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  1. Haven't been logged in here for months, but I thought I post a sign of life in these dark days for all mankind. In case I contract Covid-19 my chances to survive are close to zero, even in case of full medical service, but hope dies last. In this context I remembered a song by Paul McCartney which was a smash hit here in 1993. I wish listening to it may ease your mind a little as it does for me. Take care and stay healthy!
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  2. No COVID-19 for me! I got the news late yesterday. All I had was the regular flu and bronchitis. I'm feeling much better now but did a little too much around the house today so it's nap time.
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  3. Everyone needs a laugh in those grim times­čśü
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  4. Thanks Anne for your post about John. I slowed down at work this morning and gave the song a try. The recording is simple setup, but I did add harmony subsequently.
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  6. Yes I read this. Someone on youtube commented that he didn't have a single bad song - or something like that - and it's true. Great voice, great songwriter; what they call 'old school' now. Sure we all heard "Lovely Day" (and even played it?) too many times, but his stuff was always quality writing and singing, direct from the heart and so much soul. Instantly identifiable voice; 6 or 7 songs have been engraved into my musical memories of the 70s. R.I.P. Bill and thanks for letting me lean on your music.
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  7. Good to hear you're well so far. Thanks for the post and I hope you stay well. Peace!
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  8. Great to hear from you, I thought about you the other day hoping you were OK during these times. Very best to you and continue to stay safe. Hope indeed dies last. Phillip
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  9. Like the old adage goes....Some folks have real problems .
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  10. Just did a little research on the current Les Paul Classic model. They come with four push/pull pots. The volume controls engage coil splits (incorrectly called "coil taps") when pulled; the neck pickup's tone pot reverses the the neck pickup polarity (incorrectly called"phase") when pulled, and the bridge pickup's tone control activates a control and toggle switch bypass for the bridge pickup without affecting the coil split function. Those switches might have collected residues that have gassed out of the finish, and switching them up and down a few times might help to remove the residues and the resulting transition resistances causing hum. In the past I had this kind of trouble with pots and toggle switches, too, and only on guitars with cellulose nitrate finish which all are Gibsons in my case. However, in case the hum problem exists with any pickup push/pull and toggle switch position, probably the ground connection of the output jack is bad. You may find out through taking DC resistance measurements between tip and sleeve of a guitar cable connected to the guitar. You will need a multimeter providing DC resistance readings between 0 Ohms and 2 MegOhms, and you won't even have to open any compartment of the guitar for these measurements. With the volume pots turned all counterclockwise you should read a resistance close to zero, regardless of the positions of any switch except for a pulled bridge pickup tone pot which lets you read the half (with the bridge pickup's volume pot pulled) or the full (with the bridge pickup's volume pot pushed) DC resistance of the bridge pickup. Good luck!
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  11. Good to see you Cap. Take care. rct
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  12. Hi Cap Great to hear from you. Stay safe, stay well - stay with us. Best wishes JohnM
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  13. Good to see you again!!
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  14. good message...Thanks and good to see you on here again.
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  15. I think it's obligatory you get yourself something, probably should peruse the wildwood guitars website and get something on order to make sure it shows up in time. I think you should get a guitar as well in support of 'retired'
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  16. I think the guitar is fine. I can see the push - pull pots and the pickup are as they should be. Enjoy your guitar.
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  17. Sad news. Bucky, John and George Van Epps were a major reason I chose to broaden my horizons and take up playing a 7 string guitar. RIP Bucky
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  18. This one for sale on Reverb has those pups. Wiring looks correct but messy. https://reverb.com/item/3288643-gibson-les-paul-traditional-pro-2011-tobacco-burst
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  19. You need 4 more guitars, so you can play a different one each day on a 31 day month. LOL I didn't count the amps.....Same could apply there to?
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  20. Put it together and trade it for a guitar that doesn't have one. rct
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  21. Your over-use of emojis is juvenile and offensive to the eyes.
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  22. Added the guitars to the mix this morning. I'd forgotten I'd lent out the Thunderbird and had to get her back in the sake of completeness.
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  23. Figured out how to blend the bad stuff that comes off the top of the still with aloe from the garden and lavender oil to make home made hand steriliser. Wife made up facemasks (washable) from a variety of material - think mine'll be paisley. Built a sandstone retaining wall with father in law. Made some beef jerky. Set up home office to work from home from Tuesday. Drank a fair bit. A good weekend considering...
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  24. Not a lot here.. We are setting up a tablet for my mum so she can skype the grandkids... So I popped out to pick it up.. The hardest bit is going to be getting my mum to learn how to use it.. She doesn't do technology... When I picked it up though at my sisters home I had the most painful moment yet in this whole thing. My sister has a lovely dog called Olive (Welsh terrier). We are very good friends and I haven't seen her for weeks. In order to be sensible my sister just left the tablet on her front door so I didn't go in the house or anything, but my niece Betssie wanted to say hello at the widow.. Olive spotted me and started whining cos she wanted to see me.. Was really upsetting just cos she doesn't understand why she cant see me... not being able to go in and give her a good scratching.... Oh well. better to be safe... I know. Just so odd how something as simple as popping to my sisters is now so weird. Olive.. In this shot I had said the W word ­čÖé And of course loves a good fight
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  25. I killed quarantine time with my pretty R8 !
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