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by BRC
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Thalia Capos
Replies: 4
Views: 8452

Re: Thalia Capos

Wow, Andrew, they are expensive compared to my Shubb and Kyser capos! However, cost isn't always the deciding factor over usability and durability. Perhaps after you have been using the Thalia for a while you could let us (all of us) have an updated opinion on the factors I mention above. I see from...
by BRC
Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Rick Parfitt
Replies: 2
Views: 5435

Rick Parfitt

In the words of Queen 'another one bites the dust'. Lest anyone thinks that flippant or disrespectful, it is far from that and, probably in line with what Rick Parfitt would have said, and sad to hear the news of his death. I am not a fan of Status Quo, though having seen them a few years ago, in co...
by BRC
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Lightest strings for 1972 Yamaha FG100
Replies: 2
Views: 4058

Re: Lightest strings for 1972 Yamaha FG100

I have found the Elixir custom light strings to be very pliable without losing much, if any, of the lower end tone. Over recent years I have used Elixirs on 3 of my guitars ranging from the custom light on my Yamaha CPX700 (this is about 9 years old), light on my Martin and medium on my travel guita...
by BRC
Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Guitar Star - Second series
Replies: 0
Views: 4702

Guitar Star - Second series

There were a number of us who watched the first series - see the thread lower down in this forum for comments/exchanges on that. The second series begins this Tuesday, 14th June 2016, on Sky Arts channel at 20:00. I have just set the Sky Box to record the series as there are other distractions for t...
by BRC
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Newsflash from Gordon Sept 2015
Topic: Health Update 3rd June 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 21587

Re: Health Update 3rd June 2016

Gordon,

Great news to hear you are on the road to recovery. Take your time to recover as your good health is more important than rushing back just to please us, your fans.

We all only get one chance at this life so make sure you are fit enough to enjoy it.

Kindest regards

Brad
by BRC
Fri May 06, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VE2000GG versus VE2000DLX guitars
Replies: 7
Views: 9412

Re: VE2000GG versus VE2000DLX guitars

Mel, Really good to see your update, plus the 'can of words' you have opened on the subject of strings. That is a subject that has been covered elsewhere in this forum, though does no harm in taking it on again. I have used Martin Lifespan light phosphor bronze, also the D'Addario equivalents for mo...
by BRC
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VE2000GG versus VE2000DLX guitars
Replies: 7
Views: 9412

Re: VE2000GG versus VE2000DLX guitars

Mel, I bought the VE2000gg 12 string just over 2 years ago (see my review on the 'Guitar Anoraks Forum - at the moment on page 2) and did so without being able to 'try out' in any music/guitar shops. I am till very pleased (delighted!?) with that guitar and you should bear in mind that it is essenti...
by BRC
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Giltrap guitar, help!
Replies: 3
Views: 6228

Re: Giltrap guitar, help!

You are welcome to the little bit of background I have been able to give. My VE2000GG 12 does not have the Rob Armstrong signature on the internal label, so there may be some significance to that. Only Rob Armstrong or JHS would be able to give any insight. I must admit that I would be concerned at ...
by BRC
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Giltrap guitar, help!
Replies: 3
Views: 6228

Re: Giltrap guitar, help!

This is a guitar produced by Vintage (JHS) to a design by Rob Armstrong from a previous instrument built specifically for Gordon. Something of a long sentence but encapsulating the 'essence' of this guitar. Sorry to say it is not a unique instrument in the sense of being a very limited edition - tho...
by BRC
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sir Terry Wogan
Replies: 9
Views: 19949

Re: Sir Terry Wogan

Also very sad to learn of the passing of someone who provided a background to our growing up lives, and sorely missed from the morning radio. I can remember getting ready for work listening to early morning Wogan, preceded by the the late Ray Moore, and that gave a boost to the start of the day. The...
by BRC
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Hi Spot Guitars
Replies: 2
Views: 7665

Re: Hi Spot Guitars

One of the members of a group (band?) I played in during the early 1970s had a 12 string Egmond acoustic but that is the limit of my knowledge on Egmond guitars.

I found a link http://www.Egmond.se that might help, or at least start a search point for you.

Kind regards

Brad
by BRC
Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Dodo's Dream
Replies: 25
Views: 37303

Re: Dodo's Dream

I sat reading this post at 02:35 this morning drinking a Lemsip Max (other similar medicinal compounds are available) to try to ease the hacking cough and thumping headache. None of this was due to alcohol consumption but the cold that my wife had the previous week and decided to pass on to me in so...
by BRC
Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage Viator
Replies: 17
Views: 30163

Re: Vintage Viator - update

I took the plunge and bought a Viator earlier on this year and following the earlier posts here. The new model VTR800PB-USB answers my question about a pick-up fitted model, though I don't think I shall be buying this new model. Not that it doesn't interest me - just an issue of priorities as to how...
by BRC
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Newsflash from Gordon Sept 2015
Topic: Announcement Sept 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 53030

Re: Announcement Sept 2015

Having returned from holiday yesterday evening I wanted to catch-up on the forum and taken aback by your announcement. Please accept my, and all of those I have introduced to your music, very best wishes for a succesful recovery. We can wait for the next performance until such time as you are fit an...
by BRC
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Gordon's old 1974 Dick Knight 12-string
Replies: 2
Views: 5504

Re: Gordon's old 1974 Dick Knight 12-string

Trevor, I saw your post just before I was setting off for a meetring with former colleagues in London, on 5th August. I always try to fit in a visit to Denmark Street on my visits to London and your post gave me added incentive to look in on No.Toms. Just looking in the window of that shop brings me...

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