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  1. The problem with that statement is its nonsense.. You know you cant give away your dose to anyone, it doesnt work like that. There is no dose specifically for you and wont be as you said you wont be getting one.. You know that and so does every one else. So when you say things like that knowing that its not even possibility, it means what you are saying without saying it, again and again is Im not getting it for what ever reason blah blah. We know.. You have said it over and over.. And the only other reason to say it is just to stir things up with people who do want to get it... Why el
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  2. An amusing little video:
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  3. You do it to yourself a bit here by adding comments like... Im giving my shot to anyone who wants it.. Of course its up to you to do what you want.. But you dont have to keep commenting on a thread where you know most people do think they should get it and want it.. What do you expect to happen apart from more people who take your bait...
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  5. thank you very much for your beneficial comment. Every forum needs a conceited, big-headed person like you that ridicules people for not knowing stuff they literally havent dealt with before.
    6 points
  6. I have ebony pins on all my acoustics (7). Not sure if they sound better, but to me they look better than plastic (too me least). Here is a bunch of guitars all with ebony pins. The 41 has been traded for a HD-28V. The HD-28V, D-35 and 00-18 are not in the pic.
    5 points
  7. Geez Sparky - whatever the bet was...you earned it!
    5 points
  8. 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
    5 points
  9. IMO The politicians, pundits, propagandists, and posters on social media are the ones to be suspected of not knowing what they are talking about. Fauci, The scientists at the CDC, and the WHO's scientists know more about this than the rest of the world does. And they won't tell you to inject Clorox in you veins to cure yourself. If anyone thinks a politician knows more about infectious disease than Fouci, then they should go to a politician or pundit the next time they get sick. When hundreds of experts agree, and zero experts are disagreeing I tend to think they know what they
    5 points
  10. Many years ago I met up with a buddy and we did the Philadelphia Guitar Show. I spent hours trudging around the place and actually bumped into my old SG Standard I had as a kid (I would know that guitar anywhere). I didn't have the $1700 the seller wanted so averted my eyes and plodded on in misery, boo hoo. The one other guitar that made me stop dead in my tracks was a figured, natural finish ES-335. It was just WOW! I didn't have the $3000 or whatever it was so just went home. This year it has just been work, buy the guitars I always wanted and try and avoid the diseased hum
    5 points
  11. Please excuse me but T-Bone isn't playing guitar on this track. A gentleman called Frank Pasley is playing some fine steel guitar. Here is T-Bone really laying down the blues in his signature style on "Mean Old World" - Fun fact: T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian knew each other. Both took guitar lessons from the same teacher at one point - a guy called Chuck Richardson in Oklahoma City. Christian's solo on "Swing To Bop" (it's actually a tune called 'Topsy', partly written by Eddie Durham) is IMO at least 5 of the original 10 commandments of electric jazz gui
    4 points
  12. I Love my 335! all guitar tones via kemper.
    4 points
  13. I've never wanted an Inspired By Fender Squire or an Inspired By Martin Sigma. It's like an Inspired By Cadillac Chevy. rct
    4 points
  14. Its a feature I havent really bothered using before for whatever reason.. But I was shown this video by Youtube and went to try it out.. This is the video. Its a young girl, Korean I think playing a Jazzmaster. I was just interested in what she had to say. And man, I was almost crying with laughter.. Not at her, but at the translator... Dear ohh dear.. Fender American Professional Ⅱ Jazzmaster × 弓木英梨乃【デジマート・マガジン特集】 - YouTube And cos it wont work if I post the video I have taken some screenshots of what the translate came up with... I promise I havent made any of this up...
    4 points
  15. because its a forum...?
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  16. Spend more time practicing than drinking. 🍸🍻🍷
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  17. Finally got a real Les Paul! KenRu
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  18. I don’t give-a-crap about the politics. Politics ruins friendships and destroys commonsense if people refuse to use it.. My wife had her 2nd shot last week and I get my 2nd on Tuesday morning. I have very little faith in the TV doctors, but I want to get this stuff behind us and hopefully this will be a major step in doing that. Otherwise we’re going to wearing masks for years and we’ll forget how to shake hands.
    4 points
  19. I just recently picked up a 2020 model - The same model as Twang's. I love this Guitar - I am at the Age where I thought a smaller body Guitar would suit me better - Well that didn't really pan out - I have been playing Dread's most of my life and they are hard to give up. I was lucky enough to find a new HB in a shop near me. After playing it for a bit - I loved it! To me very Warm and Tonally equal across all the strings. I loved the way it felt in my Hands. So I traded my 2019 Martin 000-28 and came home with this model. Not one regret.
    4 points
  20. This is a very very VERY nice guitar! Plays very much like the HB, sounds amazing, gorgeous looking! I will get an A/B with the HB. I am very pleased, the only thing better would've been a personal delivery from Sheryl.
    4 points
  21. I bought a new Hummingbird last September and could not be happier with it. I opted for the "Hummingbird Original" model. It has all the same features as the custom shop 1960 model with the exception of the baked top. The baked top model is $1000 more and I don't hear it as $1000 better sounding than the one I got. (I don't hear any difference at all, but am listening to the baked ones on-line and listening to mine in person) Also the 1960 model has no electronics and while some people like that, I occasionally perform in venues that require amplification so wanted a pickup. The 1960 mo
    4 points
  22. Getting my J&J tomorrow at 5. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I could make something up based on how I feel that particular moment. As I get older, I spend more and more time being thankful about waking up on the right side of the grass. I will take the same attitude after 5 pm tomorrow.
    4 points
  23. No mask, one mask, two masks: I'd say that is a sign of the experts learning more about how to control this plague. Science learns as it progresses. It makes mistakes along the way and it learns from both it's successes and failures. Having Fauci, CDC, WHO and others change their advice is not a bad thing, it's a good thing. Insights and incites by Notes
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  24. A 100W Marshall Stack when I was 18 years old. The thought that everyone within a mile could hear me make mistakes made me really practice!
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  25. No although I did spend some time drooling over the 330s but I decided to go with something a little different. I'd been looking at ES-Les Pauls but decided that they would probably feel too small and I understand they're balsa wood light and like the looks of the ES-175 but think they're really more for the jazz crowd and like the look of the Byrdlands but they're too expensive when I happened to stumble across the ES-137 Custom. This is a 2005 case queen, ebony fret board, cat eye fret markers which I've never had and I've always wanted a Gibson with the split diamond headstock inl
    4 points
  26. I'm thinking of buying a Diet Pepsi.
    4 points
  27. The natural born talent to play the guitar
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  28. Heard - just be sure he doesn't pick the moustache Tune-O-Matic version. Then he would freak out for real.
    4 points
  29. This arrived this morning a Collings 002H - 14 Fret. It is almost identical appointment wise to my Collings Dread, but the main difference is this has a 24 7/8 scale length. The neck profile is the same (V) but that 5/8 shorter scale make a huge difference for me. Also uses a little lighter gauge strings so less tension and a lot easier to play. The other differences are that my Dread has a German Spruce top and Adirondack braces with no tongue brace (a canon volumwise) whereas this little guy has a Sitka top and braces with a tongue brace. Both are Rosewood back and sides with herringbon
    4 points
  30. Poignancy and sorrow aside (as if!) for this being the last song John Prine recorded, I think it is quite the gem. I’ve been listening closely over the last day or two, trying to feel out the nuance and simplicity that make it so. And for the first time in more than a year, I was compelled to actually pick up a guitar for more than 5 minutes. (I’ve been well—just very absent from my musical self. Maybe I’m not alone in this?) I’m sharing a take I did just now, not because it’s so special, but as a way of stepping back into our little circle and saying “Hey...” Time has been un
    4 points
  31. Besides, if BadBluesPlayer and KidBlast go at it, first thing that will happen is both will lose their balance in the first clinch, which will be within 15 seconds of the opening bell, both will go down, and the rest of us will hear them 60+ year old hips snapping, FIGHT. OVER. rct
    4 points
  32. NighthawkChris wrote exactly what I would offer. We're only here occupying our "seats" for a short time, some are here longer than others, but we've all just go so much time. If buying a boat for 50k is your thing, great! If owning a few high end guitars is your thing, (like it is for some of us) then also GREAT! I don't spend money I don't have and I never really miss the money I've spent on guitars. It's been a part of who I am for 50+ years. One of my best friends can't bring himself to spend more than 300 or 400 dollars on a guitar, he has more ebay transact
    4 points
  33. oh, thread resurrection day.. And it's not even holy week yet!!! any else one thinking we've run out of things to talk about? hey we've not had a good bridge pin rock fight in a while... anyone game?
    4 points
  34. I’m fortunate enough to own all three. Don’t think one necessarily has anything over the other two. If I was forced to pick just one, I’d probably go with “the bird.” Not because it’s better, but because it was the “holy grail guitar” when I was a teenager and I always wanted one. Eventually, I realized that there was no real “holy grail,” but instead a bunch of awesome guitars that appealed to me. One can spend himself into the poor house looking for “the holy grail.”
    4 points
  35. Why do people spend that much on a guitar? Because they can. Guitars are one of these irrational things that defy logic and common sense. It is often an emotional purchase, not a practical one.
    4 points
  36. I can disprove that hypothesis in five seconds or less
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  37. Everybody needs to make themselves happy. I'd rather have one Gibson than 50 Epiphones. I'd rather buy a high end Telecaster for 1500 dollars than buy three for 500 each. I don't want a bunch of guitars. I want a few nice ones. I'm an amp guy. I would NEVER in a million years buy some low end amp, period. Much less buy five so maybe I won't get sick of them so much. Whether you have one or ten guitars is more about what you want from it. I had a trumpet when I was a kid that wouldn't tune up to pitch, so no matter how good a musician I was, I always sucked, until I got kic
    4 points
  38. "Savoring the notion" and "arrived" hit the nail on the head for me. And it has bit me in places I can barely reach with a washcloth. I lusted for a high end archtop for decades, finally got a 1947 L-5 after a boatload of "almosts". It's okay. I wanted a J200 for decades. It was the holy grail. I have two J200s and a J100. They're okay. I spend more time with the HD-28 than any of them. And right behind that, a $450 Martin DM. This is going to sound upside down but... if the TONE is there, the rest will follow. You will ignore the snob factor, the prestige, the Braz vs. Ind
    4 points
  39. Donno really.. I, as most of you know got a 336 not long ago.. That was 3k (second hand).. Why... Cos I wanted it and for once in my life could actually afford it.. Ever since I first tried one years ago I have just held it up as the best.. It just always stuck with me and when I got the chance I thought hell yes... Didnt need it for sure, and I was under no illusion that it was going to make me a better player or anything like that. In the case of the 336 though there arent many of them about and one of my motivations was, are Gibson ever going to make any more. As it goes I got
    4 points
  40. I'm kinda 'old-school". I have a solid state Fender Bassman I used when I was playing out. Not TOO big to haul around and no worries if it gets damaged. I have a solid state Fender Champ Amp that sits behind the piano in the living room. There for singing while playing the Baby Grand there, (it's so loud it drowns out my voice....which is probably a good thing). It is a mint green color so it matches the room. I have a small LANEY I keep hooked up to the keyboard in the music room. I keep a small amp in the motor home 'just in case'. But my 'main' amp is my dad's
    3 points
  41. Yeah I knew that 40 years ago. You just found out that now?????
    3 points
  42. Finally got my first shot of the Pfizer vaccine!
    3 points
  43. About a year after I came home from Nam I was in a Car Accident in a VW out in the middle of nowhere somewhere near Oxen Hill, Md... If your familiar.. It was 3:00 in the morning. I’d been on a year long Binge & we were heading somewhere... I was so F’d up from Nam I couldn’t be sober.. My Wife had enough & we parted ways about a week earlier... I don’t blame her.. It was all me... I was so wasted I couldn’t drive & asked my buddy if he was ok & he said, yeah... All I can remember was rolling & rolling & being thrown all over the Car. Banging my head several times.
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  45. So true, but I'm having such a good time here, I'm not ready to go anytime in the near future. I'm only middle-aged. ;) Plus, IMHO the right thing to do in a civilized country is to strive for the greater good of the society as a whole. Getting the vaccinations out quickly and completely could save hundreds of thousands of adult lives. The six-week denial delay cost over 300,000 adult lives. BTW, the COVID-19 vaccines do not contain fetal cells. If they did, it wouldn't bother me. Most fetal cells are lab grown anyway, didn't directly come from a baby, and are thousands of generatio
    3 points
  46. I grew up playing crappy guitars electric and acoustic. That may be a very good reason why I put them down for around 25 years. I suppose I could have scraped together the money for a quality electric, but that wasn't a priority for me then. Of course, back then, inexpensive guitars were much lower in quality than today's inexpensive guitars. For the last 25 years, I've not owned but two crummy guitars- one was an Epi Joe Pass, and the other was a 335 that never should have left the factory (and was replaced by Gibson). Owning good Gibsons and Fenders has been worth every penny to me.
    3 points
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