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Everything posted by CowboyBillyBob1

  1. Thanks for that great ecxerpt on Frampton's guitar. It's sort of like a Frankenstein. The '57 Ebony Custom (Black Beauty)has three pickups. By 1960 it only had two pickups. Gibson is not always accurate as to their own history.
  2. I always felt that an LP 'Black Beauty' was defined by a '57 3 pickup black LP Custom. Like the one Peter Frampton is pictured with on Frampton Comes Aive.
  3. When you think about it the greatest players that changed the lexicon used existing techology. Let's say: Chuck Berry in the '50's Jimi in the '60's Van Halen in the late '70's They all used generic gear but had the vision to change the way you think of what the guitar can do. It was the player not the gear that created a revoution.
  4. I like that one Ryan. C is dressed real sharp and he freaks out when his twin brother Db walks in. The bartender will not serve him because he is a minor 2nd. They both decide to fade out and go home on Scale Street. Best I could do without taking a rest.
  5. Jazz drummers have been doing this kind of stuff for a long time. Check oit Elvin Jones explain one concept and illustrate it. Elvin was a pivtol jazz monster. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YVOd1hK0_w
  6. I do not get your point since the tenon is where the neck meets the body and the headstock has nothing to do with it. Sort of like not knowing the difference between an *** and an elbow. If you think the details of guitar construction is all crap than I suppose being a luthier is not in your future.
  7. Frank Sinatra's album "In the Wee Small Hours" is the first concept album. It deals with loss, lonlyness, and despair. Prior to that recording albums were just collections of songs. As far as the rock era I think The Kinks "Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire") is the first concept album. Both of these recordings are among the artists best.
  8. Looks like the guy was trying to steal the guitar. He may also be in handcuffs. Too funny.
  9. I agree 110% but all other things being equal I would rather have the long tenon if only for it's greater strenghth and stability. Not a big deal but just a small improvement.
  10. It seems like common sense that a longer tenon makes the joint stronger and improves contact between neck and body. Tone is always subjective just like the difference in tone between a bolt on and a set neck.
  11. Sweet guitar. Sounds great too. Almost as good as a Martin.
  12. Here is a pic of my 2012 Standard that I tried to get a little creative with.
  13. Don't know how much this will help but make sure your fretting hand is in the right position. Move your thumb to the back of the neck and use the muscles in your forearm instead of your wrist and fingers. It may help. Best of luck to you.
  14. The camera is a Nikon D3200 and I used an AF-S 50mm f1.8G. It is an inexpensive lens but is one of their best prime lenses. Some people actually prefer it over the 50mm 1.4 at a much higher price. I used aprture mode at 1/60 second shutter speed and an f8 setting. I also used a speedlight flash pointed at the ceiling to reduce any reflection of the flash on the guitar. I think I should have done better with the stuff in the background buy hey I am not a pro at all. Been doing this photography stuff for a little over a month. It is way too much fun to do. Oh... the guitar is a 2012 LP
  15. I reshot the LP and tried to make it better. More is in focus and I reduced the white border.
  16. Thanks to all for your great comments. I can see now how I can improve this shot. I'll post my efforts in a day or so. This is a lot of fun to do.
  17. Love that bass and the photo is cool as well. I bought a D3200 and some other lenses. I have been shooting in aperture mode mostly. This makes it easier to control the depth of field. I intentionally had the pickup switch out of focus. The main thing I was after was the flame on the top. After playing with the D3200 for a while I am getting the bug for the just released D5200. This can be an expensive hobby! Would eventually like to move up to a full format body (FX) but the cheapest one is $2000.00 (D600)for the body only. Think I will wait and see if this is just a passing fancy.
  18. Thanks for your insight. I was trying to bring out the detail in the pickguard as well as a truer color of the guitar. I only had his posted pic to work with. Would be better if I had it RAW. I will be sure to check out the link you posted.
  19. I hope you don't mind Kidblast but I gave your photo a little tweak.
  20. Thanks Alan. I am having a blast taking photos. Far from pro level but getting better. Thanks again. I welcome any criticism.
  21. I recently bought a Nikon DSLR and here is a pic from it. I am pretty much a newbie when it comes to photography. What do you all think?
  22. I have you beat. The same happens to me and I am using a Deluxe Reverb Reissue!
  23. That's way cool. My next beer will be a Coors.
  24. I have one of those in the 30 watt version and that amp is loads of fun to play. Great practice amp and with a small get together without drums. Enjoy!
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