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  1. 7 points
    This just arrived at Wildwood for me and hopefully will ship out today. It's a R6 but obviously with a quilt top, so it's not really historically correct but they still serialized it as a R6 anyway.
  2. 5 points
    Hi All Posted this last week on mylespaul forum! After a long search I finally found it! First I wanted a Blue Berry Burst, but it was shop soiled with lots of swirls, broke my heart and was to expensive to import one from Japan. Then I placed an order at the local guitar shop for a Slash Les Paul in Vermilion Burst, they are on back order apparently. Any-who I went to the shop to get some new strings for the Epiphone and there she was calling out my name.... After that I totally forgot about the vermilion Burst LP Many thanks to my Wife its an early birthday present one that is truly appreciated!!! She rocks! Case is made in Canada
  3. 5 points
    Haven't been logged in here for months, but I thought I post a sign of life in these dark days for all mankind. In case I contract Covid-19 my chances to survive are close to zero, even in case of full medical service, but hope dies last. In this context I remembered a song by Paul McCartney which was a smash hit here in 1993. I wish listening to it may ease your mind a little as it does for me. Take care and stay healthy!
  4. 5 points
    I'd just go back to my youth when my parents, brother, sister, and grandparents, aunts and uncles where still alive, I had no idea I would outlive all of them. I miss them very much.
  5. 4 points
    I see the positive in some things. Lots of people finally realize that they don’t need celebrities. They need the working-class guy/gal. It’s great to have family time, although for a lot of parents the situation makes it very stressful. They enjoy being home, but the worry about their jobs can be overwhelming. I think people have come-together, although there are still plenty of buttholes. I believe there is a human brotherhood in which we realize we’re all in this together. However, once this is over with, things will return to the way they were. Just look at our politics. This catastrophe hasn’t changed anything. Besides the elites who control everything are not doing without and coming-together like the rest of us. They feed the hatred to the media, which they control. And they don’t stand in long lines or wonder if they’ll be able to pay the rent. They don’t risk being a victim of crime as the rest of us do. Perhaps you and I are in this together, but they are not “you and I.” .... And I’m not crying about someone who has more than me——my wife and I are in okay shape. We can ride this out, but if the bottom falls-out of our economy, the society won’t be far behind and the people who still have to work to survive are going to be in horrible shape....and they’re the ones that keep our society fueled and running. People say “we’ll come out of this stronger.” Maybe after we fully recover 25-30 years down the road. Until then, we’re going to suffer. I just don’t see a lot of good that will come out of this. Brotherly Love is a nice thing to strive for, but you know as well as I do that it’s a dream and what we’re in is reality. ..Thank God (if there is one) for technology. At least we can see and talk to our grandkids, etc. Technology is what makes it possible to still function. But, what do we do if the internet goes out? Are we truly capable of surviving if all of our logistics and communications are brought to a halt? Look how we communicate here! Practically everything we now do in our lives is in one way or another linked to the internet. .....What really scares me is how quickly this happened. In two days, they had literally total control of our lives: where we can go, what we can do. And it’s been done all the way around the world. And they didn’t need an army. This came “out of the blue” and brought the world to its knees almost immediately and it’s mortality rate is shrinking each day. Yes, it’s serious, but i just don’t see millions upon millions dying. .........Anyway, I’ve at least written a couple of songs. Can’t wait to get back to some kind of “normal.” Can’t wait to start playing my gigs again. That will mean I’m seeing all the family again. ....Meanwhile, let’s hope the internet stays-up. Most of us might be too old to re-learn how to write letters again.👍👍
  6. 4 points
    Tom, of these 3 keys, I’d say the first one was the most natural for you. That said, it sounds like your voice is straining a bit on all of them. Maybe give it a try in a lower key?........Just my opinion. Doesn’t make me right and someone else wrong........Whatever you decide, I appreciate you putting it on here. Ain’t Hummingbirds cool?
  7. 4 points
    Not a lot here.. We are setting up a tablet for my mum so she can skype the grandkids... So I popped out to pick it up.. The hardest bit is going to be getting my mum to learn how to use it.. She doesn't do technology... When I picked it up though at my sisters home I had the most painful moment yet in this whole thing. My sister has a lovely dog called Olive (Welsh terrier). We are very good friends and I haven't seen her for weeks. In order to be sensible my sister just left the tablet on her front door so I didn't go in the house or anything, but my niece Betssie wanted to say hello at the widow.. Olive spotted me and started whining cos she wanted to see me.. Was really upsetting just cos she doesn't understand why she cant see me... not being able to go in and give her a good scratching.... Oh well. better to be safe... I know. Just so odd how something as simple as popping to my sisters is now so weird. Olive.. In this shot I had said the W word 🙂 And of course loves a good fight
  8. 4 points
  9. 4 points
    I got me some P90s, SG Classic!!
  10. 4 points
    Cheers. But she deserves it... My dad only passed about a year and a half ago, she still isn't really over that, they were married for like 52 years.. While I will take every precaution including limiting my own exposure as much as I can by staying in unless going out for food, theres no way we can totally leave her alone. And theres no way I am going to let her down. Both of my parents have been amazing throughout my life ALWAYS supporting me no matter what and only wanting the best for me to a point I could never repay them (not that they or any parent wants repaying).. This is the least I can do.
  11. 4 points
    Stuck with humans for three weeks!
  12. 4 points
    This disease spreads by droplet. Droplet spread is caused by congregations of people from disparate microcosms of immunity and environment. People keep congregating, people keep spreading disease via droplet. Businesses stay open until everybody is sick. Nobody comes in, then they close down in a hurried, crisis situation and probably a good percentage of them don't come back. The economic damage from under-reaction has been shown to be far greater than the economic damage from over-reacting. As it is at the moment, we can contemplate reaction, thoughtfully get to negotiated points of orderly tamping down of social congregation, and try to soften the damage over a time that is, hopefully, shorter than that time devoted to under-reacting until everything is a massive fukking shitstorm. Why is it hard for people to understand this idea? Are people that bulletproof? Do people really not think others can be in situations that could go pretty horribly sideways from catching this? rct
  13. 4 points
    Couldn't resist getting this: Gibson 2019 SG Special. Found a minty used one online at Guitar Center for $999 including OHSC
  14. 4 points
    It changes by the minute. And the 24 hour news stations have it on 24 hours a day. Don't really see any need for this thread. Just sayin...
  15. 4 points
    Ben awhile since I've posted on here! Hope everyone here is doing great! Anyway, got a few new pieces of gear since I last posted. I'll start off with the one I just got today. Guitar Center just opened in my area on Thursday and I went to the grand opening. I seen this brand new '19 Gibson Les Paul Junior Tribute with the single P90 pickup. It was $550. I was like, "Hmm. I like this thing a lot a lot!". So, I went back in there today and got it. My first guitar with a P90 and it screams! Always wanted a Junior, Special with P90 pickups, or a guitar with P90's in general. This was $550 and they had a 10% off thing going on - think it is just for the grand opening? - so I got it for $500. Second is a Peavey TNT bass amp. Has the Black Widow 115 speaker in it. 150 watts. It's an older one - '80's or '90's, I believe. USA made one. Picked it up off of my local Craigslist for $90! So far, I'm really liking it! Third piece of gear is an Ibanez RGEW521ZC. This one, my Dad actually surprised me with. He's a drummer, but he enjoys looking at guitars and basses, too. He seen this one on Musician's Friend and fell in love with the looks and thought I'd like it and said, "This guitar is gorgeous, it has DiMarzio Tone Zone and Air Norton pickups, and I figured with it being an RG, you can use something a different in your collection. I think you'll like it.", haha. Took me a couple of weeks to warm up to this guitar, though, but it is cool.
  16. 4 points
    I wish the media would shut down for 4 weeks,
  17. 3 points
    Everyone needs a laugh in those grim times😁
  18. 3 points
    No COVID-19 for me! I got the news late yesterday. All I had was the regular flu and bronchitis. I'm feeling much better now but did a little too much around the house today so it's nap time.
  19. 3 points
    I will now go WAY out of my way to NOT buy things made in China. I always did prefer "anyplace else", but now it will become fanatical. I will pay triple if so deemed.
  20. 3 points
    Things a bit slow these days, huh. Just hangin' at the house, fighting off boredom........ Texas Blue Hummingbird, 80/20 Gibson lights down 1/2 step, capo 3, JB pick, iPad video run through Garageband for EQ..............good enough?
  21. 3 points
    Tom, In all three versions, your voice is too high and reedy to the point that I cannot make out the lyrics. My suggestion would be to try this again in a much lower key. RBSinTo
  22. 3 points
    Your over-use of emojis is juvenile and offensive to the eyes.
  23. 3 points
    Added the guitars to the mix this morning. I'd forgotten I'd lent out the Thunderbird and had to get her back in the sake of completeness.
  24. 3 points
    I killed quarantine time with my pretty R8 !
  25. 3 points
    I'd go back to just a few hours before I married my first wife...
  26. 3 points
    call me nuts but,, I think I would go back about about 2000 years, I would like to meet Jesus.
  27. 3 points
    Absolutely. It would be one thing if a person were marooned on an island & could do any stupid thing they want without impacting others. No one here is living alone on an island.
  28. 3 points
    He knew when to fold 'em...
  29. 3 points
    Doing one thing or another out of context won't do you any good. The guitar needs to be set up to function correctly, which is done in a certain order. If you follow general rules you can't do anything to a guitar you can't fix a minute later. rct
  30. 3 points
    But then. We'll put our boots on and come back. Even stronger. Let's roll !
  31. 3 points
    WOW ! Not the song - the political commentary. Poor timing given the Corona Virus thing, don't you think?
  32. 3 points
    I deleted one post that was political. Thread will stay up otherwise.
  33. 3 points
    I'm going online this minute to buy all the guitar strings in every gauge from every maker. Screw you guys. Zombie Apocalypse happens at least I will be able to strum.
  34. 3 points
    Here in the UK it's mad. Empty shelves in shops etc. 1400 die each year in the UK from flu. We've had 24 deaths from this and the media is in meltdown. It's crazy.
  35. 3 points
    I played two gigs about a week and a half ago. Havent picked up a guitar since. crazy times. Alls I can think of is that awesome quote now... i'd rather have a life with guitars and no money, than one with money and no guitars. Pick away, and share what songs you are playing for the end of days! (PS I just bought stock this morning wish me luck!)
  36. 3 points
    I'm burning my Chinese guitars,why take a chance?
  37. 3 points
    Made some bistro tables at work from some amazing looking woods. Pippy Oak Spalted and flamed Beech Brown Maple Yew And of course. London Plane
  38. 3 points
    I asked my wife if she'd like to smell my truss rod tool and she said "no, thank you". Women.
  39. 3 points
    Hey boss. There's no politics allowed on here. Let's everybody do our part to keep this a politics free place. Don't be the only person that's not holding up his end of the bargain.
  40. 3 points
    A couple of years ago my band started putting videos up on Facebook and....I suddenly realised how I sounded. Awful. Badly timed licks, no proper phrasing or flow. I have plenty of 'chops' - technique - but I wasn't saying or playing anything musically. Always thought I was a good listener but never listened to myself properly, in truth. Since then I've concentrated on simplifying, listening to what I'm doing in the context of what's going on in the band, not trying to show off technically or fill up space with unnecessary notes, and my playing and timing has got a LOT better and more musical. I am 65 and have been playing seriously for 44+ years. I was even a guitar teacher for 12 years.......I could listen to someone else and tell where they were going wrong but didn't apply the same rigorous analysis to my own playing. Live, listen and learn.
  41. 2 points
    Bingo. We'll ALL pay for this, for years.
  42. 2 points
    Good to hear you're well so far. Thanks for the post and I hope you stay well. Peace!
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  44. 2 points
    Smart looking SG !
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  46. 2 points
    If everyone had just continued buying household products as they did before the panic, the shelves would still be full. People are in a different state of mind now. People are hoarding. We didn't hoard. Maybe we did come home with an extra 12 pack of tp, but I would scarcely consider that panic mode. We don't have a ton of food stocked up, but I'm not really seeing anything bad at the stores other than bread/tp/Ramen/pasta stuff being bare. I did buy a bag of bread flour and some yeast, and may try making a couple loaves at some point, but to be honest, most of the time bread turns blue at my house before it's used up. Maybe it will get worse before it gets better, but I doubt we're going to starve. As to tp....come on, people. I have running water and plenty of washcloths. I'm betting you're okay too. I'm a federal employee, and different agencies are handling it differently. Mine is currently: front doors are locked. One person per agency at any given time. We rotate with whatever schedule works for all of us. Some of us are set up to telework, but there are other problems with that...we're upgrading much of our computing systems and most of the time the stuff doesn't work (nothing to do with the virus btw). I will telework quite a bit but I may take annual leave here and there. I usually end up needing to take half of December off rather than lose it. This too shall pass, and we will be bruised but wiser.
  47. 2 points
    They’re going to concentrate on social media like Facebook and the like. Easier for them to bombard you with advertising
  48. 2 points
    You're a woman's wet dream. Good job!
  49. 2 points
    When I got my M-36 I had to get my shorts replaced. rct
  50. 2 points
    Nothing yet in Myrtle. But who knows whos been tested or how many. Especially with tourists season. My wife is a transplant patient so we’ve been extra careful. Yeah tp has been hard to come by, now they are hoarding kitty litter
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