Topic: quiet times on Chordie

The forums have been so quiet lately, weekends have been that way for quite a while. It's a shame that with all the members Chordie boasts, only a few can be bothered to come to the forums and chat unless they want something, eg how to do this, how to get rid of that, where can i find this or that song etc. I must admit that I've been guilty of not posting or beginning new discussions myself. For that I apologise. On the other hand I don't frequent Face book or any other sites of that nature so I do my venting here as it's great to help in any way or review original songs or poems. I am limited as far as the technical side of music or even computing is concerned, but I try. 

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Been a bit  busy  my  self  Phill   though I  do  check  the  site  most  days .I've  had  a  fair  amount  of  club and  festival  slots recently .     

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Summer is starting and ppl are outside.

Phil we have discussed this before also.  I keep posting, and its crazy that only the same 3 to 5 ppl reply yet in 2 hours there were 65 hits on this latest one.     

"YOU GRAVITATE TO THE GUITARIST YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE" -- Chris Broderick, Megadeth
I guess you guys are going to get Scotty the metalizer,  punk style.

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Hi Grah,  yes same here only no festivals mainly hotels and pubs. it's dirty work but someone has to do it? And those pint pots don't get any lighter...lol     

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

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Hi Scott, not many people outside here as it's been raining all day, horrible drizzley stuff. Last summer was so much better. I suppose we'll have to wait another 5 years for a summer that good.     

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

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Phill
i drop by every day,it can go a few days before anyone puts up new posts.
It`s just so disappointing talking to yourself,so i rarely post stuff any more.     

The King Of Audio Torture

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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     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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guilty as charged, I havnt been  posting or replying much my self for awhile. not sure why other than dont have much to say.     

out of tune out of key and out of touch

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Posting on the Forum is something I've enjoyed daily, even if it's just to encourage someone else who has posted. There's been some terrific poems / songwriting recently, and when a fellow Chordian takes time to show us their work, I feel it's only proper to acknowledge it. Truth is, it's all quite good! And CG's Friday Blues page is always enjoyable.

Lots to like here!     

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I try and have a look in at chordie once a week. I am not much of a computer  guy, I tend to email more, but I do enjoy reading and checking out the links the good people of chordie post on here.     

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I'm back in the dating world; 6 months now. Spending more time with people than with the computer. smile     

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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.     

Thick as two short planks

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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     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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Phill I agree it has slowed,  I visit everyday to take out the trash but not to many topics to monitor     

"Growing old is not for sissies"

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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.     

Thick as two short planks

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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.

glad to see you back and posting     

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

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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     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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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     

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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     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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The reason why Chordie at times gets not as busy is because at times rather than staying on topic or starting a new thread like this one, gets way off topic. The original intent of the topic becomes meaningless and that is not fair to anyone.     

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