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    The Game

    Brought back a memory from those days... "Bartholomew plus Three". We opened for The McCoys at The Montreal Forum after their hit single. My Business Manager booked the show and backed it with a few financial buddies. Guess we had pretty good connections back then. Right place, right time...
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    Pignose & Dwarf Speaker Quest

    The Dwarf - Reviving a zombie thread because I have one of these. I use it in low-volume jam sessions with a drummer, bass player and a couple of acoustic guitar players plus singers & keys. Pro level players, some of us host the Jam Night Clubs in town and do the Blues circuit, I use a real...
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    Any tire experts here?

    Scroll down - every tire test you need
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    Ovation owners - tell me about your experiences

    Worst thing ever for recording - slides away.
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    A battery question

    Use a regular 9 volt battery instead carbon preferably. They register 9.6 volts or more when new and your problem is gone. Recharge batteries don't put out, fade fast and are a PITA.
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    El Degas Stratocaster

    Anybody ever review or play an El Degas strat ? Made in Japan distributed by a Canadian company that's out of business. Somebody near Montreal is selling one for $450 with Dimarzio strat pickups, could probably get it for $375/$400 and he claims the frets are still good. Probably was $250 when...
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    Are Local Bands Getting Worse?

    I walked into an audition and saw the drummer with a click track machine. Knew it was bad news right there.
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    PSA - Airports and guitars and gear

    Hard to believe - Air Canada trip from London, England back to Montreal in 1971. My bought new 68 twin reverb silverface had no speaker magnets, they had fallen off and were lying on the bottom of the amp. Baggage staff must have thrown or dropped it 40 feet. Speakers were Jansen Concert...
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    Parting with a beloved 68 Tele (not all original)

    I have a 68 that I bought new that year. Similar to that one in many respects but still have original pickguard and bridge plus it wasn't re-fretted with jumbo frets, but was done to preserve the feel of it. Am under the impression they would bring around $5K but I guess they are worth whatever...
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    Stepping in for a another guitarist. Proper decorum.

    I asked a keyboard player to come into a session last week. He was exceptional a couple of years back but everything stopped at that time due to pandemic. Maybe it was the 2 year break. He was so happy to be asked into it he blew his brains out all night, was way too loud with no dynamics...
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    Putting a Gibson PAF in a 70s style HH Tele Thinlne

    I had a 74 Gibson PAF installed in my 68 tele for a couple of years using 250K original pots. Too much bottom end on two bass strings A & E but a pretty good clean sound for what I do. Can take off the bass hump at the amp by lowering a couple of numbers on bass control. Eventually changed it...
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    Is Cakewalk worth the effort?

    I slide the individual guitar tracks into time when I hear latency problems.
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    Les Paul Custom - help me decide

    Coincidental - I have a 74 Cherry burst Les Paul Custom which is also marked "second" for no apparent reason. One of the pickups went south so I replaced them with a Seymour Duncan Jazz neck, JB bridge. Also had a fret-job done but not with those fretless wonder frets. Don't remember what the...
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    Bartholomew plus Three - 1967. Am I an old fart or what ???

    Here's one of the sessions we did at Atlantic, NY way back with Corky Laing on drums, Felix Pappalardi producing, Tom Dowd as engineer. Remake of an oldie for the President of the record company, special project. That studio was like magic with Tom there. I think it made #80 or whatever on...
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    Adjusting levels sucks lol....

    Always mix bass and drums first - with everything else off. The only way to start IMO. Last thing I recorded on my PC got 5 likes on FB...but I do it for myself not other people.