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  1. 8 points
    We could do without your tripe as well.
  2. 7 points
    Do you think that's funny? Are you trying to make a point? That's is just plain stupid! I think you owe some apologies to both sides of the pond on this one. Do you under stand... good god man,use your head. Now I know why my dear friends have left this forum, this place has gotten sick. The moderators here really need to grow some balls Using the word of the great Pip, "I'm out of here!"
  3. 6 points
    I must confess. I once found perfect tone in a pawn shop, with a crappy, dusty guitar with five strings on it, and a no-name amp that was missing a Volume knob. I have found perfect tone in a temporary drunken state that later found me barely waking up from a bourbon coma. I have found perfect tone on a stage with my friends and band-mates on days or evenings when the wind was blowing just right, and our harmonies were tight, and the audience was happy and rocking. I found perfect tone trying out a Telecaster in a music store in Yuma, Arizona years ago. And it had more to do with the mood I was in more so than the guitar I was holding or the amp I was playing thru. But I have never found any sort of tone wonderfulness or benefit from changing out: this kind of tube for that kind of tube, this pickup for that pickup, these steel saddles for brass ones, or this brand of strings for that other one over there. Tone is a state of mind. It's confidence. It's in your fingers. It's in your head. An older sage once told me, and bear in mind the topic was finding the right girl, and/or going out and getting laid; "Sport, stop chasing it, and it will turn around and come to YOU." Tone fanatics. Stop chasing it already. It's probably already there. It's right in front of your face, most likely. Just play your guitar, play it well, make good music, be a good band-mate, and give the audience what they paid for. Tone will just happen, and it'll be good. 😏
  4. 5 points
    Wait. I thought this was gonna be about........ Oh, never mind. 😥
  5. 5 points
    Ghost and Pepper, are you guys so bored that you have to destroy posts that other people may be enjoying?
  6. 5 points
    the relevance is before your time.. it was preceded by pictures of dead horses.. somehow that turned into a pic of Bono, it simply means it's time to stick a fork in a thread and move on. We should have moved on from this one after the first page of replies..
  7. 5 points
    I will delete this thread if the rude comments about each other don't stop.
  8. 5 points
    I send Polaroids to ksdaddy. He takes them to FotoMat and they mimeograph them so he can take them to Grants for conversion to slides. Then he projects them and takes a picture of the slides with his iFone. rct
  9. 4 points
    Sgt Pepper has been given a week off for his vulgar remark about another forum member. That post has been hidden from view.
  10. 4 points
    This is the better of my nylon pieces from 2017.
  11. 3 points
    ....is why I joined the Gibson Forums. The guitar is approx 2009 - I've never verified it yet - a Custom Shop Gibson LP custom which is the spec of a 1956 LP (goldtop) - solid mahogany, P90s (no staple pickup) and I think the colour is washed cherry. I did not get a COA. I am in the UK and bought this beautiful guitar from USA on ebay back in 2012. It is everything you might imagine it to be from the picture. After which I joined the Gibson forum in order to find out more and discuss guitars and related subjects with like-minded Gibson owners. It has its ups and downs and has changed a lot since then but I have mostly really enjoyed it. I got a warm welcome response to my very 1st post from a guy called Tim, a real expert. I remember the Nugent wars, Fenderguy, Ludnuts.....I remember Axe, Shred, Milod, Dub, Surfpup, Stein, Rocketman, Donny, Retro, DaveinSpain, Cruz, RevLee, Searcy, my friend 4Hayden and many others. I am dismayed to see the exit of Pippy and Big Bill, both of whom have been greats of the forum. I hope Tman is ok. But anyway......I hope you like the picture. That really is what it is all aobut. The row of albums you can see above the amp is alphabetically Coltrane to Doors; also includes Connors, Cooder, Corea, Coryell, Cream, Crimson, Davis, Desmond, and Dimeola. Take care everyone. As Sparq (best wishes my friend) says, I'm gonna shut up now.
  12. 3 points
  13. 3 points
    Well you're funny. I don't mean haha funny either.
  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    One big change that many members moved on from was when the forum UI was updated to what it is today. I think a lot of people had problems with it, and things like ipads, and smart phones. And many just didn't like the layout. When I joined up (2012), seems there was overall, a lot more activity and there was very little -- monkey business -- It was a friendly relaxed environment. Getting BACK there is easy, we need to cut the crap with the rock fights that go on in these threads. we are at present bleeding some good and long standing members because of it. we just need to stop it. really. We're ALL players here. The Moderators are here, and they are among us, but they are letting us manage ourselves right now. But they don't have to, and if this continues I can guarantee they won't remain silent. Go check out the Acoustic Guitar Forum sometime, try to do there what is done here. You'll find out pretty quick that aint gonna fly. btw.. I like the AGF, check it out Unc..
  16. 3 points
    A heptahedron is a geometric solid figure with 7 plane faces. So heptahedronal expression would be some type of expression with a 7 sided figure. Whatever that is.
  17. 3 points
    JUST DO IT, DO IT NOW!!! Just don't go for the one I'm eyeballing, please.
  18. 3 points
    Nothings wrong with an Epi, and seven is the bomb! I keep waffling between getting some LP traditional in the $2500 range. Or an Epi sheraton, V, LP and Firebird... you know, pull a Steve Ford.
  19. 3 points
    I apologize to anyone I offended with my last post in here and do not wish to feed the frenzy. I sold may last Gibson a few months ago, I currently have 5 Epiphones and 2 other brands. All P90 powered. 7 seems to be my max number that I can take care of because of my climate and clean the oxidation off of each every week.
  20. 3 points
    This is what brought me to the forum And on the electric front... I sold my strat and have since been bonding with this... makes me feel like a rock star
  21. 3 points
    Micmac, I never thought I'd be defending Sgt.Pepper - but I think he just pushed back on Ghost for the same reason you commented here. GhostFL: "I joined this forum because... well they shut down the Fender forum. If I have $2500 for a classic guitar, I'd rather buy a Fender and save the left over $1000 for my next guitar (or whatever). " Throwing cold water on a post - when you don't own any Gibson's but 'have used the polish' - knowing he's gotten lots of pushback already in the few months he's been here - may be an indication of why they shut down the Fender Forum.
  22. 3 points
    Be careful what you ask for.
  23. 3 points
    Its probably seems odd that we Brits should be glad about it too, but we are. Happy Holiday! https://authordylanhearn.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/5-reasons-why-the-british-should-celebrate-4th-july-redux/
  24. 3 points
    New strings usually audibly improve my tone.
  25. 3 points
    Everything's hyper-political right now. I think it's inevitable that there will be some spillover into the Lounge. Let's just remember to be civil to each other.
  26. 3 points
    I consider all of my guitars to be tone machines, all with P90's each a slightly different variation. My white SG with its Classic 90's sounds more like a Strat while at the other end of the spectrum my Blueshawk is smooth as silk with P90 Pro's. My guitars are maximized for center switch position with both pickups on, but when the bridge pickup is selected its like switching to a scalpel while the neck will tend to produce a bluesy clear tone. Each of my guitars has its own personality and depend on what my hands can coax out of them.
  27. 3 points
    Me and Ghost haven't always gotten along, but I thought that was pretty funny. Certainly not offensive. Happy 4th!
  28. 3 points
    "stick around, they ain't the bosses". The 2 who pushed back have 12,000 posts compared to your 853. ' 'are you multi-personality'' ? I prefer to call it consensus gathering. Some folks read comments that irritate them and meekly decide to read another thread. Or go to another forum. Others, however, decide to push back. Ghost has apparently 'reached' the point where he has a few who have decided to 'push back'. In just 3 months! Quite an achievement.
  29. 3 points
  30. 3 points
    Ghost man you really are incredibly immature. And seem to have no sense of decency. Please leave this forum and do not return. Bill! Say it ain't so! DON'T LEAVE US!!!!!!
  31. 3 points
    Like many I guess, I am stuck at home with no close human contact. This may be a bad idea -- if you do like it, however. let me know. I can do it for a number of iconic old Gibsons. What I will is to document a particular vintage guitar which I own and post it here. I have done a lot of basically acoustic recordings of these guitars -- sometimes to document how they sounded, but for a lot of other reasons too. I like to have friends play them and see how they use them. I have also used them over the years for practice, etc. So I generally I have quite a lot of recordings of each guitar. The first one I will do is a 1935 Jumbo. I have only had it about a dozen years -- it had been rode hard and put up wet. It has lots of repaired cracks and even some top restoration. Oddly to me it is one of the best bluegrass guitars I have. My 1936 J-35 (Trojan) and 1936 RSSD are much rawer. I think the work on this guitar has tamed it a bit turning all that rawness into deep power. It has three unscalloped tone bars -- like a Trojan. I got interested at first because both Kenny Smith and Tim Stafford both spent hours playing it in Nashville. Here are a couple of straight bluegrass demos from Tony Watt Here is a song from my Nova Scotia seaman friend Greg Nickerson. Here are a couple of flatpicking demos by David Dugas Here are three songs from a long ago practice session -- there are a lot more. http://vintageacousticinsruments.blogspot.com/ http://www.vimeo.com/tpbiii I know not everyone is interested in stuff like this, so if not just ignore it. However if you want more like it, say so. Right now I don't have much else to do. Best, -Tom I
  32. 3 points
    Decent cleans, decent grinds, decent Too Much Of Everythings. That's all you need for gear. It's all on you after that. Confidence, which comes from acceptance of how you sound when you play, and how you play, that's what leads to confidence. You should look like you own that thing because you feel like you own that thing. rct
  33. 3 points
    Lord S - well put. jdgm/rct - I popped into the local music store the other day and they had both the new Tonemasters on the floor. I picked them up and chuckled.
  34. 3 points
    I figured he change it to David "Weave" Roth (as in hair).
  35. 3 points
    My first name, James, is clearly Colonialist. I'm going to change it to Marx. Just trying to help the Peaceful Anarchists.
  36. 3 points
    I think it's Cold Stiff Luke.
  37. 3 points
    I wonder if the Grateful Dead deodorant has that, Dead Odor? Haha. Could come in one, two, three, four and five days dead smell!
  38. 3 points
    Me: "I recently switched all the labels on my wife's spice rack" Guy at the bar: "has she realized what you've done?" Me: "not yet, but the thyme is cumin"
  39. 3 points
    Martin are not known for their burst, and there is why.
  40. 3 points
    I bought my 1966 ES-335 TDC (S/N 805807) in 1966. Dah.
  41. 3 points
  42. 3 points
    C’mon guys....everyone on the planet is antsy right now. Let’s not stir the sh— stew any more than it’s already stirred.
  43. 3 points
    It worked from Facebook.
  44. 3 points
    Social media is another virus we need to figure out...
  45. 2 points
    I love necro-threads. Sometimes I write in one I've already posted in. I read my previous entry and think "stellar. Simply stellar!"
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    Perhaps I should go hang out with Big Bill.
  48. 2 points
    I've not read the date and been duped. It's gonna happen again.
  49. 2 points
    That must have been a big rock.
  50. 2 points
    And these were both mine (for a week, between buying one and selling the other): Front - BMW 2002 Touring in maroon which I sold, 2nd best car I ever had (the best ever was a Mercedes 190E) Back - white BMW 1802 Touring which was LH drive (I am in UK) and so like a red rag to a bull for all those patriotic English motorists who regularly tailgated or cut me up. It had a UK plate but I could always count on some prat getting the hump. Both wonderful cars, would be worth a small fortune now......
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