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by Jon G
Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Whimple
Replies: 2
Views: 3944

Whimple

Aiming to come and see what's happening at Whimple on Sunday. A bunch of saxophone players seems to be coming too. Looking forward to a great evening.

Will the Whombles be there?
by Jon G
Tue May 10, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Stuff of Nightmares
Replies: 0
Views: 3151

Stuff of Nightmares

Ouch. For the first time in 42 years I've done some serious damage to a guitar - my unique Alvin Davies resonator: http://www.jongarvey.co.uk/images/pacific.jpg I was doing some recording with it last Tuesday, stooped to switch on the recorder, and the strap became detached. It only fell a couple of...
by Jon G
Sun May 01, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Acoustic Amp
Replies: 8
Views: 7041

Re: Acoustic Amp

Hi

I've had the older AS80R for many years and it's done great service.
by Jon G
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jet Harris
Replies: 3
Views: 4657

It's hard to believe what a short time he spent in the Shadows. I still think of him as their bass player.
by Jon G
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Gordon's 12-string
Replies: 4
Views: 5600

Great Scott, wot a memory! I remembered my hero playing the thing publicly several times - you remembered from one brief trip to pick up the doubleneck. Rispeck. Though there is a piccy on my website, I suppose... But yes, I'm very impressed with Jap Epiphone quality. I inherited a similar 6 string ...
by Jon G
Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: guitar string mystery.
Replies: 3
Views: 4399

The older the strings, the more likely they are to be haunted. I would have the amp exorcised, rub the strings in garlic and that should solve it.

Or maybe just new strings.
by Jon G
Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Gordon's 12-string
Replies: 4
Views: 5600

That nudged my memory again ... ahh yes, the Mr Odell who's credited on the "Giltrap" album. Well, it was certainly a pretty guitar, and I remember it sounded good when I heard it on several occasions - but that might have had something to do with the player. But it was the combination tha...
by Jon G
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Gordon's 12-string
Replies: 4
Views: 5600

Gordon's 12-string

Gordon, I was reminiscing yesterday and thought of the 12-string you had back in the early 70s, with some black chequered inlay on the face. It may have been a John Bailey but I'm not sure. I remember offering to buy it from you at a gig at Surrey Uni in March '73, though actually I didn't have any ...
by Jon G
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: guitar string mystery.
Replies: 3
Views: 4399

Are you sure the mic imput gain gain isn't set too high? There's a fair bit more welly coming from a guitar amp than from a voice or acoustic.
by Jon G
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Capo's - What are your preferences, views and opinions.
Replies: 15
Views: 12760

"I'm sure you and I can't be doing with this snob capo nonsense." You guessed it - I'll do whatever it takes to get the sound right - and I cheat even worse when I'm recording. To try and redeem my sax-playing foot-in-mouth friend, he was talking at the time about a local rock band he men...
by Jon G
Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Capo's - What are your preferences, views and opinions.
Replies: 15
Views: 12760

I guess Paco De Lucia must be a lesser guitarist... :D Ah - he's cheating by playing jazz when he ought to be playing flamenco. Mind you, my "old pro" cheated the same by sessioning on Pink Floyd and Genesis records when he should have been playing jazz. Actually he was just wrong ...
by Jon G
Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The PA system must get through!
Replies: 5
Views: 6047

I was due to play and sing at our church carol service this evening, but a after a trial run in the Mini it took me five goes before I (barely) made it back up the hill to our isolated house. Clearly a no-no in the dark with the family aboard. Nevertheless, decided the show must go on, and resolved ...
by Jon G
Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Capo's - What are your preferences, views and opinions.
Replies: 15
Views: 12760

You and I know that using a capo is NOT a cheat when used in a CREATIVE way. I used Jim Dunlops for decades until a singer-songwriter friend said I was hopelessly old-fashioned and gave me a sHubb for Christmas. I now play a lot of sax, and was conversing with an old pro a week or two ago, who was ...
by Jon G
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Shining Morn review
Replies: 5
Views: 5983

Come on - Gordon would silly playing guitar in a veil!
by Jon G
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Just flying the flag...
Replies: 5
Views: 5497

The worst of it was I had the thing re-fretted. You'd have thought the tech would have said something to me before he charged me double, wouldn't you? I just put it down to experience in the end. At least I never had it nicked, unlike Gary Davis who, being blind, was always having his J200s purloine...

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