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  1. 4 points
    Mineral oil. That's what they make all the fretboard oils from. $1.98 for 10 lifetimes' supply - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Equate-Mineral-Oil-Lubricant-Laxative-16oz-Count-1/44807472
  2. 4 points
    Well, you all know I came back the other day. Today I was scrolling down to see what was all here and accidentally found this thread. Yeah, I asked Ksdaddy to post I was leaving and really wasn't expecting to come back due to my vision problems. Now I kind of wish I hadn't scrolled down and found this as after reading your very kind words I have tears in my eyes. What a bunch of great guys you all are. The time I was off, I learned a bunch of new songs which is good. Come Together is the one I'm on now and can't get it out of my head. Anyway, I laid in bed at nights wondering what was going on here and wondering if anyone was ticked off with me for leaving? As you know now I was getting blurry and a bit lightheaded and couldn't make anything out on the screen. Debbie was telling me she got like that in school staring at the screen all day. So I got off Facebook for good and thought I would leave here to and see if it helped. Anyway, I'll try and check in much more and comment where I can. Actually I always had a goal in my mind, I wanted 10,000 posts in. Why? I have no idea, Its just stuck in my head. Thanks everyone.
  3. 4 points
    Nope. There was no attempt to hide the glue. You can see it on the inside.😁
  4. 3 points
    My custom shop Parker DF522NN has an ebony fretboard. There is a little streaking in it. I think it gives it more character, and it's as smooth as slik.
  5. 3 points
    I posted this over in the Acoustic section yesterday, but I know some of you are afraid to go there 😱 Came in yesterday from Sweetwater and I'm lovin' it. I have a rosewood/spruce dread so thought I would give this iconic mahogany body a try and it is great. This will probably become #1 as the short scale and neck profile are so comfortable. Wish I'd bought one 30 years ago, but then of course I would have thought something else would be better. Flawless work from Bozeman, paperwork indicates it's a custom shop guitar, but website doesn't seem to agree? Regardless it's great, it is what they refer to as "Hummingbird Original" and has Baggs VTC pickup which works very well. While it is an undersaddle which can have drawbacks, they built in a compressor and I think they got it right - sounds very accurate plugged in.
  6. 3 points
    A quick search yielded this - Gibson Custom Les Paul 1957 Reissue 1 Pickup with Wraparound Bridge It's no longer available, and no telling when the page originally appeared - but looks like the same R-7 If you look at the pics on the page you'll see the serial# is very similar. It might've been a MF exclusive. OVERVIEW A plain top, single pickup and simple bridge make this an unmuffled tone-machine The Gibson Custom Les Paul 1957 Reissue 1 Pickup with Wraparound Bridge may have a modest set of features, but the tone that it produces will inspire you to play better. There's something to be said for having just one pickup in the right position and a single volume and tone control at your disposal. With this 1957 Les Paul Reissue you're getting the most pure tone that its combination of mahogany and maple can produce. Now all of the tonal variations and sonic nuances are coming from your fingertips and your playing technique. No more switching between pickup configurations, nor tweaking tone-draining circuitry to modify your sound. It's down to you. Similar to driving a well-tuned old sportscar, you'll discover how to get the most from this unique guitar the more time you spend with it. With its comfortable, '50s-shaped neck, slightly reduced weight and well-balanced body, this humble Les Paul will lead you to new sonic territories as it under-promises, yet over-delivers. Did we mention that it also looks super cool? Includes case. FEATURES Mahogany back with plain maple top Creme body binding '57 Les Paul neck profile with rosewood fingerboard MOP trapezoid position markers Short tenon 24.75" scale, nylon nut Aged Acrylic inlays and cream binding Reissue bridge pickup with volume and tone Wraparound bridge and reissue tuning machines Nickel hardware Vintage switch tip and truss cover Includes case
  7. 3 points
    Sounds just like my wife before the new Hearing Aids, Lol.
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    Great subject; but its wide & deep. Yes, I constantly measure my taste in music now against what it was when I was 16. Some of it has not changed. Most of it has. For example. I recall as a teenager asking to listen to Dr. Johns Gris-Gris album in a record store. I heard side one in a booth there. I was just curious about it. But I didn’t get it or like it. I couldn’t take the voice or the girlie choir arrangements. 50 years later I have all Dr. John’s albums. At 16 (1970) my favourite bands were King Crimson & Pink Floyd. I loved Ummagumma, Saucerful of Secrets, Court of the Crimson King and Lizard. I managed to get to see both Crimson & Floyd live back then too. I don’t listen to Floyd or Crimson anymore. I was trying to learn guitar too, so guitar focused rock was becoming important. I already liked Jethro Tull, but I also was getting into Taste, Blodwyn Pig and Spirit. I don’t listen to Tull anymore. I rarely listen to Rory (Taste) or Mick (Blodwyn). But I still love Spirit. TODAY: My favourite artists are Los Lobos, Ry Cooder, Widespread Panic & God Street Wine. I know without doubt that at 16 I would have not much liked these and would have certainly hated Ry. It took me many years to fully appreciate Ry Cooder. I liked little bits and pieces of what he did, but a vast part of his output eluded me. That’s an important thing. I have now caught up. Back to being 16. I listened to music actively. If I didn’t understand any music, I saw it as a challenge. Somehow I just knew there was value in certain music that I just ‘didn’t get’. I would deliberately expose myself to more or that music and try to be open to it. That’s how I got into Ry, That’s how I got into Bert Jansch, Miles Davis, JS Bach, Grateful Dead and Mothers of Invention. I had to work at it to appreciate it. It was not only worth it, but looking back, essential. There was other music I investigated that were dead ends. I bought albums and went to shows but ultimately dropped like hot bricks and never looked back. These were Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, T2, Elton John, BOC, Camel and Curved Air. Later, certain artists I would take one listen to, and think, ok I get it but… no thanks. These would include most ‘theatrical’ artists and many heavy bands. So I have zero interest in Metalica, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, KISS or Aerosmith. Heard it all before. The music that has remained constant from then until now is JS Bach, Dvorak, John Coltrane, Bert Jansch, Grateful Dead, Spirit, Charles Mingus and a few more. The pleasure I used to have looking forward to a new LP by Pink Floyd, Rory Gallagher, Hendrix, Pentangle or Traffic is still something I miss. They were exciting times. BTW, I know many here are great fans or some artists I have dismissed. Its not intended as a challenge. Its merely a difference in taste, and there’s no accounting for that.
  10. 3 points
    People that call other people racist that are not racist,because they're so stupid they don't the meaning of the word racist.
  11. 3 points
    The fact is no one knows all the answers really. If we did we wouldn’t be dealing with a mess. It’s a novel virus and science is a tool that can be refined over time. Science is about facts. It can be disproven - agreed. But all I can say is that I believe it’s safe to believe that this virus has the potential to cause a lot of harm and it can spread by us collaborating like business as usual. I’m no scientist or expert on this stuff, but it’s scary to think about what it can do to diminish our livelihood and or lives. And you’re right it’s something that has been heavily politicized and really shouldn’t be. Again don’t have answers to how to end this nightmare but I believe that masks and distancing are our best defenses at this point in time being we have no vaccine. Treatments may have improved but what tool do you have other than statistics or whatever to know the efficacy of them? I don’t believe you just want to give up and get it... maybe some do, but that’s not me. What’s more troubling than the solution is the lack of unity to fight together to be one all facing the same problem. That’s what a country is all about IMHO. We rise and fall together but we’re together and fought the good fight. We share our hopes and fears together to actually love our neighbor. I know what I’m saying can be taken as a grain of salt, but I’m happy to share my hopes and fears with whom I can and this place being my audience. I love my country and never want it to break down. I do want to persevere and give us the happiness of a future for our loved ones. Nothing IMHO is more American than speaking from the heart and unifying for the betterment of the world billions of is share together. It’s saddens me we are so divided and can’t send a positive message to all of us. I don’t want to be red or blue. We are the red, white, and blue. But I appreciate your sharing and hope for your happiness and prosperity American to American and all those abroad that our our friends and allies. Very idyllic yes, but no one can change how I feel and what I hope for. haha and I don’t really hate people, it was a joke. I have a good life and hope to give one to my future - our future. Peace and happiness my friend.
  12. 3 points
    Honestly I’m lost for words on much of this business. It seems like people just started losing their minds. Such a hostile environment for conversation even. It’s like there’s no truth, those with the loudest voice chooses how to project reality onto others. Unfortunately I don’t like those today that have the loudest voices where I live. I’ve lived here for decades - all my life raised and born, I served this place, and I just cannot stand it. “Well just get out then” crap can retort to what I just said, but part of me loves my homeland and I just worry that there’s going to be a miserable future for my children. That’s really it. Not about me, the future of those I love the most. I don’t even want my kids to go to school because the threat of getting a potentially deadly or debilitating virus is there which could directly affect them or me (who needs to take care of them) or someone else. To deny this is lunacy plain and simple. I’m not an a-hole because I wear a mask and social distance. I’m doing it for the betterment of the people and ourselves in the process. And to be attacked for this... to be ridiculed... what have we come to I ask myself. This pandemic what was the last straw that broke the camel’s back for me aside from all the other idiotic garbage that has come about - from where I live. I hate that we can’t unite to fight this problem and the numbers clearly show it. I know I’m not entirely alone in this. Everyone has their challenges in this mess so there’s my sob story. I just deal with this crap best I can with my family. We have our health and each other so it could be worse. Been sheltering basically since mid March of this year of course. Do it because it’s the right thing to do the way I believe it. But you know, “Freedom! Liberty!” SMH.
  13. 3 points
    I'm going to meet a local fellow tomorrow, and if all goes well, I'll be bringing home my first Fender Precision Bass. Made in Mexico, 2003. Been waiting for this for a very long time. 😐
  14. 3 points
    Thanks again, I gave everyone a plus. That's the least I can do.
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    House of the Rising Sun is like Stairway to Heaven for me - heard to death and never really looking to hear it again.... then I heard this version.
  17. 3 points
    You find the 1946 Gibson LG2 of your grandmather in a shop with knives on display case with prices? Very unusual
  18. 3 points
    Hello, I came back tonight, Nothing personal when I left guys. I was having problems with my eyesight. I got very blurry and couldn't make out words or letters. I couldn't tell what I typed and was misspelling so many words because of it. My wife told me I spent too many hours looking at the screen and that was causing it as it happened to her. So that's why I left for awhile. I'll check in time to time but I do need to reduce time on the computer. I still get like that as it comes and goes. so I thought I'd at least explain to everyone what was happening. Rob, & I email each other, as a few here know pretty much every day, And I get that way with him too. Haha, He writes huge letters for me and that helps a lot. I can imagine at times, I have a ton of misspelled words but neither of us care as we can make them out. Anyway, This is just a heads up as to why I left. Every one on here has been great and kind to me over the years and I have never had any complaints with anyone. I learned a ton here and want to thank everyone for that. Guess this thread says any complaints? I guess my vision problems Lol
  19. 3 points
    pretty much yes. Well I found an old link to the Gibson archive here http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015/Memphis/ES-339-Studio.aspx This is my one (binding is black so hard to see on both burst and wine).
  20. 3 points
    I live in Portsmouth in the UK. I was born here, but spent enough time abroad to get some perspective (eg: S. Africa as a child, and USA in my 20s). Portsmouth is an Island city. It’s also the home of the Royal Navy. When I was a kid, most of us were expected to begin careers in the Naval dockyard. Its far less Navy focused today. I live off Portsea Island. Since retiring 2 years ago, I wander for miles around here. The seashore is 2 minutes walk away. Portchester Castle is also close by. To the North is Portsdown Hill. A large chalk down overlooking the city. It’s wild & unbuilt on. It was my playground as a kid. Now I climb it sometimes on my walks. Up there are 4 Victorian Forts built in a line to defend the city from Napoleon. There are also 4 sea forts defending the harbour from sea attack. On the other side of Portsdown Hill is countryside; farmland and small villages. That’s more of a drive away though. I’ve been sea swimming a few times this year at with Cherry. We had to use the sea this year because lockdown closed the gyms & pools. She usually swims 4 times a week. She lives 20 minute’s walk from my house & we are pretty ‘loved up’. I never thought I’d still be living here at my time of life, but I’m very happy about it nevertheless. This is Fort Nelson overlooking Portsea Island. We walked there on Wednesday.
  21. 3 points
    I live in a suburb, but on five acres including a spring-fed creek. There are 70 acres of woods surrounding a piece of protected wetland on/immediately adjoining my property back there, so it's blissful woods and privacy on all sides but one. I can literally walk out into the back yard naked if I wanted to (not that any sentient being would want to see such a thing) and there's nobody to witness it except for woodland bunnies, squirrels, raccoons, and the birds. Best of both worlds. 😐
  22. 3 points
    Well I officially live in London according to my postcode but where I live is really the suburbs and its also right at the edge of the countryside too.. I live right next to one of the largest forests in the country (Epping).
  23. 3 points
    "Sashalom" -XVIth district of Budapest. I call the eastern border of Budapest my home. It has a village-like vibe, as it was a village before WWII. That's where I was born. If I ever become lucky, I'd buy a house there. Right now, I live on the edge of the inner city of Budapest, right next to an underground station, in a rented blockhouse flat. It is very practical, but nothing like home. Bence.
  24. 3 points
    If anything, i am more confident now that there is still hope for me😄
  25. 3 points
    Ah yes,Mothers and their S&H green stamps,would've been some sad birthdays and Christmas's without Mothers and S&H stamps. Good memories, Thanks for bringing that up.
  26. 3 points
    I only have a couple; most of my guitars are either Gibson or Martin but I have these two plus a Tele downstairs:
  27. 3 points
    “Got Fender?” ...and a few others 😉
  28. 2 points
    I was perusing Peach Guitars (uk) site yesterday, and was surprised at how many guitars are now being offered with ebony fingerboards. I am very partial to ebony FBs for purely practical reasons, so am always on the look out for them. Last time I checked, most ebony types were still endangered species. I was used to seeing them used by mainly smaller builders. But there are at least 13 brands (including Gretch, Schecter, Ibanez etc.) with at least 32 models. I say 'at least' because the Peach search filter does not find all their ebony FB guitars. eg: It shows the Gibson LP Modern but not the Gibson LP Custom. These are some big companies. Maybe its still a smaller range of models, but it looks a significant increase to me. This link doesn't show a date, but a reply was 11 months ago. https://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/ebony-dark-outlook-dark-woods/ This one is 2018 showing Taylors Cameroon sawmill https://www.taylorguitars.com/ebonyproject/
  29. 2 points
    I bought my last les paul studio because i was looking for one with an ebony fretboard,as an added bonus the fretboard had no inlays on it.
  30. 2 points
    I think the most important thing that came out of that whole stupid CITES mess was the use of words, they did fix that. If the only way they could accomplish that was to bust somebody hard for diddling around with wood, well then it was a good thing. When I was a kid a guitar was made of Mahogany. Or Rosewood. Alder. Ash. Whatever. After the great renaisance of Guitars As Consumer Goods of the early 90's, the ever downward spiral of Price Point retail caused a need for ever cheaper to put together guitars. So wood that we would never have considered buying as guitar players started to appear. African Mahogany. East African Black Mahogany. West African Red Mahogany. Central American Mahogany. Mexican Mahogany, Mexican Rosewood, Peruvian Rosewood. And on and on. These woods have names. Nato, Siris, Ovankgol, Cocobolo, Limba, Padauk, Pau Ferro, Bubinga, Basswood, Granadillo, Ziricote, etc. But nobody wanted to use those words because guitar players are a notoriously fickle, traditional, standard, Do It Like We Did Yesterday group of people. My early 2000's expensive Taylor was made of, at the time, African Mahogany. I had it a year, gigged it a few months, put it in the case, traded it as soon as I could. The body felt like, and when you knocked on it, sounded like plastic. Today they sell the same guitar, and other companies use the same wood, it is Ovangkol. If they had put that name on it back then I probably would have passed. Today I am much older and wiser and that doesn't bother me at all, I'm just not a big fan of Taylors. So if they used the CITES crap to tidy up the Slim Shady use of words to tell the consumer what the guitar was made of, that's a good thing. We see these words all the time now, I've been looking at a Martin made of Siris. Cheap. Well, for them it is. But that was the whole point back then, cheaper to get, more plentiful, but not named the way we want. So they dinked around with names until they(probably) got in trouble for it. All of them did, not just Gibson or Fender. You can do a lot in the name of marketing, including nearly lie about what the material is. When I was a kid a guitar was wood or it was plywood. What do we have today? "Mahogany composite", "Layered", "Fine Veneer". That's the word games used because for some reason if you don't call it plywood it isn't plywood. But...it is. Koa is something I'd never pay for, so Martin realizes that about a lot of guitar players and is making Koa Fine Veneer. I'm fine with that, and I'm fine with Koa Plywood, I'd still buy it if it was a good guitar. Which brings me out of breath to what I should have said in my first post. You can put all the Ebony you want on a brick, it's still a brick. My two Ebony boarded guitars are just fantastic, well put together, great sounding guitars no matter what the board is made of. The ebony doesn't make them great any more than just having a rosewood board or (god forbid) richlite by any name would make them bricks, the guitar is the sum of the parts. I'm exhausted. rct
  31. 2 points
    Yes and no... Im a teen of the 80s so when I did get in to rock it was AC/DC (thunderstruck), Metallica and Guns N Roses... Those bands I still listen to selectively. Metallica only the Black album and before and AC/DC I generally listen to the Bon Scott era more than anything (Powerage is still awesome) .. GnR is something I listen to very occasionally but thats always mainly been about Slash and Izzy for me... BUT at that time I was also listening to Skid Row, Motley Crew etc.. Never listen to that any more.. My first ever gig was Skid Row 🙂 I guess at the time I was young and probably angry at something and wanted music that mirrored my moods or whatever.. and there was plenty of it back then. There probably were a few more generic hair bands but I cant really think of them now.. Ohhh W.A.S.P. anyone know or remember them? It was only a few years after I got into the 60s/70s stuff and Blues etc.. Which is my favourite, But I still like the odd mosh out now and then 😄
  32. 2 points
    Teen years? Coitanly it does. Back then it was Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Beatles, Stones, Johnny Winter, T. Rex, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Blue Oyster Cult, Frank Zappa, all sorts of stuff that I still listen to. I'm with you on the Dead and had a couple of Deadhead girlfriends. They just noodle away and it doesn't go anywhere that I could see but each to their own.
  33. 2 points
    time and place definitely made an impression. I was a big ACDC fan, but in my +50 yrs don't find myself wanting to put them on, but I have found myself trying to acoustify some of there stuff. i could ramble on, but will leave it at that. Well maybe a little more - George Thouroghgood reminds me of good times back in the day, and I love riffing out to 'bad to the bone'. But that's not the only stuff i listen to and try and do, but it is the stuff that makes me smile with memories, but there's lots of stuff i did not listen to then and love now, ramble
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    Pluto got as the English say redundant. You Pluto are no longer a planet. Now get the f out of our solar system. And don't come back around the sun for another 248 years.
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    That's identical to mine! The one I have is officially called an "Advanced Jumbo Flame Deluxe", but it's just a fancy name for a maple AJ... the one in the Reverb link is exactly the same as mine right down to the Schaller Grandtune machines. I took the Baggs Element out of mine and fitted a Sunrise, and the whole guitar is just glorious. It records brilliantly, is a superb writing instrument, terrific live guitar, it really ticks all boxes. Quite possibly my favourite of all the guitars I've owned over the years, pipping even my beloved SJ200. The way it came into my possession was fortuitous and downright bizarre. After putting a deposit on it, I was booked to play a wedding in Colorado...the guy in question has been into my music for many years and was willing to fly me out from the UK, put me in a hotel for a week and pay a handsome fee for me to appear. Chances like this don't occur very often, so I of course humbly accepted. As luck would have it, the fee he was offering to pay me for the week (flights and accommodation aside) was just over what the balance I owed on the Maple AJ equated to, so I suggested that he pay my fee direct to Wildwood, and that I'd collect the guitar when I flew in and use it for the wedding show. He thought this was a terrific idea and loved that I would thereafter be using a guitar that was associated with him for touring and recording etc. Sadly, a week before the wedding was due to happen, I had a very long and emotionally charged email from him saying that things hadn't worked out between he and his fiancée, and that the wedding would no longer be happening. I urged him to cancel the sale with Wildwood and use the money from the guitar to put towards the next phase of his life, but he steadfastly refused, and insisted that I still fly out, still take delivery of the guitar and maybe get together with him to hit the town and cheer him up. I was astonished at his generosity. I accepted his offer and, along with my sister who lives just outside Denver, we had a crazy and brilliant week in Colorado, lots of great meals out, live music and laughter, and forged an amazing friendship...it's a guitar that's made all the more special by the remarkable story behind it, and I can't imagine ever being without it.
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    Welcome back Retired. Always love reading your insiteful posts. 2,425 more to go. 😄
  42. 2 points
    If they last forever you should only be on your first.
  43. 2 points
    That was really good! Guitar could stand a spot of Virtuoso Polish, though.
  44. 2 points
    2016 Impala is gone, replaced with a 2019 Impala. I can drive like a pépère (which is most of the time) or I can make my cheeks touch my earlobes. I will be paying for it for a longer period of time than the 2016. I financed the 2016 rather aggressively at 30 months and the 2019 is 60 months. The payment is $14 more a month but I'm driving the Batmobile instead of that neutered silver thing. I can't remember the last time I got butterflies in my stomach when I looked out in the driveway.
  45. 2 points
    New FREE EXPANDED User Style for Band-in-a-Box. Band-in-a-Box has always had these limitations. 1) You can't put a chord both on a beat and the eighth note before that same beat 2) You can't put more than 4 chords in a bar of music Norton Music invented EXPANDED styles in the 1990s to overcome these limitations. Using EXPANDED styles you can put up to 8 chords in a 4/4 measure and that means you can put a chord on a beat and the eighth note before the same beat. You can read an explanation on how it works, listen to an audio demo, and download a FREE EXPANDED style for Band-in-a-Box here: It's a simple, basic Rock/Country/Pop style. It demonstrates how Norton Music EXPANDED styles work and it's yours FREE for the download. For more information and your FREE style, go to: http://www.nortonmusic.com/expanded.html Enjoy
  46. 2 points
    So, picked up another guitar off of Reverb that I've been wanting since I was a kid. This one is a 1978 Peavey T60. Ever since I first seen blues guitarist Johnny Copeland playing one when I was a kid, I was like, "What is that?! That looks sweet!" and discovered it was this model and wanted one ever since. Years later, I finally got one, haha.
  47. 2 points
    Honestly, I really love my Telecaster. It is an awesome platform for a guitar. Mine is an American Pro with a nice fat neck on it and vintage-like SCs. Sounds super nice clean and stands out nicely in a band situation. Now I have been tempted to try one of those LP Specials out in that awesome TV yellow finish.... I don't have any P90 guitars and I know they sound great in a LP. For me, it would be a toss up to get one of these LP Specials or a lightweight R6 goldtop. Humbuckers are nice and full sounding, but when it comes to cleans or gritty gain, SCs FTW. I like both SCs and HBs personally. It just depends on the sound I'm looking for I suppose in the moments I'm playing something. Regarding the video topic, I believe that these guitars featured just sound different but can be used interchangeably if someone really wanted to. I am in the camp that it's more the player than the guitar personally. A good player can make any guitar fit the bill when necessary - well a functional guitar that is, haha! Both of these guitars are monsters, so why would one ever say they should have used one over the other I wonder? @mihcmac I know you're a P90 fan though, haha!
  48. 2 points
    Pulled the trigger on it. Sounds great! Heres a look.
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    “And Lord, there’s just one more thing that I think you ought to know! If my old dog ain’t up in heaven, I don’t think I want to go.”
  50. 2 points
    Someone got a life. I'm soooooo jealous !
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