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zenmindbeginner last won the day on July 26 2014

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  1. zenmindbeginner

    Zen Shishkov Action

    Sorry, had to delete that track. it was just an unfinished mix of something I am working on for Mike and Trish. I'm not even sure if that will make it onto the demo, I mistakenly leave unfinished demo stuff up on Soundcloud all of the time. We'll do a big release as soon as the project is finished. Thanks for everybody's time and attention though. BIG Shishkov stuff is coming!!!
  2. zenmindbeginner

    Picks, Pedals, Pickups, and Plugs

    WTF?!?!? In your defense, you do play bass & San Dimas is a bit of a long walk from San Diego but... what was it that occupied your attention during the '80s?
  3. zenmindbeginner

    Pickups repair

    This is the heart of what makes a pickup unique. The type of wire and how many turns plus a general knowledge of how it was it was wound can recreate a pickup's "mojo" with fine accuracy. This knowledge and experience is at the heart of what makes pickup winders legendary. Spending years and years tinkering, taking apart, re-winding and discovering the secrets of the best winders in the business is absolutely essential to winding the best pickups. I've only played one pair of Josh's pickups but I can honestly say that the set of Shlabotniks are 100% equal to anything coming out of the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop. I've never met Josh and I currently have no relation to him other than being a new fan.
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    Hamer branded Floyd bridge, any good?

    I have an older black that has some plating coming off that I'll just give to you. I have HFC love given to me that I need to pass on. I used to have Photobucket pics of it but they are gone. I'll track it down and take a shot or two for ya.
  5. zenmindbeginner

    Hamer branded Floyd bridge, any good?

    I use mine religiously... no problems, never had even one issue and I have several well used Hamer stamped Floyds. They do need to be taken apart, cleaned/oiled and put back together... I buy new new saddle mounting screws and string blocks though.
  6. I really dug it!!! My ears LIT THE FUCK UP when you started blazing like Lukather/Graydon! The solo was phenomenal! The song is SUPER killer!! New singer is REAL good! Does 101.9 play any local tunes? 91.7 does I think... the song is perfect for radio.
  7. zenmindbeginner

    Absolutely insane street performers

    That might be true with your current practice schedule of not practicing. But give you unlimited time to practice (ugghhh I misspelled partcice every single time I tried to type it) and you'd be all over that shit like white on rice.
  8. zenmindbeginner

    Absolutely insane street performers

    Guitar player shouldn't have turned up but loved the drummer, he just needs to figure out how to tone down his "china" and his "kit" will have a decent metal sound. I've always thought most metal drum kits could be beat by a simple system of used drywall buckets and this proves my theory. I think the drummer could put his "kit" on a plywood riser and get some more low end out of them... Guitarist no doubt has face melting technical ability... might be Jettster in a wig
  9. Absolutely! Alongside: douchenozzle, dingleberry, rumpleforeskin, spunkbubble, asscactus, Dingus (or dingis), twatwaffle, buttnugget, dirty sanchez, & turdburgler
  10. zenmindbeginner

    HBD JohnnyB!

    Ha Ha Ha! You and my Dad have the same birthday although he has you beat in the years department. Happy Birthday 2 an extremely intelligent bon vivant!!!
  11. zenmindbeginner

    11s hell yeah

    I bend a LOT so I need a gauge that will allow me to routinely and effortlessly bend 1.5-2.5 step bends depending on where I am on the neck. As an EVH fanboi... one simply cannot Erupt with heavy gauge strings. I have dry skin and can split my callouses easier than the moist skin folks so if I don't wanna be sidelined, I have to keep it at .010 for 25.5". Actually... .010 on my strat is frigging painful and I gotta adjust my claw a bit (I keep forgetting). I played my strat for a few hours a week ago and my knuckles hurt like a mutherf**ker the next day and for days... there is still some residual pain there. My .010 on my tele is just fine. .010 on my HSS w/floyd needs to be tuned down to Eb and have the baseplate leaning back a bit like a cholo so I can get just the right "feel" to my bends.
  12. What the fuck is a clip on tuner?
  13. zenmindbeginner

    austin city limits 40th

    HUGE Austin City Limits fan right here... try not to miss a show every weekend. I usually get home in time from my DJ gigs to check them out. Having this show on a Friday night was really cool because I do miss a show every now and then. Having David Grissom in the backing band was a total waste but it was good to see him nonetheless. I certainly did as well but when Brittany came out onstage and just effortlessly nailed the tune she did with Bonnie Raitt, I was renewed. The tune they did live that night was really good too... I was in the other room working so maybe it was with the house band, I was too wrapped up to get up and go to the other room to watch. Plus, the singer and my daughter have the same name... I for some reason thought her name was Brenda from the slurred lyrics of their song that makes me change the station when it plays... "Hold On".
  14. zenmindbeginner

    Sticky Lacquer

    You need to clean the crap out of it with Naptha and then re-almagamate the lacquer with butyl-cellosolve so it can re-cure. It's a retarder, so a slower initial cure on a re-almagamation can actually make old lacquer hard again. You can get a can of Behlen's Qualalacq lacquer retarder from a fine woodworking shop and a small Preval sprayer from an autoparts store or a paint supply store. Fill up the Preval with the Qualalacq and spray it lightly on the sticky areas. It will liquify so you don't want it to run by spraying too much or letting gravity cause a run because you are holding it wrong. It will liquify and then harden. it will get shinier and harder with the Qualalacq. Warning... Butyl-Cellosolve is the brain cell killer equivalent of a nuclear bomb. You want to do it on a well ventilated area and wear a respirator. You can get some 2400 grit sandpaper and re-sand the lacquer after it fully cures. Follow this up with a swirl remover from 3M or similar brand and voila, your lacquer is brand new again. This can fix checking as well.