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  1. Mineral oil. That's what they make all the fretboard oils from. $1.98 for 10 lifetimes' supply - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Equate-Mineral-Oil-Lubricant-Laxative-16oz-Count-1/44807472
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  2. Hey guys how have you been?! It’s been a while since I’ve posted here but I had to check in to share my excitement because I pulled the trigger on a 59 reissue “burst” from Wildwood last night. Here’s one of the pics from Wildwood
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  3. Because I hate the protesters burning,looting and destroying I'm racist? That's fukkin stupid. You and the rest of like minded people need to learn what a racist is. My God no wonder the country is the way it is. All this started because a black man OD on fentanyl. End of story.
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  4. Well that explains a few things. 😂
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  5. Mr. Canada, this is a United States problem. These kids protesting is just like kids in a candy store. Just sit and watch the protesters and what they do. They all take pictures of the chaos and they're smiling and laughing and dancing around,they're not angry about anything they're doing it because it's fun for them. You can see true anger on a face. None of them have that face. We the people are tired of it. I'm still at fire hoses,rubber bullets and dogs. And tasers. Tasers work good. I've tazzed myself twice by accident,that took the steam outta me and that was just a short hit. Wonder what a few seconds could do.
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  6. No if it was Nazi Germany we'd round them up,put in box cars,gas them,cremate them and fertilize the cabbage with their ashes.
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  7. you love cow farts AND propaganda!!!!! have a nice day....
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  8. my electric razor makes me go hmmmm. When shaving I harmonise a 5th to its drone.
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  9. Yeah, just saw this commercial. I have a feeling that Pete Seeger, wherever he is, is screaming in a primal, disbelieving way.... Associating "Hard Times in the Mill" with affording a shiny new Volvo is really tone deaf in the midst of the current health and economic crisis. Sheesh
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  10. I would have grabbed my Raging Judge with 6 rounds of Winchester PDX .410 gage 3" shells. 4 - .41 caliber discs followed by 16 BB's in each one. Haha. I'll let garter snakes go but not those monsters if they're on the property.
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  11. Thanks to our stellar handling of the pandemic (I'd give it an A+), I've got some time on my hands so have stocked up on some new reading material: Michael Cohen's book just showed up and Bob Woodward's is hopefully not far behind. Whoever thought there would be so many interesting things to hit my library? Every day a new box, what could be in it? Hmmm...
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  12. I'm still thinking fire hoses,dogs and rubber bullets are a cure for protesters. Call me old fashioned.
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  13. My 07 Explorer had a sticky back of the neck. As I'm the 2nd owner I don't know what went on before I got it. Maybe a lot of wax, maybe peanut butter and jelly, maybe it just sat too long in the case. I tried buffing with water on a paper towel, buffing with Virutoso polishes, leaving it out of the case for a few weeks, it never got quite right. Last night I finally decided to hope for the best, put a little lighter fluid on an old towel, gently buffed the neck, gave it 30 seconds to evaporate and then water on a towel and then buffed dry. Success!
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  14. Don't forget your U2 collection. All Canadian pressings.
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  15. I'll be happy to edit anyone's post. You can email me the link to the thread or give me the subject line or whatever. Doesn't matter how, just as long as you convey what you'd like done. Something else to consider with tinypic and similar. I've had photos in the past that were assigned a URL and I would use that to insert it into a post. Then if I were to delete that pic from tinypic (for example), tinypic would then reassign that same URL to someone ELSE'S pic. And now THEIR pic shows up. Could be embarrassing. Feel free to email me directly at ksdaddy@yahoo.com or PM me through the forum. Either way, give me the details of what you want fixed or deleted and I will do it. S
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  16. Fun Fact: It was Last Dance with Mary Anne. Producer changed it, thought it cool. Thomas did not want to, took a while to convince him. rct
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  17. Last dance with Mary Jane one more time to kill the pain...
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  18. Ach, ma heid's mince, but I eventually catch on. 🙃 Hey, I have ancestors from near Glasgow. We might be 4th cousins, wot?
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  19. I want to give you guys the aforementioned “complete skippy” but I’m not sure where to begin Aesthetically the guitar is a 10/10. It is flawless and as far as I can tell looks identical what you’d think a brand new ‘59 would look like. The case is actually really nice in person but you can see that the guitar is supported by the neck in the case. There is a big gap between the back of the guitar and the bottom of the case around the neck joint area. The tuners seem to be able to hit the sides of the case somewhat so I’d be worried about it taking an impact in that case The neck of the guitar is beautiful. The fretboard binding is thinner than Im used to on my Standard SG which gives a little more space to the E strings. The side dot inlays are tortoiseshell which have a beautiful translucent quality that really looks nice when you’re holding the guitar. The fretboard is beautiful dark rosewood and the inlays are beautiful. The Gibson inlay on the headstock is sortof a gold bubbly looking material that looks extremely nice and way cooler than the MOP on my Standard SG. The headstock veneer is noticably thinner than my SG and somehow the headstock shape just looks a little more “correct” or something. Tuners are drilled in a nice straight line and feel tight and accurate. They didn’t install any tuner crooked which really pleases me The feeling of the neck is harder to describe but Wildwood includes measurements of the neck thickness at the nut and 12th fret which helped me choose this one. The thickness of this one is pretty much between the avg 60s and 50s spec and feels awesome. It’s substantial but fast. My hand doesn’t cramp up with this neck and you can do any extreme bend with ease and no problems. The nut appears to be bone and is just perfectly cut. I’m not sure how much Wildwood altered this if at all but it is as good as it gets. The string spacing is absolutely ideal and gives the neck a precise and accurate feel The fretwork is flawless. It looks beautiful and has no buzzes or weak spots or anything weird. Just flawless. The woods themselves have beautiful chatoyance and grain. The maple has mineral streaks and all that. The ‘hog is beautiful and light weight. Plucking a single string causes the body to resonate with more power than I’ve experienced on another guitar. You feel the whole guitar resonate with each note. I have to say this resonant quality is so noticeable it makes me wonder if there’s really something to the hide glue construction. The pickups are just magical. I don’t know how much of the sound is the guitar and how much is the pickups but this thing sounds punchy, clear, powerful, smooth, articulate, blah blah. It sounds ridiculously good. Just more punchy and bold and clear than my SG with $$$ BareKnuckle pickups. The action of the pots is super smooth and effective. I plugged into my 5e3 bright channel 1 somewhat cranked and the LP will go from Kenny Burrell to the Stooges without touching the amp. And each sound is GOOOOOD Overall I don’t think there is anything negative to be said about the quality of the guitar. If I had to point out a negative it would be that I don’t have a lot of confidence in how much the case will protect the guitar. If I find a negative aspect of the guitar I’ll let you guys know but my overall opinion is that 2020 Gibson Custom Shop seems to have set the bar higher than ever before. This guitar was dated mid/early March 2020 btw so most likely the actual build took place before quarantine etc took effect in the US
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  20. This is part of the extremely stupid joke I didn't tell the whole of, at the bottom of P1 of this thread. So in response to overwhelming demand....... Shakespeare walks into a pub with a dog, a Shetland pony, a leopard and a giraffe on a bicycle. The landlord says to Shakespeare "I'm not serving you, you're bard." The landlord turns to the dog and says "do you want a pint, or a half?" The dog says "arf". The landlord turns to the Shetland pony and says "why the long face?" The Shetland pony coughs and says "sorry, I'm a little horse". The landlord turns to the leopard and says "you again! You were spotted, creeping around here last week - you and that bloody giraffe." And turning to all of them he says; "OUT! The lot of you! GET OUT OF MY PUB!" They all turn round and rush out of the door and the giraffe on his bicycle hits his head - Bang! and collapses - spark out - in the doorway. "Oi!" Shouts the landlord "You can't leave that lyin' there!" And they all turn round and say - "It's not a lion, it's a giraffe."
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  21. What if they didn't just happen to have the same NOS model lying around. Would they scrounge up a ran over Firebird X for you?
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  22. I congratulate you on your purchase! I, like you, picked up both the Bishop books when they were current and have been rewarded 100-fold in terms of Outlay v's Profit - although the 'profit' is purely knowledge-acquisitional... As far as the Epi Scroll goes; I played one back when they were new which belonged to the ubiquitous 'Friend of a Friend' who was a Brian May fiend and he absolutely nailed May's tone perfectly. It was a chance meeting and I was only crashing out overnight so have no recollection as to what we were playing through but it sounded superb. Pip.
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  23. Hi dava. Yes; I agree with you that it was Gibson who came up with the split 'stock. No question at all about that. It would be nice if Gibson were to issue a real 'Discoverer' bass - the 'Guitar Which Never Was'. I'm not sure how much demand there might be for such an animal but perhaps collectors would hoover up a small number just for fun? I can't remember offhand whether the Entwhistle 'Discovery' had a 'guard from one of the ealy Gibson upright electric basses or if it was from a Hofner 'Beatle Bass'. I should check that out when I get a bit of free-time. Out of curiosity are you aware that Ian C. Bishop wrote a companion to his first book? 'The Gibson Guitar From 1950 Volume II' was published three years after the first volume and has updates on what Gibson was doing at the time as well as quite a bit of info on the Epiphone story. Worthwhile reading. Pip.
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  24. " From my experience and observations, the improvement claims are utter nonsense. The guitar aftermarket is on par with the penis size enhancement pill business, making extravagant claims that are pretty ridiculous. I say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And don't drink the Kool-Aid. Personally, for repair purposes (scratchy pots, iffy 3-way switch), I've installed CTS pots, Switchcraft 3-way, Switchcraft jack, "vintage" (I hate that term) cloth-covered wire. Fixed my problems, but the guitar, of course, sounded exactly the same. " Lol! Pay attention, folks, this was posted by someone who obviously understands. Well stated and spot on!
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  25. Yeah there’s more important things to worry about. I mean it wasn’t the worst thing to say though but your right man, not going there.
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  26. lol !!!fwiw-etc. ps- popeye ate spinach-wimpy wanted burgers on credit
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