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Dennis G

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  1. Related? I have Indy 500 qualifying on in the background and just noticed that Jack Daniels is running a commercial with "Rumble" olaying in the backgound. Link lives!
  2. If anyone could be called the "Godfather of the Blues", it was Robert Johnson! So simple, yet so... Happy Birthday, Robert!
  3. At the risk of being the contrarian, I must disagree. I have 4 guitars with Bigsby's. Two came like that and 2 I added. I've had zero tuning issues (I OO NOT dive bomb, but use them for subtle effects only), and string changes take "maybe" five minutes more than a stop bridge guitar. I like having the option of using it or not, and (my opinion only) they look b itchin", so the issue is...??? Edit: sorry I didn't answer the OP's question.
  4. Not sure I'm of much help here, BUT I bought a DR100 about 6 years ago, from Sweetwater (USA) as a "beater" guitar, but was pleasantly surprised to find its' quality, for the price, was excellent. To answer your original ?, there is no serial # on the back of the headstock but I do have a sticker on the inside of the body, verifying the model and serial #. Hope this helps.
  5. Not nly was he innovative in sound, he also played left handed and upside down The only quote from him that sticks in my mind goes something like "No, I don't know what a 9th or a 13th is, I just play the GD thing."
  6. Thanks G Mac. It's been a while but "Rumble" was all the rage back in the day. Amazing what a 12 bar blues and pentatonic riff could get you back then! Thx for posting and happy Birthday Link!
  7. Just because it takes a while sometimes doesn't mean we (me anyway) don't listen. Keep 'em coming, and happy birthday to Charlie, wnen ever it is.
  8. One of the first "concerts" I ever saw was in the mid '50's when D ick Clark brought his travelling RnR show to town. A young DE was one of the main attractions. He was billed as a "local Boy" having been born in Corning, NY. I grew up (and saw him) in Binghamton, maybo 60 miles or so away. He's been around for a while now. Happy Birthday!
  9. As I've noted before, I'm a big fan of the "Birthday" or whatever posts because: 1.) they expose me to players and/or genres I may or may not have experienced before or 2.) they bring back some of those "oh yeah" memories Either way is okay with me, keep 'em coming!! JM is awesome, btw.
  10. With the upcoming untimely passing of Django, May I give to you a bit of Joscho Stephan? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVlBPxSRlCQ
  11. Yes, many thanks to you G Mac. Just a reminder that for every "famous" guitar player who's "made it", there are (pick a number) who are equally, if not more talented. Gatemouth certainly fits in this categoty. Happy belated Birthday, Gatemouth!
  12. Agreed. I bought a Line 6 G30 several years ago and recently upgraded to the Boss WL50: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/WL50--boss-wl-50-guitar-wireless-system which is just easier to use. I haven't tripped over a cable in a long, long time. It should be noted that I'm a home player only.
  13. I'm no expert, but I'll mostly second LongMan's comments. I have an Elitist Casino that I bought new from Sweetwater in 2010. A few things: 1. Mine has Grover tuners 2. The inside "sticker" is a "sticker", but it does look like yours 3. It also has the 3 screw truss rod cover, and finally, 4. My serial # also starts with "T1", indicating that it was made in Terada. Hope this helps.
  14. In spite of the "helmet hair", Carl was the king of rockabilly before it was rockabilly LOL. Speaking of his influence on the Beatles, here's a clip of Harrison just having a good time playing along with one of his idol's duplicating the solo from "That's all right" (at about the one minure mark for those who can't wait)
  15. Now that I see the pics, I can understand. I can't imagine this ever being a "factory" thing, only a preference by a prior owner (and who knows why, eh?). Almost looks like self adhesive bubble wrap. In any event, I think Col Mustard hit on a refinishing method after, of course, getting rid of that ugly whateveritis on the neck. Keep us posted, please
  16. First off, the links didn'w work (at least fmr me, but then again I am internet retarded); Second, if the point is the finish on the neck of Epi guitars, thanks to Brad1 here, I have taken a grocery store scotchbrite pad to the neck (forewarned, not a lot of pressure is required) and that fixes the problem, and Third, if this has nothing to do with your original postm then forget I ever responded, LOL.
  17. Late to the party here (like, what's new, huh?) but another vote for the Wildkat for a lot of the reasons stated before (in short, the more versatile guitar). I've had a Trans Orange Wildkat for about 8 years now, and as has been said before, it's not my most played, but certainly has its' own place in the lineup. I have other guitars with humbuckers (and P90's for that matter0, but have no interest in an Alleykat. My two cents, anyway. Regardless of what you choose, Congratw!
  18. Yep. RIP, D ick, RIP.
  19. I'm not a video or audio critic, but I am a vet of the LA "freeway" scene. You nailed it on both counts, IHMO
  20. Agreed, however, the OP specifically mentioned the Casino, so I didn't consider the "Coupe", and personally, after owning a Casino, I see no reason to buy a "Coupe" (kind of a duplication if you will), but that's just me. Good point for the OP to consider though.
  21. I've had an Elitist Casino for almost ten years (see avatar) and still could not be happier, It's a great guitar. Only possible drawback is that upper fret access is somewhat limited (neck joins the body at the 15th vs 17th fret) but you already knew that, right? It's also prone (being a hollowbody) to feedback if you play real loud. All I can say is it is in the top 2-3 guitars I regularly play (out of 20 or so), the other couple being my highly modded Dot and my Tele. I know I really didn't answer your question, but thought I'd give you my two cents anyway!
  22. Can you say "unmistakable slide style?". I remember a quote he said to the effect (after trying to perfect the sitar). that "all the other guitar players had moved on, so I needed to do something different" hence his unique style of "slide" guitar. Still my favorite Beatle!
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