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  1. In 1970 my father worked for the company that provided lacquer for Gibson. Because of my Dad's company's connections at Gibson, he was able to get a Hummingbird at "cost" for me for my 19th birthday. It was the most memorable birthday of my life, and I was duly thrilled to have my first quality guitar! Unfortunately, the guitar was subsequently severely damaged in an airline baggage compartment mishap less than 6 months after I got it. The top was broken in half with corresponding structural damage to bracing, neck joint and more. Fortunately at the time, a luthier was able to do repai
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  4. Well, got my 2nd one on Tuesday! Arm very sore and felt a little achy on the way home. Yesterday (Wednesday) I had 100% body aches. No flu feelings, just strange aches and pains. I slept most of the day. Then today, (Thursday) I feel fantastic. My wife had no reactions to her 2nd shot. All depends on the individual, I guess! Just glad it’s over and I’m not going to do this crap every year.
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  5. best friends ... mine stole my wife, lol. I later thanked him lol.
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  6. A limerick for you, on this topic. So they ask if I've had the vaccine (them wearing their masks, their hands so clean) I answer them just like thus "Whose opinion should I trust? My doctor, or your social media machine?" Science. It's not a political tool, nor is it crowd control. In its purest form, it's a pristine, perfect, sublime avenue toward arriving at the truth. And that journey is rarely a quick and easy one. I wish that more people would learn science and study it, and less people cavalierly misrepresent it. 😗
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  7. I use my right hand thumb a lot for picking. I use the left one for fretting the low bass strings. Beyond that, my playing really is “all thumbs.”
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  8. I've never wanted an Inspired By Fender Squire or an Inspired By Martin Sigma. It's like an Inspired By Cadillac Chevy. rct
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  9. What are you talking about? The original history hasn’t been erased.
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  10. Michmac - Same here - I have a '69 the slightly different shape as the red one you posted with batwing headstock made in Kalamazoo. Its a fine guitar and sold as an alternative to an SG. I suspect most people who are 'uncomfortable' with the headstock are just wishing it looked like the Gibson one so they could better pretend it was a Gibson - the old batwing isn't pretty to my eyes but then again anything other than a Les Paul or Strat headstock looks slightly odd to me for whatever reason. Ghost - yes. Back in the seventies could have kept using Orville or Kalamazoo for the cheap stuff
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  11. Indeed. I already have a heap ton of stickers on my HD-28V and 00-18 cases, but the one thing my V case needs is a few more latches. 18 is not enough.
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  12. Um . . . that is the one thing people love about Gibson, paying to much.
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  13. There is no 'they' for Epiphone. Its KKR, a private equity firm who owns the brand names Gibson and Epiphone (here in Australia they make biscuits/cookies) - if they didn't make these, KKR would be missing out on the large and assumingly lucrative Gibson knockoff market which is much bigger than the Epiphone model market - unless they branded these much cheaper guitars Gibson ...in which case they would maybe wipe out the competition in the knockoff market. Mostly Epiphone just means cheap Gibson to buyers nowadays is my guess?
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  14. Currently the Epiphone design Crestwood, Wilshire, Casino, Sheraton, Coronet, Riviera, Emperor, Wildkat and DC Pro are in production. I think the profits from Epiphone are keeping Gibson afloat. Epiphone is re-introducing their earlier product line as well, like my Wilshire, which is also excellent.
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  15. Case could use some stickers.
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  16. Because Gibson charges too much?
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  17. no, but I use to get a bit upset when I made mistakes.
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  18. If what depends on the statisticians beard wobble...
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  19. I cannot even begin to get my head around what you had to get thru to make it to today. if that requiem helped, then it's a very good thing.
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  20. Yeah, I can't even remember what guitars I had in the 60's. Well, just one of them out of about 13. I also got rid of all the receipts for the race car I had back in the 70's and couldn't prove that my best friend stole it.
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  21. You have to do what works for you. Glad to hear it is working out.
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  22. I was trying to find a Gibson catalog for my 2011 45tv today, I had no luck with my searches ether. I think the early true vintage models 45 and SJ had Sitka tops
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  23. because its a forum...?
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  24. Hey, Mr. Natural, Don't ignore that. I did, had a heart attack and blacked out while riding a motorcycle.
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  25. Oh yeah... Cholesterol. Mine wasn't great last time either. We'll see come summer. You stop drinking whiskey and the whole damn body falls apart. I'm living proof.
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  26. So far, this morning, I went to the doctor to get my semi-annual blood work results. My doctor told me (again) that my cholesterol is too high. My cholesterol has always been high. My cholesterol is higher than my SAT scores. Anyway, after that, I went across the street to my favorite breakfast spot and loaded up on more cholesterol. I have to make sure I get my minimum daily adult requirement for cholesterol, fat, grease, and caffeine. Then I went home and repaired my fence gate.
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  27. Like the entire state of Texas. Yet cases are not sky rocketing like people thought.
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  28. A couple of times a year maximum....I've got more hair growing out of my nose and ears than on my head these days......!
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  29. Did they come in a box like this? 😬
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  30. Spend more time practicing than drinking. 🍸🍻🍷
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  31. holding onto to a receipt since the 70's ? that would be impressive, lol.
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  32. Just my opinion, so this doesn’t necessarily make me right and someone else wrong——-But, I figure if you get a real nice guitar ( no matter the price) and it sounds good to you and you are bonding with it, then don’t worry about if it’s as loud, or sweet, or warm, or mellow as another Hummingbird, J45, D28, etc. All this stuff related to sound, type of wood, playability is all dependent on the owner of the instrument and what they like. Just enjoy your guitar! If you like it, get yourself a good setup and have a blast.
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  33. I do a lot of "improv" solo playing. I used to turn on a random radio station and play over whatever happened to come on the radio. Pretend there is no vocal and play a solo over each song all the way through.
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  34. Its like Ed Sullivan said at the end of his show "Thanks For The Mammaries" So it looks like the main things are; Practice Playing with others Incentive Get it just like the Record Technique instruction
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  35. Best thing anyone can do to improve is to play with others. They don't have to be better than you, or worse than you....EVERYONE brings something to the table. I don't get the chance to play with others much anymore....(and my playing shows it). I recognize my limitations of playing by myself, (Timing, for one).
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  36. That's a thought but nope. I'm too addicted to mountains of junk. Forget sitting out in the sun, it's freezing out there. What the hell happened to Spring?
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  37. The '57 Reissue showed up about two days back, it is one of the best modern era guitars I have ever played. The neck is literally to die for, and whatever frets they used, they must have been made in heaven. I am doing a few changes just on the plastics and I will post a pick!
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  38. Yes. In the last year of my Dads fight with cancer I wrote a song called "My Dad". I had trouble making it through the recording. I listened to once later. And in the past two years I have not listened to it once. Because I know I would cry. Btw my Dad loved the song. And showed the lyrics to everyone he saw. Yeah...l know...
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  40. I was looking for this topic. But my problem is different. Yes, I have strong emotions when I write music, but not from the lyrics or my lyrics' emotional component. And from the process itself, I always wanted to write music, but for me, it is hard, exhausting work that takes all my strength and emotions, sometimes I want to tear myself in half, so I want to finish the song. Nothing comes of it. Do you ask if I cried? Yes, I get hysterical. It's a complex mixture of manic perfectionism.
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