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  1. I wish I could bring great clouds of rain out there to you guys. We could go up to Iron Horse and sample the morning fog picked nectar. Best. California. Champagne Ever. rct
  2. Those are nice for sure. But if I'm paying 175 for a cover, I'm going to have to pay 50 to cover my 175 dollar cover. I was thinking lightweight, not too expensive(I don't know how much that is), and not really adding value to anything, just a rain coat for the case. eh. I'll forget before the weekend. rct
  3. Sacrifices my friend, sacrifices. Who needs electricity when there's a bottle of the good stuff in hand? rct
  4. It's Wednesday and we rehearse, so of course, if I'm taking guitars out, Mrs can guarantee it will rain at 6pm. Tonight I'm taking my rct signature Black Strat, so I don't care about the rain because Fenders are pretty robust and all. So I thought of something in my spare time which is all of it. Guitar Case Raincoat. Yes, bright yellow like when we was young and fine, made out of that shiny plastic-y stuff, shaped like a Fender rectangle, single opening in it for the handle, open at the bottom. Could even put like logos or initials on it. There you have it. My brilliant idea du jour of the...quarter, maybe half year or so. Free of charge. Make 'em, I'll B test 'em for you, and I'll buy a couple. rct
  5. No apology needed, sometimes my crystalline clear, erudite and concise discussion of all things guitar, which I am never wrong about, is, well, muddy. But yeah. Looks like the slots are all skewed to the bottom of the guitar, or the treble side of the bridge. If that is real, it would be either just really poor slot cutting, or done for a reason. So from the look of it, to me, it would mean the two bridge posts were drilled too close to the top, or bass side, of that guitar and they had to slide the strings down to line up with the nut. Either way, it isn't good, to me. Or not. I'm ok with having old eyes or just hallucinating. And for the original question regarding phones and intonation, just don't. Look at the nut. If string is just sitting on front or back edge and stopping too close to bridge or too close to tuners, you'll have this kind of problem. rct
  6. Slanted, yes. Offset, I used the word offset, as in across the face of the guitar, bass side to treble side, top to bottom, or, in the picture, left to right. The bridge looks to be offset to the bass side, with the saddle slots all slightly offset to the treble side to compensate. Or, it is a trick of the photo, or it is my old eyes. rct
  7. Never ever heard that ever before about two piece bridges. More likely it was a mistake that had to be carried over for "authenticity", like Leo and his poorly aligned Tele bridge that it took until the late 90's for conscientious objectors like me to get them to resolve. And if that is true, it isn't working for this guy! rct
  8. Is it the angle of the picture, my old eyes, or does that bridge look offset to the bass side by some teeny Euro hectameters or something? rct
  9. Because guitars go out of tune when you use them. Like tires wear when you use your car. Your kitchen knives dull in one session of mise en place. It's kind of the way it is. rct
  10. Yes, I do it with my ears all the time. Middle of the song, middle of the solo even. Same as it ever was. rct
  11. I saw a picture yesterday of a guitar i forgot I had. An ink Black, late 90's LP Special, flat slab with some minor contouring on the back. Pair of P-Hunnerts that everybody hates. I liked them a lot and I should have kept that guitar. rct
  12. "Specifications and materials subject to change without notice". rct
  13. P-90s are way overrated. rct
  14. Nice! I'm almost done my Rainbow of Fender, next I'll have to get matching Caltons! rct
  15. People hate me because I liked Wings more than the bugs. rct
  16. Could you please move that damn guitar and get a better picture of them cases? Thanks. rct
  17. Unlike missing children, there is no National Registry Of Guitar Serial Numbers. It is a nice gesture, but I sincerely doubt anyone can ever connect with a previous guitar beyond chance encounter at one of the big guitar shows. That would be nice, you could buy it back! rct
  18. I have used them a lot outdoors, not a problem for me. rct
  19. The early minis were harsh, way too much mids. The Deluxe was cheaper by a couple hundred than the standard. Gibson had a truckload of minis that they had absconded with from the Epiphone folks, so they made nothing but Deluxes for quite some time. Deluxeii. Whatever. So lots of white trash guitar players where I came from bought a Deluxe and hacked out some bigger holes and put in Dimarzeros for that uber schweet Bostonesque grit, which is another thing that was awful in hindsight. If you weren't there you probably won't understand. When I was a kid, 50's Strats and Teles weren't yet vintage and hard as it may be to believe, lots of them just sucked even as they sold for more than 750 dollars! Same for Gibsons. My Fiber Bird was awful then, Priceless today. It was a good time to be a guitar player. rct
  20. Korg PitchBlack. I have a couple of them. rct
  21. Take care and good luck Steve. rct
  22. That was without a doubt the hardest, awfullest, absolute WORST 90 days of my life. I vaguely remember it. rct
  23. Outstanding week or so in Yellowstone. Got snowed on the way out, the pass down to Dubois was bad, Mrs drove it like a pro. Overall a great elk rut week. Columbus is a great town. They have the Columbus Museum of Art, in which hangs one of only six(6) paintings in America by Artemisia Gentileschi(1593ish - 1656). I promised Mrs we would spend two nights here and get to that museum. We are spoiled by Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery down in DC, and the stuff up in New York and Boston on up to Salem MA, so we are schnobs about art. This museum is fabu, Mrs ecstatic to see Bathsheba. Great lunch there too. Columbus has the other reason we always stop in this town, Watershed Distillery. Their Noccino is made from Ohio black walnuts and puts anything we can get from Europe to shame. Finally had dinner there after all these stops and the food is just as creative as the drinking. If you are a Columbustanian you are indeed lucky to have these guys to feed you. Still high from dinner, head home tomorrow. rct
  24. Sitting in Columbus OH tonight, on our way back to the great east coast after a week out in the woods. Rental car broke. If you are a Hertz member, call tomorrow and cancel your membership. Absolutely useless if you need anything at all. We'll manage as we always have, by ourselves, on our own, we'll handle it. rct
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