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BruceM last won the day on November 3 2019

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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. David, aka Mrs. Smith, is a friend of mine from the olden days, and has shred a few times at the 4-3-2-1 Club. She's one of my heroes. Thanks for posting!
  2. Friends, this gathering of the HFC Faithful has been officially canceled. I hope to rock out with everyone in a month or two!
  3. Pam has also been forced to reschedule her trip. This party is definitely up in the air. We will likely be under a social distancing mandate by this time next week. Stay tuned for a possible cancellation of this event. Edited to add: I suppose it's possible to be socially distant while rocking out, eh?
  4. I've been considering a trip to Decatur in April, and that's right down the road apiece. I don't think that's the best weekend for me to travel, but I'll double check when I get home from work tonight.
  5. The Willie's gig bag is cool. Willie's is right across the Mississippi River from the 4-3-2-1 Club. I have a flamed bowling shirt that matches the gig bag. They are very high profile here in the Twin Cities, and it's kind of one of those must-see guitar shop pilgrimages in St. Paul.
  6. In light of current government advice and recommendations on social distancing, Saturday's gathering at the 4-3-2-1 Club has been canceled. We'll hang out on the other side of this pandemic, ok? It's a Celebrity Jam at the 4-3-2-1 Club on Saturday, March 21. That's right folks, Pam is coming to town and we're going to give her another proper 4-3-2-1 Club welcome. As an added bonus, Madame Pamita will be joining Famous Volcanoes for a special show on Friday, March 20 at Boom Island Brewing Company. We would love to have more celebrity guests at the 4-3-2-1 Club. Who's coming? It's time for more of this:
  7. Happy birthday, Chris! Wish you were here. We'll toast in your honor. Now, where are my people? I'm ready for more of this!
  8. The spicy chili is ready. Almost time for a wiener run. I'd better go dig out the grill. Can't wait for the people to show up!
  9. This photo is from our party last November, which was a tribute to Bloozguy, Ray. I realized this morning as I thought about preparations for Saturday's shindig that every 4-3-2-1 Club HFC Jam from now on will be a tribute to Ray. Every single party he attended, he came bearing gifts, usually expensive vodka, but often food as well. He once brought crawfish from the Atchafalaya Basin to add to my version of Jeff's Gumbo, which I plan on making for this party as well. He once brought crawfish etouffee. He always brought a bottle of fine spirits for our collective consumption. And he always brought the latest his latest guitar or amp. I miss my friend. Here's to you, Ray.
  10. I decided to play my Studio Custom at practice last night, and during warmup I felt a slight imperfection on one of the volume knobs. Closer inspection revealed a crack through the knob, and with a little further fiddling, the knob broke in half and came off. Moments later, the other volume knob exhibited the same problem. Both knobs were broken almost cleanly in half, and the tone knob doesn't appear to have the same defect. I inspected the guitar to see if there were additional damage, but I didn't see any evidence of impact or anything else. Has anyone seen this before on guitar that has spent most of it's time in a case? They're the standard amber top hat knobs. I'm considering replacing them with speed knobs for a different look.
  11. As you can see in this pic, they've brought out the heavy equipment at the ice rink across the street from the 4-3-2-1 Club. That means it's time for the 17th rendition of the Frozen Jam at the 4-3-2-1 Club. I'll make some extra spicy chili, or perhaps some gumbo, and and I'll dig out the grill to prepare the required wieners. Who's coming over to help me warm up the basement? PS: Fear not if you can't make this one. There will be a very special Celebrity Jam held on Saturday, March 21. Mark your calendars!
  12. Here's a demo of the finished monster board. So difficult to choose. I may have to borrow this again for the Frozen Jam!
  13. It's a Club Royale, and it's got HFC history. I purchased it many years ago from Nightwolf, and the local guys will attest that it's got his mojo all over it. This one makes it out of the basement much more often than any other amp I own for 3 reasons: it's easy to carry, it's got glorious tone, and it's the amp favored for gigging by Famous Volcanoes' pedal steel player Jimmy Johnson. We've got a show tomorrow night, and it'll probably be used by Jimmy then.
  14. I have used 3 of these as grab & go. Far and away the easiest of these to grab and go is the Tophat. It is also my most popular amp with other guitarists. I tend to prefer my Carmen Ghia. Since these photos were taken, the Marshall & Z 1x12 cab have moved into the living room so I can play along with the stereo while learning new songs, and so I could demo the Henretta Monster Board in the comfort of my living room. The Z-28 4x10 now sits on the table. I gigged with the Carmen Ghia and 2x10 cabinet recently, and it's very easy to move around and set up. You do have to remove Prince and the lighting effects to get it out of the basement though.
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