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Everything posted by alantig

  1. I think I am close to the end.

    Nah - I just hit 31 years, she hasn't smothered me in my sleep yet. And that's knowing I have an amp coming, I'm going guitar shopping Saturday, and may do another custom order later this year. So it's probably more like 15-20 years left.
  2. I'm curious about that myself. I'm not familiar enough with his playing style to know what he's doing up in that area. Johnny Hiland's signature PRS had a little more depth from the strings to the face of the headstock so he could do behind-the-nut bends, but the headstock was the normal shape. John 5 does it a fair bit on a Tele, but that's a standard headstock as far as I know.
  3. Somebody posted a pic overlaying the JM on a Strat. There are minor differences in the body in the cutout areas, and the lower horn is a tad shorter. Subtle, but different. The headstock change was at JM's request to accommodate his playing style. I'm sure I'll play one at some point, but I'm not really a Strat guy, so it's not on my radar right now*. (* - words usually followed by a NGD post.)
  4. I'm not really a fan of the saddles they used. I suspect that was one of Mayer's specs for this. It is a bolt-on neck. I like some of what they've done with it, some of it would take a bit of getting used to. That said, I'm not in the Strat market, so it's really not on my radar.
  5. So It Begins- Gibson Implosion

  6. Oh Henry, Just STFU

    Sure, you can walk into an Apple store and just pick up their products and play with them. And when you decide to buy one, they walk in the back and get you one that hasn't been played around with. That's not how it works with guitar stores - and that's something I'd expect the head of a frigging guitar company to know.
  7. John5 is stupid good...

    He was also pretty good with that other German metal band, kdläng... (not the best video).
  8. Smaller venues almost exclusively. Arena shows have gotten to be a hassle - Ticketmaster has made it a miserable experience to buy tickets any more. Yesterday, I looked at Radiohead tix - never saw them before. It's a GA floor. The only tix it showed were in the upper bowl. And, you don't see a seat - you get a section and a row with the message "You will receive xx tickets in this row". WTF? Let me pick the damn seat. I looked at Rod Stewart a few weeks ago - Ticketmaster is charging an extra $20 per seat for the two seats closest to the aisle. That's right, for an extra $40, you and your companion get the joy of getting up and down all night for the people who paid LESS for their seats in the same row. We've been sticking to smaller clubs and venues that top out around 4k or so.
  9. Anyone heard of these guys?

    The Sons Of Apollo album is very good. They're doing a tour in April/May. April 5th - Monterrey, Mexico – Escena April 8th - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Teleton April 10th - Buenos Aires, Argentina- Groove April 12th - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Opinião Bar April 14th - São Paulo, Brazil - Tropical Butanta April 15th - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Music Hall ‪Thu. 04/19/18 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theater https://tickets.evenko.ca/shop/… Fri. 04/20/18 - Toronto, ON - Opera House https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1649805 Sat. 04/21/18 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection https://www.etix.com/…/sons-of-apolloall-ages-grand-rapids-… Sun. 04/22/18 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/06005453D174651C Tue. 04/24/18 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater https://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail… Wed. 04/25/18 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1651307 Fri. 04/27/18 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1650853 Sat. 04/28/18 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sons-of-ap ... f-spades-t… Sun. 04/29/18 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater http://cascadetickets.com/event/?performer_id=5992314 Mon. 04/30/18 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox http://axs.com/events/350459/?skin=showboxpresents Wed. 05/02/18 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom http://axs.com/events/350461/sons-of-apollo-tickets Thu. 05/03/18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco Theater http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09005450A5ED64F7 Fri. 05/04/18 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/090054502DB8A351… Sat. 05/05/18 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater https://www.ticketweb.com/…/sons-of-apollo-marquee…/8144645… Mon. 05/07/18 - San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Music Hall https://www.dinproductions.com/…/1651302-sons-apollo-san-a…/ Tue. 05/08/18 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1650530… Wed. 05/09/18 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1652133… Fri. 05/11/18 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley https://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail… Sat. 05/12/18 - St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theater http://www.arcadalive.com/upcomingevents/ Sun. 05/13/18 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/060054538A43330B Tue. 05/15/18 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005450262607B6 Wed. 05/16/18 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater Of The Living Arts http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/02005450E3B1D591 Thurs. 05/17/18 - Washington DC - Howard Theater Fri. 05/18/18 - New York, NY - Playstation Theater http://axs.com/events/350522/sons-of-apollo-tickets… Sat. 05/19/18 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium http://www.thepalladium.net/event/1649609
  10. PRS 408, Indian Rosewood neck. Covers pretty much everything I've looked for it to cover. Found it at Experience PRS the year they announced it. That table wasn't marked for sale, but I heard someone say "talk to your dealer". Sure enough, he made it happen. I wanted this particular one because its finish date was on my birthday - something I'd been looking for for a while. Plays like a dream. Very close second - goldtop DGT.
  11. Tom Wheeler...R.I.P.

    RIP, Tom.
  12. Guitar and Music Related Podcasts

    Pod Of Thunder. Featuring an HFC member.
  13. No - I didn't even know there was a 20th anniversary thing. It's sad how far MH has dropped off the radar for the world at large. He was a special person and special musician. I'd contributed some pics to the site back then, and I did some work to help recover some of the forum posts after there was a crash - it was my first crack at learning HTML.
  14. Paul has talked about it for years - he says he has no interest because a relic'd guitar doesn't tell your story.
  15. You're M@???? It's been years!
  16. Johnny Cash w/the Carter Family, Statler Brothers and Carl Perkins King Crimson (Trevor Noah if you wanna include comedy) Stepping Stones
  17. It's more Mark's take. He wanted something different. Caused a lot of dissent in PRS fan circles. Me - I likey.
  18. Dire Straits - Love Over Gold

    Making Movies is damn near a perfect album. Dire Straits only played here once - a friend and I were debating whether to go. I was at her apartment the day of Live Aid. She came home from work for lunch, and that's when their set hit. She pulled out her purse, wrote a check and said, "Buy the damn tickets." The show ended up sold out. Seems Knopfler has only played here three times - that DS show, a solo show a bit over a year ago, and on the tour with Eric Clapton. I was at all three - I could have sworn I missed a solo show or two.
  19. I still have my Midiverb II. I love the Lennon delay on it - I wrote down all the settings when I boxed it up to sell, but I never moved it. Also still have my S4+ (with the cathedral and orchestra add-on cards) and D4 in my rack. I just put a new desk in, and they're much easier to see now, so I think the S4 may see a tad more action.
  20. I have a Mu-Tron III+ that I still fire up on occasion.
  21. I'll give ya... ...wait for it... $350!
  22. 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)