Hooson Guitars

Just a little note of thanks to Leigh over at Hooson Guitars. The work carried out on my D18V was nothing short of superb!

Lots of work done on the bridge, a new bone nut, frets replaced (although looking at it you would never know) and a perfect set up.

Martin D18V after having the bridge re-profiled and vintage long bone saddle created, “in the right place”.

Many thanks Leigh, It’s so good to have your guitar set up by someone who knows the genre of music and understands what is expected of the given instrument…………Perfect!

Mick Cooper.

Martin D28

Some work in progress pic’s of Chris Elson’s lovely old D28.

bridge shaved for good break angle at the saddle, new bone saddle
Light bracing scalloping involving scalloped bass x, tapered treble x for asymmetry and a fat 50,S Martin flavour to the trebles. 
Mammoth ivory nut created
The finished bridge.
The finished Nut.

Peterson Strobe Tuner.

Over the years we have used many different types of electronic tuners, starting out with the old “Korg” guitar tuner with the big six position selector on the front. This was only any good for an instrument with an electronic output, or an acoustic instrument fitted with a pick-up. Then came the “clip on transducer leads” with a 1/4 jack plug on the other end for use with pretty well any tuner on the market.  Then more recently, a whole array of clip on tuners, most of which seem to work quite well.  However, I have now acquired a “Peterson Strobo Clip” tuner.    I can put my hand on my heart and say that this device  is the best clip on tuner I have ever used.

As an upright Bass player, I have to say that some of the tuners I have tried do not handle the low frequency of the “E String” very well and the only way to get anything  like a good reading is to tune using harmonics.  Not so with the Peterson!                  It responds perfectly to any frequency you throw at it, with a bright display that remains clear whether on a dark stage, under spotlights, or even in bright sunlight.  I have been using this tuner now for over twelve months with no problems and although they are expensive, I would buy another without hesitation.

Mick Cooper.

 

 

 

Our New PA System

We have long been huge fans of Bose sound equipment and for the last twenty five years have enjoyed trouble free, high quality sound from the legendary “Bose 802” speakers.

When the decision was made to go “digital” the truth was, we all wondered if we were making the the right choice. Our existing system produced great sound in both small and large venues alike.  (We once played Coventry City football stadium with this equipment) Continue reading “Our New PA System”