bass-21-34-08.jpg

I'm not sure why my wife says I have too many guitars tongue

Cheers

955

(21 replies, posted in Electric)

Tenement Funster wrote:

is that Zebra Wood?

Yes, African Zebra wood, I believe ...

Tenement Funster wrote:

What do the mini toggles do? Coil splitting?

No, there are push-pull pots for the coil splitting; the two switches are for pickup selection (Bridge/Both/Neck) and the other is for Passive/Active - the early model Bartolini pickups are really amazing in clarity and tone ....

More pics to drool over ....

Cheers

Richard

956

(21 replies, posted in Electric)

Tenement Funster wrote:

Is that a Roland Piezo bridge in the second pic? Very nice!

No, it's a Roland GK-Kit, you can see the build notes here ... (and thanks!!)

I've also got a super nice fan fret custom build from Sydney luthier Rick Murizzi:

https://scontent.fper5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1610000_10154085220215514_5167681026911762779_n.jpg?oh=3783bcb671c99363960e2843271ab32b&oe=5AA87D51

Cheers

Richard

957

(21 replies, posted in Electric)

I was always a fan of PRS guitars; when I was playing back in the 90's, they were always (price wise) out of reach. I saw my first couple in Kosmic music, and was taken my the shape and style of the guitar, could never afford one at the time ... fast forward to the 10's and PRS bought out the SE range, which were mostly affordable, due to moves in jobs, etc, so I finally bought a PRS in January 2011 (click pic for unboxing):



http://neophytte.mine.nu/photo/2011-01-31-new_PRS_guitar/images/new_PRS_guitar-046.jpg



Which I then modded to have an internal Roland pickup system in September of that same year (click pic for installation story):



http://neophytte.mine.nu/photo/2011-09-28-PRS_Torero_add_Roland_GK-Kit-GT3/images/PRS_Torero_add_Roland_GK-Kit-GT3-056.jpg


Then I realised I could afford the guitar I'd lusted after all those years ago, so bought a PRS CE (the early model) from eBay USA, I watched it for a while (months!) an the seller couldn't sell it, not sure why, it might be because everyone wants the 'tiger stripes' of a PRS, but I actually prefer the solid colours; anyway, the Aussie dollar was riding high against the US greenback, so finally bit the bullet, paid a bit for import taxes (anything over $au1k attracts a processing fee + 10% of value) and now own this beauty (the pic is after the clean up):


http://neophytte.mine.nu/photo/2014-08-25_PRS_Electric_1989/images/PRS_Electric_1989-014.jpg


Even further down the track (last year), I bought a SAS (Swamp Ash Special) in green:


http://neophytte.mine.nu/photo/2016-03-15-PRS_Swamp_Ash/images/PRS-Swamp-Ash-22-25-00.jpg


And I see there is another Red PRS Electric on Reverb at the moment .... although it's a bit beat up .... hmmmm .....


Cheers

Richard

958

(9 replies, posted in Chordie's Market Place)

No dramas, but I was answering this part of the OP (as was, I assume, BGD):

but I’m wondering where else online is the best place to sell gear?

Cheers

I like it!! Thumbs up!

960

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

Sad to hear that another of the greats has gone to that big jam in the sky .... sad

961

(9 replies, posted in Chordie's Market Place)

I've found reverb.com to be an effective buy/sell market for musical instruments, and apparently they have cheaper fees than eBay ...

Jandle wrote:

neophytte .........  enjoyed your cover of Father and Son, well played and i liked the picking bits you did on guitar smile  Your 2nd song with your son was well done.   Your son did well as he had learnt the song off by heart by the looks (couldn't see him reading music at anytime) and his timing with the little shaker was on point!  He has an ear that boy of yours smile

Thanks for the feedback smile

963

(6 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Tenement Funster wrote:

This is a fascinating 1-hour documentary

Thanks, saved to watch for later!!

964

(11 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Hmmm, interesting, personally I download the chordpro versions of the songs, then put them in a central location, from there I use SongSheet Generator (Free/donationware: http://tenbyten.com/software/songsgen/) on my Mac and PC to fix them up, then use my iPad with OnSong (Occasionally free) to view them at Jam nights ...

965

(14 replies, posted in Electric)

Phill Williams wrote:

Hi Richard. I just checked out your link to find that the AD pedal was discontinued. Shame it looks good.

Yes, it's been replaced by the AD-10, however I've seen a  few AD-3's in the USA on eBay .... for around the $100 mark ... with a new brand like Boss, you can buy it from eBay and if you don't like it after a month or two, put it back on eBay and sell it for around the same price ... smile

Cheers

Richard

Peatle Jville wrote:

Beamer Your vocals work perfect on this one. That acoustic fits like a hand in a glove. Out of everything of yours I have heard so far that is my favourite.

I concur!!

967

(14 replies, posted in Electric)

Can I suggest a multi-effects unit, such as the Boss AD range: https://www.boss.info/us/products/ad-3/ it's a quality product that will keep it's value better than the two brands you mentioned.

Cheers

Richard

Thanks for the compliments ... yes, my second son was sitting with me at the beginning of the session and playing his recorder along - he went out the back to get some flowers (it's spring in Australia, so flowers are starting to bloom) for me ... he helped me out on a "Lola" cover smile

neophytte wrote:

Ok, here is my attempt at the Cat Stevens song: https://youtu.be/sDch5Cn0tXw with apologies for the end ....

Cheers

Here is my attempt at a Tom Petty song: https://youtu.be/hFStYoLEHlM

I don't know many Tom Petty songs, and was going to substitute it with a Travelling Wilbury's one ... but, this is what I have ... smile and a flower at the end ...

Cheers

Recorded with my band for our demo cassette (pre-CD's ...!)

http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/mp3/Some%20People-NC.mp3

Enjoy!!

This was recorded in my duo for a CD of original Australian music, but the project collapsed and it was never released:

http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/mp3/Margarets_Eulogy.mp3

Enjoy!

Bronchiodilated Blues by Bernard Carney:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmQJgSr49s4

973

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

Enjoy:

http://neophytte1.mine.nu:81/audio/mp3/Fly.mp3

974

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

Enjoy:

http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/mp3/leaving.mp3

Thanks - here is the band working it out: http://neophytte1.mine.nu:81/audio/mp3/ … hettes.mp3