Recent content by Suho

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    GFS pickup guidance for a baritone

    I've used a number of GFS pickups offer the years but by far my favorite and now discontinued (I even paid a premium for a set after the discontinuance) are the Brooklyn model. They are modeled on old DeArmond pickups. They are humbucker sized but I believe single coil, although very quiet...
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    The Vaughan Brothers - Family Style

    I bought it on cassette right when it came out, and listened to it all the time. I haven't heard it in years, no - decades, either. I'll have to pull it out again. Thanks.
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    Martin Barre? Martin Barre!!!

    I love JT. I took my brother to see them in, I believe '93. I was in college and he was in high school. It was the light/ dark tour. Outstanding performance. A memorable evening. A shame if you read the interviews where MB describes how IA broke up the band ostensibly to pursue other...
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    Solid State amp you've known and loved,,, or hated,

    Fender Stage 112. For Fender cleans, it was as good as you could ask for. Decent reverb. It was incredibly loud. I wish I still had it.
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    Extremely Limited #s of Hipshot Benders on eBay & reverb.com

    I don't know for sure, but I was always under the impression that HipShot was a rather small U.S. company. Just my impression, but I believed that they rotated which products they made based on demand, etc. Compared to some products, like their locking tuners and bridges for examples...
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    Directions/wife/perception

    This is why I always used to encourage my wife to buy shoes or purses, clothes, whatever. Then she couldn't say anything (well much, anyway) when I would get a guitar or gear.
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    Fender American Performer Strat Anyone?

    I tend too keep it toward being decked. There might be a little play but not much.
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    Fender American Performer Strat Anyone?

    I bought the New Penny Strat, andI love it. The neck feels great. I wanted a big headstock and vintage 6- screw trem, and it is awesome. I actually loved the Yosemite pickups. Way more than I thought I would. I swapped them out for a set of Rio Grandes I had been waiting to install..... It...
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    Gibson Studio/50’s Tribute Consensus

    I've considered picking up a used '50s Tribute many times, but I was more interested in the P90 version. Black LPs (other than the Custom Black Beauties) seem to sell at lower prices used than see-through or gold top finishes, in my experience. I'd go for that one if the price is good. Some...
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    Why do you like your strat?

    I've always found Strats are a little easier to bend, I think largely due to the trem bridge. That cutout for the springs also adds a little "airiness" to the sound, imo. Also, While the Strat has the two in - between settings, it is the neck pickup that is unique to strats. I've never found...
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    John Frusciante to rejoin Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Damn, I think my mind is on the same clock! Can't believe it's been 10 years. I got the first album after he left (the second time), but stopped paying attention after that. Of course, my first child was born in 2010, so that might have something to do with it too.
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    Grandfather's Advice

    "Never stop learning." And he followed his own advice. In retirement he taught himself Italian, machine language, computer programming, music theory, and probably a bunch of other stuff I'll never know.
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    which pickup(s) is this?

    He sounds like SRV, but with a tad less gain .
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    Who was the first bass player that inspired you to take up bass?

    Cliff Burton. I play bass because of that man, although I didn't realize at the time he had already passed on a year or two earlier. Shortly thereafter I can say I was very influenced by Flea, Geezer Butler and Les Claypool. A little later I really began to dig on all of JB's bass players.




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