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  1. I'd try it first and see. I went from 10s to 9s but also changed makes and the tension must have stayed about the same as there was no need to alter the neck relief.
  2. I kind of wanted it to be the Vintage (we do like an "underdog", us Brits) but the Gibbo just edged it for me. Whether the very minor difference is worth the difference in price is another question entirely. If I was looking for a Les Paul (which I'm not because I'm actually trying to sell one - shameless plug alert!) then i would seriously look at the Vintage. Their basses get a lot of love so well worth a look IMHO
  3. Probably but I'd be worried about a) latency and b) getting any sort of reasonable volume. I tried this with a Steinberg bass/Line6 guitar input/iPad/Garage Band and a Sony Bluetooth speaker. It worked but there was a noticeable delay between hitting a string and hearing the sound from the speaker. It also sounded fine at low volume but couldn't handle being turned up. YMMV of course but there are plenty of small, portable guitar amps on the market and I'd be tempted to go try one of those out first....
  4. Try this link https://www.jazzyacousticguitar.com/wide-neck-acoustic-guitars/ I've heard very good things about Seagull but they may not be classed as "cheapish". Washburn do some nice entry level guitars and maybe easier to find and try out.
  5. I'm afraid not - if you'd been close to Peterborough I'd recommend Jon Haire. But you're not, so i won't! If you have a Basschat membership and haven't already done so, it may also be worth posting on there as there's still a lot more traffic and I'm willing to bet that a good bass tech will also be a good guitar tech 😀 There's plenty of BC members in the Manchester area (Teebs for one) and I'm sure someone will know of a good guitar tech. Apologies if you've already thought of/done the above - Good luck with the hunt
  6. It's not the hardest song in the world so it definitely doesn't show off your guitar virtuoso skills. And i think the strength of the original is in the whole arrangement - replicating that in a solo performance might be hard. That said, if this is a musical performance course and not specifically a guitar course, you don't need to show that you're a guitar hero, you need to demonstrate that you can, er, perform. So is this song a good vehicle for you to do that? Personally, I'm not sure - there's not much in the way of dynamics going on, the words are sung in a very "stream-of-consciousness" way and I think it would be hard to do a straight copy of the RHCP version as a solo performance but also hard to do your own arrangement in a way that really adds anything. I don't think you need a difficult song (from the guitar perspective) so much as one that showcases your ability to arrange effectively and give a performance. That suggests a song with strong dynamics and with a vocal that you can put some feeling into (without going all over the top Mariah Carey-stylee, that is 😀). If you're confident you can do Snow in a way that brings something new to it and which shows you off at your best then go for it. That would impress me. But i think it's a big ask and there may be better choices - but you have to give the performance so it has to be your choice. I know that's probably no help at all but good luck whatever you decide to do!
  7. I guess it depends what you're trying to demonstrate at the audition and what the assessors are likely to be looking for. Hopefully, those two things are the same and Snow may be the perfect vehicle for you to demonstrate them.....
  8. I started with a Zoom 16-track recorder and loved it. Built in drum machine, sequencer, effects and the ability to use it as an audio interface to the computer later on when i started to use Sonar (and then Logic Pro). They're not massively expensive and i found it really easy to use. I previously had a Boss BR something (not the latest one) but i didn't like the way you had to work with it and it didn't have the features of the Zoom. Others may have the opposite experience, of course 😀 For someone starting out, i wholeheartedly recommend the Zoom (i also sold it on when I'd stopped using it and got a decent price for it)
  9. There's an old thread on the acoustic guitar forum https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179939 You probably found that already - Google may pull up some more results but this thread seems to cover the basic story. Sounds like a bit of a find but not something that enough people know about to command strong resale prices. That said, how much is a Taylor from 1978 worth? If this is only worth a fraction it should still be a few quid....
  10. Gordon Giltrap (pretty much anything of his but Fear of the Dark is a long time favourite) Andy Latimer of Camel (Ice from I Can See Your House From Up Here) Larry Carlton Pat Metheny (especially when trading solos with Lyle Mays on piano, not so much on the Zero Tolerance nonsense.....)
  11. Now Sold I'm selling my 2013 model Faith FVHG (Faith Venus High Gloss) electro-acoustic guitar. This is in immaculate condition (there's the tiniest of marks on the very top of the headstock (see picture) but apart from that, I can't see any other marks. It comes with the original Faith hard case which is also in excellent condition apart from a small scrape across the front (again, see picture). If you haven't come across them, Faith guitars are designed in the UK by the highly-regarded Patrick James Eggle and made in Indonesia. They've been around for a few years now and have gained a solid reputation for their excellent quality and tone at a reasonable price. This one plays beautifully and was my first decent acoustic. It's worn in nicely and sounds gorgeous - but I've inherited a nice Taylor which means the Faith isn't getting played so it needs to go to someone who'll use it. I'm asking £499 collected which I think is a fair price but I'm open to reasonable offers. I'm not really looking for trades but try me and see. I've had bad (and expensive) experiences shipping guitars in the past so I won't ship or courier this. I'm in Cleethorpes but I travel down to Hertfordshire/North London a fair bit so PM me and we can discuss collection/meet/delivery options. Thanks for looking - please PM me if you've any questions.
  12. I saw Be Bop Deluxe back in 1975 or thereabouts and thought they were fantastic. You've just reminded me to go dig out Sunburst Finish - I haven't listened to it for donkey's years.. The bass player (who's name escapes me) now runs Ricky Sounds....
  13. I'm selling my Gibson Les Paul Traditional in Tobacco Sunburst which I bought from Dawsons in Reading in February 2015 (I still have the original receipt). This is the 2015, 100th anniversary model which originally came with the Min-E-Tune system. Like a lot of people, I've removed this and I replaced it with a set of Gotoh locking tuners which I found gave a much better balance to the guitar, hold their tuning a lot better and are a doddle to restring. The original Min-E-Tune is also included and it's a simple job to reinstall it if preferred. The pictures show the guitar without its pickguard - I took this off but it's also included in the original Gibson case along with the original tools, leaflet, certificate of authenticity, etc, etc. Condition of the guitar is mint - there isn't a mark on it anywhere that I can see. The case has a small scrape (pictured) on the underside. This is a gorgeous guitar but be aware, it's the Traditional model which means that it isn't chambered. As a result, it's a little heavier than a "normal" Les Paul but the extra density in the body makes it sounds fantastic and it sustains forever. I currently have it strung with Rotosound Nexus which I like for their dark, almost jazzy tone. I will include a set of brand new genuine Gibson strings as well. I'm looking for £1,300 (or near offer) for this which seems to be a fair price based on guitars which have sold or are listed online (without the Gotoh tuners and with varying signs of usage). I'm not really looking for trades but I'll take a look if you have something interesting so try me.... As with my previous listings, bad and costly experience in the past means that I'm afraid I won't post or courier this. I'm based in Cleethorpes but I travel to Hertfordshire regularly so please PM me for meet/delivery/collection options. Thanks for looking - any questions, please PM me. (Please note - this is also being listed on Bass Chat and, shortly, eBay so it may disappear from here without notice!)
  14. Thanks, it really is. They just brought out the 12" cab - I think the 10" has been out for a few months now.. It sounds superb, even at quite sensible volumes. I'd like to try the smaller cab some day for comparison.
  15. Whichever is easiest - one big advert is easier to create and bump as you need to but can be a bit confusing for potential customers to follow as individual items get sold. Keep the layout clear and that shouldn't be too much of a problem though ...
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