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  1. 11 points
    Ordered a 2020 Mid Engine Corvette 8/15/19. Had a few delays - auto workers strike, finishing 2019 models, re-tooling plant, covid shut down, delivery carrier going bankrupt, but on 10/7/20 I finally got to pick it up. So far I would say it was worth the wait. Rainy day so the lighting for photos isn't very good, but I think you can get the idea. 6.2 Liter fuel injected V8 with dry sump oil system, 495 hp, 8 speed dual clutch automatic trans with paddle shifters. I opted for LT3 package which means it is leather and suede inside from head to toe. Now if I can just figure out all the high tech digital accessories and it stops raining maybe I can get out and enjoy it. Rear visibility is pretty poor with the engine behind the seats, and a narrow rear window (huge blind spots), but they solved it by putting a camera at the rear of the top which feeds in to the rearview mirror so you actually get a much better view than a traditional mirror (although you can use that if you wish). Only had it a couple days but so far very HAPPY ๐Ÿ˜
  2. 9 points
    Came upon this scene on a walk with my lovely down the boardwalk on Lake Champlain during sunset on a September Eve a few years ago. Thankfully, my Canon 20D was with us, otherwise, I'd have missed this one. A harvest Moon rising over the southern coast of Maine. Early Autumn along the roadside in Kennebunkport ME. Sunset at Nubble Light, York ME. Early winter snowfall, warm enough for the snow to stick to the trees, this was taken about 7:00 am. before the sun could melt it all away this was originally shot with Kodachrome 25, then scanned to an img file. it lost some of it's magic in the scan. the original slide is gorgeous, Mr. Moon in full...
  3. 6 points
    Spotted this little guy in my side yard one morning:
  4. 4 points
    1977 Arkansas 2011 a birthday party. Zebrawood Strat
  5. 4 points
    The five secrets to happiness (for guys) 1. Find a woman who can make you laugh 2. Find a woman who can cook 3. Find a woman who really listens to you 4. Find a woman who is amazing in bed 5. Make sure that these 4 women do not find out about each other
  6. 4 points
    Very Nice Haul, rct! Philip.
  7. 4 points
    It's the whole reason why we didn't just say screw it and move on after the fire (as well as we would be completely upside down on the mortgage). ๐Ÿ˜  Thanks for asking jdgm.
  8. 4 points
    One of my favorites of my grandson and my Ozzy
  9. 4 points
    Recent sunset. Note vegetation is coming back!
  10. 4 points
    My custom shop Parker DF522NN has an ebony fretboard. There is a little streaking in it. I think it gives it more character, and it's as smooth as slik.
  11. 3 points
    No artistic merit or talent required. Whatever you like or find interesting. OTOH, if you are a closet Ansel Adams, lets see Yosemite. I'll start with these. My garden only looks good in macro. If this doesn't fetch Pippy back, nothing will
  12. 3 points
    I have a real Fender Telecaster. No need to try to reinvent the wheel for me. I ain't that smart. And at my age, you want to know that the stuff you have is as good as you are. You don't want to be croaking in some hospital bed, eating a bad piece of pumpkin pie, ready to go, and be wondering if your Telecaster is a Fender. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  13. 3 points
    Looked this morning and the Martin D-35 got to Norfolk, VA and hopefully I will check on USPS site in a few hours and see those 3 beautiful words "Out For Delivery".
  14. 3 points
    Yep, 7:43 am Out For Delivery. Happy early birthday to me. Pics when I get home. I even get to rip the plastic off the pickguard of a 5 year old guitar. Ah that new pickguard smell.
  15. 3 points
    Best Tele NOT made by Fender killer:
  16. 3 points
    I take it that's its not the LP 'Bats in Flight' model for Halloween then ?
  17. 3 points
    A rarity for me... I got a new car today but not picking it up till Monday.. Very much looking forward to it ๐Ÿ˜„ (just thought id share that) Nothing special as such but its a 2019 model so it will just be nice to drive something built less than a decade ago ๐Ÿ˜„
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    Not sure why we want a NON Fender guitar that looks, plays, and sounds like a Tele? But to avoid paying big bucks I bought a MIM tele that certainly did the job. GC had emailed me a coupon - spend $300 or more and get $100 off. Guitar was $299, picked up some strap locks for it which got the sale up over $300 - presto $100 off and basically paid $200 for the guitar:
  20. 3 points
  21. 3 points
    This is the Tele copy I got early last year (2019) after being reproached on this forum for not having ever played one. I got to my local store and played a American Fender Elite Slimline Tele. Loved the sound. I might have bought it, but I cannot play guitars that with a stingey reveal (E strings too close to edge). All their Tele's were the same. I looked around for some months and eventually found this one. It's a Fujigen build. The name on the headstock is CoolZ, and they are made only for the Japanese domestic market (CoolZ have no international distributor). I know a fellow who imports used MIJ guitars and this is one he used in his own band before putting it up for sale on his website. The last pic is me doing my 1st ever fret level. Was I scared? You bet! Yes it did need that doing, but its done now & all's well. I don't have the specs to hand but the reveal is usable. Like all Fujigen guitars it uses Gotoh tuners, a bone nut and their Circle Fretting System (CFS). It has a ash body. Maple neck with maple fingerboard. Soft V neck & various small enhancements. I paid about ยฃ600 for it. I have added (not in pictures) a tusq string tee and a Fender ashtray bridge cover (yep it fits). Sound like a Fender. That's what I wanted. Its pretty much exactly like Fujigen's own FGN guitars. They do a range of 3. This would be a mid-range model.
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    Playing covers in 2015 - '69 Epiphone ...and playing originals last year '84 Aria Pro ll
  24. 3 points
    1978 or 79? Flares, sandals, HAIR, Roland JC120, Hagstrom Swede, Boss CS comp. Pub gig in covers band. At home with Strat Aug 2009. 60th birthday 29 June 2014. I loved this. Duo jazz gig using my Knight archtop which I've had since 1979. Still doing sh*t pub gigs - May 2015. Not the same shirt as the 1st pic! LP Custom with P90s, Fender Super 60 etc. The headstock is obscured by a mic boom. And Xmas a year later at the Totton club, Southampton, UK. Gibson L4-S, an amazing instrument. No-one in the band was wireless; the thing behind me is so the club MC could walk around while doing the raffle. That's enough from me. More pics when I do more gigs, ha ha...... ๐ŸŽธ
  25. 3 points
  26. 3 points
    Eddie Van Halen was so far BEYOND being just "an influential guitar player". Before Eddie, the heavy guitar players at that time were Pat Travers, Ted Nugent, Buck Dharma, Michael Schenker, and the boys from Thin Lizzy. Then ... 1978 arrived with "Eruption" from Van Halen I. I still remember sitting around the turntable and hearing it for the first time. "What the efff was that????" There was NOTHING even close to anything like it back then. Nothing. "Play that again, dude. I need to hear that again." To say that the musical topography had just been completely flipped on its head would be an epic understatement. Oh, and let's go beyond his ridiculous musicianship and guitar playing for a second. Let's not forget his incredible songwriting abilities. The reason Van Halen was epic was because of his SONGS. What a difference from Ratt , Dokken, and Motley Crue to Van Halen -- you need a rocket ship to cross that wide musical chasm. Oh, and then there was the showmanship. I still remember being dumbfounded at many VH gigs thinking , "How can he play so amazing and be able to run around and perform like he is not even playing????" He was always moving -- running, sliding on the floor, jumping against his amps -- all the while playing the guitar at the absolute highest level. It was ridiculous what he could do. And for the people that never saw him live? I feel sorry for you. This dude was a national treasure, and a complete force of nature. Purely AWESOME. RIP, Eddie Van Halen ... You will be SORELY missed.
  27. 3 points
    I've finally got my '68 Mustang back in California after having a lot of work done on it in Idaho. While it isn't perfect, no you can see I have to replace the Mustang badges on it and do a couple of other minor repairs, it is drivable and a lot of fun to drive.
  28. 3 points
    Poppy unfurling in time of Covid, my garden April 2020: Quilt by my mother 1984:
  29. 3 points
    This is one of my favourite ever pictures I took when I was in South Africa in a Lion Park.. We were able to stroke and play with these little fellas.. And yes this is me.. Looking several years younger. What a privilege to have experienced that. And my own little tiger I had at home . He was so photogenic it was hard to take a bad picture of him ๐Ÿ™‚
  30. 3 points
    How about these? Love these pics!! Ghost I think your pic is awesome... having spent an hour or two in the server closet...
  31. 3 points
    Great stuff. I have a Nikon D5000 but don't have any of those pics handy right now. Here is a pic I took with my phone at work to note the port #. Kinda accidentally looks cool.
  32. 3 points
    An elderly Italian man lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but found it difficult work since the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison for Mafia activities. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:Dear Vincent,I am feeling pretty sad, because it looks like I wonโ€™t be able to plant my tomato garden this year. Iโ€™m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days.Love, PapaA few days later he received a letter from his son.Dear Pop,Donโ€™t dig up that garden. Thatโ€™s where the bodies are buried.Love,VinnieAt 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son.Dear Pop,Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. Thatโ€™s the best I could do under the circumstances.Love you,Vinnie
  33. 3 points
    Morning sunrise: My morning captive audience PS: Nice pics above.. seems we got some artists in the group. love the nature scene sparque! Mine are just iPhone taken...
  34. 3 points
    Some of my friend from the woods. They love bird seed and saltine cracker, apparently. ๐Ÿ™‚
  35. 3 points
    I've used this for 6 gigs. I cant hear the bloody difference.
  36. 3 points
    depends If you are old and jaded the answer is no. If you work in marketing the answer is yes.
  37. 3 points
    I couldn't tell you the nut width on any of my dozen guitars. Don't care. rct
  38. 3 points
    Oh no, they put the steering wheel on the wrong side! ๐Ÿ˜… Seriously though, nice car, great color, enjoy!
  39. 3 points
    I like that it has a "vintage switch tip", but no switch?
  40. 2 points
    Alright folks - this is a selfish post, wanting to look at some guitar porn... I know most of you have some freakin' awesome guitars, if not collections - post a picture of you ( or anyone) playing them. Because I'm a weak *** newbie who should be rocking the open mic circuit but has been shut down by this freakin covid - I don't have any rock star pictures of myself to post - so I'll start with a farvorite of mine from micmac - he's got cool pictures. Anyone got pictures to post, even something staged to show off a prize guitar would be cool.. I see an SG, is that a Fender Bass?
  41. 2 points
    Thanks for the replies everyone... Shout out to mihcmac, JDGM, and Tman for pictures of rockin' through the years... each with something from the 70s. Sparq very cool hanger shot - Scales - look like you've got a group of serious rockers Merciful E - get's arts fartsy award for his first couple, the double extra kudos for the resp BBP - another nice pic and looks like your are intensely focusing on hammering out that riff... Anyone I missed - apologies, truly loved looking at all of these. Here's to better days to come to allow more of these shenanigans! -------- Notable mention to SteveFord and the vid... LOL!
  42. 2 points
    Sunset on the Chester River
  43. 2 points
  44. 2 points
    1971 my modified Kalamazoo SG Bass and my SVT. 2007 at the Pavilion on the Hilo Bay Front with my LP Special DC and to the left (stage right) my Yellow DC Junior peaking out by my Marshall. 2008 last fling playing Bass at the Okibono Theater in Pahoa.. At present jammin on my Bass players second floor Lanai, with jungle creeping in, playing my Midnight Sapphire Blueshawk.
  45. 2 points
    Thanks Mr R.... I noticed that with with all the pics I put on this tread I didn't have any showing the back of my NGD Ibanez.
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    I took these early one morning (yep, insomnia again) going for the light trails over the M27. I posted the 1st one on FB, and asked people what they thought the 4 little green lines (right hand lane) were. There was nothing there in fact. I was hoping for some spooky theories. Someone said 'glowworms', another said they looked like 'pause, & skip forward & backwards buttons' I said they could be 3 road workers hi-viz jackets. 2 bent over working & the standing one is saying "we haven't put out the cones yet!!"
  48. 2 points
    I rode in a CH-47F flight simulator today, and gave an Instrument Evaluation to one of our staff aviators. She was sharp and confident. Good flight!! ๐Ÿ˜›
  49. 2 points
    I've got Mean 90s in an ESP/LTD Less-Paul (not a typo) The logo is my band's "The Sophisticats"ยฎ but I haven't played it since I got my Parker. Some day I'll strip the logo off and put it on Craigslist
  50. 2 points
    Thanks again everyone! i just took delivery of a new Custom Shop 1942 Banner LG-2 and am just getting to know it. I do plan on traveling with it but not in more risky travel situations. I now owe a new guitar day post. Plan to doo some playing and recording Saturday. I am finally have the courage too post something on this forum. Cheers!
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