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by BRC
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Thalia Capos
Replies: 4
Views: 7587

Re: Thalia Capos

Andrew, A very quick update to let you know that I am now the proud owner of a Thalia capo. Whilst away in Germany in September 2020, I had the opportunity to see and try a friends Thalia capo and, avoiding trying to pinch his, decided what it was I wanted for a Christmas present. It was duly bought...
by BRC
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: GOOD BUDGET GUITARS - sub £100 - let's not overlook them
Replies: 16
Views: 26715

Re: GOOD BUDGET GUITARS - sub £100 - let's not overlook them

These days there are so many low price guitars that the choice on which one to buy becomes a lottery. However, take a look at Thomann, a German company that has a good reputation, and also has its own brand guitars under the ‘Harley Benton’ label. There are plenty of reviews on YouTube of many of th...
by BRC
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Thomann/Harley Benton L/H GS Travel Guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 5967

Re: Thomann/Harley Benton L/H GS Travel Guitar

Roger et al (no not ‘You Can Call Me Al), The Harley Benton GS -E Spruce guitar arrived yesterday at 18:18, duly unpacked (carefully) examined and tuned up, I gave it a quick work out. The tone is very good for an instrument of this size, though anyone expecting deep bass would be disappointed. That...
by BRC
Sat May 30, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: !!
Replies: 2
Views: 3755

Re: !!

A late entry response, but I don’t think there is much reading between the lines to understand your message. I think we are on the same page here (I am struggling for more cliches now so if anyone else wants to take up the baton, feel free). Music is a potential universal remedy, though not everyone...
by BRC
Wed May 27, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Thomann/Harley Benton L/H GS Travel Guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 5967

Re: Thomann/Harley Benton L/H GS Travel Guitar

Roger, Many thanks for the heads-up on the Harley Benton GS Travel Guitar. I have bought quite a few items from Thomann over the years and, overall, very pleased with quality and price. My youngest son has his 50th birthday coming up next month - sounds odd saying that - and has started to learn to ...
by BRC
Mon May 25, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: 12 string guitars
Replies: 10
Views: 7267

Re: 12 string guitars

I had to do a double take on the name posting as it matched guitars I have had initially in the EKO and Ovation 12 strings. Luckily those guitars owned by me didn't suffered from similar problems - maybe I was lucky, or you were unlucky, though both were kept most of the time at concert pitch. The O...
by BRC
Sat May 23, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: 12 string guitars
Replies: 10
Views: 7267

Re: 12 string guitars

Roger, Thank you for that contribution which, I think, brings this back to the originating post. I saw the two previous responses and felt rather perplexed as to the subject going off into a different area of challenging the need for 12 string guitars rather than the explanation given by me, from a ...
by BRC
Thu May 21, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: 12 string guitars
Replies: 10
Views: 7267

Re: 12 string guitars

MIkeod, Apologies for jumping in ahead of Gordon - I am an early riser so get reading very early on in the day. I am sure Gordon will respond at some time when able. The recommendation to tune down a full tone is simply because of the pressure exerted on the belly of the guitar by doubling the numbe...
by BRC
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience
Replies: 52
Views: 72196

Re: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience

Amazingly it is 6 years ago, on 31st March 2014, that I bought my Vintage VE2000GG 12 - and still a very fine instrument. I have taken it with me on one trip to Germany but, other than that, has made a few travels within the UK. It has picked up a couple of dings in that time, mainly from people kno...
by BRC
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Doorstep concert
Replies: 2
Views: 5446

Re: Doorstep concert

Excellent, and what a wonderful idea. I didn't know about Thursday night's 8:00p.m. 'clap for NHS' - I have rather given up on the news as it contains only a modicum of helpful information with lots of very depressing repeating of doom and gloom over Covid-19. I only realised when I heard a lot of n...
by BRC
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Astor Community Theatre, Deal -18th October 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 7495

Astor Community Theatre, Deal -18th October 2019

This was the fist time in nearly 5 years since I had last seen Gordon play and really looked forward to the concert. It was a 90+ miles round trip for me in less than ideal weather conditions, involving a trip along the M2 and A2 at peak Friday commuting traffic time ... mainly in darkness. Okay, I ...
by BRC
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Recently started to play the guitar
Replies: 17
Views: 16756

Re: Recently started to play the guitar

Wow! That is an enormous amount of progress in such a short time - 2 chords on 26th September to learning ‘Love On The Rocks’ and ‘Hotel California’ on 28th September. It took me many years from starting to learn guitar to learning how to play ‘Hotel California’. Then again that song wasn’t written ...
by BRC
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Recently started to play the guitar
Replies: 17
Views: 16756

Re: Recently started to play the guitar

Welcome to the pleasures and pain of learning guitar. ‘Up to 2 chords’? That’s okay and my first suggestion is to find a good tutorial book or online material. I started over 55years ago with Bert Weedon’s ‘Play In A day’ - took me 6 months! Although that may sound like a twisted joke it really isn’...
by BRC
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Truss rod tool for Vintage ve8000pb-12
Replies: 2
Views: 6225

Re: Truss rod tool for Vintage ve8000pb-12

I assume you mean the Allen key that should have come with the guitar. If you don’t have that the simplest and quickest thing to do is buy a cheap set from a shop, such as sells things for £1 (I don’t wish to be accused of promoting them, but you should be able to guess the name). I am sure a music ...
by BRC
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Get Well Gordon
Replies: 3
Views: 7930

Get Well Gordon

I have just read the July 2019 News update and send very best wishes for your speedy and successful return to good health. I have been looking forward to the concert in Deal in October (if ever the tickets go on sale), but am quite happy to wait a bit longer than that if it is to the benefit of your...

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