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  1. I rarely sit still for a movie. And when I do, it's some stupid old low budget sci fi or cheesy gore... something made in the 60s for about twelve bucks. i love that stuff. Within the last week I've watched a couple clips that popped up on facebook, no idea why I even bothered. One had Clint Eastwood, who found a duffel bag full of heroin in his truck, and was then dealing with law enforcement AND the smugglers. Another had Nicolas Cage, who was trying to rescue some blond chick who was getting the crap kicked out of her non stop. They shot NC in the face and he got right back up. Both of these clips made me anxious and unsettled. I'm at the stage of life where watching a movie like that is not my idea of fun.
  2. I copied this from FB. I found it amusing and I'm sharing it with no malice, just poking fun of forums.... Q: How many group members does it take to change a light bulb ? 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed. 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently. 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs. 17 purists who use candles and are offended by light bulb discussions. 6 to argue over whether it's 'lightbulb' or 'light bulb'. Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid. 22 to tell THOSE 6 to stop being jerks. 2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is 'lamp'. 15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that 'light bulb' is perfectly correct. 49 to post memes and gifs (several are of Michael Jackson eating popcorn with the words added, “I’m just here for the comments.”) 19 to post that this page is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb page. 11 to defend the posting to this page saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant here. 24 to discuss the merits of LED/swirly fluorescent light bulbs 44 to claim LED and fluorescent bulbs will kill you. 12 to post F. 8 to ask what F means. 7 to post 'Following' but there's 3 dots at the top right that means you don't have to. 3 to say "can't share" 2 to reply "can't share from a closed group" 36 People to post pics of their own light bulbs. 15 People to post "I can't see S$%^!" and use their own light bulbs. 6 to report the post or PM an admin because someone said "f÷×$" 4 to say "Didn't we go through this already a short time ago?". 13 to say "Do a search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs". 1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that (insert politician of choice) isn't the brightest bulb. This usually takes place within the first three comments. 50 more to get into personal attacks over their political views. 5 admins to ban the light bulb posters who took it all too seriously. 1 late arrival to comment on the original post 6 months later and start it all over again.
  3. The strap button should never have been moved to the horn. No. And he should not have said he would do it. Or attempted it. Or even considered it.
  4. The only thing that looks unquestionably Gibson is the cracks alongside the fingerboard extension ha ha. A couple additional observations: They didn't come with Grover 102C tuners from the factory in the 60s and 70s that I am aware of. If these were changed out, where's the footprint of the old ones? My '64 SJ has a white heel cap. The H-Bird should be the same. The sunburst is too "small" for that era. 60s sunbursts barely covered the rim. And no fading? None? And I agree with everything Jinder said.
  5. http://www.larkstreetmusic.com/list/pict/benderrD18.jpg
  6. I knew a Pentecost preacher that insisted the finish on a guitar hampered it's tone so he stripped the finish off every guitar he owned. J200, D35, 50s Kay, didn't matter. Idiot. John Lennon did some stupid **** like that as well. If crap like the Tone Rite worked, at least ONE of the guitar companies would utilize it. Don't they want their product to sound better than the neighbors? I don't believe any of the aging voodoo, or in fact thinking we know more about building guitars than the person who built it. On a more basic level, if anyone is searching for gimmicky ways to improve the tone of their guitar, that tells me they're not happy with it. Trade up.
  7. Daisy (1-1/2 year old Jack Russell Shorty) and Maggie (10 year old Golden Retriever)
  8. What's the difference between Iron Man and Aluminum man? Iron Man stops the bad guys. Aluminum man just foils their plans.
  9. When I let the dogs out to pee at 2 am I think of that and avoid being in the camera's range. Or if I am in range in my underwear, I will at least refrain from urinating in the driveway.
  10. A few years ago my kids got me a Ring doorbell, with camera and all that. I happened to have an old style doorbell, so I mounted it so it would be powered all the time via the low voltage feed. That lasted about a week. It lost it's connection and Ring was no help whatsoever. I've run it on it's rechargeable internal battery ever since. In the winter it needs to be charged about once a week. My kids have moved up to newer Ring doorbells and they seem to like them a lot. I guess I'd buy another, but not a 'doorbell' this time, just a security camera, maybe one with a floodlight. Maybe a couple, for that matter. I'm not a "security system" type; never had the need.... but people are people and drugs are rampant here. Rampant. I've almost never locked my doors and I rarely took the keys out of my car. But I'm an idiot and will pay someday. Lately I've been more diligent, locking the cars at night or at least taking the keys out. And deadbolting all doors. I'm at the point where I no longer trust that old Ring doorbell. I left one of my trucks in the front yard this morning, the bed full of scrap metal. A guy was coming sometime today to pick all the scrap up. I have one recorded event at 11:59 showing the truck with the metal, and another event at 12:47 showing an empty truck. So he came sometime in between with no recording from my "security" camera. Of course the sensitivity can be adjusted, and actually it's too sensitive. It triggers every time a large truck goes by. So I wonder what else I've missed? Before I buy new Rings, I'd like to hear what you guys use, if anything.
  11. I've done this for decades. The subject of static has come up on forums before and when I mention a dryer sheet, people think I'm nuts. The only guitar I typically need to use them on is my '77 Tele. I was told the laminated pickguard is more prone to static than one layer vinyl. Can't say. All I know is that it will pop like mad unless I give it a rub once a month or so.
  12. I briefly owned a 2007 CJ165 Rosewood. It was one of the prizes at the 2007 Homecoming. Amazing workmanship, beautiful guitar. Just not the sound that suited me. "Suited me" being the operative phrase.
  13. All except the tilapia. That's not food. Glad all is well. Losing power preys on the mind. The longest I remember losing power was around 12 hours and I was seriously waiting for the zombie apocalypse.
  14. I have no use for trolls and I applaud any smackdown you guys want to hand out.
  15. And some wonder why I’m not more of a hall monitor. You guys do just fine.
  16. 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.
  17. 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 Moody Blues couldn't do that for me.
  18. I have no hair OR libido. But I have double stuff golden Oreos. Not a substitute but I will make do.
  19. 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.
  20. 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've developed is Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness. I keep an Albuterol puffer handy. I might go two weeks without touching it or I might use it 2-3 times a day. I have no idea if smoking did it. One of my best friends in school, from Kindergarten up, was a steady smoker. He now has no bladder and uses a bag. I'm glad I did what I did, and I praise anyone who has the strength to do the same. I will retire in one year, two months, and thirteen days, and I want to enjoy however many years I have left.
  21. I had a Hofner Committee that George Gruhn incorrectly identified as a Golden Hofner. Sold it to a British architect in NY.
  22. 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, whatever. But I don't mean just "what would you like to buy if you were using someone else's credit card", I mean..... what guitar (or two) would you seriously like to own before you kick off? Something you've always wanted but for whatever reason has not happened, but if, at the end of your life, you were genuinely saddened at the thought that it did not? And why? Feel free to use both sides of your brain. The only justification you need is your own. I'll start. An old J200. Preferably pre-1960. I currently have a 1989 and a 2000, plus a 1985 J100 of my fathers. Doesn't scratch the itch though. They can (and likely will) go away. I want the old smell. I want the old feel. I want the yellowed binding and missing finish on the neck. I've wanted one since I was old enough to know it stood apart from the rest.
  23. 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...."liberation" from it's tone dampening finish. Then I froze... and suddenly remembered my father having bought a circa 1952 SJ-200 from him in 1969..... for fifty bucks! It had a natural top with sunburst back and sides. Always puzzled me. Dad painted the top red and sold it (that also puzzled me). I then knew the truth. My time machine is broken, lest I go back and keep these transgressions from happening. He passed away several years ago. He won't destroy any more guitars. It's your guitar, you can do with it what you like. I will echo what has already been said here and sum it up by saying.... you'll be sorry.
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