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Everything posted by JohnnyReb

  1. I fixed it. Thanks PM your the best!
  2. Oh Fred your a funny guy :)

  3. Hmmm I don't know why some of ya are having trouble with the first link. It works when I use it. I can't get it to post like the second one did. Says this web image cannot be used. But the second video showed up just fine
  4. Once again thank you for the kind words. I still won't be singing in public though. I'd have to have a big dose of Valium for that I'm surprised non of ya noticed me banging my AJ against the mic stand when I sat down. That terrible "pop" was horrific. I still haven't looked to see if it caused any damage. I think I'll wait a few more days to look :unsure:
  5. They disappear from the Gibson website but I don't think they ever stopped making them. Right now it's the AJ pro on the site but there's no shortage of standards at the dealers. I don't think them missing from the site necessarily means they aren't in production. Of course if I'm wrong please correct me
  6. Thanks. Just in case you didn't know.....the link in the first post is a different video than the second one
  7. Thank you Missouripicker. My family is all from Salem, Mo by the way. Dent County down in the Mark Twain forest in the Ozarks. Love it there. My dad left St Louis with the Corvette plant so I was born a Kentuckian. And I actually do a better job with guys like Johnny Cash and Conway twitty. I got a growly voice naturally but can wind it up when I need it. I started to get the Les Paul out and do Cocain Blues but I thought it may not be appropriate :lol: The twin reverb is so I can sing over th AJ. I got a loud singing voice but when you record it my AJ dominates my singing. It's a hoss of a guitar
  8. Thanks for the kind words. But you don't have to blow sunshine up my Cowboy hat? Nah I'm a plow boy not a cowboy
  9. Here's a hank Sr one I done if it will work. I dunno why the first one won't show up but the link works when I click it
  10. Well I've always had a terminal fear of singing in front of people. Don't mind playing but I won't sing. I usually sing with myself as the only audience. But I worked up the nerve to make a couple videos. They didn't turn out to great and the words are hard to understand. I guess recording with a iPad and singing through a twin reverb guitar amp doesn't make a great recording but I gave it a shot. I didn't plug in the AJ, don't have a pickup. Anyway here's a old gospel tune that felt right for a beautifull Sunday afternoon in Kentucky. Try not to laugh at my obviouse hillbilly accent Oh, and I'm sure you will notice I banged my AJ against the mic stand when I sat down. Way to go me!
  11. Yea I knew you would like it perfect description too Don't get to hung on the PB strings. If you think it barks now wait till you put the 80/20s on
  12. After spending a good while as a member of this forum it seems to be ok to share personal stories that are non guitar related. It makes me proud to be a member of this forum where such passionate and kind people are. Regardless of the personal differences we may have, it's amazing how a musical instrument can bring such peace and comradery. My heart is warmed by such things as members comforting the loss of another members dog. This is the best guitar forum on the web hands down. Today we laid to rest a dear freind and mentor that was respectfully called " Old Man". He was a kindergarden friends father who I had known since a small child. Through the years he became a 2nd father to me. During high school all us guys would party in his garage and have a big time. I guess this could be frowned upon allowing youngsters to drink but it had its rules. If you drink.....plan on sleeping on the couch or find a floor. He kept a big axe handle on the wall for people who wanted to drink and drive home. Matter of fact I've gotten a knot or two from that axe handle. But I guess he figured boys will be boys and he might as well provide a safe place or else we would do it somewhere else and wind up dead. Through the years he was always there if you were in need, and he loved every one of us. He called his little house and garage on the hill " possum Hill". So we were rightly called the possum hill boys. Anyway a few thousand beers later here I am still alive and I have Old Man to thank for helping me along. I guess thinking back on it he must have been nuts for letting a bunch of teenage boys get drunker than cootie brown every weekend in his garage. But he kept us safe. We've cried together, laughed together, drank together, hunted together, done it all. I quit drinking some time ago but I would stop and see him every so often. He loved to see my 2 year old daughter so he could tickle her and make her laugh. Tonight I am on Possum Hill in Old Mans garage remembering the good times I had with him. Although his body isn't here his presence is still strong in our hearts. Today was his 69th birthday and he missed it by 2 days. But tonight Old Man lives on. I suppose I'll have a toast to the Old Man and if any of ya out there are picking and having a drink......take a sip for the Old Man
  13. Unless something went over my head, which is highly possible, Fred did u say you had a coyote??
  14. So sorry man. I know pets become as much blood kin as anybody. I almost lost my Jack Russell " lady bird" to parvo a couple years ago. I felt like I had a child dying in the hospital. She made it though. But I never woulda thought a little ole dog could made a 6'2 240 pound man cry. Lesson learned. Great video too. Loved the music. He surely lived a long full life
  15. Howdy Fred! Sounds like your still fighting the back problems. Same here as well buddy. I say take the job and run with it. Sounds like more fun than work, especially since you can set your own schedule.
  16. no doubt about that No Gibsons.......I guess I would be back in the D28 camp. I'd like the Martin custom shop to build me a plain Jane standard D28 with HD28V bracing. I don't care much for the V neck or snowflake inlays. Herringbone trim either to be honest. I've actually been seriously considering calling and pricing one. Maybe it wouldn't be to bad since it would just be a plain D28 with upgraded bracing
  17. Glad you love your j45! I needed a big loud guitar so the Advanced Jumbo was my pick. Maybe one day you can have the sweet 45 and a AJ for butt kickin power. Anyway I tend to use a different method of comparing tone. Martin- sweet red wine Gibson- Tennessee Whiskey Taylor- Zima Now I like a sweet red wine from time to time, but Tennessee whiskey is a lot more fun. Zima....yea ill pass on that
  18. No sir the originals were Brazilian rosewood, just like the D28. Gibson only made roughly 300 AJ then and was the first rosewood dread for them. The OJ ( original jumbo) was mahogony
  19. That hasn't been true around here at all. I live in the Nashville Tn area and it is VERY rare to see a used AJ for sale. I got mine used 9 months ago and haven't seen another one for sale since. But different area and different people. It makes a difference I suppose. Op.... Yea it's just a plain AJ. Gibson is all over the place about that sorta thing. Some are reissues, some historic collection, ect. A marketing thing I suppose. Mine is a 2010 and it just says Advanced Jumbo on the label. They are pretty close to the original 1937 model no matter what you call them minus the Brazilian rosewood. Somebody once said something about making a AJ true vintage like the J45TV....but the AJ is already about as true vintage as it gets.
  20. I would have watched the video if I hadn't been distracted by the photo of you tied up and gagged :lol: Did u wake up that way after a bunch of alcohol and a one night stand??
  21. Not much of a music listener in the morning here. But I do tune into the John Boy and Billy show I need a good laugh in the morning to get me going and I do enjoy the classic rock they play in between. Disregarding the morning thing, I've really been enjoying watching and listening to B.B King play that big Gibson electric of his. I bought my first tube amp last week, a fender twin reverb, and have really been into electric blues since. My 50's tribute les Paul has been seeing a lot of action lately.
  22. Wow that was a good price considering you bought it from a retail store and not private.
  23. If you like that dry tone for the blues I'm not sure the AJ will change your mind. The AJ will have a lot more bass rumble but keep those clear ringing trebles. Of course a set of 2 week old plain 80/20 will get pretty dry on the AJ too, you just have to wait awhile for it. Personally I like that clear Gibson high end on the AJ with a hint of Martinish rumble on the bottom. Pretty good combo I think As of lately though I've figured out my Les Paul plugged into the twin reverb is a pretty hot blues guitar
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