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Hello from London

Postby Jane fromLondonUK » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:26 pm

Hi, I only recently found this forum, and it looks great. I'm about to get a reso, and found you while surfing for advice. I play mostly acoustic blues fingerstyle guitar, but have started to explore slide recently and have fallen in love with the reso sound. I've got a Martin 000-15, a Noname acoustic which I've now got constantly in Open G for slide, a Line 6 electric and a Vintage 335 copy, and a banjo, uke, keyboards and a couple of harmonicas I noodle around on. I'm not much good at any of them, but I play for my own pleasure and certainly have fun. Looking forward to joining in.
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Re: Hello from London

Postby goldbrick » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:41 pm

Jump on in. ( but leave the banjo home ) :wink:
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Re: Hello from London

Postby allanlummox » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:55 pm

Hey - what part of the Smoke do you inhabit? I lived in Stoke-Newington for a few years, playing at Pubs and busking around Covent Garden and Camden Lock - this was years ago, before they banished busking to the Tube stations.
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Re: Hello from London

Postby wanderingyankee » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:04 pm

Welcome Jane,

I'm in Surrey. Confessed Reso-holic.

You should join our Sunday Jam at the Cricketers Pub in Rowton. We need more reso players!

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Re: Hello from London

Postby Jane fromLondonUK » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:24 pm

Hi allanlummox and wanderingyankee, and thanks for the welcoming messages.

I'm in Brixton, and have never busked in London, although years ago managed to live for months at a time (albeit without eating much) busking around the south of France with friends.

The Sunday Jam sounds great, and I'll be sure to come down and have a look. I've sent a message to Robin at Busker guitars, and am hoping he has a Busker Cannon in stock that I can get my hands on very soon. I'm also tempted by a MM Lightning, and looking at the pics on both of your sites hasn't done anything for my GAS. I saw the Lightning in Denmark Street the other day, and may not be able to hold out now. Consider yourselves bad influences!

Glad to have joined up.
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Re: Hello from London

Postby Jane fromLondonUK » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:27 pm

Oh, and I forgot to say - if I come along to the jam, I'll bring the banjo, and see if I can play so loud goldbrick can hear it in Miami. :D
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Re: Hello from London

Postby maxx england » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:38 pm

Jane fromLondonUK wrote:Oh, and I forgot to say - if I come along to the jam, I'll bring the banjo, and see if I can play so loud goldbrick can hear it in Miami. :D



I always wanted to meet a wicked woman;but not that bloody wicked :wha:

London: Nothin But The Blues in Kingly St does an open mic on Sat afternoons, went there once, was OK except the London drink prices frightened my Midland bones. That was Happy Hour. Bugger knows what unhappy hour is like.

Welcome anyway, look for the red leather jacket at festivals like Upton & Swanage.
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Re: Hello from London

Postby allanlummox » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:52 pm

We used to go to Brixton for the Market, and for a favorite restaurant - now defunct, I'm afraid.

Also went to Brixton a few times to a place with Sensory Deprivation Tanks - an under rated passtime.
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Re: Hello from London

Postby Jane fromLondonUK » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:54 pm

maxx england wrote:
Jane fromLondonUK wrote:Oh, and I forgot to say - if I come along to the jam, I'll bring the banjo, and see if I can play so loud goldbrick can hear it in Miami. :D



I always wanted to meet a wicked woman;but not that bloody wicked :wha:

London: Nothin But The Blues in Kingly St does an open mic on Sat afternoons, went there once, was OK except the London drink prices frightened my Midland bones. That was Happy Hour. Bugger knows what unhappy hour is like.

Welcome anyway, look for the red leather jacket at festivals like Upton & Swanage.


:lol: Have been to Nothin But the Blues, although only to watch and listen. Good place to hang out. Unhappy hour is musically much the same as Happy Hour, only your pockets are lighter. Here in London we're used to that.

Will look out for the jacket. I'll be the woman with the loud banjo.
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Re: Hello from London

Postby Jane fromLondonUK » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:59 pm

allanlummox wrote:We used to go to Brixton for the Market, and for a favorite restaurant - now defunct, I'm afraid.

Also went to Brixton a few times to a place with Sensory Deprivation Tanks - an under rated passtime.


Yes, restaurants don't tend to last long round here, although they tend to be good while they're around, and there's a great one on the hill at the moment that seems to be holding on.
Don't think the Tanks have lasted either. Too quiet for Brixton, maybe.
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Re: Hello from London

Postby goldbrick » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:54 pm

whats perfect pitch ?



Throwing a banjo in the dumpster with out hitting the sides 8)




Whats the difference between a banjo and a chainsaw




a chainsaw has dynamic range
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Re: Hello from London

Postby wanderingyankee » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:45 pm

Jane fromLondonUK wrote:
The Sunday Jam sounds great, and I'll be sure to come down and have a look.
J


The jam alternates weeks between acoustic/electric..very loose..no clicks.. no rehearsals. :)

someone posted the below from a few weeks back ....I'm playing the NRP Tricone

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Re: Hello from London

Postby Jane fromLondonUK » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:06 pm

Hey, what a brilliant setup. Looks like a lot of fun, and very relaxed.

Lovely Tricone too!
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Re: Hello from London

Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:27 pm

Welcome, Jane!
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Re: Hello from London

Postby paul120 » Tue May 05, 2009 5:45 am

Great information really..thanks for posting it.
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