DonaldK’s nine hundred and sixty comments

  • Re: Western isles

    In the Western Isles you've got less than 30,000 people living in over 1100 square miles on a 130-mile-long island chain. Apart from Stornoway, all the communities are pretty small, so it's perhaps no surprise that there is a lack of sessions. more…

  • Re: Help. Opinions needed :)

    On a more serious note, whilst this may be of benefit to people who lack ears and want to impress their friends, my beef with this sort of tuner is that it doesn't allow you to make those micro adjustments that one makes for the peculiarities of individua... more…

  • Re: Help. Opinions needed :)

    So does it work with friction pegs? more…

  • Re: Shetland Times And Tatties

    More info: "A tune for the Turberville family, Sandwick, Shetland." more…

  • Re: Shetland Times And Tatties

    Hi Matt, it's actually wholly by Robbie Leask. The title came from the items on a shopping list (Robbie is from Shetland). The tune has become quite popular in the Borders, where I see you are. more…

  • Re: Guitarists, what kind of picks do you use?

    Fender 358's, Extra Heavy for everything on everything. Buy them by the half gross. Used to use Medium, then Heavy. Too much tonal compromise going back to them now. Heavy doesn't have to mean loud. Me - I'm not that keen on the weedy tone of medium and l... more…

  • Re: Help Identify: Scottish Fiddle Set

    Ah! Second is Little Donald in the Pigpen. more…

  • Re: Help Identify: Scottish Fiddle Set

    Fourth is Buntata 's Sgadan by Allan Macdonald. Fifth is Molly Rankin by John Morris Rankin. Second I know but can't recall name. Don't know first. more…

  • Re: Guitar stings for Standard and DADGAD

    Yes, Conical Bore, that's fine if you are primarily playing in drop-D or DADGAD but I didn't get the impression this was the case in this instance. But you do have a point in that what proves tonally acceptable on one guitar (I can for instance quite happ... more…

  • Re: Guitar stings for Standard and DADGAD

    Depends on whether you are mainly strumming with a pick or mainly fingerpicking. more…