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  1. Tall-Fir

    Your state/county fair experiences

    My wife Peg and I went to the Orange County Fair today. 1). Had to have a couple of corn dogs with lots of mustard 2). Had to have corn on the Cobb, slathered with butter and salt 3). Had to see the visual arts including paintings, photography and woodworking 4). Had to listen to several...
  2. Tall-Fir

    How many guitars should a normal person have?

    How many guitars should a normal person have? About five. That sounds like a guitar enthusiast to me. No, a guitar enthusiast has fifteen. That sounds like someone who is obsessed with guitars. No, people obsessed with guitars have hundreds. That sounds like a psycho. No, psychos usually...
  3. Tall-Fir

    Finish checking on my old Martin

    Just looking for advice here. I moved 7 months ago. In my new apartment I have my guitar out on a stand and I play it frequently. This is different than in the past, as I always kept it in its’ case. Recently, the finish has started to check. I would say it is checking at a fairly...
  4. Tall-Fir

    Great Country Lives!!!

    In the form of Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives. Saw them last night at the La Mirada Theatre in La Mirada, CA. The show was impeccable. They covered all bases of country music including western swing, plus early rock, instrumentals, surf, folk rock and plenty of humor. What a...
  5. Tall-Fir

    Troublesome blisters

    I acquired a small one recently at the first joint of my fretting hand’s index finger. Mucho painful. For those of you who have dealt with this or just feel like commenting on the subject, do you recommend backing off from the situation or just playing through the situation. What is your...
  6. Tall-Fir

    As musicians, can we learn anything from Tom Brady’s career?

    Sure we can. His everyday approach to learning, practice and then execution was impeccable. I’m loving my ability to practice my guitar playing right now. That’s okay, but my fiddling? I really need to work at it more, moving forward with a different perspective. I believe I can use...
  7. Tall-Fir

    Why we love Dolly Parton

    It was in the news today that Dolly has declined on the idea for the State of Tennessee to place a statue of her on the Capitol grounds in Nashville. She basically said that at this time there are too many other concerns in our country and the rest of the world to be honored in that way...
  8. Tall-Fir

    Just a ? Regarding Princeton Reverb Reissue amps...

    I am looking into these for a possible purchase. I would like to know if they are indeed made in America with American parts and if their cabs are of pine?
  9. Tall-Fir

    Telecaster neck relief; your thoughts...

    I have several G&L ASAT Classics and have started trying out sets of 9 gauge strings with them. While doing so, I decided to check specs of my setups. I have found the one tele has relief of .008 and another .004 relief. I measured at the eighth fret. I am thinking each of these numbers...
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    Ghosts of World Series’ past; Your favorite World Ser

    Today, I am sitting around with a bad hip awaiting surgery. Looks like I will be watching all of the games of this years’ World Series. This has happened to me before. As a nine year old kid and baseball fan, I was sick with the chicken pox. It was 1960. I was home from school...
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    Anyone like the feel of a 9.5–44 set of strings?

    I’ve settled on 9.5 sets of strings for my Tele playing. Those are 9.5, 11.5, 16, 24, 34 and 44 gauges. As a bit of a country player, there are several types of bends that I use frequently and my hands are not strong enough to play for longer periods of time with sets of 10s. I like both...




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