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    Reverb vs Delay

    But how many of us on planet Earth ever get to The Grand Canyon to experience that?
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    How many times can you change the head, and the handle and still have an all-original Axe?

    I see it's time once again to showcase this brilliant piece of comedy known as "Trigger's Broom." Please watch it. It's short and it's brilliant:
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    Your Strap Matters

    I have some nice thick straps, but I usually just use the old-retro spaghetti straps. Not really that comfortable, but they look cool and do the job. They also match the color of the guitar. I had to dye the blue and the orange straps to match my blue and orange guitars. I take this...
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    Can we get a "RANT" page?

    Isn't this entire forum one big rant?
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    Albums you love that are rarely mentioned by anyone else?

    Don't laugh, but this is one of the greatest albums ever made: You might know that '80s pop classic "Happy Birthday" from this band, but the album is a hell of a lot better than that. Pure pop. Perfect pop. And believe it or not, some great guitar playing on just about every song. Incredible...
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    I do feel it's a safe thing to say that The Kinks are the greatest rock band of all time

    Yeah, I caught them live and it was one of their drunken shambles shows. A mess. Funny for a few songs, then just maddening. However, on record, those boys were really great. A fantastic rock band with a superb sense for pop. I can name so many of their songs that were so damn catchy and light...
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    I do feel it's a safe thing to say that The Kinks are the greatest rock band of all time

    Oh, OK, new rankings have just come in: #67 - The Replacements #68 - Oasis #69 - The Kinks Oasis beats them out simply on the basis of the song "Morning Glory"
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    I do feel it's a safe thing to say that The Kinks are the greatest rock band of all time

    If we were to rank Greatest Rock Bands Of All Time, The Kinks would slot in at #68. One spot ahead of Oasis, one spot behind The Replacements. #67 - The Replacements #68 - The Kinks #69 - Oasis
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    Waterboys - the 80's revisited

    They were a great, great band. At the time of their peak - "This Is The Sea" album - one could argue that they were thee best band on Earth. Their albums were masterpieces and their live show was pure and raw. One of the greatest rock bands that ever existed. And then they went all travelling...
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    Is there such a thing as relic'ing in the classic car world....? If so, this is Tom Murphy heavy relic...

    If I hit Mega-Millions I would immediately find a George Barris-type guy who builds replicas of movie vehicles and I'd have him put together one of the trucks in the film SORCERER. Talk about a relic:
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    How Perfect Is Your Guitar Playing?

    I've been playing The Beatles "Get Back" and The Cult's "She Sells Sanctuary" since 1990 and I still can't get a clean run through them. Think about that -- thirty two years playing those songs and I still fumble them every time.
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    Famous songs you thought a Telecaster was in it but... was not!

    The Pretenders - "Brass In Pocket" Chrissie never goes anywhere without her Tele. You hear the song "Brass In Pocket" and you figure Telecaster with some chorus. Has to be. But then I come across this rehearsal footage. It isn't Chrissie with her Tele, it's James on a Gibson!
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    That Piece of Gear You Initially HATED, But Now Can’t Live Without

    VOX AC30. Dreamed and dreamed of owning one. Then got one...hated it. The darn thing was so not-user friendly. My version - the Custom Classic - has interactive treble/bass controls. Even Einstein couldn't figure out how to work those things. It took me months, really months to finally get a...
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    When Less Known Major Band Members Contribute A Killer Song.

    "Hotel California" - written by the fifth guitarist in the band. Seriously, doesn't "Hotel California" end this thread? Nothing is going to beat that answer. Obscure member comes up with one of rock's most iconic tunes. (Yeah, I know the drummer wrote the lyrics, but the song is the music.)
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    When Less Known Major Band Members Contribute A Killer Song.

    Wow. I did not know that. I really love that song. Greatest guitar tone I've ever heard. Strange that you say such a kick ass guitar song was written not by the guitarists, but by the drummer.




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