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Steve Haynie

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  1. NBD:Hamer Cruise 2nd Gen.

    You have a very nice bass, even with a repair. It may have been reflected in the price, but not in the photos. Someone did a good job of covering it up with that pickguard. Does anyone know if the number of Cruise basses shipped with 2-Tek bridges and Gotoh bridges is about the same? The Gotoh is the bridge that suits me best.
  2. Dead Tone

    Tesla played Truckin' on last year's tour.
  3. How did you get to the HFC?

    I probably found this place from an Internet search back in the middle of 1997.
  4. Successful bands' member replacements

    Someone here got one of Charlie Huhn's Hamers years ago.
  5. Todd La Torre

    Think of Queensryche as a new band and just go with it.
  6. Successful bands' member replacements

    Journey may have gone on to bigger success after Gregg Rolie left, but they were a better band when Rolie was with them.
  7. In parts of the world where flamenco is more popular there ought to be more people looking for instruction in that style. Where I live there are a lot of people learning to play bluegrass either with teachers or through books and videos. Not everyone producing the books and videos is from "bluegrass country." As for the origin of the teacher, if she has knowledge and playing skills she will have people looking to her for instruction. Some of the Japanese shredders and American born gypsy jazz enthusiasts are impressive. Some of them keep the music alive. Bob Brozman reintroduced guitar players to authentic Hawaiian steel guitar, and maybe a few Hawaiians were grateful for his research. When I looked at the link for Edina's book project and watched some of the videos I saw a teacher without regard for where she is from.
  8. Alright Gibson!!

    As for what Gibson can sell off, they have the electronics division. Maybe Gibson went to the electronics show instead of NAMM to dress up those electronics companies and show them off to boost their value.
  9. Alright Gibson!!

    A friend got an authentic Trans Am decal and put it on his Gibson Firebird. He played a Firebird Trans Am. Some people got the joke.
  10. Wow! Edina can play! Should there not be a Spanish version of the project to complement the English version? Her videos are all in English. One would think this book and video project would do well in Spanish speaking countries.
  11. Alright Gibson!!

    Does Gibson force dealers to take the limited editions?
  12. Alright Gibson!!

    You guys have no idea how many times I have thought about sending a Les Paul to Stike to get a finish just like these new Gibsons.
  13. Successful bands' member replacements

    We just hate thinking about bands as businesses. Any successful band has to think like a business.
  14. Successful bands' member replacements

    Dee Snider bragged about Twisted Sister having all of its original members a few months before A.J. Perro died. They continued on with Mike Portnoy another year or so and then called it quits. If they stay true to that, good for them. The Marshall Tucker Band has been one of those evolving bands over the years. Both original guitar players and bass player are dead. The original sax/flute/keys player left years ago. Paul Riddle was their drummer as a teenager, and one day decided he no longer wanted to go out on the road. He still plays a lot, just not on tour with the MTB. Only Doug Gray exists from the original band, but the band he leads today is top notch with some members who have been with MTB a long time. I saw the MTB a couple of years after Tommy Caldwell died, but they were as close to original as possible under the circumstance. Now I will see them for the memories. Charlie Daniels had a band with changing members until they hit the right combination for a decent run from the mid 70's to the late 80's. Tommy Crain was replaced, but that changed the music a lot. The death of Taz DiGregorio was a major blow to Charlie because Taz had played with him since the 60's. Only the bass player, Charlie Hayward, goes back to the 70's band. Bruce Brown has been there for nearly 30 years, though. Charlie Daniels is the star of the show, so when thousands show up to see him they get what they want. Charlie has been careful about keeping a good band behind him, and changing members has not hurt him.
  15. Blabbermouth is reporting that Glenn Tipton has Parkinson's Disease and will not be touring with Judas Priest anymore. On the "plus side" Andy Sneap will be filling in for him. If there was a guy who could fit in, it would be Andy Sneap. On the last tour some of us were commenting on Glenn possibly having a shaking hand. He looked OK both times I saw him on that tour.
  16. Todd La Torre

    Geoff Tate can still sing. He was surprisingly good when he opened for Ace Frehley in Atlanta a couple of years ago.
  17. TDC - Craig MacGregor

    This came in an e-mail this morning: As many of you know, we lost Craig MacGregor, our brother, good friend and long time band mate on February 9, 2018.Co-Captain of the Rhythm Section since 1976, Craig was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in June of 2015. While undergoing treatment he was unable to play with the band, and his last show with us was August 2015 at the Pacific Amphitheater with Deep Purple. He rallied that night. Craig always loved to play. We admire our friend, for the way he graciously dealt with his illness and all of the sad circumstances surrounding it. Trying to always be positive...as Craig would say "Like you read about". We will miss him. Already have missed him. He passed peacefully in his wife, Lisa MacGregor's arms after a prolonged battle. He was fortunate to have a very caring wife and son who were there with him every step of the way. We will miss you, Thunderfingers. For all of you who have asked, visitation will be on Friday, February 16th from 4-6pm Kuhn Funeral Home, 739 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA. In lieu of flowers, Craig’s family would like you to consider making a donation in Craig's name to the Fox Chase Cancer Center in support of their critical cancer research efforts or by adopting a pet in his memory, or making a donation to the Humane Society of America. Thank you. The FOGHAT Family boogie@foghat.net www.foghat.com
  18. Successful bands' member replacements

    The original drummer was John Rutsey. Things worked out well for Rush despite such a drastic change in the band lineup.
  19. Successful bands' member replacements

    AC/DC changed too much at once. If the changes had been drawn out over ten years it would have been easier to accept.
  20. Successful bands' member replacements

    If Steve Harris dies, so does Iron Maiden. If Dave Murray dies, there are still two guitar players who can play the early music. If Bruce leaves it will be Steve Harris' call on whether or not to continue. Speculation on the Iron Maiden message board is usually about whether or not Nicko McBrain will be dropping out because of his age. He is only 65! Charlie Watts is still going at 76.
  21. You can buy most of them. You just have to jump through hoops to get them.
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