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  1. I put up a whole wall of boards with hundred year old nail holes so a few more won't matter much
    7 points
  2. In advance of my 50th birthday on the 14th of March, my amazing wife has got me this amazing 61 SG Reissue with sideways vibrola. This has joined my 2015 Les Paul Traditional and 2003 ES-355 to form the holiest of Trinity’s.
    6 points
  3. This has been a rough pandemic on a lot of different level for everyone still above ground. I've wanted one of these since I bumped into a guy carrying a 335-ish case when I was in my early 20s and I asked if I could see what was inside it. For surviving nearly a year (mostly) trapped indoors with my wife, I decided what the hell, bite the bullet and do it SO it should be here next week. In the meantime, here's what will be on the UPS truck soon, a 2008 ES-345 with the coveted ToneSuck Device, stereo and slim neck.
    6 points
  4. I finally revised my "collage" family photo to include a Gretsch I bought a couple months ago, haha.
    5 points
  5. These people who are watching that channel are being conditioned. They're tweaking your insecurity and your fears at the same time they repeat the same dishonest stuff over and over. Rile your fears and blame it on "modern culture." Do it over and over, morning, noon and night. No accountability, no honor. No wonder all these guys think everybody hates them and they need to punch somebody in the face. To regular people, it's a weakness. You're left behind and now you're complaining. Our moms told us we were watching too much TV. Moms are always right.
    4 points
  6. seriously, that's not my bike
    4 points
  7. 56 Les Paul Standard Pro by Epiphone 56 Ariel Square Four
    4 points
  8. The last time I owned a fffffffFender was in 1983 when something possessed me to buy a 1979 Anniversary Strat at Guitar Center, then immediately sold it two weeks after buying it.... lousy sticky maple fretboard and the sound of swarming bees when I plugged it into my SMF Tour Head.... Just AWFUL. Anywhoo I came across this heavy cream color 2003 Fender USA Strat with a rosewood fretboard and an unusually large headstock. I also just learned the fifth hole on the neck plate for some neck tilt adjustment deal.... I'll make sure I won’t mess with that. I should be receiving it at some
    3 points
  9. Might as well keep the wife too. Great collection.
    3 points
  10. They are way ahead of the rest of the guitar makers on this technology. 😐
    3 points
  11. My last purchase was a Black Coronet that I bought for a friend suffering from COVID lockup depression, not sick but just isolated. He is a Strat guy, but really digging the simplicity and light weight of the Coronet. He sent me this pic of it in front of my old Ampeg 140c that he drives with his Peavey Classic 50 head.. Life is good..... I am going to play my 59 Wilshire today..
    3 points
  12. Yes but this was really unexpected, this is the best news I've had all week. My old amp come back again.
    3 points
  13. My days of roaring hot tubes and everything that goes with them are long behind me and a very long and good memory. As are the conditions needed to play out with all of that. My gigging life has changed a whole lot in 15 years, and has nothing to do with Covid. I won't be going back to tube amps, especially a Twin, unless I've hired someone to at least carry it for me. rct
    3 points
  14. Some Hawks..... Blues Hawk by Epiphone Blue 305 Super Hawk by Honda
    3 points
  15. The glass idea is cool but I don’t know anything about working with glass! That’s not an avenue I’d want to go down right now but if someone gave me a glass pickguard I’d be stoked. Another idea is metal. here’s a pic of the guitar strung and wired up. I used a CTS “vintage taper” 500K volume pot, CTS log taper 250K tone pot, and an NOS PIO Russian .022uF cap I’ve had laying in the parts drawer forever. The pickup is a Lollar P90 and the bridge is a (stupidly expensive but beautiful) “mojo axe” intonated wraparound
    3 points
  16. Hi and welcome Rich, Smaller tube amps & or attenuators are still popular. However, I suggest considering digital. Examples are: Boss Katana Mini Positive Grid Spark Yamaha THR I bought a Yamaha THR 30 last year and found it to be an ideal home amp. Easy to use. Wonderful sounds. Its also has a re-chargeable battery onboard so you can play it outside, especially if you add a G10 relay - your guitar becomes cordless too. Its a result of Line6 modelling & Yamaha hifi colab.
    3 points
  17. I'm playing my favorite recent modded 339..... The Mean 90's really shine in it......
    3 points
  18. we could just take better care of the planet...climate change or no..... "imagine"
    3 points
  19. What's with all the hostility? Can't you be a card-carrying liberal without constantly putting people down with your perceived moral superiority? I'm seriously interested. Because it's a pattern that I see all... the... freaking... time. Not everyone, but a considerable quotient.
    3 points
  20. Found the flat earther on the forum. 😆
    3 points
  21. You must be careful here... Fender leads to hate, hate leads to anger, anger leads you to PRS 😮 You dont wanna end up like this guy did in the 80s 😄
    2 points
  22. A mad Russian ran down the street screaming “Putin is a fool!!, Putin is a fool!!” He got 3 years for insulting a party official and 20 years for revealing a state secret.
    2 points
  23. Either I didn't pay attention in school or I'm a radical, left-leaning communist and don't know it... It surprises me how I - as an American citizen and product of public education - got my engineering degree and learned how to do Fourier transforms while learning about some advanced physics concepts... I know, it was the f'n tin foil hat I always wore in class... All makes sense now.
    2 points
  24. Now, if they could teach business majors how to do schoolboy arithmetic, the world'd be on track to be a smarter place.
    2 points
  25. I need the Cliff Notes edition. That's a lot to read.
    2 points
  26. Picked out plumbing fixtures for the new house. Almost finished with framing.
    2 points
  27. I forgot to paste the vocal/chord sheet in case anyone wanted to discuss the songwriting part. A couple things changed along the way, but this is what I started recording with. Summer in New England - [INTRO] [G] [D] [Em] [C] [D] [G] [D] [VERSE 1] [G]Line the [D]Poets up in the [Em]street, It will take their [C]best, [D]and help from the [G]rest. [D] [G]To write how [D]blue skies and the heavens [Em]meet, A day of [C]days, [D]and this one's the [G]best.[D] [PRE-CHORUS 1](day version) [Em]Softball game and [C]Bar-ba-ques down [D]by the strea
    2 points
  28. Deb and I are going in at 1:20 to get our Covid shots. They are at the above 65's here. Other than that, I bought a kit and now can do much of my own Luthier work. My Gretsch was sounding pretty bad, I was thinking of getting rid of it. This luthier kit is from Music Nomad and has directions with it with all the measurements inside and made easy to follow along. Ive been studying it and gave a go on the Gretsch and what a difference! I think it's now a keeper again, Haha.
    2 points
  29. Today I ordered a Gibson LP classic online at a German store. Not one of the big retailers, but a smaller family owned store. The son of the owner is a trained luthier/guitar builder. I live near Amsterdam in the Netherlands and we are in a lockdown. Normally I don't buy guitars online, I'd rather feel and pick them myself. But the owner answered all my questions and assured me that the guitar is a vibrant resonating 9 lbs. copy. Now it's in transit to the Netherlands. One thing, I have been playing mainly Fenders the last 30 years and when I look at the picture, I find that t
    2 points
  30. Well, the more things change, the more they stay the same. I worked for Gibson from the late 70s through the early 80s at the Nashville plant, back when it was new. Norlin Industries owned the brand at that time. I built Les Pauls and SGs. We were always changing things and experimenting with new tone woods. We actually ran a batch of Les Paul bodies made of oak, if you can imagine that. The things weighed a ton. Then there was The Paul made of walnut, which were actually good guitars. The Firebrand was another short-lived LP and SG model. Models come and go. It's all about the bottom line,
    2 points
  31. Its gone from Gibson's site and SW does not have them. Gotta make room for more J-45's.
    2 points
  32. I would leave it stock, or I would just replace the pickups.
    2 points
  33. Don't think it has anything to do with the wood being "too dry". I think it's more about what's available in the world now. Dark rosewood is more desirable and is also become harder and harder to find. Since the darker stuff is in short supply it's probably being reserved for higher end models, custom builds, etc. Kind of the same reason Fender has, on some models and guitar lines started using pau ferro instead of rosewood. Conditioning the fretboard may only marginally darken it, but this would be analogous to putting pearls on a pig if aesthetically you just really like dark rosewood
    2 points
  34. "Mom, I have nut issues." "I know, Timmy. Go talk to your father about it though, okay? I have issues of my own." 😑
    2 points
  35. Last Saturday.......This pic from a video of a tablet propped up on a workbench running a FaceTime connection with a guy in Florida watching us jam, with what he see's in the lower left corner. Recorded using 3 tablets, one capturing this video of the tablet on the work bench running FB another recording the video in the lower left. Today we did it again, with improvements.
    2 points
  36. Junior DC ready to Duel with a Buell XB
    2 points
  37. Gosh i love my lp.
    2 points
  38. 4, 676 Crunchy Tacos at Taco Bell. And then you'll probably get a free soda.
    2 points
  39. Thanks to both for the correction. I have edited my original post. It expands when frozen (that's the crucial bit that I remember now) and density is key. It's been a very long time since my science lessons!! It's another one of those things that is very intriguing.
    2 points
  40. I slotted/shaped a bone nut and got strings on the Jr today. I’m super happy with how it plays! I just played it for about an hour and a half and it even stays in tune on the first “setup” Gonna button up the electronics now
    2 points
  41. I think the Jr will be strung and wired up by the end of this weekend. I still haven’t gotten the decals in the mail or painted the headstock black. It will hardly be more work at all to remove the strings and tuners when I’m ready to finish the headstock so I figured I’d keep moving forward. Since I installed the tailpiece today I was able to confirm that the neck angle is good. That has me even more excited because I think this is actually coming out as a very playable guitar. I think I will know tomorrow btw mind the fact that the fretboard has been sanded and cleaned
    2 points
  42. Just put up a good board across the wall over the line the hangers are on, then you just mount the hangers to the board. No plaster work. 😎 .
    2 points
  43. Covid isn't real cause I haven't been diagnosed with it yet. Just stop testing and the numbers will go down.
    2 points
  44. Your gonna get 10 guys to say send it back and 10 guy to say its okay. You need to decide if only that Gibson is good enough.
    2 points
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