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About tommyb

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  1. But the good news is that I used some Gorilla glue I happened to have and smeared it into the holes and pounded the threaded sleeves back in. It's been a month and the bass seems as good as new. The bridge pulled loose while I was atempting to make some adjustments to string height. Probably my ham-handedness that did it.
  2. Thanks! The tone is actually better than the vid indicates. These digital cameras have terrific video quality but the audio not so much.
  3. I love this song, especially the lush guitar work and Chris Isaak's crooning vocal. This is my attempt to at least do the guitar work...not the vocal! I recorded a backing track using the P93, an Epiphone DR500MCE Acoustic, and a Fender P-Bass on a BOSS RC-3 looping pedal and one of its built-in percussion modes. The amps are a Roland CUBE 30x, a Roland GA-112 and a Peavey MAX 115 bass amp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA6_9vANU3A
  4. Thanks! Reminds me that my deck really IS weathered....LOL!!
  5. Yep! I noticed that bridge leaning right away. The centers are 2 29/32" which is the same as the StewMac roller bridge. I should have it tomorrow. I'll also use some graphite on the nut slots while I have the strings loosened.
  6. I'm thinking of doing the same thing. I saw a guy do it on YouTube and it's just a simple swap-out if you don't want to change the mounting posts.
  7. This is my first semi-hollow body, first with a Bigsby, first with three PUPS, and first with P90's since I got rid of my Gibson '56 Goldy decades ago which had P90 soap bars. I wanted the P90 sound again and this one delivers. My Epi LP '60 Tribute has Gibson '57 Classic H-buckers as does my Gibson SG Standard. I have a whole new set of tones to have fun with especially with THREE P90's. I love the variations I'm getting along with the Strat-like thwack and crunch. The workmanship, fit and finish on my copy is excellent and it played well out of the box but I've lowered the actio
  8. I agree! My 2013 Heritage Cherry Standard came yesterday. The reasons I picked it are pretty much just what you're saying here....the '57 Classics (my Epiphone LP 1960 Tribute has the same pups), the small pickguard (I used to have a "batwing" SG but sold it). I was not aware of the differences in the beveling until reading your post however. Interesting information. Tom
  9. You might be on to something here. I always point the mic at the sound hole and close to it. Barring getting a different mic right now I'll experiment with placing the SM-58 as you suggest and see what happens. It makes sense really. Thanks!
  10. Sorry...I should have been clearer. My "amp" is virtual. I use POD FARM 2 software for my amps and tones and monitor through headphones during recording with final mixing done through speakers. I interface with a Line 6 UX-1 into a laptop and use Audacity as my DAW. Your recording sounds terrific by the way! I wish I had your vocal quality.
  11. The Sure SM-58 is a fine mic especially for voice from what I hear. But when I record acoustic guitar the bass and lower mid-range seems to over-power everything else and usually I have to do some equalization after the fact to get it right. Even backing down the bass and midrange on the "amp" doesn't seem to help much. Any ideas? Oh, my budget is shall we say limited and of course I'm doing all this for fun so a pricey pro model would be inappropriate but I'd like something decent. Any ideas? Thanks!
  12. There's a really good version of BC doing this song live just a few years ago...it's really awesome. Meantime here's my less awesome cover...!! Feel Like Makin' Love
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