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I doubt I'm entitled to a title
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Portsmouth UK
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geometry, edible fish, custard, mustard, bustards, waltzing, onions, liquid nitrogen, dressing gowns, broad leaved trees, ponds, local history, sumo, thinking and hats

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  1. In Topic:Salvator Mundi

    16 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

    View Postrct, on 16 November 2017 - 10:59 AM, said:

    Mrs and I have stood a few times at the only Da Vinci in America, down at the National Gallery in Washington DC. It is a beauty to behold.

    About 20 odd years ago, Mrs and I were lucky enough to see the Da Vinci sketchbooks that your fine Queen owns. They made it to three museums here and Philly was one. I can see them as if I was standing there right now. It was 1992 she says.

    rct


    That would be the Cartoons right?

    As Peter Cook said "I couldnt see the bloody joke..."

    the 7 minute point:

  2. In Topic:Gibson SG for $99

    16 November 2017 - 11:02 AM

    View Postpippy, on 14 October 2017 - 11:44 AM, said:

    Perhaps I'm the odd one out (it has been said on occasion) but I'd bet it can be made to sound sweet - be it cheap crappy sub-Gibson or not.

    I'm almost tempted to get one and do a back-to-back with my R0 just to see if y'all can tell which is which in a blind test............
    "Yah!", "Booh!" and "Sucks!" (in various permutations) to all you gear-snobs.

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    Seriously, though; for that price it would be a very tempting project as a Frankenstein mule.
    Four 'buckers (a la Steve Howe BB); built in o/d box; weird wiring and anything else which takes one's fancy.

    Pip.


    I'm with you on that.
    I love cheap guitars if they are good or are made good.

    Never tried one that cheap though. The main worry would be the neck. Green wood?

    PS Indonesian guitars are improving I reckon.
  3. In Topic:Salvator Mundi

    16 November 2017 - 10:46 AM

    I though it might go with my other Leonardo pic

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  4. In Topic:Dead Spots

    16 November 2017 - 10:01 AM

    I never had these dead / ghost / wolf tones issues.

    Drop the tuning half a tone & check if its still F# that is affected or the same frets?
  5. In Topic:New Les Paul Standard issues

    15 November 2017 - 12:12 PM

    View Postjwphoto0606, on 14 November 2017 - 04:41 PM, said:

    The pickups are the Burstbucker Pros that come stock,


    Disclaimer: I am not criticising anyones taste in pickups/tone! Its personal to all of us

    But since you asked...

    In 2015 I went to my local store to try out a beautiful wine finish Les Paul Standard. I used it through both classic Marshall & Orange gear using every tone combination of guitar & amp. No matter what I tried, I could not get a sound out of it that I liked.

    Then I plugged in a much cheaper LP. Result, wonderful tone immediately. I asked the staff what the pickups were in both. The Standard has BB Pros. The other one had 57 Classics.

    I was amazed at the difference, because the specs dont look all that different, but my ears did the steering that day.

    I am not telling you what pickups to buy. I am just sharing that expereince for whatever it might be worth.

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    Justin Langston 

    30 Jun 2015 - 10:22
    Hello friend. I hope you enjoy the Forum
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