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Everything posted by tulsaslim

  1. If you decide to sell it PM me and let me make you an offer.
  2. Listening to Rush one cannot help but be impressed with the high degree of musicianship from all three members and should certainly give a lot of props to the high caliber compositional skills of the writers. But then Geddy Lee starts singing and I know how dogs must feel when humans blow into those whistles that make dogs howl in agony.
  3. Collings guitars blow Gibsons away, IMO. If you play one I'll bet you'll agree. They are even more expensive than Gibbys, however. Take a look at the Collings LPs. Wow.
  4. I'm gonna make up my own genre and call it Molten Metal.
  5. Smoked for 20 years. Quit for 10. Started up again, and quit again 2 years ago. damn glad I quit because I feel so much better and with Marlboros over $40 a carton I'm saving $150/mo. (enough to buy a good guitar at the end of the year). At the same time I resent the way society has turned smokers into criminals. Low-life criminals at that. Just because they're an easy target.
  6. If he played all three surely one of them will feel 'better' or 'more comfortable' than the others. The Fender wouldn't have the fat neck that the other two have, for instance. And he'd have to notice the difference between the single coil and humbucker sound. One of them WILL make a better impression than the other two I would think.
  7. First of all, 'made in the USA' is a murky term at best. All of the Toyotas and most of the Nissans, Kias, Hondas, etc., are in fact 'Made in the USA' by American Workers in American factories. The last Chevy I owned was made in Canada with parts mostly made in Mexico. So who wins? If I buy a Toyota I keep American workers at their jobs. If I buy a Chevy I might help out the stockholders at GM but I'm not sure how much help I am to 'The American Worker'. Go figure. All that said, if my 2004 Kia Sorrento ever wears out I hear a new Ford F-150 crew cab calling my name.
  8. I'm sure that the guy who greenlighted the elitists was fired long ago. Gibson will never do that again. As great as the elitists were, they were equally embarrassing for Gibson, who was never able to answer the question "why should I pay $1000 more for the Gibson when by your own admission the elitists are the very same thing"? 'Everything but the name on the headstock'- they used to advertise. And that was pretty much true. Of course once Gibson realized that, they buried the elitists so deep that you had to be a detective to know they even existed and even then it was extremely difficult to actually find one. I bought every elitist I could afford (I've got 9 of them) and still lust after an elitist Sheraton. Fantastic guitars that we'll never see again, I'm afraid. Here's 8 of my 9: No, you're not seeing double. I have two each of the LP Studio, LP Standard, and Dot. The three with hang tags are still in their cases (still with the hang tags). Call them 'insurance'. The other three are my 'players'. The rather plain-looking LP Studio is the best sounding, best playing Les Paul I have ever played (no matter what brand name it was). The blond Dot is just as gorgeous now as the day I got it.
  9. The guy was 67 years old and was hoping against hope that he could regain enough of his health to go back out on tour. That should tell you all you need to know about him. Rock on, bro.
  10. Seriously, folks, Stiffhand is absolutely right about the 'stock' trem blocks on both American and MIM Strats. Whether you use the trem or not you're tone depends a lot on that trem block and I'll take a solid steel or brass trem block any day over the pot metal they've got in there now. I just bought a replacement trem unit for my MIM strat from GFS with a solid brass trem block, thicker (than stock) bridge plate and vintage 'rolled steel' saddles for $37 and plan to install it this weekend. It's supposed to be a 'drop-in' for a MIM and he also offers a 'drop-in' for USA-made strats (2-point) for the same price. If you own a strat and have not replaced the trem block you are screwing yourself, IMO.
  11. Yes, you got a good deal. The mid-90s MIK's have a very good reputation and the one's I've seen seem to be a cut above the MIC models I see today. Yes, you got a good deal. But I would replace the pickups if the originals are still in there.
  12. You'd rather get laid then watch sports? Really? Gee, that's a unique perspective, I'm sure. (If you'd rather watch sports than get laid you have a real problem).
  13. I'm not a Mason but I can tell you why things were as they were in the distant past. As you know, many of our 'Founding Fathers' in America were Freemasons, and one of the things that Freemasons believed in back then was 'science'. Well, if you believed in 'science' back in the 18th century you faced the possibility of being arrested for Heracy, since the Catholic Church had an extremely powerful role in every European government of the time. Hence, the Freemasons had to study their 'science' in secret. And we can be very grateful to them for insuring that Organized Religion has NO place in the United States Government. I'm sure when the constitution was written all the powerful religious organizations wanted their sanctioned piece of the control pie and we can thank Ben Franklin, Thos. Jefferson, et. al. for keeping them out.
  14. Trans-Amber is totally killer.
  15. To paraphrase Groucho "I wouldn't join any organization that would have me as a member".
  16. P90's have their own mojo, Neo. Damn nice looking strat, bro.
  17. Very decent pickups. A great upgrade to most Asian-made pickups. Not in the class of Gibby pickups, but half the price and better than epi pickups. One particular GFS pickup, the 'Crunchy PAT High Output' neck pickup is one of the best neck pickups I've ever heard regardless of brand name. They really hit it sweet with this particular pickup. http://store.guitarfetish.com/crpafhiouhuc.html
  18. Try this one. http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Vibro-Champ-XD-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=483069 It's 100% tube powered. The only reason they call it a 'hybrid' is because the digital effects are 'inboard' instead of a bunch of pedals. Total tube sound and only 5 watts so you can hit the sweet spot at low volume. This solves all your NYC apt. problems. (BTW- I used to live on Claremont St. 1 block W. & 1 block S. of 125th & Broadway before the yuppies fixed it all up. I don't think I could afford to live there now. I really loved it back then, though).
  19. I've owned about 5 Gibson LPs in my life and own 4 Epi elitist LPs now. Of all the guitars I own, one of the elitist LPs (a plain-looking studio) has that mojo. It is my very favorite guitar and perhaps my favorite guitar of all time. I can't tell you precisely why, other than it has a special 'mojo' that really connects with this 'mofo'.
  20. Back in the day when I was a stranger in a town I would hang out at the music stores in order to meet other musicians. I would also try to get on the good side of the people working there and in some cases these guys would recommend me. If you're new to town and you're looking for a gig there's not a better place to go. I'm 6'4" and weigh 210 lbs. I was never worried about any 'funny stuff' going down. I was confident I could handle myself.
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