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  1. So I have been looking for a maple bodied dreadnought with a short scale fingerboard, and they are rare as hen's teeth. But my buddies at Sweetwater must have known what I was jonesing for as they commissioned a Sweetwater exclusive Hummingbird with a maple body, and the usual 'Bird 24.75 inch scale. For some reason they decided to have it painted (stained?) in what they call Viper Blue and I would much rather see a quilted maple in a natural finish so you could see the wood but was more concerned about how it would sound than what color it was. I think Gibson has a tendency to paint colors over wood that doesn't have great grain patterns - but apparently this is what Sweetwater wanted so it's what they got. I have no idea how many of them were made. But it arrived today and I love it. Very crisp maple tone (without being too bright or trebly), even balance between strings. Has a Gibson rounded C neck, 12 inch radius, rosewood board and the short scale. All of which are feature I like most, so it fits in my hand very comfortably and feels familiar. And the color looks a lot better in person than in photos - the neck looks painted black in photos, but it's really the dark blue as well. Unlike my "original" Hummingbird it has Grover rotomatic tuners and a plain truss rod cover, same Baggs VTC pickup.
    6 points
  2. I normally do not like posting my New Guitar Days. However, I'm really excited about this one! Brand new Fender Strat Professional ll, Dark Knight from Wildwood. This is the best Strat I have ever owned, let alone ever played. If you've never tried out one of these yet, gotta get yourself to a music store soon!
    6 points
  3. Hi Folks. I can definitively solve this great mystery. 🙂 My name is Paul. I played the good Rev. on The Middle. Thanks for all the interest in my guitar and the nice comments. That is in fact my beloved vintage LG2 that I am playing on all but one of the episodes of The Middle that I appeared in. There was one episode where I used a Taylor. I also wrote all the songs for the character using that same LG2. I bought the guitar at Matt Uminov's on Bleeker St. back in the late 80's. I overheard the salesman telling a guy that Bob Dylan had been in a few days before and "almost bought this beautiful LG2". Whether or not that was true I don't know but it sure got my attention. I had to try it. It was love at first strum. It has been with me ever since. Thanks Bob for not buying it! It's not a re-issue and all that wear (on both the guitar and me) is well earned from hard gigging and TV testifyin'! 🙂 So JT, maybe the Rev does have a direct line to the diety! LOL.
    4 points
  4. Dec. 2020 Winter NAMM in So Cal announced the first USA built Epiphone Casino in Decades… The Royal Tan with Nickel Dogear P90’s knocked me out! I wanted to buy it that day! They said it won’t take long……….. I’ve been playing Casino’s for years & owned 3 already.. So I ordered it…. And waited, & waited & waited & waited some more….. During that time these Guitars became the topic of tons of love hate Threads on many Forums & YouTube… The arguably incorrect Features caused & is still causing much debate, questions & confusion. The Whys? Well, I got word last week it had finally arrived & they did 2 day shipping as a courtesy… Very nice… I've been doing comps with my other 3 Casinos which are all great Guitars.. One is the limited production Vintage Sunburst 50th Anniv. 1961 Reissue Casino with Tremotone. Like Keith Richards played. Only 1961 were built. The next is an IBJL John Lennon Revolution Casino in Natural.. And finally, a gift from my kids, a Vintage Sunburst Peerless Casino with Bigsby like George & Paul. All 3 are absolutely great Guitars! Each has a slightly different Tone & Sound.. Each sounding great! The 50th Anniv being my favorite… I have to say this new USA looks amazing & really does sound even better! It really looks & feels like a Custom Shop Guitar.. I usually don’t have the patience to wait this long for something but in this case I’m glad I did… Here are some Pics of my actual Guitar as taken my good Friends at Sweetwater..
    4 points
  5. I want to own 1/9,000,000,000,000,000th of a guitar I will never hold or play or get to see in person. I hope some of you Gibson fan boys jumped at chance to be a part of this ridiculous greed inspired scam. Anyone willing to own up and say they plopped $5 down to own a piece of Gibson PROTOTYPE guitar history? If you did . . . you choose the word that comes to mind on how smart a decision it was. I'll bet anyone's share probably decreased 10 fold since this went public. JC's kids gotta eat too. What a crock of s-hit. Not sure who is to blame for this, Rally or Gibson, probably both. Later B-itch's. I'll be back to comment on stupid stuff when needed. Yeah make fun of Martin now. They never did any lame stunts like this . . . at least that I am aware of. This Levi's guy may be worse than Henry J and I thought that was not possible.
    4 points
  6. I got the Royal Tan with Nickel Dogear P90’s…. Here are some Pics of my Guitar… Mike, I also have the Ltd. Edition 50th Anniv. 1961 Casino with Tremotone in Vintage Sunburst & Black Cover P90’s.. It is a Beauty & has been my main Guitar for the past 10 years… Now it’s a very very close Second to my new one.. Hope you’re enjoying your Beautiful New USA Casino!
    4 points
  7. When I strap on my new USA Casino, plug it in & play I could care less which way the Inlays face or whether or not the Headstock is long or short… Recently before I got those things started messing with my head.. But, it’s such a great Guitar in all the important aspects those 2 nits seem ridiculously trivial & unimportant… I wanted a great looking, playing, master crafted & fantastic sounding USA Casino & it is…..
    4 points
  8. We got a new kitty. Female, no name yet. We have three other cats and two dogs. So me and my wife are at the Farmer's Market this morning just before dawn setting up her EZ-Up. She sells figs and baked goods. She's all jammed in between this guy and that lady and we're all shifting our tents around to get set up and the guy is hogging his space really bad. So I ask him to shuffle over a little and the guy's all "Well, I didn't notice!!!!" I told the guy the lines are painted right there on the pavement. He's goes "I'm not intimidated by your behavior. I'm trying to make the most of my morning and you have exssssternal problems that you need to deal with that are getting in the way of you being a good person!"
    3 points
  9. This is interesting. My dad brought home a new ‘64 LG-1 because my then-8 yo brother wanted to take lessons. I was 7, but I remember my dad’s excitement about getting a student guitar for him. My dad knew zero about guitars when he walked into the music store next to his office. (Kramers, on Milwaukee Avenue in…Niles, IL. The details a kid remembers!) Somebody there most definitely touted it as a “student” guitar. I’ve told this story before, I think, but the February day he brought it home was the day we all learned about crazing. Apparently, he bought the thing on his lunch hour and stored it in the trunk of our car. So when came home at dinner time to impress us all, we gathered around as he opened the case. We oohed and aahed… and within minutes, we heard a quiet snapping and watched little spider-y lines run across the shiney, orange top. My dad’s face went white, and he was sure the guitar was shattered. A few days later, he told us he’d checked with the store and…learned that the damage was cosmetic only. He relayed in great detail the physics behind what we saw and heard that first evening, and then, wiser and a bit subdued, he turned to his four kids and wife and pronounced “The moral of the story is, ‘Never leave a guitar in your trunk in winter.’” Me, I fell in love with it at first sight, and during the 50+ years I played it, I sometimes referred to it as a teacher guitar, because I was the only student in that relationship.
    3 points
  10. easy pick retrieval as well...
    3 points
  11. Almost a year later the 59 style Wilshire is probably my most incredible playing guitar, only needing a few neck tweaks to adjust to its new mountain environment. This long necked monsters thin Medium C neck is very fast and stable enough I could instal a Duesenberg on it. For me the P90 Pros sound so good on the solid mahogany body. The only things I have done is to smooth the edge of the translucent Tortoise Shell style pickguard, added some stiff foam under the bridge pickup to help stabilize it. The CTS pots are great and the Epiphone Deluxe Tuners are still very smooth. It is my lightest and most comfortable player followed by my Blueshawk and SG Classic.
    3 points
  12. budget plays into the question, if your rich Id say avoid acoustics made after 1949 and electrics made after 1960 with a budget , try all you can of all years and buy the one that calls to you.
    3 points
  13. Every decade since I started playing there has been some new secret to "breaking in" your expensive acoustic. Put it on the washing machine every time you wash clothes. Stand it in front of your Klipsch 9000s and blast rock and roll at it. Put a radio inside of it. Blow a fan into the soundhole for hours on end. Blah blah blah. Same guys that espouse all this stuff would never "break in" their brand new car by taking it out on the worst rutted roads or letting it sit out in the rain and snow for two seasons or not wash it for months at a time, but they'll fall over themselves to "break in" their expensive guitar. Much mirth. rct
    3 points
  14. Being a holiday (Labor Day, in the USA ) and all, I spent the time with my loved ones (the LP standard, the LP Classic, The Epiphone Sheraton). Then I spent some time with my family
    3 points
  15. Oh boy a really nice one tonight. Campground thing, end of the season blow out. Food and beverage and some great dancers and just an all around great time on a beautiful night. Band was good, we sang well and played well. It was a very family thing so I took #1 Tele and Hello Kitty. Maybe get some pitchas up here tomorrow. rct
    3 points
  16. I'd be afraid they'd hit my retirement, so I'd get down to HR immediately. rct
    3 points
  17. I've owned 3 different Epi 339s, liked them,, sold both. And, two different Gibson 339s. Loved them. Have one now. The Epis are very nice. Especially the price point. But, I could never really get the Epiphones to sound or play like I wanted them to. They always seem to need fret leveling somewhere. They are not that comfortable to play standing up (for me). The new "Inspired by Gibson" are very nice and seem to weigh around 8 pounds, while the Gibsons are around 7 pounds. This means a lot to me when gigging. The Gibson 339 (to me), is a much more refined ($$$) instrument that plays and sounds better. It is comfortable to gig with and holds its value as a used instrument. With anything else the more refined the faster the jump in cost.
    3 points
  18. This has happened to me with the VA and other places. They will realize their mistake and come looking for their money. You may see 3 large less in one of your paychecks, so be careful. This reminds me of the time about 25 years ago I was checking my bank balance over the phone and I had over a 2 million dollar balance. Surprisingly it took them a couple of days to find out that it wasn't my money. It was nice being a millionaire for a couple of days.
    3 points
  19. my first post in weeks and you go out of your way to attack, pep returns to post right below me, I think I know which dark tunnnel yer heads up
    3 points
  20. The older I get, the more questions and doubts I have. For me, seeing these musical heroes die just brings reality home to us as we fly along as if we’ll live forever (especially when they are part of our own generation). I’m sorry they’re gone, but their problems on this planet are over. Life is for the living and it’s the living who will mourn their deaths. As stated by others, RIP is a form of respect. If you think about it, we say it for ourselves so no one thinks bad of us. Beyond that, who the hell knows? All religious texts were written by humans. Not by God or “a” god. Whatever we worship today is hardly any different than the mythological gods of the Romans or Greeks. The difference is that societies (through wars, famines, technology, morals, and the evolution of humans) change and so do gods they believe in. The same God that lets one little kid survive cancer and allows another to die from it is doing exactly what the Roman and Egyptian gods did centuries ago, yet we provide “our” god with attributes that make him/her the real and better god. ……I believe we go somewhere after we leave this life, but I doubt it has anything to do with any religion. Wherever it is, I hope my family members, Charlie Watts, Cash, Patsy Cline, Audey Murphy, Dean Martin, John Kennedy, Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and many others that served as a positive example for me are all there…..Just my view on things. Doesn’t make me right and someone else wrong…….Meanwhile——God Bless all of you.
    3 points
  21. Personally I prefer a neck be a little overset. It allows me to obtain the low action I like and keeps the strings above the soundboard and keeps the saddle at a decent height. The NL I have is slightly overset and I like it. As far as beginner guitars being the teacher, here’s the Kay my mom got me back in ‘64.
    2 points
  22. After listening to MissouriPicker's song about the guys he grew up with, I thought I'd post this. Was written and performed by my very best friend in the world, who I lost about a year ago. It's about our first band... song was always special to me...but now that we've lost David, it rips my heart out.
    2 points
  23. Just got a heads up from my guy at Sweetwater that Marshall will have about a 10% price increase effective 10/1/21. So anyone contemplating purchasing one best to do it in the next couple weeks.
    2 points
  24. My first Gibson acoustic was a Norlin-era Hummingbird. I loved that guitar because it was so much cooler than my first guitar, a Korean imitation of a Japanese copy of a Martin D-28. Sheesh, the Gibson had a red sunburst. What else could an 18 year old guitar player want in 1973? Well, a decent tone and proper intonation. Plus, it's still the only acoustic guitar that I've encountered that could serve as a boat anchor. Folks here have been diplomatic, and I thank them for that. But, well, Norlin-era Gibson acoustics are horrible. Yes, other Guitar makers suffered during that same time. But no other acoustic guitar manufacturer produced guitars even close to as bad as Gibson Norlin-era acoustics. That's my opinion. To steal words from Chet Atkins (I've done my best to steal his guitar licks, but to no avail), and I think that it should be yours, too. 🙂
    2 points
  25. I would check the pickup height beneath the strings, and adjust as necessary to make the current (excellent) pickups achieve their full potential. It would be a shame to perform surgery on a perfectly healthy patient, eh? 😬
    2 points
  26. I have a 1969 Epi in the Coronet shape but with an original 60's Epi mini humbucker. Great pickup if you ever want to swap one in for a P90. Awesome clear cut through compared to full HB but still n o hum. These are different to Gibson mini HB's I believe.
    2 points
  27. There have been glide wheels on keys for quite a while, but that thing looks industrial strength & built for stage presence. It shakes the whole casing when he smacks it.
    2 points
  28. Based entirely on that one picture I say 2005, not the 70s.
    2 points
  29. Normally we like pictures but in this case, please don't. Not guitar related but I did get a "new" stereo preamp the other day. Es muy bueno!
    2 points
  30. Booked to play a gig this evening 40-odd miles away. So I prepared (as you do); ate early, had a rest, bit of a warm up, loaded the gear in the car, checklist, all the usual things; started off in plenty of time so I didn't have to rush, and mentally went over what I was going to play during the drive. We were due to play at a pub but outside - in their garden, which has a nice covered stage and covered seating for the crowd. I got there in plenty of time. But....... EDIT - have reposted this in the thread about it which I optimistically started when I got the call that we were booked. Apologies, should have done that last night when I wrote it. Best wishes to all.
    2 points
  31. This morning I swam 80 lengths (2km) for the 1st time since March 2020. Pool was quiet - nearly empty - and I had a lane to myself for the whole time.
    2 points
  32. that guy was a gold mine of great and silly quotes.
    2 points
  33. Who lives forever anyway? I think the real question is "Who WANTS to live forever anyway?" And to those who don't go to funerals, remember what Yogi Berra said: "Always go to other peoples' funerals, otherwise they won't go to yours."
    2 points
  34. I have gotten pretty good at preparing ribs the Memphis style, and slow-baked in the oven at that. Today I smoked a couple of slabs of ribs, St Louis style. Six hours of dedicated smoking and tending. Good stuff, with cole slaw, red potato salad, and some cucumber salad (German prepared) from my garden. Mmm..mmm.mmm.mmmmm! 😀
    2 points
  35. Like the thread title says: crazy theory. I just play my guitars and enjoy them. IMO, spend more time practicing if you want your guitar to sound better. 🙂
    2 points
  36. Heating pad is not hot enough to torify wood at the molecular level, but probably hot enough to weaken glue. Not a good idea at all.
    2 points
  37. Played the Nurses gig. We were terrible to my ears. They liked it. What the hell do I know.
    2 points
  38. "Where Dub-T yo?" Looking for Dub-T-123. "Giorgio" Giorgio Tsoukalos, famous for saying "I'm not saying it's aliens...". "Preachin it on the H." On the History channel, big long marathon of Ancient Aliens shows. Always a hoot and fun to watch. "It's beautiful man". From the end of the movie Taps, Tom Cruise unloading some scary gun out the window. Dub once posted a photo of himself and Giorgio when Dub visited like a Star Trek or Ccomicon kind of thing somewhere out there by DisneyLand, where he and I are going to have dinner one of these days, when Mrs and I are free to roam about the country again. So yeah, there you go. rct
    2 points
  39. What's next? Git-coin? 😗
    2 points
  40. Crazy stuff So I got a much better deal for you than Gibson's: My name is Tom, I have a dog named Murphy who just happens to be (part) black lab. Now for the economical sum of only $1.00, I will think of you every time I play ANY of my Gibson guitars, since they are of course, "Tom Murphy Labs"
    2 points
  41. that's a lot of roland cube!
    2 points
  42. Sounds ludicrous and insulting. Even more so than the marketing of relic-ed models.
    2 points
  43. +1 You'll sleep better.
    2 points
  44. Report it. You will have to pay it back if you spend it.
    2 points
  45. Country I guess about half way to Kilauea from Hilo, in my little yellow mountain house..
    2 points
  46. I remember when the George Clooney Batman suit had nipples all of a sudden. THAT was a game-changer!! 😗
    2 points
  47. I've been to celebrations of life, where black clothes were prohibited. Its a positive spin on a bleak & difficult time. I'm used to it now & I find it ok. Cherry is a Christian. So she believes in an afterlife. I myself do not, but we both share the same mindset about the time that remains to us. Live it to the hilt.
    2 points
  48. I heard that they're currently overloading them in dishwashers there in the Murphy Lab so they'll chip. Those cost extra.
    2 points
  49. Looks like an asymmetrical "C" shaped profile on that handle. A real beauty indeed!
    2 points
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