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On 3/20/2021 at 4:20 PM, Pinch said:

Ate breadsticks. 

You off the nacho diet?

I worked from 5pm to 5am. Gonna do it again today.

Gonna take a guitar out of a case in a few, I'm not gonna play it just look at it.

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What's with all the hostility? Can't you be a card-carrying liberal without constantly putting people down with your perceived moral superiority? I'm seriously interested. Because it's a pattern

I finally revised my "collage" family photo to include a Gretsch I bought a couple months ago, haha.  

I did this today. I'll call it light at the end of the tunnel. I'm not grimacing, my neck is just old.    

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1 hour ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

You off the nacho diet?

I worked from 5pm to 5am. Gonna do it again today.

Gonna take a guitar out of a case in a few, I'm not gonna play it just look at it.

Yup. 

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4 hours ago, Whitefang said:

Wow.  Retirement is usually when people ramp up that sort of thing.  you know.....

More time for it and all.   [wink]

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Yes, I know and I had thoughts of doing more art work and painting homes on the side for extra cash. But then friends and relatives wanted me to do stuff for them free. After painting my moms house outside & I wasn't going to charge her of course, and then my sons home. I did the entire inside, every single room in the house and then he wanted the outside done also.  So I told Deb. I'm done! I'm now retired from painting also. Then I spent more time playing guitar and learning more songs. I do all sorts of stuff, as a kid I did horses mostly, every year I had paintings in the art fair. Won a bunch of them till my art teacher didn't want to see any more horse paintings. She started giving me grades B and refused to give me an A till I did something else. So I did wildlife, which is my favorite. I've done trains, planes, portraits, cars, scenery, dogs, just about everything for guys at work. Even tons of cartoons for them, I never charged for cartoons. 

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I'm bored at work so I am dipping stuff in liquid nitrogen. I dipped a surgical glove that I blew up. It popped and go all hard. I'm gonna dip a Twix candy bar next. Yep I'm getting paid to do this. 

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Liquid nitrogen?  You don't perchance work in a SPERM BANK, do you?  If so, what's your job there?  Giving clients a hand?  [wink]

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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My friend and I are cutting down a American elm that died last year,a lot of work since it sets between 2 buildings, it’s at least 40 feet tall and lots of branches protruding every which way. Put the scaffolding up and been cutting from the top down. Lots of work for a couple of old men like ourselves and must be careful not to end up horizontally for eternity.

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On 3/25/2021 at 11:05 AM, Whitefang said:

Liquid nitrogen?  You don't perchance work in a SPERM BANK, do you?  If so, what's your job there?  Giving clients a hand?  [wink]

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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No at a NASA wind tunnel. I'm an electrician. I did do a stint on a porn set keeping the girls moist for their next scene.

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Played my Ibanez at my jam yesterday, my custom D tuning for "She's So Heavy" worked pretty well allowing me to combine the Bass and Guitar parts without too much trouble.

D  A  D  A  D  F

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Looked in my guitar cases today to see if I had a set of strings in any of them.

Yes, in with my nice (and expensive) Gibson L-4S, my favourite.

Had 2 guitar cases on the bed; I took the pack of strings out, put the guitar back in and closed the lid.  Didn't close the latches while I looked in the other case.  I closed that one, put it back where I store it, then grabbed my L-4 case....AAARRGGHHH!  

Very luckily when it fell out it landed just on the edge of the bed and I've never moved so fast either - I saved it.  No dings.  Usually I always close the latches in case of exactly this sort of mishap.   I'm still twitching - that was nearly a neck break for the most stupid reason.  Phew.  I'd have regretted that for ever. ](*,)

I used the strings to restring another guitar, my ES-175.  Another admission....I bought this guitar in 2013 and this is only the 2nd time I've changed the strings!  It has a Bigsby and you have to curl the string end, hook the ferrule over the retainer then hold it there with a bulldog clip while you attach the other end to the tuning post.  A real PITA unless you have the right tools. 

 Your own Bigsby stringing and tuning tips please!  

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22 minutes ago, jdgm said:

Your own Bigsby stringing and tuning tips please!  

The easiest way is to remove and replace the strings one at a time.

If restringing an unstrung Bigsby, start with the bass strings first while pre-stretching them by pulling up on each string a bit about half way down the neck. Each time you add a string you will need to retune each of the previously installed strings, while bouncing the tremolo bar through the whole process.

Note that to avoid getting too many wraps on the bass string post you can hold down the tremolo arm while installing.

This works quite well on my Bigsby style Duesenberg..

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29 minutes ago, jdgm said:

Looked in my guitar cases today to see if I had a set of strings in any of them.

Yes, in with my nice (and expensive) Gibson L-4S, my favourite.

Had 2 guitar cases on the bed; I took the pack of strings out, put the guitar back in and closed the lid.  Didn't close the latches while I looked in the other case.  I closed that one, put it back where I store it, then grabbed my L-4 case....AAARRGGHHH!  

Very luckily when it fell out it landed just on the edge of the bed and I've never moved so fast either - I saved it.  No dings.  Usually I always close the latches in case of exactly this sort of mishap.   I'm still twitching - that was nearly a neck break for the most stupid reason.  Phew.  I'd have regretted that for ever. ](*,)

I used the strings to restring another guitar, my ES-175.  Another admission....I bought this guitar in 2013 and this is only the 2nd time I've changed the strings!  It has a Bigsby and you have to curl the string end, hook the ferrule over the retainer then hold it there with a bulldog clip while you attach the other end to the tuning post.  A real PITA unless you have the right tools. 

 Your own Bigsby stringing and tuning tips please!  

Ouch! Good thing it survived it!

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Very windy today, So besides watch Reagan for mom and dad I ordered some guitar strings from New York for the Riviera.

La Bella Hard Rockin' Steel Nickel plated 10-46's. Never heard of them before but a guy named Phil has a guitar with a Bigsby who claims he tried all the strings that fit his guitar and he liked them the best. So I'm giving them a try.  Anyone else ever heard of them?

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1 hour ago, mihcmac said:

The nice thing about guitar strings is that they are transient and you can try anything that looks appealing, because you will replace them after a while.

Some say they keep em on for years, but I gets even that is even considered a while.

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34 minutes ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

Some say they keep em on for years, but I gets even that is even considered a while.

Its totally up to individual expectations, I think the sound of new strings is incredible, but it only lasts for a few weeks at best.

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I'm at work monitoring heaters to keep stuff inside the wind tunnel warm. Here is a pic of it. The frozen spots are were the insulation is bad. Inside the tunnel right now its about negative 205 degrees Fahrenheit. Its made of stainless steel that is 2 inches thick all the way around and in the test section where the model is its 6 inches thick. Dead in the center of the tunnel its 46 feet x 200 feet x 46 feet x 200 feet.

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On 3/27/2021 at 8:23 PM, Sgt. Pepper said:

No at a NASA wind tunnel. I'm an electrician. I did do a stint on a porn set keeping the girls moist for their next scene.

Wind tunnels. Race car drivers have taken their cars to wind tunnels before in the past like Funny Car teams and Pro Stock teams. Where do they take them to that has a wind tunnel?

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