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Steve Haynie

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  1. So, Ben, are you going to try to get used guitars that you built now that they are celebrity owned?
  2. I got to meet him in 2010. He really was a nice guy.
  3. Only if you let us borrow your Tele from time to time.
  4. I wonder how much the guy would want for photos of the packing job on the case-less Explorer.
  5. Read the agreement where you paid the $12.00. If there is nothing said about being under suspension, push the issue. Create a thread. Make it legitimate. Get others to start demanding their money, too. Ask if any of the lawyers at TGP want to help with a class action suit.
  6. Yeah! If it wasn't for all the name calling and insults this place wouldn't be the same!
  7. Some ZZ Top dates were postponed because Frank Beard had pneumonia. Gary Rossington had more health problems that took him away from Lynyrd Skynyrd temporarily. Mick Jones may or may not play with Foreigner some nights. Chuck Panozzo of Styx has HIV, and the band has not abandoned him. They just tour with two bass players, letting Chuck just come out for a song or two. One day Tommy Lee might have a wife who hits back hard enough to make sure he never beats her again. Joe Perry had his scary health episodes while out playing with Hollywood Vampires. Mick Ralphs is unable to play with Bad Company or the reformed Mott The Hoople. Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, has an oxygen tube while performing on stage. Tony Iommi has hopefully beaten lymphoma. Glenn Tipton will be around for a few more years, but Parkinsons will one day beat him. In six weeks Grace Slick turns 80. She could run her mouth to the wrong person and get a fatal slap to the face. We have a thread speculating on Eddie Van Halen's current state of health. Peter Frampton is going to stop touring because of health. Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson's which ended her singing career a few years ago. Dan McCafferty of Nazareth can no longer tour, and he left the band years ago. Willie Nelson could accidentally set himself on fire, and everyone around him will start inhaling instead of trying to put him out.
  8. Have any former state governors ever offered you a moon rock?
  9. Years ago a record collector friend showed me albums by both Rick Ocasek and Ben Orr that each of them did before forming The Cars. Those guys had been around before creating that perfect debut album.
  10. The chairs are cool. Are you a Kinks fan or something?
  11. Since headstock shapes are what gets trademarked it would have been wrong to copy the Dean headstock. It was also something very exclusive to Dean. If Hamer copied that headstock they should have just put a Dean logo on it, too. Washburn really was obvious in what they did when they made the Dime guitars. It was wrong.
  12. That looks nice. What kind of wood is that neck?
  13. I had to look up some of the songs The Swampers recorded. Bob Seger's Mainstreet stuck out.
  14. I wish I still had my original Alamo Jet. They were hybrid solid state/tube circuits with solid state front ends and tube outputs. If I could find one from the mid 70s in near mint shape I would love to grab it.
  15. Two to five columns or the particular version that Dutchman suggests get away from the "low to medium" cost that we are supposed to be suggesting. Some of the nicer acoustic guitar amps can double as a small PA. They have mic inputs.
  16. Your PA is behind the band. Are there ever feedback problems? The Dawn Audio speaker systems from years ago did not feedback, so someone had both monitors and mains with those tiny speakers. Their only drawback was a big scoop in the lower mids.
  17. Perhaps one of you could just post this around 7:00 AM.
  18. The Bose column style speakers came to mind. hamerhead beat me to it. I know someone who uses the Bose for speaking only, and it is adequate. I have never heard how loud it can get. There are different versions, a "cheap" one for around $1000 and the expensive one with a fancy compact digital mixer and a separate sub. These are single columns. The cheaper one is definitely compact for loading and unloading. What I like best is that there is no tripod under the speaker, and the footprint is small. That means there is less for someone to trip over. No matter how hard you try to set up a PA where it is out of the way, someone will run into it. If I had to buy a PA today, it would be one with a sub on the floor with a pole mounted top speaker. No more tripods. Compact tiny mixers can be cheap or expensive. I have used them, but never compared them. If they work, they work. JBL Eons are something that can double as a monitor or a top box. They need tripods, though. You want the horn/tweeter slightly above the audience's heads for people in the back to hear clearly. Peavey made some compact PA heads that have split power amps for mains and monitors. Add whatever speakers you need. That gets away from being compact, though.
  19. Hey, wait... If all the rock stars are going to die off in a big wave that means the rock memorabilia collectors are going to die off about 15 years later. All the people hanging on to their autographed albums or rare vinyl are going to leave the collectibles market flooded when they die, and there will not be as many people interested in buying all that stuff. Start messing with your kids and tell them your Foghat records are a virtual gold mine.
  20. The "classic rock" cruises of the future can double as a whole bunch of concerts with burials at sea for the band members who were in bad shape before the launch.
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