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  1. Jackroadkill

    What Blues Needs…

    Or you could argue that it was the only way that disenfranchised people who didn't have access to expensive instruments had to make music. Absolutely.
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    2022 Guess What This Tool Does Thread

    Dunno what it's supposed to do but apparently it's great at quizzes.
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    2022 Guess What This Tool Does Thread

    Well you're all somewhere close; it's actually a suitor selector. If a young man is of suitable calibre, backbone and fortitude (as determined by the suitor selector) he may then pay court to one of my daughters. If his lip wobbles or he is unable to maintain focus, the test is failed and he...
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    Your Personal Tone

    Tele with Barekuckle Piledriver pickup and a set of .12's through a roaring fuzz pedal (MXR Sub Machine, Zander American Geek or FuzzDog Sunny T Extreme) into a wound-up Orange Rockerverb mk2. The tone is big, fat and hairy, just like the driver.
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    2022 Guess What This Tool Does Thread

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    2022 Guess What This Tool Does Thread

    Guess what this one does.
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    What Blues Needs…

    I should have perhaps qualified my statement with a disclaimer meaning "proper" rap, not just mumbling over a synthetic beat about how much money you have and how misogynistic you are - nobody needs to hear that, after all.
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    Books, and the re-reading thereof

    Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle, Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, Moby Dick, James Holland's WWII histories.... Too many to list. It always amazes me when people say they never read a book more than once. Imagine just listening to a record once, for example. It doesn't make sense.
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    What Blues Needs…

    All you folks crying out to hear modern blues should try some proper rap; it's just as much rooted in the working lives of working class black Americans as the blues was a hundred years ago. Folk music (and I mean folk in the sense of music made by the working classes for the working classes...
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    What Blues Needs…

    I never really "got" the blues until I heard Stevie. Hearing Pride and Joy come scything out of the speakers was a revelation for the younger Jack.
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    What do you call a group of Telecasters?

    An apocalypse of Telecasters.
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    New WW2 memorial

    Much love to your gran, sir. Memory can be a heavy burden.
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    Thoughts on Fender and Gibson to the new generation of players.

    Fender would probably argue that they set the trends in the fifties and early sixties, and that most subsequent guitars have followed (broadly) either their or Gibson's general approach.
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    Oh, SURE! my dream car pops up in Deadwood....

    We had one of these when I was a kid. It was crap, and then it caught fire.
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    Thoughts on Fender and Gibson to the new generation of players.

    I must have had yours, then! One of my LP's has had four headstock repairs over the years. Now, I should qualify this: I bought it with a broken headstock after it was knocked off a guitar stand and had it repaired. I played it as my main stage guitars in a very rock and roll band, breaking...
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    Which Gibson Les Paul? 1st time buyer ...

    I might be a bit late to the party, but what about an LP Special? As in a proper, slab-bodied, twin P90, hardtail job like this: Some killer P-90 sounds, nice and light, much cheaper than the coices outlined above, and also a little different.
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    Thoughts on Fender and Gibson to the new generation of players.

    I'm in a similar situation, but with a Tele. If you look at my avatar you'll see the rig I use in my band, which is a feedback-drenched, grinding stoner metal band. I hear what you're saying, and agree, but for me the Tele gives me what I want. The longer scale length takes downtuning (to C...
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    Is there a guitar you would like to buy, but doesn't exist?

    I'd like a baritone-scaled Iceman with a P-90 in the bridge and a Jazzmaster pickup in the neck position (with rhythm circuit).
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    Why Telecaster?

    Because Les Pauls are big, fat and bloated*, SGs are too insubstantial**, Strats are all fur coat and no knickers***. The Tele is the ugly duckling / underdog. *I own three **I own one ***I have owned many!
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    Long term relationships ending…how ready were you to move on?

    I met my first serious woman at the age of 18 and we had 18 months of pure happiness together. The other five and a half years were hell, and I was too dumb to get out. When I finally did get out I found myself a 25-year old bachelor with a rock band and no rules, so I jumped in with both...
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    Tele the world's best guitar?

    Les Pauls are bloated and fancy themselves too much. Strats are all fur coat and no knickers. 335s are nice but don't do much that an LP won't. A Tele has all you need and nothing you don't.
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    Rack mounted gear. Just thinking …

    Hell no. Why would you?!
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    What's your stupid, short joke today??

    It'll be alright.
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    Tesla cancels the CyberTruck!

    Why can I only like this statement once?!!
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    Songs by a "Super Group" for lack of a better name.

    Prophets of Rage. You'll have to view it on YT.

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