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Guitar Talk In General / Re: Input Time!
« on: January 13, 2014, 03:33:51 PM »
Handwork vs Industrial Business.

Quality, Durability, Profit : you can have two. (I you think you want all three, then what you really want is profit)

"Back in the days", guitars were supposed to be amorously hand-made by dedicated artisans, while they are now industrially processed by soul-less enslaved ghouls...or something like that. So goes the legend, anyway...

Excellent! Thanks! ;D

Guitar Talk In General / Re: Congratulations Robert!!!
« on: December 03, 2013, 02:26:12 PM »
I know that it is kind of silly, but I feel somewhat proud myself, just being there  8)

This is so very well deserved, Robert!  :D

Good Music! / J J Milteau and Jean-Michel Kajdan
« on: November 23, 2013, 03:34:28 PM »
Milteau is the singer/harp player you want to hear (actually, he truly is incredible, one of the very best in the world!)...Kajdan is the top notch French jazz-blues guitarist, the guy Larry Carlton invites on stage in Montreux.
I saw them back in '92, doing this very same thing : enjoy!


Electric Guitars / Re: Fury Guitars
« on: November 19, 2013, 04:18:14 PM »
Well this guy is using a baritone Fury (for slide)...Maybe one of you heard about him?


Electric Guitars / Re: Fury Guitars
« on: November 19, 2013, 01:25:13 AM »
Here's the website : http://www.furyguitar.com/index.html
Interesting guitars.
The man is smart enough to develop and produce his own pick-ups, nuts and bridges...Patents are expensive!
Haven't be able to find a price anywhere, but the 'hand crafted' makes me think they're not that cheap.

Electric Guitars / Re: Oh... what to get...?
« on: November 18, 2013, 01:56:06 PM »
I have a Viking and couldn't disagree with reb : he pretty much nailed it.

...this being said, I would go any day for a Heritage around 1.000$! I don't know how many there are on your side of the Pond, but around here the cheaper used one I heard of was the double (had a piezo in the bridge, as well)!

Electric Guitars / Re: Oh... what to get...?
« on: November 13, 2013, 01:02:29 AM »
Knowing what you want/what you like would help to help you!
Considering your current guitars, I'd say you need a Strat or Tele with single pick-ups (different from P90).
Ibanez AS 93 is a good choice for a semi-hollow, a tad 'impersonal' to me...the 'new' Framus Billy Lorento looks great but you might as well consider some Gretsch or an Epiphone Casino, or a Gibson Midtown...

Guitar Talk In General / Re: Can you vote for me in the Truefire contest?
« on: October 17, 2013, 03:04:31 PM »
Same as vladan, I seem to have lost my former password and username (guess I didn't visit that often, huh?  :P ).
I used my backup email and a new username, and well, it worked!

Dolphinstreet Lessons / Re: What are you most interested in?
« on: September 15, 2013, 03:51:47 AM »
Well, everything until I am as good as you are, I guess...which won't happen, probably  ;)

More seriously, I really enjoy what you are doing in lick showing, solo construction, etc.

I personnally would need more 'how-to' lessons, more specifically oriented toward the technical questions : how to play tapping, how to play faster, how to improve my alternate picking chops...Not that I aim to be any kind of virtuoso, but if I am going to use some tools, I could as well do it correctly...

Harmony/analysis/composition is something I need to work, too...

But then again, really, if you just keep up the great job you're already doing, it's perfectly fine for me  ;)

Pub Talk / Re: 100 Riffs
« on: September 15, 2013, 01:34:47 AM »
Now, that's great! thanks for sharing...

...but :
1) I'll now have to learn a lot of these songs that I didn't know
2) I'll have to rework all of these that I knew but used to play wrong


Good Music! / Re: Motivational ...
« on: September 10, 2013, 01:46:30 PM »
Wonderful! what a lesson!
Reminds me a phrase from Frank Zappa about Music being everything...so true!

Thanks for sharing!

Good Music! / Re: Who's that girl
« on: September 03, 2013, 02:22:45 PM »
I know her and listen to her a lot, and I must admit, she's good! She can play, she can sing, she can hold her audience and all. Maybe she should try a little less notes sometimes? she seems quite constantly on the edge, I think...

But great job anyway!

If you like her, you might be interested in my three current favourites blues ladies :

Carolyn Wonderland

Sue Foley

Samantha Fish

Pub Talk / Re: Japan, sorry to sound like I'm a worry bird here
« on: August 22, 2013, 02:03:17 AM »
Neither in France...Generally, it means that 'someting's cooking' :P

The 'funniest' being that you can have info and videos on the French TV, which is supposed to be monitored by authorities, but are not allowed to view it through the Internet, which supposed to be a space of freedom :o

Guitar Talk In General / Re: Is there a "Highlander"
« on: July 11, 2013, 12:31:17 AM »
If money weren't in the way, I'd have a luthier make me a custom guitar (or two ;D) with all the features I'd want. Aside from this, I think I will stick to my Hagstrom Viking, which is good enough for what I can do anyway...
Oh! and of course, my 'McLeod' guitar would be my very first guitar, my faithfull Eko D50, an objectively bad thing that I can't let go of...Well, it'll turn 30 next month (was a birthday gift from my parents...).

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