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  1. The original post might make more sense with punctuation. That’s not a lot to ask.
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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,
    3 points
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Thanks.....Im not up on these Forums...enjoy info ....You really have to be careful when selling these fine i nstuments these days ....EVERYBODY makes a [less than a grand] guitar... Had a friend the otherday brin g a "Shenendoah" over.....It was noise but I showed him/played a "02 Songbird A/E dreadnaught and ...Gibson had major tone over that Martin... SIT DOWN and feel tha guitar not just buy it unplayed! I have several Gibsons for sALE but Im 66 and health is dropping BUT every other Friday nite/Saturday...Slide my SG in on some Duane licks...Note....I went up to Duanes grave a month ago
    3 points
  6. Sorry; A long one----- There was a bartender named D i c k who had a regular customer, a doctor, who showed up at his bar every afternoon by 5 O'clock. He always ordered a daiquiri made with crushed almonds. D i c k usually had it sitting on the bar in the doctor's customary spot by the time he walked in the door. One day, D i c k noticed it was near time for the doctor to show up, and also he had no almonds with which to make the drink. so he quickly decided to try crushed hickory nuts instead, hoping to get away with it. When the doctor walked in, D i c k was just placing his
    3 points
  7. Here are this years lot. Foo Fighters, Tina Turner, JAY-Z, Todd Rundgren, The Go-Go’s, and Carole King. Love Todd. Carole had one stellar album and is a great songwriter. Tina is a legend. The rest eat chain.
    2 points
  8. 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
    2 points
  9. 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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  10. I'd just as soon not be cremated in a public park with an old picnic table being used for kindling so I'll get a booster same as getting a flu shot. Each to their own.
    2 points
  11. Notes_Norton speaks the truth. It is unwise to be so cavalier with this virus. Today I have reached the 75-year milestone. I've dealt with cancer and other nefarious maladies. It would be irony indeed to be felled by something so common as a virus. The world is opening up too soon. I'll come out of my cave when common sense prevails.
    2 points
  12. 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
    2 points
  13. Shot #1 today ... Pfizer ... no ill effects so far. Finally!
    2 points
  14. I’ve had some real joy today from my Hummingbird 12, a 2005 Custom Shop model sold to me several years ago by John Turner (aka JohnT) of this very forum. Such a lovely guy, and kept the Bird for me for close to a year whilst I got the funds together to buy it. Truth be told, I’ve played it very little in the last couple of months. After I was unwell at the end of last year I was left with ongoing joint pain, which has made anything but lightly strung six string action tough going. The 12 was more pain than the glorious tone could justify, so it sat in its case, waiting for the right time
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  15. 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.
    2 points
  16. 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
    2 points
  17. 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?
    2 points
  18. 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.
    2 points
  19. 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.
    2 points
  20. Well it was Mother's Day so gifts were appropriate?
    2 points
  21. A few months back I posted a video of some Joe Pass I'd learnt and now I thought I'd post the most recent tune I've been working on which is Tal Farlow's version of Autumn Leaves. I played it on my 2010 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster which might interest some of you on here. Tal Farlow Autumn Leaves cover - YouTube
    2 points
  22. With me the second song is generally Blind Willie McTell's "Searching the Desert for the Blues" or Leadbelly's "John Hardy." You need a Leadbelly tune to see if tuned down 1 1/2 steps you can even come close to summoning up the thunder Leadbelly did with his jumbo Stella 12.
    2 points
  23. The winner is the late Pat Hare, once guitarist with Muddy Waters, who recorded "I'm Going To Murder My Baby" in 1954, and then in 1963.... did. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Hare
    2 points
  24. If I Weren't So Romantic, I'd Shoot You. Music by Rick. Lyrics by Alice Cooper and Bernie Taupin.
    2 points
  25. The Keith years are some of their best. From about '72 to around '76 they peaked and were never better. Once Jerry stated with stuff other than LSD it was a long sad trip. After Terrapin or Shakedown there was no need to make more albums. They only have a few I listen to on a regular basis. Most people who listen to The Dead like to listen to full live shows. I dig American Beauty, Workingman's, Mars Hotel, Wake and most of Terrapin and Shakedown St. The first few early ones have a classic or two on them and after Shakedown most of that stuff was probably just to have an excuse to tour as if t
    2 points
  26. Take it out in to the yard and throw handfuls of pennies at it.
    2 points
  27. There's some decent compressors for not a lot of cash. I tend to set the level for unity, (meaning the pedal adds no boost in volume when engaged) I set ratios of compression so that they ust give a bit of weight to the over all tone, and I keep it on most of the time. Attack and Release controls will gauge how fast the compression will kick in "attack", (you want it fast) and how long the sustain will hang before it "releases".. these 2 are "set em and forget em" controls for me.
    2 points
  28. I think you're missing out on what a compressor can do for your sound over all by just using it as a boost. Compressors, when used in line, can give you a nice clean sustain for rhythm. I will help even out notes when your trying to articulate notes in chords. If you need a boost, I'd suggest something like a TC Spark or any of the dozens of clean boost pedals. Even a GE-7 EQ would do well here too. Neither are expensive, very effective
    2 points
  29. Truss rods are not to be turned 360’. There like a 1/8 of a turn ,thats it. Any tighter you will tighten that neck up so much it will split the neck. Or bust the trussrod. I think these have a double rod inside , at least they did for a time You sure you want to attempt a adjustment? Or give it to a luthier to get into working order?
    2 points
  30. The weight. Chorus the verse you make up as you go along, which can be comical. Smoke a big old fatty smoke a fatty for free smoke a big old fatty smoke a big old fatty on me.
    2 points
  31. Stop using my lyrics. My lawyer will be in touch. rct
    2 points
  32. Your avatar tag line says you suffer from Tourette's syndrome - perhaps an offshoot of that? My old band and I sometimes did the same thing (mostly instigated by the drummer), but it was only done at band practice for our own amusement and never done in public or during a performance. I doubt it is the stuff of a savant, nor perversion or madness but simply a way to occupy your mind during otherwise somewhat boring activities (grocery shopping, band practice etc.).
    2 points
  33. Very good! You really "learnt" it well. Whitefang
    2 points
  34. I believe my families coat of arms ties in the back!🤪
    2 points
  35. Forget it Cody you're out of your element.
    2 points
  36. What I liked best was the price. But yes it works very well for a natural overdrive sound. Not really good for high gain or metal styles.
    2 points
  37. Man the 335 changed my life as a young guitarist... played an old one just starting out and it became my goal to get one when I was better. this model is http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2016/Memphis/ES-335.aspx i put Suhr SSV pickups in for a little more modern edge sound. And evo gold refret... no more nibs! I also run daddario 9.5 strings. I think it open the sound up nicely. Subtle bit noticeable and definitely easier bending.
    2 points
  38. Stock is light everywhere for Martin and Gibson. One online Martin guy who i’ve bought more than my fair share from, has told me that despite the website saying “may ETA” or “June ETA”, his stock is looking more like Autumn….
    1 point
  39. There I was thinking this thread may be an opportunity to demonstrate my playing.
    1 point
  40. Blue and Hejira and great albums. Don Juan has some good stuff on it but should have been a single LP. I have all of her stuff form Ladies Of The Canyon to Don Juan. Blue and Court are my fav's.
    1 point
  41. A lot of songs you can substitute the word "drugs" for "love" and it still makes sense. "Can't Buy Me Drugs" "Addicted to Drugs" "All You Need Is Drugs" ....and my personal favorite: "The Things We Do For Drugs" (like walking in the rain and the snow when there's nowhere to go and you're feeling like a part of you is dying)
    1 point
  42. Hmmm this year Caps are 2nd place in East Division with 77 points while the Wings are tied for 7th place in the Central Division with 48 points. Maybe it's time me to write a new song. 😄
    1 point
  43. My 2002 Guild F-412 is red but I'll happily stay with the Vintage Sunburst on my SJ-200.
    1 point
  44. Getting it soon. You can't really get around it if you want to participate in normal life. Plus, conformity is the new punk.
    1 point
  45. If there is any way you can keep the two...imagine the joy. One in standard tuning, one in open D or DADGAD. Songs ‘til the cows come home.
    1 point
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