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    Where’s Your Happy Place?

    In my den with my books and guitars. That’s where I’m happiest.
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    Wish you were here

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    It's 32 degrees and you're driving on the highway...

    I’d need to translate that to kph and Celsius, but I’m too lazy.
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    Neck humbucker opinions

    A Vineham Telepaf in the neck might be a possibility as well. I have one in my Tele. A bright, clear, low wind pickup with zero mud.
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    Neck humbucker opinions

    Have you tried lowering the pickup on the bass side?
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    my neck pickup stopped working

    Give the switch a shot of contact cleaner and flip it back and forth a few times. That may do it.
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    Spooky Hot Sauce ?

    A local hot sauce that’s popular at Chez Darkwaters:
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    Telecasters Can't Do Jazz

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    Telecasters Can't Do Jazz

    Tell that to Ed Bickert.
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    Boss Blues Driver or Tube screamer?

    Bought a brand new BD several years back, but it was obnoxiously noisy and I brought it back. Defective perhaps. At any rate, I’ll stick with my TS pedals. I like the mid hump.
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    Share Your ES335

    These things happen. I think you deserve another! I too have a weakness for SGs.
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    Share Your ES335

    My 2000 Epi Dot with an SD ‘59 in the neck and an SD Seth Lover in the bridge. Great guitar:
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    I wanted to love the new ToneMasters

    Yep. Had a similarly underwhelming experience with the Deluxe. I won’t be parting with my money or my tube amps any time soon.
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    What type of music do people want in 2022, but they don't know it yet?

    Whatever it is, I don’t like it dagnabit!
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    Nels Cline and Julian Lage

    Love their Room album.
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    Thoughts on Fender Champ 600?

    I’ve had mine for years now. Removed the tone stack and negative feedback. Replaced the 12ax7 with a 12ay7 and it’s still plenty loud. Great tone if you like that tweed Champ thing. Love mine!
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    Using delay pedals to get reverb

    Nice. I stumbled on this trick 30 years ago when I had an Ibanez digital delay and wanted that 50s slap back echo sound. These days I use a reverb pedal, but I remember quite liking the sound. Perhaps it’s time to invest in a delay pedal again!
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    Do I really want my neck straight?

    Pick up a feeler gauge from the local hardware store. Clamp your capo at the first fret and hold down the low E string at the fret just before the neck meets the body. Start measuring and adjusting. A relief of about .008 works for me (about the thickness of a single sheet of paper). Once you’ve...
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    Your Favorite Hybrid Picker....

    I’ve always hybrid picked without giving it much thought. Nowadays I include it as part of my practice. Richard Thompson is a big hybrid picking influence.
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    P-90 Noise. Worth it? Take the POLL!

    In my experience the ones with the least noise were the ones that sounded the least interesting.
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    Any Pink Floyd Fans Out There?

    Love early Floyd up to and including WYWH, but especially the Syd years. Unlike most, I didn’t care much for Animals and really dislike The Wall. Roger just became too hard to take.
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    Talk me into, or out of, getting a tube amp

    I say find a good 5W tube amp in your price range and discover what you’ve been missing. I refuse to recommend any one in particular. What you’ll love I might hate, but I can say from experience that tubes make everything sound better!
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    Hand problem:

    See your doctor.
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    Tweed Harvard with 2x6" speakers? Yay or nay?

    How about one 6” and one 8”? Assuming they’d fit of course.