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  1. I forgot to paste the vocal/chord sheet in case anyone wanted to discuss the songwriting part. A couple things changed along the way, but this is what I started recording with. Summer in New England - [INTRO] [G] [D] [Em] [C] [D] [G] [D] [VERSE 1] [G]Line the [D]Poets up in the [Em]street, It will take their [C]best, [D]and help from the [G]rest. [D] [G]To write how [D]blue skies and the heavens [Em]meet, A day of [C]days, [D]and this one's the [G]best.[D] [PRE-CHORUS 1](day version) [Em]Softball game and [C]Bar-ba-ques down [D]by the strea
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  2. Marry them and watch what happens. It's like they're chugging Miracle Grow.
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  3. I don't know him either, lol. But we should. This fellow is a great player and singer. His playing doesn't seem hard but it is. And to me, his little Gibson sounds as a guitar can sound for guitar/vocal.
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  4. Driveway and roads were clear of ice SO out comes the bike! Boy, did that ever feel good.
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  5. Deb and I are going in at 1:20 to get our Covid shots. They are at the above 65's here. Other than that, I bought a kit and now can do much of my own Luthier work. My Gretsch was sounding pretty bad, I was thinking of getting rid of it. This luthier kit is from Music Nomad and has directions with it with all the measurements inside and made easy to follow along. Ive been studying it and gave a go on the Gretsch and what a difference! I think it's now a keeper again, Haha.
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  6. Today I ordered a Gibson LP classic online at a German store. Not one of the big retailers, but a smaller family owned store. The son of the owner is a trained luthier/guitar builder. I live near Amsterdam in the Netherlands and we are in a lockdown. Normally I don't buy guitars online, I'd rather feel and pick them myself. But the owner answered all my questions and assured me that the guitar is a vibrant resonating 9 lbs. copy. Now it's in transit to the Netherlands. One thing, I have been playing mainly Fenders the last 30 years and when I look at the picture, I find that t
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  7. Well, the more things change, the more they stay the same. I worked for Gibson from the late 70s through the early 80s at the Nashville plant, back when it was new. Norlin Industries owned the brand at that time. I built Les Pauls and SGs. We were always changing things and experimenting with new tone woods. We actually ran a batch of Les Paul bodies made of oak, if you can imagine that. The things weighed a ton. Then there was The Paul made of walnut, which were actually good guitars. The Firebrand was another short-lived LP and SG model. Models come and go. It's all about the bottom line,
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  8. Its gone from Gibson's site and SW does not have them. Gotta make room for more J-45's.
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  9. Hi Tim: I took a peek to see if I could get one sent to me to forward to you but the EBay site says they don't ship to Canada!!??
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  10. They are way ahead of the rest of the guitar makers on this technology. 😐
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  11. https://ibb.co/vYrgG50 https://ibb.co/RzR52tR https://ibb.co/FB5ZvnT https://ibb.co/2tLRSs7
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  12. Metallic have all have loads up their rich a-sses. If you have any doubt how big a bunch of tools they are watch Some Kind Of Monster if you haven't. I was sick of them before I saw it and wished them nothing but pain and torment after seeing it. And they have completely destroyed every cover of any song they have ever attempted.
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  13. The FedEx man gave me an excuse to break out my tube tester. My old Woo Audio WA6 managed to make its way back home and I got some Byerdnamic Amiron headphones to go with it. This is more like it.
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  14. I've kind of lost track of them in recent years. I have albums Headseed, No Doy, Tin Cans & Car Tyres, No Guts No Glory. I'm open to any further recommendations.
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  15. I was at this show. Father John Misty opened up. Both were kind of headliners. They both did long sets, but not not as long as they would normally do as a headliner. https://www.jambase.com/article/jason-isbell-the-400-unit-live-at-altria-theater-2019-live-album
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  16. About the only way to get your hands on domestic old growth red spruce after WWII was to buy government surplus wood. Martin apparently managed to get a hold of a good stash twice in the 1950s as well as some Englemann spruce. It probably would have been easier for Ren going back to the early-1970s to have acquired Braz rosewood than red spruce harvested from a 200 year old tree. I want to say farm grown red spruce did not start being used regularly until the later-1990s or early-2000s. If I recall there was also initially a pretty hefty upcharge for it.
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  17. I have never played one of Ren's guitars so do not have a clue as to sound. His reputation though will convince folks to part with the scratch these guitars will most likely bring without ever holding one in their hands. But the art has always been there on display. The problem is I cannot play bling. And it is lost on me anyway.
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  18. There is no mention anywhere in the two videos of torrefication, which leads me to believe the answer is no, but it will interesting to see the detailed specs when they are released by Music Villa. 👍
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  19. I tried to attach some pictures of the guitar but it’s saying that the file is too big. But I did find out that these style of thumb screws are actually hollow on the bottom side so I do in fact still have some adjustment left. I was reading that some guys actually find it desirable to have one where the bridge needs to be set up closer to the body so that makes me happy. Lol
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  20. Your rationales hold zero water here. There are plenty of things I can't afford and have to go with the cheaper option. In some cases it means you also lose overall quality. That's just the way it is. I don't blame a particular car company when I can't afford a particular model. Just sounds like you enjoy playing the victim here and placing blame on everyone else when someone can't afford the guitar they want. First world problems.
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  21. Thanks, I never thought of that.
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  22. Well, for one thing, the seller is wearing sock with Adidas sandals. That's an egregious fashion faux pas that I can't forgive. 🙁
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  23. New iPad generation 8 in my possession, I’m back to pissssing off everyone.
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  25. What's wrong with this picture? https://saginaw.craigslist.org/msg/d/montrose-gibson-les-paul-custom/7279476025.html
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  26. SteveFord signature model! I think they owe you.
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  27. Thanks Sparky, We still have Sundance. I was for sure we would have to put him down. He's been to the vet twice and I was praying for him with all my heart, and the meds he had at first never worked. Now he's been running around like a pup lately so what a difference so far. Deb and I are just happy for him and planning on a trip to the Black Hills with Sundance and the 2 grandkids in May. Think I mentioned we purchased a Subaru Ascent and will be taking it. We bought it last November and I only have 300 miles on it, sits in the garage mostly so it won't get dirty, Lol.
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  28. Bit of a cosmetic issue for me, I'd exchange, as this is little too much for a guitar at this price point and with an AAA top. Even if some say "you can barely see it, or the sound matters", I knew it is there and it would bother me. If that was a $500 Epi and it played well, I'd keep it. But for a $2500 Gibson, I'd like to have the top to actually have a top-notch finish, would be a bit more lenient on the backside.
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  29. Hi Sammi From what you have written and looking at the pics, it is a Japanese-made copy of a Gibson EB0 bass and (unfortunately) not a real USA-made Gibson. Because it has Gibson on the headstock it might be considered counterfeit if you were to sell it on ebay, though I suppose you could mask the logo off and plead ignorance. Value is really whatever someone will pay for it - hard to say - £100-ish? Not much more. If it plays ok someone will like it. Best wishes.
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  30. I kinda dug the Kramer too. The natural finish one.
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  31. Michael? I was close. In November 2019, Mustaine sold off much of his gear, including several Dean prototype signature models that he had used over the years. Two months ago, he confirmed that he was going separate ways with Dean after spending 13 years with the company
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  32. C'mon Pinch, too lazy to take a Philips head to that new LP you got? 😜 But yes they are the same length and yes they are 1/4 inch long.
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  33. That's because you live in Newport News. I live in Charlottesville. It's beautiful. If you like the outdoors, local restaurants, and live music, it's a great place to live. I'm mean it's a terrible place to live. Nobody should move here. Barf!
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  34. no acorn in china, no crue what acorn nut rook rike, tluss lod with arren lench superior to yankee tluss lod nut..
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  35. Well said. I just prefer the aesthetics and feel of the tuners. I've done this swap before and can say confidently it made zero change in the sound of the guitar, but gave me the aesthetic I prefer. The next guy might swap out the Rotomatics and gush over how much more open and resonate it made their guitar. To each their own.
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  36. Definitely! A guitar like this is inspiring. It makes you want to get better. If I was forced to pick just one of my Gibsons, I suspect it would be my Hummingbird. They’re all great guitars for me, but “the bird” is “the bird.“
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  37. It's a beautiful guitar and a good place to start - the Dread. Must be a matter of time before it can be heard. Exciting. The volute design ? , , , could live with it but. .
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  38. The Germans can engineer the s-hit out of stuff.
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  39. All non destructive, you can take it off and you'll never know it was there. Thanks to Duesenberg. Oh, my standard setup Mean 90's, nickel roller bridge and Les Trem II.
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  40. I like Roller bridges I always use nickel and most of mine and most of mine came from the Phillie guys.. On my slotted break angle controller I just use graphite.
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  41. Don't think it has anything to do with the wood being "too dry". I think it's more about what's available in the world now. Dark rosewood is more desirable and is also become harder and harder to find. Since the darker stuff is in short supply it's probably being reserved for higher end models, custom builds, etc. Kind of the same reason Fender has, on some models and guitar lines started using pau ferro instead of rosewood. Conditioning the fretboard may only marginally darken it, but this would be analogous to putting pearls on a pig if aesthetically you just really like dark rosewood
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  42. I have long fancied installing roller nuts and roller bridge pieces on at least one of my guitars, but for some reason I have never pulled the trigger on that project. Seems like it would have to be better for the strings to go across rollers rather than hard edges and stick-worthy bone or plastic. 😬
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  43. 56 Les Paul Standard Pro by Epiphone 56 Ariel Square Four
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  44. I put up a whole wall of boards with hundred year old nail holes so a few more won't matter much
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  45. I'm praying for your best buddy, and for you too. I am blessed in that my eldest buddy is still able to walk about pretty spry. He just turned 10 the other day. 🙂
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  46. Why not just play the 'ell out of it, and give it it's own mojo/relic's, by doing so? It won't be a '59, even if you do the conversion. They're all gone, collected, lost, stolen, whatever. Just play it! CB
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