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    Do you change your own oil?

    Years ago I did my own changes , but the car was older and I was younger ! Seems every time I attempt something under the hood I end up bleeding somewhere . I don't want to jeopardize my guitar time because I've slashed one of my fingers . Learned the hard way .
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    Y'all loan out guitars?

    In the mid '70s I loaned my '57 Esquire to a good friend , a guy who inspired me to play guitar and was in my first band . RIP Greg . More recently I loaned a 2004ish Strat and a Peavey amp . My friend's grandson bought the Strat and I got the Peavey back . Just gotta use good judgement ...
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    What are your strings of choice?

    I'm not too picky . Standard .009 sets . Fender , GHS , Ball , D'addario for Tele , Strat , Gretsch , Epi , Gibby . Everything .
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    New Used Tele - Which one?

    Absolutely !
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    Pick me a winner (which neck & which pick guard ?)

    As much as I love tort , I chose rw with cream . Really like that combo with that body .
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    No "Mocha" in the 1970s?

    My assumption when these came out was that the bodies were alder ( ash ? ) With walnut stain . Right ? Wrong ? I dunno !
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    Recommend a Low Watt Tube Head

    I have both , I was using the BJ , then discovered the PJ . I gigged with the PJ , an early tweed one , for years . They are both 15 watt Fenders, but tonally not the same . While the PJ has such a sweet spot at about 12:00 , the BJ might better suit the OP because it does have a master volume ...
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    Recommend a Low Watt Tube Head

    I have a Little Giant, and a Night Train , and while I love the NT at 15 watts it seems to lose something when I knock the power down . As far as the Little Giant goes , it is a great low power amp with the right tubes . I used it for years in our band rehearsal room , a couple pedals and it is...
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    Recommend a Low Watt Tube Head

    I have a Little Giant, and a Night Train , and while I love the NT at 15 watts it seems to lose something when I knock the power down . As far as the Little Giant goes , it is a great low power amp with the right tubes . I used it for years in our band rehearsal room , a couple pedals and it is...
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    Strat Pickup in Tele?

    I did this with my Esquire back in the '70s , it was ok but I still used the bridge pup the most . This Esquire had been used a lot and abused a little ! By the late '70s I had it restored and removed the Strat pup . This Esquire sounds so good , it doesn't need a neck pup , never missed it ...
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    Does anyone have a light weight electric guitar that they would recommend?

    I have a Reverend as well , a Sensei Jr , with a single P90 . Kind of the poor man's LP Jr . It is one of the lightest guitars I own , plays great , sounds great . I don't know what music you're into , but the lightest guitar I ever gigged with was an early 2000s Fender Telecoustic . There...
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    How could anyone possibly know this?

    I just ordered a set to try out , gonna put them on my '76 black beauty of course ! I finished all my leftover Halloween candy so a little treat from Sweetwater will be welcome too !
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    Anybody play/record their guitar through a bass amp?

    So true , Bassmans have been coveted by guitarists for decades ! I recently took a blond Bassman out of hibernation that I bought in 1980 because I thought the blonds were just so cool looking . I took it to my tech and he re capped it and turns out it is a 6g6 circuit , tube rectified . I had...
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    Neil Young Tele

    I would hazard to say that Neil's sound is as much a result of his amplification as the guitar he may be playing . That , plus he's just so damn good ! I think many of us seek out " our sound " when switching guitars too .
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    Do Esquires exist in the real world?

    Please keep it as it is ! It would be a crime to rout a cavity in that beautiful guitar !!




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