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About FGJ

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    '89 Californian, '94 T-51, 2000 Hamer Newport
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    '74 Fender MusicMaster Bass Amp, 2015 Fender/Alessandro '68 Custom Silverface Deluxe Reverb, Roland Microcube
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    Ibanez Tube King, MXR Phase 90, MXR Carbon Copy, MXR EVH Flanger, MXR Custom Comp, VOX Ice9, Danelectro Fish&Chips, Creation Audio Labs MK 4.23, Hardwire RV-7, Analogman Chorus, Boss TU-2, Boss EH-2, others not worth mentioning

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  1. I clicked on this because I thought I read, "Monday morning wake up Cali". Then I noticed I didn't see a Cali, so I had to re-read that title...
  2. I'm only posting this in the interest of what's happening with some musicians' income during this time of unemployment for many artists: 'The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts informed members of the National Symphony Orchestra that they would no longer be paid just hours after President Trump signed a $25 million taxpayer bailout for the cultural center, according to an email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Nearly 100 musicians will no longer receive paychecks after April 3, according to an email from the orchestra's Covid-19 Advisory Committee.... The bailout was designed to 'cover operating expenses required to ensure the continuity of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and its affiliates, including for employee compensation and benefits, grants, contracts, payments for rent or utilities, fees for artists or performers,' according to the law's text. The arts organization decided that the relief did not extend to members of the National Symphony Orchestra, its house orchestra. 'Everyone should proceed as if their last paycheck will be April 3,' the email says. 'We understand this will come [as a] shock to all of you, as it did to us.' The Kennedy Center did not return request for comment." https://freebeacon.com/issues/kennedy-center-tells-musicians-will-stop-paying-them-hours-after-25-million-bailout-signed/
  3. Man, I'll bet those P90s sound glorious. I'd dig playing that.
  4. I spent one of my summers as a kid listening to almost nothing but Ted, Alice Cooper, and Styx every single day while playing pool all day and then swimming all early evening up till dark. That was a fun summer and its when I developed a taste for Ted and Cooper (I was already a Styx fan).
  5. I just read, "The Senate bill also provides $75 million to each the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities." ... Music is an art. And musicians are artists. But I suspect that's not where the money actually ends up.
  6. Do you now own that guitar? I always wondered where it ended up.
  7. Yeah, Ted is a wild showman. To expect him to remain quietly in the background is like expecting an atomic bomb to make no noise when it explodes. Besides, anyone who'd go to a Damn Yankees concert and want Ted to remain quiet probably would prefer a Barry Manilow concert.
  8. Remember that maple-boarded black Cali signed by Nugent that was floating around here? I remember Nathan had it and sold it to I don't know who. Well, I came across this video where Tommy Shaw is playing a black, maple-board Cali with Ted around 3:00. Anyone suppose it's the same guitar?
  9. Who was the ugly lady?
  10. What on earth are you shooting that you subsequently have to buy? Are you walking up to a bucket of fried chicken and shooting it? Although, come to think of it, if you're talking about something you shoot into your arm, I guess you would have to pay for that.
  11. I concur. However, to demonstrate just how stupid I am, I often want things just for the design aesthetics. I dig Bigsbys because they look like a substantial bit of machinery. A good chunk of metal to perform what is otherwise a simple effect, but it looks so cool... to me. Like I said elsewhere, others will say it's an ugly hunk of metal that doesn't perform well. But you know what they say about opinions...
  12. That's too subjective a question. You'll get love-hate answers from every side. I dig them but others hate them. I not sure where the middle ground is, besides apathy I suppose.
  13. I really dig the dark binding with the natural finish. Is the binding black? or tortoise shell that didn't come through in the pic?It almost looks like the fretboard is ebony. Is it?
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