Info about upcoming gearfests etc

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#821490
codedog wrote:
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Slowy wrote:I have some recordings here done a while ago by a mate. The acoustic was a no name old jap classical, strung with steel 9's. There was no bridge so he stuck a pencil under the strings.

And it sounds excellent.

What's your excuse?



:D


Slowy, I really think we need a road trip to attend this event 8)


With a selection of your best acoustics along, I hope?


Yes, and yours too :-)
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BY codedog
#821500
Lostininverness wrote:I'm keen - also depending on family commitments. Maybe someone can teach me how to play!


Yeah... that makes two of us. I get terribly excited when I hear an acoustic played well, even more so than electrics. Alas, that's not something I can do. Also, I'm convinced being in front of an acoustic is the best way of evaluating one. Somehow it sounds very different from the perspective of the player. Then again, my woeful playing undoubtedly contributes to that.
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BY sty
#821502
codedog wrote:Also, I'm convinced being in front of an acoustic is the best way of evaluating one.



I struggled really badly to find an acoustic, or even a manufacturer that agreed with me until I tried a good selection, then I was able to home in on it - even if I couldn't actually afford the ones I loved (top of the Range Taylor type stuff ;) )
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BY Conway
#821504
codedog wrote:Also, I'm convinced being in front of an acoustic is the best way of evaluating one. Somehow it sounds very different from the perspective of the player. Then again, my woeful playing undoubtedly contributes to that.

If you sit in front of Mr Oleg playing, you will want to buy any guitar he picks up!

My bank balance suffered considerably due to this...
#821506
codedog wrote:
Lostininverness wrote:I'm keen - also depending on family commitments. Maybe someone can teach me how to play!


Yeah... that makes two of us. I get terribly excited when I hear an acoustic played well, even more so than electrics. Alas, that's not something I can do. Also, I'm convinced being in front of an acoustic is the best way of evaluating one. Somehow it sounds very different from the perspective of the player. Then again, my woeful playing undoubtedly contributes to that.


This. If I’m buying from a store, I ask the sales guy to play it, to see how it projects out front. If I’m trying to decide which guitars to keep, I get a friend to play them while I listen (thanks Slowy. :-)

Often the player gets a very slanted appreciation of the overall tone—depending a lot on the sound projection properties of the upper bout!
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BY Slowy
#821606
I seriously thought of grabbing Oleg and hopping on a plane. But I checked the date. On the 30th, I will be in Thames participating in a proper farewell to my late Musical Friend.

Sorry lads, timing. :(
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BY Slowy
#821608
Conway wrote:If you sit in front of Mr Oleg playing, you will want to buy any guitar he picks up!

My bank balance suffered considerably due to this...

I know you've been hurt recently but in total, I think I've suffered more. :rofl:

And you're right; when Mr Oleg plays, my hands automatically wriggle between the seat and my bum.

Sublime 'e is, bleedin sublime.
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BY kdawg2a
#821616
Slowy wrote:I seriously thought of grabbing Oleg and hopping on a plane. But I checked the date. On the 30th, I will be in Thames participating in a proper farewell to my late Musical Friend.

Sorry lads, timing. :(

All good and also condolences mate.
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BY jeremyb
#821619
If you were serious about coming Bruce we could reschedule, would love to meet you!!
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BY kdawg2a
#821621
jeremyb wrote:If you were serious about coming Bruce we could reschedule, would love to meet you!!

Despite 4 absolute fuckwit dregs of humanity, we're actually pretty nice and would love to have you here.
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BY Slowy
#821622
kdawg2a wrote:
jeremyb wrote:If you were serious about coming Bruce we could reschedule, would love to meet you!!

Despite 4 absolute fuckwit dregs of humanity, we're actually pretty nice and would love to have you here.

Hmmmm. OLEG? What say you?

And thanks guys, that's humbling.
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BY codedog
#821625
Slowy wrote:
Conway wrote:If you sit in front of Mr Oleg playing, you will want to buy any guitar he picks up!

My bank balance suffered considerably due to this...

I know you've been hurt recently but in total, I think I've suffered more. :rofl:

And you're right; when Mr Oleg plays, my hands automatically wriggle between the seat and my bum.

Sublime 'e is, bleedin sublime.


:lol: Sounds like we need to form a support group, for victims of Mr Oleg's sublime skills on, and impeccable taste in, guitars! :lol:

I have only just made it home. It's been a very sobering and numbing day. Thank you all for the beautiful distraction.
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