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by BRC
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: Guitar Star
Replies: 24
Views: 18133

Re: Guitar Star

Kevin, My apologies for not responding earlier to your posting. Life is a little busy at the moment with various activities and will be for the next 2 to 3 weeks, so I am in a 'trying to catch-up' situation at the moment. I am recording the 'Guitar Star' programmes and have only peeked at the jazz a...
by BRC
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Guitar Star
Replies: 24
Views: 18133

Re: Guitar Star

Kevin, This caught my attention a week or so ago so I decided to 'have a look' - so obviously I do have Sky. Surely there can't be just you and me on this forum with that. I try not to get hung-up on semantics though do agree with the comments on the overuse of the word 'star'. It would seem anyone ...
by BRC
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Strings for V2000MGG
Replies: 5
Views: 6035

Re: Strings for V2000MGG

Paul, I was just looking on Amazon to order some Elixir baritone guitar strings and decided to see what I could find on the 'Wyres'. Sadly, very little and the one review there was not impressed due to breakages of two strings. Not sure if there has been a quality issue but might be worth digging ro...
by BRC
Sun May 31, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: 1. The Fisherman's Friends 2. The Fureys 3.‘The Young ‘Uns’
Replies: 4
Views: 5190

Re: 1. The Fisherman's Friends 2. The Fureys 3.‘The Young ‘U

Gordon just looked in on the forum. What I should have mentioned in my original post is that I also sent the link to this post in the forum to the 3 sets of performers so at least they would have been able to look, if they wished. So, although your forum may not be directly read by thousands it may ...
by BRC
Sun May 31, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Strings for V2000MGG
Replies: 5
Views: 6035

Re: Strings for V2000MGG

Paul, I don't have the V2000MGG but do have the VE2000GG-12 string (for over a year now) and have used D'Addario strings, as were the originals fitted as standard. I have a Martin Dreadnought style and a Yamaha Jumbo style - both 6 stringers. I have used Elixir on the former and D'Addario on the lat...
by BRC
Wed May 27, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: 1. The Fisherman's Friends 2. The Fureys 3.‘The Young ‘Uns’
Replies: 4
Views: 5190

Re: 1. The Fisherman's Friends 2. The Fureys 3.‘The Young ‘U

Gordon, Is that a gold star - I never got one of those at school? Seriously, it does not require so much effort to make comment when the musical performances are as good as those referred to here. Music is something I have enjoyed all my life and, but for a couple of bad injuries to my left arm and ...
by BRC
Mon May 11, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: 1. The Fisherman's Friends 2. The Fureys 3.‘The Young ‘Uns’
Replies: 4
Views: 5190

1. The Fisherman's Friends 2. The Fureys 3.‘The Young ‘Uns’

I have been fortunate enough over the past few weeks to see some well-known and not so well known groups and have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. All of them are classified within the ‘folk music’ genre, though that is a category which can sometimes be limiting and pigeonhole musicians, denying a wi...
by BRC
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: A technical question - 12th fret and 14th fret to the body
Replies: 4
Views: 5576

Re: A technical question - 12th fret and 14th fret to the bo

Oldbones, Just a tuppence worth on the strings. I have used the D'Addario EJ38 Phosphor Bronze light gauge (.010 -.047) on both my VE2000GG-12 and my Ovation 12 string and very pleased with them. I use the Ovation only occasionally so not easy to make a judgement, though after almost a year still ve...
by BRC
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience
Replies: 52
Views: 48182

Re: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience

I was rather pushed for time earlier in the day so only just getting back to my catching-up. The arthritis is an irritation rather than a debilitation that so many suffer - I am not kidding myself that it will always remain thus. I have several stories as to how this all came about - mainly due my o...
by BRC
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience
Replies: 52
Views: 48182

Re: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience

Oldbones, Good to hear from you and that you are still happy with the PB 12 string. I always find picking up one of my instruments, even for a short session, helps ease the worries of the day. The winter months are not a great time for me with the arthritis in my left hand, nonetheless I can fit in ...
by BRC
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience
Replies: 52
Views: 48182

Re: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience

It is now coming up for one year since I got my VE2000GG-12 - well the replacement for the one I damaged - an appropriate time to give a short review. I am still delighted with the guitar as an easy to play instrument that not only looks good but has the tone I want. Tuning is retained very well in ...
by BRC
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: TIME TO REFLECT
Replies: 16
Views: 14298

Re: TIME TO REFLECT

My copy arrived today from that online retailer referred to in the title of a South American river and rainforest.

Now to find some 'me' time to sit and listen

Brad
by BRC
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Roland vs Blackstar
Replies: 16
Views: 25888

Re: Roland vs Blackstar

Mel, I don't think you will be disappointed, though these matters can end up being subjective and, at times, 'taste and fancy'. I suspect, like me, you have to choose carefully and don't wish to waste money on a mere whim. On that basis I think you will find you have made a good choice. I haven't ha...
by BRC
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Roland vs Blackstar
Replies: 16
Views: 25888

Re: Roland vs Blackstar

Mel, Yes, I have played all my electro-acoustics (including the baritone) through the ID Core 20 and the sound is what I would expect putting through my Marshall MG100DFX. The sound will, of course, depend on the volume, gain, tone and other settings used, however I am very satsified with the overal...
by BRC
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Problems playing a mandolin after years of playing a guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 5356

Re: Problems playing a mandolin after years of playing a gui

Mel, I have played guitar for over 50 years and around just under 9 years ago bought a mandolin, whilst visiting friends in Germany. Being completely honest, it was such a bargain compared to the price in the UK that I couldn't resist, though had only the minimal experience of playing one prior to t...

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