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About RJoseph133

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  • Birthday 06/15/1966

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  1. If I'm not mistaken, the older semi-hollowbody Carvins were license-built by Hofner in Germany. The electronics and setup was done in CA.
  2. That kind of attitude will get you thrown the fuck off the Gear Page, guy. So will a reply of "fuck her already and get it over with" in a thread started by a landscaper about how an old lady client of his had a habit of watching his every move whenever he cut her grass. Ask me how I know! Hahaha! I guess that's why I've never been on the Gear Page...I do want to hear the landscaper story, though...
  3. Leo Fender could barely strum a G chord...exactly the same thing could be said of Theodore McCarty...his biggest concern with the shipments of curly maple at Gibson was whether he could swing a big enough deal so he could have enough fancy wood to panel his dining room walls BEFORE he gave a whit about the tops of Les Pauls. There isn't anyhing wrong with this; just remember it was all about business, and the aforementioned two weren't really very concerned with producing any sort of "magic" sound...they were about making a buck for their companies. I'm sure if either of them had even the slig
  4. Graham Maby on bass...truly underrated and truly an incredible player...
  5. Dood! Great score...I checked out that bass...weren't they asking $800 for it about a month back? I actually wanted to buy it (I offered $500) and the knucklehead manager made a huge stink about "how undervalued this bass already was." The 2-Tek really adds to this bass. It is about as close to mint as it can be, too, if I remember correctly. Again...Great score!
  6. Cheap Trick, at least in the Budokan era. Their albums were great, but tame. Live at Budokan still, at least in my mind, is the pentultimate live document.
  7. I use Shure in-ears. When I first got them, I used to push my bass up in my own separate monitor mix, not blasting loud, but louder than I probably should have. As I got more used to the system, I began running the main "out" feed into my in-ears; the bass isn't as pronounced, but the overall mix is worth it. Once you get used to the "gelling" sound of your band and your contribution, you never can go back...it took me 20 years to get this! Mind you, this only works if your entire band has in-ears, you run every instrument through the PA, and get at least 90% of your band's overall sound this
  8. I'm more rawk now (40) than I ever was at 16...in everything, life, job and band. I wouldn't go back to 16 or 21 even if I could. Well, if I could go back and buy a few Standards for $350 I might...
  9. ---> Tech 21 BassDriver (into PA) Don't laugh! That's exactly my setup for the past three years. If you have a nice, efficient PA system, it is absolutely the best way to go. My old rig was a GK RB800 through Hartke 1x15 and 4X10 cabs My sound has never been better. My back feels a lot better, too.
  10. That was very classy. Have you considered therapy? Hahaha! Why yes, I have...but I think that the therapist would need therapy after I finish with him! Seriously, come on. Who needs therapy more? Eddie for being a whack job, his multitudes of "yes men" who facilitate his behavior, or me for stating the obvious?
  11. I don't know about the rest of you, but I happen to get a wierd thrill out of Eddie self-imploding. Talk about a great rock-n-roll story. So he's always blasted. So his wife left him. So he can't keep his band(s) together. Let's face it; as incredible as he was, the guy really hasn't done anything worthwhile since the early '90's. Want proof? Listen to those past 4 "songs" Van Hagar recorded a few years back. I can't wait for all the books written about him after he croaks.
  12. That is hilarious. I guess the trainwreck value at some of these jams is priceless for some...which probably would include me. I love a good trainwreck. The problem is that the establishment usually charges a cover, your beer is overpriced, the guy who ends up sitting next to you is either an asshole or has all of the reasons the CIA had Kennedy offed, blah, blah blah...And, on top of all this, some guy is wailing away on his artificially worn Stratty, playing the exact same stuff the guy before him just finished. Maybe I'm just old and cranky, but I always seem to find that these "jam nights
  13. This is absolutely the only way to do a "jam night." Elitist or not, this is the only way to keep things under control. As twisted as this sounds, I have heard the aforementioned SRV clone in probably 15 different people; none of them really could play anything beyond the I-IV-V. If that. I absolutely hate jam nights with a passion. If you feel the need to get out and play, get a band together, rehearse a couple tunes and sit in on an open mic night somewhere. I know it's not a popular thing to say in this forum, but blues guitar solos are only enjoyable to the blues guitar player playing th
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