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    People who sit while you practice - what do you sit on? Pics appreciated.

    Hey people, I've been standing while I play 100% of the time for 35 years; gotten to the point where sitting and playing feels very alien. Now I've got foot problems (neuroma in each foot) and am thinking I need to start sitting again. Also, I want to make some YouTube videos and I think the...
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    Acoustic wall foam - how do you get it to stick to the wall?

    Hey all, Remodeling my studio/music room. I bought a bunch of 1' x 1' acoustic foam squares and some 3M double sided tape that was recommended from the seller. Mounted a bunch of them last night - looked really cool. Went back to look at it again a couple of hours later and all the tiles had...
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    Shooting video demos in a small room - what's a good background and how close should the camera be?

    Hey all, About to remodel my music room - have to do a floor repair so I figure it's time for a makeover. I've shot a few videos of me playing songs but the background and lighting are awful at present. It's beat up '70s paneling with sticker residue and scuffs all over. So I want to be able...
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    Going down the bass cabinet rabbit hole - 8" vs 10" vs 12" vs 15" speakers.

    I'm looking at getting a +/- 200 watt lightweight bass combo and posted a thread asking for recommendations; all of my initial choices were 1 x 15" combos. I'm a decent guitarist but pretty much a hack bass player who got into bass for laying down tracks when I'm recording and occasionally...
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    I want a lightweight giggable bass combo. Choices?

    Hey people, My existing rig is an '82 Bassman 135 head, an SWR 2 x 10" and a Peavey 1 x 15". It looks like a monstrosity from the garage in the '80s. All of it probably weighs a couple hundred pounds too, so I've gotten to the point that I never move it anymore because of the ridiculous weight...
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    Are there any online used music equipment sales places other than Reverb, EBay, or CL?

    Hey people, Been watching Reverb, EBay, Craiglist looking for a used Rivera Clubster 25 1x10 combo for a reasonable price. Nothing out there at least for the last few weeks that I've been looking. Can anyone recommend other places I should be checking? Thanks!
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    Are you the PA guy in your band?

    Since the mid '90s I've been PA guy in most of my bands - the guy who has to set up the PA and mics on top of their own rig at PA-less venues. Pretty sure it comes from being the one who owns the PA and is less technically-challenged than the rest of the guys in the band.
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    Metalheads - how do you get your distortion?

    I've been amp shopping the last week or so and realized that I always go for amps with great built-in distortion as a requirement - but then I usually set it to clean and use pedals for the crunch. Only time I used onboard amp distortion was in a band in the '90s when I used my JCM900 high-gain...
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    Anyone have experience with the Rivera Clubster 25 Doce?

    Hey people, Thinking of pulling the trigger on a used Rivera Clubster 25 Doce. I can get it for $700 shipped in good condition. Wondering if anyone has any experience with this amp or Rivera brand amps in general. I had an '84 Super Champ from the Rivera-era for a long time and it was a...
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    1st World PRS Dilemma - what would you do?

    Hey people, I'm kinda in a quandary. A few weeks ago I bought a 2014 PRS SE Custom 24 (MIK) off Reverb, my second PRS SE. A decade ago I messed up my back and I sold my boat anchors and ended up with a stable of lighter weight guitars. So with this one I made the mistake of forgetting to ask...
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    Ding Dong, Witchiepoo is dead

    Billie Hayes, the actress who played Witchiepoo on HR Pufnstuf is dead at 96. Such a wonderfully insane show, and she was a big part of it. RIP Billie. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/billie-hayes-actress-played-witchiepoo-235749183.html
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    Easy, cheap way for a luddite to play backing track for small gigs?

    Hey everyone, I've been working on a solo set, some of which require a backing track. I'm somewhat of a luddite, basically play along to my stereo and use '90s technology. What I'm hoping someone can point me to is a way to play MP3 backing tracks without having to lug my '70s style stereo and...
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    Nothing to see here

    Somehow I made a dupe when I created a new post. Feel free to put anything you like into this one.
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    PRS Pre-lawsuit vs Post-lawsuit. What lawsuit?

    Hey people, Looking at maybe getting another PRS. I'm noticing there are a bunch of posts that mention pre and post lawsuit models. They look the same to me - CE22, CE24, McCarty, etc. First of all, what lawsuit? I know Gibson sued some of the Japanese brands putting out LP shaped bodies in the...
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    Check this out - GC Daily Pick - Brand new G&L Tribute for $269!!

    Just saw this in my email. Not gonna get one 'cause I've gone completely nuts buying guitars lately. Figured I'd pass it on. https://www.guitarcenter.com/Daily-Pick.gc?source=4TP7FMBF&dtm_em=c867d97b74e7e631c7090c0cc3e3fe06
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    PRS SE - how is the quality of the older models compared to today?

    Hi people, Recently I became the proud owner of a brand new B-stock PRS SE Standard 24. I love this guitar so much, I'm thinking of getting another SE with 24 frets and a trem being my only requirements (kinda want a Santana model). I'd like to go used, but from my web searching it seems that...
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    Help me pick a pickguard for my Bluesboy

    Hey people, I just got this G&L Tribute Bluesboy. Absolutely love the color - it was supposed to be turquoise mist but it looks more like a mint green - no blue whatsoever. It's sparkly, somewhere between metallic and flakes. Anyways, the white pickguard is OK, but it does seem kinda pedestrian...
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    Best, cheapest way to ship a guitar?

    Hey everyone, I'm gonna put my '96 American Hot Rod Series Strat up for sale on Reverb. Haven't sold a guitar online for quite a while. Wondering who you guys use to ship a guitar, who to avoid, how much does it cost approximately, and any helpful advice you may have to make the process go...
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    NGD - Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Strat

    Hey people, Just received my Olympic White Strat. MIM Deluxe Roadhouse; bought it brand new. Been wanting a white Strat for a long, long time now. Gonna be some fun here in a bit.
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    Solo players - do you record your own backing tracks?

    Hey people, Coming off a band experience where I brought together a bunch of my old buddies and tried to get something going but it ended up slowly falling apart after a few years. Kinda tired of trying to get projects going with other people. Now I'm playing a lot lately, and I haven't played...
  21. Dismalhead

    It's coming.............The Curse of Oak Island season 8!!

    November 10th. So exciting! Been looking forward to it for a while. Anyone else?
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    Learning to read music specifically for guitar

    Hello, I'm suddenly finding myself in a conundrum. I've been playing guitar somewhat seriously for about 40 years. I grew up as a classically trained drummer in band and can still sight read drum music fairly well, so reading a rhythm is no problem. I also know what most of the symbols and...
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    Truss rod issue in my US Strat - advice

    Hey everyone, Last night I played my '96 US Lonestar Strat for the first time in a while. I noticed the neck was a bit bowed and after I was done playing I went to tighten the truss a bit. I bought this guitar used about 7 years ago and the set up has always been perfect since I got it, so...
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    TV - what are you guys doing for service?

    So, being the dinosaur that I am, when I moved into my new place last year I got cable TV and internet from AT&T - same as I've been doing for my entire adult life. Had most of the premium channels and then cancelled them to lower the bill a few months ago. Now I'm paying $130 a month for...
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    What's the most you've ever paid for a guitar?

    I was just perusing my latest Sweetwater catalog. Looking at the Les Paul Customs and such that range from $4K up to $13K for the Slash "Brazilian Dream". I was wondering what percentage of people here have actually forked out money for one of these showpieces. I just recently bought a used SG...




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