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  1. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/zz-top-bassist-dusty-hill-dead-obit-1203694/ Sadly last night ZZ Top bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill left the earthly stages. I like his and his companions' Texas Blues for more than five decades now. In his memory I link a song featuring Dusty on bass guitar and lead vocals. R.I.P. Dusty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faxBtVkyIuY
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  2. I saw ZZTOP about 3 years ago. Great show! So glad I saw them. The death of Dusty, unfortunately, means the end of one of the greatest rock bands there ever was. He's going to a different Pearly Gates now.
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  3. What do you call a fish with no eye? Fsh. 😬
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  4. Will do, what's the best 3rd party site everyone uses? Here was a video I did between the 37 and the HD28V, its hard to capture the differences VIA YT cause they compress so much but there is a "huge" difference. I'll do one between the SJ and 37 though
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  5. I’m here to find out any information about my Epiphone Orville Gibson model C70-CE. We were told it is a commemorative Orville Gibson model although the paper inside does not mention Gibson’s name. We bought it in the late 1970s in Tucson AZ. It is a great guitar! Beautiful tone when hydrated. Has a click gritch when not. If anyone knows anything at all about this guitar please share info.
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  6. Hello, My name is Steve. I live a few minutes outside of Charlotte, NC. Pushing 50, and have owned a guitar or some sort since my mid teens. I have never owned a Gibson guitar (I play "the brand" that isnt PRS, lol). I play purely more as a stress reliever than doing any performing so I guess that makes me a "bedroom player-level 1" still, as I have not learned a single song completely through in all these years. Enough about me. My reason for joining is, I have a coworker who brought me a vintage Gibson Hummingbird to look at today, and he doesnt really know anything about it, and I certainly don't. I thought I would help him out and try to get some questions, that we both have, answered concerning his treasure. So I will be making a post asking for some opinions and solid information on this guitar. Hopefully I will put in the correct sub forum on the first try (thinking of you, mods). So, Hello, and to anyone who can help me and my buddy out, thanks in advance!
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  7. Hallo, My name is Maurice Jones, from Belgium, half Welsh, so a sort of Celt....🤔 I play a Les Paul 1996, love it....
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  8. Hi, I am new to this forum, not sure I am following the prompts correctly. Need info on an archtop. Let me edit this a bit. I inherited 2 Gibson guitars an SJ300 and an L5 Wes Montgomery that I think is very rare
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  9. Gday , im Jamie from Perth ,Australia and im currently looking to buy my third either Gibson or Epiphone. I've been playing guitar from when i was 10 years old starting way back in 1980.
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  10. And by sort of, I mean I have been posting prior to introducing myself. So here I am! I’m in Ontario Canada. I’m a guitar player (!) and I like these forums for information and opinions on the relative item. It’s always a great way to find answers to the questions we all have with newly acquired stuff. And being new for the second time in many years to a Gibson Les Paul, I saw the need to sign up. I have already seen some of the collective knowledge base here and hope to share some of my own. Now, if someone could tell me why my avatar photo keeps getting rotated, that would be great.
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  11. Hi. I’m a pro player for 40 years, with UK pop band Wet Wet Wet for 35 yrs. Also play jazz and produce/programme. My Jazz album ‘Spain’ reached #4 in the U.K. Jazz/Blues chart late 2020. New Wets album out in October. My Gibsons are a 1963 ES 330, a 200? Les Paul and a Chet CE from around 89-90.
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  12. I just wanted to introduce myself. I currently own a 2018 Les Paul Faded and just ordered a G-45 Standard. I also have a Blueridge BR-60C and a Supro Westbury. I play through a Hot Rod Deluxe with an Eminence Cannabis Rex speaker and JJ tubes. In the grand scheme of things, I am an average player. I'm happy to be here and learn from you all! Thanks!
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  13. Sad news. I saw ZZ Top in 1976 (my first concert), 1983 and 2012. All great shows. RIP Dusty.
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  14. thanks Dusty and thankyou ZZ Top for your part in my life's backing track.
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  15. Twang Gang, On behalf of Darryl the Luthier at Cosmo Music who did al the work, "Thank you". I too am finding the nut width narrower than I'm used to, but am playing my way to getting used to it. Ditto with the strings currently installed. I'm begining to think that if I give them a few weeks, I'l be used to them. And the sound is wonderful. Exactly what I wanted and expected. RBSinTo
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  16. Aw man. That's terrible. He was such a sport, that guy. And a crazy-good bass player. Never used a pick. Saw him with ZZ Top live in Honolulu in 1997. Such a good show. 😔
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  17. Sorry to hear. Good to see you Cap. rct
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  18. R.I.P. Alas - a superb musician and composer/writer. He made a lot of people very happy. Hi Cap, hope you are ok - we've missed you, too.
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  19. Pretty much like yogurt: after a couple of weeks, they curdle and mold. Seriously, the things are composed of metal alloys. Surface corrosion is meaningless. Use limits the lifetime of strings. The constant vibration (well, only when you're playing them) bends, stretches, and fatigues the metal. If they haven't been used, they are as good as new. I've used unused sets from the 1930s and 1940s (the Kalamazoo Gals unloaded on me their pristine sets of Gibson strings). They sound like new strings. Alas, my playing still sucks.
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  20. 1. GHOST'S post reminded me of an old CATHY comic strip---- She returned home from the store and went through a quick inventory of her purchases... "Let's see...I spent $1.95 for plastic waste paper can liners...$2.50 for tall kitchen garbage bags, $3.95 for 30 gallon garbage bags." "I just spent $8.40 cents for stuff I'm just gonna throw away." 2. Evans' reminded me of one.... A young man had the routine of going for morning jogs. On his usual route he jogs past the fence of a nearby golf course. He often spots a few golf balls that made it over the fence, and he usually picks them up and cleans them at home. When he collects a dozen he sells them back to some of the golfers. One day on his jog he noticed that the golfers had a particularly bad day of golf as there looked to be at least well more than a dozen or so balls littering the outside of the fence. But that morning he wasn't wearing the sweats with pockets, but they did have tight elastic around the ankles, so he just dropped them down the legs and moved on. There were enough of the golf balls to give his ankles a swollen look. So as he slowly lurched towards home, he noticed old lady Jones working in her backyard. He usually stops on those days to chat with her a bit, and saw he couldn't avoid it that morning, but would try to make it a short visit. As the two were conversing over the fence, he noticed her glancing often down at his ankles, probably wondering as to why their odd appearance. So with a dismissive wave of his hand, he pointed down to his ankles and said, "Oh, don't pay that any mind. It's golf balls." Mrs. Jones looked at him with a puzzled expression and replied, "Oh. So tell me...." "Is that anything like tennis elbow?" Whitefang
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  21. Tony Blair started jogging out of Downing Street. On each run he happened to jog past a hooker standing on the same street corner, day after day. With some apprehension he would brace himself as he approached her for what was most certainly to follow. "Fifty quid!" she would shout from the kerb. "No, 50p!" fired back Blair. This ritual between Tony and the hooker continued for days. He'd run by and she'd yell, "Fifty quid!" And he'd yell back "50p!" One day however Cherie decided that she wanted to accompany her husband on his jog. As the jogging couple neared the problematic street corner, Tony realised the "pro" would bark her £50 offer and Cherie would wonder what he'd really been doing on all his past outings. He realised he should have a darn good explanation for his illustrious lawyer wife. As they jogged into the turn that would take them past the corner, Tony became more apprehensive. Sure enough, there was the hooker. Tony tried to avoid the prostitute's eyes as she watched the pair jog past. Then, from the pavement, the hooker yelled, "See what you get for 50p?"
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  22. Yes, they do.. but seems only our friends in the UK are ordering them.. I've been lucky enough to buy two so far.
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  23. Gibson tells you to call for the price. Don't think Santa will be bringing me any korina/limba wood models in this lifetime.
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  24. ???? But, The Beatles weren't selling apples! I got that in my e-mail this morning too. And if it does help promote new artists without any genre specific sounds or who fit the criteria of some demographic study I'm all for it. Whitefang
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