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MichaelT last won the day on November 15 2018

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About MichaelT

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    Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
  • Birthday 09/24/1965

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  1. I have guitars with P-90's and guitars with single coils and guitars with humbuckers. I'm good with any of them. My Goldtops with P90's are a couple of my favorite guitars plugged into my Marshall. It was fairly noisy on stage the other night but it usually isn't too bad.
  2. I have a Les Paul Standard with the push/pull pots, which is a coil tap. I also have Les Pauls with P90's. I'm not 100% sure what the difference is but there is a difference in sound. It could be the pickups themselves or the guitars but it is a different sound.
  3. RCT, can you see it in the daylight pretty well? We've done a few outdoor gigs this summer and mine was very difficult to see.
  4. I have a pretty good Snark stage tuner. Its great for stage and when it's semi-dark or completely dark. However, in broad daylight, it's nearly impossible to see. Is there a tuner that you guys use that's good for night and day? I have one of those headstock tuners that are OK during the day but I'd like to have something on the board.
  5. Getting ready for another set of gigs on October 11th and 12th. Kentucky weather just got the memo that it's October, so we went from about 100 degrees yesterday to 74 degrees today. Playing Louisville Friday night from 10 PM to 2 AM, packing up, driving an hour home, getting home at 4 AM. Waking up and doing setup Saturday at 11 AM here for an outdoor crafts festival where we play 1 to 3 PM and then tear down. We're too old for that kind of booking. But, a year and a half ago, we had nothing and we've been booked solid since May at least two weekends a month. We're off this coming weekend, so relaxing, finally.
  6. We don't need no stinking videos! :D They can just put links up there. "Here's someone playing a Les Paul. And here's another. We still make those."
  7. Three of my new Les Pauls and my new Flying V (2017 through 2018) have that smell. I don't know if it's vanilla but it's a sort of sweet candy type smell. My old '81 V smells like stale beer, old wood and tobacco. It's seen a lot of smoky clubs/bars.
  8. You are correct. That is a bass. It's a 1984 Aria Pro bass that he got from Moscow. He has played guitar for about 40 years and switched to bass about 15 months ago when we formed the band. I have a ton of pictures from all our gigs since May of this year and a few from last year. It's really good to be playing in a band again. I played a lot of gigs, toured and all that back in the early 80's to mid 90's and just got with a band again last year. I don't miss the load in and load out but missed playing.
  9. I would love to hear how well these last. I've used Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings since probably around 1984 or 1985. From then until last year, I had only broken 2 strings during that time. In the last year, I've broken probably 10 strings, even their Paradigm strings, which are supposed to be unbreakable. And, it's not on any one guitar in particular. I think it's just a bad bunch or their quality isn't what it once was. I'm looking for a new string or brand to try and see how they last.
  10. As some of you know, I got with a new band last year. We had a few gigs, some personnel changes and added a guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist last March to fill the lineup. We've played 10 gigs since May and they've mostly been 1 day gigs at clubs. We played a pretty huge gig at Headliners in Louisville and Friday After 5 in Owensboro and each of those gigs had 5-600 people. The rest were 100 or so until last weekend. Last weekend, we played the Kentucky Bourbon Festival and we played all three nights. Friday 5 to 8, Saturday 8 to midnight, Sunday 2 to 5. Good money, lots of fun but it was outside on the back patio and we had to set up and tear down each day since there was no way to protect the equipment from the elements and potential theft or damage. That's me on the left with my 2018 Gibson Flying V. Singer in the middle with his Gibson Les Paul Studio. Other guitarist on the right with Gibson Jim Beam Custom guitar. It was a really great weekend but I'm pretty wiped out today. It was 90+ degrees and the last picture is later on Friday evening with my Gibson Les Paul Standard. We're getting too old for 3 days in a row. I was wiped out yesterday.
  11. I had a minor issue with the PCB in my 2017 Standard which was resolved fairly slowly by Guitar Center. I had to call Gibson to give them a kick in the rear. Since then I've bought a 2017 Tribute, a 2018 Traditional and an 2018 Classic, all Les Pauls. I then bought a 2018 Flying V. All have been near perfect. I think the quality control myth was started by PRS dealers and fans. Sure, there have been some duds but overall, I feel mine didn't get the poor quality control memo.
  12. MichaelT

    Flying V

    That V was heavily modded but I can speak from experience that 2007 was a great year for the Flying V. The headstock and body is consistent with mine. Mine is a 2007 Faded V with three pickups.
  13. RIP Ric. I had no idea he was 75. I really like a lot of Cars songs.
  14. MichaelT

    2019 lacquer

    Yeah because they're fooling those of us who lived it. :) "Please. I got picks older than you."
  15. MichaelT

    2019 lacquer

    People can look at my '81 Gibson V that I've had for 35 years and played hundreds of gigs with it and tell it's real wear and tear and love. I even tried to take care of it, tried not to leave it in a cold or hot vehicle for a few hours between gigs or overnight. Sometimes stuff happened. We played (usually) Tues - Sat or Wed - Sat, 10:00 PM to 2:00 or 2:30 AM, different club, difference city each week back in the day. Went to sleep around 4 or 6 AM, got up around 4 PM, got ready, lather, rinse, repeat. Age 16 to 30 or so with that schedule and now about two weekends a month.
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