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  1. I know it is not popular around here, but ... solid-state "effects processors" have really come a VERY long way and are becoming increasing more popular by the minute. This is especially true in the last few years with their amp modelling, effects functionality, and super-slick user interfaces (e.g., Kemper, Helix. Boss, etc.). Where maybe ten years ago, they may have had a "bunch of available effects", there was often issues with the control of them and possibly some questionable tones. Some were good and usable, and some maybe not so much. But, how things have changed on this front. The
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  2. I recently got a NOS 2018 LP Classic Player Plus. I got it set up as best as I could, and it was close ... but still not perfect having a little string buzz here and there, etc. As I tried to tweak it in, I would invariably make it worse or get it how I don't like it for playing. I have never had anyone set up a guitar for me as I had always been able to get my guitars dialed in, being able to adjust all of the usual things. But in this case, it just wasn't happening. Fourth and ten, punt. So I brought it in for a setup, and the repair guy explained/showed how the nut was not cut right,
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  3. Two string reviews and an update. I did my initial nut slot filing down to about .002" - .003" of where I think I want to land. My new slower, gradual approach on nut slot filing resulted in both the Hummingbird and my Maple SJ-200 coming out wonderfully with thie Springs nut replacements. Looks like the Dove is making it 3 for 3. I am leaving the low-E string higher than normal just out of curiosity. (It's at .024") D 'Addario XT Lights PB - My guitar came back to me from MV with D'Addario XT Lights. They only stayed on about a week due a lot of detuning due to the nut slot filing.
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  4. I seriously considered ordering one. Priced out A DF with ivoroid fretboard binding, 1 3/4 nut. In the end it was the $500 upcharge for a slothead that made the price not work. That was the only way to make that headstock go away and it made the very attractive price go away too.
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  5. Another old euphemism that made it into 20th century R*B and Rock and Roll: Jelly Roll.
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  6. Late L-00s had some odd features -- many very similar to Kalamazoo models. The banjo world refers to that period as the floor sweep period -- a lot of stuff created oddly from parts that were lying around. Best, -Tom
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  7. All correct, Until the Juice Runs Down Your Leg..
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  8. I think you mean what did Robert Johnson mean by "squeeze my lemon" which is where Led Zep got that from? In the late 1980s, Robert Plant in interviews referred to David Coverdale as "David Cover-version" based on Whitesnake's clear borrowing from Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" for Whitesnake's "In the Still for the Night". Kinda of ironic, though, considering Led Zep had to settle out of court with Willie Dixon for their plagiarism of his "You Need Love" for Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love". Don't get me wrong ... I enjoy Led Zeppelin far more than Whitesnake. Just pointing that ou
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  9. I can get that metal tone very easy on either amp, I mostly do it with "American Woman." I first play the introduction with my Ovation Acoustic which I love as its so ,'Blues.' Then grab the electric guitar and Jam. Really love playing that song. Haha. My wife got up early this morning to run errands, and saw I was still in bed at 9:00 so she let me sleep with Sundance and left. I told her it was ok to wake me because one day I might not wake up and be dead! Her response was, "I looked and both of your feet were moving back and forth so I knew you weren't dead. "I must have been rock n ro
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  10. Hi all. So. I've had a go and am. Really chuffed with the results. It my first ever go at anything like this but the main point is that the purposeful and ugly marks are gone, albeit for some more hazy looking areas but that's only in the right light. It looks a million times better already and I think I'm happy to leave it there. Thanks for all the advice!
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  11. Let's not even get into what Little Richard was singing about "Tutti Frutti"!
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  12. He lived there for a couple of decades or more. Then moved to the San Fernando Valley in north L.A.
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  13. Just in the nick of time, Wally World is evidently going maskless. I don't know why but I don't find that to be very comforting.
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  14. Shot #1 today ... Pfizer ... no ill effects so far. Finally!
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  15. Can’t beat a mahogany Gibson 12, and there is no guitar more beautiful than a hummingbird. What a great combo. Prayers for your dad.
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  16. I agree.. We have done pretty well over here recently. I think it was Tuesday just gone that we had the first day of zero deaths in the country since this whole thing started.. BUT we are having surges of the Indian variant. We were meant to be totally going out of any social distancing mid June. This new variant may stops those plans.. We all still have to be careful for a while yet.. I will still be wearing a mask in shops even if they say you dont need to. Its only common sense (but sadly thats lacking in many people all over the world). And thats what they say this next step is ab
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  17. Some interesting folks sitting around that table, in addition to the Reverend: Pete Seeger, Donovan, and Shawn Philips (sitar player)
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  18. Same here NN. My second Moderna shot is next Friday. Still going to rock the mask at work when I'm not alone in my office.
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  19. I'm going to keep wearing the mask indoors and keeping hand sanitizer close. It's a small discomfort, but it may prevent a much larger one. No vaccine is 100% effective. An ounce of prevention. Also, no airplanes, gyms, movie theaters, and indoor restaurants until I see how this new relaxed attitude pans out. Insights and incites by Notes
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  20. As Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart would say about Rock 'n Roll, "I know it when I hear it!"
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  21. I don't like rap, but I'm not knocking it. Its is own musical genera, and its not rock. If they want their own hall, have the rappers built one and induct all rap acts they want. Did you read my statement about Ken Stabler and he not in the Hockey Hall Of Fame cause he wore cleats and not skates when he played. What don't you understand about that?
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  22. Because the Hall has people who let Rap and Hip Hop performers in so the whole thing is just a s-hit show. Did Ken Stabler get into the Hockey Hall of Fame, No, cause he played football not hockey. If the rappers want their own hall let 'em build one, and stop inducting performers that have nothing to do with rock into one that is called the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. I went to The Country Music Hall of Fame a few years ago and ya know what Led Zeppelin and no rappers were inducted there.
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  23. Get your shots, no more mask. Hope we're not too impatient and it comes back to bite us. I know it's a different scenario but it's kind of hard to get the images from India out of my mind.
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  24. For myself, a question arises——-Why did it take them so long on Tina and Carole, and Rundgren as well? Like so many things I once admired, even revered, all this HOF stuff is too much bullshit and too little substance.
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  25. First of all we are talking about a guitar he bought for $200. "Hey folks I’ve got an old Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500R that I bought for just $200 from a guy about 10 years ago now." If you want to feel rich throw nickles at it. It will do four cents more damage. I got stickers on all my cases and none on any my guitars and they are all reliced as far as the wear from the day I owned them or whatever the guy did to it who owned it before me. I used fuse pullers in the Navy and Coast Guard. I needle gunned only when I was scum bag non-rate.
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  26. As you might have noticed, nobody is really required or obligated to justify how they want THEIR guitar to look. They may want to replicate the look of a valued vintage guitar they’d rather keep home than take on the road. They may just like the look of a beat-up guitar. They don’t really have to explain it to you, so you can let your imagination run wild. In my case, I wanted to remove some of the thick poly finish so the top would move more freely and the guitar would live up to its potential. In my case, it worked.
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  27. I agree with Sgt/Chief Pepper - stickers are for cases. And for pickup truck tool box lids. But - I'm surprised he didn't recommend this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needlegun_scaler You can be done in 6 seconds instead of 6 years. Pneumatic Needle Gun. I got pretty good with one after 4 years practice in the USN. Be sure to feather the edges. G'Luck !
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  28. Instead of throw pennies at it, put the same size stickers back on, that will cover it up.
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  29. diskotekno's advice is the way to go then- at the very least have fun with it
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  30. Thanks It's strange how it affects people differently. A guy in town, 40 years old, fit as can be, no previous conditions that he knew of, caught it and died in a few days. Other people who weren't in nearly as good of a shape only got a mild case. My brother-in-law's family all got it, but he didn't. From his wife (mentioned above) two sons their spouses, grandchildren, and even a 9-month-old infant grandchild. His son lost his sense of smell and taste a little over a year ago. It hasn't come back. The doc says it's brain damage, and he is trying to retrain his brain to s
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  31. My sister-in-law thought she was going to die in an isolation ward, fighting for every breath for a couple of days, and not even being able to say good-bye to her husband and children. They didn't really expect her to make it, and by some miracle she pulled through. She no longer thinks that it's a hoax. Notes PS. When the booster shots come out, I'm going to get in line.
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  32. I hope your son is recovering well. Best wishes.
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  33. Getting it soon. You can't really get around it if you want to participate in normal life. Plus, conformity is the new punk.
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  34. It's a pretty rough way to die too. I'd rather get sucked in a wood chipper than suffocate. And just imagine the regrets. Imagine how horrible it must be to know you coulda had a shot but now you're going to suffocate. And people are going to have a schadenfreude party for you. "Better you than us!" My son called from the hospital when he had it and said he was afraid he was going to die.
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  35. Haha the luthier version of GAS sums it up perfectly! Not sure I can call myself a luthier just yet though I ended up having too much fun with the Jr after I strung it up. Incidentally that should work out well because it allowed me to make a lot of critical observations which I will apply to the following builds. I’m still gonna strip it back down to finish the headstock and give the whole thing a proper wet sanding and polishing but here it is at the moment
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  36. One third of all COVID survivors end up with brain damage. This includes mild cases. I hope you are not one of that group. A family member lost his sense of taste and smell over a year ago. COVID wiped out that portion of his brain. He is trying to train another part of his brain to take over, but with no luck. He may never be able to smell or taste again. His mother almost died in an isolation ward. They thought she was a goner for a couple of days. She now suffers from bouts of confusion but at least is still alive. Her husband never caught it at all, and he lives in the same
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