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carol m

Member Since 21 Mar 2006
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In Topic: Does Anyone Recognize This Song?

Yesterday, 08:43 PM

Hi GB, remember that it may be played in a special alternate tuning e.g. G or D etc. Why not email him and beg??

In Topic: Our University song

26 August 2014 - 12:46 AM

Procrastination is a wonderful thing
I’ve been doing it a lot, even though it is Spring (damn, there’s that rhyming couplet again!)
My current challenge is doing my Tax
I can’t seem to settle and just ‘get it done’
I find any excuse - I’ve really been lax
Today I’ve been tidying, doing the wash
I found an old esky which needed a clean
Then I met Eddy, and we started to chat
He plays guitar!! - for a strum buddy was keen
So I brewed up more coffee, and found my guitar….
His guitar was ‘tuned’ to somewhere near D
So I adjusted my Tanglewood, and he started to sing…
‘Cos it covered the ‘sounds’ that were coming from me
So….2 hours later and still no Tax done
I still must phone Phyllis, then make some more tea
With luck, that'll be evening, and time to start cooking
Then maybe some tele, then it‘s bedtime for me….

Yes, procrastination is a wonderful thing
But getting my tax done? Err… just one more of my sins.

In Topic: Faith eclipse series ....... Any good ?

29 June 2014 - 04:39 AM

The cedar top sound is only a subtle difference, so you will still love your spruce top - most people play spruce top and the small difference is only a personal preference that many people would not notice.

I only realised there was a difference when I upgraded my first el-cheapo ebay guitar to my first 'proper' guitar - the one I described in my earlier post of going to the store and trying them all out. I picked the one I picked mostly on sound, and I found out later it had a cedar top - I had no idea at the time, but now I have learned to hear the difference and I prefer the cedar top.

You might listen to one in the future after you get used to the sound of your Faith beauty, but only for interest sake - a good guitar always has good tone, no matter what any subtle differences they may have. Now you have your new guitar you will love it, and getting to know it is a fantastic experience - I promise!

In Topic: Faith eclipse series ....... Any good ?

29 June 2014 - 03:18 AM

Don't worry about Cedar top vs Spruce top - you can get a cedar top for the next one - unless you go for an electric next, and then a cedar top after that. Are you going to have a few lessons to get you started? And yes, a guitar is a beautiful work of art.

I predict:
Your fingers will hurt at the beginning.
You will find that the strings are too close together and the frets are too far apart.
Your small hands will suddenly have fat fingers attached - and your fingers will refuse to do what you tell them to do.
Alzheimers will be delayed by several years.
You will always have something to do in those wasted minutes between doing 'proper' stuff - or during the ads on TV.
Oh yes, a guitar is a chick magnet...... :)

In Topic: Faith eclipse series ....... Any good ?

28 June 2014 - 07:13 PM

Well done Totsie, now the fun begins! :clap: