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  1. Heard today Hal Ketchum has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia. I have seen him numerous times and was always amazed at his voice, and how he seemed so down earth. Such a young age , 67 years old .
  2. Fond out today Hal Ketchum has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia. I have seen him numerous times and was always amazed at his voice, and how he seemed so down earth. Such a young age , 67 years old .
  3. Phil Keaggy. I went to school with Phil in the mid 1960s and he was great then Jimmy Hendrix remarked on the Johnny Carson show in the late 60s that he wished he could play like Phil.
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    D1ck Dale

    Ver sad. I first saw him 1964 at Melodyland in Anaheim, right down the street from Disneyland . He was using his gold Strat, and playing through a Fender Dual Showman amp, and a Fender reverb box. Never forget, but some thing was not sounding right, and he walked over and kicked his reverb box off the stage. What a sound that made when it hit the floor. Saw him about 20 years later playing at a little chicken $hit hole in the wall in Riverside Ca
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    Natalie Cole

    I have that one also. It’s also some great standards. Another good thing one is Rod Stewart. He does some of the great old standards. Truthfully, I was surprised with the way he covered those songs
  6. I still buy a lot of CDs,and have three Sony carousel players that are pack with various artists. I responded to an add on Craigslist with some one selling hundreds of CDs. I think I bought 125 or so CDs, but one of my favorite CDs that I picked up was Natalie Coles greatest hits. Its just an easy listing CD, where she sings some of the old standards from the 1940s/1950s. I was never a real jazz music type, but this CD is really great. If you like jazz, and get the chance to pick up some of her music, I think you will really enjoy it. Lot of jazz guitar in her songs
  7. Gibson changed from a aniline based dye to a pigment based dye for their stains. The thought has been that the binding that is turning pink is from contact with your skin. So really don’t think it’s the stain that’s bleeding though to the binding, but the contact with your skin that’s causing the color change. I have seen bindings being lightly sanded down in those areas to eliminated that pink.
  8. One guitar I will never sell for any amount of money is my Gibson 1960 ES 355. Bought it new, and enjoyed playing it for many years. I had it appraised for insurance reasons, and it is still rated 9 on a scale of 10. I have been offered outrageous amounts of money for it, but it will never be sold.
  9. Sunday breakfast around here was chocolate gravy, biscuits, sauges , hash browns, coffee and orange juice. If you have never had a “southern country breakfast” you really should try it. Dinner, chicken fried steak, smashed taters, corn on the cob, and of course ice tea.
  10. I was up to 52, but sold around 30/31 ( not quite sure) do to the fact I am unable to play any longer due to my left hand, so even though I can’t play any more, I still have around 20 or so. People who don’t play really don’t understand, that even the same make, model of guitars, they still play and or sound differently. I say go for it, and buy what you can , while you can. It’s only money, and that comes and goes for every one.
  11. Hey Mr.T. How ya be . Great songs there also. Kind of wondering with so many geeeetar players on the forum, what songs really got the folks stopping their feet and howling at the moon. I stil like “ Waitress oh waitress come sit on my face “
  12. Being raised in the late 1940s early 1950s, I was in my late teens early twenties when some of the great bands were cranking out some amazing songs. I still play a lot of the 1950s - 1970s music, but when I put on Jefferson Airplane “ Somebody to love “ it brings me back to those great years. Our band was playing 6-7 nights a week, so those were some great times. What are some of the songs that gets every one going.
  13. I had my 1960 Gibson 355 pick guard engraved around 1973 and love it. If I could figure out how to post pictures on the site I would, but I have tried all the photo sharing sites, and still can’t get the damn pictures to post.
  14. I save all the parts and put them in labeled parts bins. Can’t tell you how many times I have needed a pot, pick up, single tuner or switch to repair some ones guitar. I have stacks of Fender , Gibson, Gretsch pick guards, and boat loads of acoustic pick guards , pick ups, tuners, that I have swapped out for one reason or another. The acoustic pick guards that I save are used as patterns to make new pick guards , as once they are removed really can’t be reinstalled. I even have bins for different manufactures screws, nuts, and input jacks.
  15. Hey there Mr. T. How the hell is ya ? If I was still able to play I might consider it, and truthfully don’t know why I would like to pick up a twin reverb, as I could not put it to use. My 1964 Fender Bandmaster is still in perfect condition and still has all the original tubes in it. When I need a small amp for working on guitars, I have a small Crate amp that works pretty good for what I need. How have you been ? Working hard ? Getting ready for that fat bastard to fall down the chimney ? Tried to shoot him last year, but only nicked his shoulder.
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