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About canon_mutant

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  1. I have been playing for 25 years and the 57 Classic - Classic plus combination has always been one of my favorite combinations for mainly classic rock and blues. I have owned 4 guitars to date and still own 2 that have these pups in them that have all been great. I recently bought a 2017 Gibson Classic guitar that had to go back because the neck was mucked up but while I had it I noticed that the neck pup was warm and wonderful like I was used to but the bridge was thin with a quite noticeable volume drop compared to the neck and compared to my other guitars. Since that guitar was returned
  2. Actually, my Lupus is so bad I don't think I could play a double-decker axe any more if I wanted to. That said, lord willin', I want to try one last Carvin Synth model. I've had a Boss GT10 for a while just cuz the price was right. I would only use like 10% of it but that 10% alone would be pretty cool. Plus, Carvins just fit me perfectly . . . this would make my 5th. Tragically traded my DC400 years ago to a friend for an amp who managed to get it stolen but I still have my original 200T, all KOA CS6, and all Walnut TL60 [weighs nearly 11 lbs.] But plays and sounds amazing! So wo
  3. Thanks a bunch. I actually had that info [though the other way around on value] if I was just trying to sell them individually. The 355 was $3700 new and the Axcess $5500 so the used values I got were $3300 for the 355 and $4700 for the LPXS. But, I was trying to gauge a value of the matching set pair? Maybe that's impossible . . .??
  4. I did find the COA pics for anyone that thinks this might be some kind of scam?
  5. Wow, such kind words from someone I only know through this forum means so much. Thank you! But, again, though I rarely get out of bed, I am not [yet] on my "death bed" here. Just really would like to get these Lifesons to a good home before I do get to that point and hopefully maximize their value for purely charitable purposes. In other words, I want to be clear that, if I do go ahead and order one last custom Carvin, I already have the money for that. I would love to be able to say these Lifesons generated [like] $10K for Lupus.org or SU2C or even the College of Engineering
  6. Hello all, Sorry for the absence but I am sick, getting sicker, so just not on the forums like I used to. I've had an amazing life even if I die tomorrow so I don't want to turn this thread into a pity party for me. I'm not giving up on life yet and even want to perhaps get one last custom Carvin guitar made if I can decide which one? Since I started going downhill, I have already sold a couple of my wonderful guitars and I am now trying to find a good home for my Lifesons. I happen to have both Alex's white ES-355 and his wine red LP Axcess that are the same serial number, AL230.
  7. Very enjoyable. Was so cool that in an interview about their first album, Dreamboat Annie, Ann and Nancy Wilson said originally they got into music in hopes of just getting in to see Zeppelin . . . a group that obviously led [Led?] to heavily inspire much of their work and seeing John, Robert, and Jimmy tearing up in the process. I even teared up a bit, I'm not ashamed to say. SO incredibly fitting that they got to conclude the Kennedy Honors honoring their heroes. Now if we can just get Ann and Nancy up there some day.
  8. Kansas was a waste of time? Geez, tough crowd. Though a decent enough song for top 40, Dust in the Wind wasn't remotely their best work because, like Rush and other marginalized bands, their best work wasn't "singles" material. My first concert was Edgar Winter Group and Electric Light Orchestra in Junior High. And speaking of "Junior High", what's that funny smell ?
  9. I bet your neighbors love you . . . Joke 'em if they can't take a Fuch. Or a Marshall Stack or two. Seriously, I like the little Marshall tyke as well. Also love the little Carvin mentioned earlier as well as the new mini-Vai L3. Just haven't heard one yet to make me have to punt either of my Egnaters.
  10. That's the same thing with my Carvins. I mean, they get close to les paul sound and close to fender sound with the coils split plus the active electronics, but they are a Carvin. Combine the uniqueness of the woods I choose, with how great they look, how well they are made, how great they play, and how universal they are, and it's why I am a fan. PRS is no different. Like I said, it's just my retarded long skinny hands that can't get comfortable on those PRS necks otherwise I know I'd own one or two. Can't remember for sure cuz it's been awhile but it's like they are too wide for the
  11. Thanks all . . . been too busy playing and forgot I even posted this. Sorry! I don't do recording though my 7D Canon does HD video but the audio quality probably won't be that great. My Egnaters have line out for direct input to a computer but I'd have to get and figure out the appropriate computer ap. Ignorant old fart I am getting to be! That's why I never post anything . . . well that and I suck [details!] Actually, I don't suck any worse than others I've heard here and ALL OVER Youtube but just never have had a need to develop the recording capability. Here's a
  12. Finally bit the bullet on a Fender American Deluxe V-neck I've wanted for a while now. My American Standard has quite a few miles on her and a couple of minor problems. Really liking this v-neck. S-1 adds enough umph in HB mode to compete with Gilmour's EMG strat tone. Now if I could just compete with Gilmour himself . . . Anyway, the new noiseless pups are getting closer all the time to that vintage single coil vibe, just not quite. Close enough though that the complete absence of noise is worth the slight difference to me! Need to get an outside purdy pic as this
  13. Why in the world would you take heat for this? Gorgeous guitar. PRS necks don't work well with my long skinny hands for some reason which is the ONLY reason I don't own one [several?] but they are outstanding guitars. Oh, not a Gibby, I get it. People ask me why I talk up Carvins on the Gibson forum? Well, it's hard to be a Carvin Troll when I own 4 Gibsons. But, my "goto" is a Carvin. Of course if I could get Gibson to make me a guitar with custom neck material, shape, size, radius, fretboard material, color, and finish [tung oil rules!], fret number, size and
  14. Thanks! But like I said, my guitars are tools and I use them all for different purposes. If I had to choose ONE though, this guitar is "almost" a les paul, "almost" a strat, "almost" a tele, and a very nice acoustic for a hard body. Plus you can mix a little to a lot of acoustic in with either the HBs or the HBs split, in or out of phase. So, not knowing what we were going to play, I'd grab this one every time. Used to be my Carvin CS6 was my goto which is close functionally but no acoustic capability and is only a 22 fretter. The TL60T has 24. Hard to beat a custom made to your spec
  15. Well, I use multiple tools for multiple tones but my new number one is my Carvin TL60T. Humbuckers that split, in and out of phase, and an acoustic fishman piezo in the wilkinson bridge. The walnut makes a little darker sound, but in a good way, like the KOA on my CS6 does.
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