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stobro

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  • Birthday 08/04/1959

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  • guitars
    Monaco Elite,Monaco Bass,Monaco SuperPro,Newport Pro,Vanguard Korina,T-51,Cruise Fretted and Fretless Basses, Chap Bass, Special 12-string, Studio, Artist
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    '63 Fender Tremolux,Fender 30,Velocette SE,'48 National Valco,Traynor Dark Horse

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  1. It took the Replacements song "Alex Chilton" to get me to look into Big Star and The Box Tops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTSJYZyouek
  2. The 24th fret natural harmonic point for pickup location is only at that location for open strings. Once you fret a note the harmonic point shifts toward the bridge. It looks like the SG's pole pieces are located at the harmonic of 2nd or 3rd fret.
  3. Are Snakehead different than the handful of species known as Asian Carp? The ones that were imported to clean up commercial catfish farms down south and ended up escaping and overrunning rivers? A lot of time effort and money is being spent in the Chicago area to keep them out of the Great Lakes. I'm sure you've seen the videos.
  4. The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle has also been found in White Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) and may also be a threat to olive trees. It turns out they aren't as particular as once thought.
  5. John Hiatt said it best: There outta be a law with no bail. Smash a guitar and you go to jail. With no chance for early parole. You don't get out 'til you get some soul.
  6. I worked for Peavey back in the early to mid '80s. I had a hand in designing a bunch of products during that time, including several guitars and basses. Nothing came from offshore in those days. Here are just a few examples of what I contributed to. (Note- I never made enough money working there to start a collection. All of this (and more) came from scouring ebay and craigslist over the years.)
  7. While on the subject of Hamer 12-strings, is there any way to find out how many Special 12s were made? Mine has a 1295XX serial number, which I guess makes it a '91? The pickups are not original- I put in some GFS Retrotrons when I got the guitar about 15 years ago. They work much better with the 12 strings than the high output Seymour Duncans that someone else loaded into it before me.
  8. This one passed through my hands many years ago. At least I still have the Newport Pro.
  9. I just realized I didn't have any photos of my current single-cut acoustic. Here it is in all of its early-to-mid '50's glory. No reinforcement in the neck, just a baseball bat sized plank of flame maple to complement the birdseye maple veneer on the back. From the days when Kay was riding high.
  10. Not all single cuts have to be guitars. Or electric.
  11. I currently have 12 USA Hamers. I think at one time I was up to 16.
  12. Is it the exact same thing if the only difference is color?
  13. UFO and MSG have been favorites of mine since way back when. https://www.facebook.com/paulraymondproject/ https://ultimateclassicrock.com/ufo-paul-raymond-dies-reactions/
  14. If I wasn't so lazy, I'd probably have sold off a lot of my gear by now. Up until a couple of years ago I played bass in a blues-ish band, but that fell apart. I could pare down my "collection" to a few pieces that I have a sentimental attachment to and off-load the rest. I need to find a decent shop that will take some pieces on consignment. I'd gladly forfeit some cash in order to not have to deal with flakey buyers and/or packing and shipping.
  15. Just about every piece of gear I have was purchased used, and nothing is vintage to the point where it could be considered an appreciating asset. Someone else took the initial hit of depreciation. I think I'm less concerned about a loss of value than I am about defacing a "work of art" with a dent or scratch. My slightly battle-scarred USA Peaveys see much more playing time than my like-new Hamers, Lakland or Fender. In my case, these days "playing time" means in the living room, annoying my dog.
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