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  1. Congrats on your purges, everyone. It's tough to do.
  2. If I get any uglier it might be BuySexLiker. 🙂 I'm more of a Grogan fan, but I guess Brady did OK.
  3. LOL - yes, but they don't pick on people like me anymore. Not like they used to. The weekly rains have been good to me so far this winter, but I bet this next week is going to make me use a humidifier. Ouch! Oh, no, they don't say that. Not that you know of. (Chevy Chase's line to Bill Murray in (Caddyshack) I thought the "B's" were going to win it 2 years. I've not followed Hockey closely in over a decade, though I don't know why.
  4. Just letting it be known that I've changed my username. I'm looking forward to Springtime and the start of baseball season. The old name - "PatriotsBiker" was a combination of growing up a New England Patriots fan back in the 1970's and my love of motorcycling. It's now BoSoxBiker, which is a nod to my beloved Boston Red Sox.
  5. I liked the bit of The River in the same doc or whatever it was they were doing.
  6. Hop Dots? The close caption on You Tube suggests that as well.
  7. Boy, that does sound good. I'm digging.
  8. I had not really thought of trying a set of 80/20s on the Rosewood SJ-200. My Maple, yes. Perhaps I'll get a second set and do a comparison. I switched away from 80/20s on everything 2-1/2 years ago, but do not recall why.
  9. I'm still deciding if I like the John Pearse Bluegrass set on my Hummingbird, I've got some sinuses knocking me out of whack, so who knows. The sound seems like it's projecting very quickly, like when playing an electric guitar with a juiced up amp. My timing and groove seems to be off. On other fronts, I ended up putting standard light DR Veritas on my Rosewood SJ-200 last night. Someone on the Martin forum turned me on to these. A little bit noisy at first, but they have a vibrant, deep and complete tone. The pick noise can be aggressive, tough, and I've not had the best longevity so far. I loved them on my D-41, so why not try them on my Gibson RW. The set of Gibson coated PB lights had a B-string start to stretch apart down where the twist is near the ball end. I heard and felt it when tuning up a couple days ago. The DR Sunbeams and Veritas have not let me down yet. I look forward to trying the DR Rare strings.
  10. She used the ear-wax candle making kit box on me last year, but I was less gullible this year. That's alright, though. I retaliated with a little juvenile humor in the form of a pooping dogs calendar. Good times. 🙂 Maybe if I break in and switch the wiring..... LOL I saw that in your string post, the JPs on you SJ-200. They will go on my Maple next. I've seen some positive comments about the Santa Cruz strings. Why not try them, aside from cost. If I like them, I will have to hunt down the Straight Up strings and give them a shot. I think that EQ set has the copper in it. I might try that set on my Hummingbird again. The 'Bord is much better set up than the first time around. Much of what I did not like was the E-A and maybe D strings were sitting higher in the nut slot than other strings. Made for some uneven fretting and a little more havoc on arthritis.
  11. I was gifted a bunch of strings I had stashed away in a wish-list. Now to decide on which strings to try on on which guitar. The mediums will all go on my Martin D-41. The rest will go on my Gibson Hummingbird Standard, SJ-200 Standard and SJ-200 Historic Collection Pre-war (RW B&S). If anyone has any thoughts on the strings/guitar pairings to try, please, feel free to comment. My string box now. Some of these I had and some I've tried. Cleartone EQ (Lights) - Tried on hummingbird - mixed results. Still up in the air and wanted to try again. Cleartone Coated PB (Lights) D'Add Flat Tops PB EFT16 and EFT17 (Lights - mediums) DR Rare PB(Bluegrass and Lights) DR Sunbeam PB (Lights and Med) - Favorite for Hummingbird DR Veritas PB (Lights and Med) - Love the mediums on my D-41. Elixer Polyweb 80/20 (Lights) - These I had, but thought they were nano-web. Age and memory - bah! Anyhow, these were destined for the SJ-200 Standard. I might try a set on the RW SJ-200 for giggles. GHS Vintage Bronze (Bluegrass and Lights) Gibson 80/20 (Lights) - New lineup, I think these are the uncoated. John Pearse PB (Bluegrass, Med) - I liked the Bluegrass on my Hummingbird at first, but have grown less fond of them. John Pearse 80/20 Lights - Next up on my SJ-200 Standard La Bella PB (med) Martin PB MA550S & MA540S (Silked med and lights) - I've tried twice on the D-41 and at least once on the Hummingbird. I very nuch enjoy them, but when these went bad, it was sudden and definitive and only 2-3 weeks activity. Pyramid PB Lights - One site suggested these in lieu of a UK maker's popular string being unavailable here in the states right now. Santa Cruz Parabolic (Low and Mid) I started last year as a big D'Addario NB fan. The sunbeams replaced those. Without having tried about half the list above, the Sunbeams would be my go-to string choice. And the gift box, and hopefully a chuckle or two. Some families use gift bags. This is how I was gifted an assortment of strings.
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  13. I'm sorry to hear of your possible surgical fun in the sun. It's nothing short of astounding to learn what various ailments in the head can do the the entire body. Sounds like you're taking it in the strides it needs. There's nothing easy about what you're going through. Illness can take a lot away from a person, but your spirit and outlook on life is something you can refuse to let go off. It's a good time to let one's stubborn side shine. On guitars - Maybe a cheap lap-steel? I think Epiphone was making one. Send some of that through your AD-10 and it might be quite something. Anyhow, it is easier on the arthritis for obvious reasons, but one does have to change angles with extended playing times. Change the grip on the slide early and often, like voting in Chicago 60 years ago. 😁
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