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  1. Alex_C

    Hurricane Ian on the horizon.

    We've been boarding up the house all day. Way too many Windows! First floor is done. Second floor is next, then the third floor Widows walk. I live in south Sarasota. Looks like it' going to hit hard.
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    the stupid bugger I am

    A tablespoon of Turmeric and a dash of black pepper every day does wonders for inflammation. It is as good as any pharmaceutical and costs way less with no side effects. Last month I moved a large slab of cement with a 4 foot crowbar. I'm guessing it was around 500lbs. I'm fairly strong but I'm...
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    If you had 7 guitars...

    When I saw the title, my reaction was 'what happened to the other 4?'
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    Edge: Great Guitarist?

    The Edge is the absolute best guitarist for U2.
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    Do you prefer the feel of a Fender or a Gibson?

    25" scale and 12 or 14" radius is my favorite.
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    Why Did I Ever Bother to Learn to Play Things Like This?

    I'm pretty much the opposite. I prefer instrumental music: Fusion, Prog, Jazz, even some R&B/HipHop. I like some singing, but mainly in Prog rock or Prog metal. Most songs with vocals are simple progressions in 4/4. I usually find that boring.
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    Advice from a "good ear" on figuring out lead runs and chords...

    I've only learned a handful of tunes in my life. I never found it enjoyable to copy another's music. Inspiration from my favorite player is what floats my boat. I've never heard the Robben Ford tune you mentioned. If you can get a transcription, you can perform a harmonic analysis and that will...
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    Why Did I Ever Bother to Learn to Play Things Like This?

    Skills are not a waste. There are many modern players making interesting music. Lari Basilio comes to mind.
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    My Dog Cisco Crossed The Rainbow Bridge Today

    Losing a family member is hard. My condolences.
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    What’s is Your Real-World Minimum Pedal Board?

    Tuner, Overdrive, Delay.
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    Still 335 Dreaming. And Am Wondering . . . . .

    I have a '97 Epi 335 Dot. It is a decent guitar after all the upgrades (new harness, new pickups, new bridge and aluminum tailpiece). It plays great, about as good as it gets, but tonally it isn't a Gibson 335. Epi's use different woods and different construction techniques. It makes it a...
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    What do you call this?

    A waste? A missed opportunity? Insanity?
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    Humbucker split that sounds like a Tele neck pickup

    I'm about to go this route. I have a Phat-Cat P90 in the neck position and it is OK, but the mid-range is more than I want. The DP156 (Humbucker from Hell) seems to be the closest a HB comes to single coil mojo. BTW, they still make them.
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    DiMarzio Pickups underrated?

    DiMarzio makes some great pickups. I have an Area T in my tele-partscaster and it sounds great, warm and sweet. It picks up all the little nuances in my playing. I have the DiMarzio AT-1 HB in a couple of guitars. It is a hotter PAF with great harmonic content. It is probably my favorite bridge...
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    Supposed to be a real Squatch !

    There is no way an undiscovered animal species that large could be living in the USA. Satellites would've spotted them. It's like the Lochness monster. Technology would've found something. 50 or 100 years ago, there was a chance that there were large undiscovered creatures, but not now. If there...
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    Quite an upgrade to my NGD

    That is a dream rig!
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    Why snakes are important to the Ecosystem from a human perspective?

    I kill mosquitoes inside and outside. If a roach enters the home, full on REDRUM! Outside, I leave them be. If I see a python, I'd likely kill it as they are an invasive species in my state and are really causing havoc with the ecosystem. I don't kill other critters, if I can avoid it. I also...
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    Husband Goes In For A Double ByPass On Tuesday

    Good to hear he has a well regarded surgeon. Be strong, both of you. All the best.
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    Your favourite action movie guy ?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruz, Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, Jackie Chan, & Jason Stratham are all entertaining in action flicks. Buce Campbell for Horror action.
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    Your response to "What kind of music do you play?"

    Progressive rock and currently learning jazz. I'll be saying this for the rest of my life....jazz is friggin' hard!
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    Buddy says he's 40 & lonely....so I said:

    Same here! 35 is the magic number.
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    Buddy says he's 40 & lonely....so I said:

    No, solely on looks. His IQ would knock off 2 points and the -2 of being a drummer would make him a Zero!
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    You Know You Love Mexican Food When . . . . .

    We had 'nachos' last night and I must be holding a gallon of water this morning. I was out o a 5 mile run and could feel my shirt on my swollen love handles. Not a good feeling. Burritos tonight!
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    Buddy says he's 40 & lonely....so I said:

    I used to jam with a drummer who had no idea where he was on the 'looks' scale. He kept talking about getting with women who were at least 4 points higher on the scale. He never achieved his lofty goal. The guy was a 4 on a good day!
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    Buddy says he's 40 & lonely....so I said:

    Your friend should get outside. I've never really been alone in my adult life but if I was seeking out companionship, run clubs and fun runs are a great place to meet people. Don't run? Start! It costs very little to get into and the benefit to your health is immense. Cycling is another fun...




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