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  1. Watch out Lars; before you know it this song could turn out to be a musical zebra - a horse designed by a committee.🤗
  2. NPR's little desk series is a gas- not everyone is going to like everyone but there are some real gems such as an appearance by Yo -Yo Ma and a really fun gig with Sting and Shaggy-check 'em out!
  3. I have seen vestiges of the future and ...the future looks bright! For the ones who declared the end of guitar sales I would suggest you hold your horses. There's a massive amount of new talent ready to shine. and that's just bluegrass. Look to Julian Lage and on, and on. They should attract new adherents and on it will go.
  4. I ordered Ebony buttons this time from Allparts and they are scheduled to arrive Thurs. I'm no good at forwarding links but if you wish to look them up they are part # TK-7724. Here's hoping, ALD!
  5. Further update: the same supplier refunded my money also. Allparts has sent me a shipping schedule which says I'll have their version Thursday There just may be peace in the valley!
  6. A further sad update - one of the buttons I ordered has snapped as with ALD323. I have sent a message via ebay to the supplier expressing my dissatisfaction. We shall see.
  7. StewMac didn't have screw-on replacement knobs or I would have gone that route. I really didn't want to replace the entire tuner which would have involved bushings and drilling extra holes in the h eadstock so I thought this might be the answer. So far I haven't had a bad experience but I guess I'm holding my breath when tuning. ALD323 - will you be contacting the supplier? I would except the buttons I got are still working so I don't have a beef(yet). I'd be interested in hearing his response.
  8. Thanks for the link, Boyd. Living in Canada reduces any idea of a reasonable cost due to exchange and postal rates-viz-the knobs in question would run me $72 + Can. which is double what I paid. I am on a fixed income so I try to save money where I can. The combined exchange rate and postal fees make it really hard to bring anything in from the States. One would have thought that the NAFTA deal would have been a help but it's not, so I look for deals wherever I can find them.
  9. StewMac didn't have screw-on replacement knobs or I would have gone that route. I really didn't want to replace the entire tuner which would have involved bushings and drilling extra holes in the headstock so I thought this might be the answer. So far I haven't had a bad experience but I guess I'm holding my breath when tuning. And one might think that 50 or 60 years later the plastic would be as durable as back then.
  10. The news you bring is anything but positive -so far my experience has been all right but I'm a tad leery now. It could well be that the ivoroid buttons are not as sturdy as the Grovers. The new ones have the rectangular slot that fits snugly onto the shaft and seem fine thus far. Thanks, though for the warning. I guess the old saying " If it seems too good to be true..." could apply here too.
  11. Keeping it classy.
  12. Sorry - I'm a tech dinosaur but the photo would look very similar to the one you posted. Mine's a '14 J-45 standard. I can't believe how much better they make it look. The great part about this is that I didn't have to swap out the entire tuner to get the effect - no drilled holes etc. , not to mention the expense. My issue was not with the tuners themselves-they do a good job-it was the esthetics and the weight. Thanks again.
  13. Just an up-date on the replacements: I ordered them on Sept.26 and they arrived today exactly as described and $35 U.S. as promised. They fit very easily and weigh next to nothing compared to the Grovers. BTW the Grovers weighed in at 75 grams or 2 3/4 oz. Thank you jjrpilot for the recommendation!
  14. Yeah -it almost looks like they ran out of backing or interest. Seems odd that there's no other follow-up.
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