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  1. That's a cute video and a great example of the fake news. They say that the President "suggested using disinfectants internally" and that light would kill the virus inside you. Actually he never suggested anything. He posed a question. That's not the same thing. It's a lie. As for the UV light, medical experts are conducting studies with endotracheal UV light, "inside the body". Lie again. You say that Fox is demonstrably not fact based and that no other main stream news is. That statement is demonstrably false.
  2. there's no hope for you
  3. We don't have much of a news media anymore. Mostly just propaganda.
  4. Somebody once told Chuck Norris that nothing could kill him. So he found nothing and killed it.
  5. Yep, it's still around. It has mutated a little but it's still basically the same virus. It has also been included in all Flu vaccines since '09. Due to a combination of herd immunity through infection and vaccination, it doesn't cause anywhere near the problem it did when it first popped up. The problem with that virus was that the human population had not been exposed to anything like it for a long time. Many older people had been exposed to genetically similar Influenza when they were young so they were not getting that sick from it. Kids and younger adults, on the other hand, got very sick and did have higher mortality.
  6. Here it is below. archive.gibson.com/backstage/tech002printable.htm 1/2 Gibson Custom Shop Setup Tips It’s your guitar; don’t be afraid to work on it. The Gibson Custom Shop builds the finest electric guitars ever made. Whether painstakingly recreating the sought-after classics of the late 50s and early 60s with the incredible VINTAGE ORIGINAL SPEC series, or enhancing time-honored traditions to an artist's wishes with the INSPIRED BY models, the luthiers of Gibson Custom have elevated guitar building to both a science and an art. It is a labor-intensive, hands-on process from start to finish, and each guitar brings with it special requirements and demands. They all have something in common, though: Before a guitar can leave the Custom Shop, it is meticulously set up to play beautifully. Here, for the first time, is an intensive breakdown of a Gibson Custom Shop setup process. Many players don't realize that a guitar is a precision instrument. Change in season, temperature, humidity, and even playing style can radically change a guitar's playability. While a guitar store or guitar repairman can set up your guitar for you, this will cost you anywhere from $25 to over $100. Also, much of a setup is based on your own personal preferences. Nobody can know your guitar like you do, and doing your own setups will allow you to know your guitar even better. The luthiers of the Gibson Custom Shop recommend setting up your guitar at least twice a year, more if you live somewhere with strong climate changes. A setup is a simple process once you get the hang of it. Work slowly and consult the pictures. Note that extreme care must be taken when tightening the truss rod. This is one of the few things you can do during a setup that can actually ruin your guitar. Remember, your guitar is a precision instrument. All the steps of the setup are designed to be performed slowly and gently. The results will be improved sound and playability, and a closer relationship with your instrument. YOU WILL NEED: 1. Wire cutters for strings 2. String winder 3. WD40 to oil truss rod nut 4. Small thin-walled 7/16" nut driver to adjust truss rod 5. Small phillips-head screwdriver to remove truss rod cover and small flat-head screwdriver to adjust intonation 6. 0000 steel wool 7. Fine, soft paintbrush 8. Linseed oil 9. 6" ruler, with measurements in 64ths 10. Tuner 11. Dry rag STEP 1 Remove strings. STEP 2 Gently clean frets and fretboard with 0000 steel wool. Place a little tape over the neck pickup to prevent steel wool from getting into the coils. With a soft paintbrush, thoroughly clean dust and dirt off neck after steel wooling. Note: If you are steel wooling the frets on a maple board, cover the fretboard with masking tape to protect it from scratches. STEP 3 Apply a light layer of linseed oil to the fretboard to bring out the deep richness of the rosewood. Immediately clean oil off fretboard with a dry rag. Be sure to remove all oil. Use linseed sparingly. An average-sized can of linseed oil should last years. STEP 4 Restring, tune to pitch. STEP 5 To check neck straightness and relief, hold the low E string down directly on top of the 2nd fret and directly on top of the last fret at the body (the 16th). Using the low E string as a straight edge, check the distance around the 7th and 9th frets. The string should just be clearing the frets by a hair. STEP 6 If your neck needs to be adjusted, gently loosen the truss rod, by turning counter-clockwise. If it is tough to turn, remove truss rod nut and place a small drop of oil on truss rod thread. WD40 or machine oil will work fine, but do not spray it directly on the thread. Spray a little into a cup and dab on a couple drops with a Q-Tip. Apply just enough oil to lightly coat the thread. Gently adjust clockwise until the truss rod nut is just snug, turning in quarter turns, until the fretboard is straight and flat. When neck is straight, the low E string will run flat against the top of the frets. Then back off 1/8 of a turn counter-clockwise for slight relief. STEP 7 Adjust action by turning the wheels on the ABR or Tune-O-Matic bridge. From the top of the first fret to the bottom of the string, from high E to low E, the approximate measurements will be: high E: 1/64”, B: 1/64”, G: 1.5/64”, D: 1.5/64”, A: 2/64”, low E: 2/64”. At the 12th fret, the approximate measurements will be 3/64” for the high E string, and 5/64” for the low E string. Tailpiece should be flush to the body when using an ABR-1, and slightly higher for a Tune-O-Matic (just enough for the strings to clear the back of the bridge). STEP 8 Set intonation screws on the bridge. To rough in the intonation, center the low E and high E saddles to the post holes in the bridge. The A string will be 2/32” closer to the nut than the low E and the D string will be 2/32” closer to the nut than the A. The B string will be 2/32” closer to the bridge than the high E and the G string will be 2/32” closer to the bride than the B string. These measurements will get you in the ball park. Intonation will vary with instruments and string gauges. STEP 9 Final intonation. Adjust in playing position! Plugged into a tuner, sound the string open and then fret the string at the 12th fret. The note should be exactly one octave higher when fretted. If the note is sharp at the 12th fret, adjust the saddle so it is closer to the tailpiece. If it is flat, adjust the saddle to be closer to the nut. STEP 10 Set pickup height. Fret on the last fret of the guitar. Pole pieces should be 3/64” from the bottom of the string. STEP 11 Plug in, play, enjoy
  7. The proper way to set the intonation is to measure from the face of the nut to the middle of the 12th fret at the high E. Then you set the the high E string saddle to that length from the middle of the 12th fret. Then, the B string should be about 1-2 mm further back (longer) than that, and the G 1-2 mm longer than the B. The D should be about where the B is and then the A and low E also each about 1-2 mm longer then the string before. I hope that makes sense. That should get you close for a start.
  8. Good thought but that would be wrong for the Nashville bridge, plus, the saddle notches would be the wrong size for the strings.
  9. That looks like a Nashville bridge. You should have plenty of room for intonation with it. Your saddles are not all facing the optimal direction, that's one thing. Guitars with ABR bridges intonate just fine so I doubt that's it. The other thing is, at least for me, intonation is a tricky thing. You have to tune the open string, then check the intonation, then adjust it, then tune it open again, then check intonation again, etc. That's because when you moved your saddle, you just changed the overall tuning of the open string too. So now you have it right at the 12th but it's off for the open string. Then, when you re-tune the open string and check the intonation it may be off again. Sometimes it takes a few tries before you get it just right. Also, you're correct that string gauge can have some impact as well. 9-42 is on the thin side. It sounds like you have some fundamental understanding and skills for setup. But, there is a certain sequence you should follow too. I have an old Gibson setup guide that I'll try to upload. It's not available online anymore. Another thing is that if your saddles or nut aren't dressed properly that can have tuning/intonation effects that are weird. Usually though, there'll be a weird kind of sitar sound if you have that. A twisted neck can cause intonation problems too but that's a fairly rare thing that you can check for. Anyway, what I'm saying is that your problems are most likely related to the overall setup, not a defect in the guitar or some component of the guitar.
  10. For all those who think "we" are "flattening the curve", consider this: For many, many years we have known that in the US, the cold/Flu season starts in the fall, peaks somewhere between January-March and then rapidly falls away in April-May. That's what happens with all respiratory viruses. The exact same thing is happening with this virus. What a surprise.
  11. What I have been pointing out is that the models were wrong and that the actions taken for containment don't seem to be working and are causing a lot of harm. Even though the model did not undergo formal peer review it was seriously questioned in real time (and I wasn't calling for peer review, I was just pointing out that it was not done). When you start to get actual data, not models, that tell you that your mitigation tactics aren't working the way you thought they would then you need to change your tactics, not double down. Now we know the virus has been in the US for much longer than we thought. We also are getting data that supports what many public health experts thought, which is that it has been widespread for a long time. The mortality is at least ten fold less than was thought. The at risk population for bad outcome is now very well known. Based on all that information we should be changing our response, not doubling down.
  12. That was kinda interesting if you wanna know what Bill thinks about this, but it's not any kind of rigorous analysis of anything. He just declares that the shutdowns are worth it, just take his word for it. Then he rambles on about vaccines and treatments and other stuff and makes all kinds of speculative statements that are completely unsupported by anything and some that are contradicted by actual historic events and observations. Meanwhile, Sweden thinks they'll have herd immunity established in a couple weeks.
  13. Check it out, this is my '17 Tom Murphy True Historic R0: So, for that element, your guitar is True Historic spec. Congratulations!
  14. That will have no impact on anything whatsoever. When it comes to the strings touching the bridge, there are differing opinions but I'm a non-believer. I don't think that does anything bad either.
  15. Yup. And that model was never peer reviewed, never published in any academic journal and was widely criticized by many other very well known epidemiologists. But our leaders panicked and went with it anyway. Now our leaders are doing things that are not based on any scientific evidence and in fact defy all well known evidence based ways to manage this type of outbreak and we're all supposed to just shut up and go along with it because they know best. After all, we know that our government officials never get anything wrong so we should just obey them.
  16. Here's yet another foolish physician who clearly doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/494034-the-data-are-in-stop-the-panic-and-end-the-total-isolation
  17. My point is that the conditions that make it favorable for Influenza will also make it favorable for Covid-19. Getting the Flu shot is a great idea but it won't protect you from Covid. If people ar e sick with a respiratory infection they should all stay home!!
  18. You guys are just heading into your cold/Flu season though. It'll be interesting to see what happens.
  19. This is good. It illustrates what I said earlier about trying to interpret raw data without any proper analysis. All of our Governors should have to read it. https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/04/22/there-is-no-empirical-evidence-for-these-lockdowns/
  20. As far as I know, summer temperatures are not really high enough to actually kill the virus. But UV light definitely will kill it. Also, even though the temperature itself doesn't likely kill it, the overall summer conditions (temp and humidity) make it more difficult to transmit. Further, summer conditions and school closure mean people are outside more and less crowding indoors which also leads to less transmission. The thing is though, it's still there. That's why these closures are so difficult to deal with . it's easy to put them in place but hard to get out of. Once they start to lift them cases will likely creep up a bit. more people will die. Then what? Stay closed forever? We know for a fact that about 40,000 people will die from automobile accidents every year in the US. But we still let people drive their cars every day. Why? Because we have to in order to have a functioning country. Alcohol kills about 80,000. Smoking kills almost 500,000. You can still drive your car to the store and get both, and a cheeseburger to boot. But you can't get a garden hose or a gallon of paint.
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