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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-11-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By bigginge
The 1mm green ones the local guitar shop sells....

The 1mm green ones the local guitar shop sells. It's totally irrational I'm sure but I swear they sound better than the red or blue ones, which I keep for spares.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-10-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By bigginge
An instrumental, although the album version has...

An instrumental, although the album version has words, by John Martyn. I'd imagine this is one of the few that you could say is definitely a capo tune:
http://youtu.be/c80pa9lCFjQ
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-31-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By bigginge
I looked out the old photo and it wasn't quite as...

I looked out the old photo and it wasn't quite as bad as I remembered. I still don't know whether it will be of help though.

http://www.biggingerfish.co.uk/Me_guitar.jpg
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-31-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By bigginge
From 50 years ago? Sadly not. I've got a blurred...

From 50 years ago? Sadly not. I've got a blurred photo my father took of me from the back of a dark room, but that's all. These days, with camera phones, there are probably more photos of me from the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-29-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By bigginge
Selmer info from the distant past please

This Easter will mark 50 years from buying and playing my first guitar and I'm pretty sure it was a Selmer 222, which cost 8 guineas (8.40). I was lucky in that for a fairly cheap guitar it had a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-31-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By bigginge
Thanks both for the advice, much appreciated.

Thanks both for the advice, much appreciated.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-30-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By bigginge
half-size guitar

My 8 year old grandson has been given a half-size guitar, a Music Alley MA 52. The action looks quite good, though I can't really test it with my fingers (too big). The strap was tied onto the bass...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-28-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By bigginge
I prefer green ones.

I prefer green ones.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-23-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By bigginge
Et voila! :)

Et voila!

:)
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-21-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By bigginge
Just passing through, and enjoying the banter,...

Just passing through, and enjoying the banter, but, without wishing to upset anyone, WaLa is actually spelt 'voila'. I knew my French certificate would come in handy one day, even if it is nearly 50...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-01-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By bigginge
Well I've been playing guitar in Old Blighty for...

Well I've been playing guitar in Old Blighty for nearly 50 years and I've always understood the bridge to be the, usually, wooden piece which holds the, usually, bone strip over which the strings...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-28-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,292
Posted By bigginge
Talking More than possible. :p:

More than possible. :p:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-27-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,292
Posted By bigginge
When I was 13, in '63, I had an uncle about 6...

When I was 13, in '63, I had an uncle about 6 years older who was very good to me, took me to the worst pubs and taught me how to drink, gave me Ska records and American blues albums,etc. Well he...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-17-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,641
Posted By bigginge
Bought the album, The Tumbler, in the early 70s...

Bought the album, The Tumbler, in the early 70s and couldn't figure out how he could play finger style and barre on that song. Then I saw him at our local theatre in the late 80s - brilliant, made me...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-25-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,031
Posted By bigginge
Have a listen to John Martyn playing 'Spencer the...

Have a listen to John Martyn playing 'Spencer the Rover' then get the tabs here: http://guitarfreaksforum.com/post/spencer-the-rover-john-martyn.aspx
I love playing this, when you get into the rhythm...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-31-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By bigginge
I've used EJ 17s for quite a few years, bought a...

I've used EJ 17s for quite a few years, bought a Takamine LG50th Anniversary earlier this year and moved down (up?) to EJ 16s and love 'em. I strum, flat pick and finger pick and they work just...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-10-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By bigginge
One point I'd like to make is to always sing...

One point I'd like to make is to always sing standing up. I go to a lot of local open mics and I'm surprised by how many people sit down to play and sing. You're going to get a better result if...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-01-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By bigginge
This may be of some help:...

This may be of some help: http://www.guitardaterproject.org/gibson.aspx
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-26-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By bigginge
Yes, I use them on my Takamine. I play 2/3 times...

Yes, I use them on my Takamine. I play 2/3 times a week and they easily last me about 3 months or more, and they're good enough to keep as spares. They sound really good, bright but with a good bass...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-22-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,342
Posted By bigginge
'Kimbie' - Jackson C Frank. Simple but...

'Kimbie' - Jackson C Frank. Simple but effective.
'Spencer the Rover' - John Martyn. In Open D, has a lovely lilt to it.
'Simple Twist of Fate' - Dylan. In Open G, drops down the bass line, then...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-24-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By bigginge
Have you recently changed strings? Check the...

Have you recently changed strings? Check the seating of the bridge. Similar happened to my friend's Takamine and it was the bridge not seated properly above the pick up.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-07-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By bigginge
Bikewer, still listen to my old vinyl of Dave Van...

Bikewer, still listen to my old vinyl of Dave Van Ronk, great stuff! Have a look at, and listen to, Doc Watson, a lot of his stuff is easier than it sounds if you stick at it. And look at Jesse...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-07-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By bigginge
I wind my strings into a loop like that, then...

I wind my strings into a loop like that, then keep the old strings when I replace them so I've got a spare if one breaks.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-01-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By bigginge
Yeah, well, I don't remember the 60s.

Yeah, well, I don't remember the 60s.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-30-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By bigginge
Thanks for the advice, I'll stick at it and keep...

Thanks for the advice, I'll stick at it and keep trying. It's annoying, though, that I've written a song and can remember the three verses but the middle eight, which is 8 lines, won't stick in my...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-29-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By bigginge
Learning words

I know this isn't specifically an acoustic guitar question, but I play acoustic guitar and this question relates to it, and hopefully someone can give me some advice.
I've been playing for 48 years,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-27-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By bigginge
I let the tension hold the string in place, and...

I let the tension hold the string in place, and plait my string ends into a circle so I've always got a couple of spares for if a string breaks.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-04-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By bigginge
I always found a metronome couldn't keep up with...

I always found a metronome couldn't keep up with me.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-18-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By bigginge
The Beatles - I Will. Lovely song to pick and...

The Beatles - I Will. Lovely song to pick and sing. One of the first songs I sang to my wife. Still singing it to her 42 years later.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-16-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By bigginge
About a quarter of the way down this...

About a quarter of the way down this (http://www.bristollivemusic.co.uk/musicgear.asp?Switch=mgs&%20LinkNo=0) page is a few lines about it.
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