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by Terry60
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Intonation...
Replies: 9
Views: 10010

Re: Intonation...

I should add (I'd forgotten after all this time), that as well as filing the bridge to give clearance, and inserting the new bridge pieces behind, I'd first removed the bridge and planed it down on the underside to lower the action. The high action was responsible for most of the intonation problems...
by Terry60
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Intonation...
Replies: 9
Views: 10010

Re: Intonation...

Here's a DIY mod I made to my Levin 45 years ago, and it's played in tune ever since.
(with medium gauge strings - only an adjustable bridge a la stratocaster could cope with differing gauges)
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=5 ... C220C8!385
by Terry60
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: That man Giltrap pops up when you least expect him to....
Replies: 2
Views: 3991

Watching "Guitar Heroes" BBC4 tonight, there was your man GG, in a 1976 performance of Lucifer's Cage on Whistle Test. Set your PVRs if you're an early-to-bed type, he might feature in another episode later this week (on every night) I didn't realize he'd be on, but I was recording to catc...
by Terry60
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: DAVY GRAHAM RIP
Replies: 16
Views: 17477

The "Guitar Heroes" series I mentioned earlier is being repeated on BBC4 late every night this week. Davy Graham is mentioned in the Radio Times for Friday's program. If I remember correctly, he might be in the previous program too (Thu). Unfortunately if you've not been watching, you've j...
by Terry60
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: The short life of strings
Replies: 6
Views: 7203

The Ovation strings http://www.stringitup.com/ova-5119.html were the best sounding I've ever had, and kept their edge for longer than the Martin's, but they're still Steel/Phosphor Bronze, so will also degrade with time, even infrequently played. The Rohrbacher's are indeed from Mike's link, specifi...
by Terry60
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: The short life of strings
Replies: 6
Views: 7203

The short life of strings

There's nothing nicer than the sound of a brand-new set of strings on an accoustic guitar. All of those delicious high harmonic overtones give such a delightful crisp ring to every pluck and strum. Combine it with a bit of reverb, courtesy of the bathroom tiling, and there you are, at the Albert Hal...
by Terry60
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: DAVY GRAHAM RIP
Replies: 16
Views: 17477

Hi Mike, thanks for your concern, but I was just a disinterested observer, not the target of any abuse. I moderate on another site (PC technical support) where I wouldn't (don't) tolerate such rudeness (Ah ! the power of the "ban"). My Series 7 Ferrograph is as close by me as the Levin (on...
by Terry60
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: DAVY GRAHAM RIP
Replies: 16
Views: 17477

Re: ANGIE.

I'm sorry to hear that you suffered abuse (peasants !). It's a sad fact that the anonymity of the web encourages uncivilized behaviour in a moronic minority. I lurked unregistered on one technical site (looking for information about buggy firmware in a DVR), and was astonished to find that it contai...
by Terry60
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: DAVY GRAHAM RIP
Replies: 16
Views: 17477

You're too quick for me Gordon. I realized I'd got the wrong program name, seconds after shutting down my PC last night, and resolved to do a quick edit this morning before anyone saw it. It was of course "Guitar Heroes at the BBC". I think I was mentally confusing it with another strand o...
by Terry60
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: DAVY GRAHAM RIP
Replies: 16
Views: 17477

My only experience of Davy Graham's music came second hand via Paul Simon and Bert Jansch, each playing their version of Anji. It seemed a good challenge, so I learned it by imitation (guess what I'm playing in the Avatar ?) but I never heard the original. Recently the BBC (BBC4) have had a series o...
by Terry60
Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: Jan Akkerman
Replies: 2
Views: 4308

Thanks for the steer Gordon, well worth a listen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnOV4bJzWI4 Another veteran who's lost nothing. (In fact he seems to have gained some ! compared to here) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnTGF5G5B6w For anyone who knows not of the "Dutch Band" (shame on you)....
by Terry60
Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: Jan Akkerman
Replies: 2
Views: 4308

Jan Akkerman

Anyone registered on this site is, by definition, an admirer of excellence in guitar playing. Until I saw Gordon in concert on Saturday and witnessed the precision and clarity of his left hand fingering at close range, I thought there was only one man alive with such enviable talent. If you're not a...
by Terry60
Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Marlborough College
Replies: 8
Views: 7427

Marlborough College

I saw this concert on local posters, and bought tickets as a long-standing Wakeman fan, and was delighted to find one of the guitarists on my "Contemporary Guitar Sampler" (volume 1 - why no mention in the discography ?), would be guesting. I was privileged to be in the front row, just a f...

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