Majik's Learning Log

Wow that’s gorgeous Keith, love the colour :heart_eyes:

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I’ve still not bought a travel guitar Keith. Interesting that your long term view of the Traveler is a thumbs down.
New Yamaha looks terrific.

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It’s a thumbs down as a general guitar.

As a travel guitar, as in one you can easily travel with (which was the original reason for buying it) it’s OK, and better than lugging a full-sized electric guitar around, and being worried the airline will damage it. And it’s better than no guitar at all.

I was originally expecting that I would be travelling a lot, probably moving location every 4-8 weeks depending on projects. In that situation, the Traveler would have been perfect, and I would have put up with the quirks.

But I’m pretty much settled here for the time being (probably at least for the next 6 months, possibly a lot longer) and everything feels a bit more permanent. I have a few friends here, and a bit of a social life and some regular activities.

(Related to that I just got back from ringing at the Cathedral, where I rang up the 1,300 kg tenor on my own, and got a small round of applause)

This feels like where I live now and, in that context, the Traveler feels like a compromise I don’t need to make.

Thanks. So far I’m enjoying it.

Cheers,

Keith

Happy NBD, Keith :smiley:
Looks a beaut

Reminds me I’ve never crossed the Mersey to ring at the Anglican Cathedral. I think the tenor there weighs in at over four tons :bell: :man_lifting_weights:

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Hi Keith,
Happy NGD :sunglasses: :partying_face:
Beautiful color and indeed a nice tailpiece…
Greetings

I would love to try that too.

The problem with ringing up these big bells is getting them to ring up right. In fact, the guy who was next to me ringing up the 11 rang it up wrong.

It’s common that the tenor is rung up wrong here, hence the applause when I did it right. Apparently the SK is used to popping up the belfry with a broom handle to move the clapper across.

In case you are wondering, these are the bells:

I hear at Liverpool, they tie the clapper when ringing up that tenor because it’s pretty much impossible to ring it up right, then they secure the wheel to the frame, remove the tie and lower the clapper to the correct side.

Cheers,

Keith

Thanks Roger.

The humbucker version doesn’t have the tailpiece for some reason. Luckily, I fancied the P90s anyway.

Cheers,

Keith

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Hi Majik, Happy NGD! Very interesting learning log. Thank you for the effort of bringing your older posts to the new community site. Quite a feast of information!

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This was so interesting I looked up the Festival, only to find it happened a few days ago :grimacing:

Nice little toy!

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Yes, I missed it this year too, but I wasn’t going to fly home for just for that. I have family issues (a deteriorating parent) that I need to keep that powder dry for.

It’s a really great little festival to go to if you want to relax and enjoy something a bit different. And they cater for kids pretty well too.

If you get a chance to go in the future, I recommend it.

Cheers,

Keith

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Lovely Revstar there, I agree with you that metal tailpiece adds a huge amount to the aesthetics. Enjoy!