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Biz Prof last won the day on April 1 2017

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About Biz Prof

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    Veteran HFCer
  • Birthday 08/04/1971

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    North Carolina
  • Interests
    Guitars, woodworking, muscle cars, intellectual discourse

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  • guitars
    '93 Special, '93 Studio, 90 Centaura, '91 Fender HRR Strat, '72 Reissue Telecaster Custom, '10 Standard (import), PRS Singlecut SE, Partscaster Tele, Partscaster lefty Strat, Kramer Focus 1000, Jackson Kelly, Charvel Fusion Deluxe
  • amps
    1984 JCM 800 Marshall Model 1987, Phaez Pasadena 18w head, 1975 MusicMan HD-130 212
  • fx
    Chandler Tube Driver rackmount, Mesa V-Twin, Vox 847, lots o' Boss pedals, assorted nuts and bolts

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  1. I cannot believe that they ran Neil Young's Down by the River over the guitar solo in Cinnamon Girl. 😉
  2. My last job in the IT field before shifting to academia was on a contract supporting USPS at their main IT hub in Raleigh. I found myself in the real life role of Peter from the cult classic Office Space. The only thing missing was a memo on TPS report cover sheet protocol. I had no less than seven mid-level USPS managerial flunkies constantly trying to tell me what to do and how to do it. It was an exercise in feckless governance and constant contradiction and misinformation. After three months of that shit, I got a teaching gig and got the hell out of there. Post mortem: In the last two days of my two-week notice, I read a blurb in WSJ that USPS was planning to report a $1.5 billion operating loss for that FY. Within 60 days, nearly all of my 188 colleagues on that contract were laid off. For once, I exhibited perfect timing. I like my local USPS crew; they're friendly, service oriented, and hard working. Those know-it-all, relocated-Yankee ass clowns in their IT division could rot in hell for all I care.
  3. Biz Prof

    Everybody Wants Some!

    Sobering point, but what made it compelling is that he built a guitar that the wasn't commercially available at the time. While crude as shit, it did exactly what he wanted, spawned the super Strat segment, and certainly influenced a young Floyd Rose to design the locking vibrato system that dominated the industry.
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    Sturgill Simpson - - anybody?

    I like Sturgill. He is a rare example of the logical evolution of '70s country. I'm still not warmed up to the nebulous "Americana" label. When I look at all the artists lumped into that "genre", I don't see much of a common thread.
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    Historic 4 digit restore.

    I'd forgotten that Mellencamp's lead guitarist was Mike Wanchic. He had some cool guitars back in the day, including a plain-Jane Norlin-era LP Standard, custom Hamers. Just searched the interwebs and found this ad copy that I'd never seen before. Pretty cool.
  6. Biz Prof

    Everybody Wants Some!

    ETA: This early '90s era photo would suggest I am wrong, but I honestly never realized Ed even played Franky in the studio during his EBMM tenure.
  7. Biz Prof

    Everybody Wants Some!

    IIRC, the original Frankenstein guitar never got fitted with a banana headstock neck. He had a Kramer beak neck on it during the 1984 era and then it seems he retired it in favor of the 5150 build and similar single humbucker copies. I am pretty sure he had it "restored" to a Strat head in the '90s. I do know that his 5150 build had a banana headstock when Ed assembled it. There was this ad, but I always thought this was a Franky copy, not the original. If I am incorrect, Jeffro will surely chime in and set the record straight
  8. I use exactly what JeffR uses. Brass material. Tapped straight, but machined so that the string grooves are compensated. Not very expensive, either.
  9. Biz Prof

    USPS packet damage/theft debacle update

    Don't mess around with people who buy ink (or digital coverage) by the barrel.
  10. Biz Prof

    NOGD - Pepto Pink Paisley Tele Score!!!!!!

    Probably matters much more what music you play rather than on what type of guitar you play it.
  11. Biz Prof

    Reshaping a neck

    ^^^THIS^^^ Same goes for practicing leveling/crowning, slotting nuts, shimming necks, etc.
  12. Biz Prof

    NOGD - Pepto Pink Paisley Tele Score!!!!!!

    That's a hoot. I can just visualize such a scene in rural Alabama. ETA: For those uninitiated to DAC, this is the source of my original quip in response to Skip's awesome score. Of all of DAC's self-absorbed, outlaw-cred-seeking material, this might be my favorite:
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    NOGD - Pepto Pink Paisley Tele Score!!!!!!

    I like them both as well. Technically speaking, the blue version was a floral motif, not paisley.
  14. Biz Prof

    NOGD - Pepto Pink Paisley Tele Score!!!!!!

    It's uber cool, Skip. I'd even play it in the kind of dive where bikers stare at cowboys, who are laughing at the hippies, who are praying they'll get out of there alive.