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Rockabillybob

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About Rockabillybob

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  • Birthday 04/23/1951

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    Lake of the Ozarks-Missouri
  • Interests
    Guitars, rockabilly, Beatles, 50's-70's music, the Civil War.
  1. I got a hot rod Ford and a two dollar bill... Hey Good Lookin' by Hank Williams What will a two dollar bill get you? A digital download of the Rockabilly Bob CD, It's A Rockin' Ride. Visit CD Baby today for a $2.00 digital download. 10 original tunes, plus the 1959 classic by Santo and Johnny, Sleepwalk. Offer expires 12/25/2014. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
  2. I got a hot rod Ford and a two dollar bill... Hey Good Lookin' by Hank Williams What will a two dollar bill get you? A digital download of the Rockabilly Bob CD, It's A Rockin' Ride. Visit CD Baby today for a $2.00 digital download. 10 original tunes, plus the 1959 classic by Santo and Johnny, Sleepwalk. Offer expires 12/25/2014. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
  3. I just bought an Epiphone Hummingbird Pro for use in venues where I wouldn't wanna take my Martins. It really is a nice acoustic and though I've never liked on board electronics, I've been able to get along with the system on the Hummingbird Pro. Today, 12/16/2014, I had the chance to play a new Gibson Hummingbird. in a local music store. Long story short...I'll stick with my black Epi Hummingbird.
  4. Yup, I got a truss rod and an Allen hex wrench. And sometimes...I get confused.
  5. Yes, I ordered one a couple of months ago when they first hit the street. Mine had a loud hum/buzz. I returned it. At one point a couple of weeks ago, MF had six of these listed at a discount because they had been returned.
  6. I've had good success dating Epiphones with this link. Guitar Dater Project
  7. I'm really tempted to put a Bigsby on this guitar, though the Bigsby would cost more than half what I paid for the Dot! The original owners manual and warranty card were in the case. A truss rod still stapled to the owners manual. I did put the truss rod to use and loosened the rod a little to allow some relief. The buzz from the A string disappeared. I'm pretty pleased. The Dot is a real player and love that deep. cherry finish.
  8. No, I don't have a Country Gent. My main guitar is a Gretsch 6120DSW. I also occasionally use a 6120DSV-BLK, or last weekend, a G5127. (There's a pattern here. I love single coils.) The Broadway is mellow and woody in sound, but works very well for 50's r&r, rockabilly and classic country. Really easy to play too. Very comfortable. Not to mention, a beautiful blonde. I think it has a kinda Bill Haley vibe to it.
  9. Again, it's the goal of feeling comfortable with the instrument. And finally, rather than over analyze all this...just play.
  10. rlw, I agree, you should make it as easy as possible to learn and progress. If a guitar doesn't feel right, it's a struggle to enjoy and learn. You shouldn't fret (excuse the pun), but give yourself and the guitar a chance to bond. I like the Dot because it has a fat neck and I have big hands. It suits me, but it may not suit all. I've even found the Dot is a challenge on some fretboard stretches. It won't be my primary guitar, so it doesn't concern me too much. Again, it's the goal of feeling comfortable with the instrument, feeling like you're in control and the guitar (or neck) isn't dictating what you play. Would you agree?
  11. Oh yes. I love the two tone green Gretsch Anniversary. I didn't like the Filtertron pickups, so, I sold it. I just had to have some gold sparkle in my collection. I also love the DeArmond 2000 pickups of my Gretsch G-5128. Keeper!
  12. I've played several Casinos and owned a couple. The necks were not nearly as fat as a Dot.
  13. They are in production. I got mine through Musicians Friend. I began by inquiring about a "used" one they had. The sales rep offered me a new one at the same price. I do like it a lot. I'm basically a single coil player, but the humbuckers on this guitar are fairly bright. It comes strung with Gibson Brite Wires. I plan to stick with them when I change strings. The pickups deliver a lot of output. I usually run my Blues Jr amp volume at about 4 when I play my Gretsch hollow bodys, or an Epi ES 295. I have to turn the amp volume down to 2 and I run the Broadway volume at about 1 for in home practice. (I always have the BJ Fat Switch engaged. If I turn off the Fat Switch, I can run the amp volume at 4.) I also run a little less bass on the amp when playing the Broadway. It will be interesting to see how it handles volume on a gig. I know I can't get directly in front of the amp. It howls! The Broadway is most often pigeon holed as a jazz guitar, but I'm playing rockabilly, 50's-60's rock n' roll and classic country on it. The current Broadways are made in Korea.
  14. I had a new natural Dot and a new Dot Deluxe about three years ago. They had "chunky" necks. I recently bought a 2005 cherry Dot and guess what? It has a chunky neck. As an earlier poster noted, Dots are known for fat necks. They are very comfortable necks for me, since I have big hands. (I like wide necks on acoustic guitars too.)
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