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  1. 1 hour ago, devrock said:

    But....from a playing perspective? I think he’s sort of a hack. Outside of Pyro, nothing he’s done has ever impressed me (which fits, as Leppard hasn’t done jack shit since then, either, IMO). I’ve even seen some YouTube vids of him playing solo and it sounds like me wanking on a guitar - and that’s not a good thing. He’s simply never impressed me as a player at all.

    Call it wanking or whatever.  As much as we criticize, most people listening to the radio do not care how good someone plays as long as the tune is catchy.  Phil plays to his live audience, and Def Leppard has a lot of radio hits. 

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  2. 10 hours ago, Travis said:

    I’m being cremated. Ain’t no way I’m burning up one of my guitars with me. They need to be passed on and enjoyed by others for decades after my ashes are grown into a tree to be cut down and made into another guitar to complete the cycle...


    By Wallace McCrae

    What is reincarnation, a cowboy asked his friend.
    Why its something that happens when your life has reached its end.
    They comb your hair and wash your neck and clean your fingernails,
    And lay you in a padded box away from life's travails.

    Now this box and you goes in a hole that's been dug into the ground.
    And this here reincarnation starts once you're planted 'neath the mound.'
    Now pretty soon the clods melt down along with the box and you who are inside,
    and then your just beginning on your transformation ride.

    And then one day some grass will grow upon rendered mound.
    Until one day, on your moldered grave a little flower is found.

    Then say by chance a horse should wander by and graze upon that flower,
    That once was you and now has become your vegetative bower.

    Now the posy that that horse done ate along with all the rest of his feed,
    becomes fat and bone and muscle, essential to the steed.
    But some is consumed that he can't use and so it finally passes on through,
    And just lays there on the ground. This thing that once was you.

    And then I see's this on the ground,
    and I wonder and I ponder at this object that I found.
    And I begin to think about reincarnation and life and death and such.
    And I come away concluding old pal, You ain't changed that much!

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  3. 8 hours ago, tbonesullivan said:

    On the other hand, we really need more people making Alembic, Fodera, etc style basses that mere mortals can afford. Even the "generic" Fodera bolt on neck basses in metallic colors are around 5 grand new....

    Aria made some basses that were similar to the Alembic/Ken Smith/Fodera approach.  They just were not the same.  Spector found builders in the Czech Republic to make basses with the right design, but never the same feel as the ones Stuart Spector made himself. 

    The price of those Alembics and Foderas, like Shishkov guitars, have price tags that reflects the expenses the builder runs into in order to make such high quality.  Warwick makes wonderful basses in a wide price range, but the really nice ones are priced out of the range of most people. 

    It would be nice to get something like those instruments.  It would be nice to by a Ford F-650 for the price of a Ranger, too. 

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  4. Sanding is going to be fun because that finish is about as thin as the B string.  If the finish is raised on those spots you can take it down a little.  If the finish has sunk then you have to smooth out a lot more finish. 

    A pro refinish would be worthwhile if you are going to keep that guitar. 

    Stike is on the East Coast, and if you shipped him your guitar for a refinish or partial refinish he would be able to help you.  Someone closer to you out west might be able to do something.  There were different types of finish products for each layer/coat, so getting someone to match a Hamer factory finish (without Hameritis) is going to take someone who knows what to do. 

    If you pass that guitar along as is let the next owner worry about what to do. 

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