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  1. Heh, changed a couple words but yeah, thought I'd try here since I didn't get much from the other forum. Thanks
  2. You are a gentleman and a scholar. Exactly the info I was looking for. Thank you.
  3. Thanks in advance for any info. I have searched and have not been able to find anything. What I have found says this brand was/is of Japanese manufacture and they were known for cheap copies of American guitars. Background: This is my main acoustic. I was visiting relatives in San Francisco in the early '90s and was jonesing badly, so I rented a guitar from a music store... this one. I fell in love. I couldn't give it back and ended up buying it. Don't remember how much, but it couldn't have been over a couple hundred dollars. Its really a fantastic guitar. It has great sustain, plays really well even at the high frets, has a comfortable neck. In short it plays and sounds great. It does not in any way seem cheaply made really. I took it in to get it cleaned up and get a new bridge saddle on it a couple years ago, and it was like I came home with a new guitar. Anyway, I'd love more info on the model or brand. Pics below. Thanks again. Label says "Denver Guitar, The Asama, Model #W2000
  4. Thanks for your help, I feel silly asking but I kinda need to know so I thought I'd ask the experts. I have a 2012 LP Studio that came with (and I assume was set up for) 10's. I have decided I would like to switch to 9's. Will this switch to lighter strings cause any issues/effects I need to be aware of with the guitar itself (neck, intonation, etc.)? Thanks again
  5. That guitar would look really awesome with black trim. Really not a fan of that amber color.
  6. Vega1

    Finally got one!

    When I saw the thumbnails I thought you had put stickers on it... old eyes I guess. I was going to be pissed! Sweet guitar, its beautiful.
  7. Very interesting to see all the Love for Led Zeppelin's I and II. I would have to peg IV as the clear far and away winner of best Zeppelin album, I mean, talk about a band at the top of their game. As others have said, too tough to choose just one, some of the best IMHO in no particular order, criteria being an album from top to bottom (*all* songs) as an overall effort: Led Zeppelin : IV Beatles : Sgt. Peppers AC/DC : Back in Black Pink Floyd : Wish you were here Metallica : Black album Van Halen : Van Halen (I) Rush : Moving Pictures Edited to add: Ozzy Ozborne: Diary of a Madman.... killer album
  8. That is one thing I noticed, the articles are actually pretty good. I might just have to subscribe just for those Its only about $14 a year. I do wish I could find a guitar magazine that's a better fit for me though.... you know "Guitar for People who grew up in the 70's and 80's and like all kinds of Music" Magazine
  9. So I'm in the grocery store and I walk by the magazine aisle, and I see a Guitar World with a couple songs I'm interested in. I haven't bought a guitar magazine in a very long time. Anyway, I'm reading it and there are no less than 4 ads with and one article by a Tosin Abasi, never heard of him, but I see he plays an 8 string guitar. All the ads and the article are placing this guy on a pedestal as an amazing talent. Well then, must be the new thing? So I figure I should go see what this guy is all about, at least to see what all the fuss is about. So I fire up youtube and check out some of his stuff, and WOW.... is it ever terrible. Just awful. It sounded like nothing but intricate (8 string) scales, no melody or feel at all. I'm only 45, but maybe I'm just too old to appreciate a new evolution in guitar? Am I missing something? Have you heard something from this guy that really blew you away? Just wondering
  10. Definitely without, I prefer more wood to more plastic any day.
  11. The LP Studio Deluxe I bought last February (2012) came with 10-46.
  12. I am a *big* Rush fan, have been since the 80's as a teenager. Discovered them in 1980 when 'Permanent Waves' was released, then worked backwards to discover '2112' and 'Hemispheres'. I was never a really big fan of their really early stuff beyond the songs 'Working Man' and 'Fly By Night' except as early work of a band I loved, not the music in and of itself from that period (if you know what I mean). I then followed them through 'Moving Pictures' and 'Signals'. I have to tell you, the song 'Subdivisions' was pretty impactful to me as a lover of their music and a young teenager in High School when it came out. Anyway, lost track of them a bit in the early 90's, wasn't a fan of the 'Presto' and 'Roll the Bones' period. Then a few years ago I rediscovered them, and loved 'Snakes and Arrows' and 'Vapor Trails'. Saw them on the recent Time Machine tour and was blown away. They were incredible IMHO, best concert I've ever seen, and I've seen a few. Having said all of this, I'm having a really hard time pinning down why I love their music so much. It continues to connect to me, I grew up with it in my formative years and those 80's albums in particular will always be something I love. That music is a part of me, and I just can't say that about any other band in the way I can Rush. I highly respect their musicianship, their ability to not take themselves too seriously, and their ability to remake themselves and evolve. I have no idea how else to say it except this, their music fits into my need for beauty like a puzzle piece. For some its artwork, for some its cars, for me its always been music. I love and respect many bands and artists, but none of them have felt as 'right' as Rush's music has for me personally.
  13. Watching "Tommy Emmanuel: Center Stage", he's an excellent guitarist, really is. I did notice he's got this really weird stage presence where he makes smiling eye contact with the audience members and makes faces as if to say "can you believe I can do this?". I have to say, I would be very uncomfortable if i was in the front row and he looked at me like that. See around 2:20 for an example, but he seems to do this alot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k8EQ1aPzcw Does he often do this? I found it very distracting. Just wondering.
  14. And who could forget the always forgotten *other* Canadian power trio... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-lGhKrypb0
  15. Nice, love the finish. Just out of curiosity, did you string it over the tailpiece or did it come that way?
  16. I'm sorry, but I really think some iffy leaps of logic are being made here. You can disagree with the laws all you want, but to say that anti-smoking laws are actively killing jobs is not taking into account other factors IMHO. Times are different, people are different. People have far more options at home now than even 15 years ago. To use just one example, they can get on the internet and discover new bands, they dont have to go to a club (smoky or not) anymore. Is that a shame? Up to you, but anti-smoking laws are not a cause of the times, they are a symptom. Fewer people smoke today than in the past. Thats a fact. This means they are less of a demographic for businesses to try to capture. And non-smokers do not like to be around smoke, hence businesses who want that business must adapt. Where I live there are no laws banning restaraunts or bars from allowing smoking. And near me a Chilis is going non-smoking because they are *losing business* because of the smell. This is coming from the manager there. The wait staff is ecstatic. There arent enough smokers coming into the bar to justify losing the non-smoking business. Same thing for a BBQ joint. And a local bar who is advertising the fact that they are going non-smoking... which obviously they would not do if they werent courting non-smokers. Again, symptoms of the times, not the cause. As far as cigarrette burns on guitars, I always equte that with EVH and The Rolling Stones for some reason. Seems like those were the guys who always had a cigarrette propped up there.
  17. Vega1


    WOW! Nice score
  18. Vega1

    LP Firebrand

    I have never seen that model before either. That's awesome. Looks like its got nice aged character so you can play the hell out of it without worry. For that price I think you scored big time.... yes, I'm jealous. There, I said it.
  19. Vega1

    9s on a 61RI?

    I use 9's on my '61RI SG, and 10's on my Les Paul Studio. Love it, works great for me.
  20. Not to pile on... that is definitely not a real Gibson. Red flags all over it. No one has mentioned it (unless I missed it) but in the first picture you can see the frets are also not correct wrt the binding, and the inlay appears to be very poorly done.
  21. There is no attachment to your post, however I will take a guess your talking about an SG Junior? SG with a funky pickguard and single P-90 pickup? I'm saying that because when you google him one of the first images that comes up is him with an SG Junior.
  22. Very nice. By the way, looks like your cat has something to say
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