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  1. bluesguy62

    Talk About Your Last Gig Here

    Mine last live gig was on Nov 7, 2020. Just guitar, sax and keyboards. We were asked to provide instrumentals in between presentations for the launching of a new housing project. Played on and off from morning till evening, it wasn't too bad. In the YouTube video below, you can sometimes see my...
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    Albums on which all the songs are good

    That makes me really happy 🤗
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    Albums on which all the songs are good

    Honestly, I don't really listen to music unless it's to learn songs for an upcoming gig. However, here are a couple albums that have a special place in my heart: Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice - Jesus Christ Superstar (1971) John Denver - An Evening with John Denver (1975) Eagles - Hotel...
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    Why is Fender putting plastic nuts on guitars over $1,000?

    I wonder which 'sounds" better, "organic polymer," "synthetic bone," or "urethane"...hmmmmm
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    HSS Strats

    I'm 100% with you on this. I guess it's because all the Strats I used to see as a kid were SSS; and that image is burned into my mind.
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    Do you glue your frets in when fretting a neck?

    Here's how I do it
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    Where do you insert a volume pedal and wah pedal in your pedalboard chain?

    Good question. Back when I was using a pedalboard, it was wah first, and volume pedal last (Boss FV50-L). I'm uploading a pic as reference.
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    Guitar body glue lines showing thru primer and color coat

    Really good advice. I use the CA glue/sawdust method often, and it does the job. You're also spot on about putty shrinking and cracking. I found that out the hard way. Thanks for sharing
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    The most reliable amps

    In this neck of the woods, it would be Fender. More specifically, the Silverfaced Twin Reverb.
  10. bluesguy62

    why locking tuners on a tele?

    For lots of my repair customers, locking tuners are considered an upgrade. I've even serviced one guitar that had a Floyd Rose trem, locking nut AND locking tuners that the owner added himself. Didn't have the heart to tell him that he didn't really need them coz he already had a locking nut...
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    Vote on which Tele I should keep.

    2010 (butterscotch blonde)
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    What Strat has been your favorite? pics, stories, lets talk about them....

    Nice sharing, sir. Enjoyable read. I've had lots of Strats since the '80s; both Squier s and MIA/MIJ Fenders. But since I'm the kind of guy who doesn't need more than one electric at any one time, if I get a new one; the old one goes. I've never really used a trem, so my holy grail has always...
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    Shrill sound: Maple neck?

    Intriguing dilemma you have here. Time for a couple "scientific"If experiments, then. For starters, we could try swapping the wiring harnesses of both Teles and note what happens. If both sound the same after the swap, then it isn't the wiring. Since we now know it isn't the wiring, we can try...
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    What is your Favorite non Fender Tele?

    Wait a minute...are you telling me that there are other guitar brands out there besides Fender?
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    How does one “thin the herd” of Telecasters?

    Yours is the kind of problem I wouldn't mind having. But seriously, the first thing would be to set aside the Teles that have vintage value. Next would be the ones that speak to you and have become an extension of yourself. Keep those. As you mentioned, some of the Teles don't get played at...
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    Recording bass at home.... Curious as to what gives you good results....

    I don't have the budget for proper recording equipment. So it's just my P Bass V into a Laney RB2. I record the audio into my phone as an mp3 file. Then I Bluetooth it to my laptop and DAW where the mp3 is converted to wave for processing and mixing. Here's one result:
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    Fender Logo on a Squier ? Really?

    People who can't afford a genuine Fender do it all the time over here. It makes them feel better about their Chinacasters and what-have-you, even though they know they aren't fooling anyone. Let me see if I can dig up a pic or two.
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    Am I Being Too Fussy

    You are spot on, Peegoo This tale isn't about a Tele, but it relates to FMIC in general. It was 1992. I'd saved up enough cash to buy myself an Am Std Strat. Took a 200 mile bus ride to the biggest guitar store in the country. Went through Strat after Strat. All had issues such as...
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    Is it really possible to “tune once and done?”

    Quite often it's the tuner itself, especially the clip-on types. They may interpret the vibrations slightly diffrently each time you check your tuning. Generally, I've found that Floyd Rose-equipped guitars tend to stay in tune longer. Same goes for those with locking tuners.
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    One guitar. Go!

    Lucky you. I can only dream about that. First found out about him in a 90s issue of Guitar Player. Been lusting after a hardtail Strat ever since. Took me more than 20 years to score the used Cray you see in the pic. I'm its 3rd owner :)
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    One guitar. Go!

    All I'll ever need is my sunburst MIM Cray Strat. I did however, swap out the stock pups for StewMac Golden Age Alnicos ages ago . I admit, I often fantasize about owning the exact same guitar, only with an ash body (natural) and a one-piece hard rock maple neck :)
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    If you could turn back time...

    Remove that awful snare drum from Paul Young's version of "Everytime You Go Away."
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    New to Strats, high E string keeps breaking

    Yes, Rene Martinez did mention that in a couple of interviews I've read.

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