Gobby’s two thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five comments

  • Re: Vintage Vega fret wear

    It's just a normal wear and tear maintenance job for a luthier. more…

  • Re: Expensive strings

    I always buy Helicores but I never thought of them as expensive, at least not in relation to many others. To me they have been better value because they have tended to live longer than some of the more expensive ones I experimented with in the early days.... more…

  • Re: Can I make my low Whistle louder?

    Good on ya Michelle. Keep experimenting and making things. It all ads up to hard earned experience, and that is all that ever gets you there. It is a worthwhile journey. more…

  • Re: Speed Kills

    I just cant have it that speed kills. Only bad playing kills. I can play impressively fast (according to friends) but what has been a very good tool of learning for me is this:- I sometimes play on my media player, all day long and just as background mus... more…

  • Re: Can I make my low Whistle louder?

    Yeah, as an old ex- pub rock guitarist I always thought of the Cheiftain V3 whistle as being like the Fender Strat of guitars. It is a dependable, good solid work-horse. And great if you want to wallop somebody on the head. more…

  • Re: Can I make my low Whistle louder?

    Oh... sorry, but I didn't mean to suggest that you shouldn't give it a go! more…

  • Re: Can I make my low Whistle louder?

    Nobody has taken this bit up yet:- "If I made a pvc or bamboo body, would that make it louder?". more…

  • Re: Fergal Scahill tune a day 2019

    Yes, he certainly gives that impression. more…

  • Re: Can I make my low Whistle louder?

    I've owned a couple of Chieftain aluminium low D's over the years (sorry, I have already given them away), and they seemed fairly gutsy and definitely versatile with a nice tone. Although I tend to agree with Melany that you can't expect low whistles to ... more…

  • Re: Fergal Scahill tune a day 2019

    Well he did say when he started it all last year that he is 'daft'! He is indeed incredibly daft, and I for one totally appreciate his generosity. more…