Gizza

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About Gizza

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    Veteran Wammer
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Personal Info

  • Location
    Sutton Coldfield
  • Real Name
    Gary

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Techics SL-J11
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Angle Audio MM
  • Digital Source 1
    Roon/Tidal/Tablet.
  • Digital Source 2
    AS-modded Pneer 757i
  • DAC
    AS Dax Discrete Vari
  • Pre-Amp
    AS Passion passive
  • Power Amp/s
    EAR 509 x 4 monos
  • My Speakers
    ESL63/Gradients/Rels
  • Headphones
    Stax
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Random image of the day 3

    Just in the process of choosing a decent compact camera (probably a Fuji x100 model or x70), after deciding that I can't be bothered to lug my Canon 300D DSLR about with me. In the meantime, here's a shot taken at the wonderful Yosemite National Park on my Samsung Galaxy 7, on our recent vacation.
  2. Chris Packham: Asperger's & me

    Watched this last night and found it very enjoyable. Loved the fact that his sister suggested he should try to get on TV to talk about animals and "bore them as much as you bore us about them," so was suggesting that he utilised his strengths. The programme discussed the fact that many of the software writers in Silicon Valley are autistic, again illustrating that everyone has strengths that can be utilised.
  3. What are you listening to right now?

    Gregg Allman - Southern Blood. His final album, released posthumously, following his death in May of this year. My first listen to the album, a great selection of songs and played with a lot of feeling by all musicians. Very nice...
  4. Your top 5 favourite ever albums

    Black Sabbath - Paranoid Deep Purple - In Rock Rory Gallagher - Blueprint Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Focus - Moving Waves
  5. Adding a subwoofer to 2ch system

    How about using a Minidsp unit?
  6. one word daily

    Overcoat
  7. What Music Memorabilia do you have.

    I had a copy of Black Sabbath Volume 4 (first pressing on vinyl) bought as a Christmas present for me by my Gran, which, as some of you will know, has individual, single page photos of each band member. My Grandmother knew Tony Iommi's mother and had her pass it onto Tony. Each band member signed their respective photo (Ozzy signed his "Merry Chrimbo from Ozzy"😊). Tony also sent some other goodies for me - a few of his own 'grandad' collarless, button up t-shirts and several photo slides (remember them?). The slides were taken by their photographer and were of the band, at the time they called themselves 'Earth' (both onstage and casual shots, such as sat in the pub, leaning against their van etc.) and of Jethro Tull and Family, who played the circuit with them at that time. As I rarely looked at the slides, I decided to sell the Sabbath/Earth ones with the signed LP through a London auction house. I still have the slides of Tull and Family. I can't help thinking that I should have held onto the Sabbath stuff as I'm sure it would fetch a hell of a lot more in future years, but hey ho.
  8. one word daily

    Bread
  9. 1970s magic

    Wonderful. I've not seen/heard this version before. Thanks so much for sharing, Yes, Gary Moore was able to wring so much emotion out of his guitar.
  10. 1970s magic

    Unless I can get seats in the first 6 rows or so, I can't be doing with big venues. The exception to this was the Coldplay concert at The Ricoh Sports Arena, Coventry, which my wife and I both think was one of the best gigs we've been too for performance and atmosphere. Chris Martin probably had a big bearing on that though. Like them or hate them, Martin's great with the audience.
  11. 1970s magic

    Very true, had forgotten that. I remember a house 3 doors away from us being the first that we knew to have colour tv. Us kids climbed up the lamp post to peer in to see how star trek looked in colour. 😊
  12. 1970s magic

    ...and we got to see our favourite bands at smallish venues, which meant more intimate gigs and at very reasonable prices. None of this watching the gig on a bloody screen half a mile back from the stage for a cost of £90. The main venues in Birmingham were the Odeon Cinema, The Hippodrome Theatre and the Town Hall. Amongst others, I saw The Stones, Zeppelin, Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Queen, Deep Purple, 10cc, Elton John, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and The Ramones at The Odeon. Deep Purple, Golden Earring, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Rory Gallagher, John Martyn, Hawkwind at The Town Hall. After about the 3rd song of a gig, people would rush to the front to be right against the stage (and sometimes, unfortunately for our ears, right by the speakers). You felt as though you were on stage with them, an incredible buzz.
  13. 1970s magic

    Yep, before the advent of TV recording devices. If we didn't watch it live, we didn't get to see it, period.
  14. one word daily

    Guilty
  15. one word daily

    Fair enough.