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About Silvercrow

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    God, Guns, Guitars and Girls (Linda, Jessica and Jennifer)
  1. CONGRATS! Great lookin' guitar-even if I do say so myself (just got mine this past Wed.)exact same guitar but a righty...LOL. Your case looks just like mine; when I set my '17 in the bottom of the body is a slight tight fit. A GENTLE push and it'll settle right in. You may have figured this out by now. Best wishes with it! Brian
  2. That Firebird sounds sweet! Have you posted any pics of it yet? Would love to see it! I did change the truss rod cover- one of my "things", I rarely like the "branded" covers and I thought I'd have to buy one but as it turned out, I had a new one stashed away (perhaps waiting for another Gibson?). Thanks for the comments! Brian
  3. CONGRATS on a beautiful guitar! lay the snot out of it, in good health! Question, please? The Epiphone with the chromed P90s- can you tell me / us a little about it? I recently "discovered" a band called "Thrice" and their lead guitarist plays one at times. Sweet sounding! Is it a vintage or newer model? THANKS! Brian
  4. I thought about getting a custom poker chip made from Philadelphia Luthier that reads "up" and "Down"... I can go either way, personally. My LP has it- my new '17 SG Standard T does not. When I first found out that many new ,17 models don't have it, it reminded me of a supposedly true story we read in one of my Bachelor's Degree Business classes: Southwest airlines is very employee oriented and they had a company wide contest to see who could come up with a viable idea to save the most money without causing customer service to suffer. I forget how much the impact was, but it was a phenomenal amount yearly..... by cutting pickle slices in their salads from 5 to three... SO- there ya go! Gibson is saving bazillions by leaving out this seemingly innocuous piece of hardware...? JMO- as an aside: I'm GLAD they left out the robot tuners on the model I bought! I WISH they would have gone back to PTP wiring- I'm sure they save a lot using the PTP... brian
  5. After a long hiatus! Job lay-off and ill health got the better of me and I was layin' low for a while. But Wednesday this showed up at my door and I thought I'd better at least drop in and say hello! Some more details on the SG part of the forum. Still have my beloved LP Studio; got a '14 Fender Am. Std. Strat and now this beauty! Hope you are all doing well!! Brian
  6. Well- I've been on hiatus from this (and some other) boards for awhile. But I think of you all often and I thought it might be a good "comeback" since I just got this delivered Wednesday! I absolutely love it! My only critique, and this is just a personal thing - I wish it were PTP instead of PCB! I usually switch caps out at some tie on my guitars, so the board may "go" sometime in the future and get re-done PTP. Meanwhile- my this is my second lifetime new Gibson (others bought used, the other new one was a Marauder in 1978 or 79...). Fit and finish is tremendous- tone is great! Action needed a little tweaking for me but took all of about 10 minutes. I almost bought an open box 2016 but MF screwed up and then offered me a discount on this one. I'm glad because my LP has 490/498 pickups and the '17 has the 57 Classics- plus a hard case! VERY pleased! Brian
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    Surfpup- you sir, have, IMO, THE best configuration of Telecaster known to man, IMO! I mourn the loss of two guitars; one of which was a MIJ '72 Custom Tele (RI). VERY nice git! Not to hijack- but would you mind sharing info on that partster? Just so I can be tortured, ya know...Thanks! Brian
  8. Hey Bro- Yep! Don't use it; that is, don't set up accounts, don't give ANY information. The wife and I don't have "smart phones". Not that we're government agents or anything, but really, we don't want others in our "stuff" unless we invite them. You mentioned being "followed" by ads the agencies think you might like. TRUE! Also consider; if you have a smart phone, and you use it to "scan" that little digital block when you're at the store, shopping (maybe if you scan an item it will give you a discount coupon). Well, what you just did was tell those who collect consumer data 1-Who you are 2- What you buy (the item), 3- where you are shopping, even the department within the store, 4- time of day you are shopping. And perhaps more. ALL this info is worth a TON of money to the marketers. Some say the wife and I are paranoid. No, we just treasure the right to move around freely, do what we do without consumer groups hounding the sheit out of us! Brian
  9. Agreed! Also, intelligence really has NOTHING to do with whether one uses drugs or alcohol (also a drug), or doesn't. More than a few people, much smarter and experienced than I am, have made a pretty compelling case that greater intelligence can actually lead to greater propensity for drug usage. Based on the premise that uber intelligent people get bored easily, require more stimulation for their brains, on-and-on. But we're talking about Jimi and I'll always appreciate him for what he was and what he did for music as we know it today. Would someone else have come along and do what he did? No telling. We could speculate about that as well as any other influential person, good or bad, throughout history. Brian
  10. RCT, I'm surprised! This would have been a perfect opportunity for your "It's just a guitar" comment! You're slipping, Bro! Brian
  11. Thanks Tman! I only posted that because the bickering over estates affects all, rich or poor, famous, not famous or infamous. That experience colored my view of things and the people involved. I for one do care about Jimi Hendrix, his music and his being. I've read various accounts of him being a somewhat tortured human being and of his artistic desires being at odds with the entities that signed / owned him. I'm betting he'd REALLY be pissed / depressed over these continual goings-on. Brian
  12. ABSO-FREAKIN-LUTELY BEAUTIFUL! DANG! BEST wishes with that gorgeous guitar! If I owned that baby I think I'd sleep with it right next to the bed....maybe in the bed...! Thanks for sharing! Brian
  13. THIS!! ^^^ Mom and I were in a car accident when I was twelve and she was killed. That in itself was devastating, but as bad to me was seeing a whole room full of people, rifling through her stuff, at the wake at our home after the funeral. All these folks that were Mom's friends, digging around unfettered, looking for...what? I swear that hurt stayed with me almost as long as her death itself. People an be exceedingly greedy, selfish and inconsiderate. (Nice way of saying A$$HOLES). And to me, it's one thing if people are scrambling for a token to remember a loved one by; quite another to capitalize on it monetarily. As Paul Harvey used to say- stay tuned for the REST of the story... Brian PS- Mom had a very expensive and rare ring, a tri-color Alexandrite. Seems like that's what folks were looking for. When I turned 18 my Mom's best friend contacted me to give me something she knew Mom wanted me to have. She knew just where it was, scarfed it up and held it for me until I graduated. There is justice sometimes. Perhaps for Jimi too...
  14. Posted Today, 10:22 AM and from Notes_Norton: <...> Is it just an increase in incidence or just increased traditional and social media coverage? I think both. And I think a lot of it is spurred by the "Hate" culture on political media disguising as news and commentary. Insights, incites, and unscientific personal observation by Notes Couldn't agree more with you both!! Having been in law enforcement for my career I'd say you both have nailed this on the head. There are reasons behind it and my opinion of those reasons would not be "P.C." or appropriate here... Brian (Conservative / Hippie / Musician dichotomy wrapped in enigma...)
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