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About ZR

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  • Birthday 02/18/1964

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    '89 Chap Custom w/ trans. red all-flame body, boomers etc., Black with cream binding '95 Duotone USA 3-hole with Bartolinis, Black '86 Cruise bass
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    Zinky MOFO Encore head and 2x12, Tech21 TM60
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    Z Airbrake (Trainwreck), Rocktron Multivalve rack FX unit, Fulldrive II - blue, Keeley RAT, modded Thomas Organ Cryaby wah, Guyatone St-2 compressor, Korg Dt-10, Danelectro Fish & Chips EQ, Rocktron Prorax Hush IIx, Nady 201VFH wireless.....

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    God, family, friends, guitars, music, tennis, motorcycles, guns, home brewing, wine making...

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  1. Coolest part of that band was their ambigrammatic logo; looks the same upside down...yes I looked that word up! Rudy Sarzo was in it at one point.
  2. My favorite Christmas album! I've had it on CD for a long time and just got it on vinyl last year.
  3. wow, I saved it and will view later (along with my other 1700 saved vids!!) but just the little bit I saw on that harmonics interval break down and how to flip it to the picking side was great! Thanks for posting!
  4. or Aqua Velva, or Hai Karate!? Also, how heavy is that big guitar?
  5. I've always wanted to check this out but can't do it this year...we'll be in Savannah for a wedding. Have fun!
  6. For example, when Toby and I get together our conversations cover everything and we go down, seemingly, every rabbit hole, leaving no stone unturned. Makes for heavy, deep, long conversations. I'm not sure if that's strictly Korean, but I've known quite a few like that. The korean people have immense pride in their country and how they represent it, and i think that shows in their products.
  7. Keep those old blocks if you do replace because if this continues the industry will eventually go to bigger blocks as a standard marketing feature and then everyone will be clamoring for those real vintage small blocks!! I do think it would change the sound somewhat. Do you people know if this makes a bigger difference in regular strat type trems or on a floyd rose?
  8. I always thought the Heartfield lineup was cool.
  9. I have an all-flame maple body set-neck Chap Custom that I don't really consider bright but more as articulate. One of my favorite things is how even with heavy distortion I can still hear the higher strings ring through the mud when you hit an E chord then hit the top 2 strings to ring out perfecly, just a great blend. ... hopefully that makes sense! They supposedly used big leaf eastern Maple and it's supposed to have different tonal qualities than whatever the other kind is, works for me. I know it's easy to make fun of questions people ask, but how else are you supposed to know? When I pick up a new guitar to try one of the first things I notice is the weight of it. If, for example, it's a regular strat but it weighs 12 pounds that won't work for me. My Chap weighs 8.8 pounds. Not sure what a mahogany Chap weighs... anyone care to chime in, as I'm curious? I'm guessing maybe mine's 1 pound more, just a guess. IMHO, this guitar is worth that price. Where else are you going to get that features list, with Hamer quality, stadium logo etc. Just beautiful. I'm not in the market and haven't been for several years but even I did a double take and start computing what I could sell to get it etc! But, I can't, so someone here get this and keep it in the Club!
  10. We'll, it would have been better if you had both feet on the wall! I wish I had some old pics of me playing, but the only one I can remember ever being taken was when, inspired by the day on the green concerts in the Bay area back in the day, we decided to have a band practice in the backyard of my friends house. It was pretty loud but the police weren't called. I guess his neighbors liked priest, maiden, Saxon and y&t!!
  11. John Travolta was in Grease? I only remember Oilivia 💘😍 And, to make sure I wouldn't forget her I had her poster on the wall! The one from the movie in her black leather bad girl outfit. Yes, next to Heather Thomas and Farrah Fawcett (even though I preferred Jaclyn Smith as my angel). And, in regards to those k-teI records ... I actually believe that the wide variety of music most of us older cats were exposed to back then was a great thing; musically and societally. We would often listen to a wide variety of music on trips in the car with my parents in the 70s. It would go from Ray Charles, Steve Miller, Lawrence Welk, ABBA, soul, classical, Linda Ronstadt 😍, Donna Summer, gospel, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Kenny Rogers, old AM radio hits whatever. On TV it was Sonny and Cher, Hee Haw, American Bandstand, Soul Train, Lawrence Welk to the late night rock concerts like cheap trick etc. Total variety! Societally, it seemed to give everybody something more in common that we ALL could relate to, some common ground. Nowadays (that's an old folks word!), everything is so divided and sub-divided that everyone is just into their own little world.
  12. You looked a little like Neil Geraldo in the first pic. In the next pic I like her white pants better than yours! She's pretty cute. Which one sang better, the 2nd one? It's so great that you guys have all these cool pics!
  13. I sure hope I'm not sticking my foot in my mouth, but how did you lose your right leg below the knee? 😁
  14. Yes, bass and drums rocked on that one. For some reason the basslines reminded me of Tom Scholz's bass lines from Boston. That may be from just listening to a Rick Beato "what makes this song great" vid about "Hitch a Ride", but that's what it reminded me of. A part Japanese, part Puerto Rican friend of mine (I call him, a Japarican! Any PC people out there just deal with it!) let me borrow the Band -maid CD. I listened through it but didn't record it. He also turned me on to a really cool soundtrack from RWBY (pronounced ruby) tv series that has the father laying down metal type tracks to his daughter's vocals. I did record that, it rocks!
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