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by vigman
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Lightest strings for 1972 Yamaha FG100
Replies: 2
Views: 2215

Re: Lightest strings for 1972 Yamaha FG100

Many thanks for that, Brad!

Vigman
by vigman
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Lightest strings for 1972 Yamaha FG100
Replies: 2
Views: 2215

Lightest strings for 1972 Yamaha FG100

Hi I have an old faithful Yamaha FG100 bought in 1972. I know the neck is straight at Gordon himself checked it out at Cassington when he visited (and signed the guitar!) I really need strings that I can do pull offs and bends on but even the lightest I buy now seem to be too firm at concert pitch. ...
by vigman
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: What steel string guitars to consider?
Replies: 20
Views: 20544

Re: What steel string guitars to consider?

Only just catching up with the forum and have a couple of surprise recommendations for cheaper 6 strings that play well. Firstly, it is a shame that current Yamaha guitars just don't play well, but my 1973 FG-100 still has a straight neck and fabulous tones. I'm sure you could still find an early Ya...
by vigman
Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: An earworm riff to develop..!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 3571

Re: An earworm riff to develop..!!!!

....oh dear....tumbleweed.......................... :oops: I don't want to take anyone's name in vain here, but Gordon suggested that Ash Gannicott might be able to develop/extend that little riff.......?? Cheers Vigman PS Now I have nearly migrated to Cubase and can mix live guitar audio via a Line...
by vigman
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: An earworm riff to develop..!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 3571

An earworm riff to develop..!!!!

Hi again..after a long break I have had this simple earworm riff I made up running round my head for nearly 50 years. I normally play it slower and on a 6 string acoustic. This was a first attempt at recording to PC..complete with 'fluff!' My arthritis is so bad that I didn't do a second take...this...
by vigman
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: How to string a Norman B20?
Replies: 7
Views: 10536

Re: How to string a Norman B20?

Wow, a reply from the man himself....much appreciated Gordon! BTW by 'cheese grater', I didn't mean to imply the action was poor just that the gauge of strings on it are so tight that they almost hurt to pick or even strum with my fingers. I'm a bit strange about using anything new, or in new condit...
by vigman
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: How to string a Norman B20?
Replies: 7
Views: 10536

How to string a Norman B20?

Hi I bought a second-hand Norman acoustic B20 guitar in mint condition http://www.normanguitars.com/b20.html and it is beautifully made BUT strung like a cheese grater ..... only strum-able and impossible to pick! What gauge strings would I need on this to do Gordon type pull-offs etc, and what sort...
by vigman
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Cassington - The review!
Replies: 3
Views: 5194

Forgot to say.......the Cassington gig was THE perfect set list. If you put those tunes on a double CD in the same order (especially with *that* version of Dodo), I'm sure it would be a best seller to the great unwashed!!

Vigman (Jon)
by vigman
Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Cassington - The review!
Replies: 3
Views: 5194

Cassington - The review!

Well, I'm just back from Cassington with Gordon's music ringing in my ears.....well not 'ringing' as the volume was perfect. I hadn't been in the new hall, but the acoustics from a listener's point of view were excellent. It was an intimate affair with 100 people attending, and it really felt like a...
by vigman
Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Cassington
Replies: 5
Views: 6891

Forgot to ask....Gordon, will you be bringing all the necessary gizmos to Cassington for a Dodo's Dream type demonstration?

Vigman (Jon)
by vigman
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Imitation is.....
Replies: 1
Views: 3602

Imitation is.....

I'm still laughing about this. Last night I played my 23 year old son some clips of Gordon on YouTube. He said "Wow Dad he plays in your style!!!!!!!" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Vigman
by vigman
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Cassington
Replies: 5
Views: 6891

Strange coincidence involving Gordon: I was on the Isle of Wight this weekend (my real home) and went to view an auction in a hall that Gordon is playing in Ryde this November. Up for auction was an Eko guitar exacly like the one Gordon signed for me and was stolen as discussed in this thread!!!! As...
by vigman
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Cassington
Replies: 5
Views: 6891

Thanks Gordon. You are quite right, it was an Eko, which was unfortunately stolen not long afterwards when I was playing in Tewkesbury :twisted: However, I still have the Yamaha FG100 which I bought to replace it in 1972. My 'best' guitar is a Canadian Norman B20 http://www.normanguitars.com/modelb2...
by vigman
Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Cassington
Replies: 5
Views: 6891

Cassington

My son has just come home and told me about a concert in our next village, Cassington in Oxfordshire on Oct 4th. Fantastic! In the late 60s, early 70s I ran The IOW Folk Club at The Sloop Inn and played in the resident band "Witchazel". We booked Gordon to play (he was a child prodigy :lol...
by vigman
Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Contact your local and national radio stations
Replies: 0
Views: 3260

Contact your local and national radio stations

Hi Folks I just sent this to my local (Oxford) commercial station and also to Steve Wright on Radio 2......why not do the same???????? __________________________________________________________________ Hi [presenter] As a regular listener, PLEASE, can you play some Gordon Giltrap...even if it is onl...

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