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by aviator
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: All my friends who bought Ravens and Lullabies
Replies: 7
Views: 6365

Re: All my friends who bought Ravens and Lullabies

Added my review a few weeks ago (mentions Stephen Wilsons release with 'Raven' in the title, the same month). Thoroughly enjoyed R&L and play it long after the purchase. It has lots of highlights but 'Is This the Last Song' is going to be a long-time favourite for myself. As of today there are 1...
by aviator
Fri May 03, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: 3 recent acquisitions
Replies: 1
Views: 5051

3 recent acquisitions

I've switched almost entirely from electric to acoustic in recent months, with just one more electric to sell, which might be going next week. My Blackstar amp has been sold, together with a big pedal-board. In their place are my 'precious' in the image link below. My GAS - Gear Acquisition Syndrome...
by aviator
Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Classic rock present Prog
Replies: 1
Views: 3163

Re: Classic rock present Prog

And a great review of Ravens & Lullabies in the CD review pages. And brief news of a big venue tour by yourself and Oliver with...but you haven't announced that here so I will leave that for you when it is finalised! Nice to see you really are comfortably-regarded as a progressive artist. Prog i...
by aviator
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VIntage. GG Deluxe
Replies: 33
Views: 29254

Re: VIntage. GG Deluxe

Gear4Music are advertising them at £629 and promising delivery for 26th February. £70 off the list price.

http://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Vintage-Gordon-Giltrap-Deluxe-Signature-Model-Electro-Acoustic-Guitar/PLF
by aviator
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: What do people on the fourm think of Elixirs?
Replies: 8
Views: 9540

Re: What do people on the fourm think of Elixirs?

I absolutely don't like the sound of old or worn-out strings. But likewise for brand-new strings. Too much metal, not enough guitar. After being played-in the tone sounds more guitar and less string (to me). I have a terrible habit of playing with a thumb-pick, but only on US-written pieces. I've be...
by aviator
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VIntage. GG Deluxe
Replies: 33
Views: 29254

Re: VIntage. GG Deluxe

I'm saving pound coins in a jamjar (though I get regularly robbed for parking change and swimming-pool locker usage!) Nonetheless with Xmas pennies I'm nearly a 1/3rd of the way saved-up for a Deluxe! I'm selling my accumulated collection of NOS (New Old Stock) electron valves for hi-fi's and guitar...
by aviator
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: What do people on the fourm think of Elixirs?
Replies: 8
Views: 9540

Re: What do people on the fourm think of Elixirs?

I get the .11-054's. Over Xmas I replaced the Elixirs on my new Orsino with Newtones. No way around it for four days the guitar sounded awful to my ears. The first two days down to the 'bright'-sounding tone that new strings always provide - that 'you've just changed those strings' sound that no bra...
by aviator
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Mandolin Pick-ups?
Replies: 3
Views: 5822

Re: Mandolin Pick-ups?

I have a mandolin but if I fitted a decent pick-up it would probably cost me more than the value of the instrument! Headway make a British-made mandolin pick-up; http://www.headwaymusicaudio.com/product_HE4mfeq_acoustic_pickup.php and a cheaper 'Snake' variety; http://www.headwaymusicaudio.com/produ...
by aviator
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: What do people on the fourm think of Elixirs?
Replies: 8
Views: 9540

Re: What do people on the fourm think of Elixirs?

I hate changing strings - not because of the process involved, but rather because I don't like the initial sound of new strings. I use the Elixir nanowebs and normally buy them in a three-pack from Rich Tone Music in Sheffield ( http://www.richtonemusic.co.uk/products/elixir_e16502_phoshpor_bronze_1...
by aviator
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VIntage. GG Deluxe
Replies: 33
Views: 29254

Re: VIntage. GG Deluxe

There's a pic and spec on the JHS website at http://www.jhs.co.uk/gordongiltrap.html , go down the page to the VE2000DLX. The front is solid cedar and the back solid Rosewood with an ebony fingerboard on a mahogany neck. If that's not high enough a spec' (with the Grover tuners and fitted hard case)...
by aviator
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: What steel string guitars to consider?
Replies: 20
Views: 21387

Re: What steel string guitars to consider?

And to yourself Trevor and Mrs Trevor! Your advice was invaluable. I worked from home today - silly thing to do! The guitar drew me in and I ended-up playing for an hour in the morning and then at noon and ended-up having to work late to catch-up. As the strings lose their zing it gets better. I pla...
by aviator
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: What steel string guitars to consider?
Replies: 20
Views: 21387

Re: What steel string guitars to consider?

I thoroughly enjoyed the Bramall Hall gig on the 12th. Thank you for making it a super nights entertainment. I hadn't seen you at that venue for many years - work abroad and other committments have reduced such opportunities to a minimum. Although it had been my birthday the day before (hence the Fy...
by aviator
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: What steel string guitars to consider?
Replies: 20
Views: 21387

Re: What steel string guitars to consider?

And the winner is; A brand-new 2012 Fylde Orsino! https://www.dropbox.com/s/qlbkxbfacakpz6c/2012-12-11%2010.52.29.jpg https://www.dropbox.com/s/dst45kwa3leq9ua/2012-12-11%2010.51.09.jpg It was purchased through Hobgoblin, with the assistance of Chris Rudd in the Hobgoblin head office, who had pre-or...
by aviator
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Pick-ups for Nylon-string Guitars
Replies: 2
Views: 8905

Re: Pick-ups for Nylon-string Guitars

I've just purchased a Bartlett 'The Guitar Mic' ( http://www.bartlettmics.com/guitarmic.html ) after trying-out quite a few pickups of various types, and deciding I definately wanted a real mic in the mix for live playing, rather than a transducer or piezo. Gordon's signature Vintage electro models ...
by aviator
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: What steel string guitars to consider?
Replies: 20
Views: 21387

Re: What steel string guitars to consider?

I really can sympathise about trying out and buying guitars..... :( Personally, for what it's worth, I like the Grand Auditorium/Baby Jumbo size for fingerstyle as well having as a cutaway. I have a Taylor 214CE which I can highly recommend. Also I have tried these (smaller bodies/cutaways): Crafte...

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