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  • Not sure gigs will ever return as we knew them. I can imagine polycarbonate drum shields being issued to every member of the band. Well done, both of you, for doing a clear out.
  • I had those Clarks shoes!
  • My guess is the domain expired. I think they last for 2 years. Like you, ESBlonde, I am grateful that Richard renewed it. I was thinking that we are probably akin to a random group of old guys who, through happening to frequent the same pub (forum)…
  • Hang in there, Nick, we are in this together and for the long ride. I do follow what the scientists are saying and discovering: they are saying that a town or country will be safe to open up when the new infection rate is down to 1 new case per day…
  • It seems quiet in the world and also here, so I will ramble on about my slow-burn project. The lesson I wanted, learning about how to set up and thereby gain some confidence in using a tremolo, is almost complete. I didn't realise at the start tha…
  • I had not heard of her before. I am glad I listened.
    in Lari Basilio Comment by Lester April 8
  • I am finding this stay at home stuff rather puzzling - mostly crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.
  • Tel, I really enjoyed that, especially the timbre of your voice.
  • I found the answer by accident: sandpaper. I rolled up a piece like a cinnamon stick or one of my dad's roll your own cigarettes and with plenty of time at home I gently sanded away until I got clearance. One nice thing with sandpaper is that I f…
  • I could have phrased, "remain distant from others," better: "remain distant from others that you do not live with." There are circumstances when someone has Covid-19 and the rest of the family are told to keep their distance for their own safety but…
  • Coronaviruses are respiratory diseases which means droplets (we are guitar players, we hopefully understand humitidy and that bthe air contains a level of moisture) from an infected person travel through the air and another person either breathes in…
  • Nick, after spending too long today studying routers and Dremels, checking specs and watching videos I came to the same decision you are suggestion as it seems silly to be spending so much on a tool I have never used for a piece 20mm wide by 2 or 3m…
  • Okay, the next thing is the tremolo. I didn't mention it yesterday as this is, for me, a much more major task. This the stock Ibanez tremolo. Notice how the tremolo arm sits right next to the top string bridge and is just inside the line for the bo…
  • Thank you, that is a useful picture. A friend mentioned to me today that staggered tuners are for guitars where the head doesn't have an angle, just as per your diagram, Jocko. I guess that leaves me free to do what seems best. I think I will try th…
  • Schaller locking tuners are now on the guitar. I have a question, because I have not come across staggered posts before. 3 are a bit taller and 3 a bit shorter. I started with the taller ones for the 3 lowest strings but that meant the 6th string…
  • I am sorry that it is not the dream guitar you thought it might be but I guess it is good to know that you tried it and you made your own decision. What was it about the Acoustasonic Tele that got you interested? The Tele shape or it being a slim a…
  • I hope it is amazing in the flesh (or wood) and that it as good as you could dream for, Jocko.
  • Let me wind the clock back 11 months to the post a few up this page where I posted the picture of the black Jackson guitar. Richard let me know that there was a stock count error - the Jackson had already been sold. Oh well part 1. Shortly afterwa…
  • Phew! I was nervous there for a minute but it is nice to know that all went well.
  • I have seen the Fender promotional videos for both models and, to be honest, I am not persuaded that they can sound like electric guitars and the acoustic sound doesn't seem very impressive - but when you consider the extent that acoustic guitars ma…
  • You first, Jocko, we're waiting! And if you do buy, remember my advice regarding Andertons and the need to go there in person to check the guitar you are buying; do not buy a guitar by mail order from Andertons.
  • Thanks, Nick, I appreciate your posting them online.
  • I didn't know you have a history with this method, Jocko. That increases my confidence and means I will try it on other guitars.
  • That is a nice story Dave. Thanks.
  • I was thinking of a place I rented where all seemed fine then suddenly "You have to get out in three months..." That is always a possibility with rented places. Our time came when the whole building was bought by a new company and we were told that …
  • There is a boarding school for girls somewhere near Southwold. I used to play there in the summer when the school was let to a holiday company.
  • The Funkmaster looks like it could have belonged to Prince!
  • On the one hand it sounds like you have a relaxed gigging life with gaps between gigs while on the other hand getting calls to gig that evening sounds as pressured as it can get. I am glad to hear about your Essential D. I hope it turns out to be t…
  • I was delighted when he said that the sound was exactly that sound he was aiming for. That is in no small part due to your experience and ability to hit the bullseye first time. Well done, Jocko!
  • A lovely guitar and what a nice example you played to show it off. Well done, Derek.
    in NGD! Comment by Lester December 2019