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Everything posted by MissouriPicker

  1. 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.
  2. 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.”
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Tough to lose our dogs/cats. They’re not like family. They ARE family.
  7. Doves are “top of the line” guitars. Congrats on a great instrument. Enjoy it for many years.
  8. Those are battle scars. Wear them with pride!
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Sure, skydiving is scary-as-hell, but have you ever been at someone else’s house and the toilet won’t flush?
  15. Saw Marty Stuart play many years ago and thought it would be cool to play one (and it is), but I ain’t Marty Stuart.....Frets too small and neck too narrow for me to play comfortably. I suspect if I’d stuck with it I’d eventually play it as inadequately as I do guitar. It’s certainly worth your time to give it a shot. They are pretty cool. If you don’t try, you’ll won’t know if the mandolin fits you well. .......Anyway, a uke is fairly easy with its nylon strings.
  16. yeah, if you have a herd of sweet guitars that you rotate around, you don’t change strings a lot. My strings last a long time. I use primarily Martin SPs lights. I play gently and almost all fingerpicking. I’ll change strings when I change batteries. Once a year. Could be a little longer at times.
  17. Damn! This was pretty tough to watch! Sad, but a very worthwhile journey. I suspect most of us feel like this over our beloved pets......”and Lord, there’s just one more thing that I think you ought to know......if my old dog ain’t up in heaven, I don’t think I want to go.”
  18. It does sound pretty cool! I’ve never seen or heard of this model before. Lots of hidden gems out there and this is one of them.👍
  19. Yep, another J45 model is just what we need....... I really like Gibsons, but when is a J45 no longer a J45? Maybe in a couple years they’ll bring the J15 back. They are nice guitars.
  20. Definitely! A guitar like this is inspiring. It makes you want to get better. If I was forced to pick just one of my Gibsons, I suspect it would be my Hummingbird. They’re all great guitars for me, but “the bird” is “the bird.“
  21. Cool rendition! Always easy for me to listen to. You give this lost and lonely feeling. Nicely done. Another coffeehouse song.
  22. This drunk staggers into a Catholic Church, goes in the confessional, sits down and doesn’t say anything. After 10 seconds or so, the priest coughs a couple times to get the guys attention, but the drunk just sits there. Finally, the priest knocks on the wall three times and the drunk mumbles, “Ain’t no use knockin’! No paper on this side either!
  23. When I was a kid I wanted to play a guitar really bad. Now, after decades of practice, I can play a guitar really bad.
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