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  1. 6 points
    I didn't even watch the videos and I know I'm not using the wrong gauge. rct
  2. 4 points
    Cleared snow, brought in firewood, and stared longingly at an old Martin on Reverb. I ended up changing out strings to occupy hands that were hell bent on making an offer or just buying it outright. Cooler heads prevailed. I go through this every so often.
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    I got to play last night with a guy - Wallace Coleman - who played for a guy - Robert Jr. Lockwood - who played with Robert Johnson. 😁
  5. 3 points
    I play my guitars and don't analyze every nuance of them to the n'th degree. I like it, it sounds good, I buy it. It's that simple.
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    Es339. 9 for a 59 neck profile. AVS for antique vintage sunburst. NH1 for bright nickel hardware
  8. 2 points
    I finished doing my income taxes. I'm getting a refund of $560. Yeehaa, at least I don't have to pay! 😂
  9. 2 points
    I"m retired so i can"t afford any new gear. So i went ahead and bought one! I can"t get over how good this amp sounds for 200 bucks. As a "too good too be true deal", i will turn my head every time i turn it on expecting it to explode or something! Until then this is my new favorite toy. After doing a little research i found that this is supposedly a repackaged Laney Cub 12R. A few pics were posted showing the guts of both and they looked pretty much the same. Now the pics were posted a few years ago so not sure how accurate the info is. Thanks mihcmac! by the way my cats are going to be pissed now that they have to share their food for the rest of the month😁
  10. 2 points
    You know something fellow, I just read some of your tripe and you just ran me off this site. I got no need for you.
  11. 2 points
    I can recommend this amp as being one of the best recording amps I have ever used. It is perfect and sounds good. I do use a rocktron chameleon processor between my guitar and this amp. I think that combination to enhance the tones are great for studio work. best bang for the buck amp out there.
  12. 2 points
    Going on 26 years. Teenagers when we got together. It ain't always perfect, nothing is, but we've always been there for each other and I certainly have no plans for any future marriages come what may!
  13. 2 points
    How long is it that you can say after you have been divorced that you are just single?? 🙂 Seriously..
  14. 2 points
    I watched all that with great interest, and the 'SRV' video as well, over on the Strat forums. Truth be told, I have tried a variety of string gauges over the years, and 8's are just too slinky. Everything goes sharp for me, even when I use the lightest of touches. 😞
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    1) I had the same problem, should be able to oil them up, I removed the strings and slapped new ones on there because for the price a pack it's worth it 2) depends on how tight they cut them, mine were too tight to reuse with the lock 3) yep 4) I assume you're talking about the sticker on the back bottom panel, I don't believe the modern has it (some models do). At least I don't see it on the photos on sweetwater/GC close up shots. Unless I'm misinterpreting which sticker you're talking about. 5) Congrats!
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    The latter. Nine years or so ago I had radiation therapy for throat cancer, which in turn has more recently caused ORN, osteoradionecrosis, in my jaw. The lower jaw on the affected side has already been rebuilt, but now the upper jaw is deteriorating.
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    It's been a rough day at work as usual... professionally internet browsing.
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    @Dibby You have a Nighthawk version SP3 (3 pickup special). The case itself in good to great condition can fetch anywhere from $200 to even $350 I would imagine. I've sold a pristine case for $350 and some with very slight cosmetic issues for around the $200 range. Themselves they are rare these days. The guitar probably wouldn't fetch anywhere more than say $900 if it is in great condition. You might get away with around a grand, but that's definitely got to be the upper limit. Mind you, this is based on someone who has done some buying and selling of Nighthawks. It truly is a relative thing to sell/buy guitars these days. It all depends on the right place at the right time. Overall, if the package was mine given the SP3 is in excellent condition and case looks great - no major tolex tears, strap intact that holds case lid from flying back when opened, and shroud not ripped out or torn apart - you're looking around $1100 to start IMHO. That might be on the high end for some people, so be open to offers. I wouldn't go any less than $1050 with the case. FYI, I sold my SP3 with the 90s gig bag for around $950, and that was vintage sunburst in excellent condition. Check Reverb - maybe eBay. Get a flavor what's there and go from there. FYI, if your serial number starts with 94xxxx... this is a 1994 model. SO MANY people don't know this and list incorrectly.
  20. 1 point
    Shuggie was John Otis's son. So to be fair one must inform the listening audiences that Roy Buchanan had been mentoring young Shuggie since he was very young, and it shows in this 1969 recording,
  21. 1 point
    Taxman and Get Back. We have a new bass player from the Manchester England area, been here 3 years so yeah, he's heard of the Beat Uls and he tells us they did alright for themselves. rct
  22. 1 point
    Agree. The warranty should only be a year in Detroit too.
  23. 1 point
    These transcriptions are really great, thanks for posting. I will attempt them at some point.
  24. 1 point
    Do you really have a monitor lizard or are you pulling our legs?
  25. 1 point
    I've got one - the best dog I ever had !
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    I am impressed by the sound it can give from low to high volume. I have the opportunity really push it in the open air this weekend.. 😬
  27. 1 point
    If there was (as speculated) an affair that John wanted to fess up to Cynthia, then he played it down heavily in the song. In my head, he didn't make her. The song only makes sense that way. '...or should I say, she had me.' '...I sat on a rug biding my time' '...We talked until two and then she said it's time for bed' '...She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh' He has to sleep in the bath! He doesn't even get a morning fumble. He feels more than disappointed. She teased him and laughed about it. He overreacts & burns her nice wood paneling.
  28. 1 point
    Christine Mc, Steamy Nicks, and Grace were THE hottest.
  29. 1 point
    well i own one gibson less paul 2014 120 aniversary ocean blue tribute model and i love it. solid body, 57 pickups are loud enough, very very nice sound and very good to play. I played many different les pauls from other brands and also many other guitars with different settings and pickups, but this is the rockmachine you want to have and a fender strat USA, forget the rest Bert Holland
  30. 1 point
    When I ordered my deep body 00 custom from my local luthier - many of you have seen it here in these pages, the promise was it would become Gabon Ebony back and sides, Honduran Mahogany 5 piece neck with Rosewood inserts, Ebony fretboard, bridge, faceplate and tuner buttons (Schaller M6 Tuners) and the top was to be the fine Italian 'Moonspruce'........same as used in famous old violins/viola. So when I asked where the Moonspruce came from, quite a story it was! The luthier's father had procured enough for one guitar top after travelling to the Italian Alps in 1946 for the secret Moonspruce Harvest during a Solstice coinciding with a Full Moon. (There was a similar solstice/full moon in 2016 but the wood would be too green for a guitar). He had to pass a small test before he could go on - complete a full acoustic guitar to demonstrate his ability and that the Moonspruce would not be wasted. He returned home with his one piece of Moonspruce mumbling to his family about (Guitar) fairies and elven workers........... So the superfine grain on my guitar looks like there is ....no grain. It had 2 big stains and pen marks on it from the years between and I had it re-painted gloss black last year. It sounds even better! I mention this because the guitar companies don't use this kind of wood unless they have a Custom Shop top of the line thing going on. And some run-of-the-mill guitars the tops are cut without anyone even looking at them. BluesKing777. Cargill Custom guitars Raptor deep body 00 :
  31. 1 point
    I'm on the J4 bandwagon. I do believe getting to play one first is best, but if that's not realistic I would order from a reputable dealer online w/ a good return policy. Wildwood guitars out of Colorado and Fullers out of Texas are two dealers I'd look at.
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    I know I change it every month or so. Thinking about my next one.
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    Your right there are tons of great players out there and LB is one of them. I was in the second row, and It was insane seeing it live.
  36. 1 point
    married at 27, divorced at 31. That was 40 years ago. Since my last partner Jan passed away 6 years ago. I've recently met a woman who has made me happier than I have ever been. So we are both retired and long in the tooth, but acting like a couple of kids. Except this time around we know what we're doing💕. Its never too late to find happiness fellas.
  37. 1 point
    I never use steel wool on a guitar fretboard. It sheds small steel particles that can and will rust eventually. You may think you're getting them all off, but you probably aren't. You can buy bronze wool at any decent hardware store or marine supply outlet. It does the same job, and doesn't rust. It also isn't magnetic, so it won't mess with your pickups. You can also use a fine Scotchbrite pad. For removing well-stuck gunk along the edges of frets, not much beats a single-edge razor blade, used parallel to the wood grain as a scraper. I use the same technique a bit more aggressively to minimize developing divots. Yes, you are taking the fretboard down slightly when you do this, but you are taking it down evenly if you are careful and change the blade angle very slightly as you work across the board. For simply removing gunk, you aren't taking down the board at all with this technique.
  38. 1 point
    Folks, Although this guitar is only available in Japan I think the related videos are worth watching for the fans of Bozeman guitars. This first one is from Gibson TV w/ English subtitles: This one is in Japanese only but shows Saito at Gibson Nashville and there’s moments where he plays the J 45 . It seems Gibson has perfected the “torrification process” I played a baked J 200 at a Namm show a few years ago but wasn’t “wowed”. All the baked stuff I played at Namm 2020 plus the quality of sound coming from Saito’s guitar in the clips above has turned that around for me. Too bad they didn’t make it available for North America . It looks gorgeous. JC
  39. 1 point
    I've used this stuff for a number of years. But based on other threads here (do a search, there are several) I now wonder if "snake oil" might be a better name for this type of product. 😁 On a new guitar that is already pretty clean, I'm not sure whether you need to do anything more than wipe it off. But this stuff hasn't done any harm to my guitars, so I suppose it's allright and I'll probably continue using it once a year, as I have in the past. One bottle is certainly a lifetime supply for me. https://www.jimdunlop.com/formula-65-fretboard-ultimate-lemon-oil/
  40. 1 point
    "He must be as they say "Big In Japan". Lived there for 2 years . Man I had fun. Didn't drive a car for 2 years. Took the train everywhere. .....I was stationed there from 89 - 91. I was not into guitars at the time. I was concerned with drinking and women, cause I was a sailor. ...No tat's I have a saying about that I can't post on the forum. ..... All most want to discuss is how great a J-45 is, and nothing more"
  41. 1 point
    I don’t ever think about a guitar “makeover”. If you don’t like something about the guitar you get rid of it. No value of dumping in a lot of money into a guitar that you might not be happy with after and no value keeping a guitar you want to makeover. If you want to replace something like knobs and such that’s a different story but to start dumping money for finishes, top carves, etc comes down to why not just count your losses and stop putting good money to bad.
  42. 1 point
    The answer for why there is no batch or serial number on the guitar is pretty simple. The last full year Gibson stamped an FON on the neck block was 1960. So your guitar being built later will have a serial number stamped into the back of the headstock which the store label is covering. The bridge, pickguard, logo (with the dot of the "i" touching the "G") and tuners all look spot on for a 1962-1965 Gibson.
  43. 1 point
    I think a lot depends on what kind of player you are. If your a an extreme note bender or a light touch million note shredder or 90 year old that just wants his guitar to play easier. Its up to the individual to find what works best for them for what ever kind of playing they want to do. A lot of 10 players miss getting a hole step bend on some of the frets leading up to 22, I have to concentrate to keep from going a little flat and give it that little extra push to get there. But you can easily do it with 8's or 9's and then get a little more, while requiring a light touch. My acoustic has the 10-46 set like my electrics, so out will play like my electrics, in addition I hate wound G strings. I you need full sounding chords, I think heavier sounds better... But you have to work harder for them.
  44. 1 point
    KIller. That tune is awesome.
  45. 1 point
    I opened up the back of the guitar last night and the wiring looks like it was soldered with a blowtorch. pots look original... wiring for pickup does not. looks like a teenager trying to make a thrash metal guitar out of it. found out why the bridge pickup was so low. any higher and the feedback is earsplitting. one spring is blown/broken. Starting to see why it was 100 bucks. but it is a good project and that is partially what I was looking for.
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    Its caliman that seems to miss him. The smell of Bubba love is ripe in the fall California air.
  49. 1 point
    nice yeah, but was yours grown by gnomes in a garden?
  50. 1 point
    why does this guy answer his own posts as if they were another persons' ? with that description and the lack of pics im sure its a fake
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