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    Gretsch 140 Anniversary Double Platinum Guitars.

    It’s hard to say. Intangibles can be meaningful, and sometimes the entire package just speaks to you. I’m as analytical as the next fellow, but most of my guitars are either guitars I wanted when I was first learning to play, or in a few cases, designs that just spoke to me, somehow. In a...
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    Why are Guitar Players So Conservative?

    Better is the enemy of best. As any invention is developed, it becomes more difficult to make meaningful improvements. Even simple things, such as a shovel, can be improved upon. but the improvements are incremental once the basic art is established. I would opine that the original Telecaster...
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    Show us your pedalboard

    Nice work.
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    SOLD Catalinbread Talisman Plate Reverb $120 shipped CONUS

    Sold to the man from Kentucky.
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    Bad monkey price hikes

    I sold a couple of Bad Monkeys to G-T members, a few years ago. I couldn’t find the thread, but I’m thinking $50 apiece. IMO, this is an excellent overdrive pedal. It’s definitely along the lines of a Tube Screamer, but IMHO, a bit more mellow. This price bubble will pass, with time, although...
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    Anyone sporting a woodie?

    Short for Clampowski, IIRC. :)
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    Boss RC-5 Looper. Am I missing something ?

    It doesn’t sound like a lot of fun. I have an RC 3, and it’s pretty good, but it took a while to learn. While there are better drum effects, I find the RC 3 at least adequate. If you are within 45 days of having taken delivery, maybe you can send it back.
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    Why are Guitar Players So Conservative?

    I would tend to agree, the Cherry 355 is one beautiful axe. I remember a Gibson ad with Tony Mottola’s 355, prominently featured. Gib-buckers are not my favorite, although I’ve made peace with the Gib-buckers in an Epi Dot, that I’ve played on occasion. I don’t know why, but this one guitar is...
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    Make It With You, 1970, Bread

    Not in the business, but I’ve seen David Gates name come up in many places. Back in the early ‘60s, Jack Nitzsche produced an album called The Lonely Surfer, and about half the songs featured a Bass VI playing the melody. David Gates was the player of the Bass VI. The Lonely Surfer had some...
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    Is it worth it having a 'Holy Grail'??

    I can definitely relate to that.
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    Is it worth it having a 'Holy Grail'??

    Wise words.
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    Is it worth it having a 'Holy Grail'??

    I recently posted a thread about Aspirational Instruments, which is along the same lines. The definition of terms is a bit slippery. What is a “holy grail” instrument? When I was first learning guitar, Chet’s Country Gent would have seemed as untouchable as some legendary holy relic, so yes, at...
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    Why are Guitar Players So Conservative?

    For years, I liked simple guitars with small inlays, chrome hardware, simple binding, etc. In recent years, my tastes have moved towards more ornate guitars. Some of the fancier Gibsons, like the L-5 Premier, Super 400 Premier, Byrdland, Johnny Smith/LeGrande really appeal to me, these days. The...
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    Daylight Saving Time

    I find that remark triggering. :)
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    Daylight Saving Time

    It makes as much sense as any other explanation.
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    O.K. lets play a game ... who remembers . What ya got

    Greenie Stick M Caps. I remember that name.
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    O.K. lets play a game ... who remembers . What ya got

    Do you know where I can get some? :)
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    O.K. lets play a game ... who remembers . What ya got

    I bought a few sets of those. I don’t think that they made any difference.
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    Nerve pain

    Heck, I can do that. You need only to ask :)
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    Aircraft Tech

    It used to be great, but it’s certainly gone downhill.
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    Daylight Saving Time

    I actually liked the time change, but I don't have strong feelings either way.
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    Daylight Saving Time

    ... loving it. :)