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by BluesBopHarry
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Picking question
Replies: 10
Views: 14334

You should use Gypsy picking all the time.
Jimmy Rosenberg does and he can play really fast.
Good luck!
by BluesBopHarry
Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: EU Gig Listings
Topic: GJ gigs in paris?
Replies: 3
Views: 9093

Try this: http://www.djangostation.com/jazzmanouche.php?article291 It's in french. I don't know how up to date it is but should work. Also go to La Taverne de Cluny tomorrow (Monday) night, it's on La rue de la Harpe (just across the street from the Cluny museum, metro St michel or Cluny), you might...
by BluesBopHarry
Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Tips for a new gypsy jazz guitarist!
Replies: 19
Views: 37848

Michael at Djangobooks has some great downloadable lessons for five bucks, a real bargain. I recomend you first check out the one on La pompe and the one entitled Gypsy picking. He has a few free lessons too. There's also a large audio archive and a huge video archive on that site. Read the treads i...
by BluesBopHarry
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Truss rods
Replies: 5
Views: 8912

I might be wrong!...using non adjustable trussrods or reinforcement might not be too bad...compromises setup but may improve tone. I asked on the Djangobooks forum about the new Manouche guitars with the fixed aluminum reinforcement bar. http://www.djangobooks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=17112#17112 L...
by BluesBopHarry
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Truss rods
Replies: 5
Views: 8912

Eventually a guitar without an adjustable trussrod is gonna need a lot of work. How long until that happens?? depends on various issues(string gauge, use, reinforcements, etc) I`d rather have a working trussrod, but if that's not an option, it would depend on the sound of the guitar, it's current st...
by BluesBopHarry
Thu May 31, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: samois..helllllppppppp....
Replies: 2
Views: 6116

by BluesBopHarry
Fri May 25, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Jazz in Paris (and New Zealand)
Replies: 4
Views: 8970

La Taverne de Cluny it's on the Rue de la harpe across de street from the Cluny museum. L'ensemble Zaiti used to play there every Monday, maybe they stilll do. There's jazz manouche every thursday too i believe. Go there anyway and pick up a LYLO, a small magazine with almost every concert and art e...
by BluesBopHarry
Thu May 24, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: International Events
Topic: Buying a guitar in Paris or Samois
Replies: 2
Views: 8768

For less than 1000 your options are: Gitanes, asian Dell arte, some Gallatos, Pattenote, Dupont Nomade. Or try to get a good deal on a used guitar...I've heard great things about the Manouche. I believe all the guitars at the island (Dupont, Ajl, etc) are higher than that, and it's doubtful that you...
by BluesBopHarry
Thu May 24, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Got a Gitane DG-250M
Replies: 4
Views: 7268

Congratulations!!!Looks great, really great deal too. But it still has the stock bridge. I'd play the guitar for a couple of weeks to get a feel of where would you like the action, and then definitely get a new bridge. I waited two years before upgrading the bridge on my Gitane, and I can tell you I...
by BluesBopHarry
Mon May 21, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Choosing strings
Replies: 13
Views: 20860

It really depends on the scale and setup of your guitar. Most people with shorter scale guitars like 11's, whereas long scale guitar owners mostly use 10's. Usually with higher action you use lighter strings. You'll just have to experiment i guess. Personally I like high action (4+mm.), Argies 10's ...
by BluesBopHarry
Fri May 18, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Gitane DG-320
Replies: 7
Views: 12956

Wow- That is cheap for one of the asian Dell Arte's. I have been thinking about wanting to get another Grande Bouche model my Gitane D-500 went up for trade on another guitar after I got my Hommage. One of them may do the trick. I like taking my Dell Arte I have now to school jams because there is ...
by BluesBopHarry
Fri May 18, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Gitane DG-320
Replies: 7
Views: 12956

I played these Asian made Dell' Artes at Frankfurt this year. Awful, and 4/5ths of them were broken. On the trade stand at the biggest show around. That's funny...as far as I know they aren't available anywhere yet. Maybe you're talking about the pre -Music Link asian Dell artes? I played a Pigalle...
by BluesBopHarry
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Stimer Pickup
Replies: 13
Views: 17627

Hope you enjoy your new pickup. About the clearance issue... The Stimer is about 6-7 mm thick, as long as it is not taller than the frets it should be okay. I use one with my Gitane DG-250 and works fine though the high C and C# on the first string can't be played... One way to deal with this is to ...
by BluesBopHarry
Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Stimer Pickup
Replies: 13
Views: 17627

This store is very close to Paris maybe it could work for you:
http://www.guitare-village.com/microstimer.php
by BluesBopHarry
Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Luthiers
Topic: Fapy Model?
Replies: 4
Views: 11868

How much is it?
$$$$????