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Fatberg

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Sep 2019

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    Sounds like you have a clue.

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    It was the first pedal my best mate ever had. We started with Argos catalogue special guitars and quickly traded up. We both had identical tiny Fender practice amps, he got a Squier strat and I got a Starforce superstrat thing with a fake floyd rose and pointy headstock. Then I bought a DOD Metal Mayhem pedal in fluorescent yellow and he got the metallic Red tube thing. Been looking for both for years. Was watching a YouTube vid of the Classic Tube this morning and debating spending 45 quid on the only one for sale online all for nostalgia value you understand. Decided against it and wandered into town to get barbered... and there is was in the local s/h record and crap gear shop for £25!

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    I’m a sludgey guy!

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    Just had a s/h junk shop haul

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    I've been on a mission lately to unlearn my crappy half-remembered "versions" of hoary old dadrock classics with proper video lesson enabled renditions. Youtube makes this so much easier than it were in my day.

    I was (still am) such a lazy arse. I'd figure out the general gist of a thing... say, Little Wing for example at the age of 15 then just sort of fluff, bluster and bullshit my way through any tricky bits I couldn't be arsed to sit down and really work out. And there it sits in my arsenal of half-remembered, wrongly played "versions" for nigh-on 25 years.

    Anyway, Little Wing took about an hour of concentration and contained several incredibly satisfying lightbulb moments. The relief and sheer satisfaction and finally having got all the little bits right after 25 years of having the shitty approximation in my bag o tricks is serious payoff.

    Of course i'm never going to play it in public because y'know... Hendrix. Don't want to be that guy do we? But still.

    Happy!

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    I don’t know how this fits in with latest wisdom in teaching kids but the Yamaha Guitalele could be just the ticket? It’s a slightly bigger than a Uke sized guitar. Six strings, tuned to standard tuning but a perfect fourth up. Like a guitar with a capo on the 5th fret. I have one for holidays and idle strumming. It has proper tuners, plays great, and sounds good. It’s tough enough that I leave it lying about for the kids to bash away at. I honestly love mine. Written loads of songs on it.

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    Still enjoying this thread tho. Well overdue.

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    I recently tried to bond with a new dad-friend out here in the Kentish boonies by relating a mild anecdote about my status obsessed brother in law. I assumed the potential friend shared some basic value parameters and would find my story about my bro in law having hissy fit because the specific watch he like to wear on work ski trips wasn’t working. Turns out the otherwise “normal” dude, has an extensive watch collection, started at a young age by his late father’s gift of a Rolex. He’s not a dick. Minefield.

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    Congrats though!

    Why is it a Parsons/Green? I thought it was Parsons/White?

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