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  1. wow! Has it been 3 years? Changing jobs makes it harder to keep up with all the forums. Update on the 5215.5. Swapped out the armature, for an updated one. Mildly helpful. THe aramature comes part and parcel with two spark plug wires. But, still a finiky starter. When I picked up the Armature from my favoroite Lawn and Garden repair and parts shop, the parts guy asked, "Did you try removing the ground wire?" I said no and asked for details. He mumbled something and avoided a direct answer that might make me a better Briggs mechanic. THen I got to thinking there is a small 22guage
  2. I think you've translated it correctly Scott. I wonder what they call that plot of land where they grow veggies and their flowers? I love to mow too. Not nearly an acre. What do you mow with? I picked up a Simplicity 5212.5. I installed a new set of drive belts this spring. She works like a champ. A finicky starter, but for 300 bucks .... oops, wrong forum.
  3. Two stories. 1. My dad's story. Several years ago he went to Sears and ROebuck optical department. He got the exam, picked the frames then was told to come back in an hour to pick them up. Which he did. He noted that things didn't 'look' right. He was told he would get used to the new lenses in time. During the ensuing week, he wore his glasses while he farmed and repaired machinery. After the umpteenth time of losing a lens, then having to re-install it and tighten the screws, he told my brother, give me that LocTite. (He was in the shop) A little daub of thread locker was just the
  4. Suggested response to the missus: "But dear, the Kitchen is YOUR woman cave." The offer-er of this suggestion takes ZERO responsibility for this statement, nor any criminal nor financial ramifications. Quote this at your own risk. i.e. yer on yer own.
  5. On a couple of my guitars, I have lengthen the slit in the end of the strap button hole with a sharp knife. Then with a leather needle and heavy thread, I 'sew' the slit area loosely in an 'X' pattern, somewhat akin to shoe laces. Usually one 'X' will do. While the 'laces' are loose, push the strap over the button, then cinch up the laces to close the slit. For me, I want the cinched up button hole to be nigh on impossible to remove. That is where the strap resides for pretty much forever. I hardly ever remove a strap. And, I never, ever have a strap come undone on stage. If I ever want
  6. Looks like it rendered to yellow diamond sign speechless!
  7. TommyK

    Woof!

    Some time last fall I acquired an Epiphone EB base (SG look-alike). Until I can afford to acquire a proper bass amp, is it possible to plug the bass into my 15W Crate amp (sounds terrible) then plug a stand-alone woofer into the Crate amp's output?
  8. Our local university was just one of several to receive a bomb threat Thursday. Must be mid-terms. All, it appears, were hoaxes. Someone trying to delay the inevitable mid-term exam, or whatever. I guess this is a brave new world we just have to learn to deal with. Our local Univ. Police handled it with aplomb. I'm sure threats like this come in on a daily basis, so, for some reason, they determined this to be credible. By my count 17 different jurisdictions from State Police to County and the local jean-d-arms helped in 'sweeping' buildings, and crowd control. Some kids picked
  9. Our local university was just one of several to receive a bomb threat Thursday. Must be mid-terms. All, it appears, were hoaxes. Someone trying to delay the inevitable mid-term exam, or whatever. I guess this is a brave new world we just have to learn to deal with. Our local Univ. Police handled it with aplomb. I'm sure threats like this come in on a daily basis, so, for some reason, they determined this to be credible. By my count 17 different jurisdictions from State Police to County and the local jean-d-arms helped in 'sweeping' buildings, and crowd control. Some kids picked
  10. I'd recommend masking off pretty much everything not the pick guard. Use the blue painter's tape. I'ts low tack and comes off easy. Testors paint? yes. Testors brush? no. Get a good quality very, small pointed brush. And practice, practice, practice before laying one drop of paint on the guard. I'm thinking you should use flat as opposed to gloss paint. The Testors flats are usually relegated to the miliary paint kit. White and yellow is all you'll need. And, keep the mineral spirits bottle as far away from the guitar as is practical. I'd recommend, also, using a Q-tip light
  11. Could you re-post so I can read what I missed... then re-remove it? tks.
  12. Sorry to hear about your bunged up shoulder. I hope if heals fast. You could make lemonade. Why not work on your harmonica chops in the interim... or pick up the harmonica?
  13. Directed to the forum for info? Probably the best answer they could give you. Sales wonks know about what they have to sell, today's models. More history is known here. Warm hues probably due to tungsten incandescent lights and / or light reflecting from the warm and woody floor. Great Score!
  14. Thanks. I found one at the local EpiphoneFenderIbanezPRSWorton dealer. It's a knobless black. It works.
  15. I bought a LP Special II GT missing the tremelo/whammy bar. Where do I find one?
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