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  1. Craftsmenship (sic) throughout - 10 - 15 lbs. - One of a kind! - Don't know if I'll be able to resist jumping on this one... http://www.ebay.com/itm/232311195420?_trksid=p11010.c100352.m3747&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20150112095601%26meid%3De3efb7fa66b3433db479be6c4014bda9%26pid%3D100352%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D122451544934&ul_noapp=true
  2. Bah - charlie brown's '64 puts that thing to shame...
  3. Gibson's Nighthawk. For years, I discounted them out of hand, based on looks alone... judging a book by its cover. Came the fateful day I had an opportunity to physically pick one up - the size, the scale, the weight, the neck - they all add up to probably the most comfortable guitar I can imagine. Plenty of usable sounds in a stock two-pickup Nighthawk, and I can see the folly of my narrow-mindedness. Complete 180.
  4. I'd go for the ol' Exploding Guitar gag that you can pick up at any novelty shop. You know the routine: One strum, nothing - a second strum and again, nothing - player puts his/her ear close to the instrument with a quizzical look, then strums a third time, and BLAM!! Ha, ha! Gets a big chuckle out of the crowd every time!
  5. Only stand-up comic I'm aware of that used to make tears come out of my dad's eyes; I remember being fascinated watching him heave with laughter, because he didn't react very strongly to most comedy... they were only a few months apart in age. Generally speaking, people aren't tolerant of being insulted with comedic intent these days...
  6. I'd be willing to bet you COULDN'T do that even if you wanted to! ;)
  7. "This is the early, much sought-after model that features 'pickups' - you don't see these come up for auction very often!"
  8. Thanks, guys! I couldn't come up with any data or photographs to link it to either an EB-0 or Victory bass, but I did score a few matches to a kind of rare bird, the IV bass: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1987-Gibson-Bass-IV-electric-bass-NATURAL-MAHOGANY-rare-thunderbird-pickups-/261647442060?hash=item3ceb67208c:g:yEwAAOSw54xUVUi9 https://reverb.com/item/1767006-gibson-bass-iv-1987-red https://reverb.com/item/4397440-gibson-iv-1987-bass-w-ohsc As OldCowboy mentioned - it would be a good idea to bring this one back; it evidently fits a pretty wide variety of guitars/basses!
  9. I spied this advertised as a 'Nighthawk case' for a bargain price and snapped it up. I KNOW it's not a Nighthawk case, but interestingly enough, it fits a Nighthawk, a Les Paul and a Melody Maker ALL passably well... really nicely made by our neighbors up North, features include non-locking latches and a hard rubber handle. It has thick, springy cushioning under the top lid, so it secures an instrument firmly right at the neck rest, perhaps the best part of its design. Measures 13" at the lower bout, 10" just under the neck rest, 40" long. I *think* I know what it's for, but I'd like some affirmation. Early 70's era is my guess. I only have a padded gig bag for my Melody Maker, so I think I'll keep it for that.
  10. Wow - that took me by surprise.
  11. More like 20 for me; $500 seems to be my 'sweet spot'...
  12. Check out the state-of-the-art CASSETTE DECKS! Oooohh!! LP Customs offered in four finishes; Standards in Heritage Sunburst, Vintage Sunburst or Black.
  13. That's prolly it; I've still got one laying around, mid-80's, I think? Halfway between the plain copy you describe and the full gloss catalogs of today, all content is black and white. Pre-internet, for sure. I'll try to dig it out later and post a photo. You know, before too long we'll be saying things like "Remember when we used to get CATALOGS? Real catalogs, printed on actual PAPER, and they used to come in the mail??"
  14. 5 years from now, buyers will be trying to unload them for $10k.
  15. Not only does Namor the Sub-Mariner possess super-strength, he plays a mean guitar as well!
  16. Yeah - looks like some version of a Maestro Echoplex.
  17. Thanks, I get your explanation - seems something like that shouldn't be present on a new guitar.
  18. Yeah - guess I've never understood when people talk about pushing strings off a Fender's fretboard. Never experienced it myself.
  19. Telecaster Rule #1 - bend high E UP. Telecaster Rule #2 - bend low E DOWN.
  20. Made it through every page without even a hint of GAS.
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