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    Casino pickup swap...can it be done this way?

    I have a 95 MIK Epi Casino with Lollars in it...sound fantastic. But it's got the thinnest freakin neck width ever put on a guitar. It's so thin, it barely measures 41mm at the nut. Rarely play it b/c of that. A friend recently bought a new MIC Casino...nice neck. I would play this one...but...
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    In defense of Phil Spector's "Let It Be"

    I've been listening to the "Super Deluxe" release of "Let It Be". I was very interested to hear the Glyn Johns version...and it's horrible. If the two choices available in 69/70 were Johns' & Spector versions, Spector's is far and away superior in every single way. Glyn Johns' version would...
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    Will this wiring will accomplish I what want?

    I'm about to modify one of my Strats by adding 2 Tele bridge pickups...one in the bridge, the other in the middle position. I've got some spare pickups laying around & 3 Strats....so I've decided to get around to a pet project of mine of installing a Tele bridge into a Strat. The middle...
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    WKRP’s Frank Bonner, RIP...

    I LOVED this show growing up. RIP, Herb Tarlek. Off to shop for suits in that great Golf-Pro Shop in the sky. This was one of my favorite episodes...a TV show spotlighting Herb's family. "Herb is a hard worker, a loyal husband, and a all around fine person."
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    Got 80 minutes free? Terry Kath documentary free to watch on YouTube

    Just ran across this in my "suggestions" feed...definitely worth a look, even for the causal Chicago fan. Terry's daughter did this documentary on her dad, well done, lots of interviews, lots of old films & pics. Love the scene with a high school who can not only explain Kath's Telecaster...but...
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    Converting Squier truss rod nut to bullet

    I was given this Squier Strat neck & while cleaning up fretboard, I wondered if it's possible to install a bullet truss into it. I'm going to have to install tuners on it, reapply a finish to the headstock since it's been removed...and wondered how much more work would be involved doing...
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    NGD, think I've finally bonded with a Les Paul

    After realizing I hadn't taken a vacation this year & it was already September, figured it was time I did. The world could end & I still couldn't work from home. Anyway, first day out, I'm online just looking like I normally do & then I did something I'd thought I was immune to...an impulse...
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    Which body wood for "Rosewood" build?

    I'm getting the bug to do another build & am leaning in a Rosewood Tele direction. Obviously, finding anyone who makes bodies has been impossible & I don't want a laminate top. The ones I've seen for sale have either been really high priced or they can't ship to US. So I'm thinking walnut is...
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    "New" Stones song out today

    If you're familiar w/ Stones bootlegs you've probably heard this one before...but now it's an official release that's been pre-released ahead of a new "Goat's Head Soup". Always like this song, better mix than the bootlegged versions I've got & the vocals don't seem to be re-recorded. Hopefully...
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    Does anyone make a 5f1 1x12 cabinet?

    Last night I'm playing around with what might be my favorite amp, my Carl's Custom Amp 5F1 and got to thinking I wonder what this sound like with a 12" speaker. Plugged my 12" Weber from my Carl's 5E3 into the 5F1 and loved it. Got me thinking about finding a 1x12 cabinet to fit the 5F1...
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    Reshaping a neck profile...would this work?

    I've been thinking about reshaping one of my Tele necks to a soft V and think I may come up with a way to do it. My 57AVRI neck is my favorite and I'd like to recreate it on a Tele neck I already have. So if i made molds from hardening clay of the 57AVRI neck at various areas..say frets 1-4...
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    The Stones on tour without "Micawber"?

    Apparently Keith has lent Micawber to the NY Met and it's on display until the 1st of October.... https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/752459?&exhibitionId=%7bd4024ef6-623f-4770-a626-a38b90c25b64%7d&oid=752459&pkgids=569&pg=0&rpp=20&pos=26&ft=*&offset=20 The Stones are on tour and...
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    Refinished my 62AVRI...

    Finished with my body refinishing project on my '06 62AVRI body Saturday. Originally it was black...and a gorgeous looking body. But I never liked the way it felt...it felt a little "plastic". Took some of the finish off and discovered at one time the body had been painted red, and before that...
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    Would you wait the full 4 weeks?

    Last week I refinished by formally black 62AVRI body in Lake Placid Blue. It's my first attempt at refinishing a body. Nothing wrong with the original finish appearance wise...but it was too thick. No issues tone wise, but compared to my other Fenders it felt wrong. Stripping it I removed the...
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    Swapping out the covers on HB's

    I've had a pair of custom wound Seymour Duncan humbuckers laying around for close to 15 years...and have never used them. I think they came with a Les Paul R8 I bought years ago from Musicians Friend, an Anniversary set with a run of 150 if I remember correctly. Anyway, I've never installed...




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