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  1. 6 points
    Bohemian Rhapsody just won't go away. I'm sick of it. I was there the first time in the 70's. Then Wayne's World dug it back up. Then the last movie dug it up again. Pour some concrete on it...
  2. 5 points
    What did I do wrong? During the past 4 years I've spent roughly $10,000 on Gibson guitars. I think I posted pictures of every Gibson I bought - I was making sure what I was buying an authentic Gibson. (they were all used guitars). So, yeah, anyway, about the -2 reputation: Did I offend people or something? I can't imagine what that would have been. =/
  3. 4 points
    they are still among the coolest of the cool guitars to play. Massive fret access, light, but still hit like a sledgehammer when you need them too. I never thought I'd like SGs as much as I do,, all I had to do was try one and the lights went on... "YEA! I GET IT!
  4. 3 points
    I think I saw one of your films back in the 80s.
  5. 3 points
    They saw that almost all the saddles were wrong and they decided to put a new bridge and do it all over again. The important thing is the guitar has perfect intonation now.
  6. 3 points
    Personally... - I would not trust a smart phone app to intonate a guitar. suggestions for tuners depends on what you want to invest. Peterson makes some of the most accurate standalone and headstock mountable tuners on the market. But they aint cheap. Also the TC Electronics PolyTune, or Boss TU3 would do the job.
  7. 3 points
    Would have better tone. Just sayin'. Steve was real fast and stuff, but this thing never did sound that great.
  8. 3 points
    Chicago Dogs hold the tomato! I like regular dogs as well with mustart or with chili sauce a good coney dog and Skyline dogs as well. Now I am gonna have to have a dog today. I too love avocado's but I dont believe I have ever had one on a hot dog. have had them on a burger.
  9. 3 points
    I flew into Hickam a few times while doing runs into Japan. I went nude... That's why I assumed mihcmac...
  10. 3 points
    Ha! Life is good, the world is going to crap but we have our guitars. Rock on!!
  11. 3 points
    That is spooky!!! I never play guitar along with it. But I long to sing along, especially after a couple of beers.
  12. 2 points
    Sweet! I wish Gibson would bring back the ES Goldtop Les Paul with Bigsby & P90's......
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    Love the long version of "Time Has Come Today". Happy trails, George.
  15. 2 points
    I have a Laney Cub 12 and am very happy with it. I would also recommend the Blackstar HT5 NHTom
  16. 2 points
    I think so, too. The price tag is still on it where this guy got it brand new in '82 and it was $599.50 back then. Also came with the receipt, too.
  17. 2 points
    This is excellent advice. An underset neck means the guitar is screwed right out of the gate. They should never get out of the factory this way but stuff happens I guess. There are a few good ways to check for an underset neck: Sight the neck. Put the end of the guitar on your toe and look down the neck trying to align the edge of the treble or bass side of the neck until it becomes a straight line to the bridge. If the top of the bridge (not the saddle) and the end of the fretboard align, then the neck is set properly. If the line of the fretboard points below the bridge towards the body, then it is underset. Put a straight-edge down the fretboard, on edge, between the D and G strings. As you slide the straight-edge towards the bridge, the bottom edge should slide smoothly over the top of the bridge and then butt up against the saddle. If it hits the front thickness of the bridge, the neck is underset. Check for a low saddle. If the guitar is new or just a few years old, the saddle should have substantial material above the bridge. If you are looking at a new guitar and the saddle is low, then the neck was underset when it was made and the factory lowered the saddle to compensate. Once the guitar ages, there will be no saddle material left to adjust the saddle down to lower the action from the rising neck. In EVERY case, a new guitar with an underset neck should be avoided as more trouble than it is worth. I don't care if it is a new $5000 Gibson or Martin, they aren't worth being reset. Find a good one. On a personal note, any SJ200 with an Adirondack (red spruce) top will be superior to a standard J200 in my opinion.
  18. 2 points
    Nice looking guitar. Sorry about the earlier comment. Sometimes I forget the "never post until after the meds kick in" rule. D.
  19. 2 points
    Shipping boxes are worth minus fifty cents, unless you need to ship a guitar. Then they're worth a few bucks.
  20. 2 points
    Love my Alpine LP Studio. 14 years and I can really notice the fading, though it is still quite white. I'm pretty sure in my Avi Pic, the guitar was like under a year old at that point.
  21. 2 points
    I'd say stick with the white - there are many wine reds ones out there, but not so many white so you have something people will remember when they see it. Fading to yellowish will take a long time, and wine red will eventually fade some as well so don't be concerned about that.
  22. 2 points
    He was a great one. The documentary, Beware of Mr. Baker is well worth the viewing. R. I. P.
  23. 2 points
    I was lucky enough to see him when Blindfaith did their only US tour, he played with such energy. Though he will be remembered as a rock and roll drummer, he was an established jazz artist as well. If you read Eric Clapton's autobiography, "Eric" you will see that besides being the energetic backbone to the first Rock Power Trio, it was Ginger who Eric credits for intervening and saving him from heroin and alcohol fueled self destruction along with Jack Bruce, the two actually went to Clapton's Hurtwood estate, pounded on the door until Eric let them in, they stayed there until he dried up. So his contribution to music went far beyond that of a drummer.
  24. 2 points
    Cruzin'... Do kitties count?
  25. 2 points
    That's a beauty. Congratulations! I have to say that I've been playing my SG a lot more lately. Even more than my beloved Les Paul and Strats. It took awhile for the SG to grow on me but now I really appreciate what a great guitar it is. Have fun!
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    Nice one! Brown case also looks good with it. Is it a black interior or reddish?
  28. 2 points
    That's one of the most beautiful Les Pauls I've ever seen!
  29. 2 points
    As we are considering an Explorer I thought that the use of the word 'Angles' was intentional.... FWIW I also agree with Keefoman that 57 Classics would be a good choice. Pip.
  30. 2 points
    I kind of go for red-heads, myself. Well, and brunettes, too. Right now, I'm seeing a blonde, but I just hate it that she dyes her roots black.
  31. 2 points
    Congratulations!!! I love my SG, too.
  32. 2 points
    You know, I've always read about how terrible Gibson has gotten. But I've owned two 2012s that were perfect. And while I expect this, the '99 R4 I got is also fit & finish. Yeah, I suspect that since PLEK, Gibson has been more ON than OFF for players. Maybe not always those wanting true historics, but that's a work in progress spanning decades. And I bet most with actual historics would rather play the more modern ones (less muddy b/c the caps and magnets are new, etc) I agree, Gibson is "back" and the used market is their biggest competitor. I wouldn't buy a Fender anymore. I buy knockoffs (Suhr, Anderson, Ron Thorn, etc) but while I know there are boutique Gibsons, the real company wares don't dissuade me at all from experience. (that said, can someone sell me a 1962 left-handed 335 please? haha)
  33. 2 points
    Here a Soundsample of the Oripure Alnico P90 pickups: Sorry for the sloppy playing - this was the 2nd time I played that song... 🤪 Recorded with my cellphone.
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  35. 1 point
    I love golf. Play a couple times a week, which is apparently not enough to get any better.
  36. 1 point
    I couldn't agree more about the mid-90 to very early 00 models. I've loved every one I played. I think I might have found a stock 97 gold top. Prob gonna jump on that one. Thanks for all the replies everyone! You saved me alot of potential heartache with that Deluxe.
  37. 1 point
    Oh yeah buddy!! God bless her, Valerie just left us just a week or two ago. Awesome person!!!
  38. 1 point
    man talk about flirting with disaster! Glad to hear it all worked out ok..
  39. 1 point
    Your guy was an idiot, but it's doubtful that he intended to cause you this grief. For whatever reason, he probably thought he was proceeding with the best option. If it were me, I of course would not pay his bill, and would then sell the thing for $1800 just to get it out of my sight & be done with it. Lawyers are going to cost money, and dragging it out is going to cause personal stress - which isn't worth it imho. Keep all the control in your hands via your own actions, not his. He won't really be getting away with anything, as there probably was no intent to harm - and you can then essentially make him pay, by spreading the word & costing him future business. Best of luck in working things out.
  40. 1 point
    tx, I've had more than a few Strats over the years but have been playing nothing but Gibsons for the last 12 yrs. I've never owned a Tele for some reason. someday ...
  41. 1 point
    Congratulations man, that's a sweet setup!
  42. 1 point
    Apart from having owned a few I can't even remotely claim to know anything comprehensive about Epi guitars but my first thought would be are you 100% sure that the (bolt-on) neck comes from that guitar body? Because I have a few doubts; foremost amongst them being the absolutely shocking 'fit' (for want of a better word) seen in your first snap. Do you have anything else to show us? Like a serial number perhaps? Small request, I know, but serial numbers are sometimes surprisingly informative. Looking forward to the update! Pip.
  43. 1 point
    That’s the same adapter that came with my HP. There are some generic ones available on Reverb.
  44. 1 point
    I love SG guitars. I find only a few things I disagree with (1) neck dive - I like to be able to take my hands off and still find the axe in the same place (2) No master volume knob - but this can be modded. I like the cherry ones the best - they are classics!!! Insights and incites by Notes
  45. 1 point
    Avocado on a hot dog? that's new to me, and im Mexican! haha...i would try it, but yeah i agree that avocado is for tacos haha
  46. 1 point
    You wear rings? Lean it up against a coffee or end table? Where you live at. Is it humid or hot?
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  48. 1 point
    lol - yeah, pictures can be a learning curve. You need to post them to a site (i.e. IMGUR.com) and then post the link here. Post them to a site means got to IMGUR.com create an account, and then you can upload them from there. Once it's uploaded you edit the size etc... and there will be links you can copy and post places for the picture to show up. ...neighbor kids are good!
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    Great post. I have never heard of it either. Thanks for sharing and that was a great score!!
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