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by Montezuma
January 19th, 2009, 9:51 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Time for a shopping spree . . . help needed!
Replies: 13
Views: 2317

Re: Time for a shopping spree . . . help needed!

I can personally recommend two great stores in the DC area: Bill's Music in Catonsville (DEFINITELY worth the trip) http://www.billsmusiconline.com/ Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center in Veirs Mill (closer to you and also very good) http://www.wmcworld.com/ Thanks - they look great - I can tell ...
by Montezuma
January 19th, 2009, 9:44 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Fat fingers 'ffect fretting
Replies: 14
Views: 7511

Re: Fat fingers 'ffect fretting

I think this is counter-productive thinking. Do you expect to be able to fit into pants that are 4" too small just because that size might be more common? Just take it as part of your learning that your physique doesn't work with certain guitars. And don't let it bother you. There are lots of guita...
by Montezuma
January 14th, 2009, 7:13 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Fat fingers 'ffect fretting
Replies: 14
Views: 7511

Fat fingers 'ffect fretting

I am sure this must be a common thing but I have not seen anything on the topic. I have fairly large fingers - not sausages by any means - but my middle and ring fingers only just fit between the strings on my guitar (Washburn 10S - steel string acoustic). I have to ensure they are perfectly placed ...
by Montezuma
January 14th, 2009, 6:42 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: Musical Freedom
Replies: 5
Views: 1800

Re: Musical Freedom

I have not yet advanced to the composing stage - so I can't comment on that but, creativity generally I is something that has been required of me quite often in my life. It is a very elusive thing. I tend to align with kent_eh's observation . . . I've read a lot of interviews with songwriters, and m...
by Montezuma
January 14th, 2009, 6:21 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Time for a shopping spree . . . help needed!
Replies: 13
Views: 2317

Re: Time for a shopping spree . . . help needed!

Thanks all for your input.
I shall of course let you know what I finally bought - plus pics!
Ola
by Montezuma
January 10th, 2009, 8:32 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Time for a shopping spree . . . help needed!
Replies: 13
Views: 2317

Re: Time for a shopping spree . . . help needed!

Hey, many thanks all for the great advice - lots of food for thought: Your're right Dave - I've definitely got to play them and I'm sure I will know what feels & sounds right. Dunno how i'd failed to come across the Epiphone BBKing/Lucille - definitely gonna check that out - thanks Notes I had not c...
by Montezuma
January 9th, 2009, 7:58 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: I was practisin and a year went by!
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: I was practisin and a year went by!

Thanks guys - its like coming home!
by Montezuma
January 9th, 2009, 7:37 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Time for a shopping spree . . . help needed!
Replies: 13
Views: 2317

Time for a shopping spree . . . help needed!

Been away for a while and as part of my NY resolutions I am back to GN. So HI and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all. When I joined about a year and a half ago I spent a lot of time here, it was great support for someone otherwise isolated from sources of advice and encouragement. I've missed the community - bee...
by Montezuma
January 7th, 2009, 9:47 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: I was practisin and a year went by!
Replies: 5
Views: 902

I was practisin and a year went by!

I've been away for so long I thought I had better come and re-introduce myself. Hi, its Ola (in Nigeria) and according to the control panel i last logged in in January 2008 - :o I had a look at the posts to see if others sign back in here after an absence and it seems to be the right thing to do. (S...
by Montezuma
January 16th, 2008, 7:33 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y6week9 sky in an inkwell
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Y6week9 sky in an inkwell

Hi, Hmm - seems like you have a drink problem. Never mind its not too late to start! :twisted: Re the inkwell - I see. I had an image of a reflection, rather like you can get sometimes with a full cup. It reflects the view and you can imagine an Alice in Wonderland effect - shrink & jump into a diff...
by Montezuma
January 16th, 2008, 7:22 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Bridge Pin Extraction
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: Bridge Pin Extraction

Thanks guys. I think I'll go for the one with the beer opener. Changing strings can be thirsty work. :) (You don't leave those ridiculous long tags of string hanging from your tuners, right?) erm, :oops: , lets just say my guitar looks like its just had a really bad hairdo. Time for a trim. Cheers Ola
by Montezuma
January 15th, 2008, 6:08 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Bridge Pin Extraction
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Bridge Pin Extraction

Hi, I have not seen one in shops but I am sure there must be a bridge pin pulling device out there somewhere. I hae been using my teeth, pliers and assorted levers each time I change my strings and despite being as careful as I can the pins are beginning to look scuffed (not surprisingly). I am sure...
by Montezuma
January 12th, 2008, 12:22 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: SSG6 Wk 8 - Santa’s Not Coming This Year
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: SSG6 Wk 8 - Santa’s Not Coming This Year

Thanks guys.
Ill set it to music by Xmas!
Ola
by Montezuma
January 12th, 2008, 12:20 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: SSG6 Week 9 - I gots some new s***
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: SSG6 Week 9 - I gots some new s***

This song has energy. I can imagine running round the music shops singing it to myself (before the Xmas shopping for the kids went over the top & I has to put my GAS on hold). :( The only comment I have is that perhaps the repeat of poop could be got rid of. Nice one Ola PS - I do really actually, d...
by Montezuma
January 12th, 2008, 12:07 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y6week9 sky in an inkwell
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Y6week9 sky in an inkwell

Hi Straycat, As usual your lyrics reward a careful read. My take on the first verse is that it is someone kinda daydreaming while listening to music, feeling at one with nature. The second verse changes the assumption of peace & tranquility with the fists in pocket etc - this suggests tension, aggre...