hi from Scotland and the UK

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  1. sdenny

    sdenny Member

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    hi ,

    This a great site !!, im into guitars, valve amps and blues music , Favourites are my very good friend and nashvilles queen of the blues , Miranda Louise ( new CD out this week " Sure Cure for the Blues " ) and the fantastic Southern guitarists , Warren Haynes, Jackie Pearson, Jimmy Thackery , Tinsley Ellis, Stan Hedges , Michael Holloway .

    Ive got many , many guitars , the wife is fed up with them , never mind my amps. Main guitars are Les Pauls .and Teles , I use the superb UK hand made Bare Knuckle pickups , really excellent . Ive retroed them on most of my collection now .

    Amps are Marshall , Fender although im thinking of buying a ceria tone overdrive special ( Dumble Clone ) . Anyone used one , Are they as good as they sound on youtube ?

    Also on the lookout for a nice 335 . Im going over to Nashville soon for a wee holiday ( not much of a holiday for the wife getting dragged round guitar stores and blues joints Ha Ha !! ) and to see my southern friends too

    Kind Regards from Bonnie Scotland ,

    Stewart
     
  2. miketv

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    Welcome aboard pal, there's a few of us Scots around, i'm just outside Edinburgh.
    Good to have you here.
     
  3. rosscoep

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    Welcome. I was born in Greenock.
     
  4. Pa'ani

    Pa'ani Supporting Member

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    Greetings Stewart,

    Welcome to The Gear Page!
     
  5. Ken I

    Ken I Silver Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard Stewart!
     
  6. sdenny

    sdenny Member

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    Hi There , yes I know Ardincaple well . Although I live outside Glasgow at Cumbernauld all my family originate from Helensburgh next to Rhu and Ardincaple, My grandmother Jean Wright ran the WRVS during and after WW2 and my grandfather Willie Wright was the local builder in Helensburgh and round the lochside in Rhu and Ardincaple , Garelochead . I also ran a local quarry and readymixed concrete plant down there for a number of years. Small world Eh ?

    Regards

    Stewart
     
  7. BluePowder

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    Welcome Stewart!

    I visit Edinburgh once, one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to! :D
     
  8. sdenny

    sdenny Member

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    Hi ,

    Yes Edinburgh is one of Europes most beautiful cities , dominated by Edinburgh Castle . Many Americans visit Edinburgh . The new " Scottish Records Office " in Princes Street is now very popular for Scottish decendants who can search their ancestors birth , marriage and death records to trace their family trees.

    Kind Regards

    Stewart:)
     
  9. trisonic

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    Good Lord! Your Grandmother had the same name as my late Mother - who was based at Stirling Castle during WWII in the ATS (Signals). I was born in Highbury - I wonder if we are related?:AOK

    Welcome to the board.
    Best, Pete.
     
  10. jimmybcool

    jimmybcool Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard. I've never been to Scotland but does drinking lots of scotch count for anything :)
     
  11. sdenny

    sdenny Member

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    Yes , It does , always look for a single malt whisky, they are all different , you must try them all . My favourites are Glenfiddoch or a Glenmorangie.

    And remember a true Scotsman wears nothing under his kilt !!!
     
  12. sdenny

    sdenny Member

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    Ha Ha !! , Yes but get it right in Braveheart the Scots "moon " the English !

    I was wearing a kilt at a wedding once and the wind blew my kilt right up . To my extreme embarresment I heard a female guest snigger " The last time I seen something like that , it was on the end of a hook !! " It was in the winter I must add .
     
  13. sdenny

    sdenny Member

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    Pete , Trisonic .

    What was your mums full married name ?

    Regards

    Stewart
     

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