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by Mike Stranks
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Does anyone have the guitar tab for GG's 'The Carnival'?
Replies: 14
Views: 13537

Re: Does anyone have the guitar tab for GG's 'The Carnival'?

... and maybe that and some of your other 'TV Theme' pieces could form a medley in your concerts Gordon. I know that when I first heard the 'Music for the Small Screen' album, I had a mixture of reactions to several pieces along the lines of "I know this, but I'd never realised that Gordon wrot...
by Mike Stranks
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Mandolin Pick-ups?
Replies: 3
Views: 5826

Re: Mandolin Pick-ups?

Not a pickup, Russ, but check-out the Thomann OVID range of mini-microphones. Available with a range of attachment options; I've not yet tried mine on a mandolin, but I'd imagine either the guitar or violin options would suit. The mic is on a mini goose-neck so can be positioned according to taste a...
by Mike Stranks
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Greetings on a Special Day!
Replies: 1
Views: 3272

Greetings on a Special Day!

On this International Sound Engineers' Day, all I can say is, "1-2-1-2-1-2" :lol:

Mike
by Mike Stranks
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Win a Loop-Station for Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 3903

Re: Win a Loop-Station for Christmas!

I think you should tell them how much a loop-station is part of your stage act and they might give you a new one anyway!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

M
by Mike Stranks
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Win a Loop-Station for Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 3903

Win a Loop-Station for Christmas!

No catch.... see here: http://www.roland.co.uk/blog/the-loopstation-movement-is-underway

The winner will then have taken the first very small step - of several thousand - to be able to play "The Dodo's Dream"! :lol:
by Mike Stranks
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Huntingdon Hall - 23/11/2012
Replies: 3
Views: 4853

Re: Huntingdon Hall - 23/11/2012

Too right Gordon! The Mighty Meredith is always a welcome sight at gigs when I'm on sound-tech duties. I know that Keith will always pitch-in with the de-rigging without even being asked; he's done it so many times that he knows exactly what to do with the lightest of direction from me. But far more...
by Mike Stranks
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: You REALLY must see this!
Replies: 1
Views: 4193

You REALLY must see this!

Up the quality to full HD; sit back and enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlyCLbt3Thk

Superb!
by Mike Stranks
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Pick-ups for Nylon-string Guitars
Replies: 2
Views: 8914

Pick-ups for Nylon-string Guitars

Yesterday, during the workshop in Trowbridge led by Gordon a question was asked about pick-ups for nylon-strung guitars. The question came as a result of feedback with an existing pick-up. Gordon mentioned K&K sound pick-ups. Their website is here: http://www.kksound.com/index.html I mentioned u...
by Mike Stranks
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: HUNTINGDON HALL TONIGHT.Wakeman & Giltrap.
Replies: 14
Views: 11125

Re: HUNTINGDON HALL TONIGHT.Wakeman & Giltrap.

Well said Keith! :D

All the very best to Gordon and to Oliver. May all your long hours and hard-work of preparation and rehearsal be richly rewarded tonight!

See you at Trowbridge next Saturday....

Mike
by Mike Stranks
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Deptford... the Musical Powerhouse...
Replies: 4
Views: 5505

Deptford... the Musical Powerhouse...

Most of us know that Gordon hails from Deptford and from Gordon's concert chat we've discovered that Spike Milligan and Val Doonican were also denizens of that green and pleasant land... ... I was watching a very enjoyable documentary about Mark Knopfler on BBC4 on Friday pm. During the 'life-story'...
by Mike Stranks
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: The John Bailey Doubleneck
Replies: 10
Views: 9503

Re: The John Bailey Doubleneck

Sorry chaps, but I'm going to take you from the sublime to the ridiculous now...

... of course, Peter Kay owns and plays a double-neck as shown here:

(The double-neck appears at about 2 mins 15 secs)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhpI6Vkh8IY

:mrgreen:
by Mike Stranks
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: Joni Mitchell
Replies: 5
Views: 6855

Re: Joni Mitchell

Missed the docu on Joni Mitchell... shame as I always like her stuff. Turning to Jools Holland.... can I give a different perspective? I watched it last week mainly for the Chieftains... but didn't much care for their 'guest' musicians - esp the vocalist. :wink: However, I was quite taken with the y...
by Mike Stranks
Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: BERT WEEDON RIP.
Replies: 12
Views: 10677

Re: BERT WEEDON RIP.

Without wishing in any way to take away from memories and respect for Bert Weedon - one of the gentleman guitarists - it looks like we were both sort-of right Gordon - but you more than me! :) : " From 1963 to 1966 'The Five O'Clock Club' met every Tuesday and Friday. The show, which was introd...

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