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  1. I have a Mu-Tron III+ that I still fire up on occasion.
  2. Variations on this scam have been going on for a few years now - one had the kid calling from a vacation where he/she ran out of money. There are a lot of jagoffs out there.
  3. I'll give ya... ...wait for it... $350!
  4. Olivia Newton John

    The current band is different than the one in the video (that's a couple years old). I found a review that listed everyone except the bass player and drummer (but they're different than the video): Andy Timmons Steve Real (backing vocals) Marlen Landin (backing vocals) Steve Nieves (backing vocals, sax, etc.) Dane Bryant (keys, MD)
  5. Olivia Newton John

    Was - not the MD any longer, the piano player is. Andy joins her periodically on tour. I saw her Monday, and it was Andy's last show in this current stint. She took a moment out to recognize him. He did a fabulous job during the show. Great show all around - the sound was possibly the best of any live show I've seen this year. Great set list - got pretty much all the hits I expected and a couple that were a surprise to me. And her voice has absolutely held up. About the only downside to the show is that it was a very chatty crowd - I felt like I'd walked into a place holding a private party.
  6. Gibson may be Worse than Junk

    So even more people playing bad versions of "Enter Sandman" and "Sweet Child Of Mine" cranked to 14???
  7. Anyone into Simo?

    Saw them open for Ace Frehley a year or so ago. Third time for Ace in a short period, and they were by far the best opener he had. Told J.D. that afterward. Definitely want to hear more. Their set was only marred by some jackass standing up and screaming at people for not enjoying the set the way he wanted people to behave. Like everyone else was supposed to clap out of time, too.
  8. If they disclosed the vote totals, I'd bet that Radiohead is the runaway leader. Huge critical darlings, tours sell out almost immediately, just about everything they release is a major event. It'll be a major controversy (at least as far as the RRHOF goes) if they weren't to get in.
  9. The "Classic Album" series is several years old. It previously ran on VH1 and VH1 Classic. There's some seriously great stuff in there. I love watching the artists breaking down the master tapes and reveal things you wouldn't necessarily catch. The "Who's Next" episode was especially fascinating to me. I loved Daltrey playing the tapes for "Behind Blue Eyes" and cracking up because Keith Moon was playing fills during the vocals and straight time where the fills should be. There are excellent episodes on Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours", Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", Queen's "Night At The Opera" and several others. Meat Loaf's "Bat Out Of Hell" and Paul Simon's "Graceland" are on currently and next week respectively, I believe. There was a second run of episodes that included Metallica's black album and several others - similar feel, but they were more superficial, as I recall. (And if you're a fan of the black album, they've reissued the "Year And A Half In The Life Of..." DVD at a lower price - TONS of interesting studio stuff in that one.)
  10. Sweet switch isn't an option any more (except Private Stock, I believe). I've always wanted to try one of the old ones w/the sweet switch (although I did get individual tone pot sweet switches when I did my PS build). I think PRS's pickups have really improved over the past 8-10 years. The DGT pickups are very good, and I like the 408 and \m/ for more modern tones. The 57/08s were the first pickup that really made me think there was something to chasing that vintage sound. That said, I tried two different CU24s w/the 59/09s, and they just didn't do it for me. I've heard people sing their praises, but they weren't my cup of tea. So, YMMV.
  11. Board Software Update

    And an attempt at a tribute to the '59 Burst is out there as well.
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