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About fromnabulax

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  1. I still thump away on a '78 Fender Mustang bass. I figger if it was good enough for Bill Wyman...
  2. Man, and I thought you were talking about The Supremes...
  3. I sure don't want to risk getting banned here, but there are a couple of towns to the east of Lancaster Pennsylvania that are somewhat indelicate to the modern ear, such as the town of Intercourse, or just to the north perhaps the wee village of Blue Ball...
  4. Never have played one, but I saw one of my all time favorite guitar guys DeWayne 'Blackbyrd' McKnight playing one up close a couple of times. It's a mighty sweet looking, and sounding guitar.
  5. I swear Searcy, that video's getting me HOT! Dang! Tubes, wires, glowing and HUM!!! Yeah, BABY!!!
  6. When I was on the road I would change strings every night, and would have to do so sometimes in a very great hurry. I would change them one at a time, tune them a bit sharp and as you suggest pull them straight up between the end of the neck and the bridge to where you could actually feel them stretch, then wiggle them back and forth in place suspended that way. Once I did that I would tune them to pitch and in most cases be good to go. I don't remember any breaking ever, and in those days I was using lighter gauge strings. I can still change out any Fender vintage style tuners in
  7. Hey rct, why go so far? Here ya' go... Hey, you can thank me another time, it's the least I could do. The very least...
  8. fromnabulax


    Good golly, that is one heck of a sharp looking guitar!
  9. Good gosh, that's a beautiful heap of 20th century spaghetti you've got there. The good old days of risking electrocution by winding speaker cable with damp hands I fear are far behind us. What a shame...
  10. Sounds great. I found my EJ200SCE really did open up in time, not anything like my Gibson J200, but still quite full bodied and when appropriate, loud. The Nano flex system is great and superior to what I have found on many other electric/acoustics. For the Masterbilts, I have DR500mce, and it too is a great guitar for the price so imagine yours is comparable. Your EL-00 sounds like a good buy! Buying a slightly beat up guitar at a discount and spending a few hours cleaning it up and doing a bit of carpentry is very rewarding. Enjoy them both!
  11. I usually change all mine out for genuine ebony. Does it make any real difference? Some swear it does. Me? I just like to change them out for ebony. How's that? No help whatsoever, right?
  12. Way ahead of you pal. I've been doing several patriotic songs for decades as instrumentals, as well as sung. America The Beautiful, Yankee Doodle Dandy, God Bless America, Star Spangled Banner, the list goes on, and I perform them a lot, not just on patriotic holidays.
  13. Nowadays I bounce around a bit between guitars and probably don't use any one more than any other. I tend to use specific guitars for specific gigs. Things were different back when I primarily played loud Rock and Roll though. From the early 1980s through the mid 1990s I was using a 1978 Ibanez PF200 which I used for literally hundreds of gigs touring, in studio, as a shield, as a weapon, I mean this ol' gal has more dings than the Liberty Bell. No weight relief, this sucker weighs like a sack of bricks around your shoulder and I am convinced that it is the source of so many of my bac
  14. I never was a Marshall guy. I like how other players make them sound, but I can't stand how they sound when I play through 'em. I've used Traynor (anybody here remember those?), various Randall, Roland and Fenders for my electrics. I'm too old to be lugging around Twins and other wonderful sounding tube amps these days, so I generally gig with a Fender Mustang III v.2 which us easy on the back, and I let the PA do the heavy lifting. I also use a Roland Blues cube for the right indoor gigs. It's got a real sweet clean channel with a dirty channel that can be nicely rolled off for
  15. For me, I mean more to the warm clean throaty Jazz tones of the Pass rather than the somewhat more high end jangly qualties if the Gretsch. You may be playing different stuff then me though. I only very rarely use any effects other than some reverb at the amp, and will quite often put my hollow and semi hollow body guitars through an acoustic amp, for me, the Pass sounds more like a guitar, the Gretsch like a rockabilly machine. Nothing wrong there mind you, only that I prefer the sound of a Jazz guitar playing rockabilly me than a rockabilly guitar trying to play Jazz...
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