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  1. NCD!!!

    28 October 2017 - 08:48 PM

    Boy Oh Boy we have been looking forward to this for a long time!

    Cristal, Champagne Louis Roederer, the one made for Czar Alexander II of Russia. Still made the same way, still in the flat bottom bottle:

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    The case:

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    Case, case cover, and orange shroud. Like a Gibson!

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    We had already verified it through their serial number system, so it was definitely not a Chibson champagne.

    It is a glass of Gold. You can see the gold above and below the label in the first picture. Pale transparent gold, just a delicious color!

    Super fine bubbles, almost a constant mist of them. Really fast moving too, a beautiful crema on top through the entire glass, fast rising fine bubbles first glass and last sip of last glass.

    Dry. Fruit. The fruit makes the dry round, soft, feminine. The dry of an "ordinary" Clicquot or Moet is crisper, straighter lines, snappy. California sparklings are linen-y dry, fresh, cripier than crisp. Dame Clicquot or Moet's Perignon both approach the Cristal for roundness of dry, for fruit softness. But this was just amazingly soft even with the really small bubbles. Dame Clicquot for nice fat bubbles if you prefer.

    The fruit finishes with some caramel at the very back. Once the bubbles and the liquid gold leave the mouth there is just the most pleasant, flowery, aromatic after taste, then it is cleanly gone.

    2 glasses each before dinner, a glass each after dinner. That was just delightful and worth the wait. We would highly recommend it if you are in the mood for stupid expensive champagne!

  2. For the English among us

    29 August 2017 - 07:37 PM

    How is Choccywoccydoodah? Good stuff or not? Anybody?

  3. Money Money Money

    26 August 2017 - 06:19 PM

    Chillin. So is the Champagne. Mayweather -><- McGregor at some point tonight.

    I have nothing on either fighter and don't really much care, I just like the entertainment. Floyd could go out 50 - 0, Conor could be the guy that whoops Floyd finally.

  4. Guitar Store Report

    19 August 2017 - 12:00 PM

    Yeesh what a day, lots of action, so let's get to it...

    Went over to Plymouth Meeting, King of Prussia, whatever, we just call it TrafficTown, Guitar Center. Nothing met my discriminating tastes enough for me to bother with.

    From there to Sam Ash KoP. Great store.

    There's a Firebird Studio, Purple. Well, they call it Heather. So I always like Firebirds to see them, and I always want one with regular old Grovers not a fan of the banjos. This was clearance at 850, which I could understand the color is a tough one. I played it a bit, felt like my Explorer, which is a thing, right? A Firebird is a thing too, but after a few minutes looking down at it and playing it I realized that in no time I'd see a pitcher of me wailing away at Proud Mary on that thing and say WHAT WAS I THINKING??? and then selling it would be out of the question and trading it would be a laugh. At me. Pass.

    An Epiphone Joe Bonermaster single mini gold-ish Firebird. meh.

    Couple teles, but with no interest in them they weren't the right things so just noodling really, and I like teles.

    Chatted for quite a while with a young man doing an awesom Tosin Abasi impression MAN that kid was good. All four fingers tapping out nicely overlapping arpeggios on some crappy looking Teisco thingy. He thought I was John Mclaughlin which I of course told him I was. For a while at least. That was a fun time, he showed me a lot of things that I had no idea what he was saying and I explained to him what chords he was using and why, which he didn't know.

    That was a lot, so I'm pretty exhausted now. Soon be time for some pizza and Clicquot, thank gawd.

    Public Service Announcement:

    KoP Sam Ash, Dekalb Pike in KoP PA has 4(four) 2015s on clearance. These are the ones with the big 100 on the headstock and I think the electric tuners and definitely the Pontiac Wide Track neck.

    NICE Les Paul Less? The thin one. NICE Tobacco Burst flamey top, really nice guitar. 1 thousand bucks. Nice deal.
    LP Junior, another nice sunburst, single dog ear P-90. Really nice if you like that kinda thing, 500 bucks I think.
    LP Double Cut I want to say Junior. Flat top, two P-90s, nice bound neck, Heritage Cherry. $549!!!
    I forget the fourth one.

    I asked. They'll ship if paid in full with cc to the address on the cc. Have at it if yer of a mind to get one of these, especially that double cut.

  5. New Amp Day!

    18 August 2017 - 12:40 PM

    Well that was a hoot!

    Headed down to Wilmington DE today, and if you've ever driven west of Philly you know that was a job. Yeesh. Hot as blazes too.

    So SG and Epi went out.

    68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb-Amp in. 35 watts, 2 10s, two channels, blah blah blah.

    The "vintage" channel sounds like my dads...well, my sliver face Fender. Nice.

    The "custom" channel has more grunt, breaks nice at about 5 or so. Reverb and Trem(if you like that) on both channels. Cleans from the hand of Leo, shimmer when you want it on the Vintage channel, barks like mad dog on the Custom channel. I use a Carl Martin thingy for the overdone, over saturated, creamy, thick, liquidy, caramel violin tone for my shredderific arpeggiated 70's arena rock leads in Bad Moon Rising.

    Oh yeah, pictures or it didn't happen. I moved it over by the window for some good light this time!

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    Pretty sweet ehy? Shout out to Wilmington DE Guitar Center. Great store, lots of really good stuff. I've been in and bought stuff from GCs all over the country, this one is a good one, and Delaware is the home of tax free shopping!



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    G Mac 

    08 Sep 2016 - 18:21
    Hey, rct! Just wanted to say,"Hello!" and hope all is well with you in N.J. I like reading your posts; they provide a nice bit of much needed levity and brevity; unlike my own... Peace!
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    08 Aug 2014 - 01:37
    Hello way up thar in the Garden State!
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    30 Apr 2014 - 14:02
    You are a nice person. Happy to be your friend.
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    11 Jun 2012 - 12:31
    You're the Bill Murray of the forum. I've read a lot of your material.
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    18 Nov 2011 - 17:17
    you know what's real. Be good to have you as a friend.
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    09 Jun 2011 - 12:09
    Why thank you Zigag, and right back at you!
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    09 Jun 2011 - 09:15
    I have enjoyed reading your posts.
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    08 Jun 2011 - 13:10
    Well Thank You for that Andy R!
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    Andy R 

    08 Jun 2011 - 12:59
    Hello RCT Your board was a bit bare so i thought I would muck it up.
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