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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: Great North Run with Going Home on Sunday
« Last post by Stanko on September 18, 2020, 08:08:39 pm »



Gibson Les Paul guitar is notorious for its various and constant issues. When I hear all these great musicians dealing with this guitar perfectly I always think they should be happy because they always have a guitar tech around to deal with this guitar. When I had a Les Paul, it was a nightmare. Tuning instability, always lubricating the nut and the saddle, harder restringing procedures, the guitar itself is unbalanced and heavy. I mean Les Paul guitar is like a giant mansion or a really beautiful woman — cool to have, but you have to deal with unexpected problems and also, for a house analogy, owe a multimillion property tax to the government lol.

I think you may have a point here. But my fake Les Paul stays in tune perfectly, but is still quite heavy. Lovin' the tone though.

Honestly, your fake Les Paul may be of better quality than the real deal :lol

Gibson does it better nowadays, but in the time I owned a Les Paul, the company went absolutely nuts. The quality was bad beyond belief, you could buy a Custom Shop true historic whatever Les Paul and still needed a re-check of everything, redoing electronics and such. The quality was incoisistent, there were snags in the wood, bad paintjob, questionable materials, questionable electronics. I'll think 1000 times the next time I'll want a Gibson Les Paul :lol

I know that because I know a good guitar tech in Moscow and he goes through thousands of guitars every year, doing fretjobs and whatnot. And in his social network feed is an unbeliveable amount of Gibsons with an aubeliveable amount of ridiculous fails in all the price range.


in my understanding, guitars NEVER stays in tune.
Our ears are "trained" to hear the instrument in tune.  :P

Andy Timmons himself calls the tuner as 'the lier'

There some tools to help the guitar to tune, like Buzz Feiten System, Earvana Nuts or the True Temperament frets. The most strange is that almost all guitar players escapes from this tools because perfect tuned chords sounds terrible to his ears.

The reason why we guitarrists tends to use some sus chords or some chord inversions its because of the problems with the tuning from the guitar. Especially in the B and G strings.

Talking about Gibson Style Guitars tunning issues, the primary issue is that the neck is prepared to receive the wound G string. The plain G is softer and, because it is almost in the middle of the neck, cause more vibration and tends to be out of tune. High tension strings helps in the tunning stability.

My Les Paul never get his nut lubricated and "stays" in tune just fine.  ;D
My trick is to tune perfect 4th chords at the 3rd fret. The octave tuning needs to be a bit flat at the 15th fret.

And thts it. "Perfect" tune   8)
:thumbsup
sounds legit, a walk on a high wire if you like.
it takes practice over show off.
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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: Mark about Jimi
« Last post by border_reiver on September 18, 2020, 06:45:49 pm »
I also know it somewhat by heart. Others have to fill in.

... The guitar is such a big part of him, it can cry out /blank/...
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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: Mark about Jimi
« Last post by Pierre on September 18, 2020, 06:04:41 pm »
Wasn't there a quote from this article in Golden Heart tour brochure? (The only one I've ever bought) 

or am I completely mixing things up?

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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: Great North Run with Going Home on Sunday
« Last post by Rolo on September 18, 2020, 05:21:06 pm »



Gibson Les Paul guitar is notorious for its various and constant issues. When I hear all these great musicians dealing with this guitar perfectly I always think they should be happy because they always have a guitar tech around to deal with this guitar. When I had a Les Paul, it was a nightmare. Tuning instability, always lubricating the nut and the saddle, harder restringing procedures, the guitar itself is unbalanced and heavy. I mean Les Paul guitar is like a giant mansion or a really beautiful woman — cool to have, but you have to deal with unexpected problems and also, for a house analogy, owe a multimillion property tax to the government lol.

I think you may have a point here. But my fake Les Paul stays in tune perfectly, but is still quite heavy. Lovin' the tone though.

Honestly, your fake Les Paul may be of better quality than the real deal :lol

Gibson does it better nowadays, but in the time I owned a Les Paul, the company went absolutely nuts. The quality was bad beyond belief, you could buy a Custom Shop true historic whatever Les Paul and still needed a re-check of everything, redoing electronics and such. The quality was incoisistent, there were snags in the wood, bad paintjob, questionable materials, questionable electronics. I'll think 1000 times the next time I'll want a Gibson Les Paul :lol

I know that because I know a good guitar tech in Moscow and he goes through thousands of guitars every year, doing fretjobs and whatnot. And in his social network feed is an unbeliveable amount of Gibsons with an aubeliveable amount of ridiculous fails in all the price range.


in my understanding, guitars NEVER stays in tune.
Our ears are "trained" to hear the instrument in tune.  :P

Andy Timmons himself calls the tuner as 'the lier'

There some tools to help the guitar to tune, like Buzz Feiten System, Earvana Nuts or the True Temperament frets. The most strange is that almost all guitar players escapes from this tools because perfect tuned chords sounds terrible to his ears.

The reason why we guitarrists tends to use some sus chords or some chord inversions its because of the problems with the tuning from the guitar. Especially in the B and G strings.

Talking about Gibson Style Guitars tunning issues, the primary issue is that the neck is prepared to receive the wound G string. The plain G is softer and, because it is almost in the middle of the neck, cause more vibration and tends to be out of tune. High tension strings helps in the tunning stability.

My Les Paul never get his nut lubricated and "stays" in tune just fine.  ;D
My trick is to tune perfect 4th chords at the 3rd fret. The octave tuning needs to be a bit flat at the 15th fret.

And thts it. "Perfect" tune   8)
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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: MK and DS pictures
« Last post by relaxcoustic on September 18, 2020, 04:30:52 pm »
from DS FB

On 4th April 1986, Dire Straits performed a sell out, outdoor concert at Cairns Showgrounds, despite a torrential rain storm throughout the entire evening. The stage, equipment, instruments and band were soaked through, and Mark sang an impromptu version of 'Singin' In The Rain'. This picture of Mark and Jack Sonni was captured by Brian Cassey and printed across the Cairns Post broadsheet front page.



Went straight to Guy and asked me if he recalls anything. Check out his answer on his blog
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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: AMIT Broadcast
« Last post by quizzaciously on September 18, 2020, 03:25:10 pm »
New Gillian Welch record “The Lost Songs, Vol. 2” is out now, totally recommended of course!

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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Re: MK and DS pictures
« Last post by PensaGhost on September 18, 2020, 03:03:26 pm »
from DS FB

On 4th April 1986, Dire Straits performed a sell out, outdoor concert at Cairns Showgrounds, despite a torrential rain storm throughout the entire evening. The stage, equipment, instruments and band were soaked through, and Mark sang an impromptu version of 'Singin' In The Rain'. This picture of Mark and Jack Sonni was captured by Brian Cassey and printed across the Cairns Post broadsheet front page.

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Mark Knopfler Discussion Forum / Mark about Jimi
« Last post by JF on September 18, 2020, 02:23:11 pm »
I am currently writing an article about Hendrix
I remember Mark wrote an article with words like "guitar is part of him" or something like that
I searched on the forum but can't find it

does anyone remember the exact quote line ?

and I think that someone posted a scan of the article

if you could find it, I would be very grateful
thanks in advance
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General Discussion / Re: Any love for Jason Isbell around here?
« Last post by border_reiver on September 18, 2020, 02:19:43 pm »
Probably just pure joy of buying a $650k burst and meeting MK for the first time. Who could blame the guy?  ;D
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General Discussion / Re: Any love for Jason Isbell around here?
« Last post by hunter on September 18, 2020, 02:17:25 pm »
I bet most of you already know, but Jason played a cover of "Brothers in arms" in one of his concerts at the Ryman




I said this last time it was posted, but I think this version is absolute crap. Isbell is such a good singer and guitar player, but yet he turns it into some sort of 80s Power Ballad with high-gain distortion. Plus it sounds like the song wasn't really well rehearsed.
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