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by Oldbones
Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience
Replies: 52
Views: 52533

Re: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience

BRC wrote:Enjoying the playing is far more important than seeking a high level of expertise.

Excellent advice and an excellent philosophy.
by Oldbones
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience
Replies: 52
Views: 52533

Re: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience

Hi Brad, Oldbones .... we're delighted that you two are posting so often ... so carry on the good work. Sue Thanks Sue. I was beginning to worry in case I was blathering too often and too much. As a guitar player I'm not in the same league as many on this forum, but I do try to make a few comments ...
by Oldbones
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience
Replies: 52
Views: 52533

Re: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience

Thank heavens it wasn't the belly that started to separate or the tension on the bridge could well have escalated things rather dramatically - and drastically! I'm assuming you had the guitar downtuned, so that would have helped prevent a greater shock to the top. Still nasty but I'm glad all tuned ...
by Oldbones
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 ... any thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 11865

Re: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 ... any thoughts?

Thanks Brad. It sounds to me as if you visited that famous shop-named-after-a-certain-guitarist ... if so, it's clearly a shop that's living on its name and past reputation. Elsewhere in this forum I've described what happened to me when I visited what looks to be a great little music shop half way ...
by Oldbones
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 - Youtube demos and reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 8649

Re: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 - Youtube demos and reviews

Thanks Phil, that will help redress the balance. I've trawled through just about every source I can think of for the moment to find a balance between accessible reviews and demos of the PB and GG 12ers, but it's the PB12 that seems to be the one that's featured most. I'm sure there must be loads of ...
by Oldbones
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Truss Rods in " Concert Size " Electro Classical Guitars
Replies: 7
Views: 10002

Re: Truss Rods in " Concert Size " Electro Classical Guitar

How whacky do you want to get? How whacky does anyone want to get if they want an electro nylon strung guitar? (Note that I avoided using the word 'classical') Have you encountered the Stagg 'Angel Lopez' EC3000CN, I wonder? Not too many seem to have done so. A while back, I uploaded three demo/revi...
by Oldbones
Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 - Youtube demos and reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 8649

Re: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 - Youtube demos and reviews

I've just found yet another demo and review of the Vintage Paul Brett signatur 12 string . This is in the online magazine iguitar . You have to register to be able to access and read it, but that's free and there seem to be no further associated issues such as sales spam or what-have-you. This is an...
by Oldbones
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Music books you value which others might not know about
Replies: 1
Views: 4294

Music books you value which others might not know about

Having bought sheet music, guitar tutors and books about guitars, guitarists and musicians who interest me ever since around 1960, I've picked out a few of the more unusual items on my own bookshelves which might be of interest. Hopefully, members might like to add brief notes about the results of t...
by Oldbones
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 - Youtube demos and reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 8649

Re: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 - Youtube demos and reviews

Just found a few more uploads featuring the Vintage Paul Brett signature 12 string Low Noodles - Paul Brett 12er (tuned down 2 whole tones C-C) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhjajtjtvR4 Fumblefinger Rag - Paul Brett 12er https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISzj8js9v50 For Emily (P. Simon) - Paul Brett...
by Oldbones
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 ... any thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 11865

Re: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 ... any thoughts?

Roger (UK) and Roger (USA) make totally valid points. I've had two experiences which tie in with what they wrote - both nagative but in two VERY different ways: First, the truly negative experience. Some time ago, I was looking for a particular guitar (much as I am at the moment). It so happens that...
by Oldbones
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 ... any thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 11865

Re: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 ... any thoughts?

Good fortune in your quest Went along to the acoustic guitar fair this morning in Skipton. The place was stuffed (as it always is for these events) with an unbelivable number of instruments and makes. Good range of prices as well - everything from around £150-£200 for the beginner (eg: Richwoods) u...
by Oldbones
Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Any videos of Gordon playing the Vintage VE2000GG 12-String?
Replies: 3
Views: 5904

Re: Any videos of Gordon playing the Vintage VE2000GG 12-Str

I'm afraid there aren't many videos of the GG 12 string at the moment Me again ... as part of my mooch through the treasures of Youtube, I've identified several examples of Gordon's Vintage 12 string being played - there's a truly brilliant demonstration of the guitar's sound in the upload which fe...
by Oldbones
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 - Youtube demos and reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 8649

VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 - Youtube demos and reviews

I thought I'd post this as a new thread instead of adding to the existing 'versus' thread. Can I suggest that instead of adding comments or thoughts, members add those to the other thread and just use this one for adding any URL's for other demos of either guitar that they either find or upload them...
by Oldbones
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 ... any thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 11865

Re: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 ... any thoughts?

I checked your string spacing table and noticed that I inadvertently put '51mm' instead of '41mm' for the nut ......there is not a huge difference in the various guitars Thanks Brad. I've updated the chart. About your other comment that I lifted for the quote .... that thought struck me too, especi...
by Oldbones
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 ... any thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 11865

Re: VE2000GG-12 vs VE8000PB-12 ... any thoughts?

Not sure if this will be of interest to anyone else, but I thought I'd post it just in case. (I hope the formatting works). In my search for information about the Paul Brett 12 and the Gordon Giltrap 12 as a precursor (I hope) to finding examples I can try, I wanted to study how some of their specs ...

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