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Everything posted by onewilyfool

  1. 1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The Ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent. 2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything." 3. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, "They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal." 3. A dyslexic man walks into a bra. 5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says: "A beer please, and one for the road." 6. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?" 7. "Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.'" "That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome." "Is it common?" Well, "It's Not Unusual." 8. Two cows are standing next to each other in a field. Daisy says to Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated this morning." "I don't believe you," says Dolly. "It's true, no bull!" exclaims Daisy. 9. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either. 10. Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before. 11. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any. 12. A man woke up in a hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!" The doctor replied, "I know you can't, I've cut off your arms!" 13. I went to a seafood disco last week... and pulled a mussel. 14. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh. 15. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says "Dam!" 16. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too. 17. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But why," they asked, as they moved off. "Because," he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer." 18. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted. 19. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him. (Oh, man, this is so bad, it's good...) A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis. 20. And finally, there was the person who sent twenty different puns to his friends, with the hope that at least ten of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did!!!!!!!!
  2. One thing Tonerite DOES do, is wear out strings prematurely…….even Elixir's…..Some folks claim, (I've not seen evidence in my guitars) that it also speeds up the wear of the bridge plate, as the vibrations cause the ball ends to "gouge" the bridge plate prematurely, in other words, sooner than regular play would do…..just a thought…..I like mine. I find it works better with Rosewood B&S guitars, almost does nothing for all hog guitars…..I use it just before I change my strings….My friend has it on his vintage Roy Smeck ALL THE TIME he is not playing it….with no problems, and he claims it has opened up greatly
  3. This is akin to that Epiphone David Rawlings plays…it is really a cheap guitar, although he has a good one, I've played a couple that are dogs. BUT because Rawlings plays one, they have skyrocketed in price…..silly really….The J-160 is a sub standard guitar acoustically, but plugged in, with the P-90, sounds like an electric (sort of)…..but because Lennon played one…..prices are sky high…..again, silly….but to each his or her own….I read somewhere that the J-160 was all laminate in an attempt to eliminate feedback when plugged in…..acoustic properties be damned!
  4. IFwe are talking Beatle's songs…perhaps "Get Back!" would be more appropriate than "I'm looking through you"???!!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BmVUxmVBKc
  5. And DEMAND a good return policy……..that will cover you for non-disclosed items….You are going to school….and you are learning valuable lessons…..good luck with your repair!
  6. Probably a MONSTER. SCGC is arguably the closest to that vintage sound right out of the box than any company!…Keep us posted!
  7. Must have been REALLY low key I'm assuming….?
  8. Nice Job Bozz…..very good pics!
  9. Dealers WILL sell "as is" but will NOT discount the guitar for the required work! Again, charging whatever the high price is in the Bluebook. It's ridiculous, but that's how it is. If they think they can sell a guitar as is for the same price that a repaired one will get, what do you think they will do? The thing I HATE is non-disclosure in descriptions. ALWAYS demand return privileges. Regarding Elderly….their rating is ONLY for cosmetic. Not for sound, not for structural, not for playability. I've seen Guitars on their site, rated Excellent+, then the description will say, needs neck reset, glue brace, re-fret……EX+??? I guess most folks like a shiny new guitar and that's all!
  10. One guy on local Craig's List was selling a D-28 with the serial number obliterated by a drill bit…..lol….imagine what the history on that one was!!?? At least George Gruhn FIXES his guitars before charging full market bearing price for them when he sells….Go to any "Vintage" guitar show…virtually EVERY guitar you try needs work…and that's not even looking inside with a mirror. AND, they are charging top dollar for the guitar anyway according to Gruhn's price guide or, Vintage Guitar Magazine's Price guide. The VINTAGE GUITAR SCENE IS NOT FOR THE WEAK OF HEART. Once a guy has your money and you have his guitar….it is VERY hard to negotiate any kind of compensation, long distance, over the phone. Who has the leverage here?? The guy with your money! What can you do? Threaten to ruin his reputation??? LOL….You really have to ask a LOT of questions. Look at Reverb….these vintage guitar sellers are supposed to be PROS??? Their verbal descriptions are blatantly vague! Please look at the pictures they advise…..they have the guitar "in hand" and know EVERY NUANCE of it, but verbally won't be forthcoming…..look at the pictures??? You can see a loose brace from a picture? You generally can't even see that it needs a refret, the pics are so small! So, best to have a very good return policy, because when you get it, you will have substantially MORE information than from the ad. I think, best to buy locally. Play before pay. Try before buy. I think in this particular case of the OP, I would be upset too. It was originally sold at a "bargain" price, and not disclosed to the OP before buying. This is bad faith selling, but the vintage industry is kind of like a used car type of industry. Buyer must beware. That being said….if the guitar sounds and looks good, no reason the BGN guitar should fetch less on the open market, than a similar non-BGN guitar in worse condition. I am always buying SOUND, so it it sounds good, feel blessed. If it doesn't need $1000's of dollars of repairs….fell blessed. If it looks good, feel blessed. Most so-called "vintage" guitars are just "player" grade anyway. True "collector" guitars, or "Museum grade" guitars are not that common, OR that affordable. Hope you enjoy your BGN…it is probably a great guitar, and I hear your pain!
  11. I was sick for about a week and didn't log on much…..usually after the big homecoming, there are threads with Pics, Reviews, Stories, reports on guitar buys…..???? Did I miss that post or posts? Where's the scoop?
  12. BK…you talking about the flipper part of the latch? I just checked mine, all very smooth…..they may have fixed the problem??!!
  13. I've got a 1925 L-3 …..The original case was pretty much falling apart, AND it has such a musty smell, that I would cough or sneeze anytime I opened it. SOOOO….I've been keeping my eyes open for a replacement case, but you can imagine with the curved back and top, tall floating bridge, and the monster neck, it's been a tough find. But one day I took it over to one of the local guitar shops here and asked them if they had anything that would fit it. Well their "case guy" brought out a really well made Epiphone arch top case that was made for one of those Epi EL-00's…AND IT FIT PERFECTLY. The L-00 shape is a little different, but the L-3 fit well without shifting in that different shape. So, just FYI, I imagine there are a lot of folks with L-1, 2, &3's that have a similar 90 year old stinky case that may be falling apart, and might need a new case. These L-00 cases are REALLY well made, and look nice too, black with a brown trim piece around the lid edge. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/epiphone-el-00-hardshell-case?cntry=us&source=3WWRWXGP&gclid=CPC_peKdicYCFRSEfgodPJIAHw&kwid=productads-plaid%5E64352436046-sku%5EH78971000000000@ADL4MF-adType%5EPLA-device%5Ec-adid%5E51870555867
  14. I once posted on a heated "Tonerite" thread over on AGF, that if someone bought a Tonerite, and felt it didn't work, they could always give it to their girlfriend…..lol….I got a scathing verbal spanking from one of the born aginner moderators they have over there…..so be careful…..for or against, these Tonerite threads can get nasty….lol
  15. I didn't know that D-35's had Herringbone? I've heard…..that because of the three piece back, that the D-35 has a better Bass response than the D-28……is that your experience BBG?
  16. I don't know….Aussies playing Hillbillies…..I just don't get it…lol
  17. I've done a "mash" of his songs "Girl from the North Country", and Knocking on Heaven's Door"
  18. Now he is a "husk" of his former self!
  19. How can someone possess and sell stolen property?
  20. Clearly Dylan is outstanding in his field! I don't know WHY he's out standing in his field, he should probably come in…looks like rain!
  21. Is this guitar the same size as an L-00?
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