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  1. 6 points
    I didn't even watch the videos and I know I'm not using the wrong gauge. rct
  2. 4 points
    Cleared snow, brought in firewood, and stared longingly at an old Martin on Reverb. I ended up changing out strings to occupy hands that were hell bent on making an offer or just buying it outright. Cooler heads prevailed. I go through this every so often.
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    I got to play last night with a guy - Wallace Coleman - who played for a guy - Robert Jr. Lockwood - who played with Robert Johnson. 😁
  5. 3 points
    I play my guitars and don't analyze every nuance of them to the n'th degree. I like it, it sounds good, I buy it. It's that simple.
  6. 3 points
    I took the advice of the majority and didn't do the deal. I still have my LP Standard and Custom, I just added the red one to the arsenal.
  7. 2 points
    Es339. 9 for a 59 neck profile. AVS for antique vintage sunburst. NH1 for bright nickel hardware
  8. 2 points
    I finished doing my income taxes. I'm getting a refund of $560. Yeehaa, at least I don't have to pay! 😂
  9. 2 points
    I"m retired so i can"t afford any new gear. So i went ahead and bought one! I can"t get over how good this amp sounds for 200 bucks. As a "too good too be true deal", i will turn my head every time i turn it on expecting it to explode or something! Until then this is my new favorite toy. After doing a little research i found that this is supposedly a repackaged Laney Cub 12R. A few pics were posted showing the guts of both and they looked pretty much the same. Now the pics were posted a few years ago so not sure how accurate the info is. Thanks mihcmac! by the way my cats are going to be pissed now that they have to share their food for the rest of the month😁
  10. 2 points
    You know something fellow, I just read some of your tripe and you just ran me off this site. I got no need for you.
  11. 2 points
    I can recommend this amp as being one of the best recording amps I have ever used. It is perfect and sounds good. I do use a rocktron chameleon processor between my guitar and this amp. I think that combination to enhance the tones are great for studio work. best bang for the buck amp out there.
  12. 2 points
    Going on 26 years. Teenagers when we got together. It ain't always perfect, nothing is, but we've always been there for each other and I certainly have no plans for any future marriages come what may!
  13. 2 points
    How long is it that you can say after you have been divorced that you are just single?? 🙂 Seriously..
  14. 2 points
    I watched all that with great interest, and the 'SRV' video as well, over on the Strat forums. Truth be told, I have tried a variety of string gauges over the years, and 8's are just too slinky. Everything goes sharp for me, even when I use the lightest of touches. 😞
  15. 2 points
    I'd just play it. My '95 Dove has lacquer checking out the wazoo and has barely any lacquer left on the back of the neck. I don't notice it at all. Every time I pick it up, a new song falls out of it...I can forgive the flaws, because I know there are far more flaws on the skin of the hand that meets the neck than there are on the neck that meets the skin of the hand.
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    If you are good enough, and follow the rules, you won't need a day job. I've had two real jobs in my life to see what normal was all about and found normal to be soooooo overrated. Phone man for a while (back when phones had wires) and Cable TV Field Engineer. During these gigs, I still played music on the weekend. I could have made more money if I stayed in the electronics industry, but I'm living a very happy life, and that's worth more than the money. I have enough to live on, the mortgage is paid, I take mostly foreign vacations every year, and other than car payments I'm debt free. I am not a corporate wage slave doing the weekly grind. I get up in the morning, go to bed at night, and in between, do what I want to do. In other words, I'm successful and I'm free. There is more than one definition of success. Notes
  18. 1 point
    It's been a rough day at work as usual... professionally internet browsing.
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    @Dibby You have a Nighthawk version SP3 (3 pickup special). The case itself in good to great condition can fetch anywhere from $200 to even $350 I would imagine. I've sold a pristine case for $350 and some with very slight cosmetic issues for around the $200 range. Themselves they are rare these days. The guitar probably wouldn't fetch anywhere more than say $900 if it is in great condition. You might get away with around a grand, but that's definitely got to be the upper limit. Mind you, this is based on someone who has done some buying and selling of Nighthawks. It truly is a relative thing to sell/buy guitars these days. It all depends on the right place at the right time. Overall, if the package was mine given the SP3 is in excellent condition and case looks great - no major tolex tears, strap intact that holds case lid from flying back when opened, and shroud not ripped out or torn apart - you're looking around $1100 to start IMHO. That might be on the high end for some people, so be open to offers. I wouldn't go any less than $1050 with the case. FYI, I sold my SP3 with the 90s gig bag for around $950, and that was vintage sunburst in excellent condition. Check Reverb - maybe eBay. Get a flavor what's there and go from there. FYI, if your serial number starts with 94xxxx... this is a 1994 model. SO MANY people don't know this and list incorrectly.
  20. 1 point
    Taxman and Get Back. We have a new bass player from the Manchester England area, been here 3 years so yeah, he's heard of the Beat Uls and he tells us they did alright for themselves. rct
  21. 1 point
    Agree. The warranty should only be a year in Detroit too.
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    A woman was trying to get the last remaining ketchup out of the container. During her struggles the phone rang, so she asked her 4-year-old to answer it. He did and said, “Mom can’t come to the phone. She’s hitting the bottle.”
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    Really nice, congrats. Love a white strat with a Maple neck.
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    Glad you got it and are enjoying playing. Sounds like a wonderful amp for the money, versatile and useful for home, band practice, or smaller venue gigs. Enjoy👍
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    Christine Mc, Steamy Nicks, and Grace were THE hottest.
  28. 1 point
    When I ordered my deep body 00 custom from my local luthier - many of you have seen it here in these pages, the promise was it would become Gabon Ebony back and sides, Honduran Mahogany 5 piece neck with Rosewood inserts, Ebony fretboard, bridge, faceplate and tuner buttons (Schaller M6 Tuners) and the top was to be the fine Italian 'Moonspruce'........same as used in famous old violins/viola. So when I asked where the Moonspruce came from, quite a story it was! The luthier's father had procured enough for one guitar top after travelling to the Italian Alps in 1946 for the secret Moonspruce Harvest during a Solstice coinciding with a Full Moon. (There was a similar solstice/full moon in 2016 but the wood would be too green for a guitar). He had to pass a small test before he could go on - complete a full acoustic guitar to demonstrate his ability and that the Moonspruce would not be wasted. He returned home with his one piece of Moonspruce mumbling to his family about (Guitar) fairies and elven workers........... So the superfine grain on my guitar looks like there is ....no grain. It had 2 big stains and pen marks on it from the years between and I had it re-painted gloss black last year. It sounds even better! I mention this because the guitar companies don't use this kind of wood unless they have a Custom Shop top of the line thing going on. And some run-of-the-mill guitars the tops are cut without anyone even looking at them. BluesKing777. Cargill Custom guitars Raptor deep body 00 :
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    I quit football a few years ago. Don't miss any of it especially the half time show.
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    That was pretty much it, yep. Don't have that problem now. She's always looking for sales, coupons, deals, etc. Except her car. She went top notch on it. :D
  34. 1 point
    Your right there are tons of great players out there and LB is one of them. I was in the second row, and It was insane seeing it live.
  35. 1 point
    married at 27, divorced at 31. That was 40 years ago. Since my last partner Jan passed away 6 years ago. I've recently met a woman who has made me happier than I have ever been. So we are both retired and long in the tooth, but acting like a couple of kids. Except this time around we know what we're doing💕. Its never too late to find happiness fellas.
  36. 1 point
    I never use steel wool on a guitar fretboard. It sheds small steel particles that can and will rust eventually. You may think you're getting them all off, but you probably aren't. You can buy bronze wool at any decent hardware store or marine supply outlet. It does the same job, and doesn't rust. It also isn't magnetic, so it won't mess with your pickups. You can also use a fine Scotchbrite pad. For removing well-stuck gunk along the edges of frets, not much beats a single-edge razor blade, used parallel to the wood grain as a scraper. I use the same technique a bit more aggressively to minimize developing divots. Yes, you are taking the fretboard down slightly when you do this, but you are taking it down evenly if you are careful and change the blade angle very slightly as you work across the board. For simply removing gunk, you aren't taking down the board at all with this technique.
  37. 1 point
    Folks, Although this guitar is only available in Japan I think the related videos are worth watching for the fans of Bozeman guitars. This first one is from Gibson TV w/ English subtitles: This one is in Japanese only but shows Saito at Gibson Nashville and there’s moments where he plays the J 45 . It seems Gibson has perfected the “torrification process” I played a baked J 200 at a Namm show a few years ago but wasn’t “wowed”. All the baked stuff I played at Namm 2020 plus the quality of sound coming from Saito’s guitar in the clips above has turned that around for me. Too bad they didn’t make it available for North America . It looks gorgeous. JC
  38. 1 point
    I've used this stuff for a number of years. But based on other threads here (do a search, there are several) I now wonder if "snake oil" might be a better name for this type of product. 😁 On a new guitar that is already pretty clean, I'm not sure whether you need to do anything more than wipe it off. But this stuff hasn't done any harm to my guitars, so I suppose it's allright and I'll probably continue using it once a year, as I have in the past. One bottle is certainly a lifetime supply for me. https://www.jimdunlop.com/formula-65-fretboard-ultimate-lemon-oil/
  39. 1 point
    Moved there in 68. I was 1. Apricot orchards across street from the house we move into in 71 where I lived for 15 years. Now Google, ebay and at least weed is legal.
  40. 1 point
    Sucked. Joe was playing the riff wrong key, once they got his down and you could only hear Brad it was fine, Joe came back later in the right key. Solo was just a couple cats in a bag, awful. It looked like they found a Joe Kramer look-a-like to play drums. Tyler was his usual embarrassing self. rct
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    I would look so good in that with Jennifer Aniston sitting next to me.
  43. 1 point
    The 80/20's do not do well in the room where I normally play guitar, and worse in my home project studio with shorter ceilings. The awful comb filtering combined with the extra brightness made everything sound far too harsh. I ended up hopping around various string types and landed on the Nickel Bronze for the SJ. However, in all seriousness, I did buy a set of those mondo expensive Titanium strings. I was going to put them on the 2018 'bird (standard), but I think I've decided to put them on the 2018 SJ (also standard). I did, recently, but a set of the Gibson 80/20 (not the new ones) on the bird. At first I hated them, but they simmered down after a few days and continue to do so a few weeks later.
  44. 1 point
    My motto is if there not played they gotta go. That is why BB is gone, the D-28 and the D-18, the Guild, LP's, SG,s Strats, Teles. All nice, but not interested in electrics any more and I know the 28 and 18 would sit and collect dust after getting the 41. Work happens when you want to eat food and have a roof over your head. Did you see those colorful Firebirds. I can't stand the non reverse ones. I like the ones you have. the ones Johnny Winter played. The red one looked tight.
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    Grats on the Studio. Nice score.
  46. 1 point
    The University of Miami has some outstanding names associated with it, as I'm sure you know... plenty of great guitarists- Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, Hiram Bullock, Steve Morse... just to name a few, and all of those at the same time. Also other musicians: Grace Slick, Mark Egan, Ben Folds, Bruce Hornsby, Will Lee, Gloria Estefan, to name a few.
  47. 1 point
    The Texan essentially IS a long scale J-45 (the J-45 is short scale), though with different cosmetics and (likely) a slimmer neck profile. I would be surprised if a US made version with a gloss nitro finish would be any less expensive than a Gibson J-45, given they are so similar. The Masterbilt version or the current Peter Frampton would be a good option if that price doesn't seem agreeable, though. The Frampton has an accurate 60's headstock, while the "Kalamazoo" shape of the Masterbilt's never appeared on the Texan, if that matters to you. You could also seek out a used Elite/Elitist Texan, which should be about half the price of the new USA made. By the way, I had to laugh when I saw the headline on the Epiphone website touting that the Texan was made in the USA for the first time in 50 years. A limited run were made in the USA in the mid 2000's. Red 333 he presumably recently discontinued Japanese made 1965 Texan. These are usually a few hundred less than what the US made ones will sell for.
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    Hi! I want to set up a 61' reissue style pickguard on my SG special,but my question is: They all will fit?Or there are diffrent sizes?They all have the same Length between pickups,or diffrent? Thanks,hope you'll understand,just my english isn't very good
  50. 1 point
    why does this guy answer his own posts as if they were another persons' ? with that description and the lack of pics im sure its a fake
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