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by BRC
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Astor Community Theatre, Deal -18th October 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Astor Community Theatre, Deal -18th October 2019

This was the fist time in nearly 5 years since I had last seen Gordon play and really looked forward to the concert. It was a 90+ miles round trip for me in less than ideal weather conditions, involving a trip along the M2 and A2 at peak Friday commuting traffic time ... mainly in darkness. Okay, I ...
by BRC
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Recently started to play the guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 1829

Re: Recently started to play the guitar

Wow! That is an enormous amount of progress in such a short time - 2 chords on 26th September to learning ‘Love On The Rocks’ and ‘Hotel California’ on 28th September. It took me many years from starting to learn guitar to learning how to play ‘Hotel California’. Then again that song wasn’t written ...
by BRC
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Recently started to play the guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 1829

Re: Recently started to play the guitar

Welcome to the pleasures and pain of learning guitar. ‘Up to 2 chords’? That’s okay and my first suggestion is to find a good tutorial book or online material. I started over 55years ago with Bert Weedon’s ‘Play In A day’ - took me 6 months! Although that may sound like a twisted joke it really isn’...
by BRC
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Truss rod tool for Vintage ve8000pb-12
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Re: Truss rod tool for Vintage ve8000pb-12

I assume you mean the Allen key that should have come with the guitar. If you don’t have that the simplest and quickest thing to do is buy a cheap set from a shop, such as sells things for £1 (I don’t wish to be accused of promoting them, but you should be able to guess the name). I am sure a music ...
by BRC
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Get Well Gordon
Replies: 3
Views: 2126

Get Well Gordon

I have just read the July 2019 News update and send very best wishes for your speedy and successful return to good health. I have been looking forward to the concert in Deal in October (if ever the tickets go on sale), but am quite happy to wait a bit longer than that if it is to the benefit of your...
by BRC
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Ovation Celebrity
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Re: Ovation Celebrity

I saw your post when originally posted but hoped that you might get a response from others with more technical knowledge than me. However, I bought a used 12 string Celebrity by Ovation around 18 years ago. I got it at a very good i.e. cheap, price, as the neck had a split half way along the neck ru...
by BRC
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 2433

Re: Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar

Thank you so much for that Roger. I have passed the link on to my friend to show him that he should not settle for so little as €150 that a collector suggested, if he decides to sell. It is not a big issue at the moment as he is content to keep the guitar but, like all of us, he is not getting any y...
by BRC
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 2433

Re: Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar

Since I first posted this I have found this information http://www.framus-vintage.de/modules/modells/instruments.php?katID=4627&instrumentID=3760&modellID=467&cl=EN on the current Framus site. A caveat to that is a line sited on Wikipedia Many aspects of the history of Framus are still i...
by BRC
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 2433

Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar

I am trying to track more information about a Framus six string semi-solid guitar owned by a friend in Germany. The information he has been able to provide is as follows:It is a ‘Billy Lorento’, model number 5/ 120 Serial Nr. 52200 Stamped details: 60K - that appears to indicate it was built in Augu...
by BRC
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: What a load of rubbish
Replies: 0
Views: 3477

What a load of rubbish

That headline might seem as though it is about to condemn something, however, it is really referring to what can happen when on an otherwise routine trip to a local waste disposal site to get rid of recyclable materials. A few weeks ago, I had to replace my 20 years plus garden shed – the roof was i...
by BRC
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04
Replies: 10
Views: 6721

Re: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04

Finally got round to taking my VAD04 guitar on a flight, despite many road journeys in the UK, to test its 'Air' part of the name credentials. I have posted a review on the Voyage Air Guitar website - URL at the bottom of this message if you wish to follow up - but post it here also for information....
by BRC
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Guitar Heroes at the BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Re: Guitar Heroes at the BBC

Whoops ... missed out saying ‘Sunday, 12th August’.
by BRC
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Guitar Heroes at the BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Re: Guitar Heroes at the BBC

This is on again on ‘Yesterday’ channel at 10:00 a.m.

Brad
by BRC
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Guitar Heroes at the BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Guitar Heroes at the BBC

Saturday 11th August 2018, just after 20:35 .. sitting minding my own business and waiting for our granddaughter to vacate the bathroom, I decided to idly trawl through the TV channels for something of interest - apart from repeats - when I chanced upon the above title on ‘Yesterday’. Great watching...
by BRC
Tue May 22, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04
Replies: 10
Views: 6721

Re: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04

Hmm! There is a great deal of familiarity in your posting. I had a Lambretta 125 which occupied a fair amount of greasy hands time maintaining and repairing ... and cost me torn muscle from my shoulder to just above my waist on the left side after skidding on a patch of oil (left by a car normally p...

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