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    Does Anyone Use a Tablet for Lyrics on Stage? Please Advise!

    After checking out the local music scene and a good deal of introspection, I have decided to set the Wayback Machine for 1978 and get an acoustic duo act together to introduce a new generation to the joys of John Prine, Steve Goodman, early Neil Young and Bonnie Raitt ... like the acts I was...
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    NGD: THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

    Many moons ago when I was a much younger and hairier guy, I went off to college and made friends with a guy in my dorm who also played guitar. By the time our sophomore year rolled around, we decided to put an act together and play local coffeehouses and bars. I forget what kind of guitar he had...
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    Goin' to Nashville - any advice?

    Wife and I are heading to Nashville in June. There's so much to see and do there that I am calling on my fellow TDPRI folks to help me see and do what counts. So ... What honky tonks did you enjoy the most? And which museums? Where's the best BBQ? Did you do any distillery tours? What music...
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    Help me name my new Partscaster!

    It's finally done and now all it needs is a name. It all started with an ad for the body on eBay. I took one look and said "That's the girl for me!" This thinline beauty took a while to get here from it's origin in China. It's nice and light - a smidgen over 3.75 lbs. Luckily, the neck pocket...
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    Suggestions for "Desktop" amp? With decent modeling perhaps?

    I find myself sitting in my office a lot, and one of my guitars is out on a stand. The only amp I have easy access to is my Quilter Aviator Cub, and I don't feel like firing it up and futzing with it just to play for 10 minutes or so. Therefore, I'm seeking a "desktop" amp to have out so I can...
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    HARD TIMES: Tales of courage and desperation from the Depression and WWII.

    I was born in the late '50s - an age of economic prosperity (2 chickens in every pot, etc.). But growing up, I heard stories from my parents and grandparents about the hard times they endured during the Great Depression and World War II. Amazing tales of grit and fortitude that spoke to the...
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    HARD TIMES: Tales of courage and desperation from the Depression and WWII.

    I was born in the late '50s - an age of economic prosperity (2 chickens in every pot, etc.). But growing up, I heard stories from my parents and grandparents about the hard times they endured during the Great Depression and World War II. Amazing tales of grit and fortitude that spoke to the...
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    CLYDE THE CHRISTMAS GORILLA

    Every family has its own unique Christmas traditions - and we have one that's particularly peculiar. About 29 years ago when Judi and I were first dating, I was <ahem> between jobs and to make some extra Christmas moola I partnered with a photographer drinking buddy and donned a Santa suit to...
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    HOLIDAY HOOCH - What's your favorite liquor to give or get?

    This time of year the liquor stores do more business in a day than they used to do in a month. Booze is one of the big "default" Christmas gifts, second only to gift cards. So let's share a glass of virtual Christmas cheer and discover what kind of hooch everybody likes to give and get on this...
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    Favorite Board Game or Card Game? Need Gift Ideas ...

    When our family gathers together for Christmas, we always do two things: Go bowling and play board games or cards. Our favorite board games (in no significant order): Life Monopoly Ticket to Ride Risk For cards, we mostly stick to poker. What are your family favorites - and why?
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    Get a Load of Linda Lou!!!

    Here's the newest addition to my stable of guitars: Her name is LINDA LOU, after the cheating honkytonk siren in the Skynyrd classic "Gimme Three Steps." She looks like a lady, but looks can be deceiving. Underneath that girly exterior, she's plenty HOT. She started out with a double-bound...
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    Gettin' hot up in here ...

    Night time lows are dipping down into the low 40s here. This morning I decided to test-fire the furnace, which reminded me of a key concept: HUMIDIFICATION So as I was doing my thing with the sponges and the distilled water, I started wondering - what do you guys do to make sure your pet...
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    Blues Cube Hot vs. Dirt Road Special ... decisions decisions!

    I am wanting a new amp. It's down to a choice between the EHX Dirt Road Special reissue and the Roland Blues Cube Hot. Here are my parameters: SOLID STATE to endure the rigors of being schlepped around to jams and rehearsals and worship services. I have a nice Blues Jr. with cowboy tolex and a...
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    G&L Tribute Legacy Pickguard

    Just got a SCREAMIN' deal on a brand new G&L Tribute Legacy ($399 delivered!). Pickguard is not same same as Fender and clones due to bridge. I would like to put a more interesting pickguard on it (i.e., not black or white or MOTS). So here are my questions: 1. Has anyone replaced a G&L...
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    One-Hit Wonders from the '70s - Where Are They Now?

    Had so much fun staggering down Memory Lane with the discussion thread @ "Brandy" by Looking Glass I thought I'd ask everyone to toss up their favorite ONE-HIT WONDERS FROM THE '70s ... and WHERE ARE THEY NOW? So set the Wayback Machine and let's go!
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    Phat Cat + Hot Rails - what pots and caps?

    Decided to put Phat Cat in neck and Hot Rails in bridge. What pots do you recommend (250 or 500)? And what capacitors for treble bleed? And any other advice about using these pickups in these positions is extremely welcome. Thanks!
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    Quarter Pounder for the bridge?

    I am building a Tele from scratch. I have a gorgeous curly maple body, a nice semi-fat neck, and a few other assorted geegaws. Like a Pearly Gates for the neck - but I need to decide on a bridge pickup, and I'm leaning toward the SD Quarter Pounder. I already have a butterscotch blackguard with...




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