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    Grady Martin or Paul Burlison or BOTH in Train Kept A-Rollin'? A fresh take on the topic!

    I guess you could mute it, but for double octaves. I’ll use fingerstyle. IIRC, Cliff Gallup used double octaves, as well.
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    Don’t be cruel

    I like how how handled that guitar part. Nice work.
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    Anne Margret

    I’m wit’ you on that. She presented with a perfect blend of personality traits that made her seem capable and smart, but with just the slightest hint of oncealed vulnerability. Some called her the female Elvis, and I see that. I think that her ultimate charm,however, was that she seemed like a...
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    Grady Martin or Paul Burlison or BOTH in Train Kept A-Rollin'? A fresh take on the topic!

    I don’t think that double octaves were all that rare. Obviously, you have to employ some sort of finger style technique, but it’s within the reach of any player.
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    No more grown up movies!

    You got that right.
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    No more grown up movies!

    Just because the visuals are drawn, instead of using live actors, does not mean that cartoons are for children. Even cartoons aimed at children, usually have aspects which are more aimed at adults. When I was a kid, I probably wouldn’t have caught a reference to any number of cultural references...
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    No more grown up movies!

    Great stuff. One of the best.
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    So, what has your Tele told you lately?

    Absolutely gorgeous.
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    No more grown up movies!

    I’m wit’ you, on this.
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    No more grown up movies!

    Oh yeah. I do that stuff all the time. :)
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    Fender 64 Custom Deluxe Reverb Hardwired

    The difference between 20 watts and 22 watts, all other things remaining equal, is essentially nothing, as regards volume. Assuming that the negative feedback circuit is the same, there would be no perceptible difference in clean headroom.
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    What is the Great Gretsch Sound to you?

    That mirrors an experience I had. I like to play Surf, and I tried a Jaguar. Jaguars have a great, natural Surf sound, there’s no denying it. One day, I was Surfing out on my Jag’ and having a grand time of it, then I put my Jaguar away, but before I shut down the amp, I just happened to grab my...
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    What is the Great Gretsch Sound to you?

    The Chet recording of the ‘60s were my first introduction to the Gretsch sound. Probably, it would be more accurate to say the sound of a closed archtop, with trestle bracing and Filtertron pickups. To this day, I love that sound, and it’s a big part of what made me want to pursue playing...
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    Car named guitars?

    Ford Country Squire (station wagon) and Gretsch Country Gentleman. Not a perfect match, but it makes me wonder if my Gent has flamed maple, or if it is just contact paper. :)
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    Tru-Arc Serpentune vs Tune o Matic - quest for the perfect intonation

    Cents are basically divisions of a semitone (half step) into evenly spaced units. Basically, if you had 100 evenly spaced frets between every fret on the guitar. On lower notes, one cent would be less than one cycle per second, and at the very top of the guitar’s range one cent would approach...
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    Scales

    Horses for courses. I use Majors, I use the modes of Majors, both harmonic and melodic minors, the super lochrian mode of melodic minors, etc. but there are places that pentatonics, both Major and minor, can be useful. I actually find Major pentatonics to be quite useful in Blues, as an...
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    "If something is hard to do, it's just not worth doing" Homer Simpson

    Great point. We’re all in this together. I wish nothing more, or less, than opportunity, for everyone. Beyond that, it’s out of my hands. However, a defeatist attitude will spoil even the greatest opportunity.
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    "If something is hard to do, it's just not worth doing" Homer Simpson

    I came of age with the shank of the “Boomer” generation. The first 12 years I was in the workforce were very challenging. I was a blue collar worker, and couldn’t have dreamed of owning a home on my income alone. Even with a wife that worked full time, it would have been difficult. I recall...
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    "If something is hard to do, it's just not worth doing" Homer Simpson

    And it has been like that for a very long time. The bands in the late sixties spoke out against the materialism and greed of their parent’s generation, frequently while living in luxury that their parent’s generation never experienced, or even desired. They considered themselves non-conformist...
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    Scales

    This book made all the difference in my playing. It was hard; very hard; but it was worth every bit of effort. I went through this in the late ‘70s, and I still use these scale forms every day,plus a couple more. The triad inversions in this book are how I map the neck. The long, linear...
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    "If something is hard to do, it's just not worth doing" Homer Simpson

    Perhaps part of the problem is generalization. I have a relative who is nearly 80, and still works, albeit less than he used to. It’s not financial necessity; the man is quite prosperous and could afford virtually any lifestyle, but prefers to work. Actually, I understand that, completely...
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    Thinking of selling the 65 Corvette

    Did you know that TVR stood for Total Vehicle Reliability? You didn’t? Neither did anyone else. :) I have a soft spot for the Lotus Elan, myself. One of the most beautiful cars ever made.
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    Most unique sounding pickups

    I rewatched the original clip and I can hear some resemblance to P-90s, although it’s somewhat different. Whatever the case, I like that sound. Thanks for publishing that info about Jolana. As to looks, Firebirds are among my favorites, but they don’t look comfortable to play.
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    "If something is hard to do, it's just not worth doing" Homer Simpson

    It’s something to behold.
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    "If something is hard to do, it's just not worth doing" Homer Simpson

    There are some great points being made here, and so far, everyone is behaving well, but we are definitely straying into political turf, and if this degenerates into that direction, I’ll have to lock the thread. There you go, bragging about your education again. Middle School? My middle school...


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