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  1. Congratulations on your anniversary. Be glad it did not coincide with the NFL draft that drew 600,000 people. The rest of the the town is empty right now. Nashville has grown at a crazy pace the last 4 years, it is nuts. I have lived 23 years here and it is crazy to see this once small city to grow like that. You do not mention what dates you are coming down but...(oops I see you said May) Downtown is mandatory, Honky Tonks, the earlier in the day the better to avoid the crazy crowds. Beer tastes good during the day too. Hot Chicken is a must, even if you get the mild, Pepperfire, Hattie B's, Prince's. Guitar shops, unless you are wanting to look at some high end stuff, I'd skip it. You have GCs in your town. The area by Third Man Records Studio/Store (Jack White) not far from downtown has some breweries nearby. Look up the area to see if you are interested. East Nashville, a very short Uber ride and you are in Hipster/Artist/Musician and Gentrifiers live there. There are a few cool bars and restaurants. For Pizza go to 5 Points Pizza. Vanderbilt Area or "West End" there are a few cool bars, Chuy's Mexican Restaurant is a chain but it's cool and probably you do not have one on your neck of the woods. Centennial Park for a daytime walk, and look at the Parthenon. Classic stuff. Also on the West End. The Opry House is on the East-ish Side, not proper East Nashville but only the Opry Mills Mall is nearby and a bunch of cheesy country shops. Id' skip it. If you happen to be here on June 8th The Rock N' Roll Residency is playing a show and that would be a must. They are bringing the guys from That Metal Show for comedic entertainment. (Not Eddie but the other two)
  2. Ebony is cool but IMO it is wasted on guitars like an LP Custom were the inlays cover 40%+ of the fretboard. I just polished the Ebony fretboard on my V using a micromesh pad and slighlty oiled it and it looks simply great.
  3. Acetone melts binding but it also melts the nitro finish of course. If you do not feel it while playing I would leave it alone.
  4. Not a fan, everybody knows pre-civil war SGs are the best.
  5. Wow, that's fantastic. So many details. Thanks for posting.
  6. Riffster

    2013 LPJ

    The only downside of the 490/498 combo in this particular case is that they are the version that comes with the black plastic covers, the cover also acts as the tabs that hold the screws for the the pickup to stay in place. Not a real issue I guess, just the faux EMG pickup look. On my 2013 SGJ I removed the covers, added a normal baseplate with tabs and added nickel no-hole covers since this version of the pickup does not have adjustable pole pieces.
  7. I flipped the cab logo and didn't bother with the silly crest. I think it looks better this way.
  8. Ouch, I bought a low profile switchcraft toggle switch for my semihollow Ibanez from the eBay seller The Art of Tone for $18 and it is the smoothest switch ever including all other switchcraft switches on my other guitars. I really like it and it is even better because the smooth action means less noise switching on a semihollow. The low profile is the actual switch mechanism being shorter than a standard les Paul.
  9. That is a good looking guitar. I really like the way those tuners look on that headstock. And the one piece back.
  10. I don't find the cab overly heavy is just hard to carry by a single person because of its dimensions. I do not gig so it's alright but if I do take it out for a jam I'll use a dolly.
  11. Thanks guys, this amp is awesome, definitely a different voicing from my other amps which is a good thing. It looks like the speakers are not broken and and that makes a different on V30's so i'll keep on playing through it an crank it in the first opportunity. Lately I have been running my other amps through a Weber attenuator even though they have drive/gain knobs as they sound more open. This Orange has a hard clipping voicing, not sure how to describe it, I'll play through it as is and then use the attenuator to see the difference. This thing looks awesome, i'll probably flip the orange logo on the cab since I am planning to leave it on its side. The other nice thing about it is that I can use this cab with my Marshall and Mesa heads for even more variety of sounds.
  12. I had been tempted to buy an Orange OR15 for a while but never saw a good deal locally until last week. This head and cab, a 2x12 with Celestions V30 was listed for $700 in new condition, I offered $650 cash and offered to pick it up. A sweet, sweet deal, even included cable. Retail is $1,450 on this. This thing rocks. Without further ado.
  13. I listen to vinyl every chance I have. I have an 80's NAD amp and a set of new Klipsch towers that are a bit on the large size. I started buying Beatles singles around 1980 and the bought records through the 90's, still have all my records from back then and have added to my collection through he years. Used LPs have gotten ridiculously expensive though.
  14. Yea, mine is actually grey.
  15. I have a few straps but for my Les Paul I did buy a Heistercamp strap, (also use it with my Epi Wildkat) yes, I was the one that posted about them. I want another for my Explorer one day. Excellent materials, design and workmanship.
  16. I was curious about this one. I'll have to give it a listen. The production sounds hot, a bit distorted though.
  17. Welcome! A friend of mine here in Nashville is from Kamloops.
  18. Oh man, I would love to see Rory's guitar collection https://www.ukguitarshow.com/features/vintage-zone/rory-gallagher-guitar-archive
  19. I am glad to hear the news. Good luck on your new job.
  20. Don’t quit your job though. It didn’t even prompt me to google it.
  21. Still modding my Marshallized Epiphone Valve Junior. This time only cosmetic stuff. But I did it to open some room for some switches. I love tinkering with stuff and I also love this head, it sounds great using an attenuator. From this: to this:
  22. Nothing like a good Metallica bashing, The apple of discord among metal fans. I have seen them twice on this tour and have my ticket for the Nashville show. I grew up with them and the thrash era, before they took over the world. No, they are not what they used to be, the enormous success of the (boring) black album just about killed them. I do however like Death Magnetic a lot and I wished they played more songs from that album live. Those impromptu jams are nothing more than that, a small tribute, a small surprise, you either are OK with it or go grab a beer. I do not think they even play the full song. I saw them in Atlanta last time and they killed it, they did put on a good show better than other aging bands of the same era.
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