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by BRC
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - Four Years on
Replies: 5
Views: 10764

Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - Four Years on

I checked in on the forum yesterday and found that my original post of 'Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience', posted on 5th February 2014, has gone passed the 25,000 views mark. I am astounded. That got to me to thinking, inquisitively, on just how many who have read that review, and the ensu...
by BRC
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage Viator Strings
Replies: 2
Views: 3629

Re: Vintage Viator Strings

Hi Vic, I mixed the strings on my Viator with Medium and light gauge - 4th, 5th and 6th as medium and 1st,2nd and 3rd as light gauge. The effect is to give slightly more depth to the 4th to 6th strings, which I found more acceptable. However, as I am sure you are aware, the size of the Viator won’t ...
by BRC
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04
Replies: 10
Views: 14663

Re: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04

Roger and Charlie, Thanks for your responses. Interesting, Roger, that my post was the first you had heard of these guitars. You won’t have to face the extra costs of import duty and quite a high carriage charges, though I am sure there will be some local/Federal taxes to add. Also, you may be able ...
by BRC
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04
Replies: 10
Views: 14663

Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04

I have had this guitar since 5th October 2017, since which time I have been ‘acclimatising' it and, naturally, playing it to allow it to bed in. So far, I have not made any adjustment on the truss rod. That last sentence may seem a bit odd when you consider that this is a guitar which folds at the 1...
by BRC
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Taylor 562ce 12 string ... Is there such a thing as a civilised 12 string?
Replies: 4
Views: 9081

Re: Taylor 562ce 12 string ... Is there such a thing as a civilised 12 string?

Old ones, Wow!!!! That is about the only way I can start this response. You have certainly pushed the boat out with this one, though at our age waiting around until such time as you can totally justify such an expense does seem to be not quite so critical. I have a Taylor baritone that I am very ple...
by BRC
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Wyres Strings
Replies: 8
Views: 8095

Re: Wyres Strings

Martie, You are most welcome. I couldn't help thinking of what I would consider my 'ultimate ideal strings' would be. So, here goes (tongue most definitely in cheek): 1. Very easy to hold down at all places on the playable frets (up to 14?), without buzzing or other extraneous sounds. 2. Last for at...
by BRC
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Culling old vinyls can be an emotional experience
Replies: 10
Views: 15277

Re: Culling old vinyls can be an emotional experience

Having had my day - a few hours anyway - of indolence, I have been busy for the past few days so unable to come back in on this, until now. Firstly, I am really enthused by 'The Last of England', which I bought on CD. I can see that should you be 'purist' about Gordon's work then maybe, just maybe, ...
by BRC
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Wyres Strings
Replies: 8
Views: 8095

Re: Wyres Strings

Let me be the first to welcome you to the forum, though others will join to that probably. I can't answer the issue you specifically raise though do share the same problem of arthritis to my 'fretting hand' - left in my case. Like you holding strings has gradually become more difficult as the years ...
by BRC
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Culling old vinyls can be an emotional experience
Replies: 10
Views: 15277

Re: Culling old vinyls can be an emotional experience

Oldbones, Whilst practising a day of indolence I happened upon the website and your posting. My first reaction was to simply read, contain my thoughts and enjoy the indolent lifestyle to which I would like to be accustomed. Ah well! I couldn't resist making a contribution (non financial, of course) ...
by BRC
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: I'd never heard of Massimo Varini - have you?
Replies: 3
Views: 4916

Re: I'd never heard of Massimo Varini - have you?

Good to see you are 'back in the swing' with recent contributions. The name 'Massimo Varini' does vaguely ring a bell in my fading memory, though have not been able to figure out why. I like the sound of his playing and, like you, the EKO 12 string conjures up many fond memories - my original machin...
by BRC
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Ukulele, Guitalele, Banjolele and suchlike
Replies: 19
Views: 18917

Re: Ukulele, Guitalele, Banjolele and suchlike

Old ones, Tongue was definitely in cheek with my comments on Tiny Tim - don't think I could manage the falsettos these days! I was busy yesterday with my partners in crime working on the songs for our annual 'music festival' (we only invite around 25 people each year) so thoughts of ukuleles were fa...
by BRC
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Ukulele, Guitalele, Banjolele and suchlike
Replies: 19
Views: 18917

Re: Ukulele, Guitalele, Banjolele and suchlike

Thanks for the detailed information. One of my nieces started learning ukulele a few years ago and got my interest. I can't remember the tuning but was able to pick it up and play some rudimentary chords and tunes. The' high' 4th string confused me a little though, as you say, gives the uke its dist...
by BRC
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience
Replies: 52
Views: 74158

Re: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience

Old bones,

I saw your post earlier today, just as I was on my way out. I am only just in but would rather take this offline and will PM you tomorrow.

In the meantime my heartfelt sympathies to you as I know just how difficult a time this will have been.
by BRC
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience
Replies: 52
Views: 74158

Re: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience

Where has the time gone? Time to update this posting. It is coming up for 3 years since I bought this guitar, which seems impossible that so much time has passed and events happened - frightening! The guitar is still in very good health, getting played regularly, though I haven't changed the strings...
by BRC
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: The Last of England - CD
Replies: 9
Views: 9520

The Last of England - CD

I received my copy from Amazon on Friday, 20th January 2017 and ... have listened to 3 times all the way through. Superb and very evocative, every track. As is usual for me, I have found 2 of the tracks that particularly resonate (no pun intended) with me: 1. The Last of England - The images it evok...

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