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by Oldbones
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage Viator
Replies: 15
Views: 11002

Re: Vintage Viator

As an instrument it never ceases to astonish me. Not quite ready to go offline yet. I'm waiting for the date when I can move out, so I thought I'd just chip in a comment about the Viator. Since sorting out those problems that I described in a previous post (and which I illustrated in my Amazon revi...
by Oldbones
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will be offline for a while soon
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Will be offline for a while soon

Hi folks - just to say that my occasional blasts of oddball or (hopefully) interesting posts will disappear soon for awhile. Following my wife's death in December I'm just about to move house to live nearer to my daughter and her family. Pretty well all my things will go into store until I've had wo...
by Oldbones
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: GOOD BUDGET GUITARS - sub £100 - let's not overlook them
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: GOOD BUDGET GUITARS - sub £100 - let's not overlook them

A lot of unfair flak is sometimes directed at Squier guitars, but they can be very affordable and ideal for both beginner and for practise if you just want a guitar to have handy. Years ago I lashed out on a PRS SE but now also have a bog-standard Squier which I'll be tweaking with some Elixir strin...
by Oldbones
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: I'd never heard of Massimo Varini - have you?
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: I'd never heard of Massimo Varini - have you?

I recently bought the CD+DVD 'My sides' by Massimo. It's truly superb. The DVD is an especially good bonus with a lot of material on it in three categories:- VIDEOCLIPS - His playing used as background music to videos VIDEO LIVE - In concert playing with his group and also with a singer STUDIO SESSI...
by Oldbones
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Culling old vinyls can be an emotional experience
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: Culling old vinyls can be an emotional experience

most of them warp over the years! Warping has never been an issue with my LP's or 45's. I've always kept them upright and tightly enough stacked to be accessible but mutually-supporting. No - my problem with 45's wasn't warping it was a young daughter with a cup of hot chocolate who, about 30 years...
by Oldbones
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: GOOD BUDGET GUITARS - sub £100 - let's not overlook them
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: GOOD BUDGET GUITARS - sub £100 - let's not overlook them

No - my copy is the studio recording. I just looked it out in one of the Really Useful Boxes I bought to store the LPs I'm taking with me when I move house. My copy is titled 'Phil Manzanera / 801 Listen Now'. The cover is superb. It's dated April 1977 and was recorded at Basing Street Studios betwe...
by Oldbones
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: GOOD BUDGET GUITARS - sub £100 - let's not overlook them
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: GOOD BUDGET GUITARS - sub £100 - let's not overlook them

Ahhh - Phil Manzanera. I'd forgotten his link to the Tele. I've recently been culling my LP collection but one past favourite I've hung onto is his original '801' release. Good list of guitars that should help anyone looking for such info - and useful to have acoustic and electric possibilities. Ma...
by Oldbones
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: GOOD BUDGET GUITARS - sub £100 - let's not overlook them
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: GOOD BUDGET GUITARS - sub £100 - let's not overlook them

I have a Harrier Mistral, which cost £39.99 from ebay. It's a Tele copy. Not easily available now by the looks of it and I doubt a 'project' guitar would be right for someone just starting out or buying as a gift for someone to learn. It does look as if this make of guitar IS bought by people who w...
by Oldbones
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: GOOD BUDGET GUITARS - sub £100 - let's not overlook them
Replies: 11
Views: 919

GOOD BUDGET GUITARS - sub £100 - let's not overlook them

It's all too easy and quite natural to want to discuss your own guitars, especially when they're really nice instruments. I've done it several times in this forum. But let's not forget that there will always be both young and mature folks who want to learn guitar or want to find out if the guitar is...
by Oldbones
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: Andy Powers (Taylor guitars) playing and talking ... inspirational
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Andy Powers (Taylor guitars) playing and talking ... inspirational

I love Taylor guitars - not just for their quality and sound but also for the philosophies behind their design and manufacture. Before buying a fabulous 562ce 12 string, I watched a lot of Youtube uploads about how Bob Taylor has evolved his attitude to making guitars and how he came to decide that ...
by Oldbones
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Taylor 562ce 12 string ... Is there such a thing as a civilised 12 string?
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Taylor 562ce 12 string ... Is there such a thing as a civilised 12 string?

Yes - boat well and truly pushed out but without any qualms, regrets, doubts etc. etc. In my review I mentioned an unexpected buzzing on the 4th octave pair when I detuned one whole tone. That has now been resolved by the truly excellent dealership I bought from (Reidys in Blackburn). Richard Moss w...
by Oldbones
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Ukulele, Guitalele, Banjolele and suchlike
Replies: 19
Views: 2166

Re: Ukulele, Guitalele, Banjolele and suchlike

I decided to move my pictures to a better webpage MUCH better, thanks for making the effort. You really do like banjoleles don't you? I also noticed the Brunswick BU5B. I had one but gave it to my brother-in-law. I now have the Brunswick BU4B which has a brighter sound even tuned DGBE. My own perso...
by Oldbones
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Taylor 562ce 12 string ... Is there such a thing as a civilised 12 string?
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Taylor 562ce 12 string ... Is there such a thing as a civilised 12 string?

So, here I am, an old codger of 71yrs, going on 72 with dodgey lungs and a dodgey finger or two who is about to write a review about what, to my mind ( the sanity of which several have questioned ), is the best 12 string guitar I’ve ever been mad enough to buy. As you may know from my previous posts...
by Oldbones
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage Viator
Replies: 15
Views: 11002

Re: Very worrying discoveries on the bridge of my Viator 6

Surely the bridge isn't meant to be like that is it? Does anyone know? Just thought I'd quote myself to see if anyone can pick up on my previous post about the Viator 6 and offer any thoughts about what I found when I studied the bridge. After a lot of strange problems I've eventually managed to up...
by Oldbones
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Culling old vinyls can be an emotional experience
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: Culling old vinyls can be an emotional experience

Hope you've bought the lavish new Last Of England LP That's an interesting one. As I've just commented in a reply to Brad, I don't buy new LPs but 'Last of England' was actually a recording of Gordon's that didn't really strike home for me. There could be two reasons for that: I bought the CD in Ma...

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