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Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
51 years old
September 24, 1965
Male Male
Somewhere in Kentucky

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  1. Guitar Karaoke

    Today, 06:49 AM

    When I'm playing my guitar and there's not much on TV, my wife will turn off the TV, play her phone via Bluetooth to her little portable stereo and bring up Pandora or I Heart Radio or something. It will (sort of) randomly pick a song and she'll try to guess before I play whether or not I know the song or can learn it before the end of the song, not including lead parts but usually I improvise or fake it, catching key parts.

    So, I've been using two guitars (chosen at random) and tuned to standard and the other tuned a half step down. Once the song starts, as I'm picking up the guitar, she'll say "Know it" or "Learn it." Then, she tries to figure out if I really know it or learning on the fly. We'll sometimes play for 2 or 3 hours a night, usually with the guitars unplugged from the amp and the stereo being low enough that we can hear both. It's a great way to practice ear training, learning songs I've never played before and just to play for a few hours and it keeps her entertained as well. Sometimes I get her to sing along and I feel she's a pretty good singer.

    Anyway, I just thought I'd share that in hopes others might find that fun as well.
  2. Marshall DSL 100H Amp?

    Yesterday, 06:28 AM

    So, to make a long story short, my Marshall amp is dead and I've been looking at getting a Marshall head (and probably cabinet as well) and I did a little searching and the Marshall DSL 100H head looks pretty versatile and seems to have a great sound from the video. Does anyone have one of these and if so, what do you think of it?

    Here is the link:


    I'm looking to match it with this cabinet:


    I'm going to do some shopping to play through it myself but wanted opinions from anyone who actually owns one.

    I also looked at the 40 watt combo, which I can plug into my Randall 4x12 cabinet, which is what I used to do with my old Marshall.


    Opinions of this amp?
  3. Can we guess your highest education level?

    21 July 2017 - 11:52 AM

    There's a lot of questions but it's kind of an interesting test.

    I got:

    Your Score: 95% 
    Congratulations - you got your doctorate! It's clear that you've put in some solid years in grad school.

    Funny thing is, I don't have my PhD, nor Master's. I got my Associate's Degree in Computer Information Systems 20 years ago. I just happen to know the answers to a lot of random questions. Not quite Cliff Clavin but I aspire to such lofty goals.
  4. NGD - Les Paul Tribute Goldtop

    09 May 2017 - 12:16 PM

    I went and picked up my guitar today from FedEx. Gibson Les Paul Tribute Goldtop with P90's. Ordered from American Musical. This is right out of the package before being plugged in and played. Review will be coming after setup and time through amps tomorrow. Action is a little higher than usual. Intonation is off a little but easily adjusted. Comes with gig bag and other goodies. Can't wait to hear it plugged in after setup and all. It looks like it has binding but that's the maple top. I love the lighter wood on the neck and back of guitar. Came with pickguard installed and I'll probably be putting a poker chip on it tonight or tomorrow. For more information: https://www.american...-LPTR9017-SGNH3

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  5. Gibson Les Paul Tribute vs Standard

    03 May 2017 - 07:34 AM

    I'm seriously looking at a 2017 Les Paul Tribute T satin Goldtop with P90's. http://www.americanm...-LPTR9017-SGNH3

    Other than the pickups, the top, the finish, lack of binding, and general appearance what are the main differences between the 2017 Standard and Tributes?

    What I'm mainly looking at is the playability of the guitar, not the appearance. It seems to have the same neck as my Standard, 9 hole weight relief, tektoid nut, etc.

    I think they're pretty similar to the Studios, aren't they? What I'm wondering is if this $900 guitar, other than the finish, will be as good as my $2800 guitar as far as the neck, action, hardware, etc.

    And, yeah, I know I have to actually go play one and check it out, and that they're all different, etc. The closest place for me to check one out is Guitar Center and I loathe going there. :) I'm just looking for opinions from people who own or have owned them to see what they think. I think the answer is that they're great, go for it. If I can get the playability I have now into an awesome guitar with P90's, that would just about complete my Gibson collection for me, for now.


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