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    Everybody Must Stay Home - great Dylan Parody

    I don't know if this has been posted - pretty funny stuff:
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    OK, I'm Just Not a Tele Guy

    So I've always been a strat guy, but I've always liked teles too. And since I got back into playing a lot about three years ago, I've owned a few teles, some just for a few days and returned, a couple for a few months, and my last one for almost a year. And I like them a lot. And if there wasn't...
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    My Wife knows me well...

    Among my other fine presents today: unnamed by Ray, on Flickr Uh oh, she KNOWS.... -Ray
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    Anyone know what these tuners are?

    I was going through some of my accumulated spare parts and stumbled onto these vintage looking, but evidently locking tuners. Not with a knob on the bottom, and not self-locking, but via a screw in piece with the string hole that screws into the top of the post and then locks the string against...
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    P90 in the Bridge position?

    My wife and I went to see the Tedeschi-Trucks Band last night (AMAZING show!) and a band called Blackberry Smoke opened for them. I'd never heard of them, which isn't surprising since I've really lost touch in recent years. Their main singer/guitarist is a guy named Charlie Starr, who I really...
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    NUGD - P90 Goodness

    So I had an awesome Ibanez Scofield JSM-10 with humbuckers and a surprisingly good Modern Player Thinline Deluxe Tele with P90s. I've developed a clear and fairly overwhelming preference for P90s when I want something fatter and darker than my strat or tele, so I had this great Ibanez that...
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    Scarlet Begonias

    Kind of hesitant to put this out there, but what the hell. I'm a pure hobbyist, can't sing at all, and can only play a little bit. But I recently picked up this ultra simple 8-track recorder called a Spire Studio and I've been having a blast with it. I threw this together this afternoon, one...
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    NGD - 50s Roadworn

    Well, I've never been a tele guy, but if anything is gonna make me one (or significantly more of one - I'll probably always mostly be a strat guy), it's this guitar. I picked up a used one of these a couple of weeks ago, and absolutely fell in love with it. Mojo coming out of every pore. Light...
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    Didja Ever get grooves in your callouses....

    ... that are so deep that strings get stuck in 'em? Asking for a friend... -Ray
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    Truss Rod question for vintage type neck...

    So I'm checking out a used Roadworn 50s tele from Guitar Center and I'm freaking LOVING this guitar. Have never bonded with a tele like this. But this is light, resonant, the neck is sublime, and I'm even liking the pickups a LOT. It's screaming out - "I'm your guitar, KEEP ME!!!" I want to...
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    NAGD - And now for something Completely Different...

    So my main acoustic has been a Martin 000-15M, a guitar I dearly love. And I've had a Gretsch Jim Dandy for a cheap little knock around guitar, but I recently replaced that with a Yamaha CFS3M because I wanted SOMETHING with a pickup to be able to play my acoustic into a looper. It's a great...
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    NGD - Revised

    Early last week, I bought a new Squier Bullet Tele for travel - I posted about it here: http://www.tdpri.com/threads/ngd-its-crazy-what-180-will-buy-you-these-days.857608/#post-8520018 And while it's a damn fine guitar for $179, It brought to mind a Classic Vibe tele I had briefly last...
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    Purple Roadworn?

    Google just chased me down and made me look at this. I'm not a particular fan of reliced guitars and I can't imagine I'd buy a purple guitar, but I have to admit this caught my eye. I don't know if this is gonna be a Guitar Center exclusive or available more generally. That's the only place it...
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    NGD - It's crazy what $180 will buy you these days...

    I've been trying to work out some type of guitar to take when I'm flying somewhere and I'm gonna be there more than a few days. For a week or more, I really don't want to be totally without a guitar. And I wanted to be able to put a guitar in a suitcase and check it through because I already...
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    Low Rent Theory observation/question - the phantom ONE...

    I was messing around with some rhythm bits the other day on my looper and came up with a little two chord groove I sort of dug, just in Am7 and Gm7. Started playing around with some jamming over it, sticking to minor pentatonic since both chords were minor. It worked OK in both G and A, but it...
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    Polytune 3 - under appreciated feature?

    I've had a Polytune 3 on my board for about a year now. I really love being able to use strobe mode to nail down intonation and to use both the polyphonic and chromatic modes in day to day use. But something I really love and I think have taken a bit for granted is the ability to set the tuner...
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    NGD - Dreams don't always work out, but reality doesn't suck!

    No reason for anyone else to remember this, but a few months ago I bought a PRS 594, intending it to be a "lifetime guitar" and an "only guitar" and I sold my strat and Ibanez semi-hollow, along with a bunch of camera and cycling gear, to pay for it. Well, the 594 lived up to all the hype - it...
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    So many big stars have ONE basic guitar. What's up with US?

    I know that plenty of rock stars have a whole stable of guitars and roadies that are always shuffling back and forth with a different axe for a different show. Keef and Tom Petty come immediately to mind. Billy Gibbons plays a few different guitars. I know that some session musicians have a...
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    NGD - back in the Tele fold, technically...

    I haven't had a tele in a while and really couldn't find a use for a standard configured tele as long as I've had a strat. And I'm a strat guy, so I've had a strat. But I not long ago discovered P90s again. Had 'em about 40 years ago in a Gibson Firebird but didn't give them a lot of thought and...
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    OK, I'm flat out amazed by the modern world today.

    I know Amazon has it's issues, but I'm a little amazed today. It's Sunday, where not all that long ago, nothing would have been open - God's day and all that - but those days are long past. So I'm looking online this morning and at around 10:15 I order a compressor for my pedalboard. It says...
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    It would be nice if we could...

    This is not a problem with the site per-se, but a sort of a request for the ability to edit an original post down the road. I ran into a situation today that I've run into once or twice before. Where I'd started a thread a month or so ago, it had mostly run it's course, and the ability to edit...
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    NGD - Modern Player Plus

    Almost exactly a month ago, I bought a very lightly used PRS 594, an amazing guitar that was gonna be my one and only electric. I waxed poetic about the beauty of just having one electric and one acoustic. But I was as full of excrement as any of you reading that probably knew I was. In the...
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    iPad spam

    I'm having a problem using the site on my iPad. A spam ad will pop up (claiming to be Amazon, but I have doubts it's really them), and you can't close it or do anything to it. And then it reroutes the page to some promotion - again, claiming to be Amazon. It happens within a few clicks of...
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    NUGD – Despite all the PRS hate at the moment...

    Quite long, feel free to skip to the end if you just wanna see the pics… I’m about to enter my 60th year and since I’ve gotten waaaay back into playing again in the past year, after a 30 years of barely playing, I’ve thought about getting a REALLY nice electric guitar. Nicer than my playing...
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    Turner should stop sending memos...

    Discuss amongst yourselves...




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