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  1. I've got two Ernie Ball wooden boxes from the 70s and I swear they have some of the original strings in them. I have replenished them here and there, mostly from buying quantities of old store stock. I can't remember the last time I dug in and pulled ONE string out due to breakage. I have, on occasion, put together a set for a yard sale guitar. Times change. People change. I may dump these wooden boxes on ebay. I did splurge on an unopened set of Fender Super Bullets....case candy for my '77 Tele.
  2. I've always considered CCR to be the ultimate garage band. I don't mean that in a negative way at all, not trying to say they're amateurs in any way. What I mean is, their songs are mechanically simple... no Beatles chords, elaborate backup, years in the studio and settling for an engineer's mashup of takes 114 and 210. They are songs that three people in the garage HAVE A SNOWBALL'S CHANCE of replicating with Silvertones and 10 watt solid state Ampegs. And there's a good feeling that goes with that. The day I figured out the opening riff to Green River, I walked on air a little. The Moo
  3. I went into your profile to see if there was anything that could be turned on/off and I saw nothing. I can edit people's profiles, such as signature lines, external links and such, but nothing to do with the 'like' feature or deeper stuff like passwords. I will send a message to the admins but I don't have a lot of luck getting ahold of them.
  4. I have no hair OR libido. But I have double stuff golden Oreos. Not a substitute but I will make do.
  5. There's no way on God's green Earth that a 1957 J-45 would have that serial number on the back of the headstock unless it was carved with a pocket knife. Look inside, possibly on the inside of the back or on the headblock. See what there is for a letter/number combo. I fought with a guy for 6 months. He swore up and down he had a 1957 Fender Mustang. He knew that because he and his brother went to NY and he bought it on the trip. Finally his wife pointed out that they made that same trip again in 1967.
  6. I clicked on this topic to congratulate whoever went a year. Turned out to be me in 2015.... And I still have not gone back to smoking. It will be 7 years in July. There are times I miss it. But I expected that. I will always be addicted to nicotine, I just choose, every day, to not use it. I don't know how much permanent damage I've done to my lungs from 42 years of smoking. The seven year gap is sure to help. All the info says, the longer you go without smoking, the more things go back to normal and the less chance you have of long term problems. The only breathing issue I'
  7. I had a Hofner Committee that George Gruhn incorrectly identified as a Golden Hofner. Sold it to a British architect in NY.
  8. I'm definitely not the oldest here. I will turn 61 in a couple months. A few months back, a classmate passed away suddenly. It happens. It's life. Another classmate messaged me (we were born 12 hours apart) and said, "we both need to buy Mustangs...now." I got what he meant, even though I don't care about Mustangs, or any other sporty car for that matter. I had a Corvette (operative word = had). So can you sum up your guitar bucket list with one guitar? Two? We all have lists. We all want "something", and that's healthy. Gives us something to wish for, hope for, save for, trade up to
  9. I read the original post when it first showed up. I fought the urge to reply, as I wasn't sure if it was meant as a joke. Reminds me of a minister I had a passing acquaintance with over several decades. He was of the belief that the top of a guitar should be allowed to breathe. So he stripped the finish off the top of every guitar he owned. In the early 90s my father bought a 1940s Kay jumbo from him, with the top stripped. I didn't think much of it until we decided to pay him a visit and I saw a D-35 in the corner with the top stripped. Looking around, every guitar had received the same.
  10. 1983 Fender Precision Bass (in pewter metallic). Typical of the era....pots dated 1981, 1983 top load body, 1983 neck date with 1979 serial number on the headstock. Fullerton was cleaning out the dusty shelves. 1981 Gibson Victory (in metallic red) Weighs as much as a spinet piano. 1981 mystery bass (strange Bernie Rico Jr type thing that nobody on the planet can tell me anything about) 1990s Crate P-Style (non functioning wall art that was salvaged from a manslaughter scene) 2001 Engelhardt EC-1 upright bass I'm not a bass player. I'm a noodler and a very bad one at t
  11. I have 335 fever at the moment. I've owned two; a late 60s that had been horribly brutalized and painted maroon (binding and all!) and a wine red 1980 that had been converted to a Badass Melody Maker style wrap around bridge. Paid $500 and swapped it for a Guild X-160. I wish I had bought a Lucille when they were $2000 used. The Japanese dealers have doubled the price of everything and now Gus from Sheboygen thinks he's getting ripped off if he sells for less.
  12. My father smoked two packs a day. He was a mailman so he walked a lot. One certainly didn't cancel out the other but he was at least active. He went to a doctor's appointment in the fall of 1993 and came home with an oxygen tank. For the next 5-1/2 years it was in and out of the hospital. Oxygen, nebulizers, catheters, pills upon pills upon pills. He had to stop driving just about immediately. I still have his 1988 S-10 Blazer and drive it daily. Eventually he had to give up guitar. He gave me his Martin M-38 in 1994. He kept his J-100 and tried to play once in a while I have that now, still
  13. I hate that ducking autocorrect. I thought someone was making repros for the 120.... I wish I could recall where I saw it.
  14. Something's still not right..... The bridge looks too far back. Could be a 16" body with a Super 400 neck (which would be a 25-1/2" scale and therefore the bridge would have to sit back further).
  15. It looks like a 17” body in the pic because the angle of the f holes is all wrong for an 18” S400. I’m going to guess it is an L-5 with Super 400 inlays.
  16. ksdaddy uses google translate lol
  17. I’m going to guess it’s a late 40s to 1954 L-50 that someone added a pickup to. It can be narrowed down further by looking inside for black cloth strips on the rims and whether or not the profile of the headstock is tapered. Both of those attributes would indicate no later than 1952 or so.
  18. I’ve owned many bikes. I worked my way up in the Japanese stuff until I had a KZ900. I then wanted to be retro and had a couple Triumph Bonnevilles. Which meant I walked a lot, had a very sore right knee, and thumbs that smelled of gasoline. I gave up on bikes for a few years until I began parting them out on eBay in ‘99. I would conservatively guess that I stripped and sold 300 or more. From 2006 to 2011 my main bike was a stock green 1974 Honda CB360 that I bought for $50. Loved it. Then in 2011 I finally bought what I always wanted, a Harley. I bought a white 2000 883 Sportster with 7709 mi
  19. Ho visto alcuni dei primi modelli di Chet Atkins (1982-83) con un prefisso di lettere seguito da tre numeri. Non seguono il sistema standard del numero di serie Gibson. Quelli che ho visto iniziano con B o C. Mi dispiace di non poter essere più utile.
  20. My go-to acoustic for the past 3+ years has been a 2015 HD-28. I still have my Gibsons but the tone of this 28 is just more pleasing to my ear. I would expect nothing different from anyone else. Go to the supermarket and see how many flavors of salad dressing they are. Hand me a Gibson J-60 and it might win me over. Not saying otherwise. Might be the rosewood and ebony that's doing it for me. I don't think it's a matter of me choosing Martin over Gibson. This particular guitar just won me over. All the years I spent bashing Martins because of their stiff, high action and vanilla co
  21. It's an L6-s from the mid 70s. The only thing that I would even question is the knobs. I know they used speed knobs on this model but there's no guarantee that those particular ones are original to the guitar. Impossible to tell. It looks all original otherwise. The finish looks a little odd but it might just be old smoke.
  22. I was always under the impression that the partnership between The Ventures and Semie Mosely was for financial gain first and a guitar design second. Seems like the Ventures injected capital into Semie's operation and of course promoted heck out of the guitar for mutual gain. I could be 100% wrong and will hang my head in shame if so. A (now deceased) friend worked for Fender R&D in the late 60s, early 70s, and also worked for OMI off and on. He grew up in CA, had a place in Huntington Beach, and grew up in the whole surf culture (real or invented). He called them Mose-wrongs. Ju
  23. A 70s D25C is on my list. Love the red.
  24. That's a fairly distinct winding pattern near the ball. And the fact that they change color a short distance away tells me they are a coated string... I can tell you that one of my guitars has had the same Nanoweb 13-56 since 2018, and ONLY because I had broken one of the same brand/gauge as when I bought the guitar in 2017. They are losing their skin in the cowboy chord area and are turning black there, but I won't change them until they are a problem. My LP has had the same Elixir 10-46 since 2016. I have some new Elixirs at home. I'll open up a package tonight and see what they l
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