Elmas Xantia V6 and Musical Stuff

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demag wrote:A little video might be nice....


What? Of us all playing Dave? :lol:

We also need a vocalist... I can't sing at all...
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furriegurrie wrote:
elma wrote: Your organ is fascinating, I personally would not have a clue what to do with it but I'd enjoy experimenting no end.


Too much information......


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No not THAT organ! :-)

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CitroJim wrote:
furriegurrie wrote:
elma wrote: Your organ is fascinating, I personally would not have a clue what to do with it but I'd enjoy experimenting no end.


Too much information......


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Apache sounds good, I've just started learning that anyway so I've got a good start.
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elma wrote:Apache sounds good, I've just started learning that anyway so I've got a good start.


Excellent :D That will be a good one for us all then...

Big advantage of Shads stuff - no vocals!

I shall be getting the Strat out this evening - it'll need tuning I'm sure...

Apache will be practiced ;)
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Today's question: does the Hammond work as a guitar amp?

Answer: You bet it does...sounds like it was made for the job!

Even better, the built in reverb works, as does the vibrato, and of course the Leslie...
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Zelandeth wrote:Today's question: does the Hammond work as a guitar amp?

Answer: You bet it does...sounds like it was made for the job!

Even better, the built in reverb works, as does the vibrato, and of course the Leslie...


Ohh, that's just magic :D It must sound bloody awesome Zel. I want to hear it with my own ears ;)
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Sure we can make that happen sometime Jim. You'll have to come to the organ though... it's many things, but portable isn't one of them!

To be honest anyone on here is more than welcome if you're in the area.

Really need to get new strings on the Ibanez. The ones on it were rubbish when new, are ancient and have been off at least twice while I was trying to clean the thing, so unsurprisingly it's nigh on impossible to get it to tune properly! My actual tuner having gone AWOL isn't helping either. Might fix that tomorrow.
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We still have music shops in MK that can supply strings haven't we Zel? I know my Strat could well do with a new set. It's been a few years now and now I want to start playing again I ought to...

Next time I'm over your way we'll see if we can arrange a quick visit Zel... Most likely it'll be when I need something in CMK or in Rooksley (I often need to visit Decathlon and Up and Running) or I go and have a lunchtime coffee with Sian in CMK...

More than likely I'll be on my bike...
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Dr is my favourite brand of strings. They have a bassyness I'm yet to find with others find as they are nicely soft on the fingers. Unusual to finding a music shop, I go to Amazon.
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Not heard of that brand James... Are those you speak of for acoustic or electric? Steel or nylon?
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Steel strings for acoustic or electric. I use the rare version in the green pack for acoustic. The electric version I've not tried yet.
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They actually last a lot longer as well. They stayed fresh for almost 2 years on my last guitar.
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Thanks James, I'll be looking seriously at those :)
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I know of one place over in the XScape, probably a few more out there too if I check first. Know a couple in Buckingham as well.

Guess I'm a bit old fashioned...Generally if I have the option to just go out to somewhere local and grab something I'll almost invariably take that over ordering it online. I had a few bad experiences years ago which still make it more stressful than it should be.

Which is rapidly becoming an exercise in frustration given how rapidly shops that sell anything other than clothing, jewelry or over priced consumer tech seem to be vanishing. Also even those which should be useful don't seem to stock useful things. Occasionally​ I go to Halfords rather than Motorserv - usually if I'm in a hurry because it's closer - but found out last week that they no longer stock fuel hose. Guess I'm just old fashioned, but that seems a bit of a basic thing for a place claiming to be a car spares specialist to stock.

Do miss the old computer stores though. We used to have one in Aberdeen which was basically a second hand dealers, though they made systems to order as well. I used to love the fact that they had a corner where all the obsolete stuff ended up. Including a huge bin which was just full of random stuff, and was simply labelled "Everything £2" got a few useful things out of there. Was always worth a dig through as you never knew what you'd find. Sadly they closed down one day without any warning whatsoever.