Topic: Dear Santa ...

Curious to know what's on everyone's "musical wish list" this Christmas?

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Re: Dear Santa ...

I've been thinking seriously about a uke. Also one of my grandsons has shown a sudden or unmentioned previously a desire to play drums or guitar! His dad is getting him the guitar so I was thinking about giving him my electronic kit which would mean I'd have to get a new one, a much more advanced and expensive kit of course....does that make me a bad person?

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

Re: Dear Santa ...

Phill Williams wrote:

I've been thinking seriously about a uke.

My wife just bought herself a new uke that arrived today - I'll grab a pic and some details as to where she got it ... it's puuurrrrty ....

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Re: Dear Santa ...

Short scale bass.

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
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Re: Dear Santa ...

I just bought a Mandolin

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Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

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Re: Dear Santa ...

So, OK I said I wanted a uke, so I ordered a Beringer FEX800 Miniflex. It's a multi FX gizmo for vocal or guitar not a uke. so I'm a slut I saw something that attracted my attention and went for it, it should arrive end of this week start of next, good old Amazon. And only £62. woohoo

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

Re: Dear Santa ...

Phill
That looks cool -  what does it do ?

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

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Re: Dear Santa ...

reverbs, echo's, chorus, phasing, pitch shift, rotary (whatever that is) etch. i checked the reviews and they were all 5* so i'm hoping it's what i'm looking for. let you know when i get it and tried it out a bit.

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

Re: Dear Santa ...

A voice like Neil Young.

Thick as two short planks

Re: Dear Santa ...

what does chorus and phrasing mean  ?

Don't let my musical ignorance offend anyone- I truly just want to know

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

Re: Dear Santa ...

TIGLJK wrote:

what does chorus and phrasing mean  ?

There are some good audio examples on this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chorus_effect

Which is probably easier than trying to explain it smile

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Re: Dear Santa ...

Hi Jim, it's life but not as we know it. Sorry I had to do that!

Phasing, there's no "r" is the sound you might get by playing two recordings of the same piece of music simultaneously but not quite exactly....if you can, listen to Itchycoo Park, the sounds on the drums is phasing!

Chorus is similar to phasing like playing a guitar through a Lesley speaker, you get it on lots of song's especially country tracks. Lovely!

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Re: Dear Santa ...

This is my Santa wish attached.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5yy3EcwPo

Re: Dear Santa ...

Peatle - Great artwork and I like the song.

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

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Re: Dear Santa ...

Thank you Tig I should thank  Irving Berlin for the tune. My guitarist who wants to  be called Robert Anonymous for his playing.
"White Christmas" is a 1942 Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. The version sung by Bing Crosby is the world's best-selling single with estimated sales in excess of 100 million copies worldwide. Other versions of the song, along with Crosby's, have sold over 150 million copies. Here is me with my version with  the  lyrics Guitar Christmas selling no copies  worldwide.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5yy3EcwPo

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Re: Dear Santa ...

I've asked for a Celestion 12" Neo Creamback (4.2 lbs) speaker, to swap out the Celestion Vintage 30 (12.1 lbs) in my Traynor amp. This Neo Creamback has almost identical tone to the Vintage 30, and at 8 lbs lighter will make the amp a lot more portable.

https://celestion.com/product/155/neo_creamback/

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EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah

Re: Dear Santa ...

I want a 6 string electric ukulele LEFT Handed .................bah tried everywhere, can`t get one!  So  finally decided to go with a 8 string non electric ukulele which i will use with the 8 strings for a while .................. but may take 2 strings off to get the 6 string effect which is much nicer.

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Re: Dear Santa ...

Nice one Peatle smile

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Re: Dear Santa ...

Jandle wrote:

I want a 6 string electric ukulele LEFT Handed .................bah tried everywhere, can`t get one!  So  finally decided to go with a 8 string non electric ukulele which i will use with the 8 strings for a while .................. but may take 2 strings off to get the 6 string effect which is much nicer.

Couldn't you reverse string something like this:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71PesH83xhL._SL1500_.jpg

https://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-GL1-Guita … 2SSP2QPYWZ

Cheers

Richard

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Re: Dear Santa ...

Reverse stringing any guitar is possible, with a few structural changes. The nut would have to be reversed, since the thicker >>> thinner strings will be going in the opposite direction. The angle of the saddle will also need to be reversed, so that the intonation will stay true. Not as major as it sounds, but should be done by a luthier who has the tools and know-how to do a proper job.

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah