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

It's basically a travel guitar series; looked for a photo comparing it to the larger size guitars, but coudn't find one ... instead I found this pic of a 14 year old holding it, to try and give you an indication of the size of it:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/aTGxFQXIsiM/mqdefault.jpg

Cheers

Richard     

NGD - a Maton mini 12 string (hope the picture works):

https://scontent.fper5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/62470049_10161814098880514_8615908844809224192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_eui2=AeHunLxK06IXyR5e2EAftxNAQGYu_yWm8-7kauejWI1vLHXwwuNJGFNgb1MztufjHhgK4nOxi7-fr6lmZqHAW9pSCCS6E9BEjKEnrpWH-JEVAQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fper5-1.fna&oh=3a8f71fb98c4eea554772a7071b13a86&oe=5D85E6DB

It's an older 2008 model, but  got it for a good price, however the truss rod needs some attention, and needs some new strings. This is the newer version, but has similar specs: https://maton.com.au/product/ems-12 (I don't know why Maton don't have an archive of older models)

Cheers

Richard 

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

keepitreal wrote:

Hi neophyte. Getting to grips with the 12 string, but it sounds a little thin. I have some new  (martin)strings to try, when I get round to re stringing. Thanks for asking.

Cool!! I've just bought myself one ... was on my mind for some time, especially after I saw a build on instructables for a 9 string guitar (which was basically a 6 string, with double courses on the 3 high strings). it came in at a bargain price, but I just need to adjust the truss rod and put some new strings on it ...

I think one of the tricks to make it sound thicker is to detune by a tone, then put a capo on the 2nd ... but yet to experiment with that smile

Hope you can post some pics or vids

Cheers

Richard     

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

keepitreal wrote:

Hi I've been away from the scene for quite a while and recently started poking my nose in to see what's happening. This post gives me the perfect opportunity to say hello I'm back and looking forward to joining in the fun.

Hi, welcome back - how's your 12 string??

Cheers

Richard     

80

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

Congrats!!!!     

81

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

I've been pretty busy, my new job is 1.5hrs travel each way, but it's finishing in a couple of weeks, so then I'll be busy finding a new way to feed the family ....

Cheers

Richard     

Thanks for the feedback - usually I delete the videos once I've processed them, but saved this one; I'll re-mix it with less echo on.

Cheers

Richard     

For your viewing pleasure: https://youtu.be/VT_tImIdP3g

Cheers

Richard 

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

jgreen wrote:

Sorry Richard, it's set to public on my Facebook post.
Don't know what else I can do.  I tried to imbed it here but couldn't figure that out.

Well, that was odd - I tried it from my phone and it worked, but still couldn't see it from my laptop. Anyway, it's a nice looking Mando - my Dad has a couple of round backs stashed away from when he was in Europe (from before I was born, I believe) - he used to pull them out at Christmas and play the only two tunes he knows ('We three Kings' and 'Good King Wenceslas'), but he hasn't done it for a while.

Cheers

Richard     

85

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

jgreen wrote:

Not really either (?) - I haven't been able to find a picture of any other quite like it.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid … XNuXY_G9Q3

Could you set the photo to public - I can't view it ....

Thanks!!

Richard     

86

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

Cool, I can't quite tell from the photos - is it a european round-back, or american flat back?

Cheers

Richard     

87

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

Reminded me of Barrett's experiments in early Floyd - and you've got an American twang at the end!!!

Cheers

Richard     

88

(7 replies, posted in Poems)

Phill Williams wrote:

I'd renew your license free of charge cos this is so true and well written. You guys down under are getting sooooo good

I can imagine it being recited with a stubby in his hand wink     

89

(7 replies, posted in Poems)

easybeat wrote:

Joined a gym today

True story? Or New Years resolution ... ??

Cheers

Richard     

90

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

Oh yes, ELP!!

And Oxygene:

https://img.discogs.com/dTWa_E60HTbiUBLNdrdpeyH2jjo=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-494369-1171385458.jpeg.jpg     

91

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

always loved the Joy Division, 'Unknown Pleasures' cover:

https://www.billboard.com/files/styles/900_wide/public/media/Joy-Division-Unknown-Pleasures-album-covers-billboard-1000x1000.jpg 

It's a digitized version of the word "Hello".

And the Nirvana cover:

https://www.billboard.com/files/styles/900_wide/public/media/Nirvana-Nevermind-album-covers-billboard-1000x1000.jpg

And Pink Floyd ...

https://www.billboard.com/files/styles/900_wide/public/media/Pink-Floyd-Dark-Side-of-the-Moon-album-covers-billboard-1000x1000.jpg


Cheers

Richard

92

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

Excellent!! I mentioned before I've started a new job; part of my daily routine is biking to the train station, these are some pics I put together, strung into a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTHOD6QfUfM

Cheers

Richard     

TIGLJK wrote:

Nice cover Richard.
I wish I could play and sing as well as you do.
I was amazed in reading how many songs Jim Steinman had written that were hits for so many huge groups/singers.

Thanks - this was a hard one to nail, and it took a few takes for this one.

Peatle Jville wrote:

Nice cover Neo

Thank you!

Tenement Funster wrote:

Great job on that one, Neo ... the song has an interesting chord structure, and you nailed it all 100%.

Thanks for that - the Eb is a hard chord to get to for the short time it's required ...

jgreen wrote:

Well done Neo!

Thank you ...

Apologies for not being around much lately; I've started a new job and it's about a 2 hour commute each way, and it leaves little time for anything ... so guitar and related activities are taking a bit of a back seat at the moment!!

Cheers

Richard     

A cover of the song "Heaven can wait", written by Jim Steinman, but probably best known for being sung by Meatloaf: https://youtu.be/pgx3lsNDA7o

Enjoy

Richard 

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

Tenement Funster wrote:

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/19718706.jpg

 

Haha!! smile     

96

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

Thanks for the feedback; it wasn't a song I knew but my jam partners bought it out one night and I just gelled with the song ...

Cheers

Richard     

TIGLJK wrote:

Nice song Neo - sounds good.
I had not heard that song , although I have heard Dylan's and Neil Young's songs of the same title.

Thanks for sharing it.
Jim
(and a great smile or two! smile  )

Thanks - yes, it was a synth song that was popular in Germany and Europe in the 80's, but it's a pretty good tune ...

I got the Wiki page wrong on the video, should be here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_Y … ille_song)

Charts

Cheers

Richard

98

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

Promises (cover) Clapton:

https://youtu.be/FlbYg68-6iw

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promises_ … pton_song) 

Forever Young (cover) Alphaville:

https://youtu.be/hncqj7BIxDc

" "Forever Young" is a song from German synthpop recording act Alphaville's 1984 debut album of the same name. The single was a strong hit in Scandinavia and in the European German-speaking countries in the same year.

Though the single achieved more success in the United States than in the United Kingdom, it was not the group's highest-charting European hit. It failed to reach the American top 40 despite 3 separate US single releases, "Forever Young" became one of the signature songs of the band and it has subsequently been covered by numerous artists. " 

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

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