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Thundernotes last won the day on July 8 2017

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About Thundernotes

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  • Birthday 09/13/1964

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    New Hampshire, USA
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    Music, electronics, travel

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  • guitars
    '79 Sunburst, '89 Chap5, '"Centablo" FrankenHamer, Artist, 2tek Cruise
  • amps
    Way too many!
  • fx
    Changes too often to bother listing

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  1. Wish I could buy it again, but still recovering financially from last year’s medical misadventures. The bass is crazy light and the pearloid octave string knobs helped balance the weight. Great deal for some lucky player 🙂
  2. He was a super nice guy. Met him a couple of times 3-4 years ago. The shows always kicked ass and he took time to talk with everyone afterward.
  3. Carvin Audio Closes Factory

    They aren't the inexpensive guitars they once were, but they are putting out some interesting work
  4. Tom Petty: Early video where he's playing bass (!)

    I've seen a lot of pictures of TP with Hofner basses in recent days. And here I just thought he played guitar
  5. Lifetime Veto Songs

    Takin Care of Business, Old Time Rock and Roll, Gimme Three Steps, Summer of '69 and Keep on Rocking in the Free World ...and anything by the Grateful Dead.
  6. R.I.P. Glen Campbell

    He was the reason I picked up the guitar at an early age. RIP old friend
  7. Taking every opportunity to jam with players better than me has always been the best teacher. There are also some very good players who will do Skype lessons if you're just out to pick their brains about a particular song or technique of theirs. I took 4 lessons from Dave Weiner (the other guitarist in Vai's band) and he showed me some very cool stuff but the best things I learned were what I didn't know - the holes in my knowledge base. It really opened my eyes and has made me a better player over time.
  8. When Venues Screw You Over

    Pizza joint gig with a blues band way back... the agreement was for a guaranteed amount. We get to the place and set up and the manager asks if we have someone collecting at the door. (Oh, and people there for dinner were not to be charged). Apparently the owner had called from the Bahamas and told the manager so. After a brief argument and discussion with the band, we packed up without playing a note - and quietly explained to the patrons that we don't play for free. We told all of our friends in the circuit about the place and they were effectively blackballed. They were out of business within a few months. I'm sure there were many factors but it's fun to think we had a hand in it.
  9. Carvin: Quality?

    I've been using a Bolt for years. It's a good solid guitar I'd rank ahead of any MIM Strat and they can be found at decent prices. I agree with the above statements about the single coil pickups. The new Kiesel line is just miles ahead of anything they've done in the past.

    Reroute/hold for pickup is actually a very common fraud technique. Here's how it goes: 1). Fraudster has credit card number and home address of ID theft victim and orders product. Order passes all automated fraud checks because billing and shipping address match. The only unverified data is a throw-away email. Fraudster gets tracking number 2). Just before arrival, package is redirected as hold for pickup. Fraudster says "forgot my wallet " but can verify the address and show clerk the email with the tracking number. This is usually enough. Package is picked up, sold on Craigslist and crook has the cash before the owner of the credit card gets his bill in the mail. Because of this, some sellers ship with a no-redirect order specified. In the scenario above, the cheated ID theft victim is paid and the seller receives a charge back. They lose their product and a potential sale to whoever bought the stolen item unintentionally
  11. Saw Iron Maiden Last Night

    Bruce had a bout with throat cancer a couple years ago ( same one I'm currently in treatment for) so I was curious how his voice is too. Judging by the way I currently feel, I'm glad to know recovery is possible. I can't sing a bit right now.
  12. Joined the 21st Century re: Recording

    One really nice thing about the Focusrite gear is that when you have an account, they send you a free plugin download from some other company once a month. I just got the Nugen Stereoizer elements plugin for free and it sounds great ($49) I'm kicking myself for missing last month when they had a Bias Amp download and I missed it with all the crazy stuff going on in my life.
  13. Beautiful finish on that body. If not for the timing, I'd be all over this
  14. Joined the 21st Century re: Recording

    I use garage band now and plan to upgrade to Logic Pro X next. GB is fine for the simple stuff I'm doing and it will all import straight into Logic when I'm ready
  15. Vince Gill Joins The Eagles

    I agree, vocally Gill is a duplicate of Schmitt. I have grown weary of these bands cobbling together whoever they can find to squeeze more money out of their fan base. If The Eagles wanted to impress me, the only replacement they could name is Felder - and that ain't happening. Best to remember them as they were.