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  1. Uphill...both ways...in the snoe...
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSwFIRw9Mhw&list=FL_mUi8W02HTWBWibbffeLmQ&index=113 Wasn't aware I was being filmed, with my long-lost/loved blue Epiphone...
  3. I've personally worn out 4 copies each of 2112 and Moving Pictures...I'd LOVE to go see them again...
  4. Men At Work Street...has a certain 'ring'
  5. matiac

    Klone

    Maybe Duane will let you use his...then again...
  6. That was great! Reminded me of that song from a long time ago about spilling wine...good one! And a message to boot!
  7. Wow. You have realized what most of us can/will only dream of. For a 56 year old guitar it's in amazingly excellent condition, you should try to get a hold of Vic DaPra, maybe he'll put it in his 'Burst Believers' book...believe the 3rd volume...I bet he'd drool over that guitar...well, maybe not DROOL, but I bet it would wind up in his book...that's a f--kin' score and a half! Edit: ya know those tuners would probably hold tune better if they were tightened up a little, mine used to slip a lot until I tightened the shaft screw that the bean's attached to...God man, those are original Grovers...they're worth a mint by themselves...
  8. Has there ever been a 'Gold-Burst'? I'm thinking that would look gnarly...
  9. I heard of him, think he's also got another S.B. Custom with only the bridge pickup, kinda like a Junior, and another S.B. Flying V Custom...appears to take pretty good care of it...I dunno about 4.7K though, but I'm sure there's someone out there who'll buy it...
  10. I once owned a real nice Indonesian Affinity Telecaster that was a decent guitar, a couple Affinity Strats, and my only complaint on any of them was the beyond-crap-tuners, otherwise they were great players. Right now I have a dumpster save in a Johnson Stratothingy with a Starcaster neck that after a few minor tweaks and re-solders is the best playing/sounding of ANY of the others. Last Fender I had was a MIJ Strat with a floyd/license bridge that was one of my favorite guitars until it, among others, was stolen...
  11. Hey FZ, wanna loose even more respect? Go on youtube, and there's some videos of Howard Stern interviewing Don Felder called 'Heaven & Hell'...it's VERY revealing...that poor guy got the shaft in more ways than one...but he DID manage to be a thorn in Henley/Frey's collective side...whole new outlook on those two...suffice to say they got greedy and aloof...
  12. Walsh has 'The Confessor' which I believe he did post Eagles, and while Tim didn't to my knowledge do any solo stuff, he WAS working, but yeah, I kinda noticed the smugness of that myself, and while they may have had their differences (Frey mostly) with Felder, I can kinda understand why he felt the way he did when they got back together, I mean, 'Hotel California' was his concept...I believe a couple Eagles songs were Felder's, and he was also working post-Eagles...he did the title track for the movie 'Heavy Metal', with, ironically enough Henley doing backup vocals! And I never knew that until the other day when I was listening to it on youtube. Now maybe the others didn't get the critical acclaim Henley and Frey got, but they WERE working, and the way I understood that whole dialogue, the whole money thing was based solely on that. And I gotta admit that I thought Frey did a good job in that movie he did with Tom Cruise about the football agent ...'Jerry McGuire' I believe it was?
  13. While watching 'The History Of The Eagles' on Netflix, they do a brief closeup of Joe Walsh playing 'Rocky Mountain Way', and I couldn't help but notice the fret board of his Les Paul had an almost mirror-like gloss to it, it had more shine than the frets did. It should be noted that he was playing slide during the song. I've never seen, or heard of a polished (to a mirror like sheen) fret board before...what would the reason for that be? It was like it had some kind of top-coat or something, not just well oiled...it was WAY too shiny...anyone ever hear of this, and what would be the reason for it?
  14. All too familiar with that 'dance'. Been away from welding for almost 30 years, and was rudely reminded Thursday night whilst carbon arc gouging. No matter how well you think you're 'covered up', that damned stuff always manages to find a 'chink-in-yer-armor'...
  15. Love some of his titles...another favorite is 'Egg Sucking Dog'...I often wonder what the inspiration for that song was?
  16. There was one instance where an acquaintance of mine, now dead (severe alcoholism), approached me with (strictly from memory) an old Gold Top Les Paul with P90 pickups...it was a 1954, as it only had the wraparound bridge, and he offered me the guitar/hardcase for 150.00...the year was 1979, one year out of high school, the case was pretty beat-up, but the guitar was considerably cleaner than the case would have indicated. I asked if he could hold it until payday, to which he said he could not, so I ran home, and asked my Mom if I could borrow the money until Friday (it was early-week don't remember the exact day), to which she said no. So I went back, and told him I couldn't buy it right then, but if he still had it Friday to come see me. Turns out the guitar he had was stolen, he got caught with it, and it was returned to it's rightful owner, someone I did not know. After that encounter, I would try to gain more info on whatever it was, how they came to own it, etc., and if I smelled a rat, went on my way, but apart from that, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. Another friend of mine bought a 1970 (?) Shelby Cobra Jet from an old lady had it in her garage, and just wanted it gone. The year was 1993, and he paid the woman 3000.00 dollars for the car, which apart from replacing hoses/belts etc., needed nothing but a cleaning...
  17. This only includes the Middle-Asian people in this group (spoiled dis-illusioned Americans excluded), but they are taught to hate Western Culture from the time they learn to walk. Some of these savages teach their children to fire a gun at a very young age, all the while indoctrinating them. And as far as 'unscrupulous backers'? We can be included in that list. Giving weapons to the very people we were fighting...who comes up with these brainfarts anyway? My thoughts are with those who lost loved ones...can't even begin to imagine... Edit: I'm wondering what would have become of all these 'terrorist groups' if we had nipped it in the bud in Munich in 1972?
  18. Tone and style are close cousins, method of attack, yes, even pick size and texture (Billy G. uses coins for a reason) all play into what's regarded as 'tone'. I recently got a bunch of picks made of different types of exotic wood, and between those, and a standard Tortex, among others, the tone is markedly noticeable. The wood lends a much thicker, darker tone, and even among those, there's a difference to my ear. But it still boils down to the individual player, and their definition of tone. So many factors play into the equation that it would be difficult to nail down one aspect as the sole source...but in my view, the player is 99.9999999% of how that guitar's going to sound, I've heard awesome tone from a Squier Strat into a battery powered Pignose...it's in the ear of the beholder ultimately...
  19. Tools aside, tone, or a lack of same, comes from the heart, transmitted through the players fingers. Some of the 'best' players to me, sound 'mechanical', and contrived...no emotion. And music in general is supposed to be manna for the soul. Jimmy's sound on the Lead break in 'Whole Lotta Love' is a sound I've been chasing for years, to someone else it might not have the same 'pull' on them it has on me. So it would suffice to say that 'tone' is a very subjective...subject, and would fall on the individual listener. And while yes, it IS true to a certain degree that quality gear would make the endeavor easier, or 'sound' better, it's not the sole reason for tone, or lack thereof. You can put lipstick on a pig, but you still got a pig. I find with my own playing, that I can get the same basic tone using two completely different guitars through the same set up, which for me kinda negates the belief that equipment is the sole and only source of tone. If you were to give, say, Duane Allman a cheap, beat-to-crap Teisco, he's gonna pretty much sound the same...it's all in the end result of what we, as individuals hear in a given piece of music...I'm thinking it would be nigh-on impossible to achieve a certain tone, just by virtue of the room you're in, how it's been recorded, state of mind at the time...these are things that are damned hard to duplicate regarding sound. Sometimes you can make it sound similar, but it'll NEVER be same way twice. But for me, that's half the fun when I play (it SHOULD be fun), is to sound like a particular person on a non-typical song (sounding like Jimi Hendrix while playing Green Grass And High Tides Forever), and you recognize it immediately...I get a pretty big kick outta that...
  20. Anything R.C. that flies, prevalent being airplanes, specifically WW2 Fighters...love scalin' (scale flying) 'em...got a few Helicopters in the hangar... this is only a fraction of the planes... that's just a few...
  21. After watching several videos, and noticing every single video entailed the use of some sort of Fender guitar, tells me a Gibson might not sound as good as them Tele/Strats did, and they DID sound nice, but I'm thinking the inherently dark tone of just about ANY humbuckered guitar wouldn't sound right. I have both, and play both through the same amp, and the difference in their respective tone is like night-and-day, and even the one I have favors single-coil pickups (old Behringer G212), and the Lester sounds pretty nice too after completely re-adjusting all the parameters. I dunno, I guess if you got the coin to toss at something like that, go for it, but I'm thinking that particular make is aimed more at Fender players, but that's just me...
  22. Is they is, or is they ain't? I ain't sayin' either way, but I WILL say that new species are being discovered regularly, a new species of whale was recently discovered about the size of a Minke Whale, and they average about 50-60 feet. And species thought to be extinct are being found very much alive, most famous case is the Coelocanth, pulled from the depths off the African coast in the 1930's, and there is a confirmed 30+ foot White off the South African coast they call 'Submarine', that they think may be the biggest Great White swimming, although it's a big Ocean. Recently a whale was discovered on a Hawaiian beach with it's entire tail section bitten cleanly off, and whatever did it had to be of considerable size...90% of the Ocean is largely unexplored, so the possibilities for something like that can't be dismissed as myth...not yet anyway...
  23. Meg teeth are actually pretty common down around that area...it's the exceptionally big teeth that get the sensationalism going afresh regarding 'Jaws'...I got a Meg tooth fits perfectly in the palm and half my fingers of my hand...weighs over a pound... Scientists gauge the length of Meg by the size of the remaining teeth, and average for one is about 40-or-so feet. The example I own is an 'posterior' (rear) tooth, and it's owner would have been over 50 feet by the size of the tooth...pretty freaky stuff, and now there's speculation that they are alive and well...
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