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  1. 6 points
    If I had locked this topic a long time ago, you guys would have complained that you were just having a discussion and I was being too heavy handed.
  2. 5 points
    This came in today from Reverb. It's a 2001 Gibson Les Paul Standard gold top. Been wanting a gold top Standard ever since I started playing. This thing is in great condition. Looks pretty much brand new. Don't think it was hardly ever played. Has the 498T/490R combo. Sounds great. Plays great, but think I'm going to have to do a minor setup because there are a couple of frets that buzz some, but that can be knocked out. Anyway, here's a pic.
  3. 4 points
    I think that this may be helpful in terms of resolving this silliness. I feel that almost everyone's critical thinking skills have been destroyed by tribal/team thinking. What has happened to civil, logical discourse and well reasoned disagreement? If this stuff continues then we will surely destroy ourselves and Uncle Nikita will be proven right. Please, let's try to educate ourselves in the Constitution, logic, real compassion and the true responsibilities of freedom. I leave this link as a possible starting point for us all to memorize and use... https://imgur.com/gallery/gJIzBhK Obviously, this applies to all argument, not just that which is for or against a deity. Also, this... https://imgur.com/gallery/tWSTwoI
  4. 4 points
    I think we need a good old WWF cage match and who ever crawls out wins.
  5. 4 points
    The entire coronavirus experience has taught me a lot about the nature of human panic, terror, paranoia, and vindictiveness. And it's been very instructional as well on the topic of governmental over-reach and the impulse for politicians (at all levels, in all nations) to do something, anything, even if it's the wrong thing. In the end, they never really needed to do anything at all, except to issue some health & safety guidance, and then let adult taxpayers and citizens go on about their business. 😐
  6. 3 points
    I started a Instagram account for my guitars. Take a look and if you want follow me, as I'll be adding new content regularly
  7. 3 points
    From donating instruments to tornado victims to this email they sent out yesterday, I'm really proud of this company. This is also on their main page. June 1st, 2020 For over 100 years we have supported voices across generations, genders, races, religions, and movements. We’ve supported voices of peace and change. Voices of love and heartbreak. Voices of solidarity and solutions. Today we are truly at a crossroads that will require the courage to make these voices, and our voices, matter even more. Racism should have no place in this world. Not in the past, the present, nor the future. Ever. It’s time, again, to be heard. Musicians and music have always found ways to inspire hope, drive change, and evolve culture in a positive way. So, let’s get through this crossroads together by uniting in our efforts to wipe out racism. We hear you. We support you. We stand with you. James ‘JC’ Curleigh President & CEO Gibson Brands
  8. 3 points
    A few pairs of ES’s 1959 EB-2, 1968 ES-335 12, 1968 EB-2DC, 1967 ES-335, 1974 Les Paul Signature Guitar & Bass, 2016 ES Les Paul Bass & 2015 ES Les Paul.
  9. 3 points
    In an attempt to lighten the mood in The Lounge, in contrast to 2 or 3 threads (one closed) that discuss the nitty gritty of the Pandemic - I thought one or two or three members might prefer to share some jokes they've come across related to The Shutdown. Or LockDown. Or Shelter In Place. Or Quarantine - whichever you prefer. I'll go first: YOU THINK THINGS ARE BAD NOW ? IN 20 YEARS - THE WORLD WILL BE RUN BY PEOPLE WHO WERE HOMESCHOOLED BY ALCOHOLICS. or I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE REASON MY HOUSE WAS NEVER CLEANED WAS THAT I NEVER HAD THE TIME TO CLEAN IT. NOW I'VE FOUND OUT THAT WASN'T IT.
  10. 3 points
    Here is one of my usual curmudgeon comments. It is commonly believed that only 1935s had a bound fingerboard and AFAIK it did not have a 1 3/4" nut. Here is my 1935 player grade Jumbo -- I use it (a lot) in bluegrass wherever a good D-18 would also work. Let's pick, -Tom
  11. 3 points
    I guess my cage match idea need to go into full effect. You crawl out and you got bragging rights. Stop arguing about this people and go pick up a guitar.
  12. 3 points
    You seriously believe there is a Federal Govt. Lockdown?????????? And the states are NOT doing it?????????????????? No wonder. You are completely wrong, and obviously have not watched any news on any station.
  13. 3 points
    I'm giving up drinking until this is over. Whoops. Wrong punctuation. I'm giving up. Drinking until this is over.
  14. 3 points
    Go annoy the acoustic Gibson guys.
  15. 3 points
    They told us we had to follow the stay at home order to flatten the curve so we don't overwhelm the hospitals. That's done. The curve is at flat as it's gonna get. The hospitals are empty. Time to open all the way. Also, stay at home orders don't seem to work. In NY during the stay at home order, 66% of new cases were from people saying at home. Those were either retirees, previously unemployed or newly unemployed. 18% were nursing home patients. Only 16% were from essential workers (including high risk health care workers). Staying at home increased your risk. The lock downs don't work. There is evidence now that there was an event in Wuhan in early October. That's probably when it really started. Wuhan is a international city of 11 million with lots of travel in and out. By the time we issued stay at home orders it was way too late. All just a waist of time.
  16. 3 points
    You are 10000% correct. Time to go back to work. Sadly, we are fighting many who thrive and make lots of money on “gloom and doom.” So many of the people spreading the fear are in very high-paying jobs and they get their paychecks even if they don’t go to work. These people are not stuck at home and facing the financial problems that people who depend on the economy for their jobs and family security. They preach “We are all in this together.” That’s bullshit! They are not “us.” We are all on the same stormy ocean, but we are in very different boats. If the entire world economy goes into total collapse, the people pushing the fear will still have their jobs.........lWe cannot sit at home for months and expect all these millions of jobs to still be there. We cannot expect hundreds-of-thousands of small businesses that survive on a month-to-month basis to survive, If people don’t get back to work, things will be far worse than what people are worried and complaining about now. We cannot buy-into the fear. We cannot hide in our homes waiting for a vaccine that is perhaps years away. Look at the flu vaccine—-it all depends on if the flu you come in contact with is the same kind of flu as the vaccine......For myself, I believe that in my country (USA) and others, things have begun to open and people are eager get going again. Once things are opened-up, I don’t think people will accept being locked at home again. Just my view.........Meanwhile, guitars help keep us mellow.
  17. 3 points
    The weirdest experience at a concert for me was 6 years ago at a Cheap Trick show at a local casino . After the show , I was in the washroom washing my hands when I heard someone behind me say " That was a great show tonight " Thinking a member of Cheap Trick was in there . I turned around and saw a guy standing there (not a band member) I looked at the guy at the sink beside me and he looked puzzled also . Then the guy behind me says " You guys sounded really good tonight " . I looked at him again and asked "Are you talking to me" ? He says yes and repeats the compliment . I told him I wasn't in the band , and he replies "That wasn't you up on stage" ? I say no and he bolts out . The other guy and me got a chuckle out of it . I meet up with my wife and she wanted to have a beer before we went home so I tell her what happened and we go into one of the bars in the casino . I sit down at a table and she goes the bar to grab the drinks. Then a young girl comes up to me and says " You're the bass player in Cheap Trick right" ? I said " What is this , some kind of joke"? She says no and sounded all hurt so I tell her she's the second person that thought I was in the band . I had a hard time convincing her I wasn't but she finally left. My wife comes with the drinks and tells me another girl at the bar (who was sitting at the table beside us) also getting drinks asked her if I was in Cheap Trick . My wife told her " yeah but keep it quiet" . So I'm sitting there and notice the people at the next table kept looking over and smiling and taking pictures of each other, making sure to get me in the background . I wasn't feeling comfortable with this so I told my wife "Lets get out of here". As we're leaving a guy from that table comes over to me , extends his hand and says " I just want to say you guys put on a good show tonight " . I just said "Thanks man" , shook his hand and we left.
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    I'm thinking of sitting in an alley with a bottle of rotgut wine, yelling at strangers. Just for the social interaction.
  20. 3 points
    A man flying in a hot air balloon suddenly realizes he’s lost. He reduces height and spots a man down below.He lowers the balloon further and shouts to get directions, "Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?" The man below says: "Yes. You're in a hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet above this field.""You must work in Information Technology," says the balloonist. "I do" replies the man. "How did you know?""Well," says the balloonist, "everything you have told me is technically correct, but It's of no use to anyone." The man below replies, "You must work in management." "I do," replies the balloonist, "But how'd you know?" "Well", says the man, "you don’t know where you are or where you’re going, but you expect me to be able to help. You’re in the same position you were before we met, but now it’s my fault."
  21. 3 points
    If we could get Hillary, Obama, or Epstein in those articles we'd have a goldmine on our hands. rct
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    See, that's the thing. As there are more and more test, the death rate will continue to drop. Meaning your odds of DYING go way down. WAY DOWN... That's why a lot of the "Bozo's" are acting normal. It's because they are not afraid of getting it. They know they'll get over it and be fine. That's me. Not afraid. As bad as it's been in NYC and stuff, it's simply not killing large masses of people here in the Heartland. There's not a single death from it in my County, and we have a County with zero cases. Yet those people are told to cower in there houses. It's stupid.
  24. 3 points
    It was a fairly productive, virus-free practice this afternoon. All mic stands were rubbed down with alcohol, and I had a little bit of alcohol myself. My neighbor David came over and filled in on bass, allowing Stacey to move over to drums. Good times. 🙂
  25. 3 points
    You can always quit eating. Go ahead. I dare ya...
  26. 3 points
    When you're b!tching about American farmers, be sure you're not doing it with your mouth full...
  27. 2 points
    Introduced myself yesterday at the Lounge, before realising there was a dedicated Gibson Acoustic section, for those with impeccable taste!!! 😉 So, hello (again) from the sleepy Cotswolds, England. Just bought a new Gibson G45 Studio, to be delivered this week (will post pics later). I bought a G45 earlier this year (since sold), partly on budget, partly because it surprised me compared to Martin and Taylor, which I've also owned, and of which I was a big fan. This time I had the money for a more expensive guitar, but I let my ears do the buying and the modest little Gibson still won out. Looking forward to hanging out.
  28. 2 points
    Nice guits, wouldn't mind a go with one of the fire birds, and personally - I love the white strips, so yeah - get me some pants colored white and red and I'm good to go.... and thinking of meg is nice.
  29. 2 points
    Family fights suck,, it's been a bad year for everyone, blow off some steam, share frustrations and triumphs, disappointments and a few jokes. But let's be civil. And let the good times roll.
  30. 2 points
    Cheers, my friend thought I was starting a white stripes covers band 😂
  31. 2 points
    Fell in love with this a week ago and went back four times to play and see if still there..well Sunday(yesterday) it still was there...not any more!
  32. 2 points
    Lucky passed away on the 17th, few knew of him, but those that did were in for a treat, his dad was a bluesman, owned a club in Buffalo NY, when Lucky was 5, Willie Dixon heard him play, and took him under his wing. He played with Etta James, Bobby Blue Bland, Winton Marsalis. No word on his cause of death but I suspect Covid19. He was 55.
  33. 2 points
    Had these. There gone now. BB was an '09, the 335 was a '14. The King slayed the 335. When I played electric, I would have taken an ES over a LP any day of the week, and yes I've owned Lesters.
  34. 2 points
    Turned out excellent,used lard in the mix.
  35. 2 points
  36. 2 points
    This thread has decreased my productivity at work dramatically. The past two days I have been looking at 60's Original J-50s (and vintage ones) on the internet instead of working as well as thinking of selling my Les Paul Goldtop and Martin... GAS is a dangerous thing.
  37. 2 points
  38. 2 points
    This is a good guitar web forum. You people are alright. I don't know if I say that enough. 😐
  39. 2 points
    There is no Federal Lockdown. It is under control of the governors of each state. Fifty different variations.
  40. 2 points
    And while hundreds of thousands died, there was no lock down. No panic. No toilet paper shortage, no.... People need to study history. Instead of listening to idiot talking heads on TV. Which millions continue to do.
  41. 2 points
  42. 2 points
    I still listen to the Dead from time to time ...
  43. 2 points
    I don't know too much about mid-sixties SG values, but in this case I don't think the mods will add or subtract much value. The guitar is in great looking condition, everything that a stock model should have is still there, plus it has the stereo feature as well. Some might say because it is not all original that lessens the value, other might consider the mods a plus so it's probably a wash either way.
  44. 2 points
    When I was in high school there were some "teen clubs" in the suburbs of Chicago (no alcohol for sale) and I went there before I even had a driver's license probably about 1965. I'm not sure which band was the first I saw, but we saw The Who, The Yardbirds, and the local Chicago bands that had recording contracts played at them as well like The Buckinghams and The Cryan Shames (Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice). Weirdest might have been Vanilla Fudge or Steppenwolf at a place called The Barn in Algonquin Illinois (was literally an old barn). They had spray painted the inside of the barn in flat black paint and had black lights everywhere. For like 50 cents you could buy little bottles of day glow paint and the crowd decorated the walls the first night they opened with whatever you wanted to paint on the walls. I was a straight jock at the time, still in high school, and there were a lot of people trippin' on LSD and my date and I had no idea what they would do next. We enjoyed the band if not the audience. First song might have "This Could Be The Last Time" by Jagger/Richards.
  45. 2 points
    Sorry for al the music... but .. pandemic....... I have a facebook account, and all my music friends each week share ditty's. Keeps us connected and sane, So I thought I'd share here as well. Anyway, it's here that I've got to stay... This is a Steve Miller tune (not written by him by the way!)
  46. 2 points
    I want a job cleaning mirrors. It’s something I can really see myself doing.
  47. 2 points
    Why was Dumbo sad? He felt irrelephant.
  48. 2 points
    You've been on this forum for a little over a month. Have you posted anything related to musical instruments yet?
  49. 2 points
    Jedzep is not exaggerating. . . Upstate NY does cover a lot of real estate: . . . and there is some very skilled vintage guitar repair to be found within 90 minutes of areas considered Upstate. A photo or two uploaded to imgur & posted here would allow us armchair luthiers to make a guess as to the possibility of a successful repair. Broken near the nut? You'll want to make sure you still have a functioning truss rod when it gets back to you.
  50. 2 points
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