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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.
  16. Sill love the late 1950s/ early 1960s Fender Amps. I started out with a Fender Tremolux amp around 1957, then bought Fender Bandmaster amp in 1964 ( still have it ). Guess I am ol school through and through. We used the Fender Dual Showman amps in our band around 1965. Back then those were about the greatest amp for the type of music we were playing. Twin reverb is one of the amps on the top of my list. Would love to find and original one in good condition.
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    Paint Code

    The Gibson cardinal red paint code for the late 1950s through the early 1963 should be PPG 70961
  18. Believe it or not, my first guitar was a Martin D18 This was around 1956/1957 Not knowing what I really had, I of course did not appreciate it, as I “had” to have an electric guitar. I hung on to the Martin, but then picked up a 1958 Gibson Les Paul jr. Boy, wish I had that Martin now, or even the Les Paul jr.
  19. I can’t vouch for the newer ES355, but I have a1960 ES 355 that I bought new . For a long time I used flat wound strings because I liked the more mellow tone they produced. Then around 1965/66 I guess, I switched to a medium to light weight string, ( think I started around 11s ) but then changed to a light weight 10 . It’s really a matter of preference , just expereiment with different strings. Good luck with your 355, they are great guitars, and I have enjoyed mine for over 58 years now.
  20. Hey there Mr. T. How the hell you is. It’s been a while. The Ovation I picked up is a 1971, model 1612. Really had no reason to get it, other than I bought it from the original owner. Even came with all the Ovation paper work still in the case. Any way the input jack has failed and I have looked every where for a 4 lug input jack. Yesterday I found the site you posted that has a diagram of the 4 lug jack and it does show a part number, but every one I have called has told me that part number is no longer available , but then after some internet searching, I read that a stereo input jack may work. A typical stereo input jack has 3 lugs, but the one that failed has four lugs. Two of the four lugs are ground lugs that are tied together, so this is what I am confused about, wherther or not a 3 lug jack would work because of 2 of the four lugs are tied together anyway. Thanks for the help, and if I can find out whether or not a 3 lug input jack will work, I will let you know. BRC
  21. Thanks RCT I have owned probably 6/7 Ovations, but was unaware that they used a 4 lug input jack. Truthfully, don’t even know why I bought it because I can’t play any more due to my left hand. Only real reason I guess is it is in mint condition, and literally looks brand new. I will check out the link you posted. Thanks. BRC
  22. Have not been on the site for a while, but I have a question about input jacks. Can a stereo input jack be used for an active pick up ? Problem is, I picked up a beautiful 1971 Ovation guitar that is in mint condition, but the input jack has failed. This input jack has 4 lugs, and I have searched every where for a 4 lug input jack with no luck. I was told that a stereo input jack with 3 lugs can be used with the active pick up. Any one have any ideas on this ? Appreciate any help, Thanks. BRC
  23. He also had a short run TV series titled “ Riverboat”
  24. Sad to say Burt Reynolds passed away today from a heart attack. Even though some of his films were on the “ bubble gum “ type, I still got a kick from watching them.
  25. Sad to say Burt Reynolds passed away today from a heart attack. Even though some of his films were on the “ bubble gum “ type, I still got a kick from watching them.
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