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  1. In Topic:Are humans getting dumberer?

    26 May 2017 - 01:59 PM

    View PostBlack Dog, on 25 May 2017 - 07:44 AM, said:

    If you have never watched a movie called "Idiocracy", you should. When I first watched it I thought it was silly and a little overdone. Then I realized it's really not that far off...

    View Postsurfpup, on 25 May 2017 - 07:07 PM, said:

    ...Oh, I love that movie - and it's not far off...

    I'd never even heard of it before today (which is hardly surprising if you read, via wiki, how shabbily the makers were treated by Fox) but I read the Wiki entry and watched the clips and it's now definitely on my 'To See' list!

    Thanks for the head's up, guys!

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  2. In Topic:One-off Les Paul 'Reduced Weight' Custom Shop special

    25 May 2017 - 04:14 PM

    You get a tick and a star for the Sherlocking, Rabs!

    Why on Earth don't Gibson make THAT! Gorgeous and extremely playable (if that matters). I'm at a loss to understand Gibson's thinking here. They've been trying out all sorts of new stuff - some of which works; some less so - but this (original?) style of 'Less Paul' would be a hit for sure. Not for the 'Purists', of course, but for a new audience? They'd accept them without hesitation.

    Hell; I'm a self-confessed Luddite myself and I'd have one in a heartbeat!

    Thanks for your work here!

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  3. In Topic:One-off Les Paul 'Reduced Weight' Custom Shop special

    25 May 2017 - 03:40 PM

    View PostRabs, on 25 May 2017 - 03:23 PM, said:

    You mean this?...


    Except I had forgotten about the black one...Nice Find!

    The original was a lovely regular Tiger-Stripe as opposed to quilted maple and was a rich cherry sunburst sprayed onto a particularly nice bit of figured maple.
    I keep on having the name D!ck Schneider pop into my head as the craftsman but surely he would have retired from Gibson by then?...........Posted Image..............

    What happened to all the build-as-it-happened story? Is it still floating around? Did they even actually produce a limited run??? Now that you post the black quilt I do remember having seen it but can't find out any more of the story and it's nagging!

    But thanks for the pic, Rabs!

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    EDIT : I was typing at the same time as you wrote the last bit.
    So Bruce Kunkel - who also did the recent Shark Noir acoustics. That figures. Good Man to have aboard.

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  4. In Topic:Ok.. this ones a bit weird

    25 May 2017 - 02:53 PM


    Why not just buy any sunburst Les Paul for $1,500 and a $10 can of spray paint and do it yourself?
    Let's face it; 90% of us are going to be really crap at spray-painting so the top-coat will start to wear off in about 10 minutes!

    Voila! Not only will you still end up with a really sh!t-looking Les Paul but you will have saved yourself $4,490 into the bargain!...

  5. In Topic:Oh these!

    25 May 2017 - 02:13 PM

    View PostRabs, on 25 May 2017 - 02:02 PM, said:

    But then we are talking a body and head shape too close to a certain other large guitar manufacturer for comfort.... :-k...

    Aria with their Pro-II Series?
    Yes; I remember them from my formative years back in the '70s. They were really very good guitars indeed!
    Here's a current one. Nice peg-head!(*)...


    Lolo might even aprove of the neck heel - or lack of one!

    No? Surely you don't mean another high-value USA firm whose founder, in his early years, became very good mates with Ted McCarty and which has subsequently been ripping-off 'influenced by' Gibson's own guitars since, well, forever?................

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    (*) As a matter of fact does anyone here remember the one-off hand-finished Les Paul from a few years back which had a serious amount of re-shaping and re-profiling to get the weight down? Heel was dressed-away; rear was contoured; a small cutaway was introduced at the 'toggle-switch' bout/neck-join area etc.? Look again at the Aria - especially the rear view. Look familiar? Aria were doing all this stuff 40 years ago!


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    19 Nov 2014 - 17:45
    Hello I'm new here. I just wanted to say hi..I just subscribed to your YT channel...was just wondering..if that is you playin...LOVE IT......well that is all..have a nice day....oh and btw...your daughter is priceless....she will be great someday......peace
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    25 Oct 2014 - 06:04
    Are we channeling Sean Connery now? <lol> Cheers!
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