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BruceM last won the day on November 3 2019

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About BruceM

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    80 Sunburst,95 Cruisebass,97 Eclipse 12,98 Phantom Black,99 Vanguard,03 Studio Custom,04 Korina Jr,Fender Tele,Taylor 810-CE
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    Dr. Z Carmen Ghia head w/Dr. Z 1x12 Cabinet, Dr. Z Z-28 4x10 Combo,Dr. Z 2x10 Cabinet, Top Hat Club Royale 1x12 Combo

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  1. I've got a chance at this Harley Benton Prince tele on my local craigslist: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/msg/d/saint-paul-hb-prince-madcat-telecaster/7282133624.html
  2. The point of strapping one on is not to "burn up the fretboard," but to plumb the depths and tickle the fancy of others. More power to her. The path is littered with burned fretboards. Write me a song that endures, please.
  3. My friend Johnny turned me on to this over the weekend Wow! Guitarist Ripley Johnson, also of Moon Duo fame. The following excerpt explaining how he tried to get this sound speaks to me. haha. Recorded primarily at his home in Portland and mixed by Cooper Crain (Bitchin’ Bajas, Cave), the songs on Earth Trip make deft use of space through their lean arrangements, guest Barry Walker’s shimmering pedal steel, open and elongated guitar melodies, and upfront and intimate vocals. Johnson describes the arrangements this way; “I was trying to capture that feeling when you take ps
  4. The screws on the backs of those packages are nasty looking!
  5. What a difference a year makes. Withdrawal doesn't begin to describe my symptoms. Beginning in June, 2003 with my first HFC Open House Jam at the 4-3-2-1 Club, I started hosting rock parties every few months without fail until last year's Frozen Jam. It's been a year since that party, and I do miss my friends. Here's a few pics from last year's party. I have the day off tomorrow. Maybe I'll go through my photo archive and post pics from years past. Or perhaps I'll just do a search here, and bump a few threads. Search for "4-3-2-1" and see what you come up with. I miss my people! As i
  6. My local hardware store is going out of business and I can't pass up a bargain. I think perhaps I should have purchased these in Black instead of Satin Nickel, and they only had the 4" size. I'm afraid they may not fit.
  7. This is pretty much my only score of last year, but it's a good one! I've been shopping for a short scale lightweight bass for a number of years, and this one fell right into my lap for $300. It plays and sounds great, and the guy that sold it to me lives a mile directly east of my house. This town is swarming with musicians!
  8. I'll PM you. I've got your pickups in my Vanguard and my Korina Jr. I've got two more guitars I'm thinking about upgrading.... Oh, and of course I've got your pickups in my Shiskov. .
  9. I started following Alejandro Escovedo on FB recently, and a search of his name in my music library lead me back to this album. So good!
  10. From the article: The producer had kept out of the public eye for years, and now, during a televised trial, he presented a startling image with his enormous, unkempt nimbus of curly hair.
  11. He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
  12. I never saw the New York Dolls, but boy oh boy, were they ever an influence on me, in ways I didn't understand, until maybe right now. I HAD to have their albums, but only a few years after they came out (they didn't make a splash in the Midwest until punk really took off). The NYD brief reign over the New York City punk scene only occurred because of their outrageous gender-bending fashion. It had nothing to do with their instrumental chops or really even their songs. It had to do with their in-your-face flaunting of traditional music and band roles, as well as their flaunting of traditional
  13. Fleetwood Mac at the Assembly Hall in Champaign, IL, October 25, 1974, Heroes Are Hard To Find Tour. I didn't know enough about them at the time, but I was learning. My roommate and I rode our bikes over during the show, and rode around the building while they played. Shows I went to by myself because I couldn't find anyone to go with me: Stevie Ray Vaughn at Poplar Creek, Hoffman Estates Eurythmics at Poplar Creek Joe Jackson at Poplar Creek Patti Smith at First Avenue, Minneapolis (bonus: I stood by the stage and chanted into her mic during an audience participation number) G
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