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Another one for Dan and fellow guitarists


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I come on this page late on as I have a couple of ebay bids running.You Mentioned the heavy gauge strings,got ernie ball beefy slinky on ebay weeks ago not tried them yet.11 to 54 feel like bass strings thru the packet.Says optimal for detuning on the front of packet, dont know what that means.On the packet says string with number 22 fourth string has a p beside it 22p the rest have nothing,dont know what that is.Aye Jeffs gone as well...seems only the good guitarists die young. Tho I think a few bad guitarist must have topped themselves.Me I dont care if nobody likes my playing. As thae Stones say its only rock and roll...but I like it.Glad I dont live next door to me.Heard lots of old retired Japanese are buying guitars to live the dream...so I'm not the only old crazy mucker.I never noticed it before but its crept up on me Ive started to walk about while playing.Came the the colusion that a lot of the big guns are using expensive gear that enhances thier sstyle and they have the nack of setting the amp and the rest to suit each song they play. I have heard bands with bad sound systems.That man who gave me the pedals says his singer uses gear so that he can never sing out of tune.Need one of them for my guitar.

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Re: Another one for Dan and fellow guitarists

Here's a rendition of Need Your Love So Bad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRzGqWKye8U

I've heard youtube clips rarely sound as good as they should, always quite grainy and trebly on amateur recordings, and i'd agree. Amp was a Tech 21, very sweet in the flesh.  American Deluxe Strat.

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How did you know amp was tech 21.I'd make a wild guess and say it was you playing a nice bit of guitar.Like to play those long lasting high notes when I'm trying to play along with a radio song then bend it,gives me a chance to make up the next notes I play. Thats what I like about the blues...great lead rifts in them.Still gotta learn to float easely to my next chord.

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Yes I'm the baldy git with the Strat there!

That was a couple years ago, i was unfortunately forced out of that little band by moaners wanting to just play Irish folk jigs instead, being folk purists etc.

Must admit i'm not a huge user of barre chords nowadays, I tend to move the open-style shapes around the neck, combining with open strings.

Have you seen the Gibson Robot guitars etc out now? Self-tuning, and can retune to any combination at the touch of a control. Not something I'd personally use, but I can see why they'll sell.

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Heres a hunch...The Brown Cow is a wee pub...is it in Ireland ..the south? Appears you joined the wrong band.Not being sarcy but looking at your band in that clip,thinking the man on the right is the drummer...you were getting little glances from the right.The way you play, looks like you could adapt in any style of band.Maybe you were getting all the attention from the audience for the cool guitar...a bit of the green with envy creeping in and your out.I like the Pogues and Dubliners stuff cos its lively. Some of the purist folk style soloists and bands jam too much in and watching them on telly some of the instruments might as well not be there because I cant hear them and some they could do without.Too middle class for me. Yet saying that,the BBC classic style folk are capable musicians and I'm no expert at playing myself but I know a good tune when I here it.Fancy guitars for big egos, Gibson Robot like plug in electic drums not real like the price,take one for free tho.Rory Gallaghers and other greats guitars look tattered and battered but play just fine like an old fiddle. Wish I'd started playing years ago...ah well dream on. (Forgot to mention "The Corries" Scotlands best ever Folk duo mucicians)

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Re: Another one for Dan and fellow guitarists

He he heh!

Must agree about the robot guitars.

No, the guy on the right with the bongos, it was his band and he was always on my side, it was other people who we'd been jamming in pubs with, and who were pressuring them behind my back to get rid of me. let's face it, even Christy Moore and most folk artists will often utilize electric instruments in their music now, but these cliques of old jig players just didn't want me there, just not being reasonable, plus I'm not from here, I'm a Northerner, and there was some "Us don't loike strangers rewnd 'ere!" stuff. 

Most people liked the stuff I did, I guess experiences like that are in truth quite useful, as you get to really know who is well disposed to you and who the nasty characters are! That's the way I see it.

Anyway those clips from the Brown cow gig awhile back are the only ones of me on the web.

I've been in rock power-trios etc since and done okay. Bit isolated here though, not Ireland but rural Notts. Used to be a great blues club in Nottingham but it shut and totally changed, seems less blues goes on now but I must get to the new venue for the blues Jam they used to have, least that's still going.

Keep at it, mate, you'll improve with practice. I never thought I'd learn much when I started, but it became for me a sort of healing agent when I was down. Music and the guitar in particular is a very Venusian thing, I always found it comforting.

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Re: Another one for Dan and fellow guitarists
robbiethered wrote:

Here's a rendition of Need Your Love So Bad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRzGqWKye8U

I've heard youtube clips rarely sound as good as they should, always quite grainy and trebly on amateur recordings, and i'd agree. Amp was a Tech 21, very sweet in the flesh.  American Deluxe Strat.

Great playing - one of my favorite songs, the Peter Green version anyhow, played this last weekend at a homegrown festival but don't think it was taped - here's a link of some of the rest of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xEJS3m1mPQ 

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Re: Another one for Dan and fellow guitarists

Good stuff Dan.

Dunno if it's intentional but your band there does remind me a bit of the classic Dr Feelgood sound, that sort of energy and feel to it.

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Aye the guitars a great pick-me-up time flies past. Agree with your posted comment that the 7TH have the Dr Feelgood thing and their singer moves about stage just like Lee Brillo...really nailed it playing Milk and Alcohol on the tube...fantastic. I think that was a fretless Bass guitar on that set..not sure.Just waiting on Dan taking off but the wee tent stage only let him do two steps.. forward and back. Well I can learn watching these tube clips. Gonna download all of the 7TH clipa along with yours. These guys are better than some of the dead pan acts at those big festivals.

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Re: Another one for Dan and fellow guitarists
robbiethered wrote:

Good stuff Dan.

Dunno if it's intentional but your band there does remind me a bit of the classic Dr Feelgood sound, that sort of energy and feel to it.

Good call there, our lead singer is mad on Lee Brillo and is down from that neck of the woods as well, We play a lot of Dr Feelgood and Nine below Zero who are another fantastic live act. to me this is proper R&B, and it's probably where the band is heading. 



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