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  1. Funny thing the Fender Strat I just got a few months back the neck pickup stopped working and it had AY written on all three pickups.... I guess she fell asleep that day on that one... lol
  2. I'll admit upon watching the first two episodes I was in complete shock I'm all caught up and I must say this is the first TV Series I find quite addicting..... It really makes you think how not so long ago woman were actually treated that poorly.... And in many ways still......
  3. When we get back to playing out, our drummer better have an electronic kit. I'm so tired of playing at ff and fff.
  4. Never bothered to ask her about brand preferance. But if she was ever in the market to buy herself one, I would direct her towards a Gibson SG.
  5. 1967 Hofner 500/1 and a 2001 Hofner Cavern Bass. They work for what I do.
  6. Yeppers.... I contacted the seller and he said amonst all the case candy I would find the strap locks... They look like a flying saucer...
  7. So the fffffFender arrived and I changed the strings and gave everything a good cleaning and polish... I'm a little paranoid these days, especially when other hands have been all over it. The guitar is in prestine condition, and it plays pretty good... I'm having a time figuring out whats up with the lack of strap buttons... theres only a chrome hole / bushing. ... It kinda has a 63 Jimi vide or Jeff Beck vibe to it.... overall for the price I'm contenet.
  8. Hmmm.... I figure they can't be as bad as those awful low flat frets on Gibsons in the 70's..... Whoever was the fret dresser back in those days, they should have hid all his or her files. I've refretted all my 70's Gibsons.
  9. We didnt have a bully issue (only one incident). There were five of my sibblings that all went to elementary school at the same time (4 boys and 1 girl) so nobody gave a second thought about creating problems with us. My oldest brother was a straight cholo gang member throughout the latter part of elementary and junior high, so even the notorious of bullys stayed away exccept for one incident. He pushed my sister off the swings and broke her arm. Basically my brother and his cholo buddies blackened both his eyes and knocked out his front teeth and cut open his lip pretty bad. When he finally came back to school he wouldnt even look our way. I remember just throwing him the dirtiest stares in class... lol
  10. When I was rehearsing and gigging regularly, I'd changed my string every week. It wasnt so much for the tone but more for tuning stability. Basically I was changing strings on four different guitars
  11. Ugh.... My hands have had enough problems with all hand sanitizer I've been using over the last 14 months. I'll see if I can find some shorter saddle adjustmunt screws..... I'm sure there has to be an aftermarket solution for this somewhere on the interwebs
  12. The bigger headstock does look a little out of place, but the neck tilt feature does have me a bit intrigued.
  13. I'm still trying to get my head around the reasoning why / how by wearing a mask in this current environement affects the economy and prevents from opening businesses.
  14. Definitely the trifecta . Nice geetars for sure!!!
  15. The last time I owned a fffffffFender was in 1983 when something possessed me to buy a 1979 Anniversary Strat at Guitar Center, then immediately sold it two weeks after buying it.... lousy sticky maple fretboard and the sound of swarming bees when I plugged it into my SMF Tour Head.... Just AWFUL. Anywhoo I came across this heavy cream color 2003 Fender USA Strat with a rosewood fretboard and an unusually large headstock. I also just learned the fifth hole on the neck plate for some neck tilt adjustment deal.... I'll make sure I wonโ€™t mess with that. I should be receiving it at some point next week, but this was purely out of necessity because of a new band I just joined with friends and the obnoxious drummer hinting โ€œI might consider acquiring a strat.โ€๐Ÿ–•..... I should had dropped a hint to him to maybe consider electronic drums due to the lack of only being able to play at fff...... I'll wait until I get more comfortable. Pics to come
  16. I had this one all through elementary school... "Duane the bathtub I'm drowning." Still makes me mad.....
  17. When I play gigs, I hire one of my buddies for $100 to sit next to my equipment during the gig, and make sure my geetars are in tune. If he has to use the bathroom he will let me know..... No drinking boo's of any kind. And finally help make sure all my equipment is packed into the Uhaul... Small fee to pay for reassurance
  18. I would like to see more consistent beveling on the SG horns. In other words beveling that simulates the early 60โ€™s.
  19. I would need to make sure I dont eat any pistachios before climbing into one of those.... I would crop dust myself into a catatonic state.
  20. My daughter took my JL Epihone Revolution Casino to school to show her band teacher, and instead of putting back in the case right away she leaned it up against a chair and she accidently knocked it over and the headstock cracked. $800 later for a profession fix and five years later no issues and you cant even tell it was ever cracked
  21. Really? How so. I'm typically a buyer and have sold a few things on Reverb and no issues. There was one time a person purchased some Gibson embossed pickups from me at a well below market price, then PM'd me if I could knock off an additional $50 after he recieved them. I just told him ship them back to me for a refund, and I never heard back from him. Other than that so far so good.
  22. No truss rod on this one.... It has a baseball bat for a neck. It sounds surprisingly descent acoustically and projects nicely. Cant wait to get the CC pup on it. The people or person that owned this instrument took really good care of it over the years.
  23. I was poking around and for some reason this jazz box just kept calling my name and all the possibilities of a Charlie Christian floating pup was in its future.... Well my GAS just got the better part of me and I purchased it. I believe it's 1958 but who really knows. Anywhoo enjoy the pics.... FYI: The last pic is a mockup I made in WORD to show what its going to look like once I get the Pup / pickguard assembly back from Pete of vintagevibeguitars.
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