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Ever played a Seagull (guitar)?

GUEST,Roger 28 Mar 02 - 10:35 AM
RichM 28 Mar 02 - 10:39 AM
catspaw49 28 Mar 02 - 10:39 AM
skarpi 28 Mar 02 - 10:41 AM
Fortunato 28 Mar 02 - 10:46 AM
Fortunato 28 Mar 02 - 10:47 AM
GUEST 28 Mar 02 - 10:54 AM
Mooh 28 Mar 02 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,Playboy 28 Mar 02 - 11:27 AM
gnu 28 Mar 02 - 12:00 PM
Mooh 28 Mar 02 - 01:18 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 28 Mar 02 - 08:52 PM
53 28 Mar 02 - 10:28 PM
GUEST 29 Mar 02 - 12:45 PM
Little Hawk 29 Mar 02 - 03:57 PM
Mooh 29 Mar 02 - 08:08 PM
Little Hawk 29 Mar 02 - 11:47 PM
Mooh 30 Mar 02 - 07:58 AM
GUEST 31 Mar 02 - 02:27 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 13 Apr 02 - 03:14 PM
gnu 13 Apr 02 - 03:28 PM
53 13 Apr 02 - 10:59 PM
Louie Roy 13 Apr 02 - 11:27 PM
Little Hawk 13 Apr 02 - 11:28 PM
Ned Ludd 14 Apr 02 - 12:51 AM
GUEST,Goodfellow 14 Apr 02 - 10:58 AM
JedMarum 15 Apr 02 - 10:45 AM
Big Mick 15 Apr 02 - 10:56 AM
GUEST,Amy 15 Apr 02 - 10:57 AM
Hrothgar 16 Apr 02 - 03:21 AM
Stephen L. Rich 16 Apr 02 - 06:14 AM
Nigel Parsons 16 Apr 02 - 06:23 AM
Townes 16 Apr 02 - 09:32 PM
GUEST,jack 18 Apr 02 - 01:24 PM
GUEST,Pete 18 Apr 02 - 03:23 PM
Clinton Hammond 18 Apr 02 - 04:20 PM
Jim Krause 19 Apr 02 - 02:48 PM
Clinton Hammond 19 Apr 02 - 02:54 PM
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Subject: Ever played a Seagull?
From: GUEST,Roger
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:35 AM

How many of you Mudcatters have ever played a Seagull?

Sorry, 'Spaw, I just couldn't resist.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: RichM
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:39 AM

I caught an injured one once--took it to the bird repair shop...

I didn't try to play it, though...I was too busy avoiding it's beak!

Rich McCarthy


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:39 AM

Just had to prove me wrong huh?   And with a Seagull thread no less!!!! Not to worry though, BOB53 will be along with the Telecaster thread. I feel it in my bones......

But Roger, you're on my list!! (of folks with a sense of humor)

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: skarpi
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:41 AM

Halló Roger , I have one my self and it is a good one and great to play. There are some other treads about Seagull Guitar on the Forum. Are you having one your self?. All the best skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Fortunato
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:46 AM

Why do I feel I'm missing something here? Yes I have played a Seagull. I quite liked the head stock. The guitar had a nice appearance. It was unremarkable in playability and sound, good beginning guitar, although I like the Big Baby Taylor a bit better for that purpose. My friends at the BIG MUSIC STORE


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Fortunato
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:47 AM

Why do I feel I'm missing something here? Yes I have played a Seagull. I quite liked the head stock. The guitar had a nice appearance. It was unremarkable in playability and sound, good beginning guitar, although I like the Big Baby Taylor a bit better for that purpose. My friends at the BIG MUSIC STORE tell me the occasional Seagull is quite good.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:54 AM

If you feel you're missing something see this and this thread.

For a different take see this one.

Just 53 BOB being 53 BOB I guess.

You have to love him


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Mooh
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:58 AM

While we're waiting for Bob53 to come...I mean post...

About ten years ago I caught a seagull using a common everyday Rapala jointed fishing lure. Near the mouth of the Maitland River (Ontario) the stupid thing dove after it and got 3 hooks in the beak. Didn't fight any better than anything else its weight, damn it. I had to net the thing so that I could remove the hooks. We both survived. Come to think of it I once had more fight from an old lawnchair, though I didn't live release that.

Come on Bob!

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: GUEST,Playboy
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 11:27 AM

just a refresh


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: gnu
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 12:00 PM

Fortunato wrote... The guitar had a nice appearance. It was unremarkable in playability and sound, good beginning guitar,... Yup, I bought one about a year ago for $350Cdn or so. Dandy starter.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Mooh
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 01:18 PM

More seriously...

A close relation to the Seagull, the Simon & Patrick, can be a worthy purchase for a few less dollars. Mine required a major fret dressing when new, so I also had a bone nut and saddle, Grover tuning machines (the factory ones slipped a bit), and strap buttons installed. All of this was worth the expense because I'd bought a "factory second" to begin with, so the original purchase price was considerably less than the usual street price. Altogether I think I paid about street price, and got a superior guitar. The S&P has a more or less Martin shaped headstock instead of that lovely Seagull shape, but that's okay with me, I don't watch it as I play. A good deal.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 08:52 PM

I saw a seagull eat a spre rib bone last year, Les from Hull and some other peeple saw it as well.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: 53
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:28 PM

I'm here, and I have never played a Seagull.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 12:45 PM

ive wanted to after they splatted on me


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 03:57 PM

I find they tend to produce a raucous and annoying tone, but with very good sustain and surprising clarity. They are durable and sleek in appearance, and keep coming back for more. Also, "the price is right!" (to quote the Great William Shatner) All in all, a great deal!

- LH


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Mooh
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 08:08 PM

Yeah, yeah, and my dog likes to roll in dead ones.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 11:47 PM

There are worse things that a dog can roll in...

- LH


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Mooh
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 07:58 AM

Little Hawk,

No kidding! But Rosie prefers dead seagulls and dead carp. Living in the cradle of the Great Lakes, we have alot of both so she gets alot of rolling...

I hear that Lasido will become known as Godin. Does anyone know if this will affect the headstock names of their various lines? I rather like many of their instrument designs, and the prices are attractive too.

Just wondering.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 02:27 AM

It is illegal to harm seagulls in Utah


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 13 Apr 02 - 03:14 PM

Yes, they work alot like a bagpipe. Stick the body under your arm, place the feet in your mouth and finger the bill.

It is the combination of chewing on the feet and tempering the pressure on the bill that produces the different tones. The quality is obviously different than a bagpipe but not at all unpleasant to the trained ear.

My preference is towards the Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) after it is two years old. To my taste, they have right pitch. The fully mature ones at four years old are too tired the purity of sound is lacking and the younger ones simply squawk and squell too much.

Everyone should try a gull at least once.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: gnu
Date: 13 Apr 02 - 03:28 PM

....raucous and annoying tone... perchance this "sharpness" (which is what I would prefer to call it, since I paid me money for it) will mellow ? I find it difficult to try to play while others in the room are playing thousand dollar guitars, and it's not just because I can't "keep up", so I hope a mellowing can occur. Still, it's done well at the beach in the rain - Beginners' Tip #1 : guitar + bonfire + beach + booze + rain = funny smell that lasts.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: 53
Date: 13 Apr 02 - 10:59 PM

Does your Seagull have 1 leg or 2?


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Louie Roy
Date: 13 Apr 02 - 11:27 PM

Do you play a Seagull the same way you play a Mile or more bird?????


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Apr 02 - 11:28 PM

So, big deal about Utah! It is illegal to harm humans in Ontario. Match that.

Well, unless you do it through the educational system, anyway...

- LH


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Ned Ludd
Date: 14 Apr 02 - 12:51 AM

Awww! I don't know wether to giv a serious or daft answer!


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: GUEST,Goodfellow
Date: 14 Apr 02 - 10:58 AM

Very funny LH about the tone quality etc....

The California Gull is the State Bird of Utah because a huge colony that lives on Islands in the Great Salt Lake saved the mormon pioneers from starvation by eating up a plague of crickets...some say they took them out to the lake and spit them up and came back for more again and again....

There must be about 20 folk songs about this now if you want to start another insipid thread I bet people here could come up with most of them....

If you want a good cheap twelve string to throw in your car, take to the beach etc.... find yourself a Seagull..used ones can be had for about $200.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: JedMarum
Date: 15 Apr 02 - 10:45 AM

I walked into a regional chain music store this week in Louisiana (to buy a couple of harmonicas). I stopped to try all their guitars and banjo (yes, just ONE banjo). I was really intrigued by one of their Seagull guitars. What a great sound! This was a list price or $400 something, flat finish, no frills - with a sound that would knock you over. A really good sound, and loud as hell! It had a wide neck, not too deep, and little knotted at the head, somehow - but not a bad neck. No electronics, but just a really good guitar at a really good price. I gotta say I was impressed.

I don;t know how it will hold up over time, but I suspect it'll do just fine. I gather it had three ply back and rims (didn't seem to hurt the sound any) and a solid cedar top. It was certainly worth the price, even the list price. I haven't played many of their other models, but I surely was impressed with this low end model.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Big Mick
Date: 15 Apr 02 - 10:56 AM

Yeah, Jed. That is exactly the reaction that most good players have when they pick one up. Before mine was destroyed by the goons at United, I used to chuckle everytime a good player would hear my 'gull. It was predictable. Their head would turn. Then I would play something else and you would catch them listening to the guitar with interest. Next song they would ask to play it. Then would come the inquiry about the brand. Then they would complement the action and sound. Then they would ask to play it again. Great guitars, which when you factor in the price, become fantastic.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: GUEST,Amy
Date: 15 Apr 02 - 10:57 AM

Yes I just bought one and am trying to learn how to play it. The calluses are really building up on my fingertips, what a strange feeling! Anyway I am not sure about tone, as I haven't played many guitars. Only one other in fact that I can think of and that was a Fender. But it seems ok for me.

Oh, and barre chords...that's a joke right? Nobody can make their hand do that can they?


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 03:21 AM

Yes. Won 3 - 0.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 06:14 AM

I tried to play one once, but it flew away.


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 06:23 AM

I think Neil Diamond may have played one; after all, he did have the lead role in Jonathan Livingston Seagull


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Townes
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 09:32 PM

Morning Catters I have just aquired a new seagull to use in the band. Have a beautiful guitar made Canadian luthier Ted Thompson from B.C. and very loath to use it in public places,plus I couldn't bring myself to fit electronics to it. A gutar like that needs to stay in it's original condition I think, hence the reason for the seagull. Action feels good, neck is nice and thin (thats my preference) big volume sound and will fit the bill I'm sure. i The one thing I have noticed is that it seems to loose its ring when capo is fitted, but it is new and could mellow out. But in the wash up it will be a good workhorse.

To digress a bit I surpose can any one answer the following info? While travelling in England a couple of years ago I picked up a Japanese made guitar with a solid spruce top called "Kimbara" It appears to be one of the first models made for the english market according to the internal label. Any one heard of them?

Regards Townes


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: GUEST,jack
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 01:24 PM

only one time, seemed to be a nice beginners guitar , clean,well made,plywood sides/back not a lot of volume, good intonation


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: GUEST,Pete
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 03:23 PM

I never played a seagull but I used to play Albatross


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 04:20 PM

Townes

Seagull guitars are only complimented with the addition of LR Baggs electronics... My 2 A Series Mahogany Folks are wonderful, at home or at gigs...

;-)


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Jim Krause
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:48 PM

No. But I played a dead chicken once. Had to take him to the liquor store though because he lost all of his tail feathers. Yep, it was a good idea, fixed it right up, 'cause that's where they retail spirits.
Jim


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:54 PM

red card, Jim... red card...


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Subject: RE: Ever played a Seagull?
From: GUEST,Roger O'K
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 07:41 PM

I prefer the Manx shearwater myself, it's much better for sustained notes.


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