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Everything posted by MissouriPicker

  1. Kilt! What Paddy McDonald did to the guy that called it a skirt.
  2. I use my right hand thumb a lot for picking. I use the left one for fretting the low bass strings. Beyond that, my playing really is “all thumbs.”
  3. Just my opinion, so this doesn’t necessarily make me right and someone else wrong——-But, I figure if you get a real nice guitar ( no matter the price) and it sounds good to you and you are bonding with it, then don’t worry about if it’s as loud, or sweet, or warm, or mellow as another Hummingbird, J45, D28, etc. All this stuff related to sound, type of wood, playability is all dependent on the owner of the instrument and what they like. Just enjoy your guitar! If you like it, get yourself a good setup and have a blast.
  4. I don’t give-a-crap about the politics. Politics ruins friendships and destroys commonsense if people refuse to use it.. My wife had her 2nd shot last week and I get my 2nd on Tuesday morning. I have very little faith in the TV doctors, but I want to get this stuff behind us and hopefully this will be a major step in doing that. Otherwise we’re going to wearing masks for years and we’ll forget how to shake hands.
  5. We’ve heard you play! Definitely do not give him your guitar.......lol......Seriously though, I understand what you’re saying. This guy is certainly a good picker (and so are you)....Several years ago I sat about four feet from Marty Stuart at a picnic table. Just watching him move effortlessly all over the guitar neck made me wonder what the hell I was doing when I played...... Just use guys like this as inspiration.
  6. You see, my mule don't like people laughing. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it. ...
  7. I guess for the most part that I’m a pretty happy guy. So long as my family is healthy and doing well, I’m good. Don’t know that I have any pressing needs that I must fulfill at this time. Guitars-wise, I still think that somewhere down the road I might look for a Martin Johnny Cash D35. Beyond that, it would be great to see commonsense return to the world.
  8. If I could choose, it would be something similar to my dad’s passing. He was 5 weeks from his 97th birthday, living in his own home, still sharp-as-a-tack and content. He passed-away on a Sunday morning while watching the Western Channel on TV. He loved watching Gunsmoke and John Wayne movies. It was a massive stroke and he simply went to sleep. He often said he didn’t want to spend weeks in a hospital and then linger for months in a nursing home. He wanted to die in his own home and he pretty much went how he wanted it. BTW, he’ll be gone one year on Monday, April 5.
  9. Why did Miley Cyrus drink a bottle of ketchup on the tonight show with Jay Leno? She wanted all of America to know that white, southern, country music fans were as stupid and redneck and inbred as they’re rumored to be.
  10. So, this gal is Christmas shopping and her husband is supposed to meet her, but he’s late. She calls him to see where he’s at. “You’re late, hon! When you getting here?” Him: “I’m sorry babe! I got hung-up...... You remember that little jewelry shop where you saw that diamond necklace and I said that someday I’d buy it for you?” Her, as tears fill her eyes: “OMG! Yes, I remember it!” Him: “Well, I’m in the bar right next to it.”
  11. Never doubt me! I told you I’d make it in show biz. Just got me a role in a porn movie. I play the husband who is going to work.
  12. I totally agree! He’s a super picker and can make any guitar sound great. He’s got magic fingers.....at least that what Stevie said.
  13. I’m fortunate enough to own all three. Don’t think one necessarily has anything over the other two. If I was forced to pick just one, I’d probably go with “the bird.” Not because it’s better, but because it was the “holy grail guitar” when I was a teenager and I always wanted one. Eventually, I realized that there was no real “holy grail,” but instead a bunch of awesome guitars that appealed to me. One can spend himself into the poor house looking for “the holy grail.”
  14. I used to have an unofficial rule where I wouldn’t pay more than 3500 or so for a guitar. I think all of my Gibsons (except my recent J200) were under that, due to the prices when I bought them new or else they were “used” like my J45TV, Dove, and Southern Jumbo. I payed well over 3500 for the J200, I guess because I wanted it and could afford it. I don’t pay much attention to people who say a cheap guitar is as good as a Martin, Gibson, Taylor for making music. Sure, you can make music with a $75 instrument, but I still prefer a better (and even though it is likely much more expensive)
  15. Haven’t decided yet! There are so many more options these days. I’ve kind of been thinking about being a female athlete, at least for a couple weeks. Maybe I can win a few trophies. Hell, even if I don’t win a trophy, just changing and showering with the girls will be pretty exciting.
  16. I too remember you, Stein! It’s good to see old friends find their way back home. Glad you’re here. I hope you hang-around.......As far as big guitars are concerned, the Gibson J100/200 are great instruments to hide behind.
  17. Tough to lose our dogs/cats. They’re not like family. They ARE family.
  18. Doves are “top of the line” guitars. Congrats on a great instrument. Enjoy it for many years.
  19. Those are battle scars. Wear them with pride!
  20. Yeah, we tend to forget regular routines when they’re not routine anymore. I’m starting-up a regular open mic (before COVID) tomorrow night and I spent some time today making sure I remembered how to set-up my Yamaha sound system. Haven’t used it for almost a year. My Roland EX is easy, but the Yamaha has a few more switches on it...lol
  21. I would like to sincerely thank my parents for not letting me pick my gender while I was still eating crayons, glue, crap off the floor, the dog’s food, and boogers.
  22. Guitars with a burst are my favorite, but I like the natural also. Depends on the guitar and what I see in it. Most of my Gibsons have a burst.
  23. We humans (especially us more mature humans) tend to use age as our excuse for not doing a lot of things. For example, “I would love to learn to play the guitar, but I’m 65 and i’ll be 70 in a few more years.”.......So, how old will you be in a few more years if you don’t learn to play? Do it while the fire is burning. Have fun with it.
  24. I’m with you!............Anyway, I think Gibson will keep moving forward........ Just like Taylor giving-away a Roman Toga with each guitar, Gibson can offer a similar deal——maybe give-away a hillbilly hat and a corncob pipe with each guitar.
  25. Sure, skydiving is scary-as-hell, but have you ever been at someone else’s house and the toilet won’t flush?
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