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Originally Posted by eightace View Post
 

Heads up:

http://www.robinsonsshoes.com/

 

is having a 15% off sale until Wednesday (Northern Ireland time obviously). Combined with no VAT and free worldwide shipping, not a bad deal. The code is Christmas15

 

Thanks for the heads up eigtace, the burgundy strands are tempting at that price.

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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post
 

Thanks 8, grabbing a pair of loakes which I had been eyeing from herring for $50 less.

Happy to be of service!

post #43233 of 55015
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

But seriously, the Carmina's are amazing. I know PinkSocks ordered a pair, not sure if his have arrived but man they look good!

They have and they do smile.gif
Edited by Gerry Nelson - 12/14/13 at 6:02pm
post #43234 of 55015
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Welcome to another TV alert !
Sunday this weekend -
SBS 9.30pm - Living In The Material World - Directed by Scorcese - part 1, the George Harrison movie from last year. If you didn't get to the cinema to see it..

The quiet Beatle + The Auteur = essential viewing

 

Thanks for that!

 

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Originally Posted by labravajazz View Post

If you are real literal beginner best thing is get a classical guitar - much better starter for most hands - a Yamaha is a safe choice for classical guitar start up

 

I'm not sure I agree with this. The wider fretboard and thicker neck make it difficult to fret certain chords. If you ultimately want to play classical or bossa nova, get a classical guitar but for a lot of other styles, a well set up steel-string acoustic guitar is the way to go. In the same way you have to factor in tailoring costs for some clothes, a set up is a must when you get a new guitar.

 

I would suggest getting it set up with low action and light strings to begin with, until your fingers get used to the various chord formation and you get your bar chords up to scratch. After that, decide whether you want to go with heavier strings and a higher action for more volume and tone.

 

My view is that when you're learning the guitar, you're going to have to get used to the mental aspect (the theory - which chords go well together, scales, etc.) as well as the physical aspect (where the fingers go, how hard to press on the strings and also technique with the strumming/fingerpicking hand). Make the physical aspect as easy as possible to begin with while you get a handle on the mental side of things and then work on developing strength for the physical side of things. Get the form right and then increase the resistance :) 

 

I agree with the Yamaha recommendation - they make excellent steel-string, nylon string and electric guitars and would be a decent first guitar while you decide whether the instrument is for you or not.

 

Getting a second hand instrument is a great idea (as PapaRubbery has mentioned) but make sure you take an experienced player with you and make sure you check for things like wonky necks, playability and intonation all the way along the neck, structural issues, etc.

post #43235 of 55015
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Originally Posted by eightace View Post

Heads up:

http://www.robinsonsshoes.com/

is having a 15% off sale until Wednesday (Northern Ireland time obviously). Combined with no VAT and free worldwide shipping, not a bad deal. The code is Christmas15

Another thanks! I've been tossing up grabbing a pair of suede brogues for casual wear but didn't want to fork out $300 on a pair in case i decided it wasn't for me. Grabbed a pair of Anatomics from Robinson's for $140 delivered! Never had Anatomics but they look to be decently made, welted etc, so looking forward to getting them!
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Having had a lifetime experience as a professional musician playing all kinds of music, I've at times taught smart beginners - i'm confident that classical is the best way to get good technique easily. The nylon strings are softer on the hands and the wider fingerboard makes accurate finger technique more likely. Also get a book like Sagreras - he was a professor of guitar in Argentina a century ago. You'll learn melody, harmony and effective technique bit by bit with great musical pieces. There is very little new thats better than this wink.gif
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I think the Carminas are, at least, 1000 times better. Not exaggerating.
Just in case anyone woukd like to try a pair of Carminas like these I have a pair hardly worn at all size uk 10.5 they are gorgeous and sleek luxury vibe Chelseas but just a bit snugger than RMW. Also much more plush and soft suede. $250 asking price
Yes they are considerably better than RMW at least 2.5 times as good anyway....
 
More deets :3
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Beginner guitar:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Starting out on guitar, all you need is 4 chords and the truth:slayer:​ If you'll be strumming songs more often (pop, folk, bluegrass) then a steel string acoustic is good. Yamaha and Tanglewood have been mentioned, Cort is quite good too. Get a classical/nylon if you wanna be shredding later.


Shirts:
Regarding shirts, should the shoulder seam end at the shoulder bone, or the furthest part of where the deltoids end? My shirts are getting tight in the sleeves, wanna wear them as long as possible before going up a size.

post #43239 of 55015
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Originally Posted by CoffeeDudeGuy View Post

Beginner guitar: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Starting out on guitar, all you need is 4 chords and the truthicon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif​ If you'll be strumming songs more often (pop, folk, bluegrass) then a steel string acoustic is good. Yamaha and Tanglewood have been mentioned, Cort is quite good too. Get a classical/nylon if you wanna be shredding later.


Shirts:

Regarding shirts, should the shoulder seam end at the shoulder bone, or the furthest part of where the deltoids end? My shirts are getting tight in the sleeves, wanna wear them as long as possible before going up a size.

The wider option is the english option and easier/ more forgiving to fit. They like narrower shoulder in naples however.

The correct answer wrt to guitars is to take up the trombone instead. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #43240 of 55015
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The correct answer wrt to guitars is to take up the trombone instead. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I would have though Glass Harmonica or even Musical Saw instead.

And as much as loathe cricket I'm enjoying immensely the disembowelment of the Pommy Cricket Team.
post #43241 of 55015
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

OK I know I should put it iMarketplace and I will do, but it was opportune mention of same boots by Carmina on here and the comparison to RMW suede Craftsmen. The Carminas are certainly much more sophisticated and sleeker boot by far, 1,000 times as good or twice as good, you be the judge.
I'd rather sell to someone here in Australia as the international postage is such an outrageous cost here.
I love them but have a lot of good shoes...... And clearing the ones I don't wear so often, they fit me but a bit too snug really. More like Edward Green closer kind of fit. Size UK 10.5 Simpson last with the original box and bags, lightly worn a few times only, Very soft and supple luxurious suede. You know what these cost even if you get a deal and Import some. Send me PM if you are interested.....
$250 AUD posted withinAustralia. But if I go to Marketplace on SF I'll go to $USD and offer international as well.
post #43242 of 55015
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


I would have though Glass Harmonica or even Musical Saw instead.

And as much as loathe cricket I'm enjoying immensely the disembowelment of the Pommy Cricket Team.

There is only one instrument worth taking up. Great timbre, very versatile and quality Japanese made as well.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxLB70G-tRY

 

Thank me later.

post #43243 of 55015
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

And as much as loathe cricket I'm enjoying immensely the disembowelment of the Pommy Cricket Team.

Now you're getting the idea. There's hope for you yet.
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RIP Peter O'Toole. A great actor and an even better hellraiser...





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