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Member Title:
Tourette's Syndrome Sufferer
58 years old
July 27, 1959
Male Male
Northern Alabama
Writing short stories, songwriting, gigging, and making music.
I fly helicopters to make money during the work week.

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Skype  SparkyBell407

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Posts I've Made

  1. In Topic:RIP

    Yesterday, 05:03 PM

    Brother Crust, I am totally with you on this one.

    I miss David Cassidy too!

  2. In Topic:What is so special about Sweetwater?

    Yesterday, 04:55 PM

    I have been lucky, I guess.
    Sweetwater has been very good to me.

    And my sales guy Dan is top-notch.

  3. In Topic:Look what I found! :D

    Yesterday, 03:12 AM

    I am very excited for you, CB.

    Sweetwater does a great job with inspecting and setting-up their new guitars, and yours should be ready to play right out of the case.

    She is a beauty!!

  4. In Topic:NGD......I llittle Rickenbacker action!

    Yesterday, 03:08 AM

    View PostNHTom, on 21 November 2017 - 06:44 PM, said:

    I have to say that this is one of the most interesting guitars I've ever had.

    It is a very small feeling guitar. Light, compact feeling, yet feels very solid in your hands. Very nice build quality and fit and finish.

    Part of what I find interesting about it is that the sound of it makes me play differently. You always hear the term "Jangly" thrown around about Ric's, but it's actually very accurate. It's like a Tele Twang, but different.......

    It loves to have big open chords smacked hard with almost a ripping feel to them.......they "snap" and "Ring" really well. All notes are very crisp and clear.

    It is not a "fat" sounding guitar at all........I used to think of that as a fault, but I'm learning to think in the context of a song more. I'm picturing this thing layered over the nice thick sound of my R8, and I think the two sounds working together would be incredible.

    It gives me a new and even higher appreciation for the "Ric guys" like Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Peter Buck, etc.........

    I will say, this is NOT a do all guitar. It will do a lot, but a bit of a specialty. I see why the players who use them, like them. It fits in well with the herd....exactly why I have LP's with humbuckers and P90's, strats and teles, etc.......each one has it's own voice and this one is definitely unique, but really cool too.

    Very happy with it. Fills a great niche in the fleet!!!


    A great and informational write-up, NHTom!

    Thanks for that.

  5. In Topic:NGD......I llittle Rickenbacker action!

    21 November 2017 - 04:41 AM

    I love that Rickenbacker!!


    It's my second-favorite body shape, by the way.


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    G Mac 

    08 Sep 2016 - 18:32
    Hi there, sparquelito! Thanks for telling your gig tale and responding to my other posts as well! I hope all is well with you and that it's not too hot in Alabama! Play on!
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    Mr. Gibson 

    11 Jul 2016 - 11:32
    Pardon me,I opened the wrong door
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    30 May 2016 - 17:31
    Thank you, sir.
    I'm a giver.
    It's what I do, I give.
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    30 May 2016 - 17:07
    Spark,love the sentiment,To be fair, I did express a wish for all of them to die painlessly.
    (And then to get eaten by sharks, who are technically God's creatures, in their own pointy-toothed way.)
    That counts for something, right?
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    08 Sep 2015 - 16:37
    I'm playing a large gig in northern Alabama on 11 December as a matter of fact.
    The weather is chilly, but usually dry and quite nice in the afternoons.
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    08 Sep 2015 - 06:55
    Many Thanks for your regards and.....beware in december I'll fly to USA for holidays......what's the weather like in that period in Northen Alabama ? What's you think about a blues gig ?
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    06 Jul 2015 - 04:44
    I do believe it is a 1968 model.
    The serial numbers changed in August of that year, and all the research I did led me to believe that yours is a '9' starting number aligning with early 1968.
    Do you live near a big city, where a proper appraisal house might be?
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    Robin B. 

    05 Jul 2015 - 22:34
    I accidentally removed you as my friend sorry do not do well with new sites. I have done several things wrong ph well. I also was informed I do not have a 1968 but from all I have researched I do and the information you gave I do.And the folks at the store where I buy strings and they once sold Gibson and is a collector says I do. Some folks just can't believe such things really happen.
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    05 Jul 2015 - 17:20
    I really do recommend that you get it professionally-appraised, Robin.
    It would make life much easier in the long run.
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    Robin B. 

    05 Jul 2015 - 16:37
    Thank you for the information on serial numbers I really do have a black beauty 1968 I am most happy about this. Thank you Robin B.
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